Upcoming Events

Intermediate Spanish - Winter Session I

Tuesdays, January 5 - February 9, 2021 (6 week session) | 3:30 - 5:30 pm
Virtual

Students should be able to handle complicated tasks and sociocultural situations: elaborating, complimenting, and apologizing; narrate and describe; link sentences together smoothly; understand main ideas and details of connected discourse on variety of topics beyond immediacy of situation; read longer texts, get main ideas and facts, and notice relevant details.

Students who are new to our JCC Spanish classes will have an assessment by instructor Lucy Toledano to determine which level would be best fit. Contact Melanie Rubin at melanier@lfjcc.org to set it up.

Price: $110 | JCC Member: $90


Virtual Mah Jongg Lessons

Dates and times to be arranged based on participants’ availability.
Virtual

Want to learn how to play Mah Jongg, or sharpen your game? Stay stimulated, connect with old friends and meet new people during these live, interactive virtual lessons for beginners and intermediate level players. Classes of four people ensure individual attention with instructors from the School of American Mah Jongg. Sign up with friends or as an individual and be paired with people in other cities.

Requirements: video and audio; Chrome, Firefox, or Safari browser; desktop computer, laptop w/external mouse, tablet, or iPad, and 2020 Mah Jongg card (2021 will be used after March).

Current 2020 Mah Jongg card can be purchased separately ($10 large or $9 standard). 2021 card available to pre-order for delivery at end of March ($10 large or $9 standard)

Price per 4 week class (2 hours per week): $150 | JCC Member: $140

Contact Melanie Rubin at melanier@lfjcc.org or 858.362.1141 to sign up and indicate level.


Beginner's Lesson: Crafting For a Cause

Second Tuesday of the month | 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Virtual

Our volunteer instructor will be reviewing the first three steps of how to knit!

Price: Free

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Notes of Encouragement

Month of January
Virtual

Sign up to write notes, poems, drawings, and/or letters of encouragement from home for the hardworking ICU staff at Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas!

Price: Free

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JCC Social Circles: Movie Club discussion- “The Life Ahead”

Tuesday, January 26, 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 “The Life Ahead” (2020) starring Sophia Loren. This movie is available for viewing in advance on streaming services such as Netflix.

Price: Free

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JCC Social Circles: Movie Club discussion- “The Life Ahead”


Crafting For a Cause

Last Tuesday of the month | 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Virtual

Join fellow knitters and crocheters virtually to make handmade items for a great cause! Partnering with Jewish Family Service's Safe Parking Program and the San Diego Rescue Mission, our goal is to contribute as many warm winter items as possible to distribute to individuals experiencing homelessness in the San Diego area.

Price: Free

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Crafting For a Cause


Shalom Uganda: Author Talk with Janice Masur

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 | 10:00 - 11:00 am
Virtual

In Shalom Uganda: A Jewish Community on the Equator, Janice Masur tells her story of living in the little-known Ashkenazi Jewish community of Kampala, Uganda from 1949 to 1961, under British Imperial rule with no rabbi or Jewish infrastructure. In this book, Masur documents, remembers, and preserves with interviews, photos and research her Kampala European Jewry with all the respect that it deserves. Janice Masur joins us in conversation about her incredible life story, the community that formed her, and the book where she documents it all.

Co-sponsored by Lawrence Family JCC Senior Department and JLearn.

Get your own copy of Shalom UGANDA: A Jewish Community on the Equator HERE.
Price: Free

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Shalom Uganda: Author Talk with Janice Masur


JCOMPANY THEATRE INTENSIVE: Rock Choreo!


January 31, February 7, February 14, 2021 | 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
David & Dorthea Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family JCC

Learn to ROCK on stage with RENT Choreographer Michael Mizerany! Dive in to moves that represent the angst and passion of the Rock genre and learn moves from this upcoming JCompany production.

Ages 10 +
Teacher: Michael Mizerany

Price: $80 | JCC Member: $72

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JCOMPANY THEATRE INTENSIVE: Rock Choreo! Add to Cart


Virtual Poetry Workshop

Sunday, January 31, 2020 | 1:00 - 3:30 pm
Virtual

San Diego Poet Laureate, Ron Salisbury, will give guidance to poets on their writing in this one-time workshop.

Price: $18 | JCC Member: $15

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JCOMPANY THEATRE INTENSIVE: All About Fairy Tales!


