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There are many paths to community.  Congregants can choose from a wide range of groups and activities, including Youth Groups, Men's Club and Women of Reform Judaism (WRJ).  Click on a title below to learn more.

Mitzvah Corp

For Tzedakah in Our Community

Dear Friends,

A Temple member faces eviction. Thanks to the Mitzvah Corp., her rent is paid. A family receives a disconnection notice from the electric company and the water company. Because of the Mitzvah Corp., their utilities are restored.

Almost daily, the Temple Emanu-El Mitzvah Corp. receives requests for assistance from working Tucsonans--many of them Temple members--who are ill, injured, laid off, and just one pay check away from homelessness. Thanks to the Temple Emanu-El Mitzvah Corp., many of these temporarily strapped individuals never have to see the inside of a homeless shelter or figure out how to sleep a family of four in their car.

The Temple Emanu-El Mitzvah Corp. was created fifteen years ago as a qualifying charitable organization that provides services to Arizona residents who need temporary assistance or emergency services. As a qualifying charity, it is exempt from federal income tax under the Internal Revenue Code.

Your contribution to the Temple Emanu-El Mitzvah Corp. is treated by the Arizona Department of Revenue as a qualifying tax credit. DOUBLE YOUR DONATION, DOUBLE YOUR IMPACT! Remember, your Arizona Qualifying Charitable Tax Credit is separate from and in addition to the foster care and public and private school tax credits. You can contribute to any and all of those as well. The amount you contribute is subtracted from taxes you owe the State of Arizona. The amount contributed must not exceed your overall Arizona tax liability or the excess will be carried forward for up to five years. The maximum amount of this credit is $400 for individuals, $800 for couples filing jointly. This is double the amount that was allowed last year!  For more information, consult your tax professional.

The Temple Emanu-El Mitzvah Corp. is there for those in need, and it needs your contributions more than ever. It is at the core of our religious tradition to provide assistance to the most vulnerable members of our community.

For questions about Temple Emanu-El Mitzvah Corp., call me at (520) 349-0174 or email

Do a mitzvah today!

Jill Rich
Temple Emanu-El Mitzvah Corp.

Family Programs

Temple Emanu-El offers a variety of worship formats, programming and holiday experiences for families. Family programs are appropriate for a variety of ages in a welcoming and warm environment.

Men's Club

Just a few short years ago, we established our now-thriving Men's Club at Temple.  Our focus is on providing social activities designed to bring our Temple Emanu-El family together for Fun, Food, and Friendship, while raising funds to support the mission of our congregation.

Women of Reform Judaism

When you join Temple Emanu-El's chapter of WRJ, you become part of a national and international network of 100,000 women in 14 countries who work to create a stronger worldwide Jewish community.  

You become a partner in the work of Reform Judaism and its institutions, including the Union for Reform Judaism and ARZA -- as well as an advocate of women's and children's rights, and a supporter of endangered Jewish communities.  You take a stand on critical domestic and international issues.


The process of becoming Jewish is very individual and personal. Our conversion to Judaism program is flexible and organic in nature, but it does have certain specific requirements to assist you in coming to understand Judaism and determine if it is a choice you wish to make.

 Conversion Group is provided by the Ruth F. and Samuel H. Cohen Outreach Program of Temple Emanu-El.

Mon, September 24 2018 15 Tishrei 5779