Rabbi to speak on immigration reform at Hadassah luncheon

Rabbi Thomas Louchheim

Rabbi Thomas Louchheim will present “Immigration Reform: A Jewish View” at Hadassah Southern Arizona’s opening luncheon for the 2013-14 season, on Sunday, Sept. 29 at noon at McMahon’s Restaurant, 2959 N. Swan Road.

Louchheim was ordained in 1987 and has been the spiritual leader of Congregation Or Chadash since 1995. He has served as the co-chair of the Tucson Jewish community’s annual Yom HaShoah service and as president of the Tucson Board of Rabbis, as well as on the boards of Habitat for Humanity, Jewish Family & Children’s Services and Handmaker Jewish Services for the Aging. He holds a master’s degree in Hebrew literature and in 2012 received an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute for Religion commemorating his 25 years in the rabbinate.

The cost of the brunch is $18. To RSVP, send a check by Sept. 23 to Hadassah, c/o Marlene Zoloto, 10355 N. Fair Desert Dr., Oro Valley, AZ 85737 or call her at 219-6910.