The Next 70

​Be part of building, growing and improving
our Southern Arizona Jewish Community.

​ A new home for the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona and Jewish Community Foundation of Southern Arizona

WHEREVER THERE IS A JEWISH COMMUNITY, THE FEDERATION AND FOUNDATION ARE AT WORK. Rebuilding. Supporting. Strengthening. Changing Jewish lives for the better in countless ways. Federation and Foundation give help and hope to the most vulnerable through a network of local agencies and programs. For 70 years we have brought the community together from across the spectrum of Jewish life to take part in collective action and ensure the Jewish future.

Over the  past two decades, our Jewish community has helped create outstanding professional facilities for all of our beneficiaries. This has included recent major improvements to the Tucson JCC, Handmaker Jewish Services for the Aging, University of Arizona Hillel and the Jewish History Museum. The Federation deferred its need for a modern professional facility until these other projects were complete.

​Now, on the occasion of the Federation's 70th anniversary, we ask for your help in creating a facility that will enable the Federation to house all of its vital service arms. The Arizona Post, Coalition for Jewish Education, Weintraub Israel Center, Jewish Community Relations Council, Campaign, and Leadership Development Departments. This new facility will bring the Jewish Community Foundation back on the Campus and will create new meeting space to bring together community members as we work together to ensure our community's vibrant future.

​Make a contribution now with online or by contacting Fran Katz at or at 577.9393.





Follow the Progress of Our Building

  • At the Groundbreaking Ceremony on December 4, 2016 with a very proud Stu Mellan taking the first shovel of dirt.

  • Groundbreaking Ceremony - December 4, 2016

  • Groundbreaking Ceremony - December 4, 2016

  • Groundbreaking Ceremony - December 4, 2016

  • December 22, 2016

  • December 29, 2016

  • January 5, 2017

  • January 12, 2017

  • January 27, 2017

  • February 2, 2017

  • Building Exterior

Watch the Groundbreaking Ceremony Video

The History and Work of the Federation