Sunday, July 23 at 5:00 PM
If you've ever wondered whether you or your kids are spending too much time online -- you must attend this event. If you've ever questioned what your kids or friends are doing, saying or sending to others via their cell phones -- you must attend this event. If you think your kids are too smart, kind or immune from cyber-bullying -- you must attend this event.

Join other youth and parents for a FREE screening of the award-winning film, SCREENAGERS -- which probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including the director's own, and depicts messy struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through surprising insights from authors and brain scientists solutions emerge on how we can empower kids to best navigate the digital world. Following the film we'll break-out into age-appropriate groups led by experts in the fields of law enforcement or child development for candid discussions.

Lawrence Family JCC
Price: FREE
Ages: Recommended for preteens, teens, and adults
Information: (858) 362-1348

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RAW Series - Tick, Tick, BOOM!

Thursday, July 27 at 7:00 PM
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. Containing the songs “No More”, “Real Life”, “Come To Your Senses” and the up-dated Sondheim tribute, “Sunday”. Tick, Tick... Boom! takes you on the playwright/composer's journey that led to a life-changing, Broadway blockbuster.

Tickets: $13, JCC Members: $11. Tickets will be sold on the night of the performance at the door. No advance sales.
For more information call 858-362-1155

RAW Series - Tick, Tick, BOOM!

Day At the Races for Seniors

August 2, 2017
12:15 (meet bus at JCC) -6:00 P.M. (times subject to change)

Whether your horse wins, places, or shows, everyone has fun where the surf meets the turf at Del Mar! Food and beverage concessions are available for purchase or bring your own lunch.

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Raw Series - Chess

Sunday, August 6 at 6:00 PM
This staged musical reading features some of JCompany's most talented young adults and alumni. The collaborators on Chess are giants of rock music and rock musicals and they have created a complex rock opera that played to full Broadway houses and standing ovations. Here the ancient 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 who arrives at the international chess match in Bangkok with the American but falls for the Russian. From Bangkok to Budapest the players, lovers, politicians, and spies manipulate and are manipulated to the pulse of a monumental rock score that includes “One Night in Bangkok” and "Heaven Help My Heart.

Tickets: $13, JCC Members: $11. Tickets will be sold on the night of the performance at the door. No advance sales.
For more information call 858-362-1155.

Raw Series - Chess


Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 7:30 pm
For the first time in San Diego, Jewish trumpeter, composer and cultural innovator David Buchbinder teams up with Grammy-nominated Cuban piano master, Hilario Durán, and an 8-piece global ensemble of jazz greats to present an exhilarating project of musical discovery: the klezmer-Cuban connection. This brilliant blend of two cultures will thrill fans of Latin, jazz and Jewish music alike.

"An absolute cooker!” ---LA Weekly
2014 World Music Group of the Year ---Juno Awards (Canadian Grammys)
"A solid shot of sonic fun!" ---DownBeat Magazine

David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Regular Price: $34; Member Price: $28
Premium $50; Seating in first three rows of center orchestra
Box Office: (858) 362-1348

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FREE Taste of Melton

Thursday, August 24, 2017
10:00am-11:30am @ Lawrence Family JCC
7:00pm-8:30pm @ Congregation Beth Israel:

You don’t have to be Jewish to LOVE Melton. Attend a FREE Taste of Melton and find out what’s behind the buzz. Melton Learning is a fun and open way to learn the basics (and beyond) of Judaism in a pluralistic environment designed for adults at all levels of knowledge and background. Melton classes begin September 14, 2017 at 9:30am or 7:00pm. This sample lecture which will be taught by Rabbi Ralph Dalin is a perfect way to sample the quality and camaraderie of Melton.

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JCompany Jubilee

Saturday, September 9, 2017
7:15PM - Galleria Refreshments
8:00PM - Theater Presentation & Gallery Reveal!
David & Dorothea Garfield Theater and Gotthelf Art Gallery

Join us for a celebration of JCompany’s 25th Season!

We will kick off our season of JCompany Jubilee celebrations with an opening of our own exhibit in the Gotthelf Art Gallery – September 9, 2017. We will take a trip down JCompany memory lane with tributes to our JCompany stars and a collection of JCompany costumes, props and memorabilia from some of our favorite shows!

