The COMMUNITY FOOD BANK, the beneficiary of the Jewish community’s annual “Project Isaiah” drive to collect food and monetary donations around the High Holidays, was named one of the nation’s “Top 10 Slam Dunk Charities” by Charity Navigator, the national independent charity evaluator. The top 10 charities were honored not only for their fiscal health but also for respecting the rights of donors. The Food Bank was also awarded a four-star rating for organizational efficiency/capacity. The organization includes the main Community Food Bank location in Tucson as well as food banks in Ajo, Amado, Green Valley-Sahuarita, Marana and Nogales, Ariz.
TUCSON HEBREW ACADEMY was recently selected to a receive a grant from the Legacy Heritage Fund for Jewish Education, a scholarship fund to assist families struggling to maintain the children’s Jewish education despite financial difficulties due to the current economic environment. The funds, awarded to schools located in small and mid-sized Jewish communities across the United States, are targeted to assist children in grades 6-12 from families where one or both parents have lost jobs or had their jobs significantly downgraded.
DR. ALAN L. GOLDBERG, a board certified rehabilitation psychologist and an attorney, received the Lifetime Practice Excellence Award at the American Psychological Association’s annual convention in San Diego in August. Goldberg, the association noted, “has advocated for those with disabling conditions at the local, state and national level” and has been active in numerous APA committees.