THA to honor Dick Belkin at 2021 Tikkun Olam Celebration

Richard “Dick” Belkin

Tucson Hebrew Academy will honor Richard “Dick” Belkin at its 2021 Tikkun Olam Celebration next month. The virtual celebration will be held Sunday, November 7, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. Dick and his wife, Sherry, moved to Tucson in 1989. They found a welcoming Jewish community in which they have… Read more »

Aaron Rottenstein named one America’s top 500 Next-Gen Wealth Managers of 2021

In their October issue, Forbes Magazine announced that Aaron Rottenstein has been named one of America’s top 500 Next-Gen Wealth Managers of 2021. Aaron is the only Tucsonan to make the list. Quoting from Forbes selection for the Top NextGen Advisors: “There’s a reason millions of families are entrusting… Read more »

Cox employees give to JFCS, among other S. AZ charities, to help organizations weather the pandemic

The 3,100 employees of Cox Arizona today announce grant donations of $80K to 21 Southern Arizona nonprofit education, diversity and environment and sustainability programs during a difficult time. This marks the 25th year that Cox Arizona employees, through Cox Charities, have raised funds to help the communities in which they… Read more »

Boris Kozolchyk honored with Nobel Peace Prize nomination

Longtime Southern Arizona Jewish community member Boris Kozolchyk was recently nominated for a Nobel Prize for his extensive work addressing international economic justice. Among the distinguished organizations and individuals that nominated him are the University of Rio de la Plata and the Argentine Comparative Law Association. “Having worked with… Read more »

“Chesed Amitie: A true kindness” UArizona student David Lex profiles Rabbi Billy

Tucson-native and UArizona student, David Lex, wrote a longform article about the life of Rabbi Philip Lewkowicz, known to our community affectionately as “Rabbi Billy,” for his journalism class. In it, David describes Rabbi Billy’s journey to spiritual discovery and teaching, as well as how he came to call… Read more »

PJ Library in Southern Arizona adapts to pandemic challenges and continues to provide enrichment to families with young children

Families with young children have faced unique challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our Southern Arizona Jewish community agencies and synagogues are proud to be able to provide a variety of resources to support these families, from the beginning of the pandemic and as it has evolved over time. Among… Read more »

Jewish History Museum reopens for visitors

The Jewish History Museum and Holocaust History Center (JHM/HHC) is welcoming visitors back to its campus with advance registration, beginning Oct. 7. The Jewish History Museum is housed in the oldest synagogue in the Arizona Territory, which was built in 1910, and tells the story of the Jewish presence… Read more »

Mike McKendrick, Founder of the Greater Tucson Fire Foundation, inducted into the Arizona Fire Service Hall of Fame

Retired Tucson Fire Department Assistant Chief Michael “Mike” McKendrick

Retired Tucson Fire Department Assistant Chief Michael “Mike” McKendrick was inducted into the Arizona Fire Service Hall of Fame on Sept. 9. Mike worked for Tucson Fire for more than 30 years and, upon retirement, founded the Greater Tucson Fire Foundation (GTFF). The GTFF provides firefighters with health and… Read more »