EVJCC Blog

EVJCC tax credit donations benefit synagogues

You may be aware that tax credit donations to the East Valley JCC help provide preschool and camp scholarships and kosher meals to individuals in need. But did you know that it can also help local synagogues? Through April 15, an anonymous donor will give an incentive...

Jewish War Veterans Post 619 celebrates 25th anniversary

For the past 25 years, members of Jewish War Veterans Copper State Post 619 in Sun Lakes have participated in philanthropic activities to help Jewish and non-Jewish veterans. Their work will be recognized at the post’s 25th anniversary gala luncheon at 11:30 a.m....

Tovah BBG wins top awards at Spirit Convention

Over the weekend of Jan. 25-27, more than 135 teens gathered at the FourPoints by Sheraton South Mountain for the Spirit Convention: Maccabiah. This convention is based around AZA and BBG competitions, chapter unity and spirit and many East Valley teens won awards...

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...

EVJCC tax credit donations benefit synagogues

You may be aware that tax credit donations to the East Valley JCC help provide preschool and camp scholarships and kosher meals to individuals in need. But did you know that it can also help local synagogues? Through April 15, an anonymous donor will give an incentive...

Jewish War Veterans Post 619 celebrates 25th anniversary

For the past 25 years, members of Jewish War Veterans Copper State Post 619 in Sun Lakes have participated in philanthropic activities to help Jewish and non-Jewish veterans. Their work will be recognized at the post’s 25th anniversary gala luncheon at 11:30 a.m....

‘From Hollywood to Nuremberg’ exhibit on display at SCC

You may be familiar with the work of Hollywood directors John Ford, George Stevens, and Samuel Fuller, which includes “The Grapes of Wrath,” “Shane” and “The Big Red One.” But did you know about these directors’ work in the U.S. Armed Forces and Secret Services...

Tovah BBG wins top awards at Spirit Convention

Over the weekend of Jan. 25-27, more than 135 teens gathered at the FourPoints by Sheraton South Mountain for the Spirit Convention: Maccabiah. This convention is based around AZA and BBG competitions, chapter unity and spirit and many East Valley teens won awards...

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...