Upcoming Events

Monthly Tennis Clinics

Monday, June 3, 2019 at 7:30-8:30pm
Pacific Coast Tennis is proud to offer complimentary adult tennis clinics for JCC members each month. Beginner and intermediate levels are welcome to attend, as we will split into groups based on experience. Racquets will be provided if needed. Players will receive instruction, valuable practice, a good workout, and most importantly have fun. These clinics are a great way to begin playing tennis, perfect your game and connect with other members.

Space is limited sign up today! Must be logged in as a member to make your online reservation.

For more information, contact Spencer Lynch spencerl@lfjcc.org or 858-362-1226


Men's 45+ Basketball

Draft Night: Monday, June 17, 2019 at 6:30pm
Season: Mondays, June 24- September 16, 2019
Jacobs Family Gymnasium
Lawrence Family JCC


The Monday Men's 45+ Draft Basketball League is league appropriate for all skill levels. Every season teams are selected new via a draft by captains. Players register as individuals-"free-agents". Spots are limited to the first 56 players registered. Players must be age 45 or older

Please email Zach Duffy if you have any questions.

Price: $135, JCC Member $100


Men's 21+ Basketball

Draft Night: Monday, June 10, 2019 6:00-8:30 pm
Season: Mondays, June 17- September 9, 2019
Jacobs Family Gymnasium
Lawrence Family JCC

The Monday Men's 21+ Basketball Draft League is open to members and non-members of the JCC. You register as an individual/ "free-agent" and every player gets drafted by a team. Every season new teams are selected via a draft. This is a fun, competitive league for all skill levels.

New players to the league MUST attend draft night and returning players are encouraged to attend.

Please contact Zach Duffy at zachd@lfjcc.org with any questions.

Price: $135 | Member Price: $100


Two By Two

June 20th, 2019
LFJCC David & Dorthea Garfield Theatre
Directed by Joey Landwehr


Directed By Joey Landwehr - Richard Rodgers entered his seventh decade of writing for the theatre with this fresh retelling of the Biblical story of Noah. It seems that the building of the ark was only the first of Noah's many daunting challenges in a journey that wasn't always smooth sailing. By turns inspirational and hilarious, we discover that being chosen by God for great things does not necessarily simplify the daily demands made of a father and husband. It's good fun from The Good Book and when the land has dried, man and beast alike are invited to go forth and prosper in a bright New World.

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Middle East Update June 21

Friday, June 21, 2019 10:30 am- 12:00 pm

Lawrence Family JCC

Dan Schwimmer (Former chair of San Diego AIPAC-American Israel Public Affairs Committee) will give us an update on AIPAC and the Middle East. Refreshments will be served.

Sign up online or RSVP to Melanie or Ilene in the Senior Dept., (858) 362-1141 by June 14, 2019

Price: $6; JCC Member Price: $4

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JCC Patron Party – Rock & Dine Under the Stars

Sunday, June 23
Humphrey's Concerts by the Bay
2241 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92106

Rock & Dine Under The Stars at Humphreys Concerts by the Bay with an EXCLUSIVE private concert by Steve Augeri, former lead vocalist of Journey, to underwrite programs and services at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, JACOBS FAMILY CAMPUS.

Did we mention EXCLUSIVE private concert? What this means is that on June 23rd, Humphreys is opening their doors just for US! Patrons of the J will dine on delicious eats, participate in a LIVE auction, watch the sunset, AND rock out under the stars together in this amazing outdoor bayside venue. Could there be a more fun way to support your favorite J San Diego programs? Gather your family and friends - we welcome you with Open Arms.
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DAY AT THE SAN DIEGO COUNTY FAIR: OZSOME

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Meet Bus at JCC at 12:30 pm; Return to JCC at approximately 6:00 pm
Del Mar Fairgrounds

Follow the yellow brick road and enter into an “Oz-some” world inspired by Baum’s classic tale, “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.” Enjoy the sights, sounds, smells & shopping and come away with pleasant memories from the San Diego County Fair!

