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HIGH HOLIDAYS

ELUL: Prepare spiritually to enjoy a sweet new year By Deborah Moon

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mericans are no stranger to long lead times for holidays and seasonal transitions. Ads for back-to-school sales begin shortly after school lets out. Halloween decorations and candies take a prominent place in stores about the time school starts. And Thanksgiving (and Christmas) ads debut before the Halloween candy is consumed. Yet unlike the shopping spree that precedes many American holidays, the preparation for Judaism’s High Holidays is a month-long spiritual quest. SPIRITUAL PREPARATION Elul, the Jewish month preceding Rosh Hashanah, is a time for introspection and spiritual renewal. It is a time to seek forgiveness from those you have wronged. Jewish traditions offer a rich process to navigate the month, which this year begins Sept. 1 and ends Sept. 29, with Rosh Hashanah beginning that night at sunset. Throughout Elul, the shofar blast sounds to waken our souls and our minds. The shofar is blown every day except Shabbat to rouse us from our complacency and awaken our soul. It is a call to repentance. Leading up to Rosh Hashanah, the traditional holiday greeting is l’shanah tovah tikatevu, May you be inscribed for a good year (in the book of life). The book of life (and hence your fate for the coming year) is “sealed” for the coming year on Yom Kippur, 10 days after Rosh Hashanah. Myjewishlearning.com notes, “Because there is so much at stake spiritually (during the 10 days of awe), we make preparations beginning a full month earlier. … We set out our spiritual provisions by readying our minds for prayer and our hearts for forgiveness and by doing whatever we can to attain God’s compassion and mercy when the Day of Judgment arrives.” The Hebrew letters for Elul – aleph, lamed, vav, lamed – are an acronym

for “ani l’dodi v’dodi li,” a verse from Song of Songs that means “I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine.” Though generally interpreted as a love poem between two people, it also reflects the love between God and the Jewish people. Judaism gives us 40 days (Elul and the 10 days of awe from Rosh Hashanah to Yom Kippur) to strive to gain God’s good graces and be sealed for a good year. As Marinell James writes on InterfaithFamily. com: “The High Holidays, Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, are coming, which means it’s time to start thinking about self-improvement… it’s a Jewish custom to review the past year, take stock of our shortcomings and vow to try harder.” She goes on to describe the gist of teshuvah (return): “Once we realize we’re way off course spiritually, we are supposed to turn around and get back on track. We return to our original intentions and continue forward. … (and) start on the road to becoming an improved version of our former selves.” Elul is also a time to begin the process of asking forgiveness for wrongs done to other people. According to Jewish tradition, God cannot forgive us for sins committed against another person until we have first obtained forgiveness from the person we have hurt or offended. ARIZONA JEWISH LIFE RESOURCE GUIDE | 2019-2020 19


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As the drive to repentance accelerates, the month culminates with Selichot (literally forgiveness). During the last week of Elul, Selichot prayers are recited. The first Selichot service of the holiday season is generally a large community service, usually at midnight the Saturday night before Rosh Hashanah. The prayers are recited at morning services. NEW YEAR CARDS Many American Jews send out cards during Elul wishing family and friends Shana Tova (good year). The tradition of sending New Year’s cards for Rosh Hashanah (literally head of the year), may have begun as early as the 14th century and took off after the invention of the postcard. According to an article in the Yiddish Forverts (reprinted in the Forward), the tradition of sending shone toyves (Yiddish for good year), probably began “in the 14th century, in the German Jewish communities, but those were individually written on expensive and fine stationery. Only after the invention of the postcard in the 1860s did the mass writing of shone toyves take off.” The article continues, “Because of the enormous popularity of postcards, people began sending greetings cards for Christmas and the secular new year. Soon Jews were re-inventing this new tradition for Rosh Hashanah.” In today’s world, where we do so much of our communicating by text and email, it’s especially fun to get a card in the mailbox. New year’s cards are a fun opportunity to involve children in the holiday preparation. Get out lots of craft materials (or even just crayons and paper) and let your kids make New Year’s cards that they can mail to family members and friends. GET CHILDREN INVOLVED Making Rosh Hashanah cards are just one fun activity to get your kids in the holiday spirit. Reformjudaism.com explains: “The Days of Awe can be made more meaningful for the children in our lives if we take time to involve them in holiday preparations. For example, polishing silver, setting the table, and helping prepare special holiday foods all are great ways to engage children in preparing for the Days of Awe.” Another way to get children interested in the coming holidays is to read books with your children about the holiday. It’s always fun in the weeks leading up to any holiday, religious or secular, to read books with your kids 20 ARIZONA JEWISH LIFE RESOURCE GUIDE | 2019-2020

about the holiday. One Jewish grandmother I know takes out all of her children’s books about Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur a few weeks before the holidays and puts them in a big basket that she keeps in her family room. Whenever her grandchildren come over, they pick out books from the basket to read with her. For a list of PJ Library Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur books for kids up to 8 years old visit pjlibrary.org. In ancient times apples became a symbol of the Jewish people in relationship to God. In “Song of Songs,” we read, “As the apple is rare and unique among the trees of the forest, so is my beloved [Israel] amongst the maidens [nations] of the world.” Why not take this time to visit an apple orchard and pick your own? Make it a learning experience by showing your children how they grow and the many varieties that are available. Traditionally, you will dip your freshly picked apples in honey to usher in a sweet new year. Raw honey obtained from producers is inherently kosher as long as it is not bottled with equipment that has processed nonkosher items. Processed honey or honey with added flavors requires kosher certification. As Elul concludes and Rosh Hashanah launches the New Year, one more tradition will captivate children. On the afternoon of the first day of Rosh Hashanah, throwing crumbs or pieces of bread in a flowing body of water represents our sins, which we cast away on Rosh Hashanah. This ritual is called tashlich. Since bread is not the most nutritional food for wildlife, some congregations cast stones, wood chips or birdseed in place of bread. Tashlich is a wonderful chance for families to enjoy some time outside with their children on this holy day. No matter what special traditions you and your family share, being together and taking the time to improve our relationships and ourselves is a beautiful way to start the new year.


A YEAR FULL OF HOLIDAYS

Jewish holidays start at sunset the evening before the first day of the holiday. ROSH HASHANAH • SEPT. 30-OCT. 1, 2019

On Rosh Hashanah the sound of the shofar announces the arrival of the High Holy Days, or 10 Days of Awe that stretch from Rosh Hashanah to Yom Kippur. Rosh Hashanah celebrates the creation of the world, but it is also a solemn day of reflection. We review our deeds and repent, as we prepare for G-d’s judgment on Yom Kippur. The Rosh Hashanah festival meal includes a round, spiral challah symbolizing the cyclical nature of life, the seasons and the Jewish year. The traditional apple dipped in honey symbolizes hopes for a sweet New Year.

YOM KIPPUR • OCT. 9, 2019

Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, is a solemn fast day. We pray for forgiveness from G-d and repent sincerely for our sins during the past year. Many people wear white as a symbol of purity and often a white mantle is used to dress the Torah scrolls. It is also customary to light 24-hour yahrzeit candles in memory of loved ones who have died, and Yizkor, or memorial prayers, are included in the morning service. Yahrzeit candles are lit before the holiday candles at the end of the pre-fast dinner eaten before sundown on the eve of this holy day. All adults in the household whose health permits abstain from food and drink for the next 25 hours. At nightfall the next night, a single, long blast of the shofar signals the end of the fast and families and friends gather for a light break-the-fast meal.

SUKKOT • OCT. 14-20, 2019

This seven-day festival (eight days in the Diaspora) celebrates the abundance of the fall harvest and commemorates the 40 years the Jewish people wandered in the desert after the exodus from slavery. The sukkah, a temporary three-sided dwelling covered with leafy branches, gives the holiday its name. The sukkah is a reminder of the temporary dwellings our ancestors in ancient Israel used for shelter in the fields during the harvest, as well as the booths they lived in for 40 years in the desert. The festival has two additional main symbols: the lulav and etrog. The lulav consists of palm, myrtle and willow branches bound together. The etrog is a citron, a yellow citrus fruit that looks and smells like a bumpy lemon. It is traditional to bless the Four Species (the lulav and ARIZONA JEWISH LIFE RESOURCE GUIDE | 2019-2020 21


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

SHEMINI ATZERET/SIMCHAT TORAH OCT. 21-22, 2019

The days immediately following the end of the festival of Sukkot are the semi-independent holidays Shemini Atzeret (eighth day of Assembly) and Simchat Torah. Some liberal congregations celebrate both in one day as Atzeret-Simchat Torah. These two holidays formally end the season of the High Holy Days. The Torah is a central symbol of Simchat Torah as we read the final verses of Deuteronomy, then immediately recommence the cycle by reading the opening verses of Genesis. The celebration of the annual cycle includes marching around the synagogue with Torah scrolls and flags.

HANUKKAH • DEC. 23-30, 2019

The flames on the Hanukkiah brighten each of the eight nights of the festival of Hanukkah. The holiday celebrates the victory of the Maccabees, Jewish military leaders who rebelled against the Greek-Syrian King Antiochus, who forbade the practice of Judaism and desecrated the Temple in Jerusalem. The word “Hanukkah” means “dedication,” and the holiday commemorates the rededication of the Temple after the Maccabees’ victory. The Talmud tells us that when the Maccabees rededicated the Temple, they found only enough holy oil to light the eternal lamp for one day; miraculously the oil lasted eight days, long enough for new oil to be consecrated. That miracle also inspires the popular Hanukkah game of dreidel, a spinning top with Hebrew letters on the four sides representing the phrase “A great miracle happened there (Israel).”

TU B’SHEVAT • FEB. 10, 2020

Tu B’Shevat takes its name from its date on the Hebrew calendar, the 15th of Shevat. It is called the “Birthday of Trees,” and it celebrates the beginnings of spring. Treeplanting is a common activity on Tu B’Shevat, which is done before or after the holiday when it falls on Shabbat. A tradition of holding a Tu B’Shevat seder, celebrating different kinds of fruits that grow in Israel, has become popular.

PURIM • MARCH 10, 2020

On Purim people gather to hear “the Megillah,” also known as the Book of Esther, which tells how the Jews in ancient Persia were saved from the wicked Haman through the leadership of Queen Esther and her cousin Mordecai. When the name of Haman is read, people stomp their feet, hiss, boo or shake noisemakers called groggers to obliterate his name. Some congregations ask people to bring pots and pans to bang and 22 ARIZONA JEWISH LIFE RESOURCE GUIDE | 2019-2020

then donate the kitchenware to people in need. Gifts of food – mishloach manot – are also common. The holiday takes on a carnival-like atmosphere with many dressing in costumes.

PASSOVER APRIL 9-16, 2020

Passover, also known as Pesach, is the eight-day observance commemorating the freedom and Exodus of the Israelites from slavery in Egypt. The seder plate with six symbolic foods takes center stage at the seder, a lavish ritual meal where we retell the story of Passover by reading the Haggadah. In addition to the items on the seder plate, each of which represents a piece of the Exodus story, matzah is featured at both the seder and throughout the festival to represent the unleavened bread the Israelites ate when fleeing Egypt.

YOM HASHOAH • APRIL 21, 2020

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Israel Independence Day. In Israel the wailing of sirens in the morning signals two minutes of silence. At Yom HaShoah commemorations around the world, six memorial candles are often lit to represent the six million Jews murdered in the Holocaust.

YOM HAZIKARON • APRIL 28, 2020

Yom Hazikaron is Israel’s day of remembrance for the men and women, boys and girls who lost their lives to war or terrorism. It is commemorated on the 4th of Iyar. As the sun sets that evening, Israel turns from mourning to the celebration of Yom Ha’atzmaut. On both Yom Hazikaron and Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israeli flags and blue and white clothing are common.

YOM HA’ATZMAUT • APRIL 29, 2020

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

LAG B’OMER • MAY 12, 2020

Lag B’Omer is celebrated on the 33rd day of the counting of the omer, the seven weeks from Passover to Shavuot. The counting is intended to remind us of the link between Passover, which commemorates the Exodus, and Shavuot, which commemorates the giving of the Torah. It reminds us that the redemption from slavery was not complete until we received the Torah. Bonfires are traditionally parts of Lag B’Omer, a day of joy during an otherwise solemn period.

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aruch atah, Adonai Eloheinu, Melech haolam, asher kid’shanu b’mitzvotav, v’tzivanu l’hadlik ner shel Shabbat. This blessing is said in millions of Jewish homes throughout the world as the sun sets on Friday night and Shabbat begins. Any candle that emits a stable flame can be used for Shabbat, even those that contain non-kosher (for eating) ingredients. If the candles were once used in non-Jewish worship, then it is inappropriate to use them for Shabbat candles. If they were never previously lit, you may use them. Since Shabbat begins at sundown, the candles are traditionally lit 18 minutes before that time so as not to take part in any forbidden activity (including lighting candles) and to avoid starting Shabbat late. You may light the candles earlier, for instance, the custom in Jerusalem is to light them 40 minutes before sunset. It’s also a mitzvah to add a few minutes to Shabbat before it starts, this is called tosefet Shabbat “adding time on to Shabbat” and is taken from a verse in the Torah. But why 18 minutes? There are two very different reasons for this tradition and they have nothing to do with chai. One states that six shofar blasts were blown to announce that Shabbat will be starting soon; the third one is the signal for lighting candles, then “one waits as much time as it takes to roast a small fish,” and blows the last three blasts, and Shabbat begins. This amount of time it takes to roast a small fish is stated to be 18 minutes. The second reason states that the halachic day ends (and Shabbat begins) the time it takes to walk one mil before sunset. The word “mil” is derived from the Roman “miliarium” which was 1,000 paces (approximately 3,000 feet). The time it takes to walk a mil is about 18 minutes. The candles are usually lit by the woman of the house. As Shabbat itself is a remembrance of creation, a woman lighting Shabbat candles reenacts God’s creation of the first light, thus bringing light and Torah into her home. There can be as few as one candle or some women light a candle for every member of the family. Some light seven to represent the days of the week, 10 for the Ten Commandments or 12 for the 12 tribes. Traditionally, there are at least two candles lit on Shabbat. These two candles correspond to Exodus 20:8 “Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy,” and

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Deuteronomy 5:12 “Observe the Sabbath day by keeping it holy.” Midrash also talks about the Shabbat of the past and the Shabbat of the future. Some explain that the reason for lighting at least two candles is based on the Talmudic teaching that on Shabbat we receive an additional soul, which imbues us with an extra sense of holiness and spirituality throughout the day. The additional candle corresponds to the second soul. There is yet another explanation. The Hebrew word “candle,” has the numerical value of 250, and two candles have a combined numerical value of 500. According to the Talmud, there are 248 limbs and organs in a man’s body and 252 in a woman’s body, giving us a total of 500. Thus, the lighting of two candles alludes to the bond that the husband and wife share. Shabbat candles should stay lit until after the meal. At the very least, one must burn until dark so that some benefit can be derived from the candle’s light. As Shabbat begins with the lighting of candles, so does it end. Havdalah, separation in Hebrew, is the ceremony that marks the end of Shabbat and the beginning of the new week. Havdalah is always performed after sundown, usually as soon as three mediumsized stars can be viewed in the night sky. A special Havdalah candle is used during this ritual. This candle is braided and contains multiple wicks. Some sources suggest a sixwick candle to represent the six days of the work week, but as long as the candle has at least two wicks, it is acceptable. The lighting of this candle is the first “work” that will be done for the new week. To distinguish the light of Havdalah, it is necessary to derive some benefit from the candle’s light. For this reason, it is customary to lift one’s fingers toward the flame and observe the distinction between the fingernail and the flesh. For those who believe we are given an extra soul on Shabbat, Havdalah is the time when that extra soul is relinquished. At the end of the ceremony, the candle is extinguished in the cup of wine that the Havdalah prayer was said over. Many will fill the cup so that the wine spills over as a good omen for a week of success and luck, taken from “my cup overfloweth.” With that, another week begins, Shavuah Tov!


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• Distribute over 10,000 pounds of groceries. • Operate a food pantry that is open 5 days a week to the public. • Deliver 125 Kosher meals to patients at medical facilities around the valley. • Fill 200 Sabbath baskets with essential items for Sabbath and Jewish holiday. • Assist the homeless and others facing emergency situations.

We are a proud member of Feeding America, a national food-bank collective, and collaborate with other local food pantries. While we are focused on assisting the needy and vulnerable in the Jewish community, we do not turn away anybody, regardless of religion or affiliation. Located at

7118 N 7th Street Phoenix, AZ 85020 602-492-4989

Learn more at http://azkosherpantry.org or call

Arizona Kosher Pantry is a project of Ezras Cholim, a 501c3 non-profit organization.

