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As the Jewish community continues to grow throughout our state, Arizona Jewish Life plans to be there to represent, celebrate and inspire all members of the community. In this resource guide and on AzJewishlife.com, we invite you to explore all of the wonderful organizations, congregations and business services the Jewish community and the community at large has to offer.

Enjoy! Publishers Bob Philip & Cindy Saltzman

Table of Contents AGENCIES & ORGANIZATIONS............... 15 JFSA: Guided by Kindness……….……………………………………………16 JFGP: Creating Better Tomorrows…..……………………………………….17 JEWISH ORGANIZATIONS.......................................……………….…..18 JEWISH MEDIA...................................……………………………………22

CONGREGATIONS................................. 23 FLAGSTAFF..................................................................……………..26 LAKE HAVASU CITY........................................................……………26 PRESCOTT................................................................………………..26 SEDONA..........................................................……………………….26 TUCSON...............................................................……………………26 THE VALLEY...............................................………………………………27 YUMA..................................................................…………………….29 RABBINIC BOARDS/ERUVS.........................................……………..29

LIFECYCLE............................................30 MEANINGFUL MOMENTS…………….………………………………………..31 SIMCHA VENDORS/VENDORS.....................………………..………….35 GENETIC TESTING……………………………………………………………….35 MOHELS..................................................................………………..35 MIKVAHS.................................................................……………….. 35 CHEVRA KADISHA/BURIAL SOCIETIES:......…………………………….. 35 CEMETERIES/MORTUARIES....................................………………….35

KIDS & TEENS.......................................36 EDUCATION RESOURCES.......................................…………………..38 PRESCHOOLS..........................................................………………..38 DAY SCHOOLS..........................................................………………..39 INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS…………………………….……………………….39 BOARDING SCHOOLS………………………………………………………….40

YOUTH GROUPS.......................................................………………...40 HEBREW/RELIGIOUS SCHOOLS...............................………………....42 SPECIAL NEEDS RESOURCES...................................………………...43 DAY CAMPS..............................................................…………………45 RESIDENT CAMPS....................................................…………………46

SCHOOL/EDUCATION PROFILES.......…..47 COLLEGE &ADULT………………................54 COLLEGE…………………………………………………………………………..55 CAMPUS GROUPS....................................................…………………55 YOUNG ADULT .........................................................…………………55 ADULT EDUCATION...................................................…………………55 SOCIAL/NETWORKING GROUPS...............................…………………55

SENIORS...............................................56 PROGRAMS/SERVICES...........................................………………….58 RESIDENTIAL.........................................................…………………...58 SOCIAL………………………………………………….………………………….62

FOOD....................................................63 CERTIFYING AGENCY........................................................…………..63 RESTAURANTS/STORES/CATERING.............................………………63

ARTS & CULTURE...................................66 ISRAEL...............................................…70 BUSINESS/SERVICES...........................72 HOLIDAY GUIDE.....................................78 INDEX............................................……. 80 ADVERTISER INDEX ........…………………..81

COVER PHOTOS: Left from top: Performers at the celebration naming the Fred Fox School of Music at the University of Arizona; Ganit Pinkus prepares for a show in Tucson; Valley of the Sun JCC

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Right from top: Israeli singing sensation Marina Maximilian; Pardes Jewish Day School students; Praying at the Western Wall.


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Technion alumna Kira Radinsky, named in Forbes’ 2015 “30 Under 30 in Enterprise Technology,” created an algorithm to predict everything from natural disasters to corporate sales.

In the early days, the Technion was dedicated to building the State of Israel. Today it is impacting the world. 7 Breakthroughs You Might Not Have Known Originated at Technion 1. Iron Dome – the development team at Rafael are nearly all Technion graduates 2. ReWalk – bringing the opportunity to walk to the paralyzed 3. Waze – giving you the fastest route from point A to point B 4. Velcade – treating multiple myeloma 5. Pillcam – a miniature disposable capsule to non-invasively map your colon 6. Azilect – preserving dopamine to treat symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease 7. Drip Irrigation – improving crop yields in drought conditions 14 2015-2016 Resource Guide | Arizona Jewish Life

To find out more about programs in the community, contact Mark Greenberg, Arizona Area Director • 858.750.2135 • mgreenberg@ats.org • www.ats.org


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Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona

JFSA: Using Wisdom Guided by Kindness By Stuart Mellan

“Kindness is the highest wisdom.” As I look back on all that we have accomplished this past year, it occurs to me that our federation’s work is a series of small steps informed by this simple teaching. And while the steps are small, the results can be powerful. Some examples: • This past year we launched a concierge project that is representing all of our congregations and agencies – making certain that we are handling all newcomer and other inquiries in a warm and welcoming manner. We also launched JewishTucson.org which is making it easy to engage and connect to Jewish community activities of all kinds and for all ages. • We are fulfilling a 40-year dream by expanding our Holocaust History Center – a joint project of the Jewish History Museum and the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona. This new 2,000-square-foot space is under construction and slated to open next winter. It be using state-of-the-art technology to preserve the stories of our local survivors. We expect thousands of school children to visit annually. • Through our Weintraub Israel Center we have established pen pal relationships (using Skype and other technologies) between 300 Tucson kids in our local schools and synagogues with children in our Partnership Region of Israel bordering Gaza. • We have expanded our Homer Davis Friday food pack program – our signature social action project in the general community – now sending nutritious foods such as canned tuna, macaroni and cheese, cereal and more food home with 65 kids who otherwise might go hungry on weekends. We also have hosted a forum on poverty in Tucson as part of our ongoing work through our Jewish Community Relations Council. • Our LGBT Jewish Inclusion Project, one of the first established by a federation over a decade ago, changed its name to JFSA Pride to coincide with the recent Supreme Court decision and in recognition of the increasing acceptance we have enjoyed since the project began. • This summer we will accompany Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild and other community leaders to Israel, and our first Weintraub Israel Center trip planned for February of this coming year is virtually sold out. • In response to Mayor Rothschild’s request, our JCRC played a leading role in a community-wide effort to provide support and service to hundreds of Central American asylum-seekers 16 2015-2016 Resource Guide | Arizona Jewish Life

who passed through Tucson. • Our Women’s Philanthropy launched a continuing project to raise awareness with regard to sex trafficking. Care packages were made for and distributed to victims. • Through our Mitzvah Magic project we provided personalized care packages at each of the major Jewish holidays for 25 of the most vulnerable Jewish families in Tucson. • A community collaboration called J-TAG began this year bringing together teen leaders from the youth groups and youth programs in Tucson to plan joint social action/service learning programs and engage Jewish teens with an emphasis on reaching those not currently engaged in Jewish life. The Teen Advisory Council of our Youth Philanthropy program raised $12,000 for a local program that aims to prevent elder abuse. • We expanded our Transportation Project, which provides rides to seniors and disabled adults to synagogue services and programs, and we have instituted a task force to explore ways in which we might assist adults with disabilities in our community. • Super Sunday Mitzvah Day provided a way for the entire community to come together for a day of tikkun olam. PJ Library families joined with B'nai Tzedek teens and tweens from a newly formed group called the Many Mitzvah Makers to learn about the Jewish values of giving and supporting the community. Care packages were created by all youth for Tucson's elderly Jewish population and included matzah ball soup mix, a personally decorated picture frame and a hamsa for the wall complete with the blessing for the home. Underlying our federation’s work is the adage that “community doesn’t just happen, it has to be created.” That being the case, we are always looking to answer the question: “What kind of community do we want for ourselves and our next generation?” While there are many answers, for us the answer prominently incorporates the following: We want an engaged and vibrant Jewish community that celebrates diversity, takes care of the most vulnerable, and nurtures a strong sense of peoplehood. As we aspire towards this vision, our work is firmly rooted by the Talmudic teaching that “kindness is the highest wisdom” – reminding ourselves that every small step that we take in creating our aspirational community can be powerfully important. Stuart Mellan is president and CEO of the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona.


Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix

JFGP: Creating a Better Tomorrow Today By Stuart Wachs

The Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix exists to strengthen and sustain a vibrant, inclusive community that enriches lives. We foster Jewish education, inspire young Jewish adults, care for Jewish seniors and forge ties with Israel. With the generosity of our community, federation allocates millions of dollars for critical services and also provides leadership, guidance and the impact of the collective. I am proud to share a few of the things made possible through our supporters this year. Seniors: We successfully implemented the first initiative identified with the completion of our senior needs study. As recommended by our task force, a senior services concierge began connecting seniors with available community services in July. The position was made possible through federation funding and is administered through our partner, Jewish Family and Children’s Services. Continuing our momentum, we will gather experts from aging-in-place fields to access our next initiative based on the study. Israel Advocacy: The goal of federation’s Israel advocacy grants is to develop educated and passionate Israel advocates in our community. We are doing this in three ways: • Through Hillel and JAC on the Arizona State University campus, we funded the creation of an Israel engagement coordinator to develop advocacy education and training for college students, campus-based advocacy initiatives and to encourage students to visit Israel through approved trips. • We are also reaching out to high school students. This year, more than 360 9th- to 12th-graders in BBYO will be trained to “Speak Up for Israel” through a series of workshops. • This fall we are taking 15 community leaders to Israel to meet with business and political leaders and to return as strong advocates for Israel. NOWGen: To further impact Millennials, the federation is hiring a NOWGen senior director. Our expanded NOWGen staff will develop new programs and increase engagement among Jewish young adults through philanthropy, social action, leadership development and the NOWGen Giving Circle. Building Community in the East Valley: In 2013 federation initiated a meeting of community leaders in the East Valley to increase engagement and connectivity. In April, the group submitted eight recommendations, including opening a federation office in the East Valley, encouraging partner agencies

to offer more services in the East Valley and reviving the East Valley Community Council. Our East Valley office opens this fall and we will work with the East Valley organizations to implement the remaining initiatives. Other Developments Campaign: We are only halfway through the campaign year and are significantly ahead of this time last year, but it will take everyone in the community coming together to meet and exceed our goal of half-a-million-dollar growth over last year. Through the community’s generosity, we are able increase our impact in the community and funding for our community partners and schools. In addition, in the coming year, we will further enhance our major donor benefits and programs through recognition, events and opportunities to engage in our work both here and abroad. Women’s Philanthropy: The federation has made a renewed commitment to strengthen Women’s Philanthropy and to help engage more women. This year, we launched a major revitalization initiative and expanded leadership. For three years, we have been rebuilding the signature campaign luncheon and this year’s Ignition! was exceptional. We continue to create approachable ways for women to gather and make a difference, such as TOV (Tikkun Olam Volunteers). This fall, we bring back the speakers series and reinstate our local mini-missions. We are grateful to the small but very committed group of women who kept Women’s Philanthropy alive and to the women who recently joined the effort to expand its impact. Business & Professionals Groups: The federation is proud to expand the programs of its business & professional groups, bringing the Jewish community together through business connections. In addition to our Cardozo Society for those in the legal field and our Real Estate & Finance division, we launched Chai Tech in April 2015 to bring together those in the information, technology and engineering fields. Our 2015 spring events offered exclusive meetings with top industry speakers from American Express, DMB, Universal Technical Institute and more. Our members learn about the federation and network in a casual setting. We look forward to our exciting offerings starting in the fall. Our work in the community and around the world is made possible through the generosity and leadership of the community. To learn more about federation’s impact, please visit www.jewishphoenix.org. Stuart Wachs is president and CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix.

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Agencies & Organizations Jewish life in Phoenix and Tucson is constantly growing and evolving. While a recent PEW study showed lower levels of engagement in America’s organized Jewish community, the good news is the study also discovered 92% of the respondents said they are proud to be Jewish. Focusing on that bright spot, many national and local organizations have adopted a Big Tent approach to connect individuals to whatever interests them Jewishly.

PRESCOTT Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Prescott, Inc. PO Box 2684 Prescott, AZ 86302 928-717-0016 www.jcfgp.org

TUCSON B'NAI B'RITH Sahuaro Lodge #763 520-327-4006

Brandeis National Committee Tucson Chapter 5844 E 15th St. Tucson, AZ 85711 520-747-3224 www.TucsonBNC.org

CHABAD LUBAVITCH OF TUCSON HEADQUARTERS Events: 2443 E Fourth St. Mail: 2411 E Elm St. Tucson, AZ 85719 520-881-7956 www.ChabadTucson.com

Hadassah Southern Arizona 8156 N Pepper Sauce Dr. Tucson, AZ 85704 520-505-4500 www.hsa.hadassah.org

HADASSAH DESERT MOUNTAIN 3748 N Sabino Ridge Pl. Tucson, AZ 85750 520-268-8687 www.hadassah.org/ desertmountain

Hebrew Free Loan Association of Tucson PO Box 44267 Tucson, AZ 85733 520-297-5360

JEWISH COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF SOUTHERN ARIZONA 3567 E Sunrise Dr., Ste. 143 Tucson, AZ 85718 520-577-0388 www. jcftucson.org

Jewish Community Relations Council and Holocaust Education 520-577-9393

JEWISH FAMILY & CHILDREN’S SERVICES OF SOUTHERN ARIZONA 4301 E Fifth St. Tucson, AZ 85711 520-795-0300 www.jfcstucson.org

coordinating body for fund-raising, planning and communal services. The Federation helps sustain and improve lives.

Jewish War Veterans of the USA Freidman-Paul Post 201 Martin Harow 520-544-2311 harowmartin@yahoo.com

Tucson Jewish Community Center

Todd Rockoff, President & CEO Susan Frank, Director of Health & Wellness L. Scott Zorn, Director of Children, Youth & Family Engagement 3800 E River Road Tucson, AZ 85718 520-299-3000 info@tucsonjcc.org www.tucsonjcc.org The Tucson JCC is one of the finest community centers in Southern Arizona. With more than 5,000 members, the Tucson J is open to all. The renovated fitness center offers more than 100 free weekly fitness classes. Co-Directors Wendy Edmonds and Jolene Riddle oversee the early childhood education programs. The Tucson J offers adult and children sports & rec leagues, summer camp, after-school J-Care, adult classes, a world-class sculpture garden, personal training, tennis courts and café.

THE VALLEY A positive voice for change for more than a century. Championing the needs of women, children and families. A place where women can come together on issues that affect our lives.

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JEWISH FEDERATION OF SOUTHERN ARIZONA Stuart Mellan, President & CEO Amy Merkel, CFO Brenda Landau, Sr. VP 3822 E River Road Tucson, AZ 85718 Phone: 520-577-9393 Fax: 520-577-0734 stumellan@jfsa.org www.jfsa.org www.jewishtucson.org Guided by the Jewish values of Tzedakah (righteous giving), Chesed (loving kindness) and Tikkun Olam (repairing of the world), we bring the Jewish community together to help those in need and to strengthen and preserve the Jewish people at home, in Israel and around the world. Since 1947 the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona has served as our community’s

American Jewish Committee 602-539-2895 www.ajc.org/arizona

Anti-Defamation League 602-274-0991 www.adl.org

Brandeis National Committee- Phoenix Chapter PO Box 13775 Scottsdale, AZ 85267-3775 480-359-7262 www.brandeisphoenix.com


events; sign language interpreters as well as information and referral services.

Deutsch Family Shalom Center Temple Chai 4645 E Marilyn Road Phoenix, AZ 85032 602-971-1234 www.templechai.com

COUNCIL FOR JEWS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS (CJSN)

Preserving the Past, Enriching the Present, Ensuring the Future

East Valley Jewish Community Center

Amy Hummell, Executive Director Jill Wilson, Program Director Sherri Lerner, Program Coordinator 12701 N Scottsdale Road, Ste. 205 Scottsdale, AZ 85254 480-629-5343 Fax: 480-629-5365 info@cjsn.org www.cjsn.org The Council for Jews with Special Needs is a non-profit organization founded in 1985 with the goal of providing programs, supports and resources to help all Jews with disabilities and their families fulfill their spiritual, cultural and religious needs. We provide inclusion support in Jewish religious and day schools, pre-schools and camps; teacher training and community education; social groups and

908 N Alma School Road Chandler, AZ 85224 480-897-0588 www.evjcc.org

GENERATIONS AFTER: Descendants of Holocaust Survivors PO Box 28694 Scottsdale, AZ 85255 480-792-6736 Phx2g3g@gmail.com www.phsaga.com GA’s mission is to embrace our legacy as descendants

For generations, the Jewish Community Foundation has been the most trusted, independent resource for Jewish philanthropy in Greater Phoenix. We help individuals and families achieve their charitable goals, and help other organizations secure their financial future. Thanks to you, the Foundation has awarded $44 million in grants to Jewish and non-Jewish organizations since 2002. You don’t need to be wealthy to work with us.

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of Holocaust survivors, to support one another and to contribute to tikkun olam, repair of the world. We do this through: monthly discussion groups for children and grandchildren of survivors; educational events for the community including films, speakers, book discussions;   trained speakers (descendants of survivors) available to community groups and schools; assistance to local aging Holocaust survivors; social activities for descendants, survivors, family and friends. 

Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival PMB 234, Ste. 103, 6501 E Greenway Parkway Scottsdale, AZ 85254 602-908-8007 www.gpjff.org (See full listing in Arts section)

Hadassah Valley of the Sun Chapter PO Box 13662 Scottsdale, AZ 85267 480-998-1880 www.hadassah.org/hvos

JEWISH COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF GREATER PHOENIX Beth Jo Zeitzer, Board Chair Richard Kasper, President and CEO Sheryl Quen, Director of Grants and Communications 12701 N Scottsdale Road, Ste. 202 Scottsdale, AZ 85254 480-699-1717 Fax: 480-699-1807 info@jcfphoenix.org www.jcfphoenix.org Since 1972 the Jewish Community Foundation, the largest resource for Jewish philanthropy in the Valley, has been helping people support the Jewish and secular causes most important to them. Through effective grant making, we provide resources to make the community’s vision a reality. We teach and mentor our community’s future philanthropists through our B’nai Tzedek Youth Philanthropy Program. Through the LIFE & LEGACY program the JCF is 20 2015-2016 Resource Guide | Arizona Jewish Life

helping other non-profits secure their own financial futures.

JEWISH COMMUNITY RELATIONS COUNCIL phoenixbor@gmail.com

Jewish Family & Children’s ServicePhoenix 4747 N Seventh St., Ste. 100 Phoenix, AZ 85014 Jewish Community Services 602-452-4627 The Center for Senior Enrichment at Brookdale Christown 602-943-2198 Senior Concierge Services 480-599-7198 www.jfcsaz.org Jewish Family & Children’s Service strives to increase self-sufficiency and strengthen families through quality behavioral health and social services. We provide counseling, emergency financial assistance, holiday giving, older adult services, Aleinu Orthodox programs, career services, resource information & referrals, Holocaust survivor services, hospital chaplaincy, and the only Jewish senior enrichment center in Phoenix. The new Senior Concierge connects seniors to a wide range of services such as legal assistance, home health care, educational classes and more.

Jewish Free Loan Tina Sheinbein, Executive Director Larry Moffitt, Board President 3443 N Central Ave., Ste. 707 Phoenix, AZ 85012 602-230-7983 602-230-0180 info@jewishfreeloan.org www.jewishfreeloan.org Jewish Free Loan provides interest-free loans to enhance the quality of life of Jewish Arizonans. Loan programs include, but are not limited to: adoption/ivf, education/ vocational training, Jewish summer camp and Israel experiences, Jewish education for youth and adults, small business and emergency needs. Confidentiality assured.


Jewish War Veterans: Dept. of the Southwest Commander: Mel Brody 480-473-9076 melvinmaxine@aol.com www.jwvsw.org Post 619- Ron Buckner – 480305-0533 Post 210- Michael Chambers – 623-256-0658 Post 194- Steve Parker – retiredmotor@me.com

JEWISH GENETIC DISEASES CENTER OF GREATER PHOENIX Jacqui Breger, Executive Director Sherman Minkoff, MD, President 12701 N Scottsdale Road, Ste. 201 Scottsdale, AZ 85254 480-668-3347 info@jewishgeneticsphx.org www.jewishgeneticsphx.org One out of every three Jewish individuals of Eastern European/ Ashkenazi descent is a carrier for a Jewish genetic disease. The Center is dedicated to increasing awareness of these diseases and providing opportunities for education, genetic counseling and affordable testing in the Greater Phoenix community. The Center's emphasis is on empowering young adults with the knowledge of the risks and options available to them should they be found to be a carrier of a genetic mutation.

Jewish Women International Greater Phoenix Chapter 602-944-3455

NA’AMAT USA Hatikvah chapter 480-299-3888, 301-440-3303 www.naamat.org

NATIONAL COUNCIL OF JEWISH WOMEN-ARIZONA SECTION Debby Finkel & Susan Schesnol, co-presidents president@ncjwaz.org Hannah Kaplan, VP Membership membership@ncjwaz.org 602-576-1432 www.ncjwaz.org

Jewish Labor Committee Arizona Chapter 2401 N Central Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85004 1-800-997-009

For over a century the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) has been at the forefront of social change. Inspired by Jewish values, NCJW strives for social justice by improving the quality of life for women, children and families and by safeguarding individual rights and freedoms. The Arizona Section is a grassroots organization of courageous and compassionate volunteers who come together to turn progressive ideals into action.

Café Europa events; Coordinates annual community-wide Yom HaShoah commemoration; Participates in community Holocaust educational programs; Provides speakers bureau of survivors who share eyewitness testimony.

