Upcoming Events

Adult Basketball Leagues


Monday (55+) League: August 15 - November 7, 2022 (No games on 9/5 and 9/26 due to holidays)
Wednesday 21+) League: August 17 - November 7, 2022 (No games 10/5 due to holiday)
Thursday (40+) League: August 18 - October 27, 2022

Jacobs Family Gymnasium
Lawrence Family JCC

Adult basketball leagues open to members of the JCC. Ideal for individual players looking for a competitive basketball experience. Teams are selected by a draft each season. Each league will consist of a minimum of (4) teams and minimum of (7) players per team. Each team has (11) guaranteed games consisting of (9) regular games and (2) playoff rounds. Each team plays other (3) teams (3) times plus (2) playoff rounds. With a higher enrollment, games and scheduling can change.

This program is open to JCC members only. To learn more about our membership rates and benefits click HERE. Or contact Guest Services | 858.362.1101

Price: $130


Beginners' Spanish II

Thursdays, August 11 - September 15, 2022 | 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Astor Judaica Library Lawrence Family JCC

Designed to provide you with a solid foundation of this beautiful language, this course will focus on daily greetings and basic conversation. We will provide information on required book, upon registration.

New to our Spanish classes? Instructor Lucy will assess your level. Contact melanier@lfjcc.org to set it up prior to registering.

Price: $121 | JCC Members: $99


Write Now

Every other Friday: July 1,15,29; August 12,26; September 9,23,2022 | 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Lawrence Family JCC

Join us for our bi-weekly, prompt-based writing workshop! Led by experienced writer and volunteer, Bobbi Rubinstein

Price: Free


Still Traveling: Buzzing Berlin (with Osher Marin JCC)

Mondays, August 1 - 22, 2022 | 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Zoom to Berlin, buzzing with history & culture, known also for significant scientific and architectural developments and achievements that happened there. Our guide will share his insights & experiences in this dynamic and exciting city.

Highlights of Berlin (Aug 1)
Museum Island (Aug 8)
Potsdam, a Royal Residence Town (Aug 15)
Berlin’s Jewish Quarter (Aug 22)

Price: Aug. 1 only: $12.50 | 4-Part series: $50

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Masters Swimming Program


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Conversation Cafes

Wednesdays, July 20, August 17, October 19, November 16, December 14, 2022 | 10:30 - 11:30 am
Lawrence Family JCC

Are you a non-native English speaker, or do you speak other languages? Join us for conversations in other languages in our monthly coffee chats.

July 20 - Spanish
August 17- Yiddish
September 21 - Hebrew
October 19 - Russian
November 16 - German
December 14 - French

Price: Free

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LUNCH & LEARN: Tech Talks

Tuesdays, July 26, August 23 & September 6, 2022 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Lawrence Family JCC

Learn about important tech topics while lunching!

Bring your own lunch. Lunch is not provided.

Price: $20 | JCC Members: $16.50 (per class)

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Health, Wealth & Self Workshop

Thursdays, August 25, September 22, October 27, 2022 | 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Astor Judaica Library
Lawrence Family JCC

Join us for a series of workshops presented by AARP and the Lawrence Family JCC.

August 25 - Brain Health
September 22 - Financial Scams & other Fraud Prevention
October 27 - Downsizing and Decluttering

Price: Free

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Cardboard Boat Race

Sunday, August 28, 2022 | 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friedenberg Olympic Pool
Lawrence Family JCC

Feeling inspired by the JCC Maccabi Games? Navigate your way to the J for the Cardboard Boat Race and Member Appreciation BBQ. Using only cardboard, duct tape and creativity, dare to build your own boat to get one or 2 people across the pool in record time and connect with an amazing community of members along the way.

Member appreciation BBQ is open to all members and you do not need to participate in the boat race to enjoy. Spectators are encouraged.

