Upcoming Events

Jews of Color: a Renaissance

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 - Thursday, February 28, 2019
Gotthelf Art Gallery
Lawrence Family JCC


Jews of Color: a Renaissance is the latest project by Scattered Among the Nations. The project features 10 large canvases by Oakland painter Sam Renaissance, paired with the Jews of Color photographs that inspired them. Each portrait makes us reframe the question of diversity, challenging stereotypes both of Jews and of communities of color.


Beginners Spanish I

Tuesdays, January 29 -March 26 (9 weeks), 3:00-5:00 P.M.
Lawrence Family, JCC


Designed to provide you with a solid foundation of this beautiful language, this course will focus on daily greetings and basic conversation. Tailored to students with little or no background in Spanish. Take your first step towards Spanish fluency!

To RSVP go to lfjcc.org/Senior/classes.aspx or call the Senior Dept. at (858) 362-1141 by January 8, 2019.

Minimum number must be met to hold class.

Price: $156; JCC Member Price: $125 (additional fees for materials may apply).
No refunds unless JCC cancels.


Lincoln's Birthday Camp 2019

Friday, February 15th
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Extended care available from 8:00 AM-9:00 AM and 3:30-5:00 PM

For Lincoln's Birthday, let Party! Come join us as we play fun games, make a crazy art project, cook up something sweet and go for a swim (weather permitting)


Open to campers currently in grades K-6


9:00 am - 3:30 pm
PLEASE NOTE: EMERGENCY CONTACT information is required for enrollment into this Holiday Camp please see link on your reciept.

Price: $78; JCC Member Price $65


President's Days Camp 2019

Monday, February 18th and Tuesday, February 19th
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Extended care available from 8:00 AM-9:00 AM and 3:30-5:00 PM

Celebrate President's day at the JCC. In the morning on Monday we will be going on a fun field trip to the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center and Tuesday we are going bowling, followed by games, arts and craft at the JCC both days.


Open to campers currently in grades K-6
9:00 am - 3:30 pm


PLEASE NOTE: EMERGENCY CONTACT & FIELD TRIP Waiver information is required for enrollment into this Holiday Camp please see link on your reciept.

Price: $78; JCC Member Price $65


Abraham Joshua Heschel and Radical Amazement

Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 2pm
Temple Adat Shalom, 15905 Pomerado Rd, Poway
Monday, February 25, 2019 at 7pm
Seacrest Village, 211 Saxony Rd, Encinitas
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 10:30am
Coronado Public Library, 640 Orange Avenue, Coronado

Rabbi Dr. Abraham Joshua Heschel zt”l was a modern mystic, who saw the world through eyes of wonder, awe, and radical amazement. He brought the World of Spirit into contemporary Jewish consciousness through his God-centered teaching, writings, political activism, and personal magnetism. Rabbi Dosick will tell stories about Dr. Heschel’s life, and journey into his profound legacy through source-texts, chant, and spiritual inspiration.

Lecturer: Rabbi Wayne Dosick

Price: Free
February 24 Price: $10; JCC Member Price: Free

Abraham Joshua Heschel and Radical Amazement
Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 2pm, North County Inland Lecture Series
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Abraham Joshua Heschel and Radical Amazement
Monday, February 25, 2019 at 7pm, North County Lecture Series
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Abraham Joshua Heschel and Radical Amazement
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 10:30am, Mandelbaum Family Lecture Series
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Infant Massage

Mondays (4-Week Sessions)
10:00 - 11:00am
Senior Activity Room

Infant Massage is a natural and soothing way to promote infant health.
A certified Infant Massage Instructor teaches parents techniques
which will provide many benefits for their babies and at the same
time offer a very special bonding period. Benefits include: relief of
discomfort for teething, congestion, colic, constipation and
emotional stress, and enhancement of neurological development,
sleep, muscle tone development, and strengthening of the immune
system.

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Talks with Dr. Judith Hauptman

Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 10am
Rehearsal Room, Lawrence Family JCC
Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 7pm
Congregation Beth-El, 8660 Gilman Dr, La Jolla

AM SESSION:
In general, only men issue halachic statements in the Talmud. But women appear often in anecdotes, and a close reading thereof reveals that women sometimes took the law into their own hands and made changes in it for personal reasons. In this session, we’ll see the kinds of changes women made in the law and the reasons behind them. Text handouts in Hebrew and English.

