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

JEWISH HOLIDAYS A year full of holidays

CONGREGATIONS

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

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Flagstaff 29 Lake Havasu City 29 Prescott 29 Sedona 29 Southern Arizona 29 Tucson 29 The Valley 30 Yuma 35 Rabbinic Boards & Eruvim 35

LIFECYCLE Lifecycle moments Shalom Bayit: Achieving peace in the home Simcha venues Genetic testing Mohels Mikvahs Chevra kadisha Cemeteries & mortuaries

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

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Programs & services 68 Home care 70 Residential 70 Social & cultural 75 Hospice 75

FOOD Certifying agencies Restaurants, stores & catering

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ISRAEL

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FRONT & CENTER

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BUSINESS

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Apparel 88 Auto 88 Dental 88 Gifts 88 Health 90 Home 90 Jewelry 90 Real estate 93

INDEX 94 COVER:

“Tree of Life” by artist Osnat Tzadok. See page 14.



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Meet Cover Artist

Osnat Tzadok

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he cover art for this year’s Resource Guide is titled “Tree of Life” by artist Osnat Tzadok. Osnat was born and raised in Israel and now lives in Canada, where she relocated with her family 22

years ago. A self-taught artist, Osnat creates abstract art with or without texture and with colorful or minimal color palettes. The ability to play with colors – without giving too much thought to the process – is at the core of her creations. “I paint without planning ahead, without picking up favorite colors or paints,” she says. “Abstract style allows me to detach myself from the physical world and delve into my inner world where the real celebration is taking place.” When Osnat first moved to Canada, she didn’t have a work permit to work outside the home, but she kept plenty busy raising two small children and running and managing the family’s home. Then, one day, a friend gave her a copy of the book, The Power of Your Subconscious Mind by Dr. Joseph Murphy, telling Osnat that it had changed her life. Osnat began reading the book and soon found that she couldn’t put it down. The book mentions various mind-focusing techniques for removing obstacles in the subconscious that prevent someone from achieving the success they want. Inspired, Osnat created her own bedtime prayer that she repeated nightly. “I prayed to find my purpose in life, with the conviction that the answer has already been given to me, and with the sincere feeling that I have already accomplished this goal,” she shares. Two weeks went by, and another friend came over, asking Osnat if she would like to accompany her to

an art supply store. At first, she refused, she needed to make dinner and it was getting late, but her friend insisted, and Osnat is forever grateful that she did. “The moment I stepped into that store, I felt strange, ignited, exasperated and intrigued,” Osnat remembers. “I was staring at the canvases, brushes and paints with a strong attraction.” She bought a few basic materials, and when she got back home, she cleared the kitchen table and started to paint. “I felt like I was in a state of flow with my own creation, and it felt awesome,” says Osnat. She filled the house with paintings, and within a month, all her walls were covered with new artwork. She started to change her nightly prayer and imagined herself making sales and shipping those pieces to new customers. The following month, she started selling her works on eBay. “At first, I sold them for minimal amounts, but as I started gathering feedback and a reputation, my sales grew stronger,” says Osnat. “ A few months after my first sale, I started reaping the fruits of my effort, as bidders were fighting over my artwork creating bidding wars.” Creating the art, selling it online and receiving positive feedback was an exciting process that spurred Osnat into creating more art and reinventing herself over and over again. She continues to experiment with different painting techniques, and stays attune to market needs. “As a spiritual person but especially as an artist – flow is my motto,” shares Osnat. “Flow is the art of letting things happen; it is where the subconscious is leading the conscious, and where the apparent is giving way to the hidden.” To read more about Osnat and her work, visit OsnatFineArt.com. ARIZONA JEWISH LIFE | RESOURCE GUIDE 2022 15


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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. 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. As community and individual needs shifted in subsequent decades, some organizations faded, 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.

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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 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 JEWISH FEDERATION OF SOUTHERN ARIZONA The Harvey and Deanna Evenchik Center for Jewish Philanthropy 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 201 520-747-1085 jwvsw.org/post-201 THE FREE LOAN AT THE JEWISH FEDERATION 3718 E. River Road, Tucson 520-297-5360 thefreeloan.org TUCSON JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER 3800 E. River Road, Tucson 520-299-3000 tucsonjcc.org

ADL ARIZONA Marc Lerner, Regional Board Chair Tammy Gillies, Regional Director Marc Krell, Associate Regional Director Cathy Lee, Education Director 602-274-0991 arizona.adl.org Twitter: @ADLArizona ADL is a leading anti-hate organization in Arizona and

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.

No Place for Hate is impacting over 60 schools across Arizona this school year! If your school is interested in information regarding anti-bias and allyship trainings to prepare your school to become No Place for Hate next year, please email Cathy Lee clee@adl.org. ARIZONA JEWISH LIFE | RESOURCE GUIDE 2022 17


across the country, fighting antisemitism and hate in all forms. For over 100+ years ADL has been providing an ongoing and dynamic counter to bigotry, discrimination and hate against any and all groups. Please report all incidents of antisemitism to the ADL at https://www.adl.org/ reportincident AMERICAN ISRAEL PUBLIC AFFAIRS COMMITTEE (AIPAC) 602-277-3318 aipac.org

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

AMERICAN JEWISH COMMITTEE 602-539-2895 ajc.org ARIZONA JEWISH RUSSIAN PROGRAMS 836 E. Lamar Road, Phoenix 602-577-6131 arizonarussianprograms.com ARIZONA JEWS FOR JUSTICE arizonajewsforjustice.org

ARIZONA KOSHER PANTRY Yecheskel Friedman, President & 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 Monday-Wednesday and Friday 9 am-1 pm and Thursday 9am-4 pm. 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. THE DEUTSCH FAMILY SHALOM CENTER Temple Chai 4645 E. Marilyn Road, Phoenix 602-971-1234 templechai.com

EAST VALLEY JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER 908 N. Alma School Road, Chandler 480-897-0588 evjcc.org

EZRAS CHOLIM OF ARIZONA Yecheskel Friedman, President & Founder 7118 N. Seventh St., Phoenix 602-492-4989



ezrascholim.com

yecheskel@ezrascholim.com Ezras Cholim offers warm kosher meals (delivered daily) to patients and caregivers at hospitals, treatment centers, or to those unable to cook their own meals. 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 nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization and is an indispensable part of the Phoenix community life. We need your support. We are seeking monthly contributions and volunteers.

reduced-rate and complimentary screenings throughout the year continues to be one of the Festival’s aims. Be sure to keep checking our website, gpjff.org. HADASSAH TIKVAH-WEST VALLEY CHAPTER Serving: Glendale, Goodyear, Peoria, Sun City, Sun City West, Sun City Grand and Surprise 623-252-3161 facebook.com/TikvahWestValley HADASSAH VALLEY OF THE SUN CHAPTER 480-998-1880 facebook.com/HadassahHVOS ISRAELI AMERICAN COUNCIL - IAC ARIZONA 480-410-7552 israeliamerican.org/arizona

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 3,000 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 Tricia Beran, Co-Executive Director Sue Adatto, Co-Executive Director 6501 E. Greenway Pkwy. #103, PMB 234, Scottsdale 602-753-9366 gpjff.org Twenty-six 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. For 2022, the Festival will be held, virtually in the comfort and safety of your own homes, and if possible, some films will be shown in theaters. 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 February, 2022 festival, presenting virtual special 20

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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, Program Manager, Jewish Programs 602-452-4627- kathy.rood@jfcsaz.org Adm. Offices, 4747 N. Seventh St. #100, Phoenix Jewish Community & Older Adult Services, 2017 N. Seventh St., Phoenix jfcsaz.org JFCS strengthens the community by providing behavioral health, healthcare and social services to all ages, faiths and backgrounds. We provide counseling, emergency financial assistance, older adult services, mental health education programs, Jewish career services, holiday programs, resource information & referrals, Holocaust survivor services, hospital chaplaincy and facilitate the only Jewish Senior Center in Phoenix. JEWISH FEDERATION OF GREATER PHOENIX 12701 N. Scottsdale Road #201, Scottsdale 480-634-4900 jewishphoenix.org


JEWISH FREE LOAN Ellen Friedman Sacks, Executive Director David Senkfor, 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 loans, 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

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JEWISH NATIONAL FUND: DESERT STATES 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 jwvsw.org JEWISH WOMEN INTERNATIONAL 1129 20th St. NW #801, Washington, DC 800-343-2823 jwi.org JOINT ACTION COMMITTEE FOR POLITCAL AFFAIRS P.O. Box 105, Highland Park, IL 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 2022, the Limmud AZ Day of Jewish Learning will be presented virtually on Sunday, February 6, 2022. MARTIN PEAR JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale 480-483-7121 mpjcc.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 22

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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 cancers found in the Jewish community. Men and women age 25 and over are welcome to register. NA’AMAT USA 6320 Canoga Ave. #270 Woodland Hills, CA 844-777-5222 naamat.org NATIONAL COUNCIL OF JEWISH WOMEN ARIZONA 14747 N. Northsight Blvd #111-228, Scottsdale 602-784-8148 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 PROJECT INSPIRE ARIZONA 602-469-1606/928-300-7154 projectinspireaz.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 our community’s vitality, diversity,


challenges and accomplishments. 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 in the magazine, on the website and in our free weekly digital edition. To receive The Weekly, sign up at azjewishlife.com/the-weekly-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 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.

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simultaneously help students receive an excellent Jewish and secular education. Do a mitzvah – ensure our future – contribute to JETCO! 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 3,000 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).

HANDMAKER JEWISH SERVICES FOR THE AGING Cydney Turner, Marketing/Admissions Coordinator 2221 N. Rosemont Blvd., Tucson 520-322-7035 handmaker.org cturner@handmaker.org Since 1963, Handmaker has built a tradition of caring – a special place where residents live fully at every level of care with a dedicated team of highly trained, compassionate professionals. Handmaker offers unique independent and assisted living options, as well as skilled nursing and rehabilitation choices, suited to individual life stages. Call 520-322-7035 to learn more.

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 their Arizona State income taxes and 24

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JEWISH FAMILY & CHILDREN’S SERVICE Arizona Charitable Tax Credit Program Mara Samudrala, Director of Marketing & Annual Campaigns 602-567-8392 - mara.samudrala@jfcsaz.org 4747 N. Seventh Street #100, Phoenix jfcsaz.org/taxcredit Tax credit dollars at Jewish Family & Children’s Service are used to assist low-income children, families and older adults. Of the 40,000 + individuals served across the Valley each year, 97% are low income. 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

JEWISH FREE LOAN Ellen Friedman Sacks, Executive Director David Senkfor, 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 loans, 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 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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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.

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OLIDAYS Yom HaShoah April 28, 2022

Purim March 17, 2022

Hanukkah Nov. 29Dec. 6, 2021

Yom HaZikaron May 4, 2022

Passover April 16-23, 2022

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(Note: Jewish holidays start at sunset the evening before the first day of the holiday) For full descriptions of the holidays visit azjewishlife.com/holidays-resource-guide

Rosh Hashanah Lag B’Omer

Sept. 2627, 2022

May 19, 2022

Yom Kippur Oct. 5, 2022

Shavuot June 5-6, 2022

Yom Ha’atzmaut May 5, 2022

Sukkot Oct. 10-16, 2022

Tisha B’Av Aug. 7, 2022

Shemini Atzeret/ Simchat Torah Oct. 17-18, 2022

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n Arizona, the first known Jewish settler was the German-born Nathan Benjamin Appel, who headed west from New York to St. Louis, then followed the Santa Fe Trail to New Mexico, then Mexico and arrived in Tucson in 1856. In 1858 he opened his Tubac store – one of the first 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. Built in Tucson in 1910, Temple Emanu-El was the first synagogue in the Arizona Territory. The temple opened on Rosh Hashanah Eve, Oct. 3, 1910. Today, the building houses the Jewish History Museum. Jews came to settle in Phoenix later than they did in Tucson. These Jewish settlers worked tirelessly,

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starting dry goods stores and banks and investing in mining and real estate. One of the first was Emil Ganz, a successful businessman and banker who served as the town’s NATHAN BENJAMIN APPEL mayor in the late 1880s. 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. In the Phoenix area, the first permanent Jewish congregation, 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 congregation. 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.


