Upcoming Events

Semi(te) Sweet: On Jews and Chocolate

Tuesday, October 29, 2019-Friday, January 31, 2020
Opening Night Reception: Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 7:00pm

Gotthelf Art Gallery
Lawrence Family JCC

A tin of Barton’s Almond Kisses. A stretchy yellow pouch of Elite Gelt. Imagine the intersection of Jewish life and chocolate, and those are the markers that likely come to mind. Less likely, but no less pivotal is the liquid delicacy that Inquisition-era Sephardi Jews introduced to France. Semi[te] Sweet: On Jews and Chocolate features tantalizing historical and contemporary archival materials, decorative arts and bibliographic materials that celebrate these contributions of Jews to the business of chocolate.

Exhibition organized by the Bernard Museum of Judaica, Temple Emanu-El

Price: Free

Please RSVP with link provided for Opening Night


Men's 45+ Basketball

Draft Night: Monday, October 7, 2019 at 6:30pm
The Monday Men's 45+ Draft Basketball League is league appropriate for all skill levels. Every season teams are selected new via a draft by captains. Players register as individuals-"free-agents". Spots are limited to the first 56 players registered. Players must be age 45 or older

Please email Zach Duffy if you have any questions.

Price: $145 | JCC Member $110


Men's 21+ Basketball

Draft Night: Monday,November 18, 2019 6:00-9:00 pm
The Monday Men's 21+ Basketball Draft League is open to members and non-members of the JCC. You register as an individual/ "free-agent" and every player gets drafted by a team. Every season new teams are selected via a draft. This is a fun, competitive league for all skill levels.

New players to the league MUST attend draft night and returning players are encouraged to attend.

Please contact Zach Duffy at zachd@lfjcc.org with any questions.

Price: $145 | Member Price: $110


Men's 40+ Basketball

Draft Night: Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 6:30pm
Season: December 12, 2019 - January 30, 2020- Game Times Vary Weekly 6:30-9:00 PM
Jacobs Family Gymnasium
Lawrence Family JCC

The Thursday Men's 40+ league is open to members and non-members of the JCC. This is a competive men's league that only takes individual player ("free agents") sign-ups. Each team is drafted new every season. New players to the league MUST attend the draft night's open pick up play in order to be drafted.

All players must be registered prior to the start of the draft as spots are limited and on a first come first serve basis.

Must at be least 40 years of age to participate.

Please contact Zach Duffy at zachd@lfjcc.org with any questions.

Pricing:
$145; JCC Member Price: $110


Shalom Baby/PJ Library Musical Hanukkah Celebration!

Sunday, December 15, 2019 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am

David and Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family JCC

We invite you to bring your family, grandparents, and friends for
a fun-filled and festive concert featuring the amazing CARA Freedman,
PJ Library Storytime, & special guest characters

Price: FREE

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Hanukkah Happening

Sunday, December 15, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

A COMMUNITY-WIDE HOLIDAYEXTRAVAGANZA FOR ALL AGES
JUMPY JUBILEE - GAMES - CRAFTS - PRIZES - ARCADE - LATKE EATING CONTEST - KOSHER & DAIRY FOOD

Chance Drawings & Theme Baskets for all Ages at Great Prices!
INFORMATION: (858) 457-3030
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Hanukkah Happening


Jewish Poets-Jewish Voices


The Samuel & Rebecca Astor Judaica Library
Lawrence Family JCC

December 17, 2019:
Adam Greenfield, Lucy Lehman and Anna Abraham Gasaway are the three local poets to be featured on the opening program of the new season of Jewish Poets-Jewish Voices. Following the featured poets, there will be a half hour of open mic. The evening will conclude with a reception.

January 21, 2020:
Three local poets will be featured--Jan Gist, Yoel Guadarrama and Lorraine Fisher. A half hour of open mic to follow. Evening concludes with a reception.
RSVP by January 14, 2020 at lfjcc.org/poetry

Price: FREE

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Tuesday, December 17, 2019
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Tuesday, January 21, 2020
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Viterbi Baby Book Club

Bi-weekly on a Friday |September 6, 2019 - December 20, 2019 | 11:30 am
JTeam Room
Lawrence Family JCC

Viterbi Baby Book Club promotes pre -litercy and developing a network of friends. We welcome children, parents, grandparent or a caregiver to the program. This class takes place for children 8-24 months..

Price: FREE

Viterbi Baby Book Club
Friday, December 20, 2019 | 11:30 am
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Ballet Arte Presents

The Nutcracker
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
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The Nutcracker| Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 2:00pm Add to Cart

The Nutcracker | December 21, 2019 at 7:00pm Add to Cart

The Nutcracker | Sunday, December 22, 2019 at 2:00 pm Add to Cart

The Nutcracker | December 22, 2019 at 6:00 pm Add to Cart


Winter Camp: Session 1


Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday December 23, 24, 26 & 27, 2019 | 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Wax Family Teen Activity Center

Join us for a fun filled session of Winter Camp. 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).

WHAT TO BRING:
A dairy lunch, bathing suit and towel. Campers are required to wear closed toe shoes.

LUNCH & SNACK:
Please pack a dairy and peanut-free lunch and drink daily (no meat or poultry). Write your child’s name on his/her lunch bag. Lunches will be kept in a cool place, not refrigerated. A snack and iced water provided.

EXTENDED CARE:(Available for an extra fee):
If you arrive before 8:45 a.m. for drop off or after 3:45 p.m. for pick-up, please park, and be sure to sign your child in or out. Arrival or pick-up located at the JCC main back entrance.
Price: $11.50 per hour | JCC Member Price: $10.00 per hour. Late pick-up fee: $1.00 per minute.

Price: $338 | $286

Cooking Tasty Treats (Grades K- 2) Add to Cart

Slime Factory (Grades K- 3) Add to Cart

Tennis (Grades 2- 7) Add to Cart

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Celebrate the 3rd Day of Hanukkah at the J!


Wednesday, December 25, 2019 | 10:00 am - 12:00 noon
Nierman Preschool Playground
Lawrence Family JCC

We invite you to bring your family for a fun-filled morning at the J!
Enjoy our beautiful outdoor play area at the Nirerman Preschool.
PJ Library Story Time, Hanukkah Arts and Crafts, Latkes, Donuts and more!

