EVJCC Blog

Legacy donors help sustain EVJCC’s future

The East Valley JCC recently celebrated its fourth year of participation in the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Phoenix’s Life & Legacy program, which so far has secured legacy commitments with an estimated value of $31.4 million. The EVJCC is one of 12 local...

A firsthand look at Israeli innovation in Arizona

Leib Bolel, president and CEO of the Arizona Israel Technology Alliance (AITA), provided an update about the relationship between Arizona and Israel technology communities at the June 6 session of Open Beit Midrash. AITA was established in 2017 to promote economic and...

Local counselor to volunteer in Mexican orphanage

Phyllis Avalon Rosh, Ph.D., a frequent speaker at the East Valley JCC’s Terrific Tuesdays program, is headed to Ajijic, Mexico, this summer to volunteer in an orphanage. She is collecting school supplies for the approximately 50 children who live in the orphanage....

Ladles of Love receives community support

We are appreciative for the recent generous grant from the Sundt Foundation for our Ladles of Love program, which delivers meals to individuals in need! Pictured above, Mike Canter from the Sundt Foundation distributes a check for the program to Rabbi Michael Beyo,...

BBYO’s day of community service

By Aaron Wiener | BBYO Mountain Associate Regional Director On April 28, our East Valley Chapters, Tovah BBG and Rabbi Marvin Meir Reznikoff, participated in BBYO's International Community Service Day, J-serve 2019 by going to Veterans Oasis Park in Chandler. With 10...

City of Chandler recognizes ECLC parent volunteer

Chandler City Councilman Sam Huang surprised Michael Noffke with a surprise visit on March 26 to deliver balloons and a T-shirt and film a video for a City of Chandler project for National Volunteer Week. Chandler City Councilman Sam Huang surprises Michael Noffke on...

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....

Campers enjoy California trip

A group of 12 Camp Rimon Gadol campers in grades 6-9 were in Southern California this week for an overnight trip. The group left Monday for Long Beach, where they stayed at the Alpert Jewish Community Center in Long Beach. The four-day trip included a day at Knott’s...

Terrific Tuesdays launches Aug. 6

The next season of Terrific Tuesdays, a staple of the East Valley JCC for nearly two decades, launches Aug. 6. The new season will be part of the EVJCC's Arts & Culture programming, featuring local authors, artists, musicians and more. As in previous years, Terrific...

Parenting workshops to focus on children’s development

“Your child has learned to fall asleep by themselves (and you think you’ve got it made!) then all of the sudden they are crying out that they are scared,” says Michael Cohen, MD.  “Preschool drop-off goes well for several months, then for no reason, the clinging...

Lone soldier workshops available throughout the Valley

The East Valley JCC’s Lone Soldier Project is currently scheduling lone soldier workshops for Jewish day schools and religious schools. Through this youth education program, a Lone Soldier Project volunteer will visit a school, teach an age-appropriate lesson about...

Legacy donors help sustain EVJCC’s future

The East Valley JCC recently celebrated its fourth year of participation in the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Phoenix’s Life & Legacy program, which so far has secured legacy commitments with an estimated value of $31.4 million. The EVJCC is one of 12 local...

A firsthand look at Israeli innovation in Arizona

Leib Bolel, president and CEO of the Arizona Israel Technology Alliance (AITA), provided an update about the relationship between Arizona and Israel technology communities at the June 6 session of Open Beit Midrash. AITA was established in 2017 to promote economic and...

Local counselor to volunteer in Mexican orphanage

Phyllis Avalon Rosh, Ph.D., a frequent speaker at the East Valley JCC’s Terrific Tuesdays program, is headed to Ajijic, Mexico, this summer to volunteer in an orphanage. She is collecting school supplies for the approximately 50 children who live in the orphanage....

Meet Camp Rimon’s music specialist

Hi there! I'm Erez Kessler your music specialist.  I’m originally from Dimona, Israel and that is where my family currently resides. I've been teaching music to children here in the U.S. for over 16 years. From 2003 until 2008 I traveled to the U.S. every summer to be...

Ladles of Love receives community support

We are appreciative for the recent generous grant from the Sundt Foundation for our Ladles of Love program, which delivers meals to individuals in need! Pictured above, Mike Canter from the Sundt Foundation distributes a check for the program to Rabbi Michael Beyo,...