Category Archives: East Valley Community Center

Family Holiday Event @ Creative Hands Studio in Gilbert – Nov. 18th

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November 11, 2012 · 6:37 pm

EVJCC to Honor Volunteers at Annual Meeting

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As a nonprofit organization serving well over 500 families and countless community members a year through our NAEYC-accredited preschool, our summer camp programs, cultural events and more, we rely on the support of volunteers. Every year, we honor our volunteers at our Annual Meeting, this year slated for next Tuesday, June 19, 5:30 p.m. at the East Valley JCC. Our entire community is invited, so please RSVP here if you’d like to come!
This year we honor the following individuals and businesses for specific efforts resulting in a truly successful, memorable year.
Thank you, especially from our kids, for your hard work for the JCC in 2011-12!
Anne Frank sponsors

Anne Frank committee
1. Meta Rosen & Leah Powell, Co-Chairs
2. Laura Burpee Austin
3. Keelan Bodow
4. Richard Brzuchalski
5. Bev Byrd
6. David DeCero
7. Michael Gricunas
8. Kim Klett
9. Jim Phipps
10. Jane Poston
11. Linda Rickel
12. Michael Rumpletin
Events of the year
1. Anne Frank Law & Judicial Event, Keelan Bodow & Rick Brzuchalski
2. Law Enforcement Training, Assistant Chief Dave Neuman & Bill Straus
3. Anne Frank Teachers Evening, Kim Klett & Ed Hermanski
Committee of the Year

Museum Communications Committee

1. Jane Poston, Chair
2. Scott Berchman
3. Regina Fischer
4. Craig Younger
JPAC – Parent Involvement Award
1. Jenny Barmach, chair
2. Crystal Lerner
3. Becca White
4. Dana Fredericks
Teacher of the Year
Laura Upton
Ilene Blau Staff Person of the Year
Sharon Bayer
Allen Benedict Board Member of the Year
Nancy Stutman
Sue Compher-Xavier Sponsor of the Year
Robert Morris, BLD/Cork
Friends of the JCC
1. Beth Archer
2. Chasse Building Team/Barry
3. Jim Phipps
4. Sun Lakes Jewish Congregation
Gail Dante, President
Rabbi Irwin Wiener
Doris Codkind
Sid Israel
Shirley Shalett
גמילות חסדים Gemilut Chasadim

Acts of Loving Kindness Recognition

Sonia Breslow
Irena Sendler Acts of Courage Recognition
1. Laura Burpee Austin
2. Bev Byrd
3. Linda Rickel
L’Dor v’Dor From Generation to Generation Award
1. Meta Rosen
2. Leah Powell
Fred Zeidman Community Service Award
Michael Rumpletin
משכמו ומעלה Mesichmo Vama’alah Special Recognition
1. Julee Landau
2. Andrew Mier, Swift Transportation
3. Commander Dale Walters

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Israeli Scouts’ Friendship Caravan

Host a Scout
The Israeli Scouts’ Friendship Caravan is here again this summer to entertain our summer camp kids; sharing their lives in Israel through song, dance and story. Each Friendship Caravan consists of 5 male and 5 female Tzofim (Israeli Scouts) who are entering their senior year of high school. We need host families for each of them – room and board for 2 nights: June 19 and 20. You’ll pick up the scout from the JCC and provide a place to sleep and dinner each night. Families who have hosted the scouts in the past have enjoyed getting to know the young adults and have found it a worthwhile effort. Please help us by offering your home to a visiting friend.
E-mail as soon as possible and we’ll be in touch to let you know the details.

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EVJCC Book Fair Luau

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Book Fair Luau – It’s a Reading Celebration!
We need volunteers!
Volunteer during the book fair
Online sales/wish lists open now
May 9, 3:15-5:30 p.m.Book Fair Luau Lizard
Scholastic Book Fair Luau
Dress in your Hawaiian best if you wish and expect a visit from Clifford the Big Red Dog! Proceeds from Book Fair sales benefit the Early Childhood Learning Center!

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JCC Rock Band

Do you play an instrument?
Are you taking lessons and want to start playing in a group?
Does being a rock star seem like something you would like to try out?
The JCC Band could be for you!

Who: Musicians 7th grade and up! (We will have an adult band as well)

What: Come on into the JCC and join one of our bands!

When: TBA

Where: The JCC (908 N. Alma School Road)

For enrollment contact the JCC at (480) 897-0588 or

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