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Women to join for evening of creativity, giving

Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona Women’s Philanthropy will host Filling Empty Bowls Feb. 13.

Filling Empty Bowls is a new interactive event for Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona’s Women’s Philanthropy, hosted by its Pomegranate Division. The event on Wednesday, Feb. 13 promises opportunities for creative fun, food, drinks, and a chance to enjoy connecting with women of all ages.

The evening kicks off at the Tucson Jewish Community Center Art Gallery with wine and hors d’oeuvres, while the Art Studio will be set up for participants to add their artistic touch to clay bowls, along with a note or signature from each creator. After firing, the bowls will be auctioned at the Women’s Philanthropy Connections event, March 10, at La Paloma. Proceeds from the silent auction will benefit “Making a Difference Every Day: The Homer Davis Project,” a JFSA community engagement program.

“We have such a phenomenal Jewish community in Tucson, filled with extraordinary women,” says Sarah Singer, one of the originators of the event idea. “We want to create more opportunities for us to come together and socialize, while engaging in tikkun olam (healing the world) — we hope the Pomegranate Division will help us accomplish this goal.  We also hope to re-engage the women who, for whatever reason, are not currently active in our community.”

“We are very excited about creating a new energy within Women’s Philanthropy to continue the momentum fostered in Young Women’s Cabinet,” adds co-creator Amy Pozez. “We have noticed a desire among our peers to stay engaged, but they are unsure of their place in the Women’s Philanthropy umbrella. We have amazing bonding and leadership experiences within our cohorts in young leadership and look to keep that intimacy and connectedness without the pressure of increased giving. The goal is to keep these strong amazing women together, because together we do extraordinary things.”

Filling Empty Bowls will be Feb. 13 from 6 to 8 p.m. The cost is $18. RSVP at or contact Jane Scott at