Upcoming Events

Crafting For a Cause

Every other Tuesday, October 20 - December 29, 2020 | 6:30 - 7:30 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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Intermediate Spanish

Tuesday, November 3 - December 8, 2020 (six weeks) | 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.

New students will need to purchase book on their own: "Easy Spanish Step by Step" by Barbara Bregstein

Enrolled students will receive link to Zoom registration.

Price: $110 | JCC Member: $90


Spanish Conversation

Tuesdays, November 3 - December 8, 2020 (6 weeks) | 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Virtual

Participants practice, improve, and acquire confidence using their Spanish vocabulary; practice advanced grammatical points like preterite vs. imperfect, ser vs. estar, present and past subjunctive. Topics from specific genres in literature, history, music, economics issues, social processes, indigenous American societies, arts, and current events from Latin America and/or Spain.

Enrolled students will receive link to Zoom registration.

Price: $110 | JCC Member: $90


JCC Social Circles: Movie Discussion

Tuesday, November 24, 2020 | 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 “Remember” (2016) starring Christopher Plummer. This movie is available for viewing in advance on streaming services such as AppleTV, Amazon PrimeVideo, Showtime, Vudu and FandangoNOW.

Price: Free

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JCC Social Circles: Movie Discussion


Jacob Goldberg Lecture Series Encore Presentation

Lecture 1: Monday, November 23 - Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Lecture 2: Thursday, November 26 - Saturday, November 28, 2020

Virtual

An encore presentation of Professor Jacob Goldberg's lectures from September 8, 2020 and September 10, 2020.

Lecture 1 will be available for viewing Monday, November 23 - Wednesday, November 25. Lecture 2 will be available for viewing Thursday, November 26 - Saturday, November 28.

Price: Free

Lecture 1



Lecture 2

Jacob Goldberg Lecture Series Encore Presentation


Still Traveling: Murals of Cincinnati

Monday, November 30, 2020 | 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Virtual

Cincinnati has become an art gallery! Take a virtual “walk” through historic downtown streets and explore some of the City’s impressive collection of monumental murals. Transforming the area one wall at a time, ArtWorks Youth Apprentices & Professional Artists turned bare walls into public masterpieces.

Price: $8-$15 (sign up early to receive early bird discounted price)

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Still Traveling: Murals of Cincinnati


Where Do We Go From Here? A Vision For the Jewish World in the Covid-19 Era

Wednesday, December 2, 2020 | 10:30 - 11:30 am
Virtual

In 2020, the world has been tilted off its axis. We have come through a time of great darkness, and what we’re craving right now, perhaps more than anything, is a belief in a better tomorrow, a future that looks bright and not foreboding, and in which we rediscover the joys of living. Is there something that can help us confront, understand and find answers to our existential questions? Is there something that can help us live better, incorporating all that we’ve learnt and all the positive experiences we’ve had over this difficult time? Is there something that can help us feel more hopeful about the future? Join Chief Rabbi Dr. Warren Goldstein, founder of the Shabbat Project, as he explores these questions and the power of Shabbat.

Price: Free

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Where Do We Go From Here? A Vision For the Jewish World in the Covid-19 Era


Crossroads

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 | 11:00 am
Live virtual Q&A with Emmy Award-winning director Ron Yassen and producer Lauren Griswold from the documentary film Crossroads: Wednesday, December 2, 2020 | 6:30 pm

When an underfunded charter school for at-risk teens receives a gift of lacrosse equipment, they are determined to put it to use— despite their students’ lack of experience and enthusiasm. Emmy Award-winning director Ron Yassen tells the inspiring story of perseverance and the transformative power of sports on players and their mentors.

Director Ron Yassen | Documentary, American Stories, Sports | USA | 2018 | 77 mins | English | San Diego Premiere

Price: Free

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Crossroads


Exploring Operas: Jewish Treasures

Thursdays, December 3 - 17, 2020 | 1:00 - 2:30 pm
Virtual

Opera instructor (and Osher Marin JCC colleague) James Sokol presents delightful musical journeys celebrating careers & talents of Jewish artists whose work has graced many stages; true operatic treasures! Audio & video clips bring the beauty and excitement of opera into the discussion. Wonderful series for opera newcomers and the long-time fans!

