EDUCATION PROFILES


“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.”

­—Albert Einstein

 

TEMPLE KOL AMI EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER
15030 N. 64th St., Scottsdale
480-951-5825 • templekolami.org

The philosophy at Temple Kol Ami’s Early Childhood Center (ECC) is to foster each child’s intellectual, physical, emotional and language development in an environment that’s safe, nurturing and challenging while being sensitive to the needs and preferences of families. Infants through pre-Kindergarten learn to grow and develop a positive self-image and strong sense of Jewish identity using a developmentally age appropriate curriculum that integrates Judaic and secular materials.

The ECC is a play-based school where children learn by engaging in a variety of hands-on, multi-sensory experiences that interest and challenge them. Children begin to develop communication and language skills while learning to be sensitive to the needs and feelings of themselves and others.

The core curriculum includes Art, Body Movement, Hebrew, Music, Literacy Links, Science and Spanish. The campus includes a dedicated science classroom where students get up-close-and-personal with insects, two beautiful playgrounds, and a one-of-a-kind splash pad. Convenient before- and after-care programs are also available with elective enrichment classes like Dancing, Drama, Science Club, Art, Tennis and more.

Classes are taught by highly-qualified educators, and student-to-teacher ratios are small. There are typically 2 teachers to 12 students in each classroom. In infant rooms, the ratio is even smaller: 9 students to 2 teachers.

The ECC also offers a weekly Mommy & Me program for moms and children ages Infant to 24 months. This teacher-led class is a great first step to help children socialize and prepare for preschool.

“I want all of our students to develop healthy self-esteem, critical independent thinking skills and, most of all, a lifelong love of learning—because when they have that, they go on to do extraordinary things,” says ECC Director Debbie Glassman.

 

TUCSON JCC EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION & AFTER SCHOOL J-CARE
3800 E. River Road, Tucson
520-299-3000 • tucsonjcc.org

Open to all, the Tucson J provides an enriching, nurturing, multi-faceted Early Childhood Education Program for children age 6 weeks through Pre-K and a robust enriching after-school, licensed J-Care program for grades K-12.

All programs provide a safe, child-centered setting with an accent on Jewish values (universal values) where each child can explore their world through discovery of self, community and environment.

The J’s ECE uses the entirely of The J to engage children. We offer specialists whose focus is on music, fitness and cooking, Sheva learning practices and discover CATCH (Coordinated Approach to Child Health) programming. Enrichment classes are offered that expand the child’s learning experience. The J recently renovated the ECE classrooms and added a new indoor PlaySpace. Classes move throughout The J, enjoying the Sculpture Garden, Art Gallery, fitness facilities, pool and splash pad.

For older kids, The J offers J-Care, a licensed after-school program offering enrichment classes and fun activities for kids in grades K-12. Students are provided with a selection of enrichment classes included in the program fees such as Homework Hangout, a computer room, cooking, music, pottery and sports. A new feature is cultural programming. In addition to Jewish cultural activities we will offer a joint program with the Chinese Cultural Center of Tucson. One additional advantage is that The J will even pick up your child from select schools in the community.

There are many family activities programmed throughout the year, including Parent’s Night Out Parties, where parents can relax and enjoy a night to themselves while the J-Care staff provides a fun-filled evening for their children. Other special events include the Just for Kids Concert Series with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra. These concerts are free and open to the public on select Sunday afternoons.

All of The J’s programs provide a safe, child-centered, Jewish setting where each child can explore their world through discovery of self, community and environment.

 

VOSJCC – EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER
12701 N. Scottsdale Road #201, Scottsdale
480-659-7769 • vosjcc.org

The Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center’s Early Childhood Center is a play-based preschool with strong emphasis on academic preparedness. Each child’s natural curiosity, intelligence and interests are nurtured in an atmosphere that also helps to develop their Jewish identity. Young minds and bodies grow through art, music, movement and learning. Parents have entrusted their children to The J for more than 50 years.

Nationally accredited by NAEYC, the Early Childhood Center serves children age 6 weeks to pre-kindergarten. The school holds a 5-star rating with First Things First, a critical partner that supports the development, health and early education of all Arizona’s children birth through age 5. A low staff-child ratio in all the programs enables the faculty to provide close personal attention and quality direction to each child.

