Rabbi Barb departs Merkaz Ha-Iyr
Congregation Merkaz Ha-Iyr announces the departure of its founder and spiritual leader, Rabbi Barb Moskow, who has accepted a position in Louisiana.

Moskow helped found Congregation Merkaz Ha-Iyr in 2008. It is an inclusive, progressive Jewish community that is not affiliated with either the Conservative or Reform movements. The congregation meets for services and Limud at Crossroads United Methodist Church at 7901 N. Central Ave.

The congregation will continue its Sunday religious school, Hebrew school, Shabbat services and holiday programming while searching for a new Rabbi.

Zimmerman earns her Gold Award
North Central resident and high school senior Megan Zimmerman just finished her last year as an Ambassador Girl Scout of troop 1774. She has spent the last 12 of her 18 years in Girl Scouts, and completed her Girl Scout career by creating “Prospector’s Place” for her Gold Award project.

Prospector’s Place is a clothing closet at Megan’s former elementary school, Mercury Mine, where kids and families in the surrounding community can come and receive clothing, school supplies, shoes, and other materials they need. Megan was recognized at the Girl Scouts-Arizona Cactus-Pine Council’s Gold Awards ceremony on March 23.

Manning wins Scholar Award
McKenna Manning from Phoenix College recently was named a 2013 Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Scholar. The award is based on student scores on the All-USA Community College Academic Team competition, for which more than 1,800 applications were received this year.

Manning received a Silver Scholar Award, with a $1,250 scholarship.

Runkle makes Dean’s List
North Central Phoenix resident Molly Runkle, a Northeastern University student majoring in political science, was named to the university’s Dean’s List for the fall semester, which ended in December 2012.

Runkle is a member of the University Honors Program.

Godley earns spot on Dean’s List
North Central resident Austin Claire Godley, a freshman majoring in biochemistry, was named to the Dean’s List for the Fall 2012 semester at Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Mich.

Godley is a graduate of Veritas Preparatory Academy in central Phoenix and also attended Madison Rose Lane Elementary and Madison No. 1 Middle School.


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