EVJCC Blog

This past year at the EVJCC

As we prepare to welcome another year, we thought we'd look back at some highlights of this past year at the East Valley JCC. What was your favorite program in 2018? Holocaust education event at Chandler Center for the Arts The East Valley JCC kicked off the year with...

Seeking teens to help fight anti-Semitism

A new program that aims to build bridges of mutual trust and understanding between Jewish and non-Jewish teens is coming to the East Valley JCC! The Student to Student program, founded in St. Louis, Missouri, 25 years ago, breaks down barriers of misinformation and...

EVJCC hosts City of Chandler breakfast

Nearly 100 representatives from Chandler organizations, businesses, faith-based institutions and nonprofits gathered at the East Valley JCC on the morning of Nov. 1 for a breakfast networking meeting organized by For Our City-Chandler. For Our City–Chandler began in...

East Valley teens enjoy first BBYO lock-in

An update from East Valley BBYO AARON WIENER Associate Regional Director of the BBYO Mountain Region This past weekend, we celebrated East Valley's first Lock-In for BBYO. With over 20 participants in attendance from Tovah BBG, Shapiro BBG, Felix Frankfurter AZA and...

Holocaust survivor’s art documents history

From his childhood in Lithuania to his imprisonment in Siberia to his remaining years in Israel, the story of artist David Labkovski’s life is depicted in the artwork he left behind. His paintings and sketches depict Jewish life in Eastern Europe before, during and...

Recognizing the Pillars of our Community

Thank you to all of those who attended the Oct. 9 Pillars of the Community event, where we recognized our fabulous donors, staff members, partners, board members and volunteers. Barry and Barbara Zemel, pictured above, received the Pillars of Our Community award for...

NA’AMAT advances status of women in Israel

Thousands of NA’AMAT USA members throughout the United States are helping women and children in Israel by providing day care, education, legal aid and help in matters of domestic violence and sexual harassment. NA’AMAT USA is a sister organization to NA’AMAT Israel,...

Nine teens commit to develop leadership skills

The nine dedicated teens who make up the second cohort of Ilene Blau Teen Leadership Institute have committed to develop their leadership skills through study and activities focused on Jewish approaches to leadership throughout the 2018-2019 school year. This year’s...

Klezmer Fest starts EVJCC’s year on a high note

The East Valley JCC started 2019 off on a high note, with nearly 1,200 people attending the center's first-ever Klezmer Fest. The event, in partnership with the City of Chandler, was a three-day celebration of Klezmer music. The Klezmer Fest kicked off on Jan. 10 at...

Camp staffing change announced

The East Valley JCC recently announced a staff change in Camp Rimon Gadol. Our previous Camp Rimon Gadol director Andre Ivory recently resigned from his position as the EVJCC's camp and program director due to personal and family issues. He will continue to lead the...

This past year at the EVJCC

As we prepare to welcome another year, we thought we'd look back at some highlights of this past year at the East Valley JCC. What was your favorite program in 2018? Holocaust education event at Chandler Center for the Arts The East Valley JCC kicked off the year with...

Random Acts of Kindness Bingo

Every month, the East Valley JCC focuses on an organization to benefit from the generosity of our families for the mitzvah project. We gather gently used items for children in foster care, make cards for soldiers overseas, and collect food for people who are hungry....

Seeking teens to help fight anti-Semitism

A new program that aims to build bridges of mutual trust and understanding between Jewish and non-Jewish teens is coming to the East Valley JCC! The Student to Student program, founded in St. Louis, Missouri, 25 years ago, breaks down barriers of misinformation and...

EVJCC hosts City of Chandler breakfast

Nearly 100 representatives from Chandler organizations, businesses, faith-based institutions and nonprofits gathered at the East Valley JCC on the morning of Nov. 1 for a breakfast networking meeting organized by For Our City-Chandler. For Our City–Chandler began in...

East Valley teens enjoy first BBYO lock-in

An update from East Valley BBYO AARON WIENER Associate Regional Director of the BBYO Mountain Region This past weekend, we celebrated East Valley's first Lock-In for BBYO. With over 20 participants in attendance from Tovah BBG, Shapiro BBG, Felix Frankfurter AZA and...

EVJCC response to Pittsburgh shooting

Dear Friends, The East Valley Jewish Community Center (EVJCC) is united with the entire Jewish community - and all people dedicated to peace - in condemning Saturday’s act of violence. We stand together with all people who oppose hatred and bigotry. We are united as a...

EVJCC wins 2 Winnie Family Favorite Awards

The East Valley JCC has received two national "Winnie Family Favorite" awards from a top parenting resource, Winnie, which has more than 2 million parent-approved places to play eat and shop across the country, along with the best pediatricians, daycare facilities and...