Resource Guide 2018-2019: 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 SOUTHERN ARIZONA
520-505-4500
facebook.com/hadassahsouthernarizona

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

JEWISH COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF SOUTHERN ARIZONA
3718 E. River Road #118, Tucson
520-577-0388
jcftucson.org

JEWISH COMMUNITY RELATIONS COUNCIL AND HOLOCAUST EDUCATION
3718 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
3718 E. River Road #100, 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
Carol Sack, Jewish Community Concierge
3800 E. River Road, Tucson
520-299-3000 ext. 241
jewishtucson.org
concierge@jewishtucson.org
Your Jewish Tucson Concierge, Carol, can help you connect. Whether you are a newcomer or have been here a long time and want to explore the Jewish community, Carol can help you navigate our rich and diverse community. Call Carol 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
Donna Johnson, Regional Board Chair
Carlos Galindo-Elvira, Regional Director
Melia Dunn, Education Director
3200 N. Central Ave. #2120, Phoenix
602-274-0991
arizona.adl.org
Twitter: @ADLArizona
ADL is the world’s leading anti-hate organization. Founded in 1913 in response to an escalating climate of anti-Semitism and bigotry, its timeless mission is to protect the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment for all. Today, ADL continues to fight all forms of hate with the same vigor and passion. We offer education programs like WORDS to ACTION: an interactive workshop to 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.

ASSOCIATION OF CRYPTO-JEWS OF THE AMERICAS
Mailing address: 1900 W. Chandler Blvd. #15355, Chandler
602-518-0229
cryptojews.org

BRANDEIS NATIONAL COMMITTEE – PHOENIX CHAPTER
PO Box 13775, Scottsdale
480-359-7262
brandeisphoenix.org

BUREAU OF JEWISH EDUCATION OF GREATER PHOENIX
12701 N. Scottsdale Road #206, Scottsdale
480-634-8050
bjephoenix.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 COMMUNITY 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
The East Valley JCC offers social, cultural and educational programs for youth, teens, adults and seniors; camps; and an accredited preschool for ages infant-pre-K. Programming includes arts and Israel cultural programs. No membership fee.

EZRAS CHOLIM OF PHOENIX
Yecheskel Friedman, Director & Founder
Elchonon Gross, President & Founder
Oksana Avelarde, Associate Director
6516 N. Seventh St. #100, Phoenix
602-492-4989
ezrascholim.com
yecheskel@ezrascholim.com
Arizona’s first kosher food pantry. Open daily to meet emergency food needs. We offer warm kosher meals to patients and caregivers at hospitals, treatment centers, or at home. Rehab and hospice support services available, including visitation, transportation and meal delivery. Also offers patient advocacy for those in hospitals, nursing facilities and in the home. Ezras Cholim is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and is an indispensable part Phoenix community life. We need your support. We are seeking monthly contributions and volunteers.

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
Jacquelyn Null, Program and Marketing Coordinator
12701 N. Scottsdale Road #205, Scottsdale
480-629-5343
gesherdr.org
info@gesherdr.org
Gesher Disability Resources serves children and adults affected by a disability through inclusion assistance in the classroom, resource referral, residential support and social groups. Founded in 1985 as the Council For Jews With Special Needs, the agency now engages a larger percentage of the disability community and benefits more than 3,000 individuals through our events and services. Our mission is to support individuals with special needs and their families in the Jewish community to lead fuller lives.

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
12701 N Scottsdale Road #202, Scottsdale
480-699-1717
jcfphoenix.org

JEWISH COMMUNITY RELATIONS COUNCIL
OF GREATER PHOENIX

12701 N. Scottsdale Road #203, Scottsdale
jcrcphoenix.org

JEWISH FAMILY & CHILDREN’S SERVICE – PHOENIX
Kathy Rood
Adm. Offices, 4747 N. Seventh St. #100, Phoenix
Jewish Community & Older Adult 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, CEO
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 by caring for Jews in need, enriching senior lives, engaging the next generation and building 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
jewishlaborcommittee.org

JEWISH WAR VETERANS OF THE USA
Department of Southwest
Copper State Post 619
480-813-1906
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 #B-584, Scottsdale
limmudaz.org
In Hebrew, Limmud means “learning.” Limmud offers a full day of Jewish learning annually that is divided into individual sessions. Multiple programs, different presenters and a variety of topics are offered during each session. This unique format allows you to create your own Jewish experience, explore Jewish connections and meet new people. To learn more, attend a “Taste of Limmud AZ” in November. Limmud is an all-volunteer run organization and is always looking for more volunteers.

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

NATIONAL COUNCIL OF JEWISH WOMEN – ARIZONA SECTION
ncjwaz.org
President1893@ncjwaz.org

ORT AMERICA
Cactus Chapter, 602-953-9307
Desert Chapter, 480-948-9242
ortamerica.org

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 JCC is an inclusive community center that enriches physical, mental and spiritual growth through relationships and an array of offerings, including early childhood, youth, fitness, camp and senior programs. The J serves people of all faiths, backgrounds and abilities.

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 individuals; 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
gesherdr.org
info@gesherdr.org
Gesher Disability Resources (formerly Council For Jews With Special Needs) is a 33-year-old nonprofit organization (Tax ID #86-0626273). Our mission is to support individuals with special needs and their families in the Jewish community to lead fuller lives. Programs include: classroom observation and teacher training; special Shabbat monthly services; social groups; disability resource information, and two Jewish homes for adults with developmental disabilities. In November 2015, the agency became an Arizona Qualifying Charitable Organization with the State of Arizona’s dollar-for-dollar tax credit program.

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 nearly 48,000 individuals served across the Valley, 97% 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 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
3040 N. 36th St., Phoenix
602-443-8000
kivelcare.org
The Kivel Campus of Care has been serving the housing needs of the low income, frail, Jewish Elderly for over 60 years. Kivel provides a quality environment, a Jewish atmosphere, food programs, High Holiday and Sabbath services, activities, social interaction, an Assisted Living program and a Memory Care 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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