Author: Shoshana Cenker

Jewish-Owned Company Builds Partnerships Across Memphis

A well-known Jewish-owned Memphis company has expanded its footprint in just a few short years throughout the 901, partnering with a handful of locally owned service companies. Here’s how Scott Gruber of Bridge Capital Thrift and Loan got here. Back in 2005, Scott decided to leave the corporate mortgage and banking world. He wasn’t ready to retire but wasn’t sure what he wanted to do next. As he mulled over ideas, a close friend would occasionally bring him opportunities and convinced him to take a chance. “That’s part of what makes this city so great,” Scott said. “You can...

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Hollywood Pet Stars ~ Lucy, I’m Home!

Jewish Scene reached out to doggy dad Ben Roberts and his kids, Bethany and Sky, to share a little about their furry rescues, Oliver (the little one) and Lucy (the big one). This is what he had to say. How did you choose each pet’s name? Lucy sounded like it would be fun to yell. Sort of like Ricky Ricardo in I Love Lucy. “Lucy! I’m home!” Or when I find the kitchen garbage turned upside down: “Lucy, you got some ‘splainin to do!” Oliver just seemed to fit. He was little and orphaned, and just felt like an...

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MJHR Welcomes Kate Menke

A longtime Memphis family member has returned to her hometown, bringing passion and energy with her to the pivotal new role she proudly holds. Kate Menke is now happily serving as Memphis Jewish Home and Rehab’s (MJHR) director of philanthropy and community engagement.

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