7118 N 7th St

Phoenix, AZ 85020

602-492-4989

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Mon - Fri: 9:00 - 1:00

Thursdays Open Till 5:00

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The Kosher Pantry Programs

Kosher Food Pantry

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Families monthly rely on the Kosher Food Pantry's help.

Helping Feed Arizona. Giving us the opportunity to aid the needy six days a week at our location. The Kosher Food Pantry is a part of a national food-pantry network called Feeding America.

Get Well Meals

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Kosher meals delivered to patients and caregivers monthly

Eating only hospital food can get tiring and boring really quickly. Also, with illness, times can become stressful. The last thing you want to worry over is cooking a meal. We personally deliver warm, delicious, kosher food to your room. These services are extended to patients and their families in the home as well.

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Food assistance and referral services available for homeless and households at-risk of becoming homeless

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Food packages provided biweekly

The unthinkable happens in our Jewish community and neighborhoods. Unfortunately we are becoming familiar with requests to step in and offer Food Assistance, Emergency Shelter, Rapid Rehousing, and Homeless Prevention referrals. 

Ezras Cholim Programs

Visiting the Sick ( Bikur Cholim )

Ezras Cholim volunteers from our community are available for hospital visitations. Let us take the loneliness out of your hospital stay. We are only a phone call or a click away!

Visitation services offered:
• Daily and or frequent visitation
• Warm meal delivery
• Someone to listen to you and to chat with
• A presence to brighten your day

Tomchei Shabbos

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Families monthly receive Tomchei Shabbos support.

Tomchei Shabbos (“Support of the Sabbath”) is a Sabbath pantry aiding the sick and needy in their difficult times to enjoy the Sabbath and Jewish Holidays. Shabbat Baskets; may include fresh fruits and vegetables, challah, wine/grape juice, fish, chicken and other basic essentials that enable the family to enjoy two Shabbat meals per week. A more extensive package is distributed on holidays. Open: Thursday 2:00 PM-4:00 PM

 

Our Timeline

Dec 2015

Bikur Cholim ( Visiting the Sick )

Ezras Cholim of Phoenix a project of Ezras Cholim of Arizona was started in 2015 by a group of dedicated volunteers to serve the needs of people facing illness in the Greater Phoenix Jewish community.

Dec 2015

September 2017

Tomchei Shabbos

In 2017, Ezras Cholim was asked to operate a Sabbath pantry aiding the sick and needy in their difficult times to enjoy the Sabbath and Jewish Holidays, Tomchei Shabbos (“Support of the Sabbath”).

September 2017

February 2018

The Kosher Food Pantry

Ezras Cholim launched a 100% Kosher Food Pantry in 2018, giving us the opportunity to aid the needy on a daily basis at our location. The Kosher Food Pantry is a part of a national food-pantry network called Feeding America.

February 2018

October 2018

Homeless Food Assistance

The unthinkable happens in our Jewish community and neighborhoods. Unfortunately we are becoming familiar with requests to step in and offer Food Assistance, Emergency Shelter, Rapid Rehousing, and Homeless Prevention referrals. 

October 2018

January 2019

New Location at 7118 N 7th Street

Thank G-d, we grew and expanded. January 2019 we moved the Kosher Food Pantry and Tomchei Shabbos to our new location. 

January 2019

Staff & Volunteers

Yecheskel Friedman

President & Founder

Elchonon Gross

President & Founder

Rabbi Ariel Shoshan

Rabbinic Advisor

Billy Flowers

Transportation Coordinator

Oksana Avelarde

Manager & Community Organizer

Julie Almosino

Volunteer Food Coordinator

Luara Leibhaber

Volunteer Food Coordinator

Melanie Silverman

Volunteer Food Pantry & Fundraiser

Board of Directors

Julia Almoslino
Janice Gotfried
Charles Matlin, MD
Jeremy Rovinsky, Esq.
Ben Saks
Sam Saks, Esq.
Shani Saks (Feld), MD
Myra Schindler
Cary Schnitzer, MD

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