Long Realty Cares Foundation recently gave the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona a grant to acquire school spirit shirts for “Making A Difference Every Day: The Homer Davis Project,” a program of the JFSA Jewish Community Relations Council. Worn by students and staff, the shirts with the Homer Davis dragon and the Long Realty logo connect the children to their school and provide a sense of community and pride.
At a reception on Sunday, Jan. 8 for the “Visiting Your Roots” exhibit at the Beth Shalom Temple Center in Green Valley, Sherry Hoffman Blum places a push pin in a map to identify the country from which her family originated. David Graizbord, Ph.D., of the Arizona Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Arizona presented “Blooming Where We Are Planted?” at the reception, attended by about 40 people. The exhibit continues through Feb. 15.
Some 200 volunteers from Temple Emanu-El, the Muslim Community Center of Tucson and Catalina Methodist Church came together on Sunday, Jan. 8 for the 2nd Annual Interfaith
Pack-a-thon at the Muslim Community Center, packaging over 50,000 meals for the homeless. The program is a partnership with Outreach, Inc., which has provided ingredients to package more than 260 million meals in the past decade.