Upcoming Events

JCC Retirement Academy


Thursdays, February 15 - April 4, 2024 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm | Lawrence Family JCC
Fridays, February 16 - April 5, 2024 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm | Temple Solel; Encinitas

The Retirement Academy, a cohort-based experience, explores life after work for those recently retired or preparing to retire. Retire on your own terms through experiential learning from top-notch educators and professionals, social programming, and a robust alumni network. Two cohorts will be taking this 10-week program starting in February

Price: $400 | JCC Member: $360
Financial assistance is available

Learn More


Intermediate Spanish

Thursdays, January 25 - March 14, 2024 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Lawrence Family JCC

This class will introduce further verb tenses, more vocabulary and structures that can be used in different situations. This course is designed for students who have some understanding of Spanish.

New students will receive an assessment prior to enrollment.

Contact Alyssa Micklos at alyssam@lfjcc.org for an assessment appointment and to inquire if space is available in the class.

Price: $185 | JCC Members: $150 (book is additional cost)


Shabbat Market


Thursdays, January 25, March 21 and May 23 2024 | 4:00 - 6:00 pm
Back Parking Lot off of Eastgate Mall
Lawrence Family JCC

Shabbat Market, think Farmers Market for all your Shabbat needs, will take place at the LFJCC on selected Thursday's throughout the year from 4:00pm-6:00pm. Featuring vendors selling a wide range of foods, Judaica, Challah, items to make your table, and more! There will be a chance for you to sit and enjoy dinner, shop, catch up with old and new friends, pick up all of your Shabbat needs, a booth highlighting the upcoming holiday and so much more. We are excited you'll be joining us to prep for Shabbat!

Upcoming Holidays
January, 25 2024| Tu B'Shevat
March 21, 2024 | Purim with your Pooch
May 23, 2024 | Lag B'Omer

Learn More


Postpartum Fitness Class

Wednesdays, February 21 - March 27, 2024 | 10:30 - 11:30 am
Dance Room
Lawrence Family JCC

Moms helping moms regain strength and fitness post-birth! We customized workouts targeting core stability, pelvic floor strength, and overall fitness, creating a supportive community for individuals navigating the postpartum journey together.

Price: $150 | JCC Member: $120


THE MAURY & LILLIAN NOVAK DISTINGUISHED AUTHOR SERIES: Naked: On Sex, Work, and Other Burlesques


Saturday, February 24, 2024 | 7:00 pm
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family JCC

Two things, amongst many, that Fancy Feast does well is serve and not hold back. In Naked we see all this and more as sex educator, burlesque dancer and social worker Fancy Feast gives us a peek behind the curtain to a world most of us have never seen. Together we will explore sex, consent, power, body positivity and more.

Price: Free

Naked Add to Cart


Youth Basketball League

Sundays, February 25 - April 21, 2024 | 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Jacobs Family Gymnasium
Lawrence Family JCC

This Youth Basketball Program will teach players the basics of team basketball. Players will learn to cooperate within a team as well as learn the strategies that come with playing in an organized basketball setting.

Price: $160 per player

Youth Basketball League Add to Cart


Shalom Baby Together - You & Me! Ages 5-15 Months - Crawlers


Wednesdays |February 28 - April 10, 2024 | 11:30 am - 12:15 pm
Fridays | March 1, 8, 15, 29 - April 19, 2024 | 11:30 am - 12:15 pm

Lawrence Family JCC

Join us for a fun-filled, jam-packed, 45 minute class of music and movement with Jennifer Meltzer. We will explore and play with various instruments, sing, move our bodies, and even enjoy some special stories. Two time slots available on both Wednesdays and Fridays (Shabbat Themed).

Pricing:
Wednesdays: $168 | JCC Member $158 (7 Weeks)
Fridays: $168 | JCC Member $158 (7 Weeks)

Shalom Baby Together - You & Me! Ages 5-15 Months - Crawlers Add to Cart


Senior Social Hour


Wednesdays, January - February | 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Lawrence Family JCC

Spend time with old friends and make new ones in our weekly chats! Advanced registration required.

Price: Free

February 28 Add to Cart


Disney's Finding Nemo

Presented by JCompany Youth Theatre
March 2 - March 10, 2024

David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family JCC

"The musical is based on the plot of the film Finding Nemo. It revolves around Marlin, a widowed clownfish who is desperate to find his son Nemo, who was snatched away by a diver in the ocean."

