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Welcome to the Weintraub Israel Center of Tucson!

The Weintraub Israel Center, a joint project of the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona and the JCC, is dedicated to bringing the cultural richness of Israel to Tucson. From Israel travel information to cultural programs, community dialogues, and innovative Tucson-Israel Partnerships, the Weintraub Israel Center is Tucson’s premier resource for all things Israeli. The Center focuses on fostering a strong Jewish identity with Israel at heart.
 

The Weintraub Israel Center’s mission is to engage the Jewish Community of Southern Arizona as well as the broader community in building a living bridge to Israel, its people and its history. This is accomplished by using educational experiences, advocacy and outreach. Since its establishment in 1997, the Center has had a profound impact on our community, bringing Israel into our lives in dynamic ways. 

         

Since 1997, the Israel Center impacts the local community, bringing Israel to Southern Arizona in dynamic ways. It is Tucson’s premier resource fostering strong Jewish identity with Israel. The Center engages Southern Arizona’s Jewish and broader communities in building living bridges to Israel, its people, culture, and history through educational experiences, advocacy, and outreach.

Building a Living Bridge to Israel

Inbal Shtivi is our eleventh shlicha (Israeli emissary) and the Director of the Weintraub Israel Center.

She will carry out the mission of the Weintraub Israel Center which is building a living bridge to Israel, its people and its history.

Read more about Inbal.

 

ISRAEL EDUCATION uses multiple ways to educate the Jewish and greater Tucson Communities regarding Israel, in order to provide a deep, multi-faceted, realistic, and non-polemical picture of Israel that goes beyond head-lines and slogans regarding the Israeli-Arab conflict. The Israel Action Network, in partnership with the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, counters assaults made on Israel’s legitimacy.

PARTNERSHIP2GETHER is a program parterning Tucson with the Israeli communities of Kyriat Malachi and Hof Ashkelon. This endeavor provides the opportunity for our communities to connect and interpersonal relationships to flourish. We focus on two areas; first- the people-to-people aspect allows individuals to meet one another, share, connect and build relationships, second- inviting Tucson volunteers, to take part in the amazing Zionist project of making Israel a better Jewish democratic State. Partnership 2Gether (P2G) is a program of the Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI). Visit P2G on Facebook.

 

Israel Action Network, in partnership with the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, counters assaults made on Israel’s legitimacy and works to build strong relationships with people of faith, human rights advocates, political and civic leaders, and friends and neighbors in the community.

 

 

Shinshinim L’Tucson

For the fourth year the Weintraub Israel Center, in collaboration with Tucson’s congregations and agencies, is proud to bring the Shinshinim L’Tucson 2019/2020 program to the Tucson community once again. Meet Shay and Daniel.

 

WEINTRAUB ISRAEL CENTER, a joint project of the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona and the Tucson Jewish Community Center.
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