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AGENCIES & ORGANIZATIONS Agencies & Organizations Jewish media Jewish tax credit organizations

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Flagstaff 27 Lake Havasu City 27 Prescott 27 Sedona 27 Southern Arizona 27 Tucson 27 The Valley 28 Yuma 33 Rabbinic Boards & Eruvim 33

LIFECYCLE

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Lifecycle moments 34 Simcha venues 38 Genetic testing 38 Mohels 38 Mikvahs 39 Chevra kadisha 40 Cemeteries & mortuaries 40

KIDS & TEENS Education resources Preschools Day schools Youth groups & programs High school study programs Special needs resources Day camps, classes & activities Resident camps

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EDUCATION PROFILES

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COLLEGE & ADULTS

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College 55 Campus groups 56 Gap year 56 Young adult 56 Adult education 56 Adult social & network groups 57

ACTIVELY SENIOR

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Programs & services 59 Home care 60 Residential 60 Social & cultural 65

FOOD

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ISRAEL

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BUSINESS

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Certifying agencies Restaurants, stores & catering

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Apparel 71 Auto 71 Dental 71 Gifts 72 Health 73 Home 73 Jewelry 73 Real estate 74

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“A little bit of light pushes away a lot of darkness.” ~Rabbi Schneur Zalman CINDY SALTZMAN Publisher

2020 has been a year like no other. We have seen a pandemic, the likes of which the world has not experienced in more than 100 years. We are also experiencing one of the most divisive political and social climates in our nation’s history. Anti-Semitism, racism and unemployment are up, and our economy is tumbling down. Top that off with a crisis in leadership, healthcare, mental health services and education – the perfect storm. While no one would ever wish this chaos and pain on anyone, some beautiful experiences are happening now too. We are reaching out to one another in more authentic and creative ways. As a country and as individuals, we have felt the need to uncover our most essential values: love, understanding and compassion towards our fellow men and women. It is the flip side of the divisiveness, but just as real.

When in our lifetime have we ever shared a collective emotional experience with all of the world’s citizens? And when have we ever had more understanding and compassion toward each other? Seriously, who would ever have thought that the simple act of wearing a mask would become the ultimate symbol of compassion toward our fellow citizens? We are learning. And finally, we want to sincerely thank you, the Arizona Jewish Life community, and our advertisers for your support and patience at this time especially. For almost 10 years, we have brought you the most comprehensive guide of Jewish resources in Arizona. This 2020-2021 version continues that tradition. Even during these challenging times, and there have been many, we have been so pleased to see our reach and engagement grow. So, thank you again. As Jews have done for thousands of years, we are all learning to “pivot” and find some light in the darkest of times. We will get through this together, and shine on. With love and gratitude,

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JEWISH HOLIDAYS How were

YOUR holidays this year? By Amy Hirshberg Lederman


T

he Jewish High Holidays and

Sukkot have come and gone and

this year, unlike any other, posed new and significant challenges

for all of us in different ways because

of COVID-19. Yet it also offered new opportunities.

So, on the spiritual report card of life, how

did we do?

In years past, we took for granted that we

to Los Angeles, and in the evening, I broke my fast on Zoom with my family.

In a spiritual context, COVID-19 provides an

opportunity to enhance our holiday experience rather than limit it. True, this requires us to have a major attitude shift, but historically,

Jews have been doing that for years – adapting to the challenges imposed by history,

governments and hostile communities.

So perhaps we can see this new year of 5781

could celebrate holidays together – with

as a time when we accept that while we can’t

services, meals and communal gathewrings.

minds and souls – to truly reflect on what

family, friends and community members – at We schlepped kugels, briskets and honey cakes across town and happily anticipated the joy

of dining together under the night sky in our sukkahs.

Not so easy this year as we painfully accepted,

some of us kicking and screaming, the reality of COVID-19 and the varied, dramatic changes it has required of us in how we live, work, socialize and pray.

In spite of that, we still created ways to come

together as a Jewish community and nourish

our spiritual health, at a time when gathering

together was necessarily limited or prohibited in order to protect our physical health.

Online services were abundant, with many of

us experiencing the delight and inspiration of

“attending” congregations in other cities, even

countries. In my own home, I created a special feeling by designing my own mikdash me’at,

go outward, we can go inward. Into our hearts, is important to us and find ways to better

ourselves and others. Perhaps this is the year

that we commit ourselves, from the privacy of

our living rooms as we encounter the world on

our computers, to make it a safer, healthier and more equitable place to live.

Maybe this will be the year that we use the

time and energy that we will save, by not doing all of the things we have done in the past, to consciously and intentionally look for new

ways to contribute our resources, counsel and

support to those people and organizations that so desperately need our help. Because while

we may not be physically together as we were in the past, we can still do something that

will bring us closer to who we want to be and

how we want to be as a member of the Jewish community in the future.

a sanctuary at home. I placed a white lace

tablecloth, flowers, candlesticks and my siddur on my dining room table and tuned in to an

early morning service in New York, followed

by one in Tucson. The afternoon brought me

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Chai on

Challah Although the word challah simply means “loaf � in Hebrew, there is no food more associated with Jewish ritual and tradition than the challah. And based on Instagram photos, the baking craze that has swept the nation during the quarantine shows that home bakers are working on more than sourdough starter.

Sweet and Salty Mini Chocolate Chip Challah Buns

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customary to light 24-hour yahrzeit candles in memory of loved ones who have died, and Yizkor, or memorial prayers, are included in the morning service. Yahrzeit

candles are lit before the holiday candles at the end of

the pre-fast dinner eaten before sundown on the eve of this holy day. All adults in the household whose health permits abstain from food and drink for the next 25

hours. At nightfall the next night, a single, long blast of

A year full of

HOLIDAYS (Note: Jewish holidays start at sunset the evening before the first day of the holiday)

Rosh Hashanah Sept. 19-20, 2020

On Rosh Hashanah, the sound of the shofar announces the arrival of the High Holy Days, or 10 Days of Awe

that stretch from Rosh Hashanah to Yom Kippur. Rosh Hashanah celebrates the creation of the world, but it

is also a solemn day of reflection. We review our deeds and repent, as we prepare for G-d’s judgment on Yom Kippur. The Rosh Hashanah festival meal includes a round, spiral challah symbolizing the cyclical nature

of life, the seasons and the Jewish year. The traditional apple dipped in honey symbolizes hopes for a sweet New Year.

Yom Kippur Sept. 28, 2020

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. Many people wear white as a symbol of purity, and often a white mantle is used to dress the Torah scrolls. It is also

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the shofar signals the end of the fast, and families and friends gather for a light break-the-fast meal.

Sukkot

Oct. 3-9, 2020 This seven-day festival (eight days in the Diaspora) celebrates the abundance of the fall harvest. It

commemorates the 40 years the Jewish people

wandered in the desert after the exodus from slavery.

The sukkah, a temporary three-sided dwelling covered with leafy branches, gives the holiday its name. The

sukkah is a reminder of the temporary dwellings our ancestors in ancient Israel used for shelter in the

fields during the harvest, as well as the booths they

lived in for 40 years in the desert. The festival has two

additional main symbols: the lulav and etrog. The lulav consists of palm, myrtle and willow branches bound

together. The etrog is a citron, a yellow citrus fruit that looks and smells like a bumpy lemon. It is traditional to bless the Four Species (the lulav and etrog held

together) while waving them towards the four compass points, heaven and earth on each day of the holiday except Shabbat.

Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah Oct. 10-11, 2020

The days immediately following the end of the Sukkot festival are the semi-independent holidays Shemini

Atzeret (eighth day of Assembly) and Simchat Torah. Some liberal congregations celebrate both in one day

as Atzeret-Simchat Torah. These two holidays formally end the season of the High Holy Days. The Torah is a


central symbol of Simchat Torah as we read the final

verses of Deuteronomy, then immediately recommence the cycle by reading the opening verses of Genesis.

The celebration of the annual cycle includes marching around the synagogue with Torah scrolls and flags.

Hanukkah

Dec. 11-18, 2020 The flames on the Hanukkiah brighten each of the

eight nights of the festival of Hanukkah. 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 Temple in Jerusalem. The word “Hanukkah” means “dedication.” The holiday

commemorates the Temple’s rededication after the

Maccabees’ victory. The Talmud tells us that when the Maccabees rededicated the Temple, they found only

enough holy oil to light the eternal lamp for one day;

miraculously, the oil lasted eight days, long enough for new oil to be consecrated. That miracle also inspires

the popular Hanukkah game of dreidel, a spinning top with Hebrew letters on the four sides representing the phrase “A great miracle happened there (Israel).”

Tu B’Shevat Jan. 28, 2021

Tu B’Shevat takes its name from its date on the

Purim

Feb. 26, 2021 On Purim, people gather to hear “the Megillah,” also

known as the Book of Esther, which tells how the Jews in ancient Persia were saved from the wicked Haman through the leadership of Queen Esther and her

cousin Mordecai. When Haman’s name is read, people

stomp their feet, hiss, boo, or shake noisemakers called groggers to obliterate his name. Some congregations ask people to bring pots and pans to bang and then donate the kitchenware to people in need. Gifts of food – mishloach manot – are also common. The

holiday takes on a carnival-like atmosphere with many dressing in costumes.

Passover

March 28-April 3, 2021 Passover, also known as Pesach, is the eight-day

observance commemorating the liberation of the

Israelites from slavery in Egypt. The seder plate with six symbolic foods takes center stage at the seder, a

lavish ritual meal where we retell the story of Passover by reading the Haggadah. In addition to the items

on the seder plate, each representing a piece of the

Exodus story, matzah is featured at both the seder and throughout the festival to represent the unleavened bread the Israelites ate when fleeing Egypt.

Hebrew calendar, the 15th of Shevat. It is called the “Birthday of Trees,” and it celebrates the beginnings of spring. Tree-planting is a common activity on Tu B’Shevat, which is done before or after the holiday when it falls on Shabbat. A tradition of

holding a Tu B’Shevat seder,

celebrating different kinds of fruits that grow in Israel, has become popular.

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JEWISH HOLIDAYS Yom HaShoah April 9, 2021

Israel’s Knesset proclaimed the 27th of Nissan

“Holocaust and Ghetto Uprising Remembrance

Day – a day of perpetual remembrance for the House of Israel.” The date was chosen to fall between the

Warsaw Ghetto Uprising in 1943 and the observance of Israel Independence Day. In Israel, the wailing of

sirens in the morning signals two minutes of silence.

At Yom HaShoah commemorations around the world, six memorial candles are often lit to represent the six million Jews murdered in the Holocaust.

Yom Hazikaron April 16, 2021

Yom Hazikaron is Israel’s Memorial Day, a day of remembrance for the men and women, boys and

girls who lost their lives to war or terrorism. It is

commemorated on the 4th of Iyar. As the sun sets that evening, Israel turns from mourning to the celebration

of Yom Ha’atzmaut. On both Yom Hazikaron and Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israeli flags and blue and white clothing are common.

Yom Ha’atzmaut April 17, 2021

Yom Ha’atzmaut is the national independence day of

Israel, commemorating the Jewish state’s declaration of independence. Celebrated annually on the 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.

Lag B’Omer April 30, 2021

Lag B’Omer is celebrated on the 33rd day of the

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to Shavuot. 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.

Bonfires are a traditional part of Lag B’Omer, a day of joy during an otherwise solemn period.

Shavuot

May 17-18, 2021 Shavuot commemorates the anniversary of the day G-d gave the Torah to Moses and the Israelites at Mount

Sinai. Traditions on Shavuot include all-night study of the Torah on the first night, reading the Book of Ruth and hearing the Ten Commandments in synagogue.

It’s also traditional to eat dairy meals since the Jewish people had just received the laws of kashrut and had not yet had time to apply them to animal slaughter.

Tisha B’Av July 18, 2021

Tisha B’Av is a fast day that commemorates the

destruction of the First and Second Temples. It has also become a day of general mourning for other disasters that befell 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. These tragedies are commemorated by fasting and reading the Book of Lamentations.


AGENCIES & ORGANIZATIONS

Jewish Agencies & Organizations Jewish Media Jewish Tax Credit Organizations

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ommunity is the primary organizing structure of Jewish life. Wherever Jews have lived, they have built synagogues, established communal organizations and communal governance systems. The discovery of gold in Arizona brought many new residents to the state from 1862 to 1864. Most of them came from California, and they included many Jewish businessmen. Beginning in the 1880s, people from the East Coast arrived in Arizona in hopes of a cure for their tuberculosis. During the mining boom in Tombstone in 1881, the first organized Jewish community in the state emerged with Samuel Blace as its president. A B’nai B’rith lodge was established in Tucson in 1882. From about the time of Arizona’s statehood in 1912, an increasing number of Jewish professionals emerged, mainly in law and medicine. The Jewish population grew rapidly after World War II, and synagogues and temples existed in Tucson, Phoenix, Mesa and Scottsdale. The first Jewish Community Center opened in Phoenix in 1945 in a small house on North Fourth Street. Membership in a Jewish community has always demanded a sense of shared destiny, manifested in the obligation to care for other members of the community, as well as in the joy of partaking in others’ celebrations. As community and individual needs shifted in subsequent decades, some organizations faded while others evolved, and new groups arose to meet the needs of 21st century America. Following are the organizations that today meet the needs of Jews living in Arizona.


FLAGSTAFF MOLLY BLANK JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER 930 W. University Ave., Flagstaff 928-255-5756 jewishflagstaff.com PRESCOTT JEWISH COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF GREATER PRESCOTT PO Box 2684, Prescott 928-771-3737 jcfgp.org TUCSON BRANDEIS NATIONAL COMMITTEE – TUCSON CHAPTER 3825 N. Oracle Road, Tucson 520-747-3224 tucsonbnc.org CHABAD LUBAVITCH OF TUCSON HEADQUARTERS 2443 E. Fourth St., Tucson 520-975-4489 chabadtucson.com

JEWISH FEDERATION OF SOUTHERN ARIZONA 3718 E. River Road #100, Tucson 520-577-9393 jfsa.org JEWISH TUCSON 3718 E. River Road, Tucson 520-577-9393 jewishtucson.org JEWISH WAR VETERANS OF THE USA Freidman-Paul Post 201 520-517-4848 THE FREE LOAN AT THE JEWISH FEDERATION 3718 E. River Road, Tucson Mail: 6890 E. Sunrise Dr. #120-310, Tucson 520-297-5360 thefreeloan.org TUCSON JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER 3800 E. River Road, Tucson 520-299-3000 tucsonjcc.org

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HADASSAH SOUTHERN ARIZONA 520-481-3934 facebook.com/hadassahsouthernarizona JEWISH COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF SOUTHERN ARIZONA The Harvey and Deanna Evenchik Center for Jewish Philanthropy 3718 E. River Road #118, Tucson 520-577-0388 jcftucson.org JEWISH COMMUNITY RELATIONS COUNCIL 3718 E. River Road #100, Tucson 520-577-9393 JEWISH FAMILY & CHILDREN’S SERVICES OF SOUTHERN ARIZONA 4301 E Fifth St., Tucson 520-795-0300 jfcstucson.org

ADL ARIZONA Marc Lerner, Regional Board Chair Tammy Gillies, Interim Regional Director Keisha A. McKinnor, Assistant Regional Director Cathy Lee, Assistant Education Director 602-274-0991 arizona.adl.org Twitter: @ADLArizona ADL is the world’s leading anti-hate organization. Founded in 1913 in response to an escalating climate of anti-Semitism and bigotry, its timeless mission is to protect the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment for all. Today, ADL continues to fight all forms of hate with the same vigor and passion. We offer education programs like WORDS to ACTION: an interactive workshop to empower and equip Jewish students with constructive, effective responses to anti-Semitism and anti-Israel in their lives. Customized community or campus programs are available.

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AMERICAN ISRAEL PUBLIC AFFAIRS COMMITTEE (AIPAC) 602-277-3318 aipac.org AMERICAN JEWISH COMMITTEE 602-539-2895 ajc.org ARIZONA JEWISH RUSSIAN PROGRAMS 6636 N. 10th Ave., Phoenix 602-577-6131 arizonarussianprograms.com

BRANDEIS NATIONAL COMMITTEE – PHOENIX CHAPTER PO Box 13775, Scottsdale 480-359-7262 brandeisphoenix.org BUREAU OF JEWISH EDUCATION OF GREATER PHOENIX 12701 N. Scottsdale Road #206, Scottsdale 480-634-8050 bjephoenix.org

ARIZONA JEWS FOR JUSTICE arizonajewsforjustice.org

ARIZONA KOSHER PANTRY Yecheskel Friedman, President & Founder Elchonon Gross, Chairman & Founder 7118 N. Seventh St., Phoenix 602-492-4989 azkosherpantry.org info@azkosherpantry.org Arizona’s first kosher food pantry, The Kosher Food Pantry is a part of a national food-pantry network called Feeding America. Open M-F to meet emergency food needs, and Sundays by appointment. Also offers Tomchei Shabbos (“Support of the Sabbath”) a Sabbath pantry aiding the sick and needy in their difficult times to enjoy the Sabbath and Jewish Holidays. Shabbat baskets may include fresh fruits and vegetables, challah, wine/ grape juice, fish, chicken and other basic essentials that enable families to enjoy two Shabbat meals per week. A more extensive package is distributed on holidays. ASSOCIATION OF CRYPTO-JEWS OF THE AMERICAS Mailing address: 1900 W. Chandler Blvd. #15355, Chandler 602-518-0229 cryptojew.org B’NAI B’RITH INTERNATIONAL 1120 20th St. NW #300N, Washington, DC 202-857-6600 bnaibrith.org 18

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CHABAD OF ARIZONA Rabbi Zalman Levertov, Regional Director Rabbi Mendy Levertov, Friendship Circle Rabbi Levi Levertov, Smile on Seniors 2110 E. Lincoln Dr., Phoenix 602-944-2753 chabadaz.com office@chabadaz.com Dedicated to providing, an open door environment for strengthening and enhancing Jewish values and identity to all people, regardless of background, color, philosophy or level of commitment. Chabad serves individuals and families looking for a non-judgmental, accepting, personalized Jewish experience. Our state-wide network includes: 20 Jewish community centers, 3 centers on college campuses, 5 summer camps, 3 preschools, 11 Hebrew schools, C-Teens, Friendship Circle, Smile On Seniors, Jewish Recovery Fellowship and JPhoenix Young Professionals. DEUTSCH FAMILY SHALOM CENTER Temple Chai 4645 E. Marilyn Road, Phoenix 602-971-1234 ext. 211 templechai.com

EAST VALLEY JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER Rabbi Michael Beyo, CEO Hadassah Baldinger, Assistant Executive Director Pam Morris, Early Childhood Director 908 N. Alma School Road, Chandler 480-897-0588 evjcc.org info@evjcc.org


The East Valley JCC offers social, cultural and educational programs for youth, teens, adults and seniors; camps; and an accredited preschool for ages infant-pre-K. Programming includes arts and Israel cultural programs. No membership fee.

