Of Blessed Memory: Jerry Kramer

Jerome (Jerry) Harvey Kramer, age 94 of Tucson, AZ, passed away peacefully on Sept 22nd in the loving presence of his wife, Mary. Jerry was born July 28, 1928)and raised in Milwaukee, WI. He began his career in sales, working for Universal and Columbia Pictures before going into business… Read more »

War Crimes: The World is Watching, TJMHC Exhibit Opening Sunday, Oct. 2

Today’s 24-hour news cycle has allowed the world to witness war crimes, almost in real time. Since the invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, the world has seen many unspeakable acts unfolding before us almost daily on the screens of our televisions, tablets, and telephones. As we witness this… Read more »

Preparing for the New Year at Handmaker

With the Jewish New Year of 5783 just around the corner, Handmaker staff, volunteers and residents have been busy preparing for the holidays logistically, as well as spiritually. Handmaker’s wonderful Executive Chef, Claire Ferguson, has planned some delicious festive meals for residents for the holidays, beginning on Erev Rosh… Read more »

Our Community is Stronger When We Gather as One: Southern Arizona Jewish Community Celebrates Shabbat at the Tucson J Together

The sense of community and energy was palpable as more than 270 community members of all ages gathered on Friday, September 9 (13 Elul 5782) at the Tucson J for a communal Shabbat dinner and celebration. Guests lit candles as they arrived, before joining Shabbat services led by Congregations… Read more »

Ronstadt Generations to Bring a Legacy of Heart and Soul to the Fox Theater

An incredible evening of music, family, and community will take place at the Fox Tucson Theatre on Sunday, October 23rd at 4 pm. Featuring four generations of the talented Ronstadt family and a special welcome by Linda Ronstadt, “The Ronstadt Family in Concert” will benefit Jewish Family & Children’s Services of… Read more »

Educated, Risk-Taking, Creative: Investing in Professional Development at UArizona Hillel

With our strategic plan set and our big-picture goals of doubling staff, tripling revenue, and quintupling student engagement by 2027, University of Arizona Hillel is taking a targeted approach to training and equipping our staff, board, and student leaders to use Jewish values, innovative approaches and best practices in… Read more »

High Holiday Services in our Southern Arizona Community

Rosh HaShanah begins the evening of September 25. Yom Kippur begins the evening of October 4. Southern Arizona’s congregations welcome you to celebrate the High Holy Days and hope each of you find a congregation in the Southern Arizona Jewish community that will help you greet the New Year… Read more »

Nonprofit Security Grant Program Awards Funding to Five Southern Arizona Jewish Organizations

Through the Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP), the Arizona Department of Homeland Security (ADHS) recently awarded nearly $500,000 to five Southern Arizona Jewish organizations for security infrastructure upgrades. The five organization awardees are Congregation Chofetz Chayim, Handmaker Jewish Services for the Aging, Hillel Foundation at University of Arizona, the… Read more »