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Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona

Embracing change By Stuart Mellan

I recently found myself listening in on a conversation amongst a group of very bright young people engaged in animated dialogue. The topics flowed freely from technology and digital/social media, to video games, movies, TV and more. I quickly realized that they were speaking a language I simply didn’t comprehend. I once again was confronted with the hard truth that our world is changing so fast that, though I try to stay current, the ways in which young adults interface with technology and popular culture creates a wholly different frame of reference. On the other hand, it happens that this group of young people is very engaged in Jewish life. With the perspective of my 20-year tenure at the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona in Tucson, we are witnessing a high-point in the engagement of 20/30-somethings. More than ever, we have a growing group of dynamic, articulate and passionate young people involved in our work; and I am thrilled to say that four of the 26 members on our federation board are in that 28-32 age cohort. Part of the reason for the change is simple demographics: The children of our Jewish community’s most active leaders have grown up in Tucson and they are now young adults. So this is the dichotomy – many of our young people are drawn to what we do and who we are, but they speak their own language. They want to connect, but on their own terms. Our engagement success with this age group lies in the recognition of the need for fresh approaches. When we show a willingness to embrace a paradigm shift, then we open the door to their connecting to us on their terms. A great example of how our Jewish community is adapting is the new Moishe House Without Walls program, launched last year in Tucson, where young adults are empowered and supported in programming for themselves. Yes, they are given guidance and support, but they are the leaders. Another way of connecting to Jewish Life is PJ Library, coordinated by our federation’s Coalition for Jewish Education, through which 725 Jewish children in Tucson, age 6 months to 8 years, receive age-appropriate Jewish books and CDs monthly. This is by far the largest Jewish engagement tool for our children. Recently, our federation was selected as a pilot for “PJ Our Way,” which expands the program to ages 9-11 and has enrolled almost 100 participants and families. Our CJE also launched a “Tracing Roots” project that brought 12 Hebrew High students together with 12 elders at Handmaker, our senior residential agency. Through this creative approach, teens learned about these intriguing elders’ life stories, while helping them navigate the internet to pursue 18 RESOURCE GUIDE 2016/2017 | ARIZONA JEWISH LIFE

genealogical research. Perhaps our federation’s most note-worthy accomplishment over this past year was the expansion of a remarkable Holocaust History Center at our Jewish History Museum. Through our relationship with local school districts, we project that 5,000 school children will visit the HHC during the coming year. Our vision is to transform the values of a generation by teaching tolerance and the dangers of demonizing those different from us. This year we are continuing our efforts to be an even more inclusive community. The Tucson Jewish Community Center is overseeing a community-wide project that includes hiring a special abilities case manager funded by our federation and the Jewish Community Foundation of Southern Arizona. We are also expanding our program that provides transportation for seniors and disabled to synagogues. In another form of Stuart Mellan promoting inclusiveness, JFSA Pride sponsored an event to celebrate the first anniversary of the Supreme Court decision on marriage equality. As we celebrate our federation’s 70th anniversary, our focus is on highlighting the accomplishments of these past seven decades, while underscoring the values that continue to drive our work. A centerpiece of our celebration is a grand mitzvah project that aims to eradicate homelessness in our community: truly illustrative that tikkun olam, repairing our world, remains central to who we are. We have found that for many young people, and others, an entry-point into Jewish life is to be part of our efforts to aid the most vulnerable members of our Tucson community-at-large. Finally, after making certain that all of our beneficiary agencies are housed in outstanding facilities – having completed renovations of Handmaker, the University of Arizona Hillel Foundation, the Tucson J and Jewish History Museum in recent years – JFSA and the Jewish Community Foundation will finally be creating their new home. Our capital campaign will provide funding to construct a visible, secure and professional facility on the Tucson Jewish community campus. As I think back on my interactions with young adults in our community, I realize that we actually do speak the common language of family, community and Jewish values. At the same time, I see that we can celebrate the generational change that surrounds us, recognizing our differing frames of reference and being open to new approaches, which enhances our embrace of core values, enabling us all to thrive. Stuart Mellan is president and CEO of the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona.


Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix

Today, tomorrow… together! By Stuart Wachs

The Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix exists to strengthen and sustain a vibrant, inclusive community that enriches lives. We accomplish this through funding, convening, planning and engaging for the community. Through these initiatives, we foster Jewish education, inspire Jewish young adults, care for Jewish seniors and forge ties with Israel. With the generosity of our community, the federation allocates millions of dollars for critical services and also provides leadership, guidance and the impact of the collective. I am proud to share a few of the things made possible through our supporters this year: Seniors: Our senior concierge program with Jewish Family & Children’s Service has proven very successful. We have funded the position for another year to link seniors to vital services that help them maintain independence and Jewish dignity. We also allocated nearly $60,000 to provide transportation for seniors to health care appointments, shopping and social activities to combat isolation and improve quality of life and independence. Israel: Through our Israel advocacy initiative, we create passionate advocates for Israel. To that end, we again funded the joint staff position with Hillel Jewish Student Center and Jewish Arizonans on Campus ( JAC) at Arizona State University to educate and train students to speak up for Israel on campus and in the community. In addition, through our Israel Center, we continue to work with community and religious leaders to defeat BDS (Boycott Divestment and Sanctions) efforts against Israel. The federation supports Israel, not only through our Israel advocacy, but also through our funding and partnership with the Joint Distribution Committee ( JDC) and Jewish Agency for Israel ( JAFI). Through the collective of the federation system, we provide critical social services, aliyah assistance, community building, absorption services and support in times of crises. NowGen: Our expanded NowGen staff has been hard at work creating opportunities to engage Jewish young adults with their Jewish identities and with the community. Already we have seen our inaugural NowGen Gives Back Day with a halfdozen projects completed for local service agencies. NowGen also launched Shalom Phoenix to welcome Jewish young adults who are new to our community. So far, more than 1,000 young adults have been engaged in NowGen programming.

Partner agencies and Jewish day schools: The federation helps to maintain the fabric and foundation of our Jewish community by funding and supporting our strategic and school partners. We are the largest single funding source, outside of government grants, to Jewish Family & Children’s Service, Hillel at ASU, the Valley of the Sun and East Valley Jewish Community Centers, Bureau of Jewish Education and Council for Jews with Special Needs. In addition, we fund Valley Beit Midrash and seven Jewish day schools. Women’s Philanthropy: Last year, we launched a major revitalization initiative and expanded leadership Stuart Wachs of our Women’s Philanthropy program. Since then, more than 700 women have engaged in our donor recognition, learning and leadership opportunities. We were pleased to welcome Jane Weitzman as our featured speaker during the 2016 IGNITION! Luncheon and proud that Women’s Philanthropy Chair Julee Landau Shahon was appointed to the national board. Our Women's Philanthropy board of 24 leaders continues to create vibrant and meaningful opportunities for women in our community to connect, learn and lead. Business & Professionals Group: The federation also expanded the programs of its Business & Professionals Group, connecting and engaging Jewish professionals through our Real Estate & Finance Division; Cardozo Society, for those in the legal field; and Chai Tech, for those in the information, technology and engineering fields. Looking forward: Our leadership is working on a sevenyear roadmap to guide the federation in creating a path for significantly expanded impact. This roadmap will outline not only campaign growth, but also how this growth can increase much-needed services and meaningful engagement, while creating a stronger, more vibrant and sustainable Jewish community. We are excited about the promising future of our community and the critical role the federation plays. Our work in the community and around the world is made possible through the generosity and leadership of the community. To learn more about the federation’s impact and how you can play a role, please visit jewishphoenix.org. Stuart Wachs is president and CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix. ARIZONA JEWISH LIFE | RESOURCE GUIDE 2016/2017 19


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JEWISH FEDERATION OF SOUTHERN ARIZONA Stuart Mellan, President & CEO Kim Egita, CFO Fran Katz, Sr. Vice President 3822 E River Road, Tucson 520-577-9393 • jfsa.org jewishtucson.org stumellan@jfsa.org Guided by the Jewish values of tzedakah (righteous giving), chesed (loving kindness) and tikkun olam (repairing of the world), we bring the Jewish community together to help those in need and to strengthen and preserve the Jewish people at home, in Israel and around the world. Since 1946 the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona has served as our community’s coordinating body for fund-raising, planning and communal services. The Federation helps sustain and improve lives.

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Carlos A. Hernández, MA, LCSW, CPHQ, President and CEO Robyn Dafoe, Vice President, Clinical Services Pattie Martin, M.Ed., Vice President, Community Services 4301 E Fifth St., Tucson 520-795-0300 • jfcstucson.org Expert and compassionate therapists and staff provide counseling and community services to people of all economic backgrounds and beliefs, regardless of ability to pay. Clients include children, teens, adults, families and seniors. Most programs are available to all; some are limited by funders’

TUCSON JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER Todd Rockoff, President & CEO Wendy Edmonds, Co-Director Early Childhood Education Amy Dow, Director of Fitness 3800 E River Road, Tucson 520-299-3000 • tucsonjcc.org info@tucsonjcc.org The Tucson J is one of the finest community centers in Southern Arizona. With more than 5,000 members, the Tucson J is open to all. The renovated state-of-theart fitness center offers up to 120 free weekly fitness classes. Co-Directors Wendy Edmonds and Jolene Riddle oversee the newly renovated early childhood education classrooms and


programs. The Tucson J offers adult and children sports & rec leagues, summer camp, afterschool J-Care, adult classes, a world-class sculpture garden, personal training, tennis courts and café. The J is also a fabulous destination for birthday parties, conferences, meetings, proms and family life events.

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open door environment for strengthening and enhancing Jewish values and identity to all people, regardless of background, color, philosophy or level of commitment. Chabad serves individuals and families looking for a non-judgmental, accepting, personalized Jewish experience. Our state-wide network includes: 20 Jewish community centers, 3 centers on college campuses, 5 summer camps, 3 preschools, 11 Hebrew schools, C-Teens, Friendship Circle, Smile On Seniors, Jewish Recovery Fellowship and JPhoenix Young Professionals.

ADL ARIZONA Greg Rosenthal, Regional Board Chair Carlos Galindo-Elvira, Regional Director Melia Dunn, Education Director 3200 N Central Ave. #2120, Phoenix 602-274-0991 • arizona.adl.org Arizona@adl.org Founded in 1913, the AntiDefamation League (ADL) is the nation’s premier civil rights agency fighting anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry, defending democratic ideals and protecting civil rights for all. Regional Education efforts include the League’s WORDS to ACTION programs. Interactive workshops empower and equip Jewish students with constructive, effective responses to antiSemitism and anti-Israel in their lives. Customized community or campus programs are available.

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Outreach Director 908 N Alma School Road, Chandler 480-897-0588 • evjcc.org info@evjcc.org or hastj@evjcc.org The East Valley JCC has provided countless children, families, seniors and community members with quality learning opportunities rooted in Jewish values and traditions. The EVJCC is home to a NAEYC-accredited Early Childhood Learning Center and Camp Rimon, our year-round youth program including Summer Camp, School Break camps and after-school enrichment. There is weekly Senior programming every Tuesday morning and we will continue to expand this fall with Jewish Life & Living adult programming.

COUNCIL FOR JEWS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS (CJSN) Amy Hummell, Executive Director Jill Wilson, Program Director Sherri Lerner, Program Coordinator 12701 N Scottsdale Road #205, Scottsdale 480-629-5343 • cjsn.org info@cjsn.org Formed in 1985, CJSN was created to meet the special needs of children and adults with disabilities who were unable to participate in typical activities of Jewish life in greater Phoenix. Programs include classroom observation, summer camp inclusion, teacher training, support groups, sign language interpreters in Jewish settings, social groups and continuing Jewish studies for children and adults, educational forums on disability related topics, monthly Simchat Shabbat services and two Jewish homes for adults with developmental disabilities.  

GENERATIONS AFTER Descendants of Holocaust Survivors in Greater Phoenix Sheryl Bronkesh, Chair 12701 N Scottsdale Road #122, Scottsdale

480-792-6736 • phoenixhsa.org Phx2g3g@gmail.com GA’s mission is to embrace our legacy as descendants of Holocaust survivors, to support one another and to contribute to tikkum olam, repair of the world. We do this through monthly discussion groups for children and grandchildren of survivors; educational events for the community including films, speakers (descendants of survivors) available to community groups and schools; assistance to local aging Holocaust survivors; social activities for descendants, survivors, family and friends.

GREATER PHOENIX JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL Robert Segelbaum, Executive Director Barry Singer, Treasurer PMB 234 #103, 6501 E Greenway Parkway, Scottsdale 602-753-9366 • gpjff.org contact@gpjff.org (See full listing in Arts & Culture section)

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JEWISH COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF GREATER PHOENIX Beth Jo Zeitzer, Board Chair Richard Kasper, President and CEO Sheryl Quen, Director of Grants and Communications Andrea Cohen, Director of Youth Philanthropy Donna J. Corcoran, Director of Finance and Operations Rachel Rabinovich, Life & Legacy Program Director/Director of Special Projects 12701 N Scottsdale Road #202, Scottsdale 480-699-1717 • jcfphoenix.org info@jcfphoenix.org Since 1972 the Jewish Community Foundation, the largest resource for Jewish philanthropy in the Valley, has been helping people support the Jewish and secular causes most important to

them. Through effective grant making, we provide resources to make the community’s vision a reality. We teach and mentor our community’s future philanthropists through our B’nai Tzedek Youth Philanthropy Program. Through the Life & Legacy program the JCF is helping other non-profits secure their own financial futures.

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JEWISH FAMILY & CHILDREN’S SERVICE - PHOENIX 4747 N Seventh St. #100, Phoenix Jewish Community Services 602-452-4627 The Center for Senior Enrichment at The Palazzo 602-943-2198 Senior Concierge Services 480-599-7198 jfcsaz.org Jewish Family & Children’s Service strives to increase self-sufficiency and strengthen

families through quality medical, behavioral health and social services. We provide counseling, emergency financial assistance, holiday giving, older adult services, mental health education programs, Jewish career services, resource information & referrals, Holocaust survivor services, hospital chaplaincy and the only Jewish senior enrichment center in Phoenix. The new Senior Concierge connects seniors to services such as legal assistance, home health care, educational classes and more.

JEWISH FEDERATION OF GREATER PHOENIX Stuart Wachs, President & CEO Marty Haberber, CDO 12701 N Scottsdale Road #201, Scottsdale 480-634-4900 jewishphoenix.org info@jewishphoenix.org The Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix strengthens and sustains a vibrant Jewish community and helps Jews in need in Phoenix, in Israel and in 70 countries

around the world. We enable change, promote innovation, provide emotional and financial support, and connect Jews to their identity while enriching lives in communities we serve.

JEWISH FREE LOAN Tina Sheinbein, Executive Director Larry Moffitt, 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.

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JEWISH GENETIC DISEASES CENTER OF GREATER PHOENIX Executive Director, Jacqui Breger Board President, Michelle Abrams 12701 N Scottsdale Road #201, Scottsdale 480-668-3347 GetScreenedAZ.org info@jewishgeneticsphx.org We create awareness, education and provide knowledge to those of child-bearing age (18-45) of the genetic risks and options available to all couples within our community so that they go on to have healthy children, thereby protecting future generations. We also provide education, and screening for hereditary cancers, specifically the BRCA gene mutations associated with inherited breast and ovarian cancers found in the Jewish community. Through early detection and awareness, we help to save lives.

JEWISH WAR VETERANS OF THE USA Department of Southwest Copper State Post 619- Ron Buckner – 480-659-2998 Scottsdale Post 210 – 623-256-0658 Valley of the Sun Post 194 – 602-973-7682

JEWISH WOMEN INTERNATIONAL Greater Phoenix Chapter 602-944-3455

NA’AMAT USA Hatikvah Scottsdale 480-471-8877 Kinneret Chapter 602-242-7132 Rina Chapter 602-493-7287

well as a social experience that Hannah VP Membership meets theKaplan, developmental needs membership@ncjwaz.org of adolescents. HH offers Hebrew 602-576-1432 for high school language ncjwaz.org credit and is accredited by For over a century the campus Nationalis AdvancED. HH Central Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) in Scottsdale; satellite has been at social campuses arethe in forefront Chandler of and change. Inspired by Jewish values, Glendale. Community 8th Grade NCJW strives social justice by School meets for at central improving the quality of life for campus. women, children and families HEBREW HIGH IN TUCSON and by safeguarding individual 3800 E River Road The rights and freedoms. Tucson, Arizona AZ Section is a grassroots 520-577-9393 organization of courageous and www.tucsonhebrewhigh.org compassionate volunteers who come together to turn progressive SPECIAL NEEDS ideals into action.

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remembrance and awareness and serves survivors; hosts monthly Café Europa events; coordinates annual community-wide Yom HaShoah commemoration; participates in community Holocaust educational programs and Provides speaker’s bureau of survivors who share eyewitness testimony.

Monique Mendel, President 12701 N Scottsdale Road #122, Scottsdale 602-788-7003 • phoenixhsa.org phoenixsurvivors@gmail.com PHSA promotes Holocaust

VALLEY OF THE SUN JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER Stuart Wachs, President, COO & CEO Kim Subrin, Managing Director 12701 N Scottsdale Road #201, Scottsdale 480-483-7121 • vosjcc.org swachs@jewishphoenix.org The Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center enriches physical, mental and spiritual growth and builds connections

Council For Jews With Special Needs The Jewish agency for Disability Resources, with the following programs and services:

· Inclusion support in Jewish religious and day schools, preschools and camps · Teacher Training and community education · Monthly Simchat Shabbat; Monthly Parent Group · Social groups for children and adults with special needs · Information and referral services

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among the Jewish community in Greater Phoenix through relationships and engagement in an all-inclusive environment. We serve all ages and abilities and enrich lives through childcare, fitness, education and cultural programming.

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support members of the Jewish community with special needs and their families lead fuller lives. Programs provided include: classroom observation and teacher training; special Shabbat monthly services; social groups for children and adults; and two Jewish homes for adults with developmental disabilities. In November 2015, CJSN became an Arizona Qualifying Charitable Organization.

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ARIZONA JEWISH LIFE MAGAZINE Cindy Saltzman, Publisher Bob Philip, Publisher Nancy Ben-Asher Ozeri, Editorin-Chief Mala Blomquist, Associate Editor & Events Coordinator 602-538-2955 • azjewishlife. com info@azjewishlife.com Arizona Jewish life is the lifestyle magazine that celebrates the vitality, diversity, challenges and accomplishments of our community. Specializing in print and digital magazines, annual resource guides/directories and contemporary new online media,

Amy Hummell, Executive Director Jill Wilson, Program Director Sherri Lerner, Program Coordinator 12701 N Scottsdale Road #205, Scottsdale 480-629-5343 • cjsn.org info@cjsn.org Council For Jews With Special Needs (CJSN) is a 31-yearold nonprofit organization (Tax ID #86-0626273). The mission of the agency is to

A member of the Handmaker family of services 520-547-6036 SandRubyCP.org Help SandRuby Community Programs continue to help our community! Donate your Working Poor tax credit to the SandRuby Community Fund and keep adults with developmental disabilities, dementia, and other challenges living in place.

JEWISH EDUCATION TAX CREDIT ORGANIZATION 3822 E River Rd., Tucson 520-647-8442 jetco.org info@jetco.org JETCO is the only tax credit organization supporting Jewish education in Southern Arizona. Individuals and companies can donate to JETCO, give a child an excellent Jewish education and get a dollar-for-dollar Arizona state tax credit.

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Give the Gift of a Quality Jewish Education and get every dollar back in reduced state taxes

JETCO is the Jewish Education Tax Credit Organization, a nonprofit that raises money to provide scholarships for Jewish schools in Southern Arizona. The Arizona Private School State Tax Credit enables you to help send a child to a Jewish school, at no cost to you.

Increased contribution limits for 2016: $1,087 for single, head-of-household and married filing separately

$2,173 for married filing jointly

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Linda Zell, Executive Director www.jtophoenix.org w 12701 N Scottsdale Road #100M, Scottsdale 480-634-4926 • jtophoenix.org JEWISH FAMILY & info@jtophoenix.org CHILDREN’S SERVICE The Jewish Tuition Organization Arizona Charitable Tax Credit (JTO) is a student tuition Program (602) 230-7983 (602) 279-765 organization (STO) that provides Jessica Green, Donor Relations need-based scholarships www.jewishfreeloan.org www.JFCSaz.o Manager with funds raised through the 4747 N Seventh St., #100, Arizona private school taxfor credit. Jewish Agencies Working Together a Better C Phoenix The JTO supports students in 602-279-7655 our community from various solely on the ba * A school tuition organization cannot award, restrict or reserve scholarships jfcsaz.org/taxcredit backgrounds and cultures who with anothe A taxpayer may not claim a tax credit if the taxpayer agrees to swap donations info@jfcsaz.org attend one ofdoes six Jewish day donor recomm Taxdependent. credit dollarsThe at Jewish taxpayer’s own JewishFamily Tuition Organization not accept schools in the Phoenix area. & Children’s Service are used to All JTO scholarships are need-based. The dollar-for-dollar tax credit is assist low income children and families. Of the 41,000 individuals available to individuals, C-Corps, S-Corps and Insurance companies served across the Valley, 98% are with an Arizona tax liability. low income or working poor. JFCS

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You belong here. We are a community - your home away from home. As a member of The J, you have access to more than 70 group fitness classes, strength and cardio training, swimming, preschool, mahjong & more!

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strives to increase self-sufficiency, safety and reduce family violence through social services, medical and behavioral health programs for all ages. Programs include counseling, older adult care management, domestic violence victim assistance, job development for at-risk youth and Jewish social services.

JEWISH FREE LOAN Tina Sheinbein, Executive Director Larry Moffitt, 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.

KIVEL CAMPUS OF CARE 3020 N 36th St., Phoenix 602-956-3110 The Kivel Campus of Care has been serving the housing needs of the low income, frail, Jewish Elderly for over 55 years. Kivel provides a quality environment, a Jewish atmosphere, food programs, High Holiday and Sabbath services, activities, social interaction, dental services, and an Assisted Living 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. The deadline for the tax credit programs listed is April 15, 2017 or when you file your taxes. Arizona Charitable Tax Credit Provides assistance to low-income families. $800/joint, $400/ individual. Private School Tuition Tax Credit Supports need-based scholarships in six Jewish Day Schools. $2,173/ joint, $1,087/individual.


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Members of Congregation Young Israel carry their Torah scrolls from their old home to the Phoenix Orthodox congregation’s new building on Seventh Street.

