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15 Reasons to Love Life
     at Maravilla.

1. Next door to The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, The TPC Golf Course and all
the other good stuff. 2. Four distinct dining venues. 3. Platinum Charter Club.
4. Our own cinema/screening room. 5. The Maravilla Amphitheater. 6. Our
Internet Lounge. 7. Art studios and workshops. 8. Luxurious enclosed pool
and spa. 9. Our 9-hole chip and putt course. 10. The Maravilla Spa and Fitness
Center. 11. The media room/library. 12. Alliance with Scottsdale Healthcare.
13. Maravilla’s continuum of care services. 14. Gorgeous resort retirement
residences. 15. Charming design, beautiful grounds, parks and courtyards.




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                           Located on the SE corner of the
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                           Photo by: Saul Loeb




Community Directory 2011
        Table of Contents
    3      Jewish                                  27       Kids & Teens                          48            Dining & More
           News Staff                                       Camps                                               Bakeries
                                                            Youth Programs                                      Markets and Shops
                                                            Teen Programs                                       Restaurants
    3      Publisher’s                                      Israel Programs
           Letter                                           Referral & Support
                                                                                                  50            Wellness
                                                   30       5771                                                Behavioral Health
                                                                                                                Counseling
    4      Newcomer                                         Candlelighting                                      Dentistry
           Facts                                                                                                Dermatology
                                                                                                                Fitness
                                                   32       Education                                           Genetic Testing
    8      Lifecycle                                        Adult Education
                                                                                                                Hospice
                                                                                                                Pets
           Lifecycle Events/Rituals                         Preschools                                          Physicians
           Mohels                                           Day Schools
                                                            Religious Schools
           Mikvahs
           Mortuaries                                       Secular Schools                       53            Real Estate
           Cemeteries                                       College Students                                    Realtors
                                                            Financial Aid                                       Relocation
11         Religious
           Life                                    39       Seniors                               54            Legal, Financial
           Jewish Holidays
                                                            Referral & Support                                  & Business
                                                            Senior Living
           Keeping Kosher                                   Social Programs                                     Services
           Understanding Denominations
                                                                                                                Accounting
           Valley Congregations
           Beyond the Valley                       45       Arts &                                              Attorneys
                                                                                                                Career Counseling
           Marriage Officiant
           Outreach/Interfaith Programs
                                                            Culture                                             Financial
                                                            Arts & Culture                                      Insurance
           Chaplains
                                                            Media                                               Networking
           Rabbinic Boards

21         Community                               46       Celebrations                          56            Shop Local
                                                                                                                Antiques
           Agencies                                         Catering
                                                                                                                Auctions
           Programs & Organizations                         Dance
                                                                                                                Flooring
           Public Affairs                                   Entertainment
                                                                                                                Furnishings
           Referral & Support                               Event Planning
                                                                                                                Jewelry
           Singles                                          Facilities
                                                                                                                Judaica
           Young Adults                                     Invitations
                                                                                                                Knitting
                                                            Ritual Items
26         Israel                                                                                 58            Index/
           Agencies & Organizations
           Travel
                                                                                                                Phone
                                                                                                                Directory
    On the Cover:                Scenes of our community: from left, courtyard of the
    Cutler✡Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center in Phoenix (photo by Jessica Saval), climbing the
    wall at an Earth Day event at East Valley Jewish Day School in Chandler (photo courtesy
                                                                                                  Printed by American Web on 50% recycled (20% post-consumer
    of Emily Zappa), the holy ark doors at Temple Chai in Phoenix (photo by Becky Globokar), Tu   waste) paper. All inks used contain a percentage of soy base. Our
    b’Shevat walk at Tempe Town Lake (photo courtesy of Patrick Banks Photography), blessing      printer meets or exceeds all federal Resource Conservation Recovery
                                                                                                  Act (RCRA) Standards.
    ceremony at Arté, a private senior community in Scottsdale (photo courtesy of Arté).

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               Managing eDiTOr
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              Jennifer Goldberg
             seniOr sTaFF WriTer
                Salvatore Caputo



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                COnTribuTOrs
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           aCCOunT exeCuTives                              Our local Jewish life takes place on   throughout, for the first time; and
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        aDverTising COOrDinaTOr                          and virtual, online. And wherever you    on our website: a basic listing of all
               Julie Goggin                              are, Jewish News is there for you.       community and business resources,
           PrODuCTiOn Manager                              With our weekly print                        with live links, and a full-color
               Becky Globokar
                                                         newspaper; our website,                        interactive PDF. We’ve updated
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              subsCriPTiOns                              Greater Phoenix is the only                    category headings: Dining &
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 Phone: 602-870-9470 • Fax: 602-870-0426
     1625 e. northern ave., suite 106                    who’s doing what and what’s                    Legal, Financial & Business
            Phoenix, aZ 85020                            going on in the Greater Phoenix          Services; and Shop Local.
            www.jewishaz.com
                                                         Jewish community, in print and
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Community Directory 2011                                                                                                                3
           newcomer facts

JeWish neWs                                    • When first registering a car, bring it and       ChanDler
                                                 title/bill of sale to any of the 13 inspection   25 S. Arizona Place, Suite 201
OF greaTer PhOenix                               stations in the Phoenix Metro area.              Chandler, AZ 85225; 480-963-4571
Call 602-870-9470 or visit www.jewishaz.com
                                               • If your car is already registered, your          www.chandlerchamber.com
to request a trial subscription.
                                                 registration renewal form will tell you if it
                                                 needs to be inspected this year.                 FOunTain hills
JeWishneWish                                   • Hours for all inspection stations are            16837 E. Palisades Blvd.
Jewish Federation of greater Phoenix             8 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Friday,             Fountain Hills, AZ 85268; 480-837-1654
12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 201              and 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday.                      Mailing: P.O. Box 17598-7598, 85269
Scottsdale, AZ 85254                                                                              www.fountainhillschamber.com
480-634-4900, ext. 1131, Fax: 480-634-4588      general inFOrMaTiOn
Contact: Toni Smeltzer Dusik                   For additional information on vehicle regis-       gilberT
tdusik@jewishphoenix.org                       tration: www.servicearizona.com                    119 N. Gilbert Road, Suite 101
www.jewishphoenix.org                                                                             Gilbert, AZ 85234; 480-892-0056
The Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix ,     CarPOOling                                         Mailing: P.O. Box 527, 85299
in partnership with Jewish News of Greater     Call 602-262-RIDE (7433) for a list of             info@gilbertchamber.com
Phoenix and supported by congregations         carpoolers, bicyclists or van pools in your        www.gilbertaz.com
and organizations, offers a Welcome Pak for    area.
newcomers.                                     TTY: 602-495-0936                                  glenDale
■ See ad on page 7                             rideshareinfo@valleymetro.org                      7105 N. 59th Ave.
                                               www.sharetheride.com                               Glendale, AZ 85311
aniMal Care anD COnTrOl                        Driver’s liCense
                                                                                                  Mailing: P.O. Box 249, 85311
All dogs over the age of 3 months must                                                            623-937-4754
                                               Arizona law requires new residents to obtain       info@glendaleazchamber.org
be licensed and vaccinated against rabies.     an Arizona driver’s license; there is no grace
Contact the Maricopa County Animal Care                                                           www.glendaleazchamber.org
                                               period.
Center for information on licensing, adop-     To obtain a license or permit, you need:
tions and lost and found.                                                                         Mesa
                                               • a previous license or permit and one other       120 N. Center St.
Facility Locations:                              form of identification. If between ages 16
• West Valley                                                                                     Mesa, AZ 85201; 480-969-1307
                                                 and 18, two identification documents, such       info@mesachamber.org
  2500 S. 27th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85009           as birth certificate and Social Security card
• East Valley                                                                                     www.mesachamber.org
                                               • to pass all required examinations
  2630 W. Eighth St., Mesa, AZ 85201           • to pay the required fee
• Cat Adoption Center                                                                             PeOria
                                               • to provide a registered road test                8765 W. Kelton Lane
  5231 N. 35th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85017         • a vehicle that meets insurance requirements
602-506-PETS (7387)                                                                               Peoria, AZ 85382; 623-979-3601
                                               For information: www.dmv.org/az-arizona            info1@peoriachamber.com
www.maricopa.gov/pets
                                                                                                  www.peoriachamber.com
auTOMObiles                                    Cable anD TelePhOne
                                                                                                  PhOenix
auTOMObile regisTraTiOn                        serviCes                                           Chase Tower, 201 N. Central Ave., 27th Floor
To register your car, take the following to    Cox Communications, Inc.
                                                                                                  Phoenix, AZ 85004; 602-495-2195
the appropriate office:                        Customer Service/Installation: 623-594-1000
                                                                                                  info@phoenixchamber.com
• an emissions inspection slip                 www.cox.com/arizona
                                                                                                  www.phoenixchamber.com
• previous registration card and license
• plates                                       Qwest Communications
                                                                                                  sCOTTsDale
• an inspection slip from Motor Vehicle        Billing/General Customer Service:
                                                                                                  4725 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 210
• Division                                     1-800-491-0118
                                                                                                  Scottsdale, AZ 85251; 480-355-2700
• previous title or a notarized bill of sale   www.qwest.com
                                                                                                  info@scottsdalechamber.com
• with verification that no lien exists
                                                                                                  www.scottsdalechamber.com
• against the vehicle                          ChaMbers OF COMMerCe
• proof of insurance                           CareFree/Cave Creek                                TeMPe
                                               748 Easy St., Suite 9                              909 E. Apache Blvd.
eMissiOns                                      Carefree, AZ 85377
All vehicles located in or commuting to                                                           Tempe, AZ 85281; 480-967-7891
                                               Mailing: P.O. Box 734, 85377                       info@tempechamber.org
Phoenix or Tucson must be emissions-           480-488-3381
inspected before they can be registered.                                                          www.tempechamber.org
                                               chamber@carefreecavecreek.org
For information on emissions testing and       www.carefreecavecreek.org
locations:
Call 877-692-9227 or www.myazcar.com

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                                          newcomer facts

CiTY/TOWn inFOrMaTiOn                     TeMPe                                   Cricket Wireless Pavilion
CareFree                                  31 E. Fifth St.                         2121 N. 83rd Ave.
100 Easy St.                              Tempe, AZ 85281; 480-967-2001           Phoenix, AZ 85035; 602-254-7200
Mailing: P.O. Box 740                     www.tempe.gov                           www.livenation.com/cricket-wireless-
Carefree, AZ 85377; 480-488-3686                                                  pavilion-tickets
www.carefree.org                          CulTural aTTraCTiOns
                                          Arizona Historical Society              CutlerAPlotkin Jewish Heritage Center
Cave Creek                                1300 N. College Ave.                    122 E. Culver St.
37622 N. Cave Creek Road                  Tempe, AZ 85281; 480-929-9499           Phoenix, AZ 85004; 602-241-7870
Cave Creek, AZ 85331; 480-488-1400        www.arizonahistoricalsociety.org        Contact: Arizona Jewish Historical Society
www.cavecreek.org                                                                 www.azjhs.org
                                          Arizona Jewish Historical Society
ChanDler                                  122 E. Culver St.                       Desert Botanical Garden
55 N. Arizona Place                       Phoenix, AZ 85004; 602-241-7870         1201 N. Galvin Parkway
Mailing: P.O. Box 4008, 85244             www.azjhs.org                           Phoenix, AZ 85008; 480-941-1225
Chandler, AZ 85225; 480-782-2000                                                  www.dbg.org
www.chandleraz.gov                        Arizona Jewish Theatre Company
                                          444 W. Camelback Road, Suite 208        Dodge Theatre
FOunTain hills                            Phoenix, AZ 85013; 602-264-0402         400 W. Washington St.
16705 E. Avenue of the Fountains          www.azjewishtheatre.org                 Phoenix, AZ 85003; 602-379-2800
Fountain Hills, AZ 85268; 480-816-5100                                            www.dodgetheatre.com
www.fh.az.gov                             Arizona Museum for Youth
                                          35 N. Robson St.                        Heard Museum
gilberT                                   Mesa, AZ 85201; 480-644-2467            2301 N. Central Ave.
50 E. Civic Center Drive                  www.arizonamuseumforyouth.com           Phoenix, AZ 85004; 602-252-8848
Gilbert, AZ 85296; 480-503-6871                                                   www.heard.org
www.ci.gilbert.az.us                      Arizona Opera
                                          4600 N. 12th St.                        Herberger Theater Center
glenDale                                  Phoenix, AZ 85014; 602-266-7464         222 E. Monroe St.
5850 W. Glendale Ave.                     www.azopera.com                         Phoenix, AZ 85004; 602-254-7399
Glendale, AZ 85301; 623-930-2000                                                  www.herbergertheater.org
www.glendaleaz.com                        Arizona Science Center
                                          600 E. Washington St.                   Heritage Square
Mesa                                      Phoenix, AZ 85004; 602-716-2000         115 N. Sixth St.
20 E. Main St.                            www.azscience.org                       Phoenix, AZ 85004; 602-262-5071
Mailing: P.O. Box 1466, 85211                                                     www.phoenix.gov/parks/heritage.html
Mesa, AZ 85201; 480-644-2011              Arizona State Capitol and Museum
www.cityofmesa.org                        1700 W. Washington St.                  Maricopa County Events Center
                                          Phoenix, AZ 85007; 602-926-3620         19403 R. H. Johnson Blvd.
ParaDise valleY                           www.lib.az.us/museum                    Sun City West, AZ 85375; 623-544-2888
(Town of Paradise valley)                                                         www.ticketmaster.com/venue/246229
6401 E. Lincoln Drive                     ASU Gammage Auditorium
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253; 480-948-7411   1200 S. Forest Ave.                     Mesa Arts Center
www.ci.paradise-valley.az.us              Tempe, AZ 85287                         1 E. Main St.
                                          Box Office: 480-965-3434                Mesa, AZ 85211; 480-644-6500
PeOria                                    www.asugammage.com                      www.mesaartscenter.org
8401 W. Monroe St.
Peoria, AZ 85345; 623-773-7000            Boyce Thompson Southwestern Arboretum   Orpheum Theater
www.peoriaaz.com                          37615 U.S. Highway 60                   203 W. Adams St.
                                          Superior, AZ 85273; 520-689-2723        Phoenix, AZ 85003; 602-534-5600
PhOenix                                   www.ag.arizona.edu/BTA                  www.phoenix.gov/STAGES/orpheum.html
200 W. Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ 85003; 602-262-7029           Celebrity Theatre                       Phoenix Art Museum
www.phoenix.gov                           440 N. 32nd St.                         1625 N. Central Ave.
                                          Phoenix, AZ 85008; 602-267-1600         Phoenix, AZ 85004; 602-257-1222
sCOTTsDale                                www.celebritytheatre.com                www.phxart.org
7447 E. Indian School Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85251; 480-312-3111        Chandler Center for the Arts            Phoenix Opera
www.scottsdaleaz.gov                      250 N. Arizona Ave.                     3120 W. Carefree Highway, Suite 1-106
                                          Chandler, AZ 85225; 480-782-2680        Phoenix, AZ 85086; (866) 673-7248
                                          www.chandlercenter.org                  www.phoenixopera.org

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       newcomer facts

Phoenix Symphony                            Chandler Public Library               Glendale Parks and Recreation
1 N. First St., Suite 200                   22 S. Delaware St.                    623-930-2820
Phoenix, AZ 85004                           Chandler, AZ 85225; 480-782-2800      www.glendaleaz.com/parksandrecreation
Box Office: 602-495-1999                    www.chandlerlibrary.org
www.phoenixsymphony.org                                                           Mesa Parks and Recreation
                                            Gilbert S.E. Regional Library         480-644-2352
Phoenix Theatre                             775 N. Greenfield Road                www.cityofmesa.org/parksrec
100 E. McDowell Road                        Gilbert, AZ 85234; 602-652-3000
Phoenix, AZ 85004; 602-254-2151             www.ci.gilbert.az.us/library          Peoria Parks and Recreation
www.phoenixtheatre.com                                                            623-773-7137
                                            Glendale Public Library               www.peoriaaz.com
Phoenix Zoo                                 5959 W. Brown St.
455 N. Galvin Parkway                       Glendale, AZ 85302; 623-930-3530      Phoenix Parks and Recreation
Phoenix, AZ 85008; 602-273-1341             www.glendaleaz.com/library            602-262-6862, TTY: 602-262-6713
www.phoenixzoo.org                                                                www.phoenix.gov/parks
                                            Mesa Public Library
Pioneer Living History Village              64 E. First St.                       Scottsdale Parks and Recreation
3901 W. Pioneer Road                        Mesa, AZ 85201; 480-644-2207          480-312-7275
Phoenix, AZ 85086; 623-465-1052             www.mesalibrary.org                   www.scottsdaleaz.gov/parks
www.pioneer-arizona.com
                                            Phoenix Public Library                Tempe Parks and Recreation
Pueblo Grande Museum                        1221 N. Central Ave.                  480-350-5200, TDD: 480-350-5050
& Archaeological Park                       Phoenix, AZ 85004; 602-262-4636       www.tempe.gov/parks
4619 E. Washington St.                      www.phxlib.org
Phoenix, AZ 85034; 602-495-0900                                                   PubliC saFeTY
www.pueblogrande.org                        Peoria Public Library                 Department of Public Safety (DPS)
                                            8463 W. Monroe St.                    602-223-2000
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts   Peoria, AZ 85345; 623-773-7555        www.azdps.gov
7380 E. Second St.                          www.peoriaaz.com
Scottsdale, AZ 85251                                                              Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO)
480-994-ARTS (2787), ext. 2                 Scottsdale Public Library             602-876-1000
www.scottsdaleperformingarts.org            3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd.              www.mcso.org
                                            Scottsdale, AZ 85251; 480-312-7323
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art       www.library.scottsdaleaz.gov
7374 E. Second St.                                                                reCYCling
Scottsdale, AZ 85251; 480-874-4666          Tempe Public Library                  Most municipalities within Greater Phoenix
www.smoca.org                               3500 S. Rural Road                    have curbside recycling programs and
                                            Tempe, AZ 85282                       assistance is available to businesses. For
Sylvia Plotkin Judaica Museum               480-350-5500, TDD: 480-350-5050       information, contact appropriate city.
Congregation Beth Israel                    www.tempe.gov/library
10460 N. 56th St.                                                                 sChOOl regisTraTiOn
Scottsdale, AZ 85253; 480-951-0323          OuTDOOrs/Parks                        For school district information, see appro-
www.museum@cbiaz.org                        Maricopa County Parks and             priate city or contact the Arizona Depart-
                                            Recreation Department                 ment of Education at www.ade.az.gov
Taliesin West                               602-506-2930
12621 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd.           www.maricopa.gov/parks                To register your child at local public
Scottsdale, AZ 85259; 480-860-2700                                                schools, present the following:
www.franklloydwright.org                    Chandler Parks and Recreation         • current immunization records
                                            480-782-2727                          • birth certificate
Tempe Center for the Arts                   www.chandleraz.org                    • official transcripts from previous school
700 W. Rio Salado Parkway
Tempe, AZ 85281; 480-350-2829               Fountain Hills Parks and Recreation   For Jewish preschools, religious schools
Box Office: 480-350-2TCA (2822)             480-816-5100                          and day schools, see the Education section
www.tempe.gov/TCA                           www.fh.az.gov/parksrec/default.asp    in this directory.

Main libraries                              Gilbert Parks and Recreation          sPOrTs
Arizona State Library                       480-503-6200                          Chase Field
1700 W. Washington St.                      www.ci.gilbert.az.us/parks              (Arizona Diamondbacks)
Phoenix, AZ 85007; 602-926-4035                                                   401 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, AZ 85004
www.lib.az.us                                                                     www.chasefield.com


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                                         newcomer facts

Jobing.com Arena                              valleY MeTrO lighT rail sYsTeM             vOTer regisTraTiOn
  (Phoenix Coyotes, Arizona Sting)            602-262-7433                               Arizona voters must be:
9400 W. Maryland Ave.                         www.valleymetro.org/metro_light_rail       • at least 18 years of age
Glendale, AZ 85305; 623-772-3200                                                         • a United States citizen
                                                                                         • an Arizona resident
www.jobingarena.com                           uTiliTies                                  • registered 29 days prior to the election
                                              For water and sewer information, contact   • not convicted of a felony or treason
University of Phoenix Stadium                 appropriate city or visit:
  (Arizona Cardinals)                         www.azcc.gov/divisions/utilities/water/    Mail-in registration forms available at:
1 Cardinals Drive                             industry.asp                               • driver’s license offices
Glendale, AZ 85305; 602-379-0102                                                         • county recorder’s offices
www.universityofphoenixstadium.com            Arizona Public Service                     • Democratic and Republican party head-
                                              General Offices: 602-250-1000                quarters
US Airways Center                             Connect/Disconnect electric or power       • city clerk offices
                                                emergency: 602-371-7171                  • League of Women Voters
  (Phoenix Suns, Phoenix Mercury, Phoenix
                                              www.aps.com
  Roadrunners, Arizona Rattlers)
201 E. Jefferson St.                                                                     Information:
                                              Salt River Project                         111 S. Third Ave., Suite 102
Phoenix, AZ 85004; 602-379-7800               Electric Service: 602-236-8888             Phoenix, AZ 85003-2294
www.usairwayscenter.com                       TDD: 602-236-2607                          602-506-3535, TDD: 602-506-2348
                                              www.srpnet.com                             www.recorder.maricopa.gov
TransPOrTaTiOn                                Southwest Gas Corp.
aMTrak
                                              Customer Assistance: 602-271-4277
800-872-7245, TDD/TTY: 800-523-6590           Hearing impaired: 711
www.amtrak.com                                www.swgas.com
gOODYear airPOrT
1658 S. Litchfield Road, Executive Terminal
Goodyear, AZ 85338; 623-932-4550
www.phoenix.gov/goodyearairport/index.
html

greYhOunD bus lines
800-231-2222, TDD/TTY: 800-345-3109
www.greyhound.com

PhOenix Deer valleY airPOrT
702 W. Deer Valley Road
Phoenix, AZ 85027; 623-869-0975
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             lifecycle

                                               lifeCyCle eventS/ritualS
The following information on lifecycle events and rituals was prepared by the Bureau of Jewish Education. None of the community
resources listed within are endorsed by the Bureau of Jewish Education.


Birth                                                     Simchat Bat                                               Confirmation
   When a child is born, parents choose a name,                                                                       For Reform and some Conservative Jews, the
which is inscribed on the birth certificate. They also    Ceremony on the birth of a girl                           confirmation year, 10th or 11th grade, represents a
choose a Hebrew name but do not give it officially           The birth of a baby girl traditionally is marked in    special time of celebration and commitment. Typi-
until the brit milah or simchat bat. In Jewish families   the synagogue, when her parents are called to the         cally, the year includes study and meetings with the
of European origin (Ashkenazic), a child usually is       Torah on the Sabbath to give the newborn girl her         rabbi, culminating in a special service, often during
named after a deceased relative. In families of Medi-     Hebrew name. Baby-naming ceremonies are held at           Shavuot, because that holiday commemorates the
terranean origin (Sephardic), a child is usually named    home or in a synagogue. There is a growing liturgy        receiving of the Torah by the Jewish people.
after a living relative the parents wish to honor.        of rituals surrounding the simchat bat.


                                                          Pidyon Ha-Ben                                             Conversion
Brit Milah                                                                                                             Conversion to Judaism is a path that requires both
Circumcision                                              Redemption of first born                                  personal commitment and an extended period of
                                                              The pidyon ha-ben ceremony takes place on the         study. Most rabbis are available to counsel and/or
   Circumcision, or brit milah, is performed to symbol-                                                             teach potential converts. Because programs and
ize the covenant between God and Israel. A healthy        30th day after the birth of a firstborn son. The tradi-
                                                          tion is based on the biblical understanding that          procedures vary, anyone thinking of converting
baby boy is circumcised on the eighth day of life.                                                                  should contact a rabbi and evaluate the programs
The ceremony includes giving the child his Hebrew         firstborn sons were dedicated to serve God in the
                                                          temple. In order to redeem them from that obliga-         offered.
name. Traditionally, circumcision is done by a mohel
(a person ritually trained to perform circumcisions).     tion, five shekels were exchanged with the temple
When done by a physician who is not a mohel,              priests, who then served in the temple instead of
                                                          the firstborn.
                                                                                                                    Marriage
circumcision may not meet the requirements of                                                                           Judaism views marriage as a sacred act, essential
Jewish law.                                                  The ceremony today involves a symbolic exchange        not only for procreation but also for self-fulfillment.
                                                          of five silver coins with a descendant of the Kohen       Historically, according to the Talmud, marriage was
Each of the physicians listed here has been ritually      family of temple priests. The coins then may be           established in three ways: 1) with money, 2) through
trained as a mohel.                                       donated to a Jewish charity.                              a written document presented by the groom to the
                                                                                                                    bride, and 3) through sexual relations.
Paul M. Block, M.D., FACS
Canyon State Urology
                                                          Bar/Bat Mitzvah                                              The present-day wedding ceremony incorporates
                                                                                                                    all three symbolically.The presentation of a ring takes
                                                               At age 13 for a boy, and 12 or 13 for a girl, a
5750 W. Thunderbird Road, Suite B200                      child reaches adulthood and becomes a bar or bat          the place of exchanging money. The ketubah (mar-
Glendale, AZ 85306; 602-375-1700                          mitzvah, a son or daughter of the commandments.           riage contract) is equivalent to the earlier written
                                                          The ceremony is a public declaration of the child’s       documents. Among Orthodox and some Conserva-
Richard Dobrusin, D.O.                                    acceptance of the obligations to fully observe the        tive Jews, the third custom is represented symboli-
Mesa Family Medical Center                                commandments and to participate in the Jewish             cally by yihud (seclusion) — immediately after the
1345 E. McKellips Road, Suite 106                         community. This adult status occurs automatically         ceremony the couple retire to a private room.
Mesa, AZ 85203; 480-833-1800                              whether or not a ceremony takes place.                       The marriage takes place under a chuppah (mar-
                                                           When there is a ceremony, it generally is celebrated     riage canopy), symbolizing the home that the couple
Robert S. Lipson, M.D.                                    in the synagogue. The child is called upon to recite      will make together as well as God’s presence. The
Scottsdale Urologic Surgeons                              the Torah blessings and to read a Torah portion.          chuppah may be a highly decorated fabric canopy
7301 E. Second St., Suite 308                             Friends and family attend the service and generally       or a simple tallit (prayer shawl), supported by four
Scottsdale, AZ 85251                                      celebrate afterward with a festive meal. Although         poles.
480-949-1212                                              most ceremonies occur on Saturdays, they also                The main elements of the ceremony are: 1) Kid-
                                                          can take place on Monday, Thursday or on holidays         dush erusin (sanctification of betrothal), 2) betrothal
Alan B. Singer, M.D.                                      — the other days when Torah is read publicly in the       blessing, 3) presentation of the ring, 4) reading of
Camelback Pediatrics                                      synagogue.                                                the ketubah and its presentation to the bride, 5)
4350 E. Camelback Road, Suite G-100                          Though in the past girls were not called to the        recitation of sheva brachot (seven marriage bless-
Phoenix, AZ 85018; 602-840-3120                           Torah, today, in most Conservative, Reform and            ings), 6) nissuin (drinking of the wine to sanctify the
                                                          Renewal synagogues, the ceremonies are the same           marriage) and 7) breaking the glass (to remember
The person listed below has been ritually trained         regardless of gender. The tradition originated with       the destruction of the temple in Jerusalem even at
as a mohel.                                               the Reconstructionist movement.                           joyous occasions).
                                                             In some contemporary Orthodox congregations,               Additional traditions that may occur in a wedding
Rabbi Yossie Semel                                        the bat mitzvah is marked by a festive meal during        ceremony are the bedeken, in which the groom places
6804 N. 13th Place                                        which the young woman presents a Torah lesson.            the veil over his bride’s face; encircling of the groom
Phoenix, AZ 85014                                            For adults who missed the opportunity to have a        by the bride; recitation of a portion of Psalm 118 and
602-326-3885                                              bar or bat mitzvah, there are study programs avail-       a sermon by the officiant. Rejoicing continues during
                                                          able throughout the community.                            a festive meal. No weddings occur between Passover
                                                                                                                    and Shavuot because they are days of mourning.



8                                                                                                                              Jewish News of Greater Phoenix
                                                                                                     lifecycle
Mikvah                                                     Jill and Jay Stein family                                Divorce
    Mikvah is a ritual bath of fresh “living” water used
for spiritual purification. For observant Jews, married    Community Mikvah                                            According to Jewish law, a couple is considered
                                                                                                                    legally married, even after a civil divorce, until the
life involves laws of Taharat Ha-Mishpacha (family         Congregation Beth Israel                                 wife obtains a get (religious divorce document) from
purity), requiring the wife’s monthly immersion in         10460 N. 56th St.                                        the husband. Reform Judaism generally does not
a mikvah after menstruation, before reuniting with         Scottsdale, AZ 85253                                     require a get, but Conservative and Orthodox Jews
her husband.                                               480-951-0323, Fax: 480-951-7150                          consider remarriage without a get to be adultery.
   The mikvah is used today by some brides and             www.cbiaz.org                                            Israeli law requires a get before remarriage.
grooms before their wedding, for purification before       Rabbi Stephen Kahn                                          A Jewish divorce does not require establishment
the High Holidays and to renew or establish a deep         Rabbi Rony Keller                                        of fault. There must instead be mutual agreement
commitment to Judaism. Converts to Judaism tradi-          A certified kosher mikvah open to the Jewish com-        to dissolution of the marriage and the written docu-
tionally go to the mikvah as part of the birth of a new    munity regardless of denomination or movement.           ment (get) of dissolution handed to the wife.
Jewish soul. New pots and dishes may be taken to the
mikvah before they are used in a Jewish home.              Chanukat Habayit                                         Death
                                                           Dedicating a home                                           The Jewish traditions related to death and mourn-
Mikvah Chaya Mushka                                           Within 30 days of moving into a new house or          ing are intended to recognize death as a part of life.
Chabad of Arizona                                          apartment, mezuzot must be put up. (In Israel, this is   The traditions of preparing the body, sitting Shiva
2110 E. Lincoln Drive                                      done immediately.) A mezuzah is a small container        (a seven-day period of mourning immediately after
Phoenix, AZ 85016                                          that holds a handwritten scroll of parchment with        a funeral), saying Kaddish (prayer for the dead), and
602-944-2753                                               Deuteronomy 6:4-9 and 11:13-21 on the front and          observing Yahrzeit (anniversary of a death) all guide
Contact: Tziporah Levertov                                 the word Shaddai (Almighty) on the back. These           Jews through a difficult period.
A mikvah for all Jewish women, regardless of af-           verses remind the residents and visitors of the home        These familiar customs and rituals provide for
filiation. Run by volunteers. Offers speakers on the       of God as they pass through the door. A mezuzah is       mourning, grief and re-emphasizing the true nature
subject of mikvah (family purity).                         placed on every door except the bathroom, on the         of life. The body of the deceased is treated with
                                                           upper third of the doorpost, on the right side as one    respect, ritually washed, wrapped in a plain white
                                                           enters the room.                                         shroud and placed in a plain pine coffin before
                                                                                                                    burial. During Shiva, the departed is remembered
                                                                                                                    with tears and reverence. Mourning is restricted to




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         LIFECYCLE

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is said by the mourners for this period of time, on
the anniversary of the death and at Yizkor services in
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                                           religious life
                                                     JEWISH HOLIDAYS
                  Jewish holidays follow the moon-based Hebrew calendar. Thus, dates of holidays on the secular calendar
                  change from year to year. Holidays begin at sunset on the evening before the holiday and conclude at sunset
                  on the holiday. The following information on the holidays was prepared by the Bureau of Jewish Education.


