Upcoming Events

Art, Stories, and Movements: Jewish Art through the Ages

Art, Stories, and Movements: Jewish Art through the Ages

Tuesday, March 07 - Tuesday, March 28
7:00 PM-8:30 PM

Lawrence Family JCC, 4126 Executive Dr La Jolla, CA 92037
Explore various art history topics from early Israeli artists Nachum Gutman and Reuven Rubin who documented with their art the story and the history of Tel Aviv, to Marc Chagall, the most reknowned Jewish artist of the 20th Century. Other artists featured include Leonardo da Vinci and the history of the Reniassance in Italy, along with Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo and the history of Mexico.

Four Sessions.

Price: $80; JCC Member Price: $65


Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka, Jr.

Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka, Jr.

Friday, March 10 - Sunday, March 26
The delicious adventures experienced by Charlie Bucket on his visit to Willy Wonka’s mysterious chocolate factory light up the stage in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl’s fantastical tale. Featuring the enchanting songs from the 1971 film starring Gene Wilder in addition to a host of fun new songs, Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka Jr. is a scrumdidilyumptious musical guaranteed to delight everyone’s sweet tooth.


Americans

Americans' Responses to Jewish Refugees: Wrestling with Fear and Moral Responsibility

Monday, March 27
7:00 PM

Garfield Theater, JCC
Xenophobia, antisemitism, economic insecurity, and restrictive immigration laws. These were the barriers Jewish refugees faced in the 1930s and 1940s when seeking safe haven in the United States. More than 70 years later, how can this history help us think about the world we live in today?

FREE


Virtual Wars: How Israelis and Palestinians Use New Media in an Old Conflict

Virtual Wars: How Israelis and Palestinians Use New Media in an Old Conflict

Wednesday, March 29
10:30 AM

Coronado Public Library
The internet, consisting of media such as social networks and Youtube, serve as a digital battlefield between Israelis and Palestinians. This lecture examines how this conflict has evolved since the rise of the internet, how it has transformed this conflict, as well as how it allows the outsiders to participate in this cyber battle.


Journey into Jewish Meditation

Journey into Jewish Meditation

Wednesday, April 19
10:30 AM

Coronado Public Library
Judaism has a very long history of meditation and contemplative practice as a way to cultivate compassion, personal transformation, and connection. This session will cover the basics of Jewish meditation with instruction, short exercises, Q & A, and discussion. The workshop is open to people of all levels of experience and backgrounds, and is designed to offer a broad introduction to Jewish meditation, teachings, and contemplative practice.


A Way with Words - Live

A Way with Words - Live

Thursday, April 27
7:00 PM

Language lovers rejoice as Martha Barnette and Grant Barrett, hosts of KPBS Radio’s A Way With Words , take the stage for a live adaptation of their nationally syndicated show. Humorous, insightful and passionate, this dynamic duo delivers an evening of linguistic fun as they share the meaning and history behind cultural quips, bizarre banter and silly sayings. If you’ve ever wondered why we say the things we say then grab your seats for this very special event.


Ragtime: School Edition

Ragtime: School Edition

Friday, May 12 - Sunday, May 21
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Based on the novel of the same name by E.L. Doctorow, Ragtime is a compelling epic tracking three diverse families in pursuit of the American dream, in its volatile "melting pot". Together, they discover the surprising interconnections of the human heart, the limitations of justice and the unsettling consequences when dreams are permanently deferred. This musical sweeps across the diversity of 20th century America to create a stirring epic that captures the beats of the American experience past and present.


Witnessing Atrocity: Survivor Testimony in the Auschwitz Trial, Frankfurt 1963-65

Witnessing Atrocity: Survivor Testimony in the Auschwitz Trial, Frankfurt 1963-65

Wednesday, May 24
10:30 AM

Coronado Public Library
The Auschwitz Trial was the biggest and most important postwar trial in West Germany. For the first time, Holocaust survivors and witnesses faced their tormentors in the homeland of the perpetrators. What were the legal parameters of this historic attempt to confront the atrocities of Auschwitz? And how did the witnesses experience this encounter?


RAW Series: Sunday in the Park with George

RAW Series: Sunday in the Park with George

Thursday, June 22
7:00 PM

David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Inspired by the painting A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte by Georges Seurat, Sunday In The Park With George, Stephen Sondheim’s stunning masterpiece merges past and present into beautiful, poignant truths about life, love and the creation of art. One of the most acclaimed musicals of our time, this moving piece was nominated for an astounding 10 Tony Awards including Best Musical with such songs as “Putting It Together”, “Move On”, ”Sunday” and “Children And Art”.

One night only!


RAW Series: Mystery Flavor!

RAW Series: Mystery Flavor!

Thursday, July 13
7:00 PM

David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Our MYSTERY FLAVOR reading will be a surprise to audiences, that will be revealed at the start of the performance. Come prepared for a fan favorite! It is going to be an exciting evening!

One night only!


RAW Series: Tick, Tick...Boom!

RAW Series: Tick, Tick...Boom!

Thursday, July 27
7:00 PM

David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Before Rent, there was Tick, Tick... Boom!. An aspiring composer questions his life choices on the eve of his thirtieth birthday in Jonathan Larson's autobiographical musical. Everyone will love this youthful, endearing and thoughtful piece, and will surely embrace the universal ideal of holding onto your dreams through life's most difficult challenges. Tick, Tick... Boom! takes you on the playwright/composer's journey that led to a life-changing, Broadway blockbuster.

One night only!


RAW Series: Chess

RAW Series: Chess

Sunday, August 06
6:00 PM

David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
The collaborators on Chess are giants of rock music, and they have created a complex rock opera that played to full Broadway houses and standing ovations. Here, the ancient board game becomes a metaphor for romantic rivalries, competitive gamesmanship, super-power politics, and international intrigues. The pawns in this drama form a love triangle: the loutish American chess star, the earnest Russian champion and a Hungarian American female assistant. From Bangkok to Budapest, the players, lovers, politicians, and spies manipulate and are manipulated to the pulse of a monumental rock score.

One night only!