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Congregation Beth Tefillah is a true family, allowing new members to feel at home, grow spiritually and make lifelong friendships. Rabbi Allouche’s wisdom and guidance is truly inspiring. – Tamar Schneider, Scottsdale 28 RESOURCE GUIDE 2016/2017 | ARIZONA JEWISH LIFE

Congregation Anshei Israel is my Jewish sanctuary, a home away from home. The highlight of my week is Shabbat; Saturday afternoon is a magical time with personal connections, study, friends, food and song. – Marty Johnston, Tucson


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THE VALLEY CHABAD

CHABAD OF NORTH PHOENIX 22044 N 44th St. #100, Phoenix 480-442-8672

CHABAD OF ANTHEM 41332 N Hudson Trail, Anthem 623-349-1770

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

CHABAD OF THE EAST VALLEY POLLACK CHABAD CENTER FOR JEWISH LIFE 875 N McClintock Dr., Chandler 480-855-4333

CHABAD OF FOUNTAIN HILLS 11010 N Saguaro Blvd. #105, Fountain Hills 480-776-4763

CHABAD OF GILBERT 4475 E. Carriage Way, Gilbert 480-269-6680

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

CHABAD OF PHOENIX 2110 E Lincoln Dr., Phoenix 602-944-2753

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

CHABAD OF GOODYEAR 2508 N 134th Ave., Goodyear 623-466-6110

CHABAD OF THE WEST VALLEY Mail: 7942 W Bell Road, C5 #101, Glendale 602-375-2422

CHABAD OF MESA 941 S Maple, Mesa 480-659-7001

Pre K-8/ High School Bar/ Bat Mitzvah Preparation

RELIGIOUS SCHOOL The only accredited Reform religious school in Arizona

Youth Group Family Programs Technology Enhanced Curriculum Special Needs Accommodations Hebrew Language Learning Lab Shabbat and Holiday Services

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CONSERVATIVE BETH EL CONGREGATION 1118 W Glendale Ave., Phoenix 602-944-3359

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

CONGREGATION OR TZION Rabbi Micah Caplan, Senior Rabbi Michelle L. Mandell, Program Director Dennie Lieber, Office Administrator 9096 E Bahia Dr. #106, Scottsdale 480-342-8858 congregationortzion.org admin@congregationortzion.org Congregation Or Tzion is a community of nearly 500 families, building upon a strong Conservative Jewish presence. We are a mutigenerational, highly participatory, family friendly community 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.

TEMPLE BETH EMETH OF SCOTTSDALE 7330 E Earll Dr. #L, Scottsdale Mail: PO Box 2831, Scottsdale 480-941-4112

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

HUMANIST

Ken Leitner, Rabbi Jill Glickman, VP Membership Michele Millman, Office Manager, Preschool Director and Religious School Assistant Director 3400 N Dobson Road, Chandler 480-897-3636 • tbsev.org info@tbsev.org A traditional, egalitarian synagogue that is formally affiliated with the

ASK ANY MEMBER OF CONGREGATION BETH TEFILLAH what they like about CBT and each and every member will gush about the incredibly close relationship they have with Rabbi Pinchas Allouche. Every single member.   As we celebrate the 6th anniversary of Congregation Beth Tefillah, we all sit in awe of our well-recognized and soughtafter lecturer and wonder how we could be so blessed to have him as our Rabbi. We are so grateful to have a Rabbi with such a unique combination of Torah wisdom, Talmudic knowledge, Jewish spirituality and worldliness. He honestly understands and relates to every single person who walks in the door. How is this possible? How do we honor him? While it may be impossible to show him how grateful we are, we are here to tell him; we honor you Rabbi Allouche!

OR ADAM CONGREGATION FOR HUMANISTIC JUDAISM Jeffrey Schesnol, Ordained Madrikh Celebrant and Ceremonial Leader Your Downtown Phoenix Congregation Human Centered Centrally Located 122 E Culver St., Phoenix Mail: 14747 N Northside Blvd. #111-437, Scottsdale 480-865-4710 • oradam.com oradaminfo@gmail.com Or Adam, your downtown congregation. Or Adam, Hebrew for light of humanity, reflects our desire to share our love and respect for Jewish culture and tradition with others, and emphasizes that our destiny is not guided by a supernatural force, but by the human power within ourselves. For 30 years, we have provided a community experience that rewards Jewish identity and enriches the dignity of all humankind. Weddings, B’nai Mitzvot, Baby Namings and Memorials.

INDEPENDENT TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM OF THE EAST VALLEY

Honoring Rabbi Allouche

AVIV OF ARIZONA (LGBT) Services: Cutler-Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center 122 E Culver St., Phoenix Mail: PO Box 80553, Phoenix 480-382-8481

We are so proud to have you lead us! You have taken a small congregation and along with your wife Esther, transformed it into a blossoming community. We acquired a beautiful piece of land to build our new home and have raised $ 4 million dollars to build a space that will allow room for us all to be together. But at the end of the day, we all just want to be with you. You bring us closer to Hashem. You show us the light. And for that, Thank you! 10636 N. 71st Way Scottsdale AZ 85254 480-600-5065

Couples • Singles • Winter Visitors

Over 50 and looking to connect with YOUR Jewish background?

Check out A Small Temple With A BIG Heart Established 1978

OPEN HOUSE Friday, September 16th

Wine and Cheese event 6pm - Shabbat Service 7:30pm

A Congregation of INVOLVED Jewish ADULTS

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

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

Rabbi Arthur Abrams • Cantorial Soloist Pam Beitman

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

Call: 602-956-0805 www.bethamitemple.org No Building Fund • Modest Dues ARIZONA JEWISH LIFE | RESOURCE GUIDE 2016/2017 31


SHAAREI TZEDEK CONGREGATION

CONGREGATION NEFESHSOUL

CONGREGATION KEHILLAH Bonnie Sharfman, Rabbi Renee Joffe, Administrator Rich Goldman, President 7430 E. Pinnacle Peak Road #132, Scottsdale 602.369.7667 congregationkehillah.org info@congregationkehillah.org We are an exciting, young, multi-generational congregation connected by learning, love of community and commitment to making the world a better place. Kehillah is a participatory community where members are valued and supported. Join us for Friday night services, our unique, family-friendly YEP! (Youth Education Program) with Online Learning Center, FYC (programming for families with young children), Torah Talk, social programs and activities, abundant learning opportunities, travel to Israel and more. We are open to all.

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

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

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

ORTHODOX AHAVAS TORAH: THE SCOTTSDALE TORAH CENTER 13402 N Scottsdale Road, #B140-150, Scottsdale 480-467-4593

BETH JOSEPH CONGREGATION 515 E Bethany Home Road, Phoenix 602-277-8858

CONGREGATION BETH TEFILLAH Rabbi Pincus Allouche 10636 N 71st Way, 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. 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. Our social activities are fabulous! We look forward to knowing you soon!

OHR HATORAH CONGREGATION 6516 N Seventh St., Phoenix 480-359-5572

Mail: 7608 N 18th Ave., Phoenix Services: Beth El Congregation, Sam Shurgin Building, 1118 W Glendale Ave., Phoenix 602-944-1133

YOUNG ISRAEL OF PHOENIX 6232 N Seventh Street, #107, Phoenix 602-265-8888

REFORM

BETH AMI TEMPLE Rabbi Arthur J. Abrams Pam Beitman, Cantorial Soloist Bobbi Lazarus, Administrator Services: 3535 E Lincoln Dr., Paradise Valley Mail: 3104 E Camelback Road #508, Phoenix 602-956-0805 bethamitemple.org bethamitemple@hotmail.com A small temple with a big heart. Established in 1978, we are a centrally-located boutique Reform temple for active adults seeking spiritual and social connections.

Come and See What Temple Solel Has to Offer “…a vibrant, inclusive and engaged Reform community, grounded in relationships and deeds and elevated by Shabbat and Torah.”

Connecting families to Judaism every day! • Award-winning Preschool / Kindergarten, Religious School and United Synagogue Youth • Adult Education classes including B’nai Mitzvah • Daily Minyan, Shabbat, and Festival services

Live Jewishly. Come home to CongrEgATion AnShEi iSrAEL 5550 E. 5th St., Tucson, AZ 85711 520-745-5550 • www.caiaz.org Affiliated with The United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism

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6805 E. McDonald Drive Paradise Valley, AZ 85253  480.991.7414  templesolel.org


Modest dues. No building fund. High Holiday and Friday night services followed by oneg. Something for everyone here with many social clubs and activities, including cultural events, speakers, concerts, hiking, tennis, travel, discussion, mahjong, Torah study and community involvement. Couples, singles, empty-nesters, winter visitors – everyone is welcome at Beth Ami!

CONGREGATION BETH HAGIVOT PO Box 19498, Fountain Hills 480-650-3061

CONGREGATION BETH ISRAEL 10460 N 56th St., Scottsdale 480-951-0323

CONGREGATION MERKAZ HA-IYR

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

TEMPLE KOL AMI Jeremy Schneide, Rabbi Michael Rosenthal, Administrator 15030 N 64th St., Scottsdale 480-951-9660 • templekolami.org membership@templekolami.org We are a relationship-centric Reform Jewish community that honors tradition while embracing innovation. We see ourselves as a force for good, “doing Jewish” across The Valley via unique social action programs. There’s something for everyone at Temple Kol Ami: an outstanding Early Childhood Center, a religious school kids love to attend, online Hebrew lessons, Boomer groups and many more meaningful opportunities for education, volunteerism, spiritual growth and fun.

DESERT FOOTHILLS JEWISH COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION Mail: PO Box 25068, Scottsdale Membership: 480-585-4437

NORTH VALLEY JEWISH COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION 39506 N Daisy Mountain Dr. #122-198, Anthem 623-256-0658

SUN LAKES JEWISH CONGREGATION 9240 E Sun Lakes Blvd. N, Sun Lakes Membership: 480-305-0533

TEMPLE BETH SHALOM AND JCC OF THE NORTHWEST VALLEY 12202 N 101st Ave., Sun City 623-977-3240

TEMPLE CHAI 4645 E Marilyn Road, Phoenix 602-971-1234

TEMPLE EMANUEL OF TEMPE 5801 S Rural Road, Tempe 480-838-1414

TEMPLE SOLEL John Linder, Rabbi Todd Herzog, Cantorial Soloist Ben Davis, Executive Director 6805 E McDonald Dr., Paradise Valley 480-991-7414 • templesolel.org Temple Solel is a growing, welcoming Reform congregation offering worship services, engaging programs, social functions and volunteer opportunities for congregants from all walks of life and across the age spectrum. Our name, Solel, tells something about our philosophy. The Hebrew word Solel means Pathfinder in English. Since our founding in 1966, we have looked for fresh pathways and approaches to Jewish celebration, learning and living, while maintaining an abiding respect for traditional Jewish values.

RENEWAL

TEMPLE HAVURAT EMET Services: 9330 E Riggs Road, Chandler Mail: PO Box 13111, Chandler 480-988-6409

RUACH HAMIDBAR – SPIRIT OF THE DESERT Rabbi Sarah Leah Grafstein 602-321-3336 • ruach.org Rabbi@Ruach.Org Looking for a spiritual home for your soul? Check us out! We are

a small, friendly community of egalitarian Jews and spiritual seekers of all ages. Join us for joyful prayer, song, dance, music, meditation, story-telling and drumming. Experience Jewish renewal and Carlebach Shabbat and holy days services, Torah, Kabbalah and Chassidus classes, “Drum Shalom” drumming circles. No Hebrew or background is necessary. GLBTQ and differentlyabled friendly. Everyone is welcome! Easy access to the rabbi.

RABBINIC BOARDS & ERUVS

SEPHARDIC

(Central Phoenix) Hotline: 602-264-3788

1900 W Chandler Blvd., #15355, Chandler 602-518-0229

VALLEY ERUV PROJECT

AVDE TORAH JAYAH

SHAAREI TZION OHEL BRACHA (Nusach Sefaradi) 6516 N Seventh St. #200, Phoenix 602- 277-5366

BOARD OF RABBIS OF GREATER PHOENIX phoenixbor@gmail.com

CHANDLER ERUV PROJECT (East Valley) 875 N McClintock Dr, Chandler (Attn: Eruv Committee) 480-855-4333

PHOENIX COMMUNITY ERUV

(Paradise Valley, North Phoenix, Scottsdale) Hotline: 480-389-5736

YUMA REFORM

CONGREGATION BETH HAMIDBAR AND YUMA JEWISH COMMUNITY COUNCIL PO Box 5634, Yuma 928-210-8368

Where Everybody Knows Your Name Temple Beth Sholom of the

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

3400 N Dobson Rd. Chandler, AZ 85224

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Lifecycle INSIDE:

Celebrating our son’s brit was the climax of an amazing process and the beginning of parenthood. We appreciate so much the support of the community at Young Israel of Phoenix.

SIMCHA VENDORS SIMCHA VENUES

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– Velvet & Asher Elran, Phoenix

MIKVAHS (MIKVAOT) CHEVRA KADISHA (BURIAL SOCIETY)

CEMETERIES & MORTUARIES

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To me, becoming a bat mitzvah means stepping into adulthood and into a world where you are now responsible for your actions and deeds. – Amanda Fischer, Chandler

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Our wedding was a spiritual and transforming moment in our lives. Rabbi Louchheim and the staff of Congregation Or Chadash collaborated with us in making our ceremony memorable and beautiful. – Kathylynn Saboda, Tucson


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

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ANCALA COUNTRY CLUB Amy McKee, Event Sales Coordinator 11700 E Via Linda, Scottsdale 480-391-3056 • ancalacc.com amckee@ancalacc.com Ancala Country Club, with stunning views of Camelback Mountain, the natural beauty of the McDowell Mountains and the golf course, sets the canvas for breath-taking photos. Ancala’s elegant ballroom with its high ceilings and the charming courtyard patio strung with soft white globe lights is the perfect venue for your bar/bat mitzvah, wedding, social or business event. Our team exemplifies country club customer service making you and your event unique and special.

ANCALA COUNTRY CLUB Ancala Country Club with stunning views of Camelback Mountain, the natural beauty of the McDowell Mountains and the golf course sets the canvas for breath taking photos. Ancala’s elegant ballroom with its high ceilings and the charming courtyard patio strung with soft white globe lights is the perfect venue for your bar/bat mitzvah, wedding, social or business event. Our team exemplifies country club customer service making you and your event special and unique.

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ARIZONA JEWISH HISTORICAL SOCIETY Cutler-Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center Mel Kessler, Board President Dr. Lawrence Bell, Ph.D., Executive Director Jeffrey Schesnol, PMP, Ordained Madrikh, Associate Executive Director Kendra Schroeder, Events Manager 122 E Culver St., Phoenix 602-241-7870 • azjhs.org jschesnol@azjhs.org Beautifully restored historic venue is available for weddings, B’nai Mitzvot and celebrations. Open to people of all faiths. Main hall has original hardwood floors and 10 foot arched windows; also a museum gallery and lovely outdoor garden terrace.

LIVEWIRE Uzra Vo, Event Coordinator 7320 E Indian Plaza, Scottsdale 480-429-6000 • livewireaz.com events@eegaz.com Looking for an unforgettable venue to throw your next mitzvah? Evening Entertainment Group has pioneered the art of event planning in Arizona. Our concepts - Livewire Entertainment Venue and The Mint Ultra Lounge - are undeniably the Valley’s most exclusive event destinations and have everything you will need to make your mitzvah memorable. Let us make your experience stress free and seamless with our professional team and turn-key properties.

ODYSEA AQUARIUM Amram Knishinsky, PhD, Founder & CEO Ran Knishinsky, Chief Marketing Officer 9500 E Via de Ventura, Scottsdale 480-291-8000 odyseaaquarium.com eventsales@odyseaaquarium.com Incorporate the extraordinary into your special event at OdySea Aquarium! Have a wedding by the water or sip cocktails while gazing at fascinating sea life. From intimate receptions and bar/bat mitzvahs to corporate gatherings and black tie galas, OdySea Aquarium provides a unique experience and lasting memories. Offering a variety of venue space options, your event can be customized to fit your vision and needs and the guest list can even include an otter or a penguin!

PHOENIX ART MUSEUM Cori Souza, Event Sales Manager 1625 N Central Ave., Phoenix 602-307-2019 • phxart.org events@phxart.org Whether planning a small meeting or an upscale dinner party, Phoenix Art Museum offers a truly unique setting with a variety of spaces that can be tailored for any occasion. The classically progressive architectural design of the Museum, combined with our 18,000-piece art collection and special exhibitions will inspire all aspects of your event.

hotel with Arizona’s only chilled pool, conveniently located in the city’s vibrant Entertainment District within walking distance from world class shopping, dining and nightlife. Our sultry oasis features 230 guest rooms including 33 lavish suites, 10,000 square feet of indoor/ outdoor event space, three lively destination bars – Living Room Lounge, Shade Lounge and WET – Bliss Spa, Sushi Roku restaurant, W Hotels The Store and the Whatever/Whenever concierge service.

GENETIC TESTING JEWISH GENETIC DISEASES CENTER OF GREATER PHOENIX 12701 N Scottsdale Road #201, Scottsdale 480-668-3347 • GetScreenedAZ.org (See full listing in Agencies & Organizations)

MOHELS PAUL BLOCK, MD, FACS 5750 W Thunderbird Road #B200, Glendale 602-375-1700

RICHARD DOBRUSIN, DO 1124 E McKellips Road #110, Mesa 480-882-7370

KEITH DVEIRIN, MD 7340 E Speedway #104, Tucson 520-547-7045

STEVEN HAUBEN, MD 3301 N Miller Road #170, Scottsdale 480-661-4131

RABBI MENDY LIPSKIER 11010 N Saguaro Blvd. #105, Fountain Hills 480-776-4763

ROBERT S. LIPSON, MD W SCOTTSDALE Ren Hirose, General Manager, GMRen.Hirose@whotels.com Special Events & Weddings, 480-970-2136 wscottsdale.weddings@whotels.com wscottsdale.events@whotels.com Sales, 480-970-2132 trinna.turner@whotels.com 7277 E Camelback Road, Scottsdale 480-970-2100 wscottsdalehotel.com Discover Scottsdale’s most stylish 36 RESOURCE GUIDE 2016/2017 | ARIZONA JEWISH LIFE

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RABBI YOSEF SEMEL Phoenix 602-326-3885

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MIKVAHS (MIKVAOT) MIKVAH CHAYA MUSHKA Chabad of Phoenix 2110 E Lincoln Dr., Phoenix 602-944-2753 • chabadaz.com

MIKVAH OF TUCSON Congregation Young Israel 2443 E Fourth St., Tucson 520-326-8362

PERACH YISROEL COMMUNITY MIKVEH (also kailim mikvah) Congregation Chofetz Chayim 5150 E Fifth St., Tucson 520-747-7780

EVERGREEN MORTUARY & CEMETERY 3015 N Oracle Road, Tucson 520-428-7793

GREEN ACRES MORTUARY AND CEMETERY Sections for Har Zion, Temple Emanuel of Temple and Temple Solel 401 N Hayden Road, Scottsdale 480-945-2654

A Jewish Cemetery that cares about the Jewish Community

MARANA MORTUARY CEMETERY 12146 W Barnett Road, Marana 520-682-9900

PHOENIX KEILIM MIKVAH (FOR UTENSILS) 6516 N Seventh St., Phoenix 602-348-1475

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

CHEVRA KADISHA (BURIAL SOCIETY) CHEVRA KADISHA OF NORTHERN ARIZONA Temple B’rith Shalom 2077 Brohner Way, Prescott 928-708-0018

CEMETERIES & MORTUARIES BETH EL SYNAGOGUE CEMETERY Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery 2300 W Van Buren St., Phoenix 602-944-3359

CONGREGATION BETH ISRAEL CEMETERY 305 S 35th Ave., Phoenix 480-951-0323

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

MT. SINAI CEMETERY Sandy Rife, General Manager 24210 N 68th St., Phoenix 480-585-6060 mtsinaicemetery.com info@ mtsinaicemetery.com Mt. Sinai is a Jewish cemetery that cares about the Jewish community. The cemetery is Jewish owned and operated, and welcomes both Jewish and intermarried families. Sidewalks in front of every grave provide the utmost respect, and the beautiful outdoor pavilion can be used for funeral services. Our caring and professional staff provides every family with exceptional customer care. Preplanning is available and prices are guaranteed – it’s a gift you give to your family.

SINAI MORTUARY

Jewish Owned and Operated Paved Sidewalks Throughout – No Need to Ever Walk on a Grave Intermarried Families Welcome Beautiful Open-Air Pavilion for Services Caring and Professional Staff

SINAI MORTUARY OF ARIZONA Jonathan Perlman, 3rd Generation Jewish Funeral Director 4538 N 16th St., Phoenix 602-248-0030 sinaimortuary.net sinaimortuary@cox.net The Valley’s only Jewish Funeral Home. Established in 1971. Member of the Jewish Funeral Directors of America.

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

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Lifecycle symbols & rituals mark milestones By Nancy Ben-Asher Ozeri

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Judaism is not a spectator sport. It is an extremely participatory religion and culture, rich with symbols and practices that bring meaning to milestones in our lives. From the moment we are born until the day we die, the celebrations and commemorations along the way imbue our journey with spiritual significance. They give us a time and space to pause and reflect before we jump back into our day-to-day preoccupations. Although nuances and details vary among the denominations, by observing these lifecycle events, we acknowledge a respect for human life and the presence of a divine connection.

Birth

Jews celebrate new life with a brit milah (also called a bris) for boys and a simchat bat for girls. At a bris, which is held eight days after birth, the infant boy is circumcised by either a trained ritual circumciser, known as a mohel, or a physician. This circumcision affirms the child’s status as a Jew and his inclusion in the covenant established between God and Abraham. The simchat bat is a ceremony that celebrates the naming of a baby girl. There are no specific requirements about when it should be held. Both ceremonies are traditionally followed by a festive meal for the family and guests.

Pidyun Haben

When a firstborn son is 31 days old, his parents symbolically redeem him from service as a priest by offering five silver coins to a Kohen (a member of the priestly caste). This ritual does not need to be performed if the father is a Kohen or Levi, the mother is the daughter of a Kohen or Levi, or the child was born through cesarean section.

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Upsherin

Some Jews wait until a boy’s third birthday before giving him his first haircut. It marks an age of transition to a new level of maturity – from being a baby, to learning and developing friendships. This is when he officially begins his Torah education and starts to wear a kippah (head covering) and tzitzit (ritual fringes).

