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A global day of giving

Giving Tuesday (#GivingTuesday) falls this year on Dec. 3. It is a worldwide day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on…

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Looking to volunteer? The Mitzvah Hub can help!

The Mitzvah Hub is the Jewish community’s online resource that matches organizations in the Greater Phoenix area in need of volunteers with individuals and groups looking for community service opportunities. A partnership between the Jewish Family & Children’s Service and The Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix, the online portal contains information on a wide variety…

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2019 Giving Guide

AMERICAN FRIENDS OF MAGEN DAVID ADOM 800-323-2371 AFMDA.org/give Help to mobilize Magen David Adom EMT’s and paramedics who carry more than 700,000 Israelis to safety each year. We’re Israel’s emergency medical and ambulance service, Magen David Adom, Help save lives in Israel. ISRAEL BONDS ARIZONA 972-338-2641 israelbonds.com Israel Bonds ranks among Israel’s most valued economic…

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What’s Next?

On September 18, 2018, several hours before Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish year, my father died. Surrounded by my mother, my daughter and me, he left this world well-loved, just three months shy of his 100th birthday. I had spoken previously with my kids about the inevitable – that their Grandpa’s death,…

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Risa Mallin: Making her mark

Photo: Caleb Keefer and Risa Mallin on camera filming for “Antiques Roadshow.” Risa Mallin is adding another jewel to her impressive crown of accomplishments. In January, she will appear on an episode of “Antiques Roadshow” with a prized possession. But before the reveal, here is Risa’s back story: A Denver native, Risa was a welcome…

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JFCS Center for Senior Enrichment is open to all

Did you know that there is a Jewish Family & Children’s Service’s Center for Senior Enrichment located inside the newly-remodeled Palazzo, a full-continuing care community, in Central Phoenix? It’s true! Also, the JFCS Center for Senior Enrichment is the only Jewish senior center in the Greater Phoenix area. The center offers a variety of programs…

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Senior living in Phoenix and Tucson

Across the United States, the number of seniors is growing. In fact, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, almost 20% of Americans will be age 65 or older by 2030. With such a fast-growing population, it’s critical for our communities to address the needs and socio-economic conditions of the elderly. And for families trying to…

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