Dates: January 31, February 7, February 14, 2021 | 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
David & Dorthea Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family JCC

Learn about fairy tales in musical theatre and what makes these timeless tales so popular for Broadway! Learn and perform scenes and music from some of the best fairy tale Broadway shows!

Ages 7+
Teacher: Lindsey Grant

Price: $80 | JCC Member: $72

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Infant Massage February 2021


Mondays (4-Week Sessions) February 1, 2021 - February 22, 2021 | 10:00 am - 10:45 am
Virtual Zoom Call

Infant Massage is a natural and soothing way to promote infant health. Facilitated by Jennifer Meltzer, a certified Infant Massage Instructor, who teaches parents techniques which will provide many benefits for their babies and at the same time offer a very special bonding period. Benefits include: relief of discomfort for teething, congestion, colic, constipation and emotional stress, and enhancement of neurological development, sleep, muscle tone development, and strengthening of the immune system.

Price: $70

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Still Traveling: Bewitching Broadway

Four Mondays, February 1, 8, 15 & 22, 2021 | 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Virtual
In Partnership with the Osher Marin JCC

Would you like to still travel? Now you can without leaving your home – just stay still! Let our JCC colleague James Sokol zoom you away for an "armchair adventure" to NYC to meet and "tour" with our terrific, local guide, a Broadway history expert who shares interesting stories, rarely seen photographs & videos to see Broadway's past and present merge before their eyes.

Price: $12.50 - $50.00 (single session vs series)

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Still Traveling: Bewitching Broadway


Music & Morsels: The Romance of the Violin

Wednesday, February 3, 2021 | 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Virtual
In partnership with the Osher Marin JCC

Bring your dessert & coffee or cocktail & nosh and take your front-row seat for a beautiful & interesting, live musical event with insights into each piece of the program! Pianist Ian Scarfe brings an early Valentine program of classical music and discussion, this time featuring Bay Area violinist Philip Brezina. Today, the duo presents works from their new recorded CD "Violin Romances,” including works by Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Sibelius, and more!

Price: $12.50 (early bird ticket) | $15 (regular ticket)

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Music & Morsels: The Romance of the Violin


Exploring Opera: The Divas

Thursdays, Febrary 4 - 25, 2021 | 1 - 2:30 pm
Virtual
In partnership with the Osher Marin JCC

The word “Diva” strikes excitement in some, fear in others. Regardless, an opera diva usually has an exceptional voice. Some are legendary; others almost forgotten. Join popular San Francisco Bay Area instructor James Sokol to discover some of these great ladies. Learn about their backgrounds and experience their brilliance through performance videos.

Price: $12.50 - $50

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Exploring Opera: The Divas


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


Saturday, February 6, 2021 | 7:00 pm
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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Price: Free

You're a Good Man Charlie Brown


A Different Look at Jewish and Christian Relations
MANDELBAUM FAMILY LECTURE SERIES

Wednesday, February 10, 2021 | 10:30 - 11:30 am
Virtual

This lecture focuses on the little known story of goodwill and cooperation that has existed between Jews and Christians throughout history. The tragic chronicle of events marking those relations is very familiar—for good reasons. But there is another tale to be told about instances of mutual support and concern that is fascinating, surprising, and inspiring. Join us for the continuation of our Mandelbaum Family Lecture Series with this engaging talk led by Rebecca Moore, Emerita Professor of Religion Studies at San Diego State University.

Price: Free

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A Different Look at Jewish and Christian Relations
MANDELBAUM FAMILY LECTURE SERIES


Virtual Senior Lounge: Happy Hour with Melanie

Wednesday, February 10, 2021 | 4:00 - 5:00 pm
Virtual

Join Lawrence Family JCC Senior Department Director Melanie Rubin in our virtual senior lounge! We will hang out, share jokes, stories, and enjoy our happy hour beverages together!

Price: Free

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Virtual Senior Lounge: Happy Hour with Melanie


Snoopy Presented by JCompany Youth Theatre


Saturday, February 13, 2021 | 7:00 pm

On Demand

Snoopy!! focuses on the life of the world’s most famous beagle. Atop his doghouse, Snoopy surveys the skies of his scene of triumph as a First World War flying ace. Modestly he considers his genius. Stoically he accepts that his brilliance in nearly every field of endeavour will forever go unremarked by humankind. The show contains over 15 toe-tapping tunes performed by Charlie Brown, Lucy, Sally, Linus, Peppermint Patty, Woodstock, the entire Peanuts gang and one loveable beagle.