Bar and Bat Mitzvah

When Jewish boys turn 13 and Jewish girls turn 12 or 13 (depending on the custom of their congregation), they reach the age of obligation to observe the commandments of Jewish law (halachah). To mark becoming a bar mitzvah or bat mitzvah, they study and prepare to lead their congregation in roles normally reserved for adults. Although the extent of involvement varies among congregations and denominations, it may include donning a tallit (prayer shawl) for the first time, leading prayers, blessing the Torah for the first time, chanting the weekly Torah and Haftarah readings and presenting a d’var Torah (interpretation of the Torah or Haftarah portion). The celebration often includes a second gathering, which is usually separate from the service – a party for family and friends. 40 RESOURCE GUIDE 2016/2017 | ARIZONA JEWISH LIFE

Marriage

Jewish weddings are loaded with symbols – from signing the ketubah (marriage contract) before the ceremony begins, to breaking the glass at its conclusion. But the most recognizable is the chuppah (wedding canopy), where the bride and groom are united in marriage. The chuppah may be simple or elaborate. Some families use a tallit passed down through generations. Other couples commission a custommade chuppah with symbols that represent their life together. At some weddings, the bride circles the groom seven times, entering symbolically into the core of his soul through the “seven shells” that surround him. The rabbi pronounces the blessings of betrothal (erusin) and the couple shares a drink of wine. The groom gives the bride a ring as an item of value, which she accepts. She may give him a ring as well, but this is not required by Jewish law. The rabbi reads the ketubah aloud and then guests are called upon to bestow Sheva Brachot (Seven Blessings) upon the couple. The groom breaks a glass to remind us that even during moments of joy, we remember the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem and its importance to the Jewish people. The newlyweds have a brief opportunity to be alone (yichud) and then celebrate the wedding feast with their guests.


Housewarming

When a Jewish family moves into a new home, one of the first things they do is attach a mezuzah to the doorpost of each door (except bathrooms). The mezuzah, which literally means “doorpost,” is a decorative case that contains a parchment scroll with verses from the Torah, “Inscribe them on the doorposts of your house and upon your gates.” (Deut. 6:9 and 11:20). The name of God, “Shaddai” is written on the outside of the scroll, with the three Hebrew letters standing for “Shomer Delatot Yisrael” (Guardian of Israel’s Doors). There’s also a Hebrew inscription at the bottom of the outside of the scroll, which is meaningless unless you substitute each of the letters with the letter that comes before it in the Hebrew alphabet. Then it spells “Adonai Eloheinu Adonai” (“the Lord our God is the Lord”). During a chanukat bayit (housewarming), we affix the mezuzah diagonally around eye level on the right doorpost, as you enter, with the top tilted inward. We recite a blessing and the Shehechiyanu to thank God for bringing us to this moment.

Divorce

According to Jewish law, a divorce becomes official when a get (divorce decree) is given by the husband and accepted by the wife. Since Jewish marriage involves a legal contract between a husband and wife, it can only be ended by a legal document that nullifies that agreement. The divorce must first be finalized in civil court, before the get can be granted. The get must be written by a sofer (religious scribe) and delivered in a beit din (religious court) with witnesses present.

Death and mourning

The rituals that honor the dead are considered the most profound mitzvot, because they cannot be returned or acknowledged. They include ritual washing and guarding the body. Burial must take place as soon as possible. The deceased is buried modestly, in a simple shroud and a plain wooden casket or, in some cases, directly in the ground. At the funeral, mourners tear their garments or a black ribbon, just as the patriarch Jacob did when he was told that his son Joseph was dead. Afterwards, the mourners return home to a meal of condolence, which includes round foods, like hard-boiled eggs and rolls, that symbolize the circle of life. Jewish tradition recognizes that mourning is a long-term process, which doesn’t end after the funeral. After the burial, the immediate family spends the first seven days sitting shiva, when they receive condolence calls and do no work. The community takes care of their needs. The bereaved recite the Mourners Kaddish prayer for 30 days when mourning a spouse, sibling or child. For a parent, children continue reciting Kaddish for 11 months, although they are still considered to be in a state of mourning for one year. At the end of the year, an unveiling is held to reveal the headstone, which should be simple and not ostentatious. When visiting a cemetery, Jews often place small stones on the headstone to show that they have not forgotten the deceased.

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Tucson Hebrew Academy’s second STEM Festival brought in over 1,200 curious kids of all ages to learn about science, technology, engineering, math and more.

Kids & Teens INSIDE:

Hebrew High helped me discover some of the true meanings of what being a Jew is. I discovered things such as tikkun olam, how important family and friendships are, the importance of Israel.

EDUCATION RESOURCES

PRESCHOOLS

DAY SCHOOLS INDEPENDENT & PUBLIC SCHOOLS YOUTH GROUPS & PROGRAMS

HIGH SCHOOL STUDY PROGRAMS SPECIAL NEEDS RESOURCES

– Daniel Harmon

We love everything about Camp Shemesh! The staff is amazing and the facility is beautiful. My daughter comes home happy and ready to go back to camp the next day! – Michele Klein Bence

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I love the community environment at the Tucson JCC. It feels like a second home. – Irene Beck I love Camp J because it’s fun and I get to do new things every day. – Evan Beck (age 9)


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Kindergarten.

MATHNASIUM

Mathnasium of Arcadia, 4730 E Indian School Road #107, Phoenix Mathnasium of North Scottsdale, 20945 N Pima Road #105, Scottsdale CHABAD TUITION JEWISH TUITION ORGANIZATION Mathnasium(602) of Paradise Valley, (480) 629-5343 (480) 634-4926 443-8020 ORGANIZATION Linda Zell, Executive Director 4611 E Cactus Road, Phoenix 2110 E Lincoln Dr., Phoenix www.cjsn.org www.jtophoenix.org www.kivelcare.org 12701 N Scottsdale Road #100M, Mathnasium of Scottsdale, 10810 602-944-2753 Scottsdale E Via Linda #115, Scottsdale 480-634-4926 • jtophoenix.org 480-739-1652 info@jtophoenix.org mathnasium.com The Jewish Tuition Organization arcadia@mathnasium.com JEWISH EDUCATION TAX (JTO) is a student tuition northscottsdale@mathnasium.com CREDIT ORGANIZATION organization (STO) that provides (602) 230-7983 (602) paradisevalley@mathnasium.com 279-7655 3822 E River Rd., Tucson need-based scholarships scottsdale@mathnasium.com HEBREW IN YOUR HANDS 520-647-8442 • jetco.org with funds raised through the www.jewishfreeloan.org www.JFCSaz.org Kids don’t hate math! They Ester Vider, Author/Owner info@jetco.org Arizona private school tax credit. hate the frustration and PO Box 1463, Cortaro JETCO is an educational tax credit The JTO supports students in anxiety from not understanding 520-314-0190 JewishthatAgencies Working Together for a Better Community organization makes it easy for our community from various math. Mathnasium is a math HebrewInYourHands.com you to support Jewish education backgrounds and cultures who learning center dedicated to info@HebrewInYourHands.com * A school tuition organization cannot award,tax restrict or reserve on the basis ofa donor through personal or corporate attend one of sixscholarships Jewish day solely teaching math in way thatrecommenda Hebrew In Your Hands offers a credit donations, withoutifcosting schools in the area.  A and taxpayer claim a tax credit the taxpayer agrees toPhoenix swap donations with another taxkids. payer makes sense to The to benefit eith hands-on, intuitive fun waymay to not you a penny.The When you donate The dollar-for-dollar tax credit is donor results are an increase in taxpayer’s own dependent. Jewish Tuition Organization does not accept recommendations. teach modern Hebrew and Judaic to JETCO, you receive a dollar-foravailable to individuals, C-Corps, overall confidence, better school vocabulary to children ages 5 and All JTO scholarships aretax need-based. dollar credit on your Arizona S-Corps and Insurance companies performance and a more positive up. Developed by Hebrew native, State income tax return and with an Arizona tax liability. attitude towards math. experienced, local educator; help a child receive an excellent the small format is perfect for education. Contributions to JETCO little hands. The books support currently fund scholarships for and supplement any curriculum students at Tucson Hebrew 12701 N Scottsdale Road, First Floor Library #105, Scottsdale 480-634-8050, ext. 1307

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PHOENIX PUBLIC LIBRARY Lee Franklin, Community Relations Manager 1221 N Central Ave., Phoenix 602-262-4636 phoenixpubliclibrary.org Your Phoenix Public Library is more than a warehouse for books; we are your partner in achieving the life you want. We are a cornerstone that supports early literacy, pursuing formal education, entrepreneurship, exploring life-long learning, empowerment and engagement with resources for people of all ages. Visit one of Phoenix Public Library’s 17 locations or our website and discover something new, revisit something familiar or expand your horizons.

PJ LIBRARY – FLAGSTAFF 928-527-8747

PJ LIBRARY – GREATER PHOENIX AREA 602-535-1320

PJ LIBRARY – PRESCOTT 928-717-0016

PJ LIBRARY – SOUTHERN ARIZONA

TUCSON ASSOCIATION OF JEWISH LIBRARIES

ESTHER B. FELDMAN PRESCHOOL/KINDERGARTEN

520-577-9393 ext. 138

520-477-2697

Congregation Anshei Israel 5550 E Fifth St., Tucson 520-745-5550

PRESCHOOLS TUCSON SCOTTSDALE PUBLIC LIBRARY Kathleen Wade, Library Director Kathy Coster, Senior Manager Five locations throughout Scottsdale 480-312-READ (7323) Scottsdalelibrary.org kcoster@scottsdlaeaz.gov The Scottsdale Public Library has five locations throughout Scottsdale ready to fulfill your entertainment and educational needs. All services are free and feature traditional print and media library materials and digital resources including downloadable books, music, movies and magazines. Online and in-person classes, family programs and interactive early learning classes prepare your child for reading. We have a program or class to fit your interests – the Library is always ready!

STRAUSS ECE & KINDERGARTEN Temple Emanu-El 225 N Country Club Road, Tucson 520-325-0390

DARKAYNU – TUCSON JEWISH MONTESSORI 5150 E Fifth St., Tucson 520-591-7680 darkaynutucson.com Darkaynu offers a unique opportunity to the children of Tucson, as the best of Montessori meets the beauty of Jewish values. From practical life skills to mathematics and art, Darkaynu provides children a peacefully engaging environment where they can learn at their own pace using hands-on materials and time-tested techniques.  Children gain confidence, independence, and a life-long love of learning as they explore academic concepts as well as a comprehensive curriculum of Judaic holidays, history and traditions.

TUCSON JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION CENTER 3800 E River Road, Tucson 520-299-3000 • tucsonjcc.org The Early Childhood Education program at The J is more than a daycare. Open to all, The J provides an enriching, multifaceted early childhood education program for children from six weeks through Pre-K. We have a nurturing Infant/Toddler program and an enriching Preschool program to help prepare your child for Kindergarten. Our mission is

MOVE-N-LEARN

PRESCHOOL

(Ages 2.5-5)

Endless Opportunities to Play, Explore, and Learn The Move-N-Learn curriculum combines scholastic and motor development, which lays the foundation for future academic and athletic achievement

Start preparing now for Kindergarten Success with Move-N-Learn Preschool!

15821 N. 79th St • Scottsdale, AZ

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(480) 596-3543 xtremegymnastics.com


to provide a safe, child-centered environment where each child will explore their world through discovery of self, community and the environment.

EMUNAH MONTESSORI ACADEMY 6848 N 12th Way, Phoenix 480-316-2022

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

MOVE-N-LEARN PRESCHOOL

CHANDLER JEWISH PRESCHOOL

15821 N 79th St., Scottsdale 480-596-3543 xtremegymnastics. com/programs Our 16,000 square foot facility offers a unique preschool experience. Featuring trampolines, bars, beams, rings, foam pit, climbing ropes and inspired classrooms, your child will enjoy endless opportunities to play, explore and learn!

Chabad of the East Valley 875 N McClintock Dr., Chandler 480-855-4333

PHOENIX HEBREW ACADEMY PRESCHOOL

BETH EL EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER AND PRESCHOOL Beth El Congregation 1118 W Glendale Ave., Phoenix 602-994-2464

CHANEN PRESCHOOL Congregation Beth Israel 10460 N 56th St. Scottsdale, AZ 85253 480-951-3398

EARLY CHILDHOOD LEARNING CENTER AT THE EAST VALLEY JCC Pam Morris, Early Childhood Education Director 908 N Alma School Road, Chandler 480-897-0588 • evjcc.org pam@evjcc.org The East Valley JCC’s Early Childhood Learning Center is a NAEYC accredited, Quality First four-star center that provides developmentally appropriate learning opportunities for children’s formative years. We are committed to creating a well-rounded, safe and nurturing environment that provides children with the components necessary for their emotional, social, physical and cognitive development. Additionally, the ECLC fosters creativity, curiosity, Judaic identity and values, along with individual diversity and a passion for learning.

ONE OF THE

BEST SCHOOLS IN THE WORLD IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER!

515 E Bethany Home Road, Phoenix 602-277-7479

SHOLOM PRESCHOOL Temple Beth Sholom of the East Valley 3400 N Dobson Road, Chandler 480-897-3636

TEMPLE KOL AMI EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER 15030 N 64th St., Scottsdale 480-951-5825 templekolami.org Temple Kol Ami’s Early Childhood Center (ECC) is a play-based school where children learn hands-on via experiences that interest and challenge them. The core curriculum includes Art, Body Movement, Hebrew, Music, Literacy Links, Science and Spanish.

THE SOLEL PRESCHOOL

To find a BASIS school near you, visit

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Leslie Scheck, Director of Early Childhood Education 6805 E McDonald Dr., Paradise Valley 480-991-4545 solelpreschool.org At The Solel Preschool, your child will engage in hands-on learning experiences, build Jewish identity and develop a strong sense of ARIZONA JEWISH LIFE | RESOURCE GUIDE 2016/2017 45


K–12 • Small Class Sizes • College Prep Curriculum

• Multi-age elementary • Problem-based curriculum • STEM • Dual Enrollment • Online program • Competitive team sports • School uniforms • College Counseling and Placement

self. For convenience, our school year loosely follows the Scottsdale Unified School District schedule, running from mid-August through mid-May. Winter break, spring break and summer break camps are also available (additional tuition required). The Solel Preschool is a welcoming place to play, love and grow. Join our community today!

SYNDI SCHECK YAD B’ YAD PRESCHOOL Temple Emanuel of Tempe 5801 S Rural Road, Tempe 480-838-1414 ext. 20

TEMPLE CHAI’S EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER 4645 E Marilyn Road, Phoenix 602-923-3619

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

TORAH DAY SCHOOL OF PHOENIX

DAY SCHOOLS

1118 W Glendale Ave., Phoenix 480-788-8562

TUCSON TUCSON

Proudly serving the community for more than 20 years! TUCSON HEBREW ACADEMY

Education for the Future. ELEMENTARY Kindergarten–6th 4720 E. Lone Mountain Rd. Cave Creek AZ, 85331 (480) 292-9819

VALLEY OF THE SUN JCC EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER

Jon Ben-Asher, Head of School Rabbi Billy Lewkowicz, Director of Judaics/Hebrew Studies

Our 77th Season

Sports

MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL 7th–12th 7191 E. Ashler Hills Dr. Scottsdale, AZ 85266 (480) 488-5583

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One and Two-Week Sessions Mid-June through July

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education GROUNDED IN JEWISH VALUES For more information, please contact Bethany Spector, Director of Admissions, at 480-991-9141 or admissions@pardesschool.org.

Pardes Jewish Day School 12753 N Scottsdale Rd Scottsdale, AZ 85254

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“Experience the best of Montessori along with the beauty of Judaic values.”

Now enrolling children ages 3 to 6

Julee Dawson, Director of Admissions, Development, & Community Relations 3888 E River Road, Tucson 520-529-3888 • thaaz.org info@thaaz.org Tucson Hebrew Academy is a pluralistic Kindergarten through 8th grade Jewish Day School. Our engaging, talented faculty ensures a rigorous, interactive, supportive learning environment. From the early years through comprehensive high school prep, children thrive in THA’s uniquely enriching educational community and culture. Our 40+ year tradition of excellence continues to produce highly skilled, critical and creative thinking students with a strong moral compass and deep understanding of Jewish identity, well-prepared for the challenges to come!

THE VALLEY DESERT JEWISH ACADEMY 3400 N Dobson Road, Chandler 480-376-8214

PARDES JEWISH DAY SCHOOL

TEACH THE CHILD ACCORDING TO HIS OR HER PATH At Darkaynu, we share an unshakable belief in the total child: social, emotional, physical, spiritual, and intellectual. This approach enables the child to discover his or her fullest potential and instills in him a love of lifelong learning. Schedule a tour to learn more

Darkaynu

Tucson Jewish Montessori 5150 East 5th Street, Tucson, AZ 85711

520-591-7680

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Jill Kessler, M.A., M. Ed., Head of School Bethany Spector, M.A, Director of Admissions 12753 N Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale 480-991-9141 pardesschool.org contact@pardesschool.org Over 20 years of academic excellence. Independent K-8 coeducational day school. Rigorous secular education with an integrated Jewish education. Experienced and dedicated faculty; low teacher-student ratio; student-focused learning. Newly renovated campus. Technology, art, physical education, music and Spanish offered. After-school enrichment activities, morning/ after-care available. Daily Kosher lunch program. Member of the Mountain Valley Athletics League. Accredited. A partner agency of the Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix.

PHOENIX HEBREW ACADEMY 515 E Bethany Home Road, Phoenix 602-277-7479

SHEARIM TORAH HIGH SCHOOL FOR GIRLS 6516 N Seventh St. #105, Phoenix 602-324-3406

TORAH DAY SCHOOL OF PHOENIX 1118 W Glendale Ave., Phoenix Phoenix, AZ 85021 480-788-8562

YESHIVA HIGH SCHOOL OF ARIZONA 727 E Glendale Ave., Phoenix

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basisschools.org PUBLIC SCHOOLS

BASIS CHARTER SCHOOLS BASISschools.org BASIS charter schools are consistently ranked among the top K–12 schools in Arizona, as well as across the United States. Through our revolutionary liberal arts program, BASIS students receive the best possible educational foundation to be independent and resourceful problem solvers in the 21st Century. The BASIS.ed K–12 curriculum teaches students to love learning and the pursuit of deeper understanding, so they are prepared for success in every aspect of their future lives.

FOOTHILLS ACADEMY COLLEGE PREPARATORY Elementary campus – 4720 E Lone Mountain Road, Cave Creek Administrative Office and Middle/ High School Campus –7191 E Ashler Hills, Scottsdale Elementary Campus 480-292-9819 Middle/High Campus 480-488-5583 foothillsacademy.com Founded 1993, Foothills Academy provides an expanding array of opportunities for students. Through classwork, online study, school organizations, involvement in the local and global community, students develop leadership skills. Our teachers help our students find the best path to success as they grow, according to their


ed instruction and on-campus therapists large campus with sports and numerous friendships learning the please contact and an interview, interestsand and learning styles. outside

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Our graduates have the skills to succeed at higher education, and go on to bigger things, perhaps to lead in helping solve world T: 602 629 6850 | NewWayAcademy.org problems.

agrady@isaz.org or admissions@ isaz.org.

NEW WAY ACADEMY

INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF ARIZONA 9522 E San Salvador Dr., Scottsdale 480- 874-2326 • isaz.org ISA offers a full-day immersion education in either French or Spanish, while delivering a wellrounded, rigorous, academic program in Early Childhood School (age 2-Kindergarten), Lower School (Grades 1-5) and Middle School (Grades 6-8). Students follow a challenging global curriculum based on the best American, French and Spanish standards, formulated to provide a strong educational foundation, and including the STREAM science-based program (Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Arts and Math). To schedule a visit

Michael Walker, Head of School Abbey Ross, Executive Director Katie Laurent, Director of Admissions 5048 E Oak St., Phoenix 602-629-6850 newwayacademy.org admissions@newwayacademy.org Founded in 1968, New Way Academy is a K-12, accredited independent school specializing in students with learning differences such as dyslexia, ADHD, and executive functioning difficulties. New Way offers small class sizes, individualized instruction, on-campus therapists, and numerous sports and after-school opportunities, allowing students to blossom academically and socially

RANCHO SOLANO PREPARATORY SCHOOL Dr. Paul Johnson, Head of School 

9180 E Via de Ventura, Scottsdale 480-646-8200 ranchosolano.com info@ranchosolano.com Rancho Solano Preparatory School is a PK-12 international learning community for high achieving students. At Rancho Solano, students thrive within a close-knit community that offers a highly individualized education experience completely unique to the Arizona market. Rancho Solano’s vibrant and distinct schools of learning are focused on spectacular student outcomes, best-in-class teacher recruitment, personalized curricula, specialized academic and enrichment programs, and state-of-the-art facilities and technology.

college-career high school program, dual enrollment and advanced placement courses, STEAM Design Academy, Foreign Language Immersion (FLI), competitive middle and high school sports and awardwinning visual and performing arts programs. District scores on standardized achievement tests are consistently among the highest in the state. SUSD offers free, full-day kindergarten and fee-based before- and after-school programs at elementary school sites.

SCOTTSDALE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

BBYO

7575 E Main St., Scottsdale 480-484-6100 • susd.org SUSD offers a wide range of specialized programs that meet the needs of all learners from infants to 12th grade. SUSD offers an International Baccalaureate program, Math and Science Academy, an early

YOUTH GROUPS & PROGRAMS

12701 N Scottsdale Road #203, Scottsdale      480-634-4900 ext.1127  bbyo.org MTN@bbyo.org BBYO is the leading pluralistic Jewish teen movement. The youthled, staff-supervised model allows for leadership development and

For ages 2 through Middle School GIVE YOUR CHILDREN THE EDGE ON THEIR FUTURE COLLEGE ADMISSIONS AND CAREERS • English scores 1-2 years above grade level on U.S. standardized exams including Stanford • We offer French or Spanish immersion • Academic and native proficiency in two and three languages • RIgorous European and U.S. teaching styles • Triple accreditation from the French Ministry of Education, Spain Cervantes Institute, U.S. AdvancEd. • Tailored programs for students with no Spanish/French/English proficiency OUR STUDENTS DEVELOP INTO CONFIDENT, CREATIVE THINKERS AND PROBLEM SOLVERS. • Highly developed brain functioning leading toward improved creativity, critical thinking, social skills & problem solving • Innovator Lab (Maker Space) offering design and creative opportunities • Small school AND small class size advantage • Unique after school activities and extra care offerings • Your child’s happiness WE OPEN YOUR CHILD’S DOORS TO THE WORLD. • Your family’s integration into a diverse, multicultural, multi-ethnic community COME VISIT OUR NEW CAMPUS AND SEE FOR YOURSELF.

Currently accepting nursery-grade 8 students for the 2016/2017 Academic Year 9522 E. SAN SALVADOR DR. SCOTTSDALE, AZ 480 847 2326 • WWW.ISAZ.ORG

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Tucson Hebrew Academy OVER 40 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE A K-8 SCHOOL

identity-enriching programming. There are active chapters throughout Phoenix, utilizing the Valley of the Sun JCC and East Valley JCC. BBYO is open to grades 8-12 and BBYO Connect for grades 6 and 7. Weekly programming spans topics of Judaic education, creativity, athletics, social and much more.

BBYO TUCSON 3800 E River Road, Tucson 520-299-3000 ext. 175

on something called the Girl Scout Leadership Experience – a collection of activities and experiences girls will have to earn badges, sell cookies, go on exciting trips, explore the outdoors, do Take Action projects that make a difference and more.

