Yom HaShoah Ceremony – Generations After: A Community Promise

Yom HaShoah Ceremony- Generations After: A Community Promise Sun, May 5 at 2pm at The Tucson J in the Ballroom.

 Join us and local survivors and their families as we come together in community to memorialize the tragedy and loss of the Holocaust and to pay tribute to those who survived and the generations that have followed them. Each year, it is imperative that we set aside this day to remember the more than six million Jews murdered during the Nazi Holocaust and that we continue to raise our collective voice to reaffirm the promise of ‘Never Again.’ This year, our Southern Arizona community will gather under the theme of “Generations After: A Community Promise” to offer our solemn vow to our local living survivors and those who have come before that in the face of our past trials and our present challenges, we will remember, and we will respond.

This event is free and all are welcome.

Creating Your Self-Portait- An Artist Workshop for adults with Hanoch Piven

Creating Your Self-Portait – An Artist Workshop for adults with Hanoch Piven Sun, May 26 from 4-5:30pm

Join us on Sunday, May 26 from 4-5:30pm for an inspiring and interactive workshop featuring renowned Israeli artist, Hanoch Piven! From seasoned artists to curious beginners, adults of all artistic abilities are cordially invited to immerse themselves in the world of Piven’s distinctive style + innovative creative process. Throughout the event, participants will have the unique opportunity to directly engage with Piven as he shares invaluable insights into his artistic journey: his techniques, sources of inspiration, and the stories behind his captivating creations. Following this enriching discussion, attendees will be encouraged to tap into their inner artist and create a self-portrait using an assortment of provided collage materials. Don’t let this opportunity pass you by! Join us to explore your creativity, connect with a visionary artist, and discover the joy of artistic expression in a fun and supportive environment!

CLICK HERE to reserve your spot today!

This event is proudly presented in collaboration with the Weintraub Israel Center, a partnership between the Tucson J + Jewish Philanthropies of Southern Arizona.

Find Your Inner Hero with Artist, Hanoch Piven (for PJ Our Way age participants + families)

Find Your Inner Hero with Artist, Hanoch Piven (for PJ Our Way age participants + families) Sun, May 26 from 10-11:30am

Attention PJ Library + PJ Our Way Families! Join us on Sunday, May 26 from 10-11:30am for an unforgettable morning of hands-on creative exploration with renowned Israeli artist, Hanoch Piven! At this captivating event, young artists aged 8.5 to 12, along with their accompanying adults, will have the opportunity to learn about Hanoch’s distinctive artistic style and innovative process. Inspired by his book, “Dream Big, Laugh Often: And More Great Advice from the Bible,” participants will ignite their imaginations and be guided by Hanoch in crafting personalized self-portraits using an assortment of exciting collage materials (all materials will be provided, no prior art experience necessary). Don’t miss this chance to uncover your inner hero, learn from a world-class artist, and bring your big ideas to life! This event is proudly presented in collaboration with the Weintraub Israel Center, a partnership between the Tucson J + Jewish Philanthropies of Southern Arizona.

Learn more + Register HERE! 

This event is proudly presented in collaboration with the Weintraub Israel Center, a partnership between the Tucson J + Jewish Philanthropies of Southern Arizona.

JPride DIY Shabbat Kits

JPride DIY Shabbat Kits May 23 From 6:30-8:30pm

Come craft JPride DIY Shabbat Kits at the Tucson J on Thursday, May 23 from 6:30-8:30pm, as a celebration of pride + artistic expression! Unleash your creativity amongst friends and allies, as you paint wine glasses, tie-dye challah covers, and decorate personalized boxes to hold all your Shabbat essentials! This will be a fun opportunity to explore your artistic side and cultivate connections in a warm and inclusive atmosphere. As we approach Pride month, we can’t think of a better way to honor the richness of diversity than through freedom of expression!

Register HERE!

