Resource Guide 2020-2021: Kids & Teens

The Jewish people have treasured books and learning since the beginning. Even our central prayer, the Shema, includes the
instruction: “Take these words which I command
you this day and teach them faithfully to your
children.”

In the Valley and Tucson there are preschools, day schools and high schools available where students can receive a Jewish education.

Informal education is widely available too. Youth
groups and camps, both day and overnight,
immerse youth in Jewish life. At Jewish camp,
children experience a range of activities from arts to
sports all in a Jewish setting. Jewish values, culture
 and traditions permeate the campers’ days through
song, food, art and dance.

On the following pages, you will find the resources you need to ensure your family can enjoy the sweetness of Jewish life available in our communities.

EDUCATION RESOURCES

BJE’S JEWISH COMMUNITY LIBRARY
12701 N. Scottsdale Road #206, Scottsdale
480-634-8050
bjephoenix.org

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.

JEWISH EDUCATION TAX CREDIT ORGANIZATION
3718 E. River Road #100, 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 students receive an excellent Jewish and secular education. Do a mitzvah – ensure our future – contribute to JETCO!

JEWISH FAMILY & CHILDREN’S SERVICE
Arizona Charitable Tax Credit Program
Mara Samudrala, Annual Campaign Manager
4747 N. Seventh Street #100, Phoenix, 85014
602-567-8392
jfcsaz.org/taxcredit
info@jfcsaz.org
Tax credit dollars at Jewish Family & Children’s Service are used to assist low income children and families. Of the nearly 42,000 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 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 scholarships with funds raised through the dollar-for-dollar Arizona private school tax credit. The JTO supports students in our community 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.

PJ LIBRARY – PHOENIX
12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale
480-481-7112
vosjcc.org/pjlibrary

PJ LIBRARY
Prescott: 928-771-0978
Southern Arizona: 520-577-9393 ext. 138

pjlibrary.org

PJ OUR WAY
For ages 9-12
pjourway.org

PRESCHOOLS

TUCSON

ESTHER B. FELDMAN PRESCHOOL/KINDERGARTEN
Congregation Anshei Israel
5550 E. Fifth St., Tucson
520-745-5550 ext. 229
caiaz.org

STRAUSS ECE AND KINDERGARTEN
Temple Emanu-El
225 N. Country Club Road, Tucson
520-325-0390
straussece.com

TUCSON JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
3800 E. River Road, Tucson
520-299-3000 ext. 115
tucsonjcc.org

TUCSON JEWISH MONTESSORI
5150 E. Fifth St., Tucson
520-790-2784
tjmontessori.org

THE VALLEY

ALEPH BET PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN
Chabad of Arizona
2110 E. Lincoln Dr., Phoenix
602-944-2580
alephbetaz.com

BETH EL EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER AND PRESCHOOL
Beth El Congregation
1118 W. Glendale Ave., Phoenix
602-944-2464
bethelphoenix.com

CHANDLER JEWISH PRESCHOOL
Pollack Chabad Center
875 N. McClintock Dr., Chandler
480-855-4333 ext. 2
chandlerjewishpreschool.com

CHANEN PRESCHOOL
Congregation Beth Israel
10460 N. 56th St., Scottsdale
480-951-3398
cbiaz.org

EARLY CHILDHOOD LEARNING CENTER AT THE EAST VALLEY JCC
908 N. Alma School Road, Chandler
480-897-0588
evjcc.org/eclc

PHOENIX HEBREW ACADEMY PRESCHOOL
515 E. Bethany Home Road, Phoenix
602-277-7479
phoenixhebrewacademy.org

TEMPLE CHAI’S EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER
4645 E. Marilyn Road, Phoenix
602-923-3619
templechai.com/education

TEMPLE KOL AMI EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER
15030 N 64th St., Scottsdale
480-951-5825
templekolami.org
Temple Kol Ami Early Childhood Center is a developmental play based preschool where children engage in hands on fun learning experiences that interest and challenge them. In addition to the core curriculum, children participate in Hebrew, Music, Science, Spanish, Shabbat, and reading with Rabbi Schneider. We believe that Judaism is best taught by example and through an experiential process.