EZRAS CHOLIM OF ARIZONA Yecheskel Friedman, President & Founder Elchonon Gross, Chairman & Founder 7118 N. Seventh St., Phoenix 602-492-4989 ezrascholim.com yecheskel@ezrascholim.com Ezras Cholim offers warm kosher meals to patients and caregivers at hospitals, treatment centers, or at home. Rehab and hospice support services available, including visitation, transportation and meal delivery. Also offers patient advocacy for those in hospitals, nursing facilities and in the home. Ezras Cholim is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and is an indispensable part Phoenix community life. We need your support. We are seeking monthly contributions and volunteers.

GESHER DISABILITY RESOURCES Amy Hummell, Executive Director Jill Wilson, Director, Education and Programs 12701 N. Scottsdale Road #205, Scottsdale 480-629-5343 gesherdr.org info@gesherdr.org Gesher Disability Resources serves children and adults affected by a disability through inclusion assistance in the classroom, resource referral, residential support and social groups. Founded in 1985 as the Council For Jews With Special Needs, more than 3000 community members benefit from the agency’s events and services each year. Gesher is a Qualifying Charitable Organization (QCO) eligible for Arizona’s dollar-for-dollar Tax Credit Program (tax id 86-0626273; QCO Code 20748).  

GREATER PHOENIX JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL Jerry Mittelman, Co-Executive Director Barry Singer, Co-Executive Director 6501 E. Greenway Pkwy. #103, PMB 234, Scottsdale 602-753-9366 gpjff.org 20

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Twenty-five years ago, the all-volunteer Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival was formed with the mission to present international films with Jewish themes to the Greater Phoenix area. In 2021, the Festival will be held virtually in the comfort and safety of your own homes – reserved seats guaranteed! The Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival continues to help increase the sense of community among Jews in the Valley and raise awareness of the rich variety of Jewish culture to all filmgoers. In addition to the 2021 virtual festival, Feb. 14-28, complimentary films are currently offered to senior communities, as well as to traditional filmgoers. Presenting virtual special reduced-rate and complimentary screenings throughout the year is one of the Festival’s aims. HADASSAH TIKVAH-WEST VALLEY CHAPTER Serving: Glendale, Goodyear, Peoria, Sun City, Sun City West, Sun City Grand and Surprise 623-363-1210 facebook.com/TikvahWestValley HADASSAH VALLEY OF THE SUN CHAPTER 8370 E. Via de Ventura #K-150, Scottsdale 480-998-1880 facebook.com/HadassahHVOS ISRAELI AMERICAN COUNCIL - IAC ARIZONA 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale 480-483-7121 ext. 1109 israeliamerican.org/Arizona JEWISH COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF GREATER PHOENIX 12701 N. Scottsdale Road #202, Scottsdale 480-699-1717 jcfphoenix.org JEWISH COMMUNITY RELATIONS COUNCIL OF GREATER PHOENIX 12701 N. Scottsdale Road #203, Scottsdale 480-481-7149 jcrcphoenix.org

JEWISH FAMILY & CHILDREN’S SERVICE – PHOENIX Kathy Rood Adm. Offices, 4747 N. Seventh St. #100, Phoenix Jewish Community & Older Adult Services, 2017 N. Seventh St., Phoenix 602-452-4627 jfcsaz.org Jewish Family & Children’s Service helps to increase self-

sufficiency and strengthen families through quality medical, behavioral health and social services. We provide counseling, emergency financial assistance, holiday giving, older adult services, mental health education programs, Jewish career services, resource information & referrals, Holocaust survivor services, hospital chaplaincy and facilitate the only Jewish Senior Center in Phoenix. The JFCS Memory Café provides social and creative programming for those with changes in their thinking and memory, along with their care partners. JEWISH FEDERATION OF GREATER PHOENIX 12701 N. Scottsdale Road #201, Scottsdale 480-634-4900 jewishphoenix.org

JEWISH FREE LOAN Ellen Friedman Sacks, Executive Director Ora Zutler, Board President 3443 N. Central Ave. #707, Phoenix 602-230-7983 jewishfreeloan.org info@jewishfreeloan.org loans@jewishfreeloan.org JFL provides interest-free loans to enhance the quality of life of Jewish Arizonans. Loan programs include, but are not limited to, adoption/IVF, senior care services, special needs/disability assistance, education expenses, student loan debt, retirement, Jewish summer camp and Israel experiences, medical/dental needs, debt consolidation, funeral/burial pre-arrangement, small business expenses and emergency needs. Confidentiality assured. JEWISH LABOR COMMITTEE 140 W. 31st St., 2nd floor New York, NY 212-477-0707 jewishlaborcommittee.org JEWISH NATIONAL FUND: ARIZONA 5010 E. Shea Blvd. #230, Scottsdale 480-447-8100 jnf.org JEWISH WAR VETERANS OF THE USA Department of Southwest Copper State Post 619 Scottsdale Post 210 Valley of the Sun Post 194 jwvsw.org ARIZONA JEWISH LIFE | RESOURCE GUIDE 2020-2021 21


JEWISH WOMEN INTERNATIONAL 1129 20th St. NW #801, Washington, DC 800-343-2823 jwi.org JOINT ACTION COMMITTEE FOR POLITCAL AFFAIRS (JAC) 847-433-5999 jacpac.org

LIMMUD AZ 10632 N. Scottsdale Road #B-584, Scottsdale limmudaz.org In Hebrew, Limmud means “learning.” Limmud offers a day of Jewish learning annually that is divided into individual sessions. Multiple programs, different presenters and a variety of topics are offered during each session. For 2021, the Limmud AZ Day of Jewish Learning will be presented virtually on Sunday, February 21, 2021. MARTIN PEAR JCC IN THE VALLEY OF THE SUN 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale 480-483-7121 vosjcc.org MAZON: A JEWISH RESPONSE TO HUNGER 10850 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 400 Los Angeles, CA 800-813-0557 mazon.org

MINKOFF CENTER FOR JEWISH GENETICS Wendy Carriere, Executive Director Carol Abrams, Board President 12701 N. Scottsdale Road #201N, Scottsdale 480-668-3347 GetScreenedAZ.org info@jewishgeneticsphx.org We provide prenatal genetic screening for those of childbearing age (18-45). Screening results for couples help to identify genetic risks and may provide options available to them so that they go on to have healthy children. We also provide screening and referral services regarding hereditary cancers, specifically the BRCA 1 and BRCA 2 founder gene mutations associated with inherited breast and ovarian 22

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cancers found in the Jewish community. Men and women age 25 and over are welcome to register. NA’AMAT USA 21515 Vanowen St. #102, Canoga Park, CA 844-777-5222 naamat.org NATIONAL COUNCIL OF JEWISH WOMEN ncjwaz.org ORT AMERICA 75 Maiden Lane, 10th Floor New York, NY 800-519-2678 ortamerica.org PHOENIX HOLOCAUST ASSOCIATION 12701 N. Scottsdale Road #122, Scottsdale 480-792-6736 phxha.com VALLEY BEIT MIDRASH 4645 E. Marilyn Road, Phoenix 602-445-3112 valleybeitmidrash.org JEWISH MEDIA

ARIZONA JEWISH LIFE MAGAZINE Cindy Saltzman, Publisher Mala Blomquist, Editor-in-Chief 602-538-2955 advertise@ azjewishlife.com info@azjewishlife.com azjewishlife.com Arizona Jewish Life magazine features engaging content that celebrates the vitality, diversity, challenges and accomplishments of our community. In addition to feature stories and columns, we provide a resource for local organizations to share their news. Jewish organizations in Arizona are invited to share their events and programs by sending information to editor@ azjewishlife.com. Advertising options are available on the website and in our free weekly e-newsletter, as well as the magazine. To receive The Weekly, sign up at azjewishlife.com/ newsletter-sign-me-up.


JEWISH TAX CREDIT ORGANIZATIONS

CHABAD TUITION ORGANIZATION 2110 E. Lincoln Dr., Phoenix 602-944-2753 jewisheducationaz.com office@chabadaz.com Jewish education is more than just an alternative to public school. Jewish education raises Jewish children who know who and what they are, so that they become proud knowledgeable adults. Jewish education is the secret of Jewish survival. Donate today and receive a dollar-for-dollar tax credit on your Arizona taxes. Be the one who instills a sense of Jewish pride in the next generation.

EAST VALLEY JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER Rabbi Michael Beyo, CEO Hadassah Baldinger, Associate Executive Director 908 N. Alma School Road, Chandler 480-897-0588 jcctaxcredit.org mbeyo@evjcc.org The vision of the EVJCC is to create a strong, connected community through Jewish values and education. Donate today to the East Valley Tax Credit Fund and you will help provide: scholarships for families in need in our Early Childhood Learning Center; scholarships for at-risk kids for our summer camp; childcare for families in need during fall, winter and spring school breaks; kosher food assistance to inbound elderly individuals; kosher food assistance to families in need and monthly tikkun olam projects that help homeless people and families in need.

GESHER DISABILITY RESOURCES Amy Hummell, Executive Director Jill Wilson, Director, Education and Programs 12701 N. Scottsdale Road #205, Scottsdale 480-629-5343 gesherdr.org info@gesherdr.org Gesher Disability Resources serves children and adults affected by a disability through inclusion assistance in the classroom, resource referral, residential support and social groups. Founded in 1985 as the Council For Jews With Special Needs, more than 3000 community members benefit from the agency’s events ARIZONA JEWISH LIFE | RESOURCE GUIDE 2020-2021 23


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JEWISH FAMILY & CHILDREN’S SERVICE Arizona Charitable Tax Credit Program Mara Samudrala, Annual Campaign Manager 4747 N. Seventh Street #100, Phoenix 602-567-8392 jfcsaz.org/taxcredit info@jfcsaz.org Tax credit dollars at Jewish Family & Children’s Service are used to assist low income children and families. Of the nearly 42,000 individuals served across the Valley, 97% are low income or working poor. Programs include counseling, older adult care management, domestic violence victim assistance, job development for at-risk youth and Jewish social services. The tax credit limits are $400 (single filer) and $800 (married filing jointly) when filing your Arizona state income tax return. JEWISH FAMILY & CHILDREN’S SERVICES OF SOUTHERN ARIZONA 4301 E Fifth St., Tucson 520-795-0300 jfcstucson.org

Notice: A school tuition organization cannot award, restrict or reserve scholarships solely on the basis of donor recommendation. A taxpayer may not claim a tax credit if the taxpayer agrees to swap donations with another taxpayer to benefit either taxpayer’s own dependent.

and services each year. Gesher is a Qualifying Charitable Organization (QCO) eligible for Arizona’s dollar-for-dollar Tax Credit Program (tax id 86-0626273; QCO Code 20748).

JEWISH EDUCATION TAX CREDIT ORGANIZATION 3718 E. River Road #100, Tucson 520-647-8442 jetco.org info@jetco.org JETCO is a school tax credit organization that makes it easy to support Jewish education through personal or corporate tax credit contributions, with no out-of-pocket expense! JETCO participants receive a dollar-for-dollar tax credit on Arizona State income taxes and simultaneously help students receive an excellent Jewish and secular education. Do a mitzvah – ensure our future – contribute to JETCO!

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JEWISH FREE LOAN Ellen Friedman Sacks, Executive Director Ora Zutler, Board President 3443 N. Central Ave. #707, Phoenix 602-230-7983 jewishfreeloan.org info@jewishfreeloan.org loans@jewishfreeloan.org JFL provides interest-free loans to enhance the quality of life of Jewish Arizonans. Loan programs include, but are not limited to, adoption/IVF, senior care services, special needs/ disability assistance, education expenses, student loan debt, retirement, Jewish summer camp and Israel experiences, medical/dental needs, debt consolidation, funeral/burial prearrangement, small business expenses and emergency needs. Confidentiality assured.


JEWISH TUITION ORGANIZATION Linda Zell, Executive Director 12701 N. Scottsdale Road #100M, Scottsdale 480-634-4926 jtophoenix.org info@jtophoenix.org The Jewish Tuition Organization (JTO) is a student tuition organization (STO) that provides scholarships with funds raised through the dollar-for-dollar Arizona private school tax credit. The JTO supports students in our community who attend one of six Jewish day schools in the Phoenix area. The dollar-for-dollar tax credit is available to individuals, C-Corps, S-Corps and Insurance companies with an Arizona tax liability.

KIVEL CAMPUS OF CARE 3040 N. 36th St., Phoenix 602-443-8000 kivelcare.org The Kivel Campus of Care has been serving the housing needs of the low income, frail, Jewish Elderly for over 60 years. Kivel provides a quality environment, a Jewish atmosphere, food programs, High Holiday and Sabbath services, activities, social interaction, an Assisted Living program and a Memory Care program. Kivel’s goal is to ensure that the low income Jewish Elderly have a home in which they can enjoy the later years of their lives. STATE TAX CREDIT PROGRAMS jewishtaxcredit.org Arizona taxpayers can redirect their state tax liability to support the work of local Jewish nonprofits. You may contribute to one or more qualified organizations through multiple dollar-for-dollar tax credit programs.

MAKE YOUR SCHOOL NO PLACE FOR HATE! ADL’s anti-bias, allyship and bullying prevention programs assist PreK-12 educators and students in understanding and challenging bias, building ally behaviors, and creating a climate of respect. No Place for Hate guides schools toward fostering and maintaining a positive school climate through campus-wide activities, student leadership, and community involvement.

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CONGREGATIONS

T

he first Jews to arrive in the Arizona territory were conversos who came with Spanish conquistadors in the 16th Century. The

Eastern-European influx began in the mid-1800s, and the communities soon began gathering for holiday services, weddings and funerals. Michael Wormser, a French Jew, began acquiring land in the Valley around 1863. He later opened stores, first in Prescott and then in Phoenix. Upon his death, he left property to Temple Beth Israel to establish the first Jewish cemetery in the Valley. Built in Tucson in 1910, Temple Emanu-El was the first synagogue in the Arizona Territory. The pioneer Jewish women’s organization, then called the Hebrew Ladies Benevolent Society, began the fundraising effort in March of 1886 to build the first permanent Jewish house of worship. The temple opened on Rosh Hashanah Eve, Oct. 3, 1910. Today, the building houses the Jewish History Museum. The first permanent Jewish congregation in the Phoenix area, Congregation Beth Israel, was housed in the building that the Cutler-Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center now occupies. On April 8, 1920, a group of 38 Jewish residents came together to form the

Congregations by Region

congregation, and on Oct. 30, 1921, residents gathered with Phoenix Mayor Willis H. Plunkett to lay the cornerstone for the site. In the years since those early days, congregations have multiplied, grown and evolved to meet the everchanging spiritual, lifecycle and communal needs of an increasingly dispersed and diverse population.

