Staying for Good

Whenever he called me from the United States, my uncle asked the same question, “Do you think you’re going to stay in Israel?” As the decades passed, the question turned more and more into a jest. And now that I’ve lived in Israel for almost forty years, including marrying… Read more »

Tzedek Project: Voting in pursuit of justice

“I’m too busy.” “I don’t know enough about the candidates.” “My vote won’t count.” We’ve all heard these excuses for failing to vote, some from family, some from friends or acquaintances. The quasi-reasons annoy me or infuriate me, depending on the context. Voting has been around for centuries. Why… Read more »

Harriet Fruchtman Feldman, active synagogue volunteer and gardener, dies

Harriet Fruchtman Feldman

Harriet Fruchtman Feldman was born on February 7th, 1931, in Brooklyn, New York and was preceded in death by her husband Elliott Ivan Feldman in 1989. She graduated from the University of Arizona with a B.A. in Physical Education. In 1996, Harriet was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease. This marked… Read more »

JFSA & JCF Statement on Antisemitism in Our Community

Yesterday a devastating act of antisemitism was discovered at the Chabad on River. An entry door was defaced with a swastika and an antisemitic slur. This comes just weeks after vandalism against Congregation Chaverim where a rock was thrown through a window in the front door of the synagogue. These horrendous antisemitic acts… Read more »

Boling-Anderson wedding

Eliana (Ellie) Kate Boling and Daniel (Danny) Abraham Anderson were married on Sunday, May 23, 2021 at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort. Rabbi Stephanie Aaron and Rabbi Billy Lewkowicz officiated the ceremony at the waterfall, which was followed by the reception on the upper terrace. Bridesmaids were Ellie’s friend, Madison… Read more »

Returning to in-person Chaplaincy

Stacey Tarquinio, LPC

After more than a year providing Chaplaincy services by phone as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the ability to be at the bedside of a patient in the hospital, or sit and visit with a Handmaker resident is such a blessing! Since March 16, 2020, the Jewish Federation… Read more »

Tucson synagogue receives the Maricopa County Chapter of the NAACP Freedom Fund Community Award for Civic Engagement

Marcia Zaccaria accepts the Maricopa County Chapter of the NAACP Freedom Fund Community Award for Civic Engagement on behalf of Congregation M’Kor Hayim Racial Justice Task Force

Congregation M’kor Hayim is a 90-member synagogue located in Tucson, Arizona. One week after the killing of George Floyd, M’kor Hayim member Jane Levin proposed a Racial Justice Task Force to Rabbi Helen Cohn. This proposal was met with enthusiasm by both the Rabbi and the M’kor Hayim President… Read more »

Divorce Recovery, Inc. & JFCS of Southern Arizona announce the merger of their business operations

Divorce Recovery, Inc. and Jewish Family and Children’s Services of Southern Arizona (JFCS) have announced their merger to offer individuals and families of Southern Arizona the support, guidance, and resources needed while going through a divorce or separation. JFCS has acquired Divorce Recovery’s assets, resources, and curriculum, and the… Read more »