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Price: Free

Snoopy


Middle East Update

Monday, February 15, 2021 | 2:00 - 3:30 pm
Virtual

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: Free

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Middle East Update


Eleanor Tallie

Thursday, March 18, 2021 | 7:00 - 8:00 pm
Virtual

Eleanor Tallie is a vocalist and songwriter who was born and raised in Israel to a family with Middle Eastern, European, and Canadian roots. She’s a talented multi-instrumentalist who performs R&B, American soul and jazz. From her home studio in Memphis, she will play original music and covers in both English and Hebrew.

Price: Free

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Eleanor Tallie


JCC Social Circles: Movie Club discussion- "Lady Bird”

Tuesday, February 23, 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 “Lady Bird” (2017). This film is available for viewing in advance through streaming services such as Netflix, PrimeVideo, Fandango Now, AppleTV and Vudu.

Price: Free

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JCC Social Circles: Movie Club discussion- "Lady Bird”


Michael Ian Black: A Better Man

Thursday, March 4, 2021 | 7:00 - 8:00 pm
Virtual

Michael Ian Black is many things: actor, comedian, screenwriter, award-winning children’s book author, essayist, memoirist, podcaster. He is also a man, and the father of a boy on the cusp of manhood himself. In his poignant and insightful new book, A BETTER MAN: A (Mostly Serious) Letter to My Son, Black offers a thoughtful and personal appraisal of the complicated meaning of masculinity in our times.

Get your own copy of A BETTER MAN: A (Mostly Serious) Letter to My Son HERE.

Price: Free

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Michael Ian Black: A Better Man


Virtual Senior Lounge: Coffee Chat with Melanie

Monday, March 8, 2021 | 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Virtual

Join Lawrence Family JCC Senior Department Director Melanie Rubin in our monthly virtual senior lounge! We will hang out, share jokes, stories, and enjoy our coffee or tea together!

Price: Free

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Virtual Senior Lounge: Coffee Chat with Melanie


Jewish Poets-Jewish Voices

Tuesday, March 16, 2021 | 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Virtual

Three local poets, Susan Lipson, Annette Friend and Jen Laffler, will recite samples of their poetry and then an open mic will follow. Contact Melanie Rubin at melanier@lfjcc.org to add your name to the list for open mic.

This virtual event is cosponsored by the Lawrence Family JCC's Astor Judaica Library, Senior Department and the San Diego Center for Jewish Culture.

Price: Free

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Jewish Poets-Jewish Voices


SHABBAT SHAKESPEARE: MACBETH Presented by JCompany Youth Theatre

On-Demand
Macbeth is a Shakespearean tragedy involving the inevitable fate of someone who challenges the natural order of things. A brave Scottish general named Macbeth receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland.

The Shabbat Shakespeare project brings our community together in celebration as we step away from the week to enjoy the timeless combined magic of Shabbat and Shakespeare. Families experience alongside our cast, blessings of gratitude and joy. Everyone is welcome!

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Price: Free

Registration is required.


REMEMBRANCE READINGS: FIREFLIES
Presented by JCompany Youth Theatre


On Demand

It is 1944. Imprisoned at Terezin Camp in Czechoslovakia, Austrian artist Friedl Dicker-Brandeis uses her art lessons to help the children cope with the realities of their daily existence. Despite the terrible conditions, the community is forced to contribute to Nazi propaganda. They devise a plan to communicate with visitors from the International Red Cross.

We are proud to once again partner with the National Jewish Theater Foundation (NJTF) - Holocaust Theater International Initiative (HTII) to commemorate its ongoing Remembrance Day Readings program.

This JCompany season will be free for all audience members thanks to the generosity of our JCompany Jewels. To become a Jewel, please visit jcompanysd.org

Price: This event is free for all, but registration is required.

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REMEMBRANCE READINGS: FIREFLIES
Presented by JCompany Youth Theatre


MAGIC IN THE ATTIC: A New Play Celebrating Yiddish Folktales Presented by JCompany Youth Theatre
Directed by Joey Landwehr | Play by Bess Welden


On Demand

In this brand new play, Elinor and Leo, a modern American sister and brother, are exiled to clean out their grandmother’s slightly spooky attic and are none too happy about the task. But when Elinor discovers an old notebook written in a foreign language, the kids find themselves plunged into a supernatural world in which their long dead great-great grandmother and a group of elves bring Yiddish language and folktales to life.

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Price: Free

Registration Required