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INSIDE Dining Out Guide .......15-21 Mother’s Day .............. 12-14 Arts & Culture ....................9, 11 Classifieds .............................26 Commentary ..........................6 Community Calendar...........24 In Focus...........................23, 27 Insiders View........................22 Letter to the Editor ................7 Local ...............................2, 3, 9 National .................................11 Obituaries .............................26 Our Town ..............................27 Synagogue Directory...........10 Volunteer Salute ....................2



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Local forum on response to sexual violence is eye-opening PHYLLIS BRAUN AJP Executive Editor


lba Jaramillo, J.D., has worked for almost two decades in the field of human rights, particularly immigrant and women’s rights. She’s an expert on domestic and sexual violence, both as a professional and as a survivor herself. Yet none of that prevented her from being terrorized by a serial stalker, right here in Tucson. Jaramillo was one of six panelists at a 2018 Local Leader’s Forum held Friday, April 20 on “How does our community respond to sexual violence?” The morning event was a powerful and enlightening examination of the issue not only in Southern Arizona but in American society as a whole.

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Joan-e Rapine of Jewish Family & Children's Services speaks, flanked by Amalia C. Mora of the University of Arizona, left, and Alba Jaramillo of YWCA Southern Arizona.

Organized by the Jewish Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona and the Jewish History Museum in collaboration with the YWCA Southern Arizona, the panel featured five women and one man, all of whom have spent years in the trenches, working with social service agencies and

other nonprofit organizations. The forum was held at the JFSA office, known as the Harvey and Deanna Evenchik Center for Jewish Philanthropy, with about 45 people in attendance. “We are delighted to be putting on this program, and very sad and angry that we have to,” said JCRC Chair Richard White, opening the

event. Hollywood celebrities have put the #MeToo movement into the spotlight, he said, but there is much that needs to be addressed locally “for people who are never going to appear in the headlines, and just need our help.” Liane Hernandez of the YWCA and Jaimie Luria of the Jewish History Museum served as moderators. Although each panelist’s perspective was different, the pervasiveness of the problem and the need to focus on prevention and education were among the themes that emerged. Amalia C. Mora, Ph.D., program coordinator at the University of Arizona’s new Consortium on Gender-Based Violence, spoke of being a survivor not only of sexual violence but also of the See Forum, page 4

Jewish Latino Teen Coalition life-changing for local youth The last print edition before our summer break will be July 13. Look for our next print edition on Aug. 17.

DEBE CAMPBELL AJP Editorial Assistant


don’t know what path I would be on right now without JLTC . . . everything has changed,” says Catalina Foothills High School junior and student body president Peris Lopez. The Jewish-Latino Teen Coalition is life-changing for the sophomores and juniors it brings together annually from high schools across Tucson. JLTC’s 14th cohort of students, 11 including Lopez, spent months of intentional education and preparation that culminated in a legislative advocacy mission to Washington, D.C., April 9-13. Competitive applications open each fall. After rigorous interviews, a selection committee builds a diverse, multi-gendered, multi-eth-

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At the United States Capitol on April 11, (L-R): Isabella Luna, Rebecca Dubin, Sophie Holtzman, Peris Lopez, Rachel Davenport, Senator Jeff Flake, Eric Brown, Yuval Barel, Jessica Hernandez, Rafi Zinman, Sophia Greenhill, and Manuel Barcelo

nic group that commits to months of education and weekly workshops, building knowledge and skills for advocacy and leadership, says local therapist Shari Gootter, the passionate volunteer leader for the coalition for the past 12 years. “They learn to discuss, disagree,


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understand, work together and share openly and honestly. It’s an experience of self-reflection, exploration and learning more about themselves through the group. My favorite thing to watch is the kids start out one way and end up another,” she says of the process. “The

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kids are changed in so many different ways, sometimes you just don’t know how.” Lopez now is considering a new career path in political science, she says, “something dealing with the public and legislation.” During the course of the program, Lopez organized the local March for Our Lives event against gun violence, held March 24, which drew 8,000 participants. “It’s strange to picture myself as that person,” she says. University High School junior Sophie Holtzman also surprised herself this year, organizing student walkouts and sit-ins. “I was always interested in politics and minimally involved. JLTC showed me that even as a teenager, we can make a difference on the local and national level.” As the teens explore, they select

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eslie Glaze, Ph.D., furthe annual Together Camthers the critical work paign Kickoff event in 2015 of the Jewish Federaand 2016, served as Lion tion of Southern Arizona in of Judah co-chair, and corboth traditional and novel porate sponsor chair. Last ways. That’s why the selecyear, she joined the JFSA tion committee tapped her board and next year, she as the recipient of the JFSA’s will become Women’s Phi2018 Special Recognition lanthropy campaign chair. Award. She will be honored “It’s all been very satisnext week at the 2018 Jewfying,” she says, noting the Leslie Glaze ish Community Awards breadth of opportunity for Celebration. involvement. “I’ve been able to particiEven before she moved to Tucson, pate in many different projects and each Glaze traveled to Israel with Stuart Mel- is meaningful to me. I love working with lan, Fran Katz, and other JFSA sup- so many different volunteers and staff porters. That trip led to her working members.” She is most impressed by the remotely from Minnesota to interview Federation’s magnitude of caring and and write profiles on JFSA volunteers competence in supporting Southern Arfor a “Community in Action” online se- izona and its beneficiary agencies. “The ries. Glaze arrived in Tucson with her Federation works very hard to make the husband, Richard, in 2010 following an right decisions, the best choice for evacademic career as speech-language pa- eryone. It is a privilege to work with a thologist at the University of Minnesota. group of people with that kind of comSince then, she has participated in munity resolve and commitment.” a variety of behind the scene roles, in“Leslie is an incredible campaigner, cluding writing grants to fund the Jew- making every contact a positive interish Latino Teen Coalition, Homer Davis action for the benefit of the mission of Project, Jewish Community Concierge, JFSA, says Mellan. “Her humility and Local Emergency Allocation Fund, and grace is evident in every interaction and Sister Jose Women’s Center. As part of contact she makes on behalf of JFSA, the Federation’s Strategic Planning Task bringing tremendous credibility to, and Force, she helped create a community- support for, the work of JFSA.” wide online survey, participated in the The 2018 Jewish Community Awards concierge committee and JewishTucson Celebration and Jewish Federation Anwebsite development. nual Meeting will be held on Thursday, For the Federation’s campaign, Glaze May 10 at 7 p.m. at the Tucson Jewish has worked on Super Sunday, co-chaired Community Center. Correction: Dr. Ed Schwager’s professional affiliations were incorrect in the April 20 “People in the news” announcement of his Arizona Family Physician of the Year Award from the Arizona Academy of Family Physicians. He is a family physician with El Rio Health and core faculty at The Wright Center National Family Medicine Residency at El Rio. He is also a clinical associate professor in the department of family and community medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine.





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fter six years of dedicated service as the president and CEO of the Jewish Community Foundation of Southern Arizona, Tracy Salkowitz is moving on. Salkowitz and her husband, Rick Edwards, are heading to Mendocino, California, where the climate is kinder on her lungs. But her hands-on approach to community leadership has shaped the Tucson Jewish community forever. “It was my fantasy job to run a foundation, especially in the Jewish community,” says Salkowitz. “My favorite part is working with donors and their dreams about what to support and agencies in creating legacy programs for the future.” “Tracy has given outstanding professional leadership to the Jewish Community Foundation of Southern Arizona,” says James Whitehill, chair of the JCF board of trustees. “She has a very good sense of people. She has helped grow the assets of the Foundation by helping other agencies and organizations launch their own legacy programs. We will miss her strong community building skills.” Since taking the position, Salkowitz helped JCF continue and expand its role as a critical partner in Tucson’s thriving Jewish community. The agency is viewed highly locally, nationally and internationally for its funding strategies. In the last six years, there has been growth in the number of funds the JCF holds and its overall assets, as well as in the grants it has put into the community. “We put close to $14 million into the community from 2012 to 2017,” says Salkowitz. “Since I came on, we went from $60 to over $100 million in assets.” The JCF has become the central address for nonprofits in Tucson to create endowment programs.

While the JCF has had tremendous growth, it has also helped other organizations reach new heights. “Tracy’s leadership has been instrumental in bringing our Jewish Community Foundation to new levels of success,” says Stuart Mellan, president and CEO of the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona. “She has given guidance to new strategic directions, resulting in broadening the Foundation’s reach into our community. For me personally, Tracy has been a wonderful partner as the Federation and Foundation have worked hand-in-hand to plan and develop resources for our vibrant community’s agencies and congregations.” The halls of the JCF office are loud with the sound of laughter and chatter since Salkowitz came on. Not only is the JCF like home to her, but to her staff as well. “It’s a joyous place to work,” says Salkowitz. “A happy staff gets things done. I’m incredibly sad to leave them.” On May 15, there will be an event held in celebration of the Foundation and its journey since Salkowitz came on, featuring presentations from Salkowitz’s friends and colleagues. Brenda Landau, director of legacy development at the JCF, has worked with Salkowitz for the last three years and is in charge of setting up the event. “Tracy is a mentor and a friend,” says Landau. “If you walk through the halls of JCF, you will most likely hear her contagious laugh. She brings love and joy to the important work of ensuring the future of our community.” “I would hope that my legacy is people think more about their own legacies and together we can all see to the future of our community,” says Salkowitz. After leaving Tucson, she hopes to continue her career as a community social worker by consulting with national nonprofit agencies, as well as writing one of her four book ideas and working on her quilting skills.