FLAGSTAFF CHABAD CHABAD OF FLAGSTAFF 930 W. University Ave., Flagstaff 928-255-5756 jewishflagstaff.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.org PRESCOTT CHABAD CHABAD OF PRESCOTT 345 N. Washington Ave., Prescott 928-362-8924 jewishprescott.org REFORM TEMPLE B’RITH SHALOM 2077 Brohner Way, Prescott 928-708-0018 brithshalom-az.org

CHABAD OF COCHISE COUNTY 228 W. Fry Blvd., Sierra Vista Mail: 401 Suffolk Dr., Sierra Vista 520-820-6256 jewishsierravista.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 CHABAD AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA 1436 E. Drachman St., Tucson 520-820-8939 chabadua.com CHABAD LUBAVITCH OF TUCSON 2443 E. Fourth St., Tucson 520-975-4489 chabadtucson.com CHABAD OF ORO VALLEY 1171 E. Rancho Vistoso Blvd. #131, Oro Valley 520-477-8672 jewishorovalley.com

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

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

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

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SOUTHERN ARIZONA CHABAD CHABAD JEWISH CENTER OF VAIL ARIZONA Vail 347-372-3092 jewishvailaz.com

CONGREGATION BET SHALOM 3881 E. River Road, Tucson 520-577-1171 cbsaz.org

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HUMANIST SECULAR HUMANIST JEWISH CIRCLE 520-271-6235 secularhumanistjewishcircle.org ORTHODOX CONGREGATION CHOFETZ CHAYIM 5150 E. Fifth St., Tucson 520-747-7780 tucsontorah.org THE SHUL OF TUCSON/ 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 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

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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 CONSERVATIVE

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,

Temple emanuel of Tempe

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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.

Temple Beth Sholom

BETH EMETH CONGREGATION OF THE WEST VALLEY 13702 W. Meeker Blvd., Sun City West 623-584-7210 bethemethaz.org

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East Valley is the only Conservative Synagogue in the East Valley and is a member of the USCJ. In existence for 70 years, we offer a friendly, warm, and supportive environment. We welcome interfaith families and partners in interfaith relationships to all services and events with our inclusive community. Everyone welcome at TBS-EV, where Ruach comes Alive! TBS-EV is located at

3400 N Dobson Rd. Chandler, AZ 85224 480.897.3636 To learn more about us, please visit or find us on

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CONGREGATION OR TZION Rabbi Andy Green Cantor Dannah Rubinstein Nicky Spivak, Executive Director 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, affiliated with USCJ. We pride ourselves on offering meaningful, spiritual, and engaging Jewish experiences for all and offer programming for all ages: traditional and creative Shabbat services, Thursday morning minyanim, holidays, religious school, adult education, social action and B'nai Mitzvah program. Visit our website for more information about membership and upcoming programs. TEMPLE BETH EMETH OF SCOTTSDALE 8250 E. Rose Lane, Scottsdale Mailing: PO Box 2831, Scottsdale 480-941-4112 tbescottsdale.org

Couples, singles, winter visitors ...

BETH AMI TEMPLE Over 50 and looking to connect with YOUR Jewish background?

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

A congregation of involved adults

Travel – Hiking – Cultural Outings Movies – Speakers – Concerts Torah Study and more No Building Fund

Rabbi Allison Lawton and Cantorial Soloist Michael Robbins

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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 (grades 3-12) 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. Northsight 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

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CONGREGATION SHOMREI TORAH 4927 E. Evans Dr., Scottsdale 602-320-3369 congregationshomreitorah.com

SHAAREI TZEDEK CONGREGATION Beth El campus, 1118 W. Glendale Ave., Phoenix Mail: 7608 N. 18th Ave., Phoenix 602-944-1133

THE NEW SHUL 7825 E. Paradise Lane, Scottsdale 480-515-2272 thenewshul.org

YOUNG ISRAEL OF PHOENIX 6232 N. Seventh St. #107, Phoenix 602-265-8888 yiphoenix.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. 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 6516 N. Seventh St., Phoenix 480-359-5572 ohrhatorahphoenix.org 34

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BETH AMI TEMPLE Allison Lawton, Rabbi Michael Robbins, Cantorial Soloist Robert Unferth, President 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 offering High Holiday and bi-weekly Friday night services with modest dues and no building fund. Also, many social clubs such as cultural events, hiking, 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.org SUN LAKES JEWISH CONGREGATION 9240 E. Sun Lakes Blvd. N., Sun Lakes 480-305-0123 sunlakesjewishcongregation.org TEMPLE BETH SHALOM 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 Cookie Lea Olshein, Rabbi Emily Kaye Wiss, Cantorial Soloist 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 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 AVDEY 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 TUCSON ERUV 520-747-7780 tucsontorah.org/tucson-eruv VALLEY ERUV PROJECT (Paradise Valley, North Phoenix, Scottsdale) 480-630-9596 arizonaeruv.org ARIZONA JEWISH LIFE | RESOURCE GUIDE 2022 35


I F E C YC L E

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.

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. 36

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Birth/Infancy 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.


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.

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 kiddushin (betrothal on the wedding day), ketubah (statement of obligations), chuppah (the wedding canopy), nesuin (marrying with a ring and witnesses), yichud (marital seclusion, an Ashkenazic custom 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. PHOTO COURTESY PURE IN ART PHOTOGRAPHY, WWW.PUREINART.COM

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Lifecycle 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. 38

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Shalom Bayit:

Achieving peace in the home By Sherri Curley


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halom Bayit” (Hebrew) or “Shlom Bayit” (Yiddish) is a Jewish value rooted in the Talmud. Roughly it translates as “peace in the home.” More specifically, peace via domestic harmony between spouses. Let’s look at it from a broader context. We build our nests to support us, a place to seek safety and security for ourselves and our families. From moments of celebration to times of despair, our homes are our cradles of joy and comfort. Fully supported, we achieve peace, completeness, wholeness and fulfillment. The more content we are, the more our relationships thrive. Shalom Bayit. Shalom Bayit. Hello. Welcome Home. Peace in your home. Goodbye to any and all things standing

between you and a peaceful, harmonious lifestyle. We’re spending a lot of time in our homes. Even as pandemic restrictions wind down, the “workplace of the future” for many of us will continue to be a home office or kitchen table. Our spaces enhance our productivity and creativity. At this point, it is unclear if hybrid schooling will become the “education of the future.” With so many bodies at home day and night, our storage, work and study spaces, and the flow between multiple users for multiple purposes need to be maximized for the sake of peace. This shift has caused many of us to rethink how we use every inch of space. You may have already embarked on a clear-out Continued on page 40 ARIZONA JEWISH LIFE | RESOURCE GUIDE 2022 39


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

Continued from page 39 or two to pare down to gear up for this new way of life. You’re on your way to Shalom Bayit. If you’re not professionally working from home, does your home bolster you in other ways? Are you able to sail through chores? Less clutter enables completing tasks quicker with greater ease and fewer four-letter words. You can get on to the next item on your to-do list or chill to refill your resource cup. Does your home nurture you? Are there comfortable, unobstructed places to relax, eat, entertain and sleep? Does your home facilitate Shalom Bayit? In an internet search for Shalom Bayit, the spell checker suggested “shalom buy it.” I hadn’t seen that coming, although I can promise you that superfluous purchases are not the magic sauce despite what advertisers and social media lead us to believe. I’ve worked with enough clients to know that things are rarely the keys to peace. In fact, quite the opposite. Excess leads to higher levels of stress, confusion, 40

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irritation, overwhelm, budget depletion, productivity impediments and contention between family members or roommates. I’ve worked in situations where one partner was given an ultimatum to clean up or clear out – not a pleasant experience. One recipe for Shalom Bayit is to buy what you need and if your budget and storage space allows, purchase the things that enliven your spirit. Peace and harmony originate from within, not from the mall or online marketplaces. Unfortunately, we can’t buy Shalom Bayit. Feng Shui is the ancient Chinese practice of minimizing, simple living and arranging furniture and décor to realize greater balance and flow. When barriers are removed, energy is harnessed, and harmony is created between the home environment and those dwelling within. As in the principles of Feng Shui, Shalom Bayit is attainable through simplicity and clearing away physical and mental clutter. When our home is out of balance, our physical and emotional life also become unbalanced. Chaotic piles and clutter lead to safety hazards, visual overwhelm and tension in relationships. Productivity is hampered by items lost among the morass and time-wasting searches. Well-being suffers from stressful surroundings. Moderation is fundamental to flow, focus, optimal health, prosperity and serenity. We strive to maintain a healthy body weight to move with ease, live each day with vitality, and feel content in our skin. We feel better. Being mindful of the weightiness of our homes helps us achieve harmony safely, visually, kinesthetically, productively and relationally within our surroundings. Shalom Bayit. Sherri Curley, aka The Practical Sort, is a home organizer, organizing motivator, speaker and writer at The Practical Sort Eco-Organizing Solutions. Based on her personal experiences with ADHD and her professional tools, she adores sharing her passion for organizing through adult ADHD obstacles and simplifying lifestyles via practical, eco-friendly solutions. She worked for the EPA during the early days of grassroots recycling, and works with her clients to reduce, reuse and recycle. Follow her weekly practical tips and monthly blog at ThePracticalSort.com.


SIMCHA VENUES

ARIZONA JEWISH HISTORICAL SOCIETY CUTLER-PLOTKIN JEWISH HERITAGE CENTER Dr. Lawrence Bell, Ph.D., Executive Director Rabbi Jeffrey Schesnol, Associate Executive Director, MAJS, PMP 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

available.

ODYSEA AQUARIUM Amram Knishinsky, Ph.D., Founder & CEO Ran Knishinsky, Chief Marketing Officer 9500 E. Via de Ventura, Scottsdale 480-291-8000 odyseaaquarium.com info@odyseaaquarium.com OdySea Aquarium is the largest aquarium in the Southwest and has received numerous awards including Best Kids Indoor Entertainment and Best Family Entertainment. This multi-level, state-of-the-art facility holds more than 2 million gallons of water and offers educational, interactive, and entertaining experiences for guests of all ages. From sharks, sea turtles, and penguins to otters and rays, there are more than 370 species of animals that call OdySea Aquarium home. Highlight experiences in the Aquarium include SeaTREK™ underwater ocean walking, a giant submerged escalator that descends into the deep ocean, a Giant Pacific Octopus, the world’s only Russian Sturgeon touch exhibit, and OdySea Voyager, the world’s only rotating aquarium experience.