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Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix

Strengthening Jewish Life and Community By Marty Haberer

Rosh Hashanah 5780 finds the Federation heading towards the end of our 2019 annual campaign and of Mark Feldman and David Weiner’s 3-year term as co-chairs of our board. We owe them a tremendous debt of gratitude. As a fledgling president and CEO, I have learned much from each of them. It was Mark who insisted that the Federation lead with humility and service. David exudes his love for Israel and shows up to everything Jewish in our community. As the Scouts would say, they are leaving our Federation and our community better than they found it and for that, we are grateful. In 2020, the baton passes to Howard Cabot, an accomplished leader for decades in the Valley Jewish community. He and his wife Vicki have helped shape our Jewish community and now will help continue to position our Federation to be a vibrant and relevant organization, one that will help ensure that our community will have the resources and services to impact Jewish lives for generations to come.

ship with Envoy America, we provide safe, reliable and highly subsidized transportation for seniors who can no longer drive and who could not otherwise afford such services. We continue to fund the JFCS Senior Concierge, connecting seniors to much-needed services and programs, even serving as a resource to adult children outside the state who are seeking services for their elderly parents who live here. Helping Jews in Need – Through the power of the Federation collective, our local partnerships with organization like JFCS, Smile on Seniors, Gesher Disability Resources, etc. and our overseas partners, the Joint Distribution Committee and The Jewish Agency for Israel, Federation provides for Jews in need locally, in Israel and places like the former Soviet Union. We live the tenant that all Jews are responsible one for the other.

Building Community – Through programs that draw us together and develop an understanding and respect of the Jewish culture, we build bridges and inclusivity. We were so proud to work with Marty Haberer Julee Landau Shahon and Rachel Hoffer to bring “Violins of Hope” to our community earlier this year. The program impacted more than 45,000 people in the It is our passion to help Jews in need and to strengthen Valley and 24,000 students throughout Central and Northern Jewish life by: Arizona. Through collaborations and our own and funded programming and services, we are strengthening Jewish life in the Engaging the Next Generation – In a few short years, we Valley and developing connections that strengthen the Jewish have grown from two representatives on the JFNA National and greater community, both here and abroad. Young Leadership Cabinet to seven and now to 12! Our own Rachel Hoffer is the national co-chair of the Young Leadership Federation only matters because our community matters. Cabinet, which has over 315 young Jewish leaders representFederation matters because YOU matter! I invite you to engage ing 146 Federations throughout North America. Through our with our Federation in some way in the coming year. Together young adult missions and programs, we now have a pipeline of we are stronger. strong leadership for our Federation and our Jewish community, Marty Haberer is the President & CEO of the now and in the future. Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix Enriching Senior Lives – Federation continues to expand its programming and funding for programs that help seniors to age in place with Jewish dignity. Through our Senior Rides partner26 ARIZONA JEWISH LIFE RESOURCE GUIDE | 2019-2020


Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona

Mindful Transitions, Transformational Change By Stuart Mellan

“Embrace the Joy, not the Oy.” My wife of 27 years, Nancy Mellan, explained to me early on in our relationship that in her view, this should be our guiding principle in raising Jewish children. She reasoned that we should focus more on creating a wonderfully magical weekly Shabbat dinner than lecturing the kids on the “dos and don’ts.” Nancy and I had both been widowed in our early 30’s; and so when we brought our five young children together transitioning into our new family, this principle, “Embrace the Joy, not the Oy,” became very large in our lives. We gave much thought to the tone (joy) and the action (celebratory Shabbat dinners) to empower our vital family transition. Similarly, as an amateur jazz musician, I know that tone and action empower what we hear. This is why jazz musicians are taught to “nail the transitions,” emphasizing the musical movement from one chord into the next. Everything makes sense if the in-between moments move us forward in our listening. Likewise, as we move our Jewish communities forward, whether in leadership, programming or new philanthropic collaborations, giving great care and attention to “nailing the transitions” will be a key to maintaining our strength as a community. This year, as I approach a new transition in my life – retirement in 2020 after almost 25 years as CEO of the Federation – I have been reflecting on the process of transition – both personally and in our community. I remain mindful that in transition, and the changes that come from it, we cannot avoid the juxtaposition of two contrary potentials: new opportunities, and the fear of losing something vital. Professor David Elcott explains that our society has come to value the ability to make choices that challenge old assumptions. “We live in an age where everything can be changed, from hair color to gender, from nationality and religion, to career and spouse. This strong sense of new and open opportunity, however, brings its own risks. Living in an age of such rapid change; we are often like amnesiacs without any viable connections to the past.” While these concerns are certainly present in the Jewish collective consciousness, I am inspired to reflect on change in our Federation universe. I am proud to witness how we have evolved to mirror the diversity of our community. Many of those who were traditionally underrepresented decades ago are now at the center of our work. This is illustrated by the creation of a Federation LGBT Inclusion Project 15 years ago – and its evolution into “J-Pride” at our JCC. It is reflected in the growth in women’s philanthropy and the emergence of women as leaders, and the embrace of young leaders not merely as targets of our outreach – but as leaders in their own right. Our Federation Board now includes seven 30-somethings who redefine our work. We have utilized important strategies that have guided change at the Federation:

•We’ve remained committed to excellence in our core business even while creating new offshoots •We have developed models of engagement that strengthen Jewish connections – while also embracing the broader community. •We have come to understand that we need to allow for various levels and types of engagement – there are many ways to “do Jewish.” •We have invested in collaboration through our Jewish Community Roundtable populated by our agencies and synagogues—which acknowledges that no one organization can tackle the big issues in Jewish life. •We are building synergies between the Federation and Foundation, two entities now reunited on our campus. •Significantly, this coming year, the Federation and Foundation, in conjunction with the Roundtable, are launching an ambitious Community Visioning and Strategic Planning project to create a road map for the decade ahead. In navigating change, we align with Rabbi David Greenspoon’s observation that “radical and Stuart Mellan transformative change from an evolutionary approach that respects the past can pave the way for a fulfilling future.” Similarly, the Reconstructionist Movement in Judaism has beautifully tackled the tension between valuing the old and embracing the new. In their recent re-branding, they proclaimed their new motto as “Deeply Rooted: Boldly Relevant.” The movement’s head, Rabbi Deborah Waxman, says, “We have the tremendous opportunity to reconstruct Jewish life to create the Jewish community of today and tomorrow. Let us empower the next generation to create experiences and expressions we have not yet imagined.” What will not change is our commitment to our mission to: •Nurture an engaged and inclusive community that supports learning and develops leadership •Strengthen networks of caring and justice that serve our community and our society •Create strong connections to Israel and our global Jewish family As we navigate the transitions to come, the challenge to each of us is to overcome our fears, embrace opportunity; and remain committed to each other as we create the Jewish Community of today and the years to come.

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AGENCIES/ORGANIZATIONS

FLAGSTAFF MOLLY BLANK JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER

JEWISH FAMILY & CHILDREN’S SERVICES OF SOUTHERN ARIZONA

930 W. University Ave., Flagstaff

4301 E Fifth St., Tucson

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TUCSON

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of tzedakah (righteous giving),

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tikkun olam (repairing of the

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those in need and to strengthen

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and preserve the Jewish people

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at home, in Israel and around the world. Since 1946 the Jewish

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HADASSAH SOUTHERN ARIZONA

Federation of Southern Arizona

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coordinating body for fund-

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raising, planning and communal

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services. The Federation helps

has served as our community’s

sustain and improve lives.

JEWISH COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF

JEWISH TUCSON

SOUTHERN ARIZONA

3718 E. River Road, Tucson

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Tucson

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JEWISH COMMUNITY RELATIONS COUNCIL AND

Freidman-Paul Post 201

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4414 E. Second St., Tucson


THE FREE LOAN AT THE JEWISH FEDERATION

Ashton Skinner, Education Director

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3200 N. Central Ave. #2120, Phoenix

AMERICAN JEWISH COMMITTEE

Mail: 6890 E. Sunrise Dr. #120-

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Arizona’s first kosher food pantry,

310, Tucson

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The Kosher Food Pantry is a part

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Twitter: @ADLArizona

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of a national food-pantry network

ADL is the world’s leading anti-

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called Feeding America. Open M-F

hate organization. Founded

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to meet emergency food needs,

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in 1913 in response to an

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Semitism and bigotry, its timeless

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THE VALLEY

people and to secure justice

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and fair treatment for all. Today,

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a Sabbath pantry aiding the sick and needy in their difficult times to enjoy the Sabbath

ADL continues to fight all forms

and Jewish Holidays. Shabbat

of hate with the same vigor and

baskets may include fresh fruits

passion. We offer education

and vegetables, challah, wine/

programs like WORDS to ACTION:

grape juice, fish, chicken and

an interactive workshop to

other basic essentials that

empower and equip Jewish

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enable families to enjoy two

students with constructive,

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Shabbat meals per week. A more

ADL ARIZONA

effective responses to anti-

Founder

extensive package is distributed

Donna Johnson, Regional Board Chair

Semitism and anti-Israel in their

Elchonon Gross, Chairman &

on holidays.

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lives. Customized community or

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ASSOCIATION OF CRYPTO-JEWS OF

5 summer camps, 3 preschools,

Ezras Cholim offers warm

GREATER PHOENIX

11 Hebrew schools, C-Teens,

kosher meals to patients and

JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL

THE AMERICAS

Friendship Circle, Smile On

caregivers at hospitals, treatment

6501 E. Greenway Pkwy. #103,

Mailing address: 1900 W.

Seniors, Jewish Recovery

centers, or at home. Rehab

PMB 234, Scottsdale

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Fellowship and JPhoenix Young

and hospice support services

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Professionals.

available, including visitation,

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transportation and meal delivery.

DEUTSCH FAMILY

Also offers patient advocacy

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SHALOM CENTER

HADASSAH VALLEY OF

for those in hospitals, nursing

Temple Chai

THE SUN CHAPTER

– PHOENIX CHAPTER

facilities and in the home.

4645 E. Marilyn Road, Phoenix

8370 E. Via de Ventura #K-150,

PO Box 13775, Scottsdale

Ezras Cholim is a non-profit

602-971-1234 ext. 211

Scottsdale

480-359-7262

501(c)(3) organization and is

templechai.com

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an indispensable part Phoenix

hadassah.org

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community life. We need your support. We are seeking monthly

BUREAU OF JEWISH EDUCATION OF GREATER PHOENIX 12701 N. Scottsdale Road #206, Scottsdale 480-634-8050

contributions and volunteers.

JEWISH COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF GREATER PHOENIX

EAST VALLEY JEWISH

12701 N Scottsdale Road #202,

COMMUNITY CENTER

Scottsdale

Rabbi Michael Beyo, CEO

480-699-1717

Hadassah Baldinger, Assistant

GESHER DISABILITY

Executive Director

RESOURCES

Pam Morris, Early Childhood

Amy Hummell, Executive Director

Director

Jill Wilson, Director, Education

JEWISH COMMUNITY RELATIONS COUNCIL

908 N. Alma School Road,

and Programs

OF GREATER PHOENIX

Chandler

12701 N. Scottsdale Road #205,

12701 N. Scottsdale Road #203,

480-897-0588

Scottsdale

Scottsdale

evjcc.org

480-629-5343

jcrcphoenix.org

Rabbi Zalman Levertov, Regional

info@evjcc.org

gesherdr.org

Director

The East Valley JCC offers

info@gesherdr.org

Rabbi Mendy Levertov, Friendship

social, cultural and educational

Gesher Disability Resources

Circle

programs for youth, teens,

serves children and adults

Rabbi Levi Levertov, Smile on

adults and seniors; camps; and

affected by a disability through

Seniors

an accredited preschool for

inclusion assistance in the

2110 E. Lincoln Dr., Phoenix

ages infant-pre-K. Programming

classroom, resource referral,

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includes arts and Israel cultural

residential support and social

chabadaz.com

programs. No membership fee.

groups. Founded in 1985 as the

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CHABAD OF ARIZONA

office@chabadaz.com

Council For Jews With Special

Dedicated to providing, an

Needs, the agency programs and

open door environment for

services produces a community

strengthening and enhancing

impact of approximately 3,000

Jewish values and identity to all

people. Our mission is to support

jcfphoenix.org

JEWISH FAMILY & CHILDREN’S SERVICE – PHOENIX Kathy Rood Adm. Offices, 4747 N. Seventh St. #100, Phoenix Jewish Community & Older Adult Services, 2017 N. Seventh St., Phoenix 602-452-4627

people, regardless of background,

EZRAS CHOLIM OF ARIZONA

individuals with special needs

color, philosophy or level of

Yecheskel Friedman, President &

and their families in the Jewish

commitment. Chabad serves

Founder

community to lead fuller lives.

individuals and families looking

Elchonon Gross, Chairman &

Service helps to increase self-

for a non-judgmental, accepting,

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sufficiency and strengthen

personalized Jewish experience.

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families through quality medical,

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behavioral health and social

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services. We provide counseling,

3 centers on college campuses,

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emergency financial assistance,

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•Inclusion support in all Jewish educational and recreational settings •Teacher training and community education •Monthly Simchat Shabbat services •Social groups for individuals with special needs •Information and resource services 12701 N. Scottsdale Rd. Ste. 205 • Scottsdale, AZ 85254 480-629-5343 • info@gesherdr.org • gesherdr.org Supporting individuals with special needs and their families in the Jewish community since 1985.

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holiday giving, older adult

programs include, but are not

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services, mental health education

limited to, adoption/IVF, senior

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programs, Jewish career services,

care services, special needs/

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resource information & referrals,

disability assistance, education

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Holocaust survivor services,

expenses, student loan debt

hospital chaplaincy and facilitate

retirement, Jewish summer camp

the only Jewish Senior Center

and Israel experiences, medical/

in Phoenix. The JFCS Memory

dental needs, debt consolidation,

Café provides social and creative

funeral/burial pre-arrangement,

programming for those with

small business expenses and

changes in their thinking and

emergency needs. Confidentiality

memory, along with their care

assured.

partners.

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JEWISH WAR VETERANS OF THE USA JEWISH FEDERATION

Department of Southwest

OF GREATER PHOENIX

jwvsw.org

Marty Haberer, President & CEO

MINKOFF CENTER FOR JEWISH GENETICS Wendy Carriere, Executive Director Carol Abrams, Board President 12701 N. Scottsdale Road #201, 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

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JEWISH WOMEN INTERNATIONAL

Scottsdale

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screening and referral services

Robin Loeb, COO

healthy children. We also provide regarding hereditary cancers,

480-634-4900

PhoenixHolocaustAssociation@ gmail.com Phoenix Holocaust Association is a partnership of Holocaust survivors, their descendants and the larger community. The organization honors the memory and legacy of the survivors and victims, promotes awareness of the Holocaust through education of this and other genocides and contributes to tikkun olam, repair of the world. In 2020, the organization will bring “Holocaust by Bullets” to the greater Phoenix area. For details, go to: HolocaustbyBulletsAZ.com.

VALLEY BEIT MIDRASH 4645 E. Marilyn Road, Phoenix 602-445-3112

jewishphoenix.org

LIMMUD AZ

specifically the BRCA 1 and

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BRCA 2 founder gene mutations

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584, Scottsdale

associated with inherited breast

Phoenix strengthens Jewish life

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and ovarian cancers found in

and identity by caring for Jews

In Hebrew, Limmud means

the Jewish community. Men and

in need, enriching senior lives,

“learning.” Limmud offers a full

women age 25 and over are

engaging the next generation

day of Jewish learning annually

welcome to register.

and building Jewish communities

that is divided into individual

worldwide.

sessions. Multiple programs,

NA’AMAT USA

Kim Subrin, COO

different presenters and a

Arizona Chapter

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variety of topics are offered

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volunteers.

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VALLEY OF THE SUN JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER Jay J. Jacobs, CEO

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ORT AMERICA Cactus Chapter, 602-953-9307 ortamerica.org

vosjcc.org info@vosjcc.org The Valley of the Sun JCC is an inclusive community center that enriches physical, mental and spiritual growth through relationships and an array of offerings, including early childhood, youth, fitness, camp

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and senior programs. The J

loans@jewishfreeloan.org

serves people of all faiths,

JFL provides interest-free loans

PHOENIX HOLOCAUST

backgrounds and

to enhance the quality of life

ASSOCIATION

abilities.

of Jewish Arizonans. Loan

Sheryl Bronkesh, President

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JEWISH MEDIA

ARIZONA JEWISH LIFE MAGAZINE

EAST VALLEY JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER Rabbi Michael Beyo, CEO

Cindy Saltzman, Publisher

Hadassah Baldinger, Associate

Mala Blomquist, Editor-in-Chief

Executive Director

602-538-2955

908 N. Alma School Road,

azjewishlife.com

Chandler

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480-897-0588

community with impact.

JEWISH TAX CREDIT ORGANIZATIONS

jcctaxcredit.org mbeyo@evjcc.org The vision of the EVJCC is to create a strong, connected community through Jewish values and education. Donate today to the East Valley Tax Credit Fund and you will help provide: scholarships for families in need in our Early Childhood Learning Center; scholarships for at-risk kids for our summer camp; childcare for families in need during fall, winter and spring school breaks; kosher food assistance to inbound elderly individuals; kosher food assistance to families in need and monthly tikkun olam projects that help homeless people and families in need.

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-fordollar tax credit on your Arizona taxes. Be the one who instills a sense of Jewish pride in the next generation.

GESHER DISABILITY RESOURCES Amy Hummell, Executive Director Jill Wilson, Director, Education and Programs 12701 N. Scottsdale Road #205, Scottsdale

Serving

the Community

480-629-5343 gesherdr.org info@gesherdr.org Gesher Disability Resources (formerly Council For Jews With Special Needs) is a 34-year-old nonprofit organization (Tax ID 86-0626273) and a Qualifying Charitable Organization for the state’s Tax Credit Program (QCO code: 20748). Our mission is to support individuals with

We provide behavioral health, healthcare, and social services to Maricopa County’s most vulnerable populations-children, teens, families and older adults.

