Senior Adult Classes

Beginners Bridge Review

Review the basics of bridge including: hand evaluation, bidding process, playing guidelines and strategies, plus how to keep score
Instructor: Leila Bloomberg

Beginners Bridge Review Price: $80;  JCC Member Price: $65 Buy Now

Technology Talks for Seniors

An Intro to the iPhone & iPad Two-Part series on Oct. 13 & 20
Shopping on the Internet on Nov. 17
The iPhone/iPad camera on Dec. 8

World of iPhone/iPad Camera Price: $12;  JCC Member Price: $10 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.


Thursdays, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
October 20, November 17 and December 15

Who do you turn to when you have questions about your computer and/or smartphone? Your grandkids? Never fear if they’re not here, we have teens for you! Whether you want to make font sizes larger on your screen and phone, establish a Skype or Facebook account, learn word processing tips, set up email, take photos with your phone, or whatever, come learn from the younger generation how it is done on your device!

This free service is a collaboration between the JCC Senior & Teen Departments, the JCC's Teen Leadership Council, and Camp Jaycee CITs, thanks to a grant from the Jewish Women’s Foundation.

RSVP to Senior Dept., (858) 362-1141 with the date(s) you would like to attend and the type of device with which you need assistance.

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

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.

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. (resumes for Fall Semester Sept. 12)

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

Piano Keyboard Lessons

Mondays (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)

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

World Literature

Tuesdays, 1:30 - 3:30 P.M. (resumes for Fall Semester 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)

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

Law and the Retiree/Current Events

Thursdays, 9:30 - 11:30 A.M.

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.

Sumi-E Japanese Brush Painting

Thursdays, 11:15 A.M.-2:15 P.M. (resumes September 8)

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

Online Music & Opera Appreciation

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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