Agencies and Organizations


PRESCOTT

JEWISH COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF GREATER PRESCOTT
PO Box 2684, Prescott
928-771-3737

TUCSON

BRANDEIS NATIONAL COMMITTEE – TUCSON CHAPTER
3825 N Oracle Road, Tucson
520-747-3224

CHABAD LUBAVITCH OF TUCSON HEADQUARTERS
Events: 2443 E Fourth St., Tucson
Mail: 2411 E Elm St., Tucson
520-881-7956

HADASSAH DESERT MOUNTAIN
520-268-8687

HEBREW FREE LOAN ASSOCIATION OF TUCSON
4400 E Broadway Blvd. #610, Tucson
520-297-5360

JEWISH COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF SOUTHERN ARIZONA
3567 E Sunrise Dr. #143, Tucson
520-577-0388

JEWISH COMMUNITY RELATIONS COUNCIL AND HOLOCAUST EDUCATION
520-577-9393

JEWISH FAMILY & CHILDREN’S SERVICES OF SOUTHERN ARIZONA
Carlos A. Hernández, MA, LCSW, CPHQ, President and CEO
Robyn Dafoe, Vice President, Clinical Services
Pattie Martin, M.Ed., Vice President, Community Services
4301 E Fifth St., Tucson
520-795-0300 • jfcstucson.org
Expert and compassionate therapists and staff provide counseling and community services to people of all economic backgrounds and beliefs, regardless of ability to pay. Clients include children, teens, adults, families and seniors. Most programs are available to all; some are limited by funders’ requirements. Programs include: behavioral health counseling, trauma counseling, guardianship, cancer support, Jewish emergency financial assistance, home medical equipment, domestic violence services, Jewish seniors support, Holocaust survivors support, care management and ethical wills.

JEWISH FEDERATION OF SOUTHERN ARIZONA
Stuart Mellan, President & CEO
Kim Egita, CFO
Fran Katz, Sr. Vice President
3822 E River Road, Tucson
520-577-9393 • jfsa.org
jewishtucson.org
stumellan@jfsa.org
Guided by the Jewish values of tzedakah (righteous giving), chesed (loving kindness) and tikkun olam (repairing of the world), we bring the Jewish community together to help those in need and to strengthen and preserve the Jewish people at home, in Israel and around the world. Since 1946 the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona has served as our community’s coordinating body for fund-raising, planning and communal services. The Federation helps sustain and improve lives.

JEWISH WAR VETERANS OF THE USA
Freidman-Paul Post 201
4414 E Second St., Tucson
520-617-4848

TUCSON JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER
Todd Rockoff, President & CEO
Wendy Edmonds, Co-Director Early Childhood Education
Amy Dow, Director of Fitness
3800 E River Road, Tucson
520-299-3000 • tucsonjcc.org
info@tucsonjcc.org
The Tucson J is one of the finest community centers in Southern Arizona. With more than 5,000 members, the Tucson J is open to all. The renovated state-of-the-art fitness center offers up to 120 free weekly fitness classes. Co-Directors Wendy Edmonds and Jolene Riddle oversee the newly renovated early childhood education classrooms and programs. The Tucson J offers adult and children sports & rec leagues, summer camp, after-school J-Care, adult classes, a world-class sculpture garden, personal training, tennis courts and café. The J is also a fabulous destination for birthday parties, conferences, meetings, proms and family life events.

THE VALLEY

AMERICAN JEWISH COMMITTEE
602-539-2895

ADL ARIZONA
Greg Rosenthal, Regional Board Chair
Carlos Galindo-Elvira, Regional Director
Melia Dunn, Education Director
3200 N Central Ave. #2120, Phoenix
602-274-0991 • arizona.adl.org
Arizona@adl.org
Founded in 1913, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) is the nation’s premier civil rights agency fighting anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry, defending democratic ideals and protecting civil rights for all. Regional Education efforts include the League’s WORDS to ACTION programs.  Interactive workshops empower and equip Jewish students with constructive, effective responses to anti-Semitism and anti-Israel in their lives.  Customized community or campus programs are available.

BRANDEIS NATIONAL COMMITTEE – PHOENIX CHAPTER
PO Box 13755, Scottsdale
480-359-7262

CHABAD OF ARIZONA
Rabbi Zalman Levertov,
Regional Director
Rabbi Mendy Levertov,
Friendship Circle
Rabbi Levi Levertov,
Smile on Seniors
2110 E. Lincoln Dr., Phoenix
602-944-2753 • ChabadAZ.com
office@chabadaz.com
Dedicated to providing, an open door environment for strengthening and enhancing Jewish values and identity to all people, regardless of background, color, philosophy or level of commitment. Chabad serves individuals and families looking for a non-judgmental, accepting, personalized Jewish experience. Our state-wide network includes: 20 Jewish community centers, 3 centers on college campuses, 5 summer camps, 3 preschools, 11 Hebrew schools, C-Teens, Friendship Circle, Smile On Seniors, Jewish Recovery Fellowship and JPhoenix Young Professionals.

