Senior Adult Department

The Senior Adult Department of the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center promotes Jewish cultural heritage and values by providing social, educational, and recreational programs. Through these programs we strengthen our connections to our community and keep alive our history and traditions. The Senior Adult Program encourages us to learn, grow and enrich our lives among others who share our values.

To sign up to receive the bi-monthly senior newsletter, The Shofar, call 858.362.1141.

For more information on events in this section, contact Melanie Rubin or Ilene Greenspan in the JCC Senior Department: 858.362.1141 or
Unless otherwise noted, events will take place at the JCC.


Upcoming Events

Classical Connections

Join us for the best of theater, music, and visual arts. A new way to enjoy San Diego! Bus transportation from the JCC is available. JCC Members will receive first priority for tickets and transportation. Refer to The Shofar for full schedule and more information.


Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto (San Diego Symphony)- Sun. Matinee, Jan. 17

Tosca (San Diego Opera)- Tue. evening, Feb. 16

Midori Plays Tchaikovsky (San Diego Symphony)- Sun. matinee, April 3

Madama Butterfly (San Diego Opera)- Tue. evening, April 19

Great Scott (San Diego Opera)- Tue. evening, May 10

Camp David (Old Globe Theatre)- Sun., June 5

RSVP to Melanie or Ilene in the JCC Senior Dept. at 858.362.1141

New to San Diego? Newly Single? Newcomer's Meeting

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 10:00 A.M.

Meet new people and get to know each other for book discussions, movie discussions, game partners, things to do around San Diego together, lunch outings, travel buddies, or whatever your interests. Come to the JCC and kick start your new friendships! Coffee and cookies will be served.(This is not a dating service).
RVSP by March 22. Free

Senior Model Seder

Friday, April 15, 2106 at 12:00 P.M.
Rabbi Scott Meltzer of Ohr Shalom Synagogue leads this annual event at the JCC that gives us new perspectives to the traditional traditions of Passover. Light lunch served with ceremonial foods.
Price: $15; JCC Member Price: $11
RSVP by April 8.

Do You Know a Senior Woman Who Would Benefit From Social & Community Connection?

Do you know any Jewish women age 75 or older who are isolated and would like to make connections in the community? Thanks to a generous grant from the Jewish Women’s Foundation, the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, JACOBS FAMILY CAMPUS, and Jewish Family Service are collaborating to provide vital assistance and social programs to this population. 

You are never too old to celebrate life,
Jewish community connection, and friendship.

Living alone doesn’t have to mean feeling lonely. Jewish Family Service and the
Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, JACOBS FAMILY CAMPUS are collaborating to
provide vital assistance and social programs for older Jewish women—in their homes and
out in the community—thanks to a generous grant from the Jewish Women’s Foundation.

You can help connect an isolated senior woman to our compassionate Jewish community:
• Exercise, art, and computer classes; lectures
on current events; and entertainment
• Holiday celebrations with community
• Door-to-door transportation to shopping,
medical appointments, and synagogues; fun,
group excursions
• Hot, kosher meals delivered to her home or
served in a nearby Social & Wellness Center
• Help making minor home repairs and conducting
a safety check of your home

Take the First Step – Give Us a Call
JFS Aging & Wellness Services • (858) 637-3040
JCC Senior Dept. • (858) 362-1141
• Assistance with errands and light housekeeping
• Friendships with seniors and the opportunity to
mentor younger adults and teens
• Help coordinating healthcare and communicating
with your medical team

Click here for flier with more details.


Services Offered


If you need a ride to the JCC, contact On the Go Transportation Solutions for Older Adults. You can also get rides to synagogues, medical appointments, shopping, and more. ON THE GO WEBSITE >


Free counseling at the JCC once a month! The Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP) provides individual and confidential counseling related to Medicare and long term care insurance. State certified HICAP counselors can help you with these services and more:

• Understand your Medicare benefits.
• Review Medicare Advantage options (HMO, PPO, PFFS).
• Compare Part D drug plans.

HICAP counseling on Medicare will be at the JCC once a month on the third Tuesday for one hour appointments between 12:15 and 3:15 P.M. To make an appointment with a counselor call 1-800-434-0222 or 858-565-8772.


Free legal guidance and counseling opportunities on the third Friday of each month (mornings, by appointment) in the Garb Senior Activity Center. For an appointment, contact Melanie Rubin: 858.362.1141


Thursdays, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
2016: January 7, February 11,  February 25, March 3 (note date changes since previous publicity)

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



Please stop by the Senior Department offices or the Fitness Front Desk to fill out an "Emergency Form." These will only be used in case something should happen to you while participating in a JCC program or working out in our facility. We need to know whom to contact on your behalf (closest relative, preferred hospital, doctor's number, etc.). If you haven't completed one recently, please provide us with a new one so that we have the most current information available.