NFTY SOUTHWEST 212-452-6754

UNITED SYNAGOGUE YOUTH WEST 818-986-0907

B’NAI TZEDEK YOUTH PHILANTHROPY PROGRAM OF THE JEWISH COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF GREATER PHOENIX

• Strong academic curriculum with small classes & individual attention • Integrated Jewish education & values • Welcoming community where students & families feel supported • Robust athletic, arts & music programs • Outstanding acceptance rates at top high schools & colleges

Andrea Cohen, Director of Youth Philanthropy 12701 N Scottsdale Road #202, Scottsdale 480-699-1717 • jcfphoenix.org B’nai Tzedek empowers Jewish teens to help change the world through tzedakah and tikkun olam. Valley teens establish charitable funds in their names and gain knowledge and skills on financial literacy and Jewish philanthropy.

Megan Rich, Director of Youth & Camping 12701 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85254 480-481-7072 vosjcc.org/clubj youth@vosjcc.org Club J is a licensed K-5 afterschool program. Experienced, caring counselors and teachers provide quality classes, homework help and sports. Most importantly, we provide a safe, enriching place to unwind after school and fun School’s Out Days.

CAMP SWIFT YOUTH FOUNDATION

VALLEY OF THE SUN JCC YOUTH SPORTS

7950 E Acoma Dr. #106, Scottsdale 480-443-5645

Alexa Wollach, Sports & Recreation Director 12701 N Scottsdale Road #201, Scottsdale 480-481-7016 vosjcc.org/youthsports alexaw@vosjcc.org With two state-of-the-art gymnasiums, soccer fields, pool and recreational leagues that improve skill, confidence and encourage sportsmanship, The J is the place for your young athlete! We offer Youth Maccabi Basketball League for preK-7th grade; JCC RUSH Recreational Soccer League for boys and girls 4-7; Maccabi Teen Sports for teens 13-16, including the annual JCC Association Maccabi Youth Games, where athletes explore their Jewish heritage through community service, team building, sportsmanship and much more.

CTEEN PHOENIX 602-944-2753

GIRL SCOUTS – ARIZONA CACTUS-PINE COUNCIL

Call, Click or Visit!

(520) 529-3888 www.thaaz.org 3888 East River Road Tucson, AZ 85718

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VALLEY OF THE SUN JCC CLUB J

Tamara Woodbury, CEO Susan de Queljoe, Senior Associate 119 E Coronado Road, Phoenix 602-452-7000 girlscoutsaz.com info@girlscoutsaz.org Girl Scouts–Arizona CactusPine Council continues the Girl Scout mission of building girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. Serving more than 25,000 girls in central and northern Arizona, GSACPC offers girls the chance to do big things. Our program centers

VALLEY OF THE SUN JCC J SWIM Debbie Meek, Aquatics Director 12701 N Scottsdale Road #201, Scottsdale


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480-481-7035 vosjcc.org/aquatics dmeek@vosjcc.org J Swim offers an array of programs for infants through teens. J Swim Academy helps children and infants as young as six months learn to swim in a happy, safe environment. The year-round program advances from J Babies to J Squad (preteam). J Swim Club is a yearround USA Swimming-affiliated competitive swim team for all levels of swimmers ages 5-18. J Swim also includes J Water Polo.

HIGH SCHOOL STUDY PROGRAMS

Quality Kids Programs

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

CLUB J

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

SHEMESH Camps

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

COME IN FOR A TOUR OR CONTACT OUR FRIENDLY STAFF!

480.634.4949 | youth@vosjcc.org | vosjcc.org/youth

Valley of the Sun JCC 12701 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale 85254 Funded in part by the Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix

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PHOENIX HIGH SCHOOL OF JEWISH STUDIES (HEBREW HIGH) 12701 N Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale         480-634-8050 ext. 1307

TUCSON HEBREW HIGH 3822 E River Road, Tucson 520-577-9393

SPECIAL NEEDS RESOURCES

COUNCIL FOR JEWS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS (CJSN) Amy Hummell, Executive Director Jill Wilson, Program Director Sherri Lerner, Program Coordinator 12701 N Scottsdale Road #205, Scottsdale 480-629-5343 • cjsn.org info@cjsn.org Formed in 1985, CJSN was created to meet the special needs of children and adults with disabilities who were unable to participate in typical activities of Jewish life in greater Phoenix. Programs include classroom observation, summer camp inclusion, teacher training, support groups, sign language interpreters in Jewish settings, social groups and continuing Jewish studies for children and adults, educational forums on disability related topics, monthly Simchat Shabbat services and two Jewish homes for adults with developmental disabilities.  


THE FRIENDSHIP CIRCLE Chabad of Arizona 2110 E Lincoln Dr., Phoenix 602-861-1600

TUCSON JCC 3800 E River Road, Tucson 520-299-3000 ext. 172

DAY CAMPS & CLASSES

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

lessons are available for ages 5 and over. Our Early Childhood music programs begin at birth through age 5, which provide musical activities for children that enhance development, movement exploration through active participation and the use of simple instruments. 

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

CAMP KULANU Torah Day School 1118 W Glendale Ave., Phoenix 602-730-4564

CAMP RIMON ARIZONA MUSIC ACADEMY Gayle Rodenbostel, Owner Ann Shepardson, Manager 1700 E Elliot Rd. #11, Tempe 480-705-0875 arizonamusicacademy.com gayle@azmusicacademy.com Arizona Music Academy is a private studio for music education offering instruction through lessons. Private lessons offered in piano, guitar, bass, drum, voice, band and strings. Beginner, intermediate, and advanced

East Valley Jewish Community Center 908 N Alma School Road Chandler, AZ 85224 480-897-0588

CAMP SIMCHA Congregation Beth Israel 10460 N 56th St., Scottsdale 480-951-3398

EAST VALLEY CHILDEN’S THEATRE Kathie McMahon, Board President Karen Rolston, Artistic Director Marvin Brewer, Treasurer 4501 E Main St., Mesa Mail: PO Box 20514, Mesa 480-756-3828 • evct.org info@evct.org East Valley Children’s Theatre provides live theatrical experiences, by kids for kids, for youth ages 5-18. Programs include four main stage productions performed at the Mesa Arts Center, weekly classes, traveling troupes, spring and summer camp programs, as well as many community outreach opportunities. EVCT begins its 20th season in August 2016 with fall classes, fall troupe auditions and auditions for the fall production, “A Little Princess.” All events are listed on our website.

SCOTTSDALE ARTISTS’ SCHOOL Carly Harty, Interim-Executive

Director Sandra Zally, Youth Programs Danielle Spahle, Development Director 3720 N Marshall Way, Scottsdale 480-990-1422 scottsdaleartschool.org info@scottsdaleartschool.org Scottsdale Artists’ School is a non-profit organization providing fine art education to artists of all ages and skill levels. The School offers more than 200 programs including workshops, weekly classes, demonstrations and youth classes. The School maintains one of the largest fine art programs in the country and workshops are taught by working professionals. Programs are geared toward a variety of artists, from aspiring novices to advanced artists. Visit the School’s website for more information!

STAGE DREAMS YOUTH THEATER Becky James, Artistic Director Three Convenient Northwest Valley Locations 623-252-9001

East Valley Children’s Theatre • • • •

Main Stage Productions Acting, Singing, Dancing Classes Theatre Camps Performance Troupes 480.756.3828

www.evct.org

info@evct.org

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Don’t Just Join a Gym

JOIN A COMMUNITY!

stagedreams.net info@stagedreams.net SDYT is performance-based theater education. Performance classes meet once a week for two hours and culminate in two professional performances. Tech classes also available. Serving Northwest Phoenix, Glendale and Peoria. Join us for our 5th anniversary season!

out of school. Camp SUMMER Shemesh: In addition to traditional summer day camp activities such as field trips, swimming, arts & crafts and sports focused on fun, plus a variety of specialty camps ranging from arts to robotics. Ometz: A summer camp experience for children ages 5-13 with mild to moderate disabilities. Promotes greater independence and friendships.

TUCSON JCC 3800 E River Road, Tucson 520-299-3000 Members Enjoy Access to:

• State-of-the-Art Fitness Center • Up to 120 Free Fitness Classes per Week • Personal & Small Group Training WE ARE • Early Childhood Education OPEN TO ALL! • After-School J-Care • Summer & Winter Camp • Pool, Splash Park & Indoor PlaySpace • Enrichment Classes • Aquatics, Sports Leagues & Tennis

Live Up™

3800 E. River Rd. Tucson AZ, 85718 (520) 299-3000 | tucsonjcc.org

XTREME GYMNASTICS

VALLEY OF THE SUN JCC CAMPS Megan Rich, Director of Youth & Camping 12701 N Scottsdale Road #201, Scottsdale 480-481-7072 vosjcc.org/camps youth@vosjcc.org Holiday Camps @ The J: The J offers a fun, safe and enriching environment while your child is

Aimee Burton, Owner Gail Case, Front Office Manager 15821 N 79th St. #3, Scottsdale 480-596-3543 xtremegymnastics.com xtreme@xtremegymnastics.com Xtreme Gymnastics is a place where kids are inspired to get fit and learn in an exciting environment. Your child will thrive through a wide variety of programs that develop the strength and self-esteem they need to achieve success. Classes and team gymnastics for girls

THIS YEAR,

BE GREATER THAN

My fear of decimals! Lola S., 3rd Grade

ENROLL NOW (480)-739-1652

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THERE IS NO UNIVERSAL TEACHING CODE THAT UNLOCKS EVERY MIND. OUR TEACHERS WILL HELP DISCOVER YOUR CHILD’S UNIQUE LEARNING COMBINATION. New Way Academy is Arizona’s premier independent K-12 school specializing in students with learning differences such as dyslexia, ADHD and executive functioning difficulties. Small class sizes, individualized instruction and on-campus therapists empower learning in the classroom. Our large campus with sports and numerous after-school activities promote building friendships and learning outside the classroom. Schedule a tour today.

REACHING FOR TOMORROW

5048 E OAK STREET PHOENIX, AZ 85008 | T: 602 629 6850 | NewWayAcademy.org

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

Temple Kol Ami Welcome templekolami.org

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and boys ages 12 months-18 years. Check out our Fit-n-Fun Day Camps, Birthday Parties and Parent’s Night Out events as well.

RESIDENT CAMPS CAMP DAISY & HARRY STEIN

RESEARCH ANALYST CIVIL ENGINEER PSYCHOLOGIST ENTREPRENEUR What do you want for your daughter?

Congregation Beth Israel 10460 N 56th St., Scottsdale 480-951-0323

for ALL girls grades K-12

Girls thrive when they have a safe place to be themselves, make friends, and have fun! Girl Scouts teaches girls practical life skills, resourceful problem-solving and helps develop them into self-confident, capable leaders, firm in their values.

Isn’t this what you want for your daughter?

JOIN. VOLUNTEER. SUPPORT.

girlscoutsaz.org

The Solel : A Welcoming Place to Preschool Play, Love and Grow!

For more information and registration materials go to www.solelpreschool.org or call (480)991-4545 and ask for Leslie, Director of Early Childhood Education.

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CAMP NAGEELA WEST Rabbi Dani Locker, Camp Director 1000 Sugarpine Road, Big Bear, CA 801-613-1JEW (1539) nageelawest.org info@nageelawest.org Three weeks of high-energy, creative fun, filled with Jewish pride and excitement for ages 9-16. Activities include water sports, trips, crafts, music, drama, sports, paintball, archery and more! We have an exceptional staff and offer a high staff-to-camper ratio. We are excited about our move to the beautiful Big Bear Lake in the San Bernardino Mountains.

FRIENDLY PINES CAMP Kevin Nissen, Director Bebe Brown May, Owner Megan May, Program Director 933 Friendly Pines Road, Prescott 888-281-2267 friendlypines.com info@friendlypines.com Nestled in the cool pines of the Bradshaw Mountains near Prescott, Friendly Pines has offered the benefits of summer camping to boys and girls, ages 6-13, since 1941. We offer campers a choice of 30+ activities including horseback riding, waterskiing, rock climbing, ropes course, canoe/kayak, sports, archery, swimming, tennis, fencing, pets, performing arts and visual arts. Friendly Pines is an “Arizona tradition” turning childhood moments into rich memories for three generations. One- and two-week sessions.

At The Solel Preschool, your child will engage in hands-on learning experiences, build Jewish identity, and develop a strong sense of self. Join our community today!


Learn for Life @ the Library

Of course we have books, but there is so much more… Play and Learn programs for young children and parents Online education classes Movies and Music Digital Media Lab Expert answers to your questions Job search and career help Online research tools Digital magazines Engaging programs Book clubs

and, it’s all FREE!

www.scottsdalelibrary.org 480-312-READ (7323)

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Education

PROFILES Long ago the Jewish people came to the conclusion that to defend a country you need an army. But to defend a civilization you need schools. - RABBI JONATHAN SACKS

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B’NAI TZEDEK YOUTH PHILANTHROPY PROGRAM of the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Phoenix 12701 N Scottsdale Road, Ste. 202, Scottsdale 480-699-1717 • jcfphoenix.org

BASIS CHARTER SCHOOLS BASISschools.org

The mission of BASIS charter schools is to empower students to achieve at globally-competitive levels with a transformative K–12 academic program. With 21 charter schools throughout Arizona, Texas and Washington, D.C.and more to come - we continue striving to fulfill our mission every day. BASIS charter schools takes great pride in its internationally-benchmarked liberal arts curriculum, which is taught by subject matter and learning experts who inspire our students to master foundational academic disciplines and competencies that empower them in their future lives and careers. From Kindergarten to Senior Projects, the BASIS.ed course of study is connected. Beginning in the primary grades, much of the curriculum is interdisciplinary, and the relevant connections students make across subjects expand critical thinking and problem solving skills that they carry for the rest of their lives. As students advance through the program, our teachers build upon the students’ understanding of connections between disciplines and how those connections affect the world. Additionally, according to the OECD Test for Schools, which gauges student performance and student-teacher satisfaction, BASIS students are not only some of the smartest kids, they are also among the happiest and most fulfilled. This year, BASIS charter schools took 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place on the 2016 U.S. News & World Report Best Charter Schools list. These rankings are determined by data collected from more than 21,000 public high schools in the United States. This year, we have expanded several of our schools to include a primary school program and we will open five new campuses between now and fall 2017.

The B’nai Tzedek Youth Philanthropy Program empowers Jewish teens to help change the world through Jewish philanthropy, tzedakah and tikkun olam. Valley teens in grades 7-12 establish a charitable endowment fund in their name and gain knowledge and skills from Jewish sources on giving, financial literacy and modern philanthropy. The organization also helps establish relationships between Jewish teens and Jewish organizations in our community and abroad. Through a wide range of outreach programs, B’nai Tzedek offers teens an opportunity to deepen their commitment to social action as well as a chance to engage in meaningful community service projects, from hosting a carnival for individuals with special needs to enhancing the lives of seniors. “It’s exciting to see the teens accept the privileges and responsibilities of having their own funds,” says Director of Youth Philanthropy Andrea Cohen. “Since the program started in 2005, the 300 B’nai Tzedek Youth Philanthropists have recommended $32,237 from their individual funds to over 175 nonprofit organizations all over the world.” “We’re developing the next generation of leaders in the Jewish community,” adds JCF Director of Grants and Communications Sheryl Quen. “We include opportunities for service learning and a chance to participate on the Youth Philanthropy Board, which encompasses advocacy, leadership, service learning and collective grant-making all rolled into one. Two YP board members can even serve on the foundation board of directors.” Andrea adds, “Several teens that have created B’nai Tzedek funds have already converted them into Donor Advised Funds, and are continuing their leadership roles in a professional capacity. We invite all Jewish teens to join our program and work with us to improve our community, both here and in places around the globe. Each person can make a real difference.” ARIZONA JEWISH LIFE | RESOURCE GUIDE 2016/2017 59


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EARLY CHILDHOOD LEARNING CENTER AT THE EAST VALLEY JCC DARKAYNU – TUCSON JEWISH MONTESSORI 5150 E Fifth St., Tucson 520-591-7680 • darkaynutucson.com

Darkaynu is a child-centered learning environment for children ages 3 to 6, founded by renowned educators Rabbi Israel and Esther Becker. Distinguished by a commitment to excellence in both Jewish and general studies, Darkaynu offers a comprehensive curriculum designed to promote independence, self-confidence, and a lifelong love of learning. Our philosophy is consistent with both Jewish tradition and the Montessori Method. We believe in “teaching the child according to his or her path,” which promotes an unshakable belief in the “total child.” This focus on social, emotional, physical, spiritual and intellectual development enables the child to discover his or her fullest potential. We are dedicated to helping our children develop the positive habits, ethics, attitudes and skills to pave the way for a lifetime of growth.  The Montessori classroom has five main areas of interest: practical life, sensorial, language, math and cultural (including music, art, science and geography). In conjunction with this, Darkaynu incorporates Jewish holidays, prayers, history and traditions into all areas of study. We have a newly renovated indoor classroom and are planning a fully appointed outdoor classroom to be open as the weather cools. Lead teacher Jennifer McDowell is a recent graduate of the Khalsa Montessori Teacher Training Program. Fully certified by the American Montessori Society (AMS), Jennifer offers a solid understanding of the Montessori approach as well as great enthusiasm, creativity, and an endlessly loving spirit. The only school in Tucson to offer Jewish education in a Montessori environment, the staff of Darkaynu is thrilled to offer children and families this unique educational experience. 60 RESOURCE GUIDE 2016/2017 | ARIZONA JEWISH LIFE

908 N Alma School Road, Chandler 480-897-0588 • evjcc.org

The Early Childhood Learning Center (ECLC) at the EVJCC is a full-service program (7 am – 6 pm, Monday thru Friday) for children age six weeks through prekindergarten. We are accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and a Four Star Quality First center. We are committed to creating a well-rounded, safe and nurturing environment that provides children with all of the components necessary for their emotional, social, physical and cognitive development. Additionally, the ECLC fosters creativity, curiosity, an understanding of Judaic identity and values, along with individual diversity and a passion for learning. We strive to meet the needs of all of our children and families regardless of race, religion, culture or abilities. The Early Childhood Learning Center focuses on developmentally-appropriate curriculum that challenges children to reach their next level of learning through hands-on activities. All of this is done in a safe, nurturing environment that teaches values through a Jewish lens. The Early Childhood Learning Center has a very active parent base – our JPAC ( JCC Parent Action Committee). Each month, they plan a mitzvah project – a way to encourage our families to give back to the community at large. Our Birthday Box collection for A New Leaf, brought in over 200 items to be used to make boxes for children at the shelter so they could have what all children want – a birthday cake for their special day. In addition, we partnered with outside agencies for an annual blood drive with the American Red Cross in the spring. With our families’ tireless efforts, our spring community engagement and fundraiser was a huge success. Over 100 families participated in planning, advertising and attending our family dinner and Purim basket raffle. Our program has been active since 1971. The children at the Early Childhood Learning Center are part of our family, with many of them children, or even grandchildren, of former students. We practice l’dor v’dor – from generation to generation.


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HAROLD SCHNITZER FAMILY PROGRAM IN JUDAIC STUDIES

University of Oregon Susan Campbell Hall, Room 311 5273 University of Oregon • Eugene, OR judaicstudies.uoregon.edu • 541-346-5288

FOOTHILLS ACADEMY COLLEGE PREPARATORY

Elementary campus – 4720 E Lone Mountain Road, Cave Creek Administrative Office and Middle/High School Campus 7191 E Ashler Hills, Scottsdale Elementary Campus 480-292-9819; Middle/High Campus 480-488-5583 • foothillsacademy.com

At Foothills Academy College Preparatory our mission is to provide an educational setting for academically advanced students who are self-directed, competent, life-long learners who will excel in college and exercise leadership in a changing world. We serve students in kindergarten through 12th grade and have a fully online program available for high school students. Foothills Academy also offers STEM+ classes, blended learning options, small class sizes, honors classes, dual enrollment, a competitive sports program designed for all levels of athletic ability and individualized college counseling and placement. Our standardized test scores consistently exceed the state and national averages. Some of our accomplishments include an Arizona Achievement Profile of Excelling; Top Ten Arizona High School from the Arizona Republic; School of Merit from the Arizona Charter Board Association and a Bronze Award from U.S. News and World Report. We are also members of the National Junior Honor Society, National Honor Society, Arizona Charter Athletic Association and Independent Youth Athletic Association. Foothills Academy graduates attend outstanding institutions of higher learning, including Stanford University, Carnegie Mellon, Harvard, Rice, United States Air Force Academy, University of Arizona, University of British Columbia, Barrett Honors College at Arizona State University, Bennington College, California Polytechnic University and RoseHulman Institute of Technology.

Established in 1998, the Harold Schnitzer Family Program in Judaic Studies at the University of Oregon is an interdisciplinary program that provides a broad liberal-arts background in an intimate small-class setting. Graduates find careers in a wide range of professional fields from business and high-tech to law, communications and nonprofit administration. The program also prepares students to go on to graduate work in Judaic studies, religious studies, archaeology and anthropology, as well as, the rabbinate and cantorial schools. “When you study Judaic Studies, you study the world,” says Deborah Green, Greenberg Associate Professor of Hebrew Language and Literature and Director of the Harold Schnitzer Family Program in Judaic Studies. Most of our courses fulfill general education requirements; thus, several of our students opt to have a double major or minor in Judaic studies. The program focuses on language, history and contemporary Judaism in the states and abroad. Students can add to their stateside studies through participation in the university’s study abroad program – either in Israel or in countries in Western and Eastern Europe. The University of Oregon maintains reciprocity with Hebrew University in Jerusalem and the Technion in Haifa. Judaic Studies faculty and study abroad advisors are available to ensure college credit at any of the accredited programs in Israel and Europe. Judaic studies faculty comprise professors from across many disciplines: anthropology, art history, comparative literature, English, geography, Germanic languages and literature, history, landscape architecture, music, philosophy, political science, religious studies, romance languages, sociology, and women’s and gender studies. Topics include Israelis and Palestinians, American Jewish Cultures, contemporary Jewish Literature, Holocaust Studies, Medieval Spain, Women and Judaism, Jews and Christians through the Centuries, Bible and Early Judaism, among others. ARIZONA JEWISH LIFE | RESOURCE GUIDE 2016/2017 61


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JEWISH EDUCATION TAX CREDIT ORGANIZATION INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF ARIZONA 9522 E San Salvador Dr., Scottsdale 480-874-2326 • isaz.org

The mission of the International School of Arizona is to provide academic excellence in Early Childhood, Lower and Middle School through second language immersion. In a diverse and nurturing environment, ISA prepares students to become global citizens. Unlike other schools that teach “foreign languages” ISA students learn Spanish and French as a “second language” through the academic curriculum. Thus, they learn subject matter, as well as the language. They do not study THE language; they study IN the language. Also, starting in 4th grade, each student begins studying the THIRD language. We are one of 52 elite international schools in North America accredited by the Ministry of Education of France. The Spanish track is accredited by the Cervantes Institute. The entire school is accredited by the U.S. AdvancEd agency. We are also affiliated with the finest independent schools in the nation through the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) and are not restricted by public or parochial mandates. We have continued to grow and have acquired our own campus this year, uniting three sites under one roof. The campus includes over 60,000 square feet, with ample space for expansion. We are so proud of the success of our Middle School program for grades 6 and 7, and eventually will add grade 8. This year, our 4th graders earned a prize for their environmental awareness. Our French elementary 1st-4th graders earned a gold medal in the “Rallye Math,” competing with the French schools of the AEFE North America Network. Our entire school community participated in an International Fair, celebrating the diversity of the world’s literature, history, geography and culture. 62 RESOURCE GUIDE 2016/2017 | ARIZONA JEWISH LIFE

3822 E River Rd., Tucson 520-647-8442 • jetco.org

The Jewish Education Tax Credit Organization ( JETCO) is an educational tax credit organization that makes it easy for you to support Jewish education through personal or corporate tax credit donations, without costing you a penny. It’s simple! When you donate to JETCO, you receive a dollarfor-dollar tax credit on your Arizona State income tax return and help a child receive an excellent education. As the only Jewish school tuition organization in Southern Arizona solely benefiting students at Jewish schools in Tucson, all contributions to JETCO currently go toward scholarships for students in need at Tucson Hebrew Academy and Congregation Anshei Israel’s Esther B. Feldman Kindergarten, helping students at these schools receive an excellent Jewish education. In 2016, the limits for private school tax credit donations were increased to $1,087 for single head-ofhousehold and married couples filing separately and to $2,173 for married couples filing jointly. We also have a monthly payment plan available to help make giving even easier. Businesses can take advantage of the Arizona Private School Tax Credit, too. C corporations, S corporations that file a 120S corporate income tax return and insurance companies operating in Arizona are eligible to donate. Did you know that C corporations can recommend a specific private school or multiple private schools? Don’t have a preference? That’s okay! You can donate to our “Most Needed Scholarship Fund” and we will be sure that children with significant financial need are the beneficiaries of your generosity. See jetco.org for more information and forms.


