Senior Calendar


Throughout November

Center for Senior Enrichment Activities. The Jewish Family and Children’s Service’s Center for Senior Enrichment at Palazzo, 6250 N 19th Ave. is the only Jewish senior center in the Phoenix area. Everyone is welcome! The Center offers education, health and wellness programs, holiday programs, nutritious lunches, exercise, entertainment, and a wide variety of ever-changing activities. jfcsaz.org.

Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29
Let’s Knit at Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center, 12701 N Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale from 1:30-3:30 pm. Share the pleasure of knitting and crocheting. Help others with projects and patterns. Can’t knit? We’ll teach you. No reservations required. For more information, contact Harriet at 480-481-7033 or harrietc@vosjcc.org.

Nov. 2
It’s Not Just Lunch from noon-1:30pm at Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center, 12701 N Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. Great speakers and a different topic each month with a full kosher lunch. $5 suggested donation. A collaboration with Smile On Seniors. For more information and to register, contact Chani at 602-492-7670 or chani@sosaz.org.

Let’s Talk Current Events Discussion Group from 2-3:30pm at Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center, 12701 N Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. Bill Adler leads stimulating discussion each month on current events. Bring your ideas to share with the group. For more information, contact Harriet at 480-481-7033 or harrietc@vosjcc.org.

Nov. 3
Let’s Be Strong & Single from 10-11 am at Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center, 12701 N Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. This informative workshop helps middle-age, newly single women find confidence and begin the next fabulous chapter of their lives. Presented by Reverse Cinderella and A+ Resumes & Career Coaching. Free. Reservations recommended. For more information, contact Harriet at 480-481-7033 or harrietc@vosjcc.org.

Nov. 4
Senior Shabbat Luncheon at 11 am at Tucson Jewish Community Center, 3800 E River Road, Tucson. Enjoy music, a Shabbat lunch and a featured program. Get into the spirit of Shabbat and enjoy the friendship and fellowship of others. $15 per person; please pay more if you can, less if you can’t. Advance registration required. RSVP to Andrea Wright at 520-299-3000 or awright@tucsonjcc.org.

Nov. 7, 14, 21 & 28
Crystal Bridge – Supervised Play at Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center, 12701 N Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale from 9-11:30 am; Crystal Bridge – Duplicate Games from 12:30-4pm. Supervised-bid play and learn with ACBL-accredited teacher and certified director Maddy Bloom. $10 per player. For information and reservations, contact Harriet at 480-481-7033 or harrietc@vosjcc.org.

Chair Yoga with a Jewish Flair from 10-11 am at Jewish Federation Northwest, 190 W Magee Road #162, Oro Valley.

Bonnie Golden, longtime yoga instructor offers yoga classes. Chair Yoga is for those who would like a mostly sitting practice of yoga stretches, breath work and meditation introduction. We will also practice standing and balancing poses but always with the chair to hold onto. We won’t be getting up and down off of the floor. Classes are $7 per class or $25 for four. Classes will run through December. Register at northwestjewish@jfsa.org or call 520-505-4161.

Nov. 9, 16, 23 & 30
Gentle Chair Yoga at Congregation Anshei Israel, 5550 E 5th St., Tucson from 9:30-10:30 am. Focus is on increased balance, strength and flexibility in a supportive group setting. Meditation and deep relaxation at end of each class leaves participants with positive healing energy and uplifted spirits. Dress comfortably. Members of Women’s League: $6 per class; non-members $8 per class. Contact Evelyn at 520-885-4102 or esigafus@aol.com.

Nov. 17
Discussion with the Rabbi from 11 am-noon at Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center, 12701 N Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. Join Rabbi Levi Levertov for a stimulating discussion on Judaism. A collaboration with Smile On Seniors. Reservations recommended. Contact Chani at 602-492-7670 or chani@sosaz.org.

Let’s Eat Mature Mavens Dinner at 5 pm at Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center, 12701 N Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. Meet for dinner, socialize and make new friends. Dinner is separate checks. Please contact Bunnye at 602-371-3744 for current schedule of restaurants and to reserve your place.

Nov. 18
Built Strong – Ortho Lecture Series from 10-11:30 am at Tucson Jewish Community Center, 3800 E River Road, Tucson. Free lecture with shoulder, elbow and hand specialists presented by Tucson Orthopedic Institute and the Tucson J. Learn about common orthopedic injuries that cause joint pain in the upper extremities, and treatment options to help you return to an active lifestyle. See how physical therapy plays a role in strengthening and rehabilitating your joints, ligaments, tendons, and muscles. tucsonjcc.org.

Nov. 20
Jewish War Veteran Post 210 Meeting at 10 am at State Veterans Home, 4141 N S Herrera Way, Phoenix. Refreshments at 9:30 am, free to all members and guests. The speaker for November will be Jan Krulick-Belin, a museum curator. Jan has written a book based on love letters written to her mother, during WWII, by her father, and given to her by her mother a year before her mother’s death. Call 602-248-1550 for more information.

Nov. 21
Let’s Appreciate Art from 11 am-noon at Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center, 12701 N Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. Share the world of art with docent Rona Kasen from the Phoenix Art Museum. For more information, contact Harriet at 480-481-7033 or harrietc@vosjcc.org.

Nov. 22
Schmooze & Pastry with Chani from 11 am-noon at Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center, 12701 N Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. Enjoy homemade pastries and stimulating conversation with Chani. A collaboration with Smile On Seniors. For more information and to register, contact Chani at 602-492-7670 or chani@sosaz.org.


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