Jewish Family & Children’s Service Brighter Tomorrow Event

The Jewish Family and Children’s Service (JFCS) Brighter Tomorrow Event is the nonprofit organization’s annual signature event showcasing JFCS’ impact on the wellbeing of more than 40,000 people in the Valley.

Robert Sarver, owner of the Phoenix Suns and executive chairman of Western Alliance Bancorporation, will deliver the keynote address. Sarver is a dedicated philanthropist who is committed to supporting Arizona’s local community, both through Phoenix Suns Charities and his and his wife’s own personal contributions. Under Sarver’s leadership, Phoenix Suns Charities has granted more than $21 million to Arizona nonprofits in the areas of education, healthcare and sports

In keeping with current social distancing guidelines, the Brighter TomorrowEvent will be held online. Individuals interested in participating must register to receive the required login information:

It’s A Wrap

Jewish Family and Children’s Service (JFCS) is seeking groups and individuals to help sponsor and spread joy to families in need this holiday season by participating in the annual JFCS holiday program It’s A Wrap, the only program in the Phoenix area that serves families for both Chanukah and Christmas.


Interested individuals should complete the online form at by November 30.  Financial donations to the program will also be graciously accepted.

Questions should be directed to Jayne Plotkin at 602-567-8334.

JFCS clinicians identify families with the most need and compile a brief “wish list” for each. The clinicians match these families with generous sponsors.

Sponsors receive a wish list sharing details about the family and instructions for wrapping the donations at home and dropping off the donations at Martin Pear JCC on Dec. 4. All gifts are tax deductible.

On the day of the event, JFCS staff and volunteers will be waiting curbside to take items from your car. Masks will be worn by all staff and volunteers.

Photo by Kira auf der Heide on Unsplash


Holocaust by Bullets Exhibition Opening

Please join us for the Holocaust by Bullets exhibition opening event.

Exhibition tours will begin at 1 pm.

Presentation by Dr. Wendy Lower, Atrocity Photography in the Holocaust by Bullets: The Ravine and Resistance , in partnership with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, will begin at 3 pm.

Exhibit Presenting Sponsor: Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix

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Brighter Tomorrow Luncheon

WHAT:   The Jewish Family and Children’s Service (JFCS) Brighter Tomorrow Luncheon is an annual signature event showcasing JFCS’ impact on the wellbeing of over 40,000 people in the Valley.

Dr. Michael M Crow will be the keynote speaker at this year’s Brighter Tomorrow Luncheon

Dr. Michael M. Crow, the 16th president of Arizona State University who recently celebrated his 17th year in office, is the featured keynote speaker. Raised in a military family and having attended 18 schools before graduating high school, Dr. Crow is a proud first-generation college student whose personal education experiences have informed his vision of a university.

WHERE:              JW Marriot Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa – Paradise Ballroom

5402 E. Lincoln Dr., Scottsdale, AZ 85253

WHEN:               January 17, 2020 11:45a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Check in begins at 11 a.m.


INFORMATION:    Held each year, the Brighter Tomorrow Luncheon is JFCS’ annual fundraising event.  Last year, more than $370,000 was raised to support a variety of programs including primary medical care, counseling and behavioral health, domestic violence victim assistance and Jewish community services.

Chairing the event this year will be Vicki and Howard Cabot.

Tickets are available via the JFCS website at