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Chompie’s: One bagel at a time

Pictured above: Front row, Lou and Lovey Borenstein; back row, from left, Mona and Mark Borenstein, Wendy Borenstein-Tucker and Don Tucker, Neal and Shirli Borenstein. If you’ve ever sunk your teeth into a fresh New York-style bagel with whipped cream cheese at Chompie’s Restaurant, Deli, Bakery and Catering you have Wendy Borenstein-Tucker to thank. Wendy…

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Larry King: Still reigning strong

Larry King turns 85 on Nov. 19, and his career in front of a microphone turns 61 on May 1. He has conducted more than 50,000 interviews – getting to know the thoughts of athletes, movie stars, musicians, millionaires, politicians and presidents all while wearing his iconic suspenders. “I just always wanted to be in…

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Birth of a Movement

Roz Rothstein and StandWithUs help others speak up for Israel Dismayed by the lack of organized support for Israelis in the face of the Second Intifada, three Californians refused to be bystanders. “We did not have a grand plan, we began to meet the immediate need of a voice to support the Israeli people,” says…

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StandWithUs in the Southwest

Pictured above: SWU Southwest Campus Director Sgula Dershowitz, left, with SWU ASU Emerson Fellow Mara Friedman. Since StandWithUs was founded 16 years ago, half a million college students have participated in SWU campus programs. The Israel education nonprofit has distributed tens of millions of copies of the user-friendly educational materials it developed. Hundreds of millions…

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Rodney Glassman, Renaissance Man

Rodney Glassman, J.D., Ph.D., is a Renaissance man. His past and present titles include television show host, vice mayor for the City of Tucson, financial advisor, nominee for U.S. Senate, acting town manager of Cave Creek, attorney, children’s book author, vice president of the nation’s fifth largest Boy Scout Council and assistant staff judge advocate…

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Jeffrey Siegel: Bringing the masters to the masses

Do you love classical music? Or, do the names Beethoven, Bach and Brahms intimidate you? Either way, Jeffrey Siegel’s Keyboard Conversations allow everyone – from the avid music lover to the novice – to truly enjoy a classical concert experience. Keyboard Conversations are “concerts with commentary,” as Jeffrey puts it. They are first and foremost…

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Jewish Film Festivals carry on tradition

From the early days of Hollywood, films involving Jewish themes have been an integral part of the movie business. The first feature-length Hollywood “talkie” film, where both music and dialogue were on the filmstrip itself, was the 1927 film “The Jazz Singer.” The movie depicted a young man struggling over his decision between the stage…

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A Desert Gathering of Diverse Musicians

The headliners for this year’s Desert Gathering Jewish Music Fest, Chava Mirel, Nefesh Mountain and Todd Herzog, all have their own musical styles, but they are deeply connected through the spiritual power of music. Desert Gathering began in 2013 as a result of Todd Herzog’s Start Me Up! fellowship through Valley Beit Midrash with Rabbi…

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