Tagged Chabad Tucson

Chabad to present Mega Challah Bake online

Southern Arizona’s Mega Challah Bake will be held in your own kitchen this year — with Chabad providing live instructions and entertainment via Zoom, plus ingredients for those who want them. “It has been a delight to organize and host the Mega Challah Bake of Tucson over the past… Read more »

Series will blend Torah insights, modern psychology

A new Chabad adult education course will explore what Judaism has to say about common negative emotions such as sadness, anxiety, anger, guilt, and shame. “Worrier to Warrior: Jewish Secrets to Feeling Good However You Feel” will be presented by Rabbi Yehuda Ceitlin at the Tucson Jewish Community Center,… Read more »

Mega Challah Bake: a celebration of bread, from Tucson to Bosnia

Hundreds of women and girls gathered at the Tucson Jewish Community Center on Thursday, Sept. 26, for the sixth annual Mega Challah Bake, co-sponsored by Chabad Tucson. Participants learned how to make and shape dough for round challahs in advance of the Rosh Hashanah holiday, enjoyed a buffet of… Read more »

Rabbi’s corner: Is your faith solid or fluid?

Rabbi Yehuda Ceitlin (Britta Van Vranken)

There is a tale about a rabbi whose synagogue was infested with mice. When the conventional method to get rid of them didn’t succeed, he turned to a fellow rabbi for advice. “Simple,” said his colleague, “give them a Bar Mitzvah and they won’t step foot in your synagogue… Read more »

Yiddish motto explains the counting of the Omer

Every day during the month of Iyar, we observe the mitzvah of Sefirat HaOmer, or counting the Omer. This mitzvah begins on the second day of Passover and continues until the eve of Shavuot. The counting is practiced daily after nightfall with some counting from a Siddur (prayer book),… Read more »

After Poway shooting, local Chabad event puts love before hate

Ariella Lee, a University of Arizona student who is member of Chabad of Poway, speaks at Chabad Tucson May 1. (Photo by Martha Lochert)

People forget what you said, people forget what you did, but they will never forget how you made them feel.” With these famous words from poet Maya Angelou, University of Arizona student and Chabad of Poway member Ariella Lee summed up the philosophy of Lori Gilbert-Kaye, a close family… Read more »

In focus 6.23.17

Rabbi Shemtov’s 60th birthday surprise On Monday, May 15, close to 60 men participated in Shacharit morning prayers at Congregation Young Israel as a surprise for Rabbi Yossie Shemtov in honor of his 60th birthday. Shemtov is executive director of Chabad Tucson and senior rabbi of Young Israel of… Read more »

Tucson congregations help others share the joys of Purim

Adina Lytle and Elliya Griver at Congregation Anshei Israel's Hamentaschen for Hunger event on Feb.26. (Yvonne Ethier)

The joy of Purim commemorates the survival of the Jewish people from a plot to annihilate them in ancient Persia, as recorded in the Megillah, the Book of Esther. But the joy goes beyond the events of ancient times. Jews have survived over and over again, in a world… Read more »

Chabad to celebrate 40 years of ever-expanding service in Arizona

Rabbi Zalman Levertov

Break out the schnapps! This year, Chabad of Arizona celebrates 40 years of serving the state’s diverse Jewish population with a gala dinner at Embassy Suites by Hilton Scottsdale Resort on Feb. 26. Rabbi Zalman Levertov, regional director of Chabad of Arizona, says the celebration marks four decades of… Read more »

In focus 12.2.16

JNF welcomes IDF hero and humanitarian  Israel Defense Forces Major Gen. (Res.) Doron Almog spoke at a Jewish National Fund event in Tucson on Tuesday, Nov. 15. Almog, who was awarded a 2016 Israel Prize for lifetime achievement, led the operational task force in Tripoli against terrorists who killed… Read more »

Tucson’s third annual Mega Challah Bake to celebrate Shabbat tradition

(L-R) Fanny Bangoura, Kim Boling and Ellie Boling roll dough in preparation for braiding at the 2015 Mega Challah Bake at the Tucson Jewish Community Center.

Women and girls ages 9 and up will come together for the Mega Challah Bake on Thursday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. at the Tucson Jewish Community Center. The event is a joint initiative of Chabad Tucson and the Tucson J with the participation of local congregations and organizations.… Read more »

Local groups collaborate for second Mega Challah Bake

(L-R): Jessica Shulem, Rachel Rush, Hilary Kelpel, Jodie Friedman and Alyssa Silva at the 2014 Mega Challah Bake at the Tucson Jewish Community Center. (Roland Bosma)

The Tucson Jewish Community Center and Chabad Tucson will present the 2nd Annual Mega Challah Bake on Thursday, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m. in the Tucson J ballroom. The event is part of the global Shabbos Project. Other local partners include numerous synagogues, the Jewish Community Foundation of Southern… Read more »

Chabad Tucson sets High Holidays wine sale

Chabad Tucson will sample and sell a variety of kosher wine for the High Holidays on Sunday, Sept. 6, from 1-3 p.m. at Congregation Young Israel/Chabad. Single bottles and cases of wines from the United States, Israel, France and Italy will be available “for tasting and purchase at attractive… Read more »

Bernstein to bring ‘blind justice’ story to JCC for one evening

Justice Richard Bernstein

He is an Ironman. He’s run 18 mara­thons, including one just a year after shattering his hip and pelvis in an accident. He’s a graduate of the distinguished Northwestern University School of Law and, since passing the bar, he’s developed into a civil rights powerhouse, having earned numerous verdicts… Read more »

Passover wines, seder tips and crafts highlight Chabad event

Chabad Tucson will host a Passover 101 event in preparation for the upcoming holiday, Sunday, March 22 from 2-4 p.m. at Congregation Young Israel. The event will feature a tasting and sale of a variety of kosher for Passover wines from the United States, Israel, France and Italy. Traditional… Read more »

In Focus 11.7.14

(L-R) Hirsch Handmaker (Kalmanovitz campaign co-chair), Jane Kivel (Handmaker Foundation past chair), Lowell Rothschild (Kalmanovitz campaign co-chair), Terry Perl (Handmaker board chair), Art Martin (Handmaker president and CEO), Alice Baker, Myles Beck (Handmaker past chair), Mayor Jonathan Rothschild and Paul Baker. The Bakers are among the top donors to the Kalmanovitz campaign, along with the Steven Ohren Foundation. (Frederick Clark Photography)

Kalmanovitz Center dedication Some 200 guests attended the dedication of the Paul and Lydia Kalmanovitz Elder Care Center on Monday, Oct. 27. Located on the campus of Handmaker Jewish Services for the Aging, the center is a partnership between Handmaker and Tucson Medical Center. The Kalmanovitz Foundation pledged $3… Read more »