GENETIC TESTING

TUCSON JEWISH MUSEUM & HOLOCAUST CENTER 564 S. Stone Ave., Tucson 520-670-9073 jewishhistorymuseum.org museum@jewishhistorymuseum.org The museum features the first synagogue built in the Arizona Territory (1910) and Arizona’s only Holocaust History Center. Through educational and community outreach, exhibitions, and public programs, the museum explores the histories and contemporary experiences of Jewish people in Southern Arizona and purposefully places them in conversation with the experiences of other traditionally marginalized communities. Rental spaces are

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.

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ROBERT S. LIPSON, MD 602-264-0608 affiliatedurologists.com

What’s the most valuable lesson you have learned in the past year? “Flexibility and adaptability (e.g. Zoom/hybrid) led to more people engaging and participating over the year. We need to continue this going forward.” ~Michelle Blumenberg

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 3805 E. Bell Road #2100, Phoenix 602-404-5200 KEITH DVEIRIN, MD 7340 E. Speedway #104, Tucson 520-547-7045 claravistapediatrics.com AVRAHAM GAVRIELOV A to Z Circumcision Services of Phoenix 520-390-4590 myazmohel.com ADRIENNE KURLAND, MD Phoenix and surrounding areas 602-476-2316 reformjudaism.org/mohel/kurland-adrienne-md RABBI MENDY LIPSKIER Statewide 480-776-4763 azbris.com 42

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RABBI YOSSIE SEMEL Phoenix 602-326-3885 azmohel.com ALAN B. SINGER, MD 602-705-3501 dralansinger.com MOHELS SERVING THE TUCSON COMMUNITY 520-881-7956 chabadtucson.com MIKVAHS (MIKVAOT) A mikvah is a ritual bath satisfying specific requirements that incorporate “living water” (running or moving water from a God-given 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 THE 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 Kailim (utensil) Mikveh, located in the courtyard) Congregation Chofetz Chayim 5150 E. Fifth St., Tucson 520-591-7680 tucsontorah.org/community-mikveh PHOENIX KEILIM MIKVAH (for utensils; located in the back of the building) Phoenix Community Kollel 6516 N. Seventh St., Phoenix 602-348-1475 aztorah.com THE PHOENIX MIKVAH 840 E. Maryland Ave., Phoenix 602-282-0307 thephoenixmikvah.wixsite.com THE STEIN FAMILY COMMUNITY MIKVEH Congregation Beth Israel 10460 N. 56th St., Scottsdale 480-951-0323 cbiaz.org/mikveh

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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 928-777-8172, 928-717-1008 brithshalom-az.org 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, 520-591-7680

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What’s the most valuable lesson you have learned in the past year? “The most valuable lesson learned over the past year is how much our relationships matter.” ~ Paul Rockower

CHEVRA KADISHA OF TUCSON Chabad Tucson 2443 E. Fourth St., Tucson 520-975-4489 chabadtucson.com PEACEFUL RETURN 602-469-1606 peacfulreturn.org

GREEN ACRES MORTUARY & CEMETERY 401 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale 480-945-2654 greenacresmortuary.net MARANA MORTUARY & CEMETERY 12146 W. Barnett Road, Marana 520-230-5497 maranamortuarycemetery.com

PHOENIX WOMEN’S CHEVRA KADISHA Operating at Sinai Mortuary of Arizona 4538 N. 16th St., Phoenix 602-248-0030 CEMETERIES & MORTUARIES BETH EL CEMETERY Greenwood Memory Lawn Mortuary & Cemetery 2300 W. Van Buren St., Phoenix 602-944-3359 bethelphoenix.com BETH ISRAEL MEMORIAL CEMETERY 305 S. 35th Ave., Phoenix 480-951-0323 cbiaz.org/cemetery EAST LAWN PALMS MORTUARY & CEMETERY 5801 E. Grant Road, Tucson 520-885-6741 eastlawnpalmsmortuary.com 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 44

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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

Preplanning is truly the greatest gift one can give to their family.


EDUCATION RESOURCES

IDS & TEENS

PRESCHOOLS DAY SCHOOLS/ HIGH SCHOOLS

YOUTH GROUPS & PROGRAMS HIGH SCHOOL STUDY PROGRAMS SPECIAL NEEDS RESOURCES DAY CAMPS, CLASSES & ACTIVITIES RESIDENT CAMPS

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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. In addition, most synagogues offer religious school to further build on a child’s Jewish identity. Informal education is widely available too. Youth groups and camps, both day and overnight, immerse youth in Jewish life. At Jewish camp, children experience various 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. EDUCATION RESOURCES BJE’S JEWISH COMMUNITY LIBRARY 12701 N. Scottsdale Road #206, Scottsdale 480-634-8050 bjephoenix.org 46

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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 their 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, Director of Marketing & Annual Campaigns 602-567-8392 - mara.samudrala@jfcsaz.org 4747 N. Seventh Street #100, Phoenix jfcsaz.org/taxcredit Tax credit dollars at Jewish Family & Children’s Service are used to assist low-income children, families and older adults. Of the 40,000 + individuals served across the Valley each year, 97% are low income. 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.

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. PJ LIBRARY - PHOENIX 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale 480-481-7112 pjlibrary.org PJ LIBRARY Prescott: 928-771-3737 Southern Arizona: 520-577-9393 ext. 138 pjlibrary.org PJ OUR WAY For ages 9-12 pjourway.org PRESCHOOLS

JEWISH TUITION ORGANIZATION Linda Zell, Executive Director 12701 N. Scottsdale Road #100M, Scottsdale 480-634-4926 jtophoenix.org

FLAGSTAFF TEVA TOTS PRESCHOOL 930 W. University Ave., Flagstaff jewishflagstaff.com

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TUCSON ESTHER B. FELDMAN PRESCHOOL Congregation Anshei Israel 5550 E. Fifth St., Tucson 520-745-5550 ext. 229 caiaz.org/lifelong-learning/preschool STRAUSS ECE 225 N. Country Club Road, Tucson 520-325-0390 straussece.com TUCSON J’S EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION 3800 E. River Road, Tucson 520-615-5437 tucsonjcc.org

PHOENIX HEBREW ACADEMY PRESCHOOL 515 E. Bethany Home Road, Phoenix 602-277-7479 phoenixhebrewacademy.org TEMPLE CHAI EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER 4645 E. Marilyn Road, Phoenix 602-923-3619 templechai.com/ecc

ALEPH BET PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN Chabad of Arizona 2110 E. Lincoln Dr., Phoenix 602-944-2580 alephbetaz.com

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.

BETH EL EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER Beth El Phoenix 1118 W. Glendale Ave., Phoenix 602-944-2464 bethelphoenix.com/preschool

THE SOLEL PRESCHOOL Temple Solel 6805 E McDonald Dr., Paradise Valley 480-991-4545 solelpreschool.org

CHANDLER JEWISH PRESCHOOL Pollack Chabad Center 875 N. McClintock Dr., Chandler 480-855-4333 chandlerjewishpreschool.com

TORAH DAY SCHOOL OF PHOENIX/KINDERTOTS 1118 W. Glendale Ave., Phoenix 602-374-3062 torahdayschoolofphoenix.org

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CHANEN PRESCHOOL Congregation Beth Israel 10460 N. 56th St., Scottsdale 480-951-3398 cbiaz.org/chanen-pre-school EARLY LEARNING CENTER AT THE EAST VALLEY JCC 908 N. Alma School Road, Chandler 480-897-0588 evjcc.org/elc THE MARTIN PEAR JCC EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER 12701 N. Scottsdale Road #201, Scottsdale 480-659-7769 mpjcc.org/preschool THE MENACHEM MENDEL ACADEMY EARLY LEARNING CENTER 6140 E. Thunderbird Road, Scottsdale 480-591-1770 menachemmendelacademy.com/preschool 48

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YAD B’ YAD CHILDREN’S CENTER Temple Emanuel of Tempe 5801 S. Rural Road, Tempe 480-249-4557 ybycc.com DAY SCHOOLS/HIGH SCHOOLS TUCSON

THE GREGORY SCHOOL Mary Laughbaum, Director of Admissions Lisa Kondrat, Assistant Director of Admissions and Advancement 3231 N. Craycroft Road, Tucson 520-327-6395 gregoryschool.org admission@gregoryschool.org


The Gregory School is an independent, coeducational, nonprofit school serving students in grades 5 - 12. With average class sizes of 15 and a student:teacher ratio of 1:9, our diverse learning community challenges and supports students to achieve excellence in character, scholarship, leadership and innovation and prepares them to make a positive impact in the world through pursuing their passions, appreciating and creating beauty and solving problems.

DESERT JEWISH ACADEMY 3400 N. Dobson Road, Chandler 480-390-0971 desertja.org

LAMPLIGHTER CHABAD DAY SCHOOL OF TUCSON 2443 E. Fourth St., Tucson 520-975-4489 chabadtucson.com

NISHMAT ADIN – SHALHEVET SCOTTSDALE Ina Levine JCC Campus 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale nishmatadin.org

TUCSON HEBREW ACADEMY Johanna Shlomovich, Head of School Rabbi Billy Lewkowicz, Director of Judaics and Hebrew Studies Gabby Erbst, Principal and 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 45 years, our tradition of excellence produces students who are highly skilled, critical and creative thinkers, possessing a strong moral compass and a deep understanding of their Jewish identity. THE VALLEY ALBERT EINSTEIN ACADEMY Opening Fall 2022 aeaz.org BEIS CHANA HIGH SCHOOL FOR GIRLS Chabad of Arizona 2110 E. Lincoln Dr., Phoenix 602-422-0241 CHEDER LUBAVITCH OF ARIZONA Chabad of Arizona 2110 E. Lincoln Dr., Phoenix 602-422-0341 chederaz.com

MENACHEM MENDEL ACADEMY 6140 E. Thunderbird Road, Scottsdale 480-591-1770 menachemmendelacademy.com

THE OASIS SCHOOL Opening Fall 2022 in Scottsdale 480-442-9610 theoasisschool.org

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. 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. Theatrical productions. Middle School athletics. 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 ARIZONA JEWISH LIFE | RESOURCE GUIDE 2022 49


YESHIVA ACADEMY OF SCOTTSDALE Chabad of Arizona 10213 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale 480-998-1410

SWIFT YOUTH FOUNDATION 16099 N. 82nd St. #B2A, Scottsdale 480-443-5645 swiftyouth.org

YESHIVA HIGH SCHOOL OF ARIZONA 7045 N. 12th St., Phoenix 602-266-1213 azyeshiva.org

UNITED SYNAGOGUE YOUTH (USY) - FAR WEST Chapters in The Valley and Tucson 818-986-0907 farwestusy.org

YOUTH GROUPS & PROGRAMS

HIGH SCHOOL STUDY PROGRAMS

ARIZONA NCSY/JSU 818-795-7788 arizona.ncsy.org

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

BBYO MOUNTAIN REGION East Valley, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tucson & West Valley 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 mpjcc.org/youth-experience CTEEN PHOENIX 2110 E. Lincoln Dr., Phoenix 480-818-9045 cteenaz.com J TEEN CONNECT AZ 480-481-7132 jteenconnectaz.org JCC MACCABI GAMES 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale mpjcc.org/teensports JCC MACCABI GAMES – TUCSON 3800 E. River Road, Tucson 520-299-3000 tucsonjcc.org JWV SCOUTS 210 Meets at: Beth El Phoenix, 1118 W. Glendale Ave., Phoenix 410-336-6118 facebook.com/PHXJewishScouts NFTY SOUTHWEST 212-452-6754 southwest.nfty.org SHEVET SHEMESH – ISRAEL SCOUTS shevetshemesh.com 50

