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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)

JFSA Women’s Philanthropy to fight sex trafficking in Arizona

“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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‘Shuk’ puts myriad classes under one roof

On Sunday evening, Nov. 16, 11 local rabbis and Jewish educators will teach 11 classes on a range of topics, all under one roof. The Jewish Culture Shuk, presented by the Coalition for Jewish Education of the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona and the Synagogue-Federation Dialogue, will take place at Tucson Hebrew Academy from 6:30 […]

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Ray Carroll
Ray Carroll

THA to honor Carroll with Tikkun Olam Award

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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JCC seeks Alzheimer’s program participants

The Tucson Jewish Community Center is beginning intake for clients and volunteers for its Elder Rehab program, a 10-week program that will start in January. The program, based on a federally funded University of Arizona program and directed by psychologist Sharon Arkin, will pair memory-impaired adults with student volunteers who will lead them in physical […]

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Julie Feldman
Julie Feldman

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

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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Chabad, JFSA-NW sponsor ‘Loaves of Love’

Chabad of Oro Valley and the Jewish Federation-Northwest will hold a challah-making event, “Loaves of Love,” on Thursday, Oct. 30, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Federation-Northwest office, 190 W. Magee Road, #162. The event will include a hands-on challah demonstration, lessons about Jewish women’s traditions, and a challah and dip buffet, salad bar and smoothies. […]

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Matisyahu - Photo by Jared Polin

Matisyahu bringing tour to Rialto Theatre

Grammy-nominated musician Matisyahu, on tour to promote “Akeda,” his fifth studio album, will perform at the Rialto Theatre on Tuesday, Oct. 28. “Akeda” is the Hebrew word for “binding” and often refers to the biblical story of the binding of Isaac. “Akeda is the kind of album an artist makes when there is no other […]

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Jewish Community Foundation launches new Israel Discovery Fund

A new Jewish Community Foundation Israel Discovery Fund will provide funds to 501(c)(3) organizations in Southern Arizona that in turn select Jewish and non-Jewish participants for organized trips to Israel. The fund is managed through the JCF’s competitive grants process. The application deadline is Nov. 17; funding will be available in February 2015. Funded trips […]

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Library sale celebrates Jewish book month

The Tucson Association of Jewish Libraries will hold its annual book sale in conjunction with the Jewish Culture Shuk on Sunday, Nov. 16 at the Tucson Hebrew Academy. The sale will begin at 6:15 p.m. in the auditorium. The sale will be unique because there will be no prices on the books, says Bob Cohen, […]

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Dancing for health topic for CHAI Circle retreat

The 10th annual CHAI Circle Retreat, “A Day for Healing and Spirituality,” will take place on Sunday, Nov. 2 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Canyon Ranch Health Resort, 8600 E. Rockcliff Road. CHAI, which stands for Cancer, Healing and Inspiration, is a support group for Jewish women who are cancer survivors, and […]

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