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JEWISH GENETIC DISEASES CENTER OF GREATER PHOENIX 12701 N Scottsdale Road #201, Scottsdale 480-668-3347 • GetScreenedAz.org

The center creates awareness, provides extensive education and imparts knowledge to young Jewish couples of child-bearing age (18-45) regarding the genetic risks and options available to all couples within our Jewish community (Ashkenazi, Sephardic, Jews by Choice and Non-Jewish partners) so that they can go on to have healthy children, thereby protecting our future generations. We offer educational events throughout the year and free genetic counseling at educational and carrier screening events. These events provide young couples the opportunity to receive information regarding their genetic risks and options, so that they can avoid the possibility of having a child with a genetic disease. We also provide education for our community, bringing awareness to the fact that 1 in 40 of the Ashkenazi Jewish population are carriers of the BRCA gene mutation. By being BRCA positive, one has a higher likelihood of developing breast or ovarian cancer during their lifetime. We educate our community in all areas of BRCA awareness and management such as: screening, counseling options and even how to eradicate the BRCA mutation from future generations. We will hold our inaugural population-based screening event for hereditary cancers (specifically the BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations, associated with inherited breast and ovarian cancers, found in our Jewish community) this year. These events will offer education, genetic counseling and hereditary cancer screening, at a heavily subsidized rate for all Jewish individuals. Through early detection and awareness, education and knowledge, we will help save lives.

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JEWISH HISTORY MUSEUM & HOLOCAUST HISTORY CENTER Educational Outreach Program 564 S Stone Ave., Tucson 520-670-9073 • jewishhistorymuseum.org

The 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 2O16, the Jewish History Museum opened an integrated campus that includes a five-fold expansion of the Holocaust History Center, a newly curated, thematically-designed core exhibition in the Jewish History Building and new sculpture and memorial gardens.  The Jewish History Museum provides students with an opportunity to learn a history of Jews that is both broad and local. Beyond learning about Jews specifically as the primary targets and victims of Nazi racism, the museum presents a multi-faceted and dynamic history of Jews that incorporates aspects of 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.

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

The mission of the Jewish Tuition Organization is to provide need-based scholarships so that every child who wants a Jewish education can attend one of six participating K-12 Jewish day schools in Metropolitan Phoenix. The JTO increased revenue to more than $4 million dollars providing the ability to award more new scholarships and retain students who need scholarships to continue attending our schools. The JTO is a student tuition organization (STO) that raises money through the Arizona private school tax credit, from both individuals and corporations. Funds raised by the JTO are used for need-based scholarships for children to attend one of six Phoenix area Jewish day schools. More than 90 percent of the funds raised go directly to scholarships for students in need.    Taking the credit for Jewish education is a mitzvah that doesn’t cost a dime. The tax credit is a dollar-for-dollar credit against an Arizona tax liability, so the amount owed in taxes is diverted to the JTO and then applied as a tax credit. As long as the amount does not exceed your tax liability, it doesn’t cost anything to help the children supported by the JTO. The JTO is a nonprofit 501(c)(3); the JTO recommends that each supporter consults their tax preparer regarding federal tax contributions. “Each year we see an increase in support as more individuals and corporations understand the benefit the tax credit provides the children in our community,” says JTO Executive Director Linda Zell. Tuition and enrollment increase each year as well, so it’s important to support the JTO. “We are pleased to be able to provide nearly 600 scholarships each year, but our focus is to raise as much funding as we can, so that every child who wants a Jewish education can have one,” adds Zell.  

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MATHNASIUM OF ARCADIA

Scottsdale, North Scottsdale and Paradise Valley 480-739-1652 • mathnasium.com

Children don’t hate math. They do hate being confused and intimidated by math. Mathnasium is a math ONLY learning center dedicated to teaching math in a way that makes sense to students in grades 2-12. Each student is given both verbal & written assessments of their math skills. We then create a learning plan custom made for them, based on the assessments. Then our specially trained instructors help them overcome their math “anxiety” and build the confidence they need to succeed. Due to the success of our students (and satisfied parents) at our three Mathnasium centers, we recently opened a fourth center near Paradise Valley Mall. The Mathnasium program provides the foundation and support to succeed at each stage: Elementary School: Building math foundation, mastering computation and problem solving with whole and rational numbers and understanding number sense. Middle School: Continuing to build a strong math foundation, mastering “the how and why” (algebra readiness), helping with homework and filling in gaps needed for advanced classes. High School: Filling in foundational gaps, addressing different levels of knowledge, helping with test preparation and assisting with homework. We teach math in a way that makes sense to each individual student, regardless of grade level.


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NEW WAY ACADEMY

5048 E Oak St., Phoenix 602-629-6850 • newwayacademy.org

PARDES JEWISH DAY SCHOOL Founded in 1968, New Way Academy is an accredited K-12, independent school specializing in students with learning differences such as dyslexia, ADHD and executive function difficulties. We focus on providing the best learning environment and school experience possible for students who learn differently. We have on-site reading, speech and occupational therapists to help our students develop the skills to overcome their areas of challenge. Our students are held to academically high standards and are given many opportunities to explore and develop their strengths through elective courses and extracurricular activities. These include digital media, newspaper, public speaking, set design and the performing arts. New Way also offers over 14 competitive sports for students of all ages. School dances, student government and community service opportunities are available to high school students. This year, New Way added two new sports – ultimate Frisbee and track & field. The school also launched the first school newspaper, “New Way News,” and studentrun talk show, “The Griffin Vondy Show.” Students in the performing arts program performed two musicals, “The Aristocats” and “Aladdin.” High school students hosted a sweatshirt drive for homeless teens, bringing in over 600 sweatshirts to donate to a local organization. Additionally, New Way implemented new seating accommodations in every classroom, including standing desks, ball chairs and under-desk elliptical machines to help all students focus and succeed during class time. New Way students benefit from learning in a welcoming, academic environment tailored specifically to them. The biggest aspects that set New Way apart are the wholeschool environment and on-site specialists. We have a cafeteria, gymnasium, sports, leadership and extracurricular opportunities like any other school, but our teachers and specialists understand learning differences and can help tailor instruction to each student’s individual needs. At New Way, students have an all-inclusive place where they blossom academically and socially and develop leadership skills that will last a lifetime.

12753 N Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale 480-991-9141 •pardesschool.org

Pardes Jewish Day School is an independent, coeducational, K-8 day school committed to providing a dynamic learning environment for all students. Besides the focus on Jewish studies and Hebrew, students enjoy classes in art, music, physical education, technology and Spanish (beginning in grade 5). Additionally, students in grades 4-8 have the opportunity to participate in programs such as the National Mathematical Olympiad Program for Elementary and Middle Schools and the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Seventh- and eighth-graders may qualify for induction into the school’s National Junior Honor Society chapter. With more than 20 years’ experience educating children, Pardes Jewish Day School is beginning its third year in its new home on the Ina Levine Jewish Community Campus. The beautifully renovated and expanded campus includes a state-of-the-art Middle School building and outdoor learningscape, as well as updates to the original classrooms, providing endless opportunities for inquiry-based 21st century learning. A kosher kitchen will be completed by fall. Pardes Jewish Day School exemplifies excellence in education while taking into consideration the needs of the whole child. Whether in a secular studies or Jewish studies class, Pardes students learn to think critically, research, analyze and evaluate content. Classes have low student-teacher ratios, allowing teachers to differentiate an enriched curriculum.   “Our students enthusiastically engage in class discussions, collaborate on projects and learn from a highly experienced and talented faculty,” says Head of School Jill Kessler. “Jewish values, history and text are woven into the daily fabric of our school community. Our students become proud, knowledgeable Jews, poised to become our next generation of Jewish leaders.” ARIZONA JEWISH LIFE | RESOURCE GUIDE 2016/2017 65


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RANCHO SOLANO PREPARATORY SCHOOL 9180 E Via de Ventura, Scottsdale 480-646-8200 • ranchosolano.com

PHOENIX PUBLIC LIBRARY

1221 N Central Ave., Phoenix 602-262-4636 • phoenixpubliclibrary.org

Phoenix Public Library offers a foundation on which to launch and sustain your vision of the life you want. Access to information, knowledge platforms and resources that champion lifelong learning for all, throughout every stage of life, is what you will find with us. Families with young children can build early literacy skills with library programs such as storytimes, storytimes with sign language, kindergarten boot camp, parent workshops and summer reading. Kids and teens find the support to create, build, change and explore their creativity through our STEM and STEAM programs. Learn to code, find a quiet study space, receive assistance with homework and paper writing. Someone in your family (of any age) wanting to pursue a college degree? Get hands-on assistance navigating admission and financial aid application processes at College Depot. Our Workforce Literacy programs provide job search and career enhancement services, or visit “hive @ central,” our entrepreneurial incubator and small business creation center. All generations can have easy access to life-long learning classes and cultural programs at any one of our 17 locations. Also, enjoy 24/7 access to hundreds of thousands of items, online courses and research databases through our website. Use our books, periodicals, CDs, DVDs, electronic materials and technology to discover something new, revisit something familiar or expand your horizons. All services and programs at Phoenix Public Library are free, and support literate, productive and informed communities. 66 RESOURCE GUIDE 2016/2017 | ARIZONA JEWISH LIFE

Rancho Solano Preparatory School is a PK-12 international learning community for high-achieving students. We cultivate in our students the integrity to thrive in a global society and to be architects of their future. Every student at Rancho Solano has a Personalized Learning Plan that serves to guide each child’s ongoing education, growing and evolving throughout their academic year. Our individualized academic approach develops students’ passions and interests, emphasizes critical thinking, and encourages personal growth and fulfillment. At Rancho Solano, the core curriculum is dynamic, challenging, and engaging, presented by dedicated teachers committed to the success and progress of their students. Students learn to think creatively, look at problems from different perspectives, and rationally construct a methodology for resolving them. With a focus on selfdriven achievement, structured within the framework of individualized learning, students are inspired to do their best. Some of our students’ athletic achievements include our high school girls volleyball team winning the first section championship in school history and returning to the state tournament for the second consecutive year. Our middle school athletes won championships in flag football, volleyball, boys basketball, girls basketball and boys soccer. Each Rancho Solano student has years of experience collaborating with peers from around the globe. Beginning in second grade, students digitally connect across the world to research, discuss, debate and develop potential solutions to globally significant problems. In the Upper School, students are given the option of either taking certificate classes or pursuing the full International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, recognized worldwide as a standard for academic excellence. As a result of Rancho Solano Preparatory School’s outcome-oriented approach, students graduate as global citizens who stand out on college applications and are better able to master the challenges of living and working in our increasingly borderless world.


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SCOTTSDALE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT 7575 E Main St., Scottsdale 480-484-6100 • susd.org

SCOTTSDALE PUBLIC LIBRARY 5 Scottsdale locations 480-312-READ (7323) • scottsdalelibrary.org

Scottsdale Public Library fosters lifelong learning by providing access to information, knowledge and ideas. The Scottsdale library is a place for all – from newborns to older adults. There are life-enriching experiences at the library that include materials, programs and access to informative online classes. Parents and their pre-school age children can learn together by going to storytimes and classes. Children in grade school can attend hands-on STEAM programs to reinforce science, technology, engineering, arts and math skills in a fun atmosphere. Teens can join coding classes or participate in group crafting activities. Adults can access a variety of online and traditional books, music and movies. In addition, book clubs, entrepreneurial classes and a digital media lab promote new adventures and accomplishments.  The Knowing and Growing program is recognized statewide and was awarded a grant to expand its program beyond our library walls. The concepts in these six-session classes teach appropriate developmental milestones and how to reach them with your child through fun, interactive play. The Civic Center Library’s Eureka space provides guidance for adults who are job hunting, re-careering or thinking about starting a business. Stepby-step classes help them acquire the information to be successful.   The Scottsdale Library is the place to go for all of your information or entertainment needs. The trained staff is customer friendly and ready to answer any question you may have – with a 98% approval rating on customer surveys. All services offered are free of charge.

One size does not fit all and SUSD realizes that students have a variety of learning styles, extra-curricular interests and career aspirations. It is our job to harness their passion and help build on their gifts so as to ensure their greatest post-secondary success in college and/or their career. SUSD is made up of 31 schools (16 elementary schools, three K-8 schools, six middle schools, five high schools and one online high school) serving infants to grade 12. SUSD offers an International Baccalaureate program, Math and Science Academy, an early college and career high school program, dual enrollment and advanced placement courses, STEAM Design Academy, Foreign Language Immersion (FLI), competitive middle and high school sports, award-winning visual and performing arts programs. According to U.S. News & World Report’s 2016 Best High School Rankings, Desert Mountain was ranked 14th, Chaparral 20th and Arcadia 26th in Arizona. Chaparral, Desert Mountain and Arcadia received silver awards and Saguaro High School was awarded bronze. In 2015, Newsweek recognized Desert Mountain and Arcadia as two of America’s Top High Schools. Some of the achievements of students in the SUSD include: in 2015, five students earned perfect scores on the ACT and two earned perfect SAT scores (one student earned perfect scores on both the ACT and SAT); the Class of 2016 earned $55 million in scholarships; countless fine and performing arts awards; National Merit (winners announced this summer): 16 finalists, 17 semifinalists and 39 commended. More achievements of the SUSD include: 10 A+ Schools of Excellence; in 2016, four schools sent five robotics teams to competitions (Vex World, First Robotics Worlds and First North American Championship); in 2016, SUSD high schools won five AIA State Championships. Our goal is to develop the whole child and give our students the opportunity to realize their dreams. ARIZONA JEWISH LIFE | RESOURCE GUIDE 2016/2017 67


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TECHNION

4079 Governor Dr. #343, San Diego, CA 858-750-2135 • ats.org

Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, located in Haifa, Israel, is consistently ranked as one of the top 50 technology schools in the world. Although the official language of instruction at Technion is Hebrew, summer programs for high school students and several undergraduate programs are taught in English through Technion International.  High school summer programs include:   • SciTech Summer Science Camp combines scientific research along with cultural and social activities bringing together students from around the world. Projects are conducted in the Technion’s many departments of science, engineering, mathematics, medicine and architecture and makes use of the state-of-the-art research facilities on campus. • Start-Up Program enables students to explore high-tech business development and experiment with entrepreneurship and innovation, in a fun and welcoming atmosphere. Students learn about entrepreneurship in workshops on product definition and development, industrial design, company planning, patents and business law; participate in stimulating business and technology sessions and panels; and come up with a business startup plan. At the end of the program, students present their business plan to a panel of Israeli CEOs, like a real VC presentation. • STEP Technology is similar to the Start-Up Program, but is designed specifically for modern Orthodox students to learn about entrepreneurship. High school graduates can apply to Technion for enrollment in one of the degree programs offered in English: • BSc in Civil Engineering trains future engineers to meet the infrastructure creation and modernization challenges of the 21st century. • BSc in Chemical Engineering prepares future engineers to tackle many of the global challenges we will face in the next 50 years, in areas such as energy, healthcare, food production and water, and the environmental problems associated with them. For more information, contact Mark Greenberg at 858750-2135 or mgreenberg@ats.org. 68 RESOURCE GUIDE 2016/2017 | ARIZONA JEWISH LIFE

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 age appropriate 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, multi-sensory 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. The core curriculum includes Art, Body Movement, Hebrew, Music, Literacy Links, 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 splashpad. Convenient before- and after-care programs are also available with elective enrichment classes like Drama, Language Lovers, Science Club, Tennis and more. Classes are taught by highly-qualified educators, and student-to-teacher ratios are small. There are typically 2 teachers to 12 students in each classroom. In infant rooms, the ratio is even smaller: 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 self-esteem, critical independent thinking skills and, most of all, a lifelong love of learning—because when they have that, 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

THE SOLEL PRESCHOOL

6805 E McDonald Dr., Paradise Valley 480-991-4545 • solelpreschool.org

The Solel Preschool is a welcoming place to play, love and grow for infants through pre-K. With a foundation in the education- and family-centered framework of Reform Judaism, The Solel Preschool provides a structured, nurturing learning environment that encourages children to explore their world as they develop a feeling of belonging, a strong sense of self-esteem and knowledge of Jewish values.   Our program is based on the values of Reform Judaism, the Arizona Early Learning Standards, and the principles of developmentally appropriate practice (DAP). We engage in hands-on activities that bring learning to life for our students. Last year was the inaugural year of our PALs playgroup, a free class for parents and their little ones. This school year, we are opening three new classrooms that have been fully remodeled. We may be a large preschool, but we are a family. Our community comes together to play, to learn, to celebrate and to console one another.  Our facility houses a splash pad, large shaded outdoor playground, sandbox, courtyard and several indoor play spaces.

Founded in 1974, Tucson Hebrew Academy is Southern Arizona’s only Jewish Day School. From kindergarten to 8th grade, THA is focused is on creating a total learning and character-building environment that includes exploration and discovery, application of knowledge, the search for meaning in every subject and mastery of skills. We accomplish this through robust, engaging, interdisciplinary general studies, a celebrated Jewish curriculum and experiences in fine and performing arts, PE, technology and more. THA fosters an ethical learning community that inspires students to become responsible, active, compassionate citizens and leaders in the Jewish and world communities. Through study, prayer, Hebrew and celebrations of our traditions and heritage, the joy and pride of living Judaism thrives here. Our students obtain a strong moral compass, deep understanding of their roots, and the knowledge and inspiration for living a Jewish life and contributing to Jewish civilization. THA offers small class sizes on a beautiful, safe and secure campus. Parents, teachers and community members are highly involved in school life and invested in the success of students. Partnerships with local Jewish organizations and synagogues, and the greater community of Tucson, are critical components of our program. THA has been serving the community for more than 40 years and our graduates receive high acceptance rates at the best high schools, a trend that continues through to highly desirable college admissions. Alumni are an integral part of our school. We are thrilled that the Head of School is Jon Ben-Asher who is, himself a graduate of THA. The Tucson Hebrew Academy offers generous tuition assistance and we invite interested families to come and take a tour. ARIZONA JEWISH LIFE | RESOURCE GUIDE 2016/2017 69


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TUCSON JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION & J-CARE 3800 E River Road, Tucson 520-299-3000

Open to all, the Tucson J provides an enriching, nurturing, multi-faceted Early Childhood Education Program for children from six weeks of age through prekindergarten and a robust enriching after-school J-Care program for grades K-12. Our ECE program uses the entirety of The J to engage learners. Not only do we have specialists who share music, fitness, cooking and Jewish culture, we also offer swimming lessons and the splash pad in the summer for our older children. Our classes move throughout The J, enjoying the Sculpture Garden, grassy outdoor areas, fitness facilities and art gallery. They are truly learning to become citizens of the greater community every day through interactions with people and art, both inside and out. Also, The J recently renovated ECE classrooms and added a new indoor PlaySpace. For older kids, don’t miss out on the best afterschool program in Tucson! J-Care is a licensed program offering enriching and fun activities for elementary school-aged children. We also offer the Homework Hangout program, swim and splash park, arts, sports and more. We can also pick up your child from select schools in the community. All of The J’s programs provide a safe, child-centered, Jewish setting where each child can explore their world through discovery of self, community and environment. The Early Childhood Program motto at The J is: Learn. Laugh. Grow. Nurturing your child to prepare them for life.

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

The Arizona Center for Judaic Studies’ mission is to contribute to the overall goals of The University of Arizona by promoting advanced scholarship, by translating faculty research into dynamic undergraduate instruction and by contributing to the community through educational outreach and professional advising. We seek to transmit, interpret and critique Jewish historical, religious and cultural traditions for the benefit of present and future generations. Our areas of focus include Ancient Israel, Medieval Jewish History, Modern Israel and Modern Judaism. We are proud to have hosted the first annual Modern Israel Conference in December 2015, which brought internationally recognized scholars to discuss “Israel in the Changing Middle East.” We hosted Ambassador Dennis Ross for a lecture on “The Past, Present and Future of U.S.-Israel Relations” as part of the Jeffrey Plevan Memorial Lecture series. Additionally, we have added Dr. Gil Ribak to our faculty for his expertise in Modern Judaism. The Arizona Center for Judaic Studies is known for two important features: our commitment to academic excellence and student success and our extensive educational outreach programs for our community.


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VOSJCC-EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER 12701 N Scottsdale Road, Ste. 201 ,Scottsdale 480-659-7769 •vosjcc.org

The Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center’s Early Childhood Center is a play-based preschool with strong emphasis on academic preparedness. Each child’s natural curiosity, intelligence and interests are nurtured in an atmosphere that also helps to develop their Jewish identity. Young minds and bodies grow through art, music, movement and learning. Parents have entrusted their children to The J for more than 50 years. Nationally accredited by NAEYC, the Early Childhood Center serves children age 6 weeks to pre-kindergarten. The school holds a 5-star rating with First Things First, a critical partner that supports the development, health and early education of all Arizona’s children birth through age 5. A low staff-child ratio in all the programs enables the faculty to provide close personal attention and quality direction to each child. In addition, the school partners with the Pre-K Academy Program to expand the Literacy Links Program for children age 3 to Pre-K. Literacy Links provides fun, hands-on, developmentally appropriate learning experiences for young children and encourages the love of learning and reading. Highly trained Literacy Coaches come into the preschool classrooms and teach fun, multisensory lessons that prepare children for the Arizona Common Core Standards. The curriculum is based on the Arizona Early Learning Standards and the National Institute for Literacy’s recommendations for later academic success. Specialty enrichment classes encourage children to pursue special interests while they are gaining new skills. The afternoon classes are open to preschoolers who attend other schools. Classes are also offered in gym, swim and cultural programs as well as parenting and social programs for families and adults. For information and a tour, please contact 480-6597769 or earlychildhood@vosjcc.org.

