Disney's Beauty and the Beast

March 2-18, 2018
"Be Our Guest!" The Academy Award-winning film comes to life in this romantic and beloved take on the classic fairytale. Step into this enchanted world, an international sensation that has played to over 35 million people in 13 countries worldwide. The classic story follows Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, a young prince trapped by the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity. This "tale as old as time" is filled with some of Disney’s best musical fare such as “Be Our Guest,” “Belle,” “Home,” and of course the Oscar-winning title song, “Beauty And The Beast.”

Senior Model Seder

Friday March 23rd, 12:00-1:30pm
Join your JCC "family" for our annual event with Rabbi Scott Meltzer as he gives us new perspectives to the traditional rituals of the Passover holiday. Light lunch served with ceremonial foods.

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Spring Camp 2018

March 26-April 13
For Ages K-7
Join us for Spring Break Extravaganza! Camp will be filled with adventure and fun in a supportive, enriching enviornment. All camps include an exciting variety of recreational activites: arts & crafts, special projects, active and quiet games, sports and swimming (weather permitting).

Learn more!

Spring Camp 2018

The Klezmatics with Special Guest Joshua Nelson: Brother Moses Smote the Water

March 28, 2018 at 7:30pm
Just in time for Passover, klezmer and gospel collide with brilliant and euphoric results. The gutsy, Grammy-winning band that defines klezmer’s edge teams up with a special guest artist who sings Black-Jewish soul that recalls Mahalia Jackson. A cross-cultural celebration of freedom songs from the Jewish and African-American traditions, illustrating their spiritual common ground while weaving a musical story of inspiration and social action.

“The Klezmatics are wonderful…a piece of genius.” — Pete Seeger
“The next big thing in music.” —Oprah Winfrey

David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Assigned Seating
Tier 1 Price: $75
Tier 2 Price: $55; JCC Member Price: $45
Tier 3 Price: $45; JCC Member Price: $35
Door Price: $40–$80 ($5 more)

JCC BOX OFFICE - (858) 362-1348 or sdcjc.org/boxoffice

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Ask The Trainer Series

When: All talks will be given the 2nd Thursday of the month.
Where: Balanced Mind Meditation Center
Pricing: All talks are FREE but you must sign up to reserve your spot.

January 11th- Back Health- with trainers Rebecca Teriete and Susan Sange
Ferburary 8th- Performance Training- with trainer Moe Dorn
March 8th- The Sitting Disease- with trainer Taylor Teigen
April 12th- Effects of Excercise on Hypertension-with trainer Nathan Poole

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Family Camp 2018

Friday, April 13, 2018 – Sunday, April 15, 2018
Camp Mountain Chai, 42900 Jenks Lake Road, Angelus Oaks, CA 92305
Member Pricing (JCC and Ohr Shalom Synagogue): $150 per adult for a shared cabin/ $50 per child for a shared cabin
*A shared cabin holds up to 8
Children 2 and under FREE

Non-Member Pricing
$180 per adult for a shared cabin / $60 per child for a shared cabin
*A shared cabin holds up to 8
Children 2 and under FREE

Limited financial assistance available based on need.
Private cabins available (limited availability!) Email for more information to pjlibrary@lfjcc.org
(Do not register online!)

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J-Fit Fest: A Free Renovation Celebration

Sunday, April 15 9:30am-12:00pm

The wait is over and you’re invited to…
Celebrate the state-of-the-art improvements to the Qualcomm Sports, Fitness & Aquatics Complex and join us for a day of free fitness fun.
Your day will include..

  • A tour of the renovated locker rooms
  • Mini-classes (Zumba, spin, Pilates, yoga, meditation and more)
  • Meet & greet with our fitness experts
  • Delicious refreshments
  • Chair massages
  • Complimentary t-shirt

+ be entered to win fabulous prizes including a full-year JCC membership
Remember to bring your workout clothes and your friends and family, too!

Childcare available with advance reservation

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Challah Circle: A monthly get together to prepare challah at the JCC

March 15, April 19, May 17, June 14 at 7:00–8:45 PM

During the Circle, you will learn how to make a holiday-themed challah, knead the dough, let it rise and shape it. While the dough is rising, you can join in a text-based conversation or shmooze with your friends. You’ll leave with your ready-to-bake challah which will bring sweet and aromatic smells to your kitchen on Friday, in time for Shabbat.

Space is limited. Following your registration, you’ll receive a list of basic supplies to bring to prepare your challah. All ingredients will be provided.

Lawrence Family JCC
Price: $10, Men, women, and children over 12 are welcome
Box Office (858) 362-1348

Challah Circle - April 19 Add to Cart

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“Speed Dating” with Local Authors-FREE with RSVP

Friday, April 20, 2018 at 2pm

Southern California is home to a plethora of superb authors. This event uses the unique speed dating format to hear short presentations from authors about their books. Fortunately, unlike speed dating, you have no risk of rejection. An opportunity for authors to sell and sign books follows.

