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VOSJCC hires new CEO

On the heels of renewed energy at the Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center, a new CEO has been selected. Following a comprehensive nationwide search, the JCC board voted Jan. 10 to approve the hiring of Jay Jacobs. Jacobs is currently CEO of the Carole and Marcus Weinstein Jewish Community Center in Richmond, Virginia and has enjoyed a successful JCC career nationally at the CEO level for 16 years.

Thursday 01/19/2017
On the Move: Jan. 20
Posted: January 19, 2017

Fredi Brown has joined the staff of Jewish Free Loan as the organization’s services coordinator. She will be responsible for the administration of JFL’s interest-free loan program, as well as donor services. Brown will work with prospective and current loan borrowers and guarantors as they access JFL’s services and oversee donor services. Brown has a long history working within the Jewish community, both domestically and in Israel. In recent years, she has worked in various capacities for Hadassah, serving in the local, regional and national levels of leadership development. She and her husband, Howard Treshansky, are members of Congregation Or Tzion.

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Wednesday 01/18/2017
Campus hires director of security
Posted: January 18, 2017

The Ina Levine Jewish Community Campus has hired a full-time director of security on behalf of its tenants.

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ADL seeks to increase European Jewish communities’ ‘sense of security’
Posted: January 18, 2017

Andrew Srulevitch was in town on Jan. 12 to speak to current fellows with the Anti-Defamation League’s Glass Leadership Institute and to the board of the Arizona Jewish Historical Society. As the ADL’s director of European affairs, Srulevitch monitors anti-Semitism in Europe and advocates for the security of Jewish communities there.

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New cafe opens on JCC campus
Posted: January 18, 2017

If you’ve been to the Ina Levine Jewish Community Campus recently, you’ve probably noticed some big changes, including the addition of Milk + Honey, a new kosher restaurant that has replaced Levi Catering.

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In the days leading to inauguration, groups express concerns
Posted: January 18, 2017

Members of Arizona Jews for Justice have reached out to Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake with concerns about the incoming administration.

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Chabad of Arizona to celebrate 40th anniversary
Posted: January 18, 2017

Chabad of Arizona will celebrate 40 years at its anniversary dinner and silent auction 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, at Embassy Suites by Hilton Scottsdale, 5001 N. Scottsdale Road.

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Anne Frank’s stepsister Eva Schloss to speak in Paradise Valley
Posted: January 18, 2017

Both a childhood friend of and stepsister to Anne Frank, Eva Schloss will be speaking at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13, at the Camelback Golf Club, 7847 N. Mockingbird Lane, Scottsdale.

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Women’s giving circle accepting applications
Posted: January 18, 2017

The Jewish Women’s Philanthropy Circle is accepting applications for its next grant cycle. The deadline is Jan 27. JWPC is a small group of women, ages 25-40, who plan to provide grants total- ling $50,000 to local Jewish community projects.

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Beth Ami Temple’s Speaker Series to present on domestic abuse in Jewish homes
Posted: January 18, 2017

The Speaker Series of Beth Ami Temple will host an evening with Chrysalis President & CEO Patricia Klahr, who will speak about domestic abuse in Jewish homes, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, at Beth Ami Temple, located inside Palo Cristi Church, 3535 E. Lincoln Drive, Paradise Valley.

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