Price: $22; JCC Member $18
Price includes bus transportation and fair admission

Sign up online or RSVP by June 19, 2019 to Senior Adult Dept. (858) 362-1141.

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Chef Alon Shaya at Our Shabbat Table
Shaya: An Odyssey of Food, My Journey Back to Israel

Friday, June 28, 2019 at 6:30pm

David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family JCC

Alon Shaya learned to cook while hanging onto the apron strings of his mother and grandmother. But by the time the Tel Aviv-born, Philly-raised chef moved to New Orleans and won the James Beard Award for Best New Restaurant in America, shrimp, gumbo and jambalaya had made their way into his shakshuka—and okra had found a partner in black-eyed peas. Join us for a special Shabbat dinner to hear about — and sample — that culinary journey, in celebration of Shaya's cookbook/memoir, Shaya: An Odyssey of Food, My Journey Back to Israel. As you enjoy some of Chef Shaya's most raved-about creations, you'll hear the stories of the places, people and food that have informed his journey from Tel Aviv to NOLA and back again.

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“Alon’s journey is as gripping and as seductive as his cooking…Lovely stories, terrific food.” —Yotam Ottolenghi, author of Jerusalem: A Cookbook

Regular:
Price: $45 |JCC Members: $40
(Includes Shabbat Dinner)

Tickets are only available to purchase in until Thursday, June 20, 2019

 

Package with Dinner and Book:
Price: $69 |JCC Members: $66
(Includes Shabbat Dinner & one signed copy of Shaya: An Odyssey of Food, My Journey Back to Israel)

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Youth Basketball Academy

Ongoing Monthly
Sunday 9:30 11:30 AM
Monday 5:10-6:10 PM

Gymnasium
Lawrence Family JCC

Sessions are designed for kids in grades K- 5 with a desire to learn the fundamental skills of the game. At this age, players use a Jr. size basketball as well as 7’-7’6” high basketball hoops to help players gain confidence as well as proper shooting form. Clinics focus on a holistic approach to basic skills acquisition and understanding group process in an effort to build a strong foundation for future success as a basketball player. Coached by Ofir Gonen

Grades K-5

For more information please contact Ofir Gonen at ofirg@lfjcc.org or Spencer Lynch at spencerl@lfjcc.org

Monthly Pricing Details:
Sundays Only: $84; JCC Member $69
Mondays Only: $60; JCC Member $48
Both Days: $120; JCC Member $105

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Pre-natal Yoga


Are you looking for a class to help prepare you for labor, birth, and motherhood?

Prenatal Yoga does all that and more. It prepares your heart, mind and body for the transformative experience of giving birth and mothering a new baby. No Matter what kind of birth you are planning, a regular practice of connecting your breath and body will positively impact your birth.

Classes open with dialogue, meditation, breath work, and then physical practice and poses. Themes relative to labor and birth are woven into class and handouts offered.

Instructor Laura McIntire has dedicated herself to the study and teaching of yoga therapies. Since 1994 she has continuously sought out respected and innovative teachers and trained in styles of Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Anusara, Yoga Tune Up, MELT Hand and Foot, Restorative, Partner, Acro Yoga and AYFit. Laura's teaching is augmented by her continued studies in anatomy and physiology, exercise physiology, energy work, and other therapeutic modalities.

Price: $104; JCC Member $84
Single Class Drop-In $15; JCC Member $12

Pre-natal Yoga


Youth Gymnastics

Monthly September-June: Time varies by Grade

Gymnasium
Lawrence Family JCC

The Youth Gymnastics program at the JCC is taught by Ofir Gonen, a professional who has over 20 years of experience teaching gymnastics. Ofir has a BA in Physical Education and is a behavioral and development therapist.

Students will learn skills on the balance beam, vault, tumbling trampoline, rings, high-bar, and more. At the same time they will develop strength, flexibility, coordination, and self-confidence! Open to all genders from PK - 5th grade.

