Upcoming Events

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


ACTING 1: Ages 7-12

8-week Session | Mondays, September 13, 2021 – November 15,2021 | 4:00 pm –5:15 pm


New to the acting bug? This is the perfect class for you. Join Lindsey Grant as you learn the basis of acting including staging, voices, and more!


Price: $300 | JCC Members $240


Let's Talk About Israel with StandWithUs

6 Week Program: Mondays, October 4 - November 8, 2021 | 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Lawrence Family JCC

Join us for a six session program where we will learn and discuss current issues in Israel with StandWithUs. If you are a high school student who wants to stand up for yourself, your Jewish community, and Israel this program will educate you on how to prepare for difficult conversations regarding Israel and Antisemitism.

Price: $75 | JCC Member: $50


LFJCC Youth Basketball Academy

Tuesdays & Thursdays, September 14 - November 4, 2021
K - 2nd Grade | 3:30 - 4:30 pm
3rd - 5th Grade | 4:30 - 5:30 pm

Jacobs Family Gymnasium
Lawrence Family JCC

Come and join the Academy in learning and tuning with the basics of basketball. The Basketball Academy will give players a start and drive to understanding the game of basketball.

Price: JCC Member: $320

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


Safety First: Privacy & Security Online

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
In Person

The internet can be a scary place, but it's part of our daily lives. There are plenty of ways to reduce your exposure to online threats such as identity theft and fraud. Learn how to recognize scams, avoid password theft, protect yourself from viruses, and guard your personal data while browsing, shopping, and using social media.

Price: FREE

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Exploring Opera: Witches, Ghosts, Demons & Devils

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Virtual

18th and – with the rise of the Romantic Period – especially 19th century opera are filled with characters & references to the supernatural. With Halloween around the corner, join popular San Francisco Bay Area instructor James Sokol for an eerie, magical and soaring musical journey through highlights of operas that include otherworldly figures.

Price: $12.50 (if purchased before October 25) I $15 (if purchased before October 27)

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Exploring Opera: Witches, Ghosts, Demons & Devils


Infant Massage November 2021


Mondays (4-Week Session) | November 1, 8, 15, & 22, 2021 | 10:00 - 11:00 am

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: $110 | Members: $99 Infant Massage November 2021

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Still Traveling: Picturesque Paris

Mondays, November 1, 8, 15 & 22, 2021 | 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Virtual

Let us whisk you away for an "armchair adventure" on an interesting, educational, fun & live, guided group tour in a destination beyond your front door ...even beyond the grocery store!

Price: Full Series Ticket: $50 (before 11/21)
Give-Us-a-Try Ticket (for Nov. 1 only) $12.50 (before 11/1)

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Still Traveling: Picturesque Paris


Exploring Opera: Paris’ Opera Houses & Premieres

Thursdays, November 4, 11 & 18, 2021 | 1:00 Pm - 2:30 pm
Virtual

During the 19th century, Paris was known as the cultural capital of Europe, due in large part to its many opera houses & theaters. In this special mini-series, join James Sokol to learn about and enjoy highlights of selected works which premiered at some of the city’s most important theaters.

Price: $37.50 (Before 11/18)

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Exploring Opera: Paris’ Opera Houses & Premieres


LITVAKdance: Revisiting Repertoire

Thursday, November 4, 2021 | 7:00 - 8:15 pm
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family JCC

LITVAKdance has dedicated the Fall of 2021 to revisiting some of it’s most well-received repertoire from their four year tenure. At the Garfield Theatre, LITVAKdance will present four works full of punch, play and power. Choreographers include local dance icon and octogenarian Patricia Sandback, visiting choreographer Chuck Wilt and LITVAKdance artistic director, Sadie Weinberg.

Price: $18 | JCC Member: $15 | Military: $15 | Student: $12

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Drumming Up Joy & Gratitude (Hakarat Hatov) with Galit Shezifi

Tuesday, November 9, 2021 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Lawrence Family JCC

In this one hour workshop you will increase joy, strengthen your immune system, and generate gratitude. We will drum together and engage in a joyous and enriching drumming experience. If you have a drum or a percussion instrument feel free to bring it. Musical instruments will be provided by the instructor. Beginners are welcome. No previous experience is necessary.

