EVJCC Blog

EVJCC, St. Vincent de Paul to start kosher food pantry

The East Valley JCC will host a monthly kosher food pantry beginning Wednesday, Oct. 27 in partnership with St. Vincent de Paul. The JBox Food Pantry will be St. Vincent de Paul’s first partnership for a kosher pantry in Arizona. “We are honored to be part of making...

Mindful walking trains the mind to be present in the moment

Every morning, at the crack of dawn, I'm out for my daily walk. I've got to get my exercise in before it gets too hot. Somewhere during this constitutional, my purpose changes. My pace slows down, my tummy relaxes and I begin to take deep breaths. I become more...

Organization celebrates and supports grandparents

There are several resources for parents in existence, including magazines, blogs and books, but how about for grandparents? In celebration of National Grandparents Day, which falls on Sept. 12, 2021, we thought we’d share some information about the Jewish Grandparents...

Introducing mindfulness

Wayne Benenson, Ph.D., aka "Dr. B," an educator and researcher on peer mediation, shares his practice of mindfulness with the East Valley JCC community.  WAYNE BENENSON, PH.D. For several years, I have been a mindfulness teacher in a local public school and on Zoom. I...

What’s happening at the EVJCC this fall

We are excited to announce that we are planning to resume in-person programming in August! While we’ve had children in our building for the Early Learning Center and Camp Rimon since last summer, we’ve missed seeing all the adults in our community over these past 15...

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...
EVJCC, St. Vincent de Paul to start kosher food pantry

EVJCC, St. Vincent de Paul to start kosher food pantry

The East Valley JCC will host a monthly kosher food pantry beginning Wednesday, Oct. 27 in partnership with St. Vincent de Paul. The JBox Food Pantry will be St. Vincent de Paul’s first partnership for a kosher pantry in Arizona. “We are honored to be part of making...

Mindful walking trains the mind to be present in the moment

Mindful walking trains the mind to be present in the moment

Every morning, at the crack of dawn, I'm out for my daily walk. I've got to get my exercise in before it gets too hot. Somewhere during this constitutional, my purpose changes. My pace slows down, my tummy relaxes and I begin to take deep breaths. I become more...

Organization celebrates and supports grandparents

Organization celebrates and supports grandparents

There are several resources for parents in existence, including magazines, blogs and books, but how about for grandparents? In celebration of National Grandparents Day, which falls on Sept. 12, 2021, we thought we’d share some information about the Jewish Grandparents...

Introducing mindfulness

Introducing mindfulness

Wayne Benenson, Ph.D., aka "Dr. B," an educator and researcher on peer mediation, shares his practice of mindfulness with the East Valley JCC community.  WAYNE BENENSON, PH.D. For several years, I have been a mindfulness teacher in a local public school and on Zoom. I...

What’s happening at the EVJCC this fall

What’s happening at the EVJCC this fall

We are excited to announce that we are planning to resume in-person programming in August! While we’ve had children in our building for the Early Learning Center and Camp Rimon since last summer, we’ve missed seeing all the adults in our community over these past 15...

Those returning to work may be eligible for child care assistance

Those returning to work may be eligible for child care assistance

Parents and guardians who return to work after collecting unemployment benefits may be eligible to receive three months of child care assistance through the State of Arizona. This assistance is part of Gov. Doug Ducey's Arizona Back to Work plan, to help support...

EVJCC enters virtual reality realm

EVJCC enters virtual reality realm

This summer, campers at Camp Rimon are traveling across the planet and exploring virtual worlds without ever leaving the East Valley JCC campus.  These new adventures are made possible by Oculous Quest, a virtual reality (VR) headset developed by Oculus, a division of...

Early Learning Center opens new art room

Early Learning Center opens new art room

The EVJCC's Early Learning Center has opened a new art room, a project funded in part by a grant from the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Phoenix Youth Philanthropy Board. "Art is a medium that can help strengthen a child's view of the world," says Pam Morris,...

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...