‘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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For athlete at 1972 Munich Olympics, push to honor slain Israelis isn’t over

Former Olympian Karen James speaks at an exhibit at the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre, “More Than Just Games,” in February 2010. (Photo courtesy Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona)
Former Olympian Karen James speaks at an exhibit at the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre, “More Than Just Games,” in February 2010. (Photo courtesy Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona)

F ormer Olympic swimmer Karen James, who represented Canada at the 1972 Munich Olympic Games, became a witness to the horrific events that took place there, when 11 members of the Israel delegation were taken hostage and eventually murdered by Black September, a Palestinian terrorist group. She will talk about this terrifying and life-shaping experience […]

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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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