Articles by Nancy Ben-Asher Ozeri


Where dreams really do come true

After years of collecting, planning, designing and building, Dr. Paul and Susan Stander finally have their dream house in Paradise Valley. And almost as soon as they moved in last September, they graciously opened their doors to host events for several non-profits that are close to their hearts. Although the house was built new from…


Keeping tradition alive in Havana

Photo courtesy Craig Thomas Craig Thomas and Jenna Lee, newlyweds who are both anchors for KOLD 13 Tucson News Now, recently honeymooned in Cuba.  While exploring the island, they chose to spend Shabbat morning at Temple Beth Shalom (Templo Beth-Shalom Gran Sinagoga de la Comunidad Hebrea de Cuba), also known as Beth Shalom Grand Synagogue….


Cheri’s Kosher cactus confections

Local, natural, organic … and now kosher! What started as a hobby in Cheri Romanoski’s kitchen over 30 years ago has bloomed into a bustling business. Today, her team is just as busy as the bees that pollinate the prickly pear and produce honey for Cheri’s Desert Harvest. Born in Tucson, Cheri grew up with…


Pulp Fiction

When we think about Hebrew literature, we don’t usually conjure up images of romance novels, detective serials or Westerns. But starting in the Yishuv of the 1930s, these pop culture staples were extremely popular, even as they were shunned by the intellectual establishment. A glimpse into the IsraPulp collection at Arizona State University Libraries offers…


From the ground up

Scott More knows floors. After 40 years in the flooring industry, that’s no surprise. He’s seen trends come and go, and new technologies and materials move the trade ahead. But one thing has remained consistent – well, grown, actually – his passion for the business. Growing up in Chicago, Scott learned the business from the…

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