News & Events

Creating Community, Puzzle Piece by Puzzle Piece0

Children immigrating to Israel with their families can feel like strangers in a strange land. Puzzle held its first meeting with just 10 three years ago; the youth program now boasts more than 106+ participants.

Remembering Chris Ferrell with Gift to Tu Nidito0

When the Tu Nidito Endowment Fund was established at JCF, the Ferrell family made the first matching gift from their JCF DAF. 43 other generous donors followed suit.
Grigory Tselnik

The Covenant of Shabbat Shared0

Thanks to the JCF/JFSA “Share the Covenant of Shabbat” grant, Covenant House residents can welcome Shabbat with a very special service and a traditional Shabbat meal every few months.

Remembering Bryna, Honoring Goodness0

Bryna Zehngut’s friends wanted to honor and remember her, and they wanted to do it forever. The Bryna Zehngut Mitzvot Award was established after she passed away at 51.
Susan and Rick Levy

Tucson Jewish Concierge Makes Connecting Easy0

This one-stop service is Tucson’s warm and welcoming referral and outreach connection to all things Jewish: agencies, synagogues, services and retail.
Fred Fruchthendler

Fred Fruchthendler: Family Footprints Connect Yesterday with Tomorrow0

“The richness of one’s life is what you do for others. Without that, you end up with very little.”
Andikan Akpan

Moses & Joyce Akpan: Remembering Andikan0

It was heartbreaking when he died in 2011 from sickle cell disease complications. The Andikan Sickle Cell Victory Foundation endowment fund was established at JCF in his memory.
Brenna Lacey and Steve Rodgveller

Brenna Lacey & Steve Rodgveller: The Art of Giving Back0

Brenna and Steve have deep connections to one another, their family and friends, and our Tucson community.

Where do Jewish Families go for Help with Special Needs Children?0

In 2016, the JCC was awarded a grant to create a referral source for young adults with special needs.
Rabbi Ruven Barkan

Project Star: Education, Counseling, Social Services0

This program brings together Jewish Family & Children's Services of Southern Arizona and local synagogues to offer programs based on Jewish values.