Articles by Cindy Saltzman


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Don’t wait – celebrate!

How does one celebrate lifecycle events during a pandemic? How do we stay sensitive to the times, keep everyone safe and still have a celebration?  Having planned my daughter’s baby shower pre-pandemic, all bets were off on how we would pivot for a virtual baby shower. I quickly realized that there really isn’t a roadmap…

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Hate in the city

Photo: Raymond Duda, FBI Special Agent in Charge in Seattle, speaks about charges against a group of alleged members of the neo-Nazi group Atomwaffen Division. It has been a very long few weeks… Mala Blomquist, our editor for both Oregon and Arizona Jewish Life magazines, was one of the nationwide targets of hate crimes carried…

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We Cannot Be Silent Any Longer

Although we are known as content creators for Jewish Lifestyle magazines, websites and social media, we are firm believers that the term “lifestyle” can be expanded beyond entertainment and engagement. One of our missions from the beginning has been to disseminate information, ideas and inspiration as a way to fight against hate, racism and anti-Semitism….

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My date with hate (and the man who brought me back)

“Mom, there’s that Nazi I told you about.” “What?” I responded in disbelief. My daughter and I were grocery shopping in Scottsdale, not exactly a hub of neo-Nazi activity. Then I remembered the week before she had mentioned a neo-Nazi walked into the restaurant where she was eating. He was in his early 30s and was covered in swastika tattoos including…

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Publisher’s Message: Happy 5779

“You can’t live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you.” – John Wooden   Although reflection is often the norm as one year ends and the new year begins, this year, we at Arizona Jewish Life are genuinely focused forward, on the future. Why this year…

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April Publisher’s Message

Years ago a joke made the rounds of how a Jewish man spotted a friend reading an Arabic newspaper and exclaimed, “Moshe, have you lost your mind?” Moshe replied, “Well, I used to read the Jewish papers, but what did I find? Jews being persecuted, Israel being attacked, Jews disappearing through assimilation, Jews living in poverty….

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