Price: Free

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Ask the Rabbi

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 | 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Hybrid

Gather your burning questions and join us for our 2nd "Ask the Rabbi" session with Rabbi Yoram Dahan!

Price: Free

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Veteran's Day Holiday Camp: Grades TK - 6th

Thursday, November 11, 2021 | 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Kids days OFF can be days ON at Camp Jaycee 365! Join us this Veteran's Day for a fun-filled day of crafts and games at the J!

Price: $125 | JCC Member $100
Price with AM/PM Care: $185 | JCC Member $160

Extended Care:
Morning and afternoon Extended Care is available at a rate of $60.00 per day.
AM Extended Care: 7:30am until 9:00am
PM Extended Care: 3:30pm until 5:30pm

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Veteran's Day Holiday Camp: Grades TK - 6th


From Medieval Times to Romanticism in 90 Minutes

Thursday, November 11, 2021 | 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Lawrence Family JCC

Marketa Hancova will give a dynamic lecture, exploring the story of music over the centuries, focusing on the differences of classical music eras.

Price: $15 | JCC Member: $8

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Senior Lounge


Virtual: 9:30 am - 10:30 am OR In Person: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Meet with old friends or new while kibbitzing, sharing jokes and telling stories with our Senior Department staff, Melanie and Sarah, in our monthly in person or virtual senior lounge same day two times!


Price: Free

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Our Shabbat Table: Avi Shemtov

Friday, November 12, 2021 | 7:00 - 9:00 pm
The Bean
Lawrence Family JCC

Avi Shemtov is a Boston-based food truck and restaurant owner. His cooking tells the story of the global journey of the Israeli people. He’ll focus on dishes from The Simcha Cookbook, his collection of stories and recipes, which was released in late July.

Shabbat dinner will be served family style with each course being delivered to the table by waitstaff. Menu will be posted prior to the event.

Price: $60 | JCC Member: $54 | Military: $54 (Shabbat dinner and a copy of Avi's cookbook is included in the ticket price)

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Middle East Update

Monday, November 15, 2021 | 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Hybrid

Mark Silberstein, former director for the Israel Consulate (in LA.) Will be visiting virtually from Israel to give us an update on the Middle East. Refreshments and coffee served, for those joining in person, during the program.

Price: $10 | JCC Member: Free

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Spanish Conversation II

Tuesdays, November 16 - December 21, 2021 | 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 American societies. Instructor: Luz Toledano

Price: $110 | JCC Member: $90

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Spanish Conversation I

Tuesdays, November 16 - December 21, 2021 | 3:30 - 5:30 pm
Virtual

Participants will practice, improve, and acquire confidence using Spanish vocabulary. Topics include: literature, history, current events from Latin America and Spain. Instructor: Luz Toledano.

Price: $110 | JCC Member: $90

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Jewish Poets-Jewish Voices

Monday, November 15, 2021 | 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Virtual

Join us for the kickoff of the 13 season of Jewish Poets-Jewish Voices. Our opening poet will recite his works, followed by a mother/daughter duo who will present a combination of poetry and music. The evening will end with an open mic program.

Price: Free

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MANDELBAUM FAMILY LECTURE SERIES: Why Jewish Women Plotted to Assassinate the Czar in Russia in 1881 with Deborah Hertz

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 | 10:30 am
Coronado Public Library
640 Orange Avenue, Coronado, CA 92118

On March 1, 1881, a small band of radicals, including several Jewish activists, assassinated Czar Alexander II of Russia. Gesia Gelfman, then a 26 year old recruit, was one of the leading figures in the plot. In this talk Deborah Hertz brings Gesia Gelfman to life, exploring her upbringing in a wealthy family and her decision to run away from family and hometown the night before an arranged marriage. Her life story illuminates the quandary of semi-educated young women in Russia at the close of the nineteenth century and how joining a dangerous left sect seemed to them more attractive than the traditional wife and mother roles in Jewish society at the time..