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everyday violence girls and women experience, from boys and men talking over them, to being stared at and harassed on the street. “I remember being 10 years old the first time it happened to me,” she said. It is important to initiate research driven by the social sciences and the humanities, Mora said, because “the old models of dealing with harm through punitive measures, enforced by law enforcement and often enabled by other institutions like the medical-industrial complex — they aren’t working.” The consortium, part of the UA College of Social and Behavioral Science, seeks to look at violence as a social illness, she said, rather than a result of individual psychosis. Timoteio Padilla is a community activist with Take Back the Night, an annual event against sexual violence, and the Bruv Luv Collective. Growing up, he said, he saw violence toward women and girls normalized. He began to work on domestic violence education with youth and families but said he was hesitant, as a man, to take a job at Emerge! Center Against Domestic Abuse until the friend who was recruiting him told him “men need to be doing this work.” With Bruv Luv, a grassroots men’s collective, Padilla focuses on challenging male supremacy. When a perpetrator is caught up in a punitive system and subsequently cannot get a job, Padilla noted, it can affect generations to come. “That increases the risk of violence as opposed to decreasing it.”


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Joan-e Rapine, M.S., LAC, NCC, a clinical therapist with Project LEAH (“Let’s End Abusive Households) at Jewish Family & Children’s Services, came to this work after being a stay-at-home mother and childbirth educator. “I was just appalled at how many women had sexual abuse in their history, and violence in their home, and that translated into fear of giving birth,” she said. JFCS serves the entire community, Rapine said, noting that Jewish statistics on sexual violence match those in other populations. However, the Jewish concept of shalom bayit (peace in the home), seen as a woman’s responsibility, can add to the stigma of being abused. There are men who are victims of sexual violence, too, she said, and that gets talked about even less. April Ignacio of Indivisible Tohono, Tohono O’odham Nation, presented a startling statistic: 84 percent of indigenous women experience violence. Equally disturbing, until recently, tribal courts could not prosecute a non-indigenous person for any crime they committed in “Indian Country” (a federal designation). The Violence Against Women Act of 2013 allows tribal courts to prosecute non-Indians for violence against women, but so far, Ignacio said, only two tribes have successfully filed to be allowed to do so. Also, it was just last month that President Trump signed the Ashlynne Mike AMBER Alert in Indian Country Act. Co-sponsored by Arizona Sen. John McCain and named for an 11-yearold girl who was kidnapped, raped and murdered on the Navajo Nation, it expands the early warning system for finding abducted children to include tribal lands. Earlier that week, Ignacio helped organize a well-

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received workshop, “A Call to Men,” that encouraged Tohono O’odham men “to start owning the violence.” It’s a hard thing to expect, she acknowledged, “but in order for us to change those actions, we have to have those hard conversations.” Kate Meyer of Take Back the Night and Denim Day Tucson: Artists Working to End Sexual Violence said she, like several other panelists, is a survivor herself, although like many other survivors, she didn’t think of herself as such until recently. Struggling to keep her emotions in check, she said she had been re-traumatized two weeks ago. Later, responding to a question about what a safe and healthy social environment would look like, Meyer spoke of creating a culture of consent, with everyone, starting with little children, understanding body autonomy — the permission to touch. “As a parent, it’s important to pick up on your child’s cues, and to not hold them if they want don’t want to be held,” she said. “And to hold them if they do want to be held.” Rapine said she’d worked with a woman who at age 65 felt empowered for the first time to say, “No, I don’t want a hug.” Jaramillo is director of the YWCA Southern Arizona Women Out of Poverty Initiative and its Latina Leadership Institute. Her extensive resume includes two years as co-executive director of the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance, an umbrella for more than 70 nonprofit organizations. She noted that while no one is immune from sexual violence, people who face multiple levels of oppression based on race, poverty or immigration status have a harder time accessing the services they need. The YWCA’s promotora (community educator) program has 75 immigrant women who have gone through a full year of gender violence intervention training, she said, “and are currently in the community making a difference,” including getting the first sexual assault awareness month proclamation passed in Pima County and organizing a stalking awareness conference. The United States has one of the highest rates of sex-

ual violence in the world, she said, and is one of the only countries not to sign onto the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women. While she has hundreds of stories she could tell about how the system has failed to protect people, Jamarillo decided to tell her own. She had casually dated a man, a local celebrity, for a month. When she broke off the relationship, he began stalking her with hundreds of phone calls, following her around, and eventually destroying her property. “I made police reports, of course,” she said, but since she had no evidence, “the police would come and would just laugh.” Jaramillo began to remember the names of ex-girlfriends he’d mentioned and connected with them on Facebook. “We identified 11 women he was stalking at the same time,” she said, most of them afraid he would murder them. Not one case had been referred to a detective. Jaramillo found five women willing to go with her to the Tucson Police Department to demand action. They learned that the various reports on this man had never been connected; even Jaramillo’s seven reports were not linked in the police database. “Because I was so insistent and said I wasn’t leaving … they did assign a detective who was amazing,” she said. Jaramillo finally caught the stalker trespassing on tape. The women were able to take him to court and all won their cases. The perpetrator has to wear an ankle monitor now. But it was only her own act of agency and creating community that led to this outcome. “Even when you rationally know it’s not your fault,” even when you work in the field, you still feel shame and embarrassment, Jamarillo said, adding that this was only the second time she’d talked about the experience publicly. Rapine, the JFCS therapist, remembers hearing from women who were laughed at by the police when she was living in Honolulu and working at a domestic violence shelter. It’s up to the community to fix the system, Rapine said. “Stop the silence! We need to talk about it every day.”

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COMMENTARY Memorial for black lynching victims learned from Holocaust commemoration BEN SALES JTA NEW YORK

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hen Bryan Stevenson set out to build a memorial to the thousands of black people lynched in the United States, he thought about Germany and Poland. Those countries, where millions of Jews died at the hands of the Nazis, have made sure to preserve the memories of the victims — and the places where they were killed. It’s inescapable when you walk the streets of Berlin, where “stumbling stones” bearing the names of murdered Jews protrude from the pavement. And it’s in stark view when you visit Auschwitz, the Nazi death camp in Poland that remains largely intact more than 70 years after it was liberated. “In Berlin there are dozens of markers and stones placed next to the homes of Jewish families that were abducted,” Stevenson, founder of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama, told JTA in a 2016 phone interview. “Auschwitz is a place you visit. It sobers you

The names of lynching victims are inscribed on corten steel monuments at The National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Ala., seen on April 20, 2018.

with the horrors of the Holocaust. When you leave these places, you want to say, ‘Never again should we commit this kind of suffering and abuse.’” Stevenson wanted to evoke the same feelings in Americans in the design for The National Memorial for Peace and

Justice, which opened April 26 in Montgomery, the first physical space dedicated to the victims of slavery, lynching, segregation and mass incarceration. The memorial and nearby museum was spearheaded by Stevenson’s nonprofit, which provides legal aid to those wrongly con-

victed of crimes. On a hill overlooking the State Capitol building in Montgomery, which once housed the government of the Confederacy, 800 steel columns are suspended in a massive shed — one for each county where a lynching took place. A museum next door takes visitors through the history of American racism, from slavery to the present day. Nearly 4,400 people were victims of white supremacist lynchings between 1877 and 1950, according to original research by the Equal Justice Initiative — about 800 victims more than had been previously documented. “When you come to the United States, the landscape is largely empty of any reckoning, any acknowledgement of the horrors of our history,” Stevenson told JTA. “There are virtually no places that deal honestly with the legacy of slavery. We tell a fictional story, a glorified story, a romantic story, about the era of the Confederacy.” “The absence of any public acknowledgement of that history, I think, adds to See Lynching, page 8

Why investing in Diaspora Jewish education is a vital responsibility for Israel NAFTALI BENNETT JTA JERUSALEM or decades, world Jewry helped Israel. Organizations gathered and sent funds to the feeble, small state; our Air Force and Navy were formed and trained by Jewish volunteers


from around the globe. As we celebrate our 70th anniversary of independence, we should thank the previous generations while shifting to a new era, one in which we reverse the roles and Israel spends more time and resources helping the Jews of the world. Since its inception, Israel has played two roles: First, it is the country of all

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of its citizens, Jews and non-Jews alike. Second, it is the nation state for all Jews, citizens or not. The Law of Return, which offers immediate citizenship to any Jew interested in living in Israel, is the best example of this idea. As the Jewish homeland, Israel has always felt a sense of responsibility toward the Jews of the world and has acted, often quietly, to safeguard those in need — simply because they are Jews. Sadly, recent events in France and Poland highlight the rise of anti-Semitism and the need to maintain such actions. However, the greatest danger facing the Jewish world in the 21st century is disengagement: Millions of Jews, mainly in North America, are drifting away from Judaism and, as a result, from Israel. Israel cannot ignore this reality. Acting as the home of the Jews, Israel helped Jews in physical danger. Now it is time to help those at risk of losing their connection to Judaism and Israel. Not long ago, I told our government that Israel ought to drastically increase its investment in promoting Jewish education and identity, multiplying the resources allocated to projects like Mosaic United, Birthright or Masa by at least tenfold. This statement — and my continued policy of investing in education for Diaspora communities — caused

people to ask why. “Why should our tax monies go to a child in Dallas or Budapest?” I have two answers to this question. The first is a one-word answer coming from my kishkes (gut): because. Jews are family, and we need to help our family, whether in Brazil, England or the United States. We help them because we are all Jewish. The other answer is a far second, but it, too, has its place: Maintaining strong Jewish communities is not only the moral thing to do, it is also a strategic investment by Israel because when you disengage from Judaism, you tend to disengage from Israel. The toughest challenge facing us is the masses of Jews distancing themselves from Judaism and Israel. This distancing has little to do with the disputes between the Diaspora and Israel. The often harsh criticism directed by Diaspora Jews at the Israeli government is being voiced by Jews who are connected and care deeply. Those angry at Israel are those who love Israel and feel they have a stake in the Jewish state. In the United States, however, they are a minority, not the majority. My main concern is the 75 percent of U.S. Jews, or more, who don’t care enough to See Diaspora, page 8

LETTER TO THE EDITOR Former resident continues Holocaust education in Austria As a former member of the Southern Arizona Holocaust Survivors Group, I was touched by the article about Fort Huachuca (“Army dedicates plaque to survivors at Fort Huachuca Holocaust ceremony,” AJP 4/20/18). I had the privilege of attending the ceremonies on two different occasions while I lived in Sahuarita, and was always deeply moved by the dedication, warm hospitality and sincerity of the organizers. It may be of interest to you to know that since I moved to Vienna, I am continuing my efforts in this capacity by speaking to schools and attending teacher seminars.