ORT America

Stuart Wachs, President & CEO Marty Haberber, CDO 12701 N Scottsdale Road, Ste. 201 Scottsdale, AZ 85254 480-634-4900 Fax: 480-634-4588 info@jewishphoenix.org www.jewishphoenix.org The Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix strengthens and sustains a vibrant Jewish community and helps Jews in need in Phoenix, in Israel and in 70 countries around the world. We enable change, promote innovation, provide emotional and financial support, and connect Jews to their identity while enriching lives in communities we serve.

Cactus Chapter 602-953-9307 www.ortamerica.org

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Pheonix Board of Rabbis

Phoenix Board of Rabbis launches Community Relations Council Rabbi Jeremy Schneider has just begun his fifth year as rabbi of Temple Kol Ami, a Reform congregation in Scottsdale. He and his wife, Rachel, a teacher at Pardes Jewish Day School, have three children, Ezra, Micah and Naomi.  Rabbi Schneider has a long history in social justice advocacy. In 2008, he was one of six Americans selected for a US Dept. of Statesponsored interfaith study tour in Egypt and Syria. That same year Rabbi Jeremy Schneider his grassroots work in durable peace-building earned him the “Citizen Diplomat – Peace Award Quilt” from the National Peace Foundation. He was the keynote speaker at the Islamic Society of North America Convention in 2010. In 2012 the Reform movement’s Religious Action Center in Washington, DC, chose him as a Brickner Fellow to be a more effective social justice advocate. In spring 2014, he completed a year-long Interfaith Fellowship Seminar designed to inform Arizona faith leaders to be advocates for sound public policy and social justice.  Now as president of the Greater Phoenix Board of Rabbis (his two-year term began in May), he is poised to share that expertise with his fellow rabbis in the Valley. We asked him about both the rabbinic board in general and about the board’s recent grant from the Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix to create the first Jewish Community Relations Council in the area in almost a decade. The Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Phoenix 2015 discretionary grants included a $54,000 planning grant for the Board of Rabbis of Greater Phoenix to re-establish a Jewish Community Relations Council. This one-year planning grant will allow the board of rabbis to hire an employee to oversee development of a JCRC.

The Board of Rabbis Q: How many rabbis from which movements are on the Greater Phoenix Board of Rabbis?

About 35. All are welcome although there is a separate Orthodox Rabbinical Council.

Q: What do you consider the board's primary role?

The Board of Rabbis of Greater Phoenix is an organization serving the Phoenix metropolitan area. Its membership consists of rabbis who have joined together for professional and social interaction and support, religious and educational enrichment. The members are committed to the ideal of K'lal Yisrael, the unity of the Jewish community, in fulfilling the purposes and goals of Judaism in a way that is beneficial to all concerned.

Q: Are there any existing board programs of which you are especially proud or that you feel have a significant impact on the community? Yes! Obviously this project with the JCRC. Last year, we brought the Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning to Phoenix/Valley. We were successful in bringing

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two adult classes to town and plan to launch two more cohorts this fall. We have a paid staff member and the Board of Rabbis oversees the program. And two years ago, we started communal Tikkun Le’il Shavuot Night of Learning events that have brought hundreds of adult learners together.

Q: Does the board currently have any paid staff?

We employ a staff person to oversee the Melton program. We have been given a grant for the JCRC staff person as well.

JCRC Q: Given your extensive background in interfaith relations and social justice, were you the driving force behind the Board of Rabbis grant application to re-establish a Jewish Community Relations Council? No, Rabbi Bonnie Sharfman has been instrumental in the grant application.

Q: I understand the former JCRC was a program of the Jewish Federation, which is fairly common. Are you aware of any other JCRCs that are affiliated with a board of rabbis? There are none to our knowledge. And we are also the first to ever run a Melton School as well.

Q: Will being a program of the Board of Rabbis provide any advantages or differences in the council?

Absolutely, and I would encourage you reaching out to Rabbi Sharfman on this one (see below), but the obvious advantage is we are not a fundraising organization so we won’t be constrained by those considerations when we/JCRC determined what issues we would like to address and how we would like to address them.

Past President Rabbi Bonnie Sharfman: It is important to remember that this is a one-year planning/capacity building grant. The re-establishment of this very important council will be more successful because of the backing of the BRGP. The community often looks to its rabbis for support, advice and direction and thus we have stepped forward to serve as convener or facilitator for this critically important community organization. Board of Rabbis sponsorship will provide the JCRC with the backing and legitimacy it deserves for it to thrive. The BRGP is invested in serving as ‘convener’ or ‘facilitator’ for the community to mobilize on critical issues for Jewish life in Phoenix. This current request and project is a logical extension of our work based on current events and needs. We are responding to what we have seen in our world, and our belief that our community is now ready to step up and get involved in learning, unifying, and advocating in this important way. I was immediate past president at the time of the grant application and am now serving as secretary, in addition to being the rabbi of a 7-year-old synagogue community, Congregation Kehillah in North Scottsdale.  


Tucson Board of Rabbis

Tucson Board of Rabbis takes on issues She and her husband, Dr. Jack Aaron, a Tucson ophthalmologist, The Tucson Board of Rabbis has a total of 11 members from have four children and two grandsons. Conservative, Reform and Renewal congregations. The TBOR develops positions on important issues of the day and sponsors Currently serving the second year of a two-year term, Rabbi Aaron has long been active in Tucson’s Jewish community. She has forums on important topics. served Congregation Chaverim for 35 In 2013 the members of the years, the last 17 years as the rabbi of Tucson Board of Rabbis joined that Tucson Reform congregation. She with the Phoenix Board of Rabbis in issuing a resolution also worked as an elementary teacher in the religious school of Temple Emanuto support reforming gun El. In 1981 she was named the Young laws: “As religious leaders and Woman of the Year by the Tucson American citizens, we call upon Jewish Community Council. In 2011 the our elected State and Federal Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona officials to listen to the will of named Rabbi Aaron professional of the people, and hear the voice of our children [and take] the the year and nominated her for the Third Annual Jewish Community Hero life-saving steps to reform Awards for her work on gun reform. our gun laws.” That same year, “The TBOR has created some The Tucson Board of Rabbis excellent opportunities for Jewish sponsored a forum about the Rabbi Stephanie Aaron. Photo by Neal Savage learning for the entire Jewish Pew Report, “A Portrait of community,” says Rabbi Aaron. “We Jewish Americans.” have offered a Talmud class and we have also taught at and coTogether with representatives of other faiths, it participates sponsored our larger Jewish community’s yearly educational event, in civic and communal affairs and is recognized as the religious The Culture Shuk (a marketplace of ideas with a myriad of classes spokesman for the local Jewish community. available in one evening).” The current president of the Tucson Board of Rabbis is Rabbi Stephanie Aaron.

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Congregations The first Jews to arrive in the Arizona territory were conversos who arrived with Spanish conquistadors in the 16 Century. The Eastern-European influx began in the midth

-1800s and the communities soon began gathering for holiday services, weddings and funerals. The first temple was built in Tucson in 1910. In the years since those early days, congregations have multiplied, grown and evolved to meet the ever-changing spiritual, lifecycle and communal needs of an increasingly dispersed and diverse population. Today, some 50 congregations are scattered around Arizona. Some are affiliated with the major movements; others are independent groups created to meet particular geographic or demographic needs.

FLAGSTAFF Chabad

Reform

Chabad Jewish Community Center of Flagstaff

Temple Heichal Baoranim

1254 W University Ave., Ste. 130 Flagstaff, AZ 86001 928-255-5756 www.jewishflagstaff.com

PO Box 31058 Flagstaff, AZ 86003 928-527-8747 www.heichalbaoranim.org

LAKE HAVASU CITY Reform

Temple Beth Sholom Jewish Congregation 116 N Acoma Blvd. Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403 928-680-0017 www.tbshavasu.com

PRESCOTT

Chabad at University of Arizona 1025 N Euclid Ave. Tucson, AZ 85719 520-820-8939 www.ChabadUA.comÂ

Conservative

CHABAD

CHABAD OF PRESCOTT 4891 Butterfly Dr. Prescott, AZ 86301 928-227-2691 www.jewishprescott.org

Reform

Temple B’rith Shalom 2077 Brohner Way Prescott, AZ 86301 928-708-0018 www.brithshalom-az.org

SEDONA Independent Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley 100 Meadowlark Dr. PO Box 10242 Sedona, AZ 86339 928-204-1286 www.jcsvv.org

SOUTHERN ARIZONA Temple Kol Hamidbar 228 N Canyon Dr. Sierra Vista, AZ 85635 520-458-8637 www.kolhamidbar.tripod.com

Beth shalom temple center 1751 N Rio Mayo PO Box 884 Green Valley, AZ 85622 520-648-6690 www.bstc.us

TUCSON Chabad Chabad on River 3745 E River Road Tucson, AZ 85718 520-661-9350 www.ChabadOnRiver.com

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Oro Valley, AZ 85755 520-477-8672 www.JewishOroValley.com

Congregation Anshei Israel Robert Eisen, Rabbi Nichole Chorny, Cantorial Soloist Sarah Artzi, Religious School Administrator 5550 E Fifth St. Tucson, AZ 85711 520-745-5550 Fax: 520-745-9058 info@caiaz.org www.caiaz.org The heart of Conservative Judaism in Tucson since 1930, CAI is an egalitarian congregation dedicated to sustaining Jewish traditions while adapting to the modern world. We come to pray together, study sacred texts, share lifecycle events and to find companionship. No other institution can offer you what your synagogue can to help you lead a fully Jewish life: A connection with God, your people, your heritage, other caring souls and yourself.

Congregation Bet Shalom 3881 E River Road Tucson, AZ 85718 520-577-1171 www.cbsaz.org

Congregation Eshel Avraham 522 N Norris Ave. Tucson, AZ 85719 520-298-6033 www.eshel.info

Humanist

Secular Humanist Jewish Circle 520-293-3919 www.secularhumanistjewishcircle. org


Orthodox

Chabad of the East Valley POLLAck center for jewish life

Congregation Chofetz Chayim 5150 E Fifth St. Tucson, AZ 85711 520-747-7780 www.tucsontorah.org

Congregation Young Israel 2443 E Fourth St. Tucson, AZ 85719 520-326-8362 www.youngisraeltucson.com

Reform

Congregation Chaverim 5901 E Second St. Tucson, AZ 85711 520-320-1015 www.chaverim.net

Congregation M’kor Hayim PO Box 31806 Tucson, AZ 85751 520-904-1881 www.mkorhayim.org

TEMPLE EMANU-EL Samuel M Cohon, Senior Rabbi Batsheva Appel, Rabbi Educator Donna M Beyer, Executive Director 225 N Country Club Road Tucson, AZ 85716 520-327-4501 Fax: 520-327-4505 dbeyer@templeemanueltucson.org www.templeemanueltucson.org Our synagogue is an exciting and extraordinarily active place. We pride ourselves on being a warm, caring community. Temple Emanu-El is many things for our congregants: a holy place to worship God, a center to experience our amazingly rich Jewish tradition, a comfortable location to meet and make friends, a working center of living Judaism. It’s a place for creative exploration, where we can seek that which moves and excites us religiously and intellectually.

Renewal Congregation Or Chadash Rabbi Thomas A. Louchheim 3939 N Alvernon Way Tucson, AZ 85718 520-512-8500 520-512-8600 office@orchadash-tucson.org www.orchadash-tucson.org Enrich your Jewish identity by becoming a part of the Congregation Or Chadash community! Join us for holidays and Shabbat services. Enroll your children and take advantage of adult offerings in education programs, including b’nai mitzvah preparation. Become involved in Brotherhood, Sisterhood and Chavurot. Be a part of social action projects, social activities, and much more! Come find your Jewish home at Congregation Or Chadash. We look forward to meeting you!

Institute for Judaic Services and Studies at SaddleBrooke 38759 W Mountain View Blvd. Tucson, AZ 85739 520-825-8175

875 N McClintock Dr. Chandler, AZ 85226 480-855-4333 www.chabadcenter.com

Chabad of the Northwest Valley 7942 W Bell Road, C5 Ste. 101 Glendale, AZ 85308 602-375-2422 www.ichabad.org

CHABAD OF PARADISE VALLEY Chabad of Fountain Hills 11010 N Saguaro Blvd., Ste. 105 Fountain Hills, AZ 85268 480-776-4763 www.jewishfountainhills.com

Chabad of Scottsdale 10215 N Scottsdale Road Scottsdale, AZ 85253 480-998-1410 www.chabadofscottsdale.org

CHABAD OF GILBERT 1154 S Portland Ave. Gilbert, AZ 85296 480-269-6680 www.jewishgilbert.com

Chabad of the Southwest Valley

CHABAD OF MESA

2508 N 134th Ave. Goodyear, AZ 85395 623-466-6110 www.jewishgoodyear.com

941 S Maple Mesa, AZ 85206 480-659-7001 www.chabadmesa.com

Chabad of North Phoenix 22044 N 44th St., Ste. 102 Phoenix, AZ 85050 480-442-8672 www.ourjewishcenter.com

Mail: 5402 E Lincoln Dr. Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 480-788-9310 www.jewishparadisevalley.com

CONSERVATIVE BETH EL CONGREGATION 1118 W Glendale Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85021 602-944-3359 www.bethelphoenix.com

Kol Simchah Services: 160 S Scott St. Tucson, AZ 85701 520-296-0818 www.joyintucson.wordpress.com

THE VALLEY Bukharian BUKHARIAN JEWISH CONGRESS OF ARIZONA 1601 E Bell Road Phoenix, AZ 85022 602-434-4431 rabbizadikov@hotmail.com

Chabad chabad of arizona and Congregation Bais Menachem 2110 E Lincoln Dr. Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-944-2753 www.chabadaz.com

Chabad of Anthem 41332 N Hudson Trail Anthem, AZ 85086 623-349-1770 www.jewishanthem.com

Chabad of Downtown 602-492-5559 www.jewishdowntownphoenix.com

Where Everybody Knows Your Name Temple Beth Sholom of the

East Valley is the only Conservative Synagogue in the East Valley and is a member of the USCJ. In existence for 60 years, we offer a friendly, warm, and supportive environment. We welcome interfaith families and partners in interfaith relationships to all services and events at our inclusive community. We welcome YOU to TBS, where Ruach comes Alive! TBS is located at

3400 N Dobson Rd. Chandler, AZ 85224

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Beth Emeth Congregation of the West Valley 13702 W Meeker Blvd. Sun City West, AZ 85375 623-584-7210 www.bethemethaz.org

CONGREGATION OR TZION 9096 E Bahia Dr. #106 Scottsdale, AZ 85260 480-342-8858 www.congregationortzion.org

Temple Beth Emeth of Scottsdale 7330 E Earll Dr., Ste. L Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-941-4112 www.tbescottsdale.org

synagogue that is formally affiliated with the USCJ. In existence for 60 years, we offer a friendly, warm and supportive environment. We boast a preschool, vibrant religious school, active youth groups and an outstanding adult education program. The Religious School offers a religious education program for children from toddler through high school, and transitions them to Hebrew High. Services are held every Friday evening and Saturday morning, and on all High Holidays.

Crypto-Jewish Avde Torah Jayah 1900 W Chandler Blvd., Ste. 15355 Chandler, AZ 85224 602-306-2252 www.cryptojew.org

TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM OF THE EAST VALLEY

havurah

Rabbi Kenneth R. Leitner 3400 N Dobson Road Chandler, AZ 85224 480-897-3636 info@tbsev.org www.tbsev.org A traditional, egalitarian

Services: Valley Unitarian Universalist Campus 6400 W Del Rio St., Chandler Mail: PO Box 51591 Phoenix, AZ 85076 480-759-1930 www.nefeshsoul.com

NEFESHSOUL

Humanist

Ahavas Torah: The Scottsdale Torah Center 13402 N Scottsdale Road #B-104 Scottsdale, AZ 85254 480-467-4593 www.ahavastorah.org

OR ADAM CONGREGATION FOR HUMANISTIC JUDAISM Services: Cutler-Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center 122 E Culver St. Phoenix, AZ 85004 Mail: 7904 Chaparral Road, Ste. A110-278 Scottsdale, AZ 85250 480-663-7788 www.oradam.org Or Adam, Hebrew for light of humanity, reflects our desire to share our love and respect for Jewish culture and tradition with others, and emphasizes that our destiny is not guided by a supernatural force, but by the human power within ourselves. For 28 years, we have provided a community experience that rewards Jewish identity and enriches the dignity of all humankind. Weddings, B’nai Mitzvot, Baby Namings and Memorials performed by Celebrant Jeffrey Schesnol.

Independent AVIV of Arizona (LGBT)

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Tikkun Olam—Fix the World...From the Inside Out Interfaith, Intercultural, Intergender, Everyone Welcome Jews by birth or by choice welcome. Celebrate your Jewish identity, heritage, and culture with a humanistic philosophy of life. Food, music, literature, art, relevant traditions, and language. All Jewish Holidays celebrated for their moral and ethical values. These include monthly Shabbat , Havdalah celebrations, High Holidays, Sukkot, Hanukkah, Passover and Tu B’Shevat Seders, Purim, Shavuot. Or Adam members also enjoy monthly home dinners, book club, and several types of community service. We are spiritually connected by our philosophy and humanity. Monthly Sunday School for Pre-School through Bar & Bat Mitzvah includes history, literature, Holocaust, Israel, and Hebrew studies. Members can participate in Adult Bar & Bat Mitzvah and Adoption Ceremonies with interesting monthly group classes and culminating Shavuot Affirmation Ceremony. We meet at: CutlerPlotkin Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center 122 E. Culver St. Phoenix, AZ 85004 www.oradam.org info@oradam.org 480.663.7788

Or Adam ‫ אור אדם‬means “Light of Humanity”

Jeffrey Schesnol, IISHJ, AHA Endorsed Celebrant Ceremonial Leader

Wedding, Baby Naming, Naming,Bar/Bat Bar/BatMitzvah, Mitzvah,and and Wedding, Baby Memorial originalceremonies. ceremonies. Memorial customized customized original People of all faiths, cultures, sexes, secular or any Interfaith and Intercultural and Same-sex couples mix are welcome. All you need is Love. welcome.

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Orthodox

Services: Cutler-Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center 122 E Culver St., Phoenix Mail: PO Box 80553 Phoenix, AZ 85060 480-382-8481 www.avivaz.com

Congregation Eitz Chaim 602-595-3618 www.eitzchaimphoenix.com

Congregation Kehillah 7430 E Pinnacle Peak Road, Ste. 132 Scottsdale, AZ 85255 602-369-7667 www.congregationkehillah.org

CONGREGATION SHOMREI TORAH 480-922-9774 Diananashbin19@gmail.com

The New Shul 7825 E Paradise Lane Scottsdale, AZ 85260 480-515-2272 www.thenewshul.org

Beth Joseph Congregation 515 E Bethany Home Road Phoenix, AZ 85012 602-277-8858 www.phoenixbethjoseph.org

Congregation Beth Tefillah 10636 N 71st Way Scottsdale, AZ 85254 480-600-5065 www.bethtefillahaz.org

Ohr Hatorah Congregation 6516 N Seventh St., Ste. 202 Phoenix, AZ 85014 480-359-5572 www.ohrhatorahphoenix.org

Shaarei Tzedek 7608 N 18th Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85021 602-944-1133

YOUNG ISRAEL OF PHOENIX 6516 N Seventh St. Phoenix, AZ 85014 602-265-8888 www.yiphoenix.org

Reform

Beth Ami Temple Rabbi Arthur J. Abrams Pam Beitman, Cantorial Soloist Bobbi Lazarus, Administrator Services: 3535 E Lincoln Dr. Paradise Valley Mail: 3104 E Camelback Road, Ste. 508 Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-956-0805 or 602-840-7250 bethamitemple@hotmail.com www.bethamitemple.org A small Reform temple with a BIG heart. Established in 1978, we are a centrally located boutique temple for active adults seeking spiritual and social connections. Modest dues. No building fund. High Holiday and Friday night services followed by oneg. Something for everyone with social clubs and activities including cultural events, speakers, concerts, hiking, tennis, travel, discussion,


mahjong, movies, Torah study and community involvement. Couples, singles, empty-nesters, winter visitors – everyone is welcome at Beth Ami!

TEMPLE EMANUEL OF TEMPE

Congregation Beth Chaverim

Temple Gan Elohim

PO Box 5202 Sun City West, AZ 85376 623-556-8487 www.congbethchaverim.org

5801 S Rural Road Tempe, AZ 85283 480-838-1414 www.emanueloftempe.org

Services: 13702 W Meeker Blvd., Sun City West Mail: PO Box 12097 Glendale, AZ 85318 623-210-7435 www.templeganelohim.org

Congregation Beth Hagivot PO Box 19498 Fountain Hills, AZ 85269 480-650-3061 www.bethhagivot.com

CONGREGATION BETH ISRAEL

Temple Havurat Emet Services: 9930 E Riggs Road Mail: PO Box 13111 Chandler, AZ 85248 480-802-5676 www.templehavuratemet.org

10460 N 56th St. Scottsdale, AZ 85253 480-951-0323 www.cbiaz.org

Congregation Merkaz Ha-Iyr 7901 N Central Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85020 480-414-5213 www.congregationmerkaz.org

DESERT FOOTHILLS JEWISH COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION PO Box 25068 Scottsdale, AZ 85255 Membership: 480-585-4437 www.dfjca.org

North Valley Jewish Community Association 39506 N Daisy Mountain Dr., Ste. 122-198 Anthem, AZ 85086 623-256-0658 www.nvjca.org

Sun Lakes Jewish Congregation

“Everybody needs his memories. They keep the wolf of insignificance from the door.” – Saul Bellow YUMA

Phoenix COMMUNITY Eruv

Reform

Congregation Beth HaMidbar and Yuma Jewish Community Council PO Box 5634 Yuma, AZ 85366 928-210-8368

RABBINIC BOARDS/ ERUVS

(Central Phoenix) Hotline: 602-264-3788 www.phoenixbethjoseph.org

TUCSON BOARD OF RABBIS Rabbi Stephanie Aaron, President Hadass1@aol.com www.tucsonrabbis.org

VALLEY ERUV PROJECT (Paradise Valley, North Phoenix, Scottsdale) Hotline: 480-389-5736 www.arizonaeruv.org

BOARD OF RABBIS OF GREATER PHOENIX TEMPLE KOL AMI Rabbi Jeremy Schneider Michael Rosenthal, Administrator 15030 N 64th St. Scottsdale, AZ 85254 480-951-9660 Fax: 480-951-5825 membership@templekolami.org www.templekolami.org Where Innovation Meets Tradition - We are a Reform Jewish congregation in Scottsdale that honors its past and the achievements of the countless generations who have brought us together as a congregation in the 21st century, and looks for ways and means to instill our children with an abiding sense of who they are as Jews and as citizens of the world.