Price:$5 per family - includes a light breakfast

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Dirty Dancing Film Screening & Chinese Dinner

Wednesday, December 25, 2019 | 5:00 pm

David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family JCC

Film Screening & Chinese Dinner. It’s December 25, and that means Chinese food and a movie: the Chinese food will be Kosher and the movie will be Dirty Dancing. In the summer of 1963, innocent 17-year-old Baby (Jennifer Grey) vacations with her parents at a Catskills resort. One evening, she is drawn to the staff quarters by stirring music, and there she meets Johnny (Patrick Swayze), the hotel dance instructor, who is as experienced as Baby is naive. She soon becomes Johnny's pupil in dance and love.

Director: Emile Ardolino | USA | 1987 | 100 min | English | Drama<br>
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Registration required by December 19, 2019

Seating: General Admission | JCC Galleria
Tickets: Standard $38 | JCC Members $35 | Family 4-pack $100
All tickets include Glatt kosher Chinese dinner

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Winter Camp: Session 2

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday, December 30, 31, 2019, January 2- 3, 2020 | 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Wax Family Teen Activity Center

Join us for a fun filled session of Winter Camp. 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).

WHAT TO BRING:
A dairy lunch, bathing suit and towel. Campers are required to wear closed toe shoes.

LUNCH & SNACK:
Please pack a dairy and peanut-free lunch and drink daily (no meat or poultry). Write your child’s name on his/her lunch bag. Lunches will be kept in a cool place, not refrigerated. A snack and iced water provided.

EXTENDED CARE:(Available for an extra fee):
If you arrive before 8:45 a.m. for drop off or after 3:45 p.m. for pick-up, please park, and be sure to sign your child in or out. Arrival or pick-up located at the JCC main back entrance.
Price: $11.50 per hour | JCC Member Price: $10.00 per hour. Late pick-up fee: $1.00 per minute.

Price: $338 | $286

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Mad Science (Grades 2- 7) Add to Cart

Tennis (Grades 2- 7) Add to Cart


Monthly Shabbat at the J

First Friday of every month, September 6, 2019 – May 1, 2020 | 1:00 pm
Viterbi Family Galleria
Lawrence Family JCC

Celebrate Shabbat at the J on the first Friday of every month in the Viterbi Family Galleria. Join for a casual gathering to relax, reflect, and connect as we end the week and welcome Shabbat together.

Price: Free

Monthly Shabbat Celebration
Friday, January 3, 2020 | 1:00-1:30 pm
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Monthly Shabbat Celebration
Friday, February 7, 2020 | 1:00-1:30 pm
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Monthly Shabbat Celebration
Friday, March 6, 2020 | 1:00-1:30 pm
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Monthly Shabbat Celebration
Friday, April 3, 2020 | 1:00-1:30 pm
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Monthly Shabbat Celebration
Friday, May 1, 2020 | 1:00-1:30 pm
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Shabba-Tote

First Friday of the month
Lawrence Family JCC

Turn your Friday night meal into a meaningful Shabbat experience with the Lawrence Family JCC Shabba-Tote. Shabba-Totes will include grape juice, candles, blessings, flowers, and specialty challahs; just add a splash of food, family and friends to complete your Shabbat celebration!

Orders for Shabba-Totes must be placed a week and a half prior to the first Friday of every month and will be ready for pickup at Guest Services. A limited supply of Shabba-Totes will be available at Guest Services on a first come/first serve basis on the first Friday of every month.

Order cut off date for January is Wednesday, December 25, 2019.

Price:
Shabba-Tote: $18
Shabba-Tote with Starter Kit (includes kiddush cup and a pair of candle holders): $28

Shabba-Tote
Friday, January 3, 2020
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J-Fit Fest & Open House

Sunday, January 5, 2020 | 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Qualcomm Sports, Fitness & Aquatics Complex
Lawrence Family JCC

Celebrate fitness and discover your story at the J. Bring your friends for a morning of fun fitness classes, swag and refreshments. Complimentary babysitting included!

Join* and receive $75 ($150 for couple or family memberships) credit toward personal training.

*Membership offer valid for first time members joining from December 17, 2019-January 31st 2020. Credit redeemable after three months of paid membership.

Sign up for membership at J-Fit Fest and we will waive your registration fee!

Price: Free; Register below.

Schedule

9:00 am – 9:30 am            Restorative Yoga, J36, Zumba, Functional Movement Screen (lecture)

9:45 am – 10:15 am          Israeli Dancing, Total Body Conditioning, Roll and Release

10:30 am – 11:00 am       J36 Lite, JBarre, Athletic Drills, Women on Weights (lecture)

11:15 am – 11:45 am       Nia, Core De Force, Cycling

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Youth Basketball Jr. Academy

Ongoing Monthly | Sundays 9:30-11:30 am | Mondays 5:10-6:10 pm
Jacobs Family Gymnasium
Lawrence Family JCC

Players will learn the basics of basketball both as individuals and team players in an organized and cooperative setting.

Grades K-5

Price:
Sundays Only: $102 | JCC Member: $85
Mondays Only: $102 | JCC Member: $85
Sundays & Mondays: $156 | JCC Members: $130

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Youth Basketball Academy | February 2-24, 2020 Add to Cart

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Youth Basketball Academy | April 5 - 27, 2020 Add to Cart

Youth Basketball Academy | May 3 - 31, 2020 Add to Cart


Shalom Baby: Rhythm 'n' Ruach - Monday and Thursday Classes


Mondays: January 6 – March 23, 2020
Thursdays: January 9 - March 12, 2020


JTEAM Room
Lawrence Family JCC

Rhythm ‘n’ Ruach specializes in sharing Jewish values, instruments, and music with
children from 4 months to 5 years old. Each week, you and your child will explore a brand
new instrument, a new Hebrew word, and you both will be singing, dancing, and playing
instruments of all kinds to the rhythm of both Jewish and secular music.

Price: $180 | Member Price: $160

Rhythm 'n' Ruach Monday 9:00 am Class | Ages: 1 - 4 years Add to Cart

Rhythm 'n' Ruach Monday 10:00 am Class | Ages: 4 months - 1 year Add to Cart

Rhythm 'n' Ruach Thursday 10:30 am Class | Ages: 1 - 4 years Add to Cart

Rhythm 'n' Ruach Thursday 11:30 am Class | Ages: 4 months - 1 year Add to Cart


Youth Gymnastics

Monthly September-June: Time varies by Grade
Lawrence Family JCC

The Youth Gymnastics program at the JCC is taught by Ofir Gonen, a professional who has over 20 years of experience teaching gymnastics. Ofir has a BA in Physical Education and is a behavioral and development therapist.

