Senior Adult Classes

Friday Forum

Friday Forum (All ages)

Fridays • 10:15–11:45 A.M. (no meetings 1/2/15, 2/6/15, & 2/13/15)
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+)

Initial Course
Wednesdays, April 22 & 29, 11:00 A.M. - 3:30 P.M.

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

Thursdays, 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

January 15 – What is Social Media Anyway?

Wonder what they are talking about when you hear the words Instagram, Twitter, Linkedin, Skype, Facebook and more?  Learn the vocabulary and get in on the conversation!

Price: $10; JCC Member Price: $8. RSVP by January 8

February 26 & March 5 (2-part class)

Make Friends with Your iPad

Learn about the basics you can do with your iPad-camera, mail, music, organizing your life, talk with Google, news, weather, fun apps and more!  Bring your charged iPad and know your Apple ID and password.

Price: $20; JCC Member Price $16. RSVP by February 19

March 19

Photos with Your iPhone

Learn how to take photos and movies with your iPhone and share them. Class will also cover making folders to organize your photos, and fun photo apps.  Bring your charged iPhone to class and know your Apple ID and Password. 

Price: $10; JCC Member Price: $8

RSVP by March 12

April 30

What You Can Do With Your Computer

A demonstration of all you can do on your computer, such as shop, read, learn, communicate, train your brain, video chat with friends and family, bank, listen to music, watch videos, and more!

Price: $10; JCC Member Price: $8

RSVP by April 23

May 14 & May 28 (2-part class, 2 weeks apart to give you time to practice!)

Make Friends with Your iPhone

Learn the basic functions of your iPhone including camera, calendar, and navigation with Siri, push notifications, apps for entertainment and much more! Download ios7 before class or we’ll show you how. Bring charged phone to class and your Apple ID and password.

Price: $20; JCC Member Price: $16

RSVP by May 7

Mah Jongg for Beginners

Check back later for Spring Session dates!

Spanish Lessons

Tuesdays, April 14 - June 2, and Thursday, May 21 (9 weeks)

Pre-Intermediate Spanish, 12:30-2:30

Advanced Beginners Spanish, 3:00 - 5:00 pm

Instructor: Luz Toledano. Limited to 12 students per class so RSVP today!

Price per class: $150; JCC Member Price: $120

Click Here for the Registration Form

Balancing Act

Comprehensive Fitness and Balance Training for Seniors

Falls are dangerous, but often can be prevented.  In order to prevent them, functional fitness training is recommended.  With practice almost anyone can attain better balance.

Classes will be held in the Music Room for a one hour, small group, personal training session with a Doctor of Physical Therapy.

Classes will be held at 8:00 am

Session 1: Tuesdays, April 14 - May 26, 2015
Session 2: Tuesdays, July 28 - September 1, 2015
Session 3: Tuesdays, October 13 - November 17, 2015
Session 4: Tuesdays, January 11 - February 15, 2016

Price: $128; JCC Member Price: $108

More Information: Robyn Cohen: or 858-362-1337

Tai Chi/Qigong for Older Adults

Mondays, 10:45 A.M.–12:15 P.M.

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.

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. Spring Break from March 30-April 3).

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

Nutrition & Health for Older Adults

Wednesdays, 1:30-3:00 P.M. (starting spring semester, 1/28-6/4/15). No fee.

Theory and practices in nutrition, specifically related to maintaining the physical and cerebral health of adults 55+.  Learn the latest nutrition topics, simple ways to plan and prepare balanced meals, and consumer education.

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.