This EVJCC project offers a variety of programs that create engagement, relationships and community. Programs include interfaith discussions, the Lone Soldier Project and JBox, which provides kosher meals for individuals and families in need in the East Valley. See below for more details.
Chaplaincy and Rabbinical Services
The East Valley JCC provides chaplaincy and rabbinical services to those in need who do not currently belong to a synagogue. For more information, contact Rabbi Michael Beyo.
The JBox Food Pantry, in partnership with St. Vincent de Paul, provides food for those in need once a month.
Lone Soldiers are courageous and dedicated young Jews from all around the world who volunteer to serve in the Israel Defense Forces. Without families in Israel, some soldiers may suffer from loneliness, especially when they have time off from their extremely demanding military duty and on Shabbat and holidays.
LSP shows appreciation for their commitment by supporting Lone Soldier Centers that serve as their home away from home. Projects include a Hanukkah Greeting Campaign, knitting hats for soldiers and raising funds for Shabbat and holiday meals.
Follow the Lone Soldier Project on Facebook.
The Conversation with the Rabbi podcast, hosted by Rabbi Michael Beyo, East Valley JCC CEO, and anthropologist Adrian McIntyre, Ph.D., features conversations wtih faith-based and secular leaders that challenge views and encourage honest dialogue. The podcast is supported by a grant from Arizona Humanities and National Endowment for the Humanities as part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.