Students will learn skills on the balance beam, vault, tumbling trampoline, rings, high-bar, and more. At the same time they will develop strength, flexibility, coordination, and self-confidence! Open to all genders from PK - 5th grade.

Class Schedule
Mondays:
3:30-4:20 (Grades K-2)
4:20-5:10 (Grades 2-5)
Wednesdays:
3:30-4:20 (Grades K-2)
4:20-5:10 (Preschool Ages 4-5)
5:10-6:00 (Grades 2-5)

For more information please contact Ofir Gonen at (858) 220-9012 or ofirg@lfjcc.org

Monthly Pricing Details:
Mondays or Wednesdays (Once Weekly): $66 | JCC Member $54
Mondays & Wednesdays (twice Weekly): $126 | JCC Member $102

Gymnastics | January 6-29, 2019 Add to Cart

Gymnastics | February 3-26, 2020 Add to Cart

Gymnastics | March 2 -30, 2020 Add to Cart

Gymnastics | April 6 -29, 2020 Add to Cart

Gymnastics | May 4 -27, 2020 Add to Cart


Soccer Skills! TK- 4 Grade

Mondays | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lawrence Family JCC

Gooooooaaaaal! Kick it up at the J. Improve your game and have fun on the field.

Price: $220 | JCC members $180 per 6 week session

Soccer Skills- Winter Session | January 6 - February 24, 2019 Add to Cart

Soccer Skills- Spring Session | March 2 - April 27, 2020 Add to Cart


Tennis Time!

Tuesday & Thursday | 3:45-4:45 pm
Albert A Hutler Tennis Center
Lawrence Family JCC

Game, Set, Match! Join Coach Arnaud and racquet up your tennis game. Play twice a week, meet friends and have a blast! Groups will be divided by age.

Price: $440 | JCC members: $360

Tennis time! Winter Session | Tuseday & Thursday January 7 - February 13 , 2020 Add to Cart

Tennis time! Spring Session | Tuseday & Thursday February 25 - April 23 , 2020 Add to Cart


JStudio Hip Hop

Tuesday | 4:00- 5:00 pm
Lawrence Family JCC

Rhythm, coordination, musicality and fun! Learn the latest dance moves to today’s most popular songs.


Price: $270 | JCC members: $240

JStudio Hip Hop: Winter Session | January 7th - March 3rd , Ages 6-14 (1st- 8th) Add to Cart

JStudio Hip Hop: Spring Session | March 10th - May 12th, Ages 6-14 (1st- 8th) Add to Cart


Arts Alive!

Tuesdays | 4:00-5:30 pm OR
Wednesdays | 2:00-3:30 pm

Lawrence Family JCC

Designed to foster creativity, instructor Avril Butbul exposes the class to a variety of materials and techniques such as clay, canvas, silk, mosaic and glass fusion. The projects are imaginative and fun, and will surely leave a lasting impression on your child. Offered Tuesdays OR Wednesdays ALL year long! Additional Materials fee of $25, payable to instructor
Pricing for Tuesday or Wednesday

Price: $220 | JCC members: $200

Arts Alive!: Winter, Session 1 | January 7 - February 12, 2019 Add to Cart

Arts Alive!: Winter, Session 2 | February 25 - March 8, 2019 Add to Cart

Arts Alive!: Spring | April 21 - May 27, 2020 Add to Cart


From Tevye to Tevye, There's No One Like Tevye: Jewish History and Memory from Shtetl to Stage

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 | 10:30-11:30 am
Coronado Public Library
640 Orange Avenue, Coronado

This lecture raises the roof on the Broadway smash hit about a shtetl called Anitevka, exploring the source material, the journey to the stage, and the particular Jewish, as well as the larger, universal appeal of Tevye and his family.

Price: Free

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JStudio Pre- Ballet

Wednesday | 3:30- 4:30 pm
Lawrence Family JCC

Introduction to discipline, structure, etiquette, & basic movement of Ballet. Free expression and creativity encouraged.


Price: $288/ Quarter | JCC members: $240/ Quarter

JStudio Pre- Ballet: Winter Session | January 8th - March 4th , Ages 4-6 (TK & K) Add to Cart

JStudio Pre-Ballet: Spring Session | March 11th - May 13th , Ages 4-6 (TK - K) Add to Cart


JStudio Ballet 1

Wednesday | 4:30- 5:30 pm
Lawrence Family JCC

A deeper study of the foundational concepts used in Ballet within a context that promotes artistry and creativity.

Prerequisite: Pre-Ballet or teacher approval.


Price: $270 | JCC members: $240

JStudio Ballet 1: Winter Session | January 8th - March 4th, Ages 6-8 (1st - 3rd) Add to Cart

JStudio Ballet 1: Spring Session | March 11th - May 13th Ages 6-8 (1st - 3rd) Add to Cart


Monthly Tennis Clinics

Monthly 7:30-8:30 pm
Albert A. Hutler Tennis Center
Lawrence Family JCC

Pacific Coast Tennis is proud to offer complimentary adult tennis clinics for JCC members each month. Beginner and intermediate levels are welcome to attend, as we will split into groups based on experience. Racquets will be provided if needed. Players will receive instruction, valuable practice, a good workout, and most importantly have fun. These clinics are a great way to begin playing tennis, perfect your game and connect with other members.

Space is limited sign up today! Must be logged in as a member to make your online reservation.

For more information, contact Spencer Lynch spencerl@lfjcc.org or 858-362-1226

Price: JCC Member Free

Top Spin Clinic
Monday, January 8, 2020 | 7:30-8:30 pm
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Fundamentals of Slicing
Monday, February 3, 2020 | 7:30-8:30 pm
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Forehand Clinic
Monday, March 2, 2020 | 7:30-8:30 pm
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Backhand Clinic
Monday, April 6, 2020 | 7:30-8:30 pm
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Israeli Dancing

Wednesdays January 8-February 26, 2020 | 7:30-8:30 pm
Gotthelf Dance Studio
Lawrence Family JCC

Join us for dancing, friendship and fun! Learn simple Israeli folk dances that includes circle, couple and line dances. Come meet new people and exercise your body and mind. This class is perfect for beginners but all levels are welcome. Come alone or bring a friend.