In honor of this milestone, and to commemorate our successes, we are raising funds to renovate the Rehearsal Room. Our goal is to dedicate a wall of mirrors to create a fully functional rehearsal space. With your gift, you are helping to create a more professional experience for our young actors and improving the quality of their theatre education.

$10 Adult Ticket - Includes (1) Drink Ticket, Raffle Ticket
$5 Student Ticket (18 and under)
Dessert & Fruit Reception for Everyone!

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Vaden Versus

Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 7:00 PM

When world champion boxer Paul Vaden knocked out Stephan Johnson in a 1999 title fight, Vaden knew his opponent was hurt, but he had no idea he would die 15 days later. Wracked with guilt, the San Diego native then had to deal with the consequences of his victory. Experience the story of one man's struggle towards redemption in Vaden Versus, a moving new short film followed by a motivational speech by Mr. Vaden.

After retiring from the ring, Vaden has become a nationally prominent motivational speaker, corporate consultant and author. He also serves on the boards of the local Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the National Conflict Resolution Center. According to Paul, "We all have our own trials and tribulations, we all have our own fight. My goal is to have you leave this evening with a sense of purpose, reflection, motivation and willingness to reach farther than you've reached before."

All proceeds go to the Qualcomm Sports and Fitness Department at the JCC
Garfield Theatre | Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center
4126 Executive Dr., La Jolla, CA 92037
7:00-7:20 P.M. Film | 7:20-7:45 P.M. Presentation | 7:45-8:00 P.M. Q&A
Ticket Price: $28; JCC Member Price: $24
A film by Brian Ducoffe featuring Jim Lampley and Steve Farhood
Sponsored by Gig Town Floodlight Film Collective

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Disney's The Lion King

Disney's The Lion King
October 20 - November 5, 2017

We are all connected in the great Circle Of Life
Disney's The Lion King, the Tony Award-winning adaptation of the classic film, has captivated the imaginations of audiences around the world. The African savannah comes to life at JCompany, as Simba, Rafiki, and an unforgettable cast of characters journey from Pride Rock to the jungle... and back again. This inspiring coming-of-age tale is filled with all the songs you know and love, including: “Circle Of Life,” “Can You Feel The Love Tonight,” “Shadowland,” and of course “Hakuna Matata.”
“Refreshing and sophisticated.” – New York Times

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Les Miserables

Les Miserables
January 12-28, 2018

Do you hear the people sing?!
The epic tale of broken dreams, passion, and redemption is set against a nation in the throes of revolution. Epic and uplifting, Les Misérables packs an emotional wallop that has thrilled audiences all over the world. This show brings you one of the most memorable scores of all time, and some of the most memorable characters to ever grace a stage, from one of the greatest musicals ever written. With all the songs that touch your heart: “I Dreamed a Dream”, “On My Own”, “One Day More”, “Little People”, “Do You Hear The People Sing?” and many more.
“Magnificent! Superb! Lavish Spectacle!” – New York Times

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Disney's Beauty and the Beast

March 2-18 2018
Saturdays at 8:00pm, Sundays at 1:00pm and 4:30pm

Disney's Beauty and The Beast
"Be Our Guest!" The Academy Award-winning film comes to life in this romantic and beloved take on the classic fairytale. Step into this enchanted world, an international sensation that has played to over 35 million people in 13 countries worldwide. The classic story follows Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, a young prince trapped by the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity. This "tale as old as time" is filled with some of Disney’s best musical fare such as “Be Our Guest,” “Belle,” “Home,” and of course the Oscar-winning title song, “Beauty And The Beast.”

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May 4-13, 2018

It’s way beyond GREASE... It’s HAIRSPRAY!
“You Can't Stop the Beat” in this big, bold, and beautiful musical about one girl's inspiring dream to dance. The 1950s are out, and change is in the air! Hairspray, winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, is a family-friendly musical, piled bouffant-high with romance and laughter. It's 1962 in Baltimore, and the lovable plus-size teen, Tracy Turnblad, has only one desire – to dance on the popular "Corny Collins Show." When she finally gets her shot, she is transformed from social outcast to sudden star... all without denting her 'do! Including all your favorites like "Good Morning Baltimore," "Welcome To The 60's," "Big, Blonde And Beautiful," and "You Can't Stop The Beat."
“As light and bouncy as a bubble of gum!” - The Observer

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