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‫ב"ה‬

THE FIRST STO SERVING THE GREATER PHOENIX JEWISH COMMUNITY

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE

TUITION TAX CREDIT

special needs and their families in the Jewish community to lead fuller lives. Programs include: classroom observation and teacher training; special Shabbat monthly services; social groups; disability resource information; and two Jewish homes for adults with developmental disabilities.

CHILDREN’S SERVICE

USING OUR SIMPLE FORM AT

JEWISH EDUCATION TAX CREDIT ORGANIZATION

Your support provides scholarships to children attending 6 Jewish day schools!

3718 E. River Road #100, Tucson 520-647-8442 jetco.org

Tax Credit Amount: for the year 2019

Married, filinng joint

Max.

$2,269

Single, filinng Separate

Max.

$1,135

www.JEWISHEDUCATIONAZ.com Chabad Tuition Organization - 602-944-2753

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.

contribute to JETCO!

JEWISH FAMILY &

REDIRECT YOUR AZ INCOME TAXES

www.JEWISHEDUCATIONAZ.com

participants receive a dollar-fordollar tax credit on Arizona State income taxes and simultaneously help students receive an excellent Jewish and secular education. Do a mitzvah – ensure our future –

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

Arizona Charitable Tax Credit Program Mara Samudrala, Annual Campaign Manager 4747 N. Seventh Street #100, Phoenix 602-567-8392 jfcsaz.org/taxcredit info@jfcsaz.org Tax credit dollars at Jewish Family & Children’s Service are used to assist low income children and families. Of the nearly 42,000 individuals served across the

Give the Gift of a Quality Jewish Education JETCO is the only Jewish school tuition organization in Southern Arizona providing scholarships for students of families who wish to receive a Jewish day school education in Tucson. JETCO raises funds for these scholarships through the dollar-for-dollar Arizona Private School Tax Credit. Thanks to generous support of partners like you, JETCO enables many students to afford and obtain a high-quality Jewish day school education.

For more information: www.jetco.org

Increased contribution limit totals for 2019! $1,135 for single, head-of-household, or married filing separately $2,269 for married filing jointly

Contact: info@jetco.org 520-647-8442

This information on the Arizona Private School Tax Credit is not intended as tax advice. Please consult a professional tax adviser. 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.

520.529.3888

thaaz.org

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3888 E. River Road Tucson, AZ 85718


Valley, 97% are low income or working poor. Programs include counseling, older adult care management, domestic violence victim assistance, job development for at-risk youth and Jewish social services. The tax credit limits are $400 (single filer) and $800 (married filing jointly) when filing your Arizona state income tax return.

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

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.

jfcstucson.org

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

JEWISH TUITION ORGANIZATION Linda Zell, Executive Director 12701 N. Scottsdale Road #100M, Scottsdale

STRONGER TOGETHER

Through the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona, you’re powering all things Jewish – from food banks to future leaders. There isn’t a single aspect of Jewish life that your gift doesn’t impact.

Your gift to Federation powers It All.

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.

STRONGER TOGETHER

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The first Jews to arrive in the Arizona territory were conversos who arrived with Spanish conquistadors in the 16th Century. The Eastern-European influx began in the mid-1800s, and the communities soon began gathering for holiday services, weddings and funerals. Michael Wormser, a French Jew, began acquiring land in the Valley around 1863. He later opened stores, first in Prescott and then in Phoenix. Upon his death, he left property to Temple Beth Israel to establish the first Jewish cemetery in the Valley. Built in Tucson in 1910, Temple Emanu-El was the first synagogue in the Arizona Territory. The pioneer Jewish women's organization, then called the Hebrew Ladies Benevolent Society, began the fundraising effort in March of 1886 to build the first permanent Jewish house of worship. The temple opened on Rosh Hashanah Eve, Oct. 3, 1910. Today, the building houses the Jewish History Museum. In the years since those early days, congregations have multiplied, grown and evolved to meet the ever-changing spiritual, lifecycle and communal needs of an increasingly dispersed and diverse population.

CONGREGATIONS BY REGION

FLAGSTAFF

PRESCOTT

CHABAD

CHABAD

CHABAD OF FLAGSTAFF

CHABAD OF PRESCOTT

1254 W. University Ave. #130, Flagstaff 928-255-5756 jewishflagstaff.com

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

REFORM

REFORM

CONGREGATION LEV SHALOM

TEMPLE B’RITH SHALOM

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

2077 Brohner Way, Prescott 928-708-0018 brithshalom-az.org

LAKE HAVASU CITY

INDEPENDENT

REFORM

JEWISH COMMUNITY OF SEDONA AND THE VERDE VALLEY

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

SEDONA

100 Meadow Lark Dr., Sedona Mail: PO Box 13, Sedona 928-204-1286 jcsvv.org

SOUTHERN ARIZONA CHABAD CHABAD OF COCHISE COUNTY 401 Suffolk Dr., Sierra Vista 520-820-6256 jewishsierravista.com

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INDEPENDENT

HUMANIST

THE VALLEY

BETH SHALOM TEMPLE CENTER

SECULAR HUMANIST JEWISH CIRCLE

CHABAD

520-232-0226 secularhumanistjewishcircle.org

CHABAD LUBAVITCH OF ARIZONA

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 kolhamidbar.tripod.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 Mail: 2411 E. Elm St., Tucson 520-881-7956 chabadtucson.com

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

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

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

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

CONGREGATION ESHEL AVRAHAM 522 N. Norris Ave., Tucson 520-298-6033 eshel.info

ORTHODOX CONGREGATION CHOFETZ CHAYIM 5150 E. Fifth St., Tucson 520-747-7780 tucsontorah.org

2110 E. Lincoln Dr., Phoenix 602-944-2753 chabadaz.com

CHABAD LUBAVITCH OF FOUNTAIN HILLS 16830 E. Avenue of the Fountains, Fountain Hills 480-776-4763 jewishfountainhills.com

CONGREGATION YOUNG ISRAEL 2443 E. Fourth St., Tucson 520-326-8362 youngisraeltucson.com

CHABAD AT ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY 971 S. Ash Ave., Tempe 480-736-8672 jewishasu.com

REFORM CONGREGATION BEIT SIMCHA

CHABAD JEWISH CENTER

3001 E. Skyline Dr. #117, Tucson 520-276-5675 beitsimchatucson.org

Serving the North Valley 41332 N. Hudson Trail, Anthem 623-349-1770 jewishanthem.com

CONGREGATION CHAVERIM 5901 E. Second St., Tucson 520-320-1015 chaverim.net

CHABAD JEWISH CENTER OF GILBERT 4475 E. Carriage Way, Gilbert 480-269-6680 jewishgilbert.com

CONGREGATION M’KOR HAYIM Services held at Tucson Hebrew Academy Mail: PO Box 31806, Tucson 520-904-1881 mkorhayim.org

CONGREGATION OR CHADASH 3939 N. Alvernon Way, Tucson 520-512-8500 orchadash-tucson.org

38759 W. Mountain View Blvd., Tucson 520-825-8175 saddlebrooke.org

225 N. Country Club Road, Tucson 520-327-4501 templeemanueltucson.org

14555 W. Indian School Road #400B, Goodyear 623-466-6110 jewishgoodyear.com

CHABAD JEWISH CENTER OF MESA

INSTITUTE FOR JUDAIC SERVICES AND STUDIES AT SADDLEBROOKE

TEMPLE EMANU-EL

CHABAD JEWISH CENTER OF GOODYEAR

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

CHABAD OF DOWNTOWN 2700 N. Central Ave. #890, Phoenix Mail: 2110 E. Lincoln Dr., Phoenix 602-492-5559 jewishdowntownphoenix.com

CHABAD OF THE EAST VALLEY

RENEWAL

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

CONGREGATION KOL SIMCHAH

CHABAD OF NORTH PHOENIX

4625 E. River Road, Tucson 520-296-0818

22044 N. 44th St. #100, Phoenix 480-442-8672 ourjewishcenter.com

CHABAD OF PARADISE VALLEY Mail: 5402 E. Lincoln Dr., Paradise Valley 480-788-9310 jewishparadisevalley.com

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CHABAD OF SCOTTSDALE 10215 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale 480-998-1410 chabadofscottsdale.org

CHABAD OF THE WEST VALLEY Mail: 7942 W. Bell Road, C5 #101, Glendale 623-252-1759 ichabad.org

CONSERVATIVE

AMoskowitz@bethelphoenix.com Warm and welcoming egalitarian, Conservative congregation located in Central Phoenix. Twicedaily minyan. Affiliated with USCJ. First Things First Preschool, Talmud Torah, Adult Education, social action, chavurah, Kadima/USY, social and cultural programming for all ages, Gift Shop and Women's League.

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

TEMPLE BETH EMETH OF SCOTTSDALE 8250 E. Rose Lane, Scottsdale Mailing: PO Box 2831, Scottsdale 480-941-4112 tbescottsdale.org

BETH EL CONGREGATION A. Nitzan Stein Kokin, Rabbi Jonathan Angress, Cantor Linda Barzilai & Kim Mertens, CoPresidents Alicia Moskowitz, Interim Executive Director 1118 W. Glendale Ave., Phoenix 602-944-3359 bethelphoenix.com

admin@congregationortzion.org Congregation Or Tzion is a Conservative, multigenerational, participatory, family-friendly Synagogue of nearly 450 families in the North Phoenix/North Scottsdale area. We are affiliated with United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism and pride ourselves on offering compelling programming, innovative learning opportunities and spiritual prayer services for all ages. Our doors are open to all who wish to join our kehillah kedosha – our holy community.

CONGREGATION OR TZION Nicky Spivak, Executive Director Micah Caplan, Rabbi Dannah Rubinstein, Cantor 16415 N. 90th St., Scottsdale 480-342-8858 congregationortzion.org

TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM OF THE EAST VALLEY Rabbi Hershel “Brodie” Aberson, Rabbi Michele Millman, Office Manager Bryan Cederbaum, President 3400 N. Dobson Road, Chandler 480-897-3636 tbsev.org info@tbsev.org A traditional, egalitarian synagogue that is affiliated with the USCJ. In existence for 70 years, we offer a friendly, warm and supportive environment. We boast a vibrant religious school, award-winning youth groups (Kadima and USY) and an outstanding adult education program. The Religious School offers an education program for children from toddler through b’nai mitzvah and transitions them to Hebrew High.

A multigenerational, egalitarian, highly participatory,  Conservative Synagogue in  North Scottsdale.

Young Family Programming A multigenerational, egalitarian, highly participatory,  Conservative Synagogue in  North Scottsdale. A multigenerational, egalitarian, highly participatory,  Thriving Religious School

Conservative Synagogue in North Scottsdale.

Young Family Programming YoungMusical Family Programming Shabbat Services Thriving Religious School

Thriving Religious School New Young Professionals Group Musical Shabbat Services

Youth Group NewVibrant Young Professionals Group Musical Shabbat Services Vibrant Youth Group Group Active Empty Nesters

New Young Professionals Group Active Empty Nesters Group

Shabbat and Holiday Services

ShabbatYouth and Holiday Services Vibrant Group

Social Social Action Programs Socialand and Social Action Programs

Active16415 Empty Nesters Group N. 90th st. Scottsdale, AZ 85260

16415 N. 90th· congregationortzion.org st. Scottsdale, AZ 85260 480-342-8858 480-342-8858 · congregationortzion.org

Shabbat and Holiday Services

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Services are held every Friday evening and Saturday morning, High Holidays and many other holidays.

HUMANIST

OR ADAM CONGREGATION FOR HUMANISTIC JUDAISM Jeffrey Schesnol, Ordained Madrikh and Rabbinic Candidate Richard Aver, President Holidays: Cutler-Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center, 122 E. Culver St., Phoenix Shabbats: Pueblo Norte Center, 7090 E. Mescal St, Scottsdale Mail: 14747 N. Northside Blvd. #111-437, Scottsdale 480-865-4710 oradam.com oradaminfo@gmail.com Or Adam, Hebrew for light of humanity, reflects our desire to share our love and respect for Jewish culture and tradition

with others, and emphasizes that our destiny is guided by the human power within ourselves. All denominations welcome. Jewish by birth, choice or association. Since 1987, we have provided a community experience that rewards Jewish identity and enriches the dignity of all humankind. Shabbats, holidays, weddings, b’nai mitzvahs, baby namings and memorials.

CONGREGATION SHOMREI TORAH

INDEPENDENT

ORTHODOX

CONGREGATION KEHILLAH

AHAVAS TORAH: THE SCOTTSDALE TORAH CENTER

5858 E. Dynamite Blvd., Cave Creek Mail: 21001 N. Tatum Blvd., Ste. 1630, #439, Phoenix 602-369-7667 congregationkehillah.org

CONGREGATION NEFESHSOUL Valley Unitarian Universalist Campus, 6400 W. Del Rio St., Chandler Mail: PO Box 51591, Phoenix nefeshsoul.com

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

CONGREGATION BETH TEFILLAH

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

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

Pinchas Allouche, Rabbi New address opening Fall 2018 6529 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale 480-600-5065 bethtefillahaz.org info@bethtefillahaz.org membership@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 Shaharit services. Our Limudim Educational Center provides Hebrew and Judaic curriculum for children and adults. Offers Nefesh after-school religious

OR ADAM FRIENDS SHABBATS: YOUR PHOENIX CONGREGATION YOURDOWNTOWN DOWNTOWN PHOENIX CONGREGATION SHABBATS: Pueblo Norte Center

GET SOCIAL WITH US FACEBOOK @AZJewishLife

YOUR PHOENIX CONGREGATION YOURDOWNTOWN DOWNTOWNPhoenix PHOENIX CONGREGATION Your Congregation MEETS AT CUTLER PLOTKIN JEWISH HERITAGE CENTER YourDowntown Downtown Phoenix Congregation MEETS AT CUTLER PLOTKIN JEWISHAZ HERITAGE 122 E. Culver St. Phoenix, 85004 CENTER HOLIDAYS: HOLIDAYS: Cutler Plotkin Center Sanctuary Cutler Plotkin Sanctuary 122 E. Culver St.Center Phoenix, AZ 85004 122 E. Culver St. Phoenix, AZ 85004

Pueblo Norte Center 7090 E. Mescal St., Scottsdale, AZ 85260 7090 E. Mescal St., Scottsdale, AZ 85260

122 E. Culver St. Phoenix, AZ 85004

PIRITUAL SSPIRITUAL Educational JOYFUL SPIRITUAL CULTURAL Cultural Educational Cultural

Ancestral Ancestral EMOTIONAL

Ethical Ethical THANKFUL MEANINGFUL

Creative Original Services, Custom Weddings, Baby Namings, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs and Memorials

INSTAGRAM @JewishLifeNow

HIGH HOLIDAY HOLIDAY SERVICES HIGH SERVICES TWITTER @JewishLifeNow

Featuring Chris Chris & Johnny Featuring & Johnny Rice Featuring Chris & Johnny Rice Rice Piano & Cello beautiful renditions of Piano & Cello beautiful renditions Piano & Cello beautiful renditionsof of Classic High Holiday Holiday Music Music Classic High ROSH HASHANAH: Wed.Sept Sept.9 7 pm Erev Rosh Hashanah Sunday, 29 5:00PM YOMYom KIPPUR NIDRE: Fri. 18 7pm KippurKOL Kol Nidre Tuesday, OctSept. 8 7:00PM YOM KIPPUR MEMORIAL: Sat. Sept.19 5pm Yom Kippur Nizkor Memorial Wednesday, Oct 9 4:00PM & Pot Yom LuckKippur Break-the-fast Sat. Sept. 19-6:30pm Break-the-Fast Pot Luck Dinner-Wednesday, Oct 9 5:30PM

L’Shana Tova Or Adam Chaverim

Jeffrey Schesnol Jeffrey Schesnol Ordained Madrikh & Ordained Madrikh & Rabbinic Candidate Rabbinic Candidate

Adam Chaverim | 480.865.4710 www.oradam.com | www.oradam.com Or | oradaminfo@gmail.com oradaminfo@gmail.com 480.663.7788 www.oradam.com | www.oradam.com | oradaminfo@gmail.com oradaminfo@gmail.com | 480.865.4710 480.663.7788 ARIZONA JEWISH LIFE RESOURCE GUIDE | 2019-2020 39


studies classes (Mon./Wed.) for grades K-4 at the VOSJCC (bethtefillahaz.org/nefesh).

602-265-8888 yiphoenix.org

REFORM

hiking, tennis, mah jongg, book reviews, movies, travel, bridge, dining, and Sunday brunch; plus Torah Study, concerts, speakers and community involvement.

