Young Families

Engaging, exploring, and growing with JPSA's programs for young families

JPSA Supports Young Families

JPSA is dedicated to fostering joyful Jewish experiences for you and your little ones. We proudly support a variety of Jewish programs such as PJ Library, preschool education and children’s programming at the Tucson JCC, summer camps, and the Tucson Hebrew Academy. Our mission is to light the spark of Jewish engagement from an early age and inspire young people to embrace their Jewish identity.

We fund a range of activities, from synagogue-based programs and monthly gatherings to kiddie concerts and pop-up parent-and-me groups in public spaces.  We also provide support for Jewish summer camps, which are a great way for kids to make Jewish conections, gain valuable life skills, and make good friends.

Summer Camp

A Jewish overnight summer camp experience has a profound impact on children. Summer camp deepens connections to Judaism and inspires children to explore interests, develop independence, and make lifelong friendships.

If your child has never been to Jewish camp, you may be eligible for a scholarship of up to $1,500 offered by One Happy Camper in partnership with JPSA.

PJ Library

Something magical happens when parents read with their children. That’s why PJ Library sends free Jewish children’s books to families every month. If you are a Jewish family raising kids from birth through age 12, you are welcome to sign up. PJ Library welcomes all Jewish families, whatever your background, knowledge, or observance may be.

Shalom Baby

JPSA and other partner organizations greet the newest little members of our community with a wonderful box full of baby items and resources about the Tucson Jewish community. Are you expecting or know someone who is? Let us know so we can share a warm welcome!

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We're happy to answer any questions you have about involving your family in our Southern Arizona Jewish community.
McKenzie Edmiston
Administrative Assistant