SHABBAT                                               Baruch atah Adonai Elohenu melech ha’olam,
                                                   boray p’ri hagafen.
                                                                                                      Rosh Hashana. During this period, Jews seek
                                                                                                      forgiveness from God for sins against God, and
Saturday
                                                      Blessed are you, Eternal our God, Sovereign     from other people for wrongs done to them
   Shabbat, the Sabbath, is the weekly day of
                                                   of the universe, who creates the fruit of the      during the past year. On Yom Kippur, each
rest based on the biblical account of creation,
                                                   vine.                                              worshipper renews his or her religious and
in which God rested on the seventh day.
                                                      Hamotzi (blessing over the challah):            moral commitment and fasts to concentrate
Jews set aside their daily work and pause
                                                      Baruch atah Adonai Elohenu melech ha’olam,      on its holy meaning.
to enjoy friends and family, to read and to
                                                   hamotzi lechem min ha’aretz.                          On the evening before Yom Kippur,
be introspective. For many contemporary
American families, it may be the only time of
                                                      Blessed are you, Eternal our God, Sovereign     worshippers partake of a seudah hamaf-seket
the week they share activities centered on the     of the universe, who brings forth bread from       (the last meal before the fast), and light Yizkor
home, synagogue or Torah.                          the earth.                                         (memorial) candles in memory of deceased
   Refraining from work on the Sabbath                                                                relatives. Then they light holiday candles.
recognizes God’s dominion. Observant Jews                                                                At Kol Nidre services that night, all unfulfilled
avoid any activity that would change God’s         ROSH HASHANA                                       vows made during the year are considered
                                                                                                      void. It is customary for parents to bless their
environment.
   Because the Jewish day extends from sunset                                                         children before attending the service.
                                                   Sept. 9-10, 2010
to sunset, the Sabbath begins at sundown on                                                              On Yom Kippur day, services continue; at the
                                                   Sept. 29-30, 2011
Friday, often after tzedakah (money for charity)                                                      end of the day, the shofar (ram’s horn) is blown,
is put in a tzedakah box.                                                                             signaling the end of the holy day.
                                                      On Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, the
   The family says a blessing as they light the    book of life is opened and each person’s good
Sabbath candles. (See candlelighting times on      and evil deeds are carefully examined.
Pages 30-31.)                                         These are days of solemn reflection and         SUKKOT
   After early evening services, worshippers       introspection.
wish one another “Shabbat Shalom” (a peace-           One of the most memorable traditions of         Sept. 23-29, 2010
ful Sabbath).                                      Rosh Hashana is the blowing of the shofar          Oct. 13-19, 2011
   Several prayers precede the festive meal:       (ram’s horn), which calls all Jews to repent the
the Kiddush (sanctification of the wine); a        previous year’s sins.                                 Sukkot is one of three pilgrimage festivals
blessing over the children; and finally, the          Rosh Hashana has many beautiful customs         (Passover and Shavuot are the others). It is
Hamotzi, the blessing over challah (braided        associated with it. Among them is the tashlich     known as the feast of booths or tabernacles.
egg bread).                                        ceremony: Crumbs, representing sins, are cast         Sukkot celebrates the fall harvest and
   The meal often ends with the singing of         into a body of water, enabling one to start the    reminds us of the 40 years the Israelites
songs and chanting of Birkat Hamazon (grace        year fresh. We eat apples dipped in honey to       wandered in the desert, using thatched
after meals).                                      represent the sweetness of the new year and        structures as shelters. The holiday also reminds
   On Saturday evening, the Sabbath comes to       eat challah baked in the shape of a ladder, a      Jews of God’s awesome nature and humanity’s
a close with the Havdalah service. Worshippers     bird or a crown — the ladder takes our prayers     vulnerability.
use wine, a special candle and a fragrant spice    up to God, the bird symbolizes mercy and the          Sukkot is marked by the use of the lulav and
box as they pray for a good week.                  crown stands for God’s reign.                      the etrog (a citrus fruit). The lulav is made up of
   Following are three prayers for Shabbat, in        Traditionally, Rosh Hashana is observed for     a palm tree branch surrounded by leaves from
both Hebrew (transliterated) and English.          two days by Conservative and Orthodox Jews         myrtle and willow trees.
On lighting Shabbat candles:                       outside of Israel.                                    During Sukkot, often known as the Jewish
   Baruch atah Adonai Elohenu melech ha’olam,                                                         Thanksgiving, the whole family builds a sukkah
asher kideshanu bemitzvotav vetzivanu l’hadlik                                                        in which they eat their meals and even sleep
ner shel Shabbat.
   Blessed are you, Eternal our God, Sovereign     YOM KIPPUR                                         during the eight-day festival.
                                                                                                         The following is a description of rules and
of the universe, who has sanctified us by your                                                        regulations pertaining to the construction of
commandments and instructed us to kindle           Sept. 18, 2010
                                                                                                      a sukkah:
the Sabbath lights.                                Oct. 8, 2011
                                                                                                         1) It must be less than 30 feet high. 2) The
   Kiddush (blessing over the wine). The                                                              walls must be strong enough to withstand
                                                      Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, is the
complete Shabbat Kiddush includes a                                                                   ordinary gusts of wind. 3) The shade offered by
                                                   holiest and most solemn day of the Jewish year.
paragraph describing both the completion of                                                           the roof covering of the sukkah must block the
                                                   It concludes the 10-day period of repentance,
creation and a recounting of the Exodus:                                                              rays of sun, yet the stars must be visible through
                                                   often called The Days of Awe, which begins on


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        RELIGIOUS LIFE
the roof. 4) There must be at least three walls,
made of any material. 5) The sukkah must be
                                                   When they returned to the temple in Jerusalem,
                                                   they cleansed it, rededicated it to Jewish
                                                                                                        PURIM
a temporary structure, so a screened-in porch      worship and celebrated for eight days.               March 20, 2011
or a screened house cannot serve as a sukkah.         We celebrate Hanukkah by lighting a nine-
6) It is a mitzvah (a commandment) to eat          branched menorah, with one candle added                 Purim is among the happiest of Jewish
meals in the sukkah during the holiday.            each night from right to left. The shamos (the       holidays. It is based on Megillat Esther (the
   Sukkah booths are decorated with fruits         first candle lit) is used to light the others as a   Book of Esther), which relates the victory of
and flowers to celebrate the harvest in the        blessing is recited.                                 Mordechai and Esther over the wicked Haman,
Holy Land.                                            Among the many Hanukkah customs are               who tried to destroy the Jews in ancient
   The first two and last two days of Sukkot       eating latkes (potato pancakes), playing dreidel     Persia.
are observed as full holidays on which work        (spinning top), singing songs, and giving and           Purim means “lots” and refers to the pur (lot)
is forbidden and holiday services are held in      receiving Hanukkah gelt (coins) or gifts.            that Haman used to decide when to kill the
the synagogue.                                        Two blessings are said each night. A third,       Jews. The day prior to the holiday, Jews fast in
                                                   the Shehecheyanu (a blessing recited at joyful       memory of a fast ordered by Queen Esther.
                                                   occasions throughout the year), is said on the          On Purim, Megillat Esther is read and there
HOSHANA RABBA                                      first night only. Following is the transliteration
                                                   for the Hebrew, with English translation:
                                                                                                        is a festive family meal. Among the other
                                                                                                        customs of this holiday of rejoicing are sending
Sept. 29, 2010                                     Shehecheyanu:                                        mishloah manot (baskets of sweets and fruit) to
Oct. 19, 2011                                         Baruch atah Adonai Elohenu melech ha’olam,        friends and mattanot le-evyonim (giving money
                                                   shehecheyanu vekiyemanu vehigiyanu lazman            to the poor). Costumes, parades and plays also
  Hoshana Rabba (Great Help) is the seventh        hazeh.                                               characterize the celebration.
day of Sukkot. Some say that God’s final              Blessed are you, Eternal our God, Sovereign
confirmation of judgment takes place on this       of the universe, who has given us life, sustained
                                                   us and brought us to this day.
day, and that it is the last chance to ask God’s
forgiveness for sins committed during the          The following are said each night:                   PASSOVER
past year.                                            Baruch atah Adonai Elohenu melech ha’olam
                                                   asher kideshanu bemitzvotav vetzivanu l’hadlik       April 19-26, 2011
  Worshippers hold all-night prayer and study                                                           First seder April 18
sessions and read from the Bible, Mishnah and      ner shel Hanukkah.
other religious works.                                Blessed are you, Eternal our God, Sovereign
                                                   of the universe, who has sanctified us by your          Passover (Pesach) is the second of the three
                                                   commandments and instructed us to kindle             pilgrimage holidays and is based on the Jewish
                                                   the lights of Hanukkah.                              Exodus from Egypt.
SHEMINI ATZERET and                                   Baruch atah Adonai Elohenu melech ha’olam            Pa s s ove r i s a fe s t i va l o f f re e d o m ,
SIMCHAT TORAH                                      she’asah nissim la’avotenu bayamim hahem             commemorating the Israelites’ journey from
                                                                                                        slavery in Egypt to the promised land. As they
                                                   bazman hazeh.
                                                      Blessed are you, Eternal our God, Sovereign       left bondage, they had no time to wait for
Sept. 30-Oct. 1, 2010                                                                                   dough to rise, so they ate matzo (unleavened
Oct. 20-21, 2011                                   of the universe, who performed miracles for
                                                   our ancestors in days of old, at this season.        bread).
                                                                                                           Before modern-day Jews celebrate the
  These two festivals often are celebrated                                                              holiday, there is a thorough house-cleaning to
together by Reform Jews and those in Israel.                                                            remove all chametz (leavened foods). On the
Conservative and Orthodox Jews celebrate
them as two consecutive days.
                                                   TU B’SHEVAT                                          eve of Passover, we perform bedikat chametz
                                                                                                        (search for chametz) and burn any we find.
   Shemini Atzeret falls on the eighth day of      Jan. 20, 2011                                           First-born sons fast to commemorate being
Sukkot, a day of “holy assembly” on which                                                               spared from the plague of the first-born in
prayers are said for rain and healthy crops.          Tu B’Shevat, sometimes known as the               Egypt.
   Simchat Torah marks the completion of the       original Earth Day, marks the new year for              The main Passover event is the seder (which
reading of the Five Books of Moses and the         trees. To celebrate, Jews plant trees, eat fruit     means “order”), which takes place on the first
beginning of a new cycle of Torah reading. On      associated with Israel and send money to plant       two nights (one night in Israel and among
this day of great merriment, the Torah scrolls     trees in the Jewish state.                           Reform Jews) of the holiday. During the seder,
are removed from the ark and carried seven            Some celebrate with a Tu B’Shevat seder (a        participants read the Haggadah aloud to
times around the synagogue.                        custom that goes back to the 17th century),          share in the exodus experience; the meal itself
                                                   following a special order of drinking wine, and      incorporates special foods commemorating
HANUKKAH                                           eating selected nuts and fruits.                     the exodus.
                                                                                                           The first and last days of Passover are
Dec. 1, 2010                                                                                            observed as full holidays in which work is
First candle                                                                                            forbidden and holiday services are held. During
                                                                                                        Chol Hamoed, the intermediate days, work
 Hanukkah, the festival of lights, com-                                                                 resumes but the prohibition against eating
memorates the victory of the Hasmoneans                                                                 leavened food continues.
who defeated the Syrian Greeks in 165 B.C.E.


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                                                                 religious life
YOM HASHOAH                                         taught in a cave when the Romans forbade
                                                    him to study Torah. When Bar Yohai died, he
                                                                                                              First, there is the biblical injunction to
                                                                                                         maintain holiness before God, which includes
May 1, 2011                                         asked his followers not to mourn but rather          eating only those animals, birds and fish that
                                                    to celebrate his death.                              are kosher or acceptable.
   Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Day) was                                                                           Second, there is the attitude that, through
established by the government of Israel as                                                               these laws, a person practices discipline over
a time to remember the Holocaust and its            YOM                                                  his or her behavior, in this case what he or she
                                                                                                         eats. Third, kashrut is intimately tied to the
victims. While there are no particular religious
rituals associated with this day, it generally is   YERUSHALAYIM                                         concept of reverence for life. Creatures used
marked by memorial programs.                                                                             for food must be slaughtered in a prescribed
                                                    June 1, 2011                                         ritual and humane way with the blood (life)
                                                                                                         carefully removed before the flesh is cooked
                                                      Yom Yerushalayim, a relatively new holiday,
YOM HAZIKARON                                       honors the city of Jerusalem. It celebrates the
                                                                                                         and eaten. Further, the life-giving milk is kept
                                                                                                         separate from the meat to ensure that the two
                                                    unification of the city after the Six-Day War in     are never cooked or eaten together.
May 9, 2011                                         June 1967.                                           The following foods are kosher:
                                                                                                         • Vegetables and fruits, which may be served
   In Israel, Yom Hazikaron, Israel’s Memorial                                                           • with either meat or milk
Day for the Fallen and Victims of Terror, takes
place on the fourth day of Iyar, the day before     SHAVUOT                                              • Fish that have both fins and scales
                                                                                                         • Most domesticated fowl ritually slaughter-
Yom Ha’atzmaut. On Yom Hazikaron a siren                                                                 • ed by a qualified shochet (ritual slaughterer)
is sounded twice throughout the country (at         June 8-9, 2011
                                                                                                         • Eggs without blood spots from kosher birds
8 p.m. and 11 a.m.) and all traffic and daily                                                            • Animals that both chew their cud and have
activity stops as the entire nation observes           Shavuot, the third of the pilgrimage holidays,
                                                    is a multi-faceted holiday. It celebrates God’s      • a split hoof and that have been properly
two minutes of silence. Outside of Israel, Yom                                                           • slaughtered, soaked and salted
Hazikaron is often commemorated as part of          giving the Torah to the Jewish people at
                                                    Mount Sinai; the harvest in Israel; the end of          During the eight days of Passover, all foods
the Yom Ha’atzmaut observance.                                                                           containing leavening are forbidden, including
                                                    the counting of the omer; and the beginning
                                                    of a new agricultural season.                        bread, grains, beans, peas and lentils, in Ashke-
                                                       Reform Jews usually observe only the first        nazic tradition.
YOM HA’ATZMAUT                                      day of the holiday. Traditions of Shavuot

May 10, 2011
                                                    include decorating the home and synagogue            GREATER PHOENIx
                                                    with green plants and branches to celebrate
                                                    the season; eating dairy foods because the           VAAD HAKASHRUTH
   Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israel’s independence day,       Torah has been compared to “milk and honey”;         515 E. Bethany Home Road
is celebrated on the fifth day of the Hebrew        reading the Book of Ruth, a story of faith and       Phoenix, AZ 85012; 602-277-8858
month of Iyar, the date the nation was founded.     devotion that took place during the harvest          Rabbinic Administrator: Rabbi David Rebibo
It usually is observed with community activities    season; and studying the Torah the whole                The Vaad, founded in 1965, is a nonprofit
focusing on Israel.                                 first night of Shavuot. The synagogue services       agency representing the kosher consumer
                                                    follow a regular festival liturgy.                   and promoting kashrut through education,
                                                                                                         research and supervision. It is a constituent
LAG B’OMER                                                                                               agency of the Jewish Federation of Greater
                                                                                                         Phoenix and is the central council that oversees
                                                    TISHA B’AV                                           compliance with Jewish dietary laws.
May 22, 2011                                                                                                The Vaad supervises banquets, weddings,
                                                    Aug. 9, 2011                                         bar and bat mitzvahs, conventions, barbecues
   Lag B’Omer is the 33rd day of the omer. It                                                            and other meals at selected hotels and estab-
is a festival occurring partway through the            Tisha B’Av is the most mournful day in the        lishments throughout the Valley by special
Sefirat Ha’Omer (counting of the omer), a           Jewish calendar. It recalls the destruction of       arrangement and on a per-function basis. To
seven-week period beginning on the second           the First and Second Temples, which occurred         secure proper supervision, arrangements must
night of Passover and continuing until Shavuot.     on the same day more than 650 years apart.           be made with the Vaad and the establishment
The omer is an ancient measure of grain used           Tisha B’Av has become a day of mourning for       well in advance of the event. For a list of super-
when offering sacrifices in the temple. Sefirat     all of the many great tragedies in Jewish history.   vised function sites, contact the Vaad.
Ha’Omer is a solemn time in memory of the           It is customary for Jews to fast, to observe
Roman persecution of the Jews.                      traditional mourning practices and to study          Locally produced products bearing the
   Lag B’Omer is celebrated with picnics and        only melancholy passages from the Torah.             symbol are also available in grocery stores.
other outdoor activities. In Israel, picnickers
light bonfires. Traditional Jews mark the                                                                KOSHERING YOUR KITCHEN
                                                       KEEPING KOSHER
holiday by giving the first haircut to 3-year-old                                                        Call the Vaad for instructions.
boys. Lag B’Omer sometimes is known as the
“scholars’ holiday,” because of its association
with Rabbi Akiva, who died a martyr to                Kashrut, keeping kosher, is a system of laws
freedom, and Rabbi Simeon Bar Yohai, who            and practices derived from several sources.


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                               UNDERSTANDING DENOMINATIONS
                                                   Reprinted courtesy of the Cleveland Jewish News.


BETH FRIEdmaN-ROmEll                                time, rabbinic authorities turn to Halacha (the
                                                    collected body of Jewish law) to interpret the
                                                                                                                         Reform
Sephardim & Ashkenazim                              correct way, or path, of observance. Three cor-
                                                                                                           Reform Judaism began in 19th-century
                                                                                                        Germany, as Jews responded to the Enlighten-
   The various streams of Judaism should not        nerstones of Orthodox practice are observing        ment. Reform Judaism holds that the written
be confused with the terms “Ashkenazic” and         Shabbat, keeping kosher and following the           and oral laws are divinely inspired, but humanly
“Sephardic,” which refer to the part of the         laws of mikvah (family purity).                     written; therefore observance is a matter of
world from which one’s ancestors hailed. While         There is no single, centralized Orthodox         informed individual choice. The Reform move-
Sephardim and Ashkenazim share the basic            seminary, rabbinic association or authorized        ment places greater emphasis on ethical and
tenets of Jewish belief, practices may differ       “platform,” either in the Diaspora or Israel.       moral behavior and social action than on ritual.
considerably in terms of worship, ritual and        Some of the major subgroups within Ortho-           Whereas “Classical Reform” eliminated much of
minhagim (customs).                                 doxy are:                                           Jewish tradition and Hebrew liturgy, the “Mod-
   Sephardim are descendants of Spanish and            Chasidism: Founded in the 18th century           ern Reform” of the last 60 years has ushered in
Portuguese Jews who spread to North Africa,         by Ukrainian-born Rabbi Israel ben Eliezer, the     a return of some traditional practices.
Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the New           Ba’al Shem Tov (Master of the Good Name),           National organizations: Union for Reform
World after the expulsion of Jews in 1492.          Chasidism emphasizes the joyful, intuitive          Judaism, Hebrew Union College — Jewish
The Sephardic vernacular is called Ladino, a        experience of the divine.                           Institute of Religion, Central Conference of
blend of Hebrew, Spanish, Turkish and other         major groups today: Belzer, Bianer, Bobov,          American Rabbis, National Federation of
languages. Modern Hebrew uses Sephardic             Bostoner, Breslov, Gerer, Lubavitch (Chabad),       Temple Youth.
pronunciation.                                      Munkacz, Puppa, Rimnitz, Satmar and Vizhnitz.
   Originally a biblical term, “Ashkenaz” came      These groups differ philosophically and in their
to refer first to German lands, then was applied    attitudes toward Zionism.                                           Renewal
more loosely to refer to European Jews and             modern/Centrist: The Modern/Centrist               Jewish Renewal is a transdenominational
their culture. Yiddish, a blend of Hebrew and       accepts some aspects of secular culture and         movement grounded in Judaism’s prophetic
German, is the traditional Askhenazic vernacu-      education and generally has a Zionist orien-        and mystical traditions and carries forward
lar. Most Orthodox congregations retain the         tation.                                             Judaism’s perpetual process of renewal. Jewish
Ashkenazic pronunciation of Hebrew.                 National organizations: National Council for        Renewal seeks to bring creativity, relevance, joy
                                                    Young Israel, Rabbinical Council of America         and an all-embracing awareness to spiritual
           Conservative                             (RCA), Union for Orthodox Congregations (OU),
                                                    National Conference of Synagogue Youth.
                                                                                                        practice, as a path to healing hearts and finding
                                                                                                        balance and wholeness.
   Conservative Judaism evolved primarily in                                                            National organization: ALEPH: Alliance for
                                                       mitnagdim: The Mitnagdim developed as
the United States, in reaction to the Reform                                                            Jewish Renewal.
                                                    a reaction against Chasidism, creating “Lithu-
movement (see below). The Conservative
                                                    anian-style” yeshivot with a focus on Torah
movement holds that the Torah and Talmud
are of divine origin, and thus Halacha must be
                                                    study.                                                   Secular/Humanistic
followed. However, Conservatives also believe                                                              Secular/Humanistic Judaism’s nontheistic
that revelation continues to take place as each            Reconstructionist                            philosophy views Judaism as the historical
generation of Jews discovers and responds to           Reconstructionist Judaism, originally an         experience and culture of the Jewish people.
God’s word. Thus, after careful study, changes      offshoot of the Conservative movement, is           Founded in the 1960s, the movement believes
to Halacha may be made in response to histori-      grounded in the thought of Rabbi Mordecai           in the power of human effort and responsibility
cal development. The Conservative movement          Kaplan, who defined Judaism as “an evolving,        and the natural origin of all experiences. Its lit-
holds central the observance of kashrut and         religious civilization.” Kaplan defined the Torah   urgy eschews God-language. Secular/Human-
Shabbat.                                            “as the people’s search for God,” and defined       ist Jews observe holidays and some rituals.
National organizations: Rabbinical As-              God as a force or presence throughout the           National organization: Society for Humanistic
sembly, Jewish Theological Seminary, United         universe that acts through us, rather than          Judaism.
Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, United           upon us. He emphasized that Jewish prayers
Synagogue Youth.                                    and rituals are “reconstructed” in an evolving
                                                    historical and social context.
                                                                                                                      Traditional
                                                                                                          Traditional Judaism, sometimes referred
                                                       Reconstructionists were at the forefront of
              Orthodox                              incorporating egalitarian and democratic prac-
                                                                                                        to as “Conservadox,” is another American
                                                                                                        offshoot of Conservatism which shares the
  Orthodox Judaism is a generic term of fairly      tices into all aspects of synagogue life.           Orthodox perspective on Torah and Halacha,
recent origin describing many different groups      National organizations: Jewish Reconstruc-          but is somewhat more lenient in interpretation.
that share certain traditional principles and       tionist Federation, Reconstructionist Rab-          Traditional Judaism supports free and open
practices. Orthodox Jews believe that the           binical College, Reconstructionist Rabbinical       inquiry across all fields of knowledge in order
Torah represents the exact words of God, as         Association.                                        to deepen understanding of God’s laws.
given to Moses, on behalf of the Jewish people,                                                         National organization: Union for Traditional
on Mount Sinai. To understand what God’s                                                                Judaism.
mitzvot (commandments) require of us across

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                                                                      religious life

      VALLEY                                           Sun Lakes Jewish                                                         Phoenix
                                                       Congregation
   CONGREGATIONS                                       P.O. Box 11479
                                                       Chandler, AZ 85248
                                                                                                                Aviv of Arizona
                                                                                                                P.O. Box 7313
For information on additional programs, see specific   623-975-4272, 623-640-5913, Fax: 480-895-2223            Phoenix, AZ 85011-7313
sections, such as religious school, youth and senior   Linkups@wbhsi.net                                        602-952-1612
programs, or call the congregations.                   Rabbi Irwin Wiener, D.D.                                 www.avivaz.com
                                                       Cantor Ronda Polesky                                     Congregation for gay and lesbian Jews. Focuses on
                                                       President: Gail Dante                                    retaining Jewish heritage and spirituality. Monthly

             East Valley
                                                       Reform congregation. Six hundred members in Sun          Shabbat services, cultural, social and community
                                                       Lakes and surrounding areas. Services: Second Fri-       events. Confidentiality respected.
                                                       day of each month. High Holidays, special occasions
Avde Torah Jayah                                       at All Faiths Chapel, Sun Lakes.
                                                                                                                Beth Ami Temple
Mailing address:                                                                                                Services: 3535 E. Lincoln Drive
1990 N. Alma School Road, Suite 217                    Temple Beth Sholom                                       Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
Chandler, AZ 85224
602-306-2252                                           of the East Valley                                       Mailing Address:
                                                                                                                3104 E. Camelback Road, Suite 508
avdey1@yahoo.com                                       3400 N. Dobson Road
                                                                                                                Phoenix, AZ 85016
www.cryptojew.org                                      Chandler, AZ 85224
                                                                                                                602-956-0805
Rabbi Yosef Garcia                                     480-897-3636, Fax: 480-897-3633
                                                                                                                www.bethamitemple.org
Hispanic Sephardic/Crypto-Jewish synagogue             info@templebethsholomaz.org
                                                                                                                Rabbi Arthur J. Abrams
serving Spanish-speaking Jews. Torah, Hebrew           www.templebethsholomaz.org
                                                                                                                Cantorial Soloist: Pam Beitman
classes. Holiday celebrations. B’nai mitzvah. Shab-    President: Joel Munter
                                                                                                                Traditional Reform. High Holidays. Friday night
bat services. Everyone welcome. Affiliation: Yechud    A welcoming contemporary-traditional egalitarian
                                                                                                                services twice a month in a friendly atmosphere.
B’nei HaAnusim B’Americas.                             community. Affiliated with USCJ. Programs for first
                                                                                                                Established 1978, new members welcome.
                                                       grade through high school, adults and seniors,
                                                       Sisterhood, Men’s Club and social action projects.
Chabad of the East Valley                                                                                       Beth El Congregation
3875 W. Ray Road, Suite 6
Chandler, AZ 85226                                     Temple Emanuel of Tempe                                  1118 W. Glendale Ave.
                                                                                                                Phoenix, AZ 85021
480-855-4333                                           5801 S. Rural Road                                       602-944-3359, Fax: 602-944-3565
rabbi@chabadcenter.com                                 Tempe, AZ 85283                                          www.bethelphoenix.com
www.chabadcenter.com                                   480-838-1414, Fax: 480-838-2192                          Rabbi Arthur Lavinsky
Rabbi Mendy Deitsch                                    contact@emanueloftempe.org                               Cantor Sam Goldman
Branch of the worldwide Chabad-Lubavitch               www.emanueloftempe.org                                   Executive Director: Anne Schafer
movement. An outreach organization that provides       Rabbi Andrew Straus                                      Program Director: Renee Joffe
religious services regardless of background,           Rabbi Emeritus David Pinkwasser                          President: Bennett Cooper
affiliation or commitment. Ahwatukee, Chandler,        Cantorial Soloist/Director of Education:                 Egalitarian, Conservative congregation. Daily
Gilbert, Sun Lakes and Tempe.                            Susan Schanerman                                       services. Affiliated with USCJ. Preschool, Talmud
                                                       Executive Director: Jami Goldman                         Torah, day camp, adult education, chavurah,
                                                       President: Sally Oscherwitz
Chabad of Mesa                                         Founded 1976. Affiliated with Union for Reform
                                                                                                                Kadima/USY, social and cultural programming,
                                                                                                                social action projects.
941 S. Maple                                           Judaism. Preschool, toddler programs, religious
Mesa, AZ 85206                                         school, youth groups, chavurot, outreach, adult b’nai
480-659-7001                                           mitzvah, social action, Judaica shop, adult education,   Beth Joseph
chabadmesa@aol.com
Rabbi Laibel Blotner
                                                       Torah study.
                                                       ■ See ad on page 16
                                                                                                                Congregation
Weekly services, holiday events, Torah classes, teen                                                            515 E. Bethany Home Road
programs and Sunday school.                                                                                     Phoenix, AZ 85012
                                                       Temple Havurat Emet                                      602-277-8858
                                                                                                                www.phoenixbethjoseph.org
Congregation Eitz Chaim                                Mailing Address: P.O. Box 13111
                                                       Chandler, AZ 85248                                       Rabbi David Rebibo
908 N. Alma School Road                                480-785-7767                                             Founded in 1965. A 130-family synagogue affiliated
Chandler, AZ 85224                                     2010the@gmail.com                                        with the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations.
602-595-3618                                           www.templehavuratemet.org                                Daily services. Sponsors NCSY youth programs and
rabbibeck@rabbibeck.com                                Shabbat Spiritual Leader: Dr. Janet Madden               adult education classes.
www.eitzchaimphoenix.com                               High Holiday Spiritual Leader: Meredith Cahn
Rabbi Victor Beck                                      Cantorial soloist: Dr. Nancy Cohen
Chazzan Sheni Howard Weinstein                         Co-Presidents: Karen Hivry and Eileen Shapiro
President: Martin Lebowitz                             Membership VP: Gigi Stacy
Traditional worship for a contemporary community.      Reform congregation. Services: First Friday of every
Newcomers welcome.                                     month, Maricopa County Library, 9666 E. Riggs Road,
                                                       Sun Lakes. Everyone is welcome.




