JFSA thanks building donors with gala
Some 250 donors to the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona’s capital campaign attended a gala on Sunday, Oct. 1 at the Harvey and Deanna Evenchik Center for Jewish Philanthropy, the new home of the Federation and the Jewish Community Foundation of Southern Arizona.
Adopt-A-Park honors Tucson J’s Taglit group
The Tucson Jewish Community Center’s Special Needs Taglit group was honored by the Adopt-A-Park program at a ceremony on Friday, Sept. 29 at the Tucson J. For more than a year, Taglit members have volunteered to remove litter and report maintenance needs at Rio Vista Natural Resources Park through the Tucson Clean & Beautiful Adopt-A-Park and Public Areas Program.
Approximately 1,000 Tucsonans of all ages turned out for the third annual Stone Avenue Block Party, a joint project of the Jewish History Museum and the Consulate of Mexico in Tucson on Saturday, Oct. 7. Food trucks and a beer garden did a brisk business, while people danced and swayed to live music by Mexico City’s Klezmerson, which fuses the sounds of Europe’s Jewish tradition with Mexican, rock, funk and jazz influences. More than 375 people toured the Jewish History Museum, which was open for the evening.