In Focus

In Focus: Hanukkah 2018

Rabbi Billy Lewkowicz reads “Our Eight Nights of Hanukkah.”

A Hanukkah celebration, PJ Library-style

Around 90 people, including children, parents, and grandparents, attended PJ Library and PJ Our Way’s “Let It Glow: A Hanukkah Celebration” at the east side Barnes & Noble on Sunday, Dec. 2. Rabbi Billy Lewkowicz read “Our Eight Nights of Hanukkah” by Michael J. Rosen, illustrated by DyAnne DiSalvo. Children created glow stick menorahs, played dreidel and enjoyed chocolate Hanukkah gelt.

A PJ Our Way member shows off her glow stick menorah at Barnes & Noble Dec. 2.



















THA kids celebrate Hanukkah with the mayor

From left, Sigal Devorah (Hebrew/Judaics teacher), Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild, Robin Garcia (first grade teacher), Gio Mata (first grade teacher’s assistant) and Rabbi Billy Lewkowicz (Judaic studies director) with Tucson Hebrew Academy first graders at the mayor’s office Dec. 3.

Tucson Hebrew Academy’s first-grade class visited Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild’s office on Monday, Dec. 3 to celebrate Hanukkah. The THA students lit the menorah and led the office staff in the blessings. They toured the mayor’s office and admired the views overlooking Tucson, delivered a handmade gift for the mayor, and enjoyed cookies he provided.