Instructor: Yoni Carr

Price: $114 | JCC Member: $96

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Recoloring the Masters with Judith Shufro

Thursdays, January 9-February 6, 2020 | 12:00-2:00 pm
Astor Judaica Library
Lawrence Family JCC

Over the course of five sessions we will look at a black and white painting by a Master and redraw it and color it. When done, we will look at the original colored painting. This class will enable you to express your creative potential through paper and color. We will use figure, still life, seascape, landscape and fauna subjects. All materials will be provided.

Price: $175 | JCC Member Price: $140

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Lorna's Italian Kitchen

Thursdays | 3:45pm - 4:45 pm
Lawrence Family JCC

Lorna's Italian Kitchen has been a local favorite of the San Diego community since 1988. Now your child can learn the basics of cooking while re-creating their favorite Lornas's dish

Price: $220 | JCC Member $180 (*$25 materials fee Payable to instructor)

Lorna's Italian Kitchen Winter Session | Thursdays, January 9 - February 20, 2020 (Grades K- 6) Add to Cart


Code Fu (Grades K- 2nd)

Lawrence Family JCC

Using iPad application like scratch Jr, Light Bot, and Bloxels coupled with board games that promote social problem- solving, the Dojo teaches students the computational logic of Computer Science/ Coding including an introduction into a number of block-based coding languages. (Grades K- 2nd)

Price: $220 | JCC members: $180 per 6 week session

Code Fu: Winter Session 1 |January 9 - February 13, 2020 (Grades K- 2nd) Add to Cart

Code Fu: Winter Session 2 |February 27 - April 23, 2020 (Grades K-2nd) Add to Cart

Code Fu: Spring Session | April 30 - June 4, 2020 (Grade K -2nd) Add to Cart


Crypto-Jews: The Inquisition and Jewish Identity from Spain to the New World

Mondays, January 13, 20, 27, 2020 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Senior Activity Room
Lawrence Family JCC

What’s in a name? Sephardim, Marranos, Crypto-Jews, New Christians are all terms used to describe iterations of Sephardic identity in medieval Spain.This seminar, led by Dr. Joellyn Zollman, unpacks these terms through an examination of the history of Sephardic Jews and the Inquisition in medieval Spain and the New World.

Price: $55 | JCC Members: $50

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Jews on the Chocolate Trail with Rabbi Deborah Prinz

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 | 7:00pm
Rehearsal Room
Lawrence Family JCC

Join Rabbi Deborah Prinz on the chocolate trail as we explore the surprising Jewish connections to chocolate in this gastronomic and historical adventure through cultures, countries, centuries and convictions. Rabbi Deborah Prinz draws from her world travels on the trail of chocolate to enchant chocolate lovers as she unravels Jewish specialization in the business of chocolate. A book signing will follow the event.

Seating: General Admission | Seat Map A | JCC Rehearsal Room
Tickets: Standard $18 | JCC Members $15

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Add: On the Chocolate Trail: A Delicious Adventure Connecting Jews, Religions, History, Travel, Rituals and Recipes to the Magic of Cacao by Rabbi Deborah R. Prinz Add to Cart


Jewish Medical Ethics: A 21st Century Discussion

Tuesdays, January 14-March 31, 2020 | 7:00-8:30 pm
Shel Peller Executive Board Room
Lawrence Family JCC

This new curriculum written by Rabbi Elliot Dorff, PhD and taught by Rabbi Ralph Dalin, Jewish Medical Ethics explores Jewish approaches to a number of 21st century ethical issues, including human cloning, surrogate motherhood, genetic identity, assisted suicide, and genetic manipulation.

Price: $250 | JCC Members: $200*
Textbooks: $45

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Newcomers Meeting

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 | 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Garb Senior Activity Center
Lawrence Family JCC

New to San Diego? Newly Single? Meet new people and get to know each other to do things around San Diego together (movies, travel, book discussions, game partners, lunch outings, etc.). Come to the JCC to kick start your new friendships! (Note: this is not a dating service).

Sign up online or RSVP to Seniors Dept. 858.362.1141 by January 13, 2020

Price: Free

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Adam Davidson

Thursday, January 23, 2020 | 7:00pm
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family JCC

Adam Davidson, the brilliant creator of NPR's Planet Money podcast and award-winning New Yorker staff writer, explains our current economy with a user’s guide to making it in the 21st century. He examines the fundamental question of why some people thrive and others do not. He offers new ways of making money, fresh paths toward professional fulfillment, and unprecedented opportunities to combine what people love with their careers. Included are everyday heroes telling exciting, relatable stories packed with useful insights. This groundbreaking book is an exciting read filled with important lessons that will teach readers how to find their unique place in the economy and do well by doing the things they love.

Seating: Reserved | Seat Map B
Tickets: Standard $18 | JCC Members $15
Premium $38 (includes one copy of The Passion Economy)
Premium JCC Members $33 (includes one copy of The Passion Economy)

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Middle East Update: January 24, 2020

Friday, January 24, 2020 | 12:00-1:30pm
Taubman Drama Workshop (Rehearsal Room)
Lawrence Family JCC

Dan Schwimmer (Former chair of San Diego AIPAC-American Israel Public Affairs Committee) will give us an update on AIPAC and the Middle East. Light lunch will be served.

RSVP to the Senior Department, 858.362.1141 by January 17, 2020.

Price: $14 | Member Price: $12

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Power Struggles Parenting Workshop


Sunday, January 26, 2020 | 10:00 - 11:30 am
J-Team Room
Lawrence Family JCC
JACOBS FAMILY CAMPUS

Parent Coach Debbie Zeichner, LCSW, will help parents learn how to
transform defiance and resistance into cooperation and connection
utilizing the effective tools of Positive Discipline and Mindful Parenting.
"Top 10 Tips for preventing and managing power struggles when they
occur.

Price: $40/Person | $65/Couple

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Fused Glass Mezuzah Workshop

Monday, January 27, 2020 | 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Gotthelf Art Gallery
Lawrence Family JCC

Dive into the magnificent world of colors and shapes while creating a one of a kind fused glass mezuzah cover. World renowned glass artist Ilanit Shalev will bring her talent and experience to share with you in this hands-on workshop. Each participant will create their own mezuzah cover.

