In ancient Biblical times, it was suggested that Jews viewed birthdays as a gloomy reminder that they were one step closer to the end of their lives. That said, even though the Torah only mentions birthdays once, there was a festive meal served. “And it came to pass on the third day, which was Pharaoh’s… Read more »
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See the children and teachers in action as they participate in hands-on learning, specialist activities and moving around the campus of the J. Take a look at the various age groups we serve and ask questions about our policies, procedures and philosophy.
Happy New Year to all the Tucson J community and beyond! 2014 proved to be a fantastic year at the J with our all new fitness center and a first-ever Wellness Expo to top it off. We know that 2015 will be just as exciting, and already our staff and board members are expressing their… Read more »
Shalom and chag sameach! With Yom Kippur happening at sundown tonight, you’ll barely have time to catch your breath before it’s time put the Sukkah up. Sukkot, the Festival of “booths” or “huts” begins the evening of Wednesday, October 8th and runs through Wednesday, October 15th. Sukkot is known to celebrate the Fall harvest, and… Read more »
When Leah, the first wife of Jacob, gave birth to her fourth son, she named him Yehuda, a name derived from the word “to thank.” Since the word “Jew” is known to have been developed from the name Yehuda, one might conclude that Jews and being thankful go hand in hand. Being thankful is… Read more »