Senior Adult Classes

Friday Forum

Friday Forum (All ages)

Fridays • 10:15–11:45 A.M. (no meetings 11/28/14, 12/26/14, & 1/2/15)
Speakers lead discussions on various topics such
as Israel and the Middle East, anti-Semitism, the
Jewish community locally, nationally and abroad,
health issues, and more.
Price: $2.50; JCC Member Price: $2

The views expressed by any of the speakers are not necessarily those of the LFJCC or its affiliates.

AARP's Smart Driving Classes (ages 55+)

Refresher Course (for those who have taken Initial Course in the past 3 years)

Wednesday, January 14, 11:00 A.M.-4:30 P.M.
Full Course
Wednesdays, April 22 & 29, 11:00 A.M. - 3:30 P.M.
(must attend both days)

Qualify for insurance discounts by attending these newly revamped driver education class. Reservations required one week before class starts.

Price: $20; AARP Member Price: $15 for either class. Bring check payable to AARP to the first class.

RSVP: JCC Senior Dept., 858.362.1141 or

Technology Talks for Seniors

Tuesdays, 1:30-3:00 p.m.
Instructor: Barbra Drizin of Start from Scratch Social Media Educators

Price per workshop (unless otherwise noted): $10; JCC Member Price: $8
RSVP prior to one week before each workshop

Making Friends with Your iPhone- a 2-part series
September 30 & October 7

Learn the basic functions of your iPhone as well as navigation with Siri, apps for entertainment, and much more! Download ios7 before class (or we'll show you how). Bring your Apple ID, password and charged phone.
Price: $20; JCC Member Price: $16
RSVP by September 21


Google: It’s More than a Search Engine
November 11

What can you do with Google?  Google Chrome, News, Mail, Calendar, Translate, Shop, Blog, YouTube, Google Earth, Maps and More!!!

Fun Apps for iPhone or iPad
December 9

Learn how to find and download apps for your iPhone or iPad for entertainment, communication, and even health apps, as well as how to retrieve your apple ID and password if you forget them. What's your favorite app?

Bridge Classes with Instructor Scott Farr

Beginners Bridge Review

Thursdays, January 15-February 12
 (5 weeks)
10:30 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.

Review the rules of Bridge, scoring, basic hand evaluation, basic bidding guidelines, and basic playing guidelines.
Price: $95; JCC Member Price: $76
RSVP by Jan. 6 to Melanie: 858.362.1141.

Mah Jongg for Beginners

Wednesdays, October 8-22, 9:30–11:30 A.M.

Learn to play this popular ancient Chinese tile game that involves skill, strategy, calculation and a little luck. In a few short weeks learn the rules and strategies while making some new friends to play with!

Price: $60; JCC Member Price: $48
(2014 Mah Jongg card additional $9 or $10 for large print.)
Registration required by September 23 so we can order the cards. 

Spanish for Beginners

Tuesdays, October 7-December 2 (9 weeks)
2:00-3:30 p.m.
Are you ready to learn Español?

Tailored to students with little or no background in Spanish, learn short dialogues and basic functional vocabulary for use in daily life.
Instructor: Luz Toledano.

Price: $145; JCC Member Price: $115, (book additional $16)

Limited to 12 students so RSVP today!

Tai Chi/Qigong for Older Adults

Mondays, 10:45 A.M.–12:15 P.M.

Fall Session: September 22-December 15, 2014 plus January 5, 2015 (12 weeks, no class 11/3 or 11/24)

Winter Session: February 2-April 27, 2015 (13 weeks)

Tai Chi/Qigong involves simple moves to help increase energy, strengthen immune system, reduce stress and discover joy through movement. Instructor Leslie Johnson-Leech has taught this class for over 20 years.

Fall Session Price: $72; JCC Member Price: $60 (sign up by Sept. 15 and save $5)
Winter Session Price: $78; JCC Member Price: $65 (sign up by Jan. 26 and save $5)
Drop-in price, per class: $6; JCC Member Price: $5

Aerobics for Everyone (all ages)

Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays, 9:15 - 10:10 A.M.

This high energy, low-impact class focuses on coordination, stamina, and strength. Benefits include: reduced stress on joints and lower back as well as increased range of motion and mobility for better movement. All ages and fitness levels welcome.