Price: $55 | JCC Members:$50

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Intermediate Spanish I

Tuesdays, January 28-March 24 | 3:00-5:00 pm (9 weeks)
Lawrence Family JCC

This course is a natural progression from Beginners Spanish III. Class work will include practicing new vocabulary and grammar to apply to practical real-life situations such as being able to explain your symptoms to a doctor, haggling over prices in a market, inviting a friend to a movie, and telling stories about past experiences. Dialogues and visual stimuli will engage students and provide a backdrop for meaningful conversations between student and teacher, and between fellow students!

RSVP by January 14, 2020 to the Senior Dept. 858.362.1141 or sign up online

Price: $160 | JCC Members: $130 (additional fees for materials may apply)

No refunds unless JCC cancels.

Minimum number must be met to hold class.

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Spanish Conversation: Wednesdays

Wednesdays | 1:00-3:00 pm (9 week sessions)
Lawrence Family JCC

The goal of this class is to have participants practice, improve, and acquire confidence in using their Spanish vocabulary. Students will practice advanced grammatical points such as: preterite vs. imperfect; ser vs. estar; and present and past subjunctive. The instructor will introduce each class topic from a specific genre in literature, history, music, economics issues, social processes, indigenous American societies, arts, and current events from Latin America and/or Spain.

RSVP to Senior Dept. 858.362.1141 or sign up online

Price: $160 | JCC Members: $130 (additional fees for materials may apply)

Minimum # must be met to hold class.

No refunds unless JCC cancels.

Spanish Conversation
Wednesdays, January 29-March 25, 2020 | 1:00-3:00 pm (9 weeks)
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Klezmer Buenos Aires: The Lerner-Moguilevsky Duo

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 | 7:30 pm
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family JCC

Direct from Argentina, this brilliant duo presents a stellar blend of klezmer, Argentinean folk music, tango and jazz improvisation. Their stunning virtuosity on flutes, bagpipe, duduk (wind instrument), clarinet, bass clarinet, soprano sax, harmonica, accordion, piano and percussion makes them sound more like an orchestra than a duet. For over two decades, they have brought audiences to their feet from Poland to Canada with breathtaking intensity.

"Surrender yourself to their ecstatic joy . . . dance with it. Moguilevsky and Lerner are your hosts, satisfaction guaranteed." Carlos Pages, Contumancia Magazine

Seating: Reserved | Seat Map B
Tickets: Standard $38 | JCC Members $33 | Premium $52 | Premium JCC Members $47

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Camping with Olamim


Friday, February 07, 2020 at 2:00 pm- Sunday, February 09, 2020
San Celemente

This is a wonderful opportunity for dads and their children to meet new people, spend time together hiking, doing crafts, roasting marshmallows and enjoying Havdalah by the campfire under the stars. Join us on our next beach camping trip to San Onofre State Beach!

Prices Include: father & two children,campsite fees, and Friday night dinner. Additional children $20 perchild. All other meals and expenses will be divided amoung the group.

Price: $200* | Member Price: $170*

*An additonal one-time annual Fee of $100.00 is required for all families as of August 2019 - July 2020. If you have not paid this fee please add it to your cart or your credit card will be automatically charge at the time of registation. Mandatory Forms

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Shabbat Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Presented by JCompany Youth Theatre
Short description of program Join us for a Shabbat experience through a Shakespearean lens. In JCompany's first ever Shabbat Shakespeare! Adventure to the magical and whimsical world of Shakespeare's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM led by a cast of young artists and directed by Erin Petersen.
ABOUT THIS PERFORMANCE: In an effort to bring the community together, join in the celebration as we step away from the week to enjoy the timeless combined magic of Shabbat and Shakespeare. Bring your family and experience with our cast each night, a festive meal and blessings of gratitude and joy led by JLearn. Everyone is welcome! (Food and drink included with ticket purchase).

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Blue Like Me: The Art of Siona Benjamin

Tuesday, February 25-Sunday, May 31, 2020
Opening Night Reception: Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 7:00pm

Gotthelf Art Gallery
Lawrence Family JCC

Siona Benjamin is a painter originally from Bombay, now living in the US. Her work reflects her background of being brought up Jewish in a predominantly Hindu and Muslim India. In her paintings she combines the imagery of her past with the role she plays in America today, making a mosaic inspired by both Indian miniature paintings and Sephardic icons.

Price: Free

Please RSVP with link provided for Opening Night

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Kevin Nealon: An Evening of Stand-up Comedy

Saturday, February 29, 2020 | 8:00pm
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family JCC

As one of the longest-running cast members on NBC’s Saturday Night Live (1986-1995), Kevin Nealon created some of the show’s most memorable characters, including ‘The Subliminal Man’ and ‘Hans and Franz.’ Nealon’s recurring role as an anchor on ‘Weekend Update’ helped make the sketch a show staple. Nealon sets himself apart from other comedic performers with his unique sense of humor, dry wit and likeable demeanor. He has received critical acclaim for his role in the Showtime series, Weeds, and is currently seen as one of the stars on the CBS-TV comedy series Man With A Plan.

Seating: Reserved | Seat Map C
Tickets: Standard $38 | JCC Members $33
Premium $52 | Premium JCC Members $47
Premium + Meet-and-Greet following the performance $65
Premium JCC Members + Meet-and-Greet following the performance $55

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Blue Like Me: The Art of Siona Benjamin
A Lecture with Film Screening

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 | 7:00pm
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family JCC

Blue Like Me is a documentary that profiles Indian-American artist Siona Benjamin. Raised in the small Bene Israel Jewish community in Mumbai, India, Benjamin’s art fuses world religions with Eastern myths and Western pop culture to create vibrant new worlds. Blue Like Me travels with Siona to Mumbai, revisiting the Bene Israel Jews portrayed in her recent Fulbright project. A lecture with Siona Benjamin will follow the screening.

Seating: General Admission | Seat Map A
Tickets: Standard $18 | JCC Members $15

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Broadway and Bagels

Monday, March 16, 2020 | 11:00 am-1:00 pm
Garb Senior Activity Center
Lawrence Family JCC

“There’s No Business Like Show Business” when it comes to Irving Berlin! We’ll explore his work through film clips and presentation by Leslie Johnson-Leech.

RSVP online or to the Senior Department 858.362.1141 by March 11, 2020.

