Agencies & Organizations


Jewish life in Phoenix and Tucson is constantly growing and evolving.

While a recent PEW study showed lower levels of engagement in America’s organized Jewish community, the good news is the study also discovered 92% of the respondents said they are proud to be Jewish. Focusing on that bright spot, many national and local organizations have adopted a Big Tent approach to connect individuals to whatever interests them Jewishly.

PRESCOTT

Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Prescott, Inc.
PO Box 2684
Prescott, AZ 86302
928-717-0016
www.jcfgp.org

TUCSON

B’NAI B’RITH
Sahuaro Lodge #763
520-327-4006

Brandeis National Committee
Tucson Chapter
5844 E 15th St.
Tucson, AZ 85711
520-747-3224
www.TucsonBNC.org

CHABAD LUBAVITCH OF TUCSON HEADQUARTERS
Events: 2443 E Fourth St.
Mail: 2411 E Elm St.
Tucson, AZ 85719
520-881-7956
www.ChabadTucson.com

Hadassah Southern Arizona
8156 N Pepper Sauce Dr.
Tucson, AZ 85704
520-505-4500
www.hsa.hadassah.org

HADASSAH DESERT MOUNTAIN
3748 N Sabino Ridge Pl.
Tucson, AZ 85750
520-268-8687
www.hadassah.org/desertmountain

Hebrew Free Loan Association of Tucson
PO Box 44267
Tucson, AZ  85733
520-297-5360

JEWISH COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF SOUTHERN ARIZONA
3567 E Sunrise Dr., Ste. 143
Tucson, AZ 85718
520-577-0388
www. jcftucson.org

Jewish Community Relations Council and Holocaust Education
520-577-9393

JEWISH FAMILY & CHILDREN’S SERVICES OF SOUTHERN ARIZONA
4301 E Fifth St.
Tucson, AZ 85711
520-795-0300
www.jfcstucson.org

JEWISH FEDERATION OF SOUTHERN ARIZONA
Stuart Mellan, President & CEO
Amy Merkel, CFO
Brenda Landau, Sr. VP
3822 E River Road
Tucson, AZ 85718
Phone: 520-577-9393
Fax: 520-577-0734
stumellan@jfsa.org
www.jfsa.org
www.jewishtucson.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 1947 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
Martin Harow
520-544-2311
harowmartin@yahoo.com

Tucson Jewish Community Center
Todd Rockoff, President & CEO
Susan Frank, Director of Health & Wellness
L. Scott Zorn, Director of Children, Youth & Family Engagement
3800 E River Road
Tucson, AZ 85718
520-299-3000
info@tucsonjcc.org
www.tucsonjcc.org

The Tucson JCC 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 fitness center offers more than 100 free weekly fitness classes. Co-Directors Wendy Edmonds and Jolene Riddle oversee the early childhood education 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 VALLEY

American Jewish Committee
602-539-2895
www.ajc.org/arizona

Anti-Defamation League
602-274-0991
www.adl.org

Brandeis National Committee- Phoenix Chapter
PO Box 13775
Scottsdale, AZ 85267-3775
480-359-7262
www.brandeisphoenix.com

COUNCIL FOR JEWS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS (CJSN)
Amy Hummell, Executive Director
Jill Wilson, Program Director
Sherri Lerner, Program Coordinator
12701 N Scottsdale Road, Ste. 205
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
480-629-5343
Fax:  480-629-5365
info@cjsn.org
www.cjsn.org

The Council for Jews with Special Needs is a non-profit organization founded in 1985 with the goal of providing programs, supports and resources to help all Jews with disabilities and their families fulfill their spiritual, cultural and religious needs. We provide inclusion support in Jewish religious and day schools, pre-schools and camps; teacher training and community education; social groups and events; sign language interpreters as well as information and referral services.
Deutsch Family Shalom Center

Temple Chai
4645 E Marilyn Road
Phoenix, AZ 85032
602-971-1234
www.templechai.com

East Valley Jewish Community Center
908 N Alma School Road
Chandler, AZ 85224
480-897-0588
www.evjcc.org

GENERATIONS AFTER: Descendants of Holocaust Survivors
PO Box 28694
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
480-792-6736
Phx2g3g@gmail.com
www.phsaga.com

GA’s mission is to embrace our legacy as descendants of Holocaust survivors, to support one another and to contribute to tikkun 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, book discussions;  trained 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
PMB 234, Ste. 103, 6501 E Greenway Parkway
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
602-908-8007
www.gpjff.org
(See full listing in Arts section)

