Upcoming Events

Cardio Tennis

Weekly on Tuesday
12:00-1:30 PM
Albert A. Hutler Tennis Courts
Lawrence Family JCC

Designed to get a high energy workout to upbeat music. The class will be split into two segments, the first working on drills to improve technique and the second playing a fun game. An effective way to get an intense workout and more playing time.

Instructors: Malik and Arno

Space is limited. Registration is required.

Price: $15; JCC Member Price: Free

Cardio Tennis
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
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Tuesday, October 23, 2018
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Tuesday, October 30, 2018
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Jewish Poets-Jewish Voices


Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
Astor Judaica Library
Lawrence Family JCC

The 11th season of Jewish Poets-Jewish Voices will feature student poets from San Diego Jewish Day Schools who have been asked to write poems inspired by the various Parshot of the Hebrew Bible, in connection with the JCC Gotthelf Art Gallery exhibit of Parsha Posters. Other student poets are welcome to attend as well and, if they are not in the featured section, to read their poems during the half hour of open microphone which will follow. The art gallery will be open prior to 7:00 p.m. and following the readings, so that the audience can view the exhibit of Parsha Posters as well. Adults invited too!

Free but please RSVPbelow.

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Make and Take Art Series: Wire Wrapped Beach Glass Embellished with Evil Eye or Crystals

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 10:00 AM
Senior Activity Room
Lawrence Family JCC

Choose the colors of your beach glass and wire as well as the beads for embellishment. We will complete the project by dangling your pendant from a chain of your choice. All supplies included, your selection of beach glass and wire. Maximum of 8 students.

Instructor: Beth Mann

Price: $60; JCC Member Price: $50

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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
October 20, 2018
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November 17, 2018
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December 15, 2018
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Disney's Hunchback of Notre Dame presented by Jcompany Youth Theatre

October 20 - November 4, 2018
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Directed By Joey Landwehr

Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney animated feature, The Hunchback of Notre Dame showcases the film’s Academy Award-nominated score, as well as new songs by Menken and Schwartz. A sweeping score and powerful story make The Hunchback of Notre Dame an instant classic. Audiences will be swept away by the magic of this truly unforgettable musical and favorites, “The Bells of Notre Dame,” “Topsy Turvy,” “Out There,” and “God Help the Outcasts.”

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Prices:$17-$25

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GIANTS OF JAZZ ON FILM, A NEW Three Part Series, Hosted by Mark Cantor

Tuesdays at 7pm, September 4, October 23, and November 27, 2018
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family JCC


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

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

General Admission Seating
Price for individual shows: $25; JCC Member Price: $22
Series price: $57; JCC Member $50

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Make and Take Art Series: Leather Single or Double Wrap Bracelet

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 10am
Senior Activity Room
Lawrence Family JCC

Popular Wrap Bracelets are the rage! You will be guided through the process of weaving a single wrap bracelet! These wraps look like bangles but are soft and flexible. All supplies included, your selection of leather cord, beads, button clasp and thread. Maximum of 8 students.

Instructor: Beth Mann

Price: $60; JCC Member Price: $50

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Rebecca Soffer & Gabrielle Birkner-Modern Loss: Candid Conversation About Grief. Beginners Welcome.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 7pm
Astor Judaica Library

At a time when we mourn public figures and national tragedies with hashtags, where intimate posts about loss go viral and we receive automated birthday reminders for dead friends, it’s clear we are navigating new terrain without a road map. Modern Loss offers a fresh and irreverent examination into navigating grief and resilience in the age of social media. Book signing to follow.

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

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Yiddish Songs

Wednesday, October 24, 31 November 7, 14, 21, 28 2018 at 7pm (6 Sessions)
Senior Lounge
Lawrence Family JCC

Join us for an exciting course that will focus on Yiddish songs, specifically the topics of theater songs, lullabies, sung poetry and shabbat songs.

