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Marcia Light

Marcia Silberman Light, 71, died June 13, 2020 after a short battle with acute myeloid leukemia, just two days shy of her 51st wedding anniversary. Mrs. Light was born in East St. Louis, Illinois, the oldest daughter of Arthur and Shirley Silberman. She attended Belleville Township High School and… Read more »

JCC Holocaust memorial is subject of NW remembrance

From left, Rabbi Billy Lewkowicz, Ken Light, Fred Steiniger and Emily Ellentuck helped lead the Yom HaShoah program at the Ruth and Irving Olson Center for Jewish Life on May 2.

On Thursday, May 2, the Ruth and Irving Olson Center for Jewish Life held a Yom HaShoah Remembrance event. More than 40 attendees heard guest speakers Ken Light and Fred Steiniger talk about the Holocaust memorial at the entrance to the Tucson Jewish Community Center and watched a video… Read more »

Business briefs 1.12.18

Former Jewish Community Center Executives Ken Light (Tucson) and Jay Roth (Milwaukee and Miami) have formed a partnership to serve the nonprofit community, L/R STRATEGIES.  Key services offered include executive coaching and training; board governance, structure, and development; communication, conflict management; planning and organizational change; fund development; and communication.… Read more »

‘Lighting the J’s Way’ dinner to honor former JCC director

Tucson Jewish Community Center President and CEO Ken Light

The Tucson Jewish Com­munity Center will hold “Lighting the J’s Way,” a retirement event to honor Ken Light and his 27 years of service as CEO on Saturday, Oct. 12. The evening, which will begin at 6:30 p.m., will feature a cocktail party and buffet dinner followed by an… Read more »

Love of JCCs began early for Todd Rockoff, new TJCC president

Todd Rockoff

Todd Rockoff, the new president and CEO of the Tucson Jewish Community Center, has worked for JCCs from Akron, Ohio, to Calgary, Alberta. He started out at age 16 as a camp counselor in his hometown of Rochester, N.Y. “I’m honored to never have received a paycheck from anyone… Read more »

JCC CEO Ken Light to retire but still has big plans for facility

Tucson Jewish Community Center President and CEO Ken Light

Twenty-six years ago, when Ken Light took the helm of the Tucson Jewish Community Center, the landmark edifice on River Road hadn’t even been built. Light had come to town with the understanding that financing and permits were all in place, but it would take three more years of… Read more »

Presumptuous JDate suitor is ‘the one’

Rebecca Light and Joshua Wertlieb

Rebecca Sara Light, daughter of Marcia and Ken Light of Tucson, and Joshua Michael Wertlieb, son of Dr. Donald Wert­lieb and Lorre Polinger of West Newton, Mass., were married May 20, 2012 at the Phoenix Art Museum. Rabbi Steven Foster of Denver, Colo., a family friend, officiated. The matron… Read more »