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.  The program starts at 10 a.m. with refreshments and the presentations are 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Schedule for Fall 2023


Sept. 5: “Starting the High Holidays on a High” with Rabbi Laibel Blotner of Chabad of Mesa.

Sept. 12: No meeting

Sept. 19: “The Current State of Israel: An Open Discussion” with Rabbi Michael Beyo, EVJCC CEO

Sept. 26 and Oct. 3: No meeting 

Oct. 10: “If These Shoes Could Talk” with Phoenix Art Museum docent Debbie Ray

Oct. 17: “Tropical Zion: The Jews of Sousa, Dominican Republic” with travel journalist Dan Fellner

Oct. 24: Author Tara Ison discusses her newest book, “At the Hour Between Dog and Wolf”

Oct. 31: “Jewish Legends and Their Ideas” with Rabbi Mendy Deitsch of Chabad of the East Valley

Nov. 7: No meeting

Nov. 14: “The Power of Observation” with Phoenix Art Museum docent Patrick Ventura

Nov. 21: No meeting

Nov. 28: “Healthy Eating” with Melissa Frost, NP, of Oak Street Health

Dec. 5: “Inspiration and Stages in My Painting Process” with artist Tal Dvir

Dec. 12: A musical performance by local klezmer band Odessa

Dec. 19 and 26: Winter break

Tadd Wille, Chandler assistant city manager

Aug. 23, 2022:  Welcome Back session after meeting online during the pandemic.