The East Valley JCC offers a variety of classes and programs that educate, communicate and inspire, including weekly Open Beit Midrash sessions, holiday programming, and cooking demonstrations by Chef Melinda McNeil of the EVJCC’s kosher Challah Factory. See below for upcoming programs.

Open Beit Midrash

Holiday celebrations

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Israeli Film Series

In the Kitchen with Chef Melinda


There are no upcoming events at this time.

Challah Factory


Challah and other baked goods are baked fresh at The Challah Factory in the East Valley JCC’s kosher kitchen.

Chef Melinda creates delicious baked goods each week, including challah,  Monkey Bread (pull-apart cinnamon bread) and cookies (chocolate chip).  She also bakes special holiday and seasonal treats throughout the year.  You can also order by calling 480-897-0588.

Online orders must be placed by 5 p.m. Monday  for that Friday’s order. 

The EVJCC kitchen is under the kosher supervision of Rabbi Michael Beyo.