Kids and Teens Too Events May 2017


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,

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,

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,

May 1, 8 & 15

Parent-Tot Class at Congregation Anshei Israel, 5550 E 5th St., Tucson from 9-11 am for ages up to 24 months and their parent(s). Participants sing songs, make art projects, read stories, have a snack and share parenting advice. Free. 520-745-5550 ext. 229 or

May 2

Storytime in the Northwest with PJ Library at 10:30 am at the Jewish Federation Northwest, 190 W Magee Road #162, Oro Valley. Storytime featuring PJ Library books followed by snacks. We have guest readers and guitar players, seasonal crafts, outdoor play and more! Meet other Jewish parents, grandparents and caretakers. For newborn through age 5, but all ages and abilities are welcome. 520-505-4161 or

May 5

Tot Kabbalat Shabbat at Temple Emanu-El, 225 N Country Club Road, Tucson from 5-7 pm. Child-centered service with songs, stories and music led by Rabbi Batsheva Appel. Shabbat dinner of kosher chicken and sides (vegetarian upon request), followed by dessert oneg on the playground. $10 adults, under 13 free. 520-327-4501 or

May 5, 12 & 19

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). 480-951-5825 or

May 6, 13, 20 & 27

Shabbat Experience at Congregation Bet Shalom, 3881 E River Road, Tucson from 11-11:30 am. 9:30-10 am Hebrew reading for elementary school-aged children; 11 am-noon conversational Hebrew, prayers, stories, Torah reading for birth to grade 6. Also, join us for PJ Library story time. Free. 520-577-1171

May 12

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

May 13

Mommy & Me Cupcake Tea at Girly Girlz, 15425 N Scottsdale Road #240, Scottsdale from 1-2 pm. Moms (grandmas or other special ladies too!), bring your girly for a precious tea party, photo, a girly-made keepsake and more! $15.95/person; advance booking required. 480-998-4832 or

Parents 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

May 20

Parents Night Out at East Valley Jewish Community Center, 908 N Alma School Road, Chandler from 6-11 pm. Kids enjoy games, crafts and movies. For ages 6 weeks through grade 9; open to non-members. $20-$35/per child. 480-897-0588 or

May 21

TSO Free Concert for Kids at the Tucson Jewish Community Center, 3800 E River Road, Tucson from 2-3 pm. Come join the Piano Trio and friend Goldilocks and the Three Bears. 520-299-3000 or

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