THE JEWISH FEDERATION OF SOUTHERN ARIZONA has hired MELISSA HALL as office and facilities manager. She will transition from her current position as executive assistant at the Jewish Community Foundation of Southern Arizona, where she has worked for the past 16 years, and will support both JFSA and JCF when they move into their new building. She started at JCF as marketing and events coordinator, added technology coordinator to that position, then became a legacy coordinator before moving to her current role. Hall serves on the board of Congregation Or Chadash. She is a former Tucson Hebrew Academy board member and a former member of the JFSA Young Women’s Cabinet.
TUCSON’S BBYO groups, Kadima BBG and Abba Godol AZA, sent an unprecedented 16 teens to the international convention held February 16-20 in Dallas and a record 20 teens to Mountain Region conclave held April 6-9 in Prescott. BBYO is an international pluralistic Jewish youth movement. Six members ran for the regional board, with Josh Cohen elected regional aleph godol (president), Jaden Boling elected regional gizbor (treasurer) and Avin Kreisler elected regional shaliach (Judaics vice president). Tucson senior Alex Senti, as regional moreh (membership vice president), led a membership drive that increased regional membership by more than 12 percent. For more information on BBYO, contact Oren Riback, city director, at 299-3000 or email@example.com