Handmaker to honor Tucson’s oldest Jews

Handmaker Jewish Services for the Aging will hold its third annual “Celebration of Tucson’s Oldest Jewish Residents” on Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 11 a.m. The free lunch is a celebration of Jewish Tucsonans ages 90 and older.

The lunch will begin with a color guard presentation by Tucson’s Jewish War Veterans. Rabbi Richard Safran, Tucson’s Jewish Community Chaplain, will be recognized for his dedication and service to the Jewish community. Safran visits Jewish patients at Tucson-area hospitals and also visits Handmaker residents every week.

The theme of the lunch is L’Dor VaDor, (from generation to generation). Each guest will receive a handmade gift created collaboratively by Handmaker and Temple Emanu-El’s 8th grade class. The event will also feature presentations from local rabbis and cantors.

For more information or to RSVP, contact Lori Riegel, Handmaker religious and cultural education coordinator, at 322-7006 or lriegel@handmaker.org.