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: 858.362.1141 or
Unless otherwise noted, events will take place at the JCC.


Upcoming Events

Classical Connections

A great way to enjoy San Diego! Bus transportation from the JCC available. JCC members will receive first priority for tickets and transportation. Refer to The Shofar for full schedule and more information.

To RSVP contact Melanie Rubin: 858.362.1141 or

A Masked Ball (San Diego Opera): Tuesday evening, March 11

Pinchas Zukerman and Yefim Bronfman in Recital: Saturday evening, April 5

Don Quixote (San Diego Opera): Tuesday evening, April 8

Palm Springs Follies' Last Hurrah: Thursday, April 10 (with On the Go)

Mandate Memories (North Coast Repertory Theatre): Wednesday evening, April 30

Old Jews Telling Jokes (Lyceum Theatre): Wednesday evening, May 21

Senior Model Seder

Thursday, April 3, 12:00 p.m.
Lawrence Family JCC

Rabbi Scott Meltzer of Ohr Shalom Synagogue leads this annual event that gives us new perspectives to the traditional rituals of Passover. Light lunch served with ceremonial foods.

Price: $15; JCC Member Price: $11

RSVP by March 24 to Melanie: 858.362.1141 or or REGISTER ONLINE NOW


Services Offered


If you need a ride to the JCC, contact On the Go Transportation Solutions for Older Adults. A Division of Charitable Adults Rides & Services, Inc., delivered by Jewish Family Service. Call 858-637-7320. Limited service area.

Rides to synagogues, medical appointments, shopping and more also available through On the Go.
Visit the 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 3rd Tuesday for one hour appointments between 12:00 and 3:00 P.M. To make an appointment with a counselor call toll free 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



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 who 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.