Price: Free

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Adult Beginner Pickleball Clinics

Sundays, September 12, October 17, and November 21, 2021 | 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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Hanukkah Happening: Josh and the Jamtones Concert and Community Shuk

Sunday, November 21, 2021 | 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Concert | Outdoors at the Lawrence Family JCC
Shuk | Nierman Preschool Lawrence Family JCC

The Lawrence Family JCC's Hanukkah Happening celebration kicks off with a live performance from Josh and the Jamtones. The band performs children’s music with rock choruses and ska-centric jams that make their shows fun for everyone. We expect an all-ages dance party! Join us after the concert to stroll through our Shuk and enjoy Hanukkah family fun with crafts, games, and some shopping. Can't make the concert? No problem - join us at the Shuk!

The concert will be from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm followed by the Shuk from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm. The Shuk is free to enter.

Price: $18 Per Family | JCC Member: $15 Per Family | Military: $15 Per Family

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JCC Social Circles: Virtual Movie Discussion

Mondays, October 25, November 29 & December 27, 2021 | 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Virtual

Join us for a lively discussion about the plots and characters from a monthly film selection. Films can be streamed in advance on services such as Netflix & Prime Video.

Price: Free

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November 29 | The Exception

December 27 | Woman in Gold


Hanukkah Party

Tuesday, November 30, 2021 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
In Person

Enjoy our tasty home-made latkes while being entertained by Peter Seltser! More details will be available in an upcoming e-blast.

Price: $18 | JCC Members: $15

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Hanukkah: The Festival of Lights

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
VIRTUAL

Join JCC Association, JArts, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston as we celebrate Hanukkah. Eight female Jewish artists, including singer Tair Haim, Italian chef Sylvia Nacamulli, and dancer Rachel Linsky, will share pieces inspired by Hanukkiot from the MFA Judaica collection, one of the largest Judaica collections in a major American museum.

This program is presented by Virtual J.

Price: Free

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Hanukkah: The Festival of Lights


Hanukkah Concert with Mister G & Friends

Monday, December 6, 2021 | 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
VIRTUAL

Join Latin Grammy Award-winning musician Mister G and his international band of Jewish music-makers from Israel, Mexico, and Argentina for a special family engagement Hanukkah concert, filled with ruach (spirit).

This program is presented by Virtual J.

Price: Free

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Hanukkah Concert with Mister G & Friends


Jori Epstein: The Upstander: How Surviving the Holocaust Sparked Max Glauben’s Mission to Dismantle Hate

Monday, December 6, 2021 | 7:00 - 8:00 pm
Rehearsal Room Lawrence Family JCC

Jori Epstein, author of The Upstander, is a sports reporter for USA Today where she covers the Dallas Cowboys. The Upstander explores Holocaust survivor Max Glauben’s mischievous childhood and teen years as a go-to ghetto smuggler. Glauben is on a mis­sion: to outlast hate, to pre­serve memory, and to compel the world to embrace tolerance.

Price: $18 | JCC Member: $15 | Military: $15

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Historical Fiction of the Holocaust

Wednesday, December 8, 2021 | 7:00 - 8:00 pm
VIRTUAL

Historical fiction of the Holocaust authors Jennifer Rosner and Lisa Scottoline join virtually in conversation about their new books, the research that went into their novels, and the passion behind their work. Rosner’s book, The Yellow Bird Sings, explores the mindset of survivors, and Eternal by Scottoline focuses on three friends living in Italy at the onset of WWII.

Price: Free

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Historical Fiction of the Holocaust


Winter Camps: Grades K - 7th

Session 1: Monday- Thursday, December 20 - 24, 2021 | 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Session 2: Monday- Thursday, December 27 - 31, 2021 | 9:00 am - 3:30 pm


Join us for a fun filled session of Winter specialty themed Camps, where both sessions will be filled with adventure and fun. We offer an exciting variety of activities for every interest in a supportive and enriching environment. All camps include traditional camp activities as well as swimming (weather permitting).

Price: $495; Member Price $415

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Winter Camps: Grades K - 7th


Monitor My Health


12-month Program | New Sessions are Ongoing | 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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Monitor My Health


Mah Jongg Classes

Four-week class (2 hours per week). Dates and times arranged per participants’ availability.
Virtual

If you’re a beginner, learn how to play. If you’re a seasoned player, sharpen your skills. Classes of four people and professional instructors ensure individual attention and success. Classes provided by the School of American Mah Jongg.

Price: Price: $150 | JCC Member: $140

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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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