In addition, the school partners with the Pre-K Academy Program to expand the Literacy Links Program for children age 3 to Pre-K. Literacy Links provides fun, hands-on, developmentally appropriate learning experiences for young children and encourages the love of learning and reading. Highly trained Literacy Coaches come into the preschool classrooms and teach fun, multisensory lessons that prepare children for the Arizona Common Core Standards. The curriculum is based on the Arizona Early Learning Standards and the National Institute for Literacy’s recommendations for later academic success.

Specialty enrichment classes encourage children to pursue special interests while they are gaining new skills. The afternoon classes are open to preschoolers who attend other schools.

Classes are also offered in gym, swim and cultural programs as well as parenting and social programs for families and adults.

For information and a tour, please contact 480-659-7769 or earlychildhood@vosjcc.org.

 

MUSICAL INSTRUMENT MUSEUM
4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix
480-478-6000 • MIM.org

The Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) invites you to explore the musical instruments and music of the world and to use MIM’s collections and exhibitions as a foundation for teaching and learning. Our Education Department seeks to inspire learners of all ages and abilities by offering a wide range of educational programs – from field trips and museum tours to artist residency programs, from lectures and classes for adults to workshops for children, and much more! Through thoughtful interpretation, innovative program development, hands-on musical encounters, and strategic partnering, MIM is committed to providing a world-class educational experience for every guest who visits.

Visit the world’s only global musical instrument museum and explore music and cultures from every country in the world, get a close-up look at instruments played by influential artists, and have fun making some music of your own! With more than 6,500 musical instruments and objects on display, MIM provides a one-of-a-kind experience for visitors of all ages.

 

BASIS CHARTER SCHOOLS
20 schools in Arizona
480-289-2088 • enrollbasis.com

The mission of BASIS charter schools is to empower students to achieve at globally-competitive levels with a transformative K–12 academic program. With 24 charter schools throughout Arizona, Texas and Washington, D.C. – and more to come – we strive to fulfill our mission every day.

BASIS charter schools take great pride in their internationally-benchmarked liberal arts curriculum, which is taught by subject matter and learning experts who inspire our students to master foundational academic disciplines and competencies that empower them in their future lives and careers.

From kindergarten to senior projects, the BASIS curriculum is connected. Beginning in the primary grades, much of the curriculum is interdisciplinary, and the relevant connections students make across subjects expand critical thinking and problem solving skills that they carry for the rest of their lives. As students advance through the program, our teachers build upon the students’ understanding of connections between disciplines and how those connections affect the world. Additionally, according to the OECD Test for Schools, which gauges student performance and student-teacher satisfaction, BASIS charter students are not only some of the smartest kids, they are also among the most satisfied with classroom instruction.

This year, BASIS charter schools took first, second, third, fifth, and seventh place on the 2017 U.S. News & World Report “Best Charter Schools” list. These rankings are determined by data collected from more than 21,000 public high schools in the United States. We continue to expand our network of schools and are excited to open the doors to three new charter schools this fall.

 

KYRENE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT
8700 S. Kyrene Road, Tempe
480-541-1000 • kyrene.org

Kyrene Elementary School District’s vision is that all students achieve at their maximum potential to become the problem-solvers, creators and visionaries of tomorrow.

Kyrene School District will commit to student success for all, by providing engaging, challenging educational environments which promote and inspire passion for learning, leading, and achieving transformative life outcomes.

Kyrene schools offer a premier PreK-8 educational experience at 25 locations in Chandler, Phoenix and Tempe. Students routinely outperform their peers in state-wide testing. School focus options include traditional, dual language and leadership academies, gifted self-contained classes, arts integration schools. Preschools include Reggio Emilia, arts integration, project- based learning, Bienvenidos Dual Language and Preschool Academy at Kyrene Traditional Academy.

Thirteen Kyrene schools are designated by the Arizona Educational Foundation (AEF) A+ School of Excellence™ schools. The Arizona Educational Foundation has honored exemplary pre-kindergarten through 12th grade public schools in Arizona since 1983.

Kyrene schools were highlighted in an article about Top Affordable Towns with Best Elementary Schools from realtor.com in July, 2017.

 

PARDES JEWISH DAY SCHOOL
12753 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale
480-991-9141 • pardesschool.org
Peter Gordon, Head of School

Pardes Jewish Day School is an independent Jewish day school providing an outstanding academic program to children in kindergarten through eighth grade. At Pardes, we provide students with the personalized attention they need to develop the skills and knowledge to flourish as mature, well-rounded, confident and academically prepared young adults. Our academic program integrates technology into rich, multifaceted, hands-on learning experiences while combining elevated thinking with opportunities for acceleration. The result is motivated students who, upon graduation, are accepted to Phoenix’s finest high schools. Children are more than just students. They are artists, athletes, actors and musicians – and at Pardes, every individual facet is nurtured and encouraged to shine.

