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.We will explore all must-see sites while offering unique tracks for those who have already visited Israel and would like an opportunity to dig a little deeper.
The cultures are very rooted in and connected with the history of the land.
About 75% of the population is Jewish, 20% Arab, and the remaining 5% are others, Christians, and non-religious affiliates.
As a Masa Israel Teaching Fellow, you’ll live just a few minutes’ walk from campus, and have ample opportunities to mingle with students and take part in campus activities.
Israel, otherwise known as The Holy Land, is a tiny but dynamic place.
The farthest distance in the country is only six hours by car, north to south.
Israel has typical Mediterranean weather with very hot summers and cool and rainy winters.
Our work is grounded in building strong relationships with people of faith, human rights advocates, political and civic leaders, and friends and neighbors in our community We use 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 headlines and slogans regarding the Israeli-Arab conflict.
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In 2011, the Israel Center was re-named the Weintraub Israel Center to honor Ron and Diane Weintraub for their vision, leadership and generous support.
Since its establishment in 1997, the Center has had a profound impact on our community, bringing Israel into our lives in dynamic ways Tucson is successfully partnering with the Israeli communities of Kyriat Malachi and Hof Ashkelon.
We have invited speakers, students, IDF soldiers, artists, authors and activists.