Upcoming Events

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


Men's 21+ Basketball

Draft Night: Monday, March 23, 2020 | 6:00-9:00 pm
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: $145 | JCC Member Price: $110


Youth Basketball League

Sunday's March 8,2020 - May 17,2020 (No Games March 15, April 12 & 19) | Game Times Between 12:00 pm and 4:00 pm
Gymnasium
Lawrence Family, JCC

The JCC youth basketball league is a fun and nurturing environment for kids ages 5-10 to play and learn the sport of basketball.

This Youth Basketball Program will teach players the basics of team basketball as well as provide them with the tools necessary to begin their competitive basketball careers. Players will learn to cooperate within a team as well as learn the rules and strategies that come with playing in an organized basketball setting.

Teams will be broken up as grades: K-1 (coed), 2-3 (coed), and 4-5.

Games will be played on Sunday afternoons at the JCC Gymnasium.
Price: $80 | JCC Member $64 (Please pay in person at Guest Service Desk)


Spanish Conversation: Wednesdays

Wednesdays | 1:00-3:00 pm (9 week sessions)
Lawrence Family JCC

The goal of this class is to have participants practice, improve, and acquire confidence in using their Spanish vocabulary. Students will practice advanced grammatical points such as: preterite vs. imperfect; ser vs. estar; and present and past subjunctive. The instructor will introduce each class topic from a specific genre in literature, history, music, economics issues, social processes, indigenous American societies, arts, and current events from Latin America and/or Spain.

RSVP to Senior Dept. 858.362.1141 or sign up online

Price: $160 | JCC Members: $130 (additional fees for materials may apply)

Minimum # must be met to hold class.

No refunds unless JCC cancels.


Intermediate Spanish II

Tuesdays, March 31-June 2, 2020 (no class April 7) | 3:00-5:00 pm (9 weeks)
Lawrence Family JCC

This class is a natural progression from the Intermediate Spanish I course. It will systematically introduce further verb tenses, more vocabulary and focus more on structures that can be expanded to be used in a variety of situations such as talking about obligations, obtaining information through interrogatives, telling others about oneself and understanding short stories. This course will provide students with the confidence to establish very good pronunciation of the Spanish language. This class is designed for students who have some understanding of Spanish and a mastery of themes taught through the Pre-Intermediate course.

RSVP by March 17, 2020 to the Senior Dept. 858.362.1141 or sign up online

Price: $160 | JCC Members: $130 (additional fees for materials may apply)

Minimum number must be met to hold class.

No refunds unless JCC cancels.


2020 Virtual Spring Camps

Monday, April 13, 2020 - Wednesday, April 17, 2020
We have another exciting week planned for your kids that they will never forget! The Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, JACOBS FAMILY CAMPUS (LFJCC) is bringing our high-quality camp experiences to your home for a second round of fun starting Monday, April 13th.

In an effort to protect our community and support the healthcare system during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are building creative ways for your kids to be an active and engaged part of our community. The LFJCC is here to meet all of your needs during this time. Let us help by hanging out with your kids!

What could be cooler than virtual camp? All camps will be hosted in Google Classrooms Once you have signed your camper(s) up for a camp(s), you will receive an invitation to join the Google Classroom for your specific camp(s) where you will find the week’s supply list, daily video conferencinging links, additional post-camp assignments and more.

Please note: Spots are limited! All camps will have a 12 child capacity.