Price: $22 | JCC Member: $20 | Day of show: $27

Disney Finding Nemo | March 2 @ 8 PM Add to Cart

Disney's Finding Nemo | March 3 @ 2:30 PM Add to Cart

Disney's Finding Nemo | March 3 @ 5:30 PM Add to Cart

Disney Finding Nemo | March 9 @ 8 PM Add to Cart

Disney's Finding Nemo | March 10 @ 2:30 PM Add to Cart

Disney's Finding Nemo | March 10 @ 5:30 PM Add to Cart


Infant Massage March 2024


Mondays (4-Week Session) | March 4, 11, 18, & Tuesday, March 26, 2024 | 10:00 - 11:00 am
Senior Activity Room

Promoting Communication, Routines, Bonds & Restful Sleep. This class covers everything you need to know to harness the full potential of your loving touch, unlock your parenting potential and bring the myriad of benefits to you and your baby. Class facilitated by Jennifer Meltzer, CEIM

Price: $110 | Members: $99

Infant Massage March 2024 Add to Cart


Jewish Poets-Jewish Voices

Tuesday, January 16, 2024 & March 5, 2024 | 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Samuel & Rebecca Astor Judaica Library
LawrenceFamily JCC

The 16th Season continues with three featured local Jewish poets reading their work, and an open mic. A reception after the program will follow where the audience can meet the poets. In collaboration with the Astor Judaica Library, San Diego Center for Jewish Culture and JCC’s Senior & Adult Dept. RSVP by one week before the event.

Price: Free

Jewish Poets-Jewish Voices: March 5th Add to Cart


Our Shabbat Table with Susan Simon and Zoe B. Zak


Friday, March 8, 2024 | 7:30 - 9:30 pm
The Bean
Lawrence Family JCC

Join us for an author talk and Shabbat dinner with Susan Simon & Zoe Zak, authors of The Cook and the Rabbi. In their book, Simon & Zak devote a chapter to each of the Jewish holidays and feature recipes that reimagine traditional dishes with flair. The evening will include Zoe’s thoughtful insight and a dinner featuring Susan’s inspired dishes.

Price:
Ticket including a copy of The Cook and The Rabbi: $84 | JCC Members $73
Ticket not including a copy of The Cook and The Rabbi: $54 | JCC Members $43

Our Shabbat Table with Susan Simon and Zoe B. Zak Add to Cart


ATID-Where being Jewish is fun! | Grades Kindergarten - 5th (not UTK)

Session 1: Saturday, March 9, 2024 (Focus: Purim) | 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Session 2: Saturday, April 13, 2024 (Focus: Passover) | 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Session 3: Saturday, May 11, 2024 (Focus: Lag Ba’Omer) | 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm


ATID, meaning "future" in English, is an innovative program for Jewish school-age children dedicated to fostering a meaningful Jewish connection, nurturing creativity, and cultivating community. Children will form friendships, explore Jewish values, and engage in diverse activities.

Games, Play & Conversation: Encourage camaraderie through indoor and outdoor games reinforcing Jewish values.

Art Exploration: Unleash creativity with engaging art activities reflecting Jewish culture.

Dinner: Participate in a seasonally themed dinner, with children actively involved in food preparation and service.

Music: Immerse in the joy of Jewish music through interactive sessions celebrating heritage.

Havdalah: Conclude each session with Havdalah, bidding farewell to Shabbat. ATID aims to nurture a sense of Jewish identity in a joyful environment for the future generation.

Price: $60 per session
$150 for all three sessions Use promo code ATID30 (A discount will be applied at check out. All three sessions must be in cart)

Session 1: Saturday, March 9, 2024 (Focus: Purim) Add to Cart

Session 2: Saturday, April 13, 2024 (Focus: Passover) Add to Cart

Session 3: Saturday, May 11, 2024 (Focus: Lag Ba'Omer) Add to Cart


Kids Night Out Parents Night Off | Grades K-6

Saturday, March 9,2024 | 7:00 pm- 10:00 pm
Teen Lounge
An evening at the theatre - Jcompany presents Disney's Finding Nemo, Dinner, and a meet & greet with some of the cast!.

Price: $45 | JCC Member $35

Kids Night Out Parents Night Off | Grades K-6 Add to Cart


The Cook and The Rabbi Cooking Class with Debbie Kornberg

Sunday, March 10, 2024 | 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Carmel Valley, CA*
Exact location of class will be shared 48 hours prior to the class date

Debbie Kornberg is back with another delicious cooking class, based on the recipes of Our Shabbat Table featured cookbook The Cook and The Rabbi by Susan Simon and Zoe B Zak. This class will take you through all of the tastiest delights of the holidays, ending the day with a delectable lunch prepared by YOU!

