Kids & Teens Event Calendar October 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,

Oct. 1

Tropical Tea with Moana at Girly Girlz, 15425 N. Scottsdale Road #240, Scottsdale from 11:30 am-12:30 pm. Girls will make a craft, take photos with Moana and more. $29.95/girl; reservation required. 480-998-4832 or

Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29

Tots Program in the Northwest by Congregation Or Chadash at the Jewish Federation Northwesy, 190 W. Magee Road, Tucson at 10 am. What is Jewish about butterflies? Tots program in the northwest will help you answer this and so much more. Jewish storytelling, music, crafts and more for 3-5-year-olds. 520-900-7030.

Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30

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

Oct. 4

Storytime in the Northwest with PJ Library at 10 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. 520-577-9393 ext. 138 or

Girly-Girlz Afterschool Program. See page 80.

Oct. 6

Shabbat Sukkot Rocks! Service & Family Shabbat Dinner at Temple Emanu-El, 225 N Country Club Road, Tucson from 5:30-8 pm. Shabbat Rocks Shabbat Service will be preceded by Spaghetti Under the Sukkah (dinner in the Biblical Garden) at 5:30 pm. This dinner benefit for and prepared by the 8th Grade Class for their Jewish LA trip to include: spaghetti, salad and garlic bread. Donations of $8 for adults 13+; $5 for 6-12 years old, and $3 for children 5 and under. Call (520)327-4501 to register in advance for the dinner. Please bring donations of nonperishable and canned goods for the Community Food Bank.

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

Oct. 6, 13, 20 & 27

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

Oct. 8

Simply Sukkot and Simchat Torah at the Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center, 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale from 9-11 am. There will be fun activities, crafts, stories and more. ECC families: Free; Guests: $5 per child. Information and registration: 480-659-7769 or

Sing & Dance with Billy Jonas at the Tucson Jewish Community Center, 3800 E. River Road, Tucson from 4-6 pm in the Sculpture Garden. Event includes a concert, story from PJ Library and a breakfast-themed dinner. Tickets are $18 per immediate family if you register by Wednesday, Oct. 4, $25 per immediate family after. Tickets may be purchased at, or by calling 520-299-3000.

Oct. 21

Day of Play at Midwestern University, 19555 N. 59th Ave., Glendale from 9 am-2 pm. Stage performances, DJ, activities, giveaways, education booths, inflatables, face painting, food and more.

It’s a Scooby Doo Mystery Kids Night Out at the Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center, 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale from 6-10 pm. Calling all lovers of magic and mystery! Follow the clues for an evening full of surprises and a whodunit dinner!
Dinner and Scooby snacks provided. Movie: “Scooby Doo.” Members: $10; Guests: $20. Price per child. Information and registration: 480.634.4949 or

Oct. 22

This is Tucson School & Camp Fair 2017 at the Tucson Jewish Community Center, 3800 E. River Road, Tucson from 11 am- 3 pm. Tucson’s first big event for families navigating school choice! One day, one place…for the chance to talk with local schools and clubs about their programs and what they have to offer your child. 520-299-3000 or

Schmooze Young Families Zoo Outing at the Phoenix Zoo, 455 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix at 9 am. For additional details and to RSVP, visit

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