Price: $15-$37.50 (prices vary based on advanced sales discounts, individual class or series tickets)

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Exploring Operas: Jewish Treasures


An Evening of Jazz with Emmet Cohen

Thursday, December 3, 2020 | 7:00 - 8:00 pm
Virtual

Jazz pianist Emmet Cohen and bassist Russell Hall perform from Cohen’s residence in Harlem. Possessing a fluid technique, an innovative tonal palette, and an extensive repertoire, Cohen plays with the command and passion of an artist fully devoted to his medium. His signature professional undertaking is the "Masters Legacy Series," a celebratory set of recordings and interviews honoring legendary jazz musicians. He serves as both producer and pianist for each album in the series.

Price: Free

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An Evening of Jazz with Emmet Cohen


Hanukkah Happening Hits the Highway

Sunday, December 6, 2020 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
2 Routes both ending at the Lawrence Family JCC
North Route: Encinitas, Del Mar, ends at the LFJCC (La Jolla)
South Route: Old Town, Point Loma, Kearny Mesa, ends at the LFJCC (La Jolla)

Community-wide, socially distant traveling Hanukkah Celebration

Celebrate Hanukkah by taking a joyride in your car together. You will select one of two routes (South & North) in San Diego County and travel to three places to find Jewish landmarks & symbols and bring light & joy to others. There will be Hanukkah stories, music, games, and trivia shared all in the comfort of your automobile.

Price: Free

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Hanukkah Happening Hits the Highway


Terrific Tastings: Let's Go Nuts!

Sunday, December 6, 2020 | 2:00 - 3:30 pm
Virtual

Join us for a live, online, guided nut butter tasting! Artisana Organics founders started selling almonds & almond butter made in their homes, then grew to include raw, organic butters made of cashews, walnuts, pecans & coconut, plus some unique blends. Appropriate for organic, vegan, raw, paleo, gluten-free, kosher, non-GMO & keto culinary practices.

Price: $15 (event fee only; tasting supplies extra--order by November 21 to be shipped in time)

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Terrific Tastings: Let's Go Nuts!


Still Traveling: Marvelous Marrakech

Mondays, December 7-28, 2020 | 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Virtual

Take a virtual trip with a local guide to this magical North African country, so different from most Arab-dominant countries. Morocco has its own unique, fascinating culture – a blend of indigenous Berber, Arabian, Sub-Saharan African & European (Christian & Jewish) influences. Visit this diverse, vibrant, 1000-year-old city to discover wonders that await!

Price: $15-$50 (prices vary for advanced sales, individual or series tickets)

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Still Traveling: Marvelous Marrakech


Jewish Poets-Jewish Voices

Tuesday, December 8, 2020 | 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Virtual

The opening program of the 11th Jewish Poets-Jewish Voices season features a virtual poetry reading by three local poets, Todd Salovey, Lorraine Judith Thall, and June Gottlieb. Following the presentations will be an open mic.

Price: Free

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Jewish Poets-Jewish Voices


Songs of Light: A Multi-Genre Musical Celebration of Hanukkah

Sunday, December 13, 2020 | 1:00 - 2:30 pm
Virtual

Whether celebrating “the Festival of Lights” or not, join San Francisco Bay Area instructor James Sokol to journey through an array of music – Broadway, pop, opera & more! – exploring the theme of “light” along the way.

Price: Free, Made possible by our JCC in partnership with the Osher Marin JCC (San Rafael, CA).

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Songs of Light: A Multi-Genre Musical Celebration of Hanukkah


Get the 411 on 211 and SDG&E

Monday, December 14, 2020 | 10:00 - 11:00 am
Virtual

Remember when we could call 411 for information? Have you heard about 211 San Diego as a resource for a referral on just about anything? Learn about this service and also get the scoop on San Diego Gas & Electric programs available to save you money and energy. Participants will be entered in random drawing.