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Bukharian Jewish                                      Chabad of North Phoenix                                      Kehillah of Arizona
Congress of Arizona                                   20930 N. Tatum Blvd., Suite 110-180
                                                      Phoenix, AZ 85050
                                                                                                                   Mailing Address:
                                                                                                                   10810 N. Tatum Blvd., Suite 102-308
1601 E. Bell Road, Suite A-3                          480-563-4898, Fax: 480-452-1523                              Phoenix, AZ 85028
Phoenix, AZ 85022                                     info@chabadnorthphoenix.com                                  Services held at:
602-434-4431                                          www.chabadnorthphoenix.com                                   New Vision Center
Rabbi Amnon Tzadikov                                  Rabbi Mendy Levertov, Leah Levertov                          18010 N. Tatum Blvd.
An organization with members from United States,      Outreach program provides religious services                 Phoenix, AZ 85032
Canada, Israel, Russia and more. About 850 families   regardless of background. Serving North Phoenix,             602-369-7667
in Arizona. Synagogue, high school, Sunday school,    Cave Creek and Carefree. Hebrew school, synagogue,           kehillahofarizona@gmail.com
women’s association, youth organization.              adult education, community programs, holiday                 www.kehillahofarizona.org
                                                      awareness, children’s activities.                            Rabbi Bonnie Sharfman
Chabad of Anthem                                                                                                   President: Sherry Siegel
                                                                                                                   Inclusive synagogue encouraging participation/
42302 N. Vision Way, Suite 109
Phoenix, AZ 85086                                     Chabad of Phoenix                                            engagement from all ages; draw inspiration from
623-551-8348, Fax: 602-749-1131                       2110 E. Lincoln Drive                                        a range of Jewish tradition in prayer, music and
rabbi@jewishanthem.com                                Phoenix, AZ 85016                                            practice; Shabbat, High Holiday services, innnovative
www.jewishanthem.com                                  602-944-2753, Fax: 602-916-0999                              education program.
Rabbi Yossi Friedman                                  rabbi@chabadofphoenix.com
Serving Anthem, Tramonto, Desert Hills, New River
and Black Canyon City.
                                                      www.chabadaz.com
                                                      Warm, friendly congregation open to all regardless of        North Valley Jewish
                                                      affiliation. Shabbat and daily services, youth activities,
                                                      holiday programs and monthly beginner service.
                                                                                                                   Community Association
Chabad of Arizona                                                                                                  Anthem
                                                                                                                   623-322-0957
                                                      Congregation Merkaz
2110 E. Lincoln Drive
                                                                                                                   fkesselman@cox.net
Phoenix, AZ 85016
602-944-2753
info@chabadaz.com
                                                      Ha-Iyr                                                       Ohr Hatorah
                                                      7901 N. Central Ave.
                                                                                                                   Congregation
www.chabadaz.com
                                                      Phoenix, AZ 85020
Director: Rabbi Zalman Levertov
                                                      602-795-0471                                                 6516 N. Seventh St., Suite 202
Regional headquarters of Chabad Centers in Arizona,
                                                      rabbibarb@congregationmerkaz.com                             Phoenix, AZ 85014
Friendship Circle and Smile On Seniors. Providing
                                                      www.congregationmerkaz.com                                   602-433-0300, ext. 104
programs, services and institutions to serve every
                                                      Rabbi Barb Moskow                                            agoldenmd@gmail.com
Jew regardless of affiliation.
                                                      Liturgical Song Leader: Tracy Leonard Warner                 www.ohrhatorahphoenix.org
                                                      Progressive, liberal, inclusive congregation in the          President: Dr. Amir Goldenberg
Chabad of Downtown                                    heart of central Phoenix. High Holiday services,             Open, warm, welcoming Orthodox shul. A spiritual
2700 N. Central Ave., Suite 890                       monthly Shabbat services, social activities, social          home to all Jews regardless of their level of
Phoenix, AZ 85004                                     action, adult, family and youth education, youth             knowledge or observance; a Makom Torah.
602-492-5559                                          activities.

                                                                                                                   Phoenix Buchori Jewish
info@jewishdowntownphoenix.com
www.jewishdowntownphoenix.com
Rabbi Levi Levertov
Serving the downtown area with classes and one-on-
                                                                                                                   Community-Shaarei
one learning. Providing an open door environment                                                                   Tzion Ohel Bracha
for strengthening and enhancing Jewish values and                                                                  6516 N. Seventh St., Suite 200
identity to all people.                                                                                            Phoenix, AZ 85014
                                                                                                                   602-277-5366

                                                           Temple Emanuel
                                                                                                                   Rabbi Baruch Cohen
                                                                                                                   Rabbi Pinchas Nisanov
                                                                                                                   A full-service community network of synagogues
                                                              of Tempe                                             for the Bucharian Jewish community of Greater
                                                                                                                   Phoenix. Prayer services are held in the West Valley
        Engaging Jewish                                    A Reform Congregation                                   and North Phoenix.

           experiences                                     That Honors Tradition                                   Shaarei Tzedek
        for you and your                                                                                           Mailing address: c/o Martin Miller
                                                                                                                   7608 N. 18th Ave.
     family in a warm and                                                     5801 S. Rural Road
                                                                                                                   Phoenix, AZ 85021
                                                                                                                   President: Martin Miller, 602-944-1133
       caring community                                                        Tempe, AZ 85283                     Gabai: Moshe Silberman
    For more information, visit templechai.com                                    480-838-1414                     This haimish, traditional synagogue welcomes all
                                                                                                                   to its services. Services: 9 a.m. Saturdays, located
  templechai@templechai.com • 602-971-1234                               www.emanueloftempe.org                    in the Beth El Education Wing, 1118 W. Glendale
         4645 E. Marilyn Road, Phoenix 85032                                                                       Ave., Phoenix.


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Temple Chai                                              Chabad of Scottsdale                                   Congregation
4645 E. Marilyn Road
Phoenix, AZ 85032
                                                         10215 N. Scottsdale Road
                                                         Scottsdale, AZ 85253
                                                                                                                Beth Hagivot
                                                                                                                Mailing Address: P.O. Box 19498
602-971-1234, Fax: 602-971-5909                          480-998-1410
                                                                                                                Fountain Hills, AZ 85269
templechai@templechai.com                                chabadscottsdale@gmail.com
                                                                                                                480-650-3061
www.templechai.com                                       www.chabadofscottsdale.org
                                                                                                                cjgfountainhills@yahoo.com
Rabbi Mari Chernow                                       Director: Rabbi Yossi Levertov
                                                                                                                www.bethhagivot.com
Rabbi Bonnie Koppell                                     Traditional congregation. Daily morning and evening
                                                                                                                Rabbi Earl Starr
Rabbi Evon Yakar                                         services, Shabbat children’s program, Chai Five Club
                                                                                                                President: Carolyn J. Goldberg
Rabbi Emeritus William C. Berk                           (grades 1-5). Hebrew school, adult education, bikkur
                                                                                                                Reform unaffiliated congregation with semi-
Cantor Peter Halpern                                     cholim, programming for all ages.
                                                                                                                monthly Shabbat services and High Holiday services.
Executive Director: Joe Miller
                                                                                                                Meets at Fountain Hills Community Center,
President: Ginny Keller
Reform congregation, caring community. Kabbalat          Congregation Ahavat                                    13001 La Montana Drive.
Shabbat, Shacharit. Seniors, social action, 20s/30s
community, adult education, family, youth, men’s/
                                                         Shalom
                                                         13402 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 125A
women’s programming,Tot Shabbat, religious school,       Scottsdale, AZ 85254
early childhood education.                               480-991-0084, Fax: 480-991-3237
■ See ad on page 16                                      ahavatshalom@sccaz.org
                                                         www.ahavatshalomaz.org
Young Israel of Phoenix                                  President: Lauren Wiener
                                                         Committed to preserving, cultivating and sharing
745 E. Maryland Ave., Suite 120                          Jewish heritage and Sephardic customs. Shabbat
Phoenix, AZ 85014                                        services and meal every Saturday. Youth and adult
602-265-8888, Fax: 602-265-8867                          classes, youth programming, sisterhood.
yiofphoenix@gmail.com
www.yiphoenix.org
Rabbi Reuven Mann
Fast growing, full-service Orthodox synagogue
that embraces all Jews regardless of age, affiliation,
commitment or background. Classes, sisterhood,
social events and Shabbat morning children’s
                                                                              Ruach Hamidbar
program.
                                                                             Spirit of the Desert
        Scottsdale/                                                                                                 it   i o n a n d C re a t i v i t y
      Northeast Valley                                                         A Co
                                                                                    ol an
                                                                                          d Joyful Blen
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Ahavas Torah                                                    A warm and all-embracing egalitarian community celebrating Yiddishkeit
Scottsdale Torah Center
                                                                through joyful davening, song, chant, music, dance, story-telling and
7002 E. Ludlow Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 85254                                            meditation. Rebbes Tish. Famous Guest Teachers. Free Jewish Art School
480-467-4593                                                    for members. Pan-denominational. Renewal. All welcome. GLBTQ friendly.
info@ahavastorah.org
www.ahavastorah.org                                             Carlebach and Rockin’ Shabbat and Holy Day Services. Classes in Kabbalah
Rabbi Ariel Shoshan                                             and Chassidus. Kabbalah Kirtan. Shekhinah Sukah. Women & Men’s Groups.
President: Larry Zier                                           Healing Circle. Drumming Circle. Sacred Journeys to Israel and Holy Kevarim
Daily, Shabbat and holiday services; classes and                in Eastern Europe. Community Organic Garden. Easy Access to the Rabbi.
education programs. Provides warm, communal
life focused on growth and learning, designed to
welcome Jews of all backgrounds.
                                                                                                                                           Rabbi Ayla Grafstein

Chabad of Fountain Hills                                                                              Spiritual Leader, Multi-Media Artist, Video Producer,
                                                                                                        Ritual-Maker, Spirituality Consultant, Mashgichah
16954 E. Kingstree Blvd.
Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
480-776-4763, Fax: 480-814-1016                                                                                                Cantorial Soloist: Pinna Joseph
rabbi@jewishfountainhills.com                                                                                                             Pianist: Mark Broder
www.jewishfountainhills.com                                                                                                             Drummer: Daniel Hirtz
Rabbi Mendy Lipskier
Branch of worldwide Chabad-Lubavitch movement.
An outreach organization providing religious
                                                                                                                  Ruach.Org                     602-420-1700
services, adult and youth education, regardless of
background or affiliation.


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          religious life

Congregation Beth Israel                               Congregation Or Chadash Ruach Hamidbar-
10460 N. 56th St.
Scottsdale, AZ 85253                                   of the Northeast Valley Spirit of the Desert
480-951-0323, Fax: 480-951-7150                        9096 E. Bahia                                            Meets at Jess Schwartz Jewish Community Day
www.cbiaz.org                                          Scottsdale, AZ 85260                                     School
Rabbi Stephen I. Kahn                                  480-342-8858, Fax: 480-342-8602                          12753 N. Scottsdale Road
Rabbi Rony Keller                                      orchadashaz@aol.com                                      Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Cantor Jaime Shpall                                    www.congregationorchadash.org                            602-420-1700
Executive Director: Terry Taubman                      Rabbi Micah Caplan                                       office@ruach.org
President: Steven Bandler                              Cantor Ruth Berman Harris                                www.ruach.org
Founded in 1920. Affiliated with Union for Reform      President: Steve Goldstein                               Rabbi Ayla Grafstein
Judaism. Preschool, religious school, youth program,   Conservative, multigenerational, participatory,          A warm and caring community, welcoming
adult education, social action, library, museum,       egalitarian community affiliated with USCJ.              everyone including Jews by choice, GLBTQ and all
cemetery and Camp Charles Pearlstein.                  Programming for all ages: traditional and creative       spiritual seekers. Honoring Kabbalistic, Chasidic
                                                       Shabbat services, holidays, religious school, adult      and Jewish Renewal traditions.
■ See ad on this page                                  education and b’nai mitzvah training.                    ■ See ad on page 17

Congregation Beth                                      Desert Foothills Jewish                                  Temple Beth Emeth
Tefillah                                               Community Association                                    of Scottsdale
10636 N. 71st Way, Suites 1 & 2                        P.O. Box 25068                                           7330 E. Earll Drive, Suite L
Scottsdale, AZ 85254                                   Scottsdale, AZ 85255                                     Scottsdale, AZ 85252
480-600-5065, Fax: 480-607-9992                        480-585-4437                                             Mailing address: P.O. Box 2831
board@bethtefillahaz.com                               www.dfjca.org                                            Scottsdale, AZ 85252
www.bethtefillahaz.org                                 President: Dick Kessler                                  480-941-4112
Rabbi Pinchas Allouche                                 Shabbat services third Friday of each month,7:30 p.m.    Cantor Howard Tabaknek
President: Bob Casselman                               at Terravita Desert Pavillion, High Holiday services     President: Ira Goldenberg
The primary objective is to be a “House of Prayer”     and social events.                                       Conservative congregation founded 1983. Members
and a spiritual lighthouse to every Jewish person,
                                                                                                                are primarily adults without school-age children.
regardless of background or level of observance.
                                                       Har Zion Congregation                                    Services: Saturdays all year. No building fund, no
                                                                                                                school fees, reasonable dues.
Congregation Kehillat
                                                       6140 E. Thunderbird Road
                                                       Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Emek haMidbar                                          480-991-0720, Fax: 480-443-3411
                                                       annpshaenich@harzion.org
                                                                                                                Temple Kol Ami
Mailing address:                                                                                                15030 N. 64th St.
                                                       www.harzion.org                                          Scottsdale, AZ 85254
6501 E. Greenway Parkway
                                                       Rabbi Mark J. Bisman                                     480-951-9660, Fax: 480-951-5231
Suite 135-259
                                                       Hazzan: Bernard Savitz                                   office@templekolami.org
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
                                                       Executive Director: Ann Pshaenich                        www.templekolami.org
602-482-0802 or 602-492-3635 (EMEK)
                                                       President: Dr. Eric Schlesinger                          Rabbi B. Charles Herring
rabbiabrams@q.com
                                                       Affiliated with USCJ. Founded 1960. Preschool, two-      Cantorial Soloist: Raina Sinclair
www.emek-az.org
                                                       day religious school, Kadima/USY, adult education,       President: Phil Adelman
Rabbi Alan Abrams
                                                       chavurot, Sisterhood, Men’s Club, cemetery, Friday       A friendly Reform congregation of 250 families
Nondenominational open-door modern observant
                                                       and Saturday services, daily minyan.                     where services and classes are warm and engaging.
congregation. Friday evening Shabbat Club;
Wednesday evening Torah study and classes for                                                                   Religious school, K-8 and Early Childhood Center.
all ages.
                                                       Or Adam Congregation
                                                       for Humanistic Judaism                                   Temple Solel
                                                                                                                6805 E. McDonald Drive
                                                       Mailing address:                                         Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
                                                       7904 E. Chaparral Road, Suite A110-278                   480-991-7414, Fax: 480-951-0829
                                                       Scottsdale, AZ 85250                                     dlamden@templesolel.org
                                                       Services & activities:                                   www.templesolel.org
                                                       Phoenix Country Day School                               Rabbi John Linder
  Congregation Beth Israel                             3901 E. Stanford Drive                                   Rabbi Emeritus Maynard W. Bell
                   Founded in 1920                     Paradise Valley, AZ 85253                                Cantorial Soloist: Todd Herzog
  Religious School - Preschool - Summer Camp - BITY    480-663-7788                                             Executive Director: David Lamden
      Adult Education - Museum - Library - Mikveh      info@oradam.org                                          President: David Boninger
                        Cemetery                       www.oradam.org                                           Reform congregation founded 1966. Adult b’nai
                                                       President: Phil Lagas                                    mitzvah, adult education, men’s and women’s
 Rabbi Stephen I. Kahn Cantor Jaime Shpall             Administrator: Miki Safadi                               groups, chavurot, choir, outreach, social action,
 Rabbi Rony Keller     Steven Bandler - President      Non-traditional Jewish celebration of family, heritage   Renaissance Club, accredited religious school, family
                                                       and culture with an emphasis on finding strength         education and preschool.
     10460 N. 56th Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85253        and inspiration. Shabbat and holiday services, adult
          480-951-0323 www.cbiaz.org                   and youth education, family programs.



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                                                                   religious life

The New Shul                                         Temple Gan Elohim                                       PRESCOTT
7825 E. Paradise Lane
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
                                                     P.O. Box 12097
                                                     Glendale, AZ 85318-2097                                 Temple B’rith Shalom
480-515-2272                                         623-210-7435                                            2077 Brohner Way
info@thenewshul.org                                  www.templeganelohim.org                                 Prescott, AZ 86301
www.thenewshul.org                                   President: Carol Berger                                 (928) 708-0018
Rabbi Michael Wasserman                              A welcoming, progressive Reform Jewish Community        brith@cableone.net
Rabbi Elana Kanter                                   in the West Valley. Shabbat, holiday services and       www.brithshalom-az.org
An independent synagogue with a deep sense           celebrations. Religious programs for all life stages.   Rabbi: William L. Berkowitz
of community and a commitment to traditional-                                                                Affiliated with Union for Reform Judaism. Call for
egalitarian worship, Jewish learning and community                                                           service times and other information.

                                                              BEYOND THE
service.
                                                                                                             SEDONA
           West Valley                                          VALLEY                                       Jewish Community
                                                                                                             of Sedona and the
Beth Emeth Congregation
                                FLAGSTAFF                                                                    Verde Valley
of the West Valley                                                                                           100 Meadowlark Drive
13702 W. Meeker Blvd.
Sun City West, AZ 85375
                                Chabad Jewish                                                                Mailing address: P.O. Box 10242

                                Community Center
                                                                                                             Sedona, AZ 86339
623-584-7210, Fax: 623-975-2976                                                                              (928) 204-1286, Fax: (928) 204-2616
bethemeth1@juno.com
www.bethemethaz.org             of Flagstaff                                                                 www.jcsvv.org
                                                                                                             Rabbi Alicia Magal
Rabbi David Rosenberg                                1254 W. University Ave.
                                                                                                             President: Diane Schoen
President: Ben Corchine                              Flagstaff, AZ 86001
                                                                                                             Phoenix contact: Dee Epstein, 602-943-0459
A Conservative egalitarian multi-generational        (928) 255-5756
                                                                                                             Shabbat and High Holiday services. Break-the-fast,
congregation affiliated with United Synagogue        rabbi@jewishflagstaff.com
                                                                                                             Hanukkah party, Purim carnival and community
of Conservative Judaism. Founded in 1964. Adult      www.jewishflagstaff.com
                                                                                                             Passover seder. Cultural and social activities year-
education, Sisterhood, Men’s Club.                   Rabbi Dovie Shapiro
                                                                                                             round.

Chabad of the West Valley Temple Heichal Baoranim YUMA
                          Mailing address:
7942 W. Bell Road, C5 #101
Glendale, AZ 85308        P.O. Box 31058, Flagstaff, AZ 86004 Congregation
                          (928) 527-8747, Fax: (928) 526-3941
602-375-2422
rabbi@ichabad.org         heichalbaoranim@gmail.com           Beth Hamidbar and
www.ichabad.org           www.heichalbaoranim.org
                          Rabbi Nina Perlmutter
                                                              Yuma Jewish
Rabbi Sholom Lew
                          President: Lanny Morrison
Jewish community center for the West Valley.                  Community Council
Open to the community regardless of background,      Religious School: Rachel Sturm                          Mailing address: P.O. Box 5634
commitment or affiliation. No membership             Affiliated with Union for Reform Judaism. Shabbat       Yuma, AZ 85366
required.                                            and holiday services, religious school for pre-K        Meets at 781 S. Second Ave., Yuma
                                                     through b’nai mitzvah and holiday observances.          Information: (928) 210-8368

Temple Beth Shalom                                   KINGMAN
and Jewish Community Center
                                                     Congregation Or Midbar
                                                                                                                         MARRIAGE
of the Northwest Valley
12202 N. 101st Ave.                                  (928) 565-3441
Sun City, AZ 85351
                                                                                                                         OFFICIANT
                                                     www.kingmanreformjudaism.org
623-977-3240, Fax: 623-977-3214                      President: Carla Carranza
info@templebethshalomaz.com                          Affiliated with Union for Reform Judaism.
www.templebethshalomaz.org
Rabbi Shelly W. Moss D.D., Ph.D.
Rabbi Emeritus Arthur J. Abrams L.D., D.D.           LAKE HAVASU CITY                                        Rabbi Irwin Wiener, D.D.
Cantorial Soloist: Baruch Koritan
President: David Gluck                               Temple Beth Sholom                                      623-975-4272, Cell: 623-640-5913
                                                                                                             ravyitz@cox.net
URJ affiliation. Services Fridays, Shabbat minyan.
Sisterhood, brotherhood, social, cultural events.
                                                     of Lake Havasu City                                     Private instruction: Principles and basics of Judaism
                                                                                                             and holiday observances. Special guidance for
                                                     116 N. Acoma Blvd.
Torah study, “Coffee and Me” with rabbi. Education   Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403                              interfaith couples including personalized wedding
programs, gift shop.                                 (928) 680-0017                                          ceremony. Other lifecycle events and celebrations.
                                                     www.tbshavasu.com                                       ■ See ad on page 20
                                                     office@tbshavasu.org
                                                     Services: Fourth Friday of every month. Holiday
                                                     services and religious school.



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                                            religious life

                                                    OUTREACH/                                                           CHAPLAINCY                    Federal Correctional
                                                                                                                                                      Camp, Federal
                                                    INTERFAITH                                                 Arizona Department of                  Correctional Institute
Other synagogues also have outreach/interfaith                                                                 Public Safety (DPS)                    Rabbi Mendy Deitsch
                                                                                                                                                      480-855-4333
programs.                                                                                                      Rabbi Robert L. Kravitz, chaplain      rabbi@chabadcenter.com
                                                                                                               602-223-2000

Ruach Hamidbar -                                                                                               City of Phoenix                        Kivel Jewish Community
Spirit of the Desert                                                                                           Police Department                      Chaplaincy Council
602-420-1700                                                                                                                                          3020 N. 36th St.
                                                                                                               Rabbi Robert L. Kravitz, chaplain      Phoenix, AZ 85018
office@ruach.org
                                                                                                               Desert Horizon Precinct                602-443-8024, Fax: 602-957-9493
www.ruach.org
                                                                                                               602-495-5006                           www.kivelcare.org
Welcomes interfaith singles, couples and families
into the community. Provides education and                                                                                                            Community/Kivel Chaplain: Rabbi Martin S. Scharf
counseling.                                                                                                    City of Scottsdale                     Rabbinic support to hospitalized Jewish patients
                                                                                                                                                      and the unaffiliated Jewish community throughout
                                                                                                               Police Department                      Greater Phoenix. Provides full-time pastoral and
                                                                                                               Rabbi Robert L. Kravitz, chaplain      rabbinic services at Kivel Campus of Care.
                                                                                                               480-312-5000


                                                                                                                                                       RABBINIC BOARDS
                                                                                                                                                      Board of Rabbis
                                                                                                                                                      of Greater Phoenix
                                                                                                                                                      c/o Kehillah of Arizona
                                                                                                                                                      602-369-7667
                                                                                                                                                      info@boardofrabbisphoenix.org
                                                                                                                                                      www.boardofrabbisphoenix.org
                                                                                                                                                      President: Rabbi Bonnie Sharfman
                                                                                                                                                      Vice President: Rabbi Darren Kleinberg
                                                                                        Life Cycle Rituals & Celebrations                             Provides religious leadership to the Greater Phoenix
                                                                                            Private Judaic Instruction                                Jewish community.
                                                                                           Interfaith Couple Guidance
                                                                                            Commitment Ceremonies                                     Orthodox Rabbinical
                                                                                     Rabbi Irwin Wiener                                               Council of Greater
                              p:623-975-4272 • c:623-640-5913 • e:ravyitz@cox.net
                                                                                                                                                      Phoenix
                                                                                                                                                      c/o Beth Joseph Congregation
                                                                                                                                                      515 E. Bethany Home Road
                                                                                                                                                      Phoenix, AZ 85012
I n t er es t Fr ee L oa ns




                                                                                                                                                      602-277-8858
                                                    G’M ILU T CH A S A DI M
                              Acts of Loving Kindness




                                                                                                                                                      President: Rabbi David Rebibo
                                                                                                                                                      Provides services to individuals and families in keeping
                                                                                                                                                      with halachic discipline, including rabbinical courts,
                                                                                                                                                      mediation services, Chevra Kadisha, bereavement
                                                                                                                                                      counseling and community events.
                                                                                                 We Provide
                                                                                             Interest Free Loans
                                                                                                  to Members of
                                                                                              the Jewish Community.

                                                                              (602) 230-7983 • www.jewishfreeloan.org
                                                                              We are an affiliate agency of the Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix



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            community

            Agencies                                  Jewish community                                       Jewish Federation
                                                      Foundation of greater                                  of greater Phoenix
Bureau of Jewish                                      Phoenix                                                12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 201
                                                                                                             Scottsdale, AZ 85254
                                                      12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 202                    480-634-4900, Fax: 480-634-4588
education                                             Scottsdale, AZ 85254
                                                      480-699-1717, Fax: 480-699-1807
                                                                                                             jfed@jewishphoenix.org
12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 206                                                                          www.jewishphoenix.org
Scottsdale, AZ 85254                                  info@jcfphoenix.org                                    Board Chair: Steve Gubin
480-634-8050, Fax: 480-634-8051                       www.jcfphoenix.org                                     President and CEO: Adam D. Schwartz, ext. 1101
jewished@bjephoenix.org                               President: Stuart C. Turgel                            Central agency invested in community planning,
Director: Aaron Scholar                               Chair: Naomi W. Goodell                                fundraising and outreach, whose mission is to
Family Educator Coordinator: Linda Feldman            Regional center for long-term Jewish philanthropy.     ensure and enrich Jewish identity and enhance
PEP, PJ Library, Melton Director: Elaine Hirsch       Manages permanent endowments, Donor Advised            Jewish life locally and worldwide.
Program Director: Myra Shindler                       Funds, B’nai Tzedek Youth Philanthropy Program
                                                      and competitive grantmaking program to support         ■ See ad on back cover
Jewish Marriage University, Jewish Baby University,
PJ Library, Melton Parent Education Program, Train-   Jewish causes.
ing Wheels and Wheeling On, Mother’s Circle (for      ■ See ad on page 22                                    Campaign for Jewish Needs
interfaith non-Jewish mothers), Baby and Me/Tod-                                                             campaign@jewishphoenix.org
dler Shabbats, Just for Dads Nights.                                                                         Staff: Danny Nathanson, ext. 1105
                                                      Jewish community                                       Campaign Chair: Julee Landau

ina Levine Jewish                                     Foundation of greater                                  Donors contribute to humanitarian programs locally,

                                                      Prescott, inc.
                                                                                                             in Israel and around the world and can also customize
community campus                                      P.O. Box 2684
                                                                                                             their philanthropic support.
12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 120                                                                          Community Outreach and Programs
Scottsdale, AZ 85254                                  Prescott, AZ 86302
                                                      (928) 717-0016, Fax: (928) 771-0980                    programming@jewishphoenix.org
480-634-4944, Fax: 480-634-4586                                                                              Staff: Debra Kleinberg, ext. 1104
Facility/Security Director: Steve Kennedy             info@jcfgp.org
                                                      www.jcfgp.org                                          Ensures quality community programming and
Houses six agencies including the Jewish Federation                                                          outreach through collaborative efforts with other
of Greater Phoenix, Valley of the Sun Jewish          President: David S. Hess, (928) 771-0978
                                                      Chairman, Grants Committee: Saul Fein                  Jewish agencies and organizations as well as the
Community Center, Bureau of Jewish Education,                                                                encouragement of and coordination of volunteer-
Council for Jews With Special Needs, Jewish           Develops, sustains and ensures the welfare, cultural
                                                      heritage and continuity of a strong and vibrant        ism.
Tuition Organization and Jewish Community
Foundation.                                           Jewish community through the creation and              Community Think Tank
                                                      growth of endowment funds.                             jfed@jewishphoenix.org
Jewish community                                      Jewish Family &
                                                                                                             Staff: Adam Schwartz, ext. 1101
                                                                                                             Chair: Bob Silver
center/Barness Family                                 children’s service (JFcs)
                                                                                                             Prompts short-, medium- and long-range strategic
                                                                                                             planning as recommended by special interest
908 N. Alma School Road
Chandler, AZ 85224                                    4747 N. Seventh St., Suite 100                         community councils charged with determining
480-897-0588, Fax: 480-517-0124                       Phoenix, AZ 85014                                      and providing solutions to unmet/underfunded
info@evjcc.org                                        602-279-7655, Fax: 602-253-7065                        community services.
                                                      info@jfcsarizona.com
www.evjcc.org
                                                      www.jfcsaz.org
                                                                                                             Women’s Philanthropy
President: Ben Benedict                                                                                      womensdepartment@jewishphoenix.org
Day care, preschool, camps, youth programs, senior    President and CEO: Michael R. Zent, Ph.D.
                                                                                                             President: Stacey Arkules
programs, adult classes and lectures. Constituent     Board Chairman: Richard Gottlieb
                                                                                                             Campaign Chairwoman: Anita Gutkin
agency, Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix.         Behavioral health, social services for adults and
                                                                                                             Staff: Debra Kleinberg, ext. 1104
                                                      children: licensed Jewish therapists, emergency
                                                                                                             Provides Jewish pathways for women to connect
                                                      financial assistance, senior services, Orthodox
Jewish community                                      Aleinu Network, hospital chaplaincy, Holocaust
                                                                                                             to the community through outreach, education,
                                                                                                             leadership development and women’s philan-
center/Valley of the sun                              survivor services, referrals.
                                                                                                             thropy.
12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 203                   Offices in Phoenix, Glendale, and Mesa                 See also: The Israel Center, JewishNewish, Teen Israel
Scottsdale, AZ 85254                                  Customer Service & Referral Center: 602-279-0084       Experience Grants and Young Jewish Phoenix
480-483-7121, Fax: 480-483-8441                       Victims of Domestic Violence: 602-452-4640
info@vosjcc.org                                       Spanish: 602-534-3087
www.vosjcc.org                                        Homebased Services & Creating Peaceful
Executive Director: Steve Rosenberg                   Families: 602-257-9314
Programs and services for all ages and groups.        Geriatric Services: 602-452-4627
Health, fitness and wellness; Israel and community.
Affiliations: Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix    See also: JFCS programs in Community and
and Valley of the Sun United Way.                     Seniors.
■ See ad on page 1                                    ■ See ad on page 23




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         community

Jewish Free Loan                                      and ignorance, and providing service to the            Hadassah shalom
                                                                                                             chapter
3443 N. Central Ave., Suite 707                       community.
Phoenix, AZ 85012                                     Western Region
602-230-7983, Fax: 602-230-0180                                                                              Co-Presidents: Joy Dolan, 480-895-3859
                                                      888-274-8418, 818-380-0730
www.jewishfreeloan.org                                                                                                     Edith Evans, 480-883-1044
                                                      rkrancberg@bnaibrith.org
President: Ronald Blau                                                                                       Area: Sun Lakes
                                                      www.bnaibrith.org
Executive Director: Tina Sheinbein                                                                           Meetings: monthly, afternoons
Interest-free loans to Jewish residents of Arizona.                                                          Ages: 55+
Confidentiality assured. Co-signers are required.     Brandeis national
Affiliated agency, Jewish Federation of Greater
Phoenix. Member IAHFL.
                                                      committee                                              Hadassah-tikvah West
■ See ad on page 20
                                                      Formerly Brandeis University National Women’s
                                                      Committee
                                                                                                             Valley chapter
                                                                                                             President: Judy Neigoff, 623-544-0525
                                                      Phoenix Chapter
                                                                                                             Area: West Valley
      ProgrAms &
                                                      P.O. Box 13775
                                                                                                             Meetings: second Monday of every month, 10 a.m.
                                                      Scottsdale, AZ 85267

     orgAnizAtions
                                                      480-699-7003
                                                      www.brandeis.edu/bnc                                   Hadassah Valley of
                                                                                                             the sun chapter
                                                      gladys.simon@gmail.com
                                                      President: Gladys Simon
B’nai B’rith                                          Provides study groups, community service, events       480-998-1880
                                                      and faculty speakers. Supports libraries, scientific   chapter.hvos@hadassah.org
Organization committed to the security and            research and scholarships at Brandeis University.      www.valleyofthesun.hadassah.org
continuity of the Jewish people and the State                                                                President: Judy Silberman
of Israel, combating anti-Semitism, bigotr y                                                                 Changing the world and people’s lives, in Israel,
                                                                                                             the United States and around the world, through
                                                                                                             medicine, teaching, advocacy, education, land
                                                                                                             reclamation and youth programs.


