Rabbi Cantor Emily Ellentuck Ordained

On June 16th, in New York, Rabbi Cantor Emily Ellentuck received rabbinic ordination from The Rabbinical Academy at Mesifta Adath Wolkowisk. She serves as Cantor for Congregation M’Kor Hayim and works at Tucson Hebrew Academy as program coordinator and teaching Judaic Studies and tefillah.… Read more »

Congregation Anshei Israel Hires New Early Childhood Director

Tania Spivak, new Early Childhood Director, Congregation Anshei Israel

After a 6-month endeavor to recruit an Early Childhood Director, Congregation Anshei Israel (CAI) has announced that Tania Spivak has been hired to fill the position starting July 11, 2022. The Early Childhood recruitment committee consisting of CAI President Evelyn Sigafus, Rabbi Sara Metz, Executive Director Debra Lytle, HR… Read more »

JFCS Honors Jill Rozenzweig with Programs, Fund

Jill Rozenzweig (of blessed memory) was a longtime advocate of children and believed that services for at-risk children could change the trajectory of their lives. Jewish Family & Children’s Services (JFCS) continues to support her vision with a variety of programs and services. One of these services includes trauma-informed… Read more »

Two Young Jewish Tucsonans Honored in Biz Tucson’s 22 Rising Stars to Watch Issue

Lindsey Baker (left), Jeremy Sharpe (right)

Former Jewish Philanthropies of Southern Arizona (JPSA) COO Lindsey Baker and current JPSA board member Jeremy Sharpe are both honored in Biz Tucson’s current issue as members of “22 Rising Stars to Watch: Tucson’s Next Generation of Leaders”.  The magazine describes the list of “leaders and visionaries” as community… Read more »

SandRuby Adds Secure Space for New Program

As an adult community day program and part of the Handmaker Family of Services, SandRuby Community Programs has been providing care for adults, and respite for their caregivers, for many years. The program moved to its current location, a beautifully remodeled 6,000 square foot clubhouse, in May of 2016,… Read more »

UArizona Hillel Announces New Hires

Kelsey Jannerson, new Assistant Director, UArizona Hillel

After a vigorous search that included candidates from across North America, the University of Arizona Hillel Foundation is pleased to announce that Kelsey Jannerson will be joining as its incoming Assistant Director. In that role, she will put mission at the heart of her work to lead programming and… Read more »

Louchheim-Voorhees Wedding

Jacob Louchheim, son of Rabbi Thomas and Ms. Marcia Louchheim, married Margaret Andrus Brill Voorhees in New York City on May 1, 2022.… Read more »

THA 8th Graders Celebrate Graduation on Campus

13 graduates completed their prerequisites in both Judaic and secular studies and graduated from Tucson Hebrew Academy (THA) on May 18, 2022, 17 Iyar 5782. For the first time in three years, the ceremony returned home to Amster Auditorium on the THA campus after an online graduation for the… Read more »