Instructor: Jana Mazurkiewicz Meisarosh

Price: $22; JCC Member Price: $18

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PJ Library Shabbat Storytime with Michael Jeser, CEO Jewish Federation San Diego County!

October 26, 2018, Friday
10:30 -11:00 AM
Lawrence Family JCC - JTEAM Room

Join Shalom Baby and PJ Library families for a special PJ Library Shabbat
Storytime with our special guest story teller, Michael Jeser, CEO
of Jewish Federation of San Diego County. program which will include
PJ Library Storytime, art project, Shabbat celebration, quiet reading time,
and snack.

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Yotam Ottolenghi at our Brunch Table with Evan Kleiman, Host of KCRW's Good Food
SOLD OUT

Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 10am
Leichtag Commons
441 Saxony Rd, Encinitas, CA 92024
SOLD OUT

It’s not easy to turn generations of meat eaters into vegetable lovers—and almost overnight at that. But through a series of hit cookbooks (Jerusalem, Plenty), British-Israeli chef Yotam Ottolenghi is teaching everyone he encounters to be masters of a healthier, tastier kitchen. His latest contribution, Ottolenghi Simple, presents easy, flavor-forward recipes packed with his signature Middle Eastern–inspired flavors. Come experience the culinary genius of a contemporary cooking iconoclast. For the full menu visit sdcjc.org. Registration required by October 21.
“No chef captures the flavors of the moment better than Yotam Ottolenghi.”—Bon Appetit

View full menu here

General Admission Seating
Price: $80; Member Price: $65;(includes brunch and one pre-signed copy of Ottolenghi Simple)

Premium: $118 (includes 9:00 am Meet & Greet, champagne & light bites, reserved seating, plus one personalized signed copy of Ottolenghi Simple)
PREMIUM SEATS ARE SOLD OUT
This event will be outdoors, rain or shine

Yotam Ottolenghi at our Brunch Table with Evan Kleiman, Host of KCRW's Good Food
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MASTER MENTALIST LIOR SUCHARD in an Interactive Mind Reading Experience

Monday, October 29, 2018 at 8pm
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family JCC

Do you believe that your mind can be read? Lior Suchard does. Considered to be the world’s greatest mentalist, Suchard routinely reveals the innermost thoughts of even the most skeptical audience member. Don’t miss his mind-blowing, mind-reading performance: skeptics are not only welcome, but encouraged to attend.
“Both of us know how to be funny and entertaining. It’s a pity I cannot read thoughts too.” – Jerry Seinfeld
“It’s the most amazing thing I saw in my life. And I’ve seen a lot!” – Larry King
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Tier 1: $75 includes Meet & Greet after the performance; Tier 2 Price: $60; Member Price: $55

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Make and Take Art Series: Happy Hoop Earrings

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at 10:00 AM
Senior Activity Room
Lawrence Family JCC

Choose the wire and beads of your choice, finished with a center dangle of a Hamsa. You will be guided through the process of attaching the ear wire in the class, and your earrings will be ready to wear home! All supplies included, your selection of beads, and silver, gold or copper wire. Maximum of 8 students.

Instructor: Beth Mann

Price: $60; JCC Member Price: $50

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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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November Gymnastics
Starts Monday, November 5, 2018
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December Gymnastics
Starts Monday, December 3, 2018
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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, November 2, 2018 12:30 PM
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Monthly Shabbat Celebration
Friday, December 7, 2018 12:30 PM
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Monthly Shabbat Celebration
Friday, January 4, 2019 12:30 PM
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Monthly Shabbat Celebration
Friday, February 1, 2019 12:30 PM
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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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Youth Boxing with The Champ

Saturdays, October 13-November 17, 2018, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Aerobics Studio
Lawrence Family JCC

Be your own Champ! This youth boxing class is a fun physical activity in a safe learning environment. Students will experience the benefits of boxing conditioning and improve cardio, endurance, strength, eye-hand coordination and self-confidence.