I and a few of my survivor friends were invited by the president of Austria to a reception at the imperial palace, which is usually reserved for heads of state and other high ranking dignitaries. I also had the privilege of addressing the Austrian parliament (parts of which were shown on national television) and I was invited by the chancellor of Austria for an informal discussion in his office. I appreciate receiving the Arizona Jewish Post by email. I read it with great interest. — Alfred Schreier, Vienna


vice president of public policy who heads Mazon: A Jewish Response to Hunger’s D.C. office. Site visits included the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Newseum, and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial with a joint workshop with a parallel group of black Jewish youth. “This is not your garden variety high school trip to D.C. to sightsee,” says Hamburger, a retired former resident of the capital who spent his career helping at risk teens. “It’s a legislative trip, firsthand, about civics. They see the complicated legislative process of getting an idea from concept into legal form to a bill and on to the floor. The trip is the culmination of four months of study, with a meaningful purpose to make a change in the world, and to effectively narrow it down so they can accomplish something. It’s more about leadership, opening up, and wanting to learn. “These kids are of exceptional character,” Hamburger says of participants. “What sets them apart is a combination of being bright, incisive, active, idealistic and humble with open minds and a sense of humor. That’s extremely unusual.” This group included eight females and three males; five Latinos and six Jews; and represent Flowing Wells, Sunnyside, Foothills, University, Saguaro, The Gregory, Marana and Tucson Magnet high schools. JLTC is a joint effort fully funded by the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona through the support of private donors and a grant from the Jewish Community Foundation, to foster the importance of cultural awareness and political advocacy in youth today. “It’s a unique program—perhaps the only Jewish Latino teen program of its kind on a national level,” says JFSA President and CEO Stuart Mellan. “It’s been important in grooming a new generation of civic-minded activists; and it’s been a wonderful vehicle for fostering friendships and understanding in our local Jewish and Latino communities.” Two JLTC graduates will brief the JFSA board on their experience during the May 9 board meeting. For more information on the JLTC, contact Gootter at 577-9393 or sharigootter@comcast.net.

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a compelling policy issue. Then, local leaders engage them in workshop dialogues “to educate them on that issue, along with how to advocate and lobby policymakers,” Gootter says. “This year’s focus was on women’s issues, but in the middle of it, national issues around gun violence arose.” The students divided into two groups to explore gun violence and domestic violence. In final workshop, every graduate from last year’s group participated. “What does that tell you about how they still want to give back?” Gootter describes the experience as one that also changes the teens’ hopes, perspective and experience. “It’s an interesting blend of personalities that learns to work together, about honesty, give and take, respect and consideration. Kids that never would have met become lifelong friends.” “The beauty of the program is that it brings people from so many backgrounds, devoted to their culture in varying degrees, and they bond,” adds Lew Hamburger, Ph.D., a mentor and chaperone for the program for eight years. Lopez says, “At first, we were a bunch of Hispanic and Jewish kids who didn’t know each other. Now we are best friends and I can see some of them being friends for the rest of my life.” Holtzman echoed that feeling. “It was like going into the trip I had 10 new super amazing best friends. Coming together to work on good brought out the best of all of us.” In Washington, the group met with Rep. Grace Meng of New York, Rep. Luis Gutierrez of Illinois, and Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona, along with chiefs of staff for a host of other members of Congress. Highlights were meetings with staff in Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ and California Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s offices. They also visited advocacy groups including Giffords Courage to Fight Gun Violence, and met with former Tucson resident Josh Protas,

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the wound and the trauma,” he added. “The same can be said of the segregation era. We have not fully acknowledged the humiliation and damage that was done through the industry of segregation.” The steel columns, hanging in rows above a descending slope, display the names of individual victims of lynching, with others bearing only the word “unknown” for victims who have not been identified. Summaries along the walk tell the stories behind some lynchings. Sculptures outside represent the anguish of black Americans terrorized by white supremacy. The initiative also has duplicates of the columns ready to send as memorials to counties where the lynchings took place, provided the groups requesting them have made efforts to advance racial and economic justice. And in the museum, housed nearby in a former warehouse of a slave market, shelves hold jars filled with soil from the sites of lynchings. Stevenson told The New York Times that he does not intend for the museum to be punitive. Rather, he hopes it will

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be mad at Israel. To be clear, I wish we could resolve all the disagreements between U.S. Jews and the Israeli government, but we have to be realistic. There are serious differences between American and Israeli Jews, including the size and significance of non-Orthodox denominations. This, in turn, influences political representation and resulting public policy. So while it is unlikely we will solve all the issues, we must work hard for an open dialogue based on mutual respect and understanding. Despite the massive gaps, I refuse to give up. Seeing a Jew drift away from our heritage and traditions, away from our people, hurts me. It is like watching a sibling walk away from the family — I’ll do what I can to stop it and make him return. We are losing millions of Jews, and history will judge our efforts to reverse this dangerous trend. Giving up simply is not an option. Over the past five years, we have invested unprecedented resources into creating an infrastructure capable of working with Jewish leaders to save a generation of Jews. Through Project



help “liberate America” from a racist history that has taken different forms over the years. “I would not be comfortable traveling to Germany today as an African-American, knowing about that history, unless I knew German society had changed,” he told JTA. “We cannot expect people across the world to travel to the American South or feel comfortable in the American South until we reject this history of racial inequality.” Germany, Stevenson said, was not the only country that has done a better job than the United States of confronting its sins. He pointed to the Kigali Genocide Memorial in Rwanda, which tells the story of that country’s genocide, its prelude and its aftermath through documents, photos, artifacts and video testimonies. He also praised the “cultural response” to apartheid in South Africa, which has its own museum about that era in Johannesburg. “Collective shame about mass atrocities is a healthy thing because it moves you to get the point where you say ‘never again,’ ” Stevenson said. “We don’t say those words when it comes to the history of racial inequality.” Ben Sales is JTA’s U.S. correspondent.

Momentum, Campus Engagement and other projects, we will do everything we can to keep our family intact. Now we find ourselves at a crossroads: One path leads to a utopian situation, the other to an almost dystopian reality. If we make the wrong choice, in 50 years we will find ourselves with a small U.S. Jewish community feeling anything from apathy to disdain toward Israel. They won’t feel connected to us, and we won’t feel connected to them. The right choice, however, will help ensure that 50, 100 and 500 years from today, the world Jewry community will be large, with a strong Jewish identity and open embrace of Zionism. Such a path, in my vision, also leads to the communities in Israel and the world working together to fulfill the Jewish destiny — doing good and repairing a broken world. This isn’t a simple task; it will take effort and time. But it must be done. In 2018, unlike 1948, Israel is a strong country, and while we greatly appreciate and welcome the support of Diaspora communities, we no longer depend on it. After 70 years of the Diaspora Jews helping Israel, it is time for Israel to help Diaspora Jews. Naftali Bennett is Israel’s minister of education and Diaspora affairs.

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hen Holocaust historians ask what Americans knew at the time, the focus often is on the politicians and lawmakers whose votes and initiatives may have mitigated the Nazi genocide against the Jews. An exhibit opening this month at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum here asks the question “What did Americans know?” On a more literal level: What did American voters, the constituents who may have done more to pressure their lawmakers to intervene, know at the time? The answer — a lot — is less than comforting to those who may harbor a sentimental belief that if only the common folk knew, their leaders may have done more. “Visitors will be surprised at how much Americans knew about Nazism and the Holocaust and how early they knew it,” curator Daniel Greene said in a release announcing the exhibit, which is titled “Americans and the Holocaust.” The exhibit, twisting chronologically along the museum’s first floor, is punctuated by backlit pillars with poll questions spanning the period of Nazi rule in Germany and then throughout Nazi-occupied Europe. Typical is the American Institute of Public Opinion poll from November 1938: “Should we allow a larger number of Jewish exiles from Germany to come to the United States to live?” Spin the pillar around and the answer is a resounding “No” at 71 percent. Even until after the war ended, the percentages opposing refugee intake consistently hover in the low 70s — a substantial majority. “Public opinion doesn’t move,” Greene said in an interview while leading a reporter on a tour of the exhibit. (In the same

The Rev. M. Edgar Lindsey of Connecticut denounced Nazism in the United States.

poll, Americans were asked, “Do you approve or disapprove of the Nazi treatment of Jews in Germany?” Ninety-four percent disapproved.) An exhibit visitor accrues a sobering assessment of how Americans reacted to the news coming out of Europe. Sympathy for the plight of the Jews is a constant, but so is resistance to the measures that might mitigate the impending genocide, including military intervention and bringing in refugees. It’s easier to pin the charge of apathy on a select group of villains, and many historical accounts in recent years have named them: State Department mandarins, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, a media hesitant to emphasize the plight of the Jews, a Hollywood system hesitant to identify Jews as the principal victims. But the exhibit corrects these impressions, or at least places them in the context of a populace that did not want to engage at least until it was too late. Did The New York Times bury some of the more shocking reports? Yes, we know it did. But the wire services were unstinting


