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 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


Upcoming Events:

Tales of a Hollywood Screenwriter
Thursday, September 7
7 – 8:30 pm      

Meet Emmy Award nominee David N. Weiss as he describes his wild ride to success and spirituality as the famed Hollywood screenwriter of Rugrats, Shrek, Smurfs and other blockbusters. The hilarious and inspiring lecture will be followed by Q&A and dessert and coffee reception. Co-hosted by the Tucson J and Chabad Tucson. The program will take place in the Ballroom at The J.
Click  here to register.
$12 in advance, $15 at the door    

Senior Shabbat Luncheon
Friday, September 15
11:30 am – 1 pm

Get into the spirit of Shabbat! We’ll begin with Shabbat music and blessings with The J’s Early Childhood Education Center children, then enjoy a featured program with 8th grade students from Tucson Hebrew Academy and get to know one another over a delicious catered lunch. Advance registration is required. To RSVP call 520.299.3000 or click the “Register” button below. All are welcome! Do you have a topic suggestion for a future Senior Shabbat Luncheon? Share your idea with Jennifer Selco, Director of Jewish Life and Learning at 520.618.5026.
$15 per person, please pay more if you can, less if you cannot
Jewish Heritage Center


Celebrate the Jewish New Year
at The J!


High Holiday Lunch & Learn with Benzy Kogen
Tuesday, September 26; Noon – 1 pm

Family Cooking Class (great for families with children 8 and up and their grand/parents)
Sunday, September 10; 1 pm – 3pm

Welcome the New Year: A Visual Arts Workshop for Rosh Hashanah (great for families)
Sunday, September 17; Noon – 2 pm

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


Our 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