THA to honor Carroll with Tikkun Olam Award

Ray Carroll
Ray Carroll

On Sunday, Nov. 2, at 5:30 p.m., Tucson Hebrew Academy will honor Pima County Supervisor Ray Carroll at its annual Tikkun Olam event.

“Ray Carroll served as a hardworking and much beloved trustee on the Tucson Hebrew Academy board for many years, and has truly become an honorary member of the Jewish community,” says Jon Ben-Asher, head of school.

Carroll has spent most of his adult life serving the entire Pima County community. Now in his fifth term on the board of supervisors, he has been a champion of seniors’ rights at the local, state and national level. A nationally recognized leader in environmental protection efforts, he was an original supporter of Pima County’s Sonoran Desert Conservation Plan. He is also a supporter of the Humane Society and enjoys spending time with his wife, sons, and three rescue dogs.

“The Jewish concept of tikkun olam (literally, “world repair”) is a call for all to do their part to help repair the world. Through public service and by working to perfect ourselves, we each contribute in our own unique way to making the world a better place. Through his service to the Pima County community, both as an elected official and a volunteer, Mr. Carroll exemplifies the idea of tikkun olam,” says Ben-Asher. “Tucson Hebrew Academy is thrilled to be honoring him with this year’s Tikkun Olam Award.”

The evening will include entertainment by comedian Joel Chasnoff, author of “The 188th Crybaby Brigade.” Chasnoff has amused audiences on stage and screen in eight countries with anecdotes about the absurd details of Jewish life.

Proceeds from the event will benefit THA, helping to bridge the gap between tuition fees and the school’s expenses, says Ben-Asher.

Tickets are $150 per person or $250 per couple. For tickets or sponsorship opportunities, contact Julee Dawson at 529-3888 or visit www.thaaz.org.