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You're a Good Man Charlie Brown Presented by JCompany Youth Theatre


On Demand

Charles Schulz’s beloved comics come to life in this classic musical. The whole gang is here: bossy Lucy is hopelessly in love with piano prodigy Schroeder who doesn’t give her the time of day, perfectionist Sally is still mocking blanket-toting Linus, Snoopy is in the doghouse, and “blockhead,” himself, Charlie Brown, is in rare form and many more. Brief vignettes span the months from Valentine’s Day to “Beethoven Day,” from wild optimism to utter despair. Whether you’re keen to fly with the Red Baron, moon over the Moonlight Sonata, or just do your best to find “Happiness,” You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown is a crowd-pleasing classic.

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Monitor My Health


12-month Program | Begins August 31 | In person Tuesday's, 4:00 - 5:00 pm

Get a full year of support to improve your health!

Join us for this evidence-based lifestyle change program where you will learn skills to:

Control Blood Glucose | Improve Total Cholesterol | Lower Blood Pressure Lose Weight | Get at Least 2½ Hours of Physical Activity Each Week Manage Stress | Improve Quality of Sleep

Price: Covered by Medicare and most insurance (must be a LFJCC member)

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Adult Summer Reading Program

Monday, June 21 - Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Virtual

In the spirit of Ahavat Limud (love of learning), the LFJCC is motivating adults to build and enhance their Jewish knowledge by hosting our 1st annual Adult Summer Reading Program. From June to September, participants will track the pages they’ve read - don’t worry, audiobooks count too! - and earn prizes along the way, connecting with other book lovers throughout!

Price: Free to join

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Still Traveling: Captivating Cambodia (4-Visit Series)

Mondays, August 2 - 23, 2021 | 11:00 - 12:15 pm
Virtual

China, Japan, even Thailand are popular Asian destinations for U.S. travelers. However, tucked in Southeast Asia is the fascinating and – alas! – often overlooked, Kingdom of Cambodia, which offers rich, interesting and beautiful multi-layered experiences to fulfill any curious voyager.

Price: $15 for August 2nd only (if purchased by August 2nd) & $50 for Series (if purchased by August 23)

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Still Traveling: Captivating Cambodia (4-Visit Series)


Ask the Rabbi

Wednesday, August 4, 2021 | 1:30 - 2:30 pm
Astor Judaica Library
Lawrence Family JCC

Rabbi Yoram Dahan is honored and humbled by the opportunity to learn together and inquire about our Jewish Torah and heritage with your inquisitive minds! He promises to try to answer all questions with the knowledge that God gave him, and if he does not know he promises to find out!

Price: Free

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Refugee Resettlement

Friday, August 6, 2021 | 10:30 - 11:30 am
Virtual and Lawrence Family JCC

Hear the latest news about Refugee Resettlement from Carla Hicks, Senior Director of International Relations of HIAS (Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society).

Price: Free

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Adult Beginner Pickleball Clinics

Sunday, July 18, 2021 | 9:30 - 11:00 am
Sunday August 15 | 9:30 - 11:00 am
Monday, August 23 | 8:00 - 9:00 am
Sunday, September 12 | 9:30 - 11:00 am

Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center

Pickleball is one of the fastest growing sports in the country. It is a combination of tennis, ping pong, badminton and racquetball. Join the fun and learn what all the hype is about. Please wear athletic shoes and attire.

The beginner clinic is perfect for those who are new to the game or who’ve never played before. You will learn: basic overview of the court and equipment, proper grip and body placement, groundstrokes, basic serving rules, and scoring.

Clinics are available for members and non-members. Bring your own paddle as we have limited supplies. Space is limited. No experience necessary.

Instructor: Cara Beltran is a Division 1 Collegiate Tennis Player with 20 years experience coaching and teaching.

Price: $24 per clinic | JCC Member: $20 per clinic

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Battle of the Midway (2-part series)

Wednesdays, August 11 and 18, 2021 | 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Virtual

The U.S. Navy had no business winning the Battle of Midway in 1942, yet codebreaking, daring leadership, and extraordinary heroism led to the most remarkable victory in U.S. Navy history. It became the turning point in the Pacific in World War II, and the inspiration behind naming the USS Midway.

