Senior Adult Classes

Smart Driving Classes (ages 55+)

Full Course
Wednesdays, April 23 & 30, 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

Start from Scratch: Computer & Technology Classes

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

Various workshops being offered monthly on computer and technology topics taught by Barbra Drizin of Start from Scratch Social Media Educators.

Basic Computing Tips for Beginners
April 29, 2014

Have you ever wondered: What's an address bar? How do I attach a photo to my email? How do I choose a password, shop on the internet and stay safe in the virtual world? What else do YOU want to learn how to do on your computer?

Price per workshop: $10; JCC Member Price per workshop: $8

Bridge Class: Absolute Beginners Review

Fridays, May 16 – June 13, 2014 (5 weeks)
1:30 - 3:30 P.M.

Review the rules of Bridge, scoring, basic hand evaluation, basic bidding guidelines, and basic playing guidelines.

Price: $94; JCC Member Price: $78

RSVP to Melanie: 858.362.1141 or mail in THIS FORM.

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

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)

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.

Price: $48; JCC Member Price: $40 (sign up by March 17 and save $5!)
Drop-in price, per class: $6; JCC Member Price: $5

Intermediate Bridge

Fridays, February 28-April 18 (8 weeks)
9:30-11:30 A.M.

This class will review the concepts from Beginning Bridge and teach you the Slam Bidding conventions (Blackwood & Gerber). It will also teach you competitive bidding techniques (Overcalls & Doubles).

Instructor: Scott Farr

Price per 8 week session: $150; JCC Member Price: $125

Aerobics for Everyone (all ages)

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

Improve your cardiovascular fitness, range of motion, flexibility, endurance, and energy level.

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

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

Bridge for Absolute Beginners

Fridays, February 28-April 18 (8 weeks)
1:30 - 3:30 P.M.

Learn a new game! For those of you who have always wanted to learn how to play bridge but never did, now is the time to fulfill that promise you made to yourself!

Feldenkrais (all ages)

Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Improve posture, flexibility, and coordination.

Price: $12; JCC Member Price: Free

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

Friday Forum (all ages)

Fridays, 10:15-11:45 a.m.

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 listed in bi-monthly Shofar newsletter.

Garb Senior Activity Center
Price: $2.50; JCC Member Price: $2

Refreshments served after discussion. Speaker is subject to change without notice.

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

H2O Aerobics (all ages)

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:30 A.M.

Bring your swimsuit and towel and get ready for a water workout!

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

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

Sit and Get Fit

Tuesdays, 10:15-10:45 a.m.

Perfect for people who want to gently increase overall body strength, regain or improve flexibility, as well as challenge the body's balance ability. Sections of class are standing to challenge balance and strength, while other sections are seated to increase flexibility.

Gotthelf Dance Studio

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.

Spring Semester: January 29 - June 7, 2014

Summer Semester: June 9 - August 16, 2014
PLEASE NOTE: Not all classes are offered in summer, and some that are have alternate days/times.
Please check back for updated information as summer 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.

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. (through May 13, then resumes for summer semester)

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

Taubman Drama Workshop

Music Appreciation

Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

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.

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

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.