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in covering the truth of the Nazis’ persecution of the Jews. Thanks to the stunning results of a museum crowdsourcing initiative launched in 2016, where high school students and others researched Holocaust coverage at local libraries, we know these reports were given prominent play across the country. “You didn’t have to live in a major metropolitan area to know,” Greene said, tapping his finger on the Midwestern portion of an interactive U.S. map and pulling up a front page of the Indianapolis Star, among 15,000 articles in the database reporting atrocities against Jews as they happened. National news outlets, from Time to Cosmopolitan, covered not only the rise of Nazism, but its inherent threat to Jews. Did Hollywood erase Jews from fictional depictions of the Nazi threat? It did: Why were those refugees hanging around Rick’s in “Casablanca”? What drove them across the Mediterranean, exactly? We never know. Why is exposing the Nazi Bund in the United States so personal for Edward G. Robinson in “Confessions of a Nazi Spy”? It’s never made clear. Theories have been advanced recently to explain these anomalies — the Jewish executives in Hollywood were hesitant to appear invested in any Jewish cause, or some of them maintained distribution deals in Germany. What is made clear through the exhibit, though, is that moviegoers were not left out of the loop: If “Casablanca,” “Confessions of a Nazi Spy,” “Sergeant York” and other movies didn’t mention the Jews, the accompanying newsreels did. A screening room at the museum runs the newsreels that moviegoers would have sat through to get to the main feature — at a time when two-thirds of Americans visited the cinema at least once a week. These current affairs updates do not hold back: The Nazis’ prime victims, it is made clear in the newsreels, are Jews. The exhibit contextualizes — but does

not excuse — the Roosevelt administration’s failure to rescue and allow refugees into the United States. “FDR tries to lead opinion on going to war,” Greene said, and eventually succeeds in turning American opinion in favor of intervention in Europe — quite dramatically: Even as late as May 1940, more than 90 percent of the public opposed intervention. “On the refugee issue, he doesn’t lead, he follows,” Greene said. “He spends his political capital on the war.” The exhibit attempts to explain the popular reluctance to intervene, starting with stark representations of America’s own racist legacy — depictions of lynchings, coupled with restrictive anti-immigration laws passed in 1924 — and of the profound economic uncertainties seeded among Americans during the Depression that would have fueled anxieties about taking in large numbers of foreigners. Haunting the exhibit are the similar isolationist trends that helped propel Donald Trump to the presidency and have mitigated action on behalf of the Syrians under massive assault by their government and other populations in crisis. Greene said the echoes are not intentional — the exhibit is five years in the making — but are inevitable. “The questions we ask are resonant today,” he said. “They speak to American responsibility here and abroad. What are our responsibilities to refugees, when do we intervene in a foreign war?” The exhibit closes with an answer to these questions that is achingly poignant. Raphael Lemkin, the Jewish refugee who coined the term “genocide,” is quoted in 1944 as saying “All over Europe the Nazis were writing the book off death ... Let me now tell this story to the American people, to the man in the street, in church, on the porches of their houses and in their kitchens and drawing rooms. “I am sure they would understand me.”

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ferent in that it is a more humorous and fiercely honest collection. I can’t say it better than the reviewer who wrote on Goodreads, “This is the first book I have read that both wrenches your gut with heartbreak and makes you laugh out loud at the humor at the same time.” It’s that marriage of pain and humor that Davies makes perfectly

in her prose. Davies tells the story of her itinerant life, moving from place to place as a child, and her tales of finding love and creating a new blended family. She does so with flagrant, fierce honesty, and that honesty resonates with truth and purpose. As she watches her children swimming at night and takes pictures of them, she writes: “And as you click two simple photos, paper fossils that will one day remind you how they once walked the Earth, you realize you have taken everything for granted. Your time with them. Their brief speck of time as children, the soft faces that turn to you as if you are the sun, the fact that time seems to move so slowly when in fact, it is whipping past you at one thousand miles per hour and why you haven’t flown off into space is beyond your comprehension. They will never stay yours, for they weren’t yours to begin with.” What a beautiful kick in the face that is. • “Mrs.,” by Caitlin Macy, is a contrast to the others. The novel is a wild and crazy ride through the world of Manhattan schools, parents and students. I have always been fascinated by this world in the anthropological vein of Wednesday Martin’s “Primates of Park Avenue”: In a world with so much ambition and so much wealth, what could go wrong? A lot, as it turns out. “Mrs.” follows an independent woman as she navigates her way through this world from the vantage point of smart, detached and yet inextricably involved outsider. She has a front-row seat — and even, semi-unintentionally, a role — in the downfall of a prominent and beautiful socialite mother and her Manhattan family. If you liked “Big Little Lies,” either the book or the show, you will read this and immediately start casting parts in your head (Jessica Chastain, have your people call my people, please). • “Only Child,” by Rhiannon Navin, is pretty much the antithesis of a light read. It’s an emotionally gripping, riveting book that will seize you and not let go. It’s written from the point of view of a 6-year-old survivor of a school shooting, which initially I worried I would find cloying. Instead, after getting past some of my issues with language used (“would a 6-year-old really say that in that way?”), it was a relief of sorts to read things through a child’s viewpoint. After all, personally, I am in a mom’s head basically 24/7,

Mother’s Day so the opportunity to see things through a child’s eyes was the equivalent of shaking the kaleidoscope and acquiring a new sight in exchange. It was a gift, as a parent, to be able to see these events that preoccupy me daily through the eyes (even if fiction) of a child. It was also truly enlightening to get back in touch with ideas and ideals of forgiveness through childhood innocence. Kids have feelings, we remember as we read this book, that may not be nuanced in the way ours are, but have their own nuances and permutations and unexpected elements just the same. • “The Story of Arthur Truluv,” by Elizabeth Berg, is more of an onthe-go snack for those who might be intimidated by a more immersive and emotional read. This novel is a comparatively quick read, and is upbeat about sec-

ond chances at happiness. Arthur is a widower who meets a troubled teenager, Maddy, at the cemetery, and strikes up a completely appropriate friendship with her (I know, I am among the more cynical, and that struck me as suspect, too, but my suspicions were unfounded). The nosy neighbor Lucille, right out of central casting, provides a great triangulation to the relationship. Each person grows unexpectedly from encountering the others. Let’s go with the food analogy and say the book is sweet rather than savory. I’m not making the case that it will change your life. But like those M&Ms carefully hidden in bags of trail mix, the book will make you happy. And sometimes that’s enough. Jordana Horn is a contributing editor to Kveller. She has written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, the Forward and Tablet. She has appeared as a parenting expert on the “Today” show and “Fox and Friends.” Kveller is a thriving community of women and parents who convene online to share, celebrate and commiserate their experiences of raising kids through a Jewish lens. Visit www.Kveller.com.

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Since 1999, Jewish Women International’s Flower Project has sent bouquets of flowers and financial literacy materials to domestic violence shelters on Mother’s Day. This year — a year of awareness, of marches, of saying #MeToo, of raising voices and supporting all women — the project’s meaning goes deeper than ever, JWI organizers say. And this year, along with delivering flowers and financial education resources in English and Spanish for mothers in domestic violence shelters, JWI is sending cards their children can decorate to make this a happier Mother’s Day.

For each $25 contribution to the Flower Project, JWI will send a Mother’s Day paper card or e-card to the honoree of the sender’s choosing. There are four card images to choose from, and inside messages may be personalized. Paper Mother’s Day cards purchased after 9 a.m. EST on Friday, May 11 will be mailed on Monday, May 14. For international orders, e-cards are suggested. E-cards purchased before 2 p.m. EST on Friday, May 11 will be sent on Mother’s Day. E-cards purchased after 2p.m. EST on Friday, May 11 will be sent on Monday, May 14. For more information, visit www.jwi.org/flowerproject.

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pring is a time of renewal for the earth. And it’s traditionally a time for a change in the flavors of the fare we eat, taking advantage of fresh and local vegetables with lighter flavors for the season. Here’s a look at what our local restaurants are incorporating in their spring and Mother’s Day menus. Café Poca Cosa, downtown on Pennington Street near Scott Avenue, has a menu that changes twice daily. “It allows us to use ingredients that are in season,” says Suzy Crockwell, business manager. “For example, in spring we offer cold salads such as salpicon and ensalada de pollo con pepitas. Come in and ask about our vegetarian and vegan options.” Every dish is infused with passion in a Mexican fine dining atmosphere. Open for lunch at 11 a.m. Tuesday through Saturday, with dinner through 9 p.m., and 10 p.m. weekends. Tavolino Ristorante Italiano features

simple, classic Italian fare. New items on the happy hour and dinner menus use fresh spring produce such as artichokes, fava beans and stone fruit. “Spring brings the best tomatoes and berries, and some of my favorite lighter dishes such as Tuscan style panzanella (bread salad), grilled artichokes and aioli, and fresh salads with baby lettuce and ricotta salata,” says Chef Massimo Tenino. Tavolino is on the southwest corner of Skyline and Campbell. Open daily 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday and Saturday until 10 p.m. “We are excited to now have our gluten free products on the shelves in all Natural Grocers in Tucson and throughout the Phoenix area, including convenient grab and go items (sandwiches and salads), mixes and breads,” says Rebecca Wicker, owner of Dedicated: A Gluten Free Bakery and Coffee Shop. Located at 4500 E. Speedway Blvd., Dedicated has extended hours on Fridays as it hosts Unscrewed Theater’s improvisation shows for the coming months. For graduation, cakes and cupcake pull-apart cakes are a specialty, in

school colors, for four to 400 friends. “We are focusing on light fruity flavors, with lots of lemon and other citrus-inspired goodness! Our new angel food cake is perfect for strawberry shortcake. Light and fluffy, just like you remember, only gluten free,” Walker adds. Saffron Indian Bistro fuses modern cooking techniques with the grand tradition of classical Indian cuisine, says the bistro’s owner, Saurabh (Mintu) Sareen. The results are meals that are both delicious and appealing to the eye, a feast for the senses. There’s a daily lunch buffet from 11 a.m. until 3 pm. Special additions to the annual Mother’s Day Buffet include stations for Indian street food, a salad bar and dessert station. Daily dining hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., closing at 9 p.m. on Sundays, at Oracle Crossings, off W. Suffolk Drive. The folks at Mama’s Famous Pizza & Heros, with three city locations, find guests are now more interested in a proper diet. Having healthful options or ways to modify existing menu items is increasingly important, says operations manager

Liz Biocca. They’ve upgraded salads, replacing iceberg lettuce with mixed greens and adding bright, flavorful, ripe tomatoes. “Vibrant colors and eclectic flavors continue to gain ground,” says Biocca. “We’ve introduced pasta primavera, using bright, crisp vegetables, onto our catering menu to take advantage of these trends. We try to balance and stay true to our roots with our brick oven pizza, however you will find us occasionally running specials where we venture into ‘outside the box’ territory.” Eclectic Café, 7053 E. Tanque Verde Road, features a new Arizona Burger, made with grass-fed, free-range beef from a Prescott farm. The cattle have thousands of acres to roam and enjoy a stress-free life, says the café’s managing partner, Jason McCarty. “We complement the third-pound patty with a fresh baked brioche bun from Sun Rise Baking Company, located here in Tucson.” Transitioning to spring, McCarty sees a lighter fare — salads and fruits — in demand. “But we still have that comfort food on the menu like our grilled Reuben.” See Spring, page 21



CAFÉ POCA COSA SUZANA DAVILA, owner Growing up in Sonora, Suzana Davila observed firsthand the bustle and fun of her father’s restaurant. Traveling extensively through Mexico enjoying the limitless decadent culinary offerings led her to open her first restaurant. Today, more than three decades later, Suzana occupies a more prominent place on Tucson’s culinary landscape, having become one of the Southwest’s most celebrated chefs. “I truly am humbled by the support that Tucson has shown year after year,” Davila says. “To be here every night and to still feel that energy, fueled by the ambiance and the creative dishes, is what still keeps me inspired!”

