Young Jews Old Pueblo

Plugging into the young Jewish scene

Welcome to the Spot for Young Jewish Adults in Southern Arizona.

Whether you’re a new arrival or a long-time local, our dynamic community hub helps you navigate Southern Arizona’s vibrant Young Adult Jewish Community. Explore our calendar of events, meet and connect with fellow Jewish young adults, and find your niche. From Shabbat dinners to social events, we’ll keep you plugged into the young Jewish scene.

Join us to strengthen bonds, explore Jewish culture, and engage in the warmth of our community.

Committee Chairs

Jacob Meyer

Community Impact Manager, JPSA

Jacob Meyer, a Tucson native and proud graduate of the University of Arizona, serves as a Community Impact Manager specializing in Leadership Development and Young Adult Engagement at Jewish Philanthropies of Southern Arizona. Deeply rooted in the Southern Arizona Jewish community, Jacob’s history includes attending Tucson Hebrew Academy, celebrating his Bar Mitzvah at Congregation Anshei Israel, relishing summers at Camp J, and participating in UA Hillel during his undergraduate years.

Thrilled to be a founding member of Young Jews Old Pueblo, Jacob’s enthusiasm for the Jewish community radiates through his work. He looks forward to sharing his love and knowledge with both newcomers and longtime residents of Southern Arizona alike, continually striving to create a warm and welcoming environment for all.

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Kelsey Davita Jannerson

Assistant Director, UA Hillel

Kelsey relocated to Tucson last summer after spending the previous seven years in New Orleans, Louisiana. While in New Orleans, she studied natural disasters, worked with students at Tulane, ate a lot of southern food, and took in a tremendous amount of experimental theater. She was deeply involved in the New Orleans Jewish community, including as an NCJW fellow, religious school teacher, and JPride NOLA committee member. Prior to her time in New Orleans, she attended Mount Holyoke College where she completed her degree in Middle Eastern Studies and lived abroad in Israel for 6 months. Kelsey is extremely excited to be working with students across the U of A campus to create interesting and memorable Jewish experiences.

In her spare time, Kelsey enjoys reading (especially science fiction), going hiking, and playing video games.

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Claire Hunter

Arts and Culture Engagement Manager, Tucson J

Claire Hunter is a Tucson native with a passion for people. In both her professional and personal life, Claire sees herself as a bridge builder and network weaver. As the Arts and Culture Engagement Manager, Claire oversees the Tucson JCC Fine Art Gallery, Sculpture Garden and Wellness Gallery, building community with artists, art lovers, and those that are just curious about the Tucson art world.

In her spare time, Claire enjoys visiting local art galleries, singing, and baking!

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Jacob Meyer
Community Impact Manager