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TUCSON HEBREW FOR CREDIT Tucson Hebrew Academy 520-529-3888 thaaz.org/hebrewhigh SPECIAL NEEDS RESOURCES

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 3,000 community members benefit from the agency’s events and services each year. Gesher is a Qualifying Charitable Organization (QCO) eligible for Arizona’s dollarfor-dollar Tax Credit Program (tax id 86-0626273; QCO Code 20748). THE FRIENDSHIP CIRCLE Chabad of Arizona 2110 E. Lincoln Dr., Phoenix 602-861-1600 fcaz.org TAGLIT DAY PROGRAM 3800 E. River Road, Tucson 520-299-3000 tucsonjcc.org


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DAY CAMPS, CLASSES & ACTIVITIES Many of the congregations that have preschools also have preschool summer day camps. See our Congregations and Preschools listings. ADL WORDS TO ACTION arizona.adl.org/words-to-action

BUTTERFLY WONDERLAND Amram Knishinsky, PhD, Founder & CEO Ran Knishinsky, Chief Marketing Officer 9500 E. Via de Ventura, Scottsdale 480-800-3000 butterflywonderland.com info@butterflywonderland.com Butterfly Wonderland, featuring the largest butterfly conservatory in the country with thousands of fluttering butterflies, transports guests of all ages to the rainforest by immersing them in the world of butterflies and other rainforest animals. Live exhibits connect people to nature through a sensory experience that educates, entertains, and provides a refuge from the outside world. Learn about Monarch migration in a captivating 3D movie, observe live chrysalis as they emerge naturally into beautiful butterflies, get up close to unique reptiles that inhabit rainforests across the world, and so much more. CAMP CHANEN/CAMP 56 Congregation Beth Israel 10460 N. 56th St., Scottsdale cbiaz.org/camp-56 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 CAMP KULANU 1118 W. Glendale Ave., Phoenix 602-730-4564 campkulanu.com CAMP RIMON East Valley Jewish Community Center 908 N. Alma School Road, Chandler 52

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480-897-0588 evjcc.org/camp J SWIM ACADEMY 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale 480-481-7035 mpjcc.org/aquatics MARTIN PEAR JCC YOUTH SPORTS 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale vosjcc.org/youth-sports

ODYSEA AQUARIUM Amram Knishinsky, PhD, Founder & CEO Ran Knishinsky, Chief Marketing Officer 9500 E. Via de Ventura, Scottsdale 480-291-8000 odyseaaquarium.com info@odyseaaquarium.com OdySea Aquarium is the largest aquarium in the Southwest and has received numerous awards including Best Kids Indoor Entertainment and Best Family Entertainment. This multi-level, state-of-the-art facility holds more than 2 million gallons of water and offers educational, interactive, and entertaining

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experiences for guests of all ages. From sharks, sea turtles, and penguins to otters and rays, there are more than 370 species of animals that call OdySea Aquarium home. Highlight experiences in the Aquarium include SeaTREK™ underwater ocean walking, a giant submerged escalator that descends into the deep ocean, a Giant Pacific Octopus, the world’s only Russian Sturgeon touch exhibit, and OdySea Voyager, the world’s only rotating aquarium experience.

THE PHOENIX ZOO 455 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix 602-286-3800 phoenixzoo.org @PhoenixZoo Outdoor adventures. Lifelong memories. That’s Zoo We Are! Nestled on 125 acres within beautiful Papago Park, the Phoenix Zoo is a wondrous place of curiosity, imagination and discovery. Featuring over 3,000 animals, including Bornean orangutans, Asian elephants, Sumatran tigers, Komodo dragons, Masai giraffes and more — it is like no other place in the Valley! Visit today and create memories that last a lifetime.


SHEMESH CAMPS @ THE J 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale 480-634-4949 mpjcc.org/shemesh TUCSON JCC YOUTH SPORTS 3800 E. River Road, Tucson 520-299-3000 tucsonjcc.org/children-families/youth-sports B’NAI B’RITH CAMP 503-496-7444 bbcamp.org RESIDENT CAMPS CAMP DAISY & HARRY STEIN Prescott, AZ Mail: 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

CAMP SOLOMON SCHECHTER Zach Duitch, Executive Director Mail: 117 East Louisa St. #110 Seattle, WA 206-447-1967 info@campschechter.org campschechter.org Camp Solomon Schechter has a 68-year tradition of fun, friendship, and Jewish education immersion in the Pacific Northwest. Camp creates a unique, welcoming, and spiritual community for youth entering 1st-12th grades. Schechter’s spectacular 175-acre wooded facility located near Olympia WA features a private lake, river, miles of hiking trails in pristine forests and wetlands, and outdoor adventure courses (ropes course, zip line, giant swing and climbing tower). At Schechter, Judaism and joy are truly one! URJ CAMP KALSMAN 14724 184th St. NE, Arlington, WA 425-284-4484 campkalsman@urj.org campkalsman.org WILSHIRE BOULEVARD TEMPLE CAMPS 3663 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 213-835-2196 wbtcamps.org

Register today!

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LEARNING FOR A

LIFETIME “Freedom begins with what we teach our children. That is why Jews became a people whose passion is education, whose heroes are teachers and whose citadels are schools.” ~Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, z’l

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ARIZONA CENTER FOR NATURE CONSERVATION/ PHOENIX ZOO 455 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix 602-286-3800 phoenixzoo.org Gabby Hebert, Director of Education

The Arizona Center for Nature Conservation/ Phoenix Zoo seeks to advance the stewardship and conservation of animals and their habitats while providing experiences that inspire people and motivate them to care for the natural world. All of our educational programs are reflective of this mission and we design programs specifically for school audiences to align with Arizona State Academic Standards. This past year, we’ve successfully introduced a range of new or modified programs to support teachers in virtual, in-person and hybrid classrooms. Our new self-paced curriculum, Project Orangutan, uses problem-based learning to address our mission in cross-curricular lessons. With a focus on wildlife conservation, general biology, environmental education and ecology, all of our programs incorporate interactive and learner-centered elements. Many of our virtual and in-person programs include live ambassador animals, providing a unique and impactful learning experience.

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. Educational programs include online and in-museum exhibitions, a monthly documentary films series, book discussions, genealogy seminars, lectures, speaker’s bureau, and live musical concerts. The society also offers a series of Holocaust education seminars, featuring survivors of the Holocaust, children of survivors, and survivors of other atrocities and acts of inhumanity. Contact Dr. Lawrence Bell, Ph.D., Executive Director at lbell@azjhs.org for more information about programs and activities.

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THE GREGORY SCHOOL Dr. Julie A. Sherrill, Head of School 3231 N. Craycroft Road, Tucson 520-327-6395 gregoryschool.org ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY JEWISH STUDIES Lisa Kaplan, Assistant Director PO Box 874302, Tempe 480-965-8094

jewishstudies.asu.edu lisa.kaplan@asu.edu

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. 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 a student’s individual interests. We offer generous scholarships to ASU students that enroll in our classes. With course work in Jewish studies, students can become global citizens with an in-depth knowledge of Judaism and the Jewish experience. In addition, through our Community outreach we offer a wide array of learning opportunities to the community. These programs take place on evenings and Sundays and usually are 1-2 hours in length. They are currently offered both in person and via Zoom. Come learn with us!

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The Gregory School, as a diverse learning community, challenges and supports students in grades 5-12 to achieve excellence in character, scholarship, leadership and innovation and prepares them to make a positive impact in the world through pursuing their passions, appreciating and creating beauty, and solving problems. We cultivate a mindset of innovation, open-minded inquiry, divergent thinking and purposeful action. As innovators, our students develop the creativity, ingenuity, inventiveness, and originality of thought to tackle and resolve the challenges facing our world. A Gregory School Education is personalized and student focused. The Gregory School students are active participants in their own education, learning and practicing self advocacy, discovering and pursuing their passions, and participating meaningfully as members of our supportive learning community. Our 9:1 student:teacher ratio and average class sizes of under 15 result in more personal attention, more mentoring, and more feedback on student work. Students also benefit from more opportunities for classroom participation, more leadership opportunities, and greater comfort and security in class. Our students graduate with the mastery of subject content and the skills in analysis, critical and creative thinking, self advocacy, collaboration, and written and oral communication vital for success in college and beyond. The Gregory School Entrepreneurial Institute: Working closely with a group of successful alumni, faculty developed a curriculum that incorporates the steps and processes involved in taking an invention or product (potentially created in our MIT FabLab) to market. As a culmination of their work here, students in grades 11 and 12 may apply for this program. The Gregory School is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools, the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest, and the MIT FabLab Network. The Gregory School believes in educating the whole child (intellectual, physical, emotional, social, spiritual, aesthetic). To this end, students can and do play multiple sports, perform in musical theater and write for the school paper, participate in community service, and take a full academic load to boot. This is a well-rounded education.


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JEWISH EDUCATION TAX CREDIT ORGANIZATION 3718 E. River Road #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-for-dollar tax credit on your state taxes, but even more importantly, in the continuity of the Jewish people. Every Arizona taxpayer may contribute, both as 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 2021, an individual may contribute up to $1,219 when filing as single, head-of-household, or married filing separately. Married couples filing jointly may contribute up to $2,435. 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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JEWISH TUITION ORGANIZATION 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale 480-634-4926 jtophoenix.org 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. When you support the JTO through Arizona’s private school tax credit, you are the hero in a child’s Jewish day school education; you impact that child’s whole life and ultimately the Jewish community,” says JTO Executive Director Linda Zell. “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 without the generosity of our community,” adds Zell. The JTO is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) and can accept non-credit charitable donations. Many charities share the financial challenges that the recent health and financial crisis have brought to the community, JTO is not an exception. “We are very grateful for the support that continues to come in from our families and corporations. So many people expressed that they were doing the best they could this year – even if it wasn’t the same as in the past, because our students’ education was important to them,” stated Zell. 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 who is not their dependent. All corporate support will provide needbased scholarships through the general fund or a school fund to low-income families. “Our students are the future leaders of our Jewish community. When you support a child today, you secure the future of our Jewish community and you make THE difference,” 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. ARIZONA JEWISH LIFE | RESOURCE GUIDE 2022 59


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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.

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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 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 comprehensive academic curriculum with a focus on 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. Technology is integrated into multifaceted, hands-on learning experiences emphasizing real-life problem solving and elevated thinking. 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. Our inclusive Pardes community embraces students from diverse Jewish backgrounds. 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.


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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 ageappropriate 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.

TUCSON BOTANICAL GARDENS Classes & Programs 2150 N. Alvernon Way, Tucson 520-326-9686 tucsonbotanical.org/classes-programs/ education1@tucsonbotanical.org Katie Rogerson, Director of Education & Public Engagement

The Gardens is committed to providing quality lifelong learning opportunities for all ages. We offer a collection of certificate programs as well as Community Classes that range in topic from Gardening, Wellness, Art, Nature and Ecology. We have predominantly moved to online experiences over the past year in response to the pandemic. We are seeing a slow return to “in person” visits by school field trip groups. We do expect to re-open our Butterfly Magic greenhouse on October 1. The Gardens’ diverse plant life provides an ideal platform for strengthening connections between school curricula and the natural world. Self-guided visits to the Gardens are scheduled year-round. Independently explore our 17 themed gardens during your trip. Discounted rates are available. Please refer to field trip guidelines for more information.

