Congregations


The first Jews to arrive in the Arizona territory were conversos who arrived with Spanish conquistadors in the 16th Century. The Eastern-European influx began in the mid- -1800s and the communities soon began gathering for holiday services, weddings and funerals. The first temple was built in Tucson in 1910. In the years since those early days, congregations have multiplied, grown and evolved to meet the ever-changing spiritual, lifecycle and communal needs of an increasingly dispersed and diverse population.

Today, some 50 congregations are scattered around Arizona. Some are affiliated with the major movements; others are independent groups created to meet particular geographic or demographic needs.

FLAGSTAFF

Chabad

Chabad Jewish Community Center of Flagstaff
1254 W University Ave., Ste. 130
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
928-255-5756
www.jewishflagstaff.com

Reform
Temple Heichal Baoranim
PO Box 31058
Flagstaff, AZ 86003
928-527-8747
www.heichalbaoranim.org

LAKE HAVASU CITY

Reform
Temple Beth Sholom
Jewish Congregation
116 N Acoma Blvd.
Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403
928-680-0017
www.tbshavasu.com

PRESCOTT

CHABAD

CHABAD OF PRESCOTT
4891 Butterfly Dr.
Prescott, AZ 86301
928-227-2691
www.jewishprescott.org

Reform

Temple B’rith Shalom
2077 Brohner Way
Prescott, AZ 86301
928-708-0018
www.brithshalom-az.org

SEDONA

Independent

Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley
100 Meadowlark Dr.
PO Box 10242
Sedona, AZ 86339
928-204-1286
www.jcsvv.org

SOUTHERN ARIZONA

Temple Kol Hamidbar
228 N Canyon Dr.
Sierra Vista, AZ 85635
520-458-8637
www.kolhamidbar.tripod.com

Beth shalom temple center
1751 N Rio Mayo
PO Box 884
Green Valley, AZ 85622
520-648-6690
www.bstc.us

TUCSON

Chabad

Chabad on River
3745 E River Road
Tucson, AZ 85718
520-661-9350
www.ChabadOnRiver.com

Chabad of Oro Valley
1217 W Faldo Dr.
Oro Valley, AZ 85755
520-477-8672
www.JewishOroValley.com

Chabad at University of Arizona
1025 N Euclid Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85719
520-820-8939
www.ChabadUA.com

Conservative

Congregation Anshei Israel
Robert Eisen, Rabbi
Nichole Chorny, Cantorial Soloist
Sarah Artzi, Religious School Administrator
5550 E Fifth St.
Tucson, AZ 85711
520-745-5550
Fax: 520-745-9058
info@caiaz.org
www.caiaz.org

The heart of Conservative Judaism in Tucson since 1930, CAI is an egalitarian congregation dedicated to sustaining Jewish traditions while adapting to the modern world. We come to pray together, study sacred texts, share lifecycle events and to find companionship. No other institution can offer you what your synagogue can to help you lead a fully Jewish life: A connection with God, your people, your heritage, other caring souls and yourself.

Congregation Bet Shalom
3881 E River Road
Tucson, AZ 85718
520-577-1171
www.cbsaz.org

Congregation Eshel Avraham
522 N Norris Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85719
520-298-6033
www.eshel.info

Humanist

Secular Humanist Jewish Circle
520-293-3919
www.secularhumanistjewishcircle.org

Orthodox

Congregation Chofetz Chayim
5150 E Fifth St.
Tucson, AZ 85711
520-747-7780
www.tucsontorah.org

Congregation Young Israel
2443 E Fourth St.
Tucson, AZ 85719
520-326-8362
www.youngisraeltucson.com

Reform

Congregation Chaverim
5901 E Second St.
Tucson, AZ 85711
520-320-1015
www.chaverim.net

Congregation M’kor Hayim
PO Box 31806
Tucson, AZ 85751
520-904-1881
www.mkorhayim.org

Congregation Or Chadash 
Rabbi Thomas A. Louchheim
3939 N Alvernon Way
Tucson, AZ 85718
520-512-8500
520-512-8600
office@orchadash-tucson.org
www.orchadash-tucson.org

Enrich your Jewish identity by becoming a part of the Congregation Or Chadash community! Join us for holidays and Shabbat services. Enroll your children and take advantage of adult offerings in education programs, including b’nai mitzvah preparation. Become involved in Brotherhood, Sisterhood and Chavurot. Be a part of social action projects, social activities, and much more! Come find your Jewish home at Congregation Or Chadash. We look forward to meeting you!

Institute for Judaic Services and Studies at SaddleBrooke
38759 W Mountain View Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85739
520-825-8175

TEMPLE EMANU-EL
Samuel M Cohon, Senior Rabbi
Batsheva Appel, Rabbi Educator
Donna M Beyer, Executive Director
225 N Country Club Road
Tucson, AZ 85716
520-327-4501
Fax: 520-327-4505
dbeyer@templeemanueltucson.org
www.templeemanueltucson.org

Our synagogue is an exciting and extraordinarily active place. We pride ourselves on being a warm, caring community. Temple Emanu-El is many things for our congregants: a holy place to worship God, a center to experience our amazingly rich Jewish tradition, a comfortable location to meet and make friends, a working center of living Judaism. It’s a place for creative exploration, where we can seek that which moves and excites us religiously and intellectually.