Class Schedule
Mondays:
3:30-4:20 (Grades K-2)
4:20-5:10 (Grades 2-5)
Wednesdays:
3:30-4:20 (Grades K-1)
4:20-5:10 (PK- Ages 4-5)
5:10-6:00 (Grades 2-5)

For more information please contact Ofir Gonen at (858) 220-9012 or ofirg@lfjcc.org

Monthly Pricing Details:
Mondays or Wednesdays (Once Weekly): $60; JCC Member $48
Mondays & Wednesdays (twice Weekly): $114; JCC Member $92

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Pickleball

Ongoing,Tuesdays & Friday's 9:30-11:30 AM

Jacobs Gymnasium
Lawrence Family, JCC
Pickleball is one of the fastest growing sports in the United States and it is gaining popularity here at the JCC. Join us for active play and fun. Beginner to advanced players are welcome. Enjoy this time to learn the sport and/or work on your game. No experience is necessary. If you don’t have a paddle, no problem, we have one you can borrow. We will have a staff member available to help and answer any questions. Due to popular demand, we added a Tuesday time.

Get in and work on your skills because in February we are adding a round robin tournament. Stay tuned…..

Price: $15; JCC Member: Free

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Mystery Flavor

July 11th, 2019
LFJCC David & Dorthea Garfield Theatre
Directed by Erin Peterson- The ACTORS don’t know what they’re auditioning for... The AUDIENCE doesn’t know what they’re in for!


JCompany Youth Theatre’s RAW Series celebrates exciting works of theatre in a dynamic way. Designed to introduce young artists to the fast pace of professional musical theatre, this series will keep you on your toes as we put a full length musical reading together in one week. On the last day, our cast, supported by professional directors and musicians, takes the stage with books in hand, ready to rock. JCompany artists and audiences alike will be dazzled by this whole new level of artistic athleticism and storytelling.

Thursday, July 11th, 2019 at 7:00pm Add to Cart


Sephardic Cooking Class

Thursday, July 18, 2019 | 6:00-8:00 pm
The Samuel and Rebecca Astor Judaica Library
Lawrence Family JCC
Debbie Kornberg of The Spice Way will demonstrate (and participants will then enjoy) how to create special Sephardic dishes. You’ll leave with all recipes and encouragement to try these at home!

General Admission
Price: $35 | JCC Members: $30

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Les Miserables

July 21st, 2019
LFJCC David & Dorthea Garfield Theatre
Directed by Erin Peterson-Winner of over 100 international awards and seen by over 70 million, this musical phenomenon is an epic tale of passion and redemption in the throes of revolution.


JCompany COMMUNITY Theatre’s RAW Series celebrates exciting works of theatre in a dynamic way. Designed to introduce artists to the fast pace of professional musical theatre, this series will keep you on your toes as we put a full length musical reading together in one week. This reading will feature JCompany High School artists, Parents, Alumni and Community Members!

July 21st, 2019 at 6:00pm Add to Cart


Daniel Silva
The New Girl: A Novel

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 7:00pm
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family JCC

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Daniel Silva, who has written 21 pulse-pounding spy and intrigue novels taken from tomorrow’s headlines, comes a stunning new thriller of vengeance, deception, and betrayal. At an exclusive private school in Switzerland, mystery surrounds the identity of the beautiful girl who arrives each morning and leaves each afternoon in a heavily protected motorcade fit for a head of state. She is said to be the daughter of a wealthy international businessman. She is not. And when she is brutally kidnapped across the border in the Haute-Savoie region of France, Gabriel Allon, the legendary chief of Israeli intelligence, is thrust into a deadly secret war with an old enemy that will determine the future of the Middle East—and perhaps the world. Book signing to follow.
“[The] world-class practitioner of spy fiction.” —Washington Post
Includes one copy of The New Girl: A Novel

General Admission Seating
Price: $38 | JCC Members: $35

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The New Girl: A Novel
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Shalom Baby May-June 2019 Playgroup Get Together


Thursday, July 25, 2019
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
JTEAM Room

Shalom Baby initial playgroup get together at the Lawrence Family
Jewish Community Center - JTEAM Room. This playgroup will
be for moms who had babies in May-June 2019. We
are so looking forward to meeting you and introducing you to other
moms and babies who are similar in age.Beautiful friendships
have formed, we hope your playgroup will be as successful.

