Jewish Community Pandemic Relief Fund Awards More Than $65,000 to Five Organizations

In December 2021, five local organizations received grants that totaled more than $65,000 from the Jewish Community Pandemic Relief Fund. The Jewish Community Pandemic Relief Fund was created at the start of the COVID-19 outbreak by the Jewish Federation and Jewish Community Foundation of Southern Arizona to “meet the… Read more »

JCF introduces the new Impact Investment Pool

The Jewish Community Foundation of Southern Arizona (JCF) is pleased to introduce the Impact Pool, a new investment pool option designed to increase the impact of your philanthropic funds through social impact investing and philanthropic stewardship. The role of the Impact Pool is threefold: To invest in a socially… Read more »

Shari Pollak

Their first daughter after four boys, Shari Pollak was born to Tali and Elie Pollak of Valley Stream, NY, at 6:58 AM on Nov. 17 at North Shore Manhasset hospital in New York. Shari weighed 7.1 lbs and measured 21 inches tall. She joins her four brothers Shua, age… Read more »

In Blessed Memory: Bruce Friedman

With heartfelt sorrow, we announce the peaceful passing of Bruce Donald Friedman on Dec. 19,2021. Bruce was predeceased by his wife Minnette Doris Marks Friedman who passed in December of 2020. They were happily married for over 63 years. Bruce is survived by his two sons Howard (wife Cara),… Read more »

Judge Norman S. Fenton dies

Tucson has lost a devoted citizen and civil servant in the passing of retired Superior Court Judge Norman S. Fenton on January 5,2022, at the age of 98. Fenton was born in Brooklyn, New York and attended Syracuse University where he received his law degree and met his future… Read more »

Tucson J presents the 31st Annual Tucson International Jewish Film Festival

The J’s Tucson International Jewish Film Festival has returned featuring 12 full-length films, six shorts, a mini-series, and eight post-film programs. Beginning Jan. 6 and running through Feb. 20, the Festival showcases an ample selection of independent and international films that celebrate Jewish culture and diversity and provide a… Read more »

Ari Pozez and Dr. Debbie Shamsian are wed

Ari Pozez, son of Mitch and Robin Pozez married Dr. Debbie Shamsian in May, 2021, in New York City. The newlyweds have since relocated to Santa Monica, California, where Ari is practicing law and Debbie is a pediatrician.… Read more »

Tucson Jewish Museum plans new Holocaust education workshops, co-sponsors festival films

The Tucson Jewish Museum & Holocaust Center will hold a new session of “Teaching the Holocaust: Spotlight on Southern Arizona Survivors” on Tuesday, Jan. 25, 4-7 p.m. The virtual workshop will be led by TJMHC’s four Museum Teaching Fellows and is open to all middle school and high school… Read more »