Our Story

The JAC Narrative, needs to be refined/created - also the place for Brumer's bio/background or on completely separate page.

Jewish Arizonans on Campus (JAC) offers a home away from home for Jewish students at the University of Arizona and Arizona State University. Every student becomes a part of the family and vibrant campus community when they enter a JAC House, whether it be for a warm and welcoming Shabbat dinner, social event or lively discussion.

Our mission is to provide Jewish students of all backgrounds an outstanding Jewish education to complement their university studies towards the goals of stemming intermarriage and assimilation and building educated Jewish families for generations to come.

Our mission is to give the gift of a strong Jewish education to as many Jewish students as possible, regardless of their financial ability to pay for it. We value Jewish education as a means of building a stronger Jewish community for tomorrow.

JAC was created to strengthen and preserve the bond that students have to their heritage through fulfilling Jewish experiences. All Students are welcome regardless of their affiliation and backgrounds.
Experiences include but are not limited to Shabbat meals and services, one-on-one study, sports, and trips to Israel. The JAC families are available 24/7 as a family and a home for the students.
JAC is committed to and believes that all Jewish organizations and programs should work together to create a true sense of Jewish unity on campus.

Better known as JAC

JAC is gonna show your Judaism in a way you never knew existed.
We are here to give you a Jewish experience unlike any other that you have had before. THIS ISN'T HEBREW SCHOOL ANYMORE!

Shabbat, Israel, Holidays, Social Events....We do it all!

We are Looking forward to having a great experience with you,

Jewish? On campus? in AZ? Ka-ching!! You've come to the right place. 

Jewish Arizonans on Campus offers a home away from home for all Jewish students on campus. With exciting programs like our Maimonides Fellowship (earn $400!), weekly social event, and delicious Shabbat dinners you're sure to have a blast at JAC!

JAC is a campus-based organization dedicated to extending Jewish learning opportunities to the broadest spectrum of Jewish students at the University of Arizona and Arizona State University. Through timely classes, lively discussions, transformative trips and other programming, our goal is to inspire a life-long love affair with Jewish learning and living. Further, we encourage the development of a vibrant campus community in which every Jew is welcomed and valued.

Over the last ten years, Rabbi Jordan and his wife, Risa, have put smiles on the faces of countless Jewish college students around the world. It all started in the Old City of Jerusalem, where the Brumers worked for the Heritage House Youth Hostel. There, they hosted Shabbat dinners for hundreds of college students from Hebrew University and students Israel. Rabbi Jordan also gave classes and led discussions in the Old City on contemporary Jewish topics, and he built up a loyal following.
The Brumers then moved to La Jolla, California. Rabbi Jordan became heavily involved in Jewish life on the campus of the University of California San Diego (UCSD), where he helped start the standing-room-only Carlebach style Shabbat service. Along with teaching a weekly class on campus, Rabbi Jordan was a proud Board member of the Hillel Foundation of San Diego.
Ten years ago, the Brumers made the long trek to Arizona. They live in Scottsdale, along with their seven beautiful children. In the summer of 2006, he helped found Jewish Arizonans on Campus (JAC). Rabbi Jordan can be seen on campus drinking Starbucks with students, tabling on the Mall, and making sushi. His gourmet cooking has brought him worldwide fame as the best Rabbi-chef in Arizona.