Price: $90 | JCC Members: $72

The Cook and The Rabbi Cooking Class with Debbie Kornberg Add to Cart


NORTH COUNTY LECTURE SERIES: Jewish Summer Camp- Gaga and Mishpocha in 20th Century American Jewish History

Monday, March 11, 2024 | 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
RUBY G. SCHULMAN AUDITORIUM | Carlsbad City Library
1775 Dove Lane, Carlsbad, CA 92011

As we continue the 2023-24 North County Lecture Series, we welcome back educator Dr. Samantha Goldstein whose lecture will explore the phenomenon of Jewish sleep-away camp as a social, cultural and political history. With lots of humor (and some personal stories), we'll place this rite of passage in the context of American adolescent experience through a Jewish lens.
Price: Free

NORTH COUNTY LECTURE SERIES: Jewish Summer Camp- Gaga and Mishpocha in 20th Century American Jewish History Add to Cart


Middle East Update

Monday, January 29, 2024 | 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Monday, March 11, 2024 | 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Lawrence Family JCC

Join us in person for another update on the happenings in the Middle East. Dan Schwimmer, former chairperson of AIPAC San Diego, will join us in person, and Mark Silberstein, former PR Director of the Israeli Consulate in LA will zoom in from Israel for this in-person gathering, in March. Light refreshments served.

Price: $12 | JCC Member: $7

Middle East Update with Mark Silberstein | March 11 Add to Cart


Newcomers and Not-So-Newcomer


Tuesday, March 12, 2024 | 1:30 - 2:30 pm
Lawrence Family JCC

New to San Diego, our JCC, or looking to meet people? Kickstart new friendships as we get to know each other, learn about what the JCC offers, and make community connections. RSVP by March 5.

Price: Free

Newcomers and Not-So-Newcomer Add to Cart


Hey Queen! An LGBTQ+ Purim Hang


Join Coastal Roots and Jeighborhood in this pre-Purim Queer celebration on the Farm! Learn some Purim Torah, connect and make new friends, and enjoy yummy noshes and drinks. Costumes highly encouraged. People of all backgrounds always welcome!!

Price: $18 suggested donation

Register

Hey Queen! An LGBTQ+ Purim Hang


THE MAURY & LILLIAN NOVAK DISTINGUISHED AUTHOR SERIES: Becoming Eve: My Journey from Ultra-Orthodox Rabbi to Transgender Woman


This Event is Cancelled

Born the first son to a dynastic Rabbinical family, Abby Chava Stein was immediately set on a path to become a religious leader in her ultra-Orthodox community. However, when she transitioned into womanhood, Stein was forced to leave the way of life she’d always known. Becoming Eve explores Stein’s incredible journey to becoming the person she was meant to be.

Price: $36 | JCC Members: $30

Becoming Eve


Lewberger & The Wizard of Friendship


Sunday, March 31, 2024 | 7:00 pm
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family JCC

Lewberger is Keith Habersberger (The Try Guys), Alex Lewis, and Hughie Stone Fish. This 3-man comedy band based in Los Angeles, CA, got a standing ovation on America’s Got Talent, were finalists on NBC’s Bring The Funny, and are now presenting their first ever musical! We are thrilled to bring their sold out Off-Broadway engagement to San Diego!

Price:
GA Ticket: $36 | JCC Members: $30
VIP Ticket: $75 | JCC Members: $60

Lewberger & The Wizard of Friendship Add to Cart


Treasures of the Jewish Music Collection: Beloved Voices


Thursday, February 22, 2024: Music of Theodore Bikel | 2:00 - 3:30 pm
Thursday, April 4, 2024: Music of Debbie Friedman| 2:00 - 3:30 pm
Thursday, June 6, 2024: Music of Cantor Sheldon Merel | 2:00 - 3:30 pm

Astor Judaica Library
Lawrence Family JCC

Join Eileen Wingard and other music enthusiasts as they showcase iconic musical gems from the Astor Judaica Library's Jewish music collection.

