Upcoming Events

Tune Up Your Brain with the Global Alphabet (Three Sessions)

Tune Up Your Brain with the Global Alphabet (Three Sessions)

Tuesday, June 28 - Tuesday, July 12
10:00 AM-11:30 AM

Congregation Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive, San Diego, CA 92122
Each session will teach 4-5 “Key-letters,” with “Parallel” words & classic verses in several languages. In all, a dozen-plus languages will be covered: from Italian, & Latin & to Russian, Sanskrit, , Hebrew, Arabic, .
A “one-page dictionary” will be included, covering Semitic and Indo-European languages.

For more information or to register, call Katey Lindley at 858-362-1134 or email kateyl@lfjcc.org


The Mystery of Job - An Eternal Challenge (Three Sessions)

The Mystery of Job - An Eternal Challenge (Three Sessions)

Thursday, June 30 - Thursday, July 14
The Book of Job is one of the most challenging and interesting in the bible. It contains some of the world’s greatest poetry as well as a number of ideas that provoke us into thinking about our lives today. Discussion will focus on Job from various perspective —literature, philosophy and religion. Most importantly we will examine the universal ideas that emerge from such a work and its impact for today.

CLASS INSTRUCTOR: JANICE P. ALPER, DJRE, has had an extensive career as a Jewish educator and communal worker. She has taught at all levels. Currently she leads a monthly study group at Congregation Beth Israel and an annual course for the Osher Adult Lifelong Learning Institute. She has taught in the Melton program in Australia and San Diego. Her primary focus as a teacher of texts is to examine the content from historical, literary and religious perspectives.

10:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
Congregation Beth Israel
9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122


RAW Series: Mystery Flavor

RAW Series: Mystery Flavor

Thursday, July 07
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!

Price: $13; JCC Member Price: $11
One Night Only!

For Tickets: Available for Purchase at the Door Only
For Information: J*Company Youth Theatre
(858) 362-1155


Crazy Ex-Gilfriend Star Rachel Bloom Live in Encinitas

Crazy Ex-Gilfriend Star Rachel Bloom Live in Encinitas

Saturday, July 09
8:00 PM

The San Diego Center for Jewish Culture with sponsorship from Leichtag Foundation is proud to present 2016 Golden Globe Winning actress, Rachel Bloom, who will bring her comedy and musical satire to Encinitas for one night only.

Price: $25; JCC Member Price: $20 (21 and Above ONLY Admitted)
(Includes wine or beer or soft drink voucher at entrance)
General Admission


RAW Series: Hair - Auditions!

RAW Series: Hair - Auditions!

Tuesday, July 19
We are proud to introduce a 4th session of J*Company’s RAW this summer– or, known as COMPASS NIGHT! Each summer, our Compass Night is an opportunity to help our community find their way back to J*Company. All J*Company upper high school students, alumni and parents are encouraged to come, audition, and take a crazy ride with us as we stage Hair in 24 hours! Don’t worry – we’ve scheduled time for you to sleep. Our entire J*Company family is invited to join us for a performance of epic proportions. Can we do it? Be sure to get your tickets for Compass Night and find out!


AUDITIONS:
(J*Company Upper High School, Alumni,and Parent Artists may audition!)
Tuesday, July 19: 6:00–8:00 p.m.


CAST LIST POSTED:
Tuesday, July 19: approx. 10:00 p.m.


REHEARSAL:
Saturday, July 30:
8:00–11:00 p.m.

Sunday, July 31:
9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

Teachers: Joey Landwehr
& Guest Artists

Price: $265;
JCC Member Price: $215


For Information/To Schedule
Audition Time: J*Company Youth Theatre (858) 362-1155


Moments in Our History - Reflections in Fiction (Four Sessions)

Moments in Our History - Reflections in Fiction (Four Sessions)

Thursday, July 21 - Thursday, August 11
10:00 AM-11:30 AM

Congregation Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive, Room 201, 92122
Instructor: Dr. Nehama Aschkenasy


A journey highlighting critical periods in modern Jewish history, reflected throught the lens of Jewish wirters who chronicled the transition from the world of the Shtetl through pre-Holocaust denial, to the Kibbutz experiment and the socio-psychological issues encountered by Israelis today. Each session will consist of an introductory lecture and a close analysis of literary works. No previous knowledge is necessary, yet you may wish to read selections from the works by the following authors:

• S.Y. AGNON (Nobel Prize winner): “The Kerchief” in Twenty-One Stories; A Simple Story; In the Prime of Her Life; Only Yesterday
• AHARON APPELFELD: A study of Badenheim 1939; The Age of Wonders; A Story of a Life
• AMOS OZ: Where the Jackal Howls
• SAVYON LIEBRECHT: Apples from the Desert

DR. NEHAMA ASCHKENASY, back by popular demand, is Professor of Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies at the University of Connecticut and Founding Director of its Stamford Campus Center for Judaic and Middle Eastern Studies. Nehama teaches courses in the areas of literature and politics, and literature and religion. She has published four books as well as numerous book chapters and articles in academic journals. Dr. Aschkenasy has been scholar-in-residence and guest speaker in universities in the US, Canada, Europe, and Israel, among them Heidelberg University in Germany..

Price: $85.00; JCC Member Price: $68.00
For more information or to register, call Katey Lindley at 858-362-1134 or email kateyl@lfjcc.org


RAW Series: Urinetown

RAW Series: Urinetown

Thursday, July 28
7:00 PM

A brilliant satire modeled off the plays of Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht, Urinetown is a TONY award-winning, wickedly funny, fast-paced, and surprisingly intelligent comedic musical. See this special stagedreading performed one night only.

Price: $13; JCC Member Price: $11
One Night Only!

For Tickets: Available for Purchase at the Door Only
For Information: JHCompany Youth Theatre
(858) 362-1155


The Seven Rungs - A Guided Jewish Meditation (Three Sessions)

The Seven Rungs - A Guided Jewish Meditation (Three Sessions)

Tuesday, July 19 - Tuesday, August 02
Join us in a spiritual experience rooted in Jewish and Buddhist heritage and wisdom. You will explore the roots of Jewish Meditation and practice as well. Learn how to bring serenity into your daily life.

DAVID BARZILAI taught for over twenty-five years academic courses in philosophy and political science as well as Israel and
Jewish studies at Virginia Tech, UCSD and SDSU.  He holds a Ph.D. in philosophy and Jewish thought from the Hebrew University of
Jerusalem, and he is the author of Homo Dialogicus: Martin Buber's Contribution to Philosophy (Magnes Press 2000) and various other
works on modern Jewish thought and Holocaust studies. 

He practices the art of meditation for more than two decades.  In the past five years, he developed and has
been teaching an original form of Jewish meditation, based upon Hebrew letters and words.  He is currently at the
advance stage of preparing his book on Jewish meditation for publication.

July 19, July 26, August 2, 2016
Tuesdays, 3 sessions
10:00 - 11:30 am
Congregation Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive, Room 201, 92122

7:00 - 8:30 pm
Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center - J-Team Room