The Tucson Jewish Community Center is a 98,000-square-feet facility built in 1989. 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!
Address3800 E. River Road Tucson, Arizona 85718
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.
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|
For questions, 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. Please enter through the Cafe. Thank you.|
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Sports & Wellness area closes 15 minutes prior to the building closing.
|Sunday||7 am–7:30 pm|
|Monday-Thursday||5:30 am–8 pm|
Please note that there is no lap swimming between 4–6 pm, 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|
Splash Park Hours*:
|Sunday||8 am–7:30 pm|
|Monday-Thursday||8 am–8 pm|
|Friday||8 am–5:30 pm|
|Saturday||7 am–5:30 pm|
*Splash Park is closed during colder months.
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.
|Sunday||9 am–2 pm|
|Monday–Friday||8:30 am–1 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:
Lunch, Dinner and Snacks
|Sunday||9 am–6 pm|
|Monday–Thursday||10 am–6 pm|
|Friday||10 am–4 pm|
Friday, October 3, 2014-Kol Nidre – Erev Yom Kippur: JCC closes at 4 p.m.
Saturday, October 4, 2014 – Yom Kippur: JCC closed.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 – Erev Sukkot: JCC closes at 6 p.m.
Thursday, October 9, 2014 – Sukkot: JCC closed.
Friday, October 10, 2014 – Sukkot: Regular JCC hours.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 – Erev Shemini Atzeret: JCC closes at 6 p.m.
Thursday, October 16, 2014 – Shemini Atzeret: JCC closed.
Friday, October 17, 2014 – Simchat Torah: Regular JCC hours.
Thursday, November 27, 2014-Thanksgiving Day: Sports & Wellness open 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Administration, Early Childhood Education, J-Care are closed.
Friday, November 28, 2014-Day after Thanksgiving Day: Sports & Wellness open regular. Early Childhood Education, J-Care are closed.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014- Wednesday, December 24, 2014 – Chanukah: Regular JCC hours
Thursday, December 25, 2014-Christmas: Sports & Wellness open 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Administration, Early Childhood Education, J-Care are closed.
Thursday, January 1, 2015 – New Years Day: Sports & Wellness open 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Administration, Early Childhood Education, J-Care are closed.
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 – Tu 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.
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
- 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
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
BOARD OF DIRECTORS