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FLAGSTAFF

SOUTHERN ARIZONA

CHABAD

CHABAD

CHABAD OF FLAGSTAFF 930 W. University Ave., Flagstaff 928-255-5756 jewishflagstaff.com

CHABAD SIERRA VISTA 228 W. Fry Blvd., Sierra Vista Mail: 401 Suffolk Dr., Sierra Vista 520-820-6256 jewishsierravista.com

REFORM CONGREGATION LEV SHALOM 2609 N. Patterson Blvd., Flagstaff Mail: PO Box 31058, Flagstaff 928-527-8747 levshalomaz.org

LAKE HAVASU CITY REFORM TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM JEWISH CONGREGATION 116 N. Acoma Blvd., Lake Havasu City Mail: PO Box 812, Lake Havasu City 928-680-0017 tbshavasu.com

INDEPENDENT BETH SHALOM TEMPLE CENTER 1751 N. Rio Mayo, Green Valley Mail: PO Box 884, Green Valley 520-648-6690 bstc.us

REFORM TEMPLE KOL HAMIDBAR 228 N. Canyon Dr., Sierra Vista 520-458-8637 templekol.com

TUCSON CHABAD

PRESCOTT CHABAD CHABAD OF PRESCOTT 345 N. Washington Ave., Prescott 928-362-8924 jewishprescott.org

CHABAD AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA 1436 E. Drachman St., Tucson 520-820-8939 chabadua.com

REFORM

CHABAD LUBAVITCH OF TUCSON 2443 E. Fourth St., Tucson Mail: 2411 E. Elm St., Tucson 520-975-4489 chabadtucson.com

TEMPLE B’RITH SHALOM 2077 Brohner Way, Prescott 928-708-0018 brithshalom-az.org

CHABAD OF ORO VALLEY 1171 E. Rancho Vistoso Blvd. #131, Oro Valley 520-477-8672 jewishorovalley.com

SEDONA INDEPENDENT JEWISH COMMUNITY OF SEDONA AND THE VERDE VALLEY 100 Meadow Lark Dr., Sedona Mail: PO Box 13, Sedona 928-204-1286 jcsvv.org

CHABAD ON RIVER 3916 E. Fort Lowell Road, Tucson 520-661-9350 chabadonriver.com

CONSERVATIVE CONGREGATION ANSHEI ISRAEL 5550 E. Fifth St., Tucson 520-745-5550 caiaz.org

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CONGREGATION BET SHALOM 3881 E. River Road, Tucson 520-577-1171 cbsaz.org CONGREGATION ESHEL AVRAHAM 522 N. Norris Ave., Tucson 520-298-6033 eshel.info

TEMPLE EMANU-EL 225 N. Country Club Road, Tucson 520-327-4501 tetucson.org

RENEWAL CONGREGATION KOL SIMCHAH 4625 E. River Road, Tucson 520-296-0818

HUMANIST SECULAR HUMANIST JEWISH CIRCLE 520-232-0226 secularhumanistjewishcircle.org

ORTHODOX CONGREGATION CHOFETZ CHAYIM 5150 E. Fifth St., Tucson 520-747-7780 tucsontorah.org CONGREGATION YOUNG ISRAEL 2443 E. Fourth St., Tucson 520-326-8362 chabadtucson.com

REFORM CONGREGATION BEIT SIMCHA 2270 W. Ina Road #100, Tucson 520-276-5675 beitsimchatucson.org CONGREGATION CHAVERIM 5901 E. Second St., Tucson 520-320-1015 chaverim.net CONGREGATION M’KOR HAYIM Services held at Tucson Hebrew Academy Mail: PO Box 31806, Tucson 520-305-8208 mkorhayim.org CONGREGATION OR CHADASH

3939 N. Alvernon Way, Tucson 520-512-8500 orchadash-tucson.org INSTITUTE FOR JUDAIC SERVICES AND STUDIES AT SADDLEBROOKE 38759 W. Mountain View Blvd., Tucson 520-825-8175 saddlebrooke.org

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THE VALLEY CHABAD CHABAD LUBAVITCH OF ARIZONA 2110 E. Lincoln Dr., Phoenix 602-944-2753 chabadaz.com CHABAD LUBAVITCH OF FOUNTAIN HILLS 16830 E. Avenue of the Fountains, Fountain Hills 480-795-6292 jewishfountainhills.com CHABAD JEWISH CENTER Anthem 623-349-1770 jewishanthem.com CHABAD JEWISH CENTER OF GILBERT 4475 E. Carriage Way, Gilbert 480-269-6680 jewishgilbert.com CHABAD JEWISH CENTER OF GOODYEAR 14555 W. Indian School Road #400B, Goodyear 623-466-6110 jewishgoodyear.com CHABAD JEWISH CENTER OF MESA 941 S. Maple, Mesa 480-659-7001 chabadmesa.com CHABAD JEWISH CENTER OF SOUTH PHOENIX 2030 W. Baseline Road, Phoenix 602-935-4438 jewishsouthphoenix.com CHABAD OF DOWNTOWN Mail: 2110 E. Lincoln Dr., Phoenix 602-492-5559 jewishdowntownphoenix.com CHABAD OF NORTH PHOENIX 22044 N. 44th St. #100, Phoenix


480-442-8672 ourjewishcenter.com CHABAD OF PARADISE VALLEY Mockingbird and Lincoln, Paradise Valley Mail: 10645 N. Tatum Blvd. #C200, Box #291, Phoenix 480-788-9310 jewishparadisevalley.com

CHABAD OF SCOTTSDALE Yossi Levertov, Rabbi Chaya Levertov, Chabad C Teen Program Rabbi Mendel Vaisfiche, Community Outreach 10215 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 480-998-1410 chabadofscottsdale.org chabadscottsdale@gmail.com Chabad of Scottsdale provides synagogue services, spiritual guidance, community outreach and education to inspire all Jews to discover their common bond of Jewish faith and observance that connect us to our past, present and future. We encourage positive action on the part of each Jew and offer educational programs to all Jewish organizations, synagogues and groups to increase Jewish knowledge and observance. We offer daily services, classes, youth programs, Hebrew school, Jewish Women’s Circle, Men’s Club, Bar and Bat Mitzvah programs and holiday events. CHABAD OF THE EAST VALLEY 875 N. McClintock Dr., Chandler 480-855-4333 chabadcenter.com CHABAD OF THE WEST VALLEY Mail: 7942 W. Bell Road, C5 #101, Glendale 623-252-1759 ichabad.org ROHR CHABAD AT ASU 971 S. Ash Ave., Tempe 480-736-8672 jewishasu.com

Over 50 and looking to connect with YOUR Jewish background? Couples, singles, winter visitors

A Congregation of Involved Adults Travel - Hiking - Cultural Outings Movies - Speakers - Concerts Torah Studies and more No Building Fund - Modest Dues

Rabbi Allison Lawton and Cantorial Soloist Michael Robbins

Shabbat Services online at www.bethamitemple.org 3535 E. Lincoln Drive Paradise Valley

(Sanctuary in Palo Cristi Church)

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BETH EL CONGREGATION A. Nitzan Stein Kokin, Rabbi Jonathan Angress, Cantor Gregory Harris, President Alicia Moskowitz, Executive Director 1118 W. Glendale Ave., Phoenix 602-944-3359 bethelphoenix.com info@bethelphoenix.com Warm and welcoming egalitarian, Masorti/Conservative congregation located in Central Phoenix. Twice-daily minyan, First Things First Preschool, Talmud Torah, Adult Education, Social Action, Kadima/USY youth groups, social and cultural programming for all ages, Gift Shop and Women’s League. BETH EMETH CONGREGATION OF THE WEST VALLEY 13702 W. Meeker Blvd., Sun City West 623-584-7210 bethemethaz.org

CONGREGATION OR TZION Nicky Spivak, Executive Director Dannah Rubinstein, Cantor Zari Sussman, Associate Rabbi/Director of Lifelong Learning and Engagement 16415 N. 90th St., Scottsdale 480-342-8858 congregationortzion.org ortzion@congregationortzion.org Congregation Or Tzion is a Conservative, multigenerational, participatory, family-friendly Synagogue in the North Phoenix/North Scottsdale area. We are affiliated with United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism and pride ourselves on offering compelling programming, innovative learning opportunities and spiritual prayer services for all ages. Our doors are open to all who wish to join our kehillah kedosha – our holy community. BETH EMETH OF SCOTTSDALE 8250 E. Rose Lane, Scottsdale Mailing: PO Box 2831, Scottsdale 480-941-4112 tbescottsdale.org 30

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TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM OF THE EAST VALLEY Rabbi Herschel “Brodie” Aberson, Rabbi Michele Millman, Office Manager Dennis Aust, President 3400 N. Dobson Road, Chandler 480-897-3636 tbsev.org info@tbsev.org A contemporary-traditional egalitarian synagogue that is affiliated with the USCJ. In existence for 70 years, we offer a friendly, warm and supportive environment. We boast a vibrant religious school, award-winning youth groups (Kadima and USY) and an outstanding year-round adult education program. The Religious School offers an education program for children from Pre-K through 8th grade and transitions them to Hebrew High. We have a strong Sisterhood and Men’s club; services are held every Friday evening, Saturday morning, High Holidays and many other holidays.

HUMANIST OR ADAM CONGREGATION FOR HUMANISTIC JUDAISM Holidays: Arizona Jewish Historical Society 122 E. Culver St., Phoenix Shabbats: Pueblo Norte Auditorium 7090 E. Mescal St, Scottsdale Mail: 14747 N. Northside Blvd. #111-437, Scottsdale 480-865-4710 oradam.com

INDEPENDENT CONGREGATION KEHILLAH 5858 E. Dynamite Blvd., Cave Creek 602-369-7667 congregationkehillah.org CONGREGATION NEFESHSOUL Valley Unitarian Universalist Campus 6400 W. Del Rio St., Chandler Mail: PO Box 51591, Phoenix nefeshsoul.com CONGREGATION SHOMREI TORAH 4927 E. Evans Dr., Scottsdale 602-320-3369 congregationshomreitorah.com THE NEW SHUL 7825 E. Paradise Lane, Scottsdale 480-515-2272 thenewshul.org


ORTHODOX AHAVAS TORAH: THE SCOTTSDALE TORAH CENTER 13402 N. Scottsdale Road #B140-150, Scottsdale 480-467-4593 ahavastorah.org BETH JOSEPH CONGREGATION 515 E. Bethany Home Road, Phoenix 602-277-8858 phoenixbethjoseph.org

CONGREGATION BETH TEFILLAH Pinchas Allouche, Rabbi 6529 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale 480-223-9343 cbtaz.org info@bethtefillahaz.org Congregation Beth Tefillah is a welcoming, vibrant synagogue where you are sure to feel at home. The largest Orthodox Synagogue built in the Southwest, our name is an expression of our primary objective: to serve as a “house of prayer” and a spiritual lighthouse to every Jewish man, woman and child, regardless of background, affiliation or level of observance. Join us for holidays, Shabbat services and daily Shacharit services. Children’s educational programming including Limudim, providing Hebrew and Jewish curriculum on Sundays, and Nefesh after school studies for grades K-5.

Temple emanuel of Tempe invites you to join us for our inspiring, uplifting and meaningful High Holy Day Services and Youth Programming. For more information about services, tickets and membership, visit our website or call.

5801 S. Rural Rd. Tempe, AZ 85283 404.838.1414 emanueloftempe.org

CONGREGATION TORAT EMET 526 E. Tuckey Lane, Phoenix 602-418-7689 KEHILLAS HATURIM/YESHIVAS HATURIM 522 E. Glendale Ave., Phoenix 602-345-1179 haturim.com OHR HATORAH CONGREGATION 6655 N. Seventh St., Phoenix 480-359-5572 ohrhatorahphoenix.org SHAAREI TZEDEK CONGREGATION Beth El campus, 1118 W. Glendale Ave., Phoenix Mail: 7608 N. 18th Ave., Phoenix 602-944-1133 YOUNG ISRAEL OF PHOENIX 6232 N. Seventh St. #107, Phoenix 602-265-8888 yiphoenix.org ARIZONA JEWISH LIFE | RESOURCE GUIDE 2020-2021 31


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BETH AMI TEMPLE Allison Lawton, Rabbi Michael Robbins, Cantorial Soloist Bobbi Lazarus, Administrator 3535 E. Lincoln Dr., Paradise Valley Mail: 3104 E. Camelback Road #508, Phoenix 602-956-0805 bethamitemple.org bethamitemple@hotmail.com An active ADULT congregation for couples, singles and empty nesters seeking spiritual and social connections with their Jewish roots. Established in 1978, we are a centrally located Reform(URJ) Temple with modest dues and no building fund. High Holiday and Friday night services followed by an Oneg. Something for everyone with many social clubs such as cultural events, hiking, tennis, mahjong, book reviews, movies, travel, bridge, dining, and Sunday brunch; plus Torah Study, concerts, speakers and community involvement. CONGREGATION BETH ISRAEL 10460 N. 56th St., Scottsdale 480-951-0323 cbiaz.org CONGREGATION MERKAZ HA-IYR 12861 N. Eighth Ave., Phoenix 480-414-5213 congregationmerkaz.org DESERT FOOTHILLS JEWISH COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION Mail: PO Box 25068, Scottsdale 480-297-8955 dfjca.org MAKOR SYNAGOGUE Scottsdale 480-382-3358 mymakor.org NORTH VALLEY JEWISH COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION 39506 N. Daisy Mountain Dr. #122-198, Anthem 623-256-0658 nvjca.or SUN LAKES JEWISH CONGREGATION 9240 E. Sun Lakes Blvd. N., Sun Lakes sljc.org

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TEMPLE BETH SHALOM AND JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER OF THE WEST VALLEY 12202 N. 101st Ave., Sun City 623-977-3240 tbsaz.org TEMPLE CHAI 4645 E. Marilyn Road, Phoenix 602-971-1234 templechai.com

TEMPLE EMANUEL OF TEMPE Rabbi Dean Shapiro, Rabbi 5801 S. Rural Road, Tempe 480-838-1414 emanueloftempe.org Temple Emanuel of Tempe is a welcoming oasis for all who embrace Jewish values and want to nourish their lives with wisdom, justice and loving kindness. We are connecting our Jewish community and building a better world together.

TEMPLE KOL AMI Jeremy Schneider, Rabbi Emily Kaye, Cantorial Soloist Nancy Drapin, Executive Director 15030 N. 64th St., Scottsdale 480-951-9660 templekolami.org tkaoffice@templekolami.org We are a relationship-centric Reform Jewish community that honors tradition while embracing innovation. We see ourselves as a force for good, “doing Jewish” across the Valley via unique social action programs. There’s something for everyone at Temple Kol Ami: an outstanding Early Childhood Center, a religious school kids love to attend, online Hebrew lessons, Boomer groups, Under the Red Tent intergenerational women’s group and many more meaningful opportunities for education, volunteerism, spiritual growth and fun. TEMPLE SOLEL 6805 E. McDonald Dr., Paradise Valley 480-991-7414 templesolel.org

RENEWAL RUACH HAMIDBAR – SPIRIT OF THE DESERT Various locations 602-321-3336 ruach.org


BUKHARIAN AHAVAT ISRAEL 727 E. Glendale Ave., Phoenix 480-420-4540 ahavatisraelaz.com

SEPHARDIC AVDE TORAH JAYAH/ACJA Mail: 1900 W. Chandler Blvd., #15355, Chandler 602-518-0229 cryptojew.org

YUMA REFORM CONGREGATION BETH HAMIDBAR PO Box 5634, Yuma 928-210-8368 bethhamidbar.org

RABBINIC BOARDS & ERUVIM CHANDLER ERUV PROJECT (East Valley) 480-855-4333 chabadcenter.com GREATER PHOENIX BOARD OF RABBIS boardofrabbisphoenix.org PHOENIX COMMUNITY ERUV (North Central Phoenix) 602-264-3788 TUCSON BOARD OF RABBIS 520-327-4501 tbor.homestead.com VALLEY ERUV PROJECT (Paradise Valley, North Phoenix, Scottsdale) 480-630-9596 arizonaeruv.org

Since 1992 Chabad of Scottsdale has been the one resource for everything Jewish in town. Daily services, Classes, Lectures, Hebrew school, Men’s club, Jewish Womens Circle, Holiday and social programs, Mikva and lots more. We offer in person services and classes as well as over Zoom. For more information on this warm and growing community, visit ChabadofScottsdale.org or call 480-998-1410 10215 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85253 ARIZONA JEWISH LIFE | RESOURCE GUIDE 2020-2021 33


Birth/Infancy

LIFECYCLE

A series of rituals guide Jewish families and individuals through each stage of life. Except for the rituals surrounding death, each of the following stages is often accompanied by festive celebrations. Even the rituals surrounding death bring the community together to remember and honor the deceased and support their family. The following guide is adapted from stories in our archives.

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The first significant ritual for a Jewish child is the naming. Jewish children are given Hebrew names in addition to their English names. A boy receives his Hebrew name at the brit milah (bris), the circumcision of the male child, performed on the eighth day after birth. The circumcision is performed by a highly trained person called a mohel or, if a mohel is unavailable, by a Jewish doctor under the supervision of a rabbi. The baby girl is named at a simchat bat, with no strict traditions that allow parents to create their own ceremony for welcoming their daughter into the Jewish community.


Upsherin

For many boys, their first haircut is at three years of age. This ceremony is called an upsherin – a Yiddish word meaning to “cut off.” The third birthday is a significant stage in the life of a Jewish boy. It is then that he officially begins his Torah education, and starts to wear a kippah and tzitzit.

Bar/Bat Mitzvah The formal rite of passage into adulthood for Jewish boys and girls is celebrated when they become a bar or bat mitzvah (son/daughter of the commandment). For both boys and girls, reaching the age of bar/ bat mitzvah means they are considered “adults” according to Jewish law, and are responsible for their own actions regarding Jewish ritual, religious laws, traditions and ethics. A boy becomes a bar mitzvah on his 13th birthday; a girl is considered a bat mitzvah, in Orthodox and Conservative Judaism, when she reaches the age of 12; in Reform Judaism, at the age of 13.

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Marriage A Jewish wedding is a powerful Jewish ritual that serves as a reminder of the power of love and union. There are a few stages to a traditional Jewish wedding: erusin/also called

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in which the bride and groom spend 10 to 20 minutes in a private room) and sheva brachot (the seven blessings and celebrations). The breaking of the glass at the conclusion of the ceremony has

been interpreted by many to symbolize the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem. The glass reminds us that even during the most joyous of occasions, we still mourn. Others consider the glass’s


fragility as a symbol of the frailty of human relationships, or that the couple is breaking with their past lives so that they can create a new family together.

