Tagged Helaine Levy

Local Jewish community planners aim for ‘bigger tent’ with ‘Pathways’ document, working groups

Insights that have emerged from the ongoing community planning process will help enrich Jewish life in Southern Arizona, with a focus on collaboration and inclusion.

How can the Southern Arizona Jewish community shape a future that engages, fulfills, and sustains more people than ever before, in this generation and the generations to come? A newly released 21-page document called “Southern Arizona Jewish Community: Pathways to Enriching Jewish Life” aims to answer this question. Developed… Read more »

Children’s hospital benefactor and community volunteer Joan Diamond dies

Joan B. Diamond, 87, philanthropist and Jewish community volunteer, died Dec. 28, 2016. Diamond was an early supporter of the University of Arizona Steele Children’s Research Center, which opened in 1992, and joined her husband, real estate developer Donald Diamond, in providing the lead gift to establish the Diamond… Read more »

JFSA names nominees for officers, board of directors

The Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona’s board development committee, chaired by Eric Schindler, has recommended the following slate of officers for the 2016-2017 program year: Tom Warne, chair of the board; Eric Schindler, vice chair/board development; Helaine Levy, vice chair; Jim Wezelman, treasurer/secretary; Kathryn Unger, immediate past chair.  Also… Read more »

People in the news 9.12.14

AMY HIRSHBERG LEDERMAN’s award-winning book, “To Life! Jewish Reflections on Everyday Living,” is now in its second printing. Lederman has written more than 300 columns and essays that have been published nationwide, debuting in the Arizona Jewish Post. Her second book, “One Life, Many Paths: Finding Meaning and Inspiration… Read more »

‘All That Jazz’ to honor JFSA’s Mellan

Stuart Mellan

  The Jewish community will celebrate a longtime leader lat­er this month at “All That Jazz,” a party honoring and starring Stuart Mellan, president and CEO of the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona for almost 18 years. “Stuart’s been so terrific,” says Donald Diamond, who initiated the event after… Read more »

Langs contribute to food bank challenge

Janet Lang and Jim Peebles

Tucsonans Barry and Janet Lang have teamed up with Jim and Sandy Peebles to launch the “Lang/Peebles $60,000 Fill the Shelves Challenge” to benefit the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona. One in four children in Pima County is at risk of hunger. Increased demand, coupled with decreased government… Read more »