In Focus 2011, Jan.-March

“You’re never too young to appreciate the Post!” says Marlene Morton, who snapped this impromptu photo of her grandson, Trevin Morton, with the Feb. 25 issue. Trevin is the son of Kerri and Craig Morton.

Laura Tohe with Bob Gershon, NW Division advisory council member and vice chair of the program committee




Eighty-five people attended “Armed with our Language, We Went to War,” the Northwest Division of the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona’s presentation by Laura Tohe, Ph.D., daughter of a Navaho code talker, on Monday, Feb. 28. The event was cosponsored by the Arizona Humanities Council.

Madeline Friedman (CAI president), left, and Sha­ron Klein (event chair), right, join Rabbis Robert Eisen, Arthur Oleisky and Kelley Gludt at the conclusion of the rabbis’ “Anshei Israel Through the Dec­ades” presentation.



Congregation Anshei Israel celebrated its 80th birthday on Feb. 13, with 275 attending the dinner event.

L-R: Seymour Shapiro, Saul Stoltz, Dr. Barry Friedman, Martin Harow, Murray Baker, Irwin Brewster and Alan Winner




Members of the Jewish War Veterans Friedman-Paul Post 201 recently delivered a time capsule to Barry Friedman, president of Tucson’s Jewish History Museum, for placement in the museum’s time vault. The capsule, which will be opened in October 2110, contains a list of current and past members, a JWV cap and a picture of members attending the Nov. 28, 2010 meeting.

(L-R) Alyssa Silva, Ellis Halter, Sarah Rockowitz, Cate Rubin and Andrew Whitehill

At the B’nai Tzedek Tucson Stone Soup Celebration on Sunday, Jan. 9, the Teen Advisory Council raised $2,100 through a silent auction, more than tripling the amount raised last year. The $2,100 will be available for the council to distribute in its group grant that is awarded at the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona Annual Meeting. This year, the council chose education as its focus issue; these dollars will go to a local non-profit that works to enrich educational programs in our community.

Rabbi Yossi Winner (left) presents Brad Efune with a Student of Honor award.

Chabad at the University of Arizona held a student-organized dinner for 200 students, alumni and parents on March 6 at the Tucson Marriott University Park hotel.