In a message to the Tucson Hebrew Academy (THA) community following the October 7 terrorist attacks on Israel, Head of School Johanna Shlomovich wrote: “Our hearts are with our family and friends in Israel, and to those of us living in the Diaspora who feel these events at our core. We continue to mourn the loss of life, pray for the safe return of the hostages, and for the safety of soldiers protecting our homeland.”
THA recognizes that news coverage, images on social media and other inputs can all contribute to the impacts of these attacks on children around the world. The THA team continues to provide the time, space and opportunity for students to ask questions, share their emotions, and receive help from teachers as well as counseling from the support staff of JFCS in partnership with THA.
The week of October 8th, the THA school community came together to sing and pray for unity, peace, and the safety of the global Jewish community. Mr. Rami Yadid taught the students “Acheinu Kol Beit Yisrael” – a prayer for the safety of those in captivity. Rabbi Sara Metz joined to say a prayer for the State of Israel as well as a prayer of healing for all the people who are injured. Lighting a yahrzeit candle, students, staff, and parents
made a commitment to remember the people who have already perished.
THA is continuing all 50th anniversary events and associated development work, as the school community believes it is more important than ever to educate Jewish children so that they may be prepared for the future.
The Homecoming Open House will still be held on the THA Campus on Sunday, November 5th. Current and alumni families are invited to catch up and check in with your friends and fellow alumni from 12-3pm with activities and lunch. Adult beverages will be graciously sponsored by Mark Erman, current THA parent and owner of Ermanos Bar.
To RSVP please visit: thaalumni.org/events/alumni-homecoming