‘Challah Prince’ to Come to Tucson March 7

On March 7, the Jewish Community Relations Council for Tucson & Southern Arizona, the Weintraub Israel Center, the Tucson J, Tucson Hebrew Academy (THA) and Tucson Jewish Museum & Holocaust Center (TJMHC) will host Idan Chabasov, professionally known as the Challah Prince, at THA. A wildly popular social media… Read more »

The Tucson and Southern Arizona Community is Celebrating 18 Years of PJ Library

Did you know that PJ Library turns 18 years this year? On Sunday, March 3, PJ Library in Southern Arizona will host an 18th Birthday Bash for PJ Library. The Birthday Bash is made possible thanks to a grant from the Harold Grinspoon Foundation. The Birthday Bash is free and… Read more »

Use Your Head for Hillel – Trivia Night on March 31

In a shifting environment of nonprofit fundraisers, University of Arizona Hillel (UAHillel), is excited to host a casual, creative, and collaborative Trivia Night on Sunday, March 31. Want to put your obscure English Lit degree to work? Rock your Judaic knowledge from Hebrew School? Show off your enthusiasm for… Read more »

Doctor and Author Suzanne Koven to Share Power of Story in Cindy Wool Seminar

Thirty years after she was a medical intern, Suzanne Koven, MD, MFA wrote an essay, “Letter to a Young Female Physician,” telling newly minted doctors what she wished she knew back then. She described the sexist assumptions, “some infuriating, some merely annoying,” that plague medicine and “another, more insidious… Read more »

‘Being Alive’: Mandy Patinkin Returns to Tucson

Mandy Patinkin has an unbridled zest for life. Whether he is talking about a morning walk with his dog or his extraordinary career as an actor, singer, and storyteller, Patinkin’s voice booms with enthusiasm. The Tony and Emmy Award-winning star brings that joie de vivre to Tucson next month,… Read more »

Tucson Jewish Museum & Holocaust Center’s Lakin Lecture Series on Antisemitism Continues with Dr. Dov Waxman

On Sunday, January 7th, Tucson Jewish Museum & Holocaust Center (TJMHC) will welcome Dov Waxman as the final presenter in this season’s Lakin Lecture Series on Antisemitism. Dr. Waxman is the Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation Professor of Israel Studies at UCLA. His research focuses on the Israel-Palestine Conflict,… Read more »

Announcing the Tucson J International Film Festival

Lights… camera… action! The Tucson J International Film Festival opens January 11, with in-person and virtual screenings and post-film programs for select films through January 21, and virtual screenings of most films continuing through January 31. The 2024 Tucson J International Film Festival is multi-access, running from January 11… Read more »

Hanukkah is Here! Events Planned Across Southern Arizona

Hanukkah, Chanukah, Hanuka, Channukah, Hannukah — there are many ways to spell it and even more ways to celebrate the Festival of Lights in Tucson and Southern Arizona this year. The holiday begins with the first candle on the evening of Dec. 7. PJ Library will provide Hanukkah: It’s… Read more »

Hadassah Speaker to Address Awkward End-of-Life Issues

Diane Ashton, Ph.D., will present “What to Say When You Don’t Know What to Say” for Hadassah Southern Arizona on Sunday, Dec. 3 at 3 p.m. at Congregation Bet Shalom, 3881 E. River Road. The chapter also will install its new slate of officers at the dessert and coffee… Read more »

Can You Be Zionist and Progressive? (Of Course!): Weintraub Israel Center to Bring Zioness Founder and Executive Director Amanda Berman to Tucson J

After a successful kick-off to a season of Arts, Culture + Community events with over 100 convening at the Tucson J earlier this month for a conversation with infamous author, Dara Horn, the Weintraub Israel Center is excited to welcome Zioness Founder and Executive Director, Amanda Berman to the… Read more »

Ronstadt Brothers and Vance Gilbert Show to Benefit JFCS

Jewish Family and Children’s Services of Southern Arizona (JFCS) is pleased to present a fundraising concert featuring Vance Gilbert, the great American folksinger/songwriter, at the Fox Tucson Theatre on Sunday, October 29 at 4 p.m. The show will open with Tucson favorites the Ronstadt Brothers, P.D. and Michael (Linda’s… Read more »

Head Football Coach Jedd Fisch Joins a (Really, Truly) Fun Night Out on Campus…And Helps Fuel the Jewish Future

UArizona Hillel’s annual fundraiser is less than three weeks away–on February 11–and we are thrilled that Head Football Coach Jedd Fisch will be our special guest at the opening mini-plenary. Our signature event–Come Home to Hillel–is a truly unique and fun night out. Unlike any other fundraiser (or friendraiser) in… Read more »

JFCS Connects Southern Arizona to International Refugee Shabbat

Jewish Family & Children’s Services (JFCS) of Southern Arizona is proud to participate in the fifth annual International Refugee Shabbat, which takes place February 3-4, 2023. Founded by HIAS (originally the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society), it is a moment for congregations, organizations, and individuals in the United States and… Read more »

Ronstadt Generations to Bring a Legacy of Heart and Soul to the Fox Theater

An incredible evening of music, family, and community will take place at the Fox Tucson Theatre on Sunday, October 23rd at 4 pm. Featuring four generations of the talented Ronstadt family and a special welcome by Linda Ronstadt, “The Ronstadt Family in Concert” will benefit Jewish Family & Children’s Services of… Read more »