In 1994, Naomi Adir gave an endowment to establish the Naomi Adir Center for Jewish Education to extend the work of the Southwest Torah Institute.

The Women’s Academy of Jewish Studies (WAJS), founded by Esther Becker in 1997, is a division of the Southwest Torah Institute that responds to the educational, moral, ethical and spiritual needs of Southern Arizona’s Jewish Women.

Take advantage of all our community has to offer: new programs, new resources, new models of delivery, built for you, the adult Jewish learner.

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Or Chadash (Reform) Educational programming at our Congregation offers opportunities for congregants to engage in a journey of learning and spiritual growth.

Members of all ages are challenged to think, question and contribute creatively to our common journey.

It provides the opportunity for women to experience in-depth Jewish learning together with other women and presented by women.

We invite you to join us for one or more of our 2014-2015 Classes. To open classes to all Jews regardless of affiliation.

The Arizona Center for Judaic Studies Each year, Judaic Studies brings nationally and internationally-recognized leaders to Tucson to present informative public lectures that highlight the many and diverse Jewish contributions to society.

It is part of our mission to promote an understanding of, interest in, and respect for Jewish history, traditions, and culture.We established the Southwest Torah Institute to: Make Jewish learning meaningful, stimulating the mind, connecting the mind and heart. Take Jewish concepts that may be perceived as complicated and present them in a down-to-earth, accessible manner.Provide excitement for Jewish learning and show the relevance and power of Jewish learning while living in today’s challenging world. Congregation Bet Shalom (Conservative) Congregation Bet Shalom has served Tucson for over 30 years.We are a traditional, modern, warm, inclusive, and family oriented congregation.Help participants become increasingly better people through developing character via Jewish teachings.