PM SESSION:
This presentation is based on a discussion in Bavli Shabbat, which takes up the question of what to do when one sees people misbehaving, whether they are government officials or neighbors, and whether they are breaking religious or civil laws. Via anecdotes and midrashim, a demanding and contemporarily relevant moral principle emerges.

General Admission Seating
Price: $18; Member Price: $16; 2-Pack: $28; Member 2-pack: $25

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Youth Gymnastics

Monthly September-June: Time varies by Grade
Gymnasium
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-1)
4:20-5:10 (PK- 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): $60; JCC Member $48
Mondays & Wednesdays (twice Weekly): $114; JCC Member $92

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Monthly Shabbat Celebration at the J

The First Friday of Every Month at 12:30 PM
The Galleria
Lawrence Family JCC

Celebrate Shabbat at the J on the first Friday of every month. Join for a casual gathering to relax, reflect, and connect as we end the week and welcome Shabbat together. RSVP is encouraged but not required.

Price: Free

Monthly Shabbat Celebration
Friday, March 1, 2019 12:30 PM
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Monthly Shabbat Celebration
Friday, April 5, 2019 12:30 PM
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Monthly Shabbat Celebration
Friday, May 3, 2019 12:30 PM
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Monthly Tennis Clinics


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

Monday, March 4th, 2019 7:30-8:30 PM
How to use the correct wrist movement in your different tennis strokes, understanding good wrist/bad wrist.
Cost: Free for JCC members
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Monday, April 1st, 2019 7:30-8:30 PM
How to utilize the different movement while playing tennis.Small steps versus big steps.
Cost: Free for JCC members
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Monday,May 6th, 2019 7:30-8:30 PM
Overhead and serve, how to use the proper technique to have a killer serve.
Cost: Free for JCC members
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Monday, June 3rd, 2019 7:30-8:30 PM
The net game and how to develop a strong volley game.
Cost: Free for JCC members
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Jewish Poets of the Past

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 7:00 PM
Astor Judaica Library
Lawrence Family, JCC

This evening’s program we will feature readings of the American Jewish poet, Emma Lazarus and the Yiddish Poet and founder of the Yiddish Theater, Abraham Goldfaden (composer of song, Rozhinkes Mit Mandeln).

Refreshments to follow.
RSVP Online or in person.
Price: Free

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Matti Friedman-Spies of No Country: Secret Lives at the Birth of Israel

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at 7pm
Astor Judaica Library
Lawrence Family JCC

A tale of Israel’s first spies who would emerge, after Israel’s War of Independence, as the nucleus of the Mossad, Israel’s vaunted intelligence agency. It’s about the complicated identities of these young spies, but it’s also about Israel’s own slippery and fascinating identity as a Western nation with Middle Eastern roots and traditions. Book signing to follow.

General Admission Seating
Price: $18; Member Price: $15

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Madagascar Jr. Presented by JCompany Youth Theatre

March 9 - 24, 2019
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Directed by Joey Landwehr
Based on the Dreamworks Animation Motion Picture

Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the Hippo and, of course, those hilarious, plotting penguins as they bound onto our stage in the musical adventure of a lifetime. Based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture, Madagascar JR. follows all of your favorite friends as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey. Filled with outlandish characters and adventure galore you will have no choice but to “Move It, Move It!”

Prices:$17-$25

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JACOB GOLDBERG Lectures on the Middle East

Monday, March 11-13, 2019 at 7pm
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family JCC

Professor Jacob Goldberg—a former senior adviser to Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak—presents a three-day lecture event 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.
The Middle East Between Two 40th Anniversaries:
The Islamic Revolution in Iran and the Egyptian-Israeli Peace Treaty

Disintegration of the Arab World: Iranian-Turkish Struggle for Leadership
Monday, March 11, 2019 • 7:00 P.M.

From Carter to Trump: Four Decades of US Misconceptions on the Middle East
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 • 7:00 P.M.

Israeli Elections at a Critical Juncture: A Collision Course with Iran/Hizballah/Hamas and a Prime Minister on Trial
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 • 7:00 P.M.

