Kids Calendar November 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 Corey at 520-299-3000 ext. 256 or

Nov. 1

Storytime in the Northwest with PJ Library at the Jewish Federation Northwest, 190 W Magee Road #162, Oro Valley at 10:30 am. 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

Nov. 3

Tot Shabbat at Congregation Anshei Israel, 5550 E Fifth St., Tucson from 5:45-8 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

Nov. 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

Nov. 5

Schmooze Young Families Hike at McDowell Sonora Preserve, 18333 N. Thompson Peak Pkwy., Scottsdale at 9:30 am. Easy hike for the whole family. For additional details and to RSVP, visit

Mishpacha (Family) Program: Create a Piece of Peace at Congregation Anshei Israel, 5550 E Fifth St., Tucson at noon. Paint ceramic tiles to be mounted on the “Path to Peace” border wall between Israel and Gaza. Our decorated tiles will be taken to Israel by those who are going on Rabbi Eisen’s congregational Israel tour in May 2018. There, the tiles will be fired and then mounted by the members of the tour on the wall. Free, but RSVP is necessary to Nichole Chorny at

Nov. 11

K’Ton Time at Congregation Anshei Israel, 5550 E 5th St., Tucson from 10:30-11 am. This fun & lively 20-minute service led by Gabby Erbst includes songs, prayers, stories & games; playground time for kids & schmoozing time for parents; kid-friendly kiddush. Geared to families with kids ages 1 to 6, but every family is welcome! 520-745-5550 or

Nov. 12

Books Galore at the Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center, 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale from 9-11 am. In celebration of National Jewish Book Month, PJ Library joins us with their favorite books for a StoryWalk, complete with activities and crafts. Free for ECC families, but registration required. Guests: $5 per child. For more information and to register, contact 480-659-7769 or

Kids in the Kitchen at Chabad of the East Valley, 875 N. McClintock Dr., Chandler at 12:15 pm. Children will cook, bake and decorate fabulous foods, take home their creations and collect recipes in their own recipe book. $12/class. For more information contact 480-855-4333 or

Nov. 18

Havdalah Happiness at Cactus Park, 7202 E. Cactus Road, Scottsdale from 3-6 pm. Enjoy an afternoon of family fun! Go for a walk, play on the playground, make a Havdalah kit or participate in Family Yoga. We end Shabbat together with Havdalah led by Rabbi Crane from Congregation Or Tzion. Light snacks will be served. Free for ECC families, but registration required. Guests: $5 per child. For more information and to register, contact 480-659-7769 or

Nov. 19

Babies and Bagels: Learning Gratitude at Temple Emanu-El Katz Family Library, 225 S. Country Club Road, Tucson from 3-4:30 pm. Enjoy a story, play on the playground and make colorful ‘Thank you” cards to mail to the people we are thankful for such as teachers, friends and grandparents. Open to all families with children ages 1-7. Free. RSVP to Meg Knight at 303-359-3161 or

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