On October 27, 2019, Tucson Hebrew Academy (THA) will be celebrating our Tikkun Olam (repairing the world) event. We will be honoring Bertie Levkowitz, one of the founders of THA and a life member of the Board of Trustees. Tikkun Olam is the primary fundraiser for THA. The funds from the event are vital in maintaining scholarship programs, retaining and recruiting the best possible teachers, enhancing THA’s curriculum, and ensuring the long-term financial stability of the school.  

Bertie has been a tremendous supporter of THA. Bertie was born in the Netherlands during the Nazi occupation, where she survived in hiding. After graduating from UC Berkeley, she married Jack Levkowitz, DDS. Jack was a Tucson native, and they moved to Tucson to join the extended Levkowitz clan. Over the years, Bertie was involved in most of the Jewish organizations in town and was a docent at Sabino Canyon for 15 years. Bertie continues to be active in the community. She speaks to schools through the Jewish museum as a holocaust educator.  She, Jack, and others founded THA in 1971. Bertie has always worked for and supported the school, serving on the original board and rejoining it after Jack passed away. She served as Board chair for 2 years. 

If you are unable to attend the Tikkun Olam event but would like to contribute, please click the Donate button below. For information about the event, please contact Sha’ron Wolfin Eden at