Kids-and-Teens Event Calendar February 2017


Ongoing:

Club J at the Valley of the Sun JCC
Provides after-school programming ranging from sports to cooking and crafts to Israeli culture and more for those in K-8. Transportation from nearby schools available. Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center, 12701 N Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. 480-634-4949 or youth@vosjcc.org, vosjcc.org.

J Care at the East Valley JCC
Parent drop-off or bus transportation from area schools for grades K-7. Includes homework club, cooking, Israeli culture, dance, sports, gymnastics and more. Early pick-ups from Kyrene schools on Wednesday early dismissals. East Valley Jewish Community Center, 908 N Alma School Road, Chandler. Contact Jeff at 480-897-0588 or hastj@evjcc.org, evjcc.org.

J-Care After-School Program at the Tucson JCC
Includes a variety of activities, Homework Hangout program (help from education specialists), arts, sports or teens can hang in the Youth Lounge. Bus transportation from schools available for K-12. Tucson Jewish Community Center, 3800 E River Road, Tucson. Contact Scott at 520-299-3000 ext. 192 or szorn@tucsonjcc.org, tucsonjcc.org.

Feb. 2
Madison School District Kindergarten Roundup at all Madison elementary schools from 6-7 pm. Tour the school, speak with administrators and receive information on enrollment on the 2017-2018 school year. Free. madisonaz.org.

Feb. 3
Tot Shabbat at Congregation Anshei Israel, 5550 E 5th St., Tucson from 5:45-7:15 pm. Special Kabbalat Shabbat Service for young families to welcome the Sabbath with stories and songs, followed by kid-friendly Shabbat dinner. $25 per family (2 adults & up to 4 children). Additional adults $10 per person. RSVP to Kim, 520-745-5550 ext. 224 or edasst@caiaz.org.

Feb. 3, 10, 17 & 24
Mommy & Me Rock Shabbat at Temple Kol Ami Early Childhood Center, 15030 N 64th St., Scottsdale from 9-10:30 am. Teacher-led class for moms and their children ages infant to 2 years. Moms connect and share experiences while their children learn and grow. Classes are just $5 per class (or $35 for a 10-class pass) for Temple Kol Ami members. Non-members pay $10 per class (or $75 for a 10- class pass). For registration or information contact 480-951-5825 or tkaecc@templekolami.org.

Feb. 5
CAI Super Bowl Party at Congregation Anshei Israel, 5550 E 5th St., Tucson. Part of the Mishpacha (Family) Programs especially designed for our families with children (but everyone is welcome!). A Jewish journey of making friends, building community, learning about Judaism and family fun. Contact Nichole at 520-745-5550 ext. 228 or cantorialsoloist@caiaz.org.

T(w)een Super Bowl Sunday at The J at the Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center, 12701 N Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. Time depends on kick-off. Tweens and teens grades 6-8 enjoy Havdalah, mixers and the Super Bowl fun in The J’s Teen Lounge. Even non-football fans will enjoy games, food and time with friends. $50/non-members, $40/members; $5 sibling discount. 480-634-4949 or youth@vosjcc.org.

Feb. 6, 13, 20 & 27
Parent-Tot Class for ages up to 24 months and their parent(s). Participants sign songs, make art projects, read stories, have a snack and share parenting advice. Free. 9-11 am at Congregation Anshei Israel, 5550 E 5th St., Tucson. 520-745-5550 ext. 229 or lynne@caiaz.org.

Feb. 7
Friendly Pines Camp Information Night at AZ Air Time, 13802 N Scottsdale Road #145, Scottsdale from 6:30-8 pm. The Director of Friendly Pines Camp in Prescott, Kevin Nissen, will offer a very informative and helpful presentation and discuss all the emotional and physical benefits that children experience when they attend a summer sleepaway camp. All of your questions about sleepaway camp will be answered. Gifts and door prizes will be given. Every child who attends will also get treated to one free hour of jump time at AZ Air Time. 928-445-2128 or friendlypines.com.

Feb. 9
Thrilling Thursday at The J: Tu B’Shevat at the Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center, 12701 N Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale from 5:30-7 pm. Celebrate Tu B’Shevat as a family with The J’s first backwards dinner. Start with dessert and work towards tasty appetizers. Music, games and crafts round out the family fun. Kosher laws observed. $40/non-members, $25/members; prices per family up to 5 people, $8/additional person. 480-634-4949 or youth@vosjcc.org.

Feb. 11
Parent’s Night Out at Xtreme Gymnastics, 15821 N 79th St. #3, Scottsdale from 6-10 pm. Leave your kids for a fun-filled Saturday evening of gymnastics fun, games and group activities while you go out and have a lively time of your own! For ages 3-12; open to non-members. $24/individual, $58/family. Reservations required. 480-596-3543 or xtreme@xtremegymnastics.com.

Parent’s Night Out at the J at East Valley Jewish Community Center, 908 N Alma School Road, Chandler from 6-11 pm. Leave the babysitting to the JCC! Kids will enjoy games, crafts, movies, and pizza. For ages infants through grade 7. Non-members welcome. $30-$35/child, $20-$25/additional children. Contact Jeff at 480-897-0588 or hastj@evjcc.org.

Feb. 17
Family Shabbat Dinner at Temple Emanu-El, 225 N Country Club Road, Tucson from 5:30-8 pm. Shabbat dinner at 5:30 pm of kosher chicken and sides (vegetarian upon request). Then an energetic, musical Shabbat service for the whole family at 6:30 pm, followed by dessert oneg. All are welcome; please RSVP for the dinner. Diner is $12/adults, under 13 free. 520-327-4501 or mila@templeemanueltucson.org.

Feb. 20
Fit-N-Fun Day Camp at Xtreme Gymnastics, 15821 N 79th St. #3, Scottsdale from 9 am-3 pm; extended hours available. Gymnastics, trampoline, group challenge activities, obstacle courses, team sports, inflatables and more. For ages 3-12. Half- and full-day options. $49-62 daily rate; $199-$256 weekly rate. Reservations required. 480-596-3543 or xtreme@xtremegymnastics.com.

Feb. 26
Get Fit Super Sunday at The J at the Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center, 12701 N Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale from 10 am- 2 pm. Families learn more about Purim through stories and crafts. Free and open to the community. 480-634-4949 or youth@vosjcc.org.

Family Yoga at the Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center, 12701 N Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale from 12:30-1:30 pm. Age-appropriate yoga poses, animated breathing and soothing techniques awaken the inner-child of all participants in this light-hearted class for adults and children ages 5 and up. Open to adults without children and levels are welcome. Members are free. 480-481-7015 or healthandfitness@vosjcc.org.

Shemesh Sneak Peek at The J. See page 97.


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