Death and Mourning When a Jewish person dies, there are clear directions as to how things should proceed with regard to the body, the burial, the funeral and mourning. The concept of honoring the dead is reflected in all Jewish burial customs. Burial takes place as soon as possible, sometimes within 24 hours after death, or as shortly thereafter as relatives can gather for the service. There is a mitzvah to join a burial society (chevra kadisha), which ritually prepares the body for burial, and to sit with the body (as a “shomer,” or guard, between the time of death and the burial). While always tragic, the Jewish rituals around death, funerals and mourning recognize that grieving and recovery after the death of a loved one is a long and gradual process. The process begins with shiva – seven most intense days of mourning; then shloshim – first 30 days of mourning; and 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. The unveiling consists of removing a veil to reveal the tombstone in a relatively short ceremony marking the gravestone’s dedication. Yahrzeit is the anniversary of the day of death, often observed by saying kaddish, giving charity (tzedakah) in memory of the deceased, and visiting the grave. It is considered a mitzvah is to mark a grave with a stone. Each mourner adds a stone to the collection on the grave. Judaism reminds us that there is permanence amidst the pain. While other things fade, stones and souls endure.

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LIFECYCLE

GENETIC TESTING

Jewish life revolves around the cycle of life. In the Jewish tradition, lifecycle moments from birth to death carry specific rituals, most of which have been used for centuries. These moments truly center us. Following are the resources that will help you celebrate and mark each stage of life.

SIMCHA VENUES

ARIZONA JEWISH HISTORICAL SOCIETY Cutler-Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center Dr. Lawrence Bell, Ph.D., Executive Director Jeffrey Schesnol, Associate Executive Director, MAJS, Ordained Madrikh & Rabbinic Candidate Stacy Faherty, Events Manager 122 E. Culver St., Phoenix 602-241-7870 azjhs.org sfaherty@azjhs.org Beautifully restored historic venue, Phoenix’s first synagogue, is available for weddings, b’nai mitzvah and other celebrations for up to 250 people and annual Heritage Award Gala. Contact Stacy. Open to people of all faiths. Original hardwood floors and 10-foot arched windows, plus museum gallery and lovely outdoor garden and terrace. INA LEVINE JEWISH COMMUNITY CAMPUS 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale 480-481-7123 iljcc.org

MINKOFF CENTER FOR JEWISH GENETICS Wendy Carriere, Executive Director Carol Abrams, Board President 12701 N. Scottsdale Road #201N, Scottsdale 480-668-3347 JewishGeneticsAZ.org info@jewishgeneticsphx.org We provide prenatal genetic screening for those of childbearing age (18-45). Screening results for couples help to identify genetic risks and may provide options available to them so that they go on to have healthy children. We also provide screening and referral services regarding hereditary cancers, specifically the BRCA 1 and BRCA 2 founder gene mutations associated with inherited breast and ovarian cancers found in the Jewish community. Men and women age 25 and over are welcome to register. MOHELS A mohel is the person who performs the circumcision in the brit milah ceremony for a male child on the eighth day after his birth. For more information, contact your local congregation. RICHARD DOBRUSIN, DO 1124 E. McKellips Road #110, Mesa 480-882-7370 KEITH DVEIRIN, MD 7340 E. Speedway #104, Tucson 520-547-7045 AVRAHAM GAVRIELOV A to Z Circumcision Services of Phoenix 520-390-4590 myazmohel.com

JEWISH HISTORY MUSEUM Gugulethu Moyo, Director of Operations 564 S. Stone Ave., Tucson 520-670-9073 jewishhistorymuseum.org operations@jewishhistorymuseum.org Indoor space in the historic synagogue building is available for rent for meetings, simchas and other occasions for up to 100 people. Multiple outdoor spaces are also available for events for up to 250 people. Tours of the museum and Holocaust History Center may be included. 38

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STEVEN HAUBEN, MD 3301 N. Miller Road #170, Scottsdale 480-661-4131 RABBI MENDY LIPSKIER Statewide 480-776-4763 azbris.com ROBERT S. LIPSON, MD 602-264-0608 affiliatedurologists.com


RABBI YOSSIE SEMEL Phoenix 602-326-3885 azmohel.com MIKVAHS (MIKVAOT) A mikvah is a ritual bath satisfying specific requirements that incorporate “living water” (running or moving water from a Godgiven source such as rain, snow, ice or a spring). Immersion in a mikvah is performed for ritual purification and a change in status, including conversion. It is used by Jews who wish to observe the Jewish laws concerning family purity or sanctification before a Jewish holiday, wedding or conversion ceremony. The purpose of immersion is not physical, but spiritual, cleanliness. Today, mikvah use has taken on some modern spiritually satisfying meanings. Immersion is often a way of celebrating both happy milestones and the pains of overcoming losses. CHABAD MIKVAH OF TUCSON 2443 E. Fourth St., Tucson 520-975-0137, 520-869-4971 chabadtucson.com THE FLAGSTAFF MIKVAH Chabad of Flagstaff 930 W. University Ave., Flagstaff

928-310-0270 jewishflagstaff.com GOLDMAN MIKVAH Congregation Beth Tefillah 6529 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale 480-580-5685 bethtefillahaz.org/goldman-mikvah MIKVAH CHAYA MUSHKA Chabad of Phoenix 2110 E. Lincoln Dr., Phoenix 602-509-7430 chabadaz.com PERACH YISROEL COMMUNITY MIKVEH (also offers a keilim mikvah, located in the courtyard) Congregation Chofetz Chayim 5150 E. Fifth St., Tucson 520-747-7780 tucsontorah.org PHOENIX KEILIM MIKVAH (for utensils; located in the back of the building) Phoenix Community Kollel 6516 N. Seventh St., Phoenix 602-433-0300

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THE PHOENIX MIKVAH 840 E. Maryland Ave., Phoenix 602-282-0307 phoenixmikvah.org

BETH ISRAEL MEMORIAL CEMETERY 305 S. 35th Ave., Phoenix 480-951-0323 cbiaz.org/cemetery

STEIN FAMILY COMMUNITY MIKVEH Congregation Beth Israel 10460 N. 56th St., Scottsdale 480-951-0323 ext. 141 cbiaz.org/mikveh

EAST LAWN PALMS MORTUARY & CEMETERY 5801 E. Grant Road, Tucson 520-885-6741

CHEVRA KADISHA/ JEWISH BURIAL SOCIETIES Chevra kadisha, literally holy society, performs the traditional ritual of preparing individuals for burial. Volunteers carry out the ritual of washing, purifying and dressing the deceased, with men caring for men and women caring for women to maintain modesty even in death. Since Judaism promotes the dignity of all with all being treated equally in death, the deceased is dressed in simple shrouds and buried in a plain wooden (usually pine) box. CHEVRA KADISHA OF NORTHERN ARIZONA Temple B’rith Shalom 2077 Brohner Way, Prescott 928-708-0018 brithshalom-az.org

EVERGREEN MORTUARY & CEMETERY 3015 N. Oracle Road, Tucson 520-257-4831 evergreenmortuary-cemetery.com GARDEN OF SHALOM AT PHOENIX MEMORIAL PARK 200 W. Beardsley Road, Phoenix 623-434-7000 GREEN ACRES MORTUARY & CEMETERY 401 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale 480-945-2654 MARANA MORTUARY & CEMETERY 12146 W. Barnett Road, Marana 520-682-9900 maranamortuarycemetery.com

CHEVRA KADISHA OF PHOENIX 515 E. Bethany Home Road, Phoenix 602-277-8858 CHOFETZ CHAYIM CHEVRA KADISHA OF TUCSON 5150 E. Fifth St., Tucson 520-591-5292 JEWISH BURIAL SOCIETY OF YOUNG ISRAEL Chabad Tucson 2443 E. Fourth St., Tucson 520-975-4489 chabadtucson.com PEACEFUL RETURN 602-469-1606 peacefulreturn.org PHOENIX WOMENS CHEVRA KADISHA Operating at Sinai Mortuary 4538 N. 16th St., Phoenix 602-703-9446, 602-248-0030 CEMETERIES & MORTUARIES BETH EL CEMETERY Greenwood Memory Lawn Mortuary & Cemetery 2300 W. Van Buren St., Phoenix 602-944-3359 bethelphoenix.com 40

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MT. SINAI CEMETERY Ira Mann, General Manager 24210 N. 68th St., Phoenix (off Pinnacle Peak Road) 480-585-6060 mtsinaicemetery.com info@mtsinaicemetery.com Mt. Sinai is a Jewish cemetery that cares about the Jewish community. The cemetery is Jewish owned and operated, and welcomes both Jewish and intermarried families. Sidewalks in front of every grave provide the utmost respect, and the beautiful outdoor pavilion can be used for funeral services. Our caring and professional staff provides every family with exceptional customer care. Preplanning is available and prices are guaranteed –  it’s a gift you give to your family. PARADISE MEMORIAL GARDENS & MAUSOLEUM 9300 E Shea Blvd., Scottsdale 480-860-2300 messingermortuary.com SINAI MORTUARY OF ARIZONA 4538 N. 16th St., Phoenix 602-248-0030 sinaimortuary.net


A Jewish Cemetery that cares about the Jewish Community

Jewish Owned and Operated Sidewalks at Every Grave Caring and Professional Staff Intermarried Families Welcome

(480) 585-6060 Mt. Sinai Cemetery www.mtsinaicemetery.com e-mail: info@mtsinaicemetery.com 24210 N. 68th Street (off Pinnacle Peak Road) • Phoenix, AZ 85054

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T KIDS & TEENS

he Jewish people have treasured books and learning since the beginning. Even our central prayer, the Shema, includes the
instruction: “Take these words which I command
you this day and teach them faithfully to your
children.” In the Valley and Tucson there are preschools, day schools and high schools available where students can receive a Jewish education. Informal education is widely available too. Youth
groups and camps, both day and overnight,
immerse youth in Jewish life. At Jewish camp,
children experience a range of activities from arts to
sports all in a Jewish setting. Jewish values, culture
and traditions permeate the campers’ days through
song, food, art and dance. On the following pages, you will find the resources you need to ensure your family can enjoy the sweetness of Jewish life available in our communities.

EDUCATION RESOURCES BJE’S JEWISH COMMUNITY LIBRARY 12701 N. Scottsdale Road #206, Scottsdale 480-634-8050 bjephoenix.org

Education Resources Preschools Day Schools Youth Groups & Programs High School Study Programs Special Needs Resources Day Camps, Classes & Activities Resident Camps

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CHABAD TUITION ORGANIZATION 2110 E. Lincoln Dr., Phoenix 602-944-2753 jewisheducationaz.com office@chabadaz.com Jewish education is more than just an alternative to public school. Jewish education raises Jewish children who know who and what they are, so that they become proud knowledgeable adults. Jewish education is the secret of Jewish survival. Donate today and receive a dollar-for-dollar tax credit on your Arizona taxes. Be the one who instills a sense of Jewish pride in the next generation.

JEWISH EDUCATION TAX CREDIT ORGANIZATION 3718 E. River Road #100, Tucson 520-647-8442 jetco.org info@jetco.org


JETCO is a school tax credit organization that makes it easy to support Jewish education through personal or corporate tax credit contributions, with no out-of-pocket expense! JETCO participants receive a dollar-for-dollar tax credit on Arizona State income taxes and simultaneously help students receive an excellent Jewish and secular education. Do a mitzvah – ensure our future – contribute to JETCO!

JEWISH FAMILY & CHILDREN’S SERVICE Arizona Charitable Tax Credit Program Mara Samudrala, Annual Campaign Manager 4747 N. Seventh Street #100, Phoenix, 85014 602-567-8392 jfcsaz.org/taxcredit info@jfcsaz.org Tax credit dollars at Jewish Family & Children’s Service are used to assist low income children and families. Of the nearly 42,000 individuals served across the Valley, 97% are low income or working poor. Programs include counseling, older adult care management, domestic violence victim assistance, job development for at-risk youth and Jewish social services. The tax credit limits are $400 (single filer) and $800 (married filing jointly) when filing your Arizona state income tax return.

JEWISH TUITION ORGANIZATION Linda Zell, Executive Director 12701 N. Scottsdale Road #100M, Scottsdale 480-634-4926 jtophoenix.org info@jtophoenix.org The Jewish Tuition Organization (JTO) is a student tuition organization (STO) that provides scholarships with funds raised through the dollar-for-dollar Arizona private school tax credit. The JTO supports students in our community who attend one of six Jewish day schools in the Phoenix area. The dollar-for-dollar tax credit is available to individuals, C-Corps, S-Corps and Insurance companies with an Arizona tax liability.

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PJ LIBRARY - PHOENIX 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale 480-481-7112 vosjcc.org/pjlibrary

PJ LIBRARY Prescott: 928-771-0978 Southern Arizona: 520-577-9393 ext. 138 pjlibrary.org

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PJ OUR WAY For ages 9-12 pjourway.org PRESCHOOLS TUCSON ESTHER B. FELDMAN PRESCHOOL/ KINDERGARTEN Congregation Anshei Israel 5550 E. Fifth St., Tucson 520-745-5550 ext. 229 caiaz.org STRAUSS ECE AND KINDERGARTEN Temple Emanu-El 225 N. Country Club Road, Tucson 520-325-0390 straussece.com TUCSON JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION 3800 E. River Road, Tucson 520-299-3000 ext. 115 tucsonjcc.org TUCSON JEWISH MONTESSORI 5150 E. Fifth St., Tucson 520-790-2784 tjmontessori.org THE VALLEY ALEPH BET PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN Chabad of Arizona 2110 E. Lincoln Dr., Phoenix 602-944-2580 alephbetaz.com BETH EL EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER AND PRESCHOOL Beth El Congregation 1118 W. Glendale Ave., Phoenix 602-944-2464 bethelphoenix.com CHANDLER JEWISH PRESCHOOL Pollack Chabad Center 875 N. McClintock Dr., Chandler 480-855-4333 ext. 2 chandlerjewishpreschool.com CHANEN PRESCHOOL Congregation Beth Israel 10460 N. 56th St., Scottsdale 480-951-3398 cbiaz.org

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EARLY CHILDHOOD LEARNING CENTER AT THE EAST VALLEY JCC 908 N. Alma School Road, Chandler 480-897-0588 evjcc.org/eclc PHOENIX HEBREW ACADEMY PRESCHOOL 515 E. Bethany Home Road, Phoenix 602-277-7479 phoenixhebrewacademy.org TEMPLE CHAI’S EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER 4645 E. Marilyn Road, Phoenix 602-923-3619 templechai.com/education

TEMPLE KOL AMI EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER 15030 N 64th St., Scottsdale 480-951-5825 templekolami.org Temple Kol Ami Early Childhood Center is a developmental play based preschool where children engage in hands on fun learning experiences that interest and challenge them. In addition to the core curriculum, children participate in Hebrew, Music, Science, Spanish, Shabbat, and reading with Rabbi Schneider. We believe that Judaism is best taught by example and through an experiential process. THE J’S EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER 12701 N. Scottsdale Road #201, Scottsdale 480-659-7769 vosjcc.org/preschool THE SOLEL PRESCHOOL Temple Solel 6805 E McDonald Dr., Paradise Valley 480-991-4545 solelpreschool.org TORAH DAY SCHOOL OF PHOENIX/KINDERTOTS 1118 W. Glendale Ave., Phoenix 602-374-3062 torahdayschoolofphoenix.org YAD B’ YAD CHILDREN’S CENTER Temple Emanuel of Tempe 5801 S. Rural Road, Tempe 480-249-4557 ybycc.com


DAY SCHOOLS TUCSON

TUCSON HEBREW ACADEMY Dr. Laurence Kutler, Interim Head of School Rabbi Billy Lewkowicz, Director of Judaics and Hebrew Studies Gabby Erbst, Director of Admissions 3888 E. River Road, Tucson 520-529-3888 thaaz.org admissions@thaaz.org Tucson Hebrew Academy is Tucson’s premier community Jewish Day School serving Kindergarten through Grade 8. We provide exemplary education through challenge-based learning, rigorous academics, inspired Jewish values, and an engaged, supportive community. From the early years through comprehensive high school prep, children thrive in THA’s uniquely enriching educational community and culture. For over forty-five years, our tradition of excellence has provided a learning environment that develops students who are highly skilled, critical and creative thinkers, possessing a strong moral compass and a deep understanding of their Jewish identity.

THE VALLEY DESERT JEWISH ACADEMY 3400 N. Dobson Road, Chandler 480-390-0971 desertja.org MENACHEM MENDEL ACADEMY 3024 E. Fillmore St., Phoenix 602-710-9272 menachemmendelacademy.com

PARDES JEWISH DAY SCHOOL Peter Gordon, Head of School Lauren Kreisberger, Director of Admissions 12753 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale 480-991-9141 pardesschool.org admissions@pardesschool.org Over 25 years of educating children to be critical thinkers, communicators, creators, collaborators and lifelong learners. Independent, private K-8 co-educational day school. Rigorous secular education with an integrated Jewish education.

