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!


Sukkah in the Sculpture Garden
Free and Open to the Public

Click here for Sukkot celebrations and learning opportunities.

Save the dates – Celebrate Hanukkah at The J – December 12 through 20

Upcoming Events:

Senior Shabbat Luncheon
Friday, October 20
11:00 am – 1 pm

Get into the spirit of Shabbat! Come to the art gallery at 11:00 for blessings and songs with ECE children. Our featured program begins at 11:30 in the Jewish Heritage Center with lunch and guest speaker and creative writer, Lynn Saul. Kosher lunch is provided. Advanced registration by Tuesday, October 17 is required.
$15 per person, please pay more if you can, less if you cannot
Jewish Heritage Center
Contact Jennifer Selco with questions at 520.618.5026 or


4th Annual Mega Challah Bake
Thursday, October 26
7 pm – 9 pm

Don’t miss out on this year’s Tucson Mega Challah Bake! In collaboration with Chabad Tucson, we will join together to make our own loaves of love. Learn to make, knead, and braid beautiful delicious challah for your Shabbat table. Bring your mother, your daughters, and your friends! This is an event for women and girls ages nine and above.
RSVP at or call the Welcome Desk at 520.299.3000.

$18 members and non-members
$25 after October 16 (space permitting), reservations close October 23


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.


Visit the Tucson Association of Jewish Libraries website here