Federation breaks ground
The Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona held a groundbreaking ceremony on Sunday, Dec. 4 for the Harvey and Deanna Evenchik Center for Jewish Philanthropy, the new building it will share with the Jewish Community Foundation. The site is on the northwest corner of the Tucson Jewish Community Center parking lot. The project was launched as the Federation is celebrating its 70th year.
Temple Emanu-El hosted its first intergenerational Thanksgiving lunch on Tuesday, Nov. 22, with guests from Handmaker Jewish Services for the Aging joining children, parents and grandparents from the Olga and Bob Strauss Early Childhood Education Center.
In honor of Giving Tuesday, Bank of America gave B’nai B’rith Covenant House a grant for $10,000 on Nov. 28. B’nai B’rith Covenant House is HUD housing facility for low-income seniors ages 62 and older; the grant will help with supplemental nutrition and other items to maintain the well-being of the 120 residents.