Senior Adult Classes

Friday Forum

Fridays, 10:15-11:45 A.M.
Garb Senior Activity Center

Speakers lead discussions on various topics, including: Israel and the Middle East peace process; anti-Semitism; the Jewish community locally, nationally and abroad; health issues; and more. Topics and speakers are listed in the Shofar newsletter. Refreshments served after discussion. Speaker is subject to change without notice.

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+)

Full Course
Wednesdays, October 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. Bring check payable to AARP to the first class.

RSVP: Melanie Rubin, 858.362.1141 or melanier@lfjcc.com.


Bridge Classes with Instructor Scott Farr

Bridge for Absolute Beginners
Fridays, September 12-November 21
(8 weeks, no class on 9/26, 10/10 & 10/17)
1:30 - 3:30 P.M.

New to Bridge? Learn the rules of Bridge, scoring, basic hand evaluation, basic bidding guidelines, and basic playing guidelines.
Price: $150; JCC Member Price: $125
RSVP to Melanie by August 25: 858.362.1141.


Advanced Beginners Bridge
Fridays, September 12-November 21
(8 weeks, no class on 9/26, 10/10 & 10/17)
9:30 - 11:30 A.M.

This class will review the concepts from Beginning Bridge, and focus on No Trump Opening & Responses, Weak 2 Opening & Responses, and Preempts.
Price: $150; JCC Member Price: $125
RSVP to Melanie by August 25: 858.362.1141.


Mah Jongg for Beginners

Wednesdays, May 14-28, 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! Registration required by April 30 so we can order the cards.

Price: $60; JCC Member Price: $48
(2014 Mah Jongg card additional $9 or $10 for large print.)


Tai Chi/Qi Gong for Older Adults

Mondays, 10:45 A.M.–12:15 P.M.

Spring Session: March 24-May 19 (8 weeks, no class 4/21)
Summer Session: June 2-July 28 (9 weeks)


Tai Chi/Qi Gong 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.

Spring Session Price: $48; JCC Member Price: $40 (sign up by March 17 and save $5)
Summer Session Price: $54; JCC Member Price: $45 (sign up by May 23 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.

Summer Semester: June 9 - August 16, 2014
Fall Semester begins September 2, 2014

PLEASE NOTE: Not all classes are offered in summer, and some that are have alternate days/times. Please visit the San Diego Community College Continuing Education website at www.sdce.edu. 

Please check back for updated information as fall semester approaches. 

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. (ends 5/19 at JCC, field trip on 6/2, does not meet summer semester)

Study elements of and develop composition skills.

Taubman Drama Workshop


Watercolor Painting (Mondays)

Mondays, 12:15 - 3:15 P.M. (ends 5/19 at JCC, field trip 6/2, does not meet summer semester)

Color quality, theory, value and composition.

Taubman Drama Workshop


Piano Keyboard Lessons

Mondays, 12:30-3:30 P.M. (ends 6/2; does not meet summer semester)

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. (through 5/13, then resumes for summer semester 6/10-7/22, no class 7/8)

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

Taubman Drama Workshop


Music Appreciation

Tuesdays, 9:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M. (through 5/27, then resumes for summer semester, 9:45 A.M.-12:45 P.M. starting 6/10)

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

Epstein Music Studio


Joy of Opera

Wednesdays, 9:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M. (through 5/28)
Mondays, 12:00-3:00 P.M. (note change in day and time for summer semester beginning 6/30)

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. (through 5/29 for spring. Summer semester starts 6/12)
Taubman Drama Workshop

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.


Sumi-E Japanese Brush Painting

Thursdays, 12:15-3:15 P.M. (through 5/29)
Thursdays, 12:30-3:30 P.M. (for summer semester starting 6/12)

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

Taubman Drama Workshop


Online Music & Opera Appreciation

One-time registration for summer semester: Monday, June 9, 6:00-9:00 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.