Adult Clubs & Discussion Groups

Adult Clubs & Discussion Groups at The J!

2nd Wednesdays of the month. 10 am
Experience the joys of Yiddish!  Join the Yiddishe winkel. Mir vellin reddin a bisl Yiddish. Fun, friendship, stories and songs. Drop in, no need to register. No prior knowledge of the Yiddish language necessary. Facilitator:  Sheldon Clare. 
Free, open to the public

Current Events


Mondays • Noon-1:30 pm.
From filibusters to fiscal cliffs, from immigration to education, from the Court to climate change–join us each week as we discuss the major news events to gain a deeper understanding of the issues.  Join us for lively sharing and group interaction as we follow the unfolding events in the news.  At 11:30 a.m. bring a dairy lunch or purchase at Café @ the J.   Program/discussion begins at noon. Coordinator: Al Bleecker
$1 for members/$2 for non-members. Open to the public

Southern AZ Jewish Genealogy Society  

The Southern Arizona Jewish Genealogy ( SAJGS ) is a non – profit organization dedicated to the sharing of genealogical information, techniques, and research tools with those who are interested in Jewish genealogy and family history. Newcomers welcome. For information about this group please email Barbara Mannlein at Open to the public.
Group meets 2nd Sunday of each month year round, 1 pm. FREE

Movie Club

2nd Monday of each month, 1:30 – 2:30 pm
Begins October 8, 2018

Beat the heat! come join us for movie club. Contact Al Bleecker for movie questions – FREE

Elder Circle 

Elder Circles are discussion groups that meet once – per – month on a drop – in basis to discuss importnat topics and share stories. Each Elder Circle focuses on one of the four components: life review, life repair, what is my contribution and mentoring techniques.
For more information contact Katherine Scoggin-Sobonya 520.977.4304
Meets every 1st Sunday of the month. 1 – 2 pm, 1st Sunday of the month.


Mah Jongg   

Social Mah Jongg

Tuesdays   11:00- 3:00 pm & Thursdays  12:30 – 3:30 pm
First Tuesday of the month, the group meets at restaurant for lunch and play.   All other Tuesdays, meet for play at the “J,”  11:00-4:00 pm
For more information call Rhoda at 520.886.4334 or email Debbie at  For details, call 520.299.3000

Israeli Dance

Israeli Dance: Beginner & Intermediate Repertoire Dancing
Tuesdays, January – June 2018, 7:30 – 9:45 pm
Come join the Israeli Dance fun!  Tuesday nights with instructor Lisa Goldberg.  This class is progressive. It starts with instruction in beginning to intermediate dances from 7:30 – 8:30 pm, then moves into repertoire dancing with some review instruction until 9:45 pm. Instructor: Lisa Goldberg
$10/$8 members. Group Fitness Studio


Israeli Dance: Partner and Open Circle Dancing
2nd and 4th Sunday of each month, 4:45 – 6:00 pm

Learn a combination of classic/repertoire and newer Israeli partner dances.
Partners from 4:45 – 6 pm,
Open circle dancing, 6 – 7:45 pm
Instructor: Brandi Hawkins
$10/$8 per session member
Group Fitness Studio

Social Bridge Group

Tuesdays & Thursdays
12:15 – 3:15 pm

Stop by and join in the fun and meet new friends. We’re always looking for knowledgeable bridge players to join us. Drop ins welcome, all skill levels, just bring yourself and your smile! No advance registration required. (This is not duplicate bridge). $2/ $1 members per session

Knitting/Crocheting Group

Fridays  10:00 a.m. – Noon
Join this congenial group creating blankets for a local teen homeless shelter. Group members knit squares which are pieced together to make colorful afghans. Make new friends and enjoy great conversation while creating something for a worthy cause.  All skill levels welcome, and basic instruction available.  Donations of medium weight yarn and #7 knitting needles much needed and appreciated.  Please leave donations at the Welcome Desk.  For more information call 520.299.3000 x 236
Meets on Fridays at 10am in the board room

Canasta  Group

Thursdays 12:00 – 3:30 pm
Interested, experienced players welcome. Always one “beginners” table with instruction available for those wanting to learn the game. No advance registration required.

For information call Rhoda at 520.886.4334

Spouse Bereavement Support Group

Tuesdays • 10:00-11:30 am   Meets year-round.
If you have lost a loved one, you may find comfort in meeting others who have shared this experience. Co-sponsored by Widowed to Widowed Inc. For more information, contact Marvin Bernstein, 520.885.2005

Healing Circle for the Widowed

Tuesdays • 6-7:45pm
If you have lost a loved one, you may find comfort in meeting others who have shared this experience. For more information, please call Diane Darcy at 520.481.9001.
Free and open to all
Senior Library.

Eastside Chess Club

Chess Club

Wednesdays 6:00-9:00 pm
Recreational  and  competitive play for all ages and skill levels. Bring your mind and love for chess and play with other passionate players. Fun and friendly competition.

Call John at 520.331.9981 with questions.
Members free/$2NM/$1 children under age 18

For more information on any events or clubs here, please contact Jeremy Thompson,  Arts & Culture, at or 520-299-3000 ext 236