Shalom CenterThe Deutsch Family Shalom Center at Temple Chai

The Deutsch Family Shalom Center, founded in 1996, is a resource center promoting healing, learning, and wholeness toward enhancing peace of mind, body, and soul. The Shalom Center provides educational programs, support groups, and spiritual development while utilizing Jewish wisdom, tradition, and compassion.

To get involved with our activities, please contact:
Marci Beliak at 602- 971-1234 ext. 211 or


The following is a description of our programs. Occasionally event dates are rescheduled. Please contact the Shalom Center for current dates and times at 602-971-1234:

  • Services of Peace and Comfort For those who are searching for more meaning and fulfillment in their lives during times of transition and growth. These are held throughout the year, usually coinciding with the Jewish holidays to embrace our blessings and deepen our connection to our community.
  • Elisa Lanes Caring Community Providing a network of committed volunteers to perform the mitzvah of visiting and comforting the sick, bereaved, or lonely. Learn more about the Caring Community.
  • Educational Programs, Lectures, and Conferences Bringing learned individuals to teach and guide participants using traditional and contemporary Jewish approaches to healing and growth. Topics in the past have included caring for our aging loved ones, mental health in the Jewish community, a Jewish response to substance abuse, and finding the sacred in the journey of dementia.
  • Baby and Me Drop-in support group for parents with babies 6 weeks to 12 months. A chance to join other parents to share the experiences and responsibilities of parenthood in a warm and caring environment. Reflect on your own process of adjusting to parenthood. Participate in guided and relevant discussion topics. Develop new friendships and enhance your knowledge and confidence as a parent.
  • Resource Library on Jewish Healing Providing multi-media resources to enhance Jewish learning and growth. The Shalom Center also provides lists of community resources.
  • Life Transition Support Groups Offering emotional and spiritual guidance, education, and solace through times of growth and change. Learn more about our support groups.
  • JACS (Support Group Meeting for Jewish Alcoholics, Addicts and their Family and Friends) The group offers hope, strength, and support. Inquiries and meetings are anonymous. Learn more about JACS.
  • Healing Handiwork Sponsoring gatherings and projects to create Jewish handicrafts, healthy meals, and items of comfort for congregants. Learn more about Healing Handiwork.




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