CONGREGATION TORAT EMET 526 E. Tuckey Lane, Phoenix 602-418-7689

KEHILLAS HATURIM/YESHIVAS HATURIM 522 E. Glendale Ave., Phoenix 602-345-1179 haturim.com

OHR HATORAH CONGREGATION 6655 N. Seventh St., Phoenix 480-359-5572 ohrhatorahphoenix.org

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

YOUNG ISRAEL OF PHOENIX 6232 N. Seventh St. #107, Phoenix

CONGREGATION BETH ISRAEL BETH AMI TEMPLE Allison Lawton, Rabbi Michael Robbins, Cantorial Soloist Bobbi Lazarus, Administrator 3535 E. Lincoln Dr., Paradise Valley Mail: 3104 E. Camelback Road #508, Phoenix 602-956-0805 bethamitemple.org bethamitemple@hotmail.com An active ADULT congregation for couples, singles and empty nesters seeking spiritual and social connections with their Jewish roots. Established in 1978, we are a centrally located Reform(URJ) Temple with modest dues and no building fund. High Holiday and Friday night services followed by an Oneg. Something for everyone with many social clubs such as cultural events,

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

#122-198, Anthem 623-256-0658 nvjca.org

SUN LAKES JEWISH CONGREGATION 9240 E. Sun Lakes Blvd. N., Sun Lakes sunlakesjewishcongregation.org

CONGREGATION MERKAZ HA-IYR

TEMPLE BETH SHALOM AND JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER OF THE WEST VALLEY

12861 N. Eighth Ave., Phoenix 480-414-5213 congregationmerkaz.org

12202 N. 101st Ave., Sun City 623-977-3240 tbsaz.org

DESERT FOOTHILLS JEWISH COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION

TEMPLE CHAI

Mail: PO Box 25068, Scottsdale 480-297-8955 dfjca.org

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

MAKOR 13402 N. Scottsdale Road #A120, Scottsdale mymakor.org

NORTH VALLEY JEWISH COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION 39506 N. Daisy Mountain Dr.

TEMPLE EMANUEL OF TEMPE Rabbi Dean Shapiro, Rabbi Suzanne Guinane, Cantorial Soloist 5801 S. Rural Road, Tempe

F i n e A r t J e w i s h We d d i n g s a n d L i f e s t y l e

A Film Production & Photography Studio 212-804-8041 www.MartyMacMoore.com https://www.facebook.com/MartyMacMoore.Studios https://www.instagram.com/martymacmoore/ 4310 N 75Th St, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 40 ARIZONA JEWISH LIFE RESOURCE GUIDE | 2019-2020


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.

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

TEMPLE KOL AMI Jeremy Schneider, Rabbi Emily Kaye, Cantorial Soloist Nancy Drapin, Executive Director 15030 N. 64th St., Scottsdale 480-951-9660 templekolami.org tkaoffice@templekolami.org We are a relationship-centric Reform Jewish community that honors tradition while embracing innovation. We see ourselves as a force for good, “doing Jewish” across the Valley via unique social action programs. There’s something for everyone at Temple

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

BUKHARIAN

RABBINIC BOARDS & ERUVIM

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

CHANDLER ERUV PROJECT

SEPHARDIC

GREATER PHOENIX BOARD OF RABBIS

AVDE TORAH JAYAH/ACJA

boardofrabbisphoenix.org

Mail: 1900 W. Chandler Blvd., #15355, Chandler 602-518-0229 cryptojew.org

(East Valley) 480-855-4333 chabadcenter.com

PHOENIX COMMUNITY ERUV (North Central Phoenix) 602-264-3788

TUCSON BOARD OF RABBIS

YUMA REFORM

520-327-4501 tbor.homestead.com

VALLEY ERUV PROJECT CONGREGATION BETH HAMIDBAR PO Box 5634, Yuma 928-210-8368 bethhamidbar.org

(Paradise Valley, North Phoenix, Scottsdale) 480-630-9596 arizonaeruv.org

Temple Emanuel of Tempe

Temple Beth Sholom of the

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

invites you to join us for our inspiring, uplifting and meaningful High Holy Day Services, Children’s Services and Youth Programming. Led by Rabbi Dean Shapiro, and Cantorial Soloist Suzanne Guinane. For more information about services, tickets and membership, visit our website or call.

TBS is located at

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

www.tbsev.org

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LIFECYCLE SIMCHA VENDOR • SIMCHA VENUES • GENETIC TESTING

MIKVAHS (MIKVAOT) • CHEVRA KADISLIFECYCLE MOMENTS HA (BURIAL SOCIETY) SIMCHA VENUES Cemeteries & MORTUARIES GENE TIC TESTING LIFECYCLE SYMBOLS & RITUALS MARK MOHEL S MIKVAHS CHEVRA KADISHA CEME TERIES & MORTUARIES

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Ceremonies and traditions mark lifecycle moments By Rabbi Barry Cohen

T

he Jewish people

an adolescent,

ritual, we address the

its doors to the individual.

have developed

marrying, raising family,

need for the individual

These traditions foster a

various lifecycle

caring for each other,

to be acknowledged by

psychologically sound and

rituals and ceremonies:

dying, mourning and

the community and for

spiritually healthy way of

birth, naming, becoming

remembering. Through

the community to open

journeying through life.

Birth/Infancy Brit milah is the “sign of the covenant” between the Jewish people and God. It is the removal of the foreskin of the penis when the infant is 8 days old. The Torah describes Abraham performing this ritual on his son Isaac on his eighth day. Brit milah has become the abiding symbol

of the Jewish people. Brit milah is conducted by a formally trained expert, a mohel, or by a doctor under rabbinic supervision. The ceremony is relatively brief and involves multiple ways to honor family and friends. It incorporates giving the boy a Hebrew name.

In recent decades, rituals have developed to give infant girls Hebrew names. This ceremony can take place in the synagogue or home. Giving our children Hebrew names welcomes them into the Jewish people and ensures names are handed down through the generations. Another ritual is pidyon haben, or the “redemption of the firstborn son.” This ritual

only takes place if the child is the firstborn, the child is a son and it is a natural birth (not a C-section). When the boy is 30 days old, the parents ritually pay a man of priestly descent (a Cohen), a certain amount of money for tzedakah. If the boy is a Cohen or a Levite, he does not take part in this ritual, since ritually, he is already dedicated to God’s service.

Coming of Age The bar/bat mitzvah, or “son/ daughter of commandments,” occurs when a boy is 13 and a girl is 12 to mark their obligation to accept more religious responsibilities. The ritual may originate in the time of the Second Temple, when a brief ceremony removed the father’s responsibility for the sins of his son. The contemporary version of the bar mitzvah developed in the Middle Ages. The boy is called up to recite blessings over the Torah and

chant a section from the weekly Torah portion and sometimes the accompanying Haftarah. In addition, he had the option to deliver a sermonette or d’var Torah. The bat mitzvah is a 20thcentury Western innovation. The bar mitzvah and the bat mitzvah are now essentially the same in non-Orthodox circles. Many who did not or could not take part in a bar/bat mitzvah ceremony in their youth are embracing the ceremony in adulthood. ARIZONA JEWISH LIFE RESOURCE GUIDE | 2019-2020 43


An adult bar/bat mitzvah is often very meaningful and powerful. Another lifecycle ceremony is confirmation. In 19th century Germany, Reform rabbis borrowed this concept from Lutheran Christianity; they considered the bar mitzvah ceremony to be primitive and outdated. At first offered only to boys, within a few years girls were included as well. Confirmation usually takes place during Shavuot, the holiday commemorating the giving of the Torah at Sinai. The ceremony represents youth “confirming” their Jewish identity by accepting the Torah. Conservative Judaism and some segments of Orthodox Judaism have embraced the

the

Joining Tribe

To say that Judaism has no interest in seeking converts is a myth. In the third century, Rabbi Eleazar ben Pedat said, “God sent the Jews into exile to bring people to Judaism.” Requirements for conversion typically include a year-long study of history, liturgy and traditions, coupled with ritual and holiday observance; for males, circumcision, or for those already circumcised, hatafat dam brit, a ceremonial drawing of a drop of blood; and mikvah, or ceremonial immersion in a body of fresh water. Ideally, the entire Jewish community views converts the same as those born into Judaism.

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Marriage

Though plenty of marriages are recorded, going back to Abraham and Sarah, the official ceremony was not determined in legal form until Talmudic times. During the Sabbath before the ceremony, the bride and groom can be honored with a special blessing and with an Aliyah, the recitation of the blessings before and after the chanting of Torah. Congregants may throw candy, symbolic of wishes for a sweet marriage. Before the formal ceremony, the couple sign the ketubah, a religious marriage contract, and the the civil certificate. Traditionally, the ketubah details the husband’s obligations to his wife. In nontraditional circles, the ketubah is often an artistic and poetic creation that describes the couple’s romantic and loving commitment. The wedding ceremony is relatively simple. The couple stands beneath a chuppah, a canopy that symbolizes the marital home. Kiddush, the blessing over the wine, is recited. Then the erusin and nisuin blessings formally sanctify the couple’s change of status and marriage commitment, after which the couple exchanges rings. Sometimes the couple shares personal words with one another. The officiant reads the ketubah and offers personal words. The Sheva Brachot, the “Seven Blessings,” are chanted, further consecrating the ceremony. The ceremony ends with the breaking of a glass, which has a variety of meanings, some somber and some light-hearted. Then the couple kisses and has a few minutes of yichud, private time together, before the celebration continues.


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If the purpose of religion is to respond to our finitude and our mortality, this is where Judaism shines. When an individual dies, the chevra kadisha, or “burial society,” prepares the deceased for internment. This includes tahara, or ritual washing; wrapping in tachrichim, a white pocketless shroud; and shomrim, never leaving the deceased alone. The funeral service is simple but meaningful. It begins with kriah, either the tearing of clothing or wearing a torn black ribbon. It is followed by the recitation of Psalms and meditative readings. With the hesped, the officiant and/or family captures the essence of the deceased, honors his/her life and comforts the bereaved. This is followed by the prayer Eil Malei Rachamim, “God Full of Compassion,” and the Kaddish, the prayer commemorating the dead. The service concludes with shoveling earth into the grave. The first week of mourning is called shiva. During this emotionally intense time, the principal mourners receive guests and are provided with food. Worship services are conducted in the home, enabling mourners to recite the Kaddish. The next period of mourning is called Sheloshim, which means 30. This is the first month after the funeral. During this time, principal mourners ease themselves back into their routines and also recite the Kaddish. If one’s parent has died, one recites the Kaddish for 11 months. Traditionally, after the year of aveilut or “mourning,” family and friends gather at the cemetery for the “unveiling,” or

dedication of a headstone. A mechanism is incorporated into the yearly calendar to remember our loved ones who have died. The principal one is the yahrzeit, or anniversary of the death. Family members attend worship services, recite Kaddish and light a special candle at home, which burns for 24 hours. Another way to remember loved ones is to attend Yizkor (“remembrance”) services. There are four Yizkor services: Yom Kippur, and the end of Sukkot, Pesach and Shavuot. Though the rabbis have created a wide array of rituals and practices, many people have been overlooked or marginalized. Rituals and practices continue to evolve to address the needs of everyone in the community. Rabbi Barry Cohen is the community chaplain of Portland’s Jewish community. He began his career in Scottsdale, AZ, as a congregational rabbi at Congregation Beth Israel. In 1999 he joined the Jewish News of Greater Phoenix, first as community editor and then as editor.


Jewish life revolves around the cycle of life.

In the Jewish tradition, lifecycle moments from birth to death carry specific rituals, most of which have been used for centuries.

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

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Phoenix

3400 N. Dobson Road,

Over 25 years of educating

602-277-7479

Chandler

children to be critical thinkers,

phoenixhebrewacademy.org

480-390-0971

communicators, creators,

desertja.org

collaborators and lifelong learners. Independent,

MENACHEM MENDEL ACADEMY 3024 E. Filmore St., Phoenix 480-909-6942 menachemendelacademy.com

private K-8 co-educational day school. Rigorous secular education with an integrated Jewish education. Experienced and dedicated faculty;

PARDES JEWISH DAY SCHOOL Peter Gordon, Head of School Lauren Kreisberger, Director of Admissions 12753 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale

ARIZONA NCSY/JSU 6748 N. 10th Place, Phoenix

SHEARIM TORAH HIGH SCHOOL FOR GIRLS

201-362-2074 arizona.ncsy.org

715 E. Sierra Vista Dr.,

BBYO

Phoenix

12701 N. Scottsdale Road

602-324-3406

#203, Scottsdale

shearimhighschool.org

480-481-1789 bbyo.org

low teacher-student ratio; emphasis on Project Based

YOUTH GROUPS & PROGRAMS

TORAH DAY SCHOOL OF PHOENIX

BBYO TUCSON

Learning. Beautiful campus with Hebrew, Jewish Studies,

1118 W. Glendale Ave.,

520-299-3000 ext. 175

Makerspace, art, physical

Phoenix

bbyo.org

education, music, theatre

602-374-3062

and Spanish offered. After-

torahdayschoolofphoenix.org

school enrichment activities, morning/after-care available. Daily Kosher lunch program. Member of the Mountain Valley Athletics League. Accredited. A partner agency of the Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix.

3800 E. River Road, Tucson

B’NAI TZEDEK YOUTH PHILANTHROPY PROGRAM Jewish Community Foundation

YESHIVA HIGH SCHOOL OF ARIZONA

of Greater Phoenix

7045 N. 12th St., Phoenix

#202, Scottsdale

602-266-1213

480-699-1717

azyeshiva.org

jcfphoenix.org

12701 N. Scottsdale Road

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connections, all rooted in

and encourage sportsmanship,

Reform Judaism. We partner

The J is the place for your

with local Union for Reform

young athlete! We offer the

Judaism (URJ) affiliated

Jeff Berkowitz Basketball

congregations to provide

League for boys and girls K-8;

FAR WEST UNITED SYNAGOGUE YOUTH

meaningful Jewish experiences

JCC RUSH Recreational Soccer

for teens in grades 6-12. As

League for boys and girls ages

818-986-0907

part of the family of URJ youth

4-8.

farwestusy.org

programs, we provide young

CTEEN PHOENIX 2110 E. Lincoln Dr., Phoenix 602-944-2753 chabadaz.com

SPECIAL NEEDS RESOURCES

GESHER DISABILITY RESOURCES Amy Hummell, Executive

VALLEY OF THE SUN JCC J SWIM

Director

Debbie Meek, Aquatics

and Programs

Director

Deborah Weiner, Student

12701 N Scottsdale Road

Support Specialist

#201, Scottsdale

12701 N. Scottsdale Road

480-481-7035

#205, Scottsdale

vosjcc.org/aquatics

480-629-5343

debbiem@vosjcc.org

gesherdr.org

J Swim offers an array of

info@gesherdr.org

programs for infants through

Formed in 1985, the

teens. J Swim Academy helps

agency was created to meet

children and infants as young

the special needs of children

as six months learn to swim in

and adults with disabilities

a happy, safe environment. The

who were unable to participate

12701 N. Scottsdale Road

VALLEY OF THE SUN JCC CLUB J

year-round program advances

Tami Simmons, Sr. Mgr. Youth

in typical activities of Jewish

#201, Scottsdale

from J Babies to J Squad (pre-

Services

life in greater Phoenix.

vosjcc.org/youthsports

team). J Swim Club is a year-

12701 N. Scottsdale Rd.,

Programs include social

alexaw@vosjcc.org

round USA Swimming-affiliated

Scottsdale

groups, classroom observation,

The JCC Maccabi Games are

competitive swim team for all

480-481-7075

contracted resource educators,

for teens ages 13-16. The

levels of swimmers ages 5-18.

vosjcc.org/clubj

summer camp inclusion

Games are held annually,

J Swim also includes J Water

youth@vosjcc.org

specialists, teacher training,

where athletes explore their

Polo.

Club J is a licensed K-5

student tutoring, educational

Jewish heritage through sports competitions, community

afterschool program.

service, team building,

Experienced, caring counselors

sportsmanship and more.

and teachers provide quality

J TEEN CONNECT AZ OF GREATER PHOENIX 480-481-7111 jteen@vosjcc.org The information hub for all things Jewish teen! We work to engage teens so they connect, have fun, become leaders, find jobs, travel, learn, do mitzvahs and more!

JCC MACCABI GAMES

people with immersive Jewish experiences locally, regionally, across North America and Israel.

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

Alexa Wollach, Maccabi Games Delegation Head

forums on disability related topics and monthly Simchat Shabbat services.

THE FRIENDSHIP CIRCLE

provide a safe, enriching place

PHOENIX HIGH SCHOOL OF JEWISH STUDIES (HEBREW HIGH)

to unwind after school and

12701 N. Scottsdale Road

602-861-1600

during School’s Out Days.

#206, Scottsdale

fcaz.org

classes, homework help and sports. Most importantly, we

NFTY – THE REFORM JEWISH TEEN MOVEMENT

HIGH SCHOOL STUDY PROGRAMS

Jill Wilson, Director, Education

Chabad of Arizona 2110 E. Lincoln Dr., Phoenix

480-634-8050 bjephoenix.org

Lynne Butner, Senior Regional

VALLEY OF THE SUN JCC YOUTH SPORTS

Director, NFTY-SW

Devon De La Luz, Sports &

TUCSON HEBREW HIGH

3800 E. River Road, Tucson

212-452-6754

Recreation Director

3718 E. River Road, Tucson

520-299-3000 ext. 172

southwest.nfty.org

12701 N Scottsdale Road

520-577-9393

tucsonjcc.org/special

nftysw@urj.org

#201, Scottsdale

tucsonhebrewhigh.org

NFTY is a movement that

480-481-7016

builds strong, welcoming,

vosjcc.org/youthsports

inspired communities through

devond@vosjcc.org

teen-powered engagement.