Paul Vaden is a retired World Boxing Champion, and the only native San Diegan to win the title. He is also a book author, documentary filmmaker and corporate consultant. He has been inducted into three boxing Halls of Fame.

Ages 10-14
Participants are required to bring their own wraps and boxing gloves.

For more information please contact Robyn Cohen.

Price: $100; JCC Member Price: $84

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6-Week Boxing Skills Workshop
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Psalms Class

Monday, November 5, 12, 19, 2018 at 10am (3 Sessions)
Senior Activity Room
Lawrence Family JCC

"Psalms are one of the most important means Jews possess to get the attention of God." These words are part of the Introduction written by esteemed Rabbi Richard N. Levy in his new translation of The Book of Psalms, Songs Ascending. In this three-week class, Rabbi Bohm will present how we might interpret and utilize the language of the Psalms to make them come alive to us as contemporary Jews. Among others, we will discuss the best known psalm in the Western world (#23), the Hallel Psalms (#113-118), and psalms associated with the funeral service (#15, 91,121). Handouts will be given each week. No prior text study experience is necessary. Come and join the conversation!

Instructor: Rabbi Lenore Bohm

Price: $40; JCC Member Price: $36

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Today’s Jerusalem: Neighborhoods unveiled in the City of Gold with Marik Shtern

Tuesday, November 5, 2018 at 7pm
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family JCC

Marik Shtern, MGSDII visiting professor at UCSD is a researcher at the Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies, where his field of research is the geography of Jewish-Arab relations in Jerusalem. He specializes in the sphere of community empowerment and strategic consulting for third sector organizations (civil society) in the fields of social and political change in Jerusalem. Don’t miss this inside look at the dynamic life of the world’s most fascinating city.

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

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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, November 5th, 2018 7:30-8:30 PM
Improve your backhand technique by practicing one- and two- hand variations.
Cost: Free for JCC members
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Monday, December 10th, 2018 7:30-8:30 PM
Develop your volley skills through drills focused on fundamental volley movements.
Cost: Free for JCC members
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Kristallnacht 80th Anniversary: We Honor and Remember
A Day Trip to the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust (LAMOTH)

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 from 8:00am-5:00pm
Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust (LAMOTH)

LAMOTH is the oldest Survivor-founded Holocaust museum in the US. Its mission is to commemorate and educate so that no one will ever forget the atrocities of the Holocaust. This November marks 80 years since Kristallnacht, the event that is deemed the "beginning" of the destruction of Jewish life and lives in Europe. The purpose of our visit is to continue to pay our respects to those who perished, and to keep alive the lessons learned through this devastating time in Jewish history.

In 2010, LAMOTH opened the doors to its new and award-winning building, designed by acclaimed architect Hagy Belzberg, in Pan Pacific Park. We will be transported to the Museum in a comfortable bus (with a toilet), and will be taken on a docent led 75 minute tour. We will then take a short drive to well-known Canter's Deli, which serves traditional deli cuisine, for lunch, returning to San Diego about 5pm. Payment includes transportation and donation to LAMOTH. Lunch is on your own.

Price: $90; JCC Member Price: $75 (Includes bus, entrance to museum, and docent tour; lunch on your own)

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A Day Trip to the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust (LAMOTH)
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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. Topics and speakers TBA.

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

Janelle Ayres, PhD: “Surviving diseases with the help of microbes” Add to Cart

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


Dorie Greenspan at our Table - Everyday Dorie: The Way I Cook

Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 5pm
Rehearsal Room
Lawrence Family JCC

Join a taste bud-tantalizing technician of the contemporary table. Three-time James Beard Foundation Award winner, Dorie Greenspan discusses her newest book Everyday Dorie and invites us into her kitchen to savor the dishes that she makes all the time, from Miso-Glazed Salmon to Lemon Goop. Don’t miss this singular opportunity to meet a woman the New York Times hails as a “food guru.”

