In Focus 2011, July-Sept.

(L-R) David Rosen, Illana Hearshen, Joshua Goldfarb, Marina Kandova, Sara Lindenbaum, David Neely (behind Sara), Rachel Neely, Julia Tenen, Johanna Weisberg, Jermaine Moore

Thirty people attended a Young Adults 20s-30s group Chardonnay Shabbat service and dairy potluck dinner at Temple Emanu-El on Friday, June 17, led by Rabbi Jason Holtz and cosponsored by Young Jewish Tucson.
The next Young Adults Chardonnay Shabbat service and dinner will be on Friday, August 12, beginning with a wine, cheese and fruit pre-oneg at 5 p.m. at Temple Emanu-El. All Jewish 20s-30s are welcome.







(L-R) Frank Youdelman, Robbie Youdelman, Kino the Bambino and Cody Williams

About 85 people attended Jewish Heritage Night at the Tucson Padres baseball game on Sunday, Aug. 21. The event was sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona’s Outreach Connections in conjunction with more than a dozen local synagogues and Jewish agencies.










(L-R) David Smith, Marty Miller, Sylvia Winner, Alan Winner, Deborah Brookshire (hospital representative for veteran affairs), Murray Baker, Saul Stoltz and Pat Smith.

The Jewish War Veterans Friedman-Paul Post 201 presented a check for $3,000 to the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System on Aug. 10. The funds were from the sale of poppies.










Front row: Darren Yong, Shu-li Hsieh, Willow Yong, Trish Lindgren, Monyka Salazar, Deb Jacobson. Middle row: Cynthia Mick, Judith Weiser, Anne Markewitz, Barbara Gilbert, Luise Levy, Darryl Landau, Jorge Ruiz. Back row: Bobby Rothschild, Rhoda Miller, Brian Sowle, Bryan Kaplan. Not pictured: Alan Gilbert.






On Aug. 14, 18 members and friends of Congregation M’kor Hayim made 200 bag lunches for distribution by Casa Maria. Each bag contained two sandwiches, raisins, a trail mix bar and water.






(L-R)Bryan Nann, Hertz Corporation; Elizabeth Weiner-Schulman, JFCS board chair; Michael Quinn, 911 Collision Centers; Shira Ledman, JFCS president/CEO and Edmund Marquez, JFCS board member

Jewish Family & Children’s Services OneStop Home Medical Equipment program was the recipient of a Ford van donation on Aug. 23.  The gift, part of the national Recycled Rides Program, was arranged by Michael Quinn of 911 Collision Centers and Bryan Nann of Hertz Corporation.  The van will enable OneStop staff to receive donated home medical equipment and transport the refurbished and sanitized equipment to homebound individuals. OneStop Home Medical Equipment, formerly the Irving Greenfield Tucson Loan Chest, has moved to a retail space at the corner of Pima Street and Alvernon Way.







(L to R): Stephanie Evic, Event Co-chair Rachael Baker, Laura Lauder, Event Co-chair Debbie Kaye, Tamar Bergantino

More than 100 women turned out for the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona’s Women’s Philanthropy annual meeting and welcome on Thursday, Sept. 15 at Westward Look Resort, where philanthropist Laura Lauder spoke on “How Women Drive Strategic Jewish Philanthropy: A High-Impact Approach.”









(L-R): David and Jacob Ollanik

David and Jacob Ollanik, Ed Baruch and Eric Schindler represented the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona Real Estate and Allied Professionals group at Habitat for Humanity’s Freedom Build Day on Sunday, Sept. 11.