EVJCC Blog

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...

CARES Act adds new deduction that can help nonprofits

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, a new law that went into effect in March, is a $2 trillion economic stimulus package legislated to provide immediate relief for all taxpayers, including nonprofits. One aspect of this new law is a new...

‘Unorthdox Uncovered’ is EVJCC’s first international event

If we had to name one silver lining in everyone staying home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it would be that people are finding ways to stay connected and involved in their community. This past weekend, the East Valley JCC held our first-ever event open to anyone in...

Cooking with Chef Melinda: Yogurt Cake

Chef Melinda makes Yogurt Cake with her son. By Chef Melinda McNeil French children learn to make this easy cake by using one scoop to measure the ingredients.  Use whatever citrus zest you have on hand, or substitute extracts to change flavor.  Yogurt can easily be...
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...

Changes at the EVJCC

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

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

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

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...

June 14 concert to celebrate resilience, resistance and hope

June 14 concert to celebrate resilience, resistance and hope

The Center for Holocaust Education and Human Dignity of the East Valley JCC is honored to be one of more than 100 organizations worldwide participating in a live-stream concert this weekend that commemorates the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II and the 77th...

A celebration of dairy

A celebration of dairy

The two-day holiday of Shavuot, which begins on the evening of Thursday, May 28 this year, is a harvest festival that also celebrates the giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai. Shavuot, or the "Feast of Weeks," is celebrated seven weeks after Passover and traditions...

A Mother’s Day menu

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...

CARES Act adds new deduction that can help nonprofits

CARES Act adds new deduction that can help nonprofits

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, a new law that went into effect in March, is a $2 trillion economic stimulus package legislated to provide immediate relief for all taxpayers, including nonprofits. One aspect of this new law is a new...