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Synagogues, Hillel will join multi-faith pack-a-thon

Congregation Or Chadash, Temple Emanu-El and the University of Arizona Hillel Foundation are participating in this year’s Pack-a-Thon on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2-4 p.m. at the Muslim Community Center, 5100 N. Kevy Place. This is a multi-faith program involving these Jewish organizations, churches and the Muslim community of Tucson to package 50,000 meals for the needy in Pima County. Each organization is asked to make a donation toward the $18,000 goal necessary to prepare this food, and to provide volunteers to package and deliver the food to the distribution organizations around Tucson.

To sign up as a volunteer, for Or Chadash, contact Len Kronman at; for Temple Emanu-El, contact Degas Lopez at; and for Hillel, contact Michelle Blumenberg at