General Admission Seating
Price: $28, 3-pack: $63; Member Price: $23; Member 3-pack: $52

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Used Book Sale

March 13-17
JCC Galleria

Come browse our huge selection featuring first-edition, antiquarian & signed books, Judaic & secular books, children’s & young adult books, cookbooks, fine art & Judaic gifts, silent auction of rare books, and much more! Free and open to the pubic except during pre-sale shopping, which takes place March 13, 7:30am-9:30am -- $20 early entrance fee. Clearance sale is Sunday March 17, 9am - 5pm. $10 for all the books you can fit into one grocery bag (some exceptions apply).
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All proceeds benefit the programs of the Lawrence Family JCC


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

Thursday, January 24, February 21, and March 14, 2019 at 7pm
Lawrence Family JCC


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. Prior to the class, you’ll receive a list of basic supplies to bring to prepare your challah. All ingredients will be provided.

Price Per Session: $10, Men, women, and children over 12 are welcome

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Shalom Baby Shabbat Experience!

Every 3rd Friday of the month from 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
JTEAM Room
Lawrence Family JCC

Fun, soulful, dancing, jumping musical experience with a special puppet guest!
Bring your baby to sing, dance, rattle, and roll! Toddlers and their adults
will sing anddance along to their favorite Jewish and secular songs with
instruments, puppets, bubbles, balls, parachute and more...Children,
parents, grandparents, caregiversfor everyone!
Facilitated by Temi Hason, Founder of A Musical Home.

Shalom Baby Shabbat Experience!
Friday, March 15, 2019
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Training Wheels

Third Saturday of Each Month
9:45-10:15 AM
Robert H. Jaffe Aerobics Studio
Lawrence Family JCC

This 30 minute beginning cycling class is perfect for learning the basics. Learn how to set up your bike, correct posture and terminology, hand positions, shoe recommendations, etc. You will come away with the confidence to go into any one of our cycling classes.

Instructor: Will Hansen

Space is limited. Registration is required.

Price: $15; JCC Member: Free

Training Wheels
March 16, 2019
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2019 Community Purim Carnival


All carnival attendees require a wristband. Please register everyone in your party.


Pre- Register Prices:
Children Ages 3 & Up: $18, includes all games & rides (please pre-register & pay below)
Children Age 2 & Under: FREE (please pre-register below)
Adults: FREE, entrance only (please pre-register below)

Day of Prices:
Children Ages 3 & Up: $20, includes all games & rides
Children Age 2 & Under: Free
Adults: Free, entrance only

Shabbat San Diego's Hamentashen Bake
$5 per batch (5-7 cookies)

Sunday, March 17, 2019
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM


Come in your favorite Purim Costume and enjoy jumpies, bumper cars, game truck, silent auction, entertainment, arts & crafts, face painting, and camp fair. Also, new this year, Shabbat San Diego's Hamentashen Bake!

Food avilable for purchase- Dairy/Vegetarian & Kosher (Kosher supervision of Va'ad harabbonim of San Diego) Co-hosted by Congregation Beth Am, Congregation Beth El, Ohr Shalom Synagogue, Shabbat San Diego, Jewish Federation Of San Diego County and the Lawrence Family JCC!

Carnival held at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center
4126 Executive Drive
La Jolla, California 92037

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2019 Community Purim Carnival


Sunday, March 17, 2019
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Lawrence Family JCC

Come in your favorite Purim Costume and enjoy jumpies, bumper cars, game truck, silent auction, entertainment, arts &crafts, face painting, and camp fair. Also, new this year, Shabbat San Diego's Hamentashen Bake!

Co-hosted by Congregation Beth Am, Congregation Beth El, Ohr Shalom Synagogue, Shabbat San Diego, Jewish Federation Of San Diego County and the Lawrence Family JCC!

Ages 3+ $18 in advance | $20 at the door

Food available for purchase — dairy/vegetarian and kosher. Kosher supervision of Va'ad harobbonim of San Diego
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The Art of Aging

Tuesday, March 19 - Friday, May 31, 2019
Opening Night Reception: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 7:00pm
Gotthelf Art Gallery
Lawrence Family JCC

The Art of Aging, a fine arts exhibition, celebrates the positive aspects of maturity through the lens of Jewish values. Created by the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion Museum, the exhibition explores the ways in which aging is less an inexorable process and more of a lifelong journey affecting the dynamics of human relationships, creativity, memory, continuity, and growth.

Please RSVP with link provided for Opening Night

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Shalom Baby January-February 2019 Playgroup Get Together.