“Dorie’s stuff works. It’s practical. It’s compelling. In Everyday Dorie she effortlessly represents how we cook today—a culinary mashup that promises a bigger helping of fun and adventure in the kitchen.”
—Christopher Kimball, founder, Milk Street

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

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Veterans' Day Camp 2018

Monday, November 12, 2018
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM


Join us this Veterans' Day for non-stop fun! Our annual bowling trip is always a great time with great friends. Reconnect with Camp Jaycee friends and counselors and have a day ON on this day OFF from school. In addition to bowling, the day will include arts & crafts, games, and a variety of sports. Grades K-6


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

Price: $78.00; JCC Member Price: $65.00 (Members must be logged in for Member Pricing)
PLEASE NOTE: Must fill out bus waiver/emergency contact form for your child prior to attending. Forms are attached to your receipt.

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Artist-Pioneers of Eretz Yisrael and the First Israeli City, Tel Aviv

Monday, November 12, 2018 at 7pm
Seacrest Village, 211 Saxony Rd, Encinitas
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 10:30am
Coronado Public Library, 640 Orange Avenue, Coronado

Join us to learn about two Israeli artists who were the pioneers of a new, distinctive "Eretz Israel" art style in the days prior to the foundation of Israel. Nachum Gutman and Reuven Rubin developed a unique style that was influenced by their personal experience of building a new life in Israel. In their modern and naive style, they portrayed Israel's landscapes (Tel-Aviv, Jerusalem, Zefat, Galillee) and inhabitants (Yemenite & Hassidic, Jews & Arabs) in a sensitive fashion. We will look at their paintings, mosaics, tapestries and books, and will discuss these artists' motivations and influences and how they influenced Israel's art world.

Lecturer: Guri Stark

Price: Free

Artist-Pioneers of Eretz Yisrael and the First Israeli City, Tel Aviv
Monday, November 12, 2018 at 7pm, North County Lecture Series
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Artist-Pioneers of Eretz Yisrael and the First Israeli City, Tel Aviv
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 10:30am, Mandelbaum Family Lecture Series
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Inside Netflix' Fauda: An Evening with Moshe Zonder

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 7:30pm
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family JCC

A rare opportunity to hear from Moshe Zonder, head writer and director of the first season of Fauda, the first Israeli television series to be released as a Netflix Original. Set in the West Bank, Fauda goes beyond the usual ingredients of the thriller series—intelligence gathering, interludes of violent action. The setting is the flashpoint of a fifty-year-long conflict, and Zonder believes that they have made not only a deft work of entertainment but also a drama that gets at the political dynamic of the Israeli-Palestinian situation. After screening the series’ first episode, Zonder will discuss the process of writing and producing the acclaimed series.

"The grittiest, tightest, most lived-in thrillers come from Israel, and Fauda... is the current standard-bearer." -The New York Times

General Admission Seating
Price: $18 Member Price: $15 No refunds. No exchanges. All sales are final.
Students and Faculty FREE with I.D.
Please call Guest Services to reserve tickets in advance at (858)362-1348

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

Thursday, November 15, and December 13, 2018 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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Pablo Ziegler Jazz Tango Trio

Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 8pm
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family JCC

It takes YOU to tango. Nuevo Tango maestro Pablo Ziegler—the Buenos Aires-born pianist and composer who helped shape the modern tango—delivers stripped-down, intimate arrangements of his essential repertoire, offering a raw, elemental concert program. Ziegler, who honed his chops working with the legendary fellow Argentinian Astor Piazzolla, won the 2018 Grammy for "Best Latin Jazz Album" with Jazz Tango. For fans of jazz, bossa nova, and (of course), tango.
"There's no question that Ziegler takes the tango to levels of sophistication and refinement probably undreamed of by Piazzolla." The Chicago Tribune

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

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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

Prenatal Yoga
Thursday, October 18-December 13, 2018
No Class November 22
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Daniel Kahn & The Painted Bird

