Tucson J to participate in sixth annual Z3 Conference

The Z3 Project is a signature program of the Oshman Family JCC in Palo Alto. Since 2015, the program has been providing the Jewish community with a unique opportunity to engage in meaningful discussions about the Diaspora and Israel. Now in its sixth year, Z3 has become a global… Read more »

Vibrant Jewish life on the Tucson Hebrew Academy campus

Tucson Hebrew Academy is gearing up for Hanukkah! To celebrate, our teachers and students have planned fun and meaningful activities to take place over the eight-day festival that include: Starting the day with an all-school Hanukkah candle lighting. Making Hanukkah Judaica in Art class (ceramic oil jugs, Hanukkiot, and… Read more »

Festive fall at Handmaker

Free Smart Phones for Handmaker Staff At an employee appreciation event on November 5, Handmaker staff received free LG Smartphones, including an unlimited talk, text, and data plan with T-Mobile, at no cost to them! This is a new benefit being offered to Handmaker employees, sort of an early… Read more »

Jewish Family & Children’s Services of Southern Arizona Relaunches Refugee Resettlement Services

Jewish Family & Children’s Services of Southern Arizona (JFCS) is thrilled to announce the reinitiation of Refugee Resettlement Services. For 18 years, JFCS helped newly arrived refugees settle into the Tucson community, and we are proud that we have relaunched and expanded our refugee services, beginning on October 18th.… Read more »

Jewish Museum announces new name

The Jewish History Museum & Holocaust History Center in downtown Tucson has a streamlined new name: Tucson Jewish Museum & Holocaust Center. The name, approved by the Museum’s Board of Directors in October, is the result of months of deliberations and conversations with stakeholders, says Board President Eric Schindler.… Read more »

Congregation Anshei Israel Beit Midrash to be dedicated to Rabbi Robert J. Eisen

 After 21 years of dedication to the Tucson Jewish Community, Rabbi Robert Eisen stepped down in June 2020 as the spiritual leader of Congregation Anshei Israel. This December 5, the last night of Chanukkah and the holiday of rededication, Congregation Anshei Israel will be dedicating the remodeled Beit Midrash… Read more »

Claims Conference negotiates pensions for 6,500 additional Holocaust Survivors worldwide, including several in Arizona

In early October, the Claims Conference announced pensions for certain groups of Holocaust Survivors who previously did not receive funding. These include Survivors of the Leningrad Siege, those hiding in France, and those persecuted in Romania. These funds will support 6,500 survivors worldwide, recognizing the trauma and terror that… Read more »

New Jewish National Fund-USA Desert States President eager to engage broader community

Pam Meyer (Photo by Jennifer Stewart)

Jewish National Fund-USA’s (JNF-USA) lay leaders and professional team are delighted to announce the appointment of philanthropist, Pam Meyer as the organization’s new Board President in the Desert States region. In a statement, Meyer said: “JNF-USA has always had a special place in my heart. It is a great… Read more »