Dear Friends,

A few months back, my wife Shternie, as Director of Education for our Chabad Hebrew school, received a letter from Staci and Rich, parents in our community. We were so moved by their comments ... and so elated to know that Chabad of the East Valley had played so positive a role in Jordyn’s growth.

Jordyn’s Jewish experience had not been going well. She had been told that if she didn’t learn her Hebrew letters, she would never be Bas Mitzvah. Soon after switching to Chabad Hebrew School, Jordyn began to make progress. 

"Your patient guidance inspired her. We loved the individual attention she received while studying, and the personal touches you helped us to incorporate into the Bas Mitzvah event. March 15, 2013, was a special night for all of us!!! Post-Bas Mitzvah, Jordyn volunteered at Chabad for five years. She contributed even more time to help out with Chabad’s C-Teen and Comfort food pantry programs. Something about Chabad simply energized Jordyn. Through her involvement, she has learned essential life lessons. Your non-judgmental understanding and all-inclusive support have been fantastic. We thank you so much and we are so grateful for your impact on Jordyn ... for being a part of developing her into the young woman she is today and the woman she will become in the future."

We heard Staci and Rich’s voice---as we have heard so many voices during our 20 years in the East Valley. You, and so many like you, have helped us to make a difference. Your support has enabled us to impact the lives of so many who are seeking deeper joy, greater strength and answers to life’s questions through Judaism for the young, the needy, the elderly alike.

In the past, you have shown that you care deeply about our Jewish community. Now, as we plan for next year, we ask you to partner with us once more at one of the levels on the attached form. As a Partner, you join us in bringing Judaism to our fellow Jews in a meaningful and joyous way. Your aid enables us to create an environment for the Jordyns of our community to flourish.

By becoming a Partner/member, you become much more than a member of a synagogue - you become a part of every life that we touch, every Mitzvah that we do. Together, let’s keep the light of Judaism burning bright. Please respond generously!

Wishing you a happy, healthy and sweet New Year.


Rabbi Mendy and Shternie Deitsch