Daily Archives: September 25, 2015


Women do Amazing Things.

There was a time when women were told they couldn’t have it all – that it was impossible to have a successful career, marriage and family – let alone throw in volunteer work and actually be happy and fulfilled. In the 1987 film “Baby Boom,” Diane Keaton plays J.C. Wiatt, an over-the-top New York City…


Francine Coles: Finding her true calling

“The message that I could really make a difference resonated with me. I felt empowered – I felt that I truly could act to help protect both the U.S. and Israel.” ~ Francine Coles, outgoing council chair of Phoenix AIPAC Toronto’s loss clearly was a gain for Phoenix when Canadian transplants Francine (Shostack) Coles and…


Biz Ins and Outs

Jewish National Fund Appoints Jonathan Breakstone to JNF Arizona Board Jewish National Fund has named Jonathan Breakstone to the JNF board in Arizona. He is a published author and has a bachelor’s degree in molecular genetics from the Weizmann Institute of Science. “His passion for Israel, his expertise in fundraising and his knowledge of our…


Out of the ashes … a synagogue is reborn in Poland

Documentary “Raise the Roof” premiers Oct. 8 in Tucson There is a profound sense of accomplishment when creating something from nothing. Sculptors and educators Rick and Laura Brown of Handshouse Studio, handshouse.org, set out to recreate something from the ashes of war-torn Poland, and history was revealed. “We don’t like to think of ourselves as…

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