COUNCIL FOR JEWS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS (CJSN)
Amy Hummell, Executive Director
Jill Wilson, Program Director
Sherri Lerner, Program Coordinator
12701 N Scottsdale Road #205, Scottsdale
480-629-5343 • cjsn.org
info@cjsn.org
Formed in 1985, CJSN was created to meet the special needs of children and adults with disabilities who were unable to participate in typical activities of Jewish life in greater Phoenix. Programs include classroom observation, summer camp inclusion, teacher training, support groups, sign language interpreters in Jewish settings, social groups and continuing Jewish studies for children and adults, educational forums on disability related topics, monthly Simchat Shabbat services and two Jewish homes for adults with developmental disabilities.

DEUTSCH FAMILY SHALOM CENTER
Temple Chai
4645 E Marilyn Road, Phoenix
602-971-1234

EAST VALLEY JEWISH COMMUNTIY CENTER
Rabbi Michael Beyo, CEO
Pam Morris, Early Childhood Director
Jeff Hast, Youth & Community Outreach Director
908 N Alma School Road, Chandler
480-897-0588 • evjcc.org
info@evjcc.org or hastj@evjcc.org
The East Valley JCC has provided countless children, families, seniors and community members with quality learning opportunities rooted in Jewish values and traditions. The EVJCC is home to a NAEYC-accredited Early Childhood Learning Center and Camp Rimon, our year-round youth program including Summer Camp, School Break camps and after-school enrichment. There is weekly Senior programming every Tuesday morning and we will continue to expand this fall with Jewish Life & Living adult programming.

GENERATIONS AFTER
Descendants of Holocaust Survivors in Greater Phoenix
Sheryl Bronkesh, Chair
12701 N Scottsdale Road #122, Scottsdale
480-792-6736 • phoenixhsa.org
Phx2g3g@gmail.com
GA’s mission is to embrace our legacy as descendants of Holocaust survivors, to support one another and to contribute to tikkum olam, repair of the world. We do this through monthly discussion groups for children and grandchildren of survivors; educational events for the community including films, speakers (descendants of survivors) available to community groups and schools; assistance to local aging Holocaust survivors; social activities for descendants, survivors, family and friends.

GREATER PHOENIX JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL
Robert Segelbaum,
Executive Director
Barry Singer, Treasurer
PMB 234 #103, 6501 E Greenway Parkway, Scottsdale
602-753-9366 • gpjff.org
contact@gpjff.org
(See full listing in Arts & Culture section)

HADASSAH VALLEY OF THE SUN CHAPTER
8370 E Via de Ventura K-150, Scottsdale
480-998-1880

JEWISH COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF GREATER PHOENIX
Beth Jo Zeitzer, Board Chair
Richard Kasper, President and CEO
Sheryl Quen, Director of Grants and Communications
Andrea Cohen, Director of Youth Philanthropy
Donna J. Corcoran, Director of Finance and Operations
Rachel Rabinovich, Life & Legacy Program Director/Director of Special Projects
12701 N Scottsdale Road #202, Scottsdale
480-699-1717 • jcfphoenix.org
info@jcfphoenix.org
Since 1972 the Jewish Community Foundation, the largest resource for Jewish philanthropy in the Valley, has been helping people support the Jewish and secular causes most important to them. Through effective grant making, we provide resources to make the community’s vision a reality. We teach and mentor our community’s future philanthropists through our B’nai Tzedek Youth Philanthropy Program. Through the Life & Legacy program the JCF is helping other non-profits secure their own financial futures.

JEWISH COMMUNITY RELATIONS INITIATIVE
phoenixbor@gmail.com

JEWISH FAMILY & CHILDREN’S SERVICE – PHOENIX
4747 N Seventh St. #100, Phoenix
Jewish Community Services
602-452-4627
The Center for Senior Enrichment at The Palazzo
602-943-2198
Senior Concierge Services
480-599-7198
jfcsaz.org
Jewish Family & Children’s Service strives to increase self-sufficiency and strengthen families through quality medical, behavioral health and social services. We provide counseling, emergency financial assistance, holiday giving, older adult services, mental health education programs, Jewish career services, resource information & referrals, Holocaust survivor services, hospital chaplaincy and the only Jewish senior enrichment center in Phoenix. The new Senior Concierge connects seniors to services such as legal assistance, home health care, educational classes and more.

