Daily Archives: September 30, 2020


Tucson Jewish History Museum starts new season

Photo: “Clamor en el Desierto/Clamor in the Desert” by artist Mirta Kupferminc installation at Tucson’s Jewish History Museum. The Jewish History Museum and Holocaust History Center will host a virtual opening event on Oct. 1 for “Clamor en el Desierto/Clamor in the Desert,” a new work from artist Mirta Kupferminc. Clamor en el Desierto/Clamor in…


EVJCC Hires Charles Paltzer

The East Valley Jewish Community Center has hired Charles Paltzer as its new controller. He previously served as the director of global affairs at the Cardio-Renal Society of America and as director of finance at the National Kidney Foundation of Arizona. Charles has a bachelor’s degree in international accounting from Benedictine University (formerly Illinois Benedictine…


Fifty-State Survey on Holocaust Knowledge Reveals Shocking Results

Gideon Taylor, President of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference), announced in September the release of the U.S. Millennial Holocaust Knowledge and Awareness Survey, the first-ever 50-state survey on Holocaust knowledge among Millennials and Gen Z. The surprising state-by-state results highlight a worrying lack of basic Holocaust knowledge, a growing problem…


Each Person, A World

Reality dawned slowly, painfully. In mid-March, it suddenly became clear that the novel coronavirus that first ravaged China, and then parts of Europe, was becoming a global pandemic. Five months later, the death toll remains staggering. On Aug. 20, Chabad.org published “Each Person, a World,” a memorial page paying tribute to the 1,200 Jewish victims…


Temple Kol Ami receives a rabbi for life

Photo: Rabbi Jeremy Schneider, RJE. The congregants of Temple Kol Ami received a surprise announcement from the President of the Leadership Board of Trustees, Russ Palay, during his “state of the temple” address on Rosh Hashanah. Russ announced that Rabbi Jeremy Schneider, RJE, had been awarded a lifetime contract by the temple. The announcement was…

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