Renewal

Kol Simchah
Services: 160 S Scott St.
Tucson, AZ 85701
520-296-0818
www.joyintucson.wordpress.com

THE VALLEY

Bukharian

BUKHARIAN JEWISH CONGRESS OF ARIZONA
1601 E Bell Road
Phoenix, AZ 85022
602-434-4431
rabbizadikov@hotmail.com

Chabad

Chabad of Arizona and Congregation Bais Menachem
2110 E Lincoln Dr.
Phoenix, AZ 85016
602-944-2753
www.chabadaz.com

Chabad of Anthem
41332 N Hudson Trail
Anthem, AZ 85086
623-349-1770
www.jewishanthem.com

Chabad of Downtown
602-492-5559
www.jewishdowntownphoenix.com
Chabad of the East Valley
POLLAck center for jewish life
875 N McClintock Dr.
Chandler, AZ 85226
480-855-4333
www.chabadcenter.com

Chabad of Fountain Hills
11010 N Saguaro Blvd., Ste. 105
Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
480-776-4763
www.jewishfountainhills.com

CHABAD OF GILBERT
1154 S Portland Ave.
Gilbert, AZ 85296
480-269-6680
www.jewishgilbert.com

CHABAD OF MESA
941 S Maple
Mesa, AZ 85206
480-659-7001
www.chabadmesa.com

Chabad of North Phoenix
22044 N 44th St., Ste. 102
Phoenix, AZ 85050
480-442-8672
www.ourjewishcenter.com

Chabad of the Northwest Valley
7942 W Bell Road, C5 Ste. 101
Glendale, AZ 85308
602-375-2422
www.ichabad.org

CHABAD OF PARADISE VALLEY
Mail: 5402 E Lincoln Dr.
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
480-788-9310
www.jewishparadisevalley.com

Chabad of Scottsdale
10215 N Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85253
480-998-1410
www.chabadofscottsdale.org

Chabad of the Southwest Valley
2508 N 134th Ave.
Goodyear, AZ 85395
623-466-6110
www.jewishgoodyear.com

CONSERVATIVE

BETH EL CONGREGATION
1118 W Glendale Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85021
602-944-3359
www.bethelphoenix.com

Beth Emeth Congregation of the West Valley
13702 W Meeker Blvd.
Sun City West, AZ 85375
623-584-7210
www.bethemethaz.org

CONGREGATION OR TZION
9096 E Bahia Dr. #106
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
480-342-8858
www.congregationortzion.org

Temple Beth Emeth
of Scottsdale
7330 E Earll Dr., Ste. L
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
480-941-4112
www.tbescottsdale.org

TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM OF THE EAST VALLEY
Rabbi Kenneth R. Leitner
3400 N Dobson Road
Chandler, AZ 85224
480-897-3636
info@tbsev.org
www.tbsev.org

A traditional, egalitarian synagogue that is formally affiliated with the USCJ. In existence for 60 years, we offer a friendly, warm and supportive environment. We boast a preschool, vibrant religious school, active youth groups and an outstanding adult education program. The Religious School offers a religious education program for children from toddler through high school, and transitions them to Hebrew High. Services are held every Friday evening and Saturday morning, and on all High Holidays.
Crypto-Jewish
Avde Torah Jayah
1900 W Chandler Blvd.,
Ste. 15355
Chandler, AZ 85224
602-306-2252
www.cryptojew.org

Havurah

NEFESHSOUL
Services: Valley Unitarian Universalist Campus
6400 W Del Rio St., Chandler
Mail: PO Box 51591
Phoenix, AZ 85076
480-759-1930
www.nefeshsoul.com

Humanist

OR ADAM CONGREGATION FOR HUMANISTIC JUDAISM
Services: Cutler-Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center
122 E Culver St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Mail: 7904 Chaparral Road,
Ste. A110-278
Scottsdale, AZ 85250
480-663-7788
www.oradam.com

Or Adam, Hebrew for light of humanity, reflects our desire to share our love and respect for Jewish culture and tradition with others, and emphasizes that our destiny is not guided by a supernatural force, but by the human power within ourselves. For 28 years, we have provided a community experience that rewards Jewish identity and enriches the dignity of all humankind. Weddings, B’nai Mitzvot, Baby Namings and Memorials performed by Celebrant Jeffrey Schesnol.