Students at Pardes are empowered to explore their own connection to Jewish traditions, culture and community as they learn about Jewish history, the Bible, holidays and Hebrew. Likewise, they are deeply imbued with Jewish values and solid character that provide strong moral and ethical foundations to navigate an increasingly complex and challenging world. Our inclusive community celebrates the diversity of the Jewish people in a welcoming and accepting atmosphere, infused with mutual respect.

Jill Kessler retired as Head of School after 14 years at Pardes. Peter Gordon was selected as our new Head of School through a national search. Peter began July 1 and joined Pardes from New Jersey where he was Head of School at an independent school.

A Pardes education can be financially feasible. Generous need-based scholarships are available – even for families with incomes as high as $300,000. Families can also avail themselves of tax-credit funded scholarship opportunities to offset a significant percentage of the tuition, thereby relieving a lot of the financial obligations of attending Pardes. Also, a variety of payment options are available, enabling families to find a method that works best for them.

To schedule a personal tour, please contact Bethany Spector, Director of Admissions, at 480-991-9141 or admissions@pardesschool.org.

 

SCOTTSDALE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
8500 E. Jackrabbit Road, Scottsdale
480-484-6100 • susd.org
Dr. Denise Birdwell, Superintendent

SUSD is made up of 30 schools (15 elementary schools, four K-8 schools, five middle schools, five high schools and one online high school) serving toddlers to grade 12. SUSD offers a Math & Science Academy, International Baccalaureate, world language, Spanish & Mandarin Immersion programs, AP Computer Science, K-12 STEM & STEAM programs, traditional schools and gifted programs starting at age 4. In addition to the academic offerings, SUSD also offers competitive middle and high school sports, creative musical arts & sciences, culinary arts, fine arts, graphic design, nursing, robotics, fashion and technology.

Highlights for the 2016-17 school year included: high school graduates earned a combined $70 Million in college scholarships; Chaparral, Desert Mountain and Arcadia High Schools all earned Silver Awards from U.S. News & World Report; Saguaro High School earned a Bronze Award from U.S. News & World Report; Coronado Success Initiative was launched; construction work was underway on several campuses, thanks to a voter-approved bond and new laptops were provided to teachers, thanks to a voter-approved override.

SUSD is student-centered, growth-minded and open to all learners. SUSD’s guiding vision is to ensure all individual learners reach their full potential.

 

THE JONES-GORDON SCHOOL
4800 E. Doubletree Ranch Road, Paradise Valley
480-563-5588 • jonesgordon.org
Dana Herzberg, M.Ed., founder/owner and Head of School

Our mission is to educate the “whole child.” JGS’s progressive program successfully fosters academic, social and emotional growth. We help students in grades 1-12 shape their strengths and talents into advantages uniquely suited for problem solving and critical thinking in the 21st century.

We accomplish our goal of making academic success attainable through differentiated instruction, multisensory methods and experiential curriculum. To cultivate each student’s love of learning, our academic environment is nurturing and constructive and is supported by an extensive, knowledgeable team of collaborative professionals who are teachers and mentors.

JGS focuses on educating diverse learners: students who are unconventional thinkers, creative and bright individuals who possess average to above average (gifted) intelligence, and often have specific learning or attention challenges (such as dyslexia or ADHD), or are twice exceptional (“2e” – giftedness in addition to learning differences).

We are thrilled to start the new school year in our new home! Our new campus is located at 4800 E. Doubletree Ranch Road in Paradise Valley. The new campus has larger classrooms, ample space for indoor AND outdoor activities, and plenty of room for all of our school critters.

The Jones-Gordon School is one of two divisions of Herzberg Educational Services, Inc., (the other division is On-Track Tutoring), founded and led by local educator and visionary Dana Herzberg, M.Ed.
Together, Jones-Gordon and On-Track provide countless educational opportunities, Valleywide.

 

TUCSON HEBREW ACADEMY
3888 E. River Road, Tucson
520-529-3888 • thaaz.org

Founded in 1974, Tucson Hebrew Academy is Southern Arizona’s premier Jewish day school.
From kindergarten to 8th grade, THA creates a learning environment that stimulates, challenges, and supports every child. Inspiring Jewish learning and life are complimented by outstanding secular academics in a loving, challenging and stimulating school setting.

