About JewishPhoenix


Welcome to the digital home of Phoenix’s Jewish community! On this exciting collaborative site, you can easily connect to community organizations, find upcoming events, discover volunteer opportunities, enjoy lifestyle content, and so much more.


JewishPhoenix.com is an initiative of the Center for Jewish Philanthropy of Greater Phoenix. 

  • Leah Cresswell and Jennifer Starrett


Jennifer Starrett headshot


Jennifer is the Content Manger for Jewish Phoenix. She curates the fun articles and manages Jewish Phoenix’s social media channels to help share all of the exciting things happening in our community. An Arizona native, Jennifer is passionate about connecting people to Jewish life in Phoenix, and is an active member of the Phoenix Jewish community serving on numerous boards throughout the past decade in a variety of leadership roles. 

Fun facts about Jennifer- 

  • She’s an avid reader and loves a good book
  • She was recognized in 2021 as a top 10 Arizona influencer
  • She’ll pick the mountains over the beach any day of the week
  • She spends most of her free time with her two kids and husband of 14 years
  • She has perfected her challah skills and loves baking
  • Her favorite Jewish holiday is Passover and can’t pass up a good matzah ball soup
Leah Cresswell Headshot


Leah is the Community Coordinator for Jewish Phoenix. She helps keep the community connected and makes sure everyone knows about all the great stuff going on in the Valley of the Sun. She earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism with a minor in communication from the University of Arizona and has spent all her life as an active member of the Phoenix Jewish community. 

Fun facts about Leah- 

  • If you ever can’t find her, she is most likely hiking  
  • She could probably eat nachos for every meal and not get sick of them 
  • She secretly loves dogs more than people 
  • She used to dance competitively 
  • She lived in Israel for 4 years 
  • One of her biggest goals is to travel to every continent 

Last modified: June 2, 2022