Daily Archives: February 25, 2016


Annual Arizona Breakfast for Israel

WHO: Keynote speaker Bret Stephens, Wall Street Journal foreign affairs columnist and deputy editorial page editor EVENT CHAIRS: Sasha and Rodney Glassman, Lisa and Jeff Geyser WHEN: 7:30-9 am, Friday, March 25 WHERE: Arizona Biltmore Hotel, Phoenix WHY: Jewish National Fund, Arizona Region TICKETS: Free RSVP: Required by March 10 to Kaci Garrison at kgarrison@jnf.org…


Marney Curly

Marney Curly isn’t her real name. Her real name is Marney Schoenfeld. But her gorgeous auburn mane so perfectly defines her that she’s actually listed in her husband’s contacts as “Marney Curly.” “When we first met,” explains Marney, “he had not asked what my last name was, but entered my phone number into his cell…


Business Ins & Outs

Ben J. Himmelstein named partner of Fruitkin Law Firm The Frutkin Law Firm announced the addition of Ben J. Himmelstein as one of the firm’s newest partners. For more than a decade, he has helped his clients navigate a wide range of disputes, including business divorces and dissolutions, fiduciary breaches, business torts, sales contracts, buy-sell agreements,…


Chef’s Corner: What the Wild Things Eat

Sleep away camp – that annual rite of summer  – will be here before you know it, along with all the preparations for getting your child there. For our children, leaving the comfort of their home and familiar friends can cause anxiety, but the results can lead to lifelong memories, friends and increased independence. To…


Blockbuster authors to benefit Brandeis

A literary event extraordinaire, the Brandeis National Committee Phoenix Chapter Book and Author Luncheon will take place on March 14. Co-chairs Sara Leopold and Marcy Strauss have joyfully collaborated to produce an affair to remember with blockbuster authors such as Paula McLain, Steve Martini, Linda Hirshman, Ed Tarkington and Barbara (B.A.) Shapiro. Attendees will have…


Israeli Mandolinist Avi Avital at Musical Instrument Museum

Acknowledged by the New York Times for his “exquisitely sensitive playing,” mandolinist Avi Avital is the first mandolin player to receive a GRAMMY nomination in the category “Best Instrumental Soloist” (2010) for his recording of Avner Dorman’s “Mandolin Concerto” (Metropolis Ensemble/Andrew Cyr). He has won numerous competitions and awards, including Germany’s ECHO Prize for his…

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