Arizona Jewish Historical Society awarded 2019-2020 Horizon Grant
The Arizona Jewish Historical Society has been awarded a 2019-2020 Horizon Grant to create a digital library resource for students at Scottsdale and Estrella Mountain Community Colleges to provide online access to Holocaust research and information. MCCCD Horizon Grants respond to emerging trends and challenges to enhance sustainable teaching and learning practices within the Maricopa County Community Colleges District.
The digital resource library is part of a larger project being undertaken by AZJHS to build a new Center for Hope, History and Holocaust Education on the campus of its Cutler-Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center. The new Center will incorporate the existing Cutler-Plotkin buildings and provide room for additional galleries, classrooms, administrative offices, event space and will be the permanent home of the Robert Sutz “We Remember” collection.
Professors John Liffiton, SCC and Anthony Fusco, Estrella Mountain, who are on the steering committee for the new center, submitted the grant on behalf of AZJHS.
“We are so pleased to have Professors Liffiton and Fusco working with us not only on this grant but on our larger, building project,” says Dr. Lawrence Bell Bell, executive director of the AZJHS. “Their expertise and direction are so valuable to us in conceptualizing what academic and educational components should be part of our new center. Although we are in the early stages of our capital campaign for the new building, this grant is a good start in helping to make our vision a reality.”
Phoenix is one of the only major cities that does not have a Holocaust museum or education center. With Anti-Semitic and hate crimes on the rise over the last five years in Arizona and the United States, AZJHS felt it was the right time to build a new museum/center to raise awareness, educate the community and help to address these critical issues.
Paul Patterson appointed for Jewish community security oversight
The Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona has hired Paul Patterson as a community security consultant. Although his office is at the Jewish Community Foundation of Southern Arizona, he services Tucson synagogues, Jewish agencies and organizations throughout the community. Patterson, a 23-year veteran of law enforcement, currently is a court security officer for the United States District Court. He served as a member of the Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training subject matter expert committee on defensive tactics/intermediate weapons. His law enforcement assignments included civic event coordinator/terrorism liaison officer, state regional training center coordinator, mobile field force grenadier, special weapons and tactics team operator, bicycle patrol officer and uniform patrol officer.
Jordan Rose joins Barrow Neurological Foundation’s board
Barrow Neurological Foundation has announced the appointment of new members to its Board of Trustees including Jordan R. Rose. Members provide governance over the Barrow Neurological Foundation which works with donors to provide the resources for the world’s leading specialists at Barrow Neurological Institute to save lives.
In 18 years, Jordan R. Rose has grown the Scottsdale-based Rose Law Group into the largest, woman-owned law firm in Arizona history. The Rose Law Group is a full-service business and real estate firm, and the firm has been honored among the top four Best Places to Work in Arizona for small-sized businesses by the Phoenix Business Journal and BestCompaniesAZ for five years running. Governor Doug Ducey recently appointed Jordan to the statewide Groundwater Work Group to draft legislation for responsible usage. She is an active member of Urban Land Institute and a founding member of Pinal Partnership, as well as its current chairman of the board.
Jewish Federation appoints Edlin Nuñez as administrative service manager
Edlin Nuñez has been appointed as the new administrative services manager for the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona. A native Tucsonan, she is a graduate of Grand Canyon University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. Edlin has spent her career with community-based organizations to serve those around her, with seven years at CODAC Health, Recovery & Wellness. She also worked with United Cerebral Palsy of Southern Arizona and Leman Academy of Excellence. Her focus centers in operations, specializing in personnel planning and project management roles, including human resources, facilities and customer service management.
Positive Paths raises more than $100K and honors Michael Pollack
Positive Paths honored Michael Pollack, president and founder of Pollack Investments as the East Valley Man of the Year at its annual Night of Heroes Gala held at the Hilton Phoenix/Mesa.
Positive Paths is an Arizona nonprofit organization focused on providing women with self-sustainability through mentoring and education.
Highlights from the night included a moving speech from Michael Pollack upon accepting his award. After his remarks, Pollack also made a generous $10,000 donation to the organization.