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Tweens and Teens

Make new friends and hang out!

We offer fitness classes, art and cooking classes, and a full array of leadership opportunities for both tweens and teens. The J is also the home of Tucson’s BBYO youth group, an exciting teen-led leadership program for Jewish teens. Make new friends, hang out with us, and have some fun!

BBYO Tucson

Grades 8-12

Open to all Jewish teens in grades 8-12, we are the biggest Jewish teen movement in North America. Abba Godol AZA and Kadimah BBG, Tucson’s 2 chapters, meet on Monday evenings at the J from 7-8:30pm. Chapter meetings are teen-led and include social time, community service, and leadership development. 

J-Club: After School Program

After school program grades 6-8

Is your 6-8th grader looking for a place to hang after school? Middle school is a pivotal time in a young person’s life, where they start to navigate new experiences and enjoy increased independence. That’s why we’ve designed J-Club! Similar to our J-Care program for elementary school students, J-Club gives tweens in grades 6-8 a safe and fun place to be after school, while also having the chance to have ownership over their own experience. Each middle schooler is a J member, which gives them access to all of our facilities including the gym, pool, fitness center, and youth locker rooms. J-Club members can also socialize, play games, work on homework, or relax in our new youth lounge space on the second floor. J-Club members sign a code of conduct that they are expected to abide by. For information about J-Club, contact Youth Engagement Coordinator Libby Bacal.

PJ Our Way

Ages 9-11

PJ Our Way LogoPJ Our Way puts kids in control of their book choices and encourages them to work on their reading skills. Every month, your child chooses a free book that’s been reviewed by PJ educators, parents, and kids. That’s 12 free books a year! Every free book comes with a synopsis and author bios, ratings and reviews, and video trailers. Also, kids can play games, participate in monthly challenges, and participate in more fun activities! The PJ Our Way community gets together throughout the year for virtual and in-person social activities with Jewish content.

PJ Library is made possible by the Einstein-Sim, Allen & Marianne Langer, Loebl, Margolis, Rosenzweig, and Sharpe families, and the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona in partnership with the Harold Grinspoon Foundation.

Presented in partnership with the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona. For additional information, contact Jennifer at pjourway@tucsonjcc.org