Temple Solel

PO Box 11479 Chandler, AZ 85248 480-895-6917 www.sunlakesjewishcongregation.org

6805 E McDonald Dr. Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 480-991-7414 www.templesolel.org

Temple Beth Shalom and JCC of the Northwest Valley

RENEWAL

12202 N 101st Ave. Sun City, AZ 85351 623-977-3240 www.templebethshalomaz.org

11735 N Scottsdale Road Scottsdale, AZ 85254 Administration: 480-206-5078 www.ruach.org

Spirit of the Desert Ruach Hamidbar

Temple Chai

SEPHARDIC

4645 E Marilyn Road Phoenix, AZ 85032 602-971-1234 www.templechai.com

SHAAREI TZION OHEL BRACHA (Nusach Sefaradi) 6516 N Seventh St., Ste. 200 Phoenix, AZ 85014 602-348-7968

Rabbi Jeremy Schneider, President phoenixbor@gmail.com

CHANDLER ERUV PROJECT (East Valley) chandlereruv.com

Couples • Singles • Winter Visitors

Over 50 and looking to connect with YOUR Jewish background?

Check out A Small Temple With A BIG Heart Established 1978

OPEN HOUSE Thursday, September 10 Wine and Cheese Event • 6:00-7:30 PM

A Congregation of INVOLVED Jewish ADULTS

Seeking Spiritual and Social Connections Travel – Hiking – Cultural Outings – Movies – Discussion – Torah Study and more

High Single Holiday Services $125 • Family $250 (Ticket cost can be applied to membership)

Rabbi Arthur Abrams • Cantorial Soloist Pam Beitman

3535 E. Lincoln Drive • Paradise Valley (Sanctuary in Palo Cristi Church)

Call: 602-956-0805 www.bethamitemple.org No Building Fund • Modest Dues

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Lifecycle

What makes lifecycle moments special? By Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz

Jewish life is centered around the cycle of life. While daily spiritual living is cherished, it’s the unique moments that bring us together, bring tears to our eyes and remind us of what matters. These moments truly center us. In this review, I will not go into depth about “how to perform” Jewish life cycles. The diversity of traditions and the richness of details are far too comprehensive. Rather, I will touch upon the “why,” addressing the purpose of these lifecycle moments.

BIRTH

There are few moments more spiritually transformative and emotionally precious than the birth of a child. The first major ritual for a Jewish child is the naming.

A name is considered by our revered sages to be much more than just a name. Rather a name is an aspiration, a calling. This generally happens, for a boy at the brit milah and for a girl at a minyan (prayer group) or at the simchat bat. Brit Milah (bris) – Through this ceremony on the eighth day of life (conditions permitting), a baby boy enters the Jewish covenant just as Abraham did 4,000 years ago. G-d partners with humans to complete creation. The Chassidic masters teach that at the cry of a baby at a brit, the heavens are compassionately open for our prayers. It is considered a very sacred moment, not merely a health-based procedure of circumcision. Simchat Bat – At a simchat bat, the baby girl is celebrated and named. This ritual is an anomaly – unlike most other rituals, the simchat bat has no strict ancient tradition, and thus there is tremendous room for creativity at this ceremony. Thus, the parents have room to create their own tradition in welcoming their baby girl into the world. Adoption – The Talmud teaches that an adopted child is considered the same as a birth child. He or she, according to Jewish tradition, is

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of parents and the greater community. While one has not embraced any true milestones of adulthood such as having a full-time job, marriage, raising children, meeting financial responsibilities, etc., he or she is now responsible for having an impact upon the Jewish people and broader society.

WEDDINGS

considered to be a child of the adopted parents in all ways. It is one of the greatest mitzvot in the Torah to care for and adopt a child and to provide a home and family for one who would become lost to the darkness of an orphanage.

PIDYON HABEN

There is a ritual for a boy who is 30 days old to be “redeemed” with silver coins by his father through a Kohen (one of Jewish ritual priestly ancestry). This ritual is only performed for firstborn boys who were born naturally (no C-section) and whose father is not a Kohen himself.

UPSHERIN

Some wait to give their boy his first haircut until 3 years of age. This ceremony is called an upsherin. A primary kabbalistic ( Jewish mystical) explanation is that a boy is trying to confuse the spiritual temptress of his gender. It is a joyous occasion marking a boy’s transition from only being able to receive to now being able to give.

BAR AND BAT MITZVAH

It is only in a limited sense that a 13-year-old Jewish boy and a 12-year-old Jewish girl become “adults.” Developmental psychologists actually now suggest that “emerging adulthood” occurs even later than previously anticipated, at 18 to 26 years old. Rather, a bar and bat mitzvah (son/daughter of responsibility) are considered “adults” in the eyes of tradition. The core years of Jewish obligation and influence that their parents desperately embraced are now over. The adolescent is now expected to evolve from extrinsic motivation (a life of incentives and rewards) toward intrinsic motivation (driven toward the true, good, holy and just) and must now choose her or his own Jewish engagement with the continued guidance, support, and love 32 2015-2016 Resource Guide | Arizona Jewish Life

A Jewish wedding has the potential to be one of the most powerful Jewish rituals. Having led many, there are few that I myself don’t tear up at. It is a reminder of the power of love and union. Families gather together for a happy occasion, which occurs all too rarely; the couple being married, their parents, grandparents, relatives and friends all contemplate their own married lives and look with anticipation to the creation of a new family. There are a few stages to a traditional Jewish wedding: erusin (betrothal on the wedding day), ketubah (statement of obligations), chuppah (the wedding canopy), nesuin (marrying with a ring and witnesses), yichud (marital seclusion and intimacy) and sheva brachot (the seven blessings and celebrations). A Jewish wedding is a celebration of a contractual agreement of shared obligation, responsibility and respect. Love is made concrete into committed actions. Though there are different opinions on the tradition, we break a glass at the end of the ceremony to remind us at the pinnacle of joy that there is brokenness in us and all over the world. It is another way to remind ourselves that while our marriages and families are inherently valuable, they are also vehicles toward enacting social justice and tikkun olam.

DIVORCE

A divorce is actualized through the giving and receiving of a get ( Jewish divorce document). While a divorce is innately a tragic event (a relationship has broken and attempts at repair have failed), it can also be a liberating experience and a source of relief and joy. The procedure is simple and quick, but should be performed by a mesader get (a rabbinic divorce expert). Tragically, today, some “religious” men deny their wives a get, making them agunot (chained women unable to remarry). For this reason, in Orthodox circles, many embrace using a halakhic pre-nuptial agreement to prevent women from being chained to a broken marriage. In Conservative circles, many include the Lieberman clause into the ketubah that gives women an out from the marriage without a get. In most Reform circles, a get is not used at all and is not required to remarry.


CONVERSION

The Jewish community is very open to accepting converts. These individuals who bravely embrace Judaism without having been raised Jewish are to be considered heroes and role models in the community. Jewish law demands that they are cherished, embraced and never shunned. After completing Jewish learning courses, committing to Judaism and the Jewish people, dipping in the mikvah (spiritual bath) and getting circumcised (for boys), converts are celebrated in the community and are no longer considered “converts” but just “normal” Jews. Let us remember this when we encounter those who have converted, and not look with suspicion on them. They have joined with us in the unique and spiritually uplifting rituals of the life cycle.

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Historic! Whether you are hosting or attending an event

Originally built in 1921, the Jewish Historical Society still has it’s original hard wood floors, high vaulted ceilings, and beautifully manicured garden. Located in the downtown Phoenix Arts District, the AZJHS operates as a museum, cultural center and a unique event venue. The Historical Society can hold 10-220 guests whether you are here to host your event, attend a free program, or visit our new exhibit. Please visit our website for information. Phoenix Point of Pride • National Register of Historic Places 122 East Culver Street Phoenix, AZ 85004 www.azjhs.org

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The rabbis regulated spending. As a way of showing “deference to the poor” (Moed Kattan 27), even the richest people were to be buried plainly so as not to shame the poor, and on certain festive days, girls, especially those from wealthy families, were to wear borrowed clothes so as not to shame those who did not have. Life cycle events should be a time of spiritual reflection creating an ambiance of love by bringing together sacred community. We should work to create more creative and holy celebrations that foster inclusiveness and community building. A wedding, birth, funeral and the like are all opportunities for great spiritual and ethical possibilities and are a time for families to engage in financial introspection (cheshbon ha’kis).

DEATH AND MOURNING

One is buried with great haste and great modesty (humble burial shrouds, modest wooden casket, buried directly in the dirt). There is a mitzvah to join a burial society (chevra kaddishah) to assist the cleaning of the body and to guard a body (as a shomer). While always tragic, the Jewish rituals around death, funerals and mourning can be quite profound. The Jewish tradition understands that the mourning and recovery process from the death of a loved one is a long and gradual process. Unlike other traditions (for example, think of many corporations that expect employees to take no more than three days off for the death of a close relative), Jewish tradition makes the trauma of burial short, and the modest casket ensures that we do not feel obligated to spend huge sums to show our respect for the dead. Instead, we understand that after the burial, the full force of pain and loss hits those mourning with a tremendous impact. At this point, our tradition sustains us and helps us to gradually return to our regular lives through the following plan. Shiva – seven most intense days of mourning Shloshim – first 30 days of mourning Aveilut – year of mourning. While one is an avel (mourner) for a full year for immediate relatives, one only says kaddish for the first 11 months of the year. Unveiling – removing a veil to reveal the tombstone. Yahrtzeit – observing the day of memory each year by saying kaddish and potentially also with tzedakah (charity) and visiting the grave.

MAKING LIFECYCLE MOMENTS MEANINGFUL

Very often today, many embrace the party and social aspects of life cycles (the $25,000 bar mitzvah and $50,000 wedding). Judaism, however, comes to stress the importance of having modest celebrations that focus on family, values, God and spiritual aspirations. We need not spend so much on celebrations. The Talmud (Sanhedrin 29b) teaches that one is not to appear publicly in a way that flaunts his or her wealth, as this lifestyle not only leads to arrogance, but can also shame others and lead them to covet. Histapkut bamuat (being content with less) is a core Jewish value, and Ben Zoma taught that a wealthy individual is one who is content with one’s lot (Pirkei Avot 4:1).

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Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz is the executive director of the Valley Beit Midrash and the author of five books on Jewish ethics. Newsweek named Rav Shmuly one of the top 50 rabbis in America.

Extending a life For Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz, author of this piece on the lifecycle, teaching about Jewish values and traditions isn’t enough. On June 16 Rabbi Shumly Yanklowitz donated a kidney to young Israeli playwright Yossi Azran. Azran has suffered with kidney disease for 15 years and spent more than two years on dialysis awaiting a kidney donation. Yanklowitz, 33, is the founder and president of the Modern Orthodox social action group Uri L’Tzedek and executive director of the pluralistic Valley Beit Midrash in Phoenix. He’s also the founder and CEO of the Jewish animal welfare institute Shamayim V’aretz. His education and knowledge are extensive. He has master’s degrees in moral development and psychology, and Jewish philosophy; and a doctorate in epistemology, moral development and developmental psychology. He has three rabbinic ordinations: from New York’s Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School, from Efrat Chief Rabbi Shlomo Riskin and a private smicha from Jerusalem-based Rabbi Nathan Lopez Cardozo. But learning and teaching are not enough; he felt he had to act on his belief about saving a life. “I have been teaching about social justice and the value of human dignity and saving human life for many years,” Yanklowitz told The Times of Israel from his hospital bed at New York’s Mt. Sinai Hospital. A kidney donation seemed a perfect mitzvah to put those values into action.


Simcha Vendors

MOLHO PHOTOGRAPHY Yaakov Molho, Partner Pinina Zober, Partner 111 E Dunlap Ave. #290 Phoenix, AZ 85020 602-758-1621 Pinina 602-703-6775 Yaakov 2photoforyou@cox.net www.MolhoPhotography.com Yaakov and Pinina are professional photographers who work as a team and love what they do. They believe it is a privilege to capture emotions and visual family stories at a point in time. They put you at ease for formal shots as well as capture candid moments for once in a lifetime memories. Call for bar/bat mitzvahs, weddings, birthdays, baby naming, family & pet portraits, life & memorial ceremonies and business events.

Simcha Venues

ARIZONA JEWISH HISTORICAL SOCIETY Cutler-Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center Dr. Lawrence Bell, Exec. Director Jeffrey Schesnol, Projects Manager Mark Sendrow, Board President 122 E Culver St. Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-241-7870  Fax: 602-264-9773  jschnesnol@azjhs.org www.azjhs.org Beautifully restored historic venue is available for weddings, B’nai Mitzvot and celebrations. Open to people of all faiths. Main hall has original hardwood floors and 10 foot arched windows; also a museum gallery and lovely outdoor garden terrace.

Scottsdale, AZ 85258 480-951-0022 robert.andrews@clubcorp.com www.clubcorp.com/Clubs/GaineyRanch-Golf-Club Host a fabulous wedding, bar or bat mitzvah, or other special event and enjoy the fruits of your labor along with your guests. Romantic sunsets and picture-perfect backdrops provide the intimacy you desire for a unique, oncein-a-lifetime Scottsdale wedding experience at Gainey Ranch Golf Club. Our private event directors will help with everything from food to decorations to entertainment, and our staff makes sure your event is truly memorable.

MUSICAL INSTRUMENT MUSEUM (MIM) Maureen O’Brien, Director of Institutional Advancement Jill Moore, Events Manager Annabel Rimmer, School and Group Tour Coordinator 4725 E Mayo Blvd. Phoenix, AZ 85050 480-478-6000 Fax: 480-471-8690 guestservice@MIM.org www.MIM.org MIM offers a stunning and unique setting with world-class service, sumptuous cuisine and magical entertainment to provide a oneof-a-kind experience for seated dinners, cocktail receptions, corporate meetings, weddings, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, fundraising galas and other events. From the museum facade of Indian sandstone to the interior Venetian plaster walls and Italian porcelain floors, MIM contains 40,000 square feet of event spaces including beautiful outdoor courtyards with lush desert landscaping and breathtaking views of Arizona sunsets.

STAMPFER RETREAT CENTER AT SOLOMON SCHECHTER

GAINEY RANCH GOLF CLUB Robert Andrews, Membership Director Christina Ayers, Private Events Assistant 7600 Gainey Club Dr.

Mail: 117 East Louisa St., #110 Seattle, WA 98102-3203 206-447-1967 Fax: 206-447-2629 info@campschechter.org www.campschechter.org Our 180-acre retreat center is nestled in the woods by a private lake near Olympia, WA.

Genetic Testing JEWISH GENETIC DISEASES CENTER OF GREATER PHOENIX 12701 N Scottsdale Road #201 Scottsdale, AZ 85254 480-668-3347 www.jewishgeneticsphx.org (See long listing in organizations)

MOHELS Richard Dobrusin, DO 480-443-1464 www.mesafamily.com

Paul Block, MD, FACS Canyon State Urology 5750 W Thunderbird Road #B200 Glendale, AZ 85306 602-375-1700 pblock@canyonstateurology.com

Steven Hauben, MD Scottsdale, AZ 602-826-4131 kididoc@gmail.com

2443 E Fourth St. Tucson, AZ 85719 520-326-8362 www.youngisraeltucson.com

PERACH YISROEL COMMUNITY MIKVEH (also Keilim Mikvah) Congregation Chofetz Chayim 5150 E Fifth St. Tucson, AZ 85711 520-747-7780 www.tucsontorah.org

CHEVRA KADISHA (Burial Society) Chevra Kadisha of Northern Arizona, Inc. Rabbi Nina Perlmutter 928-708-0018

CEMETERIES/ MORTUARIES Beth El Synagogue Cemetery

Rabbi Mendy Lipskier 16954 E Kinstree Blvd. Fountain Hills, AZ 85268 480-776-4763 www.azbris.com

Robert S. Lipson, MD 2525 E Arizona Biltmore Circle, Ste. C236 Phoenix, AZ 85018 480-326-1361/602-426-9772 www.psa.md

RAbbi Yossie Semel 6804 N 13th Pl. Phoenix, AZ 85014 602-326-3885 www.azmohel.com

in the NW section of Greenwood Memorial Park 2300 W Van Buren Phoenix, AZ 85009 602-944-3359 www.bethelphoenix.com

Congregation Beth Israel Cemetery 305 S 35th Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85009 480-951-0323 www.cbiaz.org

Evergreen Mortuary & CemetEry

Alan B. Singer, MD 602-705-3501 www.dralansinger.com

MIKVAHS (Mikvaot) Mikvah Chaya Mushka Chabad of Arizona 2110 E Lincoln Dr. Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-265-5552 www.chabadaz.org

Stein Family Community Mikvah Congregation Beth Israel 10460 N 56th St. Scottsdale, AZ 85253 www.cbiaz.org

Keilim Mikvah (for utensils) 6516 N Seventh St. Phoenix, AZ 85014

Mikvah of Tucson Congregation Young Israel

3015 N Oracle Road Tucson, AZ 85705 520-888-7470 www.evergreenmortuarycemetery.com

GREEN ACRES MORTUARY and CEMETERY Sections for Har Zion, Temple Emanuel of Temple and Temple Solel 401 N Hayden Road Scottsdale, AZ 85257 480-945-2654 www.dignitymemorial.com

Mt. Sinai Cemetery 24210 N 68th St. Phoenix, AZ 85054 480-585-6060 www.mtsinaicemetery.com

Sinai Mortuary of Arizona 4538 N 16th St. Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-248-0030 www.sinaimortuary.net

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REACHING FOR TOMORROW

Our Early Childhood Center fosters each child’s intellectual, physical, emotional, social and language development. Music, Science, Spanish, Hebrew, Art, Literacy Links and Creative Movement enhance a curriculum that prepares children for their journey ahead. Nurturing and Loving Environment Small Class Ratios Highly Qualified Staff Part-time and Full-time Hours (Infants - Pre K) We welcome new students and would be pleased to show you our school. Contact our Early Childhood Center Director, Debbie Glassman, at 480.951.5825 www.templekolami.org/early-childhood-center

Temple Kol Ami Welcome templekolami.org

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Kids & Teens Known as the People of the Book, Jews have long valued education – both formal and informal, religious and secular. Our Kids & Teens section covers all of these traditional elements. Schools for all ages address formal education, while camps and youth groups offer the equally important opportunities for socializing and community involvement.

EDUCATION RESOURCES

BJE’S JEWISH COMMUNITY LIBRARY Elaine Hirsch, Library Director Ina Levine Jewish Community Campus 12701 N Scottsdale Road, First Floor Library, Suite 105 Scottsdale, AZ 85254 480-634-8050, ext. 1307 480-634-8051 (Fax) www.bjephoenix.org The entire community can use the library’s impressive collection of Judaica for all areas of Jewish life including books, DVDs and music. Includes large Hebrew language section, collection of Jewish classical literature and children’s books.

JEWISH EDUCATION TAX CREDIT ORGANIZATION 3822 E River Road Tucson, AZ 85718 520-647-8442 www.jetco.org

need-based scholarships to Jewish day school students. The mission of the Jewish Tuition Organization is to provide need-based scholarships to Arizona students to attend participating K-12 Jewish day schools in Metropolitan Phoenix.