Price: $12; JCC Member Price: Free

For more info and to sign up, call the Fitness Desk: 858.362.1337

Feldenkrais (all ages)

Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30 A.M.

Feldenkrais aims to reduce pain or limitations in movement, to improve physical function, and to promote general well-being by increasing students' awareness of themselves and by expanding students' movement repertoire. This helps alleviate stress, tension and fatigue.

Price: $12; JCC Member Price: Free

For more info and to sign up, call the Fitness Desk: 858.362.1337

H2O Aerobics (all ages)

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:30-9:30 A.M.

Bring your swimsuit and towel and get ready for a water workout in our 81 degree pool! The low-impact water environment allows participants to improve cardiovascular and strength conditioning while protecting joints and promoting joint flexibility. Feel the water's resistance!  

Price Per Class: $12; JCC Member Price $7

For more info and to sign up, call the Fitness Desk: 858.362.1337

Core and Balance

Tuesdays, 10:15-10:45 A.M.

Strengthen your core and improve your balance ability through standing and seated exercises. You'll increase your overall body awareness, core strength, and balance, which will improve confidence in performing everyday activities.

Price Per Class: $6; JCC Member Price: Free

For more info and to sign up, call the Fitness Desk: 858.362.1337

Stretch for Flexibility

Tuesdays/Thursdays, 9:15 - 10:10 A.M.

Reduce tension in your body by elongating your muscles. This class combines a variety of stretching techniques to open up your body. Adding stretching to your life will prevent muscular strain, tearing, and general soreness. Wear comfy clothes. JCC provides mats if you don't have one.

Gotthelf Dance Studio
Price: $12; JCC Member Price: Free

For more info and to sign up, call the Fitness Desk: 858.362.1337


Free Classes

Offered through San Diego Community College Continuing Ed (Emeritus 55+ program).
The following classes are held at the Lawrence Family JCC.

Fall Semester: Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - January 24, 2015 (no classes the entire week of Thanksgiving or during Winter Break December 18, 2014-January 2, 2015).
Spring Semester begins Wednesday, January 28-June 6, 2015 (no classes Jan. 26 & 27 for instructors to prepare).

Please visit the San Diego Community College Continuing Education website at for more details. Instructors will have enrollment forms and/or online access codes the first few weeks of classes. 

When the JCC is closed for Jewish holidays, check with instructors for alternate meeting sites or dates.

Figure Study Painting

Mondays, 8:30 A.M.-12:00 P.M.

Study elements of and develop composition skills.

Taubman Drama Workshop

Watercolor Painting (Mondays)

Mondays, 12:15 - 3:15 P.M.

Color quality, theory, value and composition.

Taubman Drama Workshop

Piano Keyboard Lessons

Mondays, 12:30-3:30 P.M.

Learn basic skills and fundamentals, techniques in performance, improvisation, and chord building.

Epstein Music Studio

Watercolor Painting (Tuesdays)

Tuesdays, 9:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M. 

Enhance your skills - still life, flowers, landscapes and more.

Taubman Drama Workshop

Music Appreciation

Tuesdays, 10:00 A.M.-12:45 P.M. (note new time instead of 9:30-12:30)

Study and appreciate different composers, hear and see great classical music performed.

Epstein Music Studio

Joy of Opera

Wednesdays, 10:00 A.M.-12:45 P.M. (note new time instead of 9:30-12:30)

Discover operas from Monteverdi's times to present, enjoy studying complete operas through video and audio.

Taubman Drama Workshop

Law and the Retiree/Current Events

Thursdays, 9:15 - 11:15 A.M. 

Lively discussion lead by attorney/former newscaster on contemporary topics of interest to seniors, including: healthcare, Social Security, Medicare, new laws and proposals for changes (e.g. taxes and estate planning), foreign affairs, future elections and ballot propositions, and recent court decisions.

Taubman Drama Workshop

Sumi-E Japanese Brush Painting

Thursdays, 12:15-3:15 P.M. 

Learn Japanese brush painting, develop Zenga and spontaneity with flowers, animals, and more.

Taubman Drama Workshop

Online Music & Opera Appreciation

One-time registration for spring semester: Monday, February 2, 2015 5:00-8:00 P.M. at JCC

Online music course explores background of composers, their times and compositions from late Baroque to early Romantic periods. Enhance your enjoyment of the S.D. Opera and Met HD productions by better understanding each opera, its background, musical particulars, composer and times.