Upcoming Events

MYSTERY FLAVOR Readings Activated Workshop (R.A.W.) Series J*Company Youth Theatre

MYSTERY FLAVOR Readings Activated Workshop (R.A.W.) Series J*Company Youth Theatre

Thursday, July 09
7:00 PM

Our MYSTERY FLAVOR reading will be a surprise to audiences that will be revealed at the start of the performance. Come prepared to be surprised! It is going to be an exciting evening!

David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Price: $12; JCC Member: $10
One Night Only!
To RSVP or For Information: Jamie Gillcrist
(858) 362-1155


Maury Yeston’s PHANTOM Readings Activated Workshop (R.A.W.) Series

Maury Yeston’s PHANTOM Readings Activated Workshop (R.A.W.) Series

Thursday, July 30
7:00 PM

Lawrence Family JCC, 4126 Executive Drive, La Jolla, CA 92037
This mesmerizing Phantomis traditional musical theatre in the finest sense. The Tony Award-winning authors of Nine have transformed Gaston Leroux’ The Phantom of the Opera into a sensation that enraptures audiences and critics with beautiful songs and an expertly crafted book.

David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Price: $12; JCC Member: $10
One Night Only!
To RSVP or For Information: Jamie Gillcrist
(858) 362-1155


26th Annual San Diego Jewish Film Festival Kick-Off Film Screening Event

26th Annual San Diego Jewish Film Festival Kick-Off Film Screening Event

Sunday, August 23
6:00 PM

Help launch the film festival season with this popular annual event. Film title to be announced.

David & Dorothea Garfield Theater
For Tickets: JCC Box Office: (858) 362-1348 or
tickets.lfjcc.org
For Information: San Diego Jewish Film Festival
Office (858) 362-1330


11th Annual Yom Limmud: San Diego’s Community Day of Learning Adult Jewish Education

11th Annual Yom Limmud: San Diego’s Community Day of Learning Adult Jewish Education

Sunday, August 30
9:00 AM-4:00 PM

Yom Limmud is a one-day major event, bringing together different elements of the community, including Jews and non-Jews, adult learners and educators, teens and college students. International, national, and local authors and scholars will speak on subjects ranging from the middle east, spirituality, text study, and much more.

Lawrence Family JCC
For Information: Ilene Tatro (858) 362-1154 or
ilenet@lfjcc.org


From Desert to Desert II: Israeli Artists in Southern California Gotthelf Art Gallery

From Desert to Desert II: Israeli Artists in Southern California Gotthelf Art Gallery

Wednesday, September 09
Israeli-born artists living and working on our coast are showcased in this multi-medium exhibit. Featured Artists include: Atara Baker; Shoshana Ernst; Tal Ernst, Dovit Shaitrit; Ilanit Shalev; Sigalit Sherman; Guri Stark; among others.

September 9 • 7:00 P.M.
Opening Night Reception with the Artists
Exclusive to Friends of the Gallery
RSVP: (858) 362-1114 or gallery@lfjcc.org
7:30 P.M. Free and Open to the Public
No RSVP Necessary
For Information: Gotthelf Art Gallery (858) 362-1114
or gallery@lfjcc.org


Sex, Vitality and Longevity: The Key to Meaningful Life

Sex, Vitality and Longevity: The Key to Meaningful Life

Friday, September 25 - Friday, October 09
10:00 AM-11:30 AM

Lawrence Family JCC, 4126 Executive Drive, La Jolla, CA 92037
Instructors: Dr. Gary Frost, Dr. Ilana De Laney & Jacquelyn Schwartz
September 25–October 9 (3 Weekly Sessions)
Fridays, 10:00–11:30 a.m. Lawrence Family JCC
Modern science makes a very convincing case for the human system being "built" to last for 125 years. Studies show that the life choices we make throughout our lifetime impacts this number. Our life expectancy today is greater than at any time in history; how we spend those years is the key to a meaningful life. Examine the formula for a healthy long life through an overview of research and academic study presented by Dr. Gary Frost, learn how to experience greater happiness and well-being by living mindfully with Jacquelyn Schwartz, MA, LNFT, joined by an interactive text study from Jewish resources with Dr. Ilana De Laney.
Price: $60; JCC Member Price: $50


Eat, Pray, Farm: An Exploration of Jews and Agriculture in America

Eat, Pray, Farm: An Exploration of Jews and Agriculture in America

Tuesday, June 02 - Tuesday, June 23
10:00 AM-11:30 AM

North County Hub, 441 Saxony Road, Encinitas, CA92024
Examine the roots of Jewish farming on the site of San Diego’s own growing Jewish community farm. As the course progresses, we will move from farm to table, considering contemporary food justice and sustainability in a Jewish context. Don’t be a chicken! Sign up today.

