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Teens, seniors will launch life stories book at reception

Gianna Lampert and partner Ruth Cooper at Handmaker Jewish Services for the Aging (Photo: Angela Salmon)

Tracing Roots 2.0 paired Tucson’s Jewish teens with residents of Handmaker Jewish Services for the Aging to build meaningful relationships. The program encourages participants to learn together, share their stories, trace their ancestry and bring memories to life through technology and personal interaction.

Tucson Hebrew High students met regularly with Handmaker resident partners over recent months to document their life stories. Those stories have been compiled into a book, written by the students, which will be unveiled at a free community reception Sunday, April 14 at 3:15 p.m. Family, friends and the public are invited to celebrate the project. The event will be held in the Handmaker Great Room, 2221 N. Rosemont Blvd. To RSVP, contact Nanci Levy, community outreach coordinator at Handmaker, at