December 20, 2022 | Networking Meeting Recap

Jewish Moment – presented by Jacob Leiferman | Leiferman Enterprises

Why should children get to light the menorah for Chanukah?  This is a tradition that arose because Jews believed that since G-d gave us the Torah, we should therefore commit our children to G-d, as they will be responsible for furthering our religion.  Gift-giving also arose as a tradition, not a law or commandment, based on the impact of consumerism in US Culture.

A discussion ensued surrounding the impact of holiday consumerism in the US vs. Abroad.

Business Moment presented by Michele Leon | Marketing Links

Michele presented the Business Moment as supplied to her by Heather Rykoswki.

5 Tips for networking at a non-networking event:

1. Talk less/listen more.
2. Get to know the other person.
3. Focus on quality conversations.
4. Add value in a small way.
5. Casually ask to stay in touch.

A discussion ensured debating the use of digital vs. paper business cards.


Refuah Shlema to Stan Rykowski who has been recovering from COVID-19 and to Jacqui Breger who is recovering from shoulder surgery.

A discussion related to Year-End Tzedakah donations identified the following four Charities for approximately $200 donations:
Jewish War Veterans (
Jewish Free Loan
Arizona Jewish Historical Society
Jewish Family & Children’s Services

As usual, please refer local Jewish Charities or organizations that work locally to sponsor/support Jewish needs to the attention of the Executive Board.

The Executive Board will meet via Zoom on 12/23/2022 to engage in the annual year-end review and vote on membership candidates.


In lieu of a guest speaker, the members of JBN interviewed a partner and presented that partner’s business information to the group.

Networking Attendees and 30 Second Commercials

Cary Frumes, Life At McDowell Mountain and BeLocal
Jacob Leiferman, Leiferman Enterprises
Heather Rykowski, AIT Promotions
Audrey Jung, LPC, Jung Psych Services, LLC
Michael Cohen, Barrett Financial
Michele Leon, Marketing Links
Scott Busker, DC, Busker Chiropractic
Shoshana Roller, Abundance Of Health
Ira Shapiro, Raintree Wealth Partners
Jodii Zimmerman,


Brad Kimmelman, Sotheby’s Real Estate

Brad hails from New York and is a former professional actor and singer.  Brad built his real estate business beginning in 2001 in Scarsdale, NY and rose to manage offices in both New York and Connecticut.  Brad moved to Arizona in 2019 and has been networking locally to sell luxury real estate properties.  Brad sells properties from $3k on up.

Next Meeting: January 3, 2023    Speaker: TBD