Lectures & Clubs
Senior Shabbat Luncheons
Join us for the Senior Shabbat Luncheon Series at The J
Includes music, Shabbat blessings, a delicious, holiday-themed Shabbat lunch, and a featured program. Get into the spirit of Shabbat and enjoy the friendship and fellowship of others! For more information about the Tucson J’s Senior Shabbat Lunch Series or to register for any of the luncheons, call the J’s welcome desk at 299-3000.
The following is a schedule of each of the events;
Friday, May 5 The Art of Memoir Writing with Writer-In-Residence Edie Jarolim
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
RSVP in advance by calling 520-299-3000 or register online.
$15 per person, please pay more if you can, less if you can’t.
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. No Class July / August. Resumes September.
Free, open to the public
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Open to the public. Group meets 2nd Sunday of each month year round, 1 pm.
2nd Monday of each month, 1:30 – 2:30 pm.
Beat the heat! come join us for movie club. Contact Al Bleecker for movie questions – email@example.com. FREE
The History of Eastern European Jews in America
The History of Eastern European Jews in America.
Learn to better understand your roots, the struggles and the incredible successes of Eastern European Jews in America with instructor Roza Simkhovich.
Wednesday evenings: December 21, 28 & Jan. 4 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm.
$40/ $36 members, Drop-in $10/$9 members
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.
Katherine Scoggin-Sobonya. 520 – 977-4304
Meets every 1st Sunday of the month. 1 – 2 pm, 1st Sunday of the month.
Social Mah Jongg
Tuesdays 11:00- 3:00 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 886-4334 or email Debbie at
Thursdays 12:30 – 3:30 pm
Fridays 12 – 3:00 pm
For details, call 299-3000 x 147.
JCC Mah Jongg players
Partner and open circle dancing.
Instructor: Lisa Goldberg
Beginners: 7:30 p.m.
Intermediate: 8:15 p.m.
Advanced: 9:00 p.m
$6/ 5 members per session
Group Fitness Studio
Come learn to dance with beginners through advanced dancers – every Tuesday.
Instructor: Brandi Hawkins
Sunday evenings 5 – 7:30 pm
(This class ONLY meets on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month.)
$6/ $5 members per session
Group Fitness Studio
Social Bridge Group
Tuesdays & Thursdays
12:15 – 3:15 pm
We’re always looking for knowledgeable players. Drop in and join the fun. No advance registration required. (This is not duplicate bridge). Free.
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 299-3000 x 147.
Fridays 10:00 a.m. – Noon
Interested, experienced players welcome. Always one “beginners” table with instruction available for those wanting to learn the game. No advance registration required.
Thursdays, 12:30 – 3:30 pm
For information call Rhoda at 886-4334
Eastside Chess Club
Wednesdays • 6:00-9:00 pm
Recreational and competitive play for all ages and skill levels.
Call John at 331-9981 with questions.
Members free/$2NM/$1 children under age 18
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, 885-2005.
For more information, please contact Barbara Fenig, Director of Arts & Culture, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 520-299-3000.