JFCS News

International Holocaust Remembrance Day is January 27

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More than a million people were killed at Auschwitz in Poland during WWII.The majority were Jews and the former extermination camp is the world’s biggest Jewish cemetery. Others who did not fit the Nazis’ world view died there too. Many of the concentration camps set up by the Nazis were razed to the ground, but Auschwitz-Birkenau… Read more »

Mel Sherman’s bequest to JFCS arrived Nov. 10, 2014

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Mel Sherman

Read more about this generous man.

Dr. Param Dedhia to discuss Power of Sleep at CHAI Circle meeting

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CHAI Circle Meeting WHEN: Sunday – January 18th, 2015 TIME: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Presenter: Param Dedhia, MD is a passionate internist and integrative medicine physician focused upon translating everyday practices into key steps along the journey of health and wellness. From experiences ranging from corporate executives to underserved communities, Param partners with each… Read more »

Yuliya Genina: “…if our fate is to survive, we’ll survive it all together…”

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Read more from Yuliya Genina, one of our clients in the JFCS Holocaust Survivors Program.

Andrea Siemens: 2014 Employee of the Year

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There is so much that sets JFCS of Southern Arizona apart. We consistently meet the needs of our clients while showing respect for their beliefs, choices, values and differences.  While serving the Jewish and broader Tucson communities, regardless of religion or ethnic origin, we are guided by the Jewish traditions of healing the world (tikkun… Read more »

New JFCS Board Elected; Outgoing Board Thanked; Staff, Volunteer & Donors Honored

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Fred Fruchthendler

Fred Fruchthendler elected Chair of the JFCS Board of Directors at the 2014 Annual Meeting on November 11th Board Chair-Elect is Mike Holmes, our Treasurer is Max Cohen and our Secretary is Barbara Befferman Danes. Continuing board members are: Janet Belkin, Ken Goodman, Jaime Gutierrez, Mike McKendrick, and Nancy Robertson. Welcome to new board members Rabbi Stephanie… Read more »

Carlos A. Hernández Named JFCS President & CEO

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JFCS President and CEO Carlos A. Hernández, MA, LCSW, CPHQ

Carlos A. Hernández, MA, LCSW, CPHQ has been named President and CEO of Jewish Family and Children’s Services (JFCS) of Southern Arizona. Jill Rosenzweig, Chair of the JFCS Board of Directors, announced the appointment after a national search. “We welcome Mr. Hernández and the leadership he will provide to our 73-year-old social and human service organization…. Read more »

New stories from Holocaust Survivors Walter Feiger, James Lieber & Wanda Wolosky

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Holocaust Survivor Walter Feiger

We’ve just added new stories from Holocaust Survivors Walter Feiger, James Lieber, and Wanda Wolosky to our web page dedicated to Survivors. Read more “It’s so important to record these stories. All of our survivors are growing older and I want to ensure that we never forget what they endured,” said Raisa Moroz, Holocaust Survivor… Read more »

Mitzvah Magic gives financial, spiritual boost to local families

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“For a family struggling to make ends meet, the gifts and holiday items provided by Tucson’s Mitzvah Magic program are “a godsend,” one recipient recently told the AJP. We’ll call her “Rachel.” Mitzvah Magic, a program of Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona Women’s Philanthropy and Jewish Family & Children’s Services that was started in 2009,… Read more »

Mitzvah Magic begins this month

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Help for Jewish families supported through Mitzvah Magic is more important than ever. Families like “Rita” and “Todd” and their two children. They had family wealth until his father died recently and extended family members excluded Todd and his family from any type of inheritance. The only income they have at the moment is Rita’s… Read more »