                                                                                                             Jewish social connection
                                                                                                             Contact: Billie Gross, 623-584-1977
                                                                                                             Meetings: Fourth Sunday afternoon of each month,
                                                                                                             Sun City West Community Center, 14465 W. R. H.
                                                                                                             Johnson Blvd., Sun City West.
                                                                                                             Monthly social events. Social/cultural club for
                                                                                                             Jewish people. Members are single and married,
                                                                                                             including interfaith couples from Sun City, Sun City
                                                                                                             West and neighboring communities.

                                                                                                             Jewish technical
                                                                                                             Assistance center
                                                                                                             Jewish Community Foundation
                                                                                                             12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 202
                                                                                                             Scottsdale, AZ 85254
                                                                                                             480-699-1717, Fax: 480-699-1807
                                                                                                             jtac@jcfphoenix.org
                                                                                                             www.jcfphoenix.org
                                                                                                             President: Stuart C. Turgel
                                                                                                             Director: Bonnie Wright
                                                                                                             Capacity-building programs to strengthen local
                                                                                                             Jewish organizations, agencies and synagogues
                                                                                                             through specialized training, mentoring, coaching
                                                                                                             and continuing professional education for staff
                                                                                                             and lay leaders.




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                                                                                     community

Jewish War Veterans                                     Kivel campus                                            Hatikvah Chapter
                                                                                                                Sandy Jared, 602-224-0997
National Executive Committee:
  Melvin Brody, 480-473-9076                            of care Auxiliary                                       Members are in their 40s and 50s.
Department of Southwest                                 602-956-5487                                            Kinneret Chapter
Commander: Bernard Kaplan, 602-765-3520                 President: Debbie Waitkus                               Program Chairwoman: Ruth Becker, 602-246-8399
Open to all veterans of Jewish faith with honorable     Dedicated to enhancing the lives of Kivel residents     Meetings: third Monday of each month, Chris Ridge
discharge from the Armed Services. Open to              through service and fundraising.                        Village, 6246 N. 19th Ave., Phoenix
nonveterans interested in supporting veterans and                                                               Rina Chapter
Jewish causes.                                          nA’AmAt UsA                                             President: Barbara Lewis, 602-493-7287
Post 128, Red Mountain                                  16161 Ventura Blvd., Suite 101                          harbarlew@cox.net
Commander: Harold Riffer, 480-985-7519                  Encino, CA 91436                                        Meetings: Sundays, unless otherwise announced
Ladies Auxiliary President:                             (818) 981-1298; Fax: (818) 981-6163                     Anasazi Clubhouse-Paradise Village, Temple Chai
  Sue Singer: 480-899-4206                              wanaamat@sbcglobal.net
Meetings: Monthly, fourth Sunday, American
Legion Hall, 2240 W. Chandler Blvd., Chandler
                                                        www.naamat.org
                                                        Area Coordinator: Marilyn Bristol                       national council
                                                        Western Area Director/Community Outreach
                                                           Facilitator: Aviva Levine
                                                                                                                of Jewish Women
Post 194, Valley of the Sun                                                                                     Arizona Section President:
Commander: Nelson Magedman, 623-556-1217                Supports educational and social service installations      Carol Consalvo, 480-860-8887
Ladies Auxiliary President:                             in Israel, which provide schooling at all age levels,   www.ncjwaz.org
  Anneliese Lewin, 602-840-8548                         day care, day-night homes, legal and psychological      Inspired by Jewish values, NCJW takes a progressive
Meetings: September-June, first Sunday of each month,   counseling and shelters for abused women and            stance on issues for women, children and families by
VA Hospital, 650 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix         their families.                                         safeguarding individual rights and freedoms.
Post 210, Ed Grodsky
Commander: David Woodland, 480-922-0165
Post 619, Sun Lakes Copper State
Commander: Art Sharf, 480-664-2992
P.O. Box 13113, Chandler, AZ 85249-3113
Meetings: Monthly, third Sunday


Jewish Women’s circle,
scottsdale
Chabad of Scottsdale
10215 N. Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85253
480-998-1410
chabadscottsdale@gmail.com                                                                 We hope for a future where families are strong,
Director: Dina Levertov                                                                    where our elders are cared for and where
Meets monthly for discussions, holiday preparations,
crafts, lectures, Torah study, cooking demonstrations
                                                                                           children are safe.
and classes. Bikkur cholim projects.
                                                                                           Jewish Community Services
Jewish Women                                                                                 Jewish counseling services treating a range of life’s challenges

international                                                                                Emergency assistance funds
                                                                                             Holiday programs for those touched by financial, physical or
Founded in 1897. Strives to break the cycle of
violence through education, advocacy and action.                                             emotional hardships
Supports residential treatment centers in the United                                         In-home counseling and care for Jewish Seniors
States and Jerusalem.                                                                        Mental health education and outreach to the Orthodox
Greater Phoenix Chapter                                                                      community
Contact: Harriet Robbins, 602-944-3455
Meetings: Monthly, second Wednesday                                                          Spiritual Care and support to hospitalized patients and families
Avodah Chapter                                                                               Center for Senior Enrichment providing education, kosher
Southeast Valley                                                                             lunches and exercise in an intellectually stimulating and social
President: Rosalind Capon, 480-396-9764                                                      environment
Meetings: Monthly, second Wednesday
Century Chapter
Contact: Fran Frazin, 602-943-2464
         Sharron Evnin, 623-580-9371
Century Chapter meets quarterly for lunch for
stimulating speakers and to support JWI.
                                                                                            602.452.4627 www.jfcsaz.org

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         community

ort America                                                 PUBLic AFFAirs                                    national Jewish
Cutting-edge training and strategic educational
initiatives that empower 270,000 people annually                                                              Democratic council,
in 56 countries to become productive citizens and
lead their families and communities forward.
                                                       American israel                                        Arizona chapter
Cactus Chapter                                         Public Affairs committee                               njdcphx@q.com
                                                                                                              www.njdc.org
Ellen Tuckman, 602-953-9307
Meetings: Monthly. Call for date, time and location.
                                                       (AiPAc)                                                President: Jerry Gettinger, 480-510-1320
                                                       602-277-3318, Fax: 602-953-6618                        Vice President/Membership: Ken Lakind
All areas welcome.                                     azsat@aipac.org                                          623-572-9120
Desert Chapter                                         www.aipac.org                                          Emphasizes separation of church and state,
480-451-5355                                           The only American organization registered to lobby     women’s reproductive rights, and support of Israel.
rongay@qwest.net                                       Congress in support of the U.S.-Israel relationship.   Monthly meetings.
President: Joyce Dimond, 480-563-1797                  Political workshops, community briefings, events
Contact: Sharon Sak, 480-948-9242
Monthly meetings and board meetings.
                                                       with members of Congress, grass-roots lobbying
                                                       sessions.                                              republican Jewish
                                                                                                              coalition, Arizona
Phoenix Holocaust                                      American Jewish                                        chapter
survivors’ Association                                 committee                                              ahlaff@cox.net
                                                                                                              www.rjchq.org
P.O. Box 30213                                         602-955-3600, Fax: 602-955-3601
Phoenix, AZ 85046-0213                                 arizona@ajc.org                                        Chairperson: Amy H. Laff
602-788-7003                                           www.ajc.org                                            Educating the Jewish community about Republican
phxhsa@gmail.com                                       Board President: Stephen M. Bressler                   ideas and policy positions, and expressing concerns
President: Joan Sitver                                 Human relations organization, 103 years of service.    of the Jewish community to Republican officials.
Dedicated to the remembrance of the Shoah              Advocacy work, international research and pro-         Monthly events, including Pizza & Politics.
through education. Survivors speak throughout the      grams safeguard Israel, advance Jewish security
state (primarily in schools). Annual Yom Hashoah
                                                                                                              reFerrAL/sUPPort
                                                       and promote democracy and pluralism.
commemoration. Devoted to survivors’ needs.
                                                       Anti-Defamation League
sun city grand                                         602-274-0991, Fax: 602-230-1768
shalom club                                            arizona@adl.org
                                                       www.adl.org
                                                                                                              chrysalis
Meets at Sun City West Community Center                                                                       1010 E. McDowell Road, Suite 301
                                                       Regional Director: Bill Straus                         Phoenix, AZ 85006
19726 N. Remington Drive, Sun City Grand               Regional Board Chair: Miriam Weisman
President: Janice Rothschild                                                                                  602-955-9059, Fax: 602-955-0165
                                                       Director of Development: Barbara Lewkowitz             chrysalis@noabuse.org
Membership: Lila Hauptman, 623-478-2915                Founded in 1913, the Anti-Defamation League
Meets second Monday of each month. Open to                                                                    www.noabuse.org
                                                       is the world’s leading organization in the fight       President/CEO: Patricia Klahr
members of Sun City Grand. A social and cultural       against anti-Semitism, bigotry and discrimination
group of shared backgrounds.                                                                                  Director of Outpatient Services: Carl Mangold
                                                       of all kinds.                                          Services to Jewish families experiencing domestic
                                                                                                              violence. Individual counseling by appointment.
West Valley Jewish                                     Jewish Labor committee                                 Community outreach and prevention programs.
Women’s circle                                         Arizona Chapter
                                                       2401 N. Central Ave.
                                                                                                              Shelter services with kosher meals. All services
                                                                                                              confidential.
Chabad of the West Valley
7942 W. Bell Road, C5 #101                             Phoenix, AZ 85004
Glendale, AZ 85308                                     (800) 523-4422
                                                       paulr@uscw99.com
                                                                                                              council for Jews
602-375-2422
Director: Chana Lew                                    Chairman: Paul Rubin                                   With special needs
Project of Chabad of the West Valley, to create an     Founded in 1934 to serve as a bridge between the       12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 205
opportunity for Jewish women to meet, socialize        Jewish community and the labor movement.               Scottsdale, AZ 85254
and learn.                                                                                                    480-629-5343, Fax: 480-629-5365
                                                                                                              TTY: 480-629-8271
                                                       Joint Action committee                                 info@cjsn.org
                                                       for Political Affairs (JAc)                            www.cjsn.org
                                                                                                              Executive Director: Becca Hornstein
                                                       (847) 433-5999, Fax: (847) 433-6194                    Board President: Gail Obstfeld
                                                       jacpac123@aol.com                                      Programs and services for children and young
                                                       www.jacpac.org                                         adults who have disabilities, to enable them to
                                                       Executive Director: Marcia Balonick                    participate in activities in the Jewish community.
                                                       Bipartisan network dedicated to electing a Congress    Adult residential program.
                                                       committed to a strong U.S.-Israel relationship and
                                                       a social agenda including reproductive freedom,        ■ See ad on page 29
                                                       separation of religion and state.



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                                                                                  community

Jewish counseling                                    Dana cheryl Beitscher                                   chevra
services                                             charitable Foundation                                   Hillel Jewish Student Center
                                                                                                             Arizona State University
Jewish Family & Children’s Service                   745 E. Maryland Ave., Suite 112                         1012 S. Mill Ave.
Jewish Counseling Services: 602-751-9044             Phoenix, AZ 85014                                       Tempe, AZ 85281
Information and referrals: 602-279-0084              602-279-2808, Fax: 602-277-5978                         480-967-7563, Fax: 480-966-5402
Support to families suffering from violence;         Chairman: Irwin Pasternack                              erin@hillelasu.org
substance abuse counseling, outpatient mental        Funding, resources and leadership for developing        Programs for graduate students and young single
health services, foster youth transition programs.   positive Jewish choices in family and personal lives,   adults in the community, ages 22-30.
                                                     with a strong emphasis on strengthening the ability
                                                     of Jewish singles to meet and marry.
Jsupport Arizona                                                                                             Jewish sisterhood
c/o AZRC 2525 W. Greenway Road, Suite 114
Phoenix, AZ 85023                                    Happenings                                              of Arizona
602-748-4000                                         Rozz Mandel, 480-391-0800                               jewishsisterhood@gmail.com
rcohen@jsupportaz.com                                Catering to Jewish singles 65-plus. Social activities   www.facebook.com/jewishsisterhood
www.jsupportaz.com                                   and friendship. About 80 members. Two or more           Contact: Lauren Fogel, Founder
An independent nonprofit created to help those       functions each month.                                   For Jewish women in their 20s and 30s in the Greater
individuals within the community who have been                                                               Phoenix area.
affected by the downturn in the economy.             Jewish Association of
temple chai: Deutsch                                 singles services (J.A.s.s.) L’chaim
                                                                                 lchaimaz@gmail.com
                                                     7119 E. Shea Blvd., PMB 109-355                         www.azjews.com
Family shalom center                                 Scottsdale, AZ 85254
                                                     480-515-1935
                                                                                                             Event Coordinator: Jason Beckmann
4645 E. Marilyn Road                                                                                         A social club for young Jewish adults in their 20s and
Phoenix, AZ 85032                                    jewishsingles@aol.com                                   30s working with other groups to organize events
602-971-1234, Fax: 602-971-5909                      Contacts: Barbara Allyn, Mitch Lover                    bringing Jewish people together.
ssilverman@templechai.com                            Activities and events for Jewish singles ages 45-70s.
                                                     Monthly newsletter. Resource for information about
www.templechai.com
Director: Sharona Silverman                          Jewish groups and organizations.                        shabbatLuck
Resource center providing educational programs,                                                              shabbatluck@gmail.com
support groups and spiritual development while
utilizing Jewish wisdom, tradition and compassion.
                                                     tribe                                                   www.shabbatluck.com
                                                                                                             Contact: Cory Shapiro
                                                     “For Heebs Who Want to Hang”                            Offers a Shabbat potluck experience to singles and
Support groups include JACS, CHAI Circle and         tribeaz@gmail.com
others.                                                                                                      couples in the Greater Phoenix area ages 21-39.
                                                     www.tribearizona.com
                                                     myspace.com/tribeaz06
                                                     Facebook: Tribe Arizona                                 Yad B’Yad social group
              singLes                                Jewish group for 21-30s, for singles, married couples
                                                     and individuals in relationships who are looking to
                                                                                                             Council For Jews With Special Needs
                                                                                                             12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 205
                                                     make new friends. Community service projects.           Scottsdale, AZ 85254
For information on congregation-affiliated singles                                                           480-629-5343, Fax: 480-629-5365
programs, see “Valley Congregations” listings.
                                                     Valley Jewish singles                                   TTY: 480-629-8271
                                                                                                             info@cjsn.org
Big Beautiful Jewish                                 valleyjewishsingles@cox.net                             www.cjsn.org
                                                     Events for Jewish singles 40-plus. Activities at        Executive Director: Becca Hornstein
Women & Handsome                                     different locations throughout the Valley. Dances,
                                                     mingling, dinners, movie nights, mixers, brunches,
                                                                                                             Board President: Gail Obstfeld
Jewish men                                           Shabbat services and more. No membership fees.
                                                                                                             Social club for adults with mild to moderate
                                                                                                             disabilities. Twice monthly gatherings focus on
4719 N. 14th St.                                                                                             Jewish education and recreational activities.
Phoenix, AZ 85014

                                                           YoUng ADULts
602-403-3949
susiebelll@hotmail.com                                                                                       Young Jewish Phoenix
www.groups.yahoo.com/group/                                                                                  Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix
bigbeautifuljewishwomen                                                                                      12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 201
Contact: Susan Lerner
Plus-size single Jewish men and women looking
                                                     Arizona Adventurers                                     Scottsdale, AZ 85254
                                                                                                             480-634-4900, ext.1134, Fax: 480-634-4588
                                                     Fax: 480-747-9679
for their beshert.                                                                                           Coordinator: Samantha Jaeger
                                                     jazad2007@arizonaadventurers.org
                                                                                                             info@youngjewishphoenix.org
                                                     www.arizonaadventurers.org
                                                                                                             www.jewishphoenix.org
                                                     President: Lionel Hummel
                                                                                                             Engages young adults (22-40) with opportunities
                                                     An all-volunteer Jewish outdoor club. Member-
                                                                                                             to build and maintain Jewish connections with one
                                                     planned activities include hiking, team sports,
                                                                                                             another and the organized Jewish community.
                                                     small-group outings and larger social gatherings.
                                                     Weekly e-mail lists upcoming events.




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               israel

       AGENCIES &                                         American Technion                                        Jewish National Fund
                                                          Society                                                  1645 E. Missouri Ave., Suite 110
     ORGANIZATIONS                                        (800) 683-4287
                                                          Consultant: Harold Morgan
                                                                                                                   Phoenix, AZ 85016
                                                                                                                   602-277-4800, Fax: 602-277-4343
                                                                                                                   Tree Hotline: (800) 542-8733
                                                          www.ats.org                                              www.jnf.org
Alliance4Israel
                                                          Israel’s leading science/technology university,          President: Bruce Goldberg
                                                          home to Israel’s first Nobel Prize winners in science.
alliance4israel@gmail.com                                                                                          Regional Director: Ted J. Kort
                                                          Pioneers in computer science, water-resource
Co-directors: Steve Rosenbaum: 480-216-4280                                                                        Deals with quality of life issues in Israel, including
                                                          management, materials engineering, aerospace
              Carol Talmon: 602-265-2251                                                                           the water crisis and Blueprint Negev, a massive
                                                          and medicine.
Dedicated to promoting educational, cultural, social                                                               undertaking that involves building new communities
and spiritual events. Working to achieve a better                                                                  for 250,000 people in the Negev Desert.
understanding and appreciation of Israel and its          Consulate General
people.
                                                          of Israel                                                Tzedakah Fund Inc.
                                                          6380 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1700                          P.O. Box 9806
                                                                                                                   Phoenix, AZ 85068
American Friends of
                                                          Los Angeles, CA 90048
                                                          (323) 852-5500, Fax: (323) 852-5555                      Co-presidents:
Magen David Adom                                          info@losangeles.mfa.gov.il
                                                          www.israeliconsulatela.org
                                                                                                                     Elaine Hammerschlag, 602-955-7955
                                                                                                                     Sue Rutkin, 602-840-7374
(ARMDI)                                                   Consul General of Israel in Los Angeles:                 Nonprofit Arizona corporation organized in 1984
                                                                                                                   for direct, grass-roots giving to people and small
Arizona Friends of ARMDI                                     Jacob Dayan
10645 N. Tatum Blvd., Suite C200-335                      Consul for Culture, Media and Public Diplomacy:          organizations who minister to the needs of the
Phoenix, AZ 85028                                            Shahar Azani                                          disadvantaged in Israel. No overhead.
602-787-2930                                              Provides educational, political and cultural
www.afmda.org                                             information about Israel through speakers and
armdiarizona@yahoo.com
Coordinators: Jay Bycer, Barb Zemel
                                                          written and audiovisual materials.
                                                                                                                                   TRAvEl
U.S. tax-exempt organization. Supporting Magen
David Adom, the State of Israel’s sole provider
                                                          Israel Bonds —
of emergency medical services. Humanitarian               Development                                              El Al Israel Airlines
organization serving in times of war, terrorist attack,                                                            District Sales Office: 8383 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 363
crisis and disaster.                                      Corporation for Israel                                   Beverly Hills, CA 90211
                                                          Registered Representative: Bob Leve                      (323) 852-1252
■ See ad on inside back page
                                                          4500 S. Lakeshore Drive, Suite 355                       Reservations: (800) 223-6700
                                                          Tempe, AZ 85282                                          Airline providing nonsmoking flights to Israel from
                                                          480-948-7315, (800) 229-4324, Fax: 480-948-7413          Los Angeles, New York, Chicago and Miami.

     Informtivt)ive
            a                                             phoenix@israelbonds.com
                                                          www.israelbonds.com
                                                                                                                   Israel Government
          a• e
     (in•form
                                                          Israel Bonds are investment-grade securities.
                                                          Proceeds from the sale of Israel Bonds build and         Tourist Office
     adj                                                  strengthen every aspect of Israel’s economy and          6380 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1718
                   enlightening
                                                          infrastructure. Member FINRA, SIPC.                      Los Angeles, CA 90048
      educational,                                                                                                 (323) 658-7463 or (888) 77-ISRAEL (477235)
                                                          The Israel Center                                        Fax: (323) 658-6543
                                                                                                                   danm@imot.org
     Just $48 gets you a year’s                           Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix
                                                          12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 100L                     www.goisrael.com
     worth of news and                                    Scottsdale, AZ 85254                                     Information about tourism to Israel. PR and
                                                                                                                   promotion. Provides maps, brochures and films
     commentary written                                   480-634-4900, ext. 1109, Fax: 480-634-4588
                                                                                                                   concerning travel to Israel.
                                                          Shlicha/Emissary: Sharron Topper-Amitai
     with you in mind.                                    israelcenter@jewishphoenix.org
                                                          www.jewishphoenix.org
     Subscribe now.                                       Project of the federation in partnership with the
     Call 602-870-9470 or                                 BFJCC, BJE and VOSJCC. Serves as the central
     visit jewishaz.com                                   community resource for Israel-related activities.




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                                                                       kids & teens

                                                            Chaverim Tovim                                         Camp Ramah in California
                  Camps                                     (Good Friends)                                         17525 Ventura Blvd., Suite 201
                                                            Summer Enrichment Program                              Encino, CA 91316
Many of the camps listed here use high school               Temple Emanuel of Tempe                                (310) 476-8571, Fax: (310) 472-3810
and college students as counselors and assistants.          5801 S. Rural Road                                     (888) CAMP-RAMAH
Contact camps directly for information. Local               Tempe, AZ 85283                                        info@ramah.org
synagogues may also have day camps.                         480-838-1414, Fax: 480-838-2192                        www.ramah.org
                                                            leslie@emanueloftempe.org                              Executive Director: Rabbi Daniel Greyber
               Day Camps                                    Director: Leslie Scheck
                                                            Ages 12 months-6 years. Arts and crafts, singing,
                                                                                                                   Camp Director: Zachary Lasker
                                                                                                                   Chairwoman of the Board: Ilana Meskin
                                                            Jewish cooking, kabbalat Shabbat, tefillah (prayer),   Campers (grades 3-10) experience nature, learn
Barness Family JCC                                          challah baking and Hebrew vocabulary.                  from teachers/specialists and expand their own

Day Camp
                                                                                                                   creativity while exploring what it means to be Jewish

908 N. Alma School Road                                     Curtain Call                                           in today’s world.

Chandler, AZ 85224
480-897-0588, Fax: 480-517-0124                             Theatre Camp                                           JWest Campership
                                                            Arizona Jewish Theatre Company
info@evjcc.org
www.evjcc.org                                               Temple Chai: 4645 E. Marilyn Road                      program
                                                            Phoenix, AZ 85032                                      of the Foundation for Jewish Camp
Director: Ronna Levy
                                                            602-264-0402                                           1550 High St., Suite 4
Ages 27 months-10th grade. Activities include
                                                            info@azjewishtheatre.org                               Denver, CO 80218
swimming, sports, music, field trips, cooking, rock
                                                            www.azjewishtheatre.org                                (888) 888-4819
show, arts and crafts, Israeli culture, mitzvot projects,
                                                            Ages 7-13. Two four-week sessions culminating in a     jwest@jewishcamp.org
overnights and more.
                                                            musical production. Teen intern program.               www.onehappycamper.org
                                                                                                                   JWest Program Director: Wendy Aronson
Camp Gan Israel                                             Valley of the sun                                      First-time campers entering grades 6-8 may qualify
Chabad of Arizona                                                                                                  for $1,500 to attend Camp Charles Pearlstein,
2110 E. Lincoln Drive
Phoenix, AZ 85016
                                                            Jewish Community Center                                Ramah or one of 21 other nonprofit Jewish summer
                                                                                                                   camps.
                                                            12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 203
602-944-2753                                                Scottsdale, AZ 85254
www.cgiofphoenix.com                                        480-483-7121
Director: Rivka Friedman
Ages 2-14. Activities include sports, swimming, arts
                                                            Kochavim Summer Camp
                                                            Ages: Six weeks-pre-K                                   YOUTH pROGRams
and crafts, lessons in Jewish culture, Hebrew songs,        Director: Joanie Charnow, ext. 1705
field trips, challah baking and Shabbatons. Financial       joaniec@vosjcc.org                                     The following are programs for children in elementary
assistance available.                                       Shemesh Day Camp                                       through high school.
                                                            Grades K-11
Camp Gan Israel                                             Director: Claire Bernstein, ext. 1275
                                                            claireb@vosjcc.org
                                                                                                                   B’nai Tzedek Youth
Day Camp                                                    Swim lessons, arts and crafts, music, karate. Ruach-   philanthropy program
Chabad of the East Valley                                   on-the-go, CIT and service-learning programs for       Jewish Community Foundation
3875 W. Ray Road, Suite 6                                   older campers. Youth programs, after school, sports    12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 202
Chandler, AZ 85226                                          leagues, Teen Connection, fitness and training.        Scottsdale, AZ 85254
480-855-4333                                                                                                       480-699-1717, Fax: 480-699-1807
ganisraelevalley@gmail.com                                                                                         acohen@jcfphoenix.org
www.chabadcenter.com
Camp Director: Rabbi Mendy Deitsch                                   Resident Camps                                www.jcfphoenix.org
                                                                                                                   Director: Andrea Cohen
Ages 4-12. Five weeks packed with Jewish ideas and                                                                 Chair: Gail Baer
values. Games, sports, music, gymnastics, arts and
crafts, field trips, overnights, challah baking, lessons
                                                            Camp Charles pearlstein                                Grades 7-12. The largest teen giving program in
                                                                                                                   Arizona. Service, philanthropy and community
                                                            Camp location: Prescott, AZ
in Jewish culture.                                          Winter location: Congregation Beth Israel              involvement.
                                                            10460 N. 56th St.
Camp Nageela                                                Scottsdale, AZ 85253
                                                            480-951-0323, Fax: 480-951-7150
10460 N. 56th St.
Scottsdale, AZ 85253                                        camp@cbiaz.org
602-741-5122                                                www.campcharlespearlstein.com
(718) 395-7901                                              Camp Director: Jodi Woodnick, LCSW
campnageela@aztorah.com                                     Arizona’s only Jewish resident camp. Second-12th
Director: Shira Goldman                                     grade. Varied activities for everyone. Leadership-
Camps for all ages in a Jewish setting. Separate            development programs for high-school students.
camps for boys and girls. Camps are located in              Owned and operated by Congregation Beth Israel.
Phoenix and Scottsdale. Call for free DVD.