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A Path Forward: Dialogue Series | National Conflict Resolution Center

Tuesday, July 25, 2019 at 5:30 pm
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family JCC

The National Conflict Resolution Center (NCRC), along with the JCC, invites you to join a dialogue series that brings together interfaith and secular communities, reflecting the cultural diversity in our region. By breaking down barriers and building new connections, we can address the divisiveness and polarization in our society. Together we will learn and practice how to communicate in a way that will restore a strong sense of community.

FREE
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A Path Forward: Dialogue Series | National Conflict Resolution Center


Annual Day at the Races

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Meet Bus at JCC at 12:15 pm; Return to JCC at approximately 6:00 pm
Del Mar Fairgrounds

"Whether your horse wins, shows, or places, we’ll all have fun at the races! Join us for this popular annual event in Del Mar. Limited # of tickets available and they go almost as fast as the horses, so reserve yours today! "
Price: $25; JCC Member $20
Price includes bus transportation and admission to races

Sign up before we sell out! RSVP by July 31 to Senior Dept. (858) 362-1141.

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Day at the Ranch

Sunday, August 11, 2019
Depart JCC at 6:00 AM Return to the JCC approximately 6:00 PM


Rancho La Puerta

Please join the Lawrence Family JCC and Co-Chairs Susan Morris, Liz Sinkoff, and Phyllis Quan-Steinberg and INDULGE FOR A DAY at world renowned Rancho La Puerta Fitness & Spa Retreat in Tecate, Mexico.

This once-in-a-lifetime adventure is made possible through an exclusive arrangement with the JCC, and is not available to the general public. Rancho La Puerta offers only week-long programs,but has agreed to open its doors for a select few on this day. Exercise to your heart’s content or simply allow your mind, body and spirit to wander in this oasis of health.

Strictly limited to the first 30 people. Your payment secures your reservation.

All proceeds benefit the JCC Fitness Department.
Check out Rancho La Puerta
More Information: Email Robyn Cohen or (858) 362-1340

Price: $250 | Member Price: $210

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Emmet Cohen Trio

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 8:00 pm

David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family JCC

Harlem-based jazz piano phenomenon Emmet Cohen makes his San Diego debut backed by his all-star trio, including drummer Kyle Poole, recently on tour with Cécile McLorin Salvant, and Russell Hall, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert bassist. Cohen will blow you away with his astonishing technique, innovative sound, and exuberant charm. A recognized prodigy, he has emerged as one of his generation's pivotal figures in jazz.
“Cohen isn’t turning out cheetah-fast melodic lines for the sake of flash. And he’s not overcompensating. His nimble touch, measured stride and warm harmonic vocabulary indicate he’s above any convoluted technical showmanship.” — Downbeat Magazine

General Admission Seating
Price: $28 | JCC Members: $23

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Middle East Update: August 15, 2019

Thursday, August 15, 2019 1:30-3:00 pm

Taubman Drama Workshop (Rehearsal Room)
Lawrence Family JCC

Mark Silberstein will be visiting from Israel to give us an update on the Middle East. Refreshments and coffee served during the program.

Sign up online or RSVP by August 9 to Senior Adult Dept. (858) 362-1141.

Price: $10 | Member Price: $8

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24th Annual JCC Golf Classic

Monday, August 26, 2019
Del Mar Country Club

Don't miss this opportunity to golf at the beautiful and exclusive Del Mar Country Club. Your day will include lunch, cocktail reception, awards ceremony and gourmet dinner.
Register Now!