With two state-of-the-art

Together, we pursue tikkun

gymnasiums, soccer fields,

olam, personal growth, youth

pool and recreational leagues

empowerment, and deep

that improve skill, confidence

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DAY CAMPS, CLASSES & ACTIVITIES

with over 3,000 fluttering

Many of the congregations

immersing them in the world of

that have preschools also have

butterflies and other rainforest

preschool summer day camps.

animals. Live exhibits connect

See our Congregations and

people to nature through

Preschools listings.

a sensory experience that

Middle school & high school programming

butterflies, transports guests of all ages to the rainforest by

educates, entertains, and

Be Inspired.

provides a refuge from the

Build Friendships.

outside world. Learn about Monarch migration in a captivating 3D movie, observe live chrysalis as they emerge

BUTTERFLY WONDERLAND Amram Knishinsky, PhD,

naturally into beautiful

Founder & CEO

butterflies, get up close to

Ran Knishinsky, Chief

unique reptiles that inhabit

Marketing Officer

rainforests across the world,

9500 E. Via de Ventura,

and so much more.

Create Jewish Experiences. Change the World.

Join NFT Y! See upcoming events: sw.nfty.org/calendar

Scottsdale 480-800-3000

CAMP: DESTINATION

butterflywonderland.com info@butterflywonderland.com Butterfly Wonderland, featuring the largest butterfly conservatory in the country

3400 N. Dobson Road, Chandler

Email nftysw@urj.org to receive a discount code for your next event!

480-390-0971 desertja.org

Southwest

Tucson Hebrew Academy Creating Future Leaders Since 1973

Enriching experiences. A lifetime of value. 520.529.3888

thaaz.org

3888 E. River Road Tucson, AZ 85718

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CAMP GAN ISRAEL Chabad of Arizona 2110 E. Lincoln Dr., Phoenix 602-944-2753 cgiofphoenix.com

CAMP KULANU 1118 W. Glendale Ave.,

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

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

Associate Camp Director 503-345-9451 info@bbcamp.org bbcamp.org Located on the beautiful Oregon coast, B’nai B’rith

to make it through the vault

(BB) Camp is a vibrant and

and hit your mission buttons

inclusive Jewish camp serving

without being zapped by the

the Pacific Northwest since

laser beams.

Mail: 1228 E. McLellan Blvd.,

VALLEY OF THE SUN JCC SHEMESH CAMPS

Phoenix

Jessica Pineda, Director of

602-730-4564

Camping Services

campkulanu.com

12701 N Scottsdale Road

Phoenix

#201, Scottsdale

ODYSEA AQUARIUM CAMP RIMON

Amram Knishinsky, PhD,

East Valley Jewish Community

Founder & CEO

Center

Ran Knishinsky, Chief

908 N. Alma School Road,

Marketing Officer

Chandler

9500 E. Via de Ventura,

480-897-0588

Scottsdale

evjcc.org

480-291-8000 odyseaaquarium.com info@odyseaaquarium.com

CAMP SIMCHA

OdySea Aquarium, located in

Congregation Beth Israel

Scottsdale, is one of America’s

10460 N. 56th St., Scottsdale

largest aquariums and was

480-951-3398

recently voted Best Indoor

cbiaz.org

Attraction. This multi-level, state-of-the-art facility holds more than 2 million gallons of water and offers educational,

480-481-7072 vosjcc.org/camps youth@vosjcc.org Shemesh Holiday Camps @ The J: The J offers a fun, safe and

all ages. From sharks, sea and rays, there are more

Amram Knishinsky, PhD,

than 370 species of animals

Founder & CEO

generations of campers of different ages, backgrounds, denominations and abilities. Our unique culture is built on sharing fun experiences in a welcoming environment that inspires all campers to grow and develop enduring Jewish identities.

your child is out of school. Shemesh Summer Camp: In

CAMP DAISY & HARRY STEIN

addition to traditional summer

Congregation Beth Israel

day camp activities such as

10460 N. 56th St., Scottsdale

field trips, swimming, arts &

480-951-0323

crafts and sports focused on

campstein.org

fun, The J provides a variety of specialty camps ranging from sports and arts to engineering and theater. There is also a CIT program for grades 9 & 10. ACA-certified

CAMP NAGEELA WEST 9421 Granville Ave., Las Vegas, NV 844-NAGEELA nageelawest.org

RESIDENT CAMPS

turtles, and penguins to otters

LASER + MIRROR MAZE

home away from home for

enriching environment while

interactive, and entertaining experiences for guests of

1921. BB Camp has been a

URJ CAMP NEWMAN 711 Grand Ave. #280, San Rafael, CA

that call OdySea Aquarium

BBYO SUMMER EXPERIENCES

Ran Knishinsky, Chief

home. Highlight experiences

Various locations

campnewman.org

Marketing Officer

in the Aquarium include

480-481-1788

9500 E. Via de Ventura,

SeaTREK™ underwater ocean

bbyo.org/summer

Scottsdale

walking, a giant submerged

(480) 270-6200

escalator that descends

odyseamirrormaze.com

into the deep ocean, a Giant

info@odyseamirrormaze.com

Pacific Octopus, the world’s

Can you find the true path

only Russian Sturgeon touch

through the mirror maze,

exhibit, and OdySea Voyager,

discover the elusive butterfly,

the world’s only rotating

and escape the perils of

aquarium experience.

WILSHIRE BOULEVARD TEMPLE CAMPS 213-835-2196 wbtcamps.org

B’NAI B’RITH CAMP

the forest to seek your next

Michelle Koplan, Executive

adventure? Or will you wander

Director Bette Amir-Brownstein,

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415-392-7080


Engaging children in planning and reflection enhances their predictive and analytic capabilities

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ARIZONA JEWISH HISTORICAL SOCIETY

ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY JEWISH STUDIES

122 E. Culver St., Phoenix 602-241-7870 azjhs.org

PO Box 874302, Tempe 480-965-8094 jewishstudies.asu.edu

Lawrence Bell, Ph.D, Executive Director

Hava Tirosh-Samuelson, Director

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. We run a variety of educational programs including museum exhibitions, a monthly documentary films series, book discussions, genealogy seminars, lectures and much more. We also focus heavily on Holocaust education. We run numerous exhibits, film screenings, lectures and other programs directly related to spreading awareness of the Holocaust to the general public in our state. Highlights from the past year included two biographical exhibits on Holocaust survivors as well as Allied soldiers who liberated Nazi concentration camps at the end of the Second World War. In conjunction with these exhibits, we hosted numerous student tours as well as a special forum with students from Aguila Youth Leadership Institute, in which participants met with local Holocaust survivors as well as veterans of World War II.

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


JEWISH EDUCATION TAX CREDIT ORGANIZATION

JEWISH HISTORY MUSEUM & HOLOCAUST HISTORY CENTER

3718 E. River Road #100, Tucson 520-647-8442 jetco.org

564 S. Stone Ave., Tucson 520-670-9073 jewishhistorymuseum.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 tax payer may contribute, both individuals as well as corporations. Participation in JETCO assures that finances are not a barrier for any family wishing to provide their child a Jewish education in a Jewish learning environment. Take charge of your Arizona tax dollars, and invest in the future of Jewish civilization – what a huge mitzvah! For tax year 2019, an individual may contribute up to $1,135 when filing as single, head-of-household, or married filing separately. Married couples filing jointly may contribute up to $2,269. 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!

The Birin Family Educational Outreach Program at the Jewish History Museum and Holocaust History Center provides students of all ages an opportunity to explore questions about identity, community, memory and social justice through the prism of Jewish history in Southern Arizona. In the Jewish History Building, students will discover more than 100 years of Jewish history in Southern Arizona. By illuminating aspects of Holocaust history through the life experiences of Holocaust survivors, who have lived in Southern Arizona, the Holocaust History Center makes a seemingly distant history feel close and immediate. The Center hosts an exhibit that addresses contemporary human rights issues on an ongoing basis. In February of 2016, the Jewish History Museum opened an integrated campus that includes a fivefold expansion of the Holocaust History Center, a newly curated, thematically-designed core exhibition in the Jewish History Building and new sculpture and memorial gardens. During the first three seasons on this expanded campus, nearly 10,000 students from across the state of Arizona have participated in this transformative educational program. The Jewish History Museum provides students with an opportunity to learn a history of Jews that is both rooted in major historical events and attuned to the intimacies of local experiences. Beyond learning about Jews specifically as the primary target and victims of Nazi racism, the museum presents a multi-faceted and dynamic history of Jews that incorporates aspects of culture, religious practice, values and contemporary life. Funds are available through the Birin Family Educational Outreach Fund to defray the cost of student transportation to the Jewish History Museum. Please contact operations@jewishhistorymuseum. org to schedule a school field trip. ARIZONA JEWISH LIFE RESOURCE GUIDE | 2019-2020 59


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

Take the Credit for Jewish Education! The Jewish Tuition Organization (JTO) is a student tuition organization (STO) that provides scholarships for children to attend six affiliated Phoenix area Jewish day schools. The JTO raises funds through the Arizona private school tuition tax credit. The tax credit is a dollar-for-dollar Arizona tax credit available to both individuals and corporations. More than 90 percent of the funds raised are distributed through scholarships. “Taking the credit for Jewish education is a mitzvah that helps children receive a Jewish education and ultimately contributes to the community as a whole,” says JTO Executive Director Linda Zell. “The tax credit is a dollar-for-dollar credit against an Arizona tax liability and the impact made on a child lasts a lifetime,” adds Zell. The JTO is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) and can accept non-credit contributions, as well. The JTO sees an increase in support each year as more individuals and corporations understand the benefit that taking the credit provides to children in the Valley’s Jewish community. “Individuals can support the JTO in three ways; they can recommend their funds to the general fund for need-based scholarships, one of the school funds, or support a specific student. All corporate support must provide need-based scholarships through the general fund or a school fund to low-income families. The JTO wants to ensure that every child who wants a Jewish education can have one. Many of these students are future leaders of our Jewish community. You are not only supporting a child today, but you are securing the future of our Jewish community,” explains Zell. NOTICE: A school tuition organization cannot award, restrict or reserve scholarships solely on the basis of donor recommendation. A taxpayer may not claim a tax credit if the taxpayer agrees to swap donations with another taxpayer to benefit either taxpayer’s own dependent. Consult your tax advisor for specific tax advice.

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MINKOFF CENTER FOR JEWISH GENETICS 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale 480-668-3347 JewishGeneticsAZ.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 nonJewish 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. •New in 2019 we offer Hereditary Cancer screening 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.


NORTHBRIDGE COLLEGE SUCCESS PROGRAM 14040 N. Cave Creek Rd., # 302 Phoenix, AZ 85022 480-991-3686 northbridgeaz.org

NorthBridge is Maricopa County’s only college support program that specializes in helping students ages 16-26 who learn differently, succeed in postsecondary educational endeavors. NorthBridge’s mission is to provide support, resources, and guidance to postsecondary students with learning differences as they transition to, persist and succeed in postsecondary education leading to increased completion rates for this growing college-going population. NorthBridge was founded upon the principle that youth with learning differences can transition and excel in postsecondary education with specialized and individualized support. Since 2011, NorthBridge has refined a standard-based college success program that focuses on developing key skills to college success such as executive functioning, communication, academic and self-advocacy skills. NorthBridge has two signature programs to help students transition to college and succeed once enrolled. NorthBridge provides students with a comprehensive support system focused on both academic success and personal development. It includes complete degree planning (course recommendations), weekly academic mentoring/ coaching, 1:1 scheduled academic support sessions (tutoring) and monthly coordinated social events. NorthBridge received the 2015 Pathways to Postsecondary Education Award from the Arizona Commission on Postsecondary Education for our College Success Program that helps students with learning differences out perform their neurotypical peers. NorthBridge students are 24% more likely to pass their courses and 30% more likely to stay in school and earn a degree. This past May, NorthBridge celebrated their 45th college graduate.

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 an inspiring environment that values each child’s strengths. Our program combines a competitive academic curriculum with Project Based Learning, a teaching method that engages students actively in learning through inquiry, investigation, creation and demonstration. As a school that embraces 21st century learning, Pardes teachers implement Project Based Learning in the classroom to enhance student motivation while building success skills such as critical thinking, communication and problem-solving skills. Technology is integrated into multifaceted, handson learning experiences emphasizing real-life problem solving, elevated thinking and opportunities for acceleration. At Pardes, children aren’t just students – they are artists, athletes, actors and musicians whose talents are nurtured and encouraged to shine. The result is motivated students who, upon graduation, are accepted to the area’s finest high schools. 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. Debuting this 2019/2020 school year is 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 will incorporate Morning Meetings into their daily schedule, creating a strong classroom community and setting students up for academic success. Middle School advisories will 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. Generous 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 15030 N. 64th St., Scottsdale 480-951-5825 • templekolami.org

The philosophy at Temple Kol Ami’s Early Childhood Center (ECC) is to foster each child’s intellectual, physical, emotional, and language development in an environment that’s safe, nurturing, and challenging while being sensitive to the needs and preferences of families. Infants through Pre-Kindergarten learn to grow and develop a positive self-image and strong sense of Jewish identity using a developmentally ageappropriate curriculum that integrates Judaic and secular materials. The ECC is a play-based school where children learn by engaging in a variety of hands-on, multisensory experiences that interest and challenge them. Children begin to develop communication and language skills while learning to be sensitive to the needs and feelings of themselves and others. In addition to the core curriculum, children participate in Art, Creative Movement, Hebrew, Music, Literacy Links, Reading with Ruach, Science, and Spanish. The campus includes a dedicated science classroom (where students get up close and personal with insects), two beautiful playgrounds, and a one-of-a-kind splash pad. Convenient before and aftercare programs are also available with elective enrichment classes like Dance, Drama, Science Club, Art, Tennis, and more. Classes are taught by highly qualified educators, and student-teacher ratios are small. There are typically 2 teachers to 13 students in each classroom. In our Infant Rooms the ratio is even lower: 9 students to 2 teachers. The ECC also offers a weekly Mommy & Me program for moms and children ages Infant to 24 months. This teacher-led class is a great first step to help children socialize and prepare for preschool. “I want all of our students to develop healthy selfesteem, critical independent thinking skills and, most of all, a lifelong love of learning – because when they have these building blocks, they go on to do extraordinary things,” says ECC Director Debbie Glassman.

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

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


In Arizona, there are many possibilities for young adults to become involved. There are opportunities to serve on

college courses

boards, connect with others through business or social networks, or expand your knowledge of Judaism through

community programs

religious studies.

cultural events Jewish Studies at Arizona State University is an intellectual resource for all aspects of the Jewish experience. Through courses, conferences, and public events, Jewish Studies fosters critical inquiry and scholarly entrepreneurship. We are committed to disseminating accurate information about Jewish culture and enhancing the quality of Jewish life in Arizona and around the world.

COLLEGE CAMPUS GROUPS YOUNG ADULT ADULT EDUCATION ADULT SOCIAL & NE T WORK GROUPS

• • • • • •

bachelor’s degree certificate of concentration scholarships public programs community education educational trips

Come learn with us and help create a better tomorrow for the Jewish community.

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The continuance of a strong Jewish community depends on the involvement of the younger generations. ROHR CHABAD AT ASU

COLLEGE

CAMPUS GROUPS

971 S. Ash Ave., Tempe 480-736-8672

NORTHBRIDGE COLLEGE SUCCESS PROGRAM ASU JEWISH STUDIES Lisa Kaplan, Assistant Director PO Box 874302, Tempe 480-965-8094 jewishstudies.asu.edu Lisa.Kaplan@asu.edu Bachelor’s degree. Scholarships. Public programs. ASU Jewish Studies is an intellectual resource for all aspects of the Jewish experience. Through college courses, conferences, community programs, cultural events and educational trips, Jewish Studies fosters critical inquiry and scholarly entrepreneurship. We are committed to disseminating accurate information about Jewish culture and enhancing the quality of Jewish life in Arizona and around the world.

Jewish community.

jewishasu.com

Northern Arizona University

Allison Mintz, Executive Director

1254 W. University Ave.,

UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA HILLEL

14040 N. Cave Creek Road #

Flagstaff

1245 E. Second St., Tucson

302, Phoenix

928-255-5756

520-624-6561

480-991-3686

jewishflagstaff.com

uahillel.org

northbridgeaz.org amintz@northbridgeaz.org

YOUNG ADULT

NorthBridge is Maricopa

CHABAD AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA

County’s only college support

1436 E. Drachman St., Tucson

program that specializes

520-820-8939

JEWISH FEDERATION OF SOUTHERN ARIZONA

in helping students who

chabadua.com

3718 E. River Road #100, Tucson 520-577-9393

learn differently succeed in postsecondary educational

HILLEL AT NAU

endeavors. NorthBridge’s

928-523-8051

mission is to provide support,

hillel@nau.edu

postsecondary students with learning differences age 16-26 as they transition to, persist and succeed in postsecondary education leading to increased

HILLEL JEWISH STUDENT CENTER AT ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY 1012 S. Mill Ave., Tempe 480-967-7563 hillelasu.org

completion rates for this growing college-going population.