March 30, 2019, Wednesday from 10:30 am to 12:00 noon
Music Room
Lawrence Family JCC

Shalom Baby initial playgroup get together at the Lawrence Family
Jewish Community Center - Music Room. This playgroup will
be for moms who had babies in November-December 2018. We
are so looking forward to meeting you and introducing you to other
moms and babies who are similar in age.Beautiful friendships
have formed, we hope your playgroup will be as successful.

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Caroline Rothstein

Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 8pm
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family JCC

Caroline Rothstein is a New York City based writer and performer of spoken word poetry, theater, creative nonfiction and journalism. Her poignant poetry and soulful presentation allows the audience to connect to her, to each other, and to themselves, and feel “they are enough.” Her work has been featured in Cosmopolitan, The New Yorker, and elsewhere, with high praise coming from Lady Gaga who called the poet “very inspiring.”



General Admission
Price: $18; Member Price: $15

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Youth Basketball Leagues

Sunday's March 10th-May 18th
Game times between 12:00 and 4:00 PM
Gymnasium
Lawrence Family, JCC

The JCC youth basketball league is a fun and nurturing environment for kids ages 5-10 to play and learn the sport of basketball.

This Youth Basketball Program will teach players the basics of team basketball as well as provide them with the tools necessary to begin their competitive basketball careers. Players will learn to cooperate within a team as well as learn the rules and strategies that come with playing in an organized basketball setting.

Teams will be broken up as grades: K-1 (coed), 2-3 (coed), and 4-5.

Games will be played on Sunday afternoons at the JCC Gymnasium.

To participate on one of the JCC teams your child must be enrolled at least one day a week in our Youth Basketball Academy.

For more information about signing up and rules and policies please contact Spencer Lynch or 858-362-1126.

JCC Academy Participant Pricing: $80, JCC Member; $64
Team Pricing: $500

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Gender and Judaism

Monday, March 25, 2019 at 7pm
Seacrest Village, 211 Saxony Rd, Encinitas
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 10:30am
Coronado Public Library, 640 Orange Avenue, Coronado
Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 2pm
Temple Adat Shalom, 15905 Pomerado Rd, Poway

In the dizzying spin of the 21st century, we have achieved marriage equality in all 50 states for LGBTQ people, there are openly gay and lesbian leaders in every field, and transgender rabbis, athletes, actors, government leaders, and everyday Americans are more able to live their lives as their truest selves. We will examine Jewish texts that deal with gender, sexuality, and inclusion as a way to situate the conversation within a Jewish context. You may be surprised to learn how much Judaism has to see about these very contemporary issues, and how advanced Jewish teachings have been on these sometimes-controversial topics.

Lecturer: Rabbi Yael Ridberg

Price: Free
May 5 Price: $10; JCC Member Price: Free

Gender and Judaism
Monday, March 25, 2019 at 7pm, North County Lecture Series
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Gender and Judaism
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 10:30am, Mandelbaum Family Lecture Series
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Gender and Judaism
Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 2pm, North County Inland Lecture Series
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Inside Israeli TV-An Evening with Ronit Weiss-Berkowitz


David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family JCC

Ronit Weiss-Berkowitz, MGSDII visiting professor at SDSU, is one of the most powerful women in Israeli cinema. She has been a writer on several television series, directed documentaries and also served as a script editor on two series. She is well known in Israel for the drama “A Touch Away” and the documentary, “A Place Under the Sun." She was Editor-in-Chief at Keter Publishing House, one of the largest publishers in Israel, and has edited books by celebrated writers, including Amoz Oz, Shemi Zarhin, and Nava Semel.

General Admission Seating
Price: $18; Member Price: $15
Free for students and faculty with valid ID

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Bill Charlap Trio: Somewhere, The Songs of Leonard Bernstein

Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 8pm
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family JCC

In celebration of legendary composer Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday, jazz pianist Bill Charlap and his trio perform songs from Charlap’s tribute, Somewhere: The Songs of Leonard Bernstein. Charlap is an acclaimed master of the Great American Songbook, whose inspired reading of Bernstein includes songs from West Side Story, On The Town, Fancy Free and Wonderful Town. Charlap has performed with Wynton Marsalis and Barbra Streisand and had a longstanding residency at the legendary Village Vanguard. In 2016, Charlap's collaboration with Tony Bennett led to a Grammy Award for Best Traditional Pop Album.

