Updated May 5, 2020
This past Sunday a small group of our team came together at The Ina Levine Jewish Community Campus and Martin Pear JCC to film our reopening video. While proper social distancing guidelines were followed, it was great to see some of the staff back in our facility and it shows that we are one step closer to welcoming you back when we reopen. Though, we know the stay-at-home order runs through May 15th, we still do not have an exact date for when we will reopen. However, we look forward to sharing the video with you in the near future to walk through how the in-building experience will change to keep everyone safe and healthy. Until that time, please see below for a handful of ways you can continue to engage with The J:
SUPPORT THE J TODAY THROUGH #GIVINGTUESDAYNOW! Today, May 5th, is your chance to help change the lives of those in need within our community. Giving Tuesday Now is a new global day of giving and unity. The Martin Pear JCC Immediate Impact Initiative campaign provides for families in need as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. Please consider giving today.
CONTINUED BI-WEEKLY UPDATES FOR J AT HOME: We are happy that many of you are enjoying J at Home! Yesterday’s release featured 23 new pieces of content to keep you and your family virtually connected to The J. We hope you continue to check out our virtual platform each Monday and Thursday as new content is released. As we look to reopen, we will still be releasing fantastic virtual content.
NON-PERSISHABLE FOOD AND SUPPLIES DRIVE: You continue to amaze me! With multiple weeks in a row of completely filling the bin with much needed items, you have allowed us to donate more than 600 pounds of food and supplies. Let’s keep the streak going! Drop off your donations at the Ina Levine Jewish Community Campus parking lot each Friday from 9-10a. Specific items needed this week include: hand sanitizer, bleach, Clorox wipes, masks, gloves, diapers and baby wipes, children craft activities, and board games.
LIVE EVENT | THURSDAY, MAY 7 AT 11AM – KEEPING CALM IN UNCHARTED WATERS:
Buying & Selling Homes in the COVID Era Join Beth Jo Zeitzer and Ellen Lindzon, of R.O.I. Properties, as they discuss Phoenix’s residential real estate market before and after COVID-19.
Meeting ID: 941 1482 0657
CONTRIBUTE A FAMILY RECIPE FOR OUR COMMUNITY COOKBOOK! Do you have a dynamite family recipe you think our community would enjoy? We would love for you to share your family’s favorite recipe and include a story related to the dish, or provide a family picture, for our community to enjoy. All entries will be compiled into a virtual cookbook. Please email your recipe along with story and/or picture to firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday, May 31st.*
KEEPING COMMUNITY – ZOOM COFFEE CHAT | Tuesdays at 10am: Join Kristina Brown for a break from the news media and share some positive vibes, all while seeing your best buddies from The J. Register here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
SHEMESH CAMP AT THE J FAMILIES: Our camp staff is excited to welcome campers this summer as soon as we are able. We expect to start camp as originally planned. However, we anticipate limited capacity to maintain safe social distancing. The J is offering “risk-free registration” for all camp sessions, which means if camp is not held due to COVID-19, you will receive a full refund for the week(s) your camper is registered to attend. We will be providing further information on our website in the coming days.
Please continue to check our website, Facebook, and your email for updates from us as we look to reopen as soon as possible based on medical and community guidance. We anticipate reopening based on social distancing guidelines coupled with member usage patterns. Thank you for being a part of our J family. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at: 480.481.7007 or email@example.com.
Jay J. Jacobs
*All recipes, stories & photos submitted may be used in future marketing by Martin Pear JCC.