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 The J (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

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 7 am–9 am, noon-2:30 pm,
5-8 pm
Tuesday 7 – 9:30 am, 5 – 8 pm
Wednesday 7 – 10 am, 2:30 – 8 pm
Thursday 7 – 10 am, 2 – 5 pm, 5:30 – 8 pm
Friday 7 –10 am, noon- 5:00 pm
Saturday RSVP/Parties Only

Holiday Hours:

July 4, Independence Day – Closed (Sports & Wellness open 7 am – 6 pm)

September 5, Labor Day – Closed (Welcome Desk & Sports & Wellness open 7 am – 6 pm)

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)




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

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


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