MICHELLE BLUMENBERG, director of the University of Arizona Hillel Foundation, received a Community Service Award from the UA SALT (Strategic Alternative Learning Techniques) Center at its annual Family Weekend Celebration and Awards Ceremony on Oct. 9. Hillel recently hosted the SALT tutoring program while the SALT Center was undergoing renovations.
JOEL FEINMAN has announced a campaign for the Democratic nomination for Pima County Attorney in the 2016 election. A graduate of the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, Feinman is a criminal trial lawyer at the Pima County Defender’s Office. He is chair of the board of directors of Planned Parenthood Arizona and teaches trial practice as an adjunct professor of law at the UA. More information is available at joelfeinman.com.
Tenor DAVID MONTEFIORE, past president of the Jewish Ministers Cantors Association of America and Canada, will join pianist David Craig in “An Evening of Bel Canto” benefit concerts Nov. 7 and Dec. 19 at 7 p.m. at Premier Piano/Steinway, 2990 N. Swan Road. Funds are being raised for an Arizona Fisher House to provide free lodging for military and veterans’ families while a loved one is receiving medical treatment. Tickets are $36 reserved or $18 at the door. Send checks to Arizona Fisher House c/o Frank Youdelman, POB 64981, Tucson, AZ 85728. For more information call Montefiore at 444-5795.
DONALD PITT, a Tucson businessman and entrepreneur, has been awarded The Educational Enrichment Foundation’s Ray Davies Lifetime Humanitarian Achievement Award. Pitt served on the Arizona Board of Regents for more than a decade and was a member of TUSD’s committee to desegregate in the 1980s. He currently serves on the Southern Arizona Leadership Council board and co-chairs its education taskforce committee.