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Experienced and dedicated faculty; low teacher-student ratio; emphasis on Project Based Learning. Beautiful campus with Hebrew, Jewish studies, Makerspace, art, physical education, music, theatre and Spanish offered in addition to core subjects. 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 602-277-7479 phoenixhebrewacademy.org SHEARIM TORAH HIGH SCHOOL FOR GIRLS 715 E. Sierra Vista Dr., Phoenix 602-324-3406 shearimhighschool.org TORAH DAY SCHOOL OF PHOENIX 1118 W. Glendale Ave., Phoenix 602-374-3062 torahdayschoolofphoenix.org YESHIVA HIGH SCHOOL OF ARIZONA 7045 N. 12th St., Phoenix 602-266-1213 azyeshiva.org

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YOUTH GROUPS & PROGRAMS ARIZONA NCSY/JSU 818-795-7788 arizona.ncsy.org BBYO MOUNTAIN REGION East Valley, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tucson & West Valley 12701 N. Scottsdale Road #203, Scottsdale 480-481-1788 bbyo.org B’NAI TZEDEK YOUTH PHILANTHROPY PROGRAM Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Phoenix 12701 N. Scottsdale Road #202, Scottsdale 480-699-1717 jcfphoenix.org CLUB J 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale 480-481-7075 vosjcc.org/after-school-programs CTEEN PHOENIX 2110 E. Lincoln Dr., Phoenix 602-944-2753 chabadaz.com


J SWIM CLUB 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale 480-481-7035 vosjcc.org/aquatics J TEEN CONNECT AZ OF GREATER PHOENIX 480-481-7111 jteenconnectaz.org JCC MACCABI GAMES 12701 N. Scottsdale Road #201, Scottsdale vosjcc.org/maccabi JCC MACCABI GAMES – TUCSON 3800 E. River Road, Tucson 520-299-3000 tucsonjcc.org

SHEVET SHEMESH – ISRAEL SCOUTS 480-748-5156 shevetshemesh.com SWIFT YOUTH FOUNDATION 16099 N. 82nd St. #B2A, Scottsdale 480-443-5645 swiftyouth.org UNITED SYNAGOGUE YOUTH (USY) - FAR WEST Chapters in The Valley and Tucson 818-986-0907 farwestusy.org HIGH SCHOOL STUDY PROGRAMS

JEWISH FAMILY CUB SCOUTS & BOY SCOUTS Meets at: Beth El Congregation, 1118 W. Glendale Ave., Phoenix 602-218-0353 facebook.com/PHXJewishScouts

HEBREW HIGH OF GREATER PHOENIX 12701 N. Scottsdale Road #206, Scottsdale 480-634-8050 bjephoenix.org/hhphx

MARTIN PEAR JCC YOUTH SPORTS 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale 480-481-7016 vosjcc.org/youth-sports

TUCSON HEBREW FOR CREDIT 520-529-3888 thaaz.org/hebrewhigh

NFTY – THE REFORM JEWISH TEEN MOVEMENT 212-452-6754 southwest.nfty.org

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SPECIAL NEEDS RESOURCES

CAMP KULANU 1118 W. Glendale Ave., Phoenix 602-730-4564 campkulanu.com

GESHER DISABILITY RESOURCES Amy Hummell, Executive Director Jill Wilson, Director, Education and Programs Sharon Landay, Student Support Specialist 12701 N. Scottsdale Road #205, Scottsdale 480-629-5343 gesherdr.org info@gesherdr.org Gesher Disability Resources serves children and adults affected by a disability through inclusion assistance in the classroom, resource referral, residential support and social groups. Founded in 1985 as the Council For Jews With Special Needs, more than 3000 community members benefit from the agency’s events and services each year. Gesher is a Qualifying Charitable Organization (QCO) eligible for Arizona’s dollar-for-dollar Tax Credit Program (tax id 86-0626273; QCO Code 20748).  

CAMP RIMON East Valley Jewish Community Center 908 N. Alma School Road, Chandler 480-897-0588 evjcc.org/camp

THE FRIENDSHIP CIRCLE Chabad of Arizona 2110 E. Lincoln Dr., Phoenix 602-861-1600 fcaz.org TUCSON JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER 3800 E. River Road, Tucson 520-299-3000 tucsonjcc.org DAY CAMPS, CLASSES & ACTIVITIES

EDEN VILLAGE WEST Casey Yurow, Camp Director Emma Silver, Assistant Director Nava Sherwood, Operations Manager 6176 McBryde Ave., Richmond, CA 510-560-5610 edenvillagewest.org welcome@edenvillagewest.org Eden Village West is an organic farm-to-table Jewish summer camp in Northern CA for rising 3rd-11th graders that integrates culinary arts, organic farming, wilderness skills and homestead crafts. Located on 350 acres on the Russian River in Sonoma County, CA, our campers have the time of their lives while becoming empowered to promote a more environmentally sustainable, socially just and spiritually connected world. Visit edenvillagewest.org to learn more about camp and register for summer!

Many of the congregations that have preschools also have preschool summer day camps. See our Congregations and Preschools listings.

SHEMESH CAMPS @ THE J 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale 480-634-4949 vosjcc.org/kids-camps

CAMP 56 Congregation Beth Israel 10460 N. 56th St., Scottsdale cbiaz.org/camp-56

RESIDENT CAMPS

CAMP: DESTINATION 3400 N. Dobson Road, Chandler 480-390-0971 desertja.org CAMP GAN ISRAEL Chabad of Arizona 2110 E. Lincoln Dr., Phoenix 602-944-2753 cgiofphoenix.com CAMP J Tucson Jewish Community Center 3800 E. River Road, Tucson 520-299-3000 tucsonjcc.org 48

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BBYO SUMMER EXPERIENCES Various locations 480-481-1788 bbyo.org/summer

B’NAI B’RITH CAMP 503-345-9451 info@bbcamp.org bbcamp.org Located on the beautiful Oregon coast, B’nai B’rith (BB) Camp is a vibrant and inclusive Jewish camp serving the


Pacific Northwest since 1921. BB Camp has been a home away from home for generations of campers of different ages, backgrounds, denominations and abilities. Our unique culture is built on sharing fun experiences in a welcoming environment that inspires all campers to grow and develop enduring Jewish identities. CAMP DAISY & HARRY STEIN Congregation Beth Israel 10460 N. 56th St., Scottsdale 480-951-0323 campstein.org CAMP NAGEELA WEST 9421 Granville Ave., Las Vegas, NV 844-NAGEELA nageelawest.org URJ CAMP NEWMAN 711 Grand Ave. #280, San Rafael, CA 415-392-7080 campnewman.org WILSHIRE BOULEVARD TEMPLE CAMPS 3663 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 213-835-2196 wbtcamps.org

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ARIZONA JEWISH HISTORICAL SOCIETY 122 E. Culver St., Phoenix 602-241-7870 azjhs.org

The Arizona Jewish Historical Society preserves and celebrates the rich heritage of Arizona’s Jewish communities, educates the public about Jewish contributions to Arizona and American life, and promotes awareness of our state’s diverse history through arts, culture, and educational programming. Holocaust productions in collaboration with the Phoenix Holocaust Association and the Bureau of Jewish Education. Educational programs include online and in-museum exhibitions, a monthly documentary films series, book discussions, genealogy seminars, lectures, speaker’s bureau, and bookstore. Contact Dr. Lawrence Bell, Ph.D., Executive Director at lbell@azjhs.org. Holocaust education features online and inperson programs related to making an educational and emotional connection to the Holocaust that includes “Holocaust Survivor Discussions,” “Surviving Humanity,” and “Journey Through the Holocaust.” Contact Anthony D. Fusco Jr., M.Ed., M.S., Education Coordinator at afusco@azjhs.org.

ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY JEWISH STUDIES PO Box 874302, Tempe 480-965-8094 jewishstudies.asu.edu Hava Tirosh-Samuelson, Director

Our unique academic program and research center hybrid serves as an intellectual resource for all aspects of the Jewish experience, from philosophical and political viewpoints to the study of Judaism. Through undergraduate and graduate courses, research conferences, public lectures and more, we’re committed to fostering critical inquiry and scholarly entrepreneurship as we disseminate accurate information about Jewish culture and enhance the quality of Jewish life in the Phoenix metropolitan area and around the world. Come learn with us today and help create a better tomorrow for the Jewish community. Jewish Studies combines renowned instruction and community outreach to enhance your knowledge of all facets of Jewish life. Our interdisciplinary, cross-cultural program fosters critical inquiry and can be customized to fit your individual interests. We offer generous scholarships to our students, and encourage you to pursue a concurrent major in liberal arts and sciences to complement your Jewish studies and academic interests. With a degree in Jewish studies, you’ll become a global citizen with an in-depth knowledge of Judaism and the Jewish experience. As you broaden your perspective of Jewish history, religion and culture, you’ll develop a comprehensive skill set for a professional career. From critical and analytical thinking to persuasive writing and public speaking, you’ll become a master learner prepared to tackle any challenge. Come learn with us!

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JEWISH TUITION ORGANIZATION 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale 480-634-4926 jtophoenix.org

JEWISH EDUCATION TAX CREDIT ORGANIZATION 3718 E. River Road, Suite 100, Tucson 520-647-8442 jetco.org

JETCO, the Jewish Education Tax Credit Organization, makes it easy for you to support Jewish education in Southern Arizona. It’s simple! Your investment comes right back in the form of a dollar-fordollar tax credit on your state taxes, but even more importantly, in the continuity of the Jewish people. Every Arizona tax payer may contribute, both individuals as well as corporations. Participation in JETCO assures that finances are not a barrier for any family wishing to provide their child a Jewish education in a Jewish learning environment. Take charge of your Arizona tax dollars, and invest in the future of Jewish civilization – what a huge mitzvah! For tax year 2020, an individual may contribute up to $1,183 when filing as single, head-of-household, or married filing separately. Married couples filing jointly may contribute up to $2,365. Participants have many options to facilitate their contribution: monthly or annually, in person or online, or sending a check in the mail made out to JETCO. Partial contributions are welcomed for those who don’t qualify for or aren’t able to contribute the full amount, and we’re happy to make special arrangements to facilitate your ease in participation. Businesses can take advantage of the Arizona Private School Tax Credit, too. C corporations and S corporations filing a 120S corporate income tax return in Arizona are eligible. For more information or to participate online, visit jetco.org. Your call is welcome at 520-647-8442. Todah Rabah – thank you for helping grow the next generation of the Jewish people!

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The Jewish Tuition Organization (JTO) is a student tuition organization (STO) that makes it possible for children to attend six affiliated Phoenix area Jewish day schools through scholarships. The JTO scholarships are funded through the dollar-for-dollar Arizona private school tuition tax credit. The tax credit is available to both individuals and corporations. Approximately 94 percent of the funds raised are distributed through scholarships. “Supporting the JTO by taking advantage of Arizona’s private school tax credit makes a real difference in a child’s Jewish day school education; it impacts their whole life and ultimately that of the community,” says JTO Executive Director Linda Zell. “Without a JTO scholarship, many of our students would not be able to attend Jewish day school and receive the education that is so important to them and their families,” adds Zell. The JTO is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) and can accept non-credit charitable donations. While the JTO has enjoyed an increase in support during the past decade, the impact on the economy due to the recent health crisis is a cause for concern for all charities. “Taking the credit benefits the children in our community to a great extent, if supporters aren’t able to take the credit, it’s going to affect us pretty harshly,” cautions Zell. “It’s more important than ever for our community to rally and support Jewish education for our students.” Individuals have three choices when they support the JTO; they can recommend their funds go to the general fund for need-based scholarships, one of the school funds for need-based scholarships at a particular school, or support a specific student. All corporate support will provide need-based scholarships through the general fund or a school fund to low-income families. “We see our students as future leaders of our Jewish community. When you support a child today, you secure the future of our Jewish community,” explains Zell. NOTICE: A school tuition organization cannot award, restrict or reserve scholarships solely on the basis of donor recommendation. A taxpayer may not claim a tax credit if the taxpayer agrees to swap donations with another taxpayer to benefit either taxpayer’s own dependent. Consult your tax advisor for specific tax advice.


MINKOFF CENTER FOR JEWISH GENETICS 12701 N. Scottsdale Road #201N, Scottsdale 480-668-3347 GetScreenedAZ.org

For more than fifteen years the Minkoff Center for Jewish Genetics has worked to increase awareness regarding genetic disorders that are more prevalent in the Jewish community and the critical importance of carrier testing for these disorders. We offer events and screenings throughout the year that highlight Jewish genetic diseases and your individual carrier status. We currently have two screening programs: • Our recessive gene mutation (prenatal) screening is for individuals or couples that are planning to have (more) children. It is recommended that anyone between the ages of 18- 45 gets screened. We provide screening for both Ashkenazi and Sephardic Jews, Jews by Choice and non-Jewish partners. If both partners are carriers for the same disease, there is a 25% chance with each pregnancy, that they could have an affected child! We are committed to doing all that we can to spare Jewish families from the heartbreak caused by these diseases. • Our BRCA Hereditary Cancer screening and referral program is for the BRCA 1 and BRCA 2 founder mutations.  Our mission is to bring awareness to the fact that 1 in 40 Ashkenazi Jews are carriers of the BRCA gene mutation even without any family history of cancer! This is nearly 10 times the rate of the general population, making Jewish families more susceptible to hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. If found to be BRCA positive, one has a higher likelihood of developing breast or ovarian cancer during their lifetime. We test both men and women over the age of 25. The Minkoff Center for Jewish Genetics is able to provide affordable genetic counseling and screening through the community’s philanthropic support. We are grateful for the support we have received that makes our work possible. Visit our website for more information regarding your genetic risks and options and to register for your screening kit. Together we can help achieve our vision of a Jewish community free of genetic diseases.

PARDES JEWISH DAY SCHOOL 12753 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale  480-991-9141 • pardesschool.org  admissions@pardesschool.org Peter Gordon, Head of School 

Pardes Jewish Day School is an inclusive, independent Jewish day school providing a dynamic K-8 secular and Jewish education in a welcoming environment that values each child’s strengths. Our program combines a competitive academic curriculum with Project Based Learning, a teaching method that engages students actively in learning through inquiry, investigation, creation and demonstration. As a school that embraces 21st century learning, Pardes teachers implement Project Based Learning in the classroom to enhance student motivation while building success skills such as critical thinking, communication and problem-solving skills. Technology is integrated into multifaceted, hands-on learning experiences emphasizing real-life problem solving, elevated thinking and opportunities for acceleration. At Pardes, children aren’t just students – they are artists, athletes, actors and musicians whose talents are nurtured and encouraged to shine. The result is motivated students who, upon graduation, are accepted to the area’s finest high schools.  We are committed to igniting our students’ curiosity to instill life-long learning and to find meaningful ways to bring Judaism into contemporary life.  Pardes embraces the Responsive Classroom program, an evidenced-based approach that recognizes the positive correlation between academic success and social-emotional learning. Responsive Classroom empowers teachers to create safe, engaging communities in which students are taught the core social and emotional competencies: cooperation, empathy, assertiveness, responsibility and self-control. Our Lower School classrooms incorporate Morning Meetings into their daily schedule, creating a strong classroom community and setting students up for academic success. Middle School advisories adopt the Responsive Advisory meeting structure, a safe space for teachers to support students as they explore and develop their sense of self and make meaningful connections with their peers, teachers and community.  If you think you can’t afford a world-class private Jewish Day School education, THINK AGAIN. Financial assistance options are available for families at all income levels. Also, a variety of payment options are available, enabling families to find a method that works best for them.  ARIZONA JEWISH LIFE | RESOURCE GUIDE 2020-2021 53


TUCSON HEBREW ACADEMY 3888 E. River Road, Tucson 520-529-3888 admissions@thaaz.org thaaz.org TEMPLE KOL AMI EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER 15030 N. 64th St., Scottsdale 480-951-5825 templekolami.org

Temple Kol Ami Early Childhood Center is a developmental preschool where children engage in hands on fun learning experiences that interest and challenge them. Our program is specifically designed to help each child grow emotionally, socially, intellectually and physically within a Judaic and secular framework. Infants through Pre-Kindergarten learn to grow and develop a positive self-image and strong sense of Jewish identity using a comprehensive, multi-sensory approach and developmentally age appropriate curriculum. Highly qualified educators teach classes with small student to teachers ratios. There are typically 2 teachers to 13 students in each classroom. The ratio in our two infant rooms is 2 teachers to 9 babies. In addition to the core curriculum, children participate in Hebrew, Music, Science, Spanish and Shabbat. Our goal is to continue to offer an excellent early childhood program while prioritizing the health and safety of our children and staff. We follow all guidelines of the CDC, Arizona Department of Health Services, and the Maricopa Department of Public Health with strict policies and procedures based on these experts. “We want all of our students to develop a healthy self- esteem, critical independent thinking skills and most of all, a genuine love of learning because when they have these building blocks, they go on to do extraordinary things in their lives”, notes Debbie Glassman, Director of Early Childhood.

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Founded in 1973, Tucson Hebrew Academy is Southern Arizona’s premier Jewish day school, providing an outstanding educational experience for students in grade K-8. Taking a Challenge Based Learning approach, our students are provided with the educational framework that allows them to develop skills imperative for success in the 21st century. Our students are guided through a process that facilitates creative and critical thinking, collaboration, and the use of tools and technology. With these skills, our students become proficient and competitive in this ever-changing, more connected world. In conjunction with our effective educational approach, THA offers small class sizes and a 1:7 ratio of faculty to students on a beautiful, safe, and secure campus adjacent to the JCC in the lush Sonoran Desert foothills of northcentral Tucson. Jewish values and pride in our heritage and traditions are embedded in our program and foster an ethical learning community that inspires students to become responsible, active, compassionate citizens and leaders. The joy and pride of living Judaism thrive here through traditional and innovative celebrations of our traditions and heritage, study of text, history, modern Hebrew and Jewish culture. Our students develop a strong moral compass, deep understanding of their roots, and the tools and motivation for living a Jewish life and contributing to Jewish civilization. Our outstanding program is enhanced by our fine and performing arts program, our athletics program, our STEAM and maker-space studies, and advanced mathematics. Students are also able to take part in our after-school offerings of Robotics, Piano, Strings Club, Chess Club, Art Club, Co-ed Football, Girls’ Volleyball, Boys’ and Girls’ Basketball, and Boys’ and Girls’ Soccer. In this whole-child approach to education, our students thrive to become well-rounded, engaged individuals, with a skill set that prepares them for their future. Upon graduation, our students are accepted to the top high schools in Tucson. Generous tuition assistance is available to support our families at all income levels – no child is ever denied a THA education due to financial constraints. The Tucson Hebrew Academy: Enriching experiences. A lifetime of value.


