In Focus

In focus 9.14.18

Alumnae, new members mingle at Young Women’s Cabinet retreat

Young Women’s Cabinet members celebrate Shabbat at the Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort, Aug. 17. (L-R) Simone Krame, Jenny Rothschild, Laura Kravec, Karen Sadow, Rachel Jarrett, Melissa Landau (YWC alum), Lindsay Berkman, Katie Stellitano, Meg Knight, Jennifer Bell (YWC alum), Jennifer Selco, Bronwyn Sternberg, Nicole Zuckerman-Morris (YWC co-chair), and Kathy Gerst (YWC co-chair) (Not pictured: Rachel Haimowitz, Aimee Katz, Jamie Kippur, Ally Ross)

The members of the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona’s 2018-2019 Young Women’s Cabinet held their annual retreat last month. They spent 24 hours celebrating Shabbat, getting to know each other, learning about the Tucson Jewish community and the mission of the Federation.

For more information about the YWC, email Danielle Larcom at

Mt. Lemmon is rustic setting for Young Men’s Group retreat

(L-R) Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona Young Men’s Group members Stephen Segal, Joey De la Rosa, Nathan Rothschild, Isaac Figueroa, Oren Riback, Jeff Winkelman, Antar Davidson de Sa, Alex Chaffin, Kevin de la Rosa, Eric Natter, Eric Mellan on Mt. Lemmon, Aug. 25.

The Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona 2018-2019 Young Men’s Group held its annual leadership development retreat last month on Mt. Lemmon, where members learned about community programs and the work of the Federation. Through discussions of personal and community values, allocations exercises, and leadership style training, members set the tone for a year of continuing to build leadership skills. Former Men’s Group chairs Alex Chaffin, Adam Goldstein, Mike Ash, Michael Shiner, and Ben Pozez helped in facilitating the retreat. For more information about the YMG, email Matt Landau at


Ariel Goldberg, the Jewish History Museum’s 2018-2019 Zuckerman Fellow, speaks about their plans for programming at a reception at 5 Points Market on Wednesday, Aug. 22.

JHM welcomes new Zuckerman Fellow

The Jewish History Museum has awarded Ariel Goldberg the 2018-2019 Zuckerman Fellowship. As curator of community engagement, Goldberg will develop the museum’s public programming and continue to grow community partnerships. Goldberg’s publications include “The Estrangement Principle” (Nightboat Books, 2016) and “The Photographer” (Roof Books, 2015). From 2014-2017, Goldberg organized readings at The Poetry Project in New York City. Goldberg’s writing has appeared in e-flux, Artforum, and Art in America. Goldberg is currently working on two books: “Heavy Equipment,” essays on the language LGBTQ photographers used to relate to their subjects before the digital revolution, and “A Century,” a poetic novel on the partnership of art critic Elizabeth McCausland and photographer Berenice Abbott.