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Jyotie “Jojo” Eden Steinbeck

JYOTIE “JOJO” EDEN STEINBECK, daughter of Batsheva Hayes and Trey Steinbeck, will celebrate becoming a bat mitzvah on Saturday, April 22 with Congregation Or Chadash at the Tucson Jewish Community Center. She is the granddaughter of Judith Scher of Santa Barbara, Calif. JoJo attends Tucson Country Day School, where… Read more »

From hunger to bullying, local teens tackle social issues with hands-on mitzvah projects

Noah Pensak (left) and Jacob Meyer donate books to the Ocotillo Learning Center library. (Courtesy Ocotillo Learning Center)

It started as a novel way to teach Jewish children about philanthropy, social justice and tikkun olam (repairing the world). Today, the mitzvah project has become a cherished part of the Bar and Bat Mitzvah scene. Yet for each child who chooses to take part in this burgeoning tradition,… Read more »