The following message from JCC President & CEO Todd Rockoff was sent out to members of the JCC and Or Chadash this afternoon:
To Our Valued Members,
Today we were made aware that a member of our extended community has tested positive for COVID-19. The case involved the guardian of a participant in our Taglit day program. To our knowledge, there have not been any confirmed cases of COVID-19 within the program itself. More
This Shabbat is the “Shabbat of Prophetic Vision” and comes a few days before the 9th of Av, which is associated with the most devastating calamities that the Jewish people have faced throughout time – the most recognizable of these disasters are the destruction of the first Temple by the Babylonians and the second Temple by the Romans. More
As you may know, Or Chadash has partnered with the Jewish Community Center this summer to provide emergency day care for the JCC Taglit program. There was a recent article in the Jewish Post describing the Taglit program and our partnership with JCC. Click here to read the article.More
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. More
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 email@example.com.
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.
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.