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(L-R) 1st Lt. Isaac Greenberg, SPC Finchman, Sgt. Gifford.

Tucsonan Isaac Greenberg, a first lieutenant in the U.S. Army, led a Passover Seder at Forward Operation Base Shank in Afghanistan for two colleagues, SPC

Finchman and Sgt. Gifford. Greenberg, who began the service by giv

Handmaker board member Irving Silverman (center) welcomes residents Janet and Dr. Frank Kells.

Handmaker Jewish Services for the Aging held its first resident recognition reception, initiated by board member Irving Silverman, on Tuesday, March 24. The program included resident recollectio

Roz Stein (center) and other volunteers from Northwest Jewish Connections load cars to bring Passover baskets to families in the Northwest.
Jewish Family & Children’s Service held its annual “Matza & More” project on April 3 and 5. Volunteers, including members of Temple Emanu-El’s 8th

Sabine Anderson makes charoset.

Northwest Jewish Connections held its Passover in the Park event on Sunday, March 29 at James Kriegh Park in Oro Valley, featuring food and crafts. Forty-two people attended the event, including 18 children.

(L-R) Leighton Jeffy, Beverly Halter and Sheila Silverberg pick up trash near the River Road/Alvernon Way intersection.

Seventeen members of Hadassah and The Southern Arizona Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life turned out for the annual road cleanup on March 29.


Claire Bergen (left) follows Emily Peters down the court.

The Tucson Jewish Community Center started an all-girls basketball league this year at the behest of parents who thought it would give their daughters more opportunities than playing in the JCC’s coed league. The league, for girls

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B’nai Mitzvah

CHARLES MADISON GOODE, son of Marci and Kevin Goode, will celebrate becoming a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, April 18 at Temple Emanu-El. He is the grandson of Anda and Herb Oxman of Mequon, Wisc., Lynn and Al Hansher of Milwaukee, Wisc., and Gail and Michael Goode of Tucson. He is the great-grandson of Beatrice Goldboss of Tucson. Charles attends Esperero Canyon Middle school where he is an honor student. He enjoys playing golf. For his mitzvah project, he played 100 holes of golf in one day, and raised $7,000 from pledges to create Andy’s Fund at Rogers Memorial Hospital in Wisconsin where his lifelong friend was treated for autism. The fund will provide scholarships for the treatment of children with autism.

JOSHUA GIRARD, son of Ethne and Gregory Girard, will celebrate becoming a Bar Mitzvah on Thursday, April 23 at the Kotel, in Jerusalem, Israel. He is the grandson of Claire and Phillip Gishen of South Africa, and MaryAnn and Ira Girard of Tucson. Joshua attends Tucson Hebrew Academy where he is an honor student. He enjoys bicycle riding, reading, and is an avid skier. He plays the saxophone and is proficient in computer technology.

ISABEL BATYA ALSTER, daughter of Ellen and David Alster, will celebrate becoming a Bat Mitzvah on Saturday, May 2 at Congregation Anshei Israel.
She is the granddaughter of Faith and the late Caliste Alster of Tucson, and Ann and the late Earl Barth of Southfield, Mich. Isabel attends Basis Middle School where she is an honor student. She is a member of Tucson Synchro swimming team, and enjoys cooking, sewing and
playing the violin. For her mitzvah project, she cooked and served a meal at Operation Deep Freeze, and is participating in the Gilo Twinning Project in Israel.

LINDSEY MIRIAM MOLK, daughter of Robyn and Peter Molk, will celebrate becoming a Bat Mitzvah on Saturday, May 2 at Temple Emanu-El. She is the granddaughter of Francine and the late Michael Katcher of Ramsey, N.J., and Paula and Arthur  Molk of Tucson and Lee, Mass.Lindsey attends Orange Grove Middle School where she is an honor student and a member of SAC, a student action committee. She enjoys dance and competes in  jazz, hip-hop and ballet. For her mitzvah project, she is collecting funds for Toms Shoes, a company that donates shoes for every pair purchased to needy children around the world.

People in the news

THOMAS W. WARNE, a real estate developer, was one of seven people who received the National Presidential Community Service Award from the League of United Latin American Citizens at its 20th annual education awards and scholarship banquet on April 1.

LOWELL ROTHSCHILD will be inducted into the United States Bowling Congress Hall of Fame in the meritorious service category at the USBC’s convention May 1 in Reno, Nev. Rothschild is an attorney and founding shareholder in Mesch, Clark and Rothschild, P.C.