Special Events


A Triathlon for the Whole Family

April 23, 2017

tmc-j-logoFocused on introducing multi-sport to the next generation; youth and their adult mentors can race side by side in a fun, non-competitive event.

Ages 3 and up

Even the little guys can swim, bike and run. Every participant gets a shirt, swim cap, and finishers award. Plus tons of fun!

3 Distances

25 yd/ .25 m bike/.25 run

  • Ages 3-6 with adult mentors
  • Mentors can be in the pool and assist with transition, bike and run.
  • All on the JCC campus- no traffic. Uses grassy areas.

50 yd/ 3 m bike/ .5 run

  • Ages 6- 12 mentors optional
  • A mentor can be in the pool and transition area.
  • Mentors must register to be on bike/run courses.
  • Bike is on the Loop.

200 yd/ 5 m bike/ 1 mile run

  • Recommended for ages 12 +
  • Serpentine swim
  • 5 mile bike on the Loop
  • 1 mile run
  • Mentors must register to be on the courses with youth.

All ages welcome! Different distances, NO timing pressure, and awards for all make the Tucson Family Triathlon a great event for families, youth, and the mentors that guide them.

Senior Stand Tall Lecture Series

The series runs for 3 weeks, beginning Wednesday March 15 through Wednesday March 29, 2017 at 11:30 am in the Mind/Body Studio.

Staying healthy as we age can be a challenge.  Every 20 minutes, an older adult dies from a fall.  Every 13 seconds and older adult is treated in an emergency room for a fall-related injury.  There are many things that contribute to falls.  This program will provide community safety programs to seniors aged 55 and older to assist them in successful aging.

The program will focus on interventions that can significantly reduce falls among older adults including such topics as Fall Prevention, Medication Safety, Home Safety and Physical Activity for health.

March 15
Seniors and Fall Risk Assessment

March 22
Medications and the Risks of Falls

March 29
Exercise and Mobility

UA Cancer Center Lecture Series

The series runs first Thursday of each month, February 2 – May 4, 2017 at 6:30 pm at the Jewish Heritage Center.

Cancer directly impacts 1 out of every 3 people. Science and technology have transformed the fight against cancer since then-President Richard Nixon called for a War on Cancer by signing the National Cancer Act of 1971. Now there is a renewed effort to push the boundaries of medicine in a search for a cure with President Obama’s Cancer Moonshot.

From precision medicine, to novel drug development, to the new frontiers of immunology, researchers and clinicians from the UA Cancer Center will discuss the state of cancer research and its impact on the newest and most promising cancer fighting treatments moving into the clinic.

The BEAR DOWN. BEAT CANCER. series, which is open to the public, will focus on trends in research and clinical care involving such topics as breast cancer, head and neck cancer, translational science, and diet.

April 6
Diet and Cancer: What’s a Person to Eat?
Cyndi Thomson, PhD, RD
Associate Director of Cancer Prevention and Control, University of Arizona Cancer Center
Director, Canyon Ranch Center for Prevention & Health Promotion

May 4
Breast Cancer Research and Patient Care
Joyce Schroeder, PhD
Director of the Metastatic Breast Cancer Research Initiative, University of Arizona Cancer Center
Professor, Molecular and Cellular Biology, UA College of Medicine
Pavani Chalasani, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Hematology and Oncology, UA College of Medicine

The lectures will be held the first Thursday of each month, February through May, at 6:30 p.m. at the Tucson J, 3800 E. River Rd., Tucson. For further information, please  call 520-299-3000.

Israel Virtual Rides at The J

Ride for the Living
June 23, 2017
Join our friends from JCC Krakow (Poland) as they ride 55 miles from Auschwitz to their JCC. Your participation helps support programs that are building renewed Jewish life in Poland.

All rides will take place in The J’s Indoor Cycling Studio