Tuesdays at the J

Tuesdays from 10 – 11 a.m.

Until further notice, the sessions will be held on Zoom and are free. Register below to receive the Zoom link.

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. Spring programs include live musical performances by local musicians and art presentations by museum docents and artists, as well as presentations by authors and more . Register below to receive information on how to access the sessions. New members are always welcome and no membership is required to attend Tuesday at the J programs. See below for spring 2022 programs.

Tuesday, Jan. 18: Tu B’Shevat artist presentation

“An Artist’s ‘Cross Pollination’ and its relationship to Tu B’Shevat”

Scottsdale artist and photographer Linda Enger will discuss her work, which combines painting, organic gardening and digital images

Linda’s art is a fusion of several of her passions: painting,photography and organic gardening. She strives to have a creative life, that is congruent to her commitment to sustainability… which is not always easy but so in alignment with the Jewish holiday of Tu B’shevat, the original “Earth Day.”

In her series “Cross Pollination, ” she reuses, recycles and repurposes both her paintings as well as her intentional (and non-intentional) gardening experiences. Her titles may be humorous, filled with her insights and life lessons, or social commentary that she ruminates on while working inside or outside at her home studio.

Spring 2022 session

At this time, the program will continue to be virtual, but that may change as the season progresses as continue to navigate programming during the pandemic. 

Jan. 11: Phoenix Art Museum docent Carole Kauffman presents “Going to the Dogs,” a look at how artists show their admiration and respect for canines in their artwork.

Jan. 18: In this special Tu B’Shevat program, Scottsdale artist Linda Enger discusses how she incorporates her artwork and organic gardening into her photographic digital imagery. 

Jan. 25: Musician Jason Caplan, founder of the Universal Language Room, Beit Abulafia and Naqshon’s Leap (the featured band in this year’s Klezmer Fest), speaks about “Beit Abulafia: How the Writings of a 13th-century Kabbalist Guides Me to Access and Teach Jazz Music.”

Feb. 1: Author Marcia Fine discusses her book “Love and Death in Rhodes” and the story of the Jewish community of Rhodes.

Feb. 8: Phoenix Art Museum docent Isabel Ballerna discusses the work of artist Benito Quinquela Martin in her presentation “Buenos Aires, Tango and Impressionism.”

Feb. 15: Travel writer Dan Fellner presents “Surf, Sand and Schmaltz: Unusual Jewish Communities in Warm-Weather Locales.”

Feb. 22: Author and artist Deena Goldstein discusses her new memoir “OK Little Bird,” which focuses on a father/daughter relationship.

March 1: Violinist Julie Ivanhoe performs.

March 8: Phoenix Art Museum docent presentation.

March 15: TBD

March 22: TBD

March 29: Wellness consultant Debbi Lavinsky

April 5: Rabbi Arthur Lavinsky speaks about Passover.

April 12: Phoenix Art Museum docent presentation

April 19: No meeting due to Passover

April 26: Yom Hashoah presentation featuring pianist Hannah Creviston.

May 3: Wayne “Dr. B” Benenson, Ph.S., discusses mindfulness.

May 10: Phoenix Art Museum docent presentation

May 17: TBD

May 24: Odessa performance