In Focus

In Focus 8.31.18

From left: Adam Goldstein, Jewish Family & Children’s Services Director Carlos Hernandez, and JFCS Board Chair Barbara Befferman-Danes

Young leaders help Federation disburse $10,000

The Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona recently awarded $10,000 to local agencies as part of its 2018 Young Leadership Campaign Special Teams initiative. Each team determined in May where to allocate their share of the JFSA funding. Team (Adam) Goldstein and Team (Isaac) Figueroa designated Jewish Family & Children’s Services of Southern Arizona’s Local Emergency Assistance Fund, which helps individuals and families avoid eviction, utility shut off, and hunger by offering short-term financial assistance. Team (Shelly) Kippur and Team (Ken) Morris chose the Tucson Jewish Community Center and its Taglit program, a day program for young adults with a range of physical and cognitive disabilities.

Tucson Jewish Community Center President and CEO Todd Rockoff, left, and Mary Cochran Wolk, former Tucson J board chair