Tucson Hebrew Academy’s 50th Anniversary Gala: A Celebration of Legacy and Commitment

In a remarkable testament to 50 years of dedication to Jewish education, Tucson Hebrew Academy (THA) is set to host an unforgettable Gala at Tanque Verde Ranch on Sunday, March 10th, starting at 5 pm. The event promises to be a grand celebration of THA’s enduring journey, encapsulating the… Read more »

The Tucson J Expands Healthy Aging Programs with New Offerings Focused on Cognitive, Physical, and Social Needs

Under the leadership of Amy Dowe, Sr. Director of Wellness and Linda Travis, PsyD, Aging Adult Program Specialist, the Tucson J’s Healthy Aging suite of programs is growing to meet the diverse needs of older adults in Tucson and Pima County. With one in five people over 65 years… Read more »

‘Challah Prince’ to Come to Tucson March 7

On March 7, the Jewish Community Relations Council for Tucson & Southern Arizona, the Weintraub Israel Center, the Tucson J, Tucson Hebrew Academy (THA) and Tucson Jewish Museum & Holocaust Center (TJMHC) will host Idan Chabasov, professionally known as the Challah Prince, at THA. A wildly popular social media… Read more »

Handmaker Receives Grant Funding for Assisted Living Updates

Handmaker was recently awarded a half-million-dollar grant for updates to both the Rubin and Tynan Assisted Living Neighborhoods to enhance the health, safety, and overall experience of residents living in these neighborhoods. Handmaker CFO, Travis Wissinger, applied for and received an ARP AHCCCS (Adult HealthCare Cost Containment System) Grant.… Read more »

Memories of Tucson’s Brandes School Preserved at Arizona Historical Society

Alumni of the Brandes School, their children, and their grandchildren will find a treasure trove of photos and other memorabilia at the Arizona Historical Society’s archive in Tucson. Raphael “Ray” Brandes, an early leader of Tucson’s Jewish community, and his wife, Elsie, started the boarding school for children with… Read more »

Of Blessed Memory: Arlene Zuckerman

Arlene Zuckerman passed away quietly February 16, 2024. She will be missed greatly by many, including her husband of 65+ years, Marty, children Leslie (Mike), Debbie (Bill), brother Larry (Suzi) and grandchildren Dustin, Samantha, David and Ember. Arlene was preceded in death by her sister Lee (Stan). Arlene is… Read more »

‘With Water, We’re all in it Together,’ says Arizona’s Jewish Water Expert

This story first appeared in Jewish News (greater Phoenix). During a Gilbert Town Council meeting this month, a few citizens shouted their displeasure when council members voted unanimously to raise the city’s water rates by about 50%, a measure that will take effect in April. The increase was necessary… Read more »

Tucsonans on Israel Missions Witness Devastation and Unity

Sadness, anger, hope, and resilience. Todd Rockoff, president and CEO of the Tucson Jewish Community Center (JCC), felt all these emotions and more on a JCC Association Board Solidarity Mission (JCCA) to Israel in January. “I felt a great pull to be there,” he says, to bear witness and… Read more »