JPSA Community Volunteer Day at the Homer Davis Community Garden from 9am-12pm

JPSA Community Volunteer Day at the Homer Davis Community Garden Sun, Apr 21 from 9am-12pm

Did you know that April is National Volunteer Month? We are proud to spring into action with JPSA and friends for Community Volunteer Day on Sunday, April 21 from 9am-12pm, where together, we’ll work to restore the wonderful Homer Davis Community Garden! PJ Library + PJ Our Way will also be onsite with fun crafting activities to entertain your kiddos. All are welcome to spend a beautiful Spring morning with us, tending to the land and giving back to our community!

RSVP for this free event at jparizona.org/HomerDavisGarden

J-Care Art Exhibition

J-Care Art Exhibition Sun, April 14 1-3pm

Join us for this year’s viewing of the J-Care Art Exhibition Sun, April 12 1-3pm in the Jewish Heritage Center. Experience the creativity and talent of K-5 students from the J-Care Afterschool Program, guided by veteran teacher Janet Hasson, who has an extensive career background in K-12 education and as an adjunct at the University of Arizona. This year, students in the J-Care Afterschool Program focused on developing lifelong skills that encouraged their artistic expression and the execution of their personal vision. They experimented with various mediums like painting, drawing, and collage while simultaneously exploring themes of kindness, community, and work ethic, these “life values” providing the foundation from which truly thought-provoking and dynamic works of art emerged. Come marvel at the impressive and imaginative creations crafted by these young artists, and don’t miss out on this celebration of creativity! We are extremely proud to show off the their efforts and hope you enjoy the show!

A list of the Artists showcased in 2023-2024 J-Care Art Exhibition:

Edison Adams-Garnica

Jad Alhasany

Max Allen

Riley Anderson

Sienna Anderson

Blake Anderson

Willow Avery

Abraham Balbastro

Joseph Balbastro

Hensley Bauer-Hiser

Owen Bebloise-M

Violet Bergman

Kamryn Bernhardt

Evan Bleier

Aria Bower

Emmett Brown

Ragnar Brunton

Brooklyn Buchler

Zev Buchler

Kaia Burgess

Izzy Bushman

Isaac Cajas

Penny Calton-Wilbur

Andrew Cantiga

Noah Carranza-Chahal

Mason Catanach

Sion Chung

Dominic Colavito

Oliva Conner

Adeline Culver

Stormy Davis

Emmett Debloise-M

Owen Debloise-M

Sylvianus Derbridge

Violet DuMont

Martha Edris

Simon Edris

Allie Enlow

Sorsha Ferra-McCall

Aloha Fraser

Jojo Frischenmeyer

River Fuls

Ella Garcia

Amrit Gibbons

Avi Gibbons

Isobel Grant

Cameron Griffin

Isona Gupta-Sans

Leo Haley-Brown

Kaylee Hammond

Eliza Hurand

Noah Hurand

Evelyn Jacobson

Eric Jacobson

Julian Jarrett

Andrew Karnes

Ian Kaulesa

Zayah Kautz

Astrid Huxter Keaar

David Kleybort

Tyler Krone

Ethan Krone

David Lanter-Hester

Hazel Latt

Nora Liebing

Alice Lin

Salvia Mais

Magnolia Mais

Major Manask

Paula Otero Martinez

Emma McClintock

Wern Melson

Max Menchik

Tamra Miranda

Edward Miranda

Carmela Monaco

Easton Monaco

Nayeli Moreno

Emilio Moreno

Savannah Myers

Henry Newman

Olivia Nintzel

Luke Nintzel

Kyrie Ntwari

Caleb Ntwari

Annili O’Hagin

Reuben Oakey-Frost

Laila Olvera

Ari Ottman

Adeline Owens

Dash Pedersen

Sam Pelczar

Eva Pisetsky

Olivia Polcyn

Grace Primeau

Helen Ritchie

Davy Ritchie

Frankie Rocha

Clark Romero

Mia Rosenbaum

Henry Ross

Evelyn Ross

Kyla Ross

Zev Rothschild

Ezra Rothschild

Harley Rowlett

Jeremiah Rowlett

Kiki Sah

Brandon Sanchez

Nora Sanchez

Phoenix Sanchez-Kraehe

Lidia Sanders

Alden Schlawin

Emily Schuler

Martin Schuler

Samuel Schutt

Adina Selco

Rena Selco

Selali Setsoafia

Maya Shaddock

Capella Shepherd

Theo Smith

Lillian Sullivan

Aurelie Sun

William Taylor

Jack Thompson

Aarav Timbadia

Theo Trushell

Thorin Van Beurden

Isobella Vargas

Eva Sofia Blanco Vietor

Daniel Waterkotte

Hayden Yoder

Ryan Zhu

Soil and Soul: Gardening as a Jewish and Zionist Spiritual Experience

Soil and Soul: Gardening as a Jewish and Zionist Spiritual Experience Sunday, April 28 from 10-11:30AM

