EVJCC Blog

JWV baby shower to support female veterans

By Susan Keresky The Jewish War Veterans Post 619 will host a baby shower to benefit new moms who are United States veterans at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 17 at the Sun Lakes Country Club. The community is invited to attend the free baby shower and bring a gift for a...

An evening of appreciation

Each year, we are thrilled to have the opportunity to recognize our volunteers, staff members, donors, partners and board members at our annual meeting. This year’s Pillars of the Community event, held on Sept. 25, included a reception with delicious treats by Chef...

Honoring those who make a difference

Please join us in as we honor several individuals and organizations who help make a difference in our community. These individuals and organizations will be recognized at the Pillars of the Community event on Tuesday, Sept. 24, at the East Valley JCC, 908 N. Alma...

EVJCC seeks teen athletes, artists for 2020 Maccabi in San Diego

Each summer, more than 3,000 Jewish teens, ranging from ages 12-16, participate in the JCC Maccabi Games, an annual Olympic-style sporting competition for Jewish teens in North America. In 2020, the East Valley JCC will send a delegation to the Games for the first...

Meet the EVJCC’s new camp, youth & family director

The East Valley JCC is thrilled to announce that Sam Schuman started this week as the East Valley JCC’s Camp, Youth & Family director. Sam has been a part of the JCC Camp community since he was in diapers. From camper to junior counselor to athletic head and now...

Thank you, AZ Diamondbacks!

If you were at the Arizona Diamondbacks game this past Tuesday, you may have witnessed Rabbi Michael Beyo, East Valley JCC CEO, on the Chase Field jumbotron with a big check. Rabbi Beyo attended the July 23 game with the Wright family to accept a grant from the Play...

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...

JWV baby shower to support female veterans

By Susan Keresky The Jewish War Veterans Post 619 will host a baby shower to benefit new moms who are United States veterans at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 17 at the Sun Lakes Country Club. The community is invited to attend the free baby shower and bring a gift for a...

An evening of appreciation

Each year, we are thrilled to have the opportunity to recognize our volunteers, staff members, donors, partners and board members at our annual meeting. This year’s Pillars of the Community event, held on Sept. 25, included a reception with delicious treats by Chef...

Honoring those who make a difference

Please join us in as we honor several individuals and organizations who help make a difference in our community. These individuals and organizations will be recognized at the Pillars of the Community event on Tuesday, Sept. 24, at the East Valley JCC, 908 N. Alma...

Lone Soldier Project collecting Hanukkah greetings for IDF soldiers

This year’s Lone Soldier Project Hanukkah greeting campaign kicked off earlier this month to provide an opportunity for the Phoenix Jewish community to personally thank lone soldiers serving in the Israel Defense Forces.  Dr. Michael Cohen, volunteer coordinator of...

EVJCC seeks teen athletes, artists for 2020 Maccabi in San Diego

Each summer, more than 3,000 Jewish teens, ranging from ages 12-16, participate in the JCC Maccabi Games, an annual Olympic-style sporting competition for Jewish teens in North America. In 2020, the East Valley JCC will send a delegation to the Games for the first...

Meet the EVJCC’s new camp, youth & family director

The East Valley JCC is thrilled to announce that Sam Schuman started this week as the East Valley JCC’s Camp, Youth & Family director. Sam has been a part of the JCC Camp community since he was in diapers. From camper to junior counselor to athletic head and now...

East Valley JCC holds Muslim-Jewish Dialogue

Recognizing the need for dialogue and engagement between faith communities, the EVJCC is launching Conversations with the Rabbi, a lively and informative discussion series bringing together faith-leaders from across the Valley to discuss the common issues facing our...

EVJCC preschool offers flexible option for East Valley parents

When it comes to early childhood education, we understand that different families have different needs and we aim to work with each family to find a schedule that works for them. Since 1971, the Early Childhood Learning Center at the East Valley JCC has offered...