845 N. Park Ave. #420, Tucson 520-626-5758 judaic.arizona.edu

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JNFUTURE

Executive 5010 E. Shea Blvd. #230, Scottsdale 480-447-8100 jnf.org JNFuture is a community of young professionals and

JAC AT ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY 69 W. 13th St., Tempe

UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA THE ARIZONA CENTER FOR JUDAIC STUDIES

jfsa.org

Leila Mikal, JNFuture Campaign

resources, and guidance to

Come learn with us and help create a better tomorrow for the

CHABAD JEWISH STUDENT CENTER

myjac.org

JAC AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA

supporters of Jewish National Fund, ages 22-40, who share a commitment and passion for Israel. It engages and energizes its members through a variety of local, social and educational

2146 E. Fourth St., Tucson

programming, as well as exciting

myjac.org

opportunities to visit Israel.


NorthBridge College Success Program A comprehensive program designed to support students with learning differences transitioning to or who are already enrolled in college and vocational programs. We work with students and parents to create a unique post-secondary success plan specific to each student. NorthBridge’s mission is to empower students to achieve their post-secondary educational goals.

Admissions and Application Support at the college level • Choose the right school and major • Evaluate learning style and how it relates to success • Connect with disability services and apply for accommodations Academic Advisement • Preferred instructors • Balanced course load • Degree evaluation and tracking NorthBridge Orientation • Navigating online classes • Build study skills NorthBridge Academic Support • 1:1 academic support each week • Development of college success skills • Executive functioning support and training Above and Beyond • Social events • Strategic workshops for students • Informational workshops for parents and community members

NorthBridgeaz.org

480.991.3686

Success@NorthBridgeaz.org Paradise Tower 14040 N Cave Creek Rd, Suite 302 Phoenix, AZ 85022 (In-between Cactus and Greenway, right off the 51)

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MOISHE HOUSE

JEWISH LEARNING CENTER

ADULT SOCIAL &

JFSA PRIDE

MoisheHousePhoenix@gmail.com

10215 N. Scottsdale Road,

NETWORK GROUPS

3800 E. River Road, Tucson

MOISHE HOUSE WITHOUT WALLS

Scottsdale

520-299-3000 ext. 168

480-998-1410

jewishtucson.org/lgbt

chabadofscottsdale.org

moishehouse.org/mhwow

PHOENIX JEWISH SINGLES

JEWISH LEARNING INSTITUTE

BUSINESS & PROFESSIONALS GROUPS

2110 E. Lincoln Dr., Phoenix

Jaime Fox, Development

Singles

602-944-2753

Associate

chabadaz.com

12701 N. Scottsdale Road,

PROJECT JEWISH LOVE

Kelly Harris, Senior Development

Scottsdale

7119 E. Shea Blvd. #109-189,

Associate

JEWISH LIFELONG LEARNING

480-481-1752

Scottsdale projectjewishlove.com

NOWGEN

12701 N Scottsdale Road #201,

meetup.com/Active-Jewish-

Temple Emanu-El

jewishphoenix.org/bp

Scottsdale

225 N. Country Club Road,

professionals@jewishphoenix.org

480-481-7010

Tucson

Strengthens relationships among

SCHMOOZE

520-327-4501

Jewish professionals through

info@azschmooze.com

tetucson.org/learning/jll

education, networking and

azschmooze.com

jewishphoenix.org/nowgen kharris@jewishphoenix.org NowGen is a Federation initiative that encourages Jewish young adults ages 21-45 to LIVE, LEAD

communal and philanthropic

PHOENIX COMMUNITY KOLLEL

engagement. Three divisions:

SHABBAT DINNER CLUB Phoenix/Scottsdale 480-451-7505

6516 N. Seventh St. #104,

Cardozo Society (Legal), Chai Tech

and GIVE Jewish and to foster

Phoenix

and Real Estate & Finance.

a deeper connection to the

602-433-0300

randijablin@gmail.com

meaningful programs such as

FEDERATION AFFINITY GROUPS - TUCSON

social events, Shabbat dinners

SOUTHWEST TORAH INSTITUTE

Maimonides Society (medical

HAVURAH SUN CITY ORO VALLEY

and service projects.

5150 E. Fifth St., Tucson

professionals)

1565 E. Rancho Vistoso Blvd.,

Cardozo Society (law

Oro Valley

professionals and students)

520-820-0171

Real Estate and Allied

havurahscov.com

local Jewish community through

ADULT EDUCATION BUREAU OF JEWISH EDUCATION OF GREATER PHOENIX 12701 N. Scottsdale Road #206, Scottsdale 480-634-8050 bjephoenix.org

aztorah.com

520-747-7780 tucsontorah.org

THE WOMEN’S JEWISH LEARNING CENTER

Professionals 3718 E. River Road, Tucson

7825 E Paradise Lane,

520-577-9393 ext. 118

TUCSON JEWISH SINGLES OVER 40

Scottsdale

jfsa.org

tjsover40@gmail.com

602-402-4173 womenlearning.org

JEWISH ENRICHMENT CENTER

TUCSON COALITION FOR JEWISH EDUCATION

515 E. Bethany Home Road,

3718 E. River Road, Tucson

Phoenix

520- 577-9393

480-420-7613

jfsa.org/cje

phxjec.org

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JEWISH BUSINESS NETWORK ARIZONA 602-635-8955 jbnaz.org

YOUNG JEWISH PROFESSIONALS 480-998-1410 chabadofscottsdale.org

JEWISH SOCIAL GROUP OF CAVE CREEK AND CAREFREE

YOUNG LEADERSHIP OF THE JEWISH FEDERATION OF SOUTHERN ARIZONA

Contact person: Ora Kurland,

jfsa.org/get-involved/young-

203-223-0133

leadership


Senior Concierge

We help connect our older adult population to programs and services they need and want. Email: Janet.Rees@jfcsaz.org.

Creative Aging

Participatory, fun classes to stimulate the mind and body.

In-Home Services

Comprehensive in-home support such as counseling, case management, advocacy and referrals.

Senior Center at The Palazzo

We offer classes and activities that appeal to a variety of interests!

Memory Café

Monthly arts program for those with cognitive issues and their care partners.

Kibbitz and Kultur

Quarterly creative arts engagement for Holocaust survivors. (480) 599-7198 | www.jfcsaz.org/olderadults

Proud location of Jewish Family & Children’s Se rvice Senior Enrichm ent Center

INTRODUCING OUR NEW ASSISTED LIVING NEIGHBORHOODS

PROGRAMS & SERVICES HOMECARE

F E AT U R IN G S O ME O F T H E LA R G E S T A S S IS T ED LI VI N G A PA R T ME N T S IN C E N T R A L P H O E N IX, O N E A N D TWO B E D R O O M A PA R T ME N T S , F U LL K ITC H E N S , WALK- I N C LO S E T S W IT H P L E N T Y O F S TO R AG E , A N D A PAT IO / BA LC O N Y IN E V E R Y A PA R T ME N T! S CH E D UL E A TO UR AT PAL AZ Z O. COM

RESIDENTIAL S O C I A L & C U LT U R A L

OFFERING A COMPLETE CONTINUM OF CARE

Independent Living Assisted Living + Memory Care Skilled Nursing (HSAG Platinum Level)

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People are living longer, and seniors want more choices for living active, fulfilling lives. Abundant opportunities for stimulating educational and social programs are available, along with a wide variety of inhome, independent and assisted living options. The increase in in-home care providers and ways to increase accessibility and mobility enables seniors to stay in their homes longer if they choose. Many retirement communities are offering a continuum of care so that residents can receive the level of care they need as they age. PROGRAMS & SERVICES

TUCSON JEWISH FAMILY & CHILDREN’S SERVICES OF SOUTHERN ARIZONA Jewish Elder Access 4301 E Fifth St., Tucson 520-795-0300 ext. 2380 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

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

THE VALLEY DUET: PARTNERS IN HEALTH & AGING 10000 N. 31st Ave., #D200, Phoenix 602-274-5022 duetaz.org

HAROLD & JEAN GROSSMAN PARKINSON’S PROGRAMS @ THE J Joe Green, Fitness Director 12701 N Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale 480-481-7018 vosjcc.org/parkinsonsatthej healthandfitness@vosjcc.org The J offers a variety of programs for those with Parkinson’s, including our popular PWR! Moves classes as well as Parkinson’s boxing, cycling

consistency and reliability. We specialize in companion care, personal care, and dementia care. The agency provides concierge service 24/7 to our clients led by our owners Denise and Eric Kaye.

and Warrior. Each is tailored to improve the fitness and functional movement of those with PD.

VALLEY OF THE SUN JCC SENIOR PROGRAMS JEWISH FEDERATION SENIOR RIDES PROGRAM 888-375-5558 and ask for the Jewish Federation Senior Rides Program jewishphoenix.org info@jewishphoenix.org The program, in partnership with Envoy America, serves Jewish seniors who are unable to drive and who may struggle to pay for transportation. If not for this program, they would be unable to visit a friend, run an errand or attend a service because it would too costly. Minimum requirements apply.

JFCS CENTER FOR SENIOR ENRICHMENT 6250 N. 19th Ave., Phoenix 602-943-2198 The Center offers education, health and wellness programs, holiday programs, nutritious lunches, exercise, entertainment, and a wide variety of everchanging activities. Older adults of all faiths are welcome!

JFCS SENIOR CONCIERGE SERVICES/CREATIVE AGING CLASSES Janet Rees 480-599-7198 Janet.Rees@jfcsaz.org The Senior Concierge connects older Jewish adults and their adult children to community resources for all aspects of senior life, including legal assistance, home health care, educational classes and more. Creative Aging classes are participatory arts classes to enhance the lives of our older adults.

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Nicole Garber, Adult Program Director 12701 N Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale 480-481-7024 RESIDENTIAL vosjcc.org nicoleg@vosjcc.org The J’s culture & learning TUCSON programs expand the horizons of active adults through Everything B’NAI B’RITH You Need intellectually stimulating COVENANT HOUSE to Feel at Home speakers, social events and 4414 E. Second St., Tucson exploring cultural venues and 520-327-2200 places of interest in the Phoenix covenanthouseoftucson.org area and beyond.

Harriet Colan, Active Adults HANDMAKER Coordinator A N AWA R D -2221 W I N N IN. N GRosemont M E M O RY C ABlvd., R E C OTucson MMUNITY 480-481-7033 • vosjcc.org 13822 520-322-7035 S. 46th Place at Ray Rd, Phoenix harrietc@vosjcc.org handmaker.org (480) 367-8999 Adults stay active and social with Mahjong, bridge and monthly groups: Discussion Group – First THE VALLEY Wednesdays, 2-3:30 pm; Mature Mavens Dinner – Third Thursdays, 5 KIVEL CAMPUS OF CARE pm; Sit & Knit – Tuesdays, 1-3 pm. INDEPENDENT & ASSISTED LIVING RESIDENCES 3040 N. 36th St., Phoenix 990602-956-3110 W. Ocotillo Road, Chandler (480) 558-0246 kivelcare.org

HOME CARE

INDEPENDENT & ASSISTED LIVING RESIDENCES

LA SIENA

909 East Avenue, 909Northern E. Northern Ave.,Phoenix Phoenix

(602) 910-6319 602-910-6319 LaSienaSeniorLiving.com Denise Kaye, Owner, Director Eric Kaye, Owner, Director Call today toLaSienaMarketing@SRG-LLC.com schedule lunch and a personal tour! La Siena offers a service3509 E. Shea Blvd. #108, enriched independent and Phoenix Commission for Ask how you can benefit from a assisted-living lifestyle within 602-708-8626 the Accreditation of CARF accredited retirement community! Rehabilitation Facilities a beautiful resort-style chcaz.org setting. Enjoy spacious sized dkaye@chcaz.org SRGseniorliving.com one- or two-bedroom residences Connections In Home Care puts with daily social and recreational the heart back into caregiving. events as well as restaurant-style Our mission is simple: To connect valley older adults to kindhearted, dining 12 hours a day. Should the need for care arise, you’ll reliable caregivers that treat find peace of mind knowing clients like family and help them supportive care services are accomplish successful daily living available to meet your needs. at home. Our goal is to create long-term relationships between our clients and caregivers for CONNECTIONS IN HOME CARE


Experience matters. Let us show you why. By any measure, more than 30 years of experience in senior living is a lot. And through the years, we’ve helped many people find a lifestyle perfectly suited to them. Our secret? We listen. And we’ve found that every person’s need or desire to move is incredibly unique. We’ve created equally unique places to live with great social opportunities, fine dining, accredited care services, and more. All with you in mind. Come see how good it feels to have experience on your side. Please call La Siena or The Village at Ocotillo today to schedule your complimentary lunch and tour.

I n de pe n de n t & A s s i s t e d L i v i ng R e s i de nc e s La Siena

909 East Northern Avenue • Phoenix, AZ • 602.910.6319

The Village at Ocotillo

990 West Ocotillo Road • Chandler, AZ • 480.558.0246

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enlightened approach can be.

RELIABLE, RELIABLE,KINDHEARTED KINDHEARTED IN-HOMECAREGIVERS CAREGIVERS 480.359.1345 IN-HOME

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7375 E. Princess Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ 85255 Scottsdale Sandra Dangelo, Executive 13822 S. 46th Place at Ray Rd, Phoenix | MaravillaScottsdale.com 602-314-4005 Director Assisted Living | MeMORY CARe (480) 367-8999

We

livingattheretreat.com Mary Poisson, Director of Sales and Marketing Julie Henderson, Sales and Marketing Representative 7325 E. Princess Blvd., Scottsdale I N D E P ETHE N D EVILLAGE N T & A S S IAT S T EOCOTILLO D LIVING RESIDENCES 480-359-1345 990 W. Ocotillo Road, Chandler maravillascottsdale.com 990 W. Ocotillo Road, Chandler We provide in-home caregivers to older adults and the MaravillaScottsdaleMarketing@ 480-558-0246 physically challenged within the community. (480) 558-0246 SRG-LLC.com TheVillageatOcotillo.com For Assistance a Few Hours a Day Maravilla Scottsdale – TheVillageatOcotilloMarketing@ or Up to 24 Hours neighboring the Fairmont SRG-LLC.com provide in-home caregivers to &older adults and theScottsdale Princess resort Locally owned operated by Ideally located in Chandler’s Eric & Denise physically challenged within theKaye. community. and TPC golf course, in the popular master-planned INDEPENDENT & ASSISTED LIVING RESIDENCES Connections in Home Care, LLC heart of Scottsdale, Maravilla community of Ocotillo, our award909 East Northern Avenue, Phoenix 3420 E. Shea Blvd., Suite 200 offers you resort retirement winning community features Phoenix, AZ 85028 (602) 910-6319 living like no other. Maravilla’s 120 distinctively designed (602) 708-8626 • www.chcaz.org thoughtfully designed 25-acre independent and assisted-living residences. From the courteous, Locally owned & operated by campus blends outstanding Call today to schedule lunch and a personal tour! architecture and sophisticated professional staff, to its prime Eric & Denise Kaye. design, unparalleled lifestyle location close to the Ocotillo Golf opportunities with the comfortAsk how you Resort, The Village at the Ocotillo Commission for can benefit from a Accreditation of retirement and convenience of a full- CARF accredited offers thecommunity! retirement lifestyle the Rehabilitation Facilities 3420 E. Shea Blvd., Suite 200 service continuum of care to that’s just right for you. Call today Phoenix, AZ 85028 accommodate your needs as to learn more. SRGseniorliving.com they grow and change. Discover Maravilla today!

We provide in-home caregivers to olderFor adults and the aphysically Assistance Few Hours a Day or the Up community. to 24 Hours challenged within

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Connections in Home Care, LLC For Assistance a Few Hours a Day Up to 24 Hours

SOCIAL & CULTURAL

Locally owned & operated by Denise & Eric Kaye.

6

day

Connections In Home Care, LLC

TUCSON SADDLEBROOKE RANCH SHALOM CLUB THE PALAZZO SENIOR LIVING

3509 East Shea Blvd., Suite 108 Phoenix, AZ 85028

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

520-333-4009 saddlebrookeranch.org/shalom

THE VALLEY MAVENS & MENCHES JEWISH SINGLES OF THE WEST VALLEY Temple Beth Shalom, 12202 N.

We provide in-home caregivers to older adults and the 101st Ave, Sun City (602) 708-8626 • www.chcaz.org HRFoxie@cox.net physically challenged within the community.

CLUB For Assistance a FewPEBBLECREEK HoursSHALOM a Day 623-547-7591 or 623-536-6245 or Up to 24 Hours pcshalomclub.org

Locally owned & operated by SMILE ON SENIORS Eric & Denise Kaye. 2110 E. Lincoln Dr., Phoenix

Connections in Home Care, LLC 602-492-7670 sosaz.org

3420 E. Shea Blvd., Suite 200 SUN CITY GRAND Phoenix, AZ 85028 SHALOM CLUB

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623-266-0310 scgshalomclub.com


When a Jew eats, a spiritual interaction is taking place, which involves the whole of existence. There is a Divine energy in the food, and when one eats the food and then uses that energy in order to serve God through observance of the mitzvot, a cosmic cycle is completed. For this reason, explain chassidic teachings, the question of the kashrut of food is not only a matter of Jewish tradition and lifestyle, but is something with immense significance for the individual eating and for his or her role in the world. Kosher food is – for spiritual reasons – “fit” (the literal meaning of 'kosher) to be part of this universal process, non-kosher food is not. 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 ARIZONA K 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

CERTIF YING AGENCIES RESTAURANTS STORES CATERING

RESTAURANTS, STORES & CATERING Includes kosher and nonkosher listings. In parenthesis is the certifying agency or rabbi providing kashrut supervision at the time of publication.