Price: $80; JCC Member Price: $65
To Register or For Information: Ilene Tatro
(858) 362-1154 or ilenet@lfjcc.org


Jewish Directors on the Rise: One: A Story of Love and Equality with Director Becca Roth

Jewish Directors on the Rise: One: A Story of Love and Equality with Director Becca Roth

Wednesday, June 03
New York filmmaker Becca Roth is plagued by the fact that the majority of states in America currently have constitutional amendments banning gay marriage, including every single state in The South, except one: North Carolina. When North Carolina introduces Amendment One, positioned to remove same sex rights, Becca and her girlfriend Melina travel to the state in the months leading up to the vote, to try to understand and start a dialog with individuals on both sides. Along with screening the documentary, Ms. Roth will share how her Jewish heritage influenced the film making process.

Community Partner: Jewish Family Service

City of Carlsbad Library
1775 Dove Lane, Carlsbad, CA 92011
Price: $15.75; JCC Member: $13.75
For Tickets: JCC Box Office (858) 362-1348 or tickets.lfjcc.org
For Information: San Diego Jewish Film Festival
Office (858) 362-1330


Used Book Sale

Used Book Sale

Wednesday, June 10 - Sunday, June 14
Don’t miss our annual used book sale with thousands of Judaic and non-Judaic books in hardcover and paperback including those autographed by authors and first editions.

First Floor of Lawrence Family JCC

Free

* Early Bird Shopping on Wednesday, June 10
9:00 A.M.–12:00 P.M.
$20 Entry Fee for Early-Bird Shopping
* Brown Bag Specials on Sunday, June 14
$10: everything you can fit into one brown grocery bag
$5: everything you can fit into one plastic grocery bag To Volunteer or For Information: Susan Hagler (858) 362-1150


RENT - Readings Activated Workshop

RENT - Readings Activated Workshop

Thursday, June 18
7:00 PM

Based on Puccini’s ‘La Boheme’, this Pulitzer and Tony Awards winning rock opera tells about a group of bohemians struggling in modern day East Village New York. This powerful story shows how much life changes or doesn’t change in the 525,600 minutes that make up a year.

Disclaimer: This youth adaptation has been carefully made, working with the Larson Estate to retain the dramatic intent. Still contains some references to sexuality, drug use and strong language.

David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Price: $12; JCC Member: $10
One Night Only!
To RSVP or For Information: Jamie Gillcrist
(858) 362-1155


The Genius of Jewish Story-Telling: A Literary Journey from the Bible to Modern Israel

The Genius of Jewish Story-Telling: A Literary Journey from the Bible to Modern Israel

Thursday, July 16 - Thursday, August 06
Is there a distinct “Jewish” narrative? This class will consist of close reading of representative tales from the Bible, stories by S.A. Agnon, the only Hebrew Nobel Prize winner, and works by three of the most distinguished contemporary Israeli writers Amos Oz, Aharon Appelfeld, and David Grossman, and others. Dr. Aschkenasy is a Professor of Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies at University of Connecticut and the Director, Center for Judaic and Middle Eastern Studies at University of Connecticut, Stamford.

Thursdays
10:00–11:30 A.M. (Cong. Beth Israel) or
7:00–8:30 P.M. (LFJCC)

Lawrence Family JCC & Congregation Beth Israel
9001 Towne Centre Drive, San Diego, CA 92122
Price: $80; JCC Member Price: $65
To Register or For Information: Ilene Tatro
(858) 362-1154 or ilenet@lfjcc.org


Introduction to Jewish Texts

Introduction to Jewish Texts

Thursday, October 01 - Thursday, October 08
Instructors: Dr. Ilana De Laney & Rabbi Len Rosenthal
October 1, 7:00 p.m., Lawrence Family JCC with Rabbi Len Rosenthal
October 8, 9:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., Lawrence Family JCC with Dr. Ilana De Laney
What is the Tanakh and the Talmud? and what is the difference between Midrash and Mishna? In order to study the evolution of Judaism, you must use Jewish texts from a number of historical periods. In this class, we will explore the most important of these texts. This class will also serve as an introduction to the Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning. Melton Classes begin October, 2015.
Price: $10; JCC Member Price: $5