Hadassah Valley of the Sun Chapter
PO Box 13662
Scottsdale, AZ 85267
480-998-1880
www.hadassah.org/hvos

JEWISH COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF GREATER PHOENIX
Beth Jo Zeitzer, Board Chair
Richard Kasper, President and CEO
Sheryl Quen, Director of Grants and Communications
12701 N Scottsdale Road,
Ste. 202
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
480-699-1717
Fax: 480-699-1807
info@jcfphoenix.org
www.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 COUNCIL
phoenixbor@gmail.com

Jewish Family & Children’s Service-Phoenix
4747 N Seventh St., Ste. 100
Phoenix, AZ 85014
Jewish Community Services
602-452-4627
The Center for Senior Enrichment at Brookdale Christown
602-943-2198
Senior Concierge Services
480-599-7198
www.jfcsaz.org

Jewish Family & Children’s Service strives to increase self-sufficiency and strengthen families through quality behavioral health and social services.  We provide counseling, emergency financial assistance, holiday giving, older adult services, Aleinu Orthodox programs, 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 a wide range of services such as legal assistance, home health care, educational classes and more.

Jewish Free Loan
Tina Sheinbein, Executive Director
Larry Moffitt, Board President
3443 N Central Ave., Ste. 707
Phoenix, AZ 85012
602-230-7983
602-230-0180
info@jewishfreeloan.org
www.jewishfreeloan.org

Jewish Free Loan provides interest-free loans to enhance the quality of life of Jewish Arizonans. Loan programs include, but are not limited to: adoption/ivf, education/vocational training, Jewish summer camp and Israel experiences, Jewish education for youth and adults, small business and emergency needs.Confidentiality assured.

JEWISH GENETIC DISEASES CENTER OF GREATER PHOENIX
Jacqui Breger, Executive Director
Sherman Minkoff, MD, President
12701 N Scottsdale Road,
Ste. 201
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
480-668-3347
info@jewishgeneticsphx.org
www.jewishgeneticsphx.org

One out of every three Jewish individuals of Eastern European/Ashkenazi descent is a carrier for a Jewish genetic disease. The Center is dedicated to increasing awareness of these diseases and providing opportunities for education, genetic counseling and affordable testing in the Greater Phoenix community. The Center’s emphasis is on empowering young adults with the knowledge of the risks and options available to them should they be found to be a carrier of a genetic mutation.

Jewish Labor Committee
Arizona Chapter
2401 N Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004
1-800-997-009
Jewish War Veterans: Dept. of the Southwest
Commander: Mel Brody
480-473-9076
melvinmaxine@aol.com
www.jwvsw.org
Post 619- Ron Buckner – 480-305-0533
Post 210- Michael Chambers – 623-256-0658
Post 194- Steve Parker – retiredmotor@me.com

Jewish Women International
Greater Phoenix Chapter
602-944-3455
NA’AMAT USA
Hatikvah chapter
480-299-3888, 301-440-3303
www.naamat.org

NATIONAL COUNCIL OF JEWISH WOMEN-ARIZONA SECTION
Debby Finkel & Susan Schesnol, co-presidents
president@ncjwaz.org
Hannah Kaplan, VP Membership
membership@ncjwaz.org
602-576-1432
www.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
www.ortamerica.org

PHOENIX HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS’ ASSOCIATION
PO Box 30213
Phoenix, AZ 85046
602-788-7003
phoenixsurvivors@gmail.com
www.phoenixphsa.org

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; Provides speakers bureau of survivors who share eyewitness testimony.

Jewish Federation OF GREATER PHOENIX
Stuart Wachs, President & CEO
Marty Haberber, CDO
12701 N Scottsdale Road, Ste. 201
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
480-634-4900
Fax: 480-634-4588
info@jewishphoenix.org
www.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.
VALLEY BEIT MIDRASH
Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz, Exec. Director
4645 E Marilyn Road
Phoenix, AZ 85032
rabbi@valleybeitmidrash.org
www.valleybetimidrash.org
(See Education for full listing)

VALLEY OF THE SUN JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER
Stuart Wachs, President,
COO & CEO
Nancy Ottmann, General Manager
12701 N Scottsdale Road,
Ste. 201
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
480-483-7121
Fax: 480-634-4588
swachs@jewishphoenix.org
www.vosjcc.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
Cindy Saltzman, Publisher
Bob Philip, Publisher
Deborah Moon, Editor in Chief
602-538-2955
Fax: 503-245-4342
info@azjewishlife.com
azjewishlife.com

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