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he continuance of a strong Jewish community depends on the involvement of the younger

generations. In Oregon and Southwest Washington, there are many possibilities for young adults to become involved. There are opportunities to serve on boards, connect with others through bwusiness or social networks, or expand your knowledge of Judaism through religious studies.

COLLEGE

College Campus Groups Gap Year Young Adult Adult Education Adult Social & Network Groups

ASU JEWISH STUDIES Lisa Kaplan, Assistant Director PO Box 874302, Tempe 480-965-8094 jewishstudies.asu.edu lisa.kaplan@asu.edu Bachelor’s degree. Scholarships. Public programs. ASU Jewish Studies is an intellectual resource for all aspects of the Jewish experience. Through college courses, conferences, community programs, cultural events and educational trips, Jewish Studies fosters critical inquiry and scholarly entrepreneurship. We are committed to disseminating accurate information about Jewish culture and enhancing the quality of Jewish life in Arizona and around the world. Come learn with us and help create a better tomorrow for the Jewish community. NAU MARTIN-SPRINGER INSTITUTE Flagstaff 928-523-9011 nau.edu/martin-springer ARIZONA OREGON JEWISH JEWISH LIFE LIFE || RESOURCE RESOURCE GUIDE GUIDE 2020-2021 2020-2021 55


UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA THE ARIZONA CENTER FOR JUDAIC STUDIES 845 N. Park Ave. #420, Tucson 520-626-5758 judaic.arizona.edu

MASA ISRAEL Gap year programs in Israel for high school graduates masaisrael.org/gap-year

YOUNG ADULT CAMPUS GROUPS CHABAD JEWISH STUDENT CENTER Northern Arizona University 930 W. University Ave., Flagstaff 928-255-5756 jewishflagstaff.com CHABAD AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA 1436 E. Drachman St., Tucson 520-820-8939 chabadua.com HILLEL AT NAU 928-523-8051 facebook.com/HillelatNAU HILLEL JEWISH STUDENT CENTER AT ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY 1012 S. Mill Ave., Tempe 480-967-7563 hillelasu.org JAC AT ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY 69 W. 13th St., Tempe myjac.org

JEWISH FEDERATION OF SOUTHERN ARIZONA 3718 E. River Road, Tucson 520-577-9393 jfsa.org JNFUTURE 5010 E. Shea Blvd. #230, Scottsdale 480-447-8100 jnf.org MOISHE HOUSE moishehouse.org/find-a-house/phoenix MOISHE HOUSE WITHOUT WALLS moishehouse.org/mhwow NOWGEN 12701 N. Scottsdale Road #201, Scottsdale 480-634-4900 jewishphoenix.org/nowgen YOUNG LEADERSHIP OF THE JEWISH FEDERATION OF SOUTHERN ARIZONA jfsa.org/get-involved/young-leadership

ADULT EDUCATION JAC AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA 2146 E. Fourth St., Tucson myjac.org ROHR CHABAD AT ASU 971 S. Ash Ave., Tempe 480-736-8672 jewishasu.com UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA HILLEL 1245 E. Second St., Tucson 520-624-6561 uahillel.org

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BUREAU OF JEWISH EDUCATION OF GREATER PHOENIX 12701 N. Scottsdale Road #206, Scottsdale 480-634-8050 bjephoenix.org JEWISH ENRICHMENT CENTER 515 E. Bethany Home Road, Phoenix 480-420-7613 phxjec.org JEWISH LEARNING CENTER 10215 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale 480-998-1410 chabadofscottsdale.org JEWISH LEARNING INSTITUTE 2110 E. Lincoln Dr., Phoenix 602-944-2753 chabadaz.com


JEWISH LIFELONG LEARNING 225 N. Country Club Road, Tucson 520-327-4501 tetucson.org/learning/jll JEWISH UNIVERSITY OF SCOTTSDALE 6529 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale 480-223-9343 bethtefillahaz.org/jewish-university-scottsdale PHOENIX COMMUNITY KOLLEL 6516 N. Seventh St. #104, Phoenix 602-433-0300 aztorah.com SOUTHWEST TORAH INSTITUTE 5150 E. Fifth St., Tucson 520-747-7780 tucsontorah.org THE WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE 7825 E. Paradise Lane, Scottsdale 602-402-4173 womenlearning.org TUCSON COALITION FOR JEWISH EDUCATION 3718 E. River Road, Tucson 520- 577-9393 jfsa.org/cje WOMEN’S ACADEMY OF JEWISH STUDIES 5150 E. Fifth St., Tucson 520-747-7780 tucsontorah.org

ADULT SOCIAL & NETWORK GROUPS AZ JEWS FOR PRIDE facebook.com/AZJewsForPride FEDERATION BUSINESS & PROFESSIONALS GROUPS Cardozo Society (law professionals and students) Chai Tech Real Estate & Finance 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale jewishphoenix.org/business-and-professionals

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FEDERATION PROFESSIONALS GROUPS - TUCSON Real Estate and Allied Professionals Tucson Cardozo Society (law professionals and students) Tucson Maimonides Society (medical professionals) 3718 E. River Road, Tucson 520-577-9393 ext. 118 jfsa.org HAVURAH SUN CITY OROVALLEY 1565 E. Rancho Vistoso Blvd., Oro Valley 520-820-0171 havurahscov.com

ACTIVELY SENIOR

JEWISH BUSINESS NETWORK ARIZONA 602-635-8955 jbnaz.org JEWISH SOCIAL GROUP OF CAVE CREEK AND CAREFREE Contact person: Ora Kurland, 203-223-0133 JPRIDE 3800 E. River Road, Tucson 520-299-3000 ext. 168 jewishtucson.org/lgbt PHOENIX JEWISH SINGLES meetup.com/Active-Jewish-Singles PRIDE 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale jewishphoenix.org/pride SCHMOOZE azschmooze.com TUCSON JEWISH SINGLES OVER 40 tjsover40@gmail.com YOUNG JEWISH PROFESSIONALS 480-998-1410 chabadofscottsdale.org

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Programs & Services Home Care Residential Social & Cultural


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eople are living longer, and 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. Many retirement communities are offering a continuum of care so that residents can receive the level of care they need as they age.

PROGRAMS & SERVICES TUCSON JEWISH FAMILY & CHILDREN’S SERVICES OF SOUTHERN ARIZONA Jewish Elder Access 4301 E Fifth St., Tucson 520-795-0300 ext. 2380 or 2345 jfcstucson.org JEWISH FEDERATION OF SOUTHERN ARIZONA 3718 E. River Road, Tucson 520-577-9393 jfsa.org JEWISH TUCSON 3718 E. River Road, Tucson 520-577-9393 jewishtucson.org TUCSON JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER 3800 E. River Road, Tucson 520-299-3000 tucsonjcc.org

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THE VALLEY

HOME CARE

DUET: PARTNERS IN HEALTH & AGING 10000 N. 31st Ave., #D200, Phoenix 602-274-5022 duetaz.org HAROLD & JEAN GROSSMAN PARKINSON’S PROGRAMS @ THE J 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale 480-481-7090 vosjcc.org/parkinsonsatthej JEWISH FEDERATION SENIOR RIDES PROGRAM 888-375-5558 and ask for the Jewish Federation Senior Rides Program jewishphoenix.org

JFCS CENTER FOR SENIOR ENRICHMENT 6250 N. 19th Ave., Phoenix 602-943-2198 The Center offers education, health and wellness programs, holiday programs, nutritious lunches, exercise, entertainment, and a wide variety of ever-changing activities. Older adults of all faiths are welcome! JFCS SENIOR CONCIERGE SERVICES/CREATIVE AGING CLASSES Janet Rees 480-599-7198 Janet.Rees@jfcsaz.org The Senior Concierge connects older Jewish adults and their adult children to community resources for all aspects of senior life, including legal assistance, home health care, educational classes and more. Creative Aging classes are participatory arts classes to enhance the lives of our older adults. MARTIN PEAR JCC SENIOR PROGRAMS 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale 480-481-7024 vosjcc.org

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CONNECTIONS IN HOME CARE Denise Kaye, Owner, Director Eric Kaye, Owner, Director 3509 E. Shea Blvd. #108, Phoenix 602-708-8626 chcaz.org dkaye@chcaz.org Connections In Home Care puts the heart back into caregiving. Our mission is simple: To connect valley older adults to kindhearted, reliable caregivers that treat clients like family and help them accomplish successful daily living at home. Our goal is to create long-term relationships between our clients and caregivers for consistency and reliability. We specialize in companion care, personal care, and dementia care. The agency provides concierge service 24/7 to our clients led by our owners Denise and Eric Kaye. RESIDENTIAL TUCSON B’NAI B’RITH COVENANT HOUSE 4414 E. Second St., Tucson 520-327-2200 covenanthouseoftucson.org HANDMAKER 2221 N. Rosemont Blvd., Tucson 520-322-7035 handmaker.org

THE VALLEY KIVEL CAMPUS OF CARE 3040 N. 36th St., Phoenix 602-956-3110 kivelcare.org


LA SIENA 909 E. Northern Ave., Phoenix 602-910-6319 LaSienaSeniorLiving.com LaSienaMarketing@SRG-LLC.com La Siena offers a CARF accredited, service-enriched independent and assisted-living lifestyle within a beautiful resort-style setting. Enjoy spacious sized one- or twobedroom residences with a full calendar of opportunities and delicious dining with daily, fresh specials. Should the need for care arise, you’ll find peace of mind knowing supportive care services are available to meet your needs. To learn more, call us today.  

MARAVILLA SCOTTSDALE Sandra Dangelo, Executive Director Mary Poisson, Director of Sales and Marketing Kevin Gunther, Sales and Marketing Representative 7325 E. Princess Blvd., Scottsdale 480-359-1345 maravillascottsdale.com MaravillaScottsdaleMarketing@SRG-LLC.com Maravilla Scottsdale – neighboring the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess resort and TPC golf course, in the heart of Scottsdale, Maravilla offers you resort retirement living like no other. Maravilla’s thoughtfully designed 25-acre campus blends outstanding architecture and sophisticated design, unparalleled lifestyle opportunities with the comfort and convenience of a full-service continuum of care to accommodate your needs as they grow and change. Discover Maravilla today!

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Simply wave your magic wand - let us assist you to navigate the entire process

• List your home for sale • Collaborate to sort, declutter, and organize your belongings • Stage home and professionally photograph to captivate buyers • Expert advice to fit and place furniture in your new home • Negotiate most favorable contract • Manage transaction through closing and moving As professional Realtors, our job is to “control the process” As homeowner/seller, your job is to “control all decisions” Learn how the process works. Visit our YouTube video at: Karen Supman & James Mednik-Downsizing-YouTube

KAREN SUPMAN 602.999.6738 karensupman@gmail.com www.karensupman.net

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JAMES MEDNIK 480.925.2440 james.mednik@russlyon.com www.jamesmednikrealtor.com


Personal Care • Meal Preparation Dementia Care Housekeeping • Transportation Medication Reminders • Pet Care

Connecting Hearts to Homes Care available from four to twenty-four hours a day

Local Jewish family owned & operated.

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DID YOU KNOW? 1. AGE DOESN'T DETERMINE SUCCESS. The founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken, Harland David Sanders (a.k.a. Colonel Sanders, right), started Kentucky Fried Chicken at the age of 65! 2. WE LOSE A FEW BONES ALONG THE WAY. We are born with 350 bones in our skeleton. Over the course of time and during our aging process, our bones fuse together leaving us with 206 bones as adults. 3. SENIORS HOLD THE MOST VOTING POWER. When it comes to voting in the United States, those 60 and over cast most ballots than any other age group.

THE PALAZZO SENIOR LIVING Mark Aronauer, Marketing Director 6250 N. 19th Ave., Phoenix 602-433-6300 palazzohc.com maronauer@palazzohc.com The Palazzo is a full continuing care community offering independent living, assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing. Featuring beautifully renovated spacious apartments, extensive activities programs and Main Street, the vibrant focal point where residents meet for exercise classes, live music, movies, socializing and more. Our community is designed to offer residents the continuum of care desired by so many. At The Palazzo, we provide the freedom and independence you wish while assuring that you receive the attention and peace of mind you desire. THE RETREAT AT DESERT COVE A Kivel Community 10031 E. Desert Cove Ave., Scottsdale 602-314-4005 livingattheretreat.com

4. CREATIVITY DOESN’T DIMINISH WITH AGE. Laura Ingalls Wilder (right) didn’t publish Little House in the Big Woods until 65. Millard Kaufman didn’t publish his first novel until 90! THE VILLAGE AT OCOTILLO 990 W. Ocotillo Road, Chandler 480-558-0246 TheVillageatOcotillo.com TheVillageatOcotilloMarketing@SRG-LLC.com

5. SENIORS ARE LIVING LONGER. Due to advancements in health care and technology, people are living longer. By the year 2040 the population of seniors over 85 is expected to triple from 5.7 million to 14.1 million. 6. SLEEPING HABITS ALTER OVER TIME. Our sleeping patterns change as we age: we get tired earlier and wake up earlier. 64

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Ideally located in Chandler’s popular master-planned community of Ocotillo, our CARF accredited community features 120 distinctively designed independent and assistedliving residences with a wealth of supportive services. From the courteous, professional staff, to its prime location close 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 THE VALLEY MAVENS & MENCHES JEWISH SINGLES OF THE WEST VALLEY Temple Beth Shalom, 12202 N. 101st Ave, Sun City hrfoxie@gmail.com PEBBLECREEK SHALOM CLUB 623-547-7591 or 623-536-6245 pcshalomclub.org SMILE ON SENIORS 2110 E. Lincoln Dr., Phoenix 602-492-7670 sosaz.org SUN CITY GRAND SHALOM CLUB 623-266-0310 scgshalomclub.com


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rizona Jewish Life does not guarantee the kashrut of any merchandise in these listings. Please check with the store

or restaurant to be sure it meets your kashrut requirements. Although not listed here, many chain grocery stores in Arizona have sections devoted to kosher items. CERTIFYING AGENCIES GREATER PHOENIX VAAD HAKASHRUTH 515 E. Bethany Home Road, Phoenix 602-277-8858 kosherphoenix.org CHABAD OF ARIZONA 2110 E. Lincoln Dr., Phoenix 602-944-2753 chabadaz.com RESTAURANTS, STORES & CATERING Includes kosher and non-kosher listings. In parenthesis is the certifying agency or rabbi providing kashrut supervision at the time of publication.

TUCSON CAFÉ @ THE J (Rabbi Billy Lewkowicz, Dairy) Located in the Tucson JCC 3800 E. River Road, Tucson 520-299-3000 tucsonjcc.org

Certifying Agencies Restaurants, Stores and Catering

NADINE’S BAKERY (Rabbi Israel Becker) 4553 E. Broadway Blvd., Tucson 520-326-0735 nadinesweddingcakes.blogspot.com THE VALLEY 101 KOSHER AZ (Vaad, Glatt) 8357 N. Seventh St., Phoenix 602-326-2074 101kosheraz.weebly.com

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613 GRILL (Vaad, Glatt) 6219 N. Seventh St., Phoenix 602-274-4444 613grill.com

KITCHEN 18 (Chabad) 10211 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale 480-284-6001 thekitchen18.com

ALPINE VALLEY BAKERY (Vaad) 300 W. Southern Ave., Mesa 480-807-2949 alpinevalleybakery.com

LA BELLA PIZZERIA & RESTAURANT (Vaad, Dairy, Cholov Yisroel, Pas Yisroel) 6505 N. Seventh St. #105, Phoenix 602-354-7002 labellakosher.com

BRAD’S KITCHEN (Chabad) 602-540-9909 bradskitchenazco.com

LEVI CATERING (Vaad) 3375 E. Shea Blvd. #C2, Phoenix 602-246-0143 levi.catering

CAFÉ CHENAR (Chabad) 1601 E. Bell Road #A11, Phoenix 602-354-4505 cafechenartogo.com CROCKETT HONEY COMPANY (Vaad) 1040 W. Alameda Dr., Tempe 480-731-3936 crocketthoney.com FAIRYTALE BROWNIES (Vaad, Dairy) 4610 E. Cotton Center Blvd., Phoenix 800-324-7982 brownies.com FRESH MINT (Vaad) 13802 N. Scottsdale Road #161, Scottsdale 480-443-2556 myfreshmint.com IMPERIAL BAGEL & CAFE (Vaad, Dairy, Cholov Yisroel, Pas Yisroel) Located in Imperial Market & Deli 737 E. Glendale Ave., Phoenix 602-285-6999 imperialkosher.com IMPERIAL MARKET & DELI (Vaad) 737 E. Glendale Ave., Phoenix 602-285-6999 imperialkosher.com

LUCI’S AT THE GROVE Ken Schnitzer, Founder & CEO Lucia Schnitzer, Co-Founder & Co-Owner Jerry Mansoor, Partner & COO 7400 N Vía Paseo Del Sur Unit 102, Scottsdale 480-687-8900 lucisgrove.com info@lucisgrove.com Luci’s at the Grove is a Scottsdale neighborhood spot where people come together to eat, sip, shop and connect. The vibe is eclectic and energetic. The staff is cheerful and caring, and the space is bright, welcoming and warm. Luci’s at the Grove is more than an eatery, coffee shop and marketplace. We’re a resource and a refuge for the community -- a gathering place.

