Weintraub Israel Center



From Israel travel information to cultural programs, community dialogues, and innovative Tucson-Israel Partnerships, the Weintraub Israel Center is Tucson’s premier resource for all things Israeli.  The Center focuses on fostering a strong Jewish identity with Israel at heart.

The Weintraub Israel Center’s mission is to engage the Jewish Community of Southern Arizona as well as the broader community in building a living bridge to Israel, its people and its history. This is accomplished by using educational experiences, advocacy and outreach.

In 2011, the Israel Center was re-named the Weintraub Israel Center to honor Ron and Diane Weintraub for their vision, leadership and generous support. Since its establishment in 1997, the Center has had a profound impact on our community, bringing Israel into our lives in dynamic ways


Collage of Israel tripTucson is successfully partnering with the Israeli communities of Kyriat Malachi and Hof Ashkelon. This endeavor provides the opportunity for our communities to connect and interpersonal relationships to flourish. We focus on two areas; first- the people-to-people aspect allows individuals to meet one another, share, connect and build relationships, second- inviting Tucson volunteers, to take part in the amazing Zionist project of making Israel a better Jewish democratic State. We have invited speakers, students, IDF soldiers, artists, authors and activists.  Each shares his or her unique perspective on Israel, and connecting to members of our community whether they meet at a lecture or are hosted in their homes. Partnership 2Gether (P2G) is a program of the Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI).


The Israel Action Network (IAN) is a strategic initiative of The Jewish Federations of North America, in partnership with the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, created to counter assaults made on Israel’s legitimacy.  Our work is grounded in building strong relationships with people of faith, human rights advocates, political and civic leaders, and friends and neighbors in our community


We use multiple ways to educate the Jewish and greater Tucson Communities regarding Israel, in order to provide a deep, multi-faceted, realistic, and non-polemical picture of Israel that goes beyond headlines and slogans regarding the Israeli-Arab conflict.

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