Dear Friends,

Nineteen years ago when we first arrived  in Arizona we knew just 6 families. Shortly afterward those families requested we open a Hebrew school for their young children.  We began Chabad Hebrew School  around our kitchen table with a handful of students. Every Sunday morning we would remove the painting on the kitchen wall and use that same nail to hang a white board to teach the Hebrew letters.  Shortly thereafter we expanded to a second class around our dining room table, the community has continuously grown since

Many may still remember the old Ace Hardware where we held high holiday services for several years.  

With thanks to Hashem and to you we are so fortunate to be in  our current beautiful and tasteful synagogue that houses our Hebrew School preschool, events and services. Chabad now offers something for every age. Please visit our website for more details.

From Preschool to Hebrew School Bar and Bat Mitzvah Prep, from the brand new Cteen program  to Marriage Class and Young professionals, Family events and Senior programming. There's something for everyone and we would love to see you as often as possible…

Please allow me  to invite you to join us for the upcoming High Holidays and bring a Jewish friend.

 As the High Holidays are upon us, we are proud to present our High Holidays Services 5778. Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur Services will be held at the Pollack Chabad Center. Our beautiful and warm location will allow for praying in the utmost of comfort and will provide ample room for our simultaneous children’s program.

At Chabad of the East Valley  we have always welcomed every Jew with open arms, regardless of background, affiliation or financial means. Members and non-members, regulars and visitors alike sit side by side with no tickets and no names on the chairs. We believe that labels are for clothes not for people. This is a core value of our shul that we hope always to keep. 

At Chabad we strive to build a strong Jewish community and ensure the continuity of our people by offering our wide range of programs. We do so with compassion and open minds, accepting each Jew as he or she is, at any level of commitment or interest.

I take this opportunity to thank all of you who have joined the membership club this past year and helped ensure the financial stability of CEV. Your contributions have taken us to where we are today and I value your friendship and support.

While we will maintain Chabad’s policy that everyone is welcome to Chabad of the East Valley regardless of payment, we recognize that membership also has advantages.

Membership in a shul represents a commitment to the community. It means that you are involved in keeping Yiddishkeit alive and seeing it continue to the next generation. It also gives you a framework of giving and contributing to the shul, and it means that you are a partner in supporting the financial needs of the shul which we are all a part of and which is thank G‑d growing.

Wishing you a happy, healthy and sweet New Year.


Rabbi Mendy and Shternie Deitsch