My Name is Sara – Film Festival Screening

Sara is a 13-year-old Polish Jew fleeing Nazi persecution who finds refuge as a servant for a Ukrainian farmer and his wife. The family is battered on all sides, as multiple occupiers take over their country. As Sara discovers the dark secrets of her employers’ marriage, she must struggle to protect her greatest secret – that of her true identity.

You can begin screening this film between Tuesday, February 8 at Noon and Friday, February 11 at Noon. Once you start viewing this film you have 72-hours to finish watching the film.

Labyrinth of Peace – Film Festival Screening

It’s 1945, and the war is over, but its repercussions are not, especially for thousands of displaced Jewish children. This gripping series follows a group of these refugee children, who are temporarily housed in a small Swiss village under difficult conditions. At the same time, Switzerland, while neutral during the war, becomes a hub for Nazi war criminals, trying to smuggle their assets, including money and valuables looted from Jews. The protagonists must grapple with issues of morality and ethics, as they try to decide where their loyalties should lie.

3 episode miniseries. Requires a season pass or two tickets to view the full series. Screen the mini-series between Friday, February 11 at Noon and Thursday, February 17 at Noon. Once you start viewing, you will have 6 days to complete your viewing.

Second Sunday

Monthly Fine Art + Sculpture Event. Join us for FREE Second Sunday art events each month to celebrate revolving exhibits in the Fine Art Gallery, Sculpture Garden exhibits, and all the art & culture around our facility.

Open Art Studio

The J is opening it’s art studio a limited number of participants for open studio hours. There will be a very limited number of supplies available to use while in the studio, but participants are encouraged to bring their own art materials. No experience in necessary. Masks are required indoors.

Parents Night Out – February

Need a break? Hit the town or just relax while we entertain your kids with fun activities planned around the monthly theme. Activities could include fun crafts, or a bounce house! Pizza is included for dinner and we will make our own dessert before watching a movie to end the night. Go have some fun…we sure will!

Dance to Heal

Every Monday, 10-11AM. A fun exploration of various forms of dance and movement with exercises to help optimize the mind and body. Celebrate your beauty, gain mobility, relief from pain, practice balance and improve memory. For all who identify as women. Experience dance and movement as both a spiritually enriching and fun practice! We play with all forms of movement and dance from gentle stretching, to dance improvisation, gentle ballet, offering dance as prayer and creating your own dances from your own authentic movement. Perfect for all bodies, including limited mobility, new dancers as well as those who have a long-standing relationship with dance and movement. Excellent for stress and anxiety.

Labyrinth of Peace – Post Film Program

Part of the 2022 Tucson International Jewish Film Festival. Jonathan Lewis, historian and Assistant Dean of Operations and Faculty in the College of Education at the University of Phoenix, will be in conversation with Professor David Graizbord, Acting Director of The Arizona Center for Judaic Studies at The University of Arizona, about the role that Switzerland played during and after the war.

Chess

Attack, advance, checkmate! Come join a game of Chess in a casual environment with people at all skill levels. Some knowledge of chess is suggested, but learners are welcome! Chess club meets every Wednesday from 5-8:30 p.m. except for when the J is closed for holidays. Open to everyone 8 and older. You do not have to be a member of the J to participate.

Neighbors – Film Festival Screening

In a Syrian Kurdish village during the bloody conflict in Syria in the 1970s, Sero and his uncle act as the Shabbat goyim for their Jewish next door neighbours: an old couple and their daughter, Hannah. Desperate to leave Syria, Hannah and her family are unable to do so, because, as Jews, they have been stripped of their citizenship. This story follows the lives of both families as they are caught up in the civil war in Syria, which eventually finds Sero in an Iraqi refugee camp. Hannah never stops searching for him.

Begin screening this film between Thursday, February 17 at Noon and Sunday, February 20 at Noon. Once you start viewing this film you have 72-hours to finish watching.

Drop-in Dodgeball

We are trying some new things here at the J! Bring your friends and let’s play some pick up games of Dodgeball! Each team has a minimum of 4 members and a maximum of 6 members. With enough, there will be a men’s court and a women’s court going simultaneously. Thursdays @ 6:00 PM-8:00 PM (2 hours).