EVJCC Blog

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...

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...
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...

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...