Amid growing European anti-Semitism, new Jewish museum in Poland ‘reveals hope’

A view of the reconstructed painted ceiling of the wooden synagogue of Gwozdiec, a key installation in the core exhibit of the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Oct. 28, 2014.
A view of the reconstructed painted ceiling of the wooden synagogue of Gwozdiec, a key installation in the core exhibit of the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Oct. 28, 2014.

WARSAW, Poland (JTA) — In a Europe wracked by fears of rising anti-Semitism, and in a country whose Jews were all but annihilated in the Holocaust, a dazzling new “museum of life” celebrates the Jewish past and looks forward to a vital future. Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski and Israeli President Reuven Rivlin on Tuesday jointly […]

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‘Their Lives are in Our Hands’ theme for JFSA 2015 Campaign

Donna Moser, left, and her sister, Audrey Brooks, are co-chairs of the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona 2015 Community Campaign.
Donna Moser, left, and her sister, Audrey Brooks, are co-chairs of the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona 2015 Community Campaign.

Visiting Greece, Israel, Russia and Ukraine on Federation missions, sisters Audrey Brooks and Donna Moser recognized that while the landscapes and languages may vary, the problems people face are similar all over the world. That led them to create a new theme, “Their Lives are in Our Hands,” for the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona […]

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JFSA Women’s Philanthropy to fight sex trafficking in Arizona

Speakers at the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona Women’s Philanthropy event on Oct. 14 (L-R): Savannah Sanders, survivor advocate and training coordinator at the SAFE Action Project in Tempe; Melanie Roth Gorelick, Community Relations Commitee director at the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ; and Kathleen Winn, direcor of community outreach and education at the Arizona Attorney General’s Office (Roberta Elliott)
Speakers at the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona Women’s Philanthropy event on Oct. 14 (L-R): Savannah Sanders, survivor advocate and training coordinator at the SAFE Action Project in Tempe; Melanie Roth Gorelick, Community Relations Commitee director at the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ; and Kathleen Winn, direcor of community outreach and education at the Arizona Attorney General’s Office (Roberta Elliott)

“I am an abolitionist,” proclaimed Melanie Roth Gorelick at the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona Women’s Philanthropy Annual Welcome earlier this month. Gorelick, Community Relations Committee director of the Jewish Federation of Greater Metrowest NJ, spoke along with two other “abolitionists” to increase awareness of the sex trafficking of women and children — a modern […]

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THA to honor Carroll with Tikkun Olam Award

Ray Carroll
Ray Carroll

On Sunday, Nov. 2, at 5:30 p.m., Tucson Hebrew Academy will honor Pima County Supervisor Ray Carroll at its annual Tikkun Olam event. “Ray Carroll served as a hardworking and much beloved trustee on the Tucson Hebrew Academy board for many years, and has truly become an honorary member of the Jewish community,” says Jon […]

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In psychology and in Judaism, local woman keeps mind and heart open

Julie Feldman
Julie Feldman

The love of learning has been a powerful motivator for Julie Feldman, Ph.D. From spending her formative years in Geneva, Switzerland, with her family, to revamping a desire to become a physician, Feldman, 46, finds joy in expanding her world. Now a clinical assistant professor in psychology at the University of Arizona, Feldman’s interest in […]

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