Price: Free

April 4 | Music of Debbie Friedman Add to Cart

June 6 | Music of Cantor Sheldon Merel Add to Cart


Our Shabbat Table with Kitty Morse


Friday, April 5, 2024 | 7:30 pm
The Bean
Lawrence Family JCC

Join us for an author talk and Shabbat dinner with Kitty Morse, author of Bittersweet. Morse was inspired for her cookbook when she discovered a notebook belonging to her great-grandmother, Blanche listing 160 heirloom recipes. This event will feature Morse’s retelling of how she adapted Blanche's recipes for the American kitchen and will include a dinner highlighting Blanche’s recipes.

Price:
Ticket including a copy of Bitter Sweet: $84 | JCC Members $73
Ticket not including a copy of Bitter Sweet: $54 | JCC Members $43

Our Shabbat Table with Kitty Morse Add to Cart


THE MAURY & LILLIAN NOVAK DISTINGUISHED AUTHOR SERIES: When Your Family Says No: The Journey to Freedom, Independence, and Happiness


Thursday,April 11, 2024 | 7:00 pm
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family JCC

Laya Martinez’s life was planned for her by her Orthodox family, one of seminary school, arranged marriage, and an expectation that she would bear as many children as possible. When Your Family Says No gives us an inside look into Martinez’s decision to follow love over tradition, demonstrates the power of choice, and the complexity of family love.

Price: Free

When Your Family Says No Add to Cart


North County Lecture Series- Bittersweet: a wartime journal and Heirloom Recipes From Occupied France

Monday, April 15, 2024 | 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Carlsbad City Library | Ruby G. Schulman Auditorium
1775 Dove Lane
Carlsbad, CA 92011

In Bitter Sweet, her 11th cookbook, and her second food memoir, award winning author Kitty Morse shares an intensely personal look at a once lost chapter of her ancestor’s lives in Occupied France, relatives who perished in the Holocaust. This food memoir is the recent recipient of an award in Food History by the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards.

Price: Free

North County Lecture Series- Bittersweet: a wartime journal and Heirloom Recipes From Occupied France Add to Cart


JPLAYS WITH THE ROUSTABOUTS PRESENTS: The Last Night of Ballyhoo

Monday, April 15, 2024 | 6:30 pm
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family JCC

Alfred Uhry’s dark comedy examines the inner workings of the South’s finest Jewish families in 1939, as Gone With the Wind is enjoying its world premier and Hitler is invading Poland. However, this upper class German-Jewish community is more concerned with who is attending the formal ball, Ballyhoo. Hilarity ensues as these families are forced to confront their intra-ethnic bias.

Price: $36 | JCC Members: $30

JPLAYS WITH THE ROUSTABOUTS PRESENTS: The Last Night of Ballyhoo Add to Cart


Call Me Dancer | SDIJFF Midseason Screening

Thursday, April 18 2024 | 7:00 - 9:00 pm
The David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family JCC

Manish is a talented and athletic street dancer from Mumbai who dreams of becoming professional against the wishes of his struggling parents. He meets a curmudgeonly Israeli ballet master who gives him the determination to keep going. But when he is pitted against another boy who’s got the attention of the top school in the world, Manish realizes he must push himself to his physical limits if he has any chance to succeed.

Price: $18 | JCC Member: $15

Learn More

Call Me Dancer | SDIJFF Midseason Screening


OUTBACK PRESENTS: COLIN QUINN 2024

Friday, May 10, 2024 | 7:00 PM
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family JCC

COLIN QUINN (Writer/Performer) is a stand-up comedian from Brooklyn (okay, Park Slope), who has been a part of your whole life even though you never asked for it. From MTV’s “Remote Control” to SNL to Comedy Central’s “Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn,” Mr. Quinn is not one to take a hint and bow out gracefully. He’s been on Broadway with Colin Quinn: An Irish Wake and Colin Quinn: Long Story Short and Off-Broadway with his show Colin Quinn: Unconstitutional, Colin Quinn: The New York Story, directed by Jerry Seinfeld, Colin Quinn: Red State, Blue State, and most recently Colin Quinn: The Last Best Hope. Recent credits include Trainwreck, Girls, and his web series “Cop Show,” streaming now on Colin’s YouTube channel. His last book, “Overstated: A Coast-to-Coast Roast of the 50 States,” is now out from Macmillan publishing.

