Senior Adult Classes


3 Different Levels of Spanish classes are being offered this Fall with Instructor - Luz Toledano.
Absolute Beginners
These 9 week Classes begin in September

Spanish - Pre-Advanced Price: $156;  JCC Member Price: $125 Buy Now

Spanish - Absolute Beginners Price: $156;  JCC Member Price: $125 Buy Now

Spanish - Intermediate Price: $156;  JCC Member Price: $125 Buy Now

Bridge for Absolute Beginners

New to bridge? Learn the basics of this captivating game: hand evaluation, bidding process, playing guidelines and strategies, plus how to keep score
Instructor: Leila Bloomberg

Bridge for Absolute Beginners Price: $160;  JCC Member Price: $130 Buy Now

Book for Class Price: $16;  JCC Member Price: $16 Buy Now

Friday Forum

Friday Forum (All ages)

Fridays • 10:15–11:45 A.M.
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: $3; JCC Member Price: $2.50

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+)

Renewal Course
Wednesday, November 9, 2016 10:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Qualify for insurance discounts by attending these newly revamped driver education classes. You need to have completed the Initial Course within the past 3 years to qualify for this Renewal Course.
Reservations required by November 2, 2016 

Price: $20; AARP Member Price: $15
Bring check payable to AARP to class.

RSVP: JCC Senior Dept., 858.362.1141 or

Beginners Bridge Review

Beginners Bridge Review
Thursdays, May 19 - June 9 (4 weeks)
10:30 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

Review the basics including: Hand Evaluation, Bidding Process, Playing Guidlines and Strategies plus How to Keep Score. Instructor Leila Bloomberg.

Price: $75; JCC Member Price: $60
RSVP by May 5th to Melanie: (858) 362-1141

Technology Talks for Seniors

Instructor: Barbra Drizin of Start from Scratch Social Media Educators

THURSDAYS, 1:30-3:00 P.M.
Price per workshop: $10; JCC Member Price: $8
Minimum # of students need to be enrolled at least one week prior in order to hold each class.
Call Melanie or Ilene in the JCC Senior & Adult Dept. to register (858) 362-1141.

Thursday, January 14, 1:30 - 3:00 P.M.

Internet Basics & Privacy

What is the World Wide Web? What's a URL? A hyperlink? A web browser? The cloud? How can I be safe on the internet? What's the best way to choose a password and remember it?! Learn all this and more. Bring all the questions you ever wanted to ask as well! RSVP by January 7, 2016

Thursday, February 25, 1:30-3:00 P.M.

Google: It's More than a Search Bar

Create a free email account with Gmail and learn how to reply, forward, attach photos, and add contacts so it's easy to email! Topics also to include: YouTube, news, images, maps, calendar, Google Earth, plus 5 things you didn't know you could do with Google! RSVP by February 18, 2016

Thursday, March 31, 1:30-3:00 P.M.

All the Entertainment You Want on the Internet!

Learn about Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, Buzzfeed, Pandora and More! RSVP by March 24

Thursday, April 14, 1:30-3:00 P.M.

Everything You Want to Learn is on the Internet

Learn about educational sites such as Google Earth,, GoodReads, Wikipedia, SeniorNet, free internet classes for seniors and more! RSVP by April 7

Balancing Act

Wednesdays, July 13-August 27, 2016 • 8:30 - 9:15 a.m. • Music Room

These classes offer exercise specific to our unique balance deficits. You will not only learn comprehensive balance training - including sensory integration, vestibular and proprioceptive training - you will go home after each class with tools to incorporate into your daily life. Classes are taught by a Doctor of Physical Therapy.

Price: $134; JCC Member Price: $112
Contact: Robyn Cohen, 858-362-1340  

Aerobics for Everyone (all ages)

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

Improve your cardiovascular fitness, range of motion, flexibility, endurance, and energy level.
Price: $15; JCC Member Price: Free
Fitness Desk, ext. 1337

Feldenkrais (all ages)

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

Improve posture, flexibility and coordination.
Price: $15; JCC Member Price: Free
Gotthelf Dance Studio
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!
Friedenberg Olympic Pool
Price Per Class: $15; JCC Member Price: Free
Fitness Desk, ext. 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
Fitness Desk, ext. 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: $15; JCC Member Price: Free
Fitness Desk, ext. 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 13-August 20, 2016 (note: not all classes are offered during the summer and some end at different times).
Fall Semester = September 6, 2016-January 28, 2017; (winter break= December 19, 2016-Monday, January 2, 2017. Classes resume Tuesday, January 3, 2017).

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 & Still Life Drawing

Mondays, 8:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M. (no summer class; resumes Sept. 12)

Study line, mass, proportion and value, space and composition using a variety of pencils, charcoal & brush.

Law and the Retiree/Current Events

Thursdays, 9:30 - 11:30 A.M. (Summer Semester: June 9-August 18; Fall Semester resumes September 8)

Lively discussion lead by attorney/former newscaster on contemporary topics of interest to seniors, including: healthcare and news regarding Social Security and Medicare, new laws and proposals for changes (including taxes and estate planning), foreign affairs (including Israel), future elections and ballot propositions, and recent court decisions of interest to seniors, to name but a few of the hot topics we will have fun to explore in this class with our neutral moderator.

Piano Keyboard Lessons

Mondays (Summer Semester has ended; the schedule for Fall Semester is as follows:)
9:30 A.M.-12:00 P.M. - Piano 1 for Adult- Beginners
This class is intended for students with little or no piano experience.
1:00-3:30 P.M.- Piano 2 for Adult- Intermediate

This class is suitable for students with previous piano experience.

Explore your musical talent through learning the fundamentals of piano techniques, musical expression and styles, theory and ear training, recital preparation and experience.

Music Appreciation

Tuesdays, 10:00 A.M.-1:00 P.M. (resumes September 6, with Dr. Claudia Tornsaufer)
Wednesdays, 1:30 - 4:00 P.M. (June 15-August 17, with Dr. Beth Hayes)

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

World Literature

Tuesdays, 1:30 - 3:30 P.M. (thru August 16; resumes September 6)

Explore a variety of literature types and themes. Discussions will engage class in a larger conversation of what is at stake in literature and the world we inhabit and imagine.

Joy of Opera

Wednesdays, 10:00 A.M.-1:00 P.M. (resumes September 7, online only for summer)

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

Sumi-E Japanese Brush Painting

Thursdays, 11:15 A.M.-2:15 P.M. (resumes September 8)
Thursdays, 12:30-3:30 P.M. for Summer Semester (June 16-July 28)

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

Online Music & Opera Appreciation

Wednesday, June 15, 5:00-8:00 P.M. (meets one time for registration & orientation for Summer Semester)
Wednesday, September 7, 5:00-8:00 P.M. (meets one time for registration & orientation for Fall Semester)

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. Includes listening to samples and weekly online sessions. Meet for registration for one or both classes and learn how to navigate and continue in your own home at your own pace.

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