Young Adults


Leah Avuno: Shinshinim Young Ambassador

Leah Avuno never has a dull moment. She is always on the go. Her mission: to represent Israel, touch hearts and minds, teach, learn, discover new ideas and expand others’ world views on a daily basis. Leah and another Israeli, Bar Alkaher, are the first emissaries from Israel in Tucson as participants in the Shinshinim…



Mazelpalooza, one of the biggest parties of the year. continues to grow, with an expected turnout this month of over a thousand people. The event was first started in 1998 by the Young Leadership Division at the Federation in Phoenix. It has always been held on Christmas Eve – the perfect time to attract a…


NowGen offers High Holiday tickets

The Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix NowGen launched NowGen Congregation Connection. Formerly known as Cool Shul, this program provides free and/or low-cost access to High Holiday tickets at a variety of congregations throughout the Valley. Participating congregations have provided a limited supply of complimentary and/or $36 tickets to allow young adults to attend Rosh Hashannah and…


Fighting food insecurity on campus

Student volunteers at Arizona State University and the University of Arizona are joining a new national advocacy and research project to combat the growing problem of food insecurity on college campuses. The Campus Hunger Project is a collaboration of Challah for Hunger and MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger. Since ASU and UA already have…


College and Young Adult

COLLEGE CENTER FOR JEWISH STUDIES Lattie F. Coor Hall #4465, Arizona State University 975 S Myrtle Ave., Tempe 480-965-7767 UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA THE ARIZONA CENTER FOR JUDAIC STUDIES Professor J. Edward Wright, Director John Winchester, Outreach Coordinator, Martha Castleberry, Business Manager, 845 N Park Ave. #420, Tucson 520-626-5758 The Arizona Center for…


NowGen Giving Circle opens 2nd grant cycle

The Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix NowGen Giving Circle is accepting grant applications through June 29. Nonprofit organizations that serve young Jewish adults in the Valley and in Israel receive priority consideration, with grants typically averaging under $5,000. Last cycle, the circle provided $32,500 in funding to nine local and international nonprofits. The NowGen Giving…

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