Price: Free, members only

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Youth Fit Through Fun

Mondays and Wednesdays, August 29 - October 19, 2022 | No class September 5, 26; October 5
Grades K - 2 | 3:30 - 4:15pm
Grades 3 - 5 | 4:30 - 5:15pm

Aerobics Room
Lawrence Family JCC

Let’s get our bodies moving after a day at school! This unique program will get your child’s body moving, blood pumping, and smile shining! Through creative games and activities that incorporate different exercise movements, your child will have a blast and get a great workout!

Price: $384 | Member Price: $320 for 8-week session

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Newcomers & Not-so-Newcomers Meeting

Tuesday, August 30, 2022 | 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Lawrence Family JCC

Are you new to San Diego or to the JCC, or are you looking to meet new people? Come make some new connections to do things together at the J and around town.

Price: Free

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Spanish Conversation

Tuesdays (6 week session) | 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Virtual

Using advanced grammatical points, practice, improve, and acquire confidence using Spanish vocabulary. Topics include: genres of music, literature, history, current events and Indigenous Hispanic American societies.

Instructor: Luz Toledano.

New students will receive an assessment prior to enrollment to ensure the appropriate class is selected.

Price: $121 | JCC Member Price: $99

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Youth Basketball

Tuesdays & Thursdays, August 30 - October 20, 2022
Grades K-2 | 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Grades 3-5 | 4:30pm - 5:15pm

Jacobs Family Gymnasium
Lawrence Family JCC

This Youth Basketball Program will teach players the basics of basketball such as dribbling, passing, and shooting in a fun and engaging environment. Players will learn to cooperate with one another through structured activities and drills providing the tools necessary to develop an early love for the sport.

Price: $384 | Member Price $320 | 8-Week Session

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Celebrate the Jewish New Year Through Drumming

Mondays, September 12 & 19, 2022 | 10:00 - 11:00 am
Lawrence Family JCC

In this two meeting class you will connect with each other, the High Holidays, and various drums from all around the world. Reflect and celebrate the Jewish New Year through guided imagery, personalized sacred rhythms, and improvisation with Galit Shezifi. No previous experience is necessary. All instruments will be provided.

Price: $49.50 | JCC Member Price: $44 (for the two part class)

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Something in Preserve

Wednesday, September 14, 2022 | 7:00 pm
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family JCC

This original musical conceived and written by Elliott Tarson, Ilene Hubbs, Reed Sullivan, and Jeff Earnest tells the story of a group of seniors in a senior retirement community who decide to write an original musical. Add to that the budding romance of a widow and widower and you have a poignant, relevant and often funny take on senior life.

Price: $25 | JCC Member: $20

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Shai Maestro Quartet

Thursday, September 22, 2022 | 7:00 pm
David & Dorothea Garfield Theater
Lawrence Family JCC

Israeli musician, Shai Maestro, is the leader of one of the most harmonious jazz groups in the world. From the piano, Maestro guides his quartet through selections off his 2021 release, Human, as well as other selections from his catalog.

$36 | JCC Members/Military: $30

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Senior Lounge


Meets Weekly
July: Fridays, July 1 - 29, 2022 | 2:00 - 3:00 pm
August: Wednesdays, August 10 - 31, 2022 | 2:00 -3:00 pm
September: Fridays, September 2 - 30, 2022 | 2:00 - 3:00 pm

Lawrence Family JCC

Spend time with old friends and make new ones in our weekly Senior lounges!

Price: Free

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Exploring the Holocaust Through Dance

Thursday, October 6, 2022 | 7:00 pm
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family JCC

Join Tammuz Dubnov, dancer, choreographer, and founder of ZUZOR as he unravels and communicates a few individuals' experiences in the Holocaust through the universal language of dance. This session explores three choreographies that aim to facilitate discussions reflecting on the lives of those who inspired those works.

This event is in collaboration with We Are the Tree of Life.

Price: $25 | JCC Members: $20

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Fiddler On The Roof

Presented by JCompany Youth Theatre
October 29 - November 13, 2022

David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family JCC

The story centers on Tevye, a milkman in the village of Anatevka, who attempts to maintain his Jewish religious and cultural traditions. One by one, his three oldest daughters start to resist Jewish tradition all while outside influences encroach upon his family's lives.