THE J’S EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER
12701 N. Scottsdale Road #201, Scottsdale
480-659-7769
vosjcc.org/preschool

THE SOLEL PRESCHOOL
Temple Solel
6805 E McDonald Dr., Paradise Valley
480-991-4545
solelpreschool.org

TORAH DAY SCHOOL OF PHOENIX/KINDERTOTS
1118 W. Glendale Ave., Phoenix
602-374-3062
torahdayschoolofphoenix.org

YAD B’ YAD CHILDREN’S CENTER
Temple Emanuel of Tempe
5801 S. Rural Road, Tempe
480-249-4557
ybycc.com

DAY SCHOOLS

TUCSON

TUCSON HEBREW ACADEMY
Dr. Laurence Kutler, Interim Head of School
Rabbi Billy Lewkowicz, Director of Judaics and Hebrew Studies
Gabby Erbst, Director of Admissions

3888 E. River Road, Tucson
520-529-3888

thaaz.org
admissions@thaaz.org
Tucson Hebrew Academy is Tucson’s premier community Jewish Day School serving Kindergarten through Grade 8. We provide exemplary education through challenge-based learning, rigorous academics, inspired Jewish values, and an engaged, supportive community.
From the early years through comprehensive high school prep, children thrive in THA’s uniquely enriching educational community and culture. For over forty-five years, our tradition of excellence has provided a learning environment that develops students who are highly skilled, critical and creative thinkers, possessing a strong moral compass and a deep understanding of their Jewish identity.

THE VALLEY

DESERT JEWISH ACADEMY
3400 N. Dobson Road, Chandler
480-390-0971
desertja.org

MENACHEM MENDEL ACADEMY
3024 E. Fillmore St., Phoenix
602-710-9272
menachemmendelacademy.com

PARDES JEWISH DAY SCHOOL 
Peter Gordon, Head of School
Lauren Kreisberger, Director of Admissions
12753 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale
480-991-9141
pardesschool.org
admissions@pardesschool.org
Over 25 years of educating children to be critical thinkers, communicators, creators, collaborators and lifelong learners. Independent, private K-8 co-educational day school. Rigorous secular education with an integrated Jewish education. Experienced and dedicated faculty; low teacher-student ratio; emphasis on Project Based Learning. Beautiful campus with Hebrew, Jewish studies, Makerspace, art, physical education, music, theatre and Spanish offered in addition to core subjects. Daily Kosher lunch program. Member of the Mountain Valley Athletics League. Accredited. A partner agency of the Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix.

PHOENIX HEBREW ACADEMY
515 E. Bethany Home Road, Phoenix
602-277-7479
phoenixhebrewacademy.org

SHEARIM TORAH HIGH SCHOOL FOR GIRLS
715 E. Sierra Vista Dr., Phoenix
602-324-3406
shearimhighschool.org

TORAH DAY SCHOOL OF PHOENIX
1118 W. Glendale Ave., Phoenix
602-374-3062
torahdayschoolofphoenix.org

YESHIVA HIGH SCHOOL OF ARIZONA
7045 N. 12th St., Phoenix
602-266-1213
azyeshiva.org

YOUTH GROUPS & PROGRAMS

ARIZONA NCSY/JSU
818-795-7788
arizona.ncsy.org

BBYO MOUNTAIN REGION
East Valley, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tucson & West Valley
12701 N. Scottsdale Road #203, Scottsdale
480-481-1788
bbyo.org

B’NAI TZEDEK YOUTH PHILANTHROPY PROGRAM
Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Phoenix
12701 N. Scottsdale Road #202, Scottsdale
480-699-1717
jcfphoenix.org

CLUB J
12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale
480-481-7075
vosjcc.org/after-school-programs

CTEEN PHOENIX
2110 E. Lincoln Dr., Phoenix
602-944-2753
chabadaz.com

J SWIM CLUB
12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale
480-481-7035
vosjcc.org/aquatics

J TEEN CONNECT AZ OF GREATER PHOENIX
480-481-7111
jteenconnectaz.org

JCC MACCABI GAMES
12701 N. Scottsdale Road #201, Scottsdale
vosjcc.org/maccabi

JCC MACCABI GAMES – TUCSON
3800 E. River Road, Tucson
520-299-3000
tucsonjcc.org

JEWISH FAMILY CUB SCOUTS & BOY SCOUTS
Meets at: Beth El Congregation, 1118 W. Glendale Ave., Phoenix
602-218-0353</em
facebook.com/PHXJewishScouts

MARTIN PEAR JCC YOUTH SPORTS
12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale
480-481-7016
vosjcc.org/youth-sports