PJ Library – Phoenix pjlibrary@bjephoenix.org

PJ Library – Tucson pjlibrary@jfsa.org

PJ Library – Prescott info@jcfgp.org

TUCSON ASSOCIATION OF JEWISH LIBRARIES on-line resource to search nine synagogue/JCC libraries www.tucsonjewishlibrary.org

PRESCHOOLS TUCSON Esther B. Feldman Preschool Congregation Anshei Israel 5550 E Fifth St. Tucson, AZ 85711 520-745-5550 www.caiaz.org

Tucson JCC Preschool

JEWISH TUITION ORGANIZATION Linda Zell, Executive Director 12701 N Scottsdale Road, Ste. 203E Scottsdale, AZ 85254-5457 480-634-4926 Fax 480-629-5147 info@jtophoenix.org www.jtophoenix.org An Arizona private school tax credit organization & non-profit 501(c)(3). Raises funds through the private school tax credit for individuals and corporations as well charitable donations. Awards

3800 E River Road Tucson, AZ 85718 520-615-5437 www.tucsonjcc.org

Olga & Bob Strauss ECE Center Temple Emanu-El 225 N Country Club Road Tucson, AZ 85716 520-325-0390 www.templeemanueltucson.org

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THE VALLEY

Temple Beth Sholom Preschool

Aleph Bet Preschool

3400 N Dobson Road Chandler, AZ 85254 480-897-3636 www.sholompreschool.org

Chabad of Arizona 2110 E Lincoln Dr. Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-994-2580 www.alephbetaz.com

Beth El Congregation 1118 W Glendale Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85021 602-994-2464 www.bethelpreschoolphx.com

chandler jewisH Preschool Chabad of the East Valley 875 N McClintock Dr. Chandler, AZ 85226 480-855-4333 www.chabadcenter.com

Chanen Preschool Congregation Beth Israel 10460 N 56th St. Scottsdale, AZ 85253 480-951-3398 www.cbiaz.org

Temple Chai Preschool 4645 E Marilyn Road Phoenix, AZ 85032 602-923-3619 www.templechai.com

Temple Kol Ami 15030 N 64th St. Scottsdale, AZ 85254 480-951-9660 www.templekolami.org

Torah Day School of Phoenix 1118 W Glendale Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85021 602-374-3062 www.torahdayschoolofphoenix.org

EAST VALLEY JCC PRESCHOOL 908 N Alma School Road Chandler, AZ 85224 480-897-0588 www.evjcc.org

EMUNAH MONTESSORI ACADEMY 6848 N 12th Way Phoenix, AZ 85014 480-316-2022 www.emunahmontessori.com

PHOENIX HEBREW PRESCHOOL 515 E Bethany Home Road Phoenix, AZ 85012 602-277-7479 www.phoenixhebrewacademy.org

Shalom Montessori 7300 N Via Paseo Del Sur Scottsdale, AZ 85258 480-626-0676 www.shalommontessori.com

THE SOLEL PRESCHOOL 6805 E McDonald Drive Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 480-991-4545 www.solelpreschool.org

Syndi Scheck Yad B’Yad Preschool Temple Emanuel of Tempe 5801 S Rural Road Tempe, AZ 85283 480-838-1414, ext. 20 www.emanueloftempe.org

VALLEY OF THE SUN JCC EARLY CHILDHOOD Center Dani Hibert, Co-Director Deena Boone, Co-Director 12701 N Scottsdale Road, Ste. 201 Scottsdale, AZ 85254 480-659-7769 Fax: 480-659-7768 earlychildhood@vosjcc.org www.vosjcc.org/earlychildhood The J’s Early Childhood Center nurtures each child’s natural curiosity, intelligence and interests, while developing their Jewish identity. Young minds and bodies grow through art, music, movement and learning. Parents have entrusted us with their children for more than 50 years. We are nationally accredited by NAEYC and serve children age 6 weeks to pre-K. We also offer gym and swim programs as well as parenting and social programs for families and adults.


DAY SCHOOLS TUCSON

TUCSON HEBREW ACADEMY Jon Ben-Asher, Head of School Rabbi Billy Lewkowicz, Director of Judaics/Hebrew Studies Julee Dawson, Director of Admissions, Development, & Community Relations 3888 E River Road Tucson, AZ 85718 520-529-3888 Fax: 520-529-0646 info@thaaz.org www.thaaz.org Tucson Hebrew Academy is a pluralistic Kindergarten through 8th grade Jewish Day School. Our engaging, talented faculty ensures a rigorous, interactive, supportive learning environment. From the early years through comprehensive high school prep, children thrive in THA’s uniquely enriching educational community and culture. Our 41-year tradition of excellence continues to produce highly skilled, critical and creative thinking students with a strong moral compass and deep understanding of Jewish identity, well-prepared for the challenges to come!

THE VALLEY DESERT JEWISH ACADEMY 3400 N Dobson Road Chandler, AZ 85224 480-376-8214 www.desertja.org

excellence. Independent K-8 coeducational day school. Rigorous secular education with an integrated Jewish education. Experienced and dedicated faculty; low teacher-student ratio; student-focused learning. Newly renovated campus. Technology, art, physical education, music and Spanish offered. After-school enrichment activities, morning/ after-care available. Daily Kosher lunch program. Member of the Mountain Valley Athletics League. Accredited. A partner agency of the Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix.

Phoenix Hebrew Academy 515 E Bethany Home Road Phoenix, AZ 85012 602-277-7479 www.phoenixhebrewacademy.org

Shalom Montessori 7300 N Via Paseo Del Sur Scottsdale, AZ 85258 480-626-0676 www.shalommontessori.org

Shearim Torah High School for Girls 6516 N Seventh St., Ste. 105 Phoenix, AZ 85014 602-324-3406 www.shearimhighschool.org

Torah Day School of Phoenix 1118 W Glendale Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85021 602-374-3062 www.torahdayschoolofphoenix.org

Yeshiva High School of Arizona 727 E Glendale Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85020 602-266-1213 www.azyeshiva.org

INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS

A WORLD CLASS

education GROUNDED IN JEWISH VALUES Come visit our beautifully renovated campus and brand new Middle School building. For more information or to schedule a personal campus tour, please contact Bethany Spector, Director of Admissions, at 480-991-9141 x102 or bspector@pardesschool.org.

Pardes Jewish Day School Jill Kessler, M.A., M. Ed., Head of School Bethany Spector, M.A, Director of Admissions 12753 N Scottsdale Road Scottsdale, AZ 85254 480-991-9141 Fax:480-991-9405 contact@pardesschool.org www.pardesschool.org Over 20 years of academic

INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF ARIZONA 9128 E San Salvador Dr. Scottsdale, AZ 85258 480- 874-2326 isa@isaz.org www.isaz.org

12753 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85254 www.pardesschool.org

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The International School of Arizona offers a full day immersion education in either French or Spanish, while delivering a wellrounded, rigorous, academic program in Early Childhood School (age 2-Kindergarten), Lower School (Grades 1- 5) and Middle School (Grades 6-7). Students follow a challenging global curriculum based on the best American, French and Spanish standards, formulated to provide a strong educational foundation, and including the STREAM science-based program (Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Arts and Math) To schedule a visit and an interview, please contact admissions@isaz. org

The Kyrene Elementary School District is an “A” rated district comprised of 25 schools (19 elementary and 6 middle schools) located throughout the East Valley. Kyrene enrolls approximately 18,000 students in K-8 grades, and over 400 preschool children. In addition to our regular classrooms, we offer choice programs for those who prefer an alternative or enhanced approach to learning. These include: dual language, traditional, college preparatory, leadership, and gifted programs.

School is a PK-12 international learning community for high achieving students. At Rancho Solano, students thrive within a close-knit community that offers a highly individualized education experience completely unique to the Arizona market. Rancho Solano’s vibrant and distinct schools of learning are focused on spectacular student outcomes, best-in-class teacher recruitment, personalized curricula, specialized academic and enrichment programs, and state-of-the-art facilities and technology.

INDEPENDENT BOARDING SCHOOLS

of Advancement and Admissions 1000 E Orme School Road Mayer, AZ 86333 928-632-7601 Fax: 928-632-7605 admissions@ormeschool.org www.ormeschool.org The Orme School is one of the most unique boarding schools in the country. Set on a 26,000 acre ranch, our rigorous college preparatory curriculum (grades 8-12) challenges our students to reach their full potential academically, and is rounded out by a variety of electives such as Blacksmithing, Sustainability and Horsemanship. Our students go on to the best colleges in the country. Come see why we were ranked as one of the top boarding schools.

Rancho Solano Preparatory Schools KYRENE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT 8700 S Kyrene Road Tempe, AZ 85284 www.kyrene.org 480-541-1000

Dr. Audrey Menard, Head of School 9180 E Via de Ventura Scottsdale, AZ 85258 480-646-8200 info@ranchosolano.com www.ranchosolano.com Rancho Solano Preparatory

THE ORME SCHOOL Bruce Sanborn, Head of School Ross Sanner, Director of Advancement Jessica Calmes Associate Director

The Orme School Excellence. Tradition. Character

Since 1929, The Orme School has led education in Arizona. Orme is an independent, comprehensive, college preparatory school for grades 8-12, and is fully committed to the highest standards of personal conduct, scholarship, and community responsibility. Thanks to The Burpee Foundation, Orme students participate in one of the leading Sustainability Programs in the country. Whether in the classroom, the garden, or on the back of a horse, our students are leading the way into the future. If you haven’t seen Orme lately, we invite you to visit us soon. Classes for 2015-2016 are filling quickly.

A The Burpee Foundation

waken your full potential www.OrmeSchool.org

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1000 Orme Road, Mayer, AZ 86333 928.632.7601


YOUTH GROUPS/ PROGRAMS

ART AND SOL PERFORMING ARTS PROGRAM Renee Werkheiser, Director and Owner 10263 E Caron St. (mailing only) Scottsdale, Az. 85258 480-540-9208 renee@artandsolprogram.com www.artandsolprogram.com Art and Sol students ACT, DANCE, SING and SHINE! An exciting musical theater after-school program for children in K-8 grades. Every child feels like a star! Every child gets a part in our professional musical plays and has many opportunities to shine on stage. Great for children new to performing, and excellent for children with experience! (Parents love our program because we meet only once a week!) Locations: Scottsdale, Arcadia, and Central Phoenix

“Being Jewish is not about getting to the finish line first…(but) about making the journey.”– Amy Hirshberg Lederman November 2013, Arizona Jewish Life

BBYO Laura Charnofsky, Senior Regional Director David Rivas, Phoenix City Director 12701 N Scottsdale Road, Ste. 203 Scottsdale, AZ 85254 480-634-4900 ext.1127 MTN@bbyo.org www.bbyo.org BBYO is the leading pluralistic Jewish teen movement. Youth-led, staff-supervised model allows for leadership development and identity enriching programming Currently has active chapters throughout Phoenix, utilizing the Valley of the Sun JCC and East Valley JCC. BBYO is open to grades 8-12 and BBYO Connect for grades 6 and 7. Weekly programming spans topics of Judaic education, creativity, athletics, social and much more.

B’nai Tzedek Youth Philanthropy Program at Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Phoenix 12701 N Scottsdale Road, Ste. 202 Scottsdale, AZ 85254 480-699-1717 www.jcfphoenix.org B’nai Tzedek empowers Jewish teens to help change the world through tzedakah and tikkun olam. Valley teens establish charitable funds in their names and gain knowledge and skills on financial literacy and Jewish philanthropy.

NCSY Teen program of Orthodox Union www.ncsy.org

NFTY North American Federation of Temple Youth Teen program of Reform congregations www.nfty.org

USY United Synagogue Youth Teen program of Conservative congregations www.usy.org

Camp Swift Youth Foundation 7950 E Acoma Dr., Ste. 106 Scottsdale, AZ 85260 480-443-5645 www.campswift.org

CTEEN PHOENIX Teen program of Chabad www.chabadaz.com

VOSJCC Club J Eric Schwartz, Director 12701 N Scottsdale Road, Ste. 201 Scottsdale, AZ 85254 480-634-4949 ext. 1275

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Premier Jewish Camp in the Pacific Northwest!

youth@vosjcc.org www.vosjcc.org Club J is a licensed K-5 afterschool program. Experienced, caring counselors and teachers provide quality classes, homework help and sports. Most importantly, we provide a safe, enriching place to unwind after school.

VOSJCC YOUTH SPORTS

REGISTER NOW! 206-447-1967

www.CampSchechter.org info@CampSchechter.org

WHERE JUDAISM AND JOY ARE ONE!

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Alexa Wollach, Sports & Recreation Director 12701 N Scottsdale Road, Ste. 201 Scottsdale, AZ 85254 480-634-4949 ext. 1283 alexaw@vosjcc.org vosjcc.org With two state-of-the-art gymnasiums, soccer fields, pool and recreational leagues that improve skill, confidence and encourage sportsmanship, The J is the place for your young athlete! We offer Youth Maccabi Basketball League for preK-6th grade; JCC Rush Recreational Soccer League for boys and girls 4-7; Maccabi Teen Sports for teens 13-16, including the annual JCC Association Maccabi Youth Games, where athletes explore their Jewish heritage through

community service, team building and sportsmanship, and much more.

HEBREW/RELIGIOUS SCHOOLS

Most synagogues and Chabad Houses offer Hebrew and Religious schools through bar/ bat mitzvah. Some temples continue with Confirmation classes through 10th grade. See Congregation listings for contact information.

PHOENIX HIGH SCHOOL OF JEWISH STUDIES (HEBREW HIGH) Myra Shindler, Principal Ina Levine Jewish Community Campus         Scottsdale, AZ 85254 480-634-8050, ext. 1307 Fax: 480-634-8051 www.bjephoenix.org Hebrew High offers the only program in the Valley for Jewish teens of all affiliations to meet and interact with hundreds of their peers. It is an academic as


well as a social experience that meets the developmental needs of adolescents. HH offers Hebrew for high school language credit and is accredited by AdvancED. HH Central campus is in Scottsdale; satellite campuses are in Chandler and Glendale. Community 8th Grade School meets at central campus.

HEBREW HIGH IN TUCSON 3800 E River Road Tucson, AZ 520-577-9393 www.tucsonhebrewhigh.org

SPECIAL NEEDS RESOURCES

COUNCIL FOR JEWS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS (CJSN) Amy DL Hummell, Executive Director Jill Wilson, Program Director Sherri Lerner, Program Coordinator 12701 N Scottsdale Road, Ste. 205 Scottsdale, AZ 85254 480-629-5342

Fax: 480-629-5365 info@cjsn.org www.cjsn.org Founded in 1985, the Council For Jews With Special Needs, Inc. (CJSN) is a non-profit agency providing disability resources to the community. The main services are inclusion support in Jewish religious, day, and preschools as well as camps; teacher training; child and adult social groups; specially designed Sabbath services; sign language interpreters; community education and referral information. CJSN owns two Jewish homes through its subsidiary, Council Properties, LLC.

BUREAU OF JEWISH EDUCATION BUILDERS OF JEWISH EDUCATION

Jewish Education and Engagement for all ages and stages of life.

FRIENDSHIP CIRCLE Chabad of Arizona 2110 E Lincoln Dr. Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-861-1600 www.fcaz.org

SPECIAL NEEDS INCLUSION PROGRAM Tucson JCC 3800 E River Road Tucson, AZ 85718 520-299-3000, ext. 172 ktaft@tucsonjcc.org www.tucsonjcc.org

Teens • Hebrew High of Greater Phoenix (8th - 12th grade) at 3 Valley locations • Hebrew for High School Language Credit • Mitzvah Programs/Opportunities Care-a-van, Bikkur Cholim, Cookies for Hunger • AMHSI - Alexander Muss High School in Israel

Families • Jewish Marriage University

• Jewish Baby University for Expectant Parents • Baby and Me Shabbat • Let’s Make Matzah * Olive Oil for Chanukah

Adults • Daytime and Evening Jewish Life

and Learning Classes • PASSAGES Lecture Series • Jewish Community Library and Resource Center • BOOK CLUB Meetings • ACT - Action/Connect/Think -- Positive Jewish Growth for Phoenix 20’s and 30’s Supported by the Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix

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Tucson Hebrew Academy 41 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE • A K-8 SCHOOL

Quality Kids Programs

WHERE EVERYONE IS WELCOME

the J is full of fun and excitement for children of all ages, from our quality afterschool program to our youth sports leagues, interest classes and camps. our programs nurture your child’s thirst for knowledge and adventure and teach them fundamental values in a fun, safe and caring environment.

CLUB J

club J is a fully licensed K-5 afterschool program in an exciting, fun and educational environment. We provide quality enrichment classes, homework help and sports.

Camps @ The J

For more than 60 years, we’ve been providing kids of all ages with adventures, friends, and memories that last a lifetime! From summer camps to holiday camps, each week is filled with exciting experiences, activities and field trips.

• Energetic and engaged teachers • Respectful students with diverse points of view • Immersion into Judaism’s rich culture and traditions • Excellent Judaics and outstanding general academics • Developing the future leaders of our community • Now enrolling!

Call, Click or Visit!

Come in for tour or ContaCt our friendly staff!

480.484.7121 x1271 youth@vosjcc.org | vosjcc.org/youth 12701 N. ScottSdale Rd.

- Corner of Sweetwater and Scottsdale Rd. Funded in part by the Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix

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529-3888

www.thaaz.org 3888 East River Road Tucson, AZ 85718


DAY CAMPS

Many of the congregations that have preschools also have preschool summer day camps. See our Congregation and Preschool listings. The following camps are for older children as well as preschool.

CAMP KULANU Torah Day School 1118 W Glendale Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85021 602-730-4564 www.campkulanu.com

CAMP SIMCHA Congregation Beth Israel 10460 N 56th St. Scottsdale, AZ 85253 480-951-3398 www.cbiaz.org

East Valley JCC 908 N Alma School Road Chandler, AZ 85224 480-897-0588 www.evjcc.org

SCOTTSDALE ARTISTS’ SCHOOL

Sandy Zally, Youth Academy Manager 3720 N Marshall Way Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-990-1422 fax: 480-990-0652 info@scottsdaleartschool.org www.scottsdaleartschool.org Scottsdale Artists’ School offers year-round art classes and summer programs for kids and teens to discover and express their vision through art! Students are  inspired to draw, paint and sculpt while experiencing an authentic art studio environment. Students of all skill levels, ages 6-18, are encouraged to attend classes  to acquire a foundation for future creative studies. The School also offers fine art classes for adults, beginner- advanced, in a variety of mediums.

Tucson JCC 3800 E River Road Tucson, AZ 85718 520-299-3000 www.tucsonjcc.org

Daniel Caprario, Executive Director

Well-Rounded Education Athletics, arts, music, library, character education Certified, dedicated and caring teachers STEM, traditional, dual language, preparatory, leadership Integrated technology supports 21st century learning Award-winning Kyrene Kids Club and After Hours programs A premier education for all students

www.kyrene.org | 480-541-1000 Currently Enrolling Students for the 2015-16 School Year

TEMPE • CHANDLER • AHWATUKEE

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Valley of the Sun JCC CAMPS Eric Schwartz, Director 12701 N Scottsdale Road, Ste. 201 Scottsdale, AZ 85254 480-634-4949 ext. 1275 youth@vosjcc.org www.vosjcc.org Holiday Camps @ The J: The J offers a fun, safe and enriching environment while your child is out of school. Camp Shemesh: In addition to traditional summer day camp activities such as field trips, swimming, arts & crafts and sports focused on fun, plus a variety of specialty camps ranging from arts to robotics. Ometz: A summer camp experience for children 5-13 with mild to moderate disabilities. Promotes greater independence and friendships.

RESIDENT CAMPS CAMP DAISY & HARRY STEIN c/o Congregation Beth Israel 10460 N 56th St. Scottsdale, AZ 85253 480-951-0323 www.campstein.org

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CAMP SOLOMON SCHECHTER Sam Perlin, Executive Director Josh Niehaus, Assistant Director Mail: 117 East Louisa St., #110 Seattle, WA 98102-3203 206-447-1967 Fax:  206-447-2629 info@campschechter.org www.campschechter.org Camp Solomon Schechter has a 60-year tradition of fun, friendship and Jewish education in the Pacific Northwest. We create a unique, welcoming and spiritual Jewish environment, offering an innovative experience for youth of all denominations entering 2nd-12th grades. At Schechter, Judaism and joy are truly one! Our spectacular 180-acre wooded facility located near Olympia WA, features breathtaking views of our private lake and hiking in the untouched beauty of our own forests and protected wetlands.


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VOSJCC-EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER 12701 N Scottsdale Road, Ste. 201 Scottsdale, AZ 85254 480-634-4949 ext. 1275 www.vosjcc.org The Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center’s Early Childhood Center is a play-based preschool with strong emphasis on academic preparedness. Each child’s natural curiosity, intelligence and interests are nurtured in an atmosphere that also helps to develop their Jewish identity. Young minds and bodies grow through art, music, movement and learning. Parents have entrusted their children to The J for more than 50 years. Nationally accredited by NAEYC, the Early Childhood Center serves children age 6 weeks to pre-kindergarten. The school holds a 5-star rating with First Things First, a critical partner that supports the development, health and early education of all Arizona’s children birth through age 5. A low staff-child ratio in all the programs enables the faculty to provide close personal attention and quality direction to each child. In addition, the school partners with the Pre-K Academy Program to expand the Literacy Links Program for children age 3 to Pre-K. Literacy Links provides fun, hands-on, developmentally appropriate learning experiences for young children and encourages the love of learning and reading. Highly trained Literacy Coaches come into the preschool classrooms and teach fun, multisensory lessons that prepare children for the Arizona Common Core Standards. The curriculum is based on the Arizona Early Learning Standards and the National Institute for Literacy’s recommendations for later academic success. Specialty enrichment classes encourage children to pursue special interests while they are gaining new skills. The afternoon classes are open to preschoolers who attend other schools. Classes are also offered in gym, swim and cultural programs as well as parenting and social programs for families and adults. For information and a tour, please contact 480-659-7769 or earlychildhood@vosjcc.org.