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         kids & teens

Jewish Committee                                           TEEN pROGRams                                       Camp swift Youth
on scouting                                                                                                    Foundation
Chairman, Central and Northern Arizona                                                                         (formerly Mitzvah Corps)
   David Zinder, 602-358-7826
   dazinder@hotmail.com
                                                       BBYO                                                    7950 E. Acoma Drive, Suite 106
                                                                                                               Scottsdale, AZ 85260
                                                       (B’nai B’rith Youth Organization)
Chairman, Tucson and Southern Arizona                  Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center               602-885-0799
   David Weintraub, (520) 290-5033                     12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 201                     campswift@gmail.com
   davidb.weintraub@gmail.com                          Scottsdale, AZ 85254                                    www.campswift.org
Member, National Jewish Committee on Scouting          480-634-4900, ext. 1127, Fax: 480-634-4587              Executive Director: Whitney Jacobson
   Lee F. Shedroff, 623-376-8737                       sbaker@bbyo.org                                         President: Bob Bessen
   lshedroff@aol.com                                   Phoenix Program Director: Steven Baker                  Helps Jewish teens fulfill Torah mitzvah of caring for
www.jewishscouting.org                                 Youth leaders create and lead programs with             the poor and the stranger by reaching out to inner-
Promotes and recognizes scouting’s Jewish Religious    professional staff and volunteer adult advisers.        city children. Founded 30 years ago.
Awards Program. Promotes scouting among Jewish         Judaism, education, social action, community service,
youth, helps Jewish institutions provide scouting
opportunities and service projects.
                                                       athletic, recreation, summer travel experiences.
                                                       Teen Connection: Grades 7-8.
                                                                                                               Keshet social Group
                                                                                                               Council For Jews With Special Needs
                                                       AZA (Aleph Zadik Aleph): Boys, grades 9-12.             12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 205
Temple Kol ami                                         BBG (B’nai B’rith Girls): Girls, grades 9-12.           Scottsdale, AZ 85254
15030 N. 64th St.                                                                                              480-629-5343, Fax: 480-629-5365
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
480-951-9660, Fax: 480-951-5231
                                                       Bureau of Jewish                                        TTY: 480-629-8271
                                                                                                               info@cjsn.org
office@templekolami.org                                Education                                               www.cjsn.org
www.templekolami.org                                   12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 206                     Executive Director: Becca Hornstein
Jr. & Senior Youth Director: Emily Malin               Scottsdale, AZ 85254                                    Board President: Gail Obstfeld
Junior youth groups for grades 4-8. Senior youth       480-634-8050, Fax 480-634-8051                          Social club for teens and adults with moderate to
group (KATY) for grades 9-12.                          jewished@bjephoenix.org                                 severe disabilities. Twice monthly gatherings focus
                                                       Director: Aaron Scholar                                 on Jewish education and recreational activities.
Youth philanthropy                                     Hebrew High Principal: Myra Shindler

Board
                                                       AM High School in Israel: Elaine Hirsch
                                                       Family Education: Linda Feldman                         NFTY
                                                       Phoenix High School of Jewish Studies, Alexander        North American Federation of Temple Youth
Jewish Community Foundation                                                                                    NFTY Southwest is the high school-age youth
12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 202                    Muss High School in Israel Program, Hebrew High
                                                       Care-a-Van, Hebrew School limuds, Bikkur Cholim         organization of the Reform movement. Activities
Scottsdale, AZ 85254                                                                                           include weekend retreats, socials, social action, teen
480-699-1717, Fax: 480-699-1807                        hospital volunteers, clubs and retreats.
                                                                                                               issues, Jewish identity and heritage, and creative
acohen@jcfphoenix.org                                                                                          services.
www.jcfphoenix.org
Director: Andrea Cohen                                                                                         Beth Israel Temple Youth (BITY)
Chair: Gail Baer                                                                                               Director of Youth: Rabbi Rony Keller
Grades 9-12. Leadership, philanthropy and                                                                      480-951-0323
community service for outstanding high school                                                                  Youth Adviser: Jodi Woodnick
students.                                                                                                      jodi@cbiaz.org
                                                                                                               Gan Elohim Temple Youth (GETY)
                                                                                                               Youth Adviser: Colleen Feely
                                                                                                               623-210-7435
                                                                                                               Kol Ami Temple Youth (KATY)
                                                      Just $48 gets you a year’s worth                         480-951-9660
                                                                                                               Youth Adviser: Emily Malin
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                                                                                  kids & teens

Temple Chai Temple Youth (TCTY)
602-971-1234
                                                          Taglit-Birthright Israel®                              REFERRaL/sUppORT
                                                          Rohr Chabad House — Jewish Student Center
Director of Junior High and
                                                          at Arizona State University
  High School Programs: Erin Purvin
                                                          971 S. Ash Ave.
epurvin@templechai.com
                                                          Tempe, AZ 85281                                        Council For Jews
Temple Emanuel Temple Youth (TETY)
480-838-1414
                                                          480-766-9002
                                                          chana@jewishasu.com                                    With special Needs
                                                          www.jewishasu.com                                      12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 205
Youth Adviser: Andy Gottschalk
                                                          www.mayanotisrael.com                                  Scottsdale, AZ 85254
andrewgot@gmail.com
                                                          Executive Director: Rabbi Shmuel Tiechtel              480-629-5343, Fax: 480-629-5365
Temple Solel Temple Youth (TSTY)                                                                                 TTY: 480-629-8271
                                                          Associate Director: Chana Tiechtel
480-991-7414                                                                                                     info@cjsn.org
                                                          Free 10-day trips to Israel for young Jewish adults
Director of Youth: Tricia Ginis                                                                                  www.cjsn.org
                                                          ages 18-26.
tginis@templesolel.org                                                                                           Executive Director: Becca Hornstein
                                                                                                                 Board President: Gail Obstfeld
UsY                                                       Teen Israel Experience                                 Provides assistance to children and teens who
United Synagogue Youth                                    Grants/‘Gift of Israel’                                have disabling conditions to facilitate inclusion in
                                                                                                                 regular Jewish preschools, congregational schools
                                                          savings program
USY is part of the United Synagogue of Conservative                                                              and day schools.
Judaism. Activities open to all Jewish teenagers. An
informal educational program consisting of social,        Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix
religious and educational activities.                     12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 201
                                                          Scottsdale, AZ 85254
                                                                                                                 Friendship Circle
                                                                                                                 Chabad of Arizona
Beth El Congregation, 602-944-3359                        480-634-4900, ext. 1119, Fax: 480-634-4588             2110 E. Lincoln Drive
  Youth Director: Janette Silverman, ext. 123             israelcenter@jewishphoenix.org                         Phoenix, AZ 85016
  jsilverman@bethelphoenix.com                            www.jewishphoenix.org                                  602-861-1600
                                                          Grossman Teen Israel Experience grants are available   info@fcaz.org
Har Zion Congregation, 480-991-0720                       for summer programs. Semester and yearlong study
  Youth Director: Marla Medwin                                                                                   www.fcaz.org
                                                          programs.                                              Director: Rabbi Mendy Levertov
Temple Beth Sholom of the East Valley                                                                            Matches children with special needs and teen
  480-897-3636                                                                                                   volunteers, with the goal of creating lasting
  info@templebethsholomaz.org                                                                                    friendships through a wide range of innovative
                                                                                                                 programs and Jewish activities.


 IsRaEL pROGRams
Taglit-Birthright Israel®
Hillel Jewish Student Center
at Arizona State University
1012 S. Mill Ave.
Tempe, AZ 85281
480-967-7563, Fax: 480-966-5402
hillel@hillelasu.org
www.hillelasu.org
Program Director: Erin Searle
Hillel and Birthright Israel offer free 10-day trips to
Israel for Jewish college students ages 18-26 who
have not been to Israel on an organized peer trip.


Taglit-Birthright Israel®
Jewish National Fund
1645 E. Missouri Ave., Suite 110
Phoenix, AZ 85016
602-277-4800
www.jnf.org
JNF/Shorashim is a free 10-day adventure for Jewish
students and young adults. Participants see major
sites and learn about environmental issues facing
Israel today.




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          candlelighting times
                 Shabbat and holidays begin at sunset. Blacked-out dates are yomim tovim (holidays). For additional information see Pages 12-14.


2010                                                                               2011
September                                                                          January
           Candlelighting Shabbat   Parsha                                                     Candlelighting Shabbat      Parsha
                           ends                                  9       10   11                               ends
Sept. 3      6:34 p.m. 7:28 p.m. Nitzavim-                                    18   Jan. 7           5:18 p.m. 6:17 p.m. Bo
                                    Vayelech                     23      24 25     Jan. 14          5:24      6:23      Beshalach
Rosh	Hashana                                     26 27 28 29 30                    Tu B’Shevat
Sept. 8	     6:27                                                                  Jan. 20
Sept. 9	     after 7:21                                                            Jan. 21          5:31        6:29      Yitro
Sept. 10     6:24       7:18       Ha’azinu                                        Jan. 28          5:37        6:35      Mishpatim
Yom	Kippur
Sept. 17     6:15
Sept. 18	    	          7:08 holiday ends                                          February
Sukkot                                                                             Feb. 4         5:44         6:41      Terumah
Sept. 22	    6:08                                                                  Feb. 11        5:51         6:47      Tetzaveh
Sept. 23	    after 7:01                                                            Feb. 18        5:57         6:53      Ki Tasa
Sept. 24     6:05       6:59                                                       Feb. 25        6:03         6:59      Vayakhel
Shemini	Atzeret
Sept. 29     5:58                                                                  March
Simchat	Torah                                                                      March 4        6:09         7:05      Pekudei
Sept. 30	    after 6:52                                                            March 11       6:15         7:10      Vayikra
                                                                                   March 18       6:20         7:16      Tzav
                                                                                   Purim
                                                                                   March 20
October                                                                            March 25       6:25         7:21      Shemini
Oct. 1          5:56       6:49     Bereshit                              1

Oct. 8          5:46       6:40     Noach
Oct. 15         5:37       6:31     Lech-Lecha                                     April
Oct. 22         5:29       6:23     Vayeira                                        April 1        6:30         7:26      Tazria
Oct. 29         5:22       6:17     Chaye                                          April 8        6:35         7:32      Metzora
                                     Sarah                                         April 15       6:41         7:38      Achrei-Mot
                                                                                                                                               19   20 21 22 23
                                                                                   Passover
                                                                                                                                         24 25 26
                                                                                   April 18       6:43
November                                                                           April 19	      after 7:40
Nov. 5          5:15       6:11     Toldot
                                                                                   April 20                  7:41 Chol HaMoed
Nov. 12         5:10       6:06     Vayetze
                                                                                   April 22       6:46       7:43
Nov. 19         5:06       6:03     Vayishlach
                                                                                   April 24       6:47
Nov. 26         5:03       6:01     Vayeshev
                                                                                   April 25       after 7:45
                                                                                   April 26                  7:46 holiday ends
                                                                                   April 29       6:51       7:49      Kedoshim
December
Hanukkah-first	candle
Dec.	1                                           5   6   7   8
                                                                     2
                                                                     9
                                                                          3    4
                                                                                   May
                                                                                   May 6          6:56         7:56      Emor
Dec. 3         5:02        6:00     Miketz
                                                                                   May 13         7:02         8:02      Behar
Dec. 10        5:03        6:01     Vayigash
                                                                                   May 20         7:07	        8:07	     Bechukotai
Dec. 17        5:05        6:03     Vayechi
                                                                                   May 27         7:11         8:13      Bamidbar
Dec. 24        5:08        6:07     Shemot
Dec. 31        5:12        6:11     Vaera
                                                                                   June
                                                                                   June 3         7:16         8:17      Nasso
                                                                                   Shavuot                                                          8   9

                                                                                   June 7         7:18
                                                                                   June 8	        after 8:20
                                                                                   June 9	                     8:20 holiday ends
                                                                                   June 10        7:19         8:21       Beha’alotcha
                                                                                   June 17        7:22         8:24       Sh’lach
30                                                                                 June 24        7:24         8:26       Korach
                          candlelighting times

2011
July                                                                           September
          Candlelighting Shabbat      Parsha                                               Candlelighting Shabbat      Parsha
                          ends                                                                             ends
July 1        7:24 p.m.   8:26 p.m.   Chukat                                   Sept. 2         6:35 p.m.   7:30 p.m.   Shoftim
July 8        7:23        8:24        Balak                                    Sept. 9         6:26        7:20        Ki Tetze
July 15       7:21        8:21        Pinchas                                  Sept. 16        6:16        7:10        Ki Tavo           29   30

July 22       7:18        8:17        Matot                                    Sept. 23        6:07        7:00        Nitzavim-
July 29       7:13        8:11        Masei                                                                             Vayelech
                                                                               Rosh	Hashana
                                                                               Sept. 28	   6:00
August                                                                         Sept. 29	   after 7:21
Aug. 5        7:07        8:05        Devarim                                  Sept. 30    5:57
Tisha	B’Av
Aug. 9
Aug. 12       7:00        7:57        Va’etchanan
Aug. 19       6:53        7:48        Ekev
Aug. 26       6:44        7:39        Re’eh




                     Bureau of Jewish Education
                                                   of Greater Phoenix
                                           Center for Lifelong Jewish Learning
                          Pluralistic, Non-denominational, Egalitarian—with Respect for all
                                       An Agency of the Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix
                          Coordinating & Complementing Valley Jewish Education Programs
                                                Aaron Scholar, Director Robert Kravetz, M.D., President
               Myra Shindler, Program Director & Hebrew High Principal Elaine Hirsch, Resource Center, Melton Director, AMHSI, PJ Library
                                               Linda Feldman, Family Education Coordinator

                            YOUTH PROGRAMS                                     TEACHER/ADULT PROGRAMS
                            Hebrew High School/Hebrew For Credit               Jewish Women's University
                            Alexander Muss High School in Israel               Passages Lecture Series

           B                Sabbath Dinners & Forums
                            Pieces of Our Past-Intergenerational Programs
                            Passover Food Drive/Mitzvah Program
                                                                               Resource Center/Lending Library
                                                                               Jewish Studies Institute-Evening Classes
                                                                               Teacher Certification                               B
                            City-Wide Pre-School & Religious School Programs   Outreach to Interfaith Couples & Outlying Areas

           J                College Counseling for Jewish Teens
                            Speakers to Schools & Organizations
                            Israel Program Center
                                                                               Lunch & Learn Classes
                                                                               Single-Parent Family Programs
                                                                               School Directors'/Preschool Directors' Forum
                                                                                                                                   J
                            Mother's and Grandparent's Circle                  Teachers´ Conferences and Workshops
           E                Eighth Grade Retreats
                            March of the Living Poland/Israel Trip
                            PJ Library
                                                                               Teachers´ Registry, Job Referral & Certification
                                                                               Family Education, Parenting & Shabbat Programs
                                                                               Melton Adult Mini School & Continuing Education
                                                                                                                                     E
                            Teen Summer Care-A-Van                             Statewide Public/Private School Teachers´ & Holocaust
                            Panim el Panim/Washington Trip                       Conferences
                            Training Wheels & Wheeling On Programs             Jewish Marriage Univ. for Engaged & Serious Couples
                            Bikur Cholim Visitation                            Jewish Baby University for Expectant Parents
                            Camp Scholarship Program                           Sun City Classes
                            Women's Symposium                                  BFJCC Classes
                           Offering a variety of learning & socializing opportunities for Jews of all ages
                                                 at the Bureau of Jewish Education
               12701 N. Scottsdale Rd., Suite 206 • Scottsdale, AZ 85254 • 480-634-8050 • jewished@bjephoenix.org


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          education

            Adult
                                                       center for lifelong Jewish learning
                                                       Melton Director: Elaine Hirsch
                                                                                                                  Jewish learning center
                                                                                                                  10213 N. Scottsdale Road

          educAtion
                                                       Library/Resource Center Coordinator: Elaine Hirsch         Scottsdale, AZ 85253
                                                       Family Education Coordinator: Linda Feldman                480-443-5362
                                                       Complete, wide-reaching adult-education programs,          jlcscottsdale@gmail.com
In addition to the following educational resources,    lending library, resource center, speakers’ bureau,        Director: Rabbi Yossi Bryski
many local organizations and synagogues offer          programs for adults, professionals, teens, children,       A full array of programs from the aleph-bet to the
study groups and adult classes. See listings under     educators, interfaith families and information on Israel   complexities of the Kaballah, and everything in
“Valley Congregations” and “Community.”                programs, camps and scholarship opportunities.             between. Open to all, regardless of affiliation or
                                                       ■ See ad on page 31                                        background.

Arizona Jewish                                         center for Biblical                                        Kehillah of Arizona
Historical Society                                     Hebrew                                                     Mailing Address:
122 E. Culver St.                                                                                                 10810 N. Tatum Blvd., Suites 102-308
                                                       Phoenix, AZ 85013                                          Phoenix, AZ 85028
Phoenix, AZ 85004
                                                       602-48-BIBLE (602-482-4253)                                Program address:
602-241-7870
                                                       uriharel@cox.net                                           18010 N. Tatum Blvd.
azjhs@aol.com
                                                       www.c-bh.com                                               Phoenix, AZ 85032
www.azjhs.org
                                                       Director: Uri Harel                                        602-369-7667
Executive Director: Lawrence D. Bell, Ph.D.
                                                       Modern conversational Hebrew, biblical Hebrew,             kehillahofarizona@gmail.com
President: Louise Leverant
                                                       private tutoring, leadership-coaching, lectures,           www.kehillahofarizona.org
Preserves the rich heritage of Arizona’s Jewish
                                                       classes, seminars, radio-TV programming on Bible,          Adult-education program includes mini-courses,
communities and educates the public on the Jewish
                                                       Hebrew, Torah and Jewish history. Open to all.             Torah study, Hebrew, adult b’nai mitzvah, spiritual
contribution to Arizona and American life. Sponsors
regular educational programs.                                                                                     practice, Rebbe’s Tisch, member-suggested topics, in
                                                       congregation or chadash                                    a warm, welcoming, supportive environment.

Arizona State university                               of the northeast Valley
Jewish Studies Program                                 9096 E. Bahia Drive             KidMa — the Southwest
480-727-6906, Fax: 480-727-2023
www.jewishstudies.asu.edu
                                                       Scottsdale, AZ 85260
                                                       480-342-8858, Fax: 480-342-8602
                                                                                       community
                                                                                                                  602-330-2335
Director: Hava Tirosh-Samuelson                        orchadashaz@aol.com                                        kidma@kidma.org
Enhancing knowledge of all facets of Jewish life       www.congregationorchadash.org                              Rabbi Darren Kleinberg
through undergraduate and graduate courses,            Education Vice President: Howard Fern                      KiDMa — The Southwest Community is a pluralistic,
research conferences, scholar-in-residence programs    Adult programs including Scholar-in-Residence,             communitywide organization that creates op-
and free public lectures.                              classes, special holiday celebrations, unique              portunities for serious, meaningful and interactive
                                                       Shabbat formats.                                           Jewish learning.
Brandeis national
committee                                              e.M.e.t.t.                                                 lev chadash
                                                       480-998-9135                                               4774 S. Arizona Road
480-699-7003
                                                       hcandyw@msn.com                                            Prescott, AZ 86303
President: Gladys Simon
                                                       Authorized E.M.E.T.T. Leader: Candice Welner               (928) 777-8172
Study from Brandeis University syllabi. Study groups
                                                       Emotional Maturity Established Through Torah               levchadash@cableone.net
include contemporary issues, book groups and the
                                                       (E.M.E.T.T.) is a technique of self-improvement, stress    Rabbi Nina Perlmutter
arts. Study groups meet year-round. University
                                                       reduction and personal growth, using a mutual              Offering Jewish services and programs at the
affiliation not required.
                                                       assistance process based on Torah principles and           Grand Canyon and in other natural environments.
                                                       values. Meetings, support groups.
Bureau of Jewish
                                                                                                                  Tom Brodersen teaches Kabbalah and Jewish
                                                                                                                  meditation.
education                                              Greater Phoenix
12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 206
                                                       israel Kollel                                              Phoenix community
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
480-634-8050, Fax: 480-634-8051
                                                       Institute for New and Advanced Jewish
                                                       Educational Programs
                                                                                                                  Kollel
jewished@bjephoenix.org                                                                                           6516 N. Seventh St., Suite104
                                                       515 E. Bethany Home Road                                   Phoenix, AZ 85014
Director: Aaron Scholar
                                                       Phoenix, AZ 85012                                          602-433-0300, Fax: 602-285-3033
Program Director: Myra Shindler
                                                       602-277-8858                                               kollel@aztorah.com
Jewish Studies Institute, Hebrew High, Lunch and
                                                       Rabbi David Rebibo                                         www.aztorah.com
Learn classes, Hebrew Learn-In, East and West Val-
                                                       A Jewish think tank of rabbis and educators who            Rabbi Zvi Holland
ley studies, Florence Melton Adult Mini-School
                                                       divide their day between studying Torah and                Provides Torah education and outreach to the Jewish
and advanced Melton classes, conference on the
                                                       teaching in the community.                                 community. Programs include communitywide
Holocaust and more.
                                                                                                                  events, adult education classes, one-on-one study
                                                                                                                  and Camp Nageela day camps.




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                                                                                            education

Ruach Hamidbar -                                          Valley of the Sun Jewish                                Jcc early childhood
Spirit of the desert                                      community center                                        center
A Jewish Renewal Community                                12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 203                     Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center
Meets at Jess Schwartz Jewish Community                   Scottsdale, AZ 85254                                    12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 122
Day School                                                480-483-7121, ext. 1205, Fax: 480-483-8441              Scottsdale, AZ 85254
12753 N. Scottsdale Road                                  suzannes@vosjcc.org                                     480-659-7769, Fax: 480-659-7768
Scottsdale, AZ 85254                                      Adult Services Director: Suzanne Swift                  joaniec@vosjcc.org
602-420-1700                                              Offers a variety of active adult programs and daily     Director: Joanie Charnow
office@ruach.org                                          activities. Jewish Book & Cultural Arts Fair, trips,    Six weeks-pre-K. NAEYC-accredited. Allows children
www.ruach.org                                             classes, lectures, games, social groups, special        to experience their own stage of development and
Education for adults and families. Celebrates Shabbat     events.                                                 success. Jewish values, customs and celebrations.
and holy days with prayer, chanting, live music, dance,                                                           Parenting classes, af ter-school enrichment
storytelling and meditation.                                                                                      programs.

Scottsdale torah institute                                        PReScHoolS                                      Jewish community
The Center for Spiritual Growth
                                                                                                                  center/Barness Family
                                                          Aleph Bet Preschool
P.O. Box 26184
Phoenix, AZ 85068-6184                                                                                            908 N. Alma School Road
602-904-0417                                              Chabad of Arizona                                       Chandler, AZ 85224
info@sticenter.org                                        2110 E. Lincoln Drive                                   480-897-0588, Fax: 480-517-0124
www.sticenter.org                                         Phoenix, AZ 85016                                       ronna@evjcc.org
Scholar-in-Residence: Michael Shapiro                     602-944-2580                                            www.evjcc.org
Independent adult study group for anyone wanting          director@alephbetaz.com                                 JCC Preschool Director: Ronna Levy
to deepen their awareness of the spiritual dimension      www.alephbetaz.com                                      Six weeks-pre-K. A nurturing Jewish environment.
of life. Drop-in classes every Monday night. Scheduled    Directors: Rabbi Moshe and Sashie Levertov              Small class size; experienced, caring staff. NAEYC-
and special events throughout the year.                   18 months-5 years. Experienced Jewish staff creates     accredited early childhood center. After-school
                                                          a learning environment for Jewish preschoolers. Inte-   enrichment classes, extended hours.
                                                          grated Judaic and secular curriculum, extended early-
temple Gan elohim                                         and after-care program, state-of-the-art facilities.
                                                                                                                  Kirshner-Schoenholtz
P.O. Box 12097
Glendale, AZ 85318-2097
623-210-7435                                              Beth el center for early                                early childhood center of
www.templeganelohim.org                                   childhood education                                     Har Zion congregation
Adult Education Contact: Jim Bander                                                                               6140 E. Thunderbird Road
                                                          1118 W. Glendale Ave.
Adult education explores issues ranging from                                                                      Scottsdale, AZ 85254
                                                          Phoenix, AZ 85021
sacred to secular. Classes held monthly on Sunday                                                                 480-948-KIDS (5437), Fax: 480-443-3411
                                                          602-944-2464, Fax: 602-944-4584
afternoons.                                                                                                       hztreasures@harzion.org
                                                          saridirector@juno.com
                                                                                                                  www.harzion.org
                                                          Director: Sari Romberg
the new Shul                                              Infant-pre-K. Professional teaching staff. Follows      Preschool Director: Nanci Siegel-Manson
                                                                                                                  Six weeks-pre-K. Jewish values and traditions
7825 E. Paradise Lane                                     guidelines of NAEYC. Developmentally appropriate
                                                                                                                  are incorporated throughout the day. Hebrew
Scottsdale, AZ 85260                                      curriculum. Hebrew, music, movement and more.
                                                                                                                  and Judaica are integrated into the day-to-day
480-515-2272, Fax: 480-922-7118                           State-of-the-art infant room and large classroom.
                                                                                                                  curriculum. Afternoon enrichment, early-morning
info@thenewshul.org                                                                                               and after-care available.
www.thenewshul.org
Adult Jewish learning in a spirit of intellectual and
                                                          congregation Beth israel                                ■ See ad on page 34
spiritual openness, with reverence for classical          chanen Preschool
texts.                                                    10460 N. 56th St.
                                                          Scottsdale, AZ 85253                                    Sholom Preschool
                                                                                                                  Temple Beth Sholom of the East Valley
the Women’s Jewish                                        480-951-3398
                                                          Director: Kim Subrin                                    3400 N. Dobson Road
learning center                                           Six weeks-pre-K. Developmentally appropriate            Chandler, AZ 85224
                                                                                                                  480-897-3636, Fax: 480-897-3633
7825 E. Paradise Lane                                     curriculum with a strong academic base. Science,
                                                                                                                  preschool@templebethsholomaz.org
Scottsdale, AZ 85260                                      physical education and Jewish music specialists.
                                                                                                                  www.sholompreschool.org
602-402-4173                                              Weekly Shabbat services. Lunch program. Full-time
                                                                                                                  Director: Michele Millman
www.womensjewishlearningcenter.org                        and part-time programs.
                                                                                                                  Loving and developmentally-based integrated cur-
Director: Rabbi Elana Kanter                                                                                      riculum for all learning styles promoting indepen-
Experience dynamic Jewish learning in community,                                                                  dence, confidence, social skills and love of learning.
for women of all ages and backgrounds. Classes,                                                                   No religious affiliation required. 12 months-pre-K.
retreats, lectures and programs.




Community Directory 2011                                                                                                                                            33
         education

Syndi Scheck Yad B’Yad                                  temple Kol Ami                                          Pardes Jewish
Preschool of temple                                     early childhood center                                  day School
emanuel                                                 15030 N. 64th St.
                                                        Scottsdale, AZ 85254
                                                                                                                3916 E. Paradise Lane
                                                                                                                Phoenix, AZ 85032-3232
5801 S. Rural Road                                      480-951-5825, Fax: 480-951-5231                         480-991-9141, Fax: 480-991-9405
Tempe, AZ 85283                                         eccdirector@templekolami.org                            www.pardesschool.org
480-838-1414, ext. 20, Fax: 480-838-2192                www.templekolami.org                                    Head of School: Jill Kessler, M.A., M. Ed.
leslie@emanueloftempe.org                               Director: Debbie Glassman                               Co-Presidents: Ted Anderson, Allan Rosen-Ducat
www.emanueloftempe.org                                  Eight weeks-pre-K. Developmentally age-appropriate      K-8. Academic excellence with integrated Jewish
Director: Leslie Scheck                                 curriculum integrates Judaic and secular learning       education, athletics, enrichment. Low student-teacher
Experienced teachers nurture intellectual, physical,    approach in a nurturing environment.                    ratio.Student-focused learning.Accredited.Constituent
emotional and spiritual growth. Hands-on                                                                        agency, Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix.
learning activities. Jewish values and traditions
are incorporated throughout the day. Toddler and                                                                ■ See ad on page 36
extended day programs.                                         dAY ScHoolS
                                                                                                                Phoenix Hebrew
the Solel Preschool                                                                                             Academy
6805 E. McDonald Drive                                  east Valley Jewish                                      515 E. Bethany Home Road
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
480-991-4545, Fax: 480-991-1059                         day School                                              Phoenix, AZ 85012
                                                                                                                602-277-7479
tginis@templesolel.org                                  908 N. Alma School Road
                                                                                                                Dean: Rabbi David Rebibo
www.solelpreschool.org                                  Chandler, AZ 85224
                                                                                                                Principal: Rabbi Isaac Entin
Preschool Director: Tricia Ginis                        480-897-0588
                                                                                                                President: Irwin Sheinbein
Infant care through pre-K. Provides structured          emily@evjcc.org
                                                                                                                K-8. Hebrew, general studies. Anchored
learning environment following goals of early-          www.evjds.org
                                                                                                                in Jewish tradition and conversant with contemporary
childhood education, child development and              Executive Director: Emily Zappa
                                                                                                                culture and society. Constituent agency, Jewish
Reform Judaism. Low teacher-child ratios, afternoon     K-6. Provides a firm foundation in academic and
                                                                                                                Federation of Greater Phoenix.
enrichment classes.                                     Judaic studies through a challenging and integrated
                                                        curriculum exceeding state standards.
■ See ad on page 35
                                                                                                                Shalom Montessori
temple chai                                             Jess Schwartz Jewish                                    13452 N. Hayden Road
                                                                                                                Scottsdale, AZ 85254
childhood center                                        community day School                                    480-636-1071, Fax: 480-282-8510
                                                        12701 N. Scottsdale Road                                shalommontessori@cox.net
4645 E. Marilyn Road                                                                                            www.shalommontessori.org
                                                        Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Phoenix, AZ 85032                                                                                               The only Jewish Montessori school in Arizona.
                                                        480-991-4333, Fax: 480-991-4115
602-923-3619, Fax: 602-971-5909                                                                                 Enrolling students from 18 months through eighth
                                                        www.jessschwartz.org
childhoodcenter@templechai.com                                                                                  grade.
                                                        Head of School: Dr. Janice Johnson
www.templechai.com                                      Chairman, Board of Trustees: Mitch Ginsberg
Director: Debbie Popiel White
Six weeks-4 years. Specifically designed programs for
                                                        K-12 college preparatory school on the grounds of
                                                        Ina Levine Campus. Offering advanced placement          Shearim torah High
each age group. Dramatic play, storytelling, cooking,
music, Shabbat with clergy, Jewish culture, indoor
                                                        courses, small class size, Hebrew language, study       School for Girls
                                                        program in Israel, art, music, technology, athletics,   6516 N. Seventh St., Suite 105
and outdoor fun.                                        clubs, activities.                                      Phoenix, AZ 85014
                                                                                                                602-324-3406
                                                                                                                rlandesman@gmail.com
                                                                                                                www.shearimhighschool.com
                                                                                                                Dean: Rabbi Raphael Landesman

                 Grow Up                         Kirshner-Schoenholtz                                           Board Presidents: Gaby Friedman and Robin Lucas
                                                                                                                A dual-curriculum-based high school for girls em-
                                           Early Childhood Center of Har Zion
                  with Us!
                                                                                                                phasizing Torah observance, leadership develop-
                                                                                                                ment and college readiness. Affiliated with Torah
                                              Infant Care through Pre-Kindergarten                              Umesorah.
                                                  Nanci Siegel Manson, Director
                                           Covered Playground • Enrichment Programs
                                          Extended Care • Summer Camp • Tot Shabbat
                                                                                                                tiferes Yisrael
                                                                                                                10419 N. 56th St.
                                                   Har Zion Religious School                                    Scottsdale, AZ 85253
                                                                                                                Temporary phone: (404) 617-0025
                                                Kindergarten through 8th Grade                                  tiferesyisrael@gmail.com
   Har Zion Congregation                      Classes Held Sundays & Wednesdays                                 www.tiferesyisrael.org
                                                                                                                Early Childhood Director: Robin Meyerowitz
  (480) 991-0720 www.harzion.org          Harvey L. Kaye, M.Ed., Director of Education                          Child-centered multisensory, dedicated to providing
      6140 E. Thunderbird Road            Parent-Child Workshops • Class-Led Services                           a Jewish education, literacy and excellence in limudei
        Scottsdale, AZ 85254               Youth Retreat Weekend • Special Programs                             kodesh and general studies. Fosters care for children,
                                                                                                                parent-partnership, safety and professionalism.

