EVJCC Blog

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....

Tovah BBG wins top awards at Spirit Convention

Over the weekend of Jan. 25-27, more than 135 teens gathered at the FourPoints by Sheraton South Mountain for the Spirit Convention: Maccabiah. This convention is based around AZA and BBG competitions, chapter unity and spirit and many East Valley teens won awards...

This past year at the EVJCC

As we prepare to welcome another year, we thought we'd look back at some highlights of this past year at the East Valley JCC. What was your favorite program in 2018? Holocaust education event at Chandler Center for the Arts The East Valley JCC kicked off the year with...

Seeking teens to help fight anti-Semitism

A new program that aims to build bridges of mutual trust and understanding between Jewish and non-Jewish teens is coming to the East Valley JCC! The Student to Student program, founded in St. Louis, Missouri, 25 years ago, breaks down barriers of misinformation and...

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,...

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...

Lone soldiers: In their own words

Lone Soldiers, who are individuals serving in the Israel Defense Forces without family support in Israel, sacrifice a great deal when they choose to help protect and defend the Jewish homeland. They serve in all military roles and when they are away from their base,...

Nearly half of lone soldiers are Israeli-born

When many people hear the term “lone soldiers,” they often think of young adults who come from abroad who join the Israel Defense Forces without any family in Israel. However, according to The Lone Soldier Center in Israel, a large number of lone soldiers – 45 % – are...

A special Ladles of Love delivery before Passover

Recipients of the East Valley JCC's Ladles of Love program received an extra special delivery on April 14. In addition to the kosher meals prepared by volunteers that morning, they also received a box of matzah, as well as a gift of toiletries collected by sixth- and...

East Valley woman connects with a lone soldier

Our story begins when Souzan Blumberg decided to write a Hanukkah greeting letter to a Lone Soldier in the fall of 2018. Although she was very busy as a volunteer for the Assistance League, a deputy voter registrar for Maricopa County and on the screening committee...

Local teens honored at BBYO regional conclave

The Mountain Region of BBYO held its conclave at Camp Stein April 4-7, with 130 teens from all 14 chapters in the region attending. The weekend, with the theme "Stand By Me," focused on the region's graduating seniors and the region's future. Aaron Wiener, associate...

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...