The Arizona Kosher Food Pantry is dedicated to serving all surrounding communities with the ever increasing challenges of “food security regardless of religious orientation. The AKP is dedicated to providing specialty Kosher Items to the Jewish Community in a consolidated “pantry” format. The inherent mission is to help feed those in need of nutritional resources. Promote Health Equity: AKP has set a priority to address health equity and improve health inequalities through community engagement efforts a continuum of approaches designed to facilitate connections between state and national communities, which may be defined by geography, identity, or interests.
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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.

Board of Directors

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

Staff and Volunteers

Rabbi Ariel Shoshan

Rabbinic Adviser

Rabbi Shmuel Field

Rabbinic Advisor

Yecheskel Friedman

President & Founder

Elchonon Gross

Chairman & Founder

Billy Flowers

Facilities and Transportation Coordinator

Malka Silverman

Volunteer Pantry Manager

Julie Almosino

Volunteer Food Director

Laura Leibhaber

Volunteer Food Coordinator