Monday, November 19, 2018 at 8pm
David & Dorothea Garfiled Theatre
Lawrence Family JCC

Detroit-born, Berlin-based poet/translator/singer/multi-instrumentalist Daniel Kahn concocts furious, tender, electrifying and revolutionary “Alienation Klezmer” music. With the Painted Bird, he presents a variety of songs inspired both by the struggles of Jewish revolutionaries at the turn of the century and his own desire for a better world. With their latest release, The Butcher’s Share, Daniel Kahn & The Painted Bird continues to masterfully navigate the dichotomy between revolution and alienation, the political and the poetic, the explosive and the corrosive. The raucous live show features projected translations and images by legendary New York underground artist Eric Drooker.

"Accordion charged with punkrock...the free-spirited attitude of the New York Tzadik circle, cabaret flair, and scraps of Tom Waits."- Rolling Stone

Assigned Seating
Price: $30; Member Price $25

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Thanksgiving Break Camp 2018

Monday, November 19th - Wednesday, November 21st
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM


Enjoy Thanksgiving break with Camp Jaycee friends and staff! Join us for our fall themed Thanksgiving 3-day Camp! Highlights include art, sports, games, friendships and a special fall field trip to get your kids into the spirit of Thanksgiving. Make the days OFF from school, days ON with Camp Jaycee!
Grades K-7

Extended care available Mon–Wed from 8:00–9:00 AM, Mon & Tues, 3:30–6:00 PM, Wed 3:30-5:00 PM

Price: $234.00; JCC Member Price: $195.00(Members must be logged in for Member Pricing)
PLEASE NOTE: Must fill out bus waiver/emergency contact form for your child prior to attending. Forms are attached to your receipt.

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The Olive Oil Press Workshop

Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 3:00 PM
Rehearsal Room
Lawrence Family JCC

Celebrate Hanukkah and learn about making olive oil with an authentic olive press. Led by Chabad Youth, this program guides participants to choose proper olives, produce freshly squeezed olive juice, and turn the juice into oil. Together, the group will light the menorah with the olive oil.

Space limited; Registration required by November 26, 2018.

Price: Free. Participants must be at least 4 years old to participate.

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35th Annual Hanukkah Happening

Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 11:00 am.–2:00 pm
Lawrence Family, JCC

A COMMUNITY-WIDE HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA FOR ALL AGES
JUMPY JUBILEE - GAMES - CRAFTS - PRIZES - ARCADE- KOSHER & DAIRY FOOD

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

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PRE-SALE TICKETS for Activities and Food
25 Tickets for $20
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Shalom Baby and PJ Library Hanukkah Celebration!

Sunday, December 2, 2018, 10:00-11:00 AM
Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family, JCC

Hanukkah Sing-a-long PJ Library Story Telling on the Big Screen

Please join us for a fun-filled and festive morning with our special guest Cara Freedman, an accomplished song-leader that loves to get people up, singing, and dancing, to her repertoire of Jewish songs, followed by PJ Library storytime and a surprise character visit.

After the event, the celebration continues at the 35th Annual Hanukkah Happening.

Registration includes free dreidels and Hanukkah menorahs!

Price: Free

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The Gender Creative Child with Diane Ehrensaft

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 7pm
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre

Diane Ehrensaft, PhD, a developmental and clinical psychologist based the University of California San Francisco, helps unlock the door to a gender-expansive world, revealing pathways for positive change in schools, the community, and the world at large. Fueled by over three decades of pioneering work, she explores the interconnected effects of nature, nurture, and culture to explore and explain gender fluidity. Her most recent book, The Gender Creative Child: Pathways for Nurturing and Supporting Children Who Live Outside Gender Boxes acts as a guide for parents who are raising children in a time of progressive change in cultural, medical and legal ideas of gender and identity.

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

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Living Jewishly in the Military: How does a Nice, Jewish Boy from the South End Up as a Career Officer?

