Bryan Davis, executive director of the Jewish History Museum and Holocaust History Center, co-chaired the Council of American Jewish Museums 2019 conference in Los Angeles March 3-5. Davis’ co-chair for the conference, “The Creative Challenge: Museums for the Next Generation,” was Gravity Goldberg, director of public programs and visitor experience at The Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco.
Jewish Family & Children’s Services of Southern Arizona has published a Russian language edition of “To Tell Our Stories: Holocaust Survivors of Southern Arizona.” The first two volumes, compiled by Raisa Moroz, program manager for JFCS Holocaust survivors’ services, and volunteer Richard Fenwick, a retired U.S. Air Force Russian translator, were published in English in 2015 and 2018, detailing the experiences of 81 survivors. Diana Povolotskaya, case manager for JFCS Holocaust survivor services, worked with Moroz and Fenwick to publish the Russian language edition. The books are available from JFCS or on Amazon.com.
Desert Melodies and Cabaret Boheme will present “For Love or Money,” a song and dance extravaganza with a live four-piece band led by Harriet Siskin, March 9 at 7 p.m. and March 10 at 2 p.m. at the Arizona Rose Theatre in the lower level of the Tucson Mall. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Humane Society of Southern Arizona. For more information, visit https://loveormoney.bpt.me.
The Invisible Theatre presented the Edith Head Style Award and the 2019 Goldie Klein Guest Artist Award to Camerone Parker McCulloch, a model, author, inspirational speaker and philanthropist. The Goldie Award was established in 1988 to pay tribute to Goldie Klein, mother of the IT’s artistic director, Susan Claassen. The awards were presented March 3 at a brunch at The Carriage House.
The Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block is relaunching its Spring Artisans Market as the Spring Art Market + Flower Festival, March 15-17, featuring fine arts and artisans booths, local food and music, floral displays inside the museum, and free museum admission Friday-Sunday. For more information, visit www.tucsonmuseumofart.org.
Temple Kol Hamidbar in Sierra Vista has started a weekly Friday night Torah study group, “Wrestling with Torah,” 6 p.m-7:15 p.m., followed by the 7:30 p.m. Shabbat service. The new JPS Hebrew-English Tanakh (Bible) is the primary text; a knowledge of Hebrew is not required.
Creative Slice, a web design firm, won three Top 50 AAFT Awards from the American Advertising Federation Tucson for its designs for Sion Power, World of Children, and the Houston Zoo. The prizes were awarded Feb. 12 at the Whistle Stop Depot.