EVJCC Blog

EVJCC, Emanuel and TBS-EV aim to raise spirits with piano recital

The East Valley JCC is happy to partner with Temple Beth Sholom of the East Valley, and Temple Emanuel of Tempe to present a live virtual piano recital featuring Dr. Elias-Axel Pettersson at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 25. The three entities joined together to bring a...

New EVJCC podcast shines spotlight on empathy, diversity

The East Valley JCC has launched a new podcast, “Conversation with the Rabbi,” which is  hosted by Rabbi Michael Beyo, EVJCC CEO, and anthropologist Dr. Adrian McIntyre. The podcast, which launched at the end of March,  aims to engage people from different backgrounds...

EVJCC receives accreditation from worldwide cleaning industry association for stringent cleaning protocols

The East Valley JCC (EVJCC) has achieved Global Biorisk Advisory Council® (GBAC) STAR™ accreditation, the gold standard for prepared facilities. Under the guidance of GBAC, a Division of ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, the EVJCC has...

Changes at the EVJCC

 Things look different at the EVJCC this year This time last year, the East Valley JCC team launched its new season, excited to see familiar and new faces return to the center for programs after a summer hiatus. We introduced several new programs, including a revamped...

All Day @ the J aims to help working parents

In an effort to assist working parents, the East Valley JCC has launched a new program, All Day @ the J.  Many school districts are starting the school year online, creating a childcare dilemma for parents who are unable to work from home. Initially the EVJCC extended...

Submissions wanted for East Valley youth art exhibit

The East Valley Jewish Community Center (EVJCC) and Chandler-Gilbert Community College (CGCC), are inviting middle and high school students in the East Valley to submit artwork reflecting their experience and interpretation on how their lives have been affected by the...

Summer camp extended to Aug. 14

With Gov. Doug Ducey's executive order that schools won't resume until Aug. 17 due to the increase of COVID-19 numbers, the East Valley JCC has extended summer camp until Aug. 14. The weekly price for Camp Rimon Gadol, for grades K-9, will remain the same: $210/week...

A Mother’s Day menu

For those who want to try preparing a home-cooked brunch for Mother's Day, Chef Melinda has prepared a menu for the special day: Israeli Couscous Salad, Roasted Beet Salad, Blintz Souffle, Quiche and Limonana Frozen Mint Lemonade. These recipes can also work for...
Your camp questions answered

Your camp questions answered

Summer camp begins in less than a month - have you registered yet? Here are some of the most-asked questions we've received, all compiled here for your convenience. Space is limited so register as soon as possible. If you have any additional questions, email them to...

EVJCC, Emanuel and TBS-EV aim to raise spirits with piano recital

EVJCC, Emanuel and TBS-EV aim to raise spirits with piano recital

The East Valley JCC is happy to partner with Temple Beth Sholom of the East Valley, and Temple Emanuel of Tempe to present a live virtual piano recital featuring Dr. Elias-Axel Pettersson at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 25. The three entities joined together to bring a...

New EVJCC podcast shines spotlight on empathy, diversity

New EVJCC podcast shines spotlight on empathy, diversity

The East Valley JCC has launched a new podcast, “Conversation with the Rabbi,” which is  hosted by Rabbi Michael Beyo, EVJCC CEO, and anthropologist Dr. Adrian McIntyre. The podcast, which launched at the end of March,  aims to engage people from different backgrounds...

Seders for soldiers

Seders for soldiers

Lone soldiers enjoy a Passover seder together in 2018. During the COVID-19 pandemic last year, the lone soldiers received food packages with seder supplies for Passover.When Matthew was a lone soldier serving in the Israel Defense Forces, the support of Lone Soldier...

Winners for EVJCC-CGCC Juried Art Exhibition announced

Winners for EVJCC-CGCC Juried Art Exhibition announced

Congratulations to the winners of the East Valley JCC (EVJCC) and Chandler-Gilbert Community College’s (CGCC) first juried art exhibition! Five high school students in the East Valley received awards and recognition  for the “Stuck at Home But My Imagination is Free”...

JBox to deliver kosher lunch monthly in East Valley

JBox to deliver kosher lunch monthly in East Valley

This month, the East Valley Jewish Community Center (EVJCC) will launch JBox, a kosher monthly lunch delivery service for seniors and families in need in the East Valley. JBox is the new name of Ladles of Love, the EVJCC’s kosher meal delivery service that began in...