Resource Guide 2018-2019: Lifecycle


Jewish life revolves around the cycle of life.
In the Jewish tradition, lifecycle moments from birth to death carry specific rituals, most of which have been used for centuries.

These moments truly center us. Following are the resources that will help you celebrate and mark each stage of life.

SIMCHA VENUES

ARIZONA JEWISH HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Cutler-Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center
Mel Kessler, Board President
Dr. Lawrence Bell, Ph.D., Executive Director
Jeffrey Schesnol, PMP, Ordained Madrikh, Associate Executive Director
Stacy Faherty, Events Manager
122 E. Culver St., Phoenix
602-241-7870
azjhs.org
sfaherty@azjhs.org
Beautifully restored historic venue is available for weddings, b’nai mitzvah, and other celebrations. Open to people of all faiths. Main hall has original hardwood floors and 10-foot arched windows; also a museum gallery and lovely outdoor garden terrace.

INA LEVINE JEWISH COMMUNITY CAMPUS
12701 N Scottsdale Road #201, Scottsdale
480-481-7123
iljcc.org
info@iljcc.org
Offers a variety of airy open, multi-use spaces for events of all kinds, including bar/bat mitzvahs, classes, conferences, fundraisers, meetings, parties, weddings and more.

JEWISH HISTORY MUSEUM
Lisa Schachter-Brooks, Director of Operations
564 S. Stone Ave., Tucson
520-670-9073
jewishhistorymuseum.org
museum@jewishhistorymuseum.orgIndoor space in the historic synagogue building is available for rent for meetings, simchas and other occasions for up to 100 people. Multiple outdoor spaces are also available for events for up to 250 people. Tours of the museum and Holocaust History Center may be included.

ODYSEA AQUARIUM
Amram Knishinsky, PhD, Founder & CEO
Ran Knishinsky, Chief Marketing Officer
9500 E. Via de Ventura, Scottsdale
480-291-8000
odyseaaquarium.com
eventsales@odyseaaquarium.com
OdySea Aquarium, located in Scottsdale, is America’s newest aquarium and was recently voted Kids Best Indoor Entertainment.  This multi-level, state-of-the-art facility holds more than 2 million gallons of water and offers educational, interactive, and entertaining experience for guests of all ages. Incorporate the extraordinary into your special event at OdySea Aquarium! Have a wedding by the water or sip cocktails while gazing at fascinating sea life. From intimate receptions and bar/bat mitzvahs to corporate gatherings and black tie galas, OdySea Aquarium provides a unique experience and lasting memories. Offering a variety of venue space options, your event can be customized to fit your vision and needs and the guest list can even include a penguin or a sloth!

MAGGIANO’S LITTLE ITALY
16405 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale
480-333-4110
maggianos.com
Come celebrate something special at Maggiano’s Little Italy! With magnificently decorated event spaces and private banquet rooms, plus a well-dressed, attentive staff, Maggiano’s is the perfect Scottsdale party venue for any special occasion. Whether you’re throwing an engagement party, rehearsal dinner, bar/bat mitzvah or just want a bigger space for a business meeting or birthday party, let our Private Dining Managers make your next gathering easy, memorable, and above all ­– delicious!

GENETIC TESTING

JEWISH GENETIC DISEASES CENTER OF GREATER PHOENIX
12701 N. Scottsdale Road #201, Scottsdale
480-668-3347
jewishgeneticsphx.org
info@jewishgeneticsphx.org
(See full listing in Agencies & Organizations)

MOHELS

RICHARD DOBRUSIN, DO
1124 E. McKellips Road #110, Mesa
480-882-7370

KEITH DVEIRIN, MD
7340 E. Speedway #104, Tucson
520-547-7045

STEVEN HAUBEN, MD
3301 N. Miller Road #170, Scottsdale
480-661-4131

RABBI MENDY LIPSKIER
16830 E. Avenue of the Fountains, Fountain Hills
480-776-4763
azbris.com

