AGENCIES & ORGANIZATIONS


PRESCOTT

 

JEWISH COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF GREATER PRESCOTT
PO Box 2684, Prescott
928-771-3737 • jcfgp.org

 

TUCSON

 

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

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

HADASSAH DESERT MOUNTAIN
520-268-8687 • hadassah.org/desertmountain

HEBREW FREE LOAN ASSOCIATION OF TUCSON
4400 E. Broadway Blvd. #600L, Tucson • 520-297-5360 tucsonfreeloan.org

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

JEWISH COMMUNITY RELATIONS COUNCIL AND HOLOCAUST EDUCATION
3822 E. River Road #100, Tucson
520-577-9393

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

 

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 TUCSON
Ori Parnaby, Jewish Community Concierge
3800 E. River Road, Tucson
520-299-3000 ext. 241 jewishtucson.org
concierge@jewishtucson.org
Your Jewish Tucson Concierge, Ori, can help you connect. Whether you are a newcomer or have been here a long time and want to explore the Jewish community, Ori can help you navigate our rich and diverse community. Call Ori for information on community resources, activities, events, classes, synagogue services and volunteer opportunities. Jewish Tucson is a joint project with the Jewish Community Roundtable, Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona and the Jewish Community Foundation.

 

JEWISH WAR VETERANS OF THE USA
Freidman-Paul Post 201
4414 E. Second St., Tucson
520-617-4848 • jwvsw.org/posts/p201

 

TUCSON JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER
Todd Rockoff, President & CEO
Amy Dowe, Director of Wellness
Emily Malin, Director of Special Needs Program
Joline Riddle, Director Early Childhood Education
Jennifer Selco, Director of Jewish Life and Learning
Josh Shenker, Director of Children, Youth and Camping Services
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 and is open to all. The recently renovated state-of-the-art fitness center offers up to 120 free weekly fitness classes. The J offers an excellent Early Childhood Education program, adult and children sports and recreation leagues, Summer & Winter Camp J, after-school J-Care, adult arts and culture classes, personal training, tennis courts and café. The J also is an event destination for birthday parties, conferences, meetings, proms and family life events.

 

THE VALLEY

 

AMERICAN JEWISH COMMITTEE
602-539-2895 • ajc.org

 

ADL ARIZONA
Greg Rosenthal, Regional Board Chair
Carlos Galindo-Elvira, Regional Director
Melia Dunn, Education Director
Aviva Levine, Assistant Director, Development
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 13775, Scottsdale
480-359-7262
brandeisphoenix.org

 

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.

 

DEUTSCH FAMILY SHALOM CENTER
Temple Chai
4645 E. Marilyn Road, Phoenix
602-971-1234 • templechai.com/community/shalom

 

EAST VALLEY JEWISH COMMUNTIY CENTER
Rabbi Michael Beyo, CEO
Hadassah Baldinger, Assistant Executive Director
Pam Morris, Early Childhood Director
908 N. Alma School Road, Chandler
480-897-0588 • evjcc.org
info@evjcc.org or pam@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
12701 N. Scottsdale Road #122, Scottsdale
480-792-6736 • phoenixhsa.org

 

GESHER DISABILITY RESOURCES
(formerly Council For Jews With Special Needs)
Amy Hummell, Executive Director
Jill Wilson, Director, Education and Programs
Rachel Corcos, Program Coordinator
Kim Brotsky, Student Support Specialist
12701 N. Scottsdale Road #205, Scottsdale
480-629-5343 • cjsn.org
info@cjsn.org
Formed in 1985, the agency 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.

 

GREATER PHOENIX JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL
6501 E. Greenway Pkwy. #103, PMB 234, Scottsdale
602-753-9366 • gpjff.org
(See full listing in Front & Center directory)

 

HADASSAH VALLEY OF THE SUN CHAPTER
8370 E. Via de Ventura #K-150, Scottsdale
480-998-1880 • hadassah.org

 

JEWISH COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF GREATER PHOENIX
Robert Roos, 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
jcrphx.org

 

JEWISH FAMILY & CHILDREN’S SERVICE – PHOENIX
Kathy Rood
Adm. Offices, 4747 N. Seventh St. #100, Phoenix
Jewish Community Services, 2017 N. Seventh St., Phoenix
602-452-4627 • jfcsaz.org
Jewish Family & Children’s Service helps 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 sponsor the only Jewish Senior 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
Marty Haberer, Executive Director
Robin Loeb, COO
12701 N. Scottsdale Road #201, Scottsdale
480-634-4900
jewishphoenix.org
info@jewishphoenix.org
The Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix strengthens Jewish life and identity while providing Jews in need by engaging the next generation, enriching senior lives and supporting Israel and Jewish communities worldwide.

