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 School Road, Chandler.

A reception featuring live music by Gal Drimmer starts at 6:30 p.m. and the program follows. Reservations are required by 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23 at

The following individuals and organizations will be recognized for their contributions in various areas of Jewish life in the East Valley:

  • Adrian Bendick
  • Marc Blonstein
  • Barbara Bloom
  • Dr. Michael Cohen 
  • George Goffman
  • Jennifer Kidd
  • Kay Lapid 
  • Karen Perna
  • David Weiner
  • Ricky Westen 
  • Brianna Williams
  • Alan & Carole Zeichick
  • Albertsons – Safeway – Vons Foundation
  • AZ Cardinal Charities
  • AZ Diamondbacks – Chase 
  • City of Chandler 
  • Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Phoenix
  • Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix
  • Season of Sharing – AZ Republic 
  • Sundt Foundation