ARIZONA JEWISH POST freelance writer CRAIG S. BAKER won an Arizona Press Club award in the community short-form writing category, for articles of 750 words or fewer. The second place award was for “TSO to host world-class Israeli violinist, rare instrument,” which appeared in the AJP’s Nov. 21, 2014 edition.
MATTHEW LANDAU will assume the role of leadership development and public relations director at the JEWISH FEDERATION OF SOUTHERN ARIZONA in June 2015. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in interdisciplinary international studies from the University of Arizona and has been an employment coordinator for Refugee Focus for the past four and a half years.
BRENDA LANDAU is joining the JEWISH COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF SOUTHERN ARIZONA as a legacy officer in June 2015. She has been senior vice president of the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona, having joined JFSA in 2008 as director of outreach and public relations. Prior to that she served as the director of education for Congregation Or Chadash for eight years and director of interfaith and family programming at the Tucson Jewish Community Center for two years.
The ARIZONA THEATRE COMPANY, TUCSON MUSEUM OF ART and TUCSON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA are among 10 Tucson arts groups awarded a total of $258,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts.
HADASSAH SOUTHERN ARIZONA made its third delivery of therapy dolls to Hadassah Hospital-Ein Kerem in Jerusalem’s pediatric ICU. The 25 dolls were handmade by Hadassah members in Green Valley and delivered by Cathy Olswing, president of the Hadassah Desert-Mountain Region. The local Hadassah chapter also donates dolls to the Diamond Children’s Medical Center at Banner-University Medical Center.