Temple Emanu-El's Babies and Bagels Club is a monthly program for families with young children. We do various family activities around town or at the Temple, we play, discuss parenting and ethical issues, explore Jewish holidays and values, eat, create and have fun together. Babies and Bagels events are open to all, and the events are designed to appeal to both younger and older children alike.

The Babies & Bagels Club is provided by the Ruth F. and Samuel H. Cohen Outreach Program of Temple Emanu-El.

Everyone is welcome - Temple members and non-members, Jewish and non-Jewish. Most events are free (donations are always welcomed). Please call Mila Vasser at 327-4501 ext. 27 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information and to let us know how many are coming.

Upcoming Events: 

July 2015: Splash Party

Sunday, July 19, JCC Pool, 10am-12 noon

Fun pool party at this great family pool! Sprinklers, shallow baby pool, snacks - great way to beat the heat! 

September 2015: Tashlich in the Park

Monday, September 14, 5 pm, Reid Park

Family Tashlich celebration - throw your 'sins' into the lake, then jump into the new year with games, jumping castle, edible 'shofars' and more; bring picnic dinner, blanket to sit on & your shofar.

October 2015: Noah's Ark Adventure

Sun. Oct 18, 10 am, International Wildlife Museum

Get up close and personal with animals and help Noah fill up the ark. Lots of hands-on exploration and discovery about animals and habitats, and live animal encounter, to help Noah fill up the ark.

November 2015: Havdallah "Hike"

Saturday, Nov. 14, Agua Caliente Park, 4:30 pm

An easy, stroller-friendly walk around beautiful Agua Caliente Park, a picnic dinner or snacks, Havdallah, songs, activities, ducks... a great family outing.

December 2015: Greatest Hanukkah on Earth! XIII

Sunday, December 13, at Temple, 4:30 pm

Fantastic show, music, songs, skits & candle lighting. Then join us at the Babies & Bagels tables for the most delicious kosher brisket and latkes dinner, and kids' Hanukkah Fair. Truly the greatest!

January 2016: Tu B'Shevat Outing

Sunday, Jan. 10, 10 am

February 2016: Havdallah "Hike"

Saturday, Feb. 20, Sabino Canyon, 5:00 pm

An easy, stroller-friendly walk around Sabino Canyon, a picnic dinner or snacks, Havdallah and songs: a great family outing.

March 2016: Purim Extravaganza

Sunday, March 20, at Temple, 10 am

The Purim Spiel as only Temple Emanu-El does it, a fantstic carnival with rides, games, jumping castles, pint-sized Purim activities for younger kids, food, prizes, hamantashen, fun!

May 2016: Lag B'Omer Picnic & Bonfire

Saturday, May 21, 5 pm, Youngerman Ranch

Celebrate this spring festival with a campfire, hayrides, games, horses, roasted hot dogs and marshmallows, songs, Havdallah, and stargazing.

June 2016: Wander the Desert Museum

Saturday, June 25, 5 pm, Desert Museum

The desert comes alive at this world-famous living museum! Special dinner, docent-led tour, Havdallah, special events and activities. Group prices.


225 N. Country Club Road
Tucson, AZ 85716

Phone: 520-327-4501
Fax: 520-327-4504


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