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.

Newcomers' Meeting

Wednesday, February 4
1:30 P.M.

New to San Diego? Newly single? Meet new people for book or movie discussions, game partners, things to do around San Diego together, lunch outings, or whatever your interests are. Come to the JCC and kick-start your new friendships! This is not a dating service.

RSVP by Jan. 28.

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. To RSVP contact Melanie 858-362-1141.

The JCC Senior Dept. has a bus for the Tuesday night performances, so reserve your bus seat by calling Melanie or Ilene at the JCC. Purchase your own tickets through San Diego Opera at (619)533-7000 or at

Price for bus per show: $15; JCC Member Price: $10

Sunday, March 29 matinee - Pinchas Zukerman, plays with and conducts the San Diego Symphony at Copley Symphony Hall

Meet at JCC at 12:45 P.M.
Price: $50; JCC Member Price: $40 (includes bus from JCC and ticket)

Sunday, April 12 matinee - The Romeros 55th Anniversary Concert at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts

Meet at JCC at 12:45 P.M.
Price: $57; JCC Member Price: $46 (includes bus from JCC and ticket)

Senior Model Seder

Friday, March 27

12:00 P.M.

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 20

Do You Know an Older 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.

Click here for 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 12:00 and 3:00 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


Wednesdays, June 24 - July 22, 10:00 - 11:00 am

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! This free service is a collaboration between the JCC Senior & Teen Depts. Thanks to a grant from the Jewish Women’s Foundation.

Please RSVP with date(s) to Senior Dept., (858) 362-1141.  Bring your charged device, or the teens can demonstrate from theirs.




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.