Independent

AVIV of Arizona (LGBT)
Services: Cutler-Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center
122 E Culver St., Phoenix
Mail: PO Box 80553
Phoenix, AZ 85060
480-382-8481
www.avivaz.com

Congregation Eitz Chaim
602-595-3618
www.eitzchaimphoenix.com

Congregation Kehillah
7430 E Pinnacle Peak Road,
Ste. 132
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
602-369-7667
www.congregationkehillah.org

CONGREGATION SHOMREI TORAH
480-922-9774
Diananashban19@gmail.com

The New Shul
7825 E Paradise Lane
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
480-515-2272
www.thenewshul.org

Orthodox

Ahavas Torah: The Scottsdale Torah Center
13402 N Scottsdale Road #B-104
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
480-467-4593
www.ahavastorah.org

Beth Joseph Congregation
515 E Bethany Home Road
Phoenix, AZ 85012
602-277-8858
www.phoenixbethjoseph.org

Congregation Beth Tefillah
10636 N 71st Way
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
480-600-5065
www.bethtefillahaz.org

Ohr Hatorah Congregation
6516 N Seventh St., Ste. 202
Phoenix, AZ 85014
480-359-5572
www.ohrhatorahphoenix.org

Shaarei Tzedek
7608 N 18th Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85021
602-944-1133

YOUNG ISRAEL OF PHOENIX
6516 N Seventh St.
Phoenix, AZ 85014
602-265-8888
www.yiphoenix.org

Reform

Beth Ami Temple
Rabbi Arthur J. Abrams
Pam Beitman, Cantorial Soloist
Bobbi Lazarus, Administrator
Services: 3535 E Lincoln Dr. Paradise Valley
Mail: 3104 E Camelback Road, Ste. 508
Phoenix, AZ 85016
602-956-0805 or 602-840-7250
bethamitemple@hotmail.com
www.bethamitemple.org

A small Reform temple with a BIG heart. Established in 1978, we are a centrally located boutique temple for active adults seeking spiritual and social connections. Modest dues. No building fund. High Holiday and Friday night services followed by oneg. Something for everyone with social clubs and activities including cultural events, speakers, concerts, hiking, tennis, travel, discussion, mahjong, movies, Torah study and community involvement. Couples, singles, empty-nesters, winter visitors – everyone is welcome at Beth Ami!

Congregation Beth Chaverim
PO Box 5202
Sun City West, AZ 85376
623-556-8487
www.congbethchaverim.org

Congregation Beth Hagivot
PO Box 19498
Fountain Hills, AZ 85269
480-650-3061
www.bethhagivot.com

CONGREGATION BETH ISRAEL
10460 N 56th St.
Scottsdale, AZ 85253
480-951-0323
www.cbiaz.org

Congregation Merkaz Ha Iyr

12861 N Eight Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85029

480-414-5213

www.congregationmerkaz.org

 

DESERT FOOTHILLS JEWISH COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION
PO Box 25068
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
Membership: 480-585-4437
www.dfjca.org

North Valley Jewish Community Association
39506 N Daisy Mountain Dr.,
Ste. 122-198
Anthem, AZ 85086
623-256-0658
www.nvjca.org

Sun Lakes Jewish Congregation
PO Box 11479
Chandler, AZ 85248
480-895-6917
www.sunlakesjewishcongregation.org

Temple Beth Shalom and JCC of the Northwest Valley
12202 N 101st Ave.
Sun City, AZ 85351
623-977-3240
www.templebethshalomaz.org

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

TEMPLE EMANUEL OF TEMPE
5801 S Rural Road
Tempe, AZ 85283
480-838-1414
www.emanueloftempe.org

Temple Gan Elohim
Services: 13702 W Meeker Blvd., Sun City West
Mail: PO Box 12097
Glendale, AZ 85318
623-210-7435
www.templeganelohim.org

Temple Havurat Emet
Services: 9930 E Riggs Road
Mail: PO Box 13111
Chandler, AZ 85248
480-802-5676
www.templehavuratemet.org

TEMPLE KOL AMI
Rabbi Jeremy Schneider
Michael Rosenthal, Administrator
15030 N 64th St.
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
480-951-9660
Fax: 480-951-5825
membership@templekolami.org
www.templekolami.org

Where Innovation Meets Tradition – We are a Reform Jewish congregation in Scottsdale that honors its past and the achievements of the countless generations who have brought us together as a congregation in the 21st century, and looks for ways and means to instill our children with an abiding sense of who they are as Jews and as citizens of the world.

Temple Solel
6805 E McDonald Dr.
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
480-991-7414
www.templesolel.org

RENEWAL

Spirit of the Desert
Ruach Hamidbar
11735 N Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Administration: 480-206-5078
www.ruach.org

SEPHARDIC

SHAAREI TZION OHEL BRACHA
(Nusach Sefaradi)
6516 N Seventh St., Ste. 200
Phoenix, AZ 85014
602-348-7968

YUMA

Reform

Congregation Beth HaMidbar and Yuma Jewish Community Council
PO Box 5634
Yuma, AZ 85366
928-210-8368

RABBINIC BOARDS/ERUVS

BOARD OF RABBIS OF GREATER PHOENIX
Rabbi Jeremy Schneider, President
phoenixbor@gmail.com

CHANDLER ERUV PROJECT
(East Valley)
chandlereruv.com

Phoenix Community Eruv
(Central Phoenix)
Hotline: 602-264-3788
www.phoenixbethjoseph.org

TUCSON BOARD OF RABBIS
Rabbi Stephanie Aaron, President
Hadass1@aol.com
www.tucsonrabbis.org

VALLEY ERUV PROJECT
(Paradise Valley, North Phoenix, Scottsdale)
Hotline: 480-389-5736
www.arizonaeruv.org


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