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Board of Directors

Carol Weinstein, President 

Arlan Colton, Vice President 

Holly Harper, Treasurer

Judith Weiser, Secretary 

Bob Chasan

Nancy Lefkowitz

Lyla Michelson

Nan Rubin 

Jim Stuehringer

The Rev. Karen McDonald, advisory member

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Our Cantorial Intern, Emily Ellentuck, is a teacher of Judaic Studies at Tucson Hebrew Academy.  She has extensive experience as a cantorial soloist at the University of Arizona Hillel Foundation and other congregational settings in the Tucson area.  She is the winner of several awards for her vocal abilities.  Her musical leadership is an important component in our Shabbat and holiday worship.





Rabbi Helen Cohn

Rabbi Helen Cohn was ordained in 1994 from Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, which is the home of the Reform movement.  She moved to Tucson in the summer of 2006 after twelve years at Congregation Emanu-El in San Francisco.  After serving as interim rabbi for Congregation Chaverim in Tucson she was asked to be the spiritual leader of Tucson's newest Reform congregation, M'kor Hayim.  

Rabbi Helen's main areas of interest are Jewish education, spirituality, and meditation.  She is a Spiritual Director and a Spiritual Director Supervisor, having trained for both at the Mercy Center in Burlingame, California, and is a co-founder of the Tucson Center for Spiritual Direction.