Price: $12 | Member Price: $10

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Jacob Goldberg

Monday, March 16 - Wednesday, March 18, 2020 | 7:00 pm
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family JCC

Professor Jacob Goldberg--a former senior advisor to Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak--presents an annual three-day lecture series centered on the current political landscape in the ever-changing Middle East. The author of The Foreign Policy of Saudi Arabia, Goldberg has also been published in The New York Times and The Washington Post.

Seating: General Admission | Seat Map A
Tickets: Standard $28 | JCC Members $23
Series 3-pack $63 | JCC Members $52

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San Diego International Jewish Film Festival
30th Anniversary Spring Film Series:
Ask Dr. Ruth

Friday, March 20, 2020 | 11:00 am
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family JCC

Ruth Westheimer, a 4’7” powerhouse, burst on the scene in the 1980’s and changed popular culture with her straight talk about sex. Her national radio and TV shows have been broadcast for decades, and Dr Ruth, now 91, shows no signs of slowing down. Chronicling her incredible life from Holocaust survivor to America’s most famous sex therapist, this documentary tells her tale of resilience, triumph and the power of positive thinking.

Ask Dr. Ruth(FULL TRAILER)

Calgary Underground Film Festival 2019 – Winner, Audience Award Best Documentary Feature

Director Ryan White

Documentary, American Stories, Biography, Women’s Issues | USA | 2019 | 100 mins | English

Tickets: Free. Please reserve your seat by registering here or at Guest Services.

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30th Anniversary Spring Film Series:
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Koresh Dance Company Presents: La Danse
A new dance production inspired by Matisse’s famous painting “La Danse”

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 | 7:30 pm
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family JCC

Koresh Dance Company was founded in 1991 by Israeli-born choreographer and artistic director Ronen (Roni) Koresh. Known for its engaging performance and technically superb dancers, the company performs critically acclaimed works at its biannual Philadelphia seasons, as well as in touring performances around the country. This production is a tender, joyful, passionate and humorous interpretation of Matisse’s three permutations of the painting, starting with “the joy of life” followed by the two versions of “La Danse.” They are danced to original music by John Levis and poetry by Karl Mullen.

“The most exciting dance experience I’ve ever seen in Philadelphia—and my life. … this, with its outstanding lighting and technically-honed music, was an experience I wholeheartedly advocate for anyone even slightly interested in dance.”
-Philadelphia Weekly

Seating: Reserved | Seat Map B
Tickets: Standard $38 | JCC Members $33 | Premium $52 | Premium JCC Members $47

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Merima Kljuco The Sarajevo Haggadah: Music of the Book

Thurday, March 26, 2020 | 7:30pm
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family JCC

Bosnian-born composer-performer Merima Kljuco's multimedia work for accordion, piano, and video traces the dramatic story of one of Jewish culture's most treasured manuscripts. Using the musical traditions of Spain, Italy, Austria, and Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kljuco illustrates and illuminates the Haggadah's travels from medieval Spain to 20th-century Bosnia, where it was hidden from the Nazis by a Muslim Imam during World War II, to its restoration by the National Museum in Sarajevo after the 1992-95 war. Inspired by People of the Book, the historical novel by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Geraldine Brooks, Kljuco creatively interprets this miraculous artifact as a universal symbol of exile, return, and co-existence. Featuring Merima Kljuco (accordion) and Danny Holt (piano).
"Powerful music. An incredible story. Haunting images...Oozing from its every measure were palpable senses of the book's beauty and value and of the loss and human tragedies it has witnessed over half a millennium." -The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Seating: Reserved | Seat Map B
Tickets: Standard $38 | JCC Members $33 | Premium $52 | Premium JCC Members $47

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Model Matzah Factory

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 | 4:00 PM
Jacobs Family Gymnasium
Lawrence Family JCC

Experience the story of Passover with JCrafts LA - Chabad Youth. Participants will learn how to make matzah (unleavened flatbread that is an integral part of the holiday), take home a special “baker’s hat” and enjoy their own handmade matzah. Participants must be at least four years old. Space is limited.

For more information please contact Guest Services (858) 457-3030 or Lauren Luedtke (858) 362-1150.

Price: $10 per baker | JCC Members: Free *registration required by Monday, March 30, 2020.

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Bob Mankoff

Thursday, April 2, 2020 | 7:00 pm
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family JCC

In HAVE I GOT A CARTOON FOR YOU! The Moment Magazine Book of Jewish Cartoons ,, Mankoff gathers his favorite Jewish cartoons – from his own collection as well as from 27 of the best cartoonists in America including Lars Kenseth, Amy Kurzweil and Robert Leighton. In the introduction to this entertaining collection, he shows how his Jewish heritage helped him to become a successful cartoonist, examines the place of cartoons in the vibrant history of Jewish humor, and plumbs Jewish thought, wisdom, and shtick for humorous insights. The book also features a foreword by the award-winning New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast, as well as some of her cartoons.

Seating: General Admission | Seat Map A
Tickets: Standard $18 | JCC Members $15

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Fred Hersch: A Solo Piano Concert
In Memory of Loraine Stern

Monday, April 13, 2020 | 7:30pm
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family JCC

A select member of jazz’s piano pantheon, Fred Hersch is a pervasively influential creative force who has shaped the music’s course over more than three decades. He has been proclaimed “the most arrestingly innovative pianist in jazz over the last decade” by Vanity Fair, “an elegant force of musical invention” by The Los Angeles Times, and “a living legend” by The New Yorker. A 14-time Grammy nominee, Hersch has remained committed to exploring the possibilities and limits of solo piano improvisation. A solo performance by Hersch is an elegant, pensive and playful invitation to explore the possibilities of both the instrument and the song.
“When it comes to the art of solo piano in jazz, there are currently two classes of performers: Fred Hersch and everybody else.” -Dan Bilawsky, All About Jazz

Seating: Reserved | Seat Map B
Tickets: Standard $38 | JCC Members $33 | Premium $52 | Premium JCC Members $47

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Sandglass Theater Residency | Babylon (Journeys of Refugees)

Saturday, April 18, 2020 | 8:00pm
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family JCC

For almost 40 years, Vermont’s acclaimed Sandglass Theater has been dedicated to the arts of theater and puppetry as a means of exploring contemporary issues, inspiring dialogue, and sparking wonder. The company visits with a series of programs focused around refugees. This action-packed, high energy production is Sandglass’ response to the worldwide refugee crisis. The work examines the relationship of refugees to their homelands, and the conflicts that exist within the American communities to which they have fled. Working with the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, Sandglass interviewed asylum-seekers to gain insight into their plight and the challenges of resettlement. Using puppets, moving panoramic scrolls, and original four-part choral songs, Babylon tells the stories of seven refugees at a metaphorical hearing about their need for asylum. Their stories intertwine: one of the refugees is a ghost; another is a voiceless caterpillar. The others come from Syria, Afghanistan, El Salvador, and Burundi. Babylon blends first-hand testimony with imaginary figures to give us a perspective on how we respond to the enormity of this crisis.

