People in the News

People in the news 11.8.19

Tidhar Ozeri was awarded a 2019 Gabe Zimmerman Memorial Scholarship by Arizona State University’s School of Social Work. The five scholarship recipients were recognized at a luncheon on Sept. 20. Ozeri is in his final year of ASU’s Masters in Social Work program in Tucson. He completed his first-year counseling internship with Jewish Family & Children’s Services of Southern Arizona and is currently interning with the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System. The scholarship is awarded to ASU Tucson MSW students who demonstrate a dedication to the areas of public behavioral health or policy, and who show a commitment to the values of service and social justice that Zimmerman demonstrated in his personal and professional life. Zimmerman, an aide to U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, was killed in the Jan. 8, 2011 shooting in Tucson.

Nancy Charak, Sarah Frieden, Julie Szerina Stein, and Ann Marcus Lapidus of the Jewish Artist Group are included in the University of Arizona Lunar & Planetary Laboratory’s sixth annual “The Art of Planetary Science” exhibition. An opening reception is Friday, Nov. 15, 5-9 p.m. at the Kuiper Space Sciences building, 1629 E. University Blvd. The show continues Nov. 16 and 17, 1-5 p.m. The Jewish Artist Group, facilitated by the Jewish Concierge, is funded by the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona and the Jewish Roundtable.

“Marguerite,” a musical by composer Michael Cooper, who grew up in Nogales, with book and lyrics by Anton Dudley, will have its New York premiere at the Astoria Performing Arts Center in Queens, New York, Nov. 8-23, starring Tony award-winner Cady Huffman.