Tagged Tucson Jewish Community Center

In focus 12.2.16

JNF welcomes IDF hero and humanitarian  Israel Defense Forces Major Gen. (Res.) Doron Almog spoke at a Jewish National Fund event in Tucson on Tuesday, Nov. 15. Almog, who was awarded a 2016 Israel Prize for lifetime achievement, led the operational task force in Tripoli against terrorists who killed… Read more »

Business briefs 10.21.16

THE WESTIN LA PALOMA RESORT & SPA has earned the 2016 Best of Meetings Today Award from Meetings Today magazine. THE TUCSON JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER announced several staff promotions in the Early Childhood Education program as a result of the recent retirement of Wendy Edmonds, co-director of the program… Read more »

Tucson’s third annual Mega Challah Bake to celebrate Shabbat tradition

(L-R) Fanny Bangoura, Kim Boling and Ellie Boling roll dough in preparation for braiding at the 2015 Mega Challah Bake at the Tucson Jewish Community Center.

Women and girls ages 9 and up will come together for the Mega Challah Bake on Thursday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. at the Tucson Jewish Community Center. The event is a joint initiative of Chabad Tucson and the Tucson J with the participation of local congregations and organizations.… Read more »

Despite silver medal at JCC Maccabi Games, Tucson boys put emphasis on fun

Tucson Jewish Community Center Maccabi Games participants and friends (in white and turquoise T-shirts) play with special needs campers in Columbus, Ohio. Back row (L-R): Oren Riback (delegation head), Max Silverman, Zach Giles, Dimitri Rally (Palo Alto), Zamy (Jake) Zwinger, Jake Blumenthal, Adam Rudy (Louisville). Front: Avin Kreisler, Matthew Gurovich (Palo Alto) and Henry Abrams. Dakota Kordsiemon (basketball coach) is kneeling on the right. (Courtesy Oren Riback)

Thirteen teen athletes represented the Tucson Jewish Community Center at the JCC Maccabi Games in Columbus, Ohio, July 24-29. It was Tucson’s return to the games after a three-year absence due to scheduling conflicts with local schools’ early start dates. Despite the lag, the Tucson boys’ basketball team members… Read more »

Counselors bring Israeli culture to Camp J

Israel Biton and Danit Yona, camp counselors from Israel, at the Tucson Jewish Community Center (Courtesy Weintraub Israel Center0

Danit Yona, 22, one of two Israelis working as counselors at the Tucson Jewish Community Center’s Camp J this summer, says she learned her nearly flawless, American-accented English from watching TV shows like “Full House,” “Family Matters” and “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” after school. “I also had a… Read more »

All ages reap benefits of community garden at the J

Maury Lipowich tends his plot at the Shay-Shay Community Garden at the Tucson Jewish Community Center. (Courtesy Maury Lipowich)

At the Shay-Shay Community Garden at the Tucson Jewish Community Center, enthusiastic amateur gardeners tend sunflowers, enormous squash, cherry tomatoes, spiky artichokes and other bounty. The 23 plots opened for use in mid-March, says site coordinator Susanne Kaplan, who has served on the board of the nonprofit Community Gardens… Read more »

Business briefs 4.29.16

Julie Zorn

JULIE ZORN, Jewish living and learning specialist at the TUCSON JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER, has completed LEAP (Leadership Enrichment and Advancement Program), a continental leadership program from the Jewish Community Center Association’s talent management pilot program. Zorn is one of only 22 people selected from nine JCCs across North America.… Read more »

Tucson J, Federation-NW teaming up for picnic

The Tucson Jewish Community Center and the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona’s Northwest Division will co-host a family outreach event, “Northwest Fun in the Sun Day,” on Sunday, April 10, from 1 p.m. to 4 , at Canada Del Oro Riverfront Park,  551 W. Lambert Lane in Oro Valley. The event will include… Read more »

Nutrition class at Tucson J targets seniors

Cherry Tomatoes And Salad Leaves ,Close Up

The Tucson Jewish Community Center will present a three-part Nutrition for Seniors series on Tuesdays, April 5, 12 and 19, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the demonstration kitchen. Led by Mary Atkinson, R.D., director of wellness at Tucson Medical Center and Laurie Ledford, M.S., R.D., wellness dietician at TMC, each… Read more »

Noncompetitive family triathlon planned

The Tucson Jewish Community Center and Tucson Medical Center will host their second annual family triathlon on Sunday, April 17, starting at 8 a.m. The noncompetitive triathlon is designed for children and their adult mentors or families to enjoy together.  Parents or other adult mentors can register to swim,… Read more »

New space lets Tucson J programs grow

Todd Rockoff

The Tucson J is growing! The expansion and renovation of the new health and wellness area in 2015 stimulated a wonderful growth in membership (more than 200 units) and an increase in program participation. This investment created a wonderful buzz in our community about our great fitness facility and… Read more »

Tucson J’s ‘Consider Yourself Challenged’ aims to inspire fitness, giving

(L-R): Breezy Bochenek, Haven Shepherd, Kelly Ray and Lucy Coombs

The Tucson Jewish Community Center will hold a Consider Yourself Challenged fundraising event on Sunday, Feb. 21, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Admission is free for the family-friendly event, which is designed to inspire able-bodied and physically challenged athletes alike to get active. Adaptive athletes from the University of Arizona will… Read more »