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4079 Governor Dr., #343 San Diego, CA 92122 (858) 750-2135 www.ats.org Technion–Israel Institute of Technology, located in Haifa, Israel, is consistently ranked as one of the top 50 technology schools in the world. Although the official language of instruction at Technion is Hebrew, summer programs for high school students and several undergraduate programs are taught in English through Technion International. High school summer programs include: • SciTech Summer Science Camp combines scientific research along with cultural and social activities bringing together students from around the world. Projects are conducted in the Technion’s many departments of science, engineering, mathematics, medicine and architecture and makes use of the state-of-the-art research facilities on campus. • Start-Up Program enables students to explore hightech business development and experiment with entrepreneurship and innovation, in a fun and welcoming atmosphere. Students learn about entrepreneurship in workshops on product definition and development, industrial design, company planning, patents and business law; participate in stimulating business and technology sessions and panels; and come up with a business startup plan. At the end of the program, students present their business plan to a panel of Israeli CEOs, like a real VC presentation. • STEP Technology is similar to the Start-Up Program, but is designed specifically for modern Orthodox students to learn about entrepreneurship. High school graduates can apply to Technion for enrollment in one of the degree programs offered in English: • BSc in Civil Engineering trains future engineers to meet the infrastructure creation and modernization challenges of the 21st century. • BSc in Chemical Engineering prepares future engineers to tackle many of the global challenges we will face in the next 50 years, in areas such as energy, healthcare, food production and water, and the environmental problems associated with them. For more information, contact Mark Greenberg at 858750-2135 or mgreenberg@ats.org.858) 750-2135 or mgreenberg@ats.org


International School of Arizona 9128 E San Salvador Dr. Scottsdale, AZ 85258 www.isaz.org 480- 874-2326

TEMPLE KOL AMI The mission of the International School of Arizona is to provide academic excellence in preschool, elementary and middle school through second language immersion. Within a diverse and nurturing environment, ISA prepares its students to become global citizens. “Through our focus on second and third language acquisition, we develop future citizens who are creative problem solvers, collaborative, adaptable and internationally minded,” says Head of School Dr. Ettie Zilber. “Our students engage naturally with the diversity in the world.” ISA has grown each year and is starting its new middle school program for grades 6 and 7 this year. Class groupings have a very low student-to-teacher ratio, taught by native-speaking teachers hired directly from France, Spain and/or Latin America. Rather than simply teaching languages, the school teaches the entire curriculum in the French or Spanish language, distinguishing itself from other schools with language immersion programs. While students are engaged in the target language full time, they continue to score high above grade level on the Stanford Achievement Exam, indicating their bilingual fluency and knowledge in English, math and sciences. They consistently score high as well on both the French DELF exam and the Spanish DELE exam of language proficiency. Emphasizing diversity and inclusivity, attending students have multiple passports and represent a wide variety of religious, ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Students embrace diversity not only as a given, but also as an advantage in today’s global community. “According to the National Association of Independent Schools, the key skills for your child’s future success are based on the 5 C’s: Critical thinking, Creativity (innovation), Collaboration, Cooperation and Crosscultural communication,” says Dr. Zilber. “ISA provides opportunities to achieve them all.”

15030 N 64th St. Scottsdale, AZ 85254 www.templekolami.org 480-951-5825

The philosophy at Temple Kol Ami is to foster each child’s intellectual, physical, emotional and language development in an environment which is safe, nurturing and challenging while being sensitive to the needs and preferences of families. Infants through preKindergarten learn to grow and develop a positive selfimage and strong sense of their Jewish identity using a multi-sensory approach and a developmentally age appropriate curriculum that integrates Judaic and secular materials. This year, Temple Kol Ami has a beautiful new splash pad. Navehsplash! is a first-of-its-kind water play area that celebrates the Jewish concept of naveh and honors our Temple’s innovative spirit. Naveh comes from the phrase naveh shalom (oasis of peace) found in Isaiah 32:18: “My people shall dwell in an oasis of peace.” Temple Kol Ami Early Childhood Center provides intimate classroom settings with small student to teacher ratios. “This individual personal attention creates a unique and strong sense of community among our preschool families,” explains Debbie Glassman, Early Childhood Director. In addition to having two infant care rooms, Temple Kol Ami ECC offers a weekly Mommy and Me program on Friday mornings for young moms and their children ages Infant to 24 months old. “This teacher-led class is a first step in preparing children for preschool and is a wonderful opportunity to socialize with other parents in the community,” states Debbie. She invites parents and children to come and “enjoy participating in various theme related activities including Shabbat, Music, Art and Play.” 2015-2016 Resource Guide | Arizona Jewish Life 49


TUCSON HEBREW Academy THE ORME SCHOOL 1000 E Orme School Road Mayer, AZ 86333 www.ormeschool.org 928-632-7601

Established in 1929, The Orme School is one of the most unique boarding schools in the country. Set on a 26,000 acre cattle ranch in the high desert, the rigorous college preparatory curriculum (grades 8-12) challenges students to reach their full potential academically, while rounding out their education with a variety of unique electives such as Blacksmithing Art, Glassblowing, Sustainability and Horsemanship. Recently ranked as one of the top 20 boarding schools in the county, Orme includes students from around the globe who go on to some of the best colleges in the world. Backed by a $1.5 million grant from the Burpee Foundation,The Orme School has an extensive Sustainability program with a goal over the next few years to be growing almost all of their own food. There is a large garden, a 200-tree orchard, a vineyard and construction is nearly complete on a greenhouse. Students can also participate in Horsemanship and on the active Rodeo Team, which competes across the state and country. Home to more than 40 horses, Orme’s state of the art equestrian facility offers a full, lighted rodeo arena, numerous warm-up pens and over 25 stalls for student horses. Through a structured, supportive and diverse educational community, Orme’s mission is to develop sound character, scholastic growth and intellectual curiosity. Head of School Bruce Sanborn states, “Our challenging curriculum features a combination of classroom instruction, hands-on learning and both environmental and aesthetic awareness. From the academic program to residential and community life, the guiding principles of Excellence, Tradition, and Character are applied to every facet of an Orme education.” 50 2015-2016 Resource Guide | Arizona Jewish Life

3888 E River Road Tucson, AZ 85718 www.thaaz.org 520-529-3888

Tucson Hebrew Academy (THA) is a pluralistic Kindergarten through 8th grade Jewish Day School. THA fosters educational excellence through an interdisciplinary, integrated General Studies and Judaic curriculum. Students are taught to apply Jewish values and learning to everyday life, enabling them to make their community and the world a better place. Offering an integrated approach to learning, THA blends studies in music, art, drama and creative writing as well as Judaic studies throughout the curriculum. The lower school program (K-4) provides a safe, nurturing environment that encourages each child to reach his or her academic and creative potential. The Middle school program (5-8) challenges students through an academically rigorous program and helps them master the skills that serve them in high school and beyond. This year THA is integrating a new school-wide electives program, providing students with more options and teachers with more opportunities for collaboration. “One of many exciting developments is expanding our enrichment program for gifted students grades 1-8; another is electives like chess, conversational Hebrew, Spanish, computer coding, forensics, Israeli dance, and kosher cooking,” says THA alumnus Head of School Jon Ben-Asher. “THA is on the move!”  THA offers small class sizes on a safe and secure campus. Parents, teachers and community members are highly involved in school life and the success of the students. Generous tuition assistance is available. Tucson Hebrew Academy prides itself on having served the community for 41 years with excellent Judaic and secular education programs and outstanding acceptance rates at Tucson’s premier high schools.


RANCHO SOLANO PREPARATORY SCHOOL 9180 E Via de Ventura Scottsdale, AZ 85258 www.RanchoSolano.com 480-646-8200

Rancho Solano Preparatory School is a PK-12 international learning community for high-achieving students. “We are committed to cultivating in our students the ingenuity to thrive in a global society and to be architects of their future,” says Head of School Dr. Audrey Menard. “Our small classes offer students a personalized yet comprehensive educational experience. Our individualized academic approach develops students’ passions and interests, emphasizes critical thinking, and encourages personal growth and fulfillment.” Commitment to academic excellence starts with the youngest students. The school’s exceptional early learning program sets the course for successful academic careers and life skills. In the early grades, the curriculum incorporates foreign language, math, fine arts and technology. The nurturing and productive learning environment promotes social, emotional, intellectual and physical development. The middle and upper schools use a unit approach to ensure students experience an engaging series of lessons relevant to them and the world around us. Textbooks are augmented by a myriad of resources including experts in the field, primary-source documents and discipline-specific technical pieces to provide varied viewpoints. Rancho Solano is expanding its Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) programs. Immersion in those four disciplines develops students who are curious, ask questions and make connections about why the world exists as it does. The majority of Rancho Solano’s high-achieving students are also scholar athletes, musicians and artists. Rancho Solano Preparatory School recently became the first school in Arizona to partner with SAGE (Students for the Advancement of Global Entrepreneurship). The global organization’s mission is to create the next generation of entrepreneurial leaders whose innovations address some of the world’s most urgent needs. Rancho Solano is the only private school in the greater Phoenix area to receive International Baccalaureate authorization.

BUREAU OF JEWISH EDUCATION of GREATER PHOENIX 12701 N Scottsdale Road Scottsdale, AZ 85254 www.bjephoenix.org 480-634-8050 The Bureau of Jewish Education of Greater Phoenix works to strengthen Jewish identity, love of Israel and spiritual life through a pluralistic, egalitarian, nondenominational and respectful learning environment throughout the Valley of Sun. The Phoenix High School of Jewish Studies – Hebrew High – is a vibrant program, providing positive Jewish experiences for Valley teens. Hebrew High offers the only program in the Valley for Jewish teens of all different affiliations to meet and interact weekly with hundreds of their peers. It is an academic as well as social experience designed to meet the needs of adolescents. The Hebrew for Credit program has earned accreditation by AdvanED; language credits are accepted at all high schools for college bearing foreign language credit. Additional high school opportunities include Alexander Muss High School in Israel, annual summer Care-a-Van mitzvah tour, bikkur cholim hospital visitations, Passover food drive and more. The BJE offers a wide range of programming for all ages and stages of life including Jewish Baby University for expectant parents, Baby and Me Shabbat, a first-Friday free program, Jewish Marriage University, Interfaith classes, Jewish Lifelong Learning Adult Education classes covering a myriad of topics, The Passages Lecture Series bringing world-renowned speakers to our community, the annual community Jewish Women’s Symposium, ACT – Action, Connect, Think – for adults in their 20s and 30s to connect socially through gemilut chasadim, acts of lovingkindness, and much more. In addition, the BJE offers educator conferences for Jewish teachers, the Carolyn Nathan Educators Holocaust Conference and the Kurt and Gerda Klein Holocaust Forum for Teens. The BJE is home to a Jewish Community Library/ Resource Center, which houses more than 11,000 titles of Judaica, including books, DVDs, CDs and reference materials, and hosts book clubs’ monthly meetings. The BJE is a strategic partner of the Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix. jewished@bjephoenix.org 2015-2016 Resource Guide | Arizona Jewish Life 51


B’nai Tzedek Youth Philanthropy Program of the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Phoenix 12701 N Scottsdale Road, Ste. 202 Scottsdale, AZ 85254 www.jcfphoenix.org 480-699-1717

The B’nai Tzedek Youth Philanthropy Program empowers Jewish teens to help change the world through Jewish philanthropy, tzedakah and tikkun olam. Valley teens in grades 7-12 establish a charitable endowment fund in their name and gain knowledge and skills from Jewish sources on giving, financial literacy and modern philanthropy. The organization also helps establish relationships between Jewish teens and Jewish organizations in our community and abroad. Through a wide range of outreach programs, B’nai Tzedek offers teens an opportunity to deepen their commitment to social action as well as a chance to engage in meaningful community service projects, from aiding the needy to enhancing the lives of seniors. “It’s exciting to see the teens accept their privileges and responsibilities of having their own funds,” says Director of Youth Philanthropy Andrea Cohen. “Since the inception of the B’nai Tzedek program in 2005, the 290 B’nai Tzedek Youth Philanthropists have recommended $23,222 from their individual funds to over 150 nonprofit organizations all over the world.” “We’re educating and developing the next generation of leaders in the Jewish community,” adds Sheryl Quen, director of grants and communications for the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Phoenix. “We include opportunities for service learning and a chance to participate on the Youth Philanthropy Board, which encompasses advocacy, leadership, service learning and collective grant-making all rolled into one.” Andrea adds, “Several teens who have created B’nai Tzedek funds have already converted them in to Donor Advised Funds, and are continuing their leadership roles. We invite all Jewish teens to join us in our endeavors, to work with us to improve our community both here and in places around the globe. Each person can make a real difference.” 52 2015-2016 Resource Guide | Arizona Jewish Life

JEWISH TUITION ORGANIZATION 12701 N Scottsdale Road, Ste. 203E Scottsdale, AZ 85254-5457 www.jtophoenix.org 480-634-4926

Founded in 1999, the Jewish Tuition Organization provides need-based scholarships to help Arizona students attend participating K-12 Jewish day schools in metropolitan Phoenix. “Our focus is to raise as much funding as possible to be able to provide meaningful need-based scholarships, which will allow more students to attend our Jewish day schools,” says JTO Executive Director Linda Zell. Supporting the JTO doesn’t cost Arizona taxpayers a penny. Individuals and corporations are allowed to take a dollar for dollar tax credit against their Arizona taxes to benefit the Private School Tax Credit Program. “JTO is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) so you should also check with your tax preparers regarding federal tax benefits,” Zell says. This year the JTO has raised almost $3.8 million dollars. Over 90% is awarded in scholarships every year. For 201516 JTO anticipates helping more than 550 students at seven schools. A past scholarship recipient, Shauna Tasa, presently a law student at ASU, says, “I wouldn’t be where I am today if it weren’t for the help of the JTO.” Ben Cooper, a founder of the JTO, says, “Taking the Arizona tax credit is easy and cost free, and it helps provide the gift of a Jewish day school education. I take the maximum credit every year.” With tuition and enrollments increasing every year, it is evident that the students need financial aid, which is why it is so important for the entire community to support the JTO, explains Zell.


KYRENE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT 8700 S Kyrene Road Tempe, AZ 85284 www.kyrene.org 480-541-1000

The highly rated Kyrene Elementary School District includes 19 elementary and six middle schools in Tempe, Chandler and Ahwatukee providing quality education for nearly 18,000 students in preschool-eighth grades. Ten of the schools have the A+ School of Excellence designation awarded by the Arizona Educational Foundation. “Kyrene’s vision is to prepare all students to meet educational and life challenges in order to make positive contributions to society,” says Superintendent Dr. David Schauer. “To realize our vision, Kyrene seeks to inspire and engage our diverse community of students, staff, families and citizens to ensure continuous academic achievement and personal growth for every student.” In addition to regular classrooms, Kyrene offers Choice Programs for those who prefer an alternative or enhanced approach to learning. These include dual language, traditional, college preparatory, leadership and gifted. There are also a variety of on-site community programs available before/after school and during school breaks. National recognition this year went to Alex Lin, a student at Centennial Middle School, who represented Arizona in the 2015 National Math Counts competition, May 7-8 in Boston, MA. The District also boasts several winners at the 2015 Behring National History Contest: ‘Aprende Middle School students Katelin Rugg and Melanie Furman, Meredith Munn and Anna Morrow, as well as Pueblo Middle School’s Kiera Plano. With AIMS scores that exceed the state average, and a well-rounded curriculum that includes the arts, sports and technology, as well as an emphasis on the development of the whole child, before, during and after school, Kyrene students are immersed in a setting to increase college and career readiness.

PARDES JEWISH DAY SCHOOL 12753 N Scottsdale Road Scottsdale, AZ 85254 www.pardesschool.org 480-991-9141

Pardes Jewish Day School is an independent, coeducational , K-8 day school committed to providing a dynamic learning environment for all students. Besides the focus on Jewish studies and Hebrew, students enjoy classes in art, music, physical education, technology and Spanish (beginning in grade 5). Additionally, students in grades 4-8 have the opportunity to participate in programs such as the National Mathematical Olympiad Program for Elementary and Middle Schools and the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Seventh- and eighthgraders may qualify for induction into the school’s National Junior Honor Society chapter. With more than 20 years’ experience educating children, Pardes Jewish Day School is beginning its second year in its new home on the Ina Levine Jewish Community Campus. The beautifully renovated and expanded campus includes a state-of-the-art Middle School building and outdoor learningscape, as well as updates to the original classrooms, provide endless opportunities for inquiry-based 21st century learning. A kosher kitchen will be completed by fall. Pardes Jewish Day School exemplifies excellence in education while taking into consideration the needs of the whole child. Whether in a secular studies or Jewish studies class, Pardes students learn to think critically, research, analyze and evaluate content. Classes have low student-teacher ratios, allowing teachers to differentiate an enriched curriculum.   “Our students enthusiastically engage in class discussions, collaborate on projects and learn from a highly experienced and talented faculty,” says Head of School Jill Kessler. “Jewish values, history and text are woven into the daily fabric of our school community. Our students become proud, knowledgeable Jews, poised to become our next generation of Jewish leaders.” 2015-2016 Resource Guide | Arizona Jewish Life 53


University of Arizona Holocaust Vigil

Scribe demonstration at University of Arizona

Sukkot Moishe House

Moishe House

College & Adult INSIDE: College Campus Groups Young Adult Adult Education Adult Social/Network Groups

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COLLEGE The Arizona Center for Judaic Studies 845 N Park Ave. The Marshall Bldg., Ste. 420 Tucson, AZ 85721 520-626-5758 www.judaic.arizona.edu

CENTER FOR JEWISH STUDIES & JEWISH STUDIES PROGRAM ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY PO Box 874302 Tempe, AZ 85287-4302 480-727-6906 www.jewishstudies.asu.edu

CAMPUS GROUPS Hillel at NAU PO Box 15300 Flagstaff, AZ 86011 928-523-7482 www4.nau.edu/hillel

Hillel Foundation at U of A 1245 E Second St. Tucson, AZ 85719 520-624-6561 www.arizona.hillel.org

Hillel Jewish Student Center at ASU 1012 S Mill Ave. Tempe, AZ 85281 480-967-7563 www.hillelasu.org

Jewish Arizonans on Campus 13039 N 70th St. Scottsdale, AZ 85254 480-390-6173 www.myjac.org

Rohr Chabad House – Jewish Student Center at ASU 971 S Ash Ave. Tempe, AZ 85281 480-736-8672 www.jewishasu.com

YOUNG ADULT Moishe House MoisheHousePhoenix@gmail.com www.moishehouse.org

Jewish Learning Center

NOWGEN Erin Searle, Director 12701 N. Scottsdale Road Scottsdale, AZ 85254 480-634-4900 ext. 1205 erins@vosjcc.org www.jewishphoenix.org/nowgen The Federation has a variety of ways to engage the Jewish young adults of greater Phoenix within the community and with Jews around the world, including ShabbatLuck and NOWGen Giving Circle.

YOUNG JEWISH TUCSON Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona 520-577-9393 slangert@jfsa.org

ADULT EDUCATION Northern arizona Lev Chadash: Jewish Southwest Encounters 1327 Granite Creek Lane Chino Valley, AZ 86323 928-777-8172

TUCSON COALITION FOR JEWISH EDUCATION 3822 E River Road Tucson, AZ 85718 520- 577-9393 ext. 122 www.jewishtucson.org

Adult Education Academy Temple Emanu-El 225 N Country Club Road Tucson, AZ 85715 520-327-4501 www.templeemanueltucson.org

Southwest Torah Institute 5150 E Fifth St. Tucson, AZ 85711 520-747-7780

THE VALLEY Bureau of Jewish Education 12701 N Scottsdale Road, Ste. 206 Scottsdale, AZ 85254 480-634-8050 www.bjephoenix.org

Jewish Enrichment Center 515 E Bethany Home Road Phoenix, AZ 85012 480-420-7613 www.phxjec.org

10213 N Scottsdale Road Scottsdale, AZ 85253 480-443-5362

Phoenix Community Kollel 6516 N Seventh St., Ste. 104 Phoenix, AZ 85014 602-433-0300 www.aztorah.com

FEDERATION AFFINITY GROUPS - TUCSON MAIMONIDES SOCIETY: for Physicians and Dentists REAP: For Real Estate and Allied Professions 3822 E River Road Tucson, AZ 85718 520-577-9393, ext. 128 www.jewishtucson.org

FEDERATION AFFINITY GROUPS - VALLEY

Valley Beit Midrash Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz, Executive Director 4645 E Marilyn Road Phoenix, AZ 85032 602-445-3112 rabbi@valleybeitmidrash.org www.valleybeitmidrash.org Valley Beit Midrash collaborates to bring new, exciting and relevant programs to the Greater Phoenix Jewish community in a diverse, welcoming, engaging and pluralistic setting. VBM will present national speakers, classes, panels and other inspiring programs. Our Start Me Up! Fellowship inspires and supports transformative innovation throughout the community and the Jewish Leadership Corps inspires 20-something Jewish leaders. VBM recently took young couples in their first five years of marriage to Israel for Honeymoon Israel!

