Temple Emanu-El in the News

Printed Media


The Morning Blend

"Taste of Judaism classes offered" - 
Arizona Daily Star article on the 18th year of Taste of Judaism
"Temple Emanu-El celebrates b'nai mitzvah with a difference" - read the article from the Arizona Jewish Post    
"Free Taste of Judaism celebrates its 18th year" -
from the Arizona Jewish Post
"JFSA helping synagogues boost youth engagement" -     
"Bilgray scholar takes holistic approach to healthy aging" - AZ Jewish Post article on 2017 Bilgray Scholar - Rabbi Richard Address   "Taste of Judaism on the Morning Blend" - Rabbi Cohon on the Morning Blend
"WRJ grant expands Emanu-El Gan Project" - Read the article in the Arizona Jewish Post about the Gan Project
"Emanu-El debuting ‘Hebrew@Home’ remote learning" - Read the article in the Arizona Jewish Post about our new Kurn Religious School Program
"Downtown Shabbat: Hot music, cool venue draws more than millennials" - Read the article in the Arizona Jewish Post about Downtown Shabbat
"Hashtag outreach: JFSA council gets update on attracting millenials"- AZ Jewish Post article about Downtown Shabbat - Listen to Armon Bizman at the same meeting on 3/29/2016 "A History of the Holocaust for the Tucson Community" - KUAZ visits the new Holocaust History Center with Rabbi Cohon 

"Cohon Foundation to honor
Wiesenthal Center’s Cooper"
coverage of the Cohon Foundation Award

by the AZ Jewish Post

 WATCH Rabbi Cohon speak about Passover on KGUN Morning Blend

"Kushner to discuss new book at Emanu-El"  
coverage of upcoming Kushner event

by the AZ Jewish Post
Tu B'Shevat Celebration - coverage of Temple Emanu-El
Tu B'Shevat celebration by the AZ Jewish Post
"Beth Hebrew Synagogue's First Shabbat Service in 40 Years in Downtown Phoenix, 1/8/16" - coverage of Downtown Shabbat by the Phoenix New Times. January 8, 2016
LISTEN to an Interview with Sam Golden on KJZZ on how he composed the music for Armon Bizman.

‘Downtown Shabbat’ draws 350 to historic synagogue - Coverage of Downtown Shabbat by the Jewish News of Phoenix

"Tucson Rabbis Ask Ducey to Rescind Refugee Ban Proposal" - Arizona Public Media

"Tucson Religious Leaders Unite to Defend Muslim Community" - Arizona Public Media 

While there are conflicts around the world in the name of religion, three religious leaders in Tucson want the community to know they are working together to nurture tolerance, acceptance and compassion.
Listen to the conversation among Rabbi Sam Cohon of Temple Emanu-El, Ahmed Meiloud, president of the Tucson Islamic Center and Bishop Gerald Kicanas of the Tucson Catholic Diocese.
December 22, 2015
WATCH Rabbi Batsheva Appel talk about the Interfaith Pack-a-thon on News 4 Tucson - KVOA
Local churches team up to pack 80,000 holiday meals for needy
WATCH Rabbi Samuel M. Cohon talk about Hanukkah on KGUN-9 News: "Morning Blend"

March 31, 2015
READ Rabbi Samuel M. Cohon's featured article based on his Sabbatical travel blog in theArizona Daily Star:

"Finding Sacred Meaning on Easter Island"

March 31, 2015
WATCHRabbi Batsheva Appel's appearance on KGUN-9 NEWS: The Morning Blend
"Passover with Temple Emanu-El and Rabbi Appel"

April 14th, 2014

Arizona Daily Star

Jewish community holds non-traditional Seders across Pima County

February 27th, 2013

Arizona Illustrated

Don't Call It Sun Worship

April 8th, 2014

Temple Emanu El is getting ready for Passover, probably the most widely observed Jewish holiday.  Passover is a major Jewish spring festival, commemorating the Exodus from Egypt over 3,000 years ago.  Passover is also called The Festival Of Freedom and is a celebration of freedom, not just in Biblical times, but the importance of freedom for us today and throughout history.

February 25th, 2014

Arizona Daily Star


Samuel Cohon: Discrimination is Not Arizonan

January 6th, 2013

KGUN 9 On Your Side

Community gathers at prayer service to remember January 8th shooting

March 4th, 2014

Temple Emanu El celebrates Purim on March 9 with a spectacular new musical parody, "Megillah Mia", based on "Mamma Mia", to tell the story of Purim in a unique way.

August 29th, 2013

Arizona Daily Star

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Temple Emanu-El welcomes female rabbi

January 6th, 2013

News 4 Tucson - KVOA

Jan. 8 victims attend interfaith service

November 22nd, 2013

Temple Emanu-El is the largest reform synagogue in Tucson, and the first synagogue in Arizona.  They are getting ready for the holiday of Hanukkah with their great celebration, the Greatest Hanukkah on Earth on November 24.

March 4th, 2013

Tucson Weekly


Rabbi Cohon Put On a Good Show, But It Was Too Jewish

December 10th, 2012

News 4 Tucson - KVOA

Temple Emanu-El Hosts Hanukkah Celebration

July 31st, 2013

Rabbi Cohon talks about a free introductory class on the history and practice of Judaism and the delicious tastes of homemade traditional Jewish foods.

December 13, 2012

Arizona Daily Star

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Hanukkah is time to sing, celebrate at area temple

September 16th, 2012

News 4 Tucson - KVOA

Local Jews celebrate Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year


March 22nd, 2013

Rabbi Cohon talks about Passover

 December 10th, 2012

Arizona Daily Star

ece dreidel dancers

Hanukkah celebrations


September 11th, 2012
News 4 Tucson - KVOA

Multi-Faith Alliance honors the fallen of 9/11

December 4th, 2012

Rabbi Cohon educates us about the Jewish religion

 December 10th, 2012

Arizona Daily Star

millstone menorah lighting

Hanukkah celebrations


September 14th, 2012

Rabbi Cohon talks about the High Holy Days

 September 13th, 2012

Arizona Daily Star

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Northwest-side Jews have new gathering place


August 9th, 2012

Rabbi Cohon talks about Taste of Judaism

   August 30th, 2012

Arizona Daily Star

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Taste of Judaism gives folks good understanding of Jewish faith


 December 1st, 2011

Rabbi Cohon talks about some Jewish traditions associated with the ultimate festival of religious freedom, Hannukah.

  August 2nd, 2012

Arizona Daily Star

Taste 8-02-12
Taste of Judaism marks milestone



 October 6th, 2010

Rabbi Cohon tells us more about Yom Kippur

 June 21st, 2012

Arizona Daily Star

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Interfaith travelers will share photos, tales of Israel trip 


August 11th, 2010

Taste of Judaism 




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