Leading Employment Litigators Join Ballard Spahr

Jay Zweig and Melissa Costello – two attorneys with a combined five decades of experience representing businesses as employment law and commercial litigators – have joined Ballard Spahr’s Labor and Employment Group, Firm Chair Mark Stewart announced today. They will be based in Phoenix. Jay and Melissa have been active in advising clients on federal and…


Arizona State student government adopts universal definition of anti-Semitism

Arizona State University’s student government has adopted the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of anti-Semitism. The resolution to adopt the widely accepted definition of anti-Semitism passed on Sept. 15, in a 15-1-3 vote. In a statement by Students Supporting Israel, ASU student Koral Zaarur said the measure was in response to recent posters of Adolf…


Arizona Teachers arrive in Israel

This year marks the tenth anniversary of Masa Israel Teaching Fellows (MITF), a Masa Israel Journey experience in partnership with Israel’s Ministry of Education. The 2020-21 Fellows have arrived from various countries and states including Arizona teachers Alexandra Goldberg and Sarah Balis. Under the strict guidelines and with approval from Israel’s Ministry of Health, Fellows…


Gesher’s B’nai Mitzvah

Gesher Disability Resources did something on Sept. 10 that they haven’t done since 2001. They held a b’nai mitzvah for eight of their members. It started with a mom asking Amy Hummell, Gesher’s executive director to consider doing the program. And then a week later, another mom asked.  “It was the craziest thing,” says Amy….

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