CARDOZO SOCIETY: for those in legal professions www.jewishphoenix.org/cardozo CHAI TECH: for those in tech world www.jewishphoenix.org/chaitech REAL ESTATE & FINANCE: for those in real estate and finance www.jewishphoenix.org/ref 12701 N Scottsdale Road Scottsdale, AZ 85254 480-634-4900, ext. 1299

EAST VALLEY JEWISH COUPLES CLUB

480-802-4412 shapiroeil@hotmail.com

JEWISH SOCIAL CONNECTION OF THE WEST VALLEY 623-444-5829 or 623-584-1977

LGBT JEWISH INCLUSION PROJECT 3822 E River Road Tucson, AZ 85718 520-577-9393, ext. 128 www.jewishtucson.org

Women’s Jewish Learning Center

OPEN TENT

7825 E Paradise Lane Scottsdale, AZ 85260 602-402-4173

ADULT SOCIAL/ NETWORK GROUPS

(Tempe) www.meetup.com/open-tent/

ORO VALLEY SUN CITY HAVURAH (Northwest Tucson) 520-825-0335

SHALOM TUCSON

ACTIVE JEWISH SINGLES 40S AND 50S www.meetup.com/Active-Jews40s-50s

ACTIVE JEWISH SINGLES 50S AND 60S

Newcomers 3822 E River Road Tucson, AZ 85718 520-577-9393 shalomtucson@jfsa.org www.jewishtucson.org

LaneeCohen@gmail.com www.meetup.com/Active-Jews50s-60s

ARIZONA ADVENTURERS Jewish Outdoor club Lionel Hummel, 480-818-9854 www.ArizonaAdventurers.org

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Maravilla senior trip

Phyllis Novy performs with Sun Lakes Community Theatre

Newfoundland freewheelin’ viking traill

Yom Hashoah at Beth Ami Temple

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Experience matters. Let us show you why. By any measure, 27 years of experience in senior living is a lot. And through the years, we’ve helped many people find a lifestyle perfectly suited to them. Our secret? We listen. And we’ve found that every person’s need or desire to move is incredibly unique. We’ve created equally unique places to live with great social opportunities, fine dining, accredited care services, and more. All with you in mind. Come see how good it feels to have experience on your side. Please call now to schedule your complimentary lunch and tour. Awa r d -Wi n n i ng M e mor y C a r e Hawthorn Court • 13822 South 46th Place at Ray Road • Phoenix, AZ • 480.367.8999 I n de p e n de n t & A s s i s t e d L i v i ng The Village at Ocotillo • 990 West Ocotillo Road • Chandler, AZ • 480.558.0246 La Siena • 909 East Northern Avenue • Phoenix, AZ • 602.910.6319

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Seniors This may be the golden era for aging. With people living longer, seniors want more choices for living active, fulfilling lives. Abundant opportunities for stimulating educational and social programs are available, along with a wide variety of in-home, independent and assisted living options. The increase in in-home care providers and ways to increase accessibility and mobility enables seniors to stay in their homes longer if they choose. And even nursing home care is becoming more homelike.

PROGRAMS/SERVICES

THE VALLEY

TUCSON

families find care for 22 years here in Arizona. I help with all levels of care, including memory care, skilled nursing, behavioral care, Parkinson's care, assisted living and group homes. I assist with Hospice services and VA benefits and am available 24/7.

JFCS CENTER FOR SENIOR ENRICHMENT Brookdale Christown 6250 N 19th Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85015 602-943-2198 www.jfcsaz.org

RESIDENTIAL TUCSON B’NAI B’RITH COVENANT HOUSE OF TUCSON, INC.

COMPREHENSIVE HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE

4414 E Second St. Tucson, AZ 85711 520-327-2200 www.covenanthouseoftucson.org

602-795-9705 www.compgroupusa.com

Jewish Family & Children’s Services of Southern Arizona JEWISH ELDER ACCESS 4301 E Fifth St. Tucson, AZ 85711 520-795-0300 ext. 2232 www.jfcstucson.org

ABOVE AND BEYOND SENIOR PLACEMENT SERVICE Susanne Schaeffer-Malkin, owner 4721 E Caron St. Phoenix, AZ 85028 602-329-5743 Fax: 623-476-5824 sschaeffer2022@gmail.com www.aboveandbeyondsenior placement.com

I have a Master’s degree in social work and have been helping

480-483-7121 ext. 1213 Fax: 480-483-4588 harrietc@vosjcc.org www.vosjcc.org Seniors stay active and social with Mahjong, bridge and monthly groups: Let’s Talk Discussion Group – First Wednesdays, 2-3:30 pm; Mature Mavens Dinner – Third Thursdays, 5 pm; Let’s Knit – First and Third Tuesdays, 1-3 pm.

Handmaker-Jewish Services for the Aging GENERATIONS CONSULTING GROUP

2221 N Rosemont Blvd. Tucson, AZ 85712 520-322-7035 www.handmaker.org

Maurena Howe, Senior Health Plan Advisor VALLEY 20325 N 51st Ave., Ste. 134 Glendale, AZ 85308 623-512-5300 Fax: 623-240-1109 maurena@gcgagent.com ANDARA Everything You Need www.azmedicareinfo.com 11415 N 114th St. We specialize in helping people to Feel at Home Scottsdale, AZ 85259 choose a Medicare Health Plan 480-862-8749 that best fits their needs. We Fax: 480-451-1257 strive to place our clients with klavelle@seniorlifestyle.com a plan that will maximize their www.seniorlifestyle.com benefits while minimizing their Andara is a luxury senior living out-of-pocket costs. Our passion A N AWA R D - W I N N I N G M E M O RY C A R E C O M M U N I T Y community that provides both is helping seniors make sure 13822Independent S. 46th Place atand RayAssisted Rd, Phoenix Living. they have the right coverage from Surrounded by the stunning (480) 367-8999 Medicare supplements, advantage McDowell Mountains to the plans and life insurance to final northeast and the sparkling expense plans. No Fee. We come city lights to the southwest, it is to you! truly a jewel in sunny Scottsdale, Arizona. Allow our experienced SENIOR CONCIERGE PROJECT care I N D E P E N Dservice E N T & A staff S S I S T Eto D Ltake IVING R E S Iof D Elife’s NCES 480-599-7138 little necessities while you live life 990 W. Ocotillo Road, Chandler janet.arnold@jfcsaz.org the way you’ve always wanted.

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Phoenix, 85020 (602)AZ910-6319 602-910-6319 LaSienaMarketing@SRG-LLC.com schedule lunch and a personal tour! VALLEY of the sun JCC Call today to www.SRGseniorliving.com La Siena offers a serviceSenior programs Harriet Colan, Active Adults Ask how you canenriched Independent and Commission for benefit from a the Accreditation of Assisted Living lifestyle within 12701 N Scottsdale RoadCARF accredited retirement community! Rehabilitation Facilities a beautiful resort-style setting.  Scottsdale, AZ 85254

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and reassuring Maravilla’s enlightened approach can be. Enjoy spacious sized one- or- two bedroom residences with daily social and recreational events as well as restaurant-style dining 12 hours a day. Should the need for care arise, you’ll You find peace Everything Need of mind knowing supportive care to Feel at Home services are available to meet your needs.

PUEBLO NORTE 948-3990 Kathleen(480) Weber, Director of Sales 7375 E. Princess Blvd., SCOTTSDALE Scottsdale, AZ 85255 MARAVILLA FullCindy Service Continuing Care Campus Manager Asta, Admissions | 480.359.1345 MaravillaScottsdale.com Robert Bailey, executive director with both Life Care and Rental Options Sandi Lewis, Sales Counselor Assisted Living | MeMORY CARe Greg Morris, director of sales and 7090 E Mescal St. Kivel Campus of Care marketing Scottsdale, AZ 85254 Ira Shulman, CEO Karen Schubert, sales and 480-948-3990 Laura Lelakowski, COO marketing representative Fax: 480-951-7389 We offer Independent Living Villas and Apartment Homes, Assisted Donna Dzatko, Leasing Director 7325 E Princess Blvd. Living,Kweber@5ssl.com Long-Term Nursing, Orthopedic Medical Rehabilitation orand Casta@5ssl.com all on the same beautifully-landscaped 22-acre campus. 3040 N 36th St. Scottsdale, AZ 85255 www.PuebloNorteRetirement.com Services and Amenities 480-359-1345 AN AWA R D - W I N N I NCOURT G M E M O RY C A R E C O M M U N I T Y Phoenix, AZ 85018 HAWTHORN Newly renovated apartments granite countersCare Pueblo Norte is awith Continuing 602-956-3110 Washers and dryers in units • Balcony or patio Fax: 480-538-5154 13822 SS. 46th 46th Place 13822 Pl. at Ray Rd, Phoenix Weekly housekeeping • Scheduled transportation Retirement Community nestled Fax: 602-443 8006 MaravillaScottsdaleMarketing@ Dining options • 19-hole putting course (480) 367-8999 Phoenix, AZ 85044 on 22poolbeautifully landscaped Heated and spa • Multi-purpose auditorium kivelcare@aol.com SRG-LLC.com 480-367-8999 room •Scottsdale. The Extensive library acresCard inclub North www.MaravillaScottsdale.com Art room • Beauty/Barber shop www.kivelcare.org www.SRGseniorliving.com community offers Independent 7090 East Mescal St. • Scottsdale, AZ 85254 Find luxury at Maravilla Our campus consists of three Hawthorn Court is a uniquely www.PuebloNorteRetirement.com Living Apartments and Villa Scottsdale—Neighboring the HUD-subsidized, newly renovated designed, secured residential Homes, Assisted Living, LongFairmont Scottsdale Princess buildings and beautifully Icommunity N D E P E N D E N T &specializing A S S I S T E D L I V I Nin G RESIDENCES term Nursing, and Medical resort, in the heart of Scottsdale, landscaped grounds. This includes Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care.  990 W. Ocotillo Road, Chandler and Orthopedic Rehabilitation. Maravilla offers you resort independent living, assisted living Featuring (480) spacious private and Pueblo Norte has been serving 558-0246 retirement living like no other. and a brand new memory care shared suites, at Hawthorn Court area seniors and their families Maravilla’s thoughtfully designed unit. We offer a choice of studio our award-winning in Touch for almost 30 years. We offer 25-acre campus blends or one-bedroom apartments in Dementia Care program focuses rental plans as well as two life outstanding architecture and friendly, attractive and cheerful on the caring contribution of care plans. We are known for our sophisticated design, unparalleled surroundings. Included in the Iprofessionally-trained NDEPENDENT & ASSISTED LIV ING RESIDENCES staff services and amenities including lifestyle opportunities the monthly rent are a full kitchen, 909 East Northern Avenue, Phoenix members partnering with family our outstanding staff and superb comfort and convenience of a cable TV, 24-hour emergency call (602) 910-6319 members to ensure the comfort activities program. full-service continuum of care system and utilities. A meal plan is and care of our residents. Call to accommodate your needs as available. today. Call today to schedule lunch and a personal tour! they grow and change. Discover Maravilla today! Ask how you can benefit from a CARF accredited retirement community!

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The Retreat at Desert Cove Ira Shulman, President/CEO Laura Lelakowski, COO 10031 E Desert Cove Ave. Scottsdale, AZ 85260 602-314-4005 Fax: 602-443-8005 llelakowski@yahoo.com www.livingattheretreat.com The Retreat at Desert Cove is a beautiful, new, modern addition to the Kivel community. Located in North Scottsdale, this magnificent assisted living residence provides seniors with the help they need, while upholding their dignity and independence, in a safe, compassionate, loving and peaceful environment. Each resident has a spacious private bedroom with en-suite bath facilities. The Retreat strives to exceed the highest expectations of our residents and their families.

Dan Harrah, Senior Community Ambassador 9410 E Thunderbird Road Scottsdale, AZ 85260 480-614-9100 Fax: 480-614-2485 dharrah@silveradocare.com www.silveradocare.com The Silverado Scottsdale Memory Care Community is designed to enrich the lives of those with dementia through an innovative approach focusing on dignity and clinical excellence. Silverado’s compassionate staff provides world-class care to both residents and short-term respite care guests. Changing Memory Care Through Compassion and Clinical Excellence.

Medicare Made Easy!

We take the time to thoroughly explain your Medicare health plan options and help you to better understand how to maximize the benefits of the plan you choose. We can help if you are: • Turning 65 • New to the Area • Losing Group Coverage • Receive “Extra Help” for Prescription Costs We offer most Medicare Advantage Plans, Medicare Supplements & Prescription Drug Plans. Plus, Special plans are available for Medicare Beneficiaries living with Diabetes or Chronic Heart Conditions. No Fee for our Service. In-home Appointments Available.

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Fifth Commandment:

Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the Lord God gives you. (Exodus 20:12) Everything You Need to Feel at Home conveniences than at your current home? You could come and go as you please; you’d have many new friends, time to play and most importantlypeace A N AWA RD-WINNING M E M O RY Cof A R mind. E COMMUNITY THE SPRINGS OF SCOTTSDALE Quality of life. arePhoenix you 13822 S. 46th Place What at Ray Rd, Tom Iozzo, Executive Director waiting(480) for? 367-8999 Amy Hobbs, LPN, Resident Services Nurse                 Loretta Sprau, Marketing Manager, CSM 3212 N Miller Road INDEPENDENT & ASSISTED LIVING RESIDENCES  Scottsdale, AZ 85251 990VILLAGE W. Ocotillo Road, Chandler THE AT OCOTILLO  480-941-9026 990 W (480) Ocotillo Road 558-0246  Fax: 480-970-1255 Chandler, AZ 85248 lsprau@thespringsofscottsdale.com 480-558-0246 www. thespringsofscottsdale.com  Ideally located in Chandler’s What if there was a place you master-planned I N Dpopular EPENDENT & ASSISTED LIVING RESIDENCES could live where you did not have 909 East Northern Avenue, Phoenix community of Ocotillo, our award to worry about chores, or cooking, winning(602) community features 120 910-6319 or even transportation? What distinctively designed independent if this place included your own and toAssisted Living Call today schedule lunch andresidences.  a personal tour! private apartment, a warm and From the courteous, professional secure environment with more staff, to its location close Commission for Ask how you can benefit fromprime a CARF accredited retirement community!

to the Ocotillo Golf Resort, The Village at the Ocotillo offers the retirement lifestyle that’s just right for you. Call today to learn more.

SOCIAL/CULTURAL TUCSON

Smile on Seniors 2110 E Lincoln Dr. Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-492-7670 www.sosaz.org

Sun City Grand Shalom Club Harvey Gordon hsgordon2@aol.com

SUNSHINE CLUB 2443 E Fourth St. Tucson, AZ 85719 520-881-7956 www.chabadtucson.com

Ventana Lakes Shalom Club (Peoria,Sun City) Colleen Goldberg 623-362-8665

THE VALLEY

PEBBLE CREEK SHALOM CLUB (Southwest Valley) Phil Zeidman, president pzinaz@aol.com 623-547-3838

the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities

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ASSISTED LIVING HOME The Retreat at Desert Cove

strives to exceed the expectations of our residents and their family members by providing the intimacy and comfort of an elegant assisted living group home, with the security and peace of mind of round-the-clock assistance by certified and caring professionals.

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SENIOR LIVING

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• Private Suites with Private Bathrooms • Home-Cooked Meals • Daily Activities • Housekeeping and Laundry

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• RN Staffed • Hospice and Respite Care • Medication Management and Administration • Located near Scottsdale Healthcare - Shea


The word kosher means proper or acceptable, and it has informally entered the English language with that meaning. But kosher laws have their origin in the Bible, and are detailed in the Talmud and the other codes of Jewish traditions. They have been applied through the centuries to ever-changing situations. Kosher certification agencies, many of which are national, each have their own certification symbol (hechsher). Speak to your rabbi regarding which symbols are appropriate.

certifying agency Greater Phoenix Vaad Hakashruth

Food

515 E Bethany Home Road Phoenix, AZ 85012 602-277-8858 www.kosherphoenix.org

restaurants/ stores/catering

Some of the following offer kosher food. Please check with the store or restaurant to be sure it meets your kashrut requirements.

TUCSON Fifth Street Kosher Deli and Market 5071 E Fifth St. Tucson, AZ 85711 520-325-3354 www.5thstreetdeli.com

Nadine’s Pastry Shoppe (Kosher) 4553 E Broadway Blvd. Tucson, AZ 85711 520-326-0735

OY VEY CAFE U of A Hillel Foundation 1245 E Second St. Tucson, AZ 85719 520-512-5013 www.arizona.hillel.org

THE VALLEY

INSIDE:

Chompie’s Bakery Products (OU)

Certifying Agency

CHOMPIE’S

Restaurants/Stores/Catering

in supermarkets

4550 E Cactus Road, Phoenix, AZ 85032 • 602-710-2910 9301 E Shea Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ 85260 • 480-860-0475 1160 E University, Tempe, AZ 85281 • 480-557-0700 3481 W Frye Road, Chandler, AZ 85226 • 480-398-3008

www.chompies.com Founded by the Borenstein family, originally from Queens, NY, Chompie’s, Arizona’s New York Deli Since 1979, serves up a huge breakfast, lunch and dinner menu. It’s famous for its Jewish Sliders (featured on Travel Channel’s Man v. Food), MileHigh Sandwiches, NY-style boiledthen-baked bagels, matzo ball soup and other Jewish heritage classics, as well as for its sprawling deli and bakery cases and custom catering. Locations in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe and Chandler.

Cookies from Home (Vaad) 1605 W University Dr., Ste. 106 Tempe, AZ 85281 800-543-8133 www.cookiesfromhome.com

EDDIE’S HOUSE Chef Eddie Matney 7042 E Indian School Road Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-946-1622 www.eddieshouseaz.com It’s comfortable, but boasts a menu that expands your boundaries. It’s eccentric, but offers the famous fares that made Eddie Matney Arizona’s celebrity chef. It is the hot new restaurant, perfectly positioned in the middle of the high-style Old Town dining district. It is simple, but complex, savory and delightful. It is a place to bring her for your first date, or show off your first baby, or celebrate your silver anniversary.

Fairytale Brownies (Vaad) 4610 E Cotton Center Blvd. #100 Phoenix, AZ 85040 800-324-7982 www.brownies.com

FRESH MINT RESTAURANT (Vaad, Vegetarian) 13802 N Scottsdale Road #161 Scottsdale, AZ 85254 480-443-2556 www.freshmint.us.com

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Imperial Kosher Market & Deli (Glatt, Vaad) 737 E Glendale Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85020 602-285-6999 www.imperialkosher.com

King Solomon’s Pizza (Cholov Yisroel, Vaad) 4810 N Seventh St. Phoenix, AZ 85014 602-870-8655 www.kingsolomonspizza.com

Kitchen 18 10211 N Scottsdale Road Scottsdale, AZ 85253 480-284-6001 www.thekitchen18.com

Kosher Korner (Glatt, Vaad) 6107 N Seventh St. Phoenix, AZ 85014 602-266-0555

LA BELLA PIZZERIA & RESTAURANT (Vaad) 6505 N Seventh St., Ste. 105 Phoenix, AZ 85014 602-354-7002 www.LaBellaPizzeriaAndRestaurant.com

Levi Catering & CafE (Vaad) Inside the VOS JCC 12701 N Scottsdale Road, Ste.108 Scottsdale, AZ 85254 480-907-7150 www.Levi-catering.com

all day. We have received best of awards, including Phoenix’s Best Gluten-Free Market and Coffee.

Manhattan Pizza and Subs (Cholov Yisroel, Chabad) 5224 N Seventh St. Phoenix, AZ 85014 602-248-8086 www.manhattanpizzeria.com

Mozart CafE and Bakery LUCI’S HEALTHY MARKETPLACE Ken Schnitzer, Owner Lucia Schnitzer, Owner 1590 E Bethany Home Road Phoenix, AZ 85014 602-773-1339 Fax: 602-680-3933 Info@LucisHealthyMarketplace.com www.LucisHealthyMarketplace.com Luci’s Healthy Marketplace is a unique cafe, coffee bar and marketplace. Featuring quality organic, kosher, gluten-free and natural products from reputable local and regional vendors, including meats, seafood, dairy, cheeses, snacks, entrees, wine and beer, supplements, cosmetics, baby care, pet care, cleaning, unique gifts, etc. Freshly cooked meals and our fresh Grab and Go menu items are available

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(Cholov Yisroel) 7116 E Mercer Lane Scottsdale, AZ 85254 480-609-3879 www.mozartscottsdale.com

NEW YORK BAGELS ‘N BIALYS 10320 N Scottsdale Road Scottsdale, AZ 85253 480-483-6922 www.nybagelsnbialys.com

PAPRIKA (Vaad, Meat) 7116 E Mercer Lane Scottsdale, AZ 85254 480-948-3776

SAMARKAND (Vaad, Meat) 7823 N 19th Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85021 602-331-8991

SEGAL’S OASIS GRILL Shelly Scotton, General Manager Ken Knox, Executive Chef Dan Gilkarov, Owner 4818 N Seventh St. Phoenix, AZ 85014 602-285-1515 Fax: 602-277-5760 Segalsonestop@gmail.com www.SegalsOasisGrill.com We are committed to provide the best quality, service and savings for our customers. The Oasis Grill at Segal’s is a welcome oasis of Glatt Kosher fine dining, featuring a mouth-watering menu, a family-friendly atmosphere, and an extensive selection of Kosher wine, beer and spirits served in our luxurious bar. We have expanded our dining room and added a full sized bar, so come on in and let us serve you!

ZOYO NEIGHBORHOOD YOGURT (Vaad, Dairy) 10 Valley locations www.zoyogurt.com


HAPPY HOUR

50% Off!

Here at Luci's, an hour just wasn't enough! Join us from 5pm to Close every day for half off 32oz. blended beverages and select pastries.

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Henry Winkler performed for Jewish Family and Children’s Services of Southern Arizona

MIMfest

Arts & Culture

Broadway’s Judy Kaye performing for AzJHS

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“Tommy J and Sally” at Black Theatre Troupe


Arts & Culture The Arts and Judaism have been intrinsically linked since the beginning of time. There are an overwhelming number of Jews creating or performing in the areas of music, visual arts, creative writing, dance and theater. And if they’re not performing, they are attending and supporting! Culture has always been one of the pillars of Judaism that helps to weave together the colorful tapestry of Jewish life and bring communities together.