Check out our offerings:

African Drumming And Dance Camp - Grades K-3 | 10:00 am - 11:15 am Add to Cart

Imagination Camp - Grades K-3 | 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm Add to Cart

Introduction to Cartooning- Grades 2-6 | 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm Add to Cart

Holiday Cooking With Wes Mason- Grades 2-6 | 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm Add to Cart

Youth Fitness with Ofir Gonen Ages: Grades K-3 | 8:30 am - 9:45 am Add to Cart

Kitchen Science on Full STEAM Grades K-3 | 10:00 am - 11:15 am Add to Cart

Recycled Art Camp with Whitney Wegman Ages: Grades K-3 | 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm Add to Cart

Photography with Grace Rice Ages: Grades 2-6 | 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm Add to Cart

Comic Book Camp with Ben Gilbert Ages: Grades 2-6 | 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm Add to Cart

Sewing Camp with Whitney Wegman Ages: Grades 2-6 | 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm Add to Cart

Camp Dessert with Chef Wes Ages: Grades 2-6 | 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm Add to Cart


Middle East Update: April 16, 2020

Thursday, April 16, 2020 | 12:00-1:30pm
Taubman Drama Workshop (Rehearsal Room)
Lawrence Family JCC

Mark Silberstein will be visiting us from Israel to give us an update on the Middle East. Please feel free to bring your own lunch to enjoy during the presentation. We will be serving Passover-friendly desserts and coffee!

Price: $10 | Member Price: $8

Middle East Update: April 16, 2020 Add to Cart


Viterbi Baby Book Club

Bi-weekly on a Friday |January 10, 2020 - May 15, 2020 | 11:30 am
JTeam Room
Lawrence Family JCC

Viterbi Baby Book Club promotes pre -litercy and developing a network of friends. We welcome children, parents, grandparent or a caregiver to the program. This class takes place for children 8-24 months..

Price: FREE

Viterbi Baby Book Club
Friday, April 17, 2020 | 11:30 am
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Viterbi Baby Book Club
Friday, May 01, 2020 | 11:30 am
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Viterbi Baby Book Club
Friday, May 15, 2020 | 11:30 am
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Arts Alive!

Wednesdays | 2:00-3:30 pm
Lawrence Family JCC

Designed to foster creativity, instructor Avril Butbul exposes the class to a variety of materials and techniques such as clay, canvas, silk, mosaic and glass fusion. The projects are imaginative and fun, and will surely leave a lasting impression on your child.
Materials fee of $25 included in price
Wednesday's Only

Price: $245| JCC members: $225

Arts Alive!: Spring | April 22 - May 27, 2020 Add to Cart


Statuettes of Limitations: The Oscars and the Holocaust, 1945-1960

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 | 10:30 - 11:30 am
Coronado Public Library
640 Orange Avenue, Coronado

The Oscars constitute Hollywood’s recognition of the movies which were the most cinematically, financially, or socially significant in the year of their release. Between 1945 and 1960, a number of documentaries and feature films relating to the Holocaust garnered Oscars or nominations. Based on how they depicted the Shoah, this lecture, led by Dr. Lawrence Baron, traces the contours of American awareness of the Holocaust in those years.

Price: Free

Statuettes of Limitations: The Oscars and the Holocaust, 1945-1960 Add to Cart


Shalom Baby: Rhythm 'n' Ruach - Monday, Thursday, & Sunday Classes


Mondays: April 27 – June 15, 2020 | 7 week session
Thursdays: April 23 - June 11, 2020 | 8 week session
Sundays: June 7 - July 6, 2020 | 6 week session


JTEAM Room
Lawrence Family JCC

Rhythm ‘n’ Ruach specializes in sharing Jewish values, instruments, and music with
children from 4 months to 4 years old. Each week, you and your child will explore a brand
new instrument, a new Hebrew word, and you both will be singing, dancing, and playing
instruments of all kinds to the rhythm of both Jewish and secular music.

Price Mondays: $140 | Member Price: $120

Price Thursdays: $160 | Member Price: $140

Price Sundays: $120 | Member Price: $100

Rhythm 'n' Ruach Thursday 10:30 am Class | Ages: 1 year - 4 years Add to Cart

Rhythm 'n' Ruach Thursday 11:30 am Class | Ages: 4 months - 1 year. Add to Cart

Rhythm 'n' Ruach Monday 10:00 am Class | Ages: 4 months - 4 years. Add to Cart

Rhythm 'n' Ruach Sunday 9:00 am Class | Ages: 4 months - 4 years. Add to Cart

Rhythm 'n' Ruach Sunday 10:00 am Class | Ages: 4 months - 4 years. Add to Cart


San Diego International Jewish Film Festival
30th Anniversary Spring Film Series:
Crossroads