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                                                                                         education

Yeshiva High School                                 chabad Hebrew School                                       congregation Beth israel
                                                    Chabad of the East Valley                                  Mark L. Haberkorn Religious School
of Arizona                                          3875 W. Ray Road, Suite 6                                  10460 N. 56th St.
727 E. Glendale Ave.                                Chandler, AZ 85226                                         Scottsdale, AZ 85253
Phoenix, AZ 85020                                   480-855-4333                                               480-951-0323, Fax: 480-951-4174
602-377-9453                                        www.chabadcenter.com                                       Religious School Principal: Stacy Rosenthal
azyeshiva@gmail.com                                 Ages 5-13. Children learn Hebrew, Torah, Jewish history,   K-10. Family education programs, grade-level
www.azyeshiva.com                                   holidays, values and ethics, current events. Warm,         shabbatot, fourth-sixth grade retreat, innova-tive
Head of school: Rabbi Gavriel Goetz                 professional teachers, hands-on method of teaching.        one- or two-day Hebrew options, Judaica art
Dual curriculum is designed to develop students’                                                               program.
potential, providing proficiency in both Torah
                                                    chabad of north Phoenix
studies and general knowledge through a general
studies program.                                    Hebrew School                                              congregation Merkaz
                                                    20930 N. Tatum Blvd., Suites 110-180                       Ha-iyr
                                                    Phoenix, AZ 85050                                          7901 N. Central Ave.

           ReliGiouS                                480-563-4898
                                                    www.phoenixjewish.com
                                                                                                               Phoenix, AZ 85020
                                                                                                               602-795-0471

           ScHoolS
                                                    Offering a unique approach to Judaic studies. The          rabbibarb@congregationmerkaz.com
                                                    program is designed for elementary-school-age              www.congregationmerkaz.com
                                                    children who are otherwise not receiving a formal          Rabbi Barb Moskow
                                                    Jewish education.                                          Liturgical Song Leader: Tracy Leonard Warner
Beth el congregation                                                                                           K-7. Sunday morning experiential learning through
                                                                                                               music, art, drama, text study and community mitzvah
1118 W. Glendale Ave.                                                                                          projects. Wednesday afternoon small group Hebrew
Phoenix, AZ 85021                                                                                              studies. Long-distance learning option available.
602-944-3359, ext. 123, Fax: 602-944-3565
Education & Youth Director: Janette Silverman
jsilverman@bethelphoenix.com



                                                                                                                                                      .
Award-winning religious school, youth group
activities for grades 1-12. Now featuring special
needs staff and programming and fully equipped
computer lab.                                                                                                           solelpreschool org
Beth emeth congregation
of the West Valley
13702 W. Meeker Blvd.
Sun City West, AZ 85375
623-584-7210, Fax: 623-975-2976
bethemeth1@juno.com
www.bethemethaz.org
Rabbi David Rosenberg
President: Ben Corchine
A Conservative egalitarian, multi-generational
congregation. Adult education, b’nai mitzvah
preparation for Jewish children ages 9-12.


chabad of Anthem
Hebrew School
42302 N. Vision Way, Suite 109
Phoenix, AZ 85086
623-551-8348, Fax: 602-749-1131
rabbi@jewishanthem.com
www.jewishanthem.com
Director: Rivky Friedman
K-8. Every Sunday. For all students regardless of
observance or affiliation.


                                                                                                  Infant care - Pre-Kindergarten
                                                                                                 Lighting the way to Big Dreams.
                                                                                                      6805 E MCDonald Dr. 480-991-4545

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               education

      congregation or chadash the Hebrew School                                                                 or Adam School for
      of the northeast Valley Chabad of the West Valley
                              7942 W. Bell Road, Suite C5 #101
                                                                                                                Humanistic Judaism
      9096 E. Bahia Drive                                                                                       c/o Phoenix Country Day School
                                                           Glendale, AZ 85308
      Scottsdale, AZ 85260                                                                                      3901 E. Stanford Drive
                                                           602-375-2422
      480-342-8858, Fax: 480-342-8602                                                                           Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
                                                           Director: Chana Lew
      orchadashaz@aol.com                                                                                       480-663-7788
                                                           Innovative school that provides a serious yet
      www.congregationorchadash.org                                                                             info@oradam.org
                                                           enjoyable environment for children to receive a
      Education Vice President: Howard Fern                                                                     www.oradam.org
                                                           broad education in a stimulating and challenging
      Religious school (K-7) levels Aleph-Gimmel meet                                                           Principal: Gina Perlman
                                                           venue. Open to all.
      Sundays, levels Dalet-Zayin and b’nai mitzvah prep                                                        Small classes for pre-K through teens run August-
      meet Sundays and Wednesdays. Family Shabbat                                                               May. Secular curriculum that focuses on Jewish
      services, b’nai mitzvah training.                    Kehillah of Arizona                                  history, culture and values. A Humanistic b’nai
                                                             Mailing address:                                   mitzvah program is offered.
      Har Zion congregation                                  10810 N. Tatum Blvd., Suite 102-308
      6140 E. Thunderbird Road
                                                             Phoenix, AZ 85028
                                                             Program address:
                                                                                                                Scottsdale Hebrew School
      Scottsdale, AZ 85254                                                                                      Chabad of Scottsdale
                                                             18010 N. Tatum Blvd.
      480-991-0720, Fax: 480-443-3411                                                                           10215 N. Scottsdale Road
                                                             Phoenix, AZ 85032
      hkaye@harzion.org                                                                                         Scottsdale, AZ 85253
                                                             602-369-7667
      www.harzion.org                                                                                           480-998-1410
                                                             kehillahofarizona@gmail.com
      Director: Harvey L. Kaye                                                                                  chabadscottsdale@gmail.com
                                                             www.kehillahofarizona.org
      K-8. Framework for Excellence award-winning school.                                                       Director: Dina Levertov
                                                             Youth education program features unique family-
      B’nai mitzvah preparation. Junior congregation and                                                        Ages 5-13. Children learn Hebrew reading
                                                             friendly schedule with formal and nonformal
      class-led Shabbat services for all grades. Holiday and experiences for grades K-8, b’nai mitzvah track,   incorporating the unique Aleph Champ program.
      family learning experiences throughout the year.                                                          B’nai mitzvah discovery course. Sunday mornings,
                                                             madrichim for high schoolers and whole-family
                  Pardes 6th Page - Jewish News Color (4.75x4.75) (p).pdf          1    7/20/10  12:52 PM       Wednesday afternoons optional.
      ■ See ad on page 34                                    learning.

                                                                                                                Sun lakes Jewish
                                                                                                                Studies institute
           Growing                                                                                              4958 E. Karsten Drive
                                                                                                                Chandler, AZ 85249


           Minds.
                                                                                                                480-330-4575, Fax: 480-634-8940
                                                                                                                rpolesky@cox.net
                                                                                                                Director of Education: Andrew Polesky
                                                                                                                Offering unaffiliated families the service of b’nai
                                                                                                                mitzvah preparation, confirmation and ongoing


           Building
                                                                                                                Jewish education for all ages.

                                                                                                                temple Beth Shalom
           Character.
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                                                                                                                of the Northwest Valley
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                                                                                                                12202 N. 101st Ave.
                                                                                                                Sun City, AZ 85351
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                                                                                                                623-977-3240, Fax: 623-977-3214
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                                                                                                                www.templebethshalomaz.org
MY               K-8 | Limited Class Sizes                                                                      School Director: Elissa Rose
                     4.5 Acre Campus                                                                            Judaic studies for grades kindergarten to b’nai
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                   Rigorous Curriculum                                                                          mitzvah. Hebrew classes fourth grade and up.
             Science, Technology, Languages                                                                     Monthly preschool program. West Valley’s only
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                                                                                                     education

temple Beth Sholom                                        temple Solel                                                    SeculAR ScHool
of the east Valley                                        Raker Religious School
                                                          6805 E. McDonald Drive
3400 N. Dobson Road
                                                          Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
Chandler, AZ 85224
480-897-3636, Fax: 480-897-3633
                                                          480-991-7414, Fax: 480-951-0829                               Phoenix country day
                                                                                                                        School
                                                          tginis@templesolel.org
rsdirector@templebethsholomaz.org
                                                          www.templesolel.org
www.templebethsholomaz.org                                                                                              3901 E. Stanford Drive
                                                          Director of Education: Tricia Ginis
Religious School Director: Stacy Ybarra                                                                                 Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
                                                          Ganeinu (toddlers), Parparim (pre-K), Kindergarten
Pre-K-12th grades engage in experiential learning                                                                       602-955-8200, Fax: 602-955-1286
                                                          consecration, family education programs, youth
of Israel; Israel; Hebrew; prayer; Jewish traditions,                                                                   www.pcds.org
                                                          retreat, Madrichim/TA leadership programs, 10th
ethics and history. Small class size enables curriculum                                                                 Interim Head of School: Dr. W. Lee Pierson
                                                          grade confirmation and family retreat.
adjustment for individual needs.                                                                                        Director of Admissions: Kelsey Neal
                                                                                                                        Pre-K-12th grade, strong college-preparatory curric-
temple chai                                               the new Shul                                                  ulum. Faculty-student ratio 1:9. Coeducational,100-
                                                          7825 E. Paradise Lane                                         percent college-bound, nonprofit. Emphasis on rigor-
4645 E. Marilyn Road
                                                          Scottsdale, AZ 85260                                          ous academics and service to greater community.
Phoenix, AZ 85032
                                                          480-515-2272, Fax: 480-922-7118
602-971-4832, Fax: 602-971-5909                                                                                         ■ See ad on this page
                                                          info@thenewshul.org
school@templechai.com
                                                          www.thenewshul.org
www.templechai.com
                                                          Participatory learning for children, K-6, in a family-
Religious School Director: Rabbi Evon Yakar
                                                          centered atmosphere on Shabbat mornings.
Pre-K-12th grade, confirmation, special-needs and
student/parent classes. Teaching assistant program,
community high school, retreats. N.A.T.E.-accredited
religious school. Second-fifth grade family school.


temple emanuel
of tempe
5801 S. Rural Road
Tempe, AZ 85283
480-838-1414
susan@emanueloftempe.org
www.emanueloftempe.org
Education Director: Susan Schanerman
Pre-K-12, b’nai mitzvah, confirmation, special needs,
family education.


temple Gan elohim
P.O. Box 12097
Glendale, AZ 85318-2097
623-210-7435
www.templeganelohim.org
Torah Tots: Preschool age (2-5)
Facilitator: Caryn Grad
Religious School Director: Andrew Schwebel
K-8. Children and their parents begin learning
about Jewish customs, celebrations and more.
Programs in history, culture, tradition, Torah,
mitzvot, Hebrew, b’nai mitzvah preparation, adult
education.
                                                                 “The environment is everything that isn’t me.”
                                                                                                                                                ~ ALBERT EINSTEIN




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                                                                                           Phoenix Country Day School
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            education

Mathnasium — The Math                                              Program Director: Erin Searle
                                                                   Provides social, religious, educational and cultural      Rohr Chabad House —
Learning Center                                                    programs for Jewish students at ASU and area schools.
                                                                   Holiday, and Shabbat services, trips, conference oppor-
                                                                                                                             Jewish Student Center
602-795-6668                                                                                                                 Arizona State University
northcentralphoenix@mathnasium.com                                 tunities, Birthright Israel, internships available.       971 S. Ash Ave.
Math help from first grade to college. Customized                                                                             Tempe, AZ 85281
s c h e d u l i n g a n d l e a r n i n g p l a n s. AC T / S AT   Jewish-founded fraternities                               480-736-TORA (8672), Fax: 480-966-5666
preparation.                                                       at ASU:                                                   info@jewishasu.com
                                                                                                                             www.jewishasu.com
■ See ad on this page                                                Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity
                                                                     Sigma Alpha Mu Fraternity                               Executive Director: Rabbi Shmuel Tiechtel
                                                                   Contact Hillel Jewish Student Center.                     Associate Director: Chana Tiechtel

COLLEGE STUDENTS
                                                                                                                             Serving Jewish students and faculty at ASU and
                                                                                                                             surrounding colleges regardless of background or
                                                                   Community Colleges                                        affiliation. Free Shabbat dinners, programs, Torah
                                                                   Jewish community college students are invited to          classes and more.
                    Campus                                         participate in all of Hillel’s programs.
                                                                   Contact: Erin Searle, 480-967-7563
                                                                                                                             University of Arizona
Hillel Jewish                                                      Hillel, NAU                                               Hillel Foundation
Student Center                                                     Northern Arizona University                               Meyer Agron Student Center
Arizona State University                                           P.O. Box 5622                                             1245 E. Second St.
1012 S. Mill Ave.                                                  Flagstaff, AZ 86011                                       Tucson, AZ 85719
Tempe, AZ 85281                                                    (928) 523-8051, Fax: (928) 523-8056                       (520) 624-6561, Fax: (520) 624-7693
480-967-7563                                                       nau.hillel@gmail.com                                      mblumenb@email.arizona.edu
hillel@hillelasu.org                                               hedy.jacobson@nau.edu                                     www.uahillel.org
www.hillelasu.org                                                  Staff Adviser: Hedy Jacobson                              Executive Director: Michelle Blumenberg
Executive Director: Rabbi Barton G. Lee                            Social, religious, educational and cultural programs      Board Chairman: Steve Rodgveller
                                                                   for Jewish students at NAU. Partner with Chabad           Creating Jewish journeys through community
                                                                   Jewish Center of Flagstaff. Shabbat and High Holiday      service, social, cultural, political, religious and
                                                                   services at Temple Heichal Baoranim.                      education opportunities. Also home to the Oy Vey
                                                                                                                             Cafe.
                                                                   Jewish Arizonans                                          Jewish-founded fraternities
                                                                   on Campus                                                 and sororities at UA:
                                                                                                                               Alpha Epsilon Phi Sorority
                                                                   13039 N. 70th St.
                                                                   Scottsdale, AZ 85254                                        Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity
                                                                   480-390-6173                                                Sigma Alpha Mu Fraternity
                                                                   rjordan@myjac.org                                           Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity
                                                                   www.myjac.org
                                                                   Rabbi Jordan Brumer

                                                                                                                                   FINANCIAL AID
                                                                   Provides educational programs for students as well
                                                                   as birthright trips to Israel and other Jewish trips
                                                                   around the world, at Arizona State University and
                                                                   University of Arizona.

                                                                                                                             Jewish Tuition
                                                                                                                             Organization
                                                                                                                             (Formerly Jewish Community Day School
                                                                                                                             Scholarship Fund)
                                                                                                                             12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 100M
                                                                                    The Math Learning Center                 Scottsdale, AZ 85254
                                                                                                                             480-634-4926, Fax: 480-629-5147
                                                                     Math is our specialty! Let us handle it.                info@jtophoenix.org
                                                                                                                             www.jtophoenix.org
                                                                    •   Flexible scheduling                                  Executive Director: Linda Zell
                                                                    •   Customized learning plans                            President: Judy Schaffert
                                                                    •   Math help from 1st grade to college                  An Arizona private-school tax-credit student-tuition
                                                                                                                             organization. Awards scholarships to students in
                                                                    •   ACT/SAT prep                                         Jewish day schools.
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                                                                             with the mention of this ad

                                                                        Mathnasium of Central Phoenix
                                                                    12th Street & Glendale • 602-795-6668

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                                                                                              seniors

                                                        Jewish Community
REFERRAL /SUPPORT                                       Chaplaincy Council                                             SENIOR LIVING
                                                        3020 N. 36th St., Phoenix, AZ 85018
Care Corner Personal                                    602-956-3110
                                                                                                                 Calavar Assisted Living
Services
                                                        Director: Rabbi Martin Scharf

1930 S. Alma School Road, Suite B104
                                                        Offers rabbinic support to hospitalized Jewish
                                                        patients, the Jewish elderly and the unaffiliated
                                                                                                                 Home
Mesa, AZ 85210                                                                                                   5119 E. Calavar Drive
                                                        Jewish community. Provides full-time pastoral and        Scottsdale, AZ 85254
480-833-8889, Fax: 480-833-8578                         rabbinic services at Kivel Campus of Care.
gsilverstein@carecorner.net, www.carecorner.net                                                                  602-373-0907
In-home care agency serving the Valley since                                                                     danapanait@cox.net
1996. Assisting seniors, the disabled and others in     Jewish Family                                            Offering quality care, comfort and fun for everyone
                                                                                                                 and keeping with the promised word.
their homes. Personal care, housekeeping, meals,
errands. Bonded, insured, background-checked.           Home Care AZ                                             ■ See ad on this page
■ See ad on page 44                                     A program of Jewish Family & Children’s Service
                                                        2017 N. 7th St.
                                                        Phoenix, AZ 85006                                        Freedom Inn
                                                        602-452-4680, Fax: 602-452-4679                          15436 N. 64th St.
ComfortCare Senior Living                               eric.kaye@jfcsaz.org                                     Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Consultants, LLC                                        Director: Eric Kaye
                                                        Provides quality, tailored home-care services to older
                                                                                                                 480-948-6950
                                                                                                                 www.brookdaleliving.com
Valleywide                                              adults and the physically challenged to maintain         Personalized assisted-living and Alzheimer’s/
602-826-8893, Fax: 480-897-7478                         independence and quality of life.                        dementia-care options for seniors.
comfortcareslc@aol.com
www.cc-slc.com                                          ■ See ad on page 44                                      ■ See ad on page 40
Free consultations, expert assessments, placement
services and trusted resources. Providing families
with support, guidance and peace of mind in time        JFCS Geriatric Services                                  Freedom Plaza
of need. BBB-accredited, insured, bonded.               602-452-4627                                             13373 N. Plaza del Rio Blvd.
■ See ad on page 43                                     Director of Geriatric Services: Ellie Schwartzberg       Peoria, AZ 85381
                                                        In-home counseling, case management, private             623-876-2416
                                                        care management, information, referral support for       www.brookdaleliving.com
Cypress Home Care                                       elderly and/or disabled adults living independently      A continuing care retirement community. Offering
                                                                                                                 independent living, assisted living, Alzheimer’s/
Solutions                                               throughout Maricopa County.
                                                                                                                 dementia-care and skilled nursing options for
5225 N. Central Ave., Suite 212                                                                                  seniors. Schedule a personal visit.
Phoenix, AZ 85012                                                                                                ■ See ad on page 43
602-264-8009, Fax: 602-926-2772
bobroth@cypresshomecare.com
www.cypresshomecare.com
A family-owned and -operated in-home care com-
pany for seniors, new families and those recuperating
from illness or injury. Caregivers are background-
checked, bonded and insured. Serving the Valley
since 1994
■ See ad on page 40
                                                                 Calavar
                                                          Assisted Living Home                                     Housing Resources for
Elderchoice
480-513-1661, Fax: 480-513-1662                            The quality care everybody                             Your Aging Loved Ones
elderchoicefann@msn.com                                             deserves
Nanean Fann, 602-432-5856
elderchoicesherman@cox.net
                                                              This is our promise!                                 ELDERCHOICE
Jodi Fann Sherman, 602-410-0525                                                                                    Free Consultation
www.azelderchoice.com                                          2 Scottsdale locations:                             & Placement
Family-owned senior placement service with 20                  Tatum & Thunderbird
years of experience. Helps connect seniors with                Pinnacle Peak & Pima
assisted-living homes and communities that match                   Contact us at:
                                                                                                                   480-513-1661
their specific needs and preferences.
                                                                     602 373 0907                                  www.azelderchoice.com
■ See ad on this page
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                                                             Generations                                                                                                   seniors
                                                                   of Caring
                                         You were born into a family that has a proud
                                          Jewish heritage. Jews are known for their fierce
                                          determination to protect their children keeping
                                           them healthy and safe. And now, many years
                                           later, it is your turn to honor their legacy by                                                                                 Kivel Campus of Care
                                           making sure your parents are healthy and safe.                                                                                  3020 N. 36th St., Phoenix, AZ 85018
                            Give them the compassionate care they deserve in the comfort                                                                                   602-956-3110, Fax: 602-957-9493
                            of their own home.                                                                                                                             www.kivelcare.org
                                                                                                                                                                           President/CEO: Ira Shulman
                            Cypress HomeCare Solutions can help you help your parents                                                                                      Provides a secure and dignified environment for
                            with all their home care needs, such as cooking, shopping,                                                                                     Jewish elderly. Campus comprises HUD-subsidized
                                                                                                                                                                           independent-living apartments.
                            driving to appointments, laundry, and personal care.
                                                                                                                                                                           ■ See ad on page 42
                            We know how difficult it is to find help for your loved one.
                            Call us today for your FREE in-home care assessment plan.                                                                                      Kivel Manor (apartments)
                                                                                                                                                                           3040 N. 36th St., Phoenix, AZ 85018
                                                           YOU DO HAVE A CHOICE                                                                                            602-443-8039
                                                                                                                                                                           kivel_leasing@yahoo.com
                                                               Serving the Valley since 1994                                                                               Seniors campus with studio and one-bedroom
                                                                                                                                                                           federally subsidized unfurnished apartments for
                                                                                                                                                                           independent living. Meal program featuring kosher
                                                                                                                                                                           meals.
                                                                                                                          602.264.8009                                     Kivel Manor Assisted Living
                                                                                                          www.cypresshomecare.com                                          Center
                                                                                                                                                                           3040 N. 36th St., Phoenix, AZ 85018
                                                                                                                                                                           602-443-8010
                            Caregivers Bonded, Insured and Background Checked                                                                                              Manager: Laura Lelakowski
                                                                                                                                                                           llelakowski@yahoo.com
                                                                                                                                                                           30 newly renovated assisted-living apartments. Full
                                                                                                                                                                           range of services, three kosher meals a day, AHCCCS
                  MEETING                                                                                                                                                  accepted.


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                                                                                                                                                                           Newly renovated senior living community. Inde-
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                                                                                                                                                                           skilled nursing rehabilitation. Activities and wellness
                  Caring for my mother was not.                                                                                                                            programs.
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         As a leading provider of Personalized
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     their families. We provide assistance with                                                                                                                            Maravilla Scottsdale
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          to schedule your personal visit.
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         Let us show you how we can help
                                                                                                           (480) 948-6950
      improve your loved one’s quality of life –
             and maybe yours as well.                                                                  www.brookdaleliving.com

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                                      Helping You Enjoy                                       Scottsdale Village Square

                                      Life to the Fullest
                                             Providing a level of care for residents
                                           who require additional services to maintain
                                           their independence.
                                                                                          Newly Renovated Garden Apartments
                                             At Kivel Manor Assisted Living Center,      • Independent Living
                                           residents will receive personalized support   • Assisted Living
                                           with bathing, dressing, medications or        • Secured Memory Support
                                           other daily tasks, while enjoying full           (dementia)
                                           participation in community activities         • Private Suites for Skilled Nursing
                                           and social events.                               Licensed staff on-site 24 hours
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      Housekeeping and laundry services provided                L MANOR                         Restaurant-style dining

      Three Kosher meals per day included                   KIVE                               Mention this ad for
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             For more information, please call
                                                              Assisted Living                Call for your personal tour
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     Mature Living
     A Special Section
     December 23, 2011
     Deadline: Dec. 8

     Reach active seniors and devoted families
     at their most engaged and involved —
     reading Jewish News.

     Your ad entitles you to a FREE 25-word listing.
     Call your account executive today, at
     602-870-9470, to reserve your space.
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                                                     Senior Living Consultant
  seniors                                                    Jackie Wargo
                                                      Helping Seniors find the best
                                                                                                                              Elder Care Law
                                                        Assisted & Independent                          • Life care planning
                                                          Living Communities.                           • Medical & financial powers of attorney
                                                                                                        • Asset protection
                                                              FREE Information                          • Guardianships & conservatorships
Sierra Pointe                                                  Valley Wide                              • Assistance with Medicare/Medicaid/VA benefits
14500 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85260                                         602-826-8893                                         Marsha Goodman, Attorney, PLLC
                                                                                                               Phone 602-513-0300 • Fax 602-547-3383
480-767-9800, Fax: 480-699-7909                              www.CC-SLC.com
marketing@sierrapointe.com                                                                                    Marsha@MarshaGoodmanAttorney.com
www.sierrapointe.com                                 ComfortCare Senior Living Consultants, LLC                 www.MarshaGoodmanAttorney.com
With a view of the McDowell Mountains, this luxury
rental retirement community offers independent
and assisted-living, gourmet dining, concierge
services, housekeeping, activities and scheduled
transportation.
■ See ad on page 41


The Stratford
1739 W. Myrtle Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85021
602-841-2500
www.thestratford.org
A premier independent-, assisted-living and           Freedom Plaza Peoria,
memory care community located in north central
Phoenix. Close to shopping, downtown, art and
                                                          Where people
cultural districts.                                    make the difference
■ See ad on page 44


Tuscany at McCormick
Ranch
9000 E. San Victor Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85258
480-661-1212, Fax: 480-661-1281
mquinlan@tuscanyaz.com
www.tuscanyaz.com
Boutique rental retirement community for                                                                      Luxury Resort Living
independent living, offering dining, activities,                                                   • Trips • Social Events • Entertainment
housekeeping, transportation and more. Honors
Jewish holidays and traditional celebrations,                                                • Billiards • Card Room • Arts & Crafts • Library
including weekly Shabbat dinners.                                                           • Beauty shop • Country Store • Bank • Post Office
■ See ad on page 41                                                                                  • Valet Service • Workworking Shop
                                                       Extraordinary Retirement
                                                           Living with a Full                                 Chef Prepared Meals
                                                          Continuum of Care                          • Eight Distinctive Dining Rooms
                                                                                         • Private Dining Room • Balcony Café • Catering Services
                                                        Exceptional Experiences
                                                             Every Day   SM
                                                                                                               Sports & Recreation
                                                                                                     • Indoor Heated Swimming Pool/Spa
 Just $48 gets you a year’s                          13373 North Plaza del Rio Blvd.
                                                                                                   • Exercise Room with Indoor Walking Track
                                                          Peoria, Arizona 85381
    worth of news and                                                                             • Putting Green • Professional Fitness Trainer
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   commentary written                                                                                               Peace of Mind
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                                                                                                  Please call today to plan your visit!
                                                                                            Call for reservations (623)                       876-2416
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     The Stratford, Where Great Care is                                        seniors
     Combined with Great Fun to Give Us
     Great Residents!
 Experience the Quality
 Lifestyle The Stratford
 Offers with Features                                                       SOCIAL PROGRAMS
 that Include:
                                                                            In addition to the following programs, many
 • Apartments to suit every                                                 synagogues have seniors groups and programs.
   budget
 • Exclusive all day dining • Utilities included                            JFCS Center for
 • 24-hour trained staff • On-site Therapy                                  Senior Enrichment
 • Activities for all Levels                                                Beth El Congregation
                                                                            1118 W. Glendale Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85021
 • Chauffered Transportation                                                602-943-2198
                                                                            Provides hot kosher lunches daily, educational
 Plus 2 Unique Programs Now Available                                       enrichment classes, cultural activities, emotional
 • The New “Passages” Program
   for residents with moderate memory loss
                                                   Ask About Our            support and social services to seniors.


