Fun in the Sun Day planned to connect Jews in Northwest neighborhoods

The covered playground at Cañada Del Oro Riverfront Park in Oro Valley (Courtesy tucsontopia.com)

A Jewish community “Northwest Fun in the Sun Day” will be held on Sunday, Sept. 25, 1-4 p.m. at Cañada Del Oro Riverfront Park in Oro Valley, hosted by the Tucson Jewish Community Center and the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona’s Northwest Division.

The free event, open to all, will include a DJ, inflatable bounce houses, interactive sports activities and craft tables. Many Jewish organizations will host informational tables, including PJ Library (free Jewish bedtime storybooks), Jewish Tucson’s Concierge, the Arizona Jewish Post and Chabad Oro Valley. Complimentary water and popcorn will be available, along with food trucks from Cold Stone Creamery and Luke’s Pizza. The park, at 551 W. Lambert Lane, features shaded ramadas and a shaded playground.

“The Jewish community in Tucson is growing, as are the programs, events and activities for families and people of all ages. The Northwest Fun in the Sun Day is a great way to make sure our friends in the Northwest community are connected to the [program] information and each other, while having lots of fun!” says Scott Zorn, Tucson J director of children, youth and family engagement.

Programming throughout the event will include a certified instructor-led Zumba dance demo, an instructor-led Israeli dance party, sing-a-longs with the J’s Scott and Julie Zorn, and a shofar-blowing demonstration by Rabbi Ephraim Zimmerman of Chabad Oro Valley.

“We want to make sure that people know all the exciting services and opportunities our community can provide, no matter what stage of life,” says Phyllis Gold, executive director of the Jewish Federation’s Northwest Division, which is headquartered at 191 W. Magee Road, Suite 162 (at the corner of Oracle and Magee Roads)  and serves the growing Northwest Jewish community in Catalina, Marana, Oracle, Oro Valley, SaddleBrooke, Sun City and beyond.

For more information, contact Sarah Chen, associate director of the Jewish Federation’s Northwest Division, at  505-4161  or schen@jfsa.org.