 

JEWISH FREE LOAN
Tina Sheinbein, Executive Director
Ira Shapiro, 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
Wendy Carriere, Executive Director
Carol Abrams, Board President
12701 N. Scottsdale Road #201, Scottsdale
480-668-3347 jewishgeneticsphx.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 regarding 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
480-883-9291 jewishlaborcommittee.org

 

JEWISH WAR VETERANS OF THE USA
Department of Southwest
Copper State Post 619,
480-659-2998
Scottsdale Post 210,
602-218-0353
Valley of the Sun Post 194,
602-973-7682
jwvsw.org

 

JEWISH WOMEN INTERNATIONAL
Clara D. Stander Chapter
602-944-3455 • jwi.org

 

LIMMUD AZ
10632 N. Scottsdale Road
#B584, Scottsdale
limmudaz.org

 

NA’AMAT USA
Arizona Chapter
480-279-6567 • naamat.org

 

NATIONAL COUNCIL OF JEWISH WOMEN – ARIZONA SECTION
7090 E. Mescal St., Scottsdale
602-371-8563 • ncjwaz.org

 

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

 

PHOENIX HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS’ ASSOCIATION
12701 N. Scottsdale Road #122, Scottsdale
602-788-7003 • phoenixhsa.org

 

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

 

VALLEY OF THE SUN JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER
Jay J. Jacobs, CEO
Kim Subrin, COO
12701 N Scottsdale Road #201, Scottsdale
480-483-7121 • vosjcc.org
info@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 MAGAZINE
Cindy Saltzman, Publisher
Mala Blomquist, Editor-in-Chief
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 jewisheducationaz.com
office@chabadaz.com
Jewish education is more than just an alternative to public school. Jewish education raises Jewish children who know who and what they are, so that they become proud knowledgeable adults. Jewish education is the secret of Jewish survival. Donate today and receive a dollar-for-dollar tax credit on your Arizona taxes. Be the one who instills a sense of Jewish pride in the next generation.

 

EAST VALLEY JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER
Rabbi Michael Beyo, CEO
Hadassah Baldinger, Associate Executive Director
908 N. Alma School Road, Chandler
480-897-0588 • jcctaxcredit.org
mbeyo@evjcc.org
The vision of the EVJCC is to create a strong, connected community through Jewish values and education. Donate today to the East Valley Tax Credit Fund and you will help provide: scholarships for families in need in our Early Childhood Learning Center; scholarships for at-risk kids for our summer camp; childcare for families in need during fall, winter and spring school breaks; kosher food assistance to inbound elderly couples; kosher food assistance to families in need and monthly tikkun olam projects that help homeless people and families in need.

 

GESHER DISABILITY RESOURCES
(formerly Council For Jews With Special Needs)
Amy Hummell, Executive Director
Jill Wilson, Director, Education and Programs
12701 N. Scottsdale Road #205, Scottsdale
480-629-5343 • cjsn.org
info@cjsn.org
Gesher Disability Resources (formerly Council For Jews With Special Needs) is a 32-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 to 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, the agency became an Arizona Qualifying Charitable Organization.

 

JEWISH EDUCATION TAX CREDIT ORGANIZATION
3718 E. River Road, Tucson
520-647-8442 • jetco.org
info@jetco.org
JETCO is a school tax credit organization that makes it easy to support Jewish education through personal or corporate tax credit contributions, with no out-of-pocket expense! JETCO participants receive a dollar-for-dollar tax credit on Arizona State income taxes and simultaneously help a child receive an excellent Jewish and secular education. Do a mitzvah – ensure our future – contribute to JETCO!

 

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

 

JEWISH FAMILY & CHILDREN’S SERVICE
Arizona Charitable Tax Credit Program
Scott Sheldon, Annual Campaign Manager
4747 N. Seventh St. #100, Phoenix
602-567-8327 • jfcsaz.org/ways-to-give/az-charitable-tax-credit
info@jfcsaz.org
Tax credit dollars at Jewish Family & Children’s Service are used to assist low income children and families. Of the 47,000 individuals served across the Valley, 98% are low income or working poor. Programs include counseling, older adult care management, domestic violence victim assistance, job development for at-risk youth and Jewish social services. The new tax credit limits are $400 (single filer) and $800 (married filing jointly) when filing your Arizona state income tax return.

 

JEWISH FREE LOAN
Tina Sheinbein, Executive Director
Ira Shapiro, 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 • kivelcare.org
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.

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