LUCI’S AT THE ORCHARD Ken Schnitzer, Founder & CEO Lucia Schnitzer, Co-Founder & Co-Owner Jerry Mansoor, Partner & COO 7100 N 12th St. Bldg. Two, Phoenix 602-633-2442 lucisorchard.com info@lucisorchard.com Deeply rooted in the Phoenix community, Luci’s at the Orchard provides a space for happiness, discovery and community. We value fresh, local ingredients and compliment them with excellent service in a bright and cheery space. We serve salads, sandwiches and breakfast all day, either to eat in or pick up at our drive through. The marketplace showcases an exciting collection of candles, artisan soaps, gourmet foods, toys and games for the kids and other unique gifts. ARIZONA JEWISH LIFE | RESOURCE GUIDE 2020-2021 67


LUCI’S MARKETPLACE Ken Schnitzer, Founder & CEO Lucia Schnitzer, Co-Founder & Co-Owner Jerry Mansoor, Partner & COO 1590 E Bethany Home Road, Phoenix 602-773-1339 LucisHealthyMarketplace.com info@LucisHM.com Luci’s Marketplace is your local restaurant and coffee shop, but also so much more. You can find market specialties like fresh food to go, wine and beer selections from all over the world, and unique and fun gifts for all occasions. Whether you’re here to have breakfast on the go, a relaxed lunch with friends in our open-air dining room, a delicious coffee pulled by our expert baristas, you’ll love our warm, cozy atmosphere. MANHATTAN PIZZA AND SUBS (Chabad) 5224 N. Seventh St., Phoenix 602-248-8086 manhattanpizzeria.com MILK + HONEY ESPRESSO BAR & EATERY (Vaad, Dairy, some Cholov Yisroel) Located in Valley of the Sun JCC 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale 480-566-9020 milkandhoneyjcc.com MRS. KLEIN’S PICKLE COMPANY (Vaad) 4118 W. Whitton Ave., Phoenix 602-269-2072 kleinspickle.com NEW YORK BAGELS ‘N BIALYS (Vaad, Pareve, Pas Yisroel – not all products are certified) 10320 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale 480-991-3034 nybbaz.com NOTHING BUNDT CAKES (Vaad, Dairy, Non Chalav Yisrael) 17025 N. Scottsdale Road #110, Scottsdale 480-502-8900 nothingbundtcakes.com

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POMELO Ken Schnitzer, Founder & CEO Lucia Schnitzer, Co-Founder & Co-Owner Jerry Mansoor, Partner & COO 7100 N 12th St. Bldg. One, Phoenix 602-633-2600 pomelophx.com info@pomelophx.com Pomelo, built around a 1920s adobe house, is a place for delicious, straightforward American food and drinks, with an Arizona twist. Open daily for lunch, dinner or drinks in the lounge. Savor dinner in the intimate dining room or on the patio, which overlooks The Orchard Phoenix lawn. Enjoy entertainment in The Barn or hold your own special event here with on-site catering. At Pomelo, you’ll be welcomed, comfortable and at home. SAMARKAND RESTAURANT (Vaad) 7823 N. 19th Ave., Phoenix 602-331-8991 SEGAL’S OASIS GRILL & KOSHER FOODS (Vaad) 4818 N. Seventh St., Phoenix 602-285-1515 segalsonestop.com

SPLURGE ICE CREAM & CANDY SHOP Ken Schnitzer, Founder & CEO Lucia Schnitzer, Co-Founder & Co-Owner Jerry Mansoor, Partner & COO 7100 N 12th St. Bldg. Two, Phoenix 602-633-2442 splurgephx.com info@splurgephx.com Splurge is an old-fashioned ice cream and candy shop featuring locally-sourced, gelato-style ice cream, creamy milkshakes made fresh and vintage candies. It is the perfect place to enjoy a sweet treat on the patio as the kids frolic in the water of the adjoining splash pad. Come enjoy a scoop and…Splurge! ZOYO NEIGHBORHOOD YOGURT (Vaad, Dairy – not all products are certified) 1139 E. Glendale Ave., Phoenix 602-265-6060 zoyogurt.com


Y

om Ha’atzmaut not only marks the dream of restoring Jewish

ISRAEL

independence in our ancestral

homeland, it also celebrates all the great achievements of the last 72 years. Over the past seven decades, Israel has given the world amazing advances from agriculture to high tech.

ALEXANDER MUSS HIGH SCHOOL IN ISRAEL 5010 E. Shea Blvd. #230, Scottsdale 480-447-8100 ext. 983 jnf.org/education AMERICAN ASSOCIATES, BEN-GURION UNIVERSITY OF THE NEGEV (AABGU) Southwest Region 1880 Century Park East #612, Los Angeles, CA 310-552-3300 aabgu.org AMERICAN COMMITTEE FOR THE WEIZMANN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE 1762 Westwood Blvd. #410, Los Angeles, CA 424-442-1000 weizmann-usa.org AMERICAN FRIENDS OF MAGEN DAVID ADOM (AFMDA) Western Region 6505 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 750 Los Angeles, CA 800-323-2371 afmda.org AMERICAN ISRAEL PUBLIC AFFAIRS COMMITTEE (AIPAC) 602-277-3318 aipac.org

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AMERICAN TECHNION SOCIETY 4079 Governor Drive #343, San Diego, CA 858-750-2135 ats.org

J STREET PO Box 66073, Washington, DC 202-596-5207 jstreet.org

ARIZONA FRIENDS OF ISRAELI SCOUTS PO Box 28982, Scottsdale 480-216-4280 israelscouts.org

JEWISH COUNCIL FOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS 116 E 27th Ave. New York, NY 212-684-6950 jewishpublicaffairs.org

ARIZONA ISRAEL TECHNOLOGY ALLIANCE 15982 N. 78th St., Ste. B, Scottsdale arizonaisrael.com BIRTHRIGHT ISRAEL 888-994-7723 birthrightisrael.com CONSULATE GENERAL OF ISRAEL IN LOS ANGELES 11766 Wilshire Blvd. #1600, Los Angeles, CA 323-852-5500 embassies.gov.il/la/Pages/default.aspx DESERT CAUCUS PO Box 44146, Tucson 520-299-2410 desertcaucus.com DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION FOR ISRAEL/ISRAEL BONDS 11201 N. Tatum Blvd., Phoenix 800-229-4324 israelbonds.com FRIENDS OF THE IDF (FIDF) San Diego/Orange County/Arizona Chapter 858-926-3210 fidf.org ISRAEL ALIYAH CENTER Jewish Agency for Israel, Western Region 323-658-7302 jewishagency.org/aliyah ISRAELI AMERICAN COUNCIL – IAC ARIZONA 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale 480-483-7121 ext. 1109 israeliamerican.org/arizona

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JEWISH NATIONAL FUND: ARIZONA 5010 E. Shea Blvd. #230, Scottsdale 480-447-8100 jnf.org JEWISH NATIONAL FUND MISSIONS & TOURS 877-563-8687 jnf.org/visit-israel/tours STAND WITH US Mailing Address: PO Box 341069, Los Angeles, CA 310-836-6140 standwithus.com TZEDAKAH FUND, INC. PO Box 9806, Phoenix 602-908-8007 VOLUNTEERS FOR ISRAEL (VFI) Mountain States & Southwest 847-370-2878 vfi-usa.org WEINTRAUB ISRAEL CENTER 3718 E. River Road #100, Tucson 520-577-9393 jfsa.org/the-weintraub-israel-center ZIONIST ORGANIZATION OF AMERICA 212-481-1500 zoa.org


APPAREL

SCHMATTEES Deborah Muller, Creator/Owner 602-515-2304 shopschmattees.com yenta@shopschmattees.com Schmattees is a fun home goods and apparel line for men, women and children that combines Jewish pride with humor and adds a big dose of chutzpah. Incorporating Jewish culture and rituals, Yiddish expression and cool graphics, Schmattees will be your “chosen” gear when you want to show off your Jewish pride AND sense of humor! A perfect gift for Hanukkah, bar/bat mitzvahs, weddings, birthdays, or just to treat yourself!

BUSINESS

AUTO

RIGHT HONDA Gary Kravetz, Fleet Director 7875 E. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd., Scottsdale 480-778-2510 Cell: 602-722-8006 gkravetz@righthonda.com righthonda.com Our Fleet and Internet Department will use their vast experience to answer your questions and make this a stress and hassle-free buying program. We are proud to serve the local companies of the Valley and welcome different buying clubs. Contact us to see if your company is an approved organization. We’re here to make the process an easy one.

Apparel Auto Dental Health Home Jewelry Real Estate

DENTAL

PARADISE VALLEY DENTAL 10555 N. Tatum Blvd. #A-104, Paradise Valley 480-998-7775 info@paradisevalleydental.com paradisevalleydental.com Paradise Valley Dental’s Dr. David Lebowitz and Dr. Shalom

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Fialkoff have been serving the community for over 30 years. Our practice has been successful thanks to word-of-mouth referrals, which says a lot about our patients. Most of our patients have been with us for between 10 and 30 years! Our main focus is on high quality and ideal dentistry that ensures excellent long-term dental health for you. We take great pride in the quality of our dental work, and we want you to “love your dental experience!” GIFTS

MAZEL TOV GIFTS 10211 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale 480-922-0250 mazeltovgifts.net Mazel Tov Gifts is the only free standing Judaica store with the largest Chanukah selection in Arizona. We have all your Judaic needs all under one roof including Shabbat, chagim, hostess gifts and a large selectin of children’s books and gifts.

With over half a century of experience in the Arizona and National real estate markets, The Walowitz Group has successfully closed hundreds of millions of dollars in transactions, while assisting numerous clients. The Group focuses on simplifying the process and taking the stress out of the deal. The Walowitz Group specializes in working with buyers, sellers, investors, landlords, tenants, developers, builders, and banks, while maintaining their unique background in the residential and luxury markets.

480.466.1919 TheGroup@WalowitzGroup.com

Lisa V. & Eric D. Walowitz

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HEALTH

HEART & VASCULAR CENTER OF ARIZONA Nathan Laufer MD, FACC, Medical Director Adam Brodsky, MD, FACC Parminder Singh, MD, FACC Jason Klein, MD, FACC Edward Evans, MD, FACC Christian Breburda, MD, PhD, FACC James Kneller, M.D., Ph.D., FHRS, CCDS 1331 N. Seventh St. #375, Phoenix 602-307-0070 heartcenteraz.com lkelly@heartcenteraz.com Heart & Vascular Center of Arizona exemplifies heart care at its best! Our cardiologists are leaders in cardiac and vascular diagnosis, treatment, prevention and education. Our physicians provide the highest level of cardiovascular care to patients through their expertise in the latest innovative medical practices and their track record of over 30 years of proven experience. We believe that providing high-quality care is not only about the medical advice that we dispense, but more importantly about the relationships we have with our patients.

HOME

CLOSET FACTORY 14425 N. 79th St. #H, Scottsdale 480-998-2070 closetfactory.com Custom organization systems for the whole house. Closets, home offices, garage storage, wall beds, entertainment centers, laundry rooms, wall units, pantries, craft rooms and more! Serving the Valley since 1983. Offering in home and virtual consultations. JEWELRY

OUT OF ARIZONA Phoenix evan@outofarizona.com outofarizona.com Jewelry and cabochons made from semi-precious stones from Arizona, across the country and around the world. Always unique, semi-precious stones are a great way to accent an ensemble or make a truly individual fashion statement.

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REAL ESTATE

RUSS LYON SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY Karen Supman, Realtor, 602-999-6738 karensupman@gmail.com James (Jim) Mednik, Realtor, 480-925-2440 james.mednik@russlyon.com 6900 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale russlyon.com Downsizing or Rightsizing Your Home? Our job is to get you the most money for your home. Our Marketing Plan will give you maximum exposure, attracting more buyers. We’ll show you ways to enhance your home’s value; we’ll help you with a pricing strategy to attract the most buyers; we’ll help you negotiate the best contract and price and we’ll handle all aspects of your transaction until it closes.

Jewish-themed shirts & sweatshirts perfect for Hanukkah, bar/bat mitzvahs, baby showers, weddings, birthdays & more!

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THE WALOWITZ GROUP Eric D. Walowitz, Co-Founder; Team Lead Lisa V. Walowitz, Partner; Realtor Stewart Walowitz, Co-Founder; Realtor 17550 N. Perimeter Dr. #160, Scottsdale 480-466-1919 TheGroup@WalowitzGroup.com walowitzgroup.com With over half a century of experience in the Arizona and National real estate markets, The Walowitz Group has successfully closed hundreds of millions of dollars in transactions, while assisting numerous clients. The Group focuses on simplifying the process and taking the stress out of the deal. The Walowitz Group specializes in working with buyers, sellers, investors, landlords, tenants, developers, builders, and banks, while maintaining their unique background in the residential and luxury markets.

WEST USA REALTY Toby Weinstein, Broker Associate 7077 E. Marilyn Road #130, Scottsdale 602-228-0265 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.

OUT OF ARIZONA A stepping stone to unique and alluring works of art

Jewelry made from semiprecious stones that have been cut and polished by hand. Each piece is unique and a one-of-kind work of art. Many of the stones have been collected by hand in the desert Southwest by the jewelry maker. Many stones are set in sterling silver.

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FRONT & CENTER

ARIZONA JEWISH HISTORICAL SOCIETY Cutler-Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center Mark Sendrow, Board President Dr. Lawrence Bell, Ph.D., Executive Director Jeffrey Schesnol, Associate Executive Director, MAJS, Ordained Madrikh & Rabbinic Candidate Stacy Faherty, Events Manager 122 E. Culver St., Phoenix 602-241-7870 azjhs.org wmsendrow@gmail.com lbell@azjhs.org jschesnol@azjhs.org Preserves the rich heritage of Arizona’s Jewish communities and educates the public on the Jewish contribution to Arizona and American life. The historic 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 exciting online and in-museum exhibitions this year. On-line Exhibits: Current: Mar 15, 2021: “Biblically Inspired Contemporary Art by Cantor Baruch Koritan.” In-museum Exhibits: Jan 12-Aug 27, 2021: “We Remember: The Righteous,” Sept 1, 2021: “Centennial Celebration of the CutlerYPlotkin Jewish Heritage Center Building.”

GREATER PHOENIX JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL Jerry Mittelman, Co-Executive Director Barry Singer, Co-Executive Director 6501 E. Greenway Pkwy. #103, PMB 234, Scottsdale 602-753-9366 gpjff.org Twenty-five years ago, the all-volunteer Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival was formed with the mission to present international films with Jewish themes to the Greater Phoenix area. In 2021, the Festival will be held virtually in the comfort and safety of your own homes – reserved seats guaranteed! The Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival continues to help increase the sense of community among Jews in the Valley and raise awareness of the rich variety of Jewish culture to all filmgoers. In addition to the 2021 virtual festival, Feb. 14-28, complimentary films are currently offered to Senior communities, as well as to traditional filmgoers. Presenting virtual special reduced-rate and complimentary screenings throughout the year is one of the Festival’s aims.

