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  • JCC/COVID-19 Information

    Dear Congregants,

    You may have heard that the guardian  (who was not on our campus) of one of the JCC Taglit participants tested positive for COVID-19 this week. Taglit is a day program for young adults with disabilities and it is considered part of emergency care during the COVID-19 pandemic. With Board approval, we rented our classrooms to JCC for their Taglit program this summer (while our campus is otherwise closed). No one from Or Chadash is at risk as a result of this situation. The letter that JCC sent to their members is below.  It explains the situation in detail and describes their CDC-compliant, pre-planned responses.

    Please contact either Todd Rockoff (TRockoff@tucsonjcc.org)or me (president@octucson.org) if you have questions.

    Shalom,

    Elaine Jones, PhD

    President, Congregation Or Chadash

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  • Regular Meeting April 20, 2020

    The Board met via Zoom again in April to receive updates in a variety of areas. The pandemic has rendered our financial situation unpredictable. We have applied for relief under the Paycheck Protection Program, but we have not received any funds yet. Mark Ross is continuing to work to expedite the process. 

    The transition to online religious and Hebrew School has been quite successful, with a high attendance rate. Rina invited the board to attend the end-of-year assembly on May 3. She is also working with a joint committee to prepare for the new, combined religious school this fall. 

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  • Office Closed

    For your health, and for the well-being of our staff, the office is closed until further notice. You can still reach us by phone at (520) 512-8500, but we may not answer your call right away. Please leave a message, and we will return your call as soon as we can! You may also email us. Visit our Staff Directory to find the email address for the staff person you’re looking for. For general inquiries, you may email Eileen Cook, Executive Assistant, at eileen@octucson.org.

  • Wright Elementary School teacher Sheree Garcia delivers a computer to a student.

    Tikkun Olam in the Time of COVID-19

    Our Social Justice and Action Committee has long-standing partnerships with charitable organizations all over Tucson. Today, more people than ever are in need of the support these organizations provide. Because of the pandemic we cannot support our partners with our volunteerism, but we can support them through our donations. Your contribution of any amount will enable our continued mission of Tikkun Olam – making the world a better place.

     

  • Regular Meeting March 30, 2020

    The board met via Zoom in March due to COVID-19 precautions. The board first reviewed the newly negotiated contracts for the Rabbi and the Cantor, and approved them in executive session. We received reports on the effects of COVID on our community and the measures being taken to mitigate the spread while continuing to serve our congregants in various ways. The proposed 2020-2021 budget was discussed. The Finance Committee projects a shortfall of $82,000 next year, and the board discussed the sources of that deficit and possible ways to remedy them. The budget was approved as presented.

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Upcoming Events

  1. Tue 14

    CANCELLED Accelerated Beginning Hebrew

    Jul 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  2. Wed 15

Upcoming Events

  1. Tue 14

    CANCELLED Accelerated Beginning Hebrew

    Jul 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  2. Wed 15