Upcoming Events

Newcomers & Not-so-Newcomers Meeting

Monday, November 28, 2022 | 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
In Person
Lawrence Family JCC

New to San Diego, our JCC, or looking to meet people? Kickstart new friendships as we get to know each other, learn about what the JCC offers, and make community connections.

Price: Free


Art & Anti-Semitism

Tuesday, December 6, 2022 | 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Virtual

Anti-Semitism has been expressed in visual art since the early Middle Ages, encouraged by political and religious powers. Through this thought-provoking lecture see an array of paintings, sculptures, reliefs, and gargoyles through the ages, each providing clear evidence of an anti-Semitic agenda. In collaboration with Osher Marin JCC (San Rafael, CA).

Price: $12.50 early bird price (by Dec. 3) | $15 regular ticket

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Antisemitism Today: A San Diego Town Hall with Mayor Todd Gloria

December 8, 2022 6:00-7:30pm
Lawrence Family JCC

The Anti-Defamation League of San Diego and Imperial Counties and Temple Emanu-El invite you to join a Town Hall on Antisemitism with Mayor Todd Gloria and a panel of local leaders. The panel will include San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria, Executive Director of Hillel of San Diego Karen Parry, Jewish community leader and activist Sheri Sachs, and San Diego District Attorney Summer Stephan.

Register!

Antisemitism Today: A San Diego Town Hall with Mayor Todd Gloria


Volleyball Off-Season Development Clinic

Sunday, December 11 & 18, 2022, January 8 - February 12, 2023 | 3:00 - 5:00 pm
Jacobs Family Gymnasium
Lawrence Family JCC

Do you love Volleyball? Has your season just finished? Not quite able to commit the time to club volleyball but still want to practice and develop? This program is perfect for you! Join us for our 8-week Sunday development clinics and have a blast playing the sport you love!

This program is for volleyball players grades 6th through 12th.

Price: $350 For 8-week program

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The LFJCC Great Latke-Hamantash Debate

Tuesday, December 13, 2022 | 6:00 - 7:30 pm
David & Dorothea Garfield Theater
Lawrence Family JCC

Join us this Hanukkah season for the Inaugural Lawrence Family JCC Great Latke-Hamantash Debate! Inspired by the University of Chicago’s long-standing tradition, this debate will feature local academics taking the side of latke or hamentashen in this wildly fun, holiday event that begs the question: which one is the ultimate holiday food? Latkes and hamentashen will be served following debate.

Price: $25 | JCC Members: $20

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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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Leadership & Blessings (LAB)

Workshop Series: (Sign up for all three or sign up for each date individually.)

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm | LAB Shabbat
Wednesday, November 16, 2022 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm | LAB Havdalah
Wednesday, December 14, 2022 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm | LAB Rosh Chodesh


Bring a sense of joy, pride, and elevation into your life.

Price: FREE

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3-on-3 Winter Basketball Tournament


Monday, December 12th (55+)
Wednesday, December 14th (21+)
Thursday, December 15th (40+)
6:30 - 8:45 pm

Jacobs Family Gymnasium
Lawrence Family JCC

To keep us warm and active for the upcoming Winter Basketball Season, we are bringing back the 3-on-3 Tournament! 6 teams of 3-4 players compete in a round-robin format to be crowned Winter 3-on-3 Champs!

This Tournament will follow the USA Basketball 3 on 3 rule set.

Teams of 4. Please email your team name and roster to rayc@lfjcc.org

Price: $40 per team

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Ballet Arte Presents

The Nutcracker
Thursday, December 15, 2022 & Friday, December 16,2022 | 7:00 pm

David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family JCC

It’s Christmas eve at the Stahlbaum house and the family is hosting a wonderful Christmas party. Herr Drossermeyer surprises everybody with life size toys and he offers Clara a magic Nutcracker. When the clock strikes midnight the room is filled with an army of mice and rats. The Nutcracker and his soldiers fight against the rats and killed the Rat Queen. The Nutcracker turns into a beautiful prince and brings Clara to his magic kingdom. Clara meets Sugar Plum, Spanish, Arabian, Chinese dancers and many more.

Price: $28-$35
Assigned Seating

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Masters Swimming Program


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Hanukkah Happening

Sunday, December 18, 2022 | 12:00 - 3:00 pm
Lawrence Family JCC

Celebrate Hanukkah with your family - craft, eat, shop, and schmooze at the Shuk. Wear your best Hanukkah garb, participate in a Latke Eating Contest, and maybe even win a prize.

See a Hanukkah dance production of LIGHT, by LITVAKdance

Please have confirmation email at checkin day of event.

