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Women in Business Spotlight

Photo: Ellie Friedman Sacks. Photo by Karianne Munstedt. Photographer Karianne Munstedt did a photoshoot with  Ellie Friedman Sacks, Executive Director of Jewish Free Loan and then featured her in her Women in Business Spotlight. The following is a Q&A Karianne shared: 𝗪𝗵𝘆 𝗱𝗶𝗱 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗼𝘀𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗸 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗶𝗻𝗱𝘂𝘀𝘁𝗿𝘆? I think a part of…


Moses was the Best… Sponsor?

  Passover Symbolism Through the Lens of Addiction and Recovery By Hannah Prager “Egypt is not just a geographical place. Egypt is a state of being. It’s a state of mind.” said Rabbi Mendy Lipskier. When we celebrate Passover, there is a commandment for us to see ourselves as if we’re leaving Egypt today. Egypt,…


Handmaker senior care facility changes ownership

Photo: The Rubin AL Building at Handmaker in Tucson Carmen Duarte for Arizona Daily Star Handmaker, a senior community that offers independent and assisted living and skilled nursing, opened nearly 60 years ago thanks to a husband’s promise to his dying wife. Isador “Murf” Handmaker was one of the founders of the skilled nursing facility,…


Why is this wine different from all other wines?

Photo: After establishing a line of kosher wines produced in the Upper Galilee, NBA All-Star Amaré Stoudemire expands his offerings to California in collaboration with Herzog Wine Cellars. With Passover just around the corner (starting sundown on March 27), many people choose to serve wines that are kosher-certified. So, just how different is kosher wine…


Top Ten Things You Never Knew About Camp

  Camp has become a staple of the summer season. Each year, millions of children, youth, and adults head to the hills, lakes, valleys, and parks to participate in the time-honored tradition of camp. And, while most people easily conjure up images of campfires and canoes, there is a lot more to the camp experience….


FIDF Distributes Mishloach Manot for Purim to Soldiers

Photo: IDF soldiers from the Home Front Command celebrating Purim with Mishloach Manot from FIDF. Photo credit: Boaz Eshtai. Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) delivered Mishloach Manot to thousands of Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldiers for Purim this week. Every year, FIDF distributes Mishloach Manot to soldiers from various brigades and battalions adopted…

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