Monday, December 10, 2018 at 7pm
Seacrest Village, 211 Saxony Rd, Encinitas
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 10:30am
Coronado Public Library, 640 Orange Avenue, Coronado

This lecture will intertwine LCDR Kleinman's story of growing up Jewishly in Memphis with his military experiences and the challenge of maintaining Jewish practice/identity in the military. Kleinman will describe his life at the Naval Academy and his decision to lead a more observant life, as well as his "stumbling into" military chaplaincy, an area of service that few know much about. Anecdotes about Jewish life in the Navy and Marine Corps today will be included and questions will be welcomed.

Lecturer: Rabbi Aaron Kleinman, LCDR, CHC, USN

Price: Free

Living Jewishly in the Military: How does a Nice, Jewish Boy from the South End Up as a Career Officer?
Monday, December 10, 2018 at 7pm, North County Lecture Series
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Living Jewishly in the Military: How does a Nice, Jewish Boy from the South End Up as a Career Officer?
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 10:30am, Mandelbaum Family Lecture Series
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12 Rounds with the Champ Boxing Workshop

12 Week Boxing Skills Workshop
Tuesdays, October 9 -January 8, 12:00-1:00 pm
Aerobics Room
Lawrence Family JCC

Try something new! Join Paul for this challenging, entertaining workout. Improve your eye hand coordination, sensory awareness, endurance and self-confidence! You will learn boxing fundamentals using bag drills, focus pads, jump rope and footwork drills.

Paul Vaden is a retired World Boxing Champion, and the only native San Diegan to win the title. He is also a book author, documentary filmmaker and corporate consultant. He has been inducted into three boxing Halls of Fame.

For more information please contact Robyn Cohen.

Price: $288; JCC Member Price: $240

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Sandra Bernhard "Sandemonium"

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 8pm
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family JCC

Get swept into the madness of “Sandemonium” from the one and only Sandra Bernhard. This hilarious mix of comedy and song highlights all the issues. Climate change? Check. Russian cyberattack? Check. Facing an Instagram account-hacking white supremacist while floating on a chunk of the polar ice cap? Check, and check out “Sandemonium!”

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Premium Price:$68; Tier 2: $58; Tier 2 Member: $51; Tier 3: $48; Tier 3 Member: $41

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Scattered Among the Nations Presentation by Photographer Bryan Schwartz

Monday, December 17, 2018 at 7:00pm
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre

From the Benei Menashe tribes in the hills of India to the Inca Jews of the Andes to the Jewish community of Rusape, Zimbabwe (with its own Jewish gospel choir), Bryan Schwartz has visited dozens of today’s most isolated Jewish communities. Scattered Among the Nations’ unique photographs and interviews document the fringes of the Jewish Diaspora.

Followed by Preview of Gotthelf Art Gallery Exhibition of Jews of Color: a Renaissance created by Scattered Among the Nations

General Admission Seating
Price: $20; Member Price: $18

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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.

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50th Anniversary of Funny Girl

Tuesday, December 25, 2018 at 5pm
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre

It’s December 25, and that means Chinese food and a movie: the Chinese food will be Kosher and the movie will be William Wyler’s Funny Girl, which is now 50 years young. The story (in case you didn’t know) centers on the life of Fanny Brice—inimitably portrayed by Barbra Streisand—a famed entertainer of the early 1900s. For the full menu visit sdcjc.org. Registration required by December 18.


