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Southern Arizona, Then and Now: Jewish community members under 40 and over 70 talk about our past, present and future

AJP_B_1:Layout 1Who knows what Tucson’s energetic young Jewish leaders may accomplish in the next 30 years? Four of those leaders profiled here, Amy Beyer, Adam Goldstein, Ben Pozez and Sarah Heisler Singer, have already contributed a great deal to the future of Jewish Tucson, belying the stereotype of apathetic young Jews we so often hear. From serving on a multitude of Jewish boards and committees, to singing in a synagogue choir, they have followed in the footsteps of family members and other outstanding Jewish role models.

In this special Rosh Hashanah issue, we also shine a spotlight on several of those older role models. Whether instituting important medical advances in the fight against cancer; upholding Jewish values through an active family and synagogue life in Nogales and Tucson; fundraising and planning for future growth with compassion, at home and in Israel; or advancing social services and advocacy for the aging — David Alberts, Roberta Bracker, Jack Cole and Marian Lupu have done our Jewish community proud.

As it says in Pirkei Avot (Ethics of Our Fathers), “You are not required to complete the task [of healing the world] but neither are you free to desist from it.”

Let us continue the work of tikkun olam in 5775. And may it be a year of peace and sweetness for all.

David Alberts

Amy Beyer

Roberta Bracker

Jack Cole

Adam Goldstein

Marian Lupu

Ben Pozez

Sarah Singer