JEWISH FEDERATION OF GREATER PHOENIX
Stuart Wachs, President & CEO
Marty Haberber, CDO
12701 N Scottsdale Road #201, Scottsdale
480-634-4900
jewishphoenix.org
info@jewishphoenix.org
The Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix strengthens and sustains a vibrant Jewish community and helps Jews in need in Phoenix, in Israel and in 70 countries around the world. We enable change, promote innovation, provide emotional and financial support, and connect Jews to their identity while enriching lives in communities we serve.

JEWISH FREE LOAN
Tina Sheinbein, Executive Director
Larry Moffitt, Board President
3443 N Central Ave. #707, Phoenix
602-230-7983
jewishfreeloan.org
info@jewishfreeloan.org
loans@jewishfreeloan.org
JFL provides interest-free loans to enhance the quality of life of Jewish Arizonans. Loan programs include, but are not limited to, adoption/IVF, senior care services, special needs/disability assistance, education expenses, student loan debt retirement, Jewish summer camp and Israel experiences, medical/dental needs, debt consolidation, funeral/burial pre-arrangement, small business expenses and emergency needs. Confidentiality assured.

JEWISH GENETIC DISEASES CENTER OF GREATER PHOENIX
Executive Director, Jacqui Breger
Board President, Michelle Abrams
12701 N Scottsdale Road #201, Scottsdale
480-668-3347
GetScreenedAZ.org
info@jewishgeneticsphx.org
We create awareness, education and provide knowledge to those of child-bearing age (18-45) of the genetic risks and options available to all couples within our community so that they go on to have healthy children, thereby protecting future generations. We also provide education, and screening for hereditary cancers, specifically the BRCA gene mutations associated with inherited breast and ovarian cancers found in the Jewish community. Through early detection and awareness, we help to save lives.

JEWISH LABOR COMMITTEE
info@jewishlabor.org

JEWISH WAR VETERANS OF THE USA
Department of Southwest
Copper State Post 619- Ron Buckner – 480-659-2998
Scottsdale Post 210 –
623-256-0658
Valley of the Sun Post 194 –
602-973-7682

JEWISH WOMEN INTERNATIONAL
Greater Phoenix Chapter
602-944-3455

LIMMUD AZ
10632 N Scottsdale Road #B-584, Scottsdale
info@limmudaz.org

NA’AMAT USA
Hatikvah Scottsdale
480-471-8877
Kinneret Chapter
602-242-7132
Rina Chapter
602-493-7287

NATIONAL COUNCIL OF JEWISH WOMEN-ARIZONA SECTION
Susan Schesnol, President
president@ncjwaz.org
Hannah Kaplan, VP Membership
membership@ncjwaz.org
602-576-1432
ncjwaz.org
For over a century the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) has been at the forefront of social change. Inspired by Jewish values, NCJW strives for social justice by improving the quality of life for women, children and families and by safeguarding individual rights and freedoms. The Arizona Section is a grassroots organization of courageous and compassionate volunteers who come together to turn progressive ideals into action.

ORT AMERICA
Cactus Chapter – 602-953-9307
Desert Chapter – 480-451-5335

PHOENIX HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS’ ASSOCIATION
Monique Mendel, President
12701 N Scottsdale Road #122, Scottsdale
602-788-7003 • phoenixhsa.org
phoenixsurvivors@gmail.com
PHSA promotes Holocaust remembrance and awareness and serves survivors; hosts monthly Café Europa events; coordinates annual community-wide Yom HaShoah commemoration; participates in community Holocaust educational programs and Provides speaker’s bureau of survivors who share eyewitness testimony.

VALLEY BEIT MIDRASH
4645 E Marilyn Road, Phoenix
602-445-3112

VALLEY OF THE SUN JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER
Stuart Wachs, President, COO & CEO
Kim Subrin, Managing Director
12701 N Scottsdale Road #201, Scottsdale
480-483-7121 • vosjcc.org
swachs@jewishphoenix.org
The Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center enriches physical, mental and spiritual growth and builds connections among the Jewish community in Greater Phoenix through relationships and engagement in an all-inclusive environment. We serve all ages and abilities and enrich lives through childcare, fitness, education and cultural programming.

JEWISH MEDIA

ARIZONA JEWISH LIFE MAGAZINE
Cindy Saltzman, Publisher
Bob Philip, Publisher
Nancy Ben-Asher Ozeri, Editor-in-Chief
Mala Blomquist, Associate Editor & Events Coordinator
602-538-2955 • azjewishlife.com
info@azjewishlife.com
Arizona Jewish life is the lifestyle magazine that celebrates the vitality, diversity, challenges and accomplishments of our community. Specializing in print and digital magazines, annual resource guides/directories and contemporary new online media, Arizona Jewish Life is a powerful marketing tool for anyone wanting to reach the Jewish community with impact.

