Jewish Life & Learning

Are you looking to be part of a Jewish community? Are you looking for a new way to celebrate the Jewish holidays? Are you curious about Judaism? The Tucson J is excited to host new, meaningful Jewish programs to connect with others in addition to past favorites! You can contact Jennifer Selco, Director of Jewish Life and Learning with any questions, suggestions for new programs, to RSVP for an upcoming program, or just to say “hello” at 520.618.5026 or

Celebrate Jewish Holidays at The J!

Make Your Own Seder Plate, Kiddush Cup, Matzah Plate
Contact Jennifer Selco at to book your private appointment.


Family Passover Cooking Class
Sunday, March 25 • 1 – 3 pm

Getting Ready for Israel’s Birthday
Monday, April 16 • 10:30 am to Noon

Getting Ready for Shavuot
Tuesday, May 15 • 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Shabbat Lunch & Learns – Select Fridays, from Noon – 1 pm (bring in Shabbat with ECE’s preschool children at 11:30 am)


March 23 – Experience Israel with Tucson Shinshinim, Tamir and Chen

April 20 – Meet & Greet with Author, Emanuel Bergman


Teva Trekkers

“Teva” means nature in Hebrew. Love to hike? Join The J’s Teva Trekkers hiking club this November. Contact Jennifer Selco for more information.


Community Garden

Shovels1Our Shay-Shay Garden is a community-centered place to grow fresh, healthy food, and a commemorative space to honor community members who have passed away. A memorial gate displays names and dates on decorative steel leaves.

Check out our Community Garden here!

Tucson Association of Jewish Libraries

The goal of the TAJL is to unite individual branches of Jewish libraries (at area congregations and the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona) and make their collections searchable and usable by all. Through this effort, we hope to bring about a deeper understanding of the Jewish community. The library is filled with literary treasures of the Jewish people that touch on philosophy, history, religion, and fiction. With more than 2,000 books and audiovisual materials in the catalog, the Library is a valuable resource. It is truly a gift to the Tucson community.


Click here to visit the Tucson Association of Jewish Libraries website