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

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

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

ALPINE VALLEY BAKERY

TUCSON

(Vaad) 300 W. Southern Ave., Mesa 866-245-8921 alpinevalleybakery.com

CAFÉ @ THE J

BRAD’S KITCHEN

(Rabbi Billy Lewkowicz, Dairy) Located in the Tucson JCC 3800 E. River Road, Tucson 520-615-5431 tucsonjcc.org

(Chabad) 602-540-9909 bradskitchenazco.com

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CAFÉ CHENAR

IMPERIAL MARKET & DELI

MANHATTAN PIZZA AND SUBS

(Chabad) 1601 E. Bell Road #A11, Phoenix 602-354-4505

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

(Chabad) 5224 N. Seventh St., Phoenix 602-248-8086 manhattanpizzeria.com

CHICK-IN (Chabad) 240 Orange Mall, ASU, Tempe 480-665-2185 chickinaz.com

CROCKETT HONEY COMPANY (Vaad) 1040 W. Alameda Dr., Tempe 480-731-3936 crocketthoney.com

FAIRYTALE BROWNIES (Vaad, Dairy) 4610 E. Cotton Center Blvd., Phoenix 800-324-7982 brownies.com service@brownies.com Since 1992, Fairytale Brownies has been spreading joy around the world one brownie gift at a time! We lovingly handcraft gourmet brownies, cookies and bars every day at the Fairytale Bakery, then deliver them fresh to your lucky recipient in gorgeous gifts for birthdays, holidays, everyday occasions and more. To this day, we take pride in sourcing the finest all-natural ingredients like Callebaut Belgian chocolate to create a delectable kosher treat they won’t ever forget!

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

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

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

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. #C2, Phoenix 602-246-0143/480-251-6745 levi-catering.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.

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.

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LUCI’S MARKETPLACE Ken Schnitzer, Founder & CEO Lucia Schnitzer, Co-Founder & Co-Owner Jerry Mansoor, Partner & COO 1590 E Bethany Home Road, Phoenix 602-773-1339 LucisHealthyMarketplace.com info@LucisHM.com Luci's Marketplace is your local restaurant and coffee shop, but also so much more. You can find market specialties like fresh food to go, wine and beer selections from all over the world, and unique and fun gifts for all occasions. Whether you're here to have breakfast on the go, a relaxed lunch with friends in our open-air dining room, a delicious coffee pulled by our expert baristas, you'll love our warm, cozy atmosphere.

MILK + HONEY ESPRESSO BAR & EATERY (Vaad, Dairy, some Cholov Yisroel) Located in Valley of the Sun JCC 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale 480-566-9020 milkandhoneyjcc.com

MRS. KLEIN’S PICKLE COMPANY (Vaad) 4118 W. Whitton Ave., Phoenix 602-269-2072 kleinspickle.com

NEW YORK BAGELS ‘N BIALYS (Vaad, Pareve, Pas Yisroel – not all products are certified) Ruth Leatherman, Owner Shelley Curtis, Owner 10320 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale 480-991-3034 nybbaz.com info@nybbaz.com New York Bagels `N Bialys brings the best of NY to AZ. Let's start with the bagel. Not all are created equal, NYBB adheres to the old-fashioned boil-andbake method. You'll find nearly four dozen varieties of bagels and bialys. NYBB offers both sit down and counter service and the menu features dishes from across the culinary map. Open seven days a week from 6:30 am to 3 pm, no matter what you order, expect to be treated like family!


NOTHING BUNDT CAKES

delicious, straightforward

SEGAL’S OASIS GRILL &

cream and candy shop featuring

(Vaad, Dairy, Non Chalav Yisrael)

American food and drinks, with

KOSHER FOODS

locally-sourced, gelato-style ice

17025 N. Scottsdale Road #110,

an Arizona twist. Open daily

(Vaad)

cream, creamy milkshakes made

Scottsdale

for lunch, dinner or drinks in

4818 N. Seventh St., Phoenix

fresh and vintage candies. It is

480-502-8900

the lounge. Savor dinner in

602-285-1515

the perfect place to enjoy a sweet

nothingbundtcakes.com

the intimate dining room or on

segalsonestop.com

treat on the patio as the kids

the patio, which overlooks The

frolic in the water of the adjoining

Orchard Phoenix lawn. Enjoy

splash pad. Come enjoy a scoop

entertainment in The Barn or hold

and…Splurge!

your own special event here with on-site catering. At Pomelo, you’ll

POMELO

be welcomed, comfortable and

SPLURGE ICE CREAM &

THE BAKING STUDIO

Ken Schnitzer, Founder & CEO

at home.

CANDY SHOP

(Vaad, Pareve, Dairy)

Ken Schnitzer, Founder & CEO

Near Scottsdale and Thunderbird

Lucia Schnitzer, Co-Founder &

Lucia Schnitzer, Co-Founder &

Roads, Scottsdale

Jerry Mansoor, Partner & COO

SAMARKAND RESTAURANT

Co-Owner

azbakingstudio.com

7100 N 12th St. Bldg. One,

(Vaad)

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COVER ARTIST:

Marc Bennett Brings The History of the Star of David to Life Through Art

PRESENTS

FRONT & CENTER

THE ARTWORK on the cover of this year’s Resource Guide and this Front & Center supplement features the work of Jewish filmmaker and artist Marc Bennett, who was born in Brooklyn, NY, and now resides in Aspen, CO. Jewish identity has been the subject of many artists’ work. Bennett continues this tradition by asking the question, “What if the Star of David could speak?” Bennett created The History of the Star of David artwork to serve as a time capsule that invites us to discover the centuries-long evolution of Judaism’s iconic star. “The History of the Star of David speaks volumes for the Jewish nation. Bennett, has created a profound and colorful artistic vehicle to educate children, as well as adults, about Jewish history, culture and identity through the evolution of the Magen David, one of the most recognizable, yet least understood symbols on the planet,” says Nurit Greenger, executive director, Western Civilization Heritage, Israel Program Center. Artist Marc Bennett Bennett’s collage traces the evolution of the Star of David, from its first known use through its most recent appearance on the flag of the State of Israel. The History of the Star of David artwork features 18 Star of David images meticulously selected for their historical significance and story-telling. One of the earliest known uses of the Star of David is a decorative stone carving from the synagogue in Capernaum, found near the Sea of Galilee in Israel. Bennett originally created The History of the Star of David artwork as a gift donated in conjunction with congregants Judi and Alan Altman to Rabbi Mendel Mintz to mark the opening of The Aspen Jewish Community Center. Since then, many notable Jewish centers have invited Bennet to share his artwork. In the spirit of tzedakah, 10% of all History of the Star of David art sales will be donated to Soroka Medical Center, which provides state-of-the-art medical care for the Negev’s 1.2 million residents living in Israel’s most diverse region. StarofDavidArt.com ARIZONA JEWISH LIFE RESOURCE GUIDE | 2019-2020 81


The Arts in Arizona Jewish Life October 2018-Summer 2019

There is no denying that art elicits a wide range of emotions. An actor’s performance can take you on a journey to a different place and time; a beautiful painting in an art gallery can draw you into the landscape; and listening to music can transport you to a specific place and time that brings back feelings of great joy, sadness or a mix of both. Whenever, wherever and however you experience art, it enriches your life.

JANUARY 2019

SURREALISTIC ARTIST ORA TAMIR Ora Tamir traveled from Israel to debut her new surrealistic work at the Arizona Fine Art EXPO.

OCTOBER 2018

MARLEE MATLIN: BREAKING BARRIERS AND FOLLOWING HER DREAMS Marlee Matlin was only 21 years old when she received the Academy Award for her role in “Children of a Lesser God.” Since then she has become a wife and mother, starred on Broadway, written books and remains an advocate for those who are deaf and hard of hearing.

NOVEMBER/ DECEMBER 2018

ARIZONA PREMIERE OF “WHO WILL WRITE OUR HISTORY” “Who Will Write Our History” tells the story of Warsaw Ghetto’s Oyneg Shabes group (a secret band of journalists, scholars and community leaders) who decided to fight back the only way they had left – with their words. Written, produced and directed by Roberta Grossman and executive produced by Nancy Spielberg.

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FEBRUARY 2019

THE VIOLINS OF HOPE The Violins of Hope visited Arizona for six weeks, and in that time, more than 44,000 people participated in over 36 events across the state, including more than 24,000 students.


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APRIL 2019

ENTER THE COLORFUL WORLD OF ARTIST MIMI DAMRAUER Phoenix artist Marian “Mimi” Damrauer has been indulging her love of textiles for the past 30 years. As a full-time fabric artist, Mimi creates imaginative and intricate art that is bold, colorful and exotic.

MARCH 2019

HENRY WINKLER: HOLLYWOOD’S LEADING MENSCH Henry Winkler may be best known as his role as The Fonz, but during an episode of “Better Late Than Never,” when he saw the memorial plaque for his Uncle Helmut in Berlin, proved to be one of his most emotional appearances on film.

MAY 2019

TALKING ANIMALS AND ACTION WITH AUTHOR CHELSEA CLINTON Chelsea Clinton visited the Phoenix Zoo and took questions from the youngest audience members as part of her book tour promoting her latest children’s book, Don’t Let Them Disappear: 12 Endangered Species Across the Globe.

SUMMER 2019

PORTRAITS BRING SMILES TO FAMILIES OF CRITICALLY ILL KIDS Portrait Connections founder Elaine Eisenbraun arranges for artists to paint portraits for families across the country facing serious childhood ailments.

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THE PHOENIX THEATRE COMPANY

REG MADISON PHOTOGRAPHY

1825 N. Central Ave., Phoenix • 602-254-2151 • phoenixtheatre.com

Experience the best live entertainment in Arizona, with craft cocktails, small bites and free parking all year long! For almost as long as Arizona has been a state, The Phoenix Theatre Company has been dedicated to bringing high-caliber performing arts to the Valley. Celebrating its historic 100th season, The Phoenix Theatre Company continues to create exceptional theatrical experiences that inspire hope and understanding.

2019/2020 Season

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KINKY BOOTS

SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM

THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME

THE FESTIVAL OF NEW AMERICAN THEATRE

Aug. 28-Oct 13. 10, 2019

Oct. 9-Nov. 10, 2019

THE SOUND OF MUSIC Nov. 13-Dec. 29, 2019

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET

Feb. 26-April 5, 2020

Feb. 28-March 15,2020

SOMETHING ROTTEN!

March 18-April 19, 2020

THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW

Dec. 18, 2019-Feb. 16, 2020

April 15-June 7, 2020

AMERICANO!

HAIR

Jan. 29-Feb. 23, 2020

The Phoenix Theatre Company 1825 N. Central Ave. Phoenix, AZ 602.254.2151 phoenixtheatre.com

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JEWISH HISTORY MUSEUM

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. 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!

Gugulethu Moyo, Director of Operations 564 S. Stone Ave., Tucson 520-670-9073 jewishhistorymuseum.org operations@jewishhistorymuseum.org The Jewish History Museum presents and preserves the history of Jews in southern Arizona in the first synagogue built in the Arizona Territory. The Museum is located on a recently expanded campus at the southern edge of downtown Tucson and features a Holocaust History Center, sculpture and memorial gardens. Jewish history, life, learning and culture are explored at the museum through a dynamic schedule of programs. Historic synagogue and memorial garden available as rentals for events.

ARIZONA JEWISH HISTORICAL SOCIETY

MUSICAL INSTRUMENT MUSEUM (MIM)

ARIZONA FINE ART EXPO

Cutler-Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center Mel Kessler, Board President Dr. Lawrence Bell, Ph.D., Executive Director Jeffrey Schesnol, PMP, Ordained Madrikh, Associate Executive Director Stacy Faherty, Events Manager 122 E. Culver St., Phoenix 602-241-7870 azjhs.org lbell@azjhs.org Preserves the rich heritage of Arizona’s Jewish communities and educates the public on the Jewish contribution to Arizona and American life. Our building was Phoenix’s first synagogue and is rented frequently for lifecycle and holiday events for people of all faiths, plus meetings for up to 250 people. Visit four exciting exhibits this year: Sept. 23-Dec. 27, 2019: “Mid-Century Jewish Phoenix;” Jan. 12-Mar, 20, 2020: “Treasures of the Caribbean Jews;” Mar. 22-Aug. 28, 2020: “Shanghai Jewish Refugees;” Sept. 6-Dec. 30, 2020: “Biblical Art of Cantor Baruch Koritan.” Free monthly films, book discussions and panels.

ARIZONA THEATRE COMPANY Elizabeth Rosenberg, Marketing Assistant 222 E. Monroe St., Phoenix 602-256-6995 arizonatheatre.org info@arizonatheatre.org Arizona Theatre Company is truly “The State Theatre.” Our company boasts the largest subscriber base of any performing arts organization in Arizona, with more than 130,000 people each year attending performances at the historic Temple of Music and Art in Tucson, and the elegant Herberger Theater Center in downtown Phoenix. 90 ARIZONA JEWISH LIFE RESOURCE GUIDE | 2019-2020

4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix 480-478-6000 MIM.org guestservice@MIM.org The Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) enriches our world by collecting, preserving and making accessible an astonishing variety of musical instruments and performance videos from every country in the world. MIM offers guests a welcoming and fun experience, incomparable interactive technology, dynamic programming and exceptional musical performances. MIM fosters appreciation of the world’s diverse cultures by showing how we innovate, adapt and learn from each other to create music – the language of the soul.

SURPRISE YOUR EYES: A POP-UP ART EXPERIENCE Amram Knishinsky, PhD, Founder & CEO Ran Knishinsky, Chief Marketing Officer 9500 E. Via de Ventura, Scottsdale 480-291-5082 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!  Here for a limited time. #surpriseyoureyesAZ


THE PHOENIX THEATRE COMPANY 1825 N. Central Ave., Phoenix Box Office & Concierge Management 602-254-2151 phoenixtheatre.com info@phoenixtheatre.com As the largest producing regional theatre in the Valley – and the state’s very first arts organization – Phoenix Theatre offers more experiences than any other. With nearly 500 performances on three different stages and thriving outreach programs, we inspire thousands every year by using the arts to articulate messages of hope and understanding.

THUNDERBIRD ARTISTS 480-837-5637 thunderbirdartists.com info@thunderbirdartists.com Award-winning fine art & wine festivals in Carefree, Scottsdale, Surprise and Fountain Hills. Thunderbird Artists’ three Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festivals ranked in top 100 Fine Art Events in the United States by ArtFair SourceBook. The January show

ranked 48th, March ranked 53rd and November 2nd place. 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 their lovely arenas. December of 2018, they launched the Thunderbird Artists Gallery located in the heart of Carefree, Arizona.

TITANIC: THE ARTIFACT EXHIBITION Amram Knishinsky, PhD, Founder & CEO Ran Knishinsky, Chief Marketing Officer 9500 E. Via de Ventura, Scottsdale 480-291-5083 TitanicAZ.com info@xhibitsAZ.com “Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition” takes you on a journey back in time to experience the legend of Titanic like never before. The galleries in this fascinating Exhibition feature real artifacts recovered from the ocean floor along with reconstructions of the interior and personal stories of the passengers and crew. Learn the real story of how one of the greatest engineering marvels became the most famous maritime disaster of the 20th century. You’ve never been closer to history than “Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition.” Limited time run at OdySea in the Desert in Scottsdale.

