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Fast facts about the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona

Did you know … that the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona is a 501c3 charitable organization?

Did you know … that the Federation, in turn, supports six local community agencies that also are nonprofits?  They are the University of Arizona Hillel Foundation, Handmaker Jewish Services for the Aging, Jewish Family & Children’s Services, Jewish History Museum/Holocaust History Center, Tucson Hebrew Academy, and the Tucson Jewish Community Center.

Did you know … that the Federation provides burials for indigent Jews who otherwise would be buried in a potter’s field? Recently, the Federation facilitated the burial of a community member’s loved one who otherwise would not have been able to afford a traditional Jewish burial. Making this happen involved the coordinated efforts of JFSA, JFCS, Rabbi Batsheva Appel of Temple Emanu-El, Evergreen Cemetery, and Pima County.

Look for more fast facts about the JFSA in future issues.