EVJCC Blog

Honoring those who make a difference

Please join us in as we honor several individuals and organizations who help make a difference in our community. These individuals and organizations will be recognized at the Pillars of the Community event on Tuesday, Sept. 24, at the East Valley JCC, 908 N. Alma...

EVJCC seeks teen athletes, artists for 2020 Maccabi in San Diego

Each summer, more than 3,000 Jewish teens, ranging from ages 12-16, participate in the JCC Maccabi Games, an annual Olympic-style sporting competition for Jewish teens in North America. In 2020, the East Valley JCC will send a delegation to the Games for the first...

Meet the EVJCC’s new camp, youth & family director

The East Valley JCC is thrilled to announce that Sam Schuman started this week as the East Valley JCC’s Camp, Youth & Family director. Sam has been a part of the JCC Camp community since he was in diapers. From camper to junior counselor to athletic head and now...

Thank you, AZ Diamondbacks!

If you were at the Arizona Diamondbacks game this past Tuesday, you may have witnessed Rabbi Michael Beyo, East Valley JCC CEO, on the Chase Field jumbotron with a big check. Rabbi Beyo attended the July 23 game with the Wright family to accept a grant from the Play...

Legacy donors help sustain EVJCC’s future

The East Valley JCC recently celebrated its fourth year of participation in the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Phoenix’s Life & Legacy program, which so far has secured legacy commitments with an estimated value of $31.4 million. The EVJCC is one of 12 local...

A firsthand look at Israeli innovation in Arizona

Leib Bolel, president and CEO of the Arizona Israel Technology Alliance (AITA), provided an update about the relationship between Arizona and Israel technology communities at the June 6 session of Open Beit Midrash. AITA was established in 2017 to promote economic and...

Local counselor to volunteer in Mexican orphanage

Phyllis Avalon Rosh, Ph.D., a frequent speaker at the East Valley JCC’s Terrific Tuesdays program, is headed to Ajijic, Mexico, this summer to volunteer in an orphanage. She is collecting school supplies for the approximately 50 children who live in the orphanage....

Ladles of Love receives community support

We are appreciative for the recent generous grant from the Sundt Foundation for our Ladles of Love program, which delivers meals to individuals in need! Pictured above, Mike Canter from the Sundt Foundation distributes a check for the program to Rabbi Michael Beyo,...

Honoring those who make a difference

Please join us in as we honor several individuals and organizations who help make a difference in our community. These individuals and organizations will be recognized at the Pillars of the Community event on Tuesday, Sept. 24, at the East Valley JCC, 908 N. Alma...

Lone Soldier Project collecting Hanukkah greetings for IDF soldiers

This year’s Lone Soldier Project Hanukkah greeting campaign kicked off earlier this month to provide an opportunity for the Phoenix Jewish community to personally thank lone soldiers serving in the Israel Defense Forces.  Dr. Michael Cohen, volunteer coordinator of...

EVJCC seeks teen athletes, artists for 2020 Maccabi in San Diego

Each summer, more than 3,000 Jewish teens, ranging from ages 12-16, participate in the JCC Maccabi Games, an annual Olympic-style sporting competition for Jewish teens in North America. In 2020, the East Valley JCC will send a delegation to the Games for the first...

Meet the EVJCC’s new camp, youth & family director

The East Valley JCC is thrilled to announce that Sam Schuman started this week as the East Valley JCC’s Camp, Youth & Family director. Sam has been a part of the JCC Camp community since he was in diapers. From camper to junior counselor to athletic head and now...

East Valley JCC holds Muslim-Jewish Dialogue

Recognizing the need for dialogue and engagement between faith communities, the EVJCC is launching Conversations with the Rabbi, a lively and informative discussion series bringing together faith-leaders from across the Valley to discuss the common issues facing our...

EVJCC preschool offers flexible option for East Valley parents

When it comes to early childhood education, we understand that different families have different needs and we aim to work with each family to find a schedule that works for them. Since 1971, the Early Childhood Learning Center at the East Valley JCC has offered...

Beginnings can be scary: The first day of school

By Pam Morris, MSEd Early Childhood Education Director, East Valley JCC The beginning of the school year brings joy and excitement. From the different classroom, teachers and friends, to the new routines, skills to learn and relationships to build, children and...

Thank you, AZ Diamondbacks!

If you were at the Arizona Diamondbacks game this past Tuesday, you may have witnessed Rabbi Michael Beyo, East Valley JCC CEO, on the Chase Field jumbotron with a big check. Rabbi Beyo attended the July 23 game with the Wright family to accept a grant from the Play...

Campers enjoy California trip

A group of 12 Camp Rimon Gadol campers in grades 6-9 were in Southern California this week for an overnight trip. The group left Monday for Long Beach, where they stayed at the Alpert Jewish Community Center in Long Beach. The four-day trip included a day at Knott’s...