In Focus

In Focus 5.4.18

Seated (L-R): Walter Feiger, Sidney Finkel, Barbara Agee. Standing: Yulia Genina, Naama Potok (Mrs. Frank), Ann Arvia (Mrs. Van Dann), Harold Dixon (Mr. Kraler), Annique Dveirin

Holocaust survivors meet “Anne Frank” cast

Three actors from the Arizona Theater Company production of “The Diary of Anne Frank” spent the morning with Holocaust survivors at Jewish Family & Children’s Services on Tuesday, April 24. The actors and the survivors talked about their relationship to the production and got to know one another in a lively and informative discussion.  The survivors were particularly impressed by learning about Chaim Potok from his daughter, actor Naama Potok, who plays Mrs. Frank in the production. The group will attend a matinee performance on Sunday, May 6.


Jewish life blooms in Ekaterinburg, Russia

The Ural Russian Folk Instruments Orchestra performs a Purim concert on March 4 in Ekaterinbug, Russia.

The Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona helps provide vital services for Jews in Ekaterinburg, Russia. JFSA recently received photos from March and April events in Ekaterinburg: a  Purim concert, Passover seders and a Yom HaShoah Memorial.

Residents of Ekaterinburg, Russia, attend one of two community seders on March 30, the first night of Passover.


U.S. Consul General Paul M. Carter, Ph.D., speaks at the Yom HaShoah Memorial in Ekaterinburg, Russia, on April 15.