Kalmanovitz Center dedication
Some 200 guests attended the dedication of the Paul and Lydia Kalmanovitz Elder Care Center on Monday, Oct. 27. Located on the campus of Handmaker Jewish Services for the Aging, the center is a partnership between Handmaker and Tucson Medical Center. The Kalmanovitz Foundation pledged $3 million toward the center, with a fundraising campaign supplying an additional $1.5 million. Handmaker will provide long-term care of patients with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, while TMC will provide short-term geriatric psychiatry care. Community leaders present included Mayor Jonathan Rothschild and U.S. Rep. Ron Barber. Rabbi Thomas Louchheim gave the opening prayer and benediction; Rabbi Samuel M. Cohon led the mezuzah dedication and closing prayer.
Mega Challah Bake
Close to 200 women and girls took part in the Mega Challah Bake, cosponsored by Chabad Tucson and the Tucson Jewish Community Center, on Thursday, Oct. 23 at the JCC. The event marked Tucson’s participation in the Shabbos Project, a global movement to celebrate the Jewish day of rest.