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 lbell@azjhs.org

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

NEW GALLERY

The Center For Hope, Humanity, and Holocaust Education Capital Campaign

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INDEX

• ADVERTISERS

101 KOSHER 71

CAMP SIMCHA 56

613 GRILL 71

CAMP: DESTINATION 55

• ADL ARIZONA

CHABAD AT ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY

29,31

AHAVAS TORAH: THE SCOTTSDALE TORAH CENTER

39

CHABAD AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA

37 37,64

AHAVAT ISRAEL 41

CHABAD JEWISH CENTER 37

ALEPH BET PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN

51

CHABAD JEWISH CENTER OF GILBERT

37

ALEXANDER MUSS HIGH SCHOOL IN ISRAEL

74

CHABAD JEWISH CENTER OF GOODYEAR

37

ALPINE VALLEY BAKERY 71

CHABAD JEWISH CENTER OF MESA

37

AMERICAN ASSOCIATES BEN-GURION

CHABAD JEWISH STUDENT CENTER

64

CHABAD LUBAVITCH OF ARIZONA

37

CHABAD LUBAVITCH OF FOUNTAIN HILLS

37 37

UNIVERSITY OF THE NEGEV (AABGU)

74

AMERICAN COMMITTEE FOR THE WEIZMANN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE

74

CHABAD LUBAVITCH OF TUCSON

• AMERICAN FRIENDS OF MAGEN DAVID ADOM (AFMDA)

9,74

CHABAD LUBAVITCH OF TUCSON HEADQUARTERS

28

AMERICAN ISRAEL PUBLIC

• CHABAD OF ARIZONA

AFFAIRS COMMITTEE (AIPAC) 74

CHABAD OF COCHISE COUNTY

AMERICAN JEWISH COMMITTEE 29

CHABAD OF DOWNTOWN 37

AMERICAN TECHNION SOCIETY 74

CHABAD OF FLAGSTAFF 36

• ARIZONA COYOTES

14,80

CHABAD OF NORTH PHOENIX

37

• ARIZONA FINE ARTS EXPO

88,90

CHABAD OF ORO VALLEY

37

CHABAD OF PARADISE VALLEY

37

ARIZONA FRIENDS OF ISRAELI SCOUTS

74

30,34 36

47,58,90,91

CHABAD OF PRESCOTT 36

ARIZONA JEWISH LIFE MAGAZINE

33

CHABAD OF SCOTTSDALE 38

ARIZONA JEWISH RUSSIAN PROGRAMS

29

CHABAD OF THE EAST VALLEY

37

ARIZONA JEWS FOR JUSTICE

29

CHABAD OF THE WEST VALLEY

38

• ARIZONA JEWISH HISTORICAL SOCIETY

CHABAD ON RIVER 37 ARIZONA K 71 • ARIZONA KOSHER PANTRY 29

• CHABAD TUITION ORGANIZATION

ARIZONA NCSY/JSU 53

CHANDLER ERUV PROJECT 41

• ARIZONA THEATRE COMPANY

90

CHANDLER JEWISH PRESCHOOL 51

ASSOCIATION OF CRYPTO-JEWS OF THE AMERICAS

30

CHANEN PRESCHOOL EARLY CHILDHOOD

51

58,63,64

CHEVRA KADISHA OF NORTHERN ARIZONA

48

AVDE TORAH JAYAH/ACJA 41

CHEVRA KADISHA OF PHOENIX

48

B’NAI B’RITH CAMP 56

CHICK-IN 72

B’NAI B’RITH COVENANT HOUSE

• ASU JEWISH STUDIES

68

CHOFETZ CHAYIM CHEVRA KADISHA OF TUCSON

B’NAI TZEDEK YOUTH PHILANTHROPY PROGRAM

53

• CLOSET FACTORY

33,34,49

48 13,78

BBYO 53

CONGREGATION ANSHEI ISRAEL 37

BBYO SUMMER EXPERIENCES 56

CONGREGATION BEIT SIMCHA 37

BBYO TUCSON 53

CONGREGATION BET SHALOM 37

•BETH AMI TEMPLE

CONGREGATION BETH HAMIDBAR

23,40

41

BETH EL CEMETERY 48

CONGREGATION BETH ISRAEL 40

• BETH EL CONGREGATION

• CONGREGATION BETH TEFILLAH

23,38

8,39

BETH EL EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER AND PRESCHOOL

51

CONGREGATION CHAVERIM 37

BETH EMETH CONGREGATION OF THE WEST VALLEY

38

CONGREGATION CHOFETZ CHAYIM

37

BETH ISRAEL MEMORIAL CEMETERY

48

CONGREGATION ESHEL AVRAHAM

37

BETH JOSEPH CONGREGATION 39

CONGREGATION KEHILLAH 39

BETH SHALOM 37

CONGREGATION KOL SIMCHAH 37

BJE’S JEWISH COMMUNITY LIBRARY

CONGREGATION LEV SHALOM

49

36

77,80

CONGREGATION M’KOR HAYIM 37

BRAD’S KITCHEN 71

CONGREGATION MERKAZ HA-IYR 40

BRANDEIS NATIONAL COMMITTEE – PHOENIX CHAPTER

30

CONGREGATION NEFESHSOUL 39

BRANDEIS NATIONAL COMMITTEE –TUCSON CHAPTER

28

CONGREGATION OR CHADASH 37

• BON-BON HAIR SALON & SPA OF SCOTTSDALE

•BUFFALO COLLECTION BUREAU OF JEWISH EDUCATION OF GREATER PHOENIX

5,78

• CONGREGATION OR TZION

38

30,66

CONGREGATION SHOMREI TORAH

39

66

CONGREGATION TORAT EMET 40

• BUTTERFLY WONDERLAND 55

CONGREGATION YOUNG ISRAEL 37

CAFÉ @ THE J 71

• CONNECTIONS IN HOME CARE

CAFÉ CHENAR 72

CONSULATE GENERAL OF ISRAEL IN LOS ANGELES

CAMP DAISY & HARRY STEIN

• COSANTI

• BUSINESS & PROFESSIONALS GROUPS

56

68,70 74 78,80

CAMP GAN ISRAEL 56

CROCKETT HONEY COMPANY 72

CAMP KULANU 56

CTEEN PHOENIX 54

CAMP NAGEELA WEST 56

DESERT CAUCUS 74

CAMP RIMON 56

DESERT FOOTHILLS JEWISH COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION

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• ADVERTISERS • DESERT FOOTHILLS OB/GYN

INDEX 76,77

• JEWISH HISTORY MUSEUM

47,52,59,90

DESERT JEWISH ACADEMY 53

JEWISH LABOR COMMITTEE 32

DEUTSCH FAMILY SHALOM CENTER

30

JEWISH LEARNING CENTER 66

DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION FOR ISRAEL/ISRAEL BONDS

74

JEWISH LEARNING INSTITUTE 66

78,IBC

JEWISH LIFELONG LEARNING 66

• DIAMONDBACK BILLIARDS DUET: PARTNERS IN HEALTH & AGING

68

JEWISH NATIONAL FUND TRAVEL & TOURS

EARLY CHILDHOOD LEARNING CENTER AT THE EAST VALLEY JCC 51

• JEWISH NATIONAL FUND: ARIZONA

EAST LAWN PALMS MORTUARY & CEMETERY

JEWISH SOCIAL GROUP OF CAVE CREEK AND CAREFREE

48

75 IFC,75 66

6,30,33

JEWISH TUCSON

28,68

ESTHER B. FELDMAN PRESCHOOL/KINDERGARTEN

50

• JEWISH TUITION ORGANIZATION

6,35,50,60

EVERGREEN MORTUARY & CEMETERY

48

JEWISH WAR VETERANS OF THE USA

28,32

• EAST VALLEY JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER

• EZRAS CHOLIM OF ARIZONA

25,30

• FAIRYTALE BROWNIES

72,73,78

JEWISH WOMEN INTERNATIONAL 32 • JFCS CENTER FOR SENIOR ENRICHMENT

68

FAR WEST UNITED SYNAGOGUE YOUTH

54

• JFCS SENIOR CONCIERGE SERVICES/CREATIVE AGING CLASSES 68

FEDERATION AFFINITY GROUPS - TUCSON

66

JFSA PRIDE 66

FRESH MINT 72

JNFUTURE 64

GARDEN OF SHALOM AT PHOENIX MEMORIAL PARK

KEHILLAS HATURIM/YESHIVAS HATURIM

• GESHER DISABILITY RESOURCES

48

6,30,31,33,54

• GILBERT ORTEGA GALLERY

3,78

40

KITCHEN 18 72 • KIVEL CAMPUS OF CARE

6,35,68

GOLDMAN MIKVAH 48

STATE TAX CREDIT PROGRAMS

GREATER PHOENIX BOARD OF RABBIS

41

LA BELLA PIZZERIA & RESTAURANT

GREATER PHOENIX JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL

30

• LA SIENA

GREATER PHOENIX VAAD HAKASHRUTH

71

• LASER + MIRROR MAZE

GREEN ACRES MORTUARY & CEMETERY

48

LEVI CATERING 72

HADASSAH SOUTHERN ARIZONA 28

LIMMUD AZ 32

HADASSAH VALLEY OF THE SUN CHAPTER

30

• LONDON GOLD

15,78

HANDMAKER 68

• LUCI’S AT THE GROVE

16,72

• HAROLD & JEAN GROSSMAN PARKINSON’S PROGRAMS @ THE J 68

• LUCI’S AT THE ORCHARD

HAVURAH SUN CITY ORO VALLEY

66

• LUCI’S MARKETPLACE 72

4,77

MAKOR 40

• HEART & VASCULAR CENTER OF ARIZONA

35 72 68,69 56

72

64

MANHATTAN PIZZA AND SUBS

HILLEL JEWISH STUDENT CENTER AT ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY 64

MARANA MORTUARY & CEMETERY

IMPERIAL BAGEL & CAFE

72

• MARAVILLA SCOTTSDALE

17,70

IMPERIAL MARKET & DELI

72

• MARTY MAC MOORE STUDIOS

40,78

• INA LEVINE JEWISH COMMUNITY CAMPUS

47

MAVENS & MENCHES JEWISH SINGLES OF THE WEST VALLEY

HILLEL AT NAU

72 48

70

MAZEL TOV GIFTS 78

INSTITUTE FOR JUDAIC SERVICES AND STUDIES AT SADDLEBROOKE

37

MENACHEM MENDEL ACADEMY 53

ISRAEL ALIYAH CENTER

75

MIKVAH CHAYA MUSHKA 48

ISRAELI AMERICAN COUNCIL – IAC ARIZONA

75

MIKVAH OF TUCSON 48

• J TEEN CONNECT AZ OF GREATER PHOENIX

54

MILK + HONEY ESPRESSO BAR & EATERY

JAC AT ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY

64

• MINKOFF CENTER FOR JEWISH GENETICS

64

MOHELS 48

7,47

MOISHE HOUSE 66

JAC AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA • JAKE’S UNLIMITED

72 32,45,47,60

• JCC MACCABI GAMES

54

MOISHE HOUSE WITHOUT WALLS

66

JEWISH BUSINESS NETWORK ARIZONA

66

MOLLY BLANK JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER

28

JEWISH COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF GREATER PHOENIX

30

MRS. KLEIN’S PICKLE COMPANY

JEWISH COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF GREATER PRESCOTT

28

• MT. SINAI CEMETERY

46,48

JEWISH COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF SOUTHERN ARIZONA

28

• MUSICAL INSTRUMENT MUSEUM

83,90

JEWISH COMMUNITY OF SEDONA AND THE VERDE VALLEY

36

NA’AMAT USA 32

72

NADINE’S BAKERY 71

JEWISH COMMUNITY RELATIONS COUNCIL AND HOLOCAUST EDUCATION

28

NATIONAL COUNCIL OF JEWISH WOMEN

JEWISH COMMUNITY RELATIONS COUNCIL OF GREATER PHOENIX 30

• NEW YORK BAGELS ‘N BIALYS

• JEWISH EDUCATION TAX CREDIT ORGANIZATION

• NFTY – THE REFORM JEWISH TEEN MOVEMENT

34,49,59

JEWISH ENRICHMENT CENTER 66

• NORTHBRIDGE COLLEGE SUCCESS PROGRAM

• JEWISH FAMILY & CHILDREN’S SERVICE

NORTH VALLEY JEWISH COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION

6,3033,34,50,67

54,55 61,64,65 40

NOTHING BUNDT CAKES 73

JEWISH FAMILY & CHILDREN’S SERVICES OF SOUTHERN ARIZONA

32 72,73

28,35,68

• NOWGEN 66

• JEWISH FEDERATION OF GREATER PHOENIX

29,32,45,BC

• ODYSEA AQUARIUM

• JEWISH FEDERATION OF SOUTHERN ARIZONA

28,35,64,68

OHR HATORAH CONGREGATION 40

•JEWISH FEDERATION SENIOR RIDES PROGRAM • JEWISH FREE LOAN

68 6,31,32,35

• OR ADAM CONGREGATION FOR HUMANISTIC JUDAISM

11,47,56 39

ORT AMERICA 32

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• ADVERTISERS • PAPARAZZO FILM

INDEX 80,86

PARADISE MEMORIAL GARDENS & MAUSOLEUM • PARADISE VALLEY DENTAL • PARDES JEWISH DAY SCHOOL

48

THE BAKING STUDIO 73 THE FREE LOAN AT THE JEWISH FEDERATION

29

14,77

THE FRIENDSHIP CIRCLE 54

51,53,61

THE NEW SHUL 39

PEBBLECREEK SHALOM CLUB 70

• THE PALAZZO SENIOR LIVING

PERACH YISROEL COMMUNITY MIKVEH

THE PHOENIX MIKVAH 48

48

67,70

PHILANTHROPY PROGRAM 53

THE RETREAT AT DESERT COVE

PHOENIX COMMUNITY ERUV 41

THE SOLEL PRESCHOOL 52

70

PHOENIX COMMUNITY KOLLEL 66

THE VILLAGE AT OCOTILLO

PHOENIX HEBREW ACADEMY

53

THE WOMEN’S JEWISH LEARNING CENTER

PHOENIX HEBREW ACADEMY PRESCHOOL

51

• THUNDERBIRD ARTISTS

70 66 85,91

54

•TITANIC: THE ARTIFACT EXHIBITION

91

32,75

TORAH DAY SCHOOL OF PHOENIX

53

PHOENIX JEWISH SINGLES 66

TORAH DAY SCHOOL OF PHOENIX/KINDERTOTS

52

PHOENIX KEILIM MIKVAH 48

TUCSON BOARD OF RABBIS

41

• PHOENIX THEATER COMPANY

TUCSON COALITION FOR JEWISH EDUCATION

PHOENIX HIGH SCHOOL OF JEWISH STUDIES (HEBREW HIGH) •PHOENIX HOLOCAUST ASSOCIATION

87,91

PHOENIX WOMENS CHEVRA KADISHA

48

• TUCSON HEBREW ACADEMY

66 52,55,62

PJ LIBRARY 50

TUCSON HEBREW HIGH 54

• PJ LIBRARY - PHOENIX

TUCSON JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER

50

• POMELO 73

FOR CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

PROJECT JEWISH LOVE 66

TUCSON JEWISH SINGLES 40

51

• RBC WEALTH MANAGEMENT

76,79

TUCSON JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER

• RIGHT HONDA

76,80

TUCSON JEWISH MONTESSORI 51

29,54,56,68

ROHR CHABAD AT ASU

64

TZEDAKAH FUND

75

RUACH HAMIDBAR – SPIRIT OF THE DESERT

41

UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA HILLEL

64

SADDLEBROOKE RANCH SHALOM CLUB

70

UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA CENTER FOR JUDAIC STUDIES

64

SAMARKAND RESTAURANT 73

URJ CAMP NEWMAN 56

•SCHMATTEES

76,79

VALLEY BEIT MIDRASH 32

SCHMOOZE 66

VALLEY ERUV PROJECT 41

SECULAR HUMANIST JEWISH CIRCLE

37

• VALLEY OF THE SUN JCC

32

SEGAL’S OASIS GRILL & KOSHER FOODS

73

• VALLEY OF THE SUN JCC ADULT SPORTS

77

SHAAREI TZEDEK CONGREGATION

40

• VALLEY OF THE SUN JCC CLUB J

54

SHALOM CLUB 70

• VALLEY OF THE SUN JCC EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER

52

SHEARIM TORAH HIGH SCHOOL FOR GIRLS

53

• VALLEY OF THE SUN JCC FITNESS PROGRAMS

77

SINAI MORTUARY OF ARIZONA

48

• VALLEY OF THE SUN JCC J SWIM

54

SINGLES OVER 40 66

• VALLEY OF THE SUN JCC J SWIM

77

SMILE ON SENIORS 70

• VALLEY OF THE SUN JCC SENIOR PROGRAMS

68

SOUTHWEST TORAH INSTITUTE 66

• VALLEY OF THE SUN JCC SHEMESH CAMPS

56

• SPLURGE ICE CREAM & CANDY SHOP

73

• VALLEY OF THE SUN JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER

54

STAND WITH US 75

VOLUNTEERS FOR ISRAEL (VFI)

75

STEIN FAMILY COMMUNITY MIKVAH

48

WEINTRAUB ISRAEL CENTER 75

STRAUSS ECE AND KINDERGARTEN

51

• WEST USA REALTY

SUN CITY GRAND SHALOM CLUB

70

WILSHIRE BOULEVARDTEMPLE CAMPS

56

SUN LAKES JEWISH CONGREGATION

40

YAD B’ YAD CHILDREN'S CENTER

52

• SURPRISE YOUR EYES

90

YESHIVA HIGH SCHOOL OF ARIZONA

53

SWIFT YOUTH FOUNDATION 54

YOUNG ISRAEL OF PHOENIX

40

• TALKING STICK RESORT

YOUNG JEWISH PROFESSIONALS 66

17,78

75,80

TEMPLE B’RITH SHALOM 36

YOUNG LEADERSHIP OF THE JEWISH FEDERATION

TEMPLE BETH EMETH OF SCOTTSDALE

OF SOUTHERN ARIZONA 66

38

ZIONIST ORGANIZATION OF AMERICA

TEMPLE BETH SHALOM AND JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER OF THE WEST VALLEY

40

TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM • TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM OF THE EAST VALLEY

36 38,41

TEMPLE CHAI 40 TEMPLE CHAI’S EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER

52

TEMPLE EMANU-EL 37 • TEMPLE EMANUEL OF TEMPE

40,41

• TEMPLE KOL AMI

41,53

•TEMPLE KOL AMI EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER

51,62

TEMPLE KOL HAMIDBAR 37 TEMPLE SOLEL 41

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ZOYO NEIGHBORHOOD YOGURT 73


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