Friday, April 24, 2020 | 11:00 am
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family JCC

When an underfunded charter school for at-risk teens receives a gift of lacrosse equipment, they are determined to put it to use— despite their students’ lack of experience and enthusiasm. The seemingly impossible task of forming a team is tackled by Bob Selkin, a local Jewish ophthalmologist, who volunteers to coach these young men. Selkin leads the team not only to athletic success, but to personal and academic successes as well. Emmy Award-winning director Ron Yassen tells the inspiring story of perseverance and the transformative power of sports on players and their mentors.

Director Ron Yassen

Documentary, American Stories, Sports | USA | 2018 | 77 mins | English | San Diego Premiere

Tickets: Free. Please reserve your seat by registering here or at Guest Services.

San Diego International Jewish Film Festival
30th Anniversary Spring Film Series:
Crossroads
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Computer Coding

Preschool Stem Lab
Lawrence Family JCC

Coding (or programming) is a basic language of the digital age. It involves the process of creating step-by-step instructions a computer understands and needs in order for its programs to work. Using iPad applications like Scratch Jr, Kodable, Light bot, and Bloxels coupled with board games that promote social problem-solving, this class teaches students the computational logic of Computer Science/coding, including an introduction into a number of block-based coding languages.

Students will focus on using their imagination, as well as creativity and fun to create their own advanced games and animations, which will provide an introduction into computational logic skills and basic programming languages.

Price: $220 | JCC members: $180 per 6 week session

Computer Coding: Spring Session | Thursdays, April 30 - June 4, 2020 (Grade K -2nd) Add to Cart


Men's 40+ Basketball

Draft Night: Thursday, April 30, 2020 | 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Season: May - August, 2020 | Game Times Vary Weekly 6:00-9:00 PM
Jacobs Family Gymnasium
Lawrence Family JCC

The Thursday Men's 40+ league is open to members and non-members of the JCC. This is a competive men's league that only takes individual player ("free agents") sign-ups. Each team is drafted new every season. New players to the league MUST attend the draft night's open pick up play in order to be drafted.

All players must be registered prior to the start of the draft as spots are limited and on a first come first serve basis.

Must at be least 40 years of age to participate.

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

Price: $145 | JCC Member Price: $110

Men's 40+ Basketball Add to Cart


Shabba-Tote

First Friday of the month
Lawrence Family JCC

Turn your Friday night meal into a meaningful Shabbat experience with the Lawrence Family JCC Shabba-Tote. Shabba-Totes will include grape juice, candles, blessings, flowers, and specialty challahs; just add a splash of food, family and friends to complete your Shabbat celebration!

Order your Shabba-Tote in advance and pick up at Guest Services on the first Friday of every month. (A limited supply of Shabba-Totes will be available at Guest Services on a first come/first serve basis on those days).

Shabba-Tote pick-up will be:
First Friday of every month at Guest Services

Price:
Shabba-Tote (includes grape juice, candles, blessings card, flowers, and challah): $18
Shabba-Tote with Starter Kit (includes kiddush cup and a pair of candle holders): $28

Shabba-Tote
Friday, May 1, 2020
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Youth Basketball Jr. Academy

Ongoing Monthly | Sundays 9:30-11:30 am | Mondays 5:10-6:10 pm
Jacobs Family Gymnasium
Lawrence Family JCC

Players will learn the basics of basketball both as individuals and team players in an organized and cooperative setting.

