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

One Day Adult Summer Camp

Why should kids get all the fun?!

Sunday, July 29

Registration and light breakfast at 9:30 am

Camp begins at 10 AM and ends at 3 PM

Adults are invited to spend the day (Sunday, July 29) at The J for a one day adult summer camp experience! Join us for a day of sports, cooking, fun with friends, and more. Activities include:

  • Cooking experience with Chef of Caridad Kitchen
  • Variety of sport choices
  • Delicious lunch with beer and wine pairings
  • Opportunity to participate in a J-WAVE Aqua Yoga Fitness class
  • Engaging learning session choices with Simone Krame and Todd Rockoff
  • Optional – athletics, free swim, and art activities

Limited spaces available, so sign up today. The cost is $40 per person, or $75 per couple. Childcare is available at an additional cost. Contact Jennifer Selco for additional information.

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