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A Message for Our Community
Our close Jewish community in Tucson has stayed in touch with each other and our local law enforcement as news of the tragic events in Pittsburgh surfaced. We are grateful to local law enforcement who, despite believing that the heinous crime in Pittsburgh is an isolated event, are vigilantly paying attention to our local Jewish institutions.
Our hearts are with the people of Pittsburgh and all those touched by this tragedy.
Stuart Mellan, President and CEO
Welcome! You’ve entered Jewish Tucson, the website that connects you to every corner of our rich and diverse Jewish community, both in Tucson and throughout Southern Arizona. You are only clicks away from a community-wide Calendar, links to our synagogues, agencies, and programs. Browse our pages, where you’ll find opportunities to learn, celebrate, participate, meet others, and enrich your life through the warm and welcoming embrace of our Jewish community. We have something for everyone, including you!
Handmaker Jewish Services for the Aging
Tucson Jewish Community Center
Jewish Community Foundation of Southern Arizona
Jewish Family & Children's Services
Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona
Jewish History Museum
Tucson Hebrew Academy
Weintraub Israel Center
Beth Shalom Temple Center
Congregation Anshei Israel
Congregation Bet Shalom
Congregation Chofetz Chayim
Congregation M'kor Hayim
Congregation Or Chadash
Congregation Young Israel
Secular Humanist Jewish Circle
Temple Kol Hamidbar
The Women’s Philanthropy Advisory Council of the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona announces the twelfth annual Bryna Zehngut Mitzvot Award. This award, created to honor Bryna Zehngut, of blessed memory, recognizes an outstanding Jewish teenaged girl. We encourage you to submit one or more nominations. The application form is attached. Please inform the girls of your nominations as they will Continue Reading
Oct 22 @ 6:30 pm – Nov 26 @ 6:30 pm
Israeli Krav Maga-For Seniors: Learn the personal protection and awareness tactics as taught to IDF soldiers. These small group classes are geared towards senior citizens. Learn how to respond effectively to potential attacks on the street. Assault scenarios ranging from robberies to carjackings will be covered. This course will be held at the MBS studio at the JCC on Mondays Continue Reading
Do you have a great idea that might make a terrific book, movie or TV show? Find out what it takes to evaluate the commercial viability of your idea. Learn to do develop the pitch. What do you need to do to get the idea ready to present? How do you create a compelling “logline” to propose to a producer? Continue Reading
As we commemorate the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht, the Night of Broken Glass, which took place on November 9, 1938, we are proud to display, “New Works from Broken Glass” presented by different artists in the Tucson community. The show is presented in partnership with the Sonoran Glass School.
Nov 15 @ 6:15 am – 7:15 am
Learn the Mishnah every morning with Rabbi Israel Becker, Monday-Friday 6:15 AM, Shabbos 8:15 AM and Sundays and Major Secular Holidays 7:15 AM.
Nov 15 @ 11:45 am – 2:00 pm
JLL - JEWISH LIFELONG LEARNING THE ZOHAR with Rabbi Sandy Seltzer The Zohar is the great, medieval compendium of mysticism, myth, and esoteric teaching. It is one of the most important bodies of religious texts of all times and places. The Zohar’s secret universe serves as the basis of Kabbalistic faith and is, at heart, a work of sacred fantasy. Continue Reading