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Note cards honor TIPS art contest winners

Drawings by Natalie Leonard and Zevi Bloomfield are the local winners in an art contest sponsored by the TIPS communities of Tucson, Israel, Phoenix and Seattle. The drawings are printed on note cards the Israel Center will distribute at community events.

"Partnership" by Natalie Leonard
"Partnership" by Zevi Bloomfield

This is the fourth year of the TIPS art contest; in prior years the drawings were featured in a calendar. This year’s theme was how each student can be a partner with a student in our Israeli partnership communities. The contest, supported by the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona and the Israel Center, is one of TIPS’ people-to-people projects; TIPS also works to empower youth and young adults in Kiryat Malachi and Hof Ashkelon.

Leonard, who was a sixth grade student at Tucson Hebrew Academy when she entered the contest, and Bloomfield, who was a second grader at Temple Emanu-El, will be honored at the second Israeli Ethnic Epicurean Gala Dinner on Wednesday, Nov. 3 at the Tucson Jewish Community Center. The event is part of the Heartbeat of Israel series.For tickets, contact Tremia Cox at the Israel Center, 577-9393, ext. 133, or [email protected] org.