Upcoming Events

Exploring the Holocaust Through Dance

Thursday, October 6, 2022 | 7:00 pm
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family JCC

Join Tammuz Dubnov, dancer, choreographer, and founder of ZUZOR as he unravels and communicates a few individuals' experiences in the Holocaust through the universal language of dance. This session explores three choreographies that aim to facilitate discussions reflecting on the lives of those who inspired those works.

This event is in collaboration with We Are the Tree of Life.

Price: $25 | JCC Members: $20

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5th Annual Joyce Forum Jewish Short Film Festival

Friday, October 12 - Sunday, October 16, 2022
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family JCC

The Joyce Forum Jewish Short Film Festival is a three-day festival, featuring more than 20 short films from around the world. Films are arranged into five distinct programs with a few introductions from filmmakers.

Price: $18 | Member: $15 |
All Access Pass Price: $75.00 | Member: $65.00

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5th Annual Joyce Forum Jewish Short Film Festival


Masters Swimming Program


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Conversation Cafes

Wednesdays, July 20, August 17, October 19, November 16, December 14, 2022 | 10:30 - 11:30 am
Lawrence Family JCC

Are you a non-native English speaker, or do you speak other languages? Join us for conversations in other languages in our monthly coffee chats.

July 20 - Spanish
August 17- Yiddish
September 21 - Hebrew
October 19 - Russian
November 16 - German
December 14 - French

Price: Free

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Infant Massage Oct/Nov


Mondays (4-Week Session) | Oct 24, 31, Nov 7 & 14, 2022 | 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

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Jewish Poets-Jewish Voices

Tuesday, October 25, 2022 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
In Person
Astor Judaica Library

We'll kick off the 15th season of Jewish Poets-Jewish Voices with three local Jewish poets, Nathan Grinshpun, Jane Muschenetz and Omer Zalmanowitz. Open mic to follow.

Cosponsored by the Astor Judaica Library, JCC Senior Dept. and San Diego Center for Jewish Culture. To sign up for open mic, email melanier@lfjcc.org

Price: Free

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Senior Lounge


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

Lawrence Family JCC

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

Price: Free

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Health, Wealth & Self Workshop

Thursdays, August 25, September 22, October 27, 2022 | 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Astor Judaica Library
Lawrence Family JCC

Join us for a series of workshops presented by AARP and the Lawrence Family JCC.

August 25 - Brain Health
September 22 - Financial Scams & other Fraud Prevention
October 27 - Downsizing and Decluttering

Price: Free

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Fiddler On The Roof

Presented by JCompany Youth Theatre
October 29 - November 13, 2022

David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family JCC

The story centers on Tevye, a milkman in the village of Anatevka, who attempts to maintain his Jewish religious and cultural traditions. One by one, his three oldest daughters start to resist Jewish tradition all while outside influences encroach upon his family's lives.

Price: $20 | JCC Member: $18 | Day of show: $25 | Group Sale: $16 (minimum of 10 guests)

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Spanish Conversation

Tuesdays (6 week session) | 1:00 - 3:00 pm
In Person

Using advanced grammatical points, practice, improve, and acquire confidence using Spanish vocabulary. Topics include: genres of music, literature, history, current events and Indigenous Hispanic American societies.

Instructor: Luz Toledano.

New students will receive an assessment prior to enrollment to ensure the appropriate class is selected.

Price: $121 | JCC Member Price: $99

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J Plays with the Roustabouts Theatre Co.

Sunday, November 6, 2022 | 7:00 pm
Rehearsal Room
Lawrence Family JCC

Join us for J Plays, a series of play readings in collaboration with the Roustabouts Theatre Co. Starting with Neil Simon’s “The Odd Couple”, each J Plays will highlight a different Jewish theatre writer of the 20th century and will use some of the leading actors in San Diego to create quality presentations of these historic pieces of Jewish culture.

Price: $25 | JCC Members: $20

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Michael Gardiner, Author of Modern Kosher

Monday, November 7, 2022 | 7:00 pm
The Bean
Lawrence Family JCC

Join us for an evening with Michael Gardiner, author of Modern Kosher as he showcases his food-forward, modern approach to the laws of kashrut. Modern Kosher not only features traditional Jewish recipes but also other international cuisines for the kosher table. This event will feature a Q&A with Michael as well as a tasting of small plates from his cookbook.

