About Us

About Us

The Tucson Jewish Community Center is a 110,000-square-feet facility built in 1989 and recently renovated in 2015. With more than 2000 families and 5000 members, the TJCC is open to the Tucson community of all faiths.

We offer a robust schedule of events ranging from Arts & Culture to Sports & Wellness to Children & Family. At the TJCC we offer something for everyone from 9 to 99!

Our beautiful Foothills location offers the perfect setting for your meeting, wedding, or other special event. Our trained professional will help you with all your rental needs, including catering.

If fitness is your main goal, we offer a full fitness facility and more than 100 free weekly classes included in your membership.

We are proud to offer a privately funded, play-based preschool serving over      300 children ages six weeks to pre-K. Additionally, we offer after-school care for elementary-aged children and provide transportation from over 20 schools daily during the school year

Most importantly, we offer a sense of community and acceptance to the entire Tucson community. We invite you   to step inside and feel the energy of the J!


Building Hours

For questions and closure information, please call the JCC at (520)299-3000.

Sunday 7 am–8 pm
Monday-Thursday 5:30 am–10 pm
Friday 5:30 am–6 pm
Saturday 7 am–6 pm (Sports & Wellness only)
PLEASE NOTE: There is no access to Sports & Wellness from the front of the building on Saturdays. Your membership key tag will open the north door. Thank you.

 View holiday hours below



Pool Hours:

Sunday 7 am–7:30 pm
Monday-Thursday 5:30 am–9:30 pm
Please note that there is no lap swimming between 6-8pm, Monday–Thursday but the pool is open for family swim in the shallow area.
Friday 5:30 am–5:30 pm
Saturday 7 am–5:30 pm

During the winter months there is no lifeguard on duty. Swimmers are encouraged to swim with others. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Splash Park opens at 8 a.m.

Splash Park Hours (closed during colder months):

Sunday 8 am–7:30 pm
Monday-Thursday 8 am–8 pm
Friday 8 am–5:30 pm
Saturday 7 am–5:30 pm

Babysitting Hours:

Sunday 9 am–2 pm
Monday–Friday 8:30 am–1 pm
Monday–Thursday 4:15–7 pm
Saturday 9 am–1 pm

Rates are $4.50 per hour; $2.25 per hour each additional child. Two hour time-limit.
Parent(s) must be on the Jewish Community Campus while using babysitting.

Café@the “J” Hours:

Monday–Friday 7–10 am

Lunch, Dinner and Snacks

Sunday 9 am–6 pm
Monday–Thursday 10 am–6 pm
Friday 10 am–4 pm

Holiday Hours:


Wednesday, February 4, 2015Tu B’Shevat: Regular JCC hours

March 5, 2015 – Purim: Regular JCC hours

Friday, April 3, 2015 - Erev Passover – 1st Seder: JCC closes at 4 p.m.
Saturday, April 4, 2015 - Passover:  JCC closed.
Sunday, April 5, 2015 – Passover 2nd Day:  Regular JCC hours
Thursday, April 9, 2015 – Passover – Erev 7th Day: JCC closes at 6 p.m.
Friday, April 10, 2015 – Passover 7th Day: JCC closed.
Saturday, April 11, 2015 – Passover 8th Day: Regular JCC hours.
Thursday, April 16, 2015 – Yom Hashoah: Regular JCC hours.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 – Yom Hazikaron: Regular JCC hours.
Thursday, April 23, 2015 – Yom Ha’Atzmaut: Regular JCC hours.




3800 E. River Road
Tucson, Arizona 85718

JCC Building front

3800 E River Road Tucson, AZ 85718 (520) 299-3000

Driving east or west on River, turn south onto Dodge and enter our north parking lot. Driving north on Dodge, stay straight to enter our parking lot. Traveling east or west on Alvernon (where it turns into River) turn north on Dodge to enter our parking lot. You can also enter the northeast lot (best for Saturday entrance through the Café) by turning in from River Road between the Tucson Hebrew Academy Day School and the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona.

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Quick Phone Numbers

Main Number/Front Desk: 520.299.3000
Early Childhood Education: 520.615.KIDS
Sports & Fitness: 520.615.LIFE
Need to send a fax to us? 520.529.0373

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Mission Statement

Mission Statement PhotoTucson J MISSION

The mission of the Tucson Jewish Community Center is to cultivate and enrich Jewish identity, ensure Jewish continuity, foster wellness, and broaden communal harmony.


We strive to be an outstanding (perhaps the pre-eminent) Jewish Community center in America as evidenced by:

  • A steady increase in Jewish   Connections
  • A hamish (comfortable, “at home”) atmosphere with respect and a sense of belonging
  • Sound financial results
  • Strong programs demonstrated by quality, quantity, and fit with our mission
  • A state-of-the-art, clean, safe, functional, well-maintained facility
  • Present and developing leadership comprised of energized staff, volunteers, and members committed to mission, vision, and high levels of mutual satisfaction
  • A place of esteem and respect as viewed by the broader community, including a commitment to expose and share the richness and tradition of Jewish culture with members of the non-Jewish Community


We Value:

  • Jewish roots, history, tradition, rituals, and culture
  • Excellence in services and programs
  • Physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being
  • Democratic decision-making
  • Financial responsibility and accountability
  • Life-long learning
  • Creativity
  • Partnership
  • Community

Board of Directors


Barney M. Holtzman, Chair
Lindsay Pasternak, Vice Chair
Jill Rosenzweig, Vice Chair
Mary Cochran Wolk, Vice Chair
Stuart Shatken, Secretary
David Greenberg, Treasurer
Tom Warne, Immediate Past Chair


Barry Baker
Rebecca Bednar
Sara Cohen
LeeAat Dehnert
Greg Gadarian
Rachel Green
Gabby Levy
Noah Pensak
Isaac Rothschild
Joaquin Ruiz
Sarah Singer
Ron Yaeli
Debbie Yoklic