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 Spring 2024


Jan. 9: “Under the Influence” with Phoenix Art Museum docent Gail Rittenhouse

Jan. 16: Jewish genealogy with Judi Missel

Jan. 23: Author Merle Nudelman speaks about her new book, “Michael and Me.”

Jan. 30: “Latino Art from Mexico to Arizona and Beyond” with Chandler art collector José Cárdenas

Feb. 6:  Violinist Julie Ivanhoe performs Israeli, Klezmer and Jewish Wedding Music

Feb. 13: “Portraits: Amateur Detective” with Phoenix Art Museum docent Kathleen McGovern exploring portraits created by artists throughout history

Feb. 20: No session

Feb. 27: Karolyn Benger discusses her recent trip volunteering in Israel. 

March 5: “Adventurous Aging: Why Seeking Adventure Can Help You Stay Healthy and Happy As You Grow Older” with Deborah Lavinsky (Read more)

March 12: “Life and Art of Camille Claudel” with Phoenix Art Museum docent Cathie Rubins (Read more)

March 19: “Curry & Kreplach: Unique Jewish Communities Around the World” with travel journalist Dan Fellner (Read more)

March 26: “Cruising Rabbi: More Travels” with Rabbi Arthur Lavinsky (Read more)

April 2 “The State of American Indian Art” presented by the Heard Museum 

April 9: “Beyond Artworks: Artist Stories of Opportunity and Inspiration” with Phoenix Art Museum docent Liz Smith (Read more)

April 16: Current events in Israel: “Is the Criticism of Israel’s Conduct in Gaza Justified?” with Devin Sper, author of “The Future of Israel.” (Read more

Tadd Wille, Chandler assistant city manager

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