General Admission Seating; Price Includes Food
Price: $38; Member Price: $35: 4-pack: $100
For groups of ten or more: Group Rates

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Franz Boas: The Father of American Anthropology and a Post Ceremonial Jew

Monday, January 7, 2019 at 7pm
Seacrest Village, 211 Saxony Rd, Encinitas
Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 10:30am
Coronado Public Library, 640 Orange Avenue, Coronado

Frank Boas was a scholar, academic and activist who almost single-handedly transformed American anthropology from a field dominated by amateurs to a full-fledged professional, academic discipline. A German-born Jewish immigrant who had experienced anti-Semitism in his native land and in the US, Boas was especially effective in dismantling hierarchical theories of race, language and culture. Most of his works centered on Native Indians, African Americans and southern and eastern European immigrants in the US. As an activist, he expressed his revulsion against immigration restriction and anti-black prejudice and discrimination. In this lecture, Prof. Nalven will introduce us to Boas' contribution to his chosen field with particular emphasis on his complex Jewish identity.

Lecturer: Professor Joe Nalven

Price: Free

Franz Boas: The Father of American Anthropology and a Post Ceremonial Jew
Monday, January 7, 2019 at 7pm, North County Lecture Series
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Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 10:30 am, Mandelbaum Family Lecture Series
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Erez Ben-Yosef - In Search of King Solomon’s Mines: The Archaeological Discoveries Behind the Biblical Legend

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 7pm
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre

Archeologist Erez Ben-Yosef, MGSDII visiting professor at UCSD, presents his latest discoveries in Southern Israel. Uncovering a 3,000-year-old fortified trading post, and the copper mining camps it protected, Ben-Yosef and his team thought, “Are these the gates to King Solomon’s mines?” Dating techniques put it squarely in the era of stories from the Bible about Solomon’s and King David’s reign. Hear Ben-Yosef unravel the mystery of King Solomon’s Mines.

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

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NATHAN DEVIR: The Lost Tribes of Israel in Madagascar?

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 7pm
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre

For centuries, millions of people on the island of Madagascar have claimed to be descendants of the Lost Tribes of Israel. Does this claim have any basis in fact? In this presentation, Professor Nathan P. Devir examines the evidence, provides an overview of current Jewish activity on the island, and elucidates the implications of these claims and movements for Israel and the larger Jewish world. Book signing to follow.

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Price: $18; Member Price: $15

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Women in the Rabbinate: Seeds Planted, Lessons Learned, Truths Exposed

Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 2:00 PM
Temple Adat Shalom
15905 Pomerado Rd, Poway

Rabbi Lenore Bohm was one of the first 50 women ordained by the Reform movement and the first woman rabbi to serve in San Diego County. In this presentation, Rabbi Bohm will talk about the events that led to the women being ordained in all movements of Judaism, beginning in 1972. Amusing and unexpected vignettes from her life as a student, a mother, and a congregational rabbi will entertain and perhaps challenge you.

Lecturer: Rabbi Lenore Bohm

Price: $10; JCC Member: Free

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ISABELLA ROSSELLINI: LINK LINK CIRCUS

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at 8pm
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family JCC

Link Link Circus is at once comic and scientifically informed, arguing Darwin’s theory of evolution which links us humans to animals. The show is illustrated with legendary Isabella Rossellini’s short comic films, home movies and animation. She transforms herself into philosophers of the past like Aristotle, René Descartes and a medieval theologian while her dog Pan plays various animals, assisted by puppeteer and animal handler Schuyler Beeman. Judaism teaches that animals are part of God's creation and should be treated with compassion. God makes a covenant with the animals, just as he does with humans.
Co-Directed by Guido Torlonia “The world’s most uncategorizable star”—Vanity Fair
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Price: $65; Member Price: $58; Premium: $85

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UNORTHODOX Tablet Magazine's Podcast Live

Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 8pm
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family JCC

Unorthodox is the world’s leading Jewish podcast - but you don’t have to be Jewish to love it! Hosted by Mark Oppenheimer, Stephanie Butnick, and Liel Leibovitz of Tablet Magazine, each episode brings you interesting guests (one Jewish and one gentile), News of the Jews, and so much more. From Amy Schumer to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, presidential nepotism to Drake, no topic is off limits. Guests to be announced soon but former guests include David Duchovny, John Cleese and Mark Bittman. Join us for a live recording of this popular podcast!
Assigned Seating
Price: $38; Member Price: $33; Premium: $52