CLAIRE’S CAFÉ CLAIRE JOHNSON, co-owner Claire Johnson, an Illinois native born into a family of creative cooks, began her culinary career as a produce buyer and founded an organic food co-op on Chicago’s north side. She relocated to Arizona in 1980 and became the head chef at the Blue Willow, followed by cooking stints at Oro Valley Country Club, Loews Ventana and C.B. Rye. In 1986, Claire bought Dyna Café and transformed it into the present day Claire’s Café and Art Gallery.

COFFEE X CHANGE KEYA TEHRANI and JONATHAN TEHRANI , owners Keya Tehrani came to Tucson in 1974. While studying for a business degree from the University of Arizona, he worked in various roles in the food industry. He graduated from the UA in 1978. After managing nightclubs, he started a restaurant supply company. In 1995, he started Coffee X Change after working and training at a Seattle coffee house. In 2010, his son, Jonathan Tehrani, graduated with a business degree from the UA and joined the family business, expanding the wholesale coffee division of the company. Later he helped expand the food menu at all Coffee X Change locations.

DEDICATED GLUTEN FREE REBECCA WICKER, owner Rebecca Wicker was an accountant before delving into the gluten free baking business. Her husband’s severe gluten allergy and her own intolerance prompted Rebecca to research and develop the recipes used in her shop. She developed her own proprietary flour blend in 2013, and opened Dedicated in 2014. Rebecca is passionate about her work and about serving the Tucson community. Plans are in the works for expansion, so stay tuned for more to come!

ECLECTIC CAFÉ MARK SMITH, owner Born and raised in Tucson, Mark Smith is a Catalina High School graduate. He started working in restaurants as a teenager and took that training to open the Eclectic Café in October 1980 when he was 24. Smith brings a variety of flavors to Eclectic Café’s menu so that the whole family can be satisfied. He says the secret to the restaurant business is fresh ingredients, consistency and fast, friendly service. His goal is to make every guest feel special when they walk through the doors. Smith has enjoyed seeing the generations of families come through the doors of the café and watching the staff go from high school graduates to college graduates to professionals in the work force. In his free time, Smith enjoys playing tennis, traveling and, no surprise, cooking!



The True Taste of India EL CISNE PHIL and GEORGE FERRANTI, co-owners Phil Ferranti opened El Cisne Restaurant with his son, George, and team of Nancy Carnero and Alicia Gastelum in January 2013 at Swan and Sunrise (El Cisne means “The Swan” in Spanish). They added to the excitement of the now 25-year tradition by reuniting with many more staff members from Phil’s previous establishment, La Placita Café in the Plaza Palomino. El Cisne offers “Platillos de la Sala,” dining-room dishes, in a relaxed yet elegant atmosphere. El Cisne is also a great place for lunch or happy hour cocktails at “The Black Swan Tequila Bar.”


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JUN and DIANA ARAI, owners Jun Arai met his wife, Diana, in her native Hermosillo, Mexico, when they were both 20; she was attending college and Jun, a ski instructor from Japan, was studying Spanish. Several years later they married and settled in Jun’s hometown, where he began working in restaurants, learning the art of Japanese cooking. In 1999 they moved to Tucson so Jun could help a family friend open a sushi restaurant, and in 2008 they opened Ginza, where dishes such as the Ceviche roll with albacore tuna and jalapeno attest to the success of their blended cultures.

GOURMET GIRLS GLUTEN FREE BAKERY/BISTRO MARY STEIGER and SUSAN FULTON, chef/owners Mary Steiger started cooking as a child and by the time she was 7, knew she wanted to be a baker when she grew up. Susan Fulton came from a family with a passion for food and always fantasized about owning a restaurant. The two traveled different roads until their paths met seven years ago in Tucson, where they discovered a mutual desire to promote wellness through food choices. The dedicated, certified gluten-free bakery/bistro is the result of their collaboration.

HARVEST LISA and REZA SHAPOURI, owners Lisa and Reza Shapouri met in 1986 at a nowclosed Coco’s Bakery Restaurant on West Drachman Street, where he was the general manager and she was the hostess. They married in 1988. In the 1990s, the Shapouris owned and operated Chelsea’s Bar and Grill, and Reza then spent 18 years working in restaurant distribution and consulting. The couple bought Harvest Restaurant in Oro Valley in 2011, and opened the second Harvest location on River Road in 2015. Their menus focus on scratch cooking, healthful eating, seasonality, uniqueness and using local purveyors. May 4, 2018, ARIZONA JEWISH POST


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­MAMA’S FAMOUS PIZZA & HEROES ELEANOR and JOE SPINA, founders Eleanor and Joe Spina, aka Mama and Pop, were the inspiration behind Mama’s Famous Pizza & Heroes, a Tucson tradition for more than two decades. When Eleanor and Joe retired from New York City to Tucson in 1975, their children, Joe Jr., Vinnie and Kathryn, soon decided to join them. Trading the construction business for pizza, they successfully tested their restaurant concept in New York before moving west to open the first Mama’s in Tucson in 1981. Choosing a name was easy: the word “Mama” represents family, home and love. The restaurant is still run by Eleanor and Joe’s children and grandchildren.


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Jackson Bar + Eatery, nearby at 8864 E. Tanque Verde Road, will augment its Sunday brunch menu with specials for Mother’s Day — served 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Sunday dinner special of two-for-one entrees will be served from 5 to 8 p.m., with reservations accepted at 347-6373. Fire N’ Smoke Wood Fired Pizza & BBQ, a new East Tanque Verde Road favorite at #6502, is introducing sangria for the summer season, along with weekly drink specials. Happy hour is 3-5 p.m., Tuesday-Friday. Barbecue tacos are new on the menu, says owner Tim Healy, and smoked tri-tip is a menu favorite. As Fire N’ Smoke’s tagline promises, the pizza is hot and fast, but the barbecue is low and slow. Open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Closed Mondays. Gourmet Girls Bakery/Bistro specializes in gluten-free, award-winning cuisine and cocktails. “For Mother’s Day try our organic prickly pear mimosa, made from locally harvested fruit prepared by Chef Mary Steiger,” says co-owner Susan Fulton. “Pair it with our delicious Greek yogurt, berries and house-made granola. Enjoy a complimentary dessert with your breakfast, brunch or lunch.” Reservations accepted for dining, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., 5845 N. Oracle Road. For Mother’s Day, Claire’s Café & Art Gallery always offers “two fancy breakfast selections and a fancy lunch special,” says owner Claire Johnson. New and traditional American breakfast and burgers, seafood, vegan and vegetarian fare are on the fresh menu, along with Mexican selections. Open daily for breakfast and lunch, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 16140 N. Oracle Road. Tempura fried avocado is a specialty at Desert Diamond Casino Agave Restaurant in Sahuarita, which features casual indoor and al fresco dining on the patio. American-inspired menus with Sonoran flavors are served for lunch, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., and dinner 4-9 p.m., and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Closed Monday and Tuesday. Two-for-one specials and an Agave Diamond Dinner chef’s choice are popular. El Cisne Cocina de Mexico serves a variety of fine Mexican food with Sonoran, Oaxacan and Sea of Cortez flavors as well as favorite traditional dishes, specializing in seafood and steaks. Wild caught seafood is a house specialty. The weekend brunch, in the modern contemporary setting, is served 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Black Swan Tequila Bar features one of the largest se-

lections of fine tequilas and mescals in Tucson. Enjoy Cinco de Mayo specials and live music, at Sunrise and Swan. The newest additions to Harvest Restaurant’s menu include saffron turmeric pasta, steak salad, and fried chicken dinner served on Wednesday and Sunday nights, says owner Reza Shapouri. “Our emphasis as always is on scratch cooking to control every aspect of every dish we make, taking advantage of what’s available as seasons change.” New cocktails to transition to summer include blueberry lavender drops, melon martini, the berry wise mojito, cucumber spritz, rhubarb Streisand and mango colada sangria. Harvest has two locations, at River at Craycroft, and La Canada at Lambert, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Ragazzi Northern Italian Restaurant offers a taste of Northern Italy with a variety of dishes with signature northern Italian sauces, fresh seafood, homemade bread and a complete list of Italian, domestic, and other international wines. Each dish is made with the best and freshest ingredients, representing a passion for food. There are locations at 7850 N. Oracle Road, Green Valley and Nogales. Call for reservations or Mother’s Day, 567-7221. Ginza Sushi & Izakaya Japanese restaurant and bar serves tapas-style food and drinks. In Japan, izakaya restaurants are popular places for friends and family to come together and relax over a sampling of small dishes and good beer and sake. Traditional izakaya staples include sashimi, salads and tempura. Cold noodles with sashimi is a new menu addition. Open Tuesday to Saturday for lunch, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., and dinner 5-9:30 p.m., until 9 p.m. on Sunday, 5423 N. Kolb, south of Snyder Road. Coffee X Change recently added delivery service from its location at 6841 E. Camino Principal, says owner Keya Tehrani. A second location is at 8501 E. Broadway Blvd. New on the menu, says Tehrani, are Mediterranean chicken tacos and cold blended drinks inspired by candy bars. Both locations offer drive-through service and patios. Villa Peru Modern Peruvian Cuisine, at 1745 E. River Road, offers six varieties of ceviche — the perfect hot weather dish, says co-owner Frida Hunt. Additional “ceviche festivals” occur when specialty fish are available. Villa Peru’s menu also features pisco sours and other refreshing cocktails made with Peruvian pisco, a type of clear brandy. Unique to Tucson, they serve lucuma ice cream — lucuma, a delicately flavored tropical fruit, was called the “Gold of the Incas.” Open for lunch and dinner Monday-Saturday; closed Sunday.

