In Focus

In Focus 11.23.18

50th-anniversary celebration

(L-R): Chad Rubin, Marshall and Susan Rubin, Lindy and Michael Beaver, Marla and Jared Rubin, Megumi Rubin and the grandchildren, Liliana, Milena and Eli

Marshall and Susan Rubin celebrated their 50th anniversary, which was officially on Aug. 11, with a party Oct. 21 for family and friends. About 55 people attended the party, held at Culinary Dropout, including the Rubin’s adult sons and their families, who live in Tucson, and Susan’s brother and sister-in-law who were visiting from Salem, Oregon.


Handmaker honors employees

(L-R): Tina Armstrong-Johnson, Diane Weintraub, Ron Weintraub, Abigail Delgado

On Tuesday, Nov. 13, Handmaker Jewish Services for the Aging hosted its annual dinner honoring employees with five or more years of service. Fifty-nine employees were on this year’s list. Special guests at the dinner were Diane and Ron Weintraub, who recently established a scholarship fund at Handmaker for employees furthering their education in healthcare.  The Weintraubs presented commemorative certificates to the first two recipients, Tina Armstrong-Johnson and Abigail Delgado, both currently licensed practical nurses who are completing schooling to obtain their registered nurse qualification


Shinshinit gets visit from home

Pictured in the lobby of the Harvey and Deanna Evenchik Center for Jewish Philanthropy Nov. 12, from left, Moshe Benacot, Marla Handler (member of Ron’s host family in Tucson), Ron Benacot, and Mirav Benacot.

Ron Benacot, one of Tucson’s two shinshiniyot (Israeli teen emissaries) this year, received a visit last week from her parents, who live in Moshav Mav-ki’im, in Tucson’s partnership region in Israel.