 • Video Phone access for the residents            Current Special          Pebble Creek Shalom Club
                                                                            3645 Club House Drive
                                                                            Goodyear, AZ 85338
       Come and see why so many residents have chosen to call               wattys@cox.net
                                                                            President: David Wattenberg
                     The Stratford their home.                              Group of young seniors in Pebble Creek Resort.
                                                                            Cultural and social activities.
 1739 W. Myrtle Ave • Phoenix • 602-841-2500 • www.thestratford.org



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                                                                              E. Valley: 480.833.8889 assistance
                                                                              Phx./W. Valley: 602.943.4321
                                                                               •   Meal preparation
                                                                               •   Grocery shopping & errands
                                                                               •   Laundry & light housekeeping
                                                                               •   Medication reminders
                                                                               •   Safety & companionship
                                                                               •   Relief for family caregivers
                                                                                     Nurse and Social Worker on staff
                                                                               Bonded, insured & background-checked

                                                                                   E. Valley: 480-833-8889
                                                         E. Valley: 480.833.8889 Phx./W. Valley: 602-943-4321
                                                         Phx./W. Valley: 602.943.4321
                                                                              www.carecorner.net

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                                         arts & culture

    ARTS & CulTuRe                                       Greater Phoenix                                         Jewish Spirit Media
                                                         Jewish Film Festival                                    Jewish Spirit Magazine
                                                                                                                 6516 N. Seventh St., Suite 201
Arizona Jewish                                           6501 E. Greenway Parkway, Suite 103
                                                         PMB 234
                                                                                                                 Phoenix, AZ 85014
                                                                                                                 602-424-0102, Fax: 602-424-0103
Historical Society                                       Scottsdale, AZ 85254
                                                         602-859-1313, Fax: 602-953-3780
                                                                                                                 rmeyerson@ajspirit.com
122 E. Culver St.                                                                                                www.ajspirit.com
Phoenix, AZ 85004                                        www.gpjff.org                                           Publisher: Robin Meyerson
602-241-7870, Fax: 602-264-9773                          Executive Director: Jerry Mittelman                     Editor: Rabbi Dovid Goldman
azjhs@aol.com                                            executivedirector@gpjff.org                             National magazine with 100,000 readers. Published
www.azjhs.org                                            Artistic Director: Roni Zee                             quarterly in 15 regional editions by the Phoenix
Executive Director: Lawrence Bell                        artisticdirector@gpjff.org                              Community Kollel.
President: Louise Leverant                               Presents international films with Jewish themes
                                                         to Greater Phoenix to increase awareness among
Organized in 1981. Collects, preserves and exhibits
material related to the history of Jews in Arizona and   all Valley residents of the variety and richness of     Six Points Press
the Southwest. Restored the Valley’s first synagogue     Jewish culture.                                         a division of Five Star Publications
as the Cutler✡Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center.                                                                    P.O. Box 6698
■ See ad on this page                                    Music From God, Inc.                                    Chandler, AZ 85246-6698
                                                                                                                 480-940-8182, Fax: 480-940-8787
                                                         Phoenix, AZ 85013                                       info@fivestarpublications.com
Arizona Jewish Theatre                                   602-48-BIBLE (602-482-4253)
                                                         uriharel@cox.net
                                                                                                                 www.fivestarpublications.com/sixpointspress
                                                                                                                 President: Linda F. Radke
Company, Inc.                                            www.musicfromgod.com
                                                         President: Uri Harel
                                                                                                                 Specializing in publishing books which celebrate
Business Office:                                                                                                 the rich Judaic culture. Offers books for readers of
444 W. Camelback Road, Suite 208                         Per ancient tradition, Hebrew letters are translated    all ages and for a variety of interests.
Phoenix, AZ 85013                                        to musical notes to produce beautiful, healing music
602-264-0402, Fax: 602-264-7131                          from Psalms and Torah. Offering CDs, software and
info@azjewishtheatre.org                                 live concerts.
www.azjewishtheatre.org
Performances: John Paul Theatre
    Phoenix College
                                                         Sylvia Plotkin                                                Make your day
    1202 W. Thomas Road
    Phoenix, AZ 85013
Producing Director: Janet Arnold
                                                         Judaica Museum
                                                         Congregation Beth Israel
                                                                                                                       truly historic
A professional theater providing plays (in English)
with Jewish themes. Three mainstage plays and
                                                         10460 N. 56th St.
                                                         Scottsdale, AZ 85253                                                        at the
two children’s plays each season. Theater classes
and summer camps.
                                                         480-951-0323, ext. 146, Fax: 480-951-7150
                                                         museum@cbiaz.org                                                Cutler Plotkin
                                                         Museum Director: Carol Reynolds
                                                         Established in 1967. Houses a 1,000-piece permanent       Jewish Heritage Center
                                                         collection of Judaica and art. Reconstructed Tunisian
                                                                                                                          602-241-7870 • azjhs.org
BJe Jewish Community                                     Synagogue period room, Western Wall interactive
                                                         display, biblical garden. Closed all Jewish and                    122 E. Culver Street, Phoenix

library and Resource                                     national holidays.
                                                                                                                         A project of the Arizona
Center                                                                                                                  Jewish Historical Society


                                                                           MedIA
Bureau of Jewish Education
12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 206
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
480-634-8050, Fax: 480-634-8051
                                                                                                                  Just $48 gets you a year’s
Resource Center Director: Elaine Hirsch                  Jewish News
Lending library for preschool children through                                                                       worth of news and
adults. Provides access to a wide selection of           of Greater Phoenix                                         commentary written
innovative curricular and teaching materials,            1625 E. Northern Ave., Suite 106
including videos, DVDs and CDs. New PJ Library.          Phoenix, AZ 85020
                                                         602-870-9470, Fax: 602-870-0426
                                                                                                                      with you in mind.
                                                         www.jewishaz.com
                                                         Publisher:
                                                                                                                            Subscribe now.
                                                            Florence Eckstein, publisher@jewishaz.com                    Call 602-870-9470 or
                                                         Managing Editor:
                                                            Leisah Woldoff, editor@jewishaz.com                           visit jewishaz.com
                                                         Weekly issues deliver community and world Jewish
                                                         news, features, commentary and special sections.
                                                         Family-owned and -operated since 1948. Subscrip-
                                                         tion includes annual Community Directory.
                                                         ■ See ads throughout the directory

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          celebrations

     Your one-stop shop for                          CATERING                                       ENTERTAINMENT
       Bar & Bat Mitzvah
         Celebrations                   Levi Catering Cafe &                                    Living Energy Events and
                                        Bakery, Inc.                                            Productions
                                        (Vaad)                                                  8350 E. Evans Road, Suite A-3
                                        12701 N. Scottsdale Road                                Scottsdale, AZ 85260
                                        Scottsdale, AZ 85254                                    480-425-0700
                                        480-907-7150                                            rick@livingenergy.com
                                        levicatering@gmail.com                                  www.livingenergy.com
                                        www.levi-catering.com                                   Providing seamless coordination of all services
                                        Working hard to make an unforgettable event. Pair-      needed for special events. A team of event profes-
                                        ing extraordinary service with fresh, seasonal and      sionals includes in-house event planners, high-en-
                                        creative food that is as gorgeous as it is delicious.   ergy entertainers and lighting designers. Offices in
       • Creative Event Design                                                                  Arizona and Michigan.
                                        ■ See ad on this page
      • Planning & Coordination                                                                 ■ See ad on this page


     • High Energy Entertainment
                                                         DANCE                                     EVENT PLANNING
     • Custom Lighting Production
           • Themed Décor               Ambiant Dance                                           Great Events Arizona
                                        16597 N. 92nd St., Suite 105
                                        Scottsdale, AZ 85260                                    602-628-0040
        • On-site Management            480-422-6840                                            www.greateventsaz.com
                                        info@ambiantdance.com                                   Providing professional wedding and event services
                                        www.ambiantdance.com                                    including wedding and event planning, DJs, photog-
        Visit our Airpark showroom:     Waltz, swing, salsa and more made easy. Fun, pro-       raphers and videographers. A coordinated one-stop
      8350 East Evans Road, Suite A-3   fessional dance instruction for singles, couples and    shopping experience.
            Scottsdale, AZ 85260        groups. Wedding dances, bar/bat mitzvah or for          ■ See ad on page 47
                                        enjoyment.
     www.livingenergy.com               ■ See ad on page 47
       (480) 425-0700




                                            RON SIEGER - CERTIFIED SOFER STAM

                                            TEFILLIN, MEZUZOS & TORAHS
                                           - Sales, Examination, Repairs
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                                           - HIGHEST QUALITY/Lowest prices
                                           - We Buy and Sell New and Used Torahs                      Please Visit Us At
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        Visit www.jewishaz.com             - Certified Appraisals for Insurance                        email us at: ronsieger@yahoo.com
      for celebration information.         - Buy a Torah to Honor a Loved One
                                                                                                   Toll free: 877-478-5524
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celebrations



             fACILITIEs
 Many congregations offer banquet facilities. See
 congregation listings under Religious Life.


 Cutler✡Plotkin Jewish                                     When It Comes To Your Special Day,                    Invitations, Announcements & Greeting Cards,
                                                           Leave The Details To Us.                                Imprinted Business and Personal Stationery
 Heritage Center
 122 E. Culver St.
 Phoenix, AZ 85004                                          Creating Successful Events and Memorable Weddings!
 602-241-7870
 www.azjhs.org                                                       Event Planning                                         (602) 953-1946
 Built in 1921 as the home of Phoenix’s first syna-
 gogue, it is now a museum and cultural center               Wedding • Corporate • Private                       • Weddings, Births, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs
 operated by the Arizona Jewish Historical Society.                DJ Entertainment                              • and every occasion
 Available to rent for special events.
                                                              Photography • Videography                          • Business cards, letterhead, envelopes,
                                                                                                                 • stationery
 Temple solel                                                Serving All Of Arizona                                      Barbara L. Krich
 6805 E. McDonald Drive
 Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
                                                             www.greateventsaz.com                                        Meryl J. Krich
 480-991-7414, Fax: 480-951-0829                                 602-628-0040                                        www.writeathomeinc.com
 azarchan@templesolel.org
 www.templesolel.org
 Large, flexible social hall for simchas, with commer-
 cial kitchen. Dance floor, stage and courtyard. Seats
 350 banquet style and 1,000 theater style. Available



                                                            Gifts &
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 Scottsdale, AZ 85254
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 Barbara L. Krich, barbara@writeathomeinc.com
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 Imprinted invitations, announcements and greet-
 ing cards for all occasions as well as business and                         with your ad in these 2011 special sections.
 personal stationery for office and home, and always
 at a discount.
 ■ See ad on this page
                                                                                           Publishing                                   Deadline
                                                            Wonderful Wedding              1/28 and 6/10                                1/13 and 5/26
                                                            Bar/Bat Mitzvah Planner        3/11                                         2/24
         RITUAL ITEMs                                                                      8/19                                         8/4
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 sieger sofer stam                                          Party Planner/Restaurant Guide 10/21                                        10/6
 (310) 837-2185
 www.sofersieger.com
                                                            Hanukkah Planner               11/25                                        11/10
 Tefillin for the bar mitzvah boy. Torahs sold, repaired
 and restored. Purchase a Sefer Torah in memory or         For details and to reserve your space,
 in honor of a loved one.                                  contact your account executive at
 ■ See ad on page 46                                       602-870-9470.

 Community Directory 2011                                                                                                                                  47
             dining & more

             BAKERIES
                                                         MARKETS AND
                                                                                                             RESTAURANTS
Chompies Bakery
(OU)
                                                           SHOPS
220 S. Ninth St.
Phoenix, AZ 85003
                                                  Imperial Market and Deli                            Chompie’s N.Y. Style Deli
602-765-7136
                                                  (Vaad)                                              Restaurant, Bagels,
                                                                                                      Bakery & Catering
                                                  737 E. Glendale Ave.
Fairytale Brownies                                Phoenix, AZ 85020
                                                  602-285-6999                                        www.chompies.com
(Vaad)                                                                                                Paradise Valley Mall
4610 E. Cotton Center Blvd., Suite 100                                                                NW Corner of Cactus and Tatum, Phoenix
Phoenix, AZ 85040
602-489-5100
                                                  Kosher Corner                                       602-710-2910
                                                  (Vaad)                                              Mercado Del Rancho
(800) 324-7982                                    6107 N. Seventh St.                                 9301 E. Shea Blvd.
www.brownies.com                                  Phoenix, AZ 85014                                   Scottsdale, AZ 85260
                                                  602-266-0555                                        480-860-0475
Karsh’s Bakery                                                                                        1160 E. University Drive
                                                                                                      Tempe, AZ 85281
(Vaad)
5555 N. Seventh St.                               Scottsdale Kosher Market                            480-557-0700
                                                  (Chabad)                                            Chandler Village Center
Phoenix, AZ 85014                                                                                     3481 W. Frye Road
602-264-4874, Fax: 602-264-7986                   10209 N. Scottsdale Road
                                                  Scottsdale, AZ 85253                                Chandler, AZ 85226
                                                  480-284-6001, Fax: 480-284-6602                     480-398-3008
Simply Bread                                      www.scottsdalecafe.com                              Valleywide custom catering
                                                                                                      480-348-CATR(2287)
(OU)                                                                                                  Arizona’s N.Y. deli since 1979. Serving award-win-
2117 N. 24th St.                                  Segal’s One Stop                                    ning bagels, breakfast-all-day, lunch and dinner,
Phoenix, AZ 85008                                 (Vaad)                                              plus traditional Jewish favorites seven days a
602-244-1778                                      4818 N. Seventh St.                                 week.
                                                  Phoenix, AZ 85014
                                                                                                      ■ See ad on this page
                                                  602-285-1515, Fax: 602-277-5760
                                                  segalsonestop@gmail.com
                                                  www.segalsonestop.com
                                                  Full selection of kosher meats, plus gourmet-to-
                                                  go, full-service grocery and bakery, catering and
                                                  restaurant.
                                                  ■ See ad on this page

Kosher Facilities: Kosher supervision in the Valley is handled by one of three agencies: Greater Phoenix Vaad Hakashruth, Chabad
of Arizona or Orthodox Union. Facilities with kosher supervision are denoted with the following in parentheses after the name:
Vaad, Chabad or OU. Contact the Vaad at 602-277-8858 for a list of supervised facilities.


                                                                                                                    Segal’s One Stop
                                                                                                                    Kosher Foods
                                                                                                                            & Oasis Grill
                                                           Award-winning chef
                                                             Off-site catering                          We Deliver & Cater Valleywide
                                                          Creative daily specials                         Shopping Done The Right Way!
   Serving award-winning bagels,                          Private dining facilities
 gourmet pastries, breakfast-all-day,                                                                        New Full Service Bakery 
                                                               Patio dining
   lunch & dinner, plus traditional                        High Holiday menus                           4818 N. 7th St. Phoenix, Arizona 85014
   Jewish favorites 7-days a week!
                                                         7042 E. Indian School Road                     Tel. 602-285-1515 Fax: 602-277-5760
  See our listings under Bakeries & Restaurants              Scottsdale 85251                            Email: SegalsOneStop@Gmail.com
                    for details.                               480-946-1622
           www.chompies.com                               www.eddieshouseaz.com                            www.SegalsOneStop.com

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                                                                                                             Chicago Style Jewish Cuisine

           dining & more                                                                                     GOLDMAN’S
                                                                                                                DELI
                                                                                                            Take-out Party Platters
                                                                                                               for all Occasions!
                                                                                                              Open everyday - 8am to 8pm
Eddie’s House                                         Scottsdale Café, deli &                                       6929 N. Hayden Rd.
7042 E. Indian School Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85251                                  Market                                                       Scottsdale, AZ 85250
480-946-1622, Fax: 480-946-0872                       (Chabad)
                                                      10209 N. Scottsdale Road
                                                                                                            We deliver • Call us at 480-367-9477
chefeddiem@aol.com
www.eddieshouseaz.com                                 Scottsdale, AZ 85253
Arizona’s first celebrity chef presents daily spe-    480-284-6001, Fax: 480-284-6602
cials, happy hour in the lounge, off-site catering,   www.scottsdalecafe.com
award-winning entrees. All in the heart of old town
Scottsdale.
                                                      Segal’s Oasis Grill
■ See ad on page 48                                   (Vaad)
                                                      4818 N. Seventh St.
                                                      Phoenix, AZ 85014
Fresh Mint                                            602-285-1515, Fax: 602-277-5760
(Vaad)                                                segalsonestop@gmail.com
13802 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 161                   www.segalsonestop.com
Scottsdale, AZ 85254                                  Specializing in Chinese, American, Mexican food      “BEST Affordable Steak Dinner!”
480-443-2556                                          and sushi.                                                                     –The Arizona Republic
                                                      ■ See ad on page 48
                                                                                                             Voted BEST Local Treasure
Goldman’s deli                                                                                                                             –azcentral.com
6929 N. Hayden Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85250                                  tEXAZ Grill                                            BEST Chicken Fried Steak
                                                      6003 N. 16th St.
480-367-9477                                                                                                                           –Phoenix New Times
                                                      Phoenix, AZ 85016
Chicago-style Jewish cuisine. Open for breakfast,
                                                      602-248-7827                                         6003 N. 16th St. (at Bethany Home) Phoenix
lunch and dinner every day, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Catering
                                                      texaz@texazgrill.com                                    602-248-7827 • www.texazgrill.com
and take-out platters available for all occasions.
                                                      www.texazgrill.com
■ See ad on this page                                 Neighborhood steakhouse since 1985 specializing in
                                                      hand-cut, USDA Choice aged steaks. Voted “Tops for
                                                      Value” by Gourmet Magazine readers poll.
Imperial Market and deli                              ■ See ad on this page
(Vaad)
737 E. Glendale Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85020



                                                          Dining PACKAgE
602-285-6999


King Solomon’s Pizza
(Vaad)
4810 N. Seventh St.
Phoenix, AZ 85014
                                                            Reach readers who eat out
602-870-8655
www.kingsolomonspizza.com
                                                             an average of 6 times every week
Levi Catering Café
and Bakery Inc.
(Vaad)
12701 N. Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
480-907-7150


Samarkand Restaurant
(Vaad)
7823 N. 19th Ave.
                                                          For advertising
Phoenix, AZ 85021                                         information, call your
602-331-8991
                                                          account executive
                                                          today at
                                                          602-870-9470.
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                wellness

           BEHAVIORAL                                                   Jewish Family &                                         north scottsdale
                                                                        Children’s service                                      Pediatric Dentistry
             HEALTH                                                     602-751-9044
                                                                        Jewish counseling services by licensed Jewish
                                                                                                                                Yanaev Cohen, D.D.S.
                                                                                                                                14269 N. 87th St., Suite 103
                                                                        therapists. Outpatient mental-health services;          Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Magellan of Arizona
                                                                        substance abuse, HIV/AIDS, medication services;         480-607-4949, Fax: 480-607-2839
                                                                        parent coaching; support for domestic-violence          kidsonly@drcohendds.com
4129 E. Van Buren St.                                                   victims.                                                www.drcohendds.com
Phoenix, AZ 85008                                                                                                               Yaneav Cohen, D.D.S.
(800) 564-5465                                                                                                                  Every child is entitled to a beautiful, healthy smile.
www.magellanofaz.com
Regional behavioral-health authority for Maricopa
                                                                        Jewish Marriage                                         Specializing in pediatric dentistry, offering a full range
                                                                                                                                of services with a focus on dental caries prevention.
County and provider of publicly funded mental-                          Encounter Chavurah                                      ■ See ad on page 51
health and substance-abuse services for children                        (Jewish Marriage Enhancement, J.M.E.)
and adults.                                                             Contact: Linda Seligman, 480-893-7612
■ See ad on this page                                                   J.M.E. Office: (818) 225-0099
                                                                        Monthly meetings in Phoenix and surrounding areas.      north Valley
                                                                        For previously encountered couples.
                                                                                                                                Family Dentistry
           COunsELIng                                                                                                           3815 E. Bell Road, Suite 1400
                                                                                                                                Phoenix, AZ 85032
                                                                                   DEnTIsTRY                                    602-867-1666
                                                                                                                                Pnina Levine, D.D.S.
Lisa Colangelo Fischer,                                                                                                         Gentle dentistry for the entire family — children and
                                                                                                                                adults. Featuring cosmetic services, quality care, the
Ph.D.                                                                   Alpha Omega                                             latest technology and affordable fees.
7111 N. Seventh St.
Phoenix, AZ 85020
                                                                        Dental Fraternity                                       ■ See ad on page 51
                                                                        706 E. Bell Road, Suite 104
lisafischer@cox.net                                                     Phoenix, AZ 85022

                                                                                                                                      DERMATOLOgY
www.drlisafischer.com                                                   602-482-7000, Fax: 602-482-7021
Licensed psychologist serving adults dealing with                       Contact: Dr. Steve Hymovitch
anxiety, depression, sexual dysfunctions and inter-                     The international fraternity for Jewish dentists
personal relationship difficulties. Centrally located
in Phoenix.
                                                                        around the world. Meetings several times per year
                                                                        with speakers on both dental and Judaic topics.
                                                                                                                                Medical Dermatology
■ See ad on this page                                                                                                           specialists
                                                                                                                                Lindsay S. Ackerman, M.D.
                                                                                                                                Margaret A. Kessler, M.D.
                                                                                                                                1331 N. Seventh St., Suite 250
                                                                                                                                Phoenix, AZ 85006
                                                                                                                                602-354-5770
                                                                                                                                info@medicaldermatologyspecialists.com
                                                                                                                                www.medicaldermatologyspecialists.com
                                                                                                                                Provides exceptional, comprehensive dermatologic
                                                                                                                                care with compassion and respect. All patients are
                                                                                                                                evaluated by board-certified dermatologists.
 Magellan Health Services Of Arizona                                        Lisa Colangelo Fischer,                             ■ See ad on page 52
   Public Behavioral Health, Mental Health and                              Ph.D.
 Substance Abuse Services for Children and Adults                           Licensed Psychologist

              in Maricopa County.                                           Cognitive-behavioral and
                                                                            Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
                                                                                                                                                 FITnEss
 800-564-5465 / TTY 800-424-9831                                                                    • Anxiety & Panic
               www.MagellanofAZ.com                                                                   Attacks
                                                                                                    • Depression
                                                                                                                                JCC Fitness & Wellness
  If You Are in a Crisis, Help Is Available 24/7                                                                                Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center
                                                                                                    • Sexual Dysfunctions       12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 203
      800-631-1314 OR TTY 800-327-9254                                                              • Interpersonal             Scottsdale, AZ 85254
                                                                                                      Relationships             480-483-7121, ext. 1278, Fax: 480-483-8441
               Magellan Health Services Of Arizona, Inc.                                                                        daew@vosjcc.org
   Is The Regional Behavioral Health Authority for Maricopa County.
  Funds for Services Are Provided through a Contact with the Arizona
                                                                                                                                Director: Dae Williams
                                                                                                           7111 N. 7th Street
 Department of Health Services Division of Behavioral Health Services                                     Phoenix, AZ 85020     Free member consultation and orientation. Set
   and the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS).                  lisafischer@cox.net • www.drlisafischer.com   fitness goals with personal trainers. Rehabilitation
                                                                                                                                therapy programs.

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                                       wellness
                                                                                                              It’s not
                                                                                                                just
                                                                                                              hospice.
   gEnETIC TEsTIng                                                       HOsPICE
Jewish genetic Diseases                                    Hospice of the Valley
                                                                                                                 It’s
Center of greater
Phoenix
                                                           1510 E. Flower St.
                                                           Phoenix, AZ 85014                                  Hospice
                                                                                                               of the
                                                           602-530-6900, Fax: 602-530-6901
12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 201                        info@hov.org
Scottsdale, AZ 85254                                       www.hov.org


                                                                                                               Valley.
480-668-3347, Fax: 480-209-1963                            A not-for-profit hospice since 1977. Bringing
info@jewishgeneticsphx.org                                 comfort and dignity as life nears its end.
www.jewishgeneticsphx.org                                  ■ See ad on this page
President: Sherman Minkoff, M.D.
Providing education about and affordable carrier
testing for Jewish genetic diseases. Knowing carrier
status, parents can be spared the tragedy of having
an affected child.                                                                                           Providing comfort
                                                                                                             and dignity as life
                                                                                                                nears its end

   North Valley Family Dentistry                                                                           To learn more about
   Gentle dentistry for the entire family; children and adults. Quality care in a comfortable
                                                                                                                our services,
          environment with state-of-the-art equipment. Cosmetic services offered.                          call 602.530.6900
                  Voted top dentist in Phoenix for two consecutive years.
                                                                                                             or visit hov.org
                                                                                   Gentle
             FREE Exam and Bitewing X-Rays                                           Dental
                     For new patients only. Limited time offer.
                                                                                       Care
                                     Pnina Levine, D.D.S.
  North Valley Medical Plaza • 3815 E. Bell Rd., Suite 1400 • Phoenix, AZ 85032 • Ph: 602-867-1666




                                                                                                           yo u r n ot- f o r- p r o f i t
                                                                                                            hospice since 1977




                 480-607-4949 • 14269 N. 87th St., Suite 103 • Scottsdale, AZ 85260


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                                              At
                                  Medical Dermatology
                                        Specialists,
                                                                                                                                  wellness
                                 EVERY patient is seen by a
                                Board Certified Dermatologist
                                 because everyone deserves
                                      exceptional care.
                                                                                                                                                   PETs
           Lindsay S. Ackerman, MD • Margaret A. Kessler, MD

     Providing compassionate and comprehensive care for                                                                         East Maryland
     individuals with unique needs.                                                                                             Animal Hospital
                                                                                                                                529 E. Maryland Ave.
     Including: u pediatric and adult patients                                                                                  Phoenix, AZ 85012
                 u acute and chronic skin conditions                                                                            602-279-7366; Fax: 602-279-4289
                                                                                                                                eastmaryland@nvanet.com
                 u common and rare skin disorders
                                                                                                                                www.eastmarylandah.com
                 u medical, surgical, and aesthetic services                                                                    AAHA-accredited full-service veterinary hospital
                                                                                                                                providing wellness, vaccinations, diagnostic/thera-
     602-354-5770                                                                                                               peutic services, internal medicine, surgery, den-
                                                                                                                                tistry, radiology, laboratory, pharmacy, behavioral
     1331 N. 7th Street, Suite 250                                                                                              and dietary counseling and boarding.
     Phoenix, Arizona 85006                                                                                                     ■ See ad on this page

     info@medicaldermatologyspecialists.com
     www.medicaldermatologyspecialists.com
                                                                                                                                         PHYsICIAns
     Please visit our website for details about the
     eco-friendly materials used in the creation of                                Lindsay S. Ackerman, MD (right)
                                                                                                                                Heart & Vascular
     our office.                                                                       Margaret A. Kessler, MD                  Center of Arizona
                                                                                                                                1331 N. Seventh St., Suite 375
                                                                                                                                Phoenix, AZ 85006
                                                                                                                                602-307-0070, Fax: 602-307-0080
                        Comprehensive Cardiovascular Services, Prevention, Diagnosis, & Treatment                               www.heartcenteraz.com


                       Heart & Vascular Center
                                                                                                                                Nathan Laufer, M.D., FACC
                                                                                                                                Ashiad Pershad, M.D., FACC
                                                                                                                                Adam M. Brodsky, M.D., FACC
                                                                                                          of Arizona            Alan Grossman, M.D., FACC
                                                                                                                                Parminder P. Singh, M.D., FACC
              3 Valley Locations... We are always here for you.                                                                 Suzanne Sorof, M.D., FACC
                                                                                                                                Ashish Sadhu, M.D.
                                                                                                                                Amit Srivastava, M.D.
              Coronary Angiography & Intervention • Peripheral & Carotid Angiography & Intervention                             Provides cardiovascular care to patients worldwide.
          ECHO & Peripheral VascularTesting • Treadmill & Nuclear Stress Testing • Cholesterol Screening                        Provides cardiac and vascular noninvasive, diag-
       Defibrillators & Pacemaker Insertion • Electrophysiology Studies • EECP • Transcranial Doppler Studies                   nostic and interventional treatments and women’s
                                                                                                                                cardiology.
                                                                                                                                ■ See ad on this page




             NATHAN LAUFER, M.D.          ASHISH PERSHAD, M.D.         ADAM BRODSKY, M.D.          ALAN GROSSMAN, M.D.
                Medical Director           Interventional Cardiology   Interventional Cardiology     Noninvasive Cardiology




                                                                                                                                  Compassionate, Quality Care
                                                                                                                                            50% Off
            PARMINDER SINGH, M.D.         SUZANNE SOROF, M.D.          ASHISH SADHU, M.D.          AMIT SRIVASTAVA, M.D.
                                                                                                                                   First Exam for new clients
              Interventional Cardiology    Interventional Cardiology      Electrophysiology         Interventional Cardiology             Boarding kennels available
                Desert Ridge • 20940 N. Tatum Blvd. • Suite 325 • Phoenix, AZ 85050                                                                    529 E. Maryland Ave.
                   Downtown • 1331 N. 7th St. • Suite 375 • Phoenix, AZ 85006                                                                          Phoenix
                 West Valley • 9305 W. Thomas Rd. • Suite 270 • Phoenix, AZ 85037                                                                      602-279-7366
                                602.307.0070 • www.heartcenteraz.com                                                                               www.EastMarylandAH.com

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                                                                                                           Moving You Simply, LLC

             real estate                                                                                          Your One Stop Shop For
                                                                                                           Relocation, Organizing and Downsizing

                                                                                                 Relocating Seniors, Corporations & Families ~ Since 1990 ~
                                                                                                	    •	 Professional	Downsizing	       •	 De-Cluttering	
                                                                                                	    •	 Packing	&	Unpacking	           •	 Home	or	office
                                                                                                Coordinating	all	aspects	of	your	Relocation	from	A	to	Z	…	
                                                                                                 At	the	end	of	the	move-in	day	it	will	be	“turn key”	ready.
                                                                                                Debbie Meyer, President Direct Line: 480-216-5387
                                                                                                            www.movingyousimply.com
            realTOrS                                                                                      “Where We Think Out of The Box”
                                                                                                 Insured and Bonded                    Nationwide Services


amy rosenthal
RE/MAX Achievers
Scottsdale, AZ
602-385-9449, Fax: 480-419-5089
                                                        BUYING? SELLING? LOCAL? LONG DISTANCE?
amyrosenthalrealtor@gmail.com
www.amyrosenthal.com
More than 14 years’ experience selling the Valley
                                                       Let me be your        “Kosher ConneCtion”
of the Sun. First-time home buyers, second home
or investment buying. Helping people find their
dream homes.                                                “I’ll treat you like family,
■ See ad on this page
                                                            iev
                                                                ers        because you are!”
                                                         h
                                                       Ac                                                                              Amy Rosenthal
Phil Tibi PllC                                                                 (602) 385-9449 • (480) 419-5089 fax
14602 N. Tatum Blvd.
Phoenix, AZ 85032                                                                E-Mail: AmyRosenthalRealtor@gmail.com
602-692-0780                                                                Visit me on my web site: www.AmyRosenthal.com
phil@cambridgeproperties.com
www.cambridgeproperties.com
The goal is to empower clients with information so
real estate decisions are made effectively.
■ See ad on this page                                                           All Real Estate Agents
                                                                                     Are Not Alike!
Toby Weinstein                                                                         I will make your next
11211 N. Tatum Blvd., Suite 200
Phoenix, AZ 85028                                                                     real estate transaction
602-228-0265, 480-991-7692
tobyre4u@aol.com                                                            pleasant, productive, and profitable.
Priority is providing superior services that include
selling the home, helping to find a home and           Toby Weinstein
property management.                                    Broker Associate          Property management available
■ See ad on this page                                                            Bus (602) 953-4000 • Cell (602) 228-0265
                                                                                            Tobyre4u@aol.com
                                                                                   11211 N. Tatum Blvd., Ste 200 • Phoenix, AZ 85028

         relOCaTION
Moving You Simply llC                                   20 years experience in luxury urban living
Chandler, AZ
480-216-5387
debbie@movingyousimply.com
                                                              • Resale       • Luxury short sales      • Lease/purchase
www.movingyousimply.com                                       • Leasing      • Luxury pre-foreclosures   options
Downsizing, de-cluttering, packing/unpacking,
moving, company and estate sale coordination. Ev-
erything is completed in one day including hanging                                                             CAMBRIDGE
pictures, making beds and setting up every room.
                                                               Phil Tibi                                       PROPERTIES
■ See ad on this page                                           Associate
                                                                   broker                                      602-692-0780
                                                                                              phil@cambridgeproperties.com
                                                                                              www.CambridgeProperties.com



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             legal, financial
             & Business Services
     BENJAMIN LEGAL                                             ACCOUNTING                                      Hymson Goldstein
A Firm Devoted Exclusively to Family Law                                                                        & Pantiliat, P.C.
                                                                                                                14646 N. Kierland Blvd., Suite 255
	          •	Divorce	
	          •	Custody	                                   Mitchell R. Adler, CPA/                                 Scottsdale, AZ 85254
                                                                                                                480-991-9077, Fax: 480-443-8854
	