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INSIDER’S VIEW Beyond history and geography, it is the people who make Israel special AMIR EDEN WEINTRAUB ISRAEL CENTER


n Sunday, April 22, our community celebrated Israel’s 70th Anniversary of its Independence. I would like to take a moment and thank, from the bottom of my heart, all the lay leaders, volunteers, and professionals who were a part of Tucson’s communal celebration. A special thank you goes to the woman and the legend, Oshrat Barel, who is our fearless leader. I have had the honor of leading and taking part in the past 25 Yom Haatzmaut celebrations in three states and I can honestly say that my first Yom Hazikaron (Israeli Memorial Day) and Yom Haatzmaut in Tucson were very special. What makes Israel special besides its history and geography is its people. I am always captivated by Israeli hospitality toward American Jews. Here are two stories I think are examples of the warm feelings Israelis display: I was on a plane on my way to Israel leading 34 students. The teens were excited, but they behaved remarkably well. The flight was long and I went in search of a cup of coffee. I was standing in the galley, stretching, as another man walked in and stood in front of me. I started a polite conversation — I think I said something about his American Air Force shirt. We started conversing in English, but as soon as we recognized each other’s accents, we switched to Hebrew. He complimented me on my students and was touched to know that for many it would be their first time visiting Israel. It took us less than three minutes to find out that we had a friend in common. We ended our conversation by him writing his first name, Yaron, on the back of my business card with his cell number. He then offered, “If you would like to visit me with your group, just call me.” I wondered, “What is he talking about? Visit him? Where? I have 34 teens with me.” I asked him exactly where we should visit him. He smiled and said, “At the air force base.” Back in my seat, I started to think how cool it would be to visit the air force, but it was hard to find a window in our itinerary. Eight days passed and we were in the south. I called Yaron, hoping he would remember me. He answered, his voice projecting true excitement as if his own brother had called

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him. “Amir,” he yelled, “it is so good to hear from you. How are your dear students? And when can we host you?” To be honest, I was not sure what to say. There was one activity we could cancel, but it would mean losing a small deposit, and I did not want to do so without making sure his word was good enough. After all, not everyone can guarantee a visit to one of the best air forces in the world. Picking my words cautiously, I asked if there is anyone else I need to speak to in order to secure the deal. There was silence on the line for a long moment before he replied, “There is no other officer above me, I am the base’s senior officer.” We coordinated a visit I will never forget. Our bus approached the base and a young female soldier jumped on. “Tamar, from Security Clearance Department,” she proudly introduced herself. After going over the list I’d sent to her with all our passport numbers and birth dates, she let us enter the base. Three handsome combat pilots wearing aviator sunglasses boarded the bus. We were taken to the air force combat pilots instructors school, where we watched rare videos of air-to-air fights, followed by a power point presentation by Yaron that taught us the requirements for an air force cadet, pilot and instructor. We were invited to meet a few young pilots. One meeting was so dramatic that even if I’d had the power to write a script for our visit, the reality was much better. We stood in front of an empty field with two big oil cans in the middle. A combat helicopter rose from northeast, flying low and travelling up and down at an incredible speed. The helicopter stopped and fired two missiles, destroying the targets. Dusty clouds surrounded us and the Apache landed nearby. The helicopter door opened, the pilot spoke to us, answered a few questions, smiled, apologized that he couldn’t be in any of our pictures, waved good-bye, and took off. When Yaron had invited us, I assumed it would be a short visit as I know how busy an Israeli Air Force base can get. I looked at my watch and realized we’d spent over four hours at the base. When I shared my amazement with Yaron, he put his arm around my shoulder and said, “Amir, these dear students are home and they are an important part of our future.” I still keep in touch with this impressive man. The second story doesn’t have to do with the army, but with one of my passions — soccer. I led another group of students to Israel, some of whom

were soccer players. Before we departed I checked the Israeli soccer league schedule and was disappointed that I would not be able to take the group to a match as the league was not in session. After a week of traveling in Israel, I came across a newspaper advertisement for an Israel State Cup match. It seemed too good to be true. Maccabi Haifa, one of the best soccer clubs in Israel, who had won 11 national championships, five state cups, and was the first Israeli club to play in the European champions league, was hosting Beitar Yerushalim, another prestigious club who’d won six national championships and seven state cups. I called the ticket office and asked to purchase 38 tickets, but they were sold out. The students who knew that I was about to order tickets were devastated. If I were in the States, I would move on; however, we were in Israel, and I knew that if someone says that you cannot get something, all one needs to think is, “Who do I know that knows someone…?” I thought for a second and remembered someone who knew Haifa’s coach. I called him and he promised me that someone would get back to me. After a few minutes, Ronny Levy, who served as Haifa’s head coach, called. He told me we could all come to the game as V.I.P guests of the club. We enjoyed a good game — Haifa won after a dramatic shootout. On our way to the bus, my phone rang. The CEO was on the phone. He asked me to do him a favor and send him the names of all the students. He then asked me where we were staying for the night. In the morning as we headed to the dining room, the front desk personnel told me that Maccabi Haifa called and their driver was on his way to the hotel. A green van pulled into the parking lot. I was expecting the club to send key chains or pennants. The driver came out, shook my hand, and asked me to call for a few students to help us carry the boxes. Now what I am about to share with you is a true story and I have pictures to prove it. The boxes we took from the van were full of official uniform sets with the names of the students printed on the back. I did not pay for any of it; it was all a gift. Israel is a very special place — its history, geography and land are fascinating. However, it is the people who open their hearts to us who make it extraordinary! Am Yisrael Chai, Amir Amir Eden is the director of the Weintraub Israel Center.

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Some 4,500 people attended “Israel@70: A Living Bridge,” a festival celebrating Israel’s 70th Independence Day, on Sunday, April 22 on the Jewish community campus. The free festival organized by the Weintraub Israel Center included live entertainment, food, kids’ activities, a shuk (market) featuring local Jewish organizations and other vendors, and an Israel Science and Technology Pavilion.

Twelve torches honorees and dignitaries, back row, from left: Marty Johnston, Jon Ben-Asher, Anne Lowe, Jonathan Rothschild (mayor of Tucson and master of ceremonies), Rebecca Crowe, Jeff Artzi, Tom Warne, Yoram Levy, Pastor Glen Elliott, Marlyne Freedman, Eitan Weiss (deputy consul general of Israel in Los Angeles); front row: Todd Rockoff, Stuart Mellan, Ron and Diane Weintraub, Oshrat Barel (JFSA senior vice president).

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The University of Arizona Marching Band takes the stage after leading the opening parade.

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Noah Solomon of Soulfarm performs (not pictured, C Lanzbom).

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Ronnie Barel, Sophie Silverman and Adele Fereres

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Tzuza Dance Company from Kiryat Malachi, Tucson’s sister city in Israel, performs.

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Dagan Green gets a prime view of the parade from his father, Yoni Green. May 4, 2018, ARIZONA JEWISH POST


COMMUNITY CALENDAR The calendar deadline is Tuesday, 10 days before the issue date. Our next issue will be published May 18, 2018. Events may be emailed to localnews@azjewishpost.com, faxed to 319-1118, or mailed to the AJP at 3718 E. River Road, #272, Tucson, AZ 85718. For more information, call 319-1112. See Area Congregations on page 10 for additional synagogue events. Men’s Mishnah club with Rabbi Israel Becker at Cong. Chofetz Chayim. Sundays, 7:15 a.m.; Monday-Friday, 6:15 a.m.; Saturdays, 8:15 a.m. 747-7780 or yzbecker@me.com. Chabad of Sierra Vista men’s tefillin club with Rabbi Benzion Shemtov, first Sundays, 9 a.m., at 401 Suffolk Drive. 820-6256 or www.jewishsierravista.com.

members, $10. 299-3000.


Temple Emanu-El mah jongg, Mondays, 10 a.m. 327-4501. Cong. Anshei Israel mah jongg, Mondays, 10 a.m.-noon. All levels, men and women. Contact Evelyn at 885-4102 or esigafus@aol.com.

“Too Jewish” radio show with Rabbi Samuel M. Cohon on KVOI 1030 AM (also KAPR and KJAA), Sundays at 9 a.m. May 6, Mohamed alSamawi, author of “The Fox Hunt: A Refugee’s Memoir of Coming to America — Four Strangers, Three Faiths and One Extraordinary Escape to Freedom.” May 13, Professor Andrew Pessin, co-editor of “Anti-Zionism on Campus: The University, Free Speech and BDS.” May 20, Greg Schneider, executive vice president of the Claims Conference, on the new Survey of Holocaust Knowledge in the United States.

Tucson J current events discussion, Mondays, noon-1:30 p.m. Members, $1; nonmembers, $2. Bring or buy lunch, 11:30 a.m. 2993000, ext. 147.