Price (Not including fees)
Tier 1: $55
Teir 2: $45
Teir 3: $35

OUTBACK PRESENTS: COLIN QUINN 2024 Add to Cart


Mean Girls

Presented by JCompany Youth Theatre
May 11 - May 19, 2024

David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family JCC

A musical adaptation by Tina Fey of her hit film comedy on female-on-female bullying. With dynamic songs for young performers, Mean Girls is an anthem to friendship, loyalty, girl power, and being true to yourself.

Price: $22 | JCC Member: $20 | Day of show: $27

Mean Girl | May 11 @ 8 PM Add to Cart

Mean Girls | May 12 @ 2:30 PM Add to Cart

Mean Girl | May 18 @ 8 PM Add to Cart

Mean Girls | May 19 @ 2:30 PM Add to Cart


Camp Cool Age


Monday, Wednesday & Friday, May 13, 15 & 17, 2024 | 9:30 am - 3:30 pm (Optional Happy Hour Monday & Wednesday from 3:30 - 5:00 pm)
Lawrence Family JCC

Unleash your inner adventurer at this unique adult retreat. Engage in diverse activities from pickleball and dance to carpentry and meditation. Strengthen your core with Pilates, express yourself in arts and crafts, and enjoy sports, drumming, and trivia competitions. Dive into Jewish learning, and experience Shabbat. Join us for an unforgettable experience!

Price (Includes Catered Lunch):
Individual: $400 | JCC Members: $360
Couple: $760 | JCC Members: $680

Learn More

Camp Cool Age


JCC Patron Party - The Afterparty

Saturday, June 1, 2024 | 6:30 - 10:30 pm
Humphreys Concerts by the Bay
2241 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92106

Join us to celebrate the impact of philanthropy and support for the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, JACOBS FAMILY CAMPUS at The Afterparty.

Learn More

JCC Patron Party - The Afterparty


On The Town Year End Concert & Senior Showcase

Sunday, June 2, 2024 | 2:00 pm
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family JCC

Join us for our On The Town Ambassador Concert and Senior Send Off! A fun afternoon of musical theatre including performances by graduating seniors and JCC staff!

Price: $22 | JCC Member: $20 | Day of show: $27

On The Town Year End Concert & Senior Showcase Add to Cart


KILLING ME SOFTLY WITH HIS SONGS - A Musical Documentary Tribute to Charles Fox


Sunday, June 2, 2024 | 6:00 pm
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family JCC

Come see the musical documentary about composer Charles Fox, known for pop hits including "Killing Me Softly With His Song" and "I Got A Name”, as well as iconic television show themes for Happy Days and Wonder Woman. After the film, experience the world premiere mini-musical (written just for us): JCOMPANY - WHAT THEATRE MEANS TO ME, featuring Charles himself.

Price: $36 | JCC Members: $30

KILLING ME SOFTLY WITH HIS SONGS - A Musical Documentary Tribute to Charles Fox Add to Cart


Mah Jongg for Beginners

Tuesdays, February 13 - March 19, 2024 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Lawrence Family JCC

Learn to play American Mah Jongg with instructor Sandra Novack. Class will cover how to play the game, rules, vocabulary, getting to know the card, strategies and more.

Price: $190 | JCC Members: $165
Large Mah Jongg Card: $15 (or purchase on your own)

Mah Jongg Card Add to Cart


Massage


Lawrence Family JCC

Treat yourself to the gift of relaxation. Whether you're seeking relief from stress, easing muscle tension, or simply looking to indulge in a moment of tranquility.

Pricing: JCC Member Only
60 Minutes: 1 Session: $92 | 5 Sessions: $425 | 10 Sessions: $820
45 Minutes: 1 Session: $70 | 5 Sessions: $324 | 10 Sessions: $630
30 Minutes: 1 Session: $54 | 5 Sessions: $250 | 10 Sessions: $490

Massage | 1 Session Add to Cart

Massage | 10 Pack Add to Cart

Massage | 5 Pack Add to Cart


Pickleball Training


Lawrence Family JCC

If you’ve thought about learning pickleball or improving your game we have the perfect solution. Our amazing, new pickleball coach is here to help. Let us customize a program to fit your personal needs. Please contact us for more information, pricing, or an evaluation. Private and group instruction available. All participants in the group must be members and register individually.

Private Pickleball Training | 1 Session Add to Cart

Private Pickleball Training | 5 Sessions Add to Cart

Private Pickleball Training | 10 Sessions Add to Cart

Group Pickleball Training | 1 Lesson Add to Cart

Group Pickleball Training | 5 Lessons Add to Cart

Group Pickleball Training | 10 Lessons Add to Cart