Handmaker Jewish Services for the Aging will hold its fifth annual “Celebration of Tucson’s Oldest Jewish Residents” on Tuesday, Oct. 22 at 11 a.m. The lunch is a celebration of Jewish Tucsonans ages 88 and older.
The Wexler family will be recognized for their spirit of volunteerism and commitment to Handmaker. The theme of the lunch is “It’s a Family Affair.” Michael Wexler, DDS, is the incoming president of the Handmaker Foundation. Allison Wexler serves on the Handmaker board of directors. Their two eldest daughters, Lily and Bella, are regular volunteers at Handmaker, helping residents with a variety of tasks, including walking their dogs, playing board games and assisting in daily exercise classes. Their youngest daughter, Sage, attends holiday celebrations at Handmaker with her family.
The ceremony will include presentations from local rabbis and cantors. The oldest Jewish man and the oldest Jewish woman in attendance will be recognized with commemorative pins. Local musician Moss Worthington will play piano and steel drums in the Grand Foyer prior to the luncheon. There is no charge, but an RSVP is required to Andrea Ramirez, volunteer director, at 547-6050 or [email protected].