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Biz Ins March/April 2020

Graham Hoffman to lead both Federation and Foundation in Tucson Stuart Mellan, who has been president and CEO of the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona since December 1995, will retire at the end of May. Graham Hoffman, who joined the Jewish Community Foundation of Southern Arizona in September 2018 as president and CEO, will take…

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A seder plate for every table

The seder plate is the centerpiece of the Passover table. It holds at least six of the ritual items spoken of during the seder: the zeroah, karpas, maror, chazeret, charoset and beitzah. Zeroah (shank bone) A roasted lamb shank bone symbolizes the lamb sacrifice made as a special offering the night the ancient Hebrews fled…

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Francine Coles’ blog means business

Great results are emanating both from Francine Coles’ Arcadia home – and from her creative contemplations. Case in point: the Fancy Pants Kitchen, her new blog, business and website. A longtime Valley resident who moved from her native Canada in 1977 with her parents Bernard and Betty Shostak, Francine is an Arizona State University graduate…

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Leib Bolel: In the business of uniting Israel and Arizona

Leib Bolel is the president and CEO of the Arizona Israel Technology Alliance, where he oversees the facilitation of growth in bilateral trade between the communities of Arizona and Israel across the spectrum of the technology sector. Arizona Israel Technology Alliance’s mission is to promote and strengthen business, investment, entrepreneurship, technology and trade relations between…

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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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Weekend events for Feb. 21-23

Photo: Meet real conservation scientists from the Phoenix Zoo at Conservation Science Night  Last weekend for the horse show Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show & Shopping Expo (through Feb. 23). $10 & up, ages 12 & under free; Fri Feb. 21 Family Fun Night free evening admission to all. Times vary. Competitions, educational seminars, vendors and…

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How to bake the ultimate hamantaschen cookies this Purim

Purim is March 10 and the traditional treat for the holiday is baked hamantaschen, or “oznay Haman” (Haman’s ears). Follow along as ISRAEL21c’s Jessica Halfin shows you how to make Nutella-filled hamantaschen cookies from scratch, in an edition of their cooking series Tayim. Nutella Hamantaschen recipe Dough ingredients: 1 cup butter ½ cup sugar 1…

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