ARIZONA JEWISH HISTORICAL SOCIETY Cutler-Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center Dr. Lawrence Bell, Ph.D., Executive Director Jeffrey Schesnol, PMP, Project Manager and Administrator Melissa Mock, Events Manager 122 E Culver St. Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-241-7870 Fax: 602-264-9773 jschesnol@azjhs.org www.azjhs.org Preserves the rich heritage of Arizona’s Jewish communities and educates the public on the Jewish contribution to Arizona and American life. Our building was Phoenix’s first synagogue and is rented frequently for lifecycle and holiday events for people of all faiths, plus meetings for up to 250 people. Visit four exhibits this year: Judaism in the Desert, Shanghai Jews, Righteous Jan Karski and Moskowitz Art. Monthly films, book discussions and panels.

BUTTERFLY WONDERLAND Amram Knishinsky, PhD, Principal 9500 E Via de Ventura Scottsdale, AZ 85256 480-800-3000 amram@butterflywonderland.com www.butterflywonderland.com Butterfly Wonderland is America’s

largest Butterfly Pavilion that entertains, educates and enchants visitors of all ages on the wonders of one of Mother Nature’s most beloved creatures. Butterfly Wonderland includes a conservatory, a 3-D theater, Butterfly Emergence Gallery, a Butterfly Treasures gift shop, Rivers of the Amazon, a stingray touch tank and a café.

GREATER PHOENIX JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL Robert Segelbaum, Executive Director Barry Singer, Treasurer PMB 234, Ste. 103 6501 E Greenway Parkway Scottsdale, AZ 85254 602-753-9366 602-589-0869 contact@gpjff.org www.gpjff.org Celebrating its 20th year, the Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival brings an exciting and entertaining slate of cultural films to the Valley from Feb. 14 to 28, 2016. The festival showcases dramas, documentaries, comedies and docudramas at three locations – Peoria, Scottsdale and Chandler – with post-screening speakers and discussions. The festival’s year-round programming includes “Film in the Schools,” an outreach effort in public and private schools about tolerance, along with special community screenings and events

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Jewish

History Museum JEWISH HISTORY MUSEUM

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Bryan Davis, Interim Executive Director Barry A Friedman, MD, President of the Board Catherene J. Morton, Ph.D., J.D., 1st Vice President 564 S Stone Ave. Mail: PO Box 889 Tucson, AZ 85702 520-670-9073 museum@jewishhistorymuseum.org www.jewishhistorymuseum.org The mission of the Jewish History Museum is the preservation of the first synagogue building in the Arizona Territory and the collection, preservation, exhibition and teaching of the Jewish heritage of Southern Arizona. The Museum's Holocaust History Center includes archives of Holocaust survivors and their descendants.

MUSICAL INSTRUMENT MUSEUM (MIM) Maureen O’Brien, Director of Institutional Advancement Jill Moore, Events Manager Annabel Rimmer, School and Group Tour Coordinator 4725 E Mayo Blvd. Phoenix, AZ 85050 480-478-6000 Fax: 480-471-8690 guestservice@MIM.org www.MIM.org Explore the world through music at MIM. This unique museum,

which displays more than 6,000 instruments and related objects from every country in the world, is ranked Phoenix’s number one attraction on TripAdvisor and the fourth Best Museum for Families nationwide by USA Today Travel.

PLOTKIN JUDAICA MUSEUM at Congregation Beth Israel 10460 N 56th St. Scottsdale, AZ 85253 480-951-0323 www.cbiaz.org

Pomegranate Guild of judaic needlework Desert Cactus Chapter Meets 2nd Monday of month at Temple Chai 4645 E Marilyn Road Phoenix, AZ 85032 480-502-5010 www.pomegranateguild.org

POMEGRANATE GUILD OF JUDAIC NEEDLEWORK Tucson Chapter Meets 1st Monday of month at Jewish Federation of Southern AZNW Division 190 W Magee Road, Ste. 162 Oro Valley, AZ 85704 520-299-1197 www.pomegranateguild.org

TUCSON INTERNATIONAL JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL c/o Tucson JCC 3800 E River Road Tucson, AZ 85718 520-299-3000, ext. 106 www.tucsonjcc.org/arts

TUCSON JCC SCULPTURE GARDEN 3800 E River Road Tucson, AZ 85718 520-299-3000, ext. 106 www.tucsonjcc.org/arts


Tucson JCC Sculpture Garden opening

"If the statistics are right, the Jews constitute but one quarter of one percent of the human race. … His contributions to the world’s list of great names in literature, science, art, music, finance, medicine and abstruse learning are also very out of proportion to the weakness of his numbers." - Mark Twain, September 1897

Jewish

History Museum

Experience the evolution of the the Jewish History Museum in downtown Tucson. An expanded campus for Jewish life, learning, culture and history will open in the winter of 2015/2016.  Mark your calendars now for the Holocaust History Center's grand public opening 

Sunday, February 21, 2016. For more information or to schedule your trip to the museum, visit our website:  www.jewishhistorymuseum.org or call 

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Israel Temple Kol Ami visits Israel

AMERICAN COMMITTEE FOR THE WEIZMANN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE

3,800-strong scientific community engages in groundbreaking research in medicine, energy, technology, agriculture, and the environment. Founded in 1944, the American Committee supports the Weizmann Institute’s search for answers to humanity’s greatest challenges, fostering a lasting partnership between science and philanthropy.

Andy Weissman, Executive Director, Leadership Giving 909-913-1307 a.weissman@acwis.org www.weizmann-usa.org American Israel Public The Weizmann Institute Affairs Committee (AIPAC) in Rehovot, Israel, is one 602-277-3318 of the world’s top-ranking www.aipac.org multidisciplinary research institutions. With the guiding mission of “Sciencead-Arizona for the WeizInst_SMOCK 7.375 x 4.937_Layout 1 6/10/15 11:52 AM Benefit of Humanity,” Weizmann’s

Desert Caucus

AMERICAN FRIENDS OF MAGEN DAVID ADOM (AFMDA) Western Region 6505 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 650 Los Angeles, CA 90048 800-323-2371 www.afmda.org

Arizona Friends of Israeli Scouts PO Box 28982 Scottsdale, AZ 85255 Page 1 480-216-4280

Where wonders never cease. Improving health and medicine. Protecting our planet. Fighting cancer. Advancing technology. Enriching education. It’s all in a day’s work at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel. While our breakthroughs in the past are numerous, it’s what we’re doing today and planning for tomorrow, that makes our Institute strong. At Weizmann, hundreds of the world’s top scientists, fueled by curiosity and fertile imaginations, collaborate to help solve humanity’s greatest challenges. For information visit WEIZMANN-USA.ORG or contact Andy Weissman: 909.913.1307, a.weissman@acwis.org

The world needs our research. We need your support.

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PO Box 44146 Tucson, AZ 85733 520-299-2410 www.desertcaucus.org

DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION FOR ISRAEL / ISRAEL BONDS Bob Leve, Registered Representative 4500 S Lakeshore Dr., Ste. 355 Tempe, AZ 85282


800-229-4324 Fax: 480-948-7413 bob.leve@israelbonds.com www.israelbonds.com Development Corporation for Israel/Israel Bonds offers investments that diversify portfolios and preserve capital. Capital realized through the sale of Israel bonds has developed every aspect of Israel’s economy, enabling cuttingedge innovation that saves lives and changes the world on a daily basis. Recognized as a valued economic and strategic resource, the Bonds organization has secured global sales exceeding $37 billion since the first bonds were issued in 1951. Member FINRA.

4079 Governor Dr., #343 San Diego, CA 92122 858-750-2135 Fax: 858-430-3589 mgreenberg@ats.org www.ats.org The Technion-Israel Institute of Technology is a major source of the innovation and brainpower that drives the Israeli economy, and a key to Israel’s renown as the world’s “Start-Up Nation.” Technion people, ideas and inventions make immeasurable contributions to the world including life-saving medicine, sustainable energy, computer science, water conservation and nanotechnology. The American Technion Society (ATS) provides funds for scholarships, fellowships, faculty recruitment and chairs, research, buildings, laboratories, classrooms and dormitories, and more.

The living bridge between the Jewish Community of Greater Phoenix and the State of Israel, your home away from home.

Israel Center – VALLEY Shahar Edry, Director 12701 N Scottsdale Road Scottsdale, AZ 85254 480-634-4900 ext. 1109 shahare@vosjcc.org jewishphoenix.org/Israelcenter The Israel Center builds a living bridge between the Jewish Community of Greater Phoenix and State of Israel through cultural events and trips and missions to Israel. Our programs are open to all! Enjoy learning about, and experiencing Israel, through our events, parties, social action and Taglit-Birthright trips.

Jewish National Fund 8698 E San Alberto Dr., Ste. B Scottsdale, AZ 85258 602-277-4800 www.jnf.org

NORTHERN ARIZONA ISRAEL CENTER 2077 Brohner Way Prescott, Arizona, 86301 928-443-5863

Visit jewishphoenix.org/israelcenter for upcoming events. We look forward to WEINTRAUB ISRAEL CENTER

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Oshrat Barel, Israel Center Director; Community Shlicha Zorana Knapp, Israel Center Assistant 3822 E River Road Tucson, AZ 85718 520-577-9393 x 133 Fax: 520-977-0734 IsraelCenter@jfsa.org www.jfsa.org The Weintraub Israel Center is a joint project of the JFSA, Tucson JCC and the Jewish Agency for Israel. From Israel travel information to cultural programs, community dialogues, and innovative Tucson-Israel Partnerships, we are Tucson’s premier resource for all things Israeli.  The Center focuses on fostering Jewish identity with Israel at heart and engaging the Jewish Community of Southern Arizona and the broader community in building a living bridge to Israel’s people and history.

Zionist Organization of America AMERICAN TECHNION SOCIETY Mark Greenberg, Arizona Area Director

6431 N Placita Quicoma Tucson, AZ 85718 520-529-2122 www.zoa.org

Shahar Edry, Executive Director of the Israel Center

shahare@vosjcc.org | 480.634.4900 Like us on Facebook! facebook.com/IsraelCenterPhoenix

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Business Services Ask for Gary Kravetz, Fleet Director

RIGHT HONDA’s Fleet and Internet Department welcomes different buying clubs like Costco, Sam’s, all credit unions, Police and Fire Departments, Motorola, Intel, etc., so please call or email to see if your company is an approved organization.

The buying process for our fleet and internet department is done at your speed. Our Fleet and Internet Managers will use their 15 years of experience to help answer all of your questions.

AUCTIONS AND ESTATE SALES

www.jlevines.com J. Levine caters to distinguished collectors who seek a variety of vintage items, rare antiques and coveted collectibles. Throughout the year, J. Levine conducts weekly auctions of high-end estates, several specialty auctions J. LEVINE AUCTION & and quarterly catalog auctions APPRAISAL that draw more than 6,000 Josh Levine, Owner and registered bidders worldwide. Auctioneer Items hitting the auction block Erik Hoyer, Owner and Auctioneer include decorative and fine David Wilkinson, Director of art, coins, heirloom jewelry, Specialty Auctions toys, ephemera, furniture, 10345 N Scottsdale Road crystal, porcelain and more. Scottsdale, AZ 85253 Consignments welcome. Schedule 480-496-2212 a complimentary assessment of 480-284-4539 your valuables today! reception@jlevines.com

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CLOTHING

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Ask for Gary Kravetz, Fleet Director RIGHT HONDA’s Fleet and Internet Department welcomes different buying clubs like Costco, Sam’s, all credit unions, Police and Fire Departments, Motorola, Intel, etc., so please call or email to see if your company is an approved organization.

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Ed@theclotherie.com www.theclotherie.com The Clotherie has been voted Arizona’s best men’s clothing store since 1969, and is considered one of America’s Top Men’s Clothing Stores. The Clotherie prides itself on being a one-stop shop for the welldressed gentleman and the young entrepreneur. Our 43-year history is proof that you will not find a better shopping experience anywhere. We look forward to serving you.

www.evansfursandleathers.com Evans Furs and Leathers has been in the Southwest since 1987. With over 150 years of combined experience in the fur industry, our staff has helped thousands of customers choose new fur garments, restyle old ones and care for the ones they have. Evans offers the highest level of complete care for furs and leathers including ON PREMISES storage in our climate controlled vault, cleaning, restyling, repairs, monograms, appraisals and our popular Fur Guardian Plan.

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EVANS FURS AND LEATHERS Michelle Parkhurst, General Manager Pamela Chaney, Assistant Manager 15435 N Scottsdale Road, Ste. 120 Scottsdale, Az 85254 480-945-4600 Fax: 480-945-4681 Evansfurs@aol.com

MORGAN STANLEY PRIVATE WEALTH MANAGEMENT Robert Stolar, Managing Director Adam Merino, Senior Vice President Devin Marino, Business Development Associate 522 Fifth Ave., 10th Floor New York, NY 10036 212-296-6329 Fax: 212-507-8113

fwgsa@morganstanley.com The Family Wealth Group at Morgan Stanley PWM is a specialized team of interdisciplinary strategic advisors providing services including financial & investment planning, estate & family succession planning, philanthropic advisory and administrative services. The group is headed by Robert Stolar, JD LLM, a Managing Director and Private Wealth Advisor at Morgan Stanley. Drawing on three decades of investment and financial planning experience, Robert was recognized by Barron’s as one of the country’s top 1,200 advisors.

www.allstate.com/fschubert We are a full service insurance and financial services business. We have eight licensed professionals, including a financial planner. We offer property, casualty, life, retirement and workplace insurance as well as retirement products. We add value in a trusted advisor relationship.

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HEALTH Schubert Insurance and Financial Services Frank Schubert, Principal 20731 N Scottsdale Road, Ste. 103 Scottsdale, AZ 85255 480-515-6259 Fax: 480-515-1482 fschubert@allstate.com

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Denise Krater, Fitness Director 12701 N Scottsdale Road Scottsdale, AZ 85254 480-483-7121 ext. 1281 denisek@vosjcc.org www.vosjcc.org Programs to keep you healthy and fit range from personal trainers to an on-site clinical nutritionist. We offer customized programs and more than 70 group fitness classes.

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BUFFALO COLLECTION Michael & Laura Levenberg, Owners 7044 E Fifth Ave. Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-946-3903 Michael@BuffaloCollection.com www.BuffaloCollection.com We offer the world’s finest genuine American Buffalo leather furniture. Visit us to experience our unique pieces of luxurious furniture including sofas, loveseats, chairs, ottomans and antiques, along with our beautiful array of home furnishings such as pillows, tables, lighting and more! Buffalo leather furniture is virtually unparalleled in its cushy softness and durability. Each piece is handcrafted in America for lasting comfort and designed to be cherished through the generations. Specializing in Custom Orders.

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STEVANS CONSIGNMENT Amanda Myers, owner Kristina Lies, store manager 15770 N Greenway-Hayden Loop, Ste. 102 Scottsdale, AZ 85260 480-607-0143 Fax: 480-607-6841 stevansconsignment@gmail.com www.stevansconsignment.com Stevan's Consignment specializes in high-end, gently used furniture, lighting, rugs, tapestries, art, bronzes, mirrors, accessories and antiques. Stevan's also offer interior design services with a one-hour complimentary design consultation. Our design services include custom florals, trees, draperies, bedding, pillows, throws, faux finishing and re-upholstery. We provide our consignors with professional services and quality display and marketing of their items. The same professional services are extended to our clients from a knowledgeable, friendly staff.

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REALTORS

EVOLVE REALTY I. Jay Bernstein, Principal and Designated Broker 14362 N Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd., Ste. 1000

Scottsdale, AZ 85260 480-451-9667 info@evolverealty.com www.EvolveRealty.com A full-service, locally owned real estate company providing a complete range of residential services from luxury homes, golf properties, gated communities to first-time home buyers and relocation throughout the Phoenix metropolitan area. We also work closely with investor properties. Evolve Realty has another division that works specifically in commercial and business sales/opportunities.

R.O.I. PROPERTIES Beth Jo Zeitzer, CEO/Designated Broker 2001 E Campbell Ave., Ste. 202 Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-319-1326 Cell: 602-653-0352 bjz@roiproperties.com www.roiproperties.com Beth Jo Zeitzer is the CEO and Designated Broker of R.O.I. Properties, a full-service real estate brokerage firm. R.O.I. works with business owners, investors and property owners on the acquisition, marketing and sale of commercial and residential properties, including office, industrial, retail, multi-family, hospitality and land assets. Beth Jo is an attorney by training, and former corporate counsel for Del Webb Corporation.

WEST USA REALTY Toby Weinstein, Broker Associate 7077 E Marilyn Road, Ste. 130 Scottsdale, AZ 85254 602-228-0265 Fax: 480-991-7692 tobyre4u@aol.com Real Estate Services provided with honesty and integrity. Whether you are buying, selling or in need of a property manager, I can fulfill your needs. Please give me the opportunity to show you what I can do.

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Guide to Jewish Holidays

Rosh Hashanah (Sept. 14-15, 2015) Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, is celebrated each year on the first day of Tishrei, early in the fall. The day is a special time of rejoicing as we wish each other L’Shanah Tovah, a good year. It is also a solemn day because Rosh Hashanah is not only the day on which we celebrate the creation of the world, it is also important as the Day of Remembrance, when the sound of the shofar calls each of us to recount our deeds of the past year in preparation for repentance on Yom Kippur. The Rosh Hashanah festival meal table is set specially, as for Shabbat. Throughout the High Holy Days, the challah is to be a round spiral or “turban” loaf rather than a long twisted one. The round challah symbolizes the cyclical nature of life, the seasons and the Jewish year.

Yom Kippur (Sept. 23, 2015) Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, is a solemn fast day. We pray for forgiveness from G-d and repent sincerely for our sins during the past year. Families gather for a plentiful if simple meal before sundown on the eve of this holy day. At the end of the meal, festival candles are blessed and the fast begins for all adults in the household. The family then attends worship services at which Kol Nidre is chanted. While children under the age of 13 do not fast on Yom Kippur, meals for children should be Spartan to introduce the notion of fasting while still providing proper nutrition. At the conclusion of Yom Kippur, families and friends gather for a light break-the-fast meal.

Sukkot (Sept. 28-Oct. 4, 2015) Beginning five days after Yom Kippur, this seven-day festival (eight days in the Diaspora) is a celebration of the abundance with which G-d has blessed us. We are encouraged to eat our meals in the sukkah throughout the festival. The sukkah is a temporary dwelling covered with leafy branches and decorated with fruits and vegetables, symbols of the harvest. The sukkah is a reminder of the temporary dwellings our ancestors in ancient Israel used to live in the fields during the harvest. It also reminds us of the booths in which G-d caused the Children of Israel to dwell during their wanderings in the desert after the exodus from slavery in Egypt. Meals throughout Sukkot include generous portions of fruit and vegetables, highlighting the importance of an abundant harvest.

Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah (Oct. 5-6, 2015) The days immediately following the end of the festival of Sukkot are the semiindependent holidays Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah. Some liberal congregations celebrate both in one day as Atzeret-Simchat Torah. Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah formally end the season of the High Holy Days. Simchat Torah is also the day on which we celebrate the renewal of the annual cycle of Torah readings. We read the final verses of Deuteronomy, then immediately 78 2015-2016 Resource Guide | Arizona Jewish Life

recommence the cycle by reading the opening verses of Genesis. We mark the occasion with hakafot, joyous circuits of marching around the synagogue with Torah scrolls, flags and banners.

Hanukkah (Dec. 7-14, 2015) The festival of Hanukkah lasts for eight days, beginning on the 25th of Kislev, which can fall anywhere from late November to late December. The holiday celebrates the victory of the Maccabees, Jewish military leaders who rebelled against the Greek-Syrian King Antiochus, who forbade the practice of Judaism and desecrated the great Temple in Jerusalem. The word “Hanukkah” means “dedication,” and the holy day commemorates the rededication of the Temple after the Maccabees’ victory. The Talmud tells us that the festival lasts eight days because, when the Maccabees rededicated the Temple, they found only enough holy oil to light the eternal lamp for one day. A miracle was wrought, however, and the oil lasted eight days, long enough for new consecrated oil to be made. Another explanation is that when the Temple was rededicated, the Jews immediately celebrated the festivals of Sukkot and Shemini Atzeret, lasting a total of eight days. They did this because Antiochus had prevented them from observing Sukkot and Shemini Atzeret at the proper time. Foods fried in oil, reminiscent of the legend of the miracle of the oil in the Temple, are served during Hanukkah.

Tu B’Shevat (Jan. 25, 2016) Tu B’Shevat takes its name from its date on the Hebrew calendar, the 15th of Shevat. It is called the “Birthday of Trees,” and it celebrates the first beginnings of spring. Tree-planting is a common activity on Tu B’Shevat. A tradition of holding a Tu B’Shevat seder, celebrating different kinds of fruits that grow in Israel, has become popular in recent years.

Purim (March 24, 2016) Purim celebrates the salvation of the Jews in ancient Persia from the wicked Haman, through the leadership of Queen Esther and her cousin Mordecai. Purim takes place on the 14th day of Adar. (In the case of a leap year, it takes place during the extra month of Adar II.) Costumes are often worn on Purim and gifts of food – mishloach manot – are delivered door to door. The story of Purim is found in the Book of Esther, often referred to as “The Megillah.” When the name of Haman is read, people stomp their feet, hiss, boo or shake noisemakers called groggers to obliterate his name.


