Jewish Community Ecosystem

Building our Jewish future

Jewish Ecosystem of Southern Arizona

What is the Jewish Ecosystem?

The Ecosystem is composed of our synagogues, organizations, and agencies working together as an interconnected web to identify and address community-wide priorities. Professional staff and volunteers participate as part of the leadership team and workgroups that focus on the areas of Jewish education, Jewish engagement, caring for others, and tikkun olam (repairing the world). 

JPSA provides backbone support to the Jewish Ecosystem of Southern Arizona – encouraging community collaboration and strategic planning to ensure our shared Jewish future.

Ecosystem Areas

Through idea and resource sharing, the Ecosystem strengthens our community so we continue to grow and thrive. The Ecosystem belongs to and is comprised of our entire Jewish community.

Jewish Education
Identifying and developing resources to support a network of Jewish learning in our community.
Jewish Engagement
Promoting a vibrant, involved, and inclusive Jewish community.
Caring for Others
Focusing on support for the elderly, this workgroup is identifying ways to combat loneliness and connect our community members with programs, resources, and each other.
Tikkun Olam (Repairing the World)
Promoting justice, fairness, respect, and civil discourse to strengthen our community and repair the world.

Our Vision

The Ecosystem is a hub for the Jewish community of Southern Arizona to think and work collaboratively to advance, build, and strengthen Jewish life today and as the community’s needs evolve. The Ecosystem acknowledges the unique role each synagogue and agency play and that we are also interconnected to one another. Success is when everyone in the community feels they belong and joining becomes an outcome of the relationships we build and nurture.

Ecosystem Newsletters

Learn more about the work we do

Volume 1, Issue 1

June 2022

Volume 1, Issue 2

November 2022

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Imagine a world where every child has access to education, where every family feels secure, and where our cultural heritage thrives – this is the world we’re building at Jewish Philanthropies of Southern Arizona. But we can’t do it alone. Your donation, no matter how big or small, has the power to ignite change and make a tangible difference in our community.

Get to know the Jewish Ecosystem of Southern Arizona

I'd love to connect with you.
Amy Glass
VP of Strategy & Community Impact