Source: Tucson Citizen
On December 9, 2002 Tucson Citizen reported that "[Judyth] Lessee, the library manager at Catalina High School and a member of Congregation Ner Tamid, is part of a trio of passionate Tucson women organizing Interfaith Conversations. Their goal is to form a better understanding of people from other religions. The bringing together of people from different faiths started before the attacks on the World Trade Center, said Elizabeth Fimbres, a judge at Pima County Juvenile Court and a member of St. Francis in the Foothills United Methodist Church. Jews and Christians were meeting to learn about one another. After the attacks, members of Tucson's Muslim community joined in. The idea for the Interfaith Conversations was born."