Outstanding core academics are complimented by PE, fine and performing arts, library and counseling, technology, STEAM and maker-space studies, advanced mathematics and beyond. Students with diverse learning needs are supported through specialized programs. Our alumni continue to Tucson’s best high schools, America’s outstanding colleges and fulfilling careers.

THA fosters an ethical learning community that inspires students to become responsible, active, compassionate citizens and leaders. The joy and pride of living Judaism thrives here through traditional and innovative celebrations of our ancient traditions and heritage, study of text, history, modern Hebrew and Jewish culture. Our students obtain a strong moral compass, deep understanding of their roots, and the tools and motivation for living a Jewish life and contributing to Jewish civilization.

THA offers small class sizes on a beautiful, safe and secure campus adjacent to the JCC in the lush Sonoran Desert foothills of north-central Tucson. Parents, teachers and community members are engaged in school life and invested in everyone’s success. Partnerships with local Jewish organizations and synagogues and the greater community of Tucson are critical components of our program.

Generous scholarship opportunity supports our families – no Jewish child is ever denied a THA education due to financial constraints.

The Tucson Hebrew Academy: Enriching experiences. A lifetime of value.

 

JEWISH EDUCATION TAX CREDIT ORGANIZATION
3718 E. River Road, Tucson
520-647-8442 • jetco.org

JETCO, the Jewish Education Tax Credit Organization, makes it easy for you to support Jewish education in Southern Arizona. It’s simple!

Your investment comes right back in the form of a dollar-for-dollar tax credit on your state taxes, but even more importantly, in the continuity of the Jewish people. Every Arizona tax payer may contribute, both individuals as well as corporations. Participation in JETCO assures that finances are not a barrier for any family wishing to provide their child a Jewish education in a Jewish learning environment. Take charge of your Arizona tax dollars, and invest in the future of Jewish civilization – what a huge mitzvah!

For tax year 2017, an individual may contribute up to $1,089 when filing as single head-of-household, or married filing separately. Married couples filing jointly may contribute up to $2,177. Participants have many options to facilitate their contribution: monthly or annually, in person or online, or sending a check in the mail made out to JETCO. Partial contributions are welcomed for those who don’t qualify for or aren’t able to do the full amount and we’re happy to make special arrangements to facilitate your ease in participation.

Businesses can take advantage of the Arizona Private School Tax Credit too. C corporations and S corporations filing a 120S corporate income tax return in Arizona are eligible.

For more information or to participate online, visit jetco.org. Your call is welcome at 520-647-8442. Todah rabah – thank you for helping grow the next generation of the Jewish people!

 

JEWISH TUITION ORGANIZATION
12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale
480-634-4926  • jtophoenix.org

Take the credit for Jewish Education! The Jewish Tuition Organization (JTO) is a student tuition organization (STO) that provides need-based scholarships for children to attend six participating Phoenix area Jewish day schools. The JTO raises funds through the Arizona private school tuition tax credit. The tax credit is a dollar-for-dollar tax credit available to both individuals and corporations against their Arizona tax liability. More than 90 percent of the funds raised are distributed through need-based scholarships.

“Taking the credit for Jewish education is a mitzvah that simply redirects your Arizona tax liability to the JTO,” says JTO Executive Director Linda Zell. “The tax credit is a dollar-for-dollar credit against an Arizona tax liability and the impact made on a child’s life is immeasurable,” adds Zell. The JTO is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) so Zell recommends that each supporter consult their tax preparer regarding federal tax rules.

“We see an increase in support each year as more individuals and corporations understand the benefit that taking the credit provides to children in our Jewish community. The more funds raised by the JTO the more children we can support,” says Zell. “We feel very fortunate to be able to provide nearly 600 scholarships each year, but our focus is to raise as much funding as we can so that every child that wants a Jewish education can have one and our schools can reach capacity,” adds Zell.

 

NORTHBRIDGE COLLEGE SUCCESS PROGRAM
7000 E. Shea Blvd. #J-262, Scottsdale
480-991-3686 • northbridgeaz.org

NorthBridge is Maricopa County’s only college support program that specializes in helping students ages 16-26 who learn differently, succeed in post-secondary educational endeavors. NorthBridge’s mission is to provide support, resources, and guidance to postsecondary students with learning differences as they transition to, persist and succeed in postsecondary education leading to increased completion rates for this growing college-going population.

