Upcoming Events

Jewish Poets-Jewish Voices

Jewish Poets-Jewish Voices

Tuesday, May 09
7:00 PM-8:30 PM

Astor Judaica Library
Join us for an evening of original and published poetry written and performed by three local poets, followed by a half hour of open mic. Bring your poetry to read, sing or just listen and enjoy!

Free event; no reservations needed


Ragtime: School Edition

Ragtime: School Edition

Friday, May 12 - Sunday, May 21
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Based on the novel of the same name by E.L. Doctorow, Ragtime is a compelling epic tracking three diverse families in pursuit of the American dream, in its volatile "melting pot". Together, they discover the surprising interconnections of the human heart, the limitations of justice and the unsettling consequences when dreams are permanently deferred. This musical sweeps across the diversity of 20th century America to create a stirring epic that captures the beats of the American experience past and present.Featuring a LIVE 24-Piece Full Symphonic orchestra!

Price: $19; JCC Member Price: $17


Witnessing Atrocity: Survivor Testimony in the Auschwitz Trial, Frankfurt 1963-65

Witnessing Atrocity: Survivor Testimony in the Auschwitz Trial, Frankfurt 1963-65

Wednesday, May 24
10:30 AM

Coronado Public Library
The Auschwitz Trial was the biggest and most important postwar trial in West Germany. For the first time, Holocaust survivors and witnesses faced their tormentors in the homeland of the perpetrators. What were the legal parameters of this historic attempt to confront the atrocities of Auschwitz? And how did the witnesses experience this encounter?


4th Annual 5 Minute Play Festival

4th Annual 5 Minute Play Festival

Saturday, May 27
7:00 PM

JCC Rehearsal Room
“Brevity is the soul of wit,” according to William Shakespeare and who are we to argue? You’ll be inspired and amazed at how much creativity can be packed into 300 seconds or less in the form of ten plays performed by professional actors under the direction of D. Candis Paule. Selected from more than 50 submissions -- representing various facets of Jewish identity, culture, holidays, relationships, values and history -- this year’s plays offer something for everyone. As an audience member, you’ll have the chance to vote on your favorite and enjoy a delicious dessert reception hosted by “Straight From the Page,” a subcommittee of the CJC.

Price: $18; JCC Member Price: $15


Try-athlon 2017

Try-athlon 2017

Sunday, June 11
9:00 AM-2:00 PM

A day of swimming, cycling and running for casual or serious athletes, and families.

What:

DUATHLON 8:30 AM -10:00 AM
-20 minute stationary bike / 5 minute transition time

-2 mile closed course run

TRIATHLON 9:15 AM -12:30 PM
-15 minute swim/ 10 minute transition

-20 minute bike/ 5 minute transition

-2 mile closed course run

SPLASH & DASH (AGES 6-13) 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
-15 minute swim/ 5 minute transition - (6-10 yrs) 1/2 mile run, (11-13 yrs) 1 mile run


Myths-Busters: Breaking The Myths about Sex and Judaism

Myths-Busters: Breaking The Myths about Sex and Judaism

Sunday, June 11
3:00 PM

Tifereth Israel Synagogue 6660 Cowles Mountain Blvd., SD 92119
This talk will examine the various myths regarding sexuality and intimacy in Judaism. This program is a Tifereth Israel Synagogue and Temple Emanu-El collaboration with special thanks to Judy and William Friedel.
Lecturer: Rabbi Sherre Hirsch
East County Scholar Lecture
Price: FREE


USED BOOK SALE

USED BOOK SALE

Wednesday, June 14 - Sunday, June 18
First floor of Lawrence Family JCC
Come and browse our huge used book sale, featuring first-edition books, Judaica and non-Judaic books, children’s books, cookbooks, author-autographed books, and much more. Prices from $0.50 and up.


RAW Series: Sunday in the Park with George

RAW Series: Sunday in the Park with George

Thursday, June 22
7:00 PM

David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Inspired by the painting A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte by Georges Seurat, Sunday In The Park With George, Stephen Sondheim’s stunning masterpiece merges past and present into beautiful, poignant truths about life, love and the creation of art. One of the most acclaimed musicals of our time, this moving piece was nominated for an astounding 10 Tony Awards including Best Musical with such songs as “Putting It Together”, “Move On”, ”Sunday” and “Children And Art”.

One night only!

Price: $13; JCC Member Price: $11
Contact:
For Tickets: Available for purchase only at the door.
For information: JCompany Youth Theatre, (858) 362-1155


RAW Series: Mystery Flavor!

RAW Series: Mystery Flavor!

Thursday, July 13
7:00 PM

David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Our MYSTERY FLAVOR reading will be a surprise to audiences, that will be revealed at the start of the performance. Come prepared for a fan favorite! It is going to be an exciting evening!

One night only!

Price: $13; JCC Member Price: $11
Contact:
For Tickets: Available for purchase only at the door.
For information: JCompany Youth Theatre, (858) 362-1155


RAW Series: Tick, Tick...Boom!

RAW Series: Tick, Tick...Boom!

Thursday, July 27
7:00 PM

David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Before Rent, there was Tick, Tick... Boom!. An aspiring composer questions his life choices on the eve of his thirtieth birthday in Jonathan Larson's autobiographical musical. Everyone will love this youthful, endearing and thoughtful piece, and will surely embrace the universal ideal of holding onto your dreams through life's most difficult challenges. Tick, Tick... Boom! takes you on the playwright/composer's journey that led to a life-changing, Broadway blockbuster.

One night only!

Price: $13; JCC Member Price: $11
Contact:
For Tickets: Available for purchase only at the door.
For information: JCompany Youth Theatre, (858) 362-1155.


RAW Series: Chess

RAW Series: Chess

Sunday, August 06
6:00 PM

David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
The collaborators on Chess are giants of rock music, and they have created a complex rock opera that played to full Broadway houses and standing ovations. Here, the ancient board game becomes a metaphor for romantic rivalries, competitive gamesmanship, super-power politics, and international intrigues. The pawns in this drama form a love triangle: the loutish American chess star, the earnest Russian champion and a Hungarian American female assistant. From Bangkok to Budapest, the players, lovers, politicians, and spies manipulate and are manipulated to the pulse of a monumental rock score.

One night only!

Price: $13; JCC Member Price: $11
Contact:
For Tickets: Available for purchase only at the door.
For information: JCompany Youth Theatre, (858) 362-1155.