Nurture your garden, nurture your soul. When we plant a garden, we participate in a chain of traditions stretching back to the earliest stories of the Torah. Join Lev Metz, Pima County Master Gardener and Tucson Hebrew Academy faculty member, as she guides you through the Jewish and Zionist rituals of planting, growing, and harvesting food. These sessions will be split into two parts; the first spent learning through discussion, and the second spent reconnecting to the earth and tapping into sacred spirituality through hands-on planting in our Shay Shay Community Garden.

For more information + registration CLICK HERE!

Racquet Sports Nosh

Racquet Sports Nosh Sunday, April 14 from 10:30-11:30am

Get ready to spring into some fun! Circle the date for our next Racquet Sports Nosh on Sunday, April 14, from 10:30-11:30 am! Make your way to the Sarver Tennis Center for a light bite + beverage while enjoying a friendly chat among fellow squash, tennis, racquetball, and pickleball lovers! Connect with like-minded individuals and forge camaraderie at this monthly social hour, just for our racquet sport enthusiasts!

Aging and Families: Let’s Get Together and Talk! Session 4 – Families Raising Young Children and Caring for Aging Parents: Joys and Challenges

Aging and Families: Let’s Get Together and Talk! Session Four – Families Raising Young Children and Caring for Aging Parents: Joys and Challenges Tue, Apr 16 from 5:30-7pm

 

If you or a loved one are seeking to gain more knowledge on the vast, ever-changing world of aging, we encourage you to join us for our Aging + Families Discussion Series, catering to older adults and adult children. In this 4 part series (attendance at all 4 sessions is not required), we will learn + grow together through conversation guided by our in-house expert Linda Travis, Psy. D, whose experience in the health and aging sector spans over three decades through clinician, scholar, and educator roles.

Linda will help you to navigate the commonly held and unknown struggles surrounding the aging process, and address inquiries specific to your personal journey. Join her in the Multipurpose Room on the 2nd floor, easily accessible from the main J entrance, and delve into discussions that blend clinical expertise with personal insight. Work through the joys and challenges of aging while also focusing on connection and holistic well-being. For members and non-members, this will be an opportunity to build relationships and learn something new in a welcoming atmosphere. Everyone belongs at the J—come discover the keys to navigating the journey of aging together!

Register for our first session HERE!

Aging and Families: Let’s Get Together and Talk! Session 2- Social Connections: The Importance of New and Long-Lasting Friendships

Aging and Families: Let’s Get Together and Talk! Session Two – Social Connections: The Importance of New and Long-Lasting Friendships Tue, Mar 26 from 2-3:30pm

If you or a loved one are seeking to gain more knowledge on the vast, ever-changing world of aging, we encourage you to join us for our Aging + Families Discussion Series, catering to older adults and adult children. In this 4 part series (attendance at all 4 sessions is not required), we will learn + grow together through conversation guided by our in-house expert Linda Travis, Psy. D, whose experience in the health and aging sector spans over three decades through clinician, scholar, and educator roles.

Linda will help you to navigate the commonly held and unknown struggles surrounding the aging process, and address inquiries specific to your personal journey. Join her in the Multipurpose Room on the 2nd floor, easily accessible from the main J entrance, and delve into discussions that blend clinical expertise with personal insight. Work through the joys and challenges of aging while also focusing on connection and holistic well-being. For members and non-members, this will be an opportunity to build relationships and learn something new in a welcoming atmosphere. Everyone belongs at the J—come discover the keys to navigating the journey of aging together!

Register for our first session HERE!