XTREME MOVE-N-LEARN PRESCHOOL 15821 N 79th St., Scottsdale 480-596-3543 • xtremegymnastics.com/programs

Our 16,000 square foot facility offers a unique preschool experience for ages 2 1/2 to 5 years. With trampolines, bars, beams, rings, foam pit, climbing ropes and inspired classrooms, your child will enjoy endless opportunities to play, explore and learn! Trusted by Scottsdale families since 1996, we are known for our child development expertise and positive teaching techniques. Preschool Director Amy Bucknell has more than 13 years of teaching and coaching experience and is completing her PhD in educational policy. With a profound understanding of the importance of early childhood education and motor development, she brings knowledge and balance to Move-N-Learn. Research shows a direct and significant relationship between early childhood motor development and scholastic success. Our unique ability to seamlessly combine instruction in both areas creates a comprehensive educational program that provides the foundation for future academic and athletic achievement. The Move-N-Learn curriculum includes reading and writing skills, mathematics, group fitness, locomotor, art and science. We offer 2-, 3- or 5-day weekly schedules from 9 am – 11:30 am, with an option to include Lunch Bunch (until noon) or Stay-N-Play (until 3:30 pm). For those with school-age children, we follow the Scottsdale Unified School District’s academic calendar for your convenience. Your child can try a class risk free. If they are not ready for a class, they can try a free Discover-N-Play session, where they can explore and play in our facility during a private tour. For a unique preschool experience, sign up today! ARIZONA JEWISH LIFE | RESOURCE GUIDE 2016/2017 71


More than 30 young Jewish adults celebrated Shabbat in a winter wonderland with Moishe House Phoenix. Photo by Daniel Spiegelman

College & Adult Hillel truly was my second home in the time I spent at the University of Arizona. It was the perfect place to go before, between and after classes.

INSIDE: COLLEGE

CAMPUS GROUPS

– Jodie Friedman

YOUNG ADULT

YOUNG LEADERSHIP ADULT EDUCATION

ADULT SOCIAL & NETWORK GROUPS MATCHMAKER

Phoenix has a great Jewish community and an amazing group of young Jewish professionals who want to be involved. NowGen provides opportunities for young adults to make connections and give back. – Lily Behboodi

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Not only is JAC (Jewish Arizonans on Campus) my home away from home at ASU but it has given me many opportunities to grow my knowledge of Judaism and what it means to me. – Mallerie Kohn


COLLEGE CENTER FOR JEWISH STUDIES Lattie F. Coor Hall #4465, Arizona State University 975 S Myrtle Ave., Tempe 480-965-7767

UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA THE ARIZONA CENTER FOR JUDAIC STUDIES Professor J. Edward Wright, Director John Winchester, Outreach Coordinator, jwinches@email. arizona.edu Martha Castleberry, Business Manager, marthac@email. arizona.edu 845 N Park Ave. #420, Tucson 520-626-5758 judaic.arizona.edu The Arizona Center for Judaic Studies seeks to explore people in all their marvelous diversity, as individuals, within their own communities and within their larger societies. Our expertise in Judaic languages, history, religion and culture provides a deep understanding of Jews and Judaism on their own terms through time and across cultures. Our faculty, courses, other academic resources and lecture series offer educational opportunities for University of Arizona students, for the Tucson community and for interested parties nationally and internationally.

CAMPUS GROUPS

HILLEL JEWISH STUDENT CENTER AT ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY Debbie Yunker Kail, Executive Director debbie@hillelasu.org Jacob Ladin, Operations Manager jacob@hillelasu.org Andrew Gibbs, Israel Education Coordinator andrew@hillelasu.org 1012 S Mill Ave., Tempe 480-967-7563 • hillelasu.org hillel@hillelasu.org Coming to ASU or know someone who is? Email us to learn about special freshmen welcome programs and giveaways. Open to students at ASU and area schools, Hillel has something for everyone. Open 9 am-8:30 pm, there’s always food, people to hang out with and a quiet spot to get work done. Celebrate Shabbat and holidays, receive mentorship from community members, be a leader, make lifelong friendships and travel on our Birthright Israel trip.

JEWISH ARIZONANS ON CAMPUS 6740 E Voltaire, Scottsdale 480-390-6173

ROHR CHABAD JEWISH STUDENT CENTER Northern Arizona University 928-255-5756

UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA HILLEL

CHABAD AT ASU

1245 E Second St., Tucson 520-624-6561

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

YOUNG ADULT

CHABAD AT U OF A

MOISHE HOUSE

1025 N Euclid Ave., Tucson 520-820-8939

MoisheHousePhoenix@gmail.com

HILLEL AT NAU

The Arizona Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Arizona is a nationally recognized leader in Judaic languages, history, religion, and culture. We enrich the life of Arizona by offering scholarship on one of the oldest and most influential civilizations in human history. Stay in touch, stay informed, join the conversation!

For more information on our degree programs, Arizona in Israel study abroad program, or giving to secure the future of this accomplished institution visit Judaic.Arizona.Edu.

MHWOW TUCSON 520-975-9708

PO Box 15300, Flagstaff 928-523-7482

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If you are not a better person tomorrow than you are today, what need have you for a tomorrow? – Rebbe Nachman of Breslov

JFSA PRIDE

SOUTHWEST TORAH INSTITUTE NOWGEN Stacey Cohen, Senior Director Lizz Katsnelson, Program Associate 12701 N Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale jewishphoenix.org/nowgen nowgen@jewishphoenix.org NowGen is an initiative of the Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix and engages Jewish young adults between the ages of 21-45 through meaningful programs that foster a deeper connection to the greater Phoenix Jewish community, such as Happy Hours, Shabbat Dinners and community service projects.

YOUNG LEADERSHIP JEWISH FEDERATION OF SOUTHERN ARIZONA 520-577-9393

ADULT EDUCATION NORTHERN ARIZONA LEV CHADASH: JEWISH SOUTHWEST ENCOUNTERS 1327 Granite Creek Lane, Chiino Valley 928-777-8172

TUCSON

3822 E River Road, Tucson 520-577-9393 ext. 128

5150 E Fifth St., Tucson 520-747-7780

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

JEWISH ENRICHMENT CENTER 515 E Bethany Home Road, Phoenix 480-420-7613

JEWISH LEARNING CENTER 10215 N Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale 480-998-1410

JEWISH LEARNING INSTITUTE 2110 E Lincoln Dr., Phoenix 602-944-2753

PHOENIX COMMUNITY KOLLEL 6516 N Seventh St. #104, Phoenix 602-433-0300

WOMEN’S JEWISH LEARNING CENTER 7825 E Paradise Lane, Scottsdale 602-402-4173

COALITION FOR JEWISH EDUCATION

ADULT SOCIAL & NETWORK GROUPS

3822 E River Road, Tucson 520- 577-9393 ext. 122

ACTIVE JEWISH SINGLES 50S AND 60S

ADULT EDUCATION ACADEMY

LaneeCohen@gmail.com

Temple Emanu-El 225 N Country Club Road, Tucson 520-327-4501

ARIZONA ADVENTURERS 480-818-9854

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BUSINESS & PROFESSIONALS GROUP

JPHOENIX YOUNG PROFESSIONALS

12701 N. Scottsdale Rd. Suite 201 Scottsdale, AZ 85254 480-634-4900 jewishphoenix.org/bp professionals@jewishphoenix.org The Business & Professionals Group of the Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix exists to strengthen relationships among Jewish professionals through education, social networking activities and community and philanthropic engagement within three divisions: Cardozo Society. Group for legal professionals. Chai Tech. Group for those in engineering and technology. Real Estate & Finance. Group for those in real estate and finance.

480-788-9310

EAST VALLEY JEWISH COUPLES CLUB

MATCHMAKER

PROJECT JEWISH LOVE jenn@projectjewishlove.com

SCHMOOZE info@azschmooze.com

SUN CITY ORO VALLEY HAVURAH 1565 E Rancho Vistoso Blvd., Tucson 520-917-8065

TUCSON JEWISH BUSINESS NETWORK 3800 E River Road 520-299-3000 ext. 241

TUCSON JEWISH SINGLES OVER 40​ tjsover40@gmail.com

480-785-0744

FEDERATION AFFINITY GROUPS - TUCSON Maimonides Society for Medical Professionals REAP (Real Estate and Allied Professions) 3822 E River Road, Tucson 520-577-9393

JEWISH SINGLES OF THE VALLEY singles@centurylink.net

JEWISH SOCIAL GROUP OF CAVE CREEK AND CAREFREE 203-223-0133

MY TOP MATCHMAKER Karen Stein 602-616-0026 Karen Stein draws on her extensive background as a casting director and talent agency owner to help you find your perfect match. She verifies and screens her profiles for accuracy and introductions are done without the use of computer software. Let Karen put her magical intuition at work to be the conduit to true romance between kindred spirits. Book your free consultation today!


Seniors

INSIDE:

PROGRAMS & SERVICES

Mom has done more in the last 1 1/2 years at Handmaker than she had done in the last 20. I think that she is happier here than she was at home. – Monica Weiss, Tucson

RESIDENTIAL SOCIAL & CULTURAL

The Center for Senior Enrichment helps expand our horizons and our friends. We have all the wonderful things that we get to do that we wouldn’t otherwise have. – Patricia Bruner, The Palazzo

Smile On Seniors has opened up a window into Jewishness that never existed before. It’s an opportunity to bring together the senior community and volunteers. It’s basically changed my life. – Jerry Guttman, Scottsdale

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PROGRAMS & SERVICES TUCSON JEWISH FAMILY & CHILDREN’S SERVICES OF SOUTHERN ARIZONA Jewish Elder Access 4301 E Fifth St., Tucson 520-795-0300 ext. 2232

Life blooms here. We’ve built a tradition of caring — a special place where residents live fully and beautifully at every level of care.

JEWISH FEDERATION OF SOUTHERN ARIZONA 3822 E River Road, Tucson 520-577-9393 • jfsa.org concierge@jewishtucson.org

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

Close to Tucson Medical Center

(one of the top 50 cardiovascular hospitals in the country and a Mayo Care Clinic network partner)

Restaurant-style dining in our signature café or in-room dining service Transportation to local shopping, dining and entertainment destinations Door-to-door service to scheduled medical appointments A wide choice of activities, events and entertainment Full-service beauty salon Well-stocked libraries and reading rooms Game room, billiard room and more Free Wi-Fi and a computer lab Complete fitness center and spa Spacious living rooms Many charming outdoor patios Handmaker has it all. Compared to other living facilities, our active lifestyle options and modern amenities truly shine.

THE VALLEY

ABOVE AND BEYOND SENIOR PLACEMENT SERVICE Susanne Schaeffer-Malkin, owner 4721 E Caron St., Phoenix 602-329-5743 assistedlivingaboveandbeyond.com sschaeffer2022@gmail.com I have a Master’s degree in social work and have been helping families find care for 22 years here in Arizona. I help with all levels of care, including memory care, skilled nursing, behavioral care, Parkinson’s care, assisted living and group homes. I assist with Hospice services and VA benefits and am available 24/7.

CARING SENIOR TRANSITIONS

Jewish Services for the Aging

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service that helps other families find assisted living in senior communities and group homes, memory care in memory care senior care facilities and group homes and independent living in communities for their senior family members. When families are confronted with having to find these options they do not know where to turn. We bring years of experience to families to help, with no charge to the families. Let us take the worry away.

Michelle Page 11445 E Via Linda #2226, Scottsdale 800-516-4410 ext. 1 caringseniortransitions.com A free, local, family-owned

COMFORCARE OF SCOTTSDALE 14809 N 73rd St. #104, Scottsdale 480-998-0668 • comforcare.com ScottsdaleAZ@comforcare.com Our Agency in Scottsdale has been a proven and trusted provider that is family owned and operated since 2002. Providing area residents of Phoenix and Scottsdale a broad range of inhome senior care services such as assistance with daily living, meal preparation, medicine assistance and reminders and light housekeeping. Our office is also a certified provider and installer for Philips Lifeline and medical alert systems.

JFCS CENTER FOR SENIOR ENRICHMENT The Palazzo, 6250 N 19th Ave., Phoenix 602-943-2198 The Center offers education, health and wellness programs, holiday programs, nutritious lunches (with kosher option available upon request), exercise, entertainment and a wide variety of ever-changing activities. Older adults of all faiths are welcome!


SENIOR CONCIERGE SERVICES Janet Arnold 480-599-7198 Senior Concierge Services connects older Jewish adults and their adult children to community resources and programs for all aspects of senior life including home care providers, legal services, recreational activities, Jewish education programs and more.

RESIDENTIAL TUCSON B’NAI B’RITH COVENANT HOUSE 4414 E Second St., Tucson 520-327-2200

HANDMAKER

VALLEY MEDICAL SUPPLIES Tim Rutti 4030 E Bell Rd #105, Phoenix 602-900-4260 valleymedicalsupplies.com info@valleymedicalsupplies.com Valley Medical Supplies is a self-pay only, home medical equipment solutions provider, serving the growing population whose needs are unmet by insurance. We understand your desire to make informed buying decisions. Our trained staff members are committed listeners who will give you all the time you need and never pressure you to buy. We are knowledgeable about our products and confident in our prices, which is why we offer a price match guarantee.

VALLEY OF THE SUN JCC SENIOR PROGRAMS

2221 N Rosemont Blvd., Tucson 520-322-7035 • handmaker.org Handmaker: Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing, Memory Care offers a high-quality continuum of care including every option to make life safe and enjoyable for your loved ones. Our full-service, active-lifestyle Assisted Living community includes meals, activities and entertainment, 24-hour safety call system, housekeeping and transportation. Post-hospital physical rehabilitation, attentive Memory and Dementia Care and long-term nursing and respite care are all on-site. Handmaker is accredited and has been providing excellence in senior living in Tucson since 1963.

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13822 S. 46th Place at Ray Rd, Phoenix 13822 S 46th Pl., Phoenix (480) 367-8999 480-367-8999 Harriet Colan, Active Adults HawthornCourt.com 12701 N Scottsdale Road, Hawthorn_Court@SRG-LLC.com Scottsdale Hawthorn Court is a uniquely 480-481-7033 • vosjcc.org I N designed, D E P E N D E N T &secured A S S I S T E D residential LIVING RESIDENCES harrietc@vosjcc.org 990 W. Ocotillo Road, Chandler community specializing in Seniors stay active and social (480)and 558-0246 Alzheimer’s Dementia with Mahjong, bridge and Care. Featuring spacious private monthly groups: Let’s Talk and shared suites. At Hawthorn Discussion Group – First Court, our creative and adaptive Wednesdays, 2-3:30 pm; INDEPENDENT & ASSISTED LIVING RESIDENCES memory care Enliven program 909 East Northern Avenue, Phoenix Mature Mavens Dinner – Third focuses on the caring (602) 910-6319 Thursdays, 5 pm; Let’s Knit – contribution of professionallyTuesdays, 1-3 pm. staff members Calltrained today to schedule lunch and partnering a personal tour! with family members to ensure theyoucomfort and Ask how can benefit from a care of ourCommission for the Accreditation of CARF accredited retirement community! Rehabilitation Facilities residents. Call today.

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Let’s talk about something retirement communities hardly ever mention. Accreditation. Because having the confidence and peace of mind of accreditation is important. So, let’s talk. Maravilla Scottsdale is accredited by CARF International. It’s an independent organization that sets exceedingly high standards for care and service. It’s a lot like an accreditation for a hospital or college. Or a five-star rating for a hotel. But like most things in life, you have to see it to believe it. So, let’s talk some more at a complimentary lunch and tour. Please call 480.359.1345 to schedule.

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

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SCOTTSDALE MEMORY CARE 9450 E Mountain View Road, Scottsdale 480-656-4084 scottsdalememorycare.com Scottsdale Memory Care’s professional and caring staff is specifically trained to understand and work with people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. We have certified caregivers who receive training so they always have the newest skills and knowledge to benefit the residents and their families. We place residents based upon their cognitive level, so they are surrounded by their peers throughout the day, allowing us to create one small victory at a time.


Experience matters. Let us show you why. By any measure, 28 years of experience in senior living is a lot. And through the years, we’ve helped many people find a lifestyle perfectly suited to them. Our secret? We listen. And we’ve found that every person’s need or desire to move is incredibly unique. We’ve created equally unique places to live with great social opportunities, fine dining, accredited care services, and more. All with you in mind. Come see how good it feels to have experience on your side. Please call now to schedule your complimentary lunch and tour. Awa r d -Wi n n i ng M e mor y C a r e Hawthorn Court • 13822 South 46th Place at Ray Road • Phoenix, AZ • 480.367.8999 I n de pe n de n t & A s s i s t e d L i v i ng The Village at Ocotillo • 990 West Ocotillo Road • Chandler, AZ • 480.558.0246 La Siena • 909 East Northern Avenue • Phoenix, AZ • 602.910.6319

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What if there was a place you could live where you did not have to worry about chores, or cooking, or even transportation? What if this place included your own private apartment, a warm and secure environment with more conveniences than at your current home? You could come and go as you please; you’d have many new friends, time to play and most importantly – peace of mind. Quality of life. What are you waiting for?

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Food

INSIDE:

To gain our attention, God uses a food metaphor, promising the children of Israel, ‘a land flowing with milk and honey,’ instead of offering, say, a land of peace and prosperity. That says a lot about us, doesn’t it? – A. Noshman

CERTIFYING AGENCY RESTAURANTS, STORES & CATERING I love how Jewish cuisine takes you to an endless palette experience around the world. It's exactly like the Jewish people, colorful, diverse, strong and beautiful. – Lucia Schnitzer

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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.

U-SWIRL FROZEN YOGURT

CERTIFYING AGENCIES

(Vaad, Pas Yisroel) 300 W Southern Ave., Mesa 480-483-2774

ARIZONA K

CHOMPIE’S

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

GREATER PHOENIX VAAD HAKASHRUTH 515 E Bethany Home Road, Phoenix 602-277-8858

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

TUCSON CAFÉ @ THE J (Rabbi Billy Lewkowicz, Dairy) Located in the Tucson JCC 3800 E River Road, Tucson 520-299-3000 ext. 125

CHERI’S DESERT HARVEST (Arizona K, Pareve) 1840 E Winsett St., Tucson 520-623-4141

ELI’S DELI ON 5TH STREET

(Rabbi Israel Becker & Rabbi Joseph Shemtov, Dairy) 3857 E Broadway Blvd. #115, Tucson 520-325-3155

THE VALLEY ALPINE VALLEY BREAD

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

COOKIES FROM HOME (Vaad, Dairy) 1605 W University Dr. #106, Tempe 480-894-1944

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

FAIRYTALE BROWNIES (Vaad, Dairy) 4610 E Cotton Center Blvd. #100, Phoenix 800-324-7982

FRESH MINT RESTAURANT (Vaad, Vegetarian) 13802 N Scottsdale Road #161, Scottsdale 480-443-2556

480-907-7150 • levi-catering.com levicatering@gmail.com Phenomenal Kosher Catering! Amazing food is part of everything we do, but that’s only the beginning. We bring inspired design and decor to your event, paying attention to every detail. From an elegant sit down dinner to a lavish buffet, we offer you premier service and food your guests will rave about. We will meet your expectations for an elegant wedding, traditional bar/ bat mitzvah, bris or Kiddish, or even an office party or corporate event.

including meats, seafood, dairy, cheeses, snacks, entrees, wine and beer, supplements, cosmetics, baby care, cleaning items, unique gifts, etc. We serve salads, sandwiches and breakfast all day, either to eat in or take out. We have received numerous awards for our food, coffee and marketplace.

MANHATTAN PIZZA AND SUBS (Chabad, Cholov Yisroel) 5224 N Seventh St., Phoenix 602-248-8086

MIRACLE MILE DELI LUCI’S AT THE ORCHARD Ken Schnitzer, Founder & Owner Lucia Schnitzer, Co-Founder & Co-Owner Jerry Mansoor, Partner & Director of Operations 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.

Josh Garcia, Vice President 4433 N 16th St., Phoenix 602-776-0992 miraclemiledeli.com info@miraclemiledeli.com Serving the Valley since 1949, Miracle Mile has been serving East Coast delicacies for over 67 years. Now located in the heart of Phoenix at 16th Street & Campbell Avenue, Miracle Mile also provides party trays and catering services for all business or social events such as meetings, bar/bat mitzvahs, weddings, as well as food for the high holidays

MOZART CAFE AT ASU MEMORIAL UNION (Vaad, Dairy) Arizona State University 138 1290 S Normal Ave., Tempe

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

NEW YORK BAGELS ‘N BIALYS

(Rabbi Israel Becker and Rabbi Joseph Shemtov, Meat) 5071 E Fifth St., Tucson 520-325-3354

IMPERIAL KOSHER MARKET & DELI (Vaad, Glatt, Meat) 737 E Glendale Ave., Phoenix 602-285-6999

HANDMAKER CATERING

(Vaad – not all products are certified) 10320 N Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale 480-483-6922

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NOTHING BUNDT CAKES

(Rabbi Robert Eisen) 2221 N Rosemont Blvd., Tucson 520-322-3639

L’CHAIM CATERING BY GWEN AMAR 520-991-5200

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

(Chabad, Meat) 10211 N Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale 480-284-6001

LA BELLA PIZZERIA & RESTAURANT (Vaad, Cholov Yisroel, Pas Yisroel) 6505 N 7th St. #105, Phoenix 602-354-7002

OY VEY CAFÉ (Student Vaad, Dairy) U of A Hillel Foundation 1245 E Second St., Tucson 520-512-5013

LEVI CATERING & CAFE (Vaad) Leah Pakeanev, Owner

LUCI’S HEALTHY MARKETPLACE Ken Schnitzer, Founder & Owner Lucia Schnitzer, Co-Founder & Co-Owner Jerry Mansoor, Partner & Director of Operations 1590 E Bethany Home Road, Phoenix 602-773-1339 LucisHealthyMarketplace.com info@LucisHM.com Luci’s Healthy Marketplace is a quick-casual cafe, coffee bar and marketplace. Featuring quality organic, kosher, gluten-free and natural products from reputable local and regional vendors,

(Vaad, Dairy) 17025 N Scottsdale Road #110, Scottsdale 480-502-8900

POMELO Ken Schnitzer, Founder & Owner Lucia Schnitzer, Co-Founder & Co-Owner Jerry Mansoor, Partner & Director of Operations 7100 N 12th St. Bldg. One, Phoenix 602-633-2600 • pomelophx.com info@pomelophx.com

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Pomelo, built around a 1920s adobe house, is a place for delicious, straightforward American food and drinks, with an Arizona twist. Open daily for lunch, dinner or drinks in the lounge. Savor dinner in the intimate dining room or on the patio, which overlooks The Orchard Phoenix lawn. Enjoy entertainment in The Barn or hold your own special event here with on-site catering. At Pomelo, you’ll be welcomed, comfortable and at home.

