Arizona Gives Day

More than 720 501c3 nonprofit organizations across the state, from small hyper-local volunteer-run agencies to major organizations with widespread presence, have registered and been vetted for participation in Arizona Gives Day, a 24-hour online fund-raising event benefiting Arizona charities. Arizona Gives Day is an annual, statewide day of giving that invites Arizonans to support their…


The impact of Violins of Hope

The Violins of Hope have left the Valley of the Sun, but not our hearts and minds. It was an incredible six weeks of events that included exhibits, educational programming and concerts. We at Arizona Jewish Life were honored to be involved and want to thank the hard work of Rachel Hoffer, Julee Landau Shahon…


Gene and Jason Bressler: Building Business. Creating Community. Giving Back.

Pictured above: Jason Bressler, left, presents a check to Nick Lowery at a Champions for Homeless event. Photo by Antoine Gedroyc. They’re charismatic leaders, articulate speakers, meticulous collaborators and compassionate souls. Gene and Jason Bressler are the dynamic father and son duo behind the Phoenix Metro Chamber of Commerce and its nonprofit Phoenix Metro Chamber…


Teens gather to enjoy interfaith Shabbat

Pictured above: The full group of participants at the Global Shabbat held Dec. 7. On Dec. 7, BBYO celebrated the 2018 Global Shabbat with an unprecedented interfaith Shabbat dinner, inviting teen youth groups of many faiths to come together in peace to build community. BBYO partnered with the Jewish Community Relations Council and the Jewish…


Tree of Life: A Concert for Peace and Unity

PBS will broadcast nationally WQED’s locally-produced “Tree of Life: A Concert for Peace and Unity,” a free community event, presented and hosted by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to honor the Tree of Life Synagogue victims and first responders. The performance, featuring Itzhak Perlman at Pittsburgh’s Heinz Hall, was taped on November 27, one month after the…

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