What is the J?

The Tucson J is a community space located in central Tucson at the base of the beautiful Catalina Foothills. For over 60 years, the Tucson J has been a home away from home for Tucsonans of all ages, abilities, faiths, and identities. We serve more than 5,000 people from all walks of life who come to the J to grow, play, learn, and relax. 

Built in 1989 and renovated in 2018, our beautiful 110,000 square-foot facility features an expansive fitness center, a full-court gymnasium, a heated swimming pool and sauna, a splash park, an indoor play space, six top-of-the-line tennis courts, two baseball fields, a beautiful sculpture garden, a meditation space, a community garden, a cafe, and so much more. 

We offer expansive programming for children and adults alike! Here are just a few of the things that you can do at the J:

  • Early childhood education for ages 6 weeks through pre-K
  • After-school care, summer camp, sports lessons and leagues, and arts/cultural enrichment for elementary, middle school, and high school kids
  • Adult sports leagues, specialty fitness classes, arts/cultural skill-based classes, and social clubs
  • Public fine arts spaces in the form of our sculpture garden, rotating gallery, and Garden of Hope

Most importantly, we offer a sense of community and acceptance to the entire Tucson community. We invite you to step inside and Live Up at The J!

Our Mission

The mission of the Tucson J is to cultivate and enrich Jewish identity, ensure Jewish continuity, foster wellness, and broaden communal harmony.

Our Vision

We create community based on Jewish values by providing the highest quality programs and services in a safe and secure environment for all people of all ages.

Tucson J Non Discrimination Statement
The Tucson Jewish Community Center is open to the entire community.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression in any of our programs or activities.  We are committed to providing an environment where all are welcome.
J Life Magazine
Annual Report 2018
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Tucson JCC
Tucson JCC
Have you heard the news? The Hot Chocolate Run is coming back--and registration is open now!
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Tucson JCC
Shabbat Shalom and...happy Friday the 13th? Our friends at JTA News make the case for why Friday the 13th is lucky for the Jewish community. What do you think?
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Tucson JCC
Our friends at Athleta are up to something super special: a friends and family pound class, for free, just for the J! The class is free and participants will get a 20% discount at the Athleta store to use after class! Sign up here: http://events.athleta.com/4639jccpoundforfriendsfamily
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Tucson JCC
Tuesday nights just got easier! We are offering take home meals from our cafe every Tuesday evening, with pickup between 4 and 6 pm. Stop by the cafe, the ECE office, or either desk for more info and to pick up an order form!
Tucson JCC
Tucson JCC
Who is the Jewish community? What bonds us together? If you're curious about Judaism, our friends at Temple Emanu-El are hosting free weekly intro classes in Tucson and Sierra Vista! All are welcome!
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Tucson JCC
Interesting! What do you think? Is sweat the end-all-be-all of a good workout?
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