EVJCC Blog

Teen volunteers spruce up EVJCC campus

The East Valley JCC campus welcomes the New Year with new pavers on the playground and fresh paint inside and outside. More than 100 Valley Christian High School students spent the morning of Sept. 7 working on several beautification projects on the EVJCC campus. In...

A Rosh Hashanah message from the EVJCC CEO

As Rosh Hashanah approaches, I wanted to take this opportunity to wish you and your families a happy and healthy New Year, from all of us at the East Valley JCC. May your homes be filled with laughter and joy and may you enjoy the company of friends and family. We are...

Challah Factory bakes sweet treats for the High Holidays

If you're looking for a place to pick up kosher round challah and honey cake for your High Holiday meals, The Challah Factory at the East Valley JCC has some sweet options for you. Chef Melinda McNeil will be baking round challah (plain, raisin and chocolate chip) for...

Jewish Sparks: Spark your Jewish Journey

Most Jews know this much about the High Holidays: If you don’t go it’s bad and bubbe will be upset. Also, they get the sense that if you don’t show for Rosh Hashanah dinner or the break-fast at the end of Yom Kippur, it’s bad. What about the moments in between? What...

New season starts at the EVJCC

The East Valley JCC's fall season kicked off today with the first Open Beit Midrash session. Rabbi Michael Beyo, the EVJCC's CEO, taught his 9 a.m. session about the Book of Joshua and his 10 a.m. class about the Talmud then finished it off with a discussion about...