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TUCSON HEBREW ACADEMY 3888 E. River Road, Tucson 520-529-3888 admissions@thaaz.org thaaz.org

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. Our students are provided with the educational framework that allows them to develop skills that are imperative for success in the 21st century. They 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 north-central 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 afterschool 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. 62

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STANDWITHUS P.O. Box 341069, Los Angeles, CA 310-836-6140 standwithus.com Roz Rothstein, Co-founder and CEO

StandWithUs (SWU) is an international nonprofit and nonpartisan Israel education organization that inspires and educates people of all ages and backgrounds, challenges misinformation and fights antisemitism. It empowers and energizes students and communities with leadership training and educational programs on hundreds of college campuses, high schools, and middle schools. StandWithUs informs through social media, print and digital materials, films, conferences, weekly newsletters and missions to Israel. Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Los Angeles, the organization has programs on five continents with chapters and offices throughout the U.S., in Israel, the UK, Canada and Brazil. For the last nine years, SWU has received the highest possible ratings from Charity Navigator (four stars) and Guidestar (Platinum). StandWithUs founded the Kenneth Leventhal High School Internship and the Emerson Fellowship on campuses in five countries, including a prestigious Fellowship in Israel. The programs select, train, inspire and empower student leaders around the world for a full year to run educational programs about Israel, and to combat anti-Israel rhetoric and antisemitism on their campuses and communities. The SWU Saidoff Legal Department has handled over 1,000 inquiries and incidents from students, professors and community members. Working together with the legal department, the Center for Combating Antisemitism has also created downloadable materials and offers a reward program for tips leading to the arrest and conviction of perpetrators of antisemitic acts. Tune into standwithus.tv with more than 100 different programs, including bi-monthly interviews with people who make the headlines. And, don't forget to take a Virtual Tour of Israel with StandWithUs Discover!


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THE ARIZONA CENTER FOR JUDAIC STUDIES J. Edward Wright, Director 845 N. Park Ave. #420, Tucson 520-626-5758 judaic.arizona.edu

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THE ARIZONA CENTER FOR JUDAIC STUDIES Martha Castleberry, Senior Business Manager Jacqueline Schmidt, Outreach Coordinator 845 N. Park Ave. #420, Tucson 520-626-5758 judaic.arizona.edu jan1@email.arizona.edu The Arizona Center for Judaic Studies’ mission is to contribute to the overall goals of The University of Arizona by promoting advanced scholarship, by translating faculty research into dynamic undergraduate instruction, and by contributing to the community through educational outreach and professional advising. We seek to transmit, interpret and critique Jewish historical, religious, and cultural traditions for the benefit of present and future generations.

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ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY JEWISH STUDIES Lisa Kaplan, Assistant Director PO Box 874302, Tempe 480-965-8094 jewishstudies.asu.edu lisa.kaplan@asu.edu ASU Jewish studies serves as an academic program, research center and community outreach initiative. We offer a wide array of undergraduate and graduate courses, research conferences, public lectures and more with the goal of disseminating accurate information about Jewish culture and enhancing the quality of Jewish life in greater Phoenix and around the world. We also offer generous scholarships for students taking our classes, who are enrolled in a degree program at ASU. NAU MARTIN-SPRINGER INSTITUTE Flagstaff 928-523-9011 nau.edu/martin-springer


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 facebook.com/HillelatNAU HILLEL JEWISH STUDENT CENTER AT ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY 1012 S. Mill Ave., Tempe 480-967-7563 hillelasu.org OLAMI AT ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY 69 W. 13th St., Tempe arizona.olami.org/asu OLAMI AT UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA 2146 E. Fourth St., Tucson arizona.olami.org/uofa ROHR CHABAD AT ASU 971 S. Ash Ave., Tempe 480-736-8672 jewishasu.com

STANDWITHUS Roz Rothstein, Co-founder and CEO P.O. Box 341069, Los Angeles, CA 310-836-6140 info@standwithus.com standwithus.com StandWithUs is an international non-partisan organization that inspires and educates people of all ages about Israel, and fights against antisemitism. Through university fellowships, high school internships, middle school curricula, conferences, materials and social media, StandWithUs supports people around the world who want to educate their schools and communities about Israel. For the last nine years, StandWithUs has consistently received the highest possible ratings from Charity Navigator (four stars) and Guidestar (Platinum). UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA HILLEL 1245 E. Second St., Tucson 520-624-6561 uahillel.org ARIZONA JEWISH LIFE | RESOURCE GUIDE 2022 65


GAP YEAR AARDVARK ISRAEL IMMERSION PROGRAMS 646-844-7784 aardvarkisrael.com MASA ISRAEL Gap year programs in Israel for high school graduates masaisrael.org/gap-year YOUNG ADULT 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

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NOWGEN 12701 N. Scottsdale Road #201, Scottsdale 480-634-4900 jewishphoenix.org/nowgen OLAMI PHOENIX arizona.olami.org/olami-phoenix YOUNG LEADERSHIP OF THE JEWISH FEDERATION OF SOUTHERN ARIZONA 520-577-9393 jfsa.org/get-involved/young-leadership ADULT EDUCATION 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 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 jfsa.org/get-involved/professional-affinities HAVURAH SUN CITY ORO VALLEY 1565 E. Rancho Vistoso Blvd., Oro Valley 520-820-0171 havurahscov.com JEW PHX jewphx.com 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 #201, Scottsdale jewishphoenix.org/pride SCHMOOZE azschmooze.com TRIBENET jewphx.com/tribenet TUCSON JEWISH SINGLES OVER 40 tjsover40@gmail.com YOUNG JEWISH PROFESSIONALS 480-998-1410 chabadofscottsdale.org

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stay ian 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. 2253 jfcstucson.org 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 68

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SANDRUBY COMMUNITY PROGRAMS Teresa Forkum, Executive Assistant Nanci Levy, Community Outreach Coordinator 2221 N. Rosemont Blvd., Tucson 520-322-3622 sandrubycp.org tforkum@handmaker.org SandRuby – the only comprehensive adult community program in Tucson – offers much-needed respite and peace of mind, knowing loved ones are in a safe, structured place they look forward to attending. SandRuby provides loved ones the care they need by socialization with peers, assistance and security, and mental and physical stimulation.


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TUCSON JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER 3800 E. River Road, Tucson 520-299-3000 tucsonjcc.org THE VALLEY

DUET: PARTNERS IN HEALTH & AGING Ann Wheat, Executive Director Wendy Cohen, Senior Director of Services Tina Lopez, CFRE, Director of Development 10000 N. 31st Ave., #D200, Phoenix 602-274-5022 info@duetaz.org duetaz.org Imagine a community where every person ages with compassion, dignity, and hope. Duet is turning this vision into reality through its vitally needed, free-of-charge services to homebound adults, family caregivers, faith communities and grandfamilies. From giving rides to the grocery store and medical appointments, to offering health promotion activities and support groups, Duet is here to help. Duet is a local nonprofit serving older adults in greater Phoenix since 1981. Volunteer. Donate. Ask for help. HAROLD & JEAN GROSSMAN PARKINSON’S PROGRAMS @ THE J 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale 480-634-4909 mpjcc.org/group-fitness JEWISH FEDERATION SENIOR RIDES PROGRAM 888-375-5558 and ask for the Jewish Federation Senior Rides Program jewishphoenix.org JFCS CENTER FOR SENIOR ENRICHMENT AND CREATIVE AGING Jennifer Brauner, Virtual programs – jennifer.brauner@jfcsaz.org 602-343-0192 Janet Rees, in-person programs – janet.rees@jfcsaz.org 480-599-7198 Virtual or in person at 6250 N. 19th Avenue, Phoenix Engaging and enriching programming for older adults. Art, music, history, movement and exercise, Judaic programs and more. JFCS SENIOR CONCIERGE Janet Rees 480-599-7198 janet.rees@jfcz.org 70

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The Senior Concierge connects older Jewish adults and their adult children to community resources for all aspects of life, including home care, transportation, legal assistance, residential placement, social opportunities and more. MARTIN PEAR JCC SENIOR PROGRAMS 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale 480-483-7121 mpjcc.org HOME CARE

CONNECTIONS IN HOME CARE CONNECTIONS IN COMMUNITIES Denise & Eric Kaye, Owner-Operators 3509 E. Shea Blvd. #108, Phoenix 602-708-8626 connectionsinhomecare.com We guide families through their care journey helping them determine what’s best—Community care or Homecare. Connections In Home Care specializes in reliable companion care, personal care, and dementia care in the comfort of home. Connections In Communities guides clients in choosing a suitable independent living, assisted living, or memory care community. RESIDENTIAL TUCSON B’NAI B’RITH COVENANT HOUSE 4414 E. Second St., Tucson 520-327-2200 covenanthouseoftucson.org

HANDMAKER JEWISH SERVICES FOR THE AGING Cydney Turner, Marketing/Admissions Coordinator Nanci Levy, Community Outreach Coordinator Angela Salmon, Activities & Development Coordinator 2221 N. Rosemont Blvd., Tucson 520-322-7035 handmaker.org tforkum@handmaker.org



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

Connecting Hearts to Homes Care available from four to twenty-four hours a day We guide families through their care journey helping them determine what’s best—Community care or Homecare. Connections In Home Care specializes in reliable companion care, personal care, and dementia care in the comfort of home. Connections In Communities guides clients in choosing a suitable independent living, assisted living, or memory care community.

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Enjoy a senior living community where life blooms in a full continuum of care. Active assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing and post-hospital rehabilitation all on one campus. For more than 55 years, we’ve built a tradition of caring – a special place where residents live fully and beautifully at every level of care. Modern amenities, active lifestyle options, blossoming friendships, and a dedicated team of highly trained, compassionate professionals allow you live to the fullest. 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 www.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 and safeguards 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 fine dining and lifestyle opportunities with the comfort and convenience of a fullservice continuum of care to accommodate your needs. Discover Maravilla today! ARIZONA JEWISH LIFE | RESOURCE GUIDE 2022 73


Free-of-charge Compassionate Help H O M E B O U N D A D U LT S Volunteer services include grocery shopping, rides to medical appointments, friendly visits, and paperwork assistance.

FA M I LY C A R E G I V E R S Support groups, information and referral assistance, workshops, and a video discussion series for family members caring for someone with Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

G R A N D PA R E N T S R A I S I N G G R A N D C H I L D R E N Support groups, legal guidance and assistance, respite funds, workshops, family outings, and information and guided assistance.

C O N G R E G AT I O N A L H E A LT H Foundations of Faith Community Nursing course, continuing education, and networking groups.

Volunteer. Donate. Ask for Help. (602) 274-5022 | www.duetaz.org

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. Positioned as the premier senior living community in Central Phoenix, we provide the freedom and independence you wish while assuring that you receive the attention and peace of mind you desire. Offering “Resortstyle Living at Affordable Pricing,” The Palazzo not only wows you in its ambiance, but will also surprise you in the amazing value it offers. THE RETREAT AT DESERT COVE A Kivel Community 10031 E. Desert Cove Ave., Scottsdale 602-314-4005 livingattheretreat.com

THE VILLAGE AT OCOTILLO 990 W. Ocotillo Road, Chandler 480-558-0246 TheVillageatOcotillo.com TheVillageatOcotilloMarketing@SRG-LLC.com Ideally located in Chandler’s popular master-planned community of Ocotillo, our CARF accredited community features 120 distinctively designed independent and assisted-living residences with a wealth of safeguards and 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.

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SOCIAL & CULTURAL 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

“This is the best-kept secret!”