Price: Free

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Get the 411 on 211 and SDG&E


Virtual Senior Lounge: Coffee Chat with Melanie

Friday, December 18, 2020 | 10:30 - 11:30 am
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 coffee or tea together!

Price: Free

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Virtual Senior Lounge: Coffee Chat with Melanie


Suffrage Celebration, Part III: All Stirred Up with Laura Kumin

Tuesday, December 22, 2020 | 7:00 - 8:00 pm
Virtual

We celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment and women’s constitutional right to vote in a four-part series. Through music, dance, conversation and more, we honor the pioneers of the suffrage movement and recognize the challenges ahead.

In the third part of the series, Jewish Book Council author Laura Kumin shares stories and recipes from her book, All Stirred Up: Suffrage Cookbooks, Food, and the Battle for Women’s Right to Vote. Laura will demonstrate what it takes to convert a suffrage-era recipe to modern-day cooking methods while celebrating the suffragists who created them and how they changed our lives and our world. She will get us in the holiday spirit with her historic gingerbread recipe, which includes an ingredient you might not expect!

Price: Free

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Suffrage Celebration, Part III: All Stirred Up with Laura Kumin


JCC Social Circles: Movie Discussion

Tuesday, December 29, 2020 | 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 Trial of the Chicago 7” from 2020. This movie is available for viewing in advance on streaming services such as Netflix.

Price: Free

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JCC Social Circles: Movie Discussion


2020 Winter Camp


Week 1: Monday -Thursday December 21 -24, 2020 | 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Week 2: Monday -Thursday December 28 -31, 2020 | 9:00 am - 3:30 pm


Join us for two fun-filled weeks of Winter Camp. We offer an exciting variety of activities for every interest hosted both at the JCC or delivered virtually to your home.

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2020 Winter Camp


JCOMPANY JUNIOR


Class Dates: Sundays, January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; February 7, 14, 21, 2020 | 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Showcase: February 21, 2020 | 2:30 pm

Lawrence Family JCC

JCompany JUNIOR allows our youngest artists, 4-7 years old, to learn the basics of theatre while creating fun, lively characters from some of the best children’s stories and shows (Winnie the Pooh, The Wizard of Oz, Finding Nemo and more). Throughout this 8-week experience, students will tap into their imagination and learn acting techniques to help them build confidence on stage. The last day of class, there will be an exciting showcase for friends and family - bring your cameras! Join JCC Nierman Preschool Teacher Kristin Lejarde with this perfect opportunity for our youngest artists to grow before joining JCompany mainstage shows! No audition necessary.

Ages 4-7

Please be sure to ready though our Health Guidelines for this class here.

Price: $359 | JCC Member: $299

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Exploring a Forgotten World: A Social History of Medieval Jewry as Revealed in the Cairo Genizah

Tuesdays, January 12 - March 23, 2021 | 10:00 - 11:30 am
Virtual

This course, taught by Dr. Joellyn Zollman, will reveal how a collection of worn-out scraps, fragments of texts and other manuscripts and documents found more than 1,000 years ago open an otherwise hidden era of history. We will learn the story of the Genizah (a storeroom for timeworn sacred manuscripts and documents) as well as examine selected contents of the Genizah. Through translations of the original texts, the course will explore the daily lives and behaviors of Jewish men, women and families living along the Mediterranean during the Middle Ages.

Price: $250 | JCC Members: $200
For JCC Member discount and scholarships, contact laurenl@lfjcc.org

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Exploring a Forgotten World: A Social History of Medieval Jewry as Revealed in the Cairo Genizah


JCOMPANY THEATRE INTENSIVE: Rock Choreo!


January 31, February 7, February 14, 2021 | 11:00 am - 12:15 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: All About Fairy Tales!


Dates: January 31, February 7, February 14, 2021 | 11:00 am - 12:15 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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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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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