Who Are We? 

We are Arizona Jewish Business Network – a Jewish Entrepreneurial Chavurah that is dedicated to enhancing your business efforts through local, meaningful Jewish relationships.  This, in its essence, is what sets us apart from other business networks, other breakfast/lunch/happy hour groups – we seek to serve the community by developing connections with each other, assisting in the development or promotion of our businesses, and engaging in philanthropic acts of tzedakah.

Jewish Moment?

Jacob Leiferman discussed the importance of looking for a light during difficult times, which applies to our practice during Chanukah – every day is a new light, a way to turn our minds from our struggles and strives and look forward to the possibilities of the day.

Business Moment?

Heather Rykowski presented “It’s not the happy people who are thankful, it is the thankful people who are happy.”  Heather reminds us that giving thanks for what we have is an important activity to engage in throughout the year – every day.


Michael Cohen reports that he is participating in an Astra Zeneca study for the COVID-19 inoculation & booster shot.  Michael described the process that he and his wife have engaged in to qualify for the study and his experiences thus far.

Men of Emanuel is managing their annual raffle, Michael will send the link to the group after the meeting.  Proceeds from the raffle fund Jewish camp scholarships, purchase of kiddush cups for b’nai mitzvot and refreshments for events.

It’s GIVING Tuesday in Arizona

Jewish Business Network of Arizona has decided to focus this year’s philanthropic donation on non-profit organizations that are actively assisting Jews in crisis.  The following organizations will receive $300 donations:
Chrysalis’ shelter’s (Program Chai supports domestic violence victims of observant Jewish homes).
Jewish Free Loan Society supports local Jews who may need extra money to make ends meet at the end of the month, to start their own businesses or send their children to school.
East Valley Jewish Community Center (JBox program delivers a monthly kosher meal throughout the valley to families in need).
Jewish Family & Children’s Services providing medical, behavioral health and social services throughout the greater Phoenix area.
Gesher Disability Resources providing Jewish Group Homes for adults with disabilities along with a variety of assistance programs for families educating children with disabilities.

30 Second Commercials

Presented by:
Bruce Newman, CMIT Solutions
Cary Frumes, Life At McDowell Mountain and BeLocal
Jacob Leiferman, Leiferman Enterprises
Michele Swetesich-Leon,
Creative Spirit @ Marketing Links Online
Heather Rykowski,
AIT Promotions, www.productstobuildyourbrand.com
Audrey Jung, LPC,
Jung Psych Services, LLC
Lorrie Feld,
AZ Realty Group
Jacquie Breger,
Farmer’s Insurance
Michael Cohen,
Barrett Financial

Presenter for December 15, 2020: Jacqueline Breger, Farmer’s Insurance