Summer campers at the J traveled through time to visit Old Tucson Studios and learn about the Jewish History Museum time capsule that was opened by Gabrielle Giffords in 2010. They decided to make their own time capsules and stuffed them with a penny, recent articles from the Arizona Jewish Post, a Tucson J Center View newsletter and a biography of themselves and what life is like in 2016.
Temple Emanu-El confirmation
The Temple Emanu-El confirmation class of 5776 celebrated their confirmation at Shabbat evening services on June 10.
Pictured: Front row (L-R): Samantha Leonard, Diane Zashin, Emily Jones, Tommy Ramirez, Rabbi Batsheva Appel; back row: Cantorial Soloist Marjorie Hochberg, Elena Ecelbarger, Ryan Ballis, Max Navarrette, Zoe Fisher, Rabbi Samuel M. Cohon
Seven Tucson teens volunteered at Camp Swift in Prescott last month, joining more than 50 other teens, mostly from the Phoenix area. Camp Swift Overnight Camp, founded in 1980 by Jewish teens, provides economically disadvantaged youth with a free residential summer camp experience, while giving teen counselors the opportunity to make an impact on the children’s lives.
Pictured (L-R): Emily Youngerman, Maya Levy, Hayley Yalen, Rafe Centuori, Andrew Gross, Nathan Rix and Michael Gross