Price: Free

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Seniors Excursion: Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery

April 22, 2018, Sunday matinee
12:45 P.M. meet bus at JCC to go to the Scripps Ranch Theatre for a 2:00 P.M. Show
Will return to JCC approx. 4:30 P.M.

Comedic genius Ken Ludwig turns Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic The Hound of the Baskervilles on its head and transforms it through theatrical inventiveness into a madcap comedy-adventure. Sherlock Holmes is on the case. The male heirs of the Baskerville line are being dispatched one by one. To find their ingenious killer, Holmes and Watson must brave the desolate moors before a family curse dooms its newest heir. Watch as our intrepid investigators try to escape a dizzying web of clues, silly accents, disguises, and deceit as five actors deftly portray more than forty characters. Does a wild hellhound prowl the moors of Devonshire? Join the senior department for the fun and see how far from elementary the truth can be.

Price: $39; JCC Member Price: $31
Sorry, no refunds unless JCC cancels

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Sally Kohn - Community Divided

Sally Kohn - Community Divided/Humanity United
The Opposite of Hate A Field Guide to Repairing Our Humanity
At a moment when we are facing an epidemic of incivility and hate—with divisive political speech, online trolling, and hate crimes escalating—popular CNN commentator and former Fox News contributor Sally Kohn sets out to discover why we hate and how we can stop. Come together for an honest conversation about the “epidemic of incivility” as well as real-world solutions to curb the “hate.” Sally will be “in conversation” with a high-profile interviewer and will be available for a book signing following the event. This event generously funded by the County of San Diego’s Community Enhancement program.

“…uplifting, funny, and full of inspiring solutions.” —Van Jones, CNN host and bestselling author of Beyond the Messy Truth

A book signing follows the event.
This event is FREE to the public, but tickets will be required to enter.
Lawrence Family JCC Gymnasium
For Information and to Reserve Tickets:
JCC Box Office: 858-362-1348
Community Partner: Anti-Defamation League

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May 4-13, 2018
It’s way beyond GREASE... It’s HAIRSPRAY!
“You Can't Stop the Beat” in this big, bold, and beautiful musical about one girl's inspiring dream to dance. The 1950s are out, and change is in the air! Hairspray, winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, is a family-friendly musical, piled bouffant-high with romance and laughter. It's 1962 in Baltimore, and the lovable plus-size teen, Tracy Turnblad, has only one desire – to dance on the popular "Corny Collins Show." When she finally gets her shot, she is transformed from social outcast to sudden star... all without denting her 'do! Including all your favorites like "Good Morning Baltimore," "Welcome To The 60's," "Big, Blonde And Beautiful," and "You Can't Stop The Beat."
“As light and bouncy as a bubble of gum!” - The Observer

Hairspray 5/05 at 8:00 PM Add to Cart

Hairspray 5/06 at 1:00 PM Add to Cart

Hairspray 5/06 at 4:30 PM Add to Cart

Hairspray 5/12 at 8:00 PM Add to Cart

Hairspray 5/13 at 1:00 PM Add to Cart

Hairspray 5/13 at 4:30 PM Add to Cart

Mark Cantor's Giants of Jazz on Film

Wednesdays - January 24, March 7, and May 9 2018 at 7PM

With a vast archive of more than 12,000 films and clips, music maven Mark Cantor’s spectacular collection of jazz and blues performances is widely considered one of the world’s premier collections of American popular music on film. In his not-to-be-missed programs, Cantor screens rare clips and shares detailed documentation and lively commentary.

“Mark Cantor has one of the very best collections of jazz films in the world.”
– Ken Burns

David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Price for individual shows: $25; JCC Member Price: $20
Series price: $57; JCC Member $45
Questions: JCC Box Office (858) 362-1348

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 7:00PM
Hagit, a young woman with a mild mental deficiency, works in a toilet-paper factory and lives with her mother, Sarah, a divorcée who gave up her life for her daughter. When Hagit embarks on her first romantic relationship, she keeps it a secret from her overbearing mom. Israeli director Nitzan Gilady sparkles in his feature debut, a richly detailed family drama for which Asi Levi’s performance as Sarah earned her the Best Actress prize at the 2015 Jerusalem Film Festival.

Regular Price:$15.25; Member Price:$13.25; Students & Faculty FREE with ID

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 7:00 PM, David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Presented in partnership with The Murray Galinson San Diego-Israel Initiative

SAN DIEGO JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL-ISRAELI CINEMA SERIES screening of: WEDDING DOLL With Special Guest: Director Nitzan Gilady Add to Cart