Wednesday, March 11 - Wednesday, May 27
This multicultural exhibition features artists who contemplate how faith meshes with contemporary life, the role of ritual and symbolism and the metamorphosis of traditional symbols as they become immersed into popular culture.
Tuesday, March 24 - Tuesday, May 12
Lawrence Family JCC, 4126 Executive Drive, La Jolla, CA 92037
This class examines how American-Jews negotiated both sides of their hyphenated identity in response to the some of the great ideological and political events of the post-war era, including the counterculture, feminism, the plight of Soviet Jewry and the creation and growth of the state of Israel.
Tuesdays, 8 weekly sessions
March 24, 31; April 14,21,28; May 5,12,19
Price: $150; JCC Member price:$120
10:00 – 11:30 a.m. or 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Monday, March 30
Lawrence Family JCC
Nuvi Mehta, the Voice of the San Diego Symphony will take us on a fascinating journey behind the great stories of classical music.
Price: $16.50; JCC member price: $13.50
Tuesday, March 31
Astor Judaica Library
Presenting educators from our local Jewish Day and Congregational School and Early Childhood Centers.
The program will be followed by open mic. Bring your poetry to read or sing, or just listen and enjoy!
Sunday, April 12 - Sunday, April 26
Join 10,000 teens on a 2-week journey to Poland and Israel.
Monday, April 13
Temple Solel, 3575 Manchester Ave, Cardiff, 92007
After two and a half years as NPR’s Moscow bureau chief, David Greene traveled across the country—a 6,000-mile journey by rail, from Moscow to the Pacific port of Vladivostok—to speak with ordinary Russians about how their lives have changed in the post-Soviet years. Through the stories of fellow travelers, Greene explored the challenges and opportunities facing the new Russia—a nation that boasts open elections and new-found prosperity yet still continues to endure oppression, corruption, and stark inequality. Set against the wintery landscape of Siberia, Greene’s lively travel narrative will offer a glimpse into the soul of twenty first-century Russia—how its people remember their history and look forward to the future. David Greene is host of NPR's Morning Edition, with Steve Inskeep and Renee Montagne. He was honored with the 2011 Daniel Schorr Journalism Prize from WBUR and Boston University for that coverage of the Arab Spring.
Price: $16.50; JCC Member Price: $13.50
Ticket Package Available (Pick Any 5 or More Lectures)
For Information: Ilene Tatro (858) 362-1154
For Tickets: JCC Box Office (858) 362-1348 or http://tickets.lfjcc.org
Monday, April 13 - Monday, April 20
The 5 Minute Play Festival is presented by the San Diego Center for Jewish Culture’s (SDCJC), Straight From The Page, a staged reading series. This festival showcases a variety of original plays written by local talent. The plays speak to Jewish identity, heritage, cultural experiences or values.
Monday, April 13, 2015, 7:00 P.M., Lawrence Family JCC, 4126 Executive Drive, La Jolla, CA 92037
Monday, April 20, 2015, 7:00 P. M., City of Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive, Encinitas, CA 92024
Price: $10; JCC member price: $8
For More Information: Leora Waiche at 858-362-1347
Thursday, April 16 - Thursday, May 07
Lawrence Family JCC
The New Testament has been called a “midrash” on the Christian Old Testament, the Jewish Tanach. But what does that mean exactly? This four-week course looks at three unique texts in the New Testament in order to gain an understanding of how Jewish followers of Jesus were interpreting their own sacred texts and traditions in order to explain who Jesus was—to themselves and to others.
(4 Weekly Sessions)
Apr 16, 23, 30; May 7
10:00 - 11:30 A.M. or 7:00 - 8:30 P.M.
Price: $75; JCC Member Price: $60
To Register or For Information: Ilene Tatro (858) 362-1154
Tuesday, May 05
Spanning a century and three continents, Even in Darkness tells the story of Kläre Kohler, whose early years as a dutiful daughter of a prosperous German-Jewish family hardly anticipate the often-harrowing life she faces as an adult—a saga of family, a lover, two world wars, a concentration camp and the unconventional life she builds in post-war Germany. As the world changes around her, Kläre makes boundary-crossing choices in order to protect the people she loves—and to save herself. Based on a true story.
Every story needs a narrator, and Barbara Stark-Nemon stepped up early in life. She learned a fascination with the magic of language from her storytelling grandfather. An undergraduate degree in English literature and art history and a master’s degree in speech-language pathology from the University of Michigan led Stark-Nemon to a career in schools, universities, and hospitals. As a teacher and speech-language therapist, Barbara specialized in child language disorder and deafness; everywhere, there were stories, and the need to be heard and seen that we all share. Today Stark-Nemon writes novels and family histories while gardening, cycling, and creating fiber art in Ann Arbor and Northport, Michigan.
Price: $10, JCC Member Price: $8
RSVP: Susan Hagler (858) 362-1150 or email@example.com
Friday, May 08 - Sunday, May 17
On the unforgiving streets of 1950s New York, two gangs are engaged in a long-standing feud. The Sharks, a Puerto Rican gang, grapple with the difficulties of assimilating into American society. The Jets, a Polish-American gang, resist newcomers to their turf. In the midst of this rivalry, a Jet, Tony, falls in love with a beautiful Sharks girl, Maria. Tony and Maria meet secretly and plan to run away, but after a fight between the Jets and the Sharks, Tony kills Maria's brother, Bernardo. To make matters worse Maria's Puerto Rican suitor, Chino, is bitter over losing Maria's love and the death of Bernardo, and has a score to settle.
Monday, May 11
A post Mother’s Day celebration. Featuring Walter Ritter and Veronica Murphy, Jewish stories of Jewish mothers come to life during this literary event. This program is in conjunction with Write Out Loud!
Tuesday, May 12
From Generation to Generation. Three mothers will read the poetry of their daughters: Lawyer Suzi Finklestein will read the poetry of Jaime Lynn Finklestein, actress Bryna Weiss will read the poetry of Valerie Weiss and violinist Eileen Wingard will read the poetry of Harriet Wingard.
The program will be followed by followed by open mic. Bring your poetry to read or sing, or just listen and enjoy!