Price: Free

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Battle of the Midway (2-part series)


Current Events Discussion

Friday, August 13, 2021 | 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Lawrence Family JCC

Join us for a round table open discussion about local and international news, led by a volunteer.

Price: Free

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JCC Maccabi Backyard Games Southern California

Sunday, August 15, 2021 | 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Merage Jewish Community Center of Orange County

Represent San Diego in our very own Southern California Backyard Games. Compete against teens from Los Angeles and Orang County in a variety of sports and activities. Sports and activities will include 3v3 Basketball, Spikebal l(2v2), Tennis, Girls Volleybal l(3v3), Pugg Soccer, Swimming, Esports, Culinary Arts, Social Media Squad, Hangtime, JCC Cares, and more.

Price: $148 | JCC Member: $118

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2022 SDIJFF Kickoff
An exclusive Underwriter virtual and venue film screening of:
A Starry Sky Above the Roman Ghetto


Garfield Theatre film screening - Sunday, August 15, 2021 | 4:00 pm
Virtual film screening - Monday, August 16, 2021 | film opens at 11:00 am
Live virtual program with film director Giulio Base - Tuesday, August 17, 2021 | 10:00 am


A Starry Sky Above the Roman Ghetto
The discovery of a puzzling photograph sparks a student to probe the history of Rome’s Jewish ghetto and the fate of a little girl, in this Italian teen drama interlacing past and present. WhenSofia finds a snapshot in an old suitcase, she’s mesmerized by the child’s picture. As details emerge, Sofia commits to honoring the girl’s memory by staging an original play with classmates and friends from a nearby Jewish high school. But first she must overcome objections of concerned parents. A talented ensemble injects youthful energy into this inspiring interfaith story about the importance of memory, coexistence and reconciling generational differences.

Director: Giulio Base | Italy | 2020 | 100 min | Italian with English Subtitles | Drama

Price: Free to Underwriters only.Not available to the public.



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2022 SDIJFF Kickoff
An exclusive Underwriter virtual and venue film screening of:
A Starry Sky Above the Roman Ghetto


The Art of Sketching

Monday, August 16, 2021 | 1:30 - 2:30 pm
Lawrence Family JCC

The Art of Sketching will teach you how to sketch ordinary objects in your daily life, which will open your eyes and senses to what you ordinarily overlook. It's also a wonderful way to celebrate and concentrate on what is right in front of you.

Price: $15 | JCC Member: Free
Supplies: $70

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Senior Lounge Coffee Chat with Melanie & Sarah (Hybrid)

Tuesday, August 17, 2021 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
In Person or Virtual

Join Senior Department staff Melanie Rubin and Sarah Mattes in our monthly senior lounge gathering, virtually or in person!

Price: Free

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Sephardic & Mizrahi Summer Cooking Series

3-Part Class Series:
Thursdays, August 19 - September 2, 2021 | 6:00-7:30 pm

Virtual

Join Debbie Kornberg of Spice It Up With Deb and a few special guests as they take you on a culinary journey of different countries and their delicious Sephardic and Mizrahi cuisines, as you follow along and cook with them. All classes will be held virtually. Zoom information will be sent 2 days before each class session.

Pricing information for 3-class package:
Price: $30 | JCC Member: $24

Pricing information for individual classes:
Price: $12 | JCC Member: $10 | Military: $10

Sephardic & Mizrahi Summer Cooking Series
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Moroccan Cooking Class with Kitty Morse
Thursday, August 19
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Iraqi Cooking Class with Olivia Okovita
Thursday, August 26
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Persian Cooking Class with Manijeh Breskin
Thursday, Septembr 2
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Yiddish Fun 01 (Conversational)

Every Sunday for 6 weeks beginning Sunday, August 22, 2021 | 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Virtual

This online course utilizes the curricula and materials developed by Columbia University Professor Miriam Hoffman. Under the guidance and direction of her son, renowned actor and course professor Avi Hoffman, the pair connects the academic roots of the Yiddish language with its incredible contributions to mainstream modern culture.