	
           •	Spousal	Maintenance	
           •	Child	Support	
                                                        PFS                                                     kjn@legalcounselors.com
                                                                                                                www.legalcounselors.com
                                                        9449 N. 90th St., Suite 205
	          •	Modification	                              Scottsdale, AZ 85258                                    A full-service law firm assisting individuals and
	          •	Enforcement                                480-661-1192                                            businesses in real estate, personal injury, litigation,
                                                        mitch@mradlercpa.com                                    estate planning, business law, immigration and
      Whether	your	case	requires	vigorous	
      negotiation,	mediation,	or	assertive	             Certified Public Accountant, Master’s in Taxation,      areas for the family.
    representation	at	trial,	we	have	the	legal	         and Personal Financial Specialist. Areas of expertise   ■ See ad on this page
     knowledge	and	courtroom	experience		               include personal and business tax planning, prepara-
        to	protect	you	and	your	interests               tion and consulting.
      Because Family Comes First                        ■ See ad on this page                                   Marsha Goodman,
 1650 N. First Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85003 • 602-266-7667
                                                                                                                Attorney, PLLC
                                                                                                                13236 N. Seventh St., Suite 4-238

                                                                  ATTORNEYS
                                                                                                                Phoenix, AZ 85022
                                                                                                                602-513-0300, Fax: 602-547-3383
                                                                                                                marsha@marshagoodmanattorney.com
                                                                                                                www.marshagoodmanattorney.com
                                                                                                                Elder Law and Life Care Planning to assure that
                                                        Benjamin Legal                                          seniors and their families are prepared for the next
                                                        1650 N. First Ave.                                      stage of life.
                                                        Phoenix, AZ 85003                                       ■ See ad on page 42
                                                        602-266-7667
                                                        A firm devoted exclusively to family law: divorce,
                                                        custody, spousal maintenance, child support,
                                                        modification and enforcement.
                                                        ■ See ad on this page
                                                                                                                CAREER COUNSELING
     Hymson Goldstein &                                 Crossman Law Offices
       Pantiliat, P.C.                                  3030 N. Central Ave., Suite 801
                                                                                                                Barbara J. Samuels
                                                                                                                480-588-8428
                                                        Phoenix, AZ 85012
          Attorneys & Counselors                        602-248-0380
                                                                                                                barbarasamuels@earthlink.net
                                                                                                                Research job opportunities, prepare resumes,
   We are well versed in real estate,                   www.azworkinjury.com
                                                                                                                academic advisement, strategize inter view
    business, trademark, copyright,                     A father-daughter legal team representing injured
                                                                                                                responses and more. Turn under-valued skill sets
                                                        workers statewide. Based upon experience, ability
 personal injury, litigation, family law,               and professionalism, both are certified by the State
                                                                                                                into marketable experience. Reasonable fees.
   estate planning, immigration and                                                                             14 years experience.
                                                        Bar as Worker’s Compensation Specialists.
            asset protection.                           ■ See ad on page 55
                                                                                                                ■ See ad on page 55

 Our full-service law firm seeks to contri-
 bute to the peace of mind and success of
 people who have been referred to us for                 Mitchell R. Adler,                                                 FINANCIAL
 legal and personal problem solving and                                                  CPA/PFS
 planning, by providing exceptional and
 friendly client service at excellent value.
                                                                               • Tax planning                   Shapiro Financial
 We want to be the firm best known for                                                                          9449 N. 90th St., Suite 205
 restoring the image of the lawyer as the                                        & preparation                  Scottsdale, AZ 85258
                                                                                                                480-767-7800
 trusted family and business advisor.                                          • Consulting                     Licensed to provide services for all facets of
                                                                                                                insurance.
    14646 N. Kierland Blvd., Suite # 255
          Scottsdale, AZ 85254                                                  480-661-1192                    ■ See ad on page 55
             (480) 991-9077                                       9449 N. 90th St., Suite 205
         www.legalcounselors.com                                      Scottsdale, AZ 85258
      Our Business is Your Peace of Mind.®                   mitch@mradlercpa.com

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                                                        legal, financial
                                                    & Business Services

           INSURANCE                                     Valley Networking Group
                                                         602-690-6500
                                                         macmediagroup@aol.com                                               Crossman
Weiner Insurance
11333 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 105
                                                         www.valleynetworkinggroup.com
                                                         President: Steven Burnstein
                                                         Vice President: Ron Blau, rblau@cox.net
                                                                                                                            Law offiCes
Scottsdale, AZ 85254                                     Networking organization of professionals. The mem-                    Arizona Worker’s
                                                         bership of nearly 40 meets weekly in Scottsdale to
480-998-7900, Fax: 480-998-7909
                                                         develop business opportunities. Community service
                                                                                                                              Compensation Law
Vice President: David Weiner
david@weinerinsurance.com                                for nonprofits. Guests welcome.
www.weinerinsurance.com                                                                                                   www.azworkinjury.com
A 50-year-old insurance firm offering clients a choice
for employee benefits needs, life insurance, long-
term disability and long-term care insurance plans.                                                                          Free Phone Consultations
Quality customer service, choice and experience.                                                                                 Ph: 602-248-0380
■ See ad on this page




        NETWORKING
AZJBA                                                                                                                          Career
Arizona Jewish Business Alliance
480-634-1336
                                                                                                                              Counselor   TO GO
www.azjba.com                                                                                                            Learn how to shorten your job search!
An advertising co-op for local Jewish business                        51 Years of offering
owners and professionals. One hundred percent                   Service – Choice – Experience
                                                                                                                             Services available:
of membership dues goes toward marketing and                                                                                    Vocational assessment
advertising.                                              Employee Benefits – Executive Benefits                                Resume writing
                                                                 Life, Long Term Care,                                          Academic advisement
AZJBN                                                         Health & Disability Insurance                                     On-the-job coaching
Arizona Jewish Business Network                                                                                           Barbara J. Samuels, M.S.
info@azjbn.com                                                                                                                 Certified Career Counselor
                                                          Bernard Weiner, CLU, CLTC   11333 N. Scottsdale Rd., #105
www.azjbn.com                                             W. David Weiner                     Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Join the group of like-minded Jewish professionals                                                    480-998-7900               480-588-8428
and business owners for productive lead generation        0153323-000001-00              www.weinerinsurance.com        Reasonable Fees • Service Valley Wide
and networking. Weekly meetings.


M.O.T.2
14300 N. Northsight Blvd., Suite 112
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
www.mot2az.com
Jim Rosenfield, 480-367-8733.
The main purpose is to provide business leads and
referrals to members, and enable business endeavors             Shapiro Financial Services
to grow and to become connected to other Jewish
individuals in the Valley of the Sun.
                                                            Services provided                                         Joel Shapiro
                                                            include:                                                  Registered Representative
                                                                Life insurance                                        9449 N. 90th Street Suite 205
                                                                Health insurance                                      Scottsdale, AZ 85258
                                                                Life annuities                                        bus 480-767-7800
                                                                Fixed income                                          fax 480-391-2008


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              shop local

              ANTIQUES                                                   AUcTIoNS                                                FLooRING
Antiq	ue	Trove                                              Arizona	Antique	centre                                   Brooks	Hardwood	Floors,	
2020 N. Scottsdale Road                                     2012 N. Scottsdale Road
                                                            Scottsdale, AZ 85257
                                                                                                                     Inc.
Scottsdale, AZ 85257                                                                                                 Serving all Arizona
480-947-6074                                                480-675-9500                                             602-257-7000
sstanton@antiquetrove.com                                   www.arizonaantiquecentre.com                             ws@brookshardwoodfloors.com
www.antiquetrove.com                                        Family-owned and -operated. High-quality antiques,       www.brookshardwoodfloors.com
23,000 square feet, more than 140 dealers offering          fine art and jewelry bought and sold. Monthly            All hardwoods, installation, refinishing with dust
items from Victorian era to the ’70s. Furniture, jewelry,   estate auctions held on site. Expert appraisals always   containment systems, hand-pulled, custom stains,
coins, collectibles, more. Voted No. 1 antique mall in      complimentary.                                           stairs and reclaimed woods. Family-owned and
Phoenix 2009.                                               ■ See ad on page 57                                      -operated. Free estimates.
■ See ad on this page                                                                                                ■ See ad on this page


                                                                                                                             FURNISHINGS
                                                                                                                     Phoenix	Lamps	-	Shades	
                                                                                                                     -	Repairs	-	Antiques
                                                                                                                     2225 E. Indian School Road
                                                                                                                     Phoenix, AZ 85016

   How big or how much jewelry you have is your business ...                                                         602-955-5640, Fax: 602-955-0642
                                                                                                                     6,000 shades in stock. Bring in the lamp for a proper
                                                                                                                     shade fit with custom shades and shade re-covers.
         How to repair, get an appraisal and re-design                                                               Lamps repaired and custom made.

                 your jewelry is our business!                                                                       ■ See ad on page 57


           DIAMONDS AND BRIDAL ARE OUR SPECIALTY.
                      FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED • 3RD GENERATION
                         HELEN, LARRY, MARC, JAN, JORGE AND TRISH
                                                                                                                                   JEwELRy
                                                                                 6102 N. 16th Street
                                                                                  Phoenix, AZ 85016                  Burland	Jewelry	center	
                                                                              602-277-7900                           6102 N. 16th St.
                                                                                                                     Phoenix, AZ 85016
                                                                     www.burlandjewelry.com                          602-277-7900, Fax: 602-277-4525
                                                                                                                     www.burlandjewelry.com
                                                                                                                     Owners: Helen and Larry Burland
                                                                                                                     Family-owned and -operated full-service jewelry
                                                                                                                     store specializing in quality merchandise, custom

          Antique Trove                                                                                              designs, repairs in-house, insurance replacements
                                                                                                                     and appraisals. Large diamond inventory.
                                                                                                                     ■ See ad on this page
         • China • Glassware • Art
        • Jewelry • Records • Toys
            • Furniture • Sports
     • Memorabilia • Vintage Clothes
     • Military • Retro • Mid-Century
             & So Much More...
 	2020	N.	Scottsdale	Rd.	 Call	or	drop	in	today!
  	Scottsdale,	AZ	85257	        480.947.6074
                www.antiquetrove.com	
        Mon-Sat	10am-6pm			•			Sun	12pm-6pm                           Lic# 222161 . Bonded . Insured



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                           shop local

                                                          Temple	Beth	Shalom	
               JUDAIcA                                    and Jewish Community Center of the NW Valley
                                                          12202 N. 101st Ave.
The following offer a varying selection of Judaica,       Sun City, AZ 85351
books, children’s games, ritual items and gifts.          623-977-3240
Additional synagogues may have gift shops.                info@templebethshalomaz.com
                                                          www.templebethshalomaz.org
                                                          West Valley’s most complete selection of Judaica
Beth	Emeth	congregation	                                  gifts, mezuzahs, yahrzeit candles, menorahs, seder
                                                          plates, children’s items, handmade items.
of	the	west	Valley	
Judaica	Shop	&	          The	Jewish	collection	
consignment	corner
                         10701 N. Scottsdale Road
                         Scottsdale, AZ 85254
13702 W. Meeker Blvd.                                     480-368-0001, (888) 368-1138
Sun City West, AZ 85375                                   www.thejewishcollection.com
623-584-7210, Fax: 623-975-2976                           Jewish gifts, jewelry, books, menorahs, seder plates,
bethemeth1@juno.com                                       mezuzahs, invitations, wedding and b’nai mitzvah
www.bethemethaz.org                                       gifts and registry and more.
A Conservative egalitarian multigenerational
congregation. Ritual items including kosher scrolls,
accessories, holiday, Jewish gifts, select Judaica
items on consignments and special orders.
                                                                       KNITTING
Har	Zion	Sisterhood	
Judaica	Shop                                              Knit	Happens
6140 E. Thunderbird Road                                  8100 E. Indian School Road, Suite 105
Scottsdale, AZ 85254                                      Scottsdale, AZ 85251
480-991-0720, Fax: 480-443-3411                           480-941-3898, Fax: 480-941-3899
Phyllis Weinstein, 602-494-1203                           info@knitheadz.com
Gift shop and kosher kitchen for parties.                 www.knitheadz.com
                                                          Knithead (nit•hed) noun 1. A person with a knitting
Jewish	Quarter/Israel	                                    obsession. 2. A fiber freak. 3. A stash hound. Remem-
                                                          ber, knit happens. Enjoy the journey.
connection                                                ■ See ad on this page
13610 N. Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85254                                                                                              Phoenix Lamps
480-905-5202, Fax: 480-905-0904
israelconnection@cox.net
Full selection of books, jewelry, toys, holiday items,
                                                                                                                    - Shades
gifts, ketubahs, invitations, ritual items, music,
DVDs, art and more. Large selection of menorahs
                                                                                                                    - Repairs
and seder plates.                                                                                                   - Antiques
                                                                                                                              Since 1946

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Advertising & editoriAl listings                                                            Bukharian Jewish Congress of Arizona ........602-434-4431/16                                  Chanen Preschool ...................................480-951-3398/33
                                                                                            Bureau of Jewish Education ........................480-634-8050/21                            Religious school.................................................................35
A                                                                                             Center for Lifelong Learning..............................................32             Congregation Beth Tefillah ..........................480-600-5065/18
Adler, Mitchell R...........................................480-661-1192/54                    Community Library & Resource Center ..........................45                        Congregation Eitz Chaim .............................602-595-3618/15
Ahavas Torah ...............................................480-467-4593/17                    Teen programs ..................................................................28      Congregation Kehillat Emek haMidbar ........602-482-0802/18
Alliance4Israel ..............................................480-216-4280/26               Burland Jewelry Center ...............................602-277-7900/56                      Congregation Merkaz Ha-Iyr .......................602-795-0471/16
Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity ...................602-482-7000/50                                                                                                                         Religious School .............................................................35
Ambiant Dance ...........................................480-422-6840/46                    C                                                                                          Congregation Or Midbar ..............................928-565-3441/19
American Friends of Magen David Adom.....602-787-2930/26                                    Calavar Assisted Living Home ......................602-373-0907/39                         Congregation Or Chadash of the
American Israel Public Affairs Committee                                                    Calendar........................................................................ 30-31        Northeast Valley .....................................480-342-8858/18
    (AIPAC)...................................................602-277-3318/24               Camp Charles Pearlstein ..............................480-951-0323/27                         Adult education..............................................................32
American Jewish Committee .......................602-955-3600/24                            Camp Nageela .............................................602-741-5122/27                     Religious school .............................................................36
American Technion Society .........................800-683-4287/26                          Camp Ramah in California ...........................310-476-8571/27                        Consulate General of Israel ..........................323-852-5500/26
Anti-Defamation League .............................602-274-0991/24                         Camp Swift..................................................602-885-0799/28                Council For Jews With Special Needs ...........480-629-5343/24
Antique Trove ..............................................480-947-6074/56                 Care Corner Personal Services ......................480-833-8889/39                           Keshet Social Group ........................................................28
Arizona Adventurers............................................................25           Cemeteries ..........................................................................10       Kids & Teens ...................................................................29
Arizona Antique Centre ...............................480-675-9500/56                       Center for Biblical Hebrew ............................602-48-BIBLE/32                        Yad B’Yad Social Group ...................................................25
Arizona Jewish Historical Society ................602-241-7870/45                           Chabad of Anthem ......................................623-551-8348/16                     Crossman Law Offices..................................602-248-0380/54
    Adult education .............................................................32            Hebrew School ...............................................................35         Cypress Home Care Solutions.......................602-264-8009/39
  Cutler✡Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center ..................... 47                            Chabad of Arizona .......................................602-944-2753/16
Arizona Jewish Theatre Company, Inc...........602-264-0402/45                                  Aleph Bet Preschool ...............................602-944-2580/33                      d
    Curtain Call Theatre Camp ..............................................27                 Camp Gan Israel ...............................................................27       Dana Cheryl Beitscher Charitable
Arizona State University Jewish Studies ......480-727-6906/32                                  Friendship Circle.....................................602-861-1600/29                      Foundation ............................................602-279-2808/25
Avde Torah Jayah .........................................602-306-2252/15                   Chabad of Downtown .................................602-492-5559/16                        Desert Foothills Jewish Community
Aviv of Arizona ............................................602-952-1612/15                 Chabad of the East Valley ............................480-855-4333/15                         Association.............................................480-585-4437/18
AZJBA ..........................................................480-634-1336/55                Camp Gan Israel Day Camp.............................................27
AZJBN..................................................................................55      Chabad Hebrew School ..................................................35               e
                                                                                            Chabad Jewish Community Center                                                             East Maryland Animal Hospital ...................602-279-7366/52
B                                                                                              of Flagstaff .............................................928-255-5756/19               East Valley Jewish Day School......................480-897-0588/34
BBYO ..........................................................480-634-4900/28              Chabad of Fountain Hills .............................480-776-4763/17                      Eddie’s House ..............................................480-946-1622/49
Benjamin Legal ...........................................602-266-7667/54                   Chabad of Mesa...........................................480-659-7001/15                   El Al Israel Airlines .......................................323-852-1252/26
Beth Ami Temple .........................................602-956-0805/15                    Chabad of North Phoenix ............................480-563-4898/16                        Elderchoice..................................................480-513-1661/39
Beth El Congregation ..................................602-944-3359/15                         Hebrew school ...............................................................35         E.M.E.T.T. .....................................................480-998-9135/32
   Center for Early Childhood Education .....602-944-2464/33                                Chabad of Phoenix ......................................602-944-2753/16
   Religious school .............................................................35         Chabad of Scottsdale...................................480-998-1410/17                     F
Beth Emeth Congregation                                                                        Jewish Women’s Circle....................................................23             Fairytale Brownies.......................................602-276-9643/48
   of the West Valley...................................623-584-7210/19                        Scottsdale Hebrew School ..............................................36               Fischer, Lisa Colangelo, Ph.D............................................... /50
  Judaica shop ..................................................................57         Chabad of the West Valley ...........................602-375-2422/19                       Freedom Inn................................................480-948-6950/39
   Religious school .............................................................35            Hebrew School, The .........................................................36          Freedom Plaza ............................................623-876-2416/39
Beth Joseph Congregation ..........................602-277-8858/15                             West Valley Jewish Women’s Circle .................................24                   Fresh Mint ...................................................480-443-2556/49
Big Beautiful Jewish Women &                                                                Chaplains ............................................................................20
    Handsome Jewish Men .........................602-403-3949/25                            Chevra Kadisha of Northern Arizona............928-708-0018/10                              g
B’nai B’rith ..................................................888-274-8418/22              Chompie’s Bakery ..................................................................48      Goldman’s Deli ............................................480-367-9477/49
B’nai Tzedek Youth Philanthropy                                                             Chrysalis .....................................................602-955-9059/24             Goodman, Marsha .......................................602-513-0300/54
   Program ...............See Jewish Community Foundation                                   ComfortCare Senior Living Consultants .......602-826-8893/39                               Great Events Arizona ...................................602-628-0040/46
Board of Rabbis of Greater Phoenix .............602-369-7667/20                             Congregation Ahavat Shalom ......................480-991-0084/17                           Greater Phoenix Israel Kollel........................602-277-8858/32
Brandeis National Committee .....................480-699-7003/22                            Congregation Beth Hagivot .........................480-650-3061/17                         Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival...........602-859-1313/45
   Adult education..............................................................32          Congregation Beth Hamidbar......................928-210-8368/19                            Greater Phoenix Vaad Hakashruth ...............602-277-8858/13
Brooks Hardwood Floors, Inc........................602-257-7000/56                          Congregation Beth Israel .............................480-951-0323/18


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Hadassah Shalom Chapter ..................................................22                    Jewish Counseling Services ............. 602-751-9044/25, 50                            Magellan of Arizona ....................................800-564-5465/50
Hadassah Tikvah Chapter ............................623-544-0525/22                             Center for Senior Enrichment .................602-943-2198/44                           Maravilla Scottsdale ....................................480-538-5600/40
Hadassah Valley of the Sun Chapter ............480-998-1880/22                                 Jewish Family Home Care AZ ..................602-349-3295/39                             Mathnasium-The Math Learning Center......602-756-2200/38
Happenings.................................................480-391-0800/25                     JFCS Geriatric Services ............................602-452-4627/39                      Medical Dermatology Specialists.................602-354-5770/50
Har Zion Congregation ................................480-991-0720/18                       Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix .........480-634-4900/21                               Mikvahs.................................................................................9
    Kirshner Schoenholtz Preschool .............480-948-5437/33                                Israel Center ...................................................................26      Mohels ..................................................................................8
    Religious school .............................................................36           JewishNewish ..................................................................4         Mortuary.............................................................................10
    Sisterhood Judaica Shop ................................................57                 Teen Israel Experience Grants .........................................29                M.O.T.2............................................................ 480-367-8733/55
Heart & Vascular Center of Arizona ..............602-307-0070/52                              Young Jewish Phoenix....................................................25                Moving You Simply LLC................................480-216-5387/53 
Hillel Jewish Student Center at ASU ............480-967-7563/38                             Jewish Free Loan ........................................602-230-7983/22                    Mt. Sinai Cemetery ......................................480-585-6060/10
    Chevra ............................................................................25   Jewish Genetic Diseases Center                                                              Music from God, Inc. .....................................602-48-BIBLE/45
Hillel, NAU ...................................................928-523-8051/38                  of Greater Phoenix .................................480-668-3347/51                     n
Hillel Foundation, University of Arizona ......520-624-6561/38                              Jewish Labor Committee .............................800-523-4422/24                         NA’AMAT USA ..............................................818-981-1298/23
Hospice of the Valley ...................................602-530-6900/51                    Jewish Learning Center ...............................480-443-5362/32                       National Council of Jewish Women......................................23
Hymson Goldstein & Pantiliat, P.C. ...............480-991-9077/54                           Jewish Marriage Encounter Chavurah .........480-893-7612/50                                 National Jewish Democratic Council,
                                                                                            Jewish National Fund ..................................602-277-4800/26                         Arizona Chapter .....................................480-510-1320/24
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Imperial Market and Deli...................... 602-285-6999/48, 49                          Jewish Quarter/Israel Connection................480-905-5202/57                             North Scottsdale Pediatric Dentistry ...........480-607-4949/50
Ina Levine Jewish Community Campus .......480-634-4944/21                                   Jewish Sisterhood of Arizona...............................................25               North Valley Family Dentistry ......................602-867-1666/50
Israel Bonds ................................................480-948-7315/26                Jewish Social Connection ............................623-584-1977/22                        North Valley Jewish Community Association .....623-322-0957/16
Israel Government Tourist Office..................323-658-7463/26                           Jewish Spirit Media .....................................602-424-0102/45
                                                                                            Jewish Technical Assistance Center..............480-699-1717/22                             o
J                                                                                           Jewish Tuition Organization ........................480-634-4926/38                         Ohr Hatorah Congregation ..........................602-433-0300/16
Jess Schwartz Jewish Community                                                              Jewish War Veterans............................................................23           Or Adam Congregation for Humanistic
   Day School .............................................480-991-4333/34                  Jewish Women International...............................................23                    Judaism .................................................480-663-7788/18
Jewish Arizonans on Campus ......................480-390-6173/38                            Joint Action Committee for Political Affairs ....847-433-5999/24                               Religious school .............................................................36
Jewish Association of Singles Services.........480-515-1935/25                              JSupport Arizona.........................................602-748-4000/25                    ORT America........................................................................24
Jewish Community Center/                                                                    JWest Campership Program ..........................888-888-4819/27                          Orthodox Rabbinical Council
   Barness Family .......................................480-897-0588/21                                                                                                                   of Greater Phoenix ................................602-277-8858/20
   Day camp .......................................................................27       K
   Preschool .......................................................................33      Karsh’s Bakery .............................................602-264-4874/48                 P
Jewish Community Center/                                                                    Kehillah of Arizona ......................................602-369-7667/16                   Pardes Jewish Day School ............................480-991-9141/34
   Valley of the Sun ....................................480-483-7121/21                       Adult education..............................................................32          Pebble Creek Shalom Club ..................................................44
   Adult education..............................................................33             Religious school .............................................................36         Phoenix Buchori Jewish Community ...........602-277-5366/16
   Early Childhood Center ...........................480-659-7769/33                        KiDMa - The Southwest Community ............602-330-2335/32                                 Phoenix Community Kollel ..........................602-433-0300/32
   Fitness & Wellness ..........................................................50          King Solomon’s Pizza...................................602-870-8655/49                      Phoenix Country Day School........................602-955-8200/37
   Summer Camp...............................................................27             Kivel Campus of Care Auxiliary ....................602-956-5487/23                          Phoenix Hebrew Academy ..........................602-277-7479/34
Jewish Community Chaplaincy Council .......602-956-3110/39                                  Kivel Campus of Care ...................................602-956-3110/40                     Phoenix Holocaust Survivors’ Association .....602-788-7003/24
Jewish Community Foundation ...................480-699-1717/21                                 Assisted Living Center ............................602-443-8010/40                       Phoenix Lamps............................................602-955-5640/56 
   B’nai Tzedek Youth Philanthropy Program ......................27                         Kivel Manor (apartments) ...........................602-443-8039/40
   Youth Philanthropy Board...............................................28                Knit Happens ..............................................480-941-3898/57                  R
Jewish Community Foundation of                                                              Kosher Corner ..............................................602-266-0555/48                 Republican Jewish Coalition,
   Greater Prescott, Inc................................928-717-0016/21                                                                                                                    Arizona Chapter .............................................................24
Jewish Community of Sedona and the                                                          l                                                                                           Rohr Chabad House .................................... 480-736-TORA/38
   Verde Valley............................................928-204-1286/19                  L’Chaim ...............................................................................25   Rosenthal, Amy/RE/MAX Achievers ............602-385-9449/53
                                                                                            Lev Chadash ................................................928-777-8172/32                 Ruach Hamidbar-Spirit of the Desert ..........602-420-1700/18
                                                                                            Levi Catering Café & Bakery, Inc. ........... 480-907-7150/46, 49                              Adult education .............................................................33
                                                                                            Living Energy Events and Productions .........480-425-0700/46                                  Outreach/Interfaith........................................................20 


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Samuels, Barbara ........................................480-588-8428/54                     Religious school .............................................................37       Adult education .............................................................33
Samarkand Restaurant................................602-331-8991/49                          Sholom Preschool ..........................................................33          Religious school .............................................................37
Scottsdale Café, Deli & Market .....................480-284-6001/49                       Temple Beth Sholom of Lake Havasu City .....928-680-0017/19                           The Stratford ...............................................602-841-2500/43
Scottsdale Kosher Market ............................480-284-6001/48                      Temple B’rith Shalom ..................................928-708-0018/19                The Women’s Jewish Learning Center ..........602-402-4173/33
Scottsdale Torah Institute ............................602-904-0417/33                    Temple Chai ................................................602-971-1234/17           Tibi, Phil, PLLC .............................................602-692-0780/53
Scottsdale Village Square ............................480-946-6571/40                        Childhood Center ...................................602-923-3619/34                Tiferes Ysrael .......................................................................34
Segal’s One Stop ..........................................602-285-1515/48                   Deutsch Family Shalom Center .......................................25             Tribe ....................................................................................25
Segal’s Oasis Grill .........................................602-285-1515/49                 Religious school .....................................602-971-4832/37              Tuscany at McCormick Ranch.......................480-661-1212/43
Shaarei Tzedek ............................................602-944-1133/16                Temple Emanuel of Tempe ..........................480-838-1414/15                     Tzedakah Fund Inc...............................................................26
Shabbat Luck.......................................................................25        Chaverim Tovim..............................................................27
Shalom Montessori .....................................480-636-1071/34                       Religious school .............................................................37   U
Shapiro Financial.........................................480-767-7800/54                    Syndi Scheck Yad B’Yad Preschool ..................................34              USY (United Synagogue Youth) ...........................................29
Shearim Torah High School for Girls.............602-324-3406/34                           Temple Gan Elohim .....................................623-210-7435/19
Sieger Sofer Stam........................................310-837-2185/47                     Adult education..............................................................33    v
Sierra Pointe................................................480-767-9800/43                 Religious school .............................................................37   Valley Jewish Singles...........................................................25
Simply Bread ...............................................602-244-1778/48               Temple Havurat Emet ..................................480-785-7767/15                 Valley Networking Group ............................602-690-6500/55
Six Points Press............................................480-940-8182/45               Temple Heichal Baoranim ...........................928-527-8747/19                    Valley of the Sun JCC ..........See Jewish Community Center
Sun City Grand Shalom Club ................................................24             Temple Kol Ami ...........................................480-951-9660/18
Sun Lakes Jewish Congregation ..................623-975-4272/15                              Early Childhood Center ...........................480-951-5825/34                  W
Sun Lakes Jewish Studies Institute ..............480-330-4575/36                             Youth programs..............................................................28     Weiner Insurance ........................................480-998-7900/55
Sylvia Plotkin Judaica Museum ...................480-951-0323/45                          Temple Solel................................................480-991-7414/18           Weinstein, Toby ...........................................602-228-0265/53
                                                                                             Banquet facilities .......................................................... 47   Wiener, Rabbi Irwin .....................................623-975-4272/19
t                                                                                            Preschool ...............................................480-991-4545/34           Write At Home, Inc. ....................................602-953-1946/47
Taglit Birthright Israel .........................................................29         Raker Religious School ...........................480-991-7414/37
Temple Beth Emeth of Scottsdale ................480-941-4112/18                           TEXAZ Grill...................................................602-248-7827/49         Y
Temple Beth Shalom ...................................623-977-3240/19                     The Jewish Collection ..................................480-368-0001/57               Yeshiva High School of Arizona....................602-377-9453/35
   Gift shop.........................................................................57                                                                                         Young Israel of Phoenix ...............................602-265-8888/17
   Religious school .............................................................36




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Seventy years ago a group of American visionaries dreamed of
forming a support organization for Magen David Adom as their
way of helping to build our national homeland
and save lives.


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                                          ill i t, it is
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 Today, American Friends of Magen David Adom is celebrating
 70 Years of Saving Lives in Israel . . .
    Donating thousands of ambulances and other
    emergency vehicles to Magen David Adom.

    Building and renovating MDA Emergency Medical
    Stations and the MDA Israel National Blood Services Center.

    Supplying MDA with vital equipment, urgently needed medical
    supplies, emergency gear and much more.

    Earning the trust of our donors by ensuring their
    wishes are honored.

    Providing unwavering support for Magen David Adom and
    Israel’s people since 1940 as MDA’s primary and strongest
    supporter in the world.




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