Upcoming Events

Adult Jewish Education: Image of the Jew in Arab Cinema

Adult Jewish Education: Image of the Jew in Arab Cinema

Monday, October 20
7:00 PM

City of Carlsbad Library: 1775 Dove Lane Carlsbad, CA 92011
Lecturer: Sariel Birnbaum
Scholar Lecture Series: How does the Arab cinema portray Jews? Jews are depicted in many films from the 1950’s and 1960’s according to anti-Semitic stereotypes, while in the 1990’s and 2000’s anti-Semitism was relegated to the margin.


Free to the general public!


Disney

Disney's Peter Pan

Friday, October 24 - Sunday, November 09
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Don’t miss the delightful family musical that follows Peter and his feisty sidekick Tinker Bell. Kids and adults alike will be mesmerized by the fanciful adventure featuring rambunctious Lost Boys, swashbuckling pirates, and the infamous Captain Hook!


Adult Jewish Education: Riddle of the Exodus Lecturer: James Long Scholar Lecture Series

Adult Jewish Education: Riddle of the Exodus Lecturer: James Long Scholar Lecture Series

Monday, November 17
7:00 PM

City of Carlsbad Library: 1775 Dove Lane Carlsbad, CA 92011
Adult Jewish education: In this talk, James Long will compare the extant archaeological records of Egypt with ancient Jewish sources to find startling parallels between them relating to the Exodus.

Free to the general public!


San Diego Jewish Book Fair

San Diego Jewish Book Fair

Saturday, November 08
Temple Solel and Lawrence Family JCC
San Diego’s internationally recognized San Diego Jewish Book Fair celebrates its 20th year with headliner Ari Shavit. Book Fair events will run from November 8 through November 16, and are presented by the San Diego Center for Jewish Culture at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, JACOBS FAMILY CAMPUS. North County events are scheduled for November 8 through November 10 at Temple Solel in Cardiff. From November 13 through November 16, including the free-of-charge Family Day Book-a-Palooza, on Sunday, November 16, from 10am-1pm, will be held at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center in La Jolla.


Adult Jewish Education: How Trains, Genes, Pineapples, Piano Keys, and a Few Disasters Transformed..

Adult Jewish Education: How Trains, Genes, Pineapples, Piano Keys, and a Few Disasters Transformed..

Sunday, December 07
7:00 PM

City of Carlsbad Library: 1775 Dove Lane Carlsbad, CA 92011
Steven Cassedy Scholar Lecture Series. Jews and Americans as a whole underwent a dramatic transformation in self-conception: going from living in small communities to finding themselves living in networks, which arose out of scientific and technological innovations.

Free to the general public!


ADULT EDUCATION: Judaism 4.0: Where Torah, Midrash, Philosophy & Mysticism Meet

ADULT EDUCATION: Judaism 4.0: Where Torah, Midrash, Philosophy & Mysticism Meet

Tuesday, October 21 - Tuesday, December 16
Lawrence Family JCC
The Israelite religion found in the Torah is Judaism 1.0. After the destruction of the Jerusalem Temple in 70 CE, a new class of scholars, the Rabbis, led Judaism into its next phase, Judaism 2.0, through a prescient process of literary interpretation known as Midrash. In the Middle Ages, independent philosophical and mystical works were drafted to justify and promote the Rabbinic enterprise.

Two hundred years ago, the traditional Jewish communities of Europe began breaking down as a result of political emancipation and the Jewish enlightenment. The consequent emergence of the modern denominational landscape is Judaism 3.0. Today, we are participating in the birth of Judaism 4.0. What's to salvage, what's to jettison, and where are we headed are our animating questions?