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 Tuscon J 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 The J 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 brand new renovated fitness facility and up to 120 free weekly classes included in your membership.

We are proud to offer a privately funded, play-based preschool serving more than 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 (see below for Holiday hours)

For questions and closure information, please call 520-299-3000.

Sunday 7 am–8 pm
Monday-Thursday 5:30 am–10 pm
Friday 5:30 am–6:00 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.

 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

J-Play Babysitting Hours:

Saturday Sunday 8 am–1 pm
8 am-2 pm
Monday–Friday 8:15 am–1 pm
Monday–Thursday Evenings 4–7 pm


Saturday Sunday 7:45 am–1 pm
7:45 am-2 pm
Monday–Friday 7:45 am–12:30 pm
Monday–Thursday Evenings 4–7 pm

Rates are $4.00 per hour; $2.00 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:

Sunday 10 am–6 pm
Monday–Thursday 7 am–6 pm
Friday 7 am–4 pm

Indoor Playspace Hours


Sunday 7 am–7 pm
Monday – Thursday 7–9:30 am, noon-1:30 pm,
5-8 pm
Friday 7 –10 am, noon- 5:00 pm
Saturday RSVP/Parties Only.  Contact Aimee Gillard at 299-3000, x256

Holiday Hours:

October 2, Erev Rosh Hashanah – Open until 6 pm
October 3 & 4, Rosh Hasanah – Closed
October 11, Erev Yom Kippur– Open until 4 pm
October 12, Yom Kippur – Closed
October 16, Erev Sukkot – Open until 6 pm
October 17, Sukkot – Closed
October 23, Erev Shemini Atzeret – Open until 6 pm
October 24, Shemini Atzeret – Closed
November 24, Thanksgiving – Closed (Sports & Wellness open 7 am – 2 pm)
November 25 – ECE & Children & Youth Closed
December 24, Christmas Eve – Open until 6 pm
December 25, Christmas Day – Closed (Sports & Wellness open 7 am – 2 pm)
December 26, Christmas Day Observed – Closed (Sports & Wellness open 7 am – 6 pm)
January 1, New Years Day – Closed (Sports & Wellness open 7am-2pm)
January 2, Closed (Sports & Wellness open 7 am – 6 pm) 




3800 E. River Road
Tucson, Arizona 85718

JCC Building front

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

Tucson 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.

Tucson J 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

Our Service Pledge:

We create community based on Jewish Values by providing the highest quality programs and services in a safe and secure environment for all people of all ages.

Board of Directors


Mary Cochran Wolk, Chair
Lindsay Pasternack, Vice Chair
Jill Rosenzweig, Vice Chair
Sarah Singer, Vice Chair
Isaac Rothschild, Secretary
Caron Mitchell, Treasurer
Barney Holtzman, Immediate Past Chair


Mike Ash
Rebecca Bednar
LeeAat Dehnert
Jordan Emerson
Nanci Freedberg
Rachel Green
Zoe Holtzman
Tracy Jeck
Gary Kippur
Ken Morris
Mitch Pisik
Joaquin Ruiz
Max Silverman
Lea Standridge
Steve Wool
Ron Yaeli
Debbie Yoklic

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have to be Jewish to join?
No, the JCC welcomes everyone! A recent membership survey shows that our membership is comprised of 49% Jewish members and 51% non-Jewish members.

What is the length of a membership contract?
We offer different levels of memberships. You can choose our Regular membership at a minimum 12-month commitment, or our new Flex Start membership with minimum commitment of just six months. Both are continuous memberships, but after the initial membership commitment, they may be cancelled with 30-days notice.

Is the entire facility available to me as a member?
Yes! Members enjoy everything we have to offer, including a comprehensive fitness facility and all our fitness classes, with your membership card. One-on-one instruction or services, such as personal training, art classes and other specialty classes are available for an additional fee. Camp, Early Childhood Education programs, and J-Care after school care also have additional charges that vary.

What do you have in the Fitness Center that I might be interested in?

  • Spinning Room
  • Specialty Fitness and Wellness Classes
  • Comprehensive Personal Training program
  • Aerobics studios with 120+ free aerobic classes each week, including yoga, TRX, Zumba, and more
  • Racquetball, handball & squash courts
  • Six outdoor lighted tennis courts with newly installed Classic Clay™ surfaces plus leagues and professional instruction
  • Steam, sauna & spa
  • Jr. Olympic-sized pool with eight swim lanes
  • Basketball leagues for kids and adults

What are membership prices?
We have several options to fit all needs.  The price varies depending on the number of users and the length of commitment chosen.  To review membership options, please contact our Membership Relations Staff at 520-299-3000.  Financial assistance is also available to individuals in need.

May I bring a guest?
Yes! Each member receives five guest passes to use throughout the year. Just bring your guest to the Welcome Desks, and they will provide a guest pass to complete, indicating they are your guest. Additional passes are available for $10 each. If you have out-of-town guests coming for a longer stay, we have affordable short-term rates.

Do you offer special discounts for military, law enforcement or firefighters?
Yes! Active duty military, law enforcement officials and firefighters are eligible to receive 50% off membership fees at the J.  Please contact our Membership Relations Staff for details.