Articles by Janet Arnold


Sending Out a Signal: SOS Smiles on Seniors

The recent Valley Jewish Federation study on needs of our senior population confirmed what many already knew: It is imperative that the Jewish community provide services, opportunities and care for our burgeoning senior population. Enter Smile on Seniors, a national program developed by the Chabad and administered locally by Rabbi Levi and Chani Levertov. The…


Fox’s Clever Concepts

Sam Fox loves to conceptualize great dining experiences. Sam Fox never dreamed he would be where he is today. Certainly not when he was a young kid going through the booths at his parents’ deli in Chicago, looking for spare change that slipped out of customers’ pockets. And not when he would bus tables or…


Mentalist Draws on Rich Tradition of Jewish Magicians

There is a long tradition of Jews as magicians, illusionists and mentalists. The most famous of the 19th and early 20th centuries was Harry Houdini, a rabbi’s son born Erik Weisz. Israeli psychic Uri Geller became famous in the 1970s for bending spoons, presumably by merely looking at them. Most people are familiar with David…


Guy Bittner Encourages High Flying at the Phoenician

The Phoenician Resort on Camelback Road in Scottsdale features magnificent luxury with exquisite furnishings and decorative touches, a carefully manicured 27-hole championship golf course, crystal-clear pools and a variety of restaurants – all nestled at the base of Camelback Mountain. But no matter how ornate or elaborate the buildings and grounds are, they wouldn’t attract…


Party with a Princess this Summer!

Sara Bernstein is a Jewish American Princess. On a regular basis, she dons her princess costume and wig, flashes her warm and sparkly smile, and makes little girls’ dreams come true. Oh, she’s not a JAP kind of princess – she’s the best kind of princess there can be, in the tradition of Cinderella, Sleeping…

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