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Dan Zanes and Friends in Concert

Sunday, February 3, 2019 at 11am
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family JCC

Known as the crown prince of contemporary kids’ music, Grammy Award-winning musician Dan Zanes and Friends perform for families live at the Garfield Theatre. Zanes got his start at Oberlin and went on to play in the acclaimed rock band The Del Fuegos. In his family-friendly incarnation, he has collaborated with everyone from Sheryl Crow to Lou Reed. (Ages 3+)

“(Zanes is) the family-music genre’s most outspoken and eloquent advocate.” – TIME Magazine


General Admission Seating
Price: Adult $32, Child (under 16) $18; Member Price: $29, Member Child (under 16) $15
Lap Child (under 5): Free

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Tio Chorinho: A Tribute to Jacob do Bandolim

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 8pm
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family JCC

Toronto’s Tio Chorinho performs a tribute to the great Brazilian-Jewish mandolin virtuoso Jacob do Bandolim on his 101st birthday during the month of Carnival in Brazil. One of the founders of choro, the original Brazilian soul music, Bandolim’s compositions virtually defined the choro style through the Thirties, Forties and Fifties, and he remains one of the most endearing figures in Brazilian music to this day. This exciting tribute to one of Brazil’s greatest Jewish composers features creative arrangements by contemporary masters Tio Chorinho. Charming and powerful music with a sensual lyricism from one of the guiding lights of the Jewish Diaspora.
“An absolute delight...outstanding playing...It’s a terrific debut CD; play it on a grey day and your room will be filled with sunshine” -The Wholenote Magazine

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

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Nellie McKay Performs THE BIG MOLINKSY: CONSIDERING JOAN RIVERS

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

Nellie McKay exploded onto the music scene in 2004 with her eclectic showstopper, Get Away from Me. Upending the norms of piano-backed jazz with a seamless merger of musical erudition and thematic irreverence, it was, as the New York Times observed, “a tour de force from a sly, articulate musician.” With a voice that can be boisterous and bold or soft and breathy, McKay harnesses the agility of a superstar athlete from the piano bench. She has maintained that adventurousness — starring on Broadway in The Threepenny Opera, opening for Lou Reed at Carnegie Hall, duetting with Eartha Kitt and recording a dazzling tribute to Doris Day. In her onewoman show The Big Molinsky: Considering Joan Rivers, McKay delivers a performance for the ages as the talented and treasured Joan Rivers (playing a few other people in Rivers’ life to boot).

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

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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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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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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.

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Price: $18; Member Price: $16; 2-Pack: $28; Member 2-pack: $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.

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

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The Art of Aging

Tuesday, March 19 - Friday, May 31, 2019
Opening Night Reception: Tuesday, March 16, 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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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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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

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 Eveing with Ronit Weiss-Berkowitz

Thursday, March 26, 2019 at 7pm
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.

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Price: $18; Member Price: $15

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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

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

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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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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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Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 10:30am, Mandelbaum Family Lecture Series
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End of the Silence

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 8pm
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family JCC

Written and performed by Dan Wolf
Directed by Gendell Hing-Hernandez
Music by Keith Pinto.


World premiere of a solo play from acclaimed Bay Area actor/playwright/rapper Dan Wolf whose performances cross borders to combine conventional theater styles with the themes, language, music, history and aesthetics of the Hip-Hop generation. End of the Silence is about a podcaster making a podcast. Using field recordings, voice actors, music, video, movement, spoken word and rap, this performance follows a Jewish - American man as he makes a podcasr about his relationship with, and the untimely death of, an artist from Hamburg, Germany. The show plays out like a live podcast as Daniel (the writer and director) uses shards of a fragmented history to attempt to heal the wounds of time.

With incredible energy and seamless staging, the show has the effect of being lost in a good book, not sitting in a theater. -San Francisco Chronicle

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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

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

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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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