Beth Shalom Temple Center of Green Valley bagel breakfast and Yiddish club, first Sundays, 9:30 a.m. Members, $7; nonmembers, $10. 648-6690 or 399-3474.

Jewish sobriety support group meets Mondays, 6:30-8 p.m. at Cong. Bet Shalom. dcmack1952@gmail.com.

Women’s Academy of Jewish Studies “Women's 40-Day Program,” at Cong. Chofetz Chayim. Free weekly 45-minute class; topic: “Make Happiness Happen.” Newcomers welcome. Meets most Sundays, 10:30 a.m. Contact Esther Becker at 591-7680 or ewbecker@ me.com.

Cong. Or Chadash Mondays with the Rabbi, with Rabbi Thomas Louchheim. Mondays, noon1:30 p.m. Bring a bag lunch. This year's topic: “Judaism’s Departure from the Bible to Influence Contemporary Life.” 512-8500. Cong. Bet Shalom yoga. Mondays, 4:30-5:30 p.m. $5. 577-1171.

“Along the Talmudic Trail” for men (18-40), with Rabbi Israel Becker of Cong. Chofetz Chayim. Includes free dinner. Mondays, 7 p.m. Call for address. 747-7780 or yzbecker@me.com. Spouse Bereavement Group, cosponsored by Widowed to Widowed, Inc. at the Tucson J, Tuesdays, 10 a.m. Contact Marvin at 885-2005 or Tanya at 299-3000, ext. 147.

Southern Arizona Jewish Genealogy Society, second Sundays, 1-3 p.m. at the Tucson J. Contact Barbara Stern Mannlein at 731-0300 or the J at 299-3000.

JFCS Holocaust Survivors group meets Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-noon. Contact Raisa Moroz at 795-0300.

Tucson J Israeli Dance, taught by Brandi Hawkins, 2nd and 4th Sundays, partners, 4:45-6 p.m., open circle, 6-7 p.m. Members, $8; non-

Integral Jewish Meditation with Brian Schachter-Brooks, Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m., at Cong. Bet Shalom, free.

Friday / May 4

child. For reservations call 327-4501.

5:30 PM: Temple Emanu-El Tot Kabbalat Israel Shabbat service, followed by dinner at 6 p.m. Dinner $10 for adults, free for kids under 12. RSVP for dinner at 327-4501. 5:45 PM: Cong. Anshei Israel Tot Shabbat service followed by dinner at 6:15 p.m. $25 per family (2 adults and up to 4 children) or $10 per adult. Call for space availability at 745-5550.

Saturday / May 5 10 AM: Cong. Or Chadash Brotherhood Shabbat Service, followed by deli lunch. 512-8500. 10 AM: Temple Emanu-El Shabbat morning service with adult b’nai mitzvah. 327-4501. NOON: Cong. Anshei Israel “Read It & Meet” book discussion on “The Golden Peacock” by local author Lauren Grossman. Contact Helen Rib at 299-0340 or helenrib@yahoo.com. 5 PM: Temple Emanu-El and Cong. Or Chadash Lag B’Omer Picnic and Bonfire. At the Youngerman Ranch. Games, hayrides, kosher cookout, Havdalah. Dinner $8 per adult, $4 per



Sunday / May 6 10 AM-NOON: Tucson J Beekeeping class. Receive 10 percent off from Thrive and Grow Gardens for beekeeping supplies. $25. Register at www.tucsonjcc.org or 299-3000. 11 AM-NOON: JFSA 70th Anniversary Mitzvah Project dedication at Sister Jose Women’s Center. Refreshments, tour, information on how outdoor space impacts the women who visit the center. 1050 S. Park Ave. RSVP to jscott@jfsa.org. 11 AM-2 PM: Tucson J Fine Art Gallery art exhibit, “Spring Artist Showcase.” 299-3000. 11:30 AM: Cong. Or Chadash Pet Blessing. Pets must be current on immunizations and leashed. 512-8500.


Temple Emanu-El Needlecraft Group with Ariana Lipman and Rosie Delgado. Second Tuesdays, through May 8, 2-4 p.m. 327-4501. Tucson J social bridge. Tuesdays and Thursdays, noon-3 p.m., year round. Drop-ins welcome. Meets in library on second floor. 299-3000. Cong. Anshei Israel Talmud on Tuesday with Rabbi Robert Eisen. Meets 6 p.m. 745-5550. Weintraub Israel Center Shirat HaShirim Hebrew choir meets Tuesdays, 7 p.m., at the Tucson J. Learn to sing in Hebrew. Contact Rina Paz at 304-7943 or ericashem@cox.net. Tucson J Israeli dance classes. Tuesdays. Beginners, 7:30 p.m.; intermediate, 8:15 p.m.; advanced, 9 p.m. Taught by Lisa Goldberg. Members, $8; nonmembers, $10. 299-3000. Shalom Tucson business networking group, second Wednesdays, 8-9 a.m., at the Tucson J. 299-3000, ext. 241, or concierge@ jewishtucson.org. Cong. Anshei Israel gentle chair yoga with Lois Graham, Wednesdays, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Members of Women’s League, $6 per class; nonmembers, $8 per class. Contact Evelyn at 8854102 or esigafus@aol.com. Chabad of Sierra Vista women’s class with Rabbi Benzion Shemtov, last Wednesdays, 2 p.m., 401 Suffolk Drive. 820-6256 or www.jewishsierravista.com. Chabad Tucson lunch and learn with Rabbi Yehuda Ceitlin, Wednesdays, 12:15 p.m. at Eli’s Deli. info@ChabadTucson.com. Jewish



“Purpose of Prayer,” with Rabbi Yossie Shemtov of Cong. Young Israel, Rabbi Thomas Louchheim of Cong. Or Chadash, and Rabbi Robert Eisen of Cong. Anshei Israel. Free. Light refreshments. RSVP to Nanci Levy at nlevy@ handmaker.org or 322-3632. 7 PM: Jewish History Museum/Holocaust History Center presents Sam Ace: Sound Poetry, “Our Weather Our Sea.” Free. 564 S. Stone Ave 670-9073 or www.jewishhistorymuseum.org.

Tuesday / May 8 6-7:30 PM: Tucson J Understanding Your Finances free seminar on college planning, with Laurence E. Goldstein, vice president of investments for DKG Financial Group. 299-3000.

Wednesday / May 9

NOON-3 PM: Tucson J cooking class, “Jewish Italian Specialties,” with Chef Tom Kresler. Members $65; nonmembers $70. Register at www.tucsonjcc.org or 299-3000.

11 AM: Jewish History Museum presents “Narrating Our Values: Community Conversations.” Topic: “To Save a Life.” 564 S. Stone Ave. 670-9073.

3:30 PM: Handmaker lecture series presents

6:45 PM: Cong. Chaverim book club discuss-

needs support group for those with children/ grandchildren, youth or adult, with special needs, third Wednesdays, 7-8:30 p.m. at Tucson J. Contact Joyce Stuehringer at 299-5920. Tucson J canasta group. Players wanted. Thursdays, noon. Instruction available and a beginners’ table every week. Call or text Lisa at 977-4054. Temple Emanu-El Jewish Novels Club with Linda Levine. Third Thursdays, through May 17, 2-4 p.m. 327-4501. “Biblical Breakthroughs with Rabbi Becker” at the Southwest Torah Institute. Fridays, noon, for men and women. 747-7780 or yzbecker@me.com. Thrive & Grow Vegetable Gardening Workshops, with Michael Ismail. Fridays from 2-3:30 p.m. at Tucson J, through June 15. $10. www.tucsonjcc.org or 299-3000. Tucson J Fine Art Gallery art exhibits, “Works by Ann Lapidus & Jeanne Hartman,” through May 17; “Arts For All,” May 18 through June 28 with artists’ reception May 27, 2–4 p.m. 299-3000. Jewish History Museum/Holocaust History Center art exhibit, “Invisibility and Resistance: Violence Against LGBTQIA+ People,” 564 S. Stone Ave., through May 31. Wed., Thur., Sat. and Sun., 1-5 p.m.; Fridays, noon-3 p.m. 670-9073 or www.jewishhistorymuseum.org. Jewish History Museum exhibit, “Subtle Apertures: Leo Goldschmidt’s Early Photographic Record of the Sonoran Borderlands,” through May 31. 564 S. Stone Ave., Wed., Thur., Sat. and Sun., 1-5 p.m.; Fridays, noon-3 p.m. 670-9073 or www.jewishhistorymuseum.org. es “Jacob’s Folly” by Rebecca Miller. 320-1015. 7 PM: Cong. Or Chadash Social Justice and Action Committee presents Colleen Mathis, chair of Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission, on how congressional and legislative districts are drawn. Free. 512-8500.

Thursday / May 10 7 PM: Jewish community awards celebration for JFSA/agencies, and JFSA annual meeting, at the Tucson J. Installation of JFSA officers, ice cream social. Free. Register at www.jfsa.org.

Friday / May 11 11:30AM Jewish History Museum/Holocaust History Center gallery chat, Sheraz Noor presents “Ethnic Cleansing: The Rohingya of Myanmar.” 564 S. Stone Ave. 670-9073 or www.jewishhistorymuseum.org. 5:30 PM: Temple Emanu-El Shabbat Rocks! dinner followed by service at 6:30 p.m., with B'Nai Mitzvah students, Cantorial Soloist Marjorie

Hochberg, Avanim Rock Band and youth choir. Dinner $12 for adults, free for kids under 13. RSVP for dinner at 327-4501. 9:30 PM: Temple Emanu-El Downtown Shabbat at Jewish History Museum, 564 S. Stone Ave., with the Armon Bizman band, Robert Hanshaw and soloist Lindsey O’Shea. 327-4501.

