A Prayer for Anna Greenberg

Friday, 13 January, 2012 - 11:31 am


Anna Greenberg, Community Relationship Manager at American Cancer Society who has been involved with Chabad of Tucson, has reported some sad news this week. We decided to hold a prayer in her merit. 

A few months ago, Rabbi Yossie Shemtov has shared the news about the brave fight Anna was putting up against a malignant tumor in her thigh and about the community's hopes and prayers ahead of her surgery.

In that email, he pointed out how he and Mrs. Chanie Shemtov have known Anna from when she was a baby hanging on her mother's back at Chabad of Tucson's first Model Matzah Bakery. As a child, she attended many of the children's programs, including the Gan Izzy Day Camp, and stood out for her cheerfulness.

This week, the community was deeply saddened to read Anna's Facebook post on Tuesday, January 10 at 5:06 PM: "Life changes in the second of a phone call. My cancer has spread to my lungs."

After speaking with her father Bruce Greenberg, Rabbi Shemtov decided to dedicate the first lecture of Chabad of Tucson's 2012 series to her merit for a speedy and full recovery.

A special prayer for Anna will be made on Sunday, January 15, 7:00 PM at the Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort in Tucson. Chapters from the Book of Psalms (Tehillim) will be recited and the rabbi will be making a Mi Sheberach.

"Anna's birthday is on the joyous holiday of Purim, a celebration of bad turned into good, and so may her birthday this year indeed be a positive conclusion to the challenges she is facing," said Rabbi Shemtov, Regional Director of Chabad of Tucson.

Anna's resolve and aspiring drive will be reflected in the talk of the guest speaker, Rabbi Shais Taub, a scholar and author known in the recovery community for his innovative approach. He will be focusing on "spiritual tools for better living" and how to overcome challenges in life.

Proceeds from contributions will be given to Anna Greenberg's cause.



DATE: Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012 at 7:00 PM

LOCATION: 5501 N. Hacienda del Sol Road, Tucson, AZ 85718 (map) Tel. 520-299-1501

CONTACT: 520-881-7956 or email [email protected]

Comments on: A Prayer for Anna Greenberg

Bruce D. Greenberg wrote...

Channie and Yossie
Todah Rabah----as you know i am in Mexico City. Thank you for your friendship----your love and warmth--- your
understandind and GREAT hearts!!!
Anna's Dad!