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!

Didyou know that we light the Hanukkiyah in public or in the windowsill of our home to publicize the miracle of Hanukkah?  Join The J community as we light the hanukkiyah, sing songs, and enjoy a pre-dinner Hanukkah themed treat! All are welcome to join in the festivities. On each night, a different group will help lead us in the Hanukkah blessings.

Tues, Dec 12 – The Leadership Team

Wed, Dec 13 – ECE

Thurs, Dec 14 – J-Care

Mon, Dec 18 – BBYO

Tues, Dec 19 – The Board of Trustees

5:15 pm to 5:30 pm

Upcoming Events:

Senior Shabbat Luncheon

Friday, December 15

Look out for our new program line up in January 2018.


Einstein and The Rabbi: Searching for the Soul

Sunday, January 7, 7:00 pm at The J

A talk with author Rabbi Naomi Levy followed by a dessert reception

When Rabbi Naomi Levy came across a poignant letter by Einstein, it shook her to her core. His words perfectly captured what she has come to believe about the human condition: that we are intimately connected and that we are blind to this truth. Levy wondered what had elicited such spiritual wisdom from a man of science. Come be inspired as Rabbi Levy speaks about her search into the mystery of Einstein’s letter and into the workings of the human soul. Following the talk, join us for a coffee and dessert reception. 
$10 for members in advance/ $12 for nonmembers & at the door
Childcare is available with advance notice to Jennifer Selco at

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