Tagged Hadassah Southern Arizona

Border trip enlightens NW/Hadassah group


About 85 community members joined a trip to the U.S.-Mexico border wall in Nogales, Arizona, on Wednesday, Nov. 20. The bus trip, hosted by the Ruth and Irving Olson Center for Jewish Life and Hadassah Southern Arizona, included several speakers along the journey: immigration attorneys Alexandra Miller from Humane… Read more »

Hadassah event to celebrate 2019 Woman of the Year

Hadassah Southern Arizona will announce its Woman of the Year for 2019 and install its 2020 officers at a wine and chocolate philanthropy event on Sunday, Dec. 8 at 1:30 p.m. at the Ruth and Irving Olson Center for Jewish Life, 180 W. Magee Road, Suite 140. The Enchanted… Read more »

Nuclear expert will speak on Iran issues

Carolynn Scherer

Carolynn Scherer Katz will present “Iran Update: a Jewish Perspective” at a Hadassah Southern Arizona lunch later this month. Scherer Katz is a scientist and team leader of the nuclear nonproliferation and systems analysis team at Los Alamos National Laboratory. She was instrumental in drafting Safeguards-by-Design documents for the… Read more »

In focus 12.21.18

Northwest residents brought their menorahs for a community-wide lighting to celebrate the last night of Hanukkah, Dec. 9, at The Ruth and Irving Olson Center for Jewish Life in the Northwest.

Northwest celebrates last night of Hanukkah On Sunday, Dec. 9, the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona Northwest Division held its annual family Hanukkah party at The Ruth and Irving Olson Center for Jewish Life. Some 85 people attended, including members of Tucson Hebrew Academy’s choir, who performed, led by… Read more »

Hadassah brunch to focus on nursing history

Hadassah Southern Arizona will present “Glimpses from 100 years of the Henrietta Szold – Hadassah School of Nursing Through the Eyes of Nursing Graduates” at a brunch on Sunday, Nov. 11. Gilat Yihye, a graduate of the Henrietta Szold Hadassah Hebrew University School of Nursing, will speak and screen… Read more »

For artist, writer and community volunteer Anne Lowe, there is no off season

Anne Lowe (Micheal Romero)

Between heading local organizations or sitting on  boards, volunteering with humanitarian efforts or creating art, Anne Lowe, 70, finds time for everything and shows no sign of stopping. For nine years, she served as Northwest Jewish Connections coordinator (later Northwest Division director) and outreach director for the Jewish Federation… Read more »

Caring for others gives Honey her sweetness

Honey Manson

Honey Manson loves the people of Tucson. Along with the warm weather, they are her favorite thing about the city. Unfortunately, the hard water of Arizona has been less kind to her. A plumbing leak caused by corrosion recently left her and her husband without water for five hours.… Read more »

Hadassah Southern Arizona fashion show will be celebration of diversity

Models for Hadassah Southern Arizona’s fashion show on Oct. 21 will include Tucsonan Talya Simha Fanger-Vexler.

Hadassah Southern Arizona is hosting a luncheon fashion show called “Walkin’ and Rollin’ Down the Runway” next month. It will be held on Sunday, Oct. 21 at 11:15 a.m. at the Country Club of La Cholla, 8700 N. La Cholla Blvd. Committee member Anne Lowe says the fashion show… Read more »

Author will discuss historical novel at brunch

Author Paul Boorstin will discuss his novel, “David and the Philistine Woman,” at a brunch on Sunday, April 29 at 10 a.m. at Congregation Bet Shalom. Critics compare the novel, which reimagines the Biblical story of David and Goliath, to Anita Diamant’s “The Red Tent.” The program is co-sponsored… Read more »

In focus 1.12.18

THA students earn spot in state math competition Tucson Hebrew Academy sixth grade students participated in a MathLeague.org competition held at University High School on Tuesday, Nov. 29 and won big. The team won second place school, and one student won third place overall. The students will go on… Read more »

Hadassah speaker to provide Israel update at brunch

Laura Green

Laura Green, Zionist affairs chair of the Desert-Mountain Region of Hadassah, will present an Israel update for Hadassah Southern Arizona on Sunday, Jan. 7 at 10:30 a.m., during a brunch at Skyline Country Club. Green, who last spoke in Tucson in October 2014, grew up on Long Island, New… Read more »

Music by cantorial student on tap for Hadassah lunch

Bryce Megdal

Cantorial candidate Bryce Megdal will present a   musical program at Hadassah Southern Arizona’s lunch on Sunday, Dec. 3. Carolynn Scherer Katz, Desert Mountain Hadassah regional vice-president, will install the 2018 officers of Hadassah Southern Arizona and the Woman of the Year Award will be presented. Megdal, a Tucson… Read more »

Genetics of breast cancer topic for Hadassah

Cassandra Garcia

Cassandra Garcia, M.S., CGC, a certified genetic counselor at the University of Arizona Cancer Center, will present “Genetics of Breast Cancer, Jewish Ancestry, and Ongoing Research: Important Information for Men and Women” at a Hadassah Southern Arizona luncheon on Sunday, Oct. 15. The lunch will be held at the… Read more »

Local woman remembers euphoria of Six-Day war victory

Margo Gray, a member of Hadassah Southern Arizona, wrote the following recollection of the Six-Day War period for Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America: I was 18, had completed my first university semester and had just returned to Chicago. I am a first-generation American whose father had escaped… Read more »

Hadassah plans 20th Adopt-a-Roadway cleanup

Hadassah Southern Arizona women and men will once again perform the mitzvah of tikkun olam, repairing the world, by cleaning the roadways around the Tucson Jewish Community Center, on Sunday, March 5, from 8-10 am. This event will mark the 20th year that chapter members have participated in the… Read more »

‘Israel Through Our Eyes’ topic for Hadassah

Hadassah national board member Cathy Olswing and her husband, Brian, at the ruins in Beit Shean, Israel on Nov. 7 (Courtesy Cathy Olswing)

Cathy Olswing will present “Israel Through Our Eyes,” a report on a recent Hadassah Desert-Mountain Region mission, at a Hadassah Southern Arizona early dinner event on Jan. 15 at 3 p.m. at Skyline Country Club, 5200 E. St Andrews Drive. Olswing, who serves on the national board of Hadassah,… Read more »

Jews of the Caribbean topic for Hadassah lunch talk

Bonnie Wasserman, Ph.D., an assistant professor of Africana studies at the University of Arizona, will present “The Jews of the Caribbean” at a Hadassah Southern Arizona lunch on Sunday, Nov.  13, at 11:30 a.m. at Skyline Country Club. Wasserman is currently writing a book on religions of the African… Read more »

Poet, local rabbis to discuss inspirational women for Hadassah

Joy Ladin

  Hadassah Southern Arizona will present a panel discussion, “Shhh … Our Matriarchs Are Speaking,” with three women, Joy Ladin, Ph.D., of Yeshiva University, and local Rabbis Batsheva Appel and Stephanie Aaron, on Thursday, Sept. 8 at 3 p.m. at the Tucson Jewish Community Center. Ladin is the author… Read more »