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

SEGAL’S OASIS GRILL - ONE STOP (Vaad, Meat) 4818 N 7th St., Phoenix 602-285-1515

SIMPLY SCRUMPTIOUS CO (Chabad) 5132 W Camelback Road, Phoenix 480-483-2425

SPLURGE ICE CREAM & CANDY SHOP Ken Schnitzer, Founder & Owner Lucia Schnitzer, Co-Founder & CoOwner Jerry Mansoor, Partner & Director of Operations 7100 N 12th St. Bldg. Two, Phoenix 602-633-2442 • splurgephx.com info@splurgephx.com Splurge is an old-fashioned ice cream and candy shop featuring locally-sourced, gelato-style ice cream, creamy milkshakes made fresh and vintage candies. It is the perfect place to enjoy a sweet treat on the patio as the kids frolic in the water of the adjoining splash pad. Come enjoy a scoop and…Splurge!

SPUN PARADISE COTTON CANDY CO. (Vaad, Pareve) 444 W Main St. #108, Mesa 808-365-3272

ZOYO NEIGHBORHOOD YOGURT (Vaad, Dairy – not all products are certified) 1139 E Glendale Ave., Phoenix 602-265-6060

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“To Life!” made its Phoenix debut at the 20th Annual Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival.

Arts & Culture I have been involved with, and attended, many of the wonderful events presented at the Arizona Jewish Historical Society. These programs help to bring our heritage to life and give us a better understanding and appreciation of where we came from and who we now are. – Jerry Weiner, North Phoenix

When I volunteer at MIM, I see the faces of schoolchildren light up as they listen to music from around the world. I can see firsthand how my support is enriching their lives, and that truly makes my heart sing. (Photo courtesy Musical Instrument Museum) – Stacey Chulew, Scottsdale 86 RESOURCE GUIDE 2016/2017 | ARIZONA JEWISH LIFE

Arts and cultural programming is important because it expresses my thoughts and emotions, my struggles and achievements, my values and the values of others. It entertains and inspires hope.

– Steve Zupcic, Tucson


and Their Stories. Monthly films, book discussions and panels.

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BUTTERFLY WONDERLAND Amram Knishinsky, PhD, Founder & CEO Ran Knishinsky, Chief Marketing Officer 9500 E Via de Ventura, Scottsdale 480-800-3000 butterflywonderland.com info@butterflywonderland.com More than 3,000 butterflies fly daily at this world-class attraction. The largest butterfly pavilion in America, visitors of all ages enjoy a 3D theater, an Emergence Gallery, a lush rainforest atrium where exotic butterflies fly freely, live nature and honeybee exhibits and a stingray touch pool at the “Rivers of the Amazon.”

N O O PE W N !

Cutler-Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center Mel Kessler, Board President Dr. Lawrence Bell, Ph.D., Executive Director Jeffrey Schesnol, PMP, Ordained Madrikh, Associate Executive Director Kendra Schroeder, Events Manager 122 E Culver St., Phoenix 602-241-7870 • azjhs.org jschesnol@azjhs.org Preserves the rich heritage of Arizona’s Jewish communities and educates the public on the Jewish contribution to Arizona and American life. 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 two exciting exhibits this year: Tikkun Olam Repairing the World – The Art of Beth Ames Swartz and “Love and Marriage” – Wedding Gowns, Paraphernalia

Visit the Jewish History Museum, a downtown landmark, home to the new Holocaust History Center.

visiting hours w, th, s, s 1-5pm f 12-3pm

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DANNY ZELISKO PRESENTS

GREAT FILMS With a little Jewish flavor

Danny Zelisko info@dannyzeliskopresents.com Dannyzeliskopresents.com Danny Zelisko has been bringing shows to Phoenix since 1974 and changed the face of the live concert experience in Arizona and the Southwest, producing thousands of shows over the years. DZP promotes about 150 shows annually in Arizona, New Mexico and Las Vegas. Danny hosts a weekly 2-hour radio show “Phoenix’s Finest Rock” every Thursday night at 8 pm, heard locally on 93.9 FM, or on the worldwide internet at KWSS. org.

GREAT FILMS

With a little Jewish flavor

GREATER PHOENIX JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL Robert Segelbaum, Executive Director Barry Singer, Treasurer PMB 234 #103, 6501 E Greenway Parkway, Scottsdale 602-753-9366 • gpjff.org contact@gpjff.org Celebrating its 20th year, the Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival brings an exciting and entertaining slate of cultural films to the Valley from Feb. 12 to 26, 2017. The festival showcases dramas, documentaries, comedies and docudramas at three locations – Peoria, Scottsdale and Chandler – with post-screening speakers and discussions. The festival’s yearround programming includes “Film in the Schools,” an outreach effort in public and private schools about tolerance, along with special community screenings and events.

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FEBRUARY 28TH The 21st14TH Annual - -22ND FEBRUARY 8TH Greater Phoenix Jewish|Film Festival from WWW.GPJFF.ORG 602.753.9366

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are perfect gifts for any occasion, but two models forever commemorate a particular ceremony when they ring: The “Bride & Groom” or “Love Birds”wedding bell! Available in either variable finish at $209.00 or $239.00 at Cosanti, Arcosanti (our other location), cosanti.com, or call

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ODYSEA AQUARIUM JEWISH HISTORY MUSEUM & HOLOCAUST HISTORY CENTER Bryan L. Davis, Executive Director Barbara Brumer, President, Board of Directors Hedy Feuer, Vice President, Board of Directors 564 S Stone Ave., Tucson Mail: PO Box 889, Tucson 520-670-9073 jewishhistorymuseum.org museum@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 celebrated at the museum through a dynamic schedule of programs.

Amram Knishinsky, PhD, Founder & CEO Ran Knishinsky, Chief Marketing Officer 9500 E Via de Ventura, Scottsdale 480-291-8000 odyseaaquarium.com info@odyseaaquarium.com The largest aquarium in the southwest, OdySea Aquarium takes you on an entertaining and educational oceanic adventure like no other. The state-of-theart facility includes a 3D movie experience, SeaTrek underwater ocean walking, a giant submerged escalator that descends into the deep ocean, and a one-of-akind voyage through the Living Sea you’ll have to experience to believe.

“TREMENDOUS.” “MESMERIZING.

AN AUSPICIOUS DEBUT FROM JAMES SCHAMUS.”

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In our life there is a single color, as on an artist's palette, which provides the meaning of life and art. It is the color of love. ~ Marc Chagall

PHOENIX ART MUSEUM Amanda Cruz, The Sybil Harrington Director Nicole DeLeon, Director of Marketing and Communications Margaree Bigler, Marketing and Communications Manager Casey Christiansen, Program and Communications Manager for Fashion 1625 N Central Ave., Phoenix 602-257-1222 • phxart.org info@phxart.org Phoenix Art Museum is the largest art museum in the Southwestern United States providing a variety of public programs, including lectures, performances, tours, workshops and film screenings designed for audiences of all ages to enjoy. In addition to an annual

calendar of special exhibitions, Phoenix Art Museum’s permanent collection galleries are drawn from more than 18,000 objects of modern and contemporary art, fashion design, photography as well as American, Asian, Latin American and European art.

POMEGRANATE GUILD OF JUDAIC NEEDLEWORK Desert Cactus Chapter 4645 E Marilyn Road, Phoenix 480-502-5010

POMEGRANATE GUILD OF JUDAIC NEEDLEWORK Tucson Chapter 190 W Magee Road #162, Oro Valley 520-299-1197

SYLVIA PLOTKIN JUDAICA MUSEUM 10460 N 56th St., Scottsdale 480-951-0323 ext. 121

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It can add color to your walls or dimension to your life. Our current collection blazes with color and talent from notable local, regional and international artists. Their work is modern, sophisticated and powerful. Our trove of handmade crafts and gifts has equal flare – all one-of-a-kind.

TUCSON INTERNATIONAL JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL

TUBAC ART AND GIFTS Jen Prill, Owner, Potter, Glass Artist 31 Tubac Road, Tubac 575-640-6569 tubacartandgifts.com Tubac Art and Gifts is all about fine art and handcrafted gifts and decor. We think of art as funny, inspiring, deeply moving.

c/o Tucson JCC 3800 E River Road, Tucson 520-299-3000 ext. 106

TUCSON JCC SCULPTURE GARDEN 3800 E River Road, Tucson 520-299-3000 ext. 106

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Israel Israel is a country that is 260 miles long, around 40 miles wide and perhaps 10,000 years deep. I’m thankful to be part of a people with such deep earthly as well as spiritual roots. – Barney Brenner, Tucson

My connection to Israel will always be important to me because I know Israel will always act as a home away from home. Israel is one of the most meaningful places I have ever been to. – Reuben Nach, Biltmore Estates

Israel is my heart. I cannot conceive of Judaism without Zionism. And the icing on the cake is that Israel is a beautiful, thriving, exciting, fun and innovative country with great food. – Susan Bondy, Scottsdale

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AMERICAN TECHNION SOCIETY Mark Greenberg, Arizona Area Director Randi Jablin, Phoenix Steering Committee Chair 4079 Governor Dr. #343, San Diego 858-750-2135 • ats.org mgreenberg@ats.org The Technion-Israel Institute of Technology is a major source of the innovation and brainpower that drives the Israeli economy, and a key to Israel’s renown as the world’s “Start-Up Nation.” Technion people, ideas and

ISRAEL CENTER Shahar Edry, Director 12701 N Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale 480-481-7072 jewishphoenix.org/Israelcenter shahare@vosjcc.org The Israel Center builds a living bridge between the local Jewish community and Israel through cultural events and trips to Israel. Learn about and experience Israel through events, parties and social action.

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Weintraub Israel Center

From Israel travel information to cultural programs, community dialogues, and innovative Tucson-

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If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, may my right hand forget its skill, may my tongue cling to the roof of my mouth if I do not remember you, if I do not set Jerusalem above my highest joy. - Psalm 137

• Israel’s Week– A celebration of Israel’s culture, music, art and food. • Rosen Lecture – A deeper look at contemporary Israel.

• TZOFIM CARAVAN – Songs and dances in Hebrew, Yiddish and English by young Israeli scouts.

• Boarding Pass trip to Israel –A fully-guided journey to Israel to explore Israel.

• Volunteer in Israel – We offer many volunteer opportunities at the partnership region:

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• Yom Hazikaron” – A ceremony for the Fallen Soldiers of Israel and Victims of Terrorism.

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Note: Holidays begin at sunset the evening before the holiday.

Symbols of the

holidays By Deborah Moon

Rosh Hashanah (Oct. 3-4, 2016)

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. The blasts on the ram’s horn awaken us from our spiritual slumber as we begin the process of teshuvah (return). The shofar calls each of us to 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, which symbolizes the cyclical nature of life, the seasons and the Jewish year. The traditional apple dipped in honey symbolizes hops for a sweet New Year.

Yom Kippur (Oct. 12, 2016)

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 as well. It is also customary to light 24-hour yahrzeit candles in memory loved ones who have died, and Yizkor, or memorial prayers, are included in the morning service. Yahrzeit candles are lit before lighting the holiday candles at the end 96 RESOURCE GUIDE 2016/2017 | ARIZONA JEWISH LIFE

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. 17-24, 2016) 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 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. 24-25, 2016)

The days immediately following the end of the festival of Sukkot are the semi-independent holidays Shemini Atzeret 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. 25, 2016-Jan. 1, 2017) The flames on the hanukkiah brighten each of the eight nights of the festival of Hanukkah (light the first candle in the evening Dec. 24). 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. 11, 2017)

Tu B’Shevat takes its name from its date on the Hebrew calendar, the 15th of Shevat. It is called the “Birthday of Trees,” and it celebrates the first beginnings of spring. Tree-planting is a common activity on Tu B’Shevat, but this year would be done before or after, since Feb 11 falls on Shabbat. A tradition of holding a Tu

B’Shevat seder, celebrating different kinds of fruits that grow in Israel, has become popular in recent years.

Purim

(March 12, 2017) 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 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 11-18, 2017)

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 24, 2017)

Israel’s Knesset proclaimed the 27th of Nissan “Holocaust and Ghetto Uprising Remembrance Day – a day of perpetual remembrance for the House of Israel.” The date was chosen to fall between the outbreak of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising in 1943 and the observance of Israel Independence Day. In Israel the wailing of sirens in the morning signals two minutes of silence. At Yom HaShoah commemorations around the world, six memorial candles are often lit to represent the six million Jews murdered in the Holocaust.

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Yom Hazikaron (May 1, 2017)

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.

Shabbat The Weekly Holiday

Yom Ha’atzmaut (May 2, 2017)

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 14, 2017)

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.

Shavuot

(May 31-June 1, 2017) Shavuot commemorates the anniversary of the day G-d gave the Torah to Moses and the Israelites at Mount Sinai. Traditions on Shavuot include all-night study of the Torah on the first night, reading the Book of Ruth and hearing the Ten Commandments in synagogue. It’s also traditional to eat dairy meals since the Jewish people had just received the laws of kashrut and had not yet had time to apply them to animal slaughter.

Tisha B’Av (Aug. 1, 2017)

Tisha B’Av is a fast day that commemorates the destruction of the First and Second Temples. It has also become a day of general mourning for other disasters that befell the Jewish people, including the Edict of Expulsion from England in 1290, the expulsion of the Jews from Spain in 1492 and the mass deportation of Jews from the Warsaw Ghetto during World War II. We commemorate these tragedies by fasting and reading the Book of Lamentations.

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The peace and beauty of Shabbat gives us the opportunity to step off the hectic train of the modern world and connect with friends, family and a sense of holiness. Candles mark both the beginning and end of this weekly holiday. Lighting the Shabbat candles 18 minutes before sunset signals the beginning of the day of physical rest and spiritual restoration. For many families, the Friday evening Shabbat dinner is one of the few family dinners where the flurry of the week takes a back seat to family time. Saying the blessings over the challah and wine and blessing the children is a reminder of the wonders present in our lives. Taking a break from chores, shopping and the everpresent electronic interruptions can make Saturdays both spiritually and physically rejuvenating. Whether you spend the day in synagogue, at home or in nature, the break from creative work refreshes our minds and bodies to begin a new week with energy and enthusiasm. Twenty-five hours after it begins, the weekly holiday ends at nightfall (when three stars can be seen in the sky). Our senses are called to note the passing of the holy day and the return to the work week. A taste of sweet wine and the scent of spices in the spice box is a reminder of the sweetness of Shabbat; the braided Havdallah candle burns bright to light the way into the new week.


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

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INDEX

ABOVE AND BEYOND SENIOR PLACEMENT SERVICE………………………………………………………………………………76 ACTIVE JEWISH SINGLES 50S AND 60S………………………………..74 ADL ARIZONA………………………………………………………………………21 ADULT EDUCATION ACADEMY……………………………………………… 74 AFMDA…………………………………………………………………………………93 AHAVAS TORAH: THE SCOTTSDALE TORAH CENTER…………….. 32 ALAN B. SINGER, MD……………………………………………………………36 ALEPH BET PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN…………………………45 ALPINE VALLEY BREAD………………………………………………………..83 AMERICAN COMMITTEE FOR THE WEIZMANN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE………………………………. 93 AMERICAN ISRAEL PUBLIC AFFAIRS COMMITTEE (AIPAC)……. 93 AMERICAN JEWISH COMMITTEE…………………………………………..21 AMERICAN TECHNION SOCIETY…………………………………………… 93 AMI DIAMONDS AND JEWELRY…………………………………………....108 ANCALA COUNTRY CLUB……………………………………………………...35 ANASAZI STONE…………………………………………………………………..103 ARIZONA ADVENTURERS……………………………………………………..74 ARIZONA FLOORING DIRECT……………………………………………….. 104 ARIZONA FRIENDS OF ISRAELI SCOUTS………………………………. 93 ARIZONA JEWISH HISTORICAL SOCIETY………………………….36,87 ARIZONA JEWISH LIFE MAGAZINE………………………………………..25 ARIZONA K…………………………………………………………………………. 83 ARIZONA MUSIC ACADEMY…………………………………………………. 53 AVDE TORAH JAYAH……………………………………………………………..33 AVIV OF ARIZONA (LGBT)…………………………………………………….. 31 BARBARA’S PICKS……………………………………………………………… 104 BASIS CHARTER SCHOOLS…………………………………………………..48 BBYO…………………………………………………………………………………...49 BBYO TUCSON………………………………………………………………………50 BETH AMI TEMPLE………………………………………………………………. 32 BETH EL CONGREGATION………………………………………………..……31 BETH EL EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER & PRESCHOOL……………45 BETH EL SYNAGOGUE CEMETERY…………………………………………37 BETH EMETH CONGREGATION OF THE WEST VALLEY…………… 31 BETH JOSEPH CONGREGATION……………………………………………. 32 BETH SHALOM TEMPLE CENTER…………………………………………..29 BISBEE VISITOR CENTER……………………………………………………...108 BJE’S JEWISH COMMUNITY LIBRARY…………………………………… 43 B’NAI B’RITH COVENANT HOUSE…………………………………………..77 B’NAI TZEDEK YOUTH PHILANTHROPY PROGRAM OF THE JEWISH COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF GREATER PHOENIX………………………………………………………… 50 BOARD OF RABBIS OF GREATER PHOENIX…………………………...33 BRANDEIS NATIONAL COMMITTEE – PHOENIX CHAPTER………………………………………………………….. 21 BRANDEIS NATIONAL COMMITTEE – TUCSON CHAPTER…………………………………………………………… 20 BUFFALO COLLECTION………………………………………………………… 104 BUMKINS, BABY AND CHILDREN’S PRODUCTS……………………. 99 BUREAU OF JEWISH EDUCATION OF GREATER PHOENIX………………………………………………………… 74 BUSINESS & PROFESSIONALS GROUP………………………………… 74 BUTTERFLY WONDERLAND…………………………………………………. 87 CAFÉ @ THE J……………………………………………………………………….83 CAMP DAISY & HARRY STEIN……………………………………………… 56 CAMP GAN ISRAEL……………………………………………………………… 53 CAMP KULANU……………………………………………………………………. 53 CAMP NAGEELA WEST…… ………………………………………………….. 56 CAMP RIMON……………………………………………………………………….53 CAMP SIMCHA……………………………………………………………………. 53 CAMP SWIFT YOUTH FOUNDATION………………………………………. 50 CARING SENIOR TRANSITIONS……………………………………………. 76 CEBRYNSKI REHABILITATIVE DENTISTRY……………………………...102 CENTER FOR JEWISH STUDIES……………………………………………. 73 CHABAD AT ASU…………………………………………………………………. 73 CHABAD AT UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA………………………….….29,73 CHABAD JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER OF FLAGSTAFF…………29 CHABAD LUBAVITCH OF TUCSON HEADQUARTERS……………… 20 CHABAD OF ANTHEM………………………………………………………….. 30 CHABAD OF ARIZONA…………………………………………………………..21 CHABAD OF COCHISE COUNTY……………………………………………..29 CHABAD OF DOWNTOWN……………………………………………………. 30 CHABAD OF FOUNTAIN HILLS……………………………………………….30 CHABAD OF GILBERT…………………………………………………………...30 CHABAD OF GOODYEAR……………………………………………………….30 CHABAD OF MESA………………………………………………………………. 30 CHABAD OF NORTH PHOENIX……………………………………………… 30 CHABAD OF ORO VALLEY……………………………………………………..29 CHABAD OF PARADISE VALLEY…………………………………………… 30 CHABAD OF PHOENIX…………………………………………………………..30 CHABAD OF PRESCOTT……………………………………………………….. 29 CHABAD ON RIVER……………………………………………………………… 29 CHABAD OF SCOTTSDALE…………………………………………………….30 CHABAD OF THE EAST VALLEY POLLACK CHABAD CENTER FOR JEWISH LIFE………………………………………30