NorthBridge was founded upon the principle that youth with learning differences can transition and excel in postsecondary education with specialized and individualized support. Since 2011, NorthBridge has refined a standard-based college success program that focuses on developing key skills to college success such as executive functioning, communication, academic and self-advocacy skills. NorthBridge has two signature programs to help students transition to college and succeed once enrolled.

College Success Program is a comprehensive support system focused on both academic success and personal development. It includes complete degree planning (course recommendations), weekly academic mentoring/coaching, 1:1 scheduled academic support sessions (tutoring) and bi-monthly coordinated social events.

Accuplacer Ready is a customizable workshop series that helps students save time and money by testing out of developmental courses that don’t count towards gradation. During the workshops, students are motivated and learn how to improve their scores so they can test into the right courses.

NorthBridge received the 2015 Pathways to Postsecondary Education Award from the Arizona Commission on Postsecondary Education for our College Success Program that helps students with learning differences out perform their neurotypical peers. NorthBridge students are 24% more likely to pass their courses and 30% more likely to stay in school and earn a degree. This past May, NorthBridge celebrated their 31st college graduate.

 

THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA SALT CENTER
Patricia A. Bartlett Building
1010 N. Highland Ave., Tucson
520-621-1242 • salt.arizona.edu/azjl

For nearly 40 years, the University of Arizona’s Strategic Alternative Learning Techniques (SALT) Center has served as the premier academic support program for college students who learn differently. Our program facilitates learning, self-advocacy and independence by empowering students to take ownership of their education. Our innovative approach is recognized nationwide as one of the most successful for promoting student achievement in the university setting.

Our Strategic Learning Specialists help students manage their learning and attention challenges. During their weekly meetings, they cover topics such as individualized learning plans and learning strategies, as well as provide workshops and skill development seminars.

Our tutoring program is certified by the College Reading & Learning Association. We train our peer tutors to introduce students to a wide variety of methods, demonstrating how to use visual, auditory, and kinesthetic strategies to begin, develop, and refine their work. Students can access one-on-one, small-group, large-group or drop-in tutoring.

The SALT Center also offers an array of educational technology to support students who learn differently, including integrated technology throughout our building, consultations with tech coaches, assistive technology to support specific learning challenges, and online resources.

Because the SALT Center is a fee-based program, we offer scholarship awards based on financial need. Psychological services are also available by referral for students seeking short-term counseling for academic and personal matters.

To learn more about the SALT Center, please join us on Friday mornings for a Taste of SALT. For dates, event times, locations, and to register, visit salt.arizona.edu/azjl.

 

UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA THE ARIZONA CENTER FOR JUDAIC STUDIES
845 N. Park Ave. #420, Tucson
520-626-5758 • judaic.arizona.edu
Prof. J. Edward Wright, Director

The Arizona Center for Judaic Studies’ mission is to contribute to the overall goals of The University of Arizona by promoting advanced scholarship, by translating faculty research into dynamic undergraduate instruction, and by contributing to the community through educational outreach and professional advising. We seek to transmit, interpret and critique Jewish historical, religious and cultural traditions for the benefit of present and future generations.

We hosted our second annual Modern Israel Conference in December, 2016 titled “Balancing Unity & Diversity: Israel’s Changing Society & Politics,” which brought internationally recognized scholars to discuss domestic issues facing Israel. We hosted Prof. Shai Feldman for a lecture titled “Israel and the U.S. in the Trump Era” as part of the Jeffrey Plevan Memorial Lecture series. One of our primary emphases is taking expert knowledge beyond the environs of the University, and the internet and social media are increasingly important in this endeavor. Our YouTube Channel (UAJudaicStudies), which features our event lectures, has grown tremendously since President Donald Trump’s visit to the Middle East, with more than 70,000 video views and 660 subscribers in the last two months. Prof. Asher Susser’s lecture titled “Iran and the Arabs” is currently trending in the “knowledge” category on YouTube. This impact with knowledge-based information is exactly what we strive for at The Arizona Center for Judaic Studies. Finally, the website called The Bible and Interpretation, which features the latest news and information in the field of biblical studies, and is sponsored by our Center has surpassed 30,000 hits a month.

We are known for two important features: our commitment to academic excellence and student success, and our extensive educational outreach programs for our community.

 

JEWISH GENETIC DISEASES CENTER OF GREATER PHOENIX
12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale
480-668-3347 • jewishgeneticsphx.org

For more than a decade the Jewish Genetic Diseases Center of Greater Phoenix has worked to increase awareness regarding genetic disorders that are more prevalent in the Jewish Community and the critical importance of carrier testing for these disorders.