Saturday / May 12 9 AM: Cong. Or Chadash Shabbat hike at Catalina State Park with Rabbi Thomas Louchheim. Meet at the trailhead for 1 mile hike. Bring sack lunch, water and sunscreen. RSVP to Sarah Bollt by May 8 at 900-7027 or sarah@octucson.org. NOON: Temple Emanu-El Rabbi’s Tish study session and potluck vegetarian/dairy lunch. 327-4501. 1:30-3:30 PM: Secular Humanist Jewish Circle lecture, “The Surprising Story of Jewish-Muslim Relations in Modern Bosnia," by Lisa Adeli, director of educational outreach at UA Center for Middle Eastern Studies and Museum Teacher Fellow with United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. At Woods Memorial Library, 3455 N. First Ave. RSVP to Susan at 577-7718 or srubinaz@comcast.net.

Sunday / May 13 NOON-3 PM: Tucson J class, Cake Decorating for Mother’s Day, with Executive Pastry Chef Jaime Lawhorn. Members $60; nonmembers $50. Register at www.tucsonjcc.org or 299-3000. 2-3 PM: Tucson J Tucson Symphony Orchestra Just For Kids “Mother’s Day Concert.” Free. www.tucsonjcc.org or 299-3000.

Monday / May 14 2-4 PM: Tucson J Secret Life of Animals

Workshop, with Genie Joseph, Ph.D. Members $15; nonmembers $20. Register at www. tucsonjcc.org or 299-3000.

Tuesday / May 15 5:30-7:30 PM: Tucson J Rosh Chodesh Sivan. Learn about Shavuot and how to make cheesecake. Includes dairy dinner. $20. 299-3000.

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Friday / May 18 5:45 PM: Cong. Anshei Israel Family Shabbat Experience Service & Dinner. Farewell to Shinshinim, Chen Dinachi and Tamir Shecory. Followed by dinner at 7 p.m.: members, $25 family of 2 adults and up to 4 children; nonmember family $30; adult (13+) $10. RSVP by May 14 at 745-5550 or www.caiaz.org.

Saturday / May 19 10 AM: Cong. Chaverim Erev Shavuot Shabbat morning services. 320-1015. 12:30 PM: Cong. Anshei Israel Erev Shavuot Mincha service. 745-5550. 7:30 PM: Temple Emanu-El Tikkun Leil Shavu’ot Service, “All-Night” Torah study on the Book of Ruth and cheesecake bake-off. With Rabbi Batsheva Appel, Cantorial Soloist Marjorie Hochberg, and Dr. Abby Limmer. 327-4501. 7:45 PM: Cong. Anshei Israel Tikkun Leil Shavuot: A Guide to the Evening of Shavuot. Includes service 7:45 p.m., dairy dinner, 8 p.m. “Shavuot Secrets,” with Rabbi Robert Eisen, 8:45 p.m., “The Mitzvah of First Fruits,” with Rabbi Ruven Barkan, 9:40 p.m., dessert, 10:30 p.m. and reading of the Book of Ruth, 11 p.m. Late night study session, 11:30 p.m. Dinner, $8 per person. Service, study sessions and dessert, free. RSVP for all activities by May 14 at 745-5550 or www.caiaz.org.

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Jewish Federation-Northwest chair yoga with a Jewish flair taught by Bonnie Golden. Mondays, 10-11 a.m. $7 per class or $25 for four. 505-4161 or northwestjewish@jfsa.org. Northwest Needlers create hand-stitched items for donation in the Jewish community. Meets at Jewish Federation Northwest Tuesdays, 1-3 p.m. RSVP to judithgfeldman@gmail. com or 505-4161. Jewish Federation-Northwest mah jongg, Wednesdays, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., 505-4161. Chabad of Oro Valley adult education class, Jewish learning with Rabbi Ephraim Zimmerman. Wednesdays at 7 p.m., at 1217 W. Faldo


Drive. 477-8672 or www.jewishorovalley.com.

Tuesday / May 8 7 PM: Jewish Federation-Northwest Rosh Chodesh Women’s Group, “Building Relationships between Jewish & Muslim Women,” with Anne Lowe. At 190 W. Magee, #162. RSVP to 505-4161 or northwestjewish@ jfsa.org.


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OBITUARIES Steve Kippur, former JFSA Man of the Year, dies at 65 Steve Kippur, 65, died April 20, 2018. Mr. Kippur was born and raised in Denver, raised his children in Pueblo, Colorado, and spent the last 15 years of his life in Tucson. Mr. Kippur owned a furniture store in Pueblo and was a third-generation scrap metal dealer at Amcep Metals. Mr. Kippur was honored as the Man of Year by the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona in 2015. He is a past president of Tucson Hebrew Academy and the University of Arizona Hillel Foundation and served on the JFSA board. He visited Jewish communities around the globe on behalf of the Federation, including Morocco and Israel. “Steve’s lust for fun was his defining feature, along with his affinity for the T. rex,” says his niece, Andrea Kippur. “He made a joke out of everything, because he knew if you weren’t laughing you weren’t living.” “Steve was a true baal chesed (someone who epitomizes loving kindness) — his life revolved around giving to his family, his friends, and the Jewish community in Tucson and beyond,” adds his niece, Jamie Yoder. “Every week he and his grandchildren lit the Sabbath candles and tore the challah bread, teaching them the traditions his own grandparents taught him. His passion for Jewish education and endless commitment to helping others will live on in his children, grandchildren and beyond.” Survivors include his brother, Gary (Tandy) Kippur of Tucson; children, Shelly Kippur of Tucson, Dani (Jeremy) Rovinsky of Phoenix, Andrew Kippur of Tucson, Rachel Kippur of Israel, and Jordan Kippur of Pueblo; nieces, Jamie (Christian) Yoder of Tucson and Andrea Kippur of Washington, D.C.; and seven grandchildren. Graveside services were held in the Congregation Anshei Israel section of Evergreen Cemetery, with Rabbis Billy Lewkowicz and Robert Eisen officiating.

Elaine Lisberg Elaine R. Lisberg, 88, died April 29, 2018. Mrs. Lisberg was born in Decatur, Illinois, to Emanual and Hannah Rosenberg. In 1993, she moved from the Chicago suburbs to Tucson, where she continued her strong volunteer work both on a local and national level. Mrs. Lisberg was preceded in death by her sister, Audrey (Rosenberg) Goodman. Survivors include her husband of 65 years, Harold Lisberg; children, William (Patricia) of Minneapolis and Edward of Chicago; two grandchildren and two greatgrandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to Brandeis University National Women’s Committee, Jewish History Museum Tucson, and the National Eating Disorder Association. A memorial service will be held at a later date to be determined.

Irene Wolff Irene Frances Wolff, 90, died April 22, 2018. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Mrs. Wolff was a lifetime member of Hadassah and volunteered in her community throughout her life. A graveside service was held at Evergreen Cemetery, with Cantor Janece Cohen of Congregation Or Chadash officiating. Mrs. Wolff was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Wolff. Survivors include her son, Ron Wolff of Atlantic, Virginia; daughters, Paige Milando of Fort Myers, Florida, and Abbie Stone of Tucson; and six grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to B’nai B’rith Covenant House of Tucson, 4414 E. Second St., Tucson, AZ 85711.

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MARY ELLEN LOEBL will receive the 2018 Arizona Education Association Partners in Education Award. Loebl is coordinator of “Making A Difference Every Day: The Homer Davis Project” for the Jewish Community Relations Council of the JEWISH FEDERATION OF SOUTHERN ARIZONA, which provides weekend food packs and other assistance for elementary school students in need. The award will be presented at the May 12 Salute to Excellence luncheon sponsored by The AEA Foundation for Teaching & Learning at the Scottsdale Resort. “Rebecca’s Journey Home,” by Brynn O. Sugarman with illustrations by MICHELLE SHAPIRO, graphic designer of the ARIZONA JEWISH POST, was recently chosen as a PJ Library selection. The book won a 2007 Silver Medal Sydney Taylor Award from the Association of Jewish Libraries. PHYLLIS BRAUN, executive editor of the ARIZONA JEWISH POST, belatedly learned she was the recipient of an Arizona Press Club award. The 2016 awards, announced in June 2017, included second place honors for Braun in the community newspaper headline writing category. The winning headline, “Lebanese, Christian, gay — and fully Israeli” was called straightforward and evocative by contest judge Sara Ziegler, then treasurer of the American Copy Editors Society and deputy features editor for the Omaha World-Herald. Ziegler said the headline “paints a full picture of a complicated person in just six words, and it tells readers of the AJP exactly why they should care.” Native Seeds/SEARCH honored JANOS WILDER with a multi-course dinner on April 27 to kick off the 2018 Agave Heritage Festival, which runs through May 7. Wilder, who was named the best chef in the Southwest by the James Beard Foundation in 2007, has been a member of the board of Native Seeds/SEARCH for 20 years and its chair for the past three years. His current Tucson enterprises include Downtown Kitchen + Cocktails and The Carriage House, an event space and cooking school.

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Three actors from the Arizona Theater Company production of “The Diary of Anne Frank” spent the morning with Holocaust survivors at Jewish Family & Children’s Services on Tuesday, April 24. The actors and the survivors talked about their relationship to the production and got to know one another in a lively and informative discussion. The survivors were particularly impressed by learning about Chaim Potok from his daughter, actor Naama Potok, who plays Mrs. Frank in the production. The group will attend a matinee performance on Sunday, May 6.

Residents of Ekaterinburg, Russia, attend one of two community seders on March 30, the first night of Passover.

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Tu Nidito Children and Family Services will honor SOOZIE HAZAN and MAYA LURIA along with Lani Baker, Jenine Dalrymple and Judy Wood as the 2018 Remarkable Moms at the nonprofit organization’s annual gala, The Remarkable Celebration, on Saturday, May 12 at the Westin La Paloma Resort. For more information, visit www.tunidito.org.

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The Ural Russian Folk Instruments Orchestra performs a Purim concert on March 4 in Ekaterinbug, Russia.

Jewish life blooms in Ekaterinburg, Russia The Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona helps provide vital services for Jews in Ekaterinburg, Russia. JFSA recently received photos from March and April events in Ekaterinburg: a Purim concert, Passover seders and a Yom HaShoah Memorial.


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