SUN CITY GRAND SHALOM CLUB 623-266-0310 scgshalomclub.com

HOSPICE

HOSPICE OF THE VALLEY Debbie Shumway, Executive Director Rachel Behrendt, Senior VP of Operations Lin Sue Cooney, Director of Community Engagement 1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix 602 530-6900 hov.org The National Institute for Jewish Hospice has awarded a prestigious national certification to Hospice of the Valley for providing culturally sensitive care to Jewish families. NIJH commended the not-for-profit agency for integrating traditional aspects of Jewish grief, mourning and medical ethics into care. Rachel Behrendt is head of operations for Arizona’s leading hospice: “From the rabbis we have on staff to our Shabbat Blessings program to kosher meals in our inpatient units, our Jewish patients and families are assured we’re committed to enhancing their journey.”

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OOD CERTIFYING AGENCIES RESTAURANTS, STORES & CATERING

Arizona 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 CHABAD OF ARIZONA 2110 E. Lincoln Dr., Phoenix 602-944-2753 chabadaz.com GREATER PHOENIX VAAD HAKASHRUTH 515 E. Bethany Home Road, Phoenix 602-277-8858 kosherphoenix.org

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. FLAGSTAFF GRAND CANYON KOSHER CATERING (Rabbi Dovie Shapiro, Glatt) 930 W. University Ave., Flagstaff 76

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928-255-5756 jewishflagstaff.com TUCSON AL BASHA GROCERY (offers kosher items) 4145 E Grant Road, Tucson 520-849-5900 CAFÉ @ THE J (Rabbi Billy Lewkowicz, Dairy) Located in the Tucson JCC 3800 E. River Road, Tucson 520-299-3000 x125 tucsonjcc.org KIWIKIDS TUCSON (Chabad) 2443 E. Fourth St., Tucson 520-869-4971 chabadtucson.com The Kids Wellness Initiative (KiwiKids) provides fresh, delicious and kosher meals for children in the community free of charge.


HANDMAKER/MOBILE MEALS OF SOUTHERN ARIZONA (Chabad) 520-622-1600 chabadtucson.com

FAIRYTALE BROWNIES (Vaad, Dairy) 4610 E. Cotton Center Blvd., Phoenix 800-324-7982 brownies.com

L’CHAIM CATERING (Rabbi Billy Lewkowicz) 520-991-5200

FRESH MINT (Vaad) 13802 N. Scottsdale Road #161, Scottsdale 480-443-2556 myfreshmint.com

NADINE’S BAKERY (Rabbi Israel Becker) 4553 E. Broadway Blvd., Tucson 520-326-0735 nadinesweddingcakes.blogspot.com THE VALLEY

IMPERIAL BAGEL & CAFE (Vaad, Dairy, Cholov Yisroel, Pas Yisroel) Located in Imperial Market & Deli 737 E. Glendale Ave., Phoenix 602-285-6999 imperialkosher.com

101 KOSHER AZ (Vaad, Glatt) 8357 N. Seventh St., Phoenix 602-326-2074 101kosheraz.weebly.com

IMPERIAL MARKET & DELI (Vaad) 737 E. Glendale Ave., Phoenix 602-285-6999 imperialkosher.com

BRAD’S KITCHEN (Chabad) 602-540-9909 bradskitchenazco.com CAFÉ CHENAR (Rabbi Baruch Cohen, Meat) 1601 E. Bell Road #A-11, Phoenix 602-354-4505 cafechenartogo.com CHALLAH FACTORY (Rabbi Michael Beyo) East Valley JCC 908 N. Alma School Road, Chandler evjcc.org/challah-factory CHICK-IN (Chabad, Meat) Tooker Dining Hall on ASU Campus, Tempe 480-665-2185 chickinasu.com CROCKETT HONEY COMPANY (Vaad) 1040 W. Alameda Dr., Tempe 480-731-3936 crocketthoney.com

What’s the most valuable lesson you have learned in the past year? “Gratitude for family and friends, health and wellbeing, strength and resilience, peace and contentment, and time to savor them all.” ~Vicki Cabot

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

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.

LA BELLA PIZZERIA & RESTAURANT (Vaad, Dairy, Cholov Yisroel, Pas Yisroel) 6505 N. Seventh St. #105, Phoenix 602-354-7002 labellakosher.com LEVI CATERING (Vaad) 3375 E. Shea Blvd. #C-2, Phoenix 602-299-5585 levi.catering

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 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

What’s the most valuable lesson you have learned in the past year? “Community can be anywhere. I was able to develop deeply personal, strong, meaningful relationships with people all over the globe.” ~Karolyn R. Benger

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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 & SUBS (Chabad, Cholov Yisroel) 5224 N. Seventh St., Phoenix 602-248-8086 manhattanpizzeria.com MILK + HONEY ESPRESSO BAR & EATERY (Vaad, Dairy, some Cholov Yisroel) Located in Martin Pear JCC 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale 480-566-9020 milkandhoneyjcc.com

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. SABABA KOSHER MARKET (Rabbi Baruch Cohen, Dairy, Meat, Pareve) 1601 E. Bell Road #A-12, Phoenix 602-975-8366 SAMARKAND RESTAURANT (Vaad) 7823 N. 19th Ave., Phoenix 602-331-8991

MISHA’S KOSHER FOOD MARKET (Chabad, Dairy (Cholov Yisroel), Meat, Pareve) 814 E. Union Hills Dr. #C-4, Phoenix 623-580-0909 MRS. KLEIN’S PICKLE COMPANY (Vaad) 4125 W. Whitton Ave., Phoenix 602-269-2072 kleinspickle.com NEW YORK BAGELS ‘N BIALYS (Vaad, Dairy, Pareve, Pas Palter, Pas Yisroel – not all products are certified) 10320 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale 480-991-3034 nybbaz.com NOTHING BUNDT CAKES (Vaad, Dairy, Non Cholov Yisroel) 17025 N. Scottsdale Road #110, Scottsdale 480-502-8900 nothingbundtcakes.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

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 ARIZONA JEWISH LIFE | RESOURCE GUIDE 2022 79


SRAEL

ALEXANDER MUSS HIGH SCHOOL IN ISRAEL Hod HaSharon, Israel 800-327-5980 amhsi.org AMERICANS FOR BEN-GURION UNIVERSITY 1001 Avenue of the Americas, 19th Floor New York, NY 800-962-2248 americansforbgu.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. #650 Los Angeles, CA 800-323-2371 afmda.org AMERICAN ISRAEL PUBLIC AFFAIRS COMMITTEE (AIPAC) 602-277-3318 aipac.org AMERICAN TECHNION SOCIETY 4079 Governor Drive #343, San Diego, CA 858-750-2135 ats.org

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om Ha’atzmaut not only marks the dream of restoring Jewish independence in our ancestral homeland, it also celebrates all the great achievements of the last 73 years. Over the past seven decades, Israel has given the world amazing advances from agriculture to high tech.

ARIZONA FRIENDS OF ISRAELI SCOUTS PO Box 28982, Scottsdale 480-216-4280 israelscouts.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 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 480-410-7552 israeliamerican.org/arizona J STREET PO Box 66073, Washington, DC 202-596-5207 jstreet.org JEWISH COUNCIL FOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS 116 E 27th Ave. New York, NY 212-684-6950 jewishpublicaffairs.org JEWISH NATIONAL FUND: DESERT STATES 5010 E. Shea Blvd. #230, Scottsdale 480-447-8100 jnf.org JNF’S VIRTUAL TOURS TO ISRAEL 212-879-9305 ext. 256 jnf.org/visit-israel/tours

STANDWITHUS Roz Rothstein, Co-founder and CEO P.O. Box 341069, Los Angeles, CA 310-836-6140

info@standwithus.com standwithus.com StandWithUs is an international non-partisan organization that inspires and educates people of all ages about Israel, and fights against antisemitism. Through university fellowships, high school internships, middle school curricula, conferences, materials and social media, StandWithUs supports people around the world who want to educate their schools and communities about Israel. For the last nine years, StandWithUs has consistently received the highest possible ratings from Charity Navigator (four stars) and Guidestar (Platinum). TZEDAKAH FUND, INC. PO Box 9806, Phoenix 602-908-8007 VOLUNTEERS FOR ISRAEL 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

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ARIZONA FINE ART EXPO 26540 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale 480-837-7163 arizonafineartexpo.com info@arizonafineartexpo.com Arizona Fine Art EXPO showcases 124 studios filled with award-winning artists. Watch “Art Made in America” before your very own eyes. Meet the artists, visit the café, stroll the 2-acre Sonoran Desert Garden, relax by the Koi Pond and enjoy the ambiance of music on the weekends. The EXPO has been voted as the ‘Best Place to Purchase Art’ for 2020 and 2021. Enjoy paintings, stone, copper, wood, clay, jewelry, bronze and more. Subject matters include abstracts, figurative, wildlife, cutting edge contemporary, traditional landscapes, African, Western and more!

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ARIZONA JEWISH HISTORICAL SOCIETY CUTLER-PLOTKIN JEWISH HERITAGE CENTER Andrew Abraham, Board President Dr. Lawrence Bell, Ph.D., Executive Director Rabbi Jeffrey Schesnol, Associate Executive Director, MAJS, PMP Stacy Faherty, Events Manager Anthony Fusco, M.Ed., M.S, Education Coordinator 122 E. Culver St., Phoenix 602-241-7870 azjhs.org 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: “Mid-Century Jewish Life in Phoenix;” April 10, 2022: “We Remember: The Righteous.” In-museum Exhibits: October 3, 2021-March 31, 2022: “Centennial Celebration of the Cutler-Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center Building."


SAVE THE DATES!

Lucy Wang & Hao Zhou - violins Aiden Kane - viola Tate Zawadiuk - cello PROGRAM

American Quartet: A. Dvorak, Evergreen: C. Shaw (AZ Premiere) Death & the Maiden: F. Schubert VIANO STRING QUARTET

THE RED ROCKS MUSIC FESTIVAL celebrates its 20th year anniversary. Don’t miss the Viano String Quartet Winners of the 2019 Banff International String Quartet Competition PHOENIX

SUNDAY • DECEMBER 5 • 3:00PM Paradise Valley United Methodist Church 4455 E. Lincoln Dr. GENERAL ADMISSION $38 STUDENTS WITH ID $15 Our concerts will follow State & CDC Covid-19 Guidelines. Seating is limited. Masks are recommended and may be required.

Pianist

Inna Faliks

Piano Department Chair, UCLA

DECEMBER 3rd & 4th, 2022

World-acclaimed violinist

Shlomo Mintz

Vivaldi & Piazzolla's Four Seasons

DECEMBER 10th, 2022

For more information and to purchase tickets visit www.redrocksmusicfestival.com or call (602) 402-4551.

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GREATER PHOENIX JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL Tricia Beran, Co-Executive Director Sue Adatto, Co-Executive Director 6501 E. Greenway Pkwy. #103, PMB 234, Scottsdale 602-753-9366 gpjff.org Twenty-six 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. For 2022, the Festival will be held, virtually in the comfort and safety of your own homes, and if possible, some films will be shown in theaters. 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 February, 2022 festival, presenting virtual special reduced-rate and complimentary screenings throughout the year continues to be one of the Festival’s aims. Be sure to keep checking our website, gpjff.org.

