‘Israel: A Personal and Arizona Government Perspective’

Arizona House Representative Alma Hernandez

Friends of Israel, Sun Lakes Jewish Community Council

On Sunday, Feb. 25, at 3 p.m. at Sun Lakes Chapel Center, Alma Hernandez, Arizona House Representative, will speak on her experiences as a Jewish Mexican American and being the youngest woman ever elected to the Arizona House. Her presentation is entitled “Israel: A Personal and Arizona Government Perspective.” Alma is an ardent supporter of Israel, having visited the Jewish homeland on several occasions. She will also address the official and unofficial support for Israel within the state government.

Alma has a B.A. and M.A. in public health from University of Arizona. Before her five years in government, she worked at the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona. Hernandez has worked as the coordinator of Tucson’s Jewish Community Relations Council and has been involved in the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. Her bill, H.R. 2241, requiring mandatory high school education on the Holocaust, was passed in 2021.

Hernandez was raised in a non-religious home and converted to Judaism in 2015. She became interested in learning about Judaism during her teenage years after discovering that her maternal grandfather was Jewish. Her siblings Consuelo Hernandez and Daniel Hernández, Jr., have also served as state representatives.

Forward magazine named Alma Hernandez one of the 50 Most Influential Jews, while Algemeiner.com named her one of the top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life.

This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. For questions, call 480-895-4660. Sun Lakes Chapel Center is located at 9230 E. Sun Lakes Blvd N., in Sun Lakes.

For questions, call Michael Cohen at 480-890-4660.