JEWISH TAX CREDIT ORGANIZATIONS

CHABAD TUITION ORGANIZATION
2110 E Lincoln Dr., Phoenix
602-944-2753

COUNCIL FOR JEWS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS (CJSN)
Amy Hummell, Executive Director
Jill Wilson, Program Director
Sherri Lerner, Program Coordinator
12701 N Scottsdale Road #205, Scottsdale
480-629-5343 • cjsn.org
info@cjsn.org
Council For Jews With Special Needs (CJSN) is a 31-year-old nonprofit organization (Tax ID #86-0626273). The mission of the agency is to support members of the Jewish community with special needs and their families lead fuller lives. Programs provided include: classroom observation and teacher training; special Shabbat monthly services; social groups for children and adults; and two Jewish homes for adults with developmental disabilities. In November 2015, CJSN became an Arizona Qualifying Charitable Organization.

HANDMAKER SANDRUBY COMMUNITY PROGRAMS
A member of the Handmaker family of services
520-547-6036
SandRubyCP.org
Help SandRuby Community Programs continue to help our community! Donate your Working Poor tax credit to the SandRuby Community Fund and keep adults with developmental disabilities, dementia, and other challenges living in place.

JEWISH EDUCATION TAX CREDIT ORGANIZATION
3822 E River Rd., Tucson
520-647-8442 jetco.org
info@jetco.org
JETCO is the only tax credit organization supporting Jewish education in Southern Arizona. Individuals and companies can donate to JETCO, give a child an excellent Jewish education and get a dollar-for-dollar Arizona state tax credit.

JEWISH FAMILY & CHILDREN’S SERVICES OF SOUTHERN ARIZONA
4301 E Fifth St., Tucson
520-795-0300 • jfcstucson.org
Increase the impact of JFCS’s expert counseling and community services programs, and receive a dollar-for-dollar Arizona State Tax Credit, up to $400 for individuals and $600 for couples filing joint returns.

JEWISH FAMILY & CHILDREN’S SERVICE
Arizona Charitable Tax Credit Program
Jessica Green, Donor Relations Manager
4747 N Seventh St., #100, Phoenix
602-279-7655
jfcsaz.org/taxcredit
info@jfcsaz.org
Tax credit dollars at Jewish Family & Children’s Service are used to assist low income children and families. Of the 41,000 individuals served across the Valley, 98% are low income or working poor. JFCS strives to increase self-sufficiency, safety and reduce family violence through social services, medical and behavioral health programs for all ages. Programs include counseling, older adult care management, domestic violence victim assistance, job development for at-risk youth and Jewish social services.

JEWISH FREE LOAN
Tina Sheinbein, Executive Director
Larry Moffitt, Board President
3443 N Central Ave. #707, Phoenix
602-230-7983
jewishfreeloan.org
info@jewishfreeloan.org
loans@jewishfreeloan.org
JFL provides interest-free loans to enhance the quality of life of Jewish Arizonans. Loan programs include, but are not limited to, adoption/IVF, senior care services, special needs/disability assistance, education expenses, student loan debt retirement, Jewish summer camp and Israel experiences, medical/dental needs, debt consolidation, funeral/burial pre-arrangement, small business expenses and emergency needs. Confidentiality assured.

JEWISH TUITION ORGANIZATION
Linda Zell, Executive Director
12701 N Scottsdale Road #100M, Scottsdale
480-634-4926 • jtophoenix.org
info@jtophoenix.org
The Jewish Tuition Organization (JTO) is a student tuition organization (STO) that provides need-based scholarships with funds raised through the Arizona private school tax credit. The JTO supports students in our community from various backgrounds and cultures who attend one of six Jewish day schools in the Phoenix area.  The dollar-for-dollar tax credit is available to individuals, C-Corps, S-Corps and Insurance companies with an Arizona tax liability.

KIVEL CAMPUS OF CARE
3020 N 36th St., Phoenix
602-956-3110
The Kivel Campus of Care has been serving the housing needs of the low income, frail, Jewish Elderly for over 55 years. Kivel provides a quality environment, a Jewish atmosphere, food programs, High Holiday and Sabbath services, activities, social interaction, dental services, and an Assisted Living program. Kivel’s goal is to ensure that the low income Jewish Elderly have a home in which they can enjoy the later years of their lives.

STATE TAX CREDIT PROGRAMS
jewishtaxcredit.org
Arizona taxpayers can redirect their state tax liability to support the work of local Jewish nonprofits. You may contribute to one or more qualified organizations through multiple dollar-for-dollar tax credit programs. The deadline for the tax credit programs listed is April 15, 2017 or when you file your taxes.

Arizona Charitable Tax Credit
Provides assistance to low-income families. $800/joint, $400/individual.

Private School Tuition Tax Credit
Supports need-based scholarships in six Jewish Day Schools. $2,173/joint, $1,087/individual.


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