NFTY – THE REFORM JEWISH TEEN MOVEMENT
212-452-6754
southwest.nfty.org

SHEVET SHEMESH – ISRAEL SCOUTS
480-748-5156
shevetshemesh.com

SWIFT YOUTH FOUNDATION
16099 N. 82nd St. #B2A, Scottsdale
480-443-5645
swiftyouth.org

UNITED SYNAGOGUE YOUTH (USY) – FAR WEST
Chapters in The Valley and Tucson
818-986-0907
farwestusy.org

HIGH SCHOOL STUDY PROGRAMS

HEBREW HIGH OF GREATER PHOENIX
12701 N. Scottsdale Road #206, Scottsdale
480-634-8050
bjephoenix.org/hhphx

TUCSON HEBREW FOR CREDIT
520-529-3888
thaaz.org/hebrewhigh

SPECIAL NEEDS RESOURCES

GESHER DISABILITY RESOURCES
Amy Hummell, Executive Director
Jill Wilson, Director, Education and Programs

Sharon Landay, Student Support Specialist
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, more than 3000 community members benefit from the agency’s events and services each year. Gesher is a Qualifying Charitable Organization (QCO) eligible for Arizona’s dollar-for-dollar Tax Credit Program (tax id 86-0626273; QCO Code 20748).

THE FRIENDSHIP CIRCLE
Chabad of Arizona
2110 E. Lincoln Dr., Phoenix
602-861-1600
fcaz.org

TUCSON JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER
3800 E. River Road, Tucson
520-299-3000
tucsonjcc.org

DAY CAMPS, CLASSES & ACTIVITIES

Many of the congregations that have preschools also have preschool summer day camps. See our Congregations and Preschools listings.

CAMP 56
Congregation Beth Israel
10460 N. 56th St., Scottsdale
cbiaz.org/camp-56

CAMP: DESTINATION
3400 N. Dobson Road, Chandler
480-390-0971
desertja.org

CAMP GAN ISRAEL
Chabad of Arizona
2110 E. Lincoln Dr., Phoenix
602-944-2753
cgiofphoenix.com

CAMP J
Tucson Jewish Community Center
3800 E. River Road, Tucson
520-299-3000
tucsonjcc.org

CAMP KULANU
1118 W. Glendale Ave., Phoenix
602-730-4564
campkulanu.com

CAMP RIMON
East Valley Jewish Community Center
908 N. Alma School Road, Chandler
480-897-0588
evjcc.org/camp

EDEN VILLAGE WEST
Casey Yurow, Camp Director
Emma Silver, Assistant Director
Nava Sherwood, Operations Manager
6176 McBryde Ave., Richmond, CA
510-560-5610
edenvillagewest.org
welcome@edenvillagewest.org
Eden Village West is an organic farm-to-table Jewish summer camp in Northern CA for rising 3rd-11th graders that integrates culinary arts, organic farming, wilderness skills and homestead crafts. Located on 350 acres on the Russian River in Sonoma County, CA, our campers have the time of their lives while becoming empowered to promote a more environmentally sustainable, socially just and spiritually connected world. Visit edenvillagewest.org to learn more about camp and register for summer!

SHEMESH CAMPS @ THE J
12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale
480-634-4949
vosjcc.org/kids-camps

RESIDENT CAMPS

BBYO SUMMER EXPERIENCES
Various locations
480-481-1788
bbyo.org/summer

B’NAI B’RITH CAMP
503-345-9451
info@bbcamp.org
bbcamp.org
Located on the beautiful Oregon coast, B’nai B’rith (BB) Camp is a vibrant and inclusive Jewish camp serving the Pacific Northwest since 1921. BB Camp has been a home away from home for generations of campers of different ages, backgrounds, denominations and abilities. Our unique culture is built on sharing fun experiences in a welcoming environment that inspires all campers to grow and develop enduring Jewish identities.

CAMP DAISY & HARRY STEIN
Congregation Beth Israel
10460 N. 56th St., Scottsdale
480-951-0323
campstein.org

CAMP NAGEELA WEST
9421 Granville Ave., Las Vegas, NV
844-NAGEELA
nageelawest.org

URJ CAMP NEWMAN
711 Grand Ave. #280, San Rafael, CA
415-392-7080
campnewman.org

WILSHIRE BOULEVARD TEMPLE CAMPS
3663 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA
213-835-2196
wbtcamps.org

Print Friendly, PDF & Email


'Resource Guide 2020-2021: Kids & Teens' has no comments

Be the first to comment this post!

Would you like to share your thoughts?

Your email address will not be published.

For advertising information, please contact advertise@azjewishlife.com.