What’s the most valuable lesson you have learned in the past year? “This year has taught us how to make peace with uncertainty, by finding – and celebrating – life’s many blessings, even when its unexpected curses may befall us.” ~Rabbi Pinchas Allouche

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LASER + MIRROR MAZE Amram Knishinsky, PhD, Founder & CEO Ran Knishinsky, Chief Marketing Officer 9500 E. Via de Ventura, Scottsdale (480) 270-6200 odyseamirrormaze.com info@odyseamirrormaze.com Can you find the true path through the mirror maze, discover the elusive butterfly, and escape the perils of the forest to seek your next adventure? Or will you wander lost, never to be found again? Once you emerge from the maze of mirrors, sharpen your ninja skills as you twist, duck, and crawl your way through an intricate web of lasers. Try to make it through the vault and hit your mission buttons without being zapped by the laser beams.

THE PHOENIX THEATRE COMPANY 1825 N. Central Ave., Phoenix 602-254-2151 phoenixtheatre.com info@phoenixtheatre.com The Phoenix Theatre Company is the largest professional regional theatre company in the state. As the first arts organization in Arizona and a founding member of the Central Arts District, The Phoenix Theatre Company is committed to advancing performing arts in the Valley with nearly 500 performances each year on multiple stages. The Phoenix Theatre Company’s mission is to create exceptional theatrical experiences by using the arts to articulate messages that inspire hope and understanding.

RED ROCKS MUSIC FESTIVAL Jewish Historical Society, Phoenix, and various Sedona venues 602-402-4551 redrocksmusicfestival.com redrocksmusic@gmail.com Our mission is to educate, engage, and challenge audiences through a collaboration of world-acclaimed musicians and leading Arizona artists. The lineup for 2021 includes violinists Carmit Zori and David Ehrlich, pianist Sandra Shapiro and members from the Phoenix Symphony.


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THE SCIENCE OF RIPLEY’S BELIEVE IT OR NOT!® Amram Knishinsky, PhD, Founder & CEO Ran Knishinsky, Chief Marketing Officer 9500 E. Via de Ventura, Scottsdale (480) 291-5083 RipleysAZ.com info@xhibitsAZ.com Go places you’ve never imagined and explore the real science behind the unbelievable with The Science of Ripley’s Believe It or Not!® An extraordinary collection of intriguing objects and astonishing artifacts from Ripley’s Believe It or Not! awaits you. Crawl through a life-size model of a prehistoric snake. Measure up against the world’s tallest man. Marvel at intricate micro-sculptures so small they fit in the eye of a needle. Celebrate the life and legacy of Robert Ripley. Get the scientific facts on the truly unbelievable! Limited time run at Arizona Boardwalk.

SURPRISE YOUR EYES: A POP-UP ART EXPERIENCE Amram Knishinsky, PhD, Founder & CEO Ran Knishinsky, Chief Marketing Officer 9500 E. Via de Ventura, Scottsdale (480) 291-5083 SupriseYourEye.com info@xhibitsAZ.com An Instagrammer’s Paradise! Surprise Your Eyes come to life when YOU step into the painting. Guests of all ages will enjoy snapping photos of themselves and friends as they become part of the “trick art” that is deceiving to the eye at this unique attraction! Limited time run at Arizona Boardwalk. #surpriseyoureyesAZ

History is alive at the AZ Jewish Historical Society

PRESENT

PAST SANCTUARY AND GALLERY

Built in 1921, the building has a rich history of its origin as the first Jewish synagogue in Phoenix. Later used as a church by both Chinese and Hispanic Baptist congregations. 122 East Culver Street Phoenix, AZ 85004 www.azjhs.org

602.241.7870 Lawrence Bell, Ph.D. lbell@azjhs.org

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PROGRAMS AND SERVICES AZJHS PROVIDES THE COMMUNITY

• Sponsors Jewish genealogy group • Provide community speakers bureau • Document community members’ experiences through Oral Histories • Partner with community Jewish and Interfaith organizations to host educational programs • Historic Phoenix landmark available for rental for people of all faiths.

• Public museum showcasing exhibits of Jewish history, arts and culture • Maintain a large community archive with over 50,000 unique items • Host regular educational lectures, book discussions, and film screenings • Live concerts featuring musical and theatrical performances

FUTURE

EDUCATION CENTER

Future home of the Holocaust Education Center featuring the artwork of artist Robert Sutz


THUNDERBIRD ARTISTS 480-837-5637 thunderbirdartists.com info@thunderbirdartists.com Producer of award-winning fine art & wine festivals in Carefree, Scottsdale, Surprise, Chandler and Fountain Hills. Thunderbird Artists has been ranked in the top100 Fine Art Events in the United Stated by ArtFair SourceBook with November’s Carefree festival ranked as #2 in the Nation and #1 in Arizona. 2021-2022 dates are: Carefree Nov. 5-7, Jan. 14-16 & March 18-20; Surprise Jan. 7-9; Scottsdale Waterfront Feb. 11-13; Chandler Feb. 25-27; and Fountain Hills March 4-6. Patrons love the ambiance of sipping fine wines while listening to live music and strolling throughout Arizona’s finest gathering of juried artists from throughout the world.

TUCSON BOTANICAL GARDENS Matthew Adamson, Director of Marketing & Communications 2150 N. Alvernon Way, Tucson 520-326-9686 tucsonbotanical.org info@tucsonbotanical.org Tucson Botanical Gardens connects people with plants and nature through art, science, history and culture. The Canadian Garden Council named Tucson Botanical Gardens one of the “Top 10 North American Gardens Worth Traveling For.” Mature trees and expertly cultivated foliage, 20 specialty gardens, and a magical butterfly exhibit that’s home to over 400 butterflies from around the world all highlight native and non-native plant diversity while offering a lush oasis in the heart of Tucson.

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APPAREL AUTO DENTAL GIFTS HEALTH HOME JEWELRY

USINESS

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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.

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!

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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 88

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PARADISE VALLEY DENTAL 10555 N. Tatum Blvd. #A-104, Paradise Valley 480-998-7775 info@paradisevalleydental.com paradisevalleydental.com Paradise Valley Dental’s Dr. Shalom Fialkoff and Dr. David Lebowitz have been serving the community for over 30 years. Our practice has been successful thanks to word-ofmouth 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 and craftsmanship of our dental work. We want you to “love your dental experience!” GIFTS

MAZEL TOV GIFTS 10211 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale 480-922-0250 mazeltovgifts.net


Offering complete eye care, outpatient and laser vision correction surgery, and quality optical service.

5599 N. Oracle Rd, Tucson 85704 10425 N. Oracle Rd., Suite 135, Oro Valley, AZ 85737 520.293.6740 • eyestucson.com

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Mazel Tov Gifts is the only free-standing Judaica store with the largest Judaica and Chanukah selections in Arizona. We have all your Judaic needs under one roof including Shabbat, chagim, hostess gifts, and a large selection of children’s books and gifts. HEALTH

FISHKIND, BAKEWELL, MALTZMAN, HUNTER & ASSOCIATES EYE CARE & SURGERY CENTER 5599 N. Oracle Road, Tucson 520-293-6740 eyestucson.com lasik@eyestucson.com Fishkind Bakewell Maltzman & Hunter Eye Care provides comprehensive, top-quality medical and surgical eye care, including exams, cataract, glaucoma, cornea and refractive surgery. Our dedicated physicians have been providing Southern Arizonans with excellent care for over three decades, offering comprehensive ophthalmic and optical services for the entire family. If you’re ready to learn how we can help you achieve greater comfort and better eyesight, please call us at 520-293-6740. Remember, It Matters Who You See.

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INDEX * advertiser A Aardvark Israel Immersion Programs 66 ADL Arizona 17 ADL Words to Action 52 Adrienne Kurland, Md 42 Ahavas Torah: The Scottsdale Torah Center 34 Ahavat Israel 35 Alan B. Singer, Md 42 Al Basha Grocery 76 Albert Einstein Academy 49 Aleph Bet Preschool & Kindergarten 48 Alexander Muss High School in Israel 80 American Committee for the Weizmann Institute Of Science 80 American Friends of Magen David Adom 80 American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) 18, 80 American Jewish Committee 18 Americans for Ben-Gurion University 80 American Technion Society 80 Arizona Center for Nature Conservation/Phoenix Zoo 57 Arizona Fine Art Expo 82, 85 Arizona Friends of Israeli Scouts 80 Arizona Israel Technology Alliance 80 Arizona Jewish Historical Society Cutler-Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center 41, 57, 82, 86 Arizona Jewish Life Magazine 12, 22 Arizona Jewish Russian Programs 18 Arizona Jews for Justice 18 Arizona Kosher Pantry 18, 19 Arizona NCSY/JSU 50 Arizona State University Jewish Studies 58, 64, 65 Association of Crypto-Jews of the Americas 18 Avdey Torah Jayah/ACJA 35 Avraham Gavrielov 42 AZ Jews for Pride 67 B BBYO Mountain Region Beis Chana High School for Girls Beth Ami Temple Beth El Cemetery Beth El Congregation Beth El Early Childhood Center Beth Emeth Congregation of the West Valley Beth Israel Memorial Cemetery Beth Joseph Congregation Beth Shalom Temple Center Birthright Israel BJE’s Jewish Community Library B’nai B’rith Camp B’nai B’rith Covenant House B’nai B’rith International B’nai Tzedek Youth Philanthropy Program Bobby Lieb, Associate Broker Brad’s Kitchen Brandeis National Committee – Phoenix Chapter Brandeis National Committee – Tucson Chapter Buffalo Collection Bureau of Jewish Education of Greater Phoenix Butterfly Wonderland

50 49 32, 34 44 31, 33 48 2 44 34 29 80 46 55 70 18 50 91, 93 77 18 16 11, 90 18, 66 52

C Café Chenar Café @ The J Camp Chanen/Camp Camp Daisy & Harry Stein Camp: Destination Camp Gan Israel Camp J Camp Kulanu Camp Nageela West 94

77 76 52 55 52 52 52 52 55

Camp Rimon 52 Camp Solomon Schechter 55 Chabad at the University Of Arizona 29, 65 Chabad Jewish Center 30 Chabad Jewish Center of Gilbert 30 Chabad Jewish Center of Goodyear 30 Chabad Jewish Center of Mesa 30 Chabad Jewish Center of South Phoenix 30 Chabad Jewish Center of Vail Arizona 29 Chabad Jewish Student Center 65 Chabad Lubavitch of Arizona 30 Chabad Lubavitch of Fountain Hills 30 Chabad Lubavitch of Tucson 16, 29 Chabad Lubavitch of Tucson Headquarters 16 Chabad Mikvah of Tucson 42 Chabad of Arizona 18, 76 Chabad of Cochise County 29 Chabad of Downtown 30 Chabad of Flagstaff 29 Chabad of North Phoenix 30 Chabad of Oro Valley 29 Chabad of Paradise Valley 30 Chabad of Prescott 29 Chabad of Scottsdale 31, 40 Chabad of The East Valley 31 Chabad of The West Valley 31 Chabad on River 29 Chabad Tuition Organization 23, 25, 46 Challah Factory 77 Chandler Eruv Project 35 Chandler Jewish Preschool 48 Chanen Preschool 48 Cheder Lubavitch of Arizona 49 Chevra Kadisha of Northern Arizona 43 Chevra Kadisha of Phoenix 43 Chevra Kadisha of Tucson 43, 44 Chick-In 77 Chofetz Chayim Chevra Kadisha of Tucson 43 Closet Factory 2, 90 Club J 50 Congregation Anshei Israel 29 Congregation Beit Simcha 30 Congregation Beth Hamidbar 35 Congregation Beth Israel 34 Congregation Beth Tefillah 34, Back Cover Congregation Bet Shalom 29 Congregation Chaverim 30 Congregation Chofetz Chayim 30 Congregation Kehillah 33 Congregation Kol Simchah 30 Congregation Lev Shalom 29 Congregation Merkaz Ha-Iyr 34 Congregation M’kor Hayim 30 Congregation Nefeshsoul 33 Congregation Or Chadash 30 Congregation Or Tzion 31, 32 Congregation Shomrei Torah 34 Congregation Torat Emet 34 Connections In Home Care Connections In Communities 70, 72 Consulate General of Israel in Los Angeles 80 Crockett Honey Company 77 Cteen Phoenix 50 D Desert Caucus Desert Foothills Jewish Community Association Desert Jewish Academy Development Corporation For Israel/Israel Bonds Duet: Partners In Health & Aging