The JGDC offers events throughout the year that focus on education, awareness, and screening of Jewish genetic diseases. We provide affordable genetic counseling and screening for recessive gene mutations through the community’s philanthropic support. We are grateful for the support we have received that makes our work possible.

The Center began screening in 2004 for four diseases and currently screens for over 100 diseases. It is likely that the rapid expansion of knowledge in medical genetic science will continue and the Center will continue, as it has in the last decade, to expand the services it provides.

Screening results provide young couples the opportunity to receive information regarding their genetic risks and options, so they may mitigate the risk of having a child born with a tragic genetic disease.

It is recommended that anyone between the ages of 18-45 get screened. We provide screening for both Ashkenazi and Sephardic Jews, Jews by Choice and non-Jewish partners.

If both partners are carriers for the same disease, there is a 25% chance with each pregnancy, that they could have an affected child! We are committed to doing all that we can to spare Jewish families from the heartbreak caused by these diseases.

The Center also provides education and referral services for hereditary cancers, specifically the BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations. Our events bring awareness to the fact that 1 in 40 Ashkenazi Jews are carriers of the BRCA gene mutation. This is nearly 10 times the rate of the general population, making Jewish families more susceptible to hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. If found to be BRCA positive, one has a higher likelihood of developing breast or ovarian cancer during their lifetime.

Knowledge is power! Contact us for more information regarding your genetic risks and options. Together we can help achieve our vision of a Jewish community free of genetic diseases.

 

JEWISH HISTORY MUSEUM & HOLOCAUST HISTORY CENTER
564 S. Stone Ave., Tucson
520-670-9073 • jewishhistorymuseum.org

The Birin Family Educational Outreach Program at the Jewish History Museum and Holocaust History Center provides students of all ages an opportunity to explore questions about identity, community, memory and social justice through the prism of Jewish history in southern Arizona. In the Jewish History Building students will discover more than 100 years of Jewish history in Southern Arizona. By illuminating aspects of Holocaust history through the life experiences of Holocaust survivors, who have lived in southern Arizona, the Holocaust History Center makes a seemingly distant history feel close and immediate. The Center hosts an exhibit that addresses contemporary human rights issues on an ongoing basis.

In February of 2016, the Jewish History Museum opened an integrated campus that includes a five-fold expansion of the Holocaust History Center, a newly curated, thematically-designed core exhibition in the Jewish History Building and new sculpture and memorial gardens. During our first academic year nearly 2,000 students from over 50 schools participated in this transformative program.

The Jewish History Museum provides students with an opportunity to learn a history of Jews that is both broad and local. Beyond learning about Jews specifically as the primary targets and victims of Nazi racism, the museum presents a multi-faceted and dynamic history of Jews that incorporates aspects of religious practice, values and contemporary life.

Funds are available through the Birin Family Educational Outreach Fund to defray the cost of student transportation to the Jewish History Museum.

Please contact museum@jewishhistorymuseum.org to schedule a school field trip.

 

HEARUSA
Mesa, Peoria, Phoenix, Scottsdale
and Sun City West
855-237-6625 • hearusa.com

Since hearing loss typically occurs gradually, many people do not realize the damaging effects that occur with hearing changes. As America ages and with Baby Boomers expected to live longer than any previous generation, hearing impairment will reach new levels in coming decades. Currently, only about one in five people with hearing loss seek appropriate treatment which is particularly alarming since untreated hearing loss can lead to an increase in depression, feelings of anxiety and isolation from family and friends.

Nearly 36 million Americans have some degree of hearing loss due to genetics, the environment in which they surround themselves, or simply as a result of the aging process. With hearing loss, it is often difficult to understand speech. What is not sufficiently appreciated is that the individual’s emotional and mental state may also be affected by the erratic and disrupted communication patterns caused by hearing loss. A person with hearing loss is four times more likely to manifest psychological disturbances than a person with normal hearing. There is also evidence that hearing loss can exacerbate the behavioral picture of patients with Alzheimer’s and other cognitive disorders, affecting memory, alertness, and general ability to cope, beyond the expected limiting factors of the disorder without the presence of hearing loss.

At HearUSA, we’re commitment to delivering the highest quality care in the industry. We have designed our Hearing Care Program to better serve you.

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No matter what your degree of hearing loss is, we can help find the best solution for you – guaranteed. This is our Hearing Care Beyond Compare Promise! Call us today to schedule your free hearing screening!

 

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