AP reporter, a THA alum, to keynote event honoring Gasches

Tucson Hebrew Academy’s annual Tikkun Olam Celebration will honor Danny and Janis Gasch for their continued service to the local and global Jewish community.

Jon Ben-Asher, head of school at THA, says it’s a great honor to recognize the Gaschs this year, because of their involvement and commitment to Tucson’s Jewish community.

“Danny and Janis Gasch exemplify the concept of tikkun olam — being a light unto the world and making it a better place,” says Ben-Asher. “In addition to the many other organizations and people they have supported throughout the years, their service to THA has included essential leadership, mentoring and advising, as well as training and providing direct services to our students for hearing evaluations.”

THA alumnus Josh Lederman, a foreign affairs and national security reporter at the Associated Press, is this year’s keynote speaker, who says it’s flattering to be acknowledged and a great honor to give back to THA.

“I think THA has recognized the way its alumni have tried to go out into the world and make a positive difference, in different ways, and that’s something that I’m proud to be able to represent,” says Lederman.

“It’s an exciting opportunity to reconnect with the issues that are on the minds of the people who formed the community that raised me,” he adds.

Read the entire Arizona Jewish Post here. Originally published on Oct. 20, 2017.

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