About Us

About Us

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!

Location/Hours

Address

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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Building Hours

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

Sunday7 am–8 pm
Monday-Thursday5:30 am–10 pm
Friday5:30 am–6 pm
Saturday7 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.

 View holiday hours below

Sports & Wellness area closes 15 minutes prior to the building closing.

pool

Pool Hours:

Sunday7 am–7:30 pm
Monday-Thursday5:30 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.
Friday5:30 am–5:30 pm
Saturday7 am–5:30 pm

Splash Park Hours*:

Sunday8 am–7:30 pm
Monday-Thursday8 am–8 pm
Friday8 am–5:30 pm
Saturday7 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.

Babysitting Hours:

Sunday9 am–2 pm
Monday–Friday8:30 am–1 pm
Monday–Thursday4:15–7 pm
Saturday9 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:
Breakfast

Monday–Friday7–10 am

Lunch, Dinner and Snacks

Sunday9 am–6 pm
Monday–Thursday10 am–6 pm
Friday10 am–4 pm

 

Holiday Hours:

OCTOBER

Friday, October 3, 2014-Kol Nidre – Erev Yom Kippur: JCC closes at 4 p.m.
Saturday, October 4, 2014Yom Kippur:  JCC closed.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014Erev Sukkot:  JCC closes at 6 p.m.
Thursday, October 9, 2014Sukkot:  JCC closed.
Friday, October 10, 2014Sukkot: Regular JCC hours.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014Erev Shemini Atzeret: JCC closes at 6 p.m.
Thursday, October 16, 2014Shemini Atzeret: JCC closed.
Friday, October 17, 2014Simchat Torah: Regular JCC hours.

NOVEMBER
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.

DECEMBER
Tuesday, December 16, 2014- Wednesday, December 24, 2014Chanukah: 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.

JANUARY
Thursday, January 1, 2015 – New Years Day: Sports & Wellness open 7 a.m.-2  p.m. Administration, Early Childhood Education, J-Care are closed.

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

MARCH
March 5, 2015 – Purim: Regular JCC hours

APRIL
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.

 

Mission Statement

Mission Statement PhotoJCC 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.

JCC VISION

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

VALUES

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

OFFICERS

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

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