This project received support from the California Arts Council; WESTAF (the Western States Arts Federation); and the NEA (National Endowment for the Arts). It is also funded in part by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Theater Project, with lead funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Seating: Reserved | Seat Map B
Tickets: Standard $38 | JCC Members $33
Premium $52 | Premium JCC Members $47

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Sandglass Theater Residency | Don’t Rock the Boat: A Performance for Young Audiences

Sunday, April 19, 2020 | 11:00am
Astor Judaica Library
Lawrence Family JCC

For almost 40 years, Vermont’s acclaimed Sandglass Theater has been dedicated to the arts of theater and puppetry as means of exploring contemporary issues, inspiring dialogue, and sparking wonder. The company visits with a series of programs focused around refugees.
Don't Rock the Boat is a puppet show for young audiences exploring themes of refugees, inclusion and respectful curiosity. A man in a boat, alone at sea writing poems and observing his routines, finds his boat filling with new characters seeking shelter and a safer environment. They have fled war, fire and flood. As the man’s life changes to accommodate the newcomers, he meets conflict within himself about what they bring him that he didn't have before, what brought them to this situation, and what his responsibility towards these newcomers is. The piece gets young audiences thinking about what it means to be displaced and have to relocate, and it presents different attitudes and ideas about accepting someone who comes from another country or culture or who speaks a different language. Appropriate for ages 6 - 12.

This project received support from the California Arts Council; WESTAF (the Western States Arts Federation); and the NEA (National Endowment for the Arts). It is also funded in part by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Theater Project, with lead funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Seating: General Admission | Seat Map A | The Samuel and Rebecca Astor Judaica Library at the JCC
Tickets: Standard $15 | JCC Members $10

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Sandglass Theater Residency | Interactive Community Workshop Exclusively for High School Students

Monday, April 20, 2020 | 7:00pm
Teen Lounge
Lawrence Family JCC

For almost 40 years, Vermont’s acclaimed Sandglass Theater has been dedicated to the arts of theater and puppetry as a means of exploring contemporary issues, inspiring dialogue, and sparking wonder. The company visits with a series of programs focused around refugees. What does it take to get someone to safety? Join Sandglass Theater artists for an interactive workshop and discussion designed to engage audiences in the real-life stories and global political circumstances that inspired Babylon (Journeys of Refugees). Using an interactive board game format, cast members take participants through life in a refugee camp and the process of being granted refugee status. To portray the refugee experience and its inherent dangers, unfairness, and bureaucracy, Sandglass performers play the roles of border guards, smugglers, medical officers, and immigration interviewers who directly confront participants. Participants will experience the hopes, fears, discrimination, and occasional luck of people fleeing war and violence. Following the simulation, participants will engage in community dialogue about their experience.
Space is limited! Register today with Jason Lobenstein, Teen Director, jasonl@lfjcc.org.

This project received support from the California Arts Council; WESTAF (the Western States Arts Federation); and the NEA (National Endowment for the Arts). It is also funded in part by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Theater Project, with lead funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Seating: General Admission | Seat Map A | JCC Teen Lounge
Tickets: Standard $15 | CC Members $10

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Marc Cohn & Band in Concert

Thursday, April 23, 2020 | 7:30 pm
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family JCC

After winning a Grammy for his soulful ballad “Walking in Memphis,” Marc Cohn solidified his place as one of this generation’s most compelling singer-songwriters, combining the precision of a brilliant tunesmith with the passion of a great soul man. Rooted in the rich ground of American rhythm and blues, soul and gospel, and possessed of a deft storyteller’s pen, he weaves vivid, detailed, often drawn-from-life tales that evoke some of our most universal human feelings: love, hope, faith, joy, heartbreak.

"One of the honest, emotional voices we need in this decade" -TIME magazine

"Marc is one of the most soulful, talented artists I know. I love his songs, he's an incredible singer, and I marvel at his ability to mesmerize every audience he plays for." -Bonnie Raitt

“Cohn has one of rock’s most soulful croons – a rich, immediately recognizable tenor that makes these songs his own.” -Rolling Stone

Seating: Reserved | Seat Map B
Tickets: Standard $38 | JCC Members $33
Premium $52 | Premium JCC Members $47

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San Diego International Jewish Film Festival
30th Anniversary Spring Film Series:
Crossroads

Friday, April 24, 2020 | 11:00 am
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family JCC

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. The seemingly impossible task of forming a team is tackled by Bob Selkin, a local Jewish ophthalmologist, who volunteers to coach these young men. Selkin leads the team not only to athletic success, but to personal and academic successes as well. 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

Tickets: Free. Please reserve your seat by registering here or at Guest Services.

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Crossroads
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Etgar Keret
Fly Already: Stories

Wedneday, May 13, 2020 | 7:00pm
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family JCC

There’s no one like Etgar Keret. Beloved and renowned for his surreal, delightful short stories and his Cannes-winning work as a film director, the Israeli writer was just awarded the Sapir Prize, Israel’s most prestigious literary honor. Conspicuously diverging from the pioneers-and-politics narrative that is central to Israel’s literary style, Keret instead tells stories of love, loss and everyday neuroses. In Fly Already, his brilliant new collection, Keret's characters grapple with parenthood and family, war and games, marijuana and cake, memory and love. These stories never go to the expected place, but always surprise, entertain, and move. Book signing to follow.

“Etgar Keret is a genius…”-New York Times

“A brilliant writer…completely unlike any writer I know. The voice of the next generation.”
-Salman Rushdie


Presented in partnership with the Murray Galinson San Diego-Israel Initiative


Seating: Reserved | Seat Map B
Tickets: Standard $28 | JCC Members $25 | Premium $38 | Premium JCC Members $35 | Students & Faculty: FREE
Please call Guest Services to RSVP at 858-362-1348. Must show valid I.D. at the door.