“Charlap approaches a song the way a lover approaches his beloved…when he sits down to play, the result is an embrace, an act of possession.”
-TIME Magazine

"Bill Charlap is one of the greatest musicians and greatest artists I've ever met."
-Tony Bennett, 2016 Grammy Awards Ceremony

Assigned Seating
Price: $38; Member Price: $33; Premium Price: $52

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Pearls of Wisdom from Pirkei Avot

Sundays, March 31; April 7, 14, 2019 (3 Sessions) at 10am
Astor Judaica Library
Lawrence Family JCC

Jewish genius on one foot? Pirkei Avot is your “go-to” text! Learn with a teacher who is a life-long student of Talmud. All texts provided. Inspiration guaranteed!

Instructor: Gedalyahu Wittow

Price: $40; JCC Member Price: $36

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Model Matzah Bakery

Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 2:00 PM
Lawrence Family, JCC

Experience the story of Passover in a fun and interactive way with Chabad Youth. Learn how to make this unleavened flatbread that is integral to the holiday celebration. Participants will take home a special matzah “baker’s hat” and their very own handmade matzah. Participants must be at least four years old.

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

Price: Free, registration required by Wednesday, March 27, 2019

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Youth Basketball Academy

Ongoing Monthly
Sunday 9:30 11:30 AM
Monday 5:10-6:10 PM
Gymnasium
Lawrence Family JCC

Sessions are designed for kids in grades K- 5 with a desire to learn the fundamental skills of the game. At this age, players use a Jr. size basketball as well as 7’-7’6” high basketball hoops to help players gain confidence as well as proper shooting form. Clinics focus on a holistic approach to basic skills acquisition and understanding group process in an effort to build a strong foundation for future success as a basketball player. Coached by Ofir Gonen

Grades K-5

For more information please contact Ofir Gonen at ofirg@lfjcc.org or Spencer Lynch at spencerl@lfjcc.org

Monthly Pricing Details:
Sundays Only: $84; JCC Member $69
Mondays Only: $60; JCC Member $48
Both Days: $120; JCC Member $105

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Family Day-Rick Recht in Concert

Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 5:30pm
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre

Rick Recht brings his unique brand of high-energy, interactive Jewish rock music for an all-ages family concert. His concerts are extraordinary, inspirational, and moving experiences that have earned him a strong, loyal national fan base. Recht has become an icon for Jewish youth, elevating the medium of Jewish music as a powerful and effective tool for developing Jewish pride and identity. Kick start the fun with Shalom Baby/PJ Library’s Instrument Making Factory sponsored by Geppetto’s at 4:30pm.



Family Day is made possible by the generosity of the Viterbi Family. This concert is brought to you in collaboration with Tarbuton, and the San Diego Jewish Teen Initiative, a partnership between the Lawrence Family JCC, Jewish Federation and Jim Joseph Foundation on behalf of the San Diego Jewish community.

General Admission Seating
FREE to the public, but tickets will be required to enter.

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Shalom, Y'all! History, Region and Identity in the American Jewish South

Tuesday, April 2, 9, 16, 2019 at 10 am (3 Sessions)
Astor Judaica Library
Lawrence Family JCC

Jews have lived in the American South since colonial times. What distinguishes Jewish life in this region? How is it similar to and different from New York, Chicago or Los Angeles? This class explores the history of Jewish settlement and the creation of Jewish identity in the American South.

Instructor: Dr. Joellyn Zollman

Price: $55; JCC Member Price: $50

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Jamie Bernstein-Famous Father Girl: A Memoir of Growing Up Bernstein

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at 7pm
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre

The oldest daughter of Leonard Bernstein, one of the 20th century’s most revered musicians, offers a rare look at her father on the centennial of his birth. Book signing to follow.

