About 250 people attended the community Yom HaShoah commemoration, “Diplomatic Acts of Conscience and Courage,” on Sunday, April 27 at Temple Emanu-El. Along with a candlelighting ceremony honoring local survivors, the afternoon event featured a lecture about Gilberto Bosques, a Mexican diplomat who helped save thousands of Jews. Lillian Liberman, director of the documentary “Visa to Paradise,” told Bosques’ story. The commemoration was sponsored by the Jewish Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona and the Consulate of Mexico.
The Froggies of Egypt Land
The Tucson Jewish Community Center Performing Arts Club presented “Sergeant Bull Frog and the Froggies of Egypt Land,” an original story by Julie Zorn, JCC Jewish culture specialist, on Monday, April 7. The class is an after-school enrichment program for grades K-8.
Men’s Night Out
Comedian Myq Kaplan entertained about 150 men (and a few female guests) at the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona’s Men’s Night Out on Thursday, April 10. The dinner was held at the Tucson Jewish Community Center. Richard Belkin, one of the Federation’s Super Sunday co-chairs, received the MENtor award at the event.