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Liaisons2020: Re-Imagining Sondheim from the Piano Anthony de Mare, pianist

Thursday, May 21, 2020 | 7:30pm
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family JCC

In celebration of Stephen Sondheim’s 90th birthday and following on the success of his widely acclaimed Liaisons, concert pianist and new-music champion Anthony de Mare brings Liaisons2020 to the stage. The brilliant songs of Sondheim find a second life as beguiling instrumentals in de Mare's concert and commissioning project. More than 45 prominent composers such as Steve Reich, Meredith Monk, Nico Muhly, Ethan Iverson, and Wynton Marsalis each re-imagine a favorite Sondheim song as a work for solo piano. The result is a set of fully realized works that use their original themes as springboards for invention and showcase de Mare's formidable talents at the keyboard.

"Not just inventive piano arrangements of the songs but new compositions written in the composers' own styles... It was fascinating to hear how [each] composer approached the song... I loved it." -The New York Times

"To hear composers take my work and take it seriously... it’s a thrill." -Stephen Sondheim


Seating: Reserved | Seat Map B
Tickets: Standard $38 | JCC Members $33 | Premium $52 | Premium JCC Members $47

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San Diego International Jewish Film Festival
30th Anniversary Spring Film Series:
Let Me Go

Friday, May 22, 2020 | 11:00 am
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family JCC

Four generations of women confront a terrible family secret when Traudi, the mother who abandoned her young daughter, Helga, in 1941, is close to death. Helga’s visit to her mother decades later with her own granddaughter, Emily, leads to shocking revelations that each woman has to come to terms with. Based on a true story and book by Helga Schneider. Contains Holocaust material.

Let Me Go(FULL TRAILER)

Director Polly Steele

Drama, History and War| UK, Austria | 2017 | 101 mins | German, English | San Diego Premiere

Tickets: Free. Please reserve your seat by registering here or at Guest Services.

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Let Me Go
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Laurie Berkner in Concert

Sunday, May 31, 2020 | 11:00 am
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family JCC

Children’s music icon Laurie Berkner brings her signature blend of whimsical lyrics and indie folk pop melodies to the Garfield Theatre in a solo show. Laurie’s hit songs like “We Are the Dinosaurs” and “Victor Vito” are featured on children’s networks Nick Jr. and Sprout, in Off-Broadway children’s musicals, and in children’s books. Be sure to catch the artist People magazine calls “the queen of children’s music” and the New York Times has dubbed “the Adele of the preschool crowd.” For children ages 2 and older. Children ages 15 and under are eligible for child prices.

"One of the most popular children's performers in America ... her music is distinctive because it speaks to kids without talking down to them, charming youngsters without boring grown-ups." -The Wall Street Journal

"Laurie Berkner is like a goddess to these children." -NPR's All Things Considered

Seating: Reserved | Seat Map B
JCC Member Tickets In advance: Child $15 (ages 15 & under) | Adult $25
Premium $45 includes artist meet-and-greet after the performance
JCC Member Tickets At the door: Child $20 (ages 15 & under) | Adult $30
Premium $50 includes artist meet-and-greet after the performance
Standard Tickets In advance: Child $20 (ages 15 & under) | Adult $30
Premium $50 includes artist meet-and-greet after the performance
Standard Tickets At the door: Child $25 (ages 15 & under) | Adult $35
Premium $55 includes artist meet-and-greet after the performance

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2019/20 J-Team Bus/ Van Transportation

August 26, 2019 - June 12, 2020

We offer bus/van transportation from local schools, including but not limited to: Doyle, Curie, Spreckles and Standley: Bus Supervision Fee: $500/ school year

From Kavod Elementary Charter School, we offer daily school bus transportation to the JCC: Bus Supervision Fee: $850, $750, J-Team participants, $500 sibling fee/school year

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19-20 Teen Leadership Council

Monday's, September 9, 2019 - June 1, 2020 7:00-8:00 pm
Wax Family Teen Activity Center
Lawrence Family JCC

Teen Leadership Council brings together talented and conscientious teen leaders from all over San Diego County. TLC members participate in retreats, leadership building, event planning, community service, and service learning experiences. TLC is a place for outstanding leaders to take responsibility and represents the LFJCC Teen Department throughout the year.

Price: $440 | Member Price: $360

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7th Annual 5-Minute Play Festival

Monday, June 8, 2020 | 7:00pm
Rehearsal Room
Lawrence Family JCC

Join us for the 7th Annual 5-Minute Play Festival, a staged reading series. You'll get a taste of comedies, tragedies and everything in between as professional San Diego actors transform scripts into theater, showcasing fresh, new playwrights that speak to Jewish identity, cultural experiences and values. This is an evening of laughter, inspiration and thought-provoking questions.
General Admission

Seating: General Admission | Seat Map A | JCC Rehearsal Room
Tickets: Standard $18 | JCC Members $15

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2019-2020 J-Team Registration

August 26, 2019 - June 12, 2020
Mondays,Tuesdays,Thursdays: 2:00- 6:00 pm | Wednesdays: 12:00-6:00 pm | Fridays: 2:00-5:00 pm

Lawrence Family JCC

Join our highly acclaimed after school enrichment program providing children with a wide variety of fun and stimulating activities. We offer a safe and dynamic community emphasizing exploration, recreation, ideas, and discoveries. Arts & crafts, science, sports, cooking, math, technology, wellness, swimming and more are integrated into our weekly schedule. Importantly, we also offer quiet, thought-provoking workspace for daily homework and independent study. Join us for exciting afternoons and make memories and lifelong friendships at the JCC.

Ages: TK-8th grade

Program enrollment subject to availability. Early registration encouraged

Price: $100 non-refundable registration deposit

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San Diego Local Delegation Registration for 2020 Maccabi Experience

August 2-7, 2020
San Diego, California

The 2020 JCC Maccabi Games® , ArtsFest®, and Access® will call San Diego home for just the second time in the history of the competition, with more than 2,000 participants, ranging from 12-16-years-old, to fill out a field of 13 sports and range of art specialties. Hosted by the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, JACOBS FAMILY CAMPUS, the 2020 JCC Maccabi Games®,ArtsFest®, and Access® will include a full range of events, including Olympic-style opening and closing ceremonies and a community service day. These events each aim to bring the San Diego Jewish Community together for a week of spirit, friendship, and celebration.

Price: $650 | JCC Member: $550
Deposit: $150 per participant

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