Price: $60

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Yiddish Fun 01 (Conversational)


Yiddish Fun 02 (Intermediate Conversational)

Every Sunday for 6 weeks beginning Sunday, August 22, 2021 | 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Virtual

This class utilizes the curricula and materials developed by Columbia University Professor Miriam Hoffman and under the guidance and direction of her son, renowned actor and course professor Avi Hoffman, connecting the academic roots of the Yiddish language with its incredible contributions to mainstream modern culture. Prior Knowledge of Yiddish or participation in Yiddish Fun-01 is not necessary.

Price: $60

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Yiddish Fun 02 (Intermediate Conversational)


Middle East Update & Lunch with Dan Schwimmer

Wednesday, August 25, 2021 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Dan Schwimmer (former chairperson of San Diego Chapter of AIPAC, American Public Affairs Committee), will give us an update on Israel and the Middle East.

Price: $18 | JCC Member: $12

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JCC Social Circles Movie Discussion - Letters to Juliet

Friday, August 30, 2021 | 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Virtual

Are you a movie lover? Join us for a lively discussion about the plots and characters from the film Letters to Juliet (2010), available for viewing in advance on streaming services such as Prime Video, Peacock, AppleTv, Vudu, and Fandango Now.

Price: Free

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JCC Social Circles Movie Discussion - Letters to Juliet


Shofar Factory

Wednesday, September 1, 2021 | 4:00 - 5:00 pm
Jacobs Fitness Center
Lawrence Family JCC

In this hands-on interactive workshop, you will prepare for Rosh HaShanah (the Jewish New Year) and make your very own shofar. Led by Rabbi Aron Teleshevsky, Director of Chabad Youth, participants will learn and experience the entire shofar-making process from cleaning the horn to sanding and polishing, gain insight into the shofar’s significance, and acquire skills to blow the shofar.

Price: Free (includes one shofar per family - participants must be at least 4 years of age to participate) | Additional shofars $14 each

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Melton Core Curriculum: Ethics of Jewish Living & Crossroads of Jewish History

26 Week Program Beginning Thursday, September 23, 2021 | 9:30 - 11:50 am
Virtual

With classes led by instructors Rabbi Ralph Dalin and Dr. Joellyn Zollman Melton students will embark on a 26-week educational journey that will strengthen their relationship to Judaism. Classes will take place virtually over Zoom.

Price: $695 | JCC Members: $595 | Military: $595 (includes 26 weeks of instruction and textbooks)

Don't let cost be a barrier - financial assistance is available. For more information, contact Lauren Luedtke at laurenl@lfjcc.org or 858.362.1150

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Melton Core Curriculum: Ethics of Jewish Living & Crossroads of Jewish History


4th Annual, 2021 Joyce Forum Jewish Short Film Festival

Friday - Sunday, October 1 - 3, 2021
Onsite: David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Virtual: Eventive

The 4th Annual Joyce Forum Jewish Short Film Festival is a three-day stand-alone, in-person and virtual festival, featuring more than 20 short films from the U.S., Israel and Argentina. Films are arranged into five distinct programs. There will be a few virtual introductions from filmmakers and in-person filmmaker discussions.

Price: Various

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4th Annual, 2021 Joyce Forum Jewish Short Film Festival


Shalom Baby Together - You & Me!

Rehearsal Room or The Bean Patio (TBA)
Lawrence Family JCC


October 6 - December 8, 2021 | Wednesdays
9:30 - 10:15 am | ages 0-15 months - Crawlers
10:30 to 11:15 | ages 16-23 months - Walkers

October 8 - December 10, 2021 | Fridays
9:30 - 10:15 am | ages 0-15 months - Crawlers | SOLD OUT
10:30 - 11:15 am | ages 16-23 months - Walkers | SOLD OUT


Join us for a fun-filled, jam-packed, 45 minute class of music and movement with Jennifer Meltzer. We will explore and play with various instruments, sing, move our bodies, and even enjoy some special stories. Wednesdays may include holiday themes and Fridays will be all about Shabbat. Two time slots available on both Wednesdays and Fridays.

Price: One day a week $220 | Twice a week $440

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