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Guzmans honored at Gala

Pictured above: Susan and Nestor Guzman The Arizona Jewish Historical Society will honor Susan and Nestor Guzman with the 2018 Heritage Award. The Heritage Award is presented to individuals who have made an exceptional impact on our community through outstanding leadership, service and dedication. Together, this couple has enriched the Valley with over four decades…


Roving Rabbis visit cities around Arizona

Pictured above: Rabbi Shuchat, far left, with 94-year-old Burt Dubin and Rabbi Blum in Kingman. As part of a seven-decade old program dubbed ‘The Roving Rabbis,’ two Rabbinical students will be visiting more than 40 cities around Arizona as part of their community outreach training. The young Rabbis-in-training will be spending their summer on the…


A rally for the children

Pictured above: Protesters and counter-protesters cross the street to Senator Flake’s office after spending time in front of Senator McCain’s office. The invitation came to my email on Monday. The subject line read, “Press Conference Re: Separating Children from their Families.” In the email were details to meet in front of Senator McCain’s office on…


Study on Judaism, marriage and sexual behavior

Arizona State University Ph.D. candidate Melissa Framer Black invites you to participate in a study on Judaism, marriage and sexual behavior.  If you identify as Jewish, your spouse identifies as Jewish, are in a heterosexual marriage, are over 18, and speak English, please consider taking 15-20 minutes of your time to complete a survey that…


The Connection comes to Tucson

Brian Singer had been looking for a unique way to honor his mother, Edye Anne Singer z”l, when Rabbi Israel Becker with Congregation Chofetz Chayim in Tucson, contacted him with an exciting proposition. It all started when the Foxman Torah Institute in Cherry Hill, New Jersey reached out to Rabbi Becker after their three-week program,…


Federation Notes: Keeping Passover alive

For millennia, Jews have gathered to retell the tale of their deliverance from bondage in Egypt. We continue that long, unbroken tradition every Passover. It comes from the story of the tenth plague when the angel of death comes to claim the firstborn son of every Egyptian household. Jews were instructed to paint their doorposts…

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