Temple Chai is a synagogue in the greater Phoenix area that brings together the Jewish community and inspires and ignites robust Jewish life because of its warm, welcoming and enriching environment.
We are a Reform synagogue. We value tradition in prayer, but are very comfortable with, and welcome, innovation.
Our community is passionate about helping the greater Phoenix community through partnerships with homeless organizations, food banks, and refugee organizations. Our members cover the age spectrum. We have a vibrant pre-school for youth ages 6 weeks to 5 years old. We have a religious school for ages PreK - High School. We are national leaders for our teen youth group programs. Our adult programming includes vibrant women's and men's groups, a healing center focused on meeting the needs of those in our community who are suffering, and deep adult educational experiences.
In short, our synagogue is community to traditional Judaism, but also welcomes and encourages innovation. Our programming includes worship, but also deep and meaningful education for all ages and community service.
Target audience - Temple Chai is synonymous with community. We welcome everyone who is interested in learning about Jewish traditions and worshipping with us. For us, Judaism is a vibrant blend of traditions that highlights joy, learning, and spiritual growth. We are not afraid to wrestle with a diversity of ideas about G-d, Torah, and Israel.