Grades K-5

Price:
Sundays Only: $102 | JCC Member: $85
Mondays Only: $80 | JCC Member: $68
Sundays & Mondays: $156 | JCC Members: $130

Youth Basketball Academy | May 3 - 31, 2020 Add to Cart


Youth Gymnastics

Monthly September-June: Time varies by Grade
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-2)
4:20-5:10 (Preschool 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): $66 | JCC Member $54
Mondays & Wednesdays (twice Weekly): $126 | JCC Member $102

Gymnastics | May 4 -27, 2020 Add to Cart


San Diego International Jewish Film Festival
30th Anniversary Spring Film Series:
Let Me Go

Friday, May 22, 2020 | 11:00 am
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family JCC

Four generations of women confront a terrible family secret when Traudi, the mother who abandoned her young daughter, Helga, in 1941, is close to death. Helga’s visit to her mother decades later with her own granddaughter, Emily, leads to shocking revelations that each woman has to come to terms with. Based on a true story and book by Helga Schneider. Contains Holocaust material.

Let Me Go(FULL TRAILER)

Director Polly Steele

Drama, History and War| UK, Austria | 2017 | 101 mins | German, English | San Diego Premiere

Tickets: Free. Please reserve your seat by registering here or at Guest Services.

San Diego International Jewish Film Festival
30th Anniversary Spring Film Series:
Let Me Go
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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

2019/20 J-Team Bus/ Van Transportation Add to Cart


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

Teen Leadership Council Add to Cart


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

2019-2020 J-Team Registration Add to Cart


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. Beginner to advanced players welcome. Racquets provided if needed.

Price: $15/day | JCC Members: Free

Pickleball Add to Cart


Functional Movement Screen (FMS)

Available by appointement only
Jacobs Fitness Center
Lawrence Family JCC

GET SCREENED, CORRECT YOUR MOVEMENT PATTERNS AND MOVE BETTER!

The Functional Movement Screen is a tool used to evaluate fundamental movement patterns that are key to identifying your functional movement quality. The FMS is not intended to diagnose orthopedic problems but rather to provide an opportunity for improved movement in individuals.

Rebecca Teriete, Certified Personal Trainer, FMS Level 1 Certified, Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher 500 (ERTY500), is available by appointment for these screenings.

What’s included?

(2) 30 minute appointments: The first is the assessment and the second is a follow up appointment where exercises will be given to help improve your motor control and strength based on the movement screen. To make an appointment please contact Rebecca at

rebeccat@lfjcc.org



Price: JCC Member $70 (members only)

Functional Movement Screen (FMS) Add to Cart


San Diego Local Delegation Registration for 2020 Maccabi Experience

August 2-7, 2020
San Diego, California

The 2020 JCC Maccabi Games® , ArtsFest®, and Access® will call San Diego home for just the second time in the history of the competition, with more than 2,000 participants, ranging from 12-16-years-old, to fill out a field of 13 sports and range of art specialties. Hosted by the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, JACOBS FAMILY CAMPUS, the 2020 JCC Maccabi Games®,ArtsFest®, and Access® will include a full range of events, including Olympic-style opening and closing ceremonies and a community service day. These events each aim to bring the San Diego Jewish Community together for a week of spirit, friendship, and celebration.

Price: $650 | JCC Member: $550
Deposit: $150 per participant

San Diego Local Delegation Payment for 2020 JCC Maccabi Games & ArtsFest Add to Cart

San Diego Local Delegation Registration for 2020 Maccabi Experience: Deposit Add to Cart


Camping with Olamim


Friday, February 07, 2020 at 2:00 pm- Sunday, February 09, 2020
San Celemente

This is a wonderful opportunity for dads and their children to meet new people, spend time together hiking, doing crafts, roasting marshmallows and enjoying Havdalah by the campfire under the stars. Join us on our next beach camping trip to San Onofre State Beach!

Prices Include: father & two children,campsite fees, and Friday night dinner. Additional children $20 perchild. All other meals and expenses will be divided amoung the group.

Price: $200* | Member Price: $170*

*An additonal one-time annual Fee of $100.00 is required for all families as of August 2019 - July 2020. If you have not paid this fee please add it to your cart or your credit card will be automatically charge at the time of registation. Mandatory Forms

Annual Registration Fee Add to Cart

Additional Child Add to Cart