80 34 49 80 70, 74

E Early Learning Center at the East Valley JCC East Lawn Palms Mortuary & Cemetery

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East Valley Jewish Community Center Esther B. Feldman Preschool Evergreen Mortuary & Cemetery Ezras Cholim Of Arizona

13, 18, 23 48 44 18, 19

F Fairytale Brownies 77 Federation Business & Professionals Groups 67 Federation Professionals Groups - Tucson 67 Fishkind, Bakewell, Maltzman, Hunter & Associates Eye Care & Surgery Center 89, 90 Fresh Mint 77 Friends of the IDF (FIDF) 80 G Garden of Shalom at Phoenix Memorial Park 44 Gesher Disability Resources 13, 20, 21, 24, 50 Gilbert Ortega Gallery 7, 90 Grand Canyon Kosher Catering 76 Greater Phoenix Board Of Rabbis 35 Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival 20, 83, 84 Greater Phoenix Vaad Hakashruth 76 Green Acres Mortuary & Cemetery 44 H Hadassah Southern Arizona 16 Hadassah Tikvah-West Valley Chapter 20 Hadassah Valley of the Sun Chapter 20 Handmaker Jewish Services For The Aging 24, 70, 71 Handmaker/Mobile Meals of Southern Arizona 77 Harold & Jean Grossman Parkinson’s Programs @ The J 70 Havurah Sun City Oro Valley 67 Heart & Vascular Center Of Arizona 3, 90 Hebrew High of Greater Phoenix 50 Hillel At NAU 65 Hillel Jewish Student Center at Arizona State University 65 HomeSmart Elite 92, 93 Hospice Of The Valley 43, 75 I Imperial Bagel & Cafe Imperial Market & Deli Ina Levine Jewish Community Campus Institute for Judaic Services and Studies at Saddlebrooke Israel Aliyah Center Israeli American Council - IAC Arizona

77 77 41 30 80 20, 81

J JCC Maccabi Games 50 JCC Maccabi Games – Tucson 50 Jewish Business Network Arizona 67 Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Phoenix 20 Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Prescott 16 Jewish Community Foundation of Southern Arizona 17 Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley 29 Jewish Community Relations Council 17, 20 Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Phoenix 20 Jewish Council for Public Affairs 81 Jewish Education Tax Credit Organization 24, 46, 53, 59 Jewish Enrichment Center 66 Jewish Family & Children’s Service 20, 24, 47,74 Jewish Family & Children’s Services of Southern Arizona 17, 24, 68 Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix 20 Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona 17, 66, 68 Jewish Federation Senior Rides Program 70 Jewish Free Loan 13, 21, 24, 25 Jewish Learning Center 67 Jewish Learning Institute 67


Jewish Lifelong Learning 67 Jewish National Fund: Desert States 22, 81 Jewish Social Group of Cave Creek and Carefree 67 Jewish Tucson 17, 68 Jewish Tuition Organization 13, 25, 47, 51, 59 Jewish University of Scottsdale 67 Jewish War Veterans of the USA 17, 22 Jew PHX 67 JFCS Center for Senior Enrichment and Creative Aging 70 JFCS Senior Concierge 70 JNF’s Virtual Tours to Israel 81 JNFuture 66 JPride 67 J Street 81 J Swim Academy 54 J Teen Connect Az 50 JWV Scouts 210 50 K Kehillas Haturim/Yeshivas Haturim Keith Dveirin, Md Kitchen Kivel Campus of Care Kiwikids Tucson

34 42 18, 78 13, 25, 73 76

L La Bella Pizzeria & Restaurant Lamplighter Chabad Day School of Tucson Laser + Mirror Maze La Siena L’Chaim Catering Levi Catering London Gold Luci’s at the Grove Luci’s at the Orchard Luci’s Marketplace Limmud

78 49 84 69, 73 77 78 5, 92 6, 78 6, 78 6, 78 23, 63

M Makor Synagogue 34 Manhattan Pizza & Subs 79 Marana Mortuary & Cemetery 44 Maravilla Scottsdale 73 Martin Pear JCC Senior Programs 70 Martin Pear JCC Youth Sports 54 Masa Israel 66 Mazel Tov Gifts 40, 88 Menachem Mendel Academy 48, 49 Mikvah Chaya Mushka 42 Milk + Honey Espresso Bar & Eatery 79 Minkoff Center for Jewish Genetics 22, 23, 41, 60 Misha’s Kosher Food Market 79 Mohels Serving the Tucson Community 42 Moishe House 66 Moishe House Without Walls 66 Molly Blank Jewish Community Center 16 Mrs. Klein’s Pickle Company 79 Mt. Sinai Cemetery 44, 45 N Na’amat USA Nadine’s Bakery National Council of Jewish Women Arizona Nau Martin-Springer Institute New York Bagels ‘N Bialys Nfty Southwest Nishmat Adin – Shalhevet Scottsdale North Valley Jewish Community Association Nothing Bundt Cakes Nowgen

22 77 22 64 79 50 49 35 79 66

O Odysea Aquarium Ohr Hatorah Congregation

9,41, 54 34

Olami at Arizona State University 65 Olami at University of Arizona 65 Olami Phoenix 66 Or Adam Congregation for Humanistic Judaism 33 Ort America 22 Out of Arizona 91, 92 P Paradise Memorial Gardens & Mausoleum 44 Paradise Valley Dental 88, 89 Pardes Jewish Day School 47, 49, 60 Peaceful Return 44 Pebblecreek Shalom Club 75 Perach Yisroel Community Mikveh 43 Phoenix Community Eruv 35 Phoenix Community Kollel 67 Phoenix Hebrew Academy 49 Phoenix Hebrew Academy Preschool 48 Phoenix Holocaust Association 22 Phoenix Jewish Singles 67 Phoenix Keilim Mikvah 43 Phoenix Women’s Chevra Kadisha 44 PJ Library 47 PJ Library - Phoenix 47 PJ Our Way 47 Pomelo 6, 79 Pride 67 Project Inspire Arizona 22 R Rabbi Mendy Lipskier Rabbi Yossie Semel Red Rocks Music Festival Richard Dobrusin, DO Right Honda Robert S. Lipson, MD Rohr Chabad at ASU Ruach Hamidbar – Spirit of the Desert

42 42 83, 84 42 88, 89 42 31, 65 35

S Sababa Kosher Market 79 Samarkand Restaurant 9 SandRuby Community Programs 68 Schmattees 88 Schmooze 67 Secular Humanist Jewish Circle 30 Shaarei Tzedek Congregation 34 Shearim Torah High School For Girls 49 Shemesh Camps @ The J 55 Shevet Shemesh – Israel Scouts 50 Sinai Mortuary Of Arizona 44 Smile On Seniors 75 Southwest Torah Institute 67 Splurge Ice Cream & Candy Shop 6, 79 StandWithUs 62, 65, 81 State Tax Credit Programs 25 Strauss Ece 48 Sun City Grand Shalom Club 75 Sun Lakes Jewish Congregation 35 Surprise Your Eyes: A Pop-Up Art Experience 86 Swift Youth Foundation 50 T Taglit Day Program Temple Beth Emeth of Scottsdale Temple Beth Shalom of the West Valley Temple Beth Sholom Jewish Congregation Temple Beth Sholom of the East Valley Temple B’rith Shalom Temple Chai Temple Chai Early Childhood Center Temple Emanu-El Temple Emanuel of Tempe Temple Kol Ami Temple Kol Ami Early Chilhood Center Temple Kol Hamidbar

50 32 35 29 32 29 35, 48 48 30 31, 35 33, 35 48, 61 29

Temple Solel 35 Teva Tots Preschool 47 The Arizona Center for Judaic Studies 63, 64, 66 The Deutsch Family Shalom Center 18 The Flagstaff Mikvah 42 The Free Loan at the Jewish Federation 17 The Friendship Circle 50 The Goldman Mikvah 42 The Gregory School 48, 51, 58 The Martin Pear JCC Early Childhood Center 48 The Menachem Mendel Academy Early Learning Center 48 The New Shul 34 The Oasis School 49 The Palazzo Senior Living 74, 75 The Phoenix Mikvah 43 The Phoenix Theatre Company 4, 84 The Phoenix Zoo 52, 54 The Retreat at Desert Cove 74 The Science of Ripley’s Believe It or Not!® 86 The Shul of Tucson/Congregation Young Israel 30 The Solel Preschool 48 The Stein Family Community Mikveh 43 The Village At Ocotillo 69, 74 The Women’s Leadership Institute 67 Thunderbird Artists 87 Torah Day School of Phoenix 48, 49 Torah Day School of Phoenix/Kindertots 48 Tribenet 67 Tucson Board of Rabbis 35 Tucson Botanical Gardens 61, 87 Tucson Coalition for Jewish Education 67 Tucson Eruv 35 Tucson Hebrew Academy 49, 53, 62 Tucson Hebrew for Credit 50 Tucson JCC Youth Sports 55 Tucson Jewish Community Center 17, 70 Tucson Jewish Museum & Holocaust Center 41 Tucson Jewish Singles Over 40 67 Tucson J’s Early Childhood Education 48 Tzedakah Fund, Inc. 81

U United Synagogue Youth (USY) - Far West University of Arizona Hillel URJ Camp Kalsman

50 65 54, 55

V Valley Beit Midrash Valley Eruv Project Volunteers for Israel

22 35 81

W Weintraub Israel Center West USA Realty Wilshire Boulevard Temple Camps Women’s Academy of Jewish Studies

81 93 55 67

Y Yad B’ Yad Children’s Center Yeshiva Academy of Scottsdale Yeshiva High School of Arizona Young Israel of Phoenix Young Jewish Professionals Young Leadership of the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona

48 50 50 34 67 66

Z Zionist Organization of America Zoyo Neighborhood Yogurt

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One of the Largest & Fastest-Growing Synagogues in the Southwest

Congregation Beth Tefillah is a welcoming, vibrant modern-orthodox synagogue where you are sure to feel at home. Our name is an expression of our primary objective: to serve as a “house of prayer” and a spiritual lighthouse to every Jewish man,

Rabbi Pinchas and Esther Allouche

woman and child, regardless of background, affiliation or level of observance.

6529 E. Shea Blvd Scottsdale, AZ 85254

∙ Join us for holidays, Shabbat services

480.223.9343

∙ We offer weekly classes, davening,

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and daily Shacharit services.

adult one-on-one learning, and more!

∙ Limudim Educational Center provides Hebrew and Judaic curriculum for children.

∙ Nefesh after-school religious studies grades K-5 classes.

∙ Social activities for all ages.

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