Passover

Lag B’Omer

(April 23-30, 2016)

(May 26, 2016)

Passover, Pesach in Hebrew, is the eight-day observance commemorating the freedom and exodus of the Israelites from slavery in Egypt. A time of family gatherings and lavish ritual meals called seders, the story of Passover is retold through the reading of the Haggadah. With its special foods, songs and customs, the seder is the focal point of the Passover celebration.

Lag B’Omer is celebrated on the 33rd day of the counting of the Omer, the 18th of Iyar. According to the Torah, we are obligated to count the days from Passover to Shavuot. This period is known as the Counting of the Omer. An omer is a unit of measure of a sheaf of grain. The counting is intended to remind us of the link between Passover, which commemorates the Exodus, and Shavuot, which commemorates the giving of the Torah. It reminds us that the redemption from slavery was not complete until we received the Torah.

Simchat Torah at Temple Beth Shalom of the East Valley

Yom Hashoah

Yom Yerushalayim

(May 5, 2016)

(June 5, 2016)

On April 12, 1951, the Knesset passed a resolution proclaiming the 27th of Nissan “the Holocaust and Ghetto Uprising Remembrance Day – a day of perpetual remembrance for the House of Israel.” The date was chosen to fall between the outbreak of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising in 1943 and the observance of Israel Independence Day. In Israel the day is marked by various observances including two minutes of silence signaled by the wailing of sirens on the morning of the observance.

Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day) is the fourth of the new holidays added to the Jewish calendar since the establishment of the State of Israel. The day commemorates the re-unification of Jerusalem in 1967, when the Old City came under Israeli control.

Shavuot (June 12-13, 2016)

Yom Hazikaron (May 11, 2016)

Yom Hazikaron is Israel’s day of remembrance for the men and women, boys and girls who have lost their lives due to war or terrorism. It is celebrated on the fourth day of the Jewish month of Iyar. As the sun sets that evening, Israel turns to the celebration of Yom Ha’atzmaut.

Model seder at Tucson JCC

Tisha B’Av (Aug. 14, 2016)

Yom Ha’atzmaut (May 12, 2016) Yom Ha’atzmaut is the national independence day of Israel, commemorating the Jewish state’s declaration of independence in 1948. Celebrated annually on 5th of Iyar, it centers around the declaration of the state of Israel by David Ben-Gurion in Tel Aviv on May 14, 1948 (5 Iyar, 5708) and the end of the British Mandate of Palestine.

Shavuot occurs on the sixth day of the Hebrew month of Sivan. Shavuot commemorates the anniversary of the day G-d gave the Torah to Moses and the Israelites at Mount Sinai. It is one of the Shalosh Regalim, the three Biblical pilgrimage festivals. It marks the conclusion of the counting of the omer. Traditions on Shavuot include all-night study of the Torah on the first night and hearing the Ten Commandments in synagogue. It’s also traditional to eat dairy meals. The thought behind this custom is that the Jewish people had just received the laws of kashrut and had not yet had time to apply them to their animal slaughter.

Tisha B’Av is a fast day that commemorates the destruction of the First and Second Temples. It has also became a day of general mourning for other major disasters that have befallen the Jewish people, including the Edict of Expulsion from England in 1290, the expulsion of the Jews from Spain in 1492, and the mass deportation of Jews from the Warsaw Ghetto during World War II.

Hanukkah- Chandler Jewish Preschool

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Congregation Merkaz Ha-Iyr……………..…………………………………….29 Congregation Or Chadash……………………………………………………… 27 CONGREGATION OR TZION……………………………………………………………..28 CONGREGATION SHOMREI TORAH………………………………………………….28 Congregation Young Israel ……………………………………………………..27 Cookies from Home…………………………………………………………………..63 COUNCIL FOR JEWS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS (CJSN) ………………………19, 43 CTEEN PHOENIX ……………………………………………………………………………41 Desert Caucus…………………………………………………………………………...70 DESERT FOOTHILLS JEWISH COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION……………………29 DESERT JEWISH ACADEMY…………………………………………………………….39 Deutsch Family Shalom Center………………………………………………...19 DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION FOR ISRAEL / ISRAEL BONDS…………….71 Israel Center – Tucson …………………………………………………………….71 East Valley JCC day camp………….………………………………………………..45 EAST VALLEY JCC PRESCHOOL ……………………………………………………….38 East Valley Jewish Community Center……………………………………..19 EAST VALLEY JEWISH COUPLES CLUB…………………………………………….. 55 EDDIE’S HOUSE ……………………………………………………………………………63 EMUNAH MONTESSORI ACADEMY………………………………………………….38 ERNESTO GARCIA INTERIOR DESIGN, LLC………………………………………...75 Esther B. Feldman Preschool………………………………………………….38 EVANS FURS AND LEATHERS………………………………………………………….73 Evergreen Mortuary & CemetEry……………………………………………35 EVOLVE REALTY…………………………………………………………………………….77 Fairytale Brownies……………………………………………………………………63 FEDERATION AFFINITY GROUPS - TUCSON ……………………………………….55 FEDERATION AFFINITY GROUPS - VALLEY....……………………………………….55 Fifth Street Kosher Deli and Market……………………………………...63 FRESH MINT RESTAURANT …………………………………………………………….63 FRIENDSHIP CIRCLE………………………………………………………………………43 FRONTGATE OUTLET………………………………………………………………………75 GAINEY RANCH GOLF CLUB……………………………………………………………35 GENERATIONS AFTER: Descendants of Holocaust Survivors……19 GENERATIONS CONSULTING GROUP……………………………………………….58 Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival………………………………....20,67 Greater Phoenix Vaad Hakashruth………………………………………….63 GREEN ACRES MORTUARY and CEMETERY……………………………………..35 HADASSAH DESERT MOUNTAIN……………………………………………………...18 Hadassah Southern Arizona…………………………………………………….18 Hadassah Valley of the Sun Chapter……………………………………….20 Handmaker-Jewish Services for the Aging……………………………..58 HAWTHORN COURT……………………………………………………………………….60 Hebrew Free Loan Association of Tucson……………………………….18 HEBREW HIGH IN TUCSON……………………………………………………………..43 Hillel at NAU………………………………………………………………………………55 Hillel Foundation at U of A………………………………………………………..55 Hillel Jewish Student Center at ASU………………………………………..55 i 2 i Optique………………………………………………………………………………….74 Imperial Kosher Market & Deli ...........………………………………………..63 innovative wine cellars……………………………………………………………75 Institute for Judaic Services and Studies at SaddleBrooke....27 INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF ARIZONA………………………………………..39,49 Israel Center – VALLEY………………………………………………………………71 J. LEVINE AUCTION & APPRAISAL…………………………………………………….72 Jewish Arizonans on Campus……………………………………………………55 JEWISH COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF GREATER PHOENIX………………..20 Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Prescott, Inc. ………18 JEWISH COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF SOUTHERN ARIZONA …………….18 Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley……………….26 JEWISH COMMUNITY RELATIONS COUNCIL ……………………………………..20 Jewish Community Relations Council and Holocaust Education ………………………………………………………...18 JEWISH EDUCATION TAX CREDIT ORGANIZATION……………………………….38 Jewish Enrichment Center……………………………………………………….55 Jewish Family & Children’s Service-Phoenix…………………………….20 Jewish Family & Children’s Services of Southern Arizon...18,58 Jewish Federation OF GREATER PHOENIX…………………………………….21 JEWISH FEDERATION OF SOUTHERN ARIZONA…………………………………18 Jewish Free Loan……………………………………………………………………….20 JEWISH GENETIC DISEASES CENTER OF GREATER PHOENIX…………21,35 JEWISH HISTORY MUSEUM…………………………………………………………….67 Jewish Labor Committee…………………………………………………………...21 Jewish Learning Center……………………………………………………………55 Jewish National Fund………………………………………………………………...71 JEWISH SOCIAL CONNECTION OF THE WEST VALLEY…………………………55 JEWISH TUITION ORGANIZATION…………………………………………………38,52 Jewish War Veterans of the USA………………………………………………18 Jewish War Veterans: Dept. of the Southwest………………………..21 Jewish Women International……………………………………………………21 JFCS CENTER FOR SENIOR ENRICHMENT………………………………………..58 Keilim Mikvah (for utensils) …………………………………………………….35 King Solomon’s Pizza………………………………………………………………..64 Kitchen 18………………………………………………………………………………….64 Kivel Campus of Care………………………………………………………………..60 Kol Simchah……………………………………………………………………………….27 Kosher Korner…………………………………………………………………………64 KYRENE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT…………………………………..40,53 LA BELLA PIZZERIA & RESTAURANT ………………………………………………..64 La Siena………………………………………………………………………………………58 Lev Chadash: Jewish Southwest Encounters……………………...….55 Levi Catering & CafE……………………………………………………………....….64

LGBT JEWISH INCLUSION PROJECT……………………………………………...55 LUCI’S HEALTHY MARKETPLACE………………………………………………… 64 Manhattan Pizza and Subs ……………………………………………………64 MARAVILLA SCOTTSDALE …………………………………………………………..60 Mikvah Chaya Mushka …………………………………………………………...35 Mikvah of Tucson…………………………………………………………………..35 Moishe House ………………………………………………………………………..55 MOLHO PHOTOGRAPHY……………………………………………………………..35 MORGAN STANLEY PRIVATE WEALTH MANAGEMENT…………………….73 Mozart CafE and Bakery………………………………………………………64 Mr. Electric……………………………………………………………………………76 Mt. Sinai Cemetery…………………………………………………………………35 MUSICAL INSTRUMENT MUSEUM (MIM) …………………………………35,68 NA’AMAT USA ……………………………………………………………………………21 Nadine’s Pastry Shoppe…………………………………………………………63 NATIONAL COUNCIL OF JEWISH WOMEN-ARIZONA SECTION…………..21 NCSY………………………………………………………………………………………..41 NEFESHSOUL……………………………………………………………………………28 NEW YORK BAGELS ‘N BIALYS……………………………………………………..64 NFTY………………………………………………………………………………………...41 North Valley Jewish Community Association………………………29 NORTHERN ARIZONA ISRAEL CENTER…………………………………………71 NOWGEN………………………………………………………………………………….55 Ohr Hatorah Congregation………………………………………………….28 Olga & Bob Strauss ECE Center……………………………………………38 OPEN TENT……………………………………………………………………………….55 OR ADAM CONGREGATION FOR HUMANISTIC JUDAISM…………………28 ORO VALLEY SUN CITY HAVURAH…………………………………………………55 ORT America……………………………………………………………………………21 OY VEY CAFE……………………………………………………………………………..63 PAPRIKA…………………………………………………………………………………...64 Pardes Jewish Day School………………………………………………..39,53 Paul Block, MD, FACS………………………………………………………………35 PEBBLE CREEK SHALOM CLUB…………………………………………………...62 PERACH YISROEL COMMUNITY MIKVEH………………………………………35 Phoenix COMMUNITY Eruv………………………………………………………29 Phoenix Community Kollel……………………………………………………55 Phoenix Hebrew Academy……………………………………………………..39 PHOENIX HEBREW PRESCHOOL…………………………………………………38 PHOENIX HIGH SCHOOL OF JEWISH STUDIES (HEBREW HIGH)……….42 PHOENIX HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS’ ASSOCIATION …………………………21 PJ Library – Phoenix ………………………………………………………………38 PJ Library – Prescott……………………………………………………………..38 PJ Library – Tucson………………………………………………………………..38 PLOTKIN JUDAICA MUSEUM……………………………………………………….68 Pomegranate Guild of judaic needlework Desert Caucus Chapter……………………………...…………………………68 Pomegranate Guild of judaic needlework TUCSON CHAPTER………………………………………….…………………………68 PUEBLO NORTE…………………………………………………………………………60 R.O.I. PROPERTIES……………………………………………………………………..77 Rabbi Mendy Lipskier……………………………………………………………..35 RAbbi Yossie Semel………………………………………………………………...35 Rancho Solano Preparatory Schools……………………………40,51 Richard Dobrusin, DO……………………………………………………………35 RIGHT HONDA…………………………………………………………………………...72 Robert S. Lipson, MD………………………………………………………………35 Rohr Chabad House – Jewish Student Center at ASU…………55 SAMARKAND…………………………………………………………………………….64 Schubert Insurance and Financial Services………………………73 SCOTTSDALE artistS’ school…………………………………………………..45 Secular Humanist Jewish Circle ………………………………………….26 SEGAL’S OASIS GRILL…………………………………………………………………64 SENIOR CONCIERGE PROJECT…………………………………………………….58 Shaarei Tzedek……………………………………………………………………....28 SHAAREI TZION OHEL BRACHA……………………………………………………29 Shalom Montessori preschool……...……………………………………38 Shalom Montessori………………………………………………………………39 SHALOM TUCSON………………………………………………………………………55 SHAPE UP US, INC.……………………………………………………………………..74 Shearim Torah High School for Girls…………………………………39 silverado scottsdale memory care ……………………………………62 Sinai Mortuary of Arizona…………………………………………………….35 Smile on Seniors……………………………………………………………………62 Southwest Torah Institute…………………………………………………..55 special needs inclusion program……………………………………….43 Spirit of the Desert - Ruach Hamidbar………………………………… 29 STAMPFER RETREAT CENTER AT SOLOMON SCHECHTER………………35 Stein Family Community Mikvah……………………………………………35 STEVANS CONSIGNMENT…………………………………………………………...77 Steven Hauben, MD………………………………………………………………...35 Sun City GrandShalom Club………..………………………………………..62 Sun Lakes Jewish Congregation…………………………………………..29 sunshine club………………………………………………………………………..62 SUNVEK ROOFING……………………………………………………………………..76 Syndi Scheck Yad B’Yad Preschool………………………………………38 Temple B’rith Shalom jewish congregation…………….…………26 Temple Beth Emeth of Scottsdale……………………………………….28 Temple Beth Shalom and JCC of the Northwest Valley……...29 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM OF THE EAST VALLEY………………………………28 Temple Beth Sholom……………………………………………………………..26 Temple Beth Sholom Preschool………………………………………….38


Temple Chai …………………………………………………………………………………...29 Temple Chai PreschooL ………………………………………………………..……...38 TEMPLE EMANU-EL …………………………………………………………………………...27 TEMPLE EMANUEL OF TEMPE …………………………………………………………...29 Temple Gan Elohim………………………………………………………………………..29 Temple Havurat Emet……………………………………………………………………29 Temple Heichal Baoranim…………………………………………………………….26 Temple Kol Ami ……………………………………………………………………29,38,49 Temple Kol Hamidbar……………………………………………………………………26 Temple Solel…………………………………………………………………………………29 The Arizona Center for Judaic Studies………………………………………..55 The Clotherie………………………………………………………………………………..73 The New Shul………………………………………………………………………………...28 THE ORME SCHOOL……………………………………………………………………..40,50 The Retreat at Desert Cove…………………………………………………………..60 THE SOLEL PRESCHOOL……………………………………………………………………38 the springs of scottsdale…………………………………………………………..62 THE VILLAGE AT OCOTILLO………………………………………………………………… 62 Torah Day School preschool…...………………………………………………… 38 Torah Day School of Phoenix……………………………………………………… 39 TUCSON ASSOCIATION OF JEWISH LIBRARIES………………………………………38 TUCSON BOARD OF RABBIS……………………………………………………………….29 TUCSON HEBREW ACADEMY…………………………………………………………39,50 TUCSON INTERNATIONAL JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL…………………………………68 Tucson JCC day camp..……………………………………………………………………45 TUCSON JCC SCULPTURE GARDEN…………..…………………………………………68 Tucson JCC Preschool………………………………………………………………….38 Tucson Jewish Community Center………………………………………………18 TWO PLATES FULL……………………………………………………………………………..77 USY …………………………………………………………………………………………………41 VALLEY BEIT MIDRASH………………………………………………………………….22,55 VALLEY ERUV PROJECT ……………………………………………………………………..29 Valley of the Sun JCC CAMPS………………………………………………………...46 VALLEY OF THE SUN JCC EARLY CHILDHOOD Center…………………………..38 VALLEY of the sun JCC Senior programs……………………………………...58 VALLEY OF THE SUN JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER………………………………22 Ventana Lakes Shalom Club…………………………………………………………62 VOSJCC Club J…………………………………………………………………………………41 VOSJCC FITNESS PROGRAMS…………………………………………………………… 75 VOSJCC YOUTH SPORTS………………………………………………………………..41,48 WEINTRAUB ISRAEL CENTER………………………………………………………………71 WEST USA REALTY ……………………………………………………………………………77 Women’s Jewish Learning Center ……………………………………………….55 Yeshiva High School of Arizona…………………………………………………...39 YOUNG ISRAEL OF PHOENIX ………………………………………………………………28 YOUNG JEWISH TUCSON……………………………………………………………………55 Zionist Organization of America…………………………………………………..71 ZOYO NEIGHBORHOOD YOGURT ………………………………………………………...64

Advertiser Index Above and Beyond……………………………………………………………………………………………59 Allan R. SIlverman ………………………………………………………………………………………….59 Allstate…………………………………………………………………………………………………………….75 Andara senior lifestyle community………………………………………………………………60 Arizona Flooring Direct………………………………………………………………………………….76 Arizona Jewish Historical Society…………………………………………………………………..33 ARIZONA JEWISH LIFE……………………………………………………………………………………....10,82 Art and Sol Performing Arts Program ………………………………………………………...46 Beth Ami Temple……………………………………………………………………………………………….29 B’nai Tzedek Youth Philanthropy Program……………………………………………………52 Buffalo Collection Scottsdale………………………………………………………………………..6 Bureau of Jewish Education………………………………………………………………………..43,51 Butterfly Wonderland/Odysea …………………………………………………………………….....2 Camp Solomon Schechter ……………………………………………………………………………...42 Chompie's………………………………………………………………………………………………………….64 Closet Factory…………………………………………………………………………………………………74 Clotherie…………………………………………………………………………………………………………....5 Congregation Anshei Israel……………………………………………………………………………25 Congregation Or Chadash………………………………………………………………………………25 Council for Jews with Special Needs……………………………………………………………..43 Doctors Express……………………………………………………………………………………………..75 Eddie's House …………………………………………………………………………………………………..83 Ernesto Garcia Interior Design……………………………………………………………………......3 Evans Furs………………………………………………………………………………………………………..76 Evolve Realty-I.Jay Bernstein…………………………………………………………………………...77 Gainey Ranch Golf Club…………………………………………………………………………………..33 Generations Consulting Group, Inc.……………………………………………………………….61 Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival …………………………………………………………….69 HAWTHORN COURT………………………………………………………………………………………………57 Innovative Wine Cellar Designs………………………………………………………………………13 International School of Arizona ……………………………………………………………...42,49 i 2 i Optique…………………………………………………………………………………………….………….72 Israel Bonds…………………………………………………………………………………………………… 22 Israel Center……………………………………………………………………………………………………71 J Levine Auction & Appraisal, LLC …………………………………………………………………….12 Jewish Community foundation of greater Phoenix……………………………………….19 Jewish Family & Children's Service - PHOENIX …………………………………………………19 Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix/JCC ……………………………………………8,44,84 Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona………………………………………………………..20 Jewish Free Loan………………………………………………………………………………………………22 Jewish Genetic Diseases Center……………………………………………………………………..21 Jewish History Museum (Tucson) ……………………………………………………………………69 Jewish Tuition Organization………………………………………………………………………..37,52 Kyrene Elementary School District………………………………………………………….45,53 La Siena/Senior Resource Group……………………………………………………………………57 Luci's Healthy Marketplace…………………………………………………………………………….65 Maravilla Scottsdale…………………………………………………………………………………….....9 Morgan Stanley………………………………………………………………………………………………...4 molho photography………………………………………………………………………………………..67 Mr. Electric…………………………………………………………………………………………………….....6 Musical Instrument Museum (MIM)…………………………………………………………………31 National Council of Jewish Women………………………………………………………………...18 Or Adam Congregation for Humanistic Judaism……………………………………………28 Pardes Jewish Day School……………………………………………………………………………….39 Pueblo Norte …………………………………………………………………………………………………...61 Rancho Solano Preparatory School ………………………………………………………...51,57 Right Honda……………………………………………………………………………………………………..72 ROI Properties…………………………………………………………………………………………………..10 Scottsdale Frontgate Outlet…………………………………………………………………………..7 Scottsdale Artists School……………………………………………………………………………..45 Segal's Oasis Grill …………………………………………………………………………………………...64 Shape up US………………………………………………………………………………………………………46 Silverado Memory Care…………………………………………………………………………………...59 Stevan's Consignment……………………………………………………………………………………..11 Sunvek Roofing………………………………………………………………………………………………..73 Technion……………………………………………………………………………………………………....14,48 Temple Beth Sholom of the East Valley…………………………………………………………27 Temple Emanu-El………………………………………………………………………………………………26 Temple Kol Ami……………………………………………………………………………………………..37,49 The Orme School…………………………………………………………………………………………40,50 The Retreat at Desert Cove……………………………………….……………………………………..62 The Springs of Scottsdale……………………………………………………………………………...58 THE VILLAGE AT OCOTILLO……………………………………………………………………………………..57 Tucson Hebrew Academy…………………………………………………………………………….44,50 Tucson Jewish Community Center………………………………………………………………….10 Two Plates Full………………………………………………………………………………………………..68 Valley of the sun jcc…………………………………………………………………………………….9,44 VOSJCC-EARLY EDUCATION……………………………………………………………………………………48 Weizmann Institute of Science………………………………………………………………………..70 West USA-Toby Weinstein………………………………………………………………………………….74

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