“Think Good Thoughts…” – Separated By an Ocean, I Wrote a Hanukkah Book with my Granddaughter

I was heartbroken when my son, a tech sergeant and Jewish lay leader in the Air Force, informed me that he and his family would be moving to London from Charleston, S.C., where they were stationed at the time. It was Thanksgiving of 2021, and everyone was excited except… Read more »

Letter to the Editor: A Jewish Heart

Several years ago, a coworker who knew I was a Christian, told me that I was more Jewish than she was. Coming from a “sabra” (native born Israeli), sealed the deal for me and I’ve never looked back. Since then, I have told some that I am a Christian,… Read more »

Cantorial Soloist Nichole Chorny Celebrates Decade at Congregation Anshei Israel

Cantorial Soloist Nichole Chorny has had a love for Judaism and Jewish music for almost as long as she can remember. “I always had a sense of belonging and connection to the Jewish community,” Chorny says. “From a young age I knew I wanted to do something related to… Read more »

Op-Ed: Antisemitism in the Workplace and How to Fight It

It’s there. It has to be. According to Anti-Defamation League Director and CEO Jonathan Greenblatt, antisemitism has increased 388% since October 7 over the same time period last year. Christopher Wray, FBI Director calls it at a historic level and points out that Jews are the target of international… Read more »

Unorthodox Podcast Co-Hosts to Share Jewish Wisdom and Culture at Kol Ami Synagogue

Kol Ami Synagogue invites you to attend a series of events on December 15 and 16, featuring Stephanie Butnick and Liel Leibovitz, two of the co-hosts of Unorthodox,” the universe’s premier Jewish podcast.” The events are part of the Rabbi Albert T. Bilgray Memorial Lectureship and are free and… Read more »

Tucson Jewish Community Center Shines the Light of Hanukkah with 7th Annual Hanukkah Hot Cocoa Run

The Tucson Jewish Community Center (the J or the Tucson J) welcomes people of all ages, abilities, and faiths to share in the warmth and joy of Hanukkah Sunday, December 17 from 7:30am-11am with the 7th Annual Hanukkah Hot Cocoa Run sponsored by Tucson Medical Center (TMC) and in… Read more »

Tucson J Leadership and Board Members Honored to Host U.S. Senator Mark Kelly

On the eve of Veteran’s Day, U.S. Senator from Arizona Mark Kelly visited the Tucson J campus for a meaningful and intimate conversation with J leaders and Board Members, Todd Rockoff, President + CEO; Fran Katz, Chief Development Officer; Mike Gadarian, Chief Financial Officer; Josh Shenker, Chief Program Officer;… Read more »

Tucson Hebrew Academy Welcomes New Director of Development

Tucson Hebrew Academy (THA) is thrilled to announce the appointment of Ethan Myerson as its new Director of Development. With a decade of experience in Tucson’s nonprofit sector, Ethan brings a wealth of expertise and passion for connecting people with meaningful missions. In his role, Ethan will spearhead efforts… Read more »