ROBERT S. LIPSON, MD
602-264-0608
affiliatedurologists.com

RABBI YOSEF SEMEL
Phoenix
602-326-3885
azmohel.com

ALAN B. SINGER, MD
602-705-3501
dralansinger.com

MIKVAHS (MIKVAOT)

MIKVAH CHAYA MUSHKA
Chabad of Phoenix
2110 E. Lincoln Dr., Phoenix
602-317-7993, 602-509-7430
chabadaz.com

MIKVAH OF TUCSON
Congregation Young Israel
2443 E. Fourth St., Tucson
520-326-8362
chabadtucson.com

PERACH YISROEL COMMUNITY MIKVEH
(also offers a kailim mikvah, located in the courtyard)
Congregation Chofetz Chayim
5150 E. Fifth St., Tucson
520-747-7780
tucsontorah.org

PHOENIX KEILIM MIKVAH
(for utensils; located in the back of the building)
Phoenix Community Kollel
6516 N. Seventh St., Phoenix
602-348-1475

STEIN FAMILY COMMUNITY MIKVEH
Congregation Beth Israel
10460 N. 56th St., Scottsdale
480-951-0323 ext. 141
cbiaz.org/mikveh

THE PHOENIX MIKVAH
840 E. Maryland Ave., Phoenix
602-282-0307
phoenixmikvah.org

CHEVRA KADISHA
(Jewish Burial Society)

CHEVRA KADISHA OF NORTHERN ARIZONA
Temple B’rith Shalom
2077 Brohner Way, Prescott
928-708-0018
brithshalom-az.org

CHEVRA KADISHA OF PHOENIX
515 E. Bethany Home Road, Phoenix
602-277-8858

CHOFETZ CHAYIM CHEVRA KADISHA OF TUCSON
5150 E. Fifth St., Tucson
520-591-5292

PHOENIX WOMENS CHEVRA KADISHA
Operating at Sinai Mortuary
4538 N. 16th St., Phoenix
602-703-9446

CEMETERIES & MORTUARIES

BETH EL CEMETERY
Greenwood Memory Lawn Mortuary & Cemetery
2300 W. Van Buren St., Phoenix
602-944-3359
bethelphoenix.com

BETH ISRAEL MEMORIAL CEMETERY
305 S. 35th Ave., Phoenix
480-951-0323
cbiaz.org/cemetery

EAST LAWN PALMS MORTUARY & CEMETERY
5801 E. Grant Road, Tucson
520-885-6741

EVERGREEN MORTUARY & CEMETERY
3015 N. Oracle Road, Tucson
520-257-4831
evergreenmortuary-cemetery.com

GARDEN OF SHALOM AT PHOENIX MEMORIAL PARK
200 W. Beardsley Road, Phoenix
623-434-7000

GREEN ACRES MORTUARY & CEMETERY
401 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale
480-945-2654

MARANA MORTUARY & CEMETERY
12146 W. Barnett Road, Marana
520-682-9900
maranamortuarycemetery.com

SINAI CEMETERY
Sandy Rife, General Manager
24210 N. 68th St., Phoenix (off Pinnacle Peak Road)
480-585-6060
mtsinaicemetery.com
info@mtsinaicemetery.com
Mt. Sinai is a Jewish cemetery that cares about the Jewish community. The cemetery is Jewish owned and operated, and welcomes both Jewish and intermarried families. Sidewalks in front of every grave provide the utmost respect, and the beautiful outdoor pavilion can be used for funeral services. Our caring and professional staff provides every family with exceptional customer care. Preplanning is available and prices are guaranteed –  it’s a gift you give to your family.

PARADISE MEMORIAL GARDENS & MAUSOLEUM
9300 E Shea Blvd., Scottsdale
480-860-2300

SINAI MORTUARY OF ARIZONA
4538 N. 16th St., Phoenix
602-248-0030
sinaimortuary.net

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