CHABAD OF THE WEST VALLEY…………………………………………….30 CHABAD TUITION ORGANIZATION……………………………………25,43 CHANDLER ERUV PROJECT…………………………………………………..33 CHANDLER JEWISH PRESCHOOL………………………………………… 45 CHANEN PRESCHOOL…………………………………………………………..45 CHERI’S DESERT HARVEST…………………………………………………..83 CHEVRA KADISHA OF NORTHERN ARIZONA………………………… 37 CHOMPIES……………………………………………………………………………83 CLOSET FACTORY…………………………………………………………………104 COALITION FOR JEWISH EDUCATION…………………………………….74 COMFORCARE OF SCOTTSDALE……………………………………………76 CONGREGATION ANSHEI ISRAEL…………………………………………. 29 CONGREGATION BET SHALOM…………………………………………….. 29 CONGREGATION BETH HAGIVOT………………………………………….. 33 CONGREGATION BETH HAMIDBAR AND YUMA JEWISH COMMUNITY COUNCIL………………………………………………………....33 CONGREGATION BETH ISRAEL…………………………………………….. 33 CONGREGATION BETH ISRAEL CEMETERY…………………………….37 CONGREGATION BETH TEFILLAH…………………………………………. 32 CONGREGATION CHAVERIM………………………………………………… 30 CONGREGATION CHOFETZ CHAYIM……………………………………… 30 CONGREGATION ESHEL AVRAHAM……………………………………….29 CONGREGATION KEHILLAH…………………………………………………. 32 CONGREGATION MERKAZ HA-IYR…………………………………………33 CONGREGATION M’KOR HAYIM…………………………………………....30 CONGREGATION NEFESHSOUL……………………………………………. 32 CONGREGATION OR CHADASH……………………………………………..30 CONGREGATION OR TZION.…………………..………………………………31 CONGREGATION SHOMREI TORAH………………………………………. 32 CONGREGATION YOUNG ISRAEL…………………………………………..30 COOKIES FROM HOME………………………………………………………… 83 COSANTI………………………………………………………………………………104 COUNCIL FOR JEWS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS (CJSN)……..21,25,52 CROCKETT HONEY COMPANY……………………………………………… 83 CTEEN PHOENIX…………………………………………………………………..50 DANNY ZELISKO PRESENTS………………………………………………… 88 DARKAYNU – TUCSON JEWISH MONTESSORI………………………. 44 DESERT CAUCUS………………………………………………………………….93 DESERT FOOTHILLS JEWISH COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION……… 33 DESERT JEWISH ACADEMY…………………………………………………. 48 DEUTSCH FAMILY SHALOM CENTER…………………………………….. 21 DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION FOR ISRAEL/ ISRAEL BONDS…………...…………………………………..93 DIVERSIFIED HUMAN RESOURCES………………………………………. 106 EARLY CHILDHOOD LEARNING AT EAST VALLEY JCC……………..45 EAST LAWN PALMS MORTUARY AND CEMETERY………………….37 EAST VALLEY CHILDEN’S THEATRE……………………………………… 53 EAST VALLEY JEWISH COMMUNTIY CENTER………………………… 21 EAST VALLEY JEWISH COUPLES CLUB…………………………………..74 ELI’S DELI ON 5TH STREET………………………………………………….. 83 EMUNAH MONTESSORI ACADEMY………………………………………. 45 ESTHER B. FELDMAN PRESCHOOL……………………………………… 44 EVERGREEN MORTUARY & CEMETERY………………………………… 37 EVOLVE REALTY……………………………………………………………………108 FAIRYTALE BROWNIES…………………………………………………………83 FEDERATION AFFINITY GROUPS - TUCSON……………………………74 FOOTHILLS ACADEMY…………………………………………………………..48 FRESH MINT RESTAURANT………………………………………………….. 83 FRIENDLY PINES…………………………………………………………………. 56 GENERATIONS AFTER…………………………………………………………..21 GILBERT ORTEGA GALLERY………………………………………………….108 GIRL SCOUTS OF ARIZONA.………………………………………………….50 GREATER PHOENIX JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL……………………..21,88 GREATER PHOENIX VAAD HAKASHRUTH………………………………83 GREEN ACRES MORTUARY AND CEMETERY………………………… 37 HADASSAH DESERT MOUNTAIN………………………………………….. 20 HADASSAH VALLEY OF THE SUN CHAPTER………………………….. 22 HANDMAKER……………………………………………………………………….77 HANDMAKER CATERING……………………………………………………… 83 HANDMAKER SANDRUBY COMMUNITY PROGRAM……………….25 HAWTHORN COURT…………………………………………………………….. 77 HEBREW FREE LOAN ASSOCIATION OF TUCSON………………….. 20 HEBREW IN YOUR HANDS…………………………………………………… 43 HILLEL AT NAU……………………………………………………………………. 73 HILLEL JEWISH STUDENT CENTER AT ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY………………………………………………. 73 IMPERIAL KOSHER MARKET & DELI……………………………………. 83 INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF ARIZONA……………………………….. 49 INSTITUTE FOR JUDAIC SERVICES AND STUDIES AT SADDLEBROOKE………………….………………………………………….30 ISRAEL CENTER……………………………………………………………………93 J. LEVINE AUCTION & APPRAISAL…………………………………………99 JASON MITCHELL REAL ESTATE………………….………………………108 JERRY’S AUDIO/VIDEO……………………………………………………….105 JEWISH ARIZONANS ON CAMPUS…………………………………………73 JEWISH COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF GREATER PHOENIX….. 22 JEWISH COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF GREATER PRESCOTT……………………………………………………… 20

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JEWISH COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF SOUTHERN ARIZONA………………………………………………………20 JEWISH COMMUNITY OF SEDONA AND THE VERDE VALLEY….29 JEWISH COMMUNITY RELATIONS COUNCIL & HOLOCAUST EDUCATION………………………………………………………20 JEWISH COMMUNITY RELATIONS INITIATIVE…………………………22 JEWISH EDUCATION TAX CREDIT ORGANIZATION…………….25,43 JEWISH ENRICHMENT CENTER……………………………………………. 74 JEWISH FAMILY & CHILDREN’S SERVICES OF PHOENIX………………………………………………………………22,26,76 JEWISH FAMILY & CHILDREN’S SERVICES OF SOUTHERN ARIZONA ………………………………………….. 20,25,76 JEWISH FEDERATION OF GREATER PHOENIX………………………..22 JEWISH FEDERATION OF SOUTHERN ARIZONA…………...20,74,76 JEWISH GENETIC DISEASES CENTER OF GREATER PHOENIX…………………………………………………….24,36 JEWISH HISTORY MUSEUM & HOLOCAUST CENTER………………90 JFCS CENTER FOR SENIOR ENRICHMENT……………………………..76 JEWISH LABOR COMMITTEE ………………………………………………..24 JEWISH LEARNING CENTER………………………………………………….74 JEWISH LEARNING INSTITUTE………………………………………………74 JEWISH NATIONAL FUND: ARIZONA………………………………………93 JEWISH SINGLES OF THE VALLEY………………………………………… 74 JEWISH SOCIAL GROUP OF CAVE CREEK AND CAREFREE……..74 JEWISH TUITION ORGANIZATION……………………………………. 26,43 JEWISH WAR VETERANS OF THE USA………………………………20,24 JEWISH WOMEN INTERNATIONAL…………………………………………24 JFSA PRIDE………………………………………………………………………….74 JOSHUA SHARON……………………………………………………………….108 JPHOENIX YOUNG PROFESSIONALS……………………………………..74 KEITH DVEIRIN, MD……………………………………………………………...36 KITCHEN 18…………………………………………………………………………83 KIVEL CAMPUS OF CARE…………………………………………………26,78 LA BELLA PIZZERIA & RESTAURANT…………………………………….83 LA SIENA……………………………………………………………………………..78 LEV CHADASH: JEWISH SOUTHWEST ENCOUNTERS………………74 LEVI CATERING & CAFE………………………………………………………..83 L’CHAIM CATERING BY GWEN AMAR…………………………………… 83 LIVEWIRE…………………………………………………………………………….36 LUCI’S AT THE ORCHARD……………………………………………………..83 LUCI’S HEALTHY MARKETPLACE…………………………………………..83 MANHATTAN PIZZA AND SUBS……………………………………………..83 MARANA MORTUARY & CEMETERY………………………………………37 MARAVILLA SCOTTSDALE…………………………………………………….78 MATHNASIUM………………………………………………………………………43 MHWOW TUCSON……………………………………………………………….. 73 MIKVAH CHAYA MUSHKA……………………………………………………..37 MIKVAH OF TUCSON……………………………………………………………. 37 MIRACLE MILE……………………………………………………………………..83 MOISHE HOUSE…………………………………………………………………...73 MOLHO PHOTOGRAPHY……………………………………………………….35 MORGAN STANLEY PRIVATE WEALTH MANAGEMENT………….100 MOVE-N-LEARN PRESCHOOL………………………………………………..45 MOZART CAFE AT ASU MEMORIAL UNION…………………………….83 MR. ELECTRIC…………………………………………………………………… 105 MRS. KLEIN’S PICKLE CO.…………………………………………………….83 MT. SINAI CEMETERY…………………………………………………………...37 MY TOP MATCHMAKER……………………………………………………….. 74 NA’AMAT USA………………………………………………………………………24 NADINE’S BAKERY……………………………………………………………….83 NANA LULU………………………………………………………………………..100 NATIONAL COUNCIL OF JEWISH WOMEN-ARIZONA SECTION………………………………………………….24 NEW WAY ACADEMY…………………………………………………………… 49 NEW YORK BAGELS ‘N BIALYS……………………………………………..83 NFTY SOUTHWEST……………………………….………………………………50 NORTH VALLEY JEWISH COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION……………..33 NOWGEN……………………………………………………………………………..74 NOTHING BUNDT CAKES………………………………………………………83 OHR HATORAH CONGREGATION…………………………………………..31 ODYSEA AQUARIUM…………………………………………………………..36,90 ORT AMERICA…………………………………………………………………….....24 OR ADAM CONGREGATION FOR HUMANISTIC JUDAISM……….... 31 OY VEY CAFÉ ………………………………………………………………………...83 PARDES JEWISH DAY SCHOOL……………………………………………….48 PAUL BLOCK, MD, FACS………………………………………………………….36 PEBBLECREEK SHALOM CLUB……………………………………………....81 PERACH YISROEL COMMUNITY MIKVEH……………………………….…37 PHOENIX ART MUSEUM…………………………………………………....36,91 PHOENIX COMMUNITY ERUV………………………………………………....33 PHOENIX COMMUNITY KOLLEL……………………………………………...74 PHOENIX HEBREW ACADEMY……………………………………………….. 48 PHOENIX HEBREW ACADEMY PRESCHOOL…………………………....45 PHOENIX HIGH SCHOOL OF JEWISH STUDIES (HEBREW HIGH)…………………………… ……….52 PHOENIX HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS’ ASSOCIATION……………….. ..24 PHOENIX KEILIM MIKVAH (FOR UTENSILS)……………………………37 PHOENIX PATIO SYSTEMS, INC.…………………………………………....105


PHOENIX PUBLIC LIBRARY…………………………………………………..44 PJ LIBRARY–FLAGSTAFF………………………………………………………44 PJ LIBRARY–GREATER PHOENIX…..………………………………………44 PJ LIBRARY–PRESCOTT..………………………………………………………44 PJ LIBRARY–SOUTHERN ARIZONA………..………………………………44 POMEGRANATE GUILD OF JUDAIC NEEDLEWORK…………………91 POMELO………………………………………………………………………………83 PROJECT JEWISH LOVE……………………………………………………….. 74 PUEBLO NORTE……………………………………………………………………78 RABBI MENDY LIPSKIER………………………………………………………36 RABBI YOSEF SEMEL……………………………………………………………36 RANCHO SOLANO PREPARATORY SCHOOL…………………………. 49 RICHARD DOBRUSIN, DO……………………………………………………. 36 RESTAURANT SAMARKAND………………………………………………… 84 RIGHT HONDA…………………………………………………………………….. 99 ROHR CHABAD JEWISH STUDENT CENTER………………………….. 73 R.O.I. PROPERTIES……………………………………………………………… 108 ROBERT S. LIPSON, MD………………………………………………………. 36 SADDLEBROOKE RANCH SHALOM CLUB………………………………81 SCHMOOZE………………………………………………………………………….74 SCOTTSDALE ARTISTS’ SCHOOL…………………………………………..53 SCOTTSDALE MEMORY CARE……………………………………………….78 SCOTTSDALE PUBLIC LIBRARY…………………………………………….44 SCOTTSDALE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT……………………………. 49 SECULAR HUMANIST JEWISH CIRCLE……………………………………29 SEGAL’S OASIS GRILL-ONE STOP………………………………………….84 SENIOR CONCIERGE SERVICES…………………………………………….77 SHAAREI TZEDEK CONGREGATION……………………………………… 32 SHAAREI TZION OHEL BRACHA…………………………………………… 33 SHEARIM TORAH HIGH SCHOOL FOR GIRLS…………………………48 SHOLOM PRESCHOOL………………………………………………………….45 SIMPLY SCRUMPTIOUS CO………………………………………………….. 84 SINAI MORTUARY OF ARIZONA…………………………………………… 37 SMILE ON SENIORS……………………………………………………………..81 SOUTHWEST TORAH INSTITUTE…………………………………………… 74 SPIRIT OF THE DESERT - RUACH HAMIDBAR……………………….. 33 SPLURGE ICE CREAM & CANDY SHOP………………………………….84 SPUN PARADISE COTTON CANDY CO.…………………………………..84 STAGE DREAMS YOUTH THEATER…………………………………………54 STATE TAX CREDIT PROGRAMS…………………………………………… 26

STEEL SHIELD SECURITY DOORS AND MORE……………………….106 STEIN FAMILY COMMUNITY MIKVEH……………………………………. 37 STEVEN HAUBEN, MD…………………………………………………………..36 STRAUSS ECE & KINDERGARTEN…………………………………………44 SUN CITY GRAND SHALOM CLUB………………………………………….81 SUN CITY ORO VALLEY HAVURAH…………………………………………74 SUN LAKES JEWISH CONGREGATION……………………………………33 SYLVIA PLOTKIN JUDAICA MUSEUM…………………………………….. 91 SYNDI SCHECK YAD B’YAD PRESCHOOL……………………………… 46 TEMPLE BETH EMETH OF SCOTTSDALE……………………………….. 31 TEMPLE BETH SHALOM AND JCC OF THE NORTHWEST VALLEY…………………………………………………….33 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM JEWISH CONGREGATION…………………29 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM OF THE EAST VALLEY………………………31 TEMPLE B’RITH SHALOM……………………………………………………..29 TEMPLE CHAI……………………………………………………………………… 33 TEMPLE CHAI PRESCHOOL…………………………………………………. 46 TEMPLE EMANU-EL………………………………………………………………30 TEMPLE EMANUEL OF TEMPE………………………………………………33 TEMPLE HAVURAT EMET………………………………………………………33 TEMPLE HEICHAL BAORANIM……………………………………………… 29 TEMPLE KOL AMI…………………………………………………………….33,45 TEMPLE KOL HAMIDBAR………………………………………………………29 TEMPLE SOLEL…………………………………………………………………….33 THE FRIENDSHIP CIRCLE……………………………………………………..53 THE NEW SHUL…………………………………………………………………… 32 THE RETREAT AT DESERT COVE……………………………………………78 THE SOLEL PRESCHOOL……………………………………………………… 45 THE SPRINGS OF SCOTTSDALE…………………………………………….80 THE VILLAGE AT OCOTILLO………………………………………………….. 81 THE W SCOTTSDALE…………………………………………………………….36 TORAH DAY SCHOOL OF PHOENIX…………………………………..46,48 TUBAC ART AND GIFTS…………………………………………………………91 TUCSON BOARD OF RABBIS…………………………………………………30 TUCSON HEBREW ACADEMY………………………………………………. 46 TUCSON HEBREW HIGH……………………………………………………….52 TUCSON INTERNATIONAL JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL…………………91 TUCSON JCC EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION……..………………...44 TUCSON JCC SCULPTURE GARDEN……………………………………….91 TUCSON JEWISH BUSINESS NETWORK…………………………………74

TUCSON JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER …………………20,53,54,76 TUCSON JEWISH SINGLES-OVER 40………………………………………74 TUCSON SUNSHINE CLUB……………………………………………………. 81 TZEDAKAH FUND, INC.………………………………………………………….94 UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA CENTER FOR JUDAIC STUDIES……………………………………………...73 UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA HILLEL………………………………………… 73 U-SWIRL FROZEN YOGURT…………………………………………………...83 USY………….…………………………………………………………………………..50 VALLEY BEIT MIDRASH………………………………………………………...24 VALLEY ERUV PROJECT………………………………………………………..33 VALLEY MEDICAL SUPPLIES…………………………………………....77,102 VALLEY OF THE SUN JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER………………24 VALLEY OF THE SUN JCC ADULT SPORTS………………………………102 VALLEY OF THE SUN JCC CAMPS…………………………………………. 54 VALLEY OF THE SUN JCC CLUB J………………………………………….. 50 VALLEY OF THE SUN JCC EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER…………..46 VALLEY OF THE SUN JCC FITNESS PROGRAMS……………………..103 VALLEY OF THE SUN JCC J SWIM……………………………………..50,103 VALLEY OF THE SUN JCC SENIOR PROGRAMS………………………77 VALLEY OF THE SUN JCC YOUTH SPORTS……………………………..50 VENTANA LAKES SHALOM CLUB…………………………………………..81 VOLUNTEERS FOR ISRAEL (VFI)…………………………………………….94 WATT INTEGRATION, LLC……………………………………………………...106 WEINER INSURANCE……………………………………………………………102 WEINTRAUB ISRAEL CENTER……………………………………………….94 WEST USA REALTY……………………………………………………………… 108 WESTBROOK VILLAGE SHALOM CLUB…………………………………. 81 WOMEN’S JEWISH LEARNING CENTER…………………………………74 XTREME GYMNASTICS………………………………………………………… 54 YESHIVA HIGH SCHOOL OF ARIZONA……………………………………48 YOUNG ISRAEL OF PHOENIX……………………………………………….. 32 YUMA JEWISH COMMUNITY COUNCIL…………………………………..33 ZIONIST ORGANIZATION OF AMERICA…………………………………..94 ZOOLIKINS BABY AND CHILDREN’S BOUTIQUE……………………..100 ZOYO NEIGHBORHOOD YOGURT…………………………………………..84

ABOVE AND BEYOND……………………………………………………………115

GIRL SCOUTS ARIZONA CACTUS-PINE…………………………………..56

PARDES JEWISH DAY SCHOOL…………………………………………47,65

AMI DIAMONDS AND JEWELERY…………………………………………..102

GREATER PHOENIX JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL…………………………. 88

PHOENIX ART MUSEUM………………………………………………………. 9

ANASAZI STONE…………………………………………………………………..105

HANDMAKER……………………………………………………………………….76

PHOENIX PATIO SYSTEMS…………………………………………………… 109

ANCALA COUNTRY CLUB………………………………………………………35

HEBREW IN YOUR HANDS…………………………………………………….47

PHOENIX PUBLIC LIBRAR..………………………………………………57, 66

ARIZONA FLOORING DIRECT……………………………………………….. 107

INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF ARIZONA……………………………49,62

RANCHO SOLANO PREPARATORY SCHOOL……………………..51,66

ARIZONA JEWISH HISTORICAL SOCIETY……………………………….91

ISRAEL CENTER……………………………………………………………………95

RIGHT HONDA…………………………………………………………………….. 105

ARIZONA JEWISH LIFE………………………………………………………….84

J LEVINE AUCTION & APPRAISAL LLC…………………………………...15

ROADSIDE ATTRACTIONS……………………………………………………. 90

ARIZONA MUSIC ACADEMY………………………………………………….43

JERRY'S AUDIO…………………………………………………………………….111

ROI PROPERTIES………………………………………………………………… 111

ARIZONA NECK LIFT…………………………………………………………….110

JETCO……………………………………………………………………………… 25,62

SCOTTSDALE ARTISTS' SCHOOL………………………………………….. 53

BARBARA PICK'S…………………………………………………………………7

JEWISH COMMUNITY FOUNDATION……………………………………… 22

SCOTTSDALE MEMORY CARE……………………………………………….80

BASIS SCHOOLS……………………………………………………………..45,59

JEWISH FAMILY & CHILDREN'S SERVICE - TUCSON…………..…..27

SCOTTSDALE PUBLIC LIBRARY……………………………………….. 57,67

BETH AMI TEMPLE……………………………………………………………….31

JEWISH FAMILY & CHILDREN’S SERVICE OF

SCOTTSDALE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT…………………………51,67

BISBEE VISITOR CENTER………………………………………………………103 B’NAI TZEDEK YOUTH PHILANTHROPY PROGRAM OF THE JEWISH COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF GREATER PHOENIX………………………………………………………...59

PHOENIX……………………………………………………………..…………..17,27

SRG SENIOR LIVING……………….…………………………………………… 79

JEWISH FEDERATION OF GREATER PHOENIX/JCC………26,52, 116

STAGE DREAMS YOUTH THEATER………………………………………… 87

JEWISH FEDERATION OF SOUTHERN ARIZONA……………………..20

STEEL SHIELD DOOR…………………………………………………………… 13

JEWISH FREE LOAN…………………………………………………………17,21

TECHNION……………………………………………………………………….68,95

JEWISH GENETIC DISEASES CENTER……………………………….23,63

TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM OF THE EAST VALLEY……………………… 33

JEWISH HISTORY MUSEUM (TUCSON)…………………………….. 63,87

TEMPLE KOL AMI…………………………………………………………….55,68

JEWISH TUITION ORGANIZATION…………………………………17,23,64

TEMPLE SOLEL…………………………………………………………………….32

JOSHUA SHARON - RUSS LYON …………………………………………… 11

THE ORCHARD………………………..……………………………………….....114

KIVEL…………………………………………………………………………………...17

THE SOLEL PRESCHOOL………………………………………………….56,69

LEVI'S CATERING………………………………………………………………… 84

THE SPRINGS OF SCOTTSDALE …………………………………………… 81

LIVEWIRE SCOTTSDALE………………………………………………………. 36

THE W SCOTTSDALE……………………………………………………………. 35

MARAVILLA SCOTTSDALE…………………………………………………….77

TUBAC ART AND GIFTS…………………………………………………………89

MATHNASIUM…………………………………………………………………54, 64

TUCSON HEBREW ACADEMY……………………………………………50,69

MIRACLE MILE……………………………………………………………………..85

TUCSON JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER……………………… 52,54,70

MITCHELL REALTY GROUP…………………………………………………..104 MOLHO PHOTOGRAPHY……………………………………………………....103

UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA - JUDAIC STUDIES…………………….70,73 UNIVERSITY OF OREGON FOR JUDAIC STUDIES…………………….61

MORGAN STANLEY……………………………………………………………… 3

VALLEY MEDICAL SUPPLIES………………………………………………… 80

MOVE-N-LEARN PRESCHOOL………………………………………………..71

VALLEY OF THE SUN JCC…………………………………………….26,52,71

MR. ELECTRIC…………………………………………………………………….. 109

WATT INTERGRATION…………………………………………………………..106

MT SINAI CEMETERY…………………………………………………………… 37

WEINER INSURANCE……………………………………………………………102

MY TOP MATCHMANKER………………………………………………………6

WEINTRAUB ISRAEL CENTER-TUCSON…………………………………. 94

NANA LULU………………………………………………………………………….108

WEIZMANN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE……….…………………………….. 93

NATIONAL COUNCIL OF JEWISH WOMEN………………………………27

WEST USA……………………………………………………………………….…. 106

NEW WAY ACADEMY……………………………………………………....55,65

XTREME GYMNASTICS………………………………………………………….44

ODYSEA AQUARIUM……………………….…………………………………… 5

ZOOLIKINS - BUMKINS………………………………………………………….43

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BUFFALO COLLECTION………………………………………………………….4 BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONALS JEWISH FEDERATION OF GREATER PHOENIX………………………………………………………………100 CARING SENIOR TRANSITIONS…………………………………………….78 CEBRYNSKI REHABILITATIVE DENTISTRY…………………………….. 101 CHABAD OF ARIZONA…………………………………………………………..24 CLOSET FACTORY…………………………………………………………………14 COMFORCARE……………………………………………………………………..78 CONGREGATION ANSHEI ISRAEL………………………………………….32 CONGREGATION BETH TEFILLAH………………………………………….31 CONGREGATION OR CHADASH……………………………………………..30 COSANTI………………………………………………………………………………88 COUNCIL FOR JEWS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS………………………17,24 DANNY ZELISKO PRESENTS………………………………………………… 90 DARKAYNU……………………………………………………………………. 48,60 DHR……………………………………………………………………………….......110 EAST VALLEY CHILDREN'S THEATRE…………………………………….53 EAST VALLEY JCC………………………………………………………… …47,60 EVOLVE MORTGAGE……………………………………………………………..100 FOOTHILLS ACADEMY……………………………………………………..46,61 FRIENDLY PINES CAMP………………………………………………………..46 GILBERT ORTEGA GALLERY………………………………………………….2

OR ADAM CONGREGATION FOR HUMANISTIC JUDAISM……….. 29

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