Guided by Jewish values and traditions, Handmaker provides a continuum of care and services designed to enhance the physical, spiritual, emotional, social and intellectual quality of life for the aging, without regard to race, color or creed.
The Jewish Community Center is a unique and dynamic force in the lifestyle of Tucson's Jewish and general community. Serving every age group from the six week old infant through the adult years, the JCC offers a wide range of social, cultural, educational, recreational and athletic programs and activities. The JCC is committed to providing only the highest quality programs, activities and facilities. From a warm, nurturing atmosphere for the very youngest with full-time childcare, to a state-of-the-art sports complex to satisfy the most demanding fitness enthusiast - and everything in between - this is the JCC.
Hillel is the foundation of the campus Jewish community - a diverse, umbrella organization which serves an eclectic Jewish community. Hillel's mission is to provide students at the U of A and in the Tucson metropolitan area with an atmosphere that fosters enhancement of Jewish life. Hillel develops student leadership and initiative by allowing students to engage in pro-active, democratic Jewish life through various projects, including lectures, discussions, social and cultural events, as well as other services and programs.
JFCS was founded in 1941 and is a non-sectarian, non-profit social service agency. JFCS is dedicated to helping the Jewish and general community help themselves. Experienced, trained professionals provide counseling, consultation and social work services to individuals, families and youth. Each person is treated with respect, confidentiality and careful attention. JFCS helps adults, children, adolescents, couples and families deal with a wide variety of life problems. JFCS has helped resettle more than 800 Jewish refugees from the former Soviet Union.
The mission of Tucson Hebrew Academy, a community day school, is to provide the highest quality ewish and secular educational experience which perpetuates Jewish and American values, ethics, culture and traditions, while being responsive to the needs of the total child in a creative nurturing environment.
The museum is housed in the oldest synagogue building in Arizona. It is the original home of Temple Emanu-El, 564 S. Stone Ave. Prior to its becoming an Arizona certified museum in January 2008, the museum building underwent 10 years of restoration work, restoring the historic building to its original finishes. Its mission is the collection, preservation, exhibition and instruction of the Jewish history of the American Southwest, and the preservation of the first synagogue building in Arizona.
Over two hundred and thirty Holocaust survivors from eighteen nations have made Southern Arizona their home during the postwar era. The Holocaust History Center exhibit which opened in 2013 illuminates the history of Nazi persecution and its aftermath through the lives of those who were there. By sharing their life stories, these survivors, our neighbors, have provided a unique body of information that allows something distant and ineffable to become personal and immediate.