Tuesdays at the J

Tuesdays, 10-11:30 a.m. at the East Valley JCC

Tuesdays at the J is a group for individuals and couples ages 55-plus who meet weekly to enjoy presentations on a variety of topics. Past programs have included live musical performances by local musicians and art presentations by museum docents and artists, as well as presentations by authors and more. All sessions are free and no membership is required.  Registration is required. Register below. 

Spring 2023

 Jan. 10: Museum at the J: “Contemporary Art at the Phoenix Art Museum” with docent JoAnne Smith

Jan. 17: “Did My Great-Grandfather Really Have Three Wives? A Personal Genealogy Journey” with genealogy expert Judi Missel Read her bio here

Jan. 24: “Fair Winds and Following Seas: Reflections of a Cruise Rabbi” with Rabbi Arthur Lavinsky Read his bio here

Jan. 31: “Do I Matter? Kabbalah Guide to Living a Meaningful Life” with Rabbi Laibel Blotner of Chabad of Mesa.

Feb. 7:  “Homelessness in Chandler” with Misty Gustafson from the City of Chandler | Read description here.

Feb. 14: “Streets of Paris: Impressionist City of Light” with Phoenix Art Museum docent Chip Jackson

Feb. 21: “Learn 5 Bio-hacks for Adventurous Aging” with Debbi Lavinsky  | Learn more here

Feb. 28: “Bridge Generation: Preserving Your Family’s Story” presented by Daughters of Jacob Genealogy  | Learn more here

March 7: No session (Purim)

March 14: Museum at the J: “Through the Lens of Edward Steichen” with Phoenix Art Museum docent Brooks Hozier

March 21: Current Events in Israel and Update on the Fight Against Anti-Semitism in the U.S. with Jake Bennett, director of policy and legislative affairs for the Israeli-American Coalition for Action | Read his bio here

March 28: Petrarca + Liszt = Poetry in Music, a lecture-recital by concert pianist Elias-Axel Pettersson | Learn more here

Tuesdays at at the J will not meet April 4, 11 or 18.  

April 25: Rabbi Levi Minsky of Chabad of Ahwatukee

May 2: Niki Tapia, City of Chandler Diversity, Equity & Inclusion officer

May 9: “Conquer Your Clutter” with Rachel Winter, owner of Happy Home Organizers | Learn more here.


Tadd Wille, Chandler assistant city manager

Aug. 23 Welcome Back session