North County Opening Night
• Saturday, February 11 - Doors open early at 6:30 PM

Carlsbad Village Theatre
2822 State Street
Carlsbad, CA 92008
(Located across from the Carlsbad Coaster Train Station)

Kick off the San Diego Jewish Film Festival in North County with live music by Jemille Vialet. Listen to the beautiful piano sounds of Jemile Vialet covering the likes of Stevie Wonder and other rock, jazz and R&B music.

Debut of Reel Talks
Meet up to socialize with fellow movie goers and enjoy casual conversations about the films. Reel Talks will be facilitated by a guest from the film festival.

• Sunday, February 12 & Tuesday, February 14 after 5 PM films
California Coffee House & Eatery
1080 W. San Marcos Blvd. Suite 176
San Marcos, CA 92078
Located in San Marcos Old California Restaurant Row.
10% off food and drink orders.

• Sunday, February 12 & February 19 after 4 PM films
Caldo Pomodoro
2907 State Street
Carlsbad, CA 92008
20% off of entrees

NOT The Last Butterfly Painting Project
• Sunday, February 12 - film at 10:30 AM – free butterfly painting 11:45 am - 12:45 pm
San Marcos
After the screening of NOT The Last Butterfly, all are welcome to paint a ceramic butterfly that will be included in an installation opening in 2017 at Jewish Family Service’s Joan & Irwin Jacobs Campus. There is no cost to paint a butterfly, but advance reservations are requested with your ticket order at

Block Party
• Saturday, February 18 at 6 PM
Massachusetts Mike’s Pizzeria
1158 W. San Marcos Blvd
San Marcos, CA 92078
(Located in the food court across the street from Edwards San Marcos Stadium 18)

For more information about North County programs please contact Brian Washington, North County Coordinator at or (858)362-1137 or visit

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2017 North County Venues

Carlsbad Village Theatre
2822 State Street
Carlsbad, CA 92008

Edwards San Marcos Stadium 18
1180 W San Marcos Blvd
San Marcos, CA 92069

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About JCC/CJC in North County

Signature programs from The Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, JACOBS FAMILY CAMPUS and San Diego Center for Jewish Culture are now in North County!

Our goal is to meet the needs of the widely diverse and quickly growing Jewish population in North County by:
• Building on our current programming
• Delving deeper into Jewish cultural and educational interests of the community
• Engaging the community to help develop the richness of Jewish life in the area.

North County programming is made possible by the support and generosity of the Leichtag Foundation.

North County Programming

The San Diego Jewish Film Festival presents short-subject, documentary and feature films as well as an international roster of guest artists, displaying the diversity of filmmakers from around the world and reflecting Jewish life, identity, and experiences from multiple perspectives. The festival is the largest Jewish cultural event in San Diego, welcoming more than 20,000 attendees.

The largest and most respected Jewish Book Fair in the nation and the largest literature-related event in San Diego County.

A rich array of Jewish learning and educational opportunities including a free Coronado/Carlsbad lecture series featuring local university professors and a ticketed Distinguished Speaker Series with noted speakers from around the nation.

CJC Performing Arts is a year-round performing arts series dedicated to connecting the community to Jewish cultural experiences through music, theatre, comedy, and dance.

A nationally recognized outreach program that helps Jewish and interfaith parents and their new babies build lasting social and spiritual connections with other young Jewish families, local synagogues, and Jewish organizations through playgroups, concierge services, and vibrant holiday celebrations.

Brought to San Diego by the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, PJ Library provides children ages six months to five and a half years with a free Jewish children's book or CD every month!

Volunteer Opportunities

Help make North County programs and events warm, enriching, and memorable experiences for all of the guests. Individuals and groups are welcome! For more information visit

Our programs are open to everyone. We look forward to welcoming you!