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Welcome to the Israel Center of Tucson!

The Israel Center is Tucson's central resource for all things Israeli.  From Israel travel information to cultural programs, community dialogues, and innovative Tucson-Israel Partnerships, the Israel Center is a living bridge between the people and institutions of Tucson and Israel. 

The Israel Center is a joint project of the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona and the Tucson Jewish Community Center, in partnership with the Jewish Agency for Israel.

Calling All Israel Celebrations Exhibitors

The Weintraub Israel Center invites you to be a part of this year’s Israel Celebration 66! The week-long community-wide celebration of Israel begins with the Yom Hazikaron ceremony on Sunday May 4 and culminates with a special Yom Ha'Atzmaut event on Wed May 14 from 5-8:30 pm at the Tucson Jewish Community Campus, 3800 E River Road.

We are excited to have all of our congregations, community organizations and artists together in our Shuk (marketplace) on Wednesday, May 14 from 5-8:30 pm. This will create a festive, bustling, exciting atmosphere and will be a great opportunity to showcase your congregation, organization or talent.  We would love to see you.There will be something for everyone, including paintings, sculptures, textiles, pottery, jewelry, photography and Judiac art from many of Southern Arizona’s finest artisans.

To reqest space in the Tucson JCC gallery contact Jennifer Ferrell by April 11. You’re welcome to contact the Weintraub Israel Center with any questions (520) 577-9393. 

Click here for application forms

Yom Hazikaron

Israel’s National Memorial Day for Fallen Soldiers and Victims of Terror
Sunday, May 4,  6:30pm at the JCC - Free. You are invited to explore the exhibit "From Memorial to Independence," by Israeli photographer Gil Cohen-Magen at the JCC from May 3-15. In Israel, on Yom Hazikaron, an engulfing wave of silence blankets the land and people. Every family has a loved one that gave his or her life for the independence and security of the Jewish State.


What is TIPS?

If you want to go quickly, go alone.
If you want to go far, go together.”
- african proverb

Over A Decade of Caring

The TIPS Partnership is at the heart of the relationship between Tucson, Israel, Phoenix and Seattle. TIPS brings together volunteers from these Jewish federations with the people of Kiryat Malachi and Hof Ashkelon to develop one of Israel’s most economically challenged regions. Read all it

The Friends' Journal

We are happy to send you the first edition of The Friends' Journal!
The Friends' Journal is a unique newspaper in easy-to-read Hebrew that was written by kids from our partnership's region about different topics in their life. This new initiative is an easy tool that made just for you, the Hebrew teachers, and we hope you'll find it as another way to practice Hebrew with your students, as well as a creative way to teach about Israel.
Please, feel free to share it with your college – this for you to use.
"The Friends' Journal" is another Partnership2GETHER project that written and produced just for you! This time thanks to Nitzan School students from Kibbutz Nitzanim.
Your feedback is highly important, please share with us your thoughts. Enjoy!  Partnership team

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Planning a Trip to Israel

This document is a way to begin planning your visit to Israel.  It contains websites and contact information about tourism, study, volunteer programs (both short and long term) and Israel's history, government and people.

Click here for information.