EVENTS

#ERLunchChallenge

#ERLunchChallenge

The JCRC board has been challenging boards across the Jewish community in the Valley of the Sun to participate in the #ERLunchChallenge! Our JCRC board recently chipped in $20 per person to provide Chompie’s lunch boxes for frontline hospital workers at Banner...

JFCS-LDS Connection

JFCS-LDS Connection

“The COVID-19 crisis is something that affects all communities in the Valley of the Sun, and only by all of our communities working together will we get through these difficult times,” Rockower said. “The JCRC was pleased to help connect Jewish Family and Children’s...

Joint Jewish Community Blood Drive

Joint Jewish Community Blood Drive

On April 20, 2020, the JCRC was proud to partner with the Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix, the Martin Pear JCC and the Ina Levine Jewish Community Campus to host a joint Jewish community blood drive with Vitalant. The blood drive proved to be a great success, and...

IsraAID Breakfast Briefing

IsraAID Breakfast Briefing

The JCRC was honored to host Seth Davis, the Executive Director of IsraAID, for a breakfast briefing with Phoenix-area Latino community leadership and AZ State legislators on IsraAID's incredible humanitarian work--with a focus on its disaster relief efforts in in...

Sharing the Light Concert

Sharing the Light Concert

Thanks to everyone who came out for the Sharing the Light concert on Wednesday December 18, it was an AMAZING event. Over a thousand people filled the pews of Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church for a concert of Hanukkah and Christmas music. The program helped bring the...

JCRC Visit to IRC Phoenix Welcome Center

JCRC Visit to IRC Phoenix Welcome Center

On Wednesday December 4, members of the JCRC Board, as well as representation from the Board of Rabbis and Jewish Community Foundation, visited the IRC Phoenix Welcome Center--which accepts asylum-seekers released from ICE Detention. The visit was an opportunity to...

Mini-Smart Justice Cafe

Mini-Smart Justice Cafe

On Sunday November 17, the JCRC's Executive Director Paul Rockower and ACLU of Arizona's Smart Justice Campaign Coordinator Khalil Rushdan were hosted by a havurah associated with members from Congregation Or Tzion to hold a mini-Smart Justice Cafe. In the mini-Smart...

Smart Justice Cafe

Smart Justice Cafe

On Sunday September 8, the JCRC, Arizona Faith Network and ACLU hosted a Smart Justice Cafe for the Jewish community to address the situation of criminal justice reform in Arizona. The program began with JCRC Exec Dir Paul Rockower sharing Dostoevsky's famous remark:...

JCRC Partners on “A Celebration of Spirit”

JCRC Partners on “A Celebration of Spirit”

The JCRC was proud to partner on the event "A Celebration of Spirit," which took place on Sunday June 30 at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in front of nearly 500 people. The  "A Celebration of Spirit" concert and program was created in partnership by the Arizona Jewish...

JCRC Co-Hosts United Hatzalah Reception

JCRC Co-Hosts United Hatzalah Reception

On April 1, 2019, the JCRC was pleased to co-host, with the Arizona Israel Technology Alliance, a reception for Eli Beer--the Founder and President of United Hatzalah. United Hatzalah is a pioneer and innovator in the field of emergency medical response, and this...