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Tucson J creates week of day camp for adults

The Tucson Jewish Community Center will hold a weeklong day camp for adults, “Around the World,” June 12-16.

The camp will explore the languages, cultures, and cuisines of Mexico, China, Italy, France and Israel, with each day devoted to a different country. Participants can register for the entire week or individual days.

“I wanted to find a way to showcase all that we do in the arts and culture department and through our adult classes at the J, as we are constantly expanding our languages program, hosting cooking classes in the J’s outstanding demonstration kitchen, and adding new studio art programs,” explains Barbara Fenig, director of arts and culture.

The cost is $50 per day or $225 for the week for members and $60 per day or $275 for the week for nonmembers.

The schedule follows:

Mexico: Monday, June 12

9-9:45 a.m.

Introduction to Spanish Class with Myriam Barrientos

9:45-10:30 a.m.

Mexican Tile Making with Gerri Young

10:30-11:30 a.m.

Mexican Cooking Class

China: Tuesday, June 13

9-10:15 a.m.

Introduction to Mandarin class with Tucson Chinese Cultural Center

10:15–11:30 a.m.

Chinese Calligraphy with Tucson Chinese Cultural Center

Italy: Wednesday, June 14

9-10:15 a.m.

Introduction to Italian class with Theresa Levy

10:15-11:30 a.m.

Italian cooking demonstration with Roma Imports’ Lilian Speith

France: Thursday, June 15

9-10:15 a.m.

Introduction to French with Alliance Francais

10:15-11:30 a.m.

Crepe Cooking Class with Alliance Francais

Israel: Friday, June 16

9-9:45 a.m.

Introduction to Hebrew with Sara Mussman

9:45-10:30 a.m.

Israeli Dance with Brandi Hawkins

10:30-11:30 a.m.

Israeli Cooking Class with the community’s Shinshinim (Israeli teen emissaries)

Register at or for more information, contact Fenig at or 299-3000, ext. 236.