Senior Adult Classes

Friday Forum

Friday Forum (All ages)

Fridays • 10:15–11:45 A.M. (no meetings 1/2/15, 2/6/15, & 2/13/15)
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.


Highlights in the History of Synagogue Music

(Co-sponsored by Adult Jewish Education and Senior & Adult Dept.)

Wednesdays, February 25-March 11 (3 weeks)

10:30 A.M.-12:00 P.M.

Do you know who the first person was to write Jewish music? Or what composer/singer of Jewish music was a good friend of Bob Dylan? Or what Cantor was made a knight by his emperor?  For answers to these and other questions, take a musical journey from Temple times to today.  Through readings, slides, and music you’ll learn about the Instruments of the Middle East in Temple Times, the music in the Synagogue and Church from the Middle Ages to the Baroque Era, Jewish music in modern times, and more!

Lecturer: Allan Endy

Price $40; JCC Member Price: $32

Register by February 18 to Senior Dept.



AARP's Smart Driving Classes (ages 55+)

Refresher Course (for those who have taken Initial Course in the past 3 years)

Wednesday, January 14, 11:00 A.M.-4:30 P.M.
or
Full Course
Wednesdays, April 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 for either class. Bring check payable to AARP to the first class.

RSVP: JCC Senior Dept., 858.362.1141 or melanier@lfjcc.org


Technology Talks for Seniors

Tuesdays, 1:30-3:00 p.m.
Instructor: Barbra Drizin of Start from Scratch Social Media Educators

Price per workshop (unless otherwise noted): $10; JCC Member Price: $8
RSVP prior to one week before each workshop


January 15 – What is Social Media Anyway?

Wonder what they are talking about when you hear the words Instagram, Twitter, Linkedin, Skype, Facebook and more?  Learn the vocabulary and get in on the conversation!

Price: $10; JCC Member Price: $8. RSVP by January 8

February 26 & March 5 (2-part class)

Make Friends with Your iPad

Learn about the basics you can do with your iPad-camera, mail, music, organizing your life, talk with Google, news, weather, fun apps and more!  Bring your charged iPad and know your Apple ID and password.

Price: $20; JCC Member Price $16. RSVP by February 19


March 19

Photos with Your iPhone

Learn how to take photos and movies with your iPhone and share them. Class will also cover making folders to organize your photos, and fun photo apps.  Bring your charged iPhone to class and know your Apple ID and Password. 

Price: $10; JCC Member Price: $8

RSVP by March 12

April 30

What You Can Do With Your Computer

A demonstration of all you can do on your computer, such as shop, read, learn, communicate, train your brain, video chat with friends and family, bank, listen to music, watch videos, and more!

Price: $10; JCC Member Price: $8

RSVP by April 23

May 21 & May 28 (2-part class)

Make Friends with Your iPhone

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

RSVP by May 14


Bridge Class with Instructor Scott Farr

Beginners Bridge Review


Thursdays, January 15-February 12
 (5 weeks)
10:30 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.

Review the rules of Bridge, scoring, basic hand evaluation, basic bidding guidelines, and basic playing guidelines.
Price: $95; JCC Member Price: $76
RSVP to Melanie: 858.362.1141.


Mah Jongg for Beginners

Check back later for Spring Session dates!

Spanish Lessons

Tuesdays, February 3-March 31 (9 weeks)

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

Price per class: $150; JCC Member Price: $120

(Absolute Beginners class book additional $16)

 

Spanish for Absolute Beginners

3:00-5:00 P.M.

Tailored to students with little or no background in Spanish, learn short dialogues and basic functional vocabulary for use in daily life.

 

Advanced Beginners Spanish

12:30-2:30 P.M.

In addition to continuing to practice oral proficiency, students will also learn grammar and vocabulary. 

 


Balancing Act

Comprehensive Fitness and Balance Training for Seniors

Fridays, February 6 - March 13, 2015 - 12:00 pm - Music Room

Price: $128; JCC Member Price: $108

More Information: Robyn Cohen: robync@lfjcc.org or 858-362-1337

Tai Chi/Qigong for Older Adults

Mondays, 10:45 A.M.–12:15 P.M.


Winter Session: February 2-April 27, 2015 (13 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.


Winter Session Price: $78; JCC Member Price: $65 (sign up by Jan. 26 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.

Fall Semester: Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - January 24, 2015 (no classes the entire week of Thanksgiving or during Winter Break December 18, 2014-January 2, 2015).
Spring Semester begins Wednesday, January 28-June 6, 2015 (no classes Jan. 26 & 27 for instructors to prepare. Spring Break from March 30-April 3).

Please visit the San Diego Community College Continuing Education website at www.sdce.edu 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.

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. 

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

Taubman Drama Workshop


Music Appreciation

Tuesdays, 10:00 A.M.-12:45 P.M. (note new time instead of 9:30-12:30)

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

Epstein Music Studio


Joy of Opera

Wednesdays, 10:00 A.M.-12:45 P.M. (note new time instead of 9:30-12:30)

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

Taubman Drama Workshop


Nutrition & Health for Older Adults

Wednesdays, 1:30-3:00 P.M. (starting spring semester, 1/28-6/4/15). No fee.

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.


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

One-time registration for spring semester: Monday, February 2, 2015 5:00-8:00 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.