General Admission Seating
Price: $18; Member Price: $15

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JENNY SCHEINMAN’S KANNAPOLIS: A Moving Portrait

Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 8pm
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family JCC

Acclaimed composer, singer, and violinist Jenny Scheinman accompanies the captivating visual world of Depression-era filmmaker H. Lee Waters, who documented over 118 small towns in the southeast between 1936-42. A frequent collaborator with musicians such as Bill Frisell, Ani Difranco and Norah Jones, Scheinman and her musical sidemen provide a live soundtrack seasoned with bluegrass, country, and roots music. Kannapolis: A Moving Portrait takes audiences on a journey back into America’s industrial past that speaks to any community today as much as to the towns where it was filmed.
"A beautifully coordinated melding of music and film... a vivid image of small-town life, morphing back and forth almost imperceptibly between black-and-white and color."
The Washington Post
"Scheinman [has] a distinctive vision of American music, suffused with plainspoken beauty and fortified all at once by country, gospel, and melting-pot folk, along with jazz and the blues.”
The New York Times



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Price: $38; Member Price: $33; Premium Price: $52

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San Diego Jewish Community Family Camp

Friday, April 5 - Sunday, April 7
Camp Mountain Chai
San Bernardino National Forest

Join PJ Library/PJ Our Way and other families from the community at Camp Mountain Chai in Big Bear for a for a fun, action-packed weekend to include, family Shabbat and havdalah, PJ Storytime, arts & crafts, nature walks, sports, ropes course, archery, and music with Cara Freeman. Have a special time with your family and meet new friends. All families of all ages welcome!

Early Bird Pricing Ends on March 1, 2019
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Passover Celebration NC

April 7, 2019, Sunday
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
The Hive at Leichtag Commons
441 Saxony Road, Encinitas, CA 92024

Shalom Baby and PJ Library invite you, your child(ren) and grandparents
to celebrate Passover. Join us for a children's Seder with stories,
art, and music with Cara Freedman.

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A Potpourri of Jewish Music: Ladino, Yiddish, American Musical and Popular Israeli

Monday, April 15, 2019 at 7pm
Seacrest Village, 211 Saxony Rd, Encinitas
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 10:30am
Coronado Public Library, 640 Orange Avenue, Coronado

Music has been a part of Jewish life since biblical times and remains integral to the Jewish religious and cultural experience. Jewish music tends to blend unique elements with aspects that reflect the cultures in which Jews have lived, composed, played instruments and sung. In this presentation, we will explore several distinct types of Jewish music including Ladino (with Sepahrdic roots), Yiddish (with E. European roots), American Jewish folk and Broadway music, including composers and songwriters as diverse as George Gershwin, Stephen Sondheim, Carole King and Paul Simon, and Israeli music with its rich tradition of immigrant and native-born musical artists. Do you think you have a favorite "style" of Jewish music? You may learn to appreciate something new during this musical lecture.

Lecturer: Cantor Kathy Robbins

Price: Free

A Potpourri of Jewish Music: Ladino, Yiddish, American Musical and Popular Israeli
Monday, April 15, 2019 at 7pm, North County Lecture Series
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A Potpourri of Jewish Music: Ladino, Yiddish, American Musical and Popular Israeli
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 10:30am, Mandelbaum Family Lecture Series
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Yom Hashoah: 2019 Community Holocaust Commemoration

Sunday, April 28, 2019, 1:30pm - 3:00pm
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family JCC

Free to the pubic, but please RSVP.
Remember. Honor. Teach.
Keynote Speaker, Heather Maio-Smith
Managing Director at Conscience Display

Heather Smith is an experiential exhibit designer who has exhibited in Los Angeles, Cuba, and The United Nations. Heather is the concept creator and producer of New Dimensions in Testimony, the technology behind future generations being able to have a conversation with a Holocaust survivor.
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Yom Hashoah: 2019 Community Holocaust Commemoration


1776 Presented by JCompany Youth Theatre

May 11-19, 2019
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Directed by Joey Landwehr


It's the summer of 1776, and the nation is ready to declare independence... if only our founding fathers can agree to do it! 1776 follows John Adams of Massachusetts, Benjamin Franklin of Pennsylvania and Thomas Jefferson of Virginia as they attempt to convince the members of the Second Continental Congress to vote for independence from the shackles of the British monarchy by signing the Declaration of Independence. 1776 is a funny, insightful and compelling drama with a striking score and legendary book.
JCompany’s production will be led by an all female cast!

Prices:$17-$25

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Sunday, May 12, 2019 at 4:30pm Add to Cart

Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 8pm Add to Cart

Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 1pm Add to Cart

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ISRAEL STORY LIVE!

