McSally dinner with UA student leaders
U.S. Rep. Martha McSally spoke to some 80 University of Arizona student leaders on Tuesday, Oct. 13 about the U.S.-Israel relationship, saying it needed to be strengthened. The dinner, held at the UA Hillel Foundation, was hosted by CatPAC Wildcats for Israel and Christians United for Israel at the UA. Participating groups included College Republicans, Young Democrats, ROTC, Federalist Society and the ASUA Senate.
Tucson Hebrew Academy students joined with residents and staff of Handmaker Jewish Services for the Aging at a surprise party for Gertrude Shankman on her 101st birthday on Oct. 26. Led by Rabbi Billy Lewkowicz, the children sang and danced around Shankman and gave her birthday cards and hugs.
Mega Challah Bake
On Oct. 23, 250 women and girls came together at the Tucson Jewish Community Center for the second annual Mega Challah Bake, co-sponsored by Chabad Tucson. Along with learning to prepare and braid challah dough (the loaves were taken home for baking), participants danced a hora that encircled the ballroom, played games, tasted a variety of challah flavors and dips, and learned about the mitzvah of making challah. The event was part of the global Shabbos Project.