Senior Adult Classes

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: $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
Wednesday, October 28, 11:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Qualify for insurance discounts by attending these newly revamped driver education classes. You must have taken the Initial Course within three years to enroll in Refresher Course.
Reservations required by October 21. 

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

RSVP: JCC Senior Dept., 858.362.1141 or

Technology Talks for Seniors

Instructor: Barbra Drizin of Start from Scratch Social Media Educators

Thursdays, October 29 & November 5, 1:30 - 3:00 P.M.

iPhone and iPad Made Easy

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 (Covers both classes)

Thursday, December 3, 1:30-3:00 P.M.

Shopping on the Internet

With the holiday shopping season in full force, instead of fighting crowds in stores, stay home and shop on the internet using Amazon, Groupon and other popular shopping sites. Learn how to set up accounts, track orders, redeem vouchers, reach customer service, shop safely including changing passwords, and more.

Price: $10; JCC Member Price: $8

Mah Jongg for Beginners

Mah Jong

Wednesdays, October 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 from instructor Rita Kahn while making some new friends to play with!
Price: $60; JCC Member Price: $48
(2015 Mah Jongg card additional $9 or $10 for large print)
Advanced registration required by September 30 so we can order enough cards. Minimum # of students must be enrolled to hold class.

Spanish Lessons

Tuesdays, October 13 - December 8 (9 weeks)

Absolute Beginners Spanish, 12:30-2:30 P.M.
Pre-Intermediate Spanish, 3:00-5:00 P.M.

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

Price per class level: $150; JCC Member Price: $120
Book additional $16 (to be paid at first class).

Click Here for the Registration Form

RSVP by September 24

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

Per Session Price: $128; JCC Member Price: $108

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

Tai Chi/Qigong for Older Adults

Tai Chi

Mondays, 10:45 A.M.–12:10 P.M.

Fall Session: October 12 - December 14, 2015 (10 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: $60; JCC Member Price: $50 (sign up by October 2 and save $5)
OR 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: $15; 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: $15; 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: $15; JCC Member Price: Free

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: $15; 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 = September 8, 2015-January 30, 2016.
Spring Semester = February 3-June 11, 2016.

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.

Law and the Retiree/Current Events

Mondays, 9:30 - 11:30 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.

Watercolor Painting (Mondays)

Mondays, 12:15 - 3:15 P.M.
Color quality, theory, value and composition.

Piano Keyboard Lessons

Mondays, 12:30-3:30 P.M. (Fall Semester class will end Monday, Dec. 14, 2015)

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

Watercolor Painting (Tuesdays)

Tuesdays, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

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

Music Appreciation

Tuesdays, 10:00 A.M.-1:00 P.M.

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

World Literature - New Class!

Tuesdays, 1:30 - 3:30 P.M.

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. No Fee

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

Nutrition & Health for Older Adults

Wednesdays, 1:30-3:00 P.M.

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.

Sumi-E Japanese Brush Painting

Thursdays, 11:15 A.M.-2:15 P.M.

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

Online Music & Opera Appreciation

Thursday, September 17, 5:00-8:00 P.M. (meets one time for registration & orientation)
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.