All proceeds benefit the programs of the Lawrence Family JCC


2019-2020 J-Team Registration


August 26, 2019 - June 12, 2020
Mondays,Tuesdays,Thursdays: 2:00- 6:00 pm | Wednesdays: 12:00-6:00 pm | Fridays: 2:00-5:00 pm

Lawrence Family JCC

Join our highly acclaimed after school enrichment program providing children with a wide variety of fun and stimulating activities. We offer a safe and dynamic community emphasizing exploration, recreation, ideas, and discoveries. Arts & crafts, science, sports, cooking, math, technology, wellness, swimming and more are integrated into our weekly schedule. Importantly, we also offer quiet, thought-provoking workspace for daily homework and independent study. Join us for exciting afternoons and make memories and lifelong friendships at the JCC.

Ages: TK-8th grade

Program enrollment subject to availability. Early registration encouraged

Price: $100 non-refundable registration deposit

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Power of Protest: The Movement to Free Soviet Jews

Tuesday, August 27 - Sunday, September 29, 2019
*Opening Night Reception: Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at 7:00pm


Gotthelf Art Gallery
Lawrence Family JCC

The personal stories of American Jewish activists and Soviet Jews – known as refuseniks – will be brought to life in Power of Protest: The Movement to Free Soviet Jews, a new traveling exhibition created by NMAJH. It will explore the significance of this dramatic, risky, and emotionally fraught social justice movement, what The Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg has called "the most successful human rights campaign of our time." After World War II, Jews who lived in the Soviet Union were denied the rights to live freely, practice Judaism, or leave the country. A worldwide human rights effort on their behalf brought together organizations, student activists, community leaders, and thousands of individuals – and reached the highest echelons of the American government. The exhibition will serve as a reminder of the unique promise of religious freedom and our continuing responsibility to preserve and protect that freedom.

Power of Protest: The Movement to Free Soviet Jews was created by the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia and this project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services

*In conjunction with the August 27 opening, Rabbi Ralph Dalin will share some of his personal insights and experiences from his years of activism in the Soviet Jewry movement on the national and local level.

Price: Free

Please RSVP with link provided for Opening Night

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19-20 Teen Leadership Council

Monday's, September 9, 2019 - June 1, 2020 7:00-8:00 pm

Wax Family Teen Activity Center
Lawrence Family JCC

Teen Leadership Council brings together talented and conscientious teen leaders from all over San Diego County. TLC members participate in retreats, leadership building, event planning, community service, and service learning experiences. TLC is a place for outstanding leaders to take responsibility and represents the LFJCC Teen Department throughout the year.

Price: $440 | Member Price: $360

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Semi(te) Sweet: On Jews and Chocolate

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - Thursday, January 31, 2020
Opening Night Reception: Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 7:00pm


Gotthelf Art Gallery
Lawrence Family JCC

A tin of Barton’s Almond Kisses. A stretchy yellow pouch of Elite Gelt. Imagine the intersection of Jewish life and chocolate, and those are the markers that likely come to mind. Less likely, but no less pivotal is the liquid delicacy that Inquisition-era Sephardi Jews introduced to France. Semi[te] Sweet: On Jews and Chocolate features tantalizing historical and contemporary archival materials, decorative arts and bibliographic materials that celebrate these contributions of Jews to the business of chocolate.

Price: Free

Please RSVP with link provided for Opening Night

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Blue Like Me: The Art of Siona Benjamin

Tuesday, February 25 - Sunday, May 31, 2020
Opening Night Reception: Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 7:00pm


Gotthelf Art Gallery
Lawrence Family JCC

Siona Benjamin is a painter originally from Bombay, now living in the US. Her work reflects her background of being brought up Jewish in a predominantly Hindu and Muslim India. In her paintings she combines the imagery of her past with the role she plays in America today, making a mosaic inspired by both Indian miniature paintings and Sephardic icons.

Price: Free

Please RSVP with link provided for Opening Night

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2019/20 J-Team Bus/ Van Transportation


August 26, 2019 - June 12, 2020

We offer bus/van transportation from local schools, including but not limited to: Doyle, Curie, Spreckles and Standley: Bus Supervision Fee: $500/ school year

From Kavod Elementary Charter School, we offer daily school bus transportation to the JCC: Bus Supervision Fee: $850, $750, J-Team participants, $500 sibling fee/school year

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