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Festivities will focus on children, families

Jewish Family & Children’s Services of Southern Arizona serves the whole community and all ages. (Photo courtesy Jewish Family & Children’s Services)

Jewish Family & Children’s Services of Southern Arizona is hosting a free, family-friendly event, “Celebration of Caring for Tucson’s Children” on Sunday, May 19, from 12-3 p.m. at the Scottish Rite, 160 S. Scott Ave. Children of all ages are welcome. There will be food and music for parents and children to enjoy.

As keynote speakers, Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild and Edmund Marquez, a local businessman and former JFCS board member, will talk about families and the Tucson community. A children’s mariachi band will welcome guests, professionally trained dancer Elianah Slotnick will teach Hispanic and Jewish folk dances, and Little House of Funk, voted Tucson’s best R&B band, will play.

Nonprofits with a child or family focus will exhibit program materials, including Chicanos Por La Causa; Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona; El Rio; Homicide Survivors, Inc.; Jewish History Museum; Tucson Jewish Community Center; Tu Nidito; and the YWCA.

“This event is going to be a wonderful opportunity to share with Tucson the services JFCS provides to the whole community,” says Carlos Hernández, JFCS President and CEO. “We are excited to include other organizations with a child or family focus in this event so they can share about their services as well.”

For more information, call 795-0300.