Price:
$10.00 per adult
$5.00 children over two years old

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Hanukkah Happening


LIGHT: LITVAKdance and Yale Strom's Broken Consort

Sunday, December 18, 2022 | 7:00 pm
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre

In "Light", LITVAKdance, Yale Strom, and Elyssa Dru Rosenberg create a new kind of winter production that honors the diverse histories and practices of our communities. Immediately following the performance of Light, Yale Strom and his all-star ensemble of musicians will perform Shimmering Lights, a celebration of the holiday of lights from around the Jewish world.

Price: $30 | JCC Members $24

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2022 Winter Camps

Week 1: Monday- Friday, December 19 - 23, 2022 | 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Week 2: Monday- Friday, December 26 - 30, 2022 | 9:00 am - 3:30 pm


Join us for two fun filled sessions of Winter Camp. We offer an exciting variety of activities for every interest in a supportive and enriching environment. All camps include sports, art, games and more, as well as swimming (weather permitting).

Price: $570 | JCC Member $480

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2022 Winter Camps


Senior Hanukkah Party

Wednesday, December 21, 2022 | 12:00 - 1:30 pm
Rehearsal Room
Lawrence Family JCC

Celebrate the Festival of Lights while enjoying some homemade latkes and lunch, entertainment, and the company of other seniors!

RSVP by December 14, 2022

Price: $20 | JCC Member: $16

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Senior Lounge


Meets Weekly
October: Thursdays | 10:30 am - 11:30 am
November: Fridays (except 11/25) | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
December: Mondays | 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Lawrence Family JCC

Spend time with old friends and make new ones in our weekly chats in the Senior Lounge!
Days/times change monthly.

Price: Free

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Youth Fit Through Fun

Mondays and Wednesdays, January 2 - February 22, 2023 | No class January 16 and February 20
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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Youth Basketball

Tuesdays & Thursdays, January 3 - February 23, 2023
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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MELTON SCHOLARS COURSE: Israeli Literature as a Window to Israeli Society

January 5 - March 16, 2023 | 10:00 - 11:30 am
Astor Judaica Library
Lawrence Family JCC

Encounter Israeli society through the pens of Israel’s leading writers, discovering voices that are original, contemporary, and honest. This 10-part course taught by Dr. Joellyn Zollman takes you on a literary journey offering a fresh and fascinating examination of Israeli society since the birth of the State in 1948.

Price: $295 | JCC Members: $245 (includes 10 weeks of instruction and textbook)*
*Financial assistance is available. Contact laurenl@lfjcc.org for more information.

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MELTON SCHOLARS COURSE: Israeli Literature as a Window to Israeli Society


Hamlet

Presented by JCompany Youth Theatre
January 14 - 22, 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: $20 | JCC Member: $18

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Adult Basketball Leagues


Monday (55+) Draft Night is January 8th, 2023. First Game begins on January 23rd, 2023
Wednesday (21+) Draft Night is January 11th, 2023. First Game begins on January 18th, 2023
Thursday (40+) Draft Night is January 12th, 2023. First Game begins on January 19th, 2023.

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. Nine game season with two playoff games. The number of games is dependent on the amount of players/teams registered. Games are two (24) minute halves. Jersey Included. A minimum of 4 teams are needed for a league to be started.

Game Times:
First Game - 6:10 PM
Second Game - 7:20 PM

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

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Our Shabbat Table: Benedetta Jasmine Guetta

Friday, January 20, 2023| 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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Our Shabbat Table: Shannon Sarna

Friday, March 10, 2023 | 7:00 pm
The Bean
Lawrence Family JCC

Join us for an author talk and Shabbat dinner with Shannon Sarna, author of Modern Jewish Comfort Food: 100 Fresh Recipes for Classic Dishes from Kugel to Kreplach. In her cookbook, Sarna showcases recipes and variations that have shaped Jewish cuisine from around the world including immigration waves from Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, New York City, and beyond.

Price: $45 | JCC Members: $36
(Ticket includes 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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Professor Jacob Goldberg Lecture Series

Three Day Lecture Series | April 18, 19 and 20, 2023 | 7:00 PM
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family JCC

Professor Jacob Goldberg, a former senior advisor to Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak, presents his annual lecture centered on the current political landscape in the ever-changing Middle East.

Price:
Individual Lectures: $36 | JCC Members: $30
Series 3-Pack: $90 | JCC Members: $75

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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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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


JCC Maccabi Games and Access Fort Lauderdale

Sunday, August 6 - Thursday, August 11, 2023
August 6-11, 2023, 1500 Jewish teen athletes, ages 12-16 and representing communities from across the globe, will come together to experience the magic of JCC Maccabi, the world’s largest Jewish youth sports event. The total cost of the JCC Maccabi Games and Access in Fort Lauderdale will be $2,100

Price: Deposit | $500

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