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 8pm
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family JCC

Join us for an evening of magical live radio with the creators of Israel Story (Sipur Yisraeli)—the award-winning radio show and podcast that is one of the most popular programs in Israel, where it is aired nationally, on prime-time. With its unique blend of live storytelling and surprising multimedia, Israel Story introduces us to a different Israel, one that we rarely get a chance to see: life-sized, nuanced, funny and touching. These are everyday stories, told by, and about, regular Israelis.
“The Israeli ‘This American Life’” -Ira Glass

Assigned Seating
Price: $38; Member Price: $33; Premium Price: $52

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SALK TALKS

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 7pm Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 7pm Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 7pm
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family JCC

Three remarkable events bring together experts and influencers from The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, the world’s top leader in biomedical research, located in La Jolla. Salk scientists will showcase their remarkable insights and discoveries and their impact on humanity.

General Admission Seating
Price: $18; Member Price: $15;

Satchidananda Panda, PhD: “The ideal circadian code to a long healthy life” Add to Cart

Sreekanth Chalasani, PhD: “A new approach to alleviating symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorders” Add to Cart


Leona


Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 7pm
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family JCC

Leona is an intimate, insightful, and moving film that tells the story of a young Jewish woman from Mexico City who finds herself torn between her family and her forbidden love. It’s ripe with all the drama and interpersonal conflicts of a Jane Austen novel. Watching Leona negotiate the labyrinth of familial pressure, religious precedent, and her own burgeoning sentiment is both painful and beautiful—there are no easy choices to be made. The viewer travels back and forth with her as she struggles with her heart to take the best path.

Isaac Cherem; Mexico; 2018; 95 minutes; Spanish; Drama; San Diego Premiere

General Admission Seating
Regular Price: $15.25; Member Price: $13.25

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5 Minute Play Festival

Monday, June 3, 2019 at 7pm
Rehearsal Room
Lawrence Family JCC

Join us for the 6th 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, under the stellar direction of D. Candis Paule, 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
Price: $18; Member Price: $15

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JCC Patron Party – Rock & Dine Under the Stars

Sunday, June 23
Humphrey's Concerts by the Bay
2241 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92106

Rock & Dine Under The Stars at Humphreys Concerts by the Bay with an EXCLUSIVE private concert by Steve Augeri, former lead vocalist of Journey, to underwrite programs and services at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, JACOBS FAMILY CAMPUS.

Did we mention EXCLUSIVE private concert? What this means is that on June 23rd, Humphreys is opening their doors just for US! Patrons of the J will dine on delicious eats, participate in a LIVE auction, watch the sunset, AND rock out under the stars together in this amazing outdoor bayside venue. Could there be a more fun way to support your favorite J San Diego programs? Gather your family and friends - we welcome you with Open Arms.
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Pre-natal Yoga

Ongoing Program Drop-In and 8 Week Packages Available
Thursdays 6:30-7:45 PM
Dance Room
Lawrence Family JCC

Are you looking for a class to help prepare you for labor, birth, and motherhood?

Prenatal Yoga does all that and more. It prepares your heart, mind and body for the transformative experience of giving birth and mothering a new baby. No Matter what kind of birth you are planning, a regular practice of connecting your breath and body will positively impact your birth.

Classes open with dialogue, meditation, breath work, and then physical practice and poses. Themes relative to labor and birth are woven into class and handouts offered.

Instructor Laura McIntire has dedicated herself to the study and teaching of yoga therapies. Since 1994 she has continuously sought out respected and innovative teachers and trained in styles of Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Anusara, Yoga Tune Up, MELT Hand and Foot, Restorative, Partner, Acro Yoga and AYFit. Laura's teaching is augmented by her continued studies in anatomy and physiology, exercise physiology, energy work, and other therapeutic modalities.

Price: $104; JCC Member $84
Single Class Drop-In $15; JCC Member $12

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Pickleball

Ongoing,Tuesdays & Friday's 9:30-11:30 AM
Jacobs Gymnasium
Lawrence Family, JCC

Pickleball is one of the fastest growing sports in the United States and it is gaining popularity here at the JCC. Join us for active play and fun. Beginner to advanced players are welcome. Enjoy this time to learn the sport and/or work on your game. No experience is necessary. If you don’t have a paddle, no problem, we have one you can borrow. We will have a staff member available to help and answer any questions. Due to popular demand, we added a Tuesday time.

Get in and work on your skills because in February we are adding a round robin tournament. Stay tuned…..

Price: $15; JCC Member: Free

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