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INDEX 101 KOSHER AZ

66

CAMP J

48

613 GRILL

67

CAMP KULANU

48

FOR ISRAEL/ISRAEL BONDS

70

CAMP NAGEELA WEST

49

DUET: PARTNERS IN HEALTH & AGING

60

48

E

A AARDVARK ISRAEL IMMERSION PROGRAMS

56

★ ADL ARIZONA

17, 25

CAMP RIMON CHABAD AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA

27, 56

DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

EARLY CHILDHOOD LEARNING CENTER

AHAVAS TORAH: THE SCOTTSDALE TORAH CENTER

31

CHABAD JEWISH CENTER

28

AHAVAT ISRAEL

33

CHABAD JEWISH CENTER OF GILBERT

28

EAST LAWN PALMS MORTUARY & CEMETERY

ALEPH BET PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN

44

CHABAD JEWISH CENTER OF GOODYEAR

28

★ EAST VALLEY JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER 5, 18, 23

ALEXANDER MUSS HIGH SCHOOL IN ISRAEL

69

CHABAD JEWISH CENTER OF MESA

28

★ EDEN VILLAGE WEST

ALPINE VALLEY BAKERY

67

CHABAD JEWISH CENTER OF SOUTH PHOENIX

28

ESTHER B. FELDMAN PRESCHOOL/KINDERGARTEN

44

CHABAD JEWISH STUDENT CENTER

56

EVERGREEN MORTUARY & CEMETERY

40

CHABAD LUBAVITCH OF ARIZONA

28

EZRAS CHOLIM OF ARIZONA

20

CHABAD LUBAVITCH OF FOUNTAIN HILLS

28

F

AMERICAN ASSOCIATES, BEN-GURION UNIVERSITY OF THE NEGEV (AABGU)

69

AMERICAN COMMITTEE FOR THE WEIZMANN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE

69

17, 27

44 40 48, 49

FAIRYTALE BROWNIES

67

17

FEDERATION BUSINESS & PROFESSIONALS GROUPS

57

CHABAD MIKVAH OF TUCSON

39

FEDERATION PROFESSIONALS GROUPS - TUCSON

58

CHABAD OF ARIZONA

18, 66

FRESH MINT

67

18, 69

CHABAD OF DOWNTOWN

28

FRIENDS OF THE IDF (FIDF)

70

AMERICAN JEWISH COMMITTEE

18

CHABAD OF FLAGSTAFF

27

G

AMERICAN TECHNION SOCIETY

70

CHABAD OF NORTH PHOENIX

28

GARDEN OF SHALOM AT PHOENIX MEMORIAL PARK 40

ARIZONA FRIENDS OF ISRAELI SCOUTS

70

CHABAD OF ORO VALLEY

27

★ GESHER DISABILITY RESOURCES

ARIZONA ISRAEL TECHNOLOGY ALLIANCE

70

CHABAD OF PARADISE VALLEY

29

GOLDMAN MIKVAH

39

★ ARIZONA JEWISH HISTORICAL SOCIETY 38, 51, 76, 77

CHABAD OF PRESCOTT

27

GREATER PHOENIX BOARD OF RABBIS

33

ARIZONA JEWISH LIFE MAGAZINE

22

★ CHABAD OF SCOTTSDALE

29, 33

ARIZONA JEWISH RUSSIAN PROGRAMS

18

CHABAD OF THE EAST VALLEY

29

GREATER PHOENIX VAAD HAKASHRUTH

66

ARIZONA JEWS FOR JUSTICE

18

CHABAD OF THE WEST VALLEY

29

GREEN ACRES MORTUARY & CEMETERY

40

★ ARIZONA KOSHER PANTRY

18, 19

CHABAD ON RIVER

27

H

ARIZONA NCSY/JSU

46

CHABAD SIERRA VISTA

27

HADASSAH SOUTHERN ARIZONA

17

ASSOCIATION OF CRYPTO-JEWS OF THE AMERICAS

18

★ CHABAD TUITION ORGANIZATION

23, 24, 42

HADASSAH TIKVAH-WEST VALLEY CHAPTER

21

★ ASU JEWISH STUDIES

51, 55, 57

CHANDLER ERUV PROJECT

33

HADASSAH VALLEY OF THE SUN CHAPTER

21

AVDE TORAH JAYAH/ACJA

33

CHANDLER JEWISH PRESCHOOL

44

HANDMAKER

60

AVRAHAM GAVRIELOV

38

CHANEN PRESCHOOL

44

HAROLD & JEAN GROSSMAN PARKINSON’S

AZ JEWS FOR PRIDE

57

CHEVRA KADISHA OF NORTHERN ARIZONA

40

PROGRAMS @ THE J

60

CHEVRA KADISHA OF PHOENIX

40

HAVURAH SUN CITY OROVALLEY

58

40

★ HEART & VASCULAR CENTER OF ARIZONA

AMERICAN FRIENDS OF MAGEN DAVID ADOM

CHABAD LUBAVITCH OF TUCSON

AT THE EAST VALLEY JCC

CHABAD LUBAVITCH OF TUCSON HEADQUARTERS

(AFMDA)

69

AMERICAN ISRAEL PUBLIC AFFAIRS COMMITTEE (AIPAC)

B

5, 20, 23, 48

★ GREATER PHOENIX JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL 20, 76, 77

3, 73

BBYO MOUNTAIN REGION

46

CHOFETZ CHAYIM CHEVRA KADISHA OF TUCSON

BBYO SUMMER EXPERIENCES

48

★ CLOSET FACTORY

IFC, 73

HEBREW HIGH OF GREATER PHOENIX

47

★ BETH AMI TEMPLE

29, 32

CLUB J

46

HILLEL AT NAU

56

BETH EL CEMETERY

40

CONGREGATION ANSHEI ISRAEL

27

HILLEL JEWISH STUDENT CENTER

★ BETH EL CONGREGATION

29, 30

CONGREGATION BEIT SIMCHA

28

AT ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY

56

CONGREGATION BETH HAMIDBAR

33

I

CONGREGATION BETH ISRAEL

32

IMPERIAL BAGEL & CAFE

67

BETH EL EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER AND PRESCHOOL

44

BETH EMETH CONGREGATION OF THE WEST VALLEY 30

★ CONGREGATION BETH TEFILLAH 31, BACK COVER

IMPERIAL MARKET & DELI 67

BETH EMETH OF SCOTTSDALE

30

CONGREGATION BET SHALOM

28

INA LEVINE JEWISH COMMUNITY CAMPUS

BETH ISRAEL MEMORIAL CEMETERY

40

CONGREGATION CHAVERIM

28

INSTITUTE FOR JUDAIC SERVICES AND STUDIES

BETH JOSEPH CONGREGATION 31

CONGREGATION CHOFETZ CHAYIM

28

AT SADDLEBROOKE

28

BETH SHALOM TEMPLE CENTER 27

CONGREGATION ESHEL AVRAHAM

28

ISRAEL ALIYAH CENTER

70

BIRTHRIGHT ISRAEL 70

CONGREGATION KEHILLAH

30

ISRAELI AMERICAN COUNCIL - IAC ARIZONA

21

BJE’S JEWISH COMMUNITY LIBRARY 42

CONGREGATION KOL SIMCHAH

28

ISRAELI AMERICAN COUNCIL – IAC ARIZONA

70

B’NAI B’RITH CAMP 48

CONGREGATION LEV SHALOM

27

J

B’NAI B’RITH COVENANT HOUSE 60

CONGREGATION MERKAZ HA-IYR

32

JAC AT ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY

56

B’NAI B’RITH INTERNATIONAL 18

CONGREGATION M’KOR HAYIM

28

JAC AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA

56

B’NAI TZEDEK YOUTH PHILANTHROPY PROGRAM 46

CONGREGATION NEFESHSOUL

30

JCC MACCABI GAMES

47

BRAD’S KITCHEN 67

CONGREGATION OR CHADASH

28

JCC MACCABI GAMES – TUCSON

47

BRANDEIS NATIONAL COMMITTEE –

★ CONGREGATION OR TZION

30, 33

JEWISH BURIAL SOCIETY OF YOUNG ISRAEL

40

CONGREGATION SHOMREI TORAH

30

JEWISH BUSINESS NETWORK ARIZONA

58

CONGREGATION TORAT EMET

31

JEWISH COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

PHOENIX CHAPTER

18

BRANDEIS NATIONAL COMMITTEE – TUCSON CHAPTER

17

BUREAU OF JEWISH EDUCATION OF GREATER PHOENIX

18

BUREAU OF JEWISH EDUCATION OF GREATER PHOENIX

56

C

CONGREGATION YOUNG ISRAEL

28

★ CONNECTIONS IN HOME CARE

60, 63

CONSULATE GENERAL OF ISRAEL IN LOS ANGELES

70

CROCKETT HONEY COMPANY

67

CTEEN PHOENIX

46

D

OF GREATER PHOENIX

38

21

JEWISH COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF GREATER PRESCOTT

17

JEWISH COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF SOUTHERN ARIZONA

17

JEWISH COMMUNITY OF SEDONA

CAFÉ CHENAR

67

DESERT CAUCUS

CAFÉ @ THE J

66

DESERT FOOTHILLS JEWISH COMMUNITY

CAMP 56

48

ASSOCIATION

32

CAMP DAISY & HARRY STEIN

49

DESERT JEWISH ACADEMY

45

OF GREATER PHOENIX

21

CAMP: DESTINATION

48

DEUTSCH FAMILY SHALOM CENTER

18

JEWISH COUNCIL FOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS

70

CAMP GAN ISRAEL

8

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AND THE VERDE VALLEY JEWISH COMMUNITY RELATIONS COUNCIL

27 17, 21

JEWISH COMMUNITY RELATIONS COUNCIL


★ ★ JEWISH EDUCATION TAX CREDIT

DENOTES ADVERTISER

MOLLY BLANK JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER

17

SUN CITY GRAND SHALOM CLUB

65

MRS. KLEIN’S PICKLE COMPANY

68

SUN LAKES JEWISH CONGREGATION

32

JEWISH ENRICHMENT CENTER 56

★ MT. SINAI CEMETERY

40, 41

SWIFT YOUTH FOUNDATION

47

★ JEWISH FAMILY & CHILDREN’S SERVICE

N

5, 20, 21, 24, 43, 65

NA’AMAT USA

22

JEWISH FAMILY & CHILDREN’S SERVICES

NADINE’S BAKERY

66

NATIONAL COUNCIL OF JEWISH WOMEN

22

TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM JEWISH CONGREGATION

ORGANIZATION

24, 42, 47, 52

OF SOUTHERN ARIZONA

17, 24, 59

T TEMPLE BETH SHALOM AND JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER OF THE WEST VALLEY 32 27

JEWISH FAMILY CUB SCOUTS & BOY SCOUTS

47

NAU MARTIN-SPRINGER INSTITUTE

55

★ TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM OF THE EAST VALLEY 30, 31

JEWISH FEDERATION OF GREATER PHOENIX

21

NEW YORK BAGELS ‘N BIALYS

68

TEMPLE B’RITH SHALOM

27

JEWISH FEDERATION OF SOUTHERN ARIZONA 17, 56, 59

NFTY – THE REFORM JEWISH TEEN MOVEMENT

47

TEMPLE CHAI

32, 44

JEWISH FEDERATION SENIOR RIDES PROGRAM

NORTH VALLEY JEWISH COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION

32

TEMPLE CHAI’S EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER

44

★ JEWISH FREE LOAN

5, 21, 23, 24

60

NOTHING BUNDT CAKES

68

TEMPLE EMANU-EL

28

★ JEWISH HISTORY MUSEUM

38

NOWGEN

56

★ TEMPLE EMANUEL OF TEMPE

31, 32

JEWISH LABOR COMMITTEE

21

O

★ TEMPLE KOL AMI

32, 43

JEWISH LEARNING CENTER

56

OHR HATORAH CONGREGATION

JEWISH LEARNING INSTITUTE

56

OR ADAM CONGREGATION

JEWISH LIFELONG LEARNING

57

JEWISH NATIONAL FUND: ARIZONA JEWISH NATIONAL FUND MISSIONS & TOURS

31

★ TEMPLE KOL AMI EARLY CHILDHOOD

FOR HUMANISTIC JUDAISM

30

TEMPLE KOL HAMIDBAR

27

21, 70

ORT AMERICA

22

TEMPLE SOLEL

32

70

★ OUT OF ARIZONA

73, 75

THE FLAGSTAFF MIKVAH

39

CENTER

P

JEWISH SOCIAL GROUP OF CAVE CREEK AND CAREFREE

58

JEWISH TUCSON

17, 59

44, 54

THE FREE LOAN AT THE JEWISH FEDERATION

PARADISE MEMORIAL GARDENS & MAUSOLEUM

40

THE FRIENDSHIP CIRCLE

17 48

★ PARADISE VALLEY DENTAL

71, 73

THE J’S EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER

44

★ JEWISH TUITION ORGANIZATION 5, 25, 43, 46, 52

★ PARDES JEWISH DAY SCHOOL

45, 53

THE NEW SHUL

30

JEWISH UNIVERSITY OF SCOTTSDALE

57

PEACEFUL RETURN

40

★ THE PALAZZO SENIOR LIVING

64, 65

JEWISH WAR VETERANS OF THE USA

17, 21

PEBBLECREEK SHALOM CLUB

65

THE PHOENIX MIKVAH

40

JEWISH WOMEN INTERNATIONAL

22

PERACH YISROEL COMMUNITY MIKVEH

39

THE RETREAT AT DESERT COVE

64

JFCS CENTER FOR SENIOR ENRICHMENT

60

PHOENIX COMMUNITY ERUV

33

THE SOLEL PRESCHOOL

44

PHOENIX COMMUNITY KOLLEL

57

★ THE VILLAGE AT OCOTILLO

61, 64

AGING CLASSES

60

PHOENIX HEBREW ACADEMY

44, 46

★ THE WALOWITZ GROUP

72, 75

JNFUTURE

56

PHOENIX HEBREW ACADEMY PRESCHOOL

44

THE WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE

57

PHOENIX HOLOCAUST ASSOCIATION

22

TORAH DAY SCHOOL OF PHOENIX

44, 46

JFCS SENIOR CONCIERGE SERVICES/CREATIVE

JOINT ACTION COMMITTEE FOR POLITCAL AFFAIRS (JAC)

22

PHOENIX JEWISH SINGLES

58

TORAH DAY SCHOOL OF PHOENIX/KINDERTOTS

44

JPRIDE

58

PHOENIX KEILIM MIKVAH

39

TUCSON BOARD OF RABBIS

33

J STREET

70

PHOENIX WOMENS CHEVRA KADISHA

40

TUCSON COALITION FOR JEWISH EDUCATION

J SWIM CLUB

47

PJ LIBRARY

43

★ TUCSON HEBREW ACADEMY

J TEEN CONNECT AZ OF GREATER PHOENIX

47

PJ LIBRARY - PHOENIX

43

TUCSON HEBREW FOR CREDIT

47

PJ OUR WAY

44

TUCSON JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER

17, 44, 48, 59

K KEHILLAS HATURIM/YESHIVAS HATURIM

31

★ POMELO

15, 68

KEITH DVEIRIN, MD

38

PRIDE

57, 58

KITCHEN 18

67

R

★ KIVEL CAMPUS OF CARE

5, 25, 60

L

RABBI MENDY LIPSKIER

57 45, 49, 54

TUCSON JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

44

TUCSON JEWISH MONTESSORI

44

38

TUCSON JEWISH SINGLES OVER 40

58 70

RABBI YOSSIE SEMEL

39

TZEDAKAH FUND, INC.

LA BELLA PIZZERIA & RESTAURANT

67

RICHARD DOBRUSIN, DO

38

U

★ LA SIENA

61, 62

★ RIGHT HONDA

71, 72

LEVI CATERING

67

ROBERT S. LIPSON, MD

38

LIMMUD AZ

22

ROHR CHABAD AT ASU

29, 56

★ LUCI’S AT THE GROVE

15, 67

RUACH HAMIDBAR – SPIRIT OF THE DESERT

★ LUCI’S AT THE ORCHARD

15, 67

★ RUSS LYON SOTHEBY’S

★ LUCI’S MARKETPLACE

15, 68

UNITED SYNAGOGUE YOUTH (USY) - FAR WEST

47

UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA HILLEL

56

UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA THE ARIZONA CENTER

32

FOR JUDAIC STUDIES

56

URJ CAMP NEWMAN

49

V

INTERNATIONAL REALTY

62, 74

VALLEY BEIT MIDRASH

22

32

SAMARKAND RESTAURANT

68

VALLEY ERUV PROJECT

33

MANHATTAN PIZZA AND SUBS

68

★ SCHMATTEES

71, 74

VOLUNTEERS FOR ISRAEL (VFI)

70

MARANA MORTUARY & CEMETERY

40

SCHMOOZE

58

★ MARAVILLA SCOTTSDALE

M

S

MAKOR SYNAGOGUE

59, 62

SECULAR HUMANIST JEWISH CIRCLE 28

MARTIN PEAR JCC IN THE VALLEY OF THE SUN

22

SEGAL’S OASIS GRILL & KOSHER FOODS

MARTIN PEAR JCC SENIOR PROGRAMS

60

MARTIN PEAR JCC YOUTH SPORTS

47

MASA ISRAEL

56

MAVENS & MENCHES JEWISH SINGLES

W WEINTRAUB ISRAEL CENTER

70

68

★ WEST USA REALTY

74, 75

SHAAREI TZEDEK CONGREGATION

31

WILSHIRE BOULEVARD TEMPLE CAMPS

49

SHEARIM TORAH HIGH SCHOOL FOR GIRLS

46

WOMEN’S ACADEMY OF JEWISH STUDIES

57

SHEMESH CAMPS @ THE J

48

Y

SHEVET SHEMESH – ISRAEL SCOUTS

47

YAD B’ YAD CHILDREN’S CENTER

44

OF THE WEST VALLEY

65

SINAI MORTUARY OF ARIZONA

40

YESHIVA HIGH SCHOOL OF ARIZONA

46

MAZEL TOV GIFTS

72

SMILE ON SENIORS

65

YOUNG ISRAEL OF PHOENIX

31

MAZON: A JEWISH RESPONSE TO HUNGER

22

SOUTHWEST TORAH INSTITUTE

57

YOUNG JEWISH PROFESSIONALS

58

MENACHEM MENDEL ACADEMY

45

★ SPLURGE ICE CREAM & CANDY SHOP

MIKVAH CHAYA MUSHKA

39

STAND WITH US

70

MILK + HONEY ESPRESSO BAR & EATERY

68

STATE TAX CREDIT PROGRAMS

25

Z

★ MINKOFF CENTER FOR JEWISH GENETICS 22, 38, 39, 53

STEIN FAMILY COMMUNITY MIKVEH

40

ZIONIST ORGANIZATION OF AMERICA

70

MOISHE HOUSE

56

STEVEN HAUBEN, MD

38

ZOYO NEIGHBORHOOD YOGURT

68

MOISHE HOUSE WITHOUT WALLS

56

STRAUSS ECE AND KINDERGARTEN

44

15, 68

YOUNG LEADERSHIP OF THE JEWISH FEDERATION OF SOUTHERN ARIZONA

56

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