Price: $20 | JCC Member: $18 | Day of show: $25 | Group Sale: $16 (minimum of 10 guests)

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Remembrance Reading: We Are Witnesses

Wednesday, November 9, 2022 | 8:00 pm
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family JCC

"We Are Witnesses" is a play written by Holocaust survivor Jacob Boas. It shows the cruelties of the Holocaust through the eyes of five Jewish teenagers who experienced the Holocaust themselves.

Price: Free

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Rebecca Soffer, Author of The Modern Loss Handbook

Thursday, November 10, 2022 | 7:00 pm
Lawrence Family JCC

Join Rebecca Soffer, Author of The Modern Loss Handbook, as she uses her warmth, wit and disarming humor to hold an approachable conversation about eradicating the stigma and awkwardness around grief while also focusing on our capacity for resilience and finding meaning.

Price: $25 | JCC Member: $20

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On the Wings of Songs with Daniel Vnukowski

Wednesday, November 16, 2022 | 7:00 pm
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family JCC

Join Daniel Vnukowski, Concert Pianist, for a performance exploring the resilience of the human spirit, interpreted through a modern lens.

This program is in collaboration with We Are the Tree of Life.

Price: $25 | JCC Members: $20

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Hamlet

Presented by JCompany Youth Theatre
January 13 - 21, 2023

David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family JCC

The ghost of the King of Denmark tells his son, Hamlet, to avenge his murder by killing the new king, Hamlet's uncle. Hamlet feigns madness, contemplates life and death, and seeks revenge. His uncle, fearing for his life, also devises plots to kill Hamlet.

Price: $45 | JCC Member: $36 (Ticket prices include Shabbat goodies)

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Our Shabbat Table: Benedetta Jasmine Guetta

Friday, January 20, 2022 | 7:00 pm
Lawrence Family JCC

Join us for an author talk and Shabbat dinner with Benedetta Jasmine Guetta, author of Cooking alla Giudia: A Celebration of the Jewish Food of Italy which explores the wonderfully rich, yet still largely unknown, culinary heritage of the Jews of Italy.

Price: $45 | JCC Members: $36 (Tickets include Shabbat Dinner)

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The Lion King Jr.

Presented by JCompany Youth Theatre
March 11 - 19, 2023

David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family JCC

Simba, an adventurous and energetic lion cub, is next in line to be king when his father Mufasa is killed by his uncle Scar. Scar seizes power and creates a darkness and desolation from which only Simba can save the animals of the kingdom.

Price: $20 | JCC Member: $18 | Day of show: $25 | Group Sale: $16 (minimum of 10 guests)

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Chicago

Presented by JCompany Youth Theatre
May 6 - 14, 2023

David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family JCC

Chicago tells the story of two rival vaudevillian murderesses locked up in Cook County Jail. Nightclub star, Velma, is serving time for killing her husband and sister. Roxie has been tossed in the joint for bumping off the lover. The two find themselves on death row together and fight for the fame.

Price: $20 | JCC Member: $18 | Day of show: $25 | Group Sale: $16 (minimum of 10 guests)

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Canasta Game

Ongoing on Tuesdays | 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Lawrence Family JCC

Join our volunteer leader and other JCC members in a friendly Canasta game!

Price: Free

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Mah Jongg Lessons

Four weeks (2-hours each); Dates and times to be arranged based on participants’ availability.
Virtual

Want to learn how to play Mah Jongg, or sharpen your game? Sign up with friends or meet new people during these interactive virtual lessons for beginners and beyond with the School of American Mah Jongg.

Requirements: video and audio; Chrome, Firefox, or Safari browser; desktop computer, laptop w/external mouse, tablet, or iPad, and Mah Jongg card

Price: $175 | JCC Member: $150

For more information and to register contact Melanie Rubin.

Mah Jongg Lessons