Price: $36 | JCC Member: $30

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Songs & Stories: A Tribute to Sammy Cahn

Wednesday, November 9, 2022 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Virtual

Best known for romantic lyrics to songs of Hollywood and Broadway, Sammy Cahn’s work was covered by almost every major singer. Entertainer Gilda Solve will take us on a musical journey. In collaboration with Osher Marin JCC (San Rafael, CA)

Price: $12.50 early bird price (by Nov. 6) | $15 regular ticket

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Songs & Stories: A Tribute to Sammy Cahn


Remembrance Reading: We Are Witnesses

Wednesday, November 9, 2022 | 8:00 pm
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family JCC

"We Are Witnesses" is a play written by Holocaust survivor Jacob Boas. It shows the cruelties of the Holocaust through the eyes of five Jewish teenagers who experienced the Holocaust themselves.

Price: Free

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Rebecca Soffer, Author of The Modern Loss Handbook

Thursday, November 10, 2022 | 7:00 pm
Lawrence Family JCC

Join Rebecca Soffer, Author of The Modern Loss Handbook, as she uses her warmth, wit and disarming humor to hold an approachable conversation about eradicating the stigma and awkwardness around grief while also focusing on our capacity for resilience and finding meaning.

Price: $25 | JCC Member: $20

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Book Festival All-Access Pass

Sunday, November 6 - Saturday, November 12, 2022
Lawrence Family JCC

Includes admission to all Book Festival events between November 6th and 12th including the Tapestry Keynote Speaker, Zack Bodner.

Price: $100 | JCC Members: $90

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On the Wings of Songs with Daniel Vnukowski

Wednesday, November 16, 2022 | 7:00 pm
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family JCC

Join Daniel Vnukowski, Concert Pianist, for a performance exploring the resilience of the human spirit, interpreted through a modern lens.

This program is in collaboration with We Are the Tree of Life.

Price: $25 | JCC Members: $20

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SDIJFF mid-season screening: Live at Mister Kelly's
In-person and virtually


Thursday, November 17, 2022 | 7:00 pm
On-site | David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre

Tuesday, November 29, 2022
Virtual | On demand | 48 hours to start, once you begin 48 hours to finish


Mister Kelly’s illuminated legendary Chicago’s Rush Street, and the entire country, by launching talent like Barbra Streisand, Richard Pryor, Bob Newhart, Bette Midler and Steve Martin.

Price:
General Admission | $18
LFJCC Member | $15

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SDIJFF mid-season screening: Live at Mister Kelly's
In-person and virtually


Newcomers & Not-so-Newcomers Meeting

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

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

Price: Free

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LIGHT: LITVAKdance and Yale Strom's Broken Consort

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

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

Price: $30 | JCC Members $24

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2022 Winter Camps

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


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

Price: $570 | JCC Member $480

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2022 Winter Camps


Beginner's Spanish

Thursdays, January 12 - February 16, 2023 (Six week session) | 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Lawrence Family JCC

Designed to provide a solid foundation of the Spanish 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 today!

Price: $121 | JCC Members: $99

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Beginners' Spanish II

Thursdays, January 12 - February 16, 2023 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Lawrence Family JCC

In addition to continuing to practice oral proficiency, Beginners II students will learn dialogue and, as they develop a native-like accent, they will better understand the importance of good pronunciation. We will provide information on required book. New to our Spanish classes? Instructor Lucy will assess your level.

Price: $121 | JCC Members: $99

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Hamlet

Presented by JCompany Youth Theatre
January 14 - 22, 2023

David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family JCC

The ghost of the King of Denmark tells his son, Hamlet, to avenge his murder by killing the new king, Hamlet's uncle. Hamlet feigns madness, contemplates life and death, and seeks revenge. His uncle, fearing for his life, also devises plots to kill Hamlet.

Price: $20 | JCC Member: $18

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Our Shabbat Table: Benedetta Jasmine Guetta

Friday, January 20, 2023| 7:00 pm
Lawrence Family JCC

Join us for an author talk and Shabbat dinner with Benedetta Jasmine Guetta, author of Cooking alla Giudia: A Celebration of the Jewish Food of Italy which explores the wonderfully rich, yet still largely unknown, culinary heritage of the Jews of Italy.

Price: $45 | JCC Members: $36 (Tickets include Shabbat Dinner)

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Our Shabbat Table: Shannon Sarna

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

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

Price: $45 | JCC Members: $36
(Ticket includes Shabbat Dinner)

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The Lion King Jr.

Presented by JCompany Youth Theatre
March 11 - 19, 2023

David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family JCC

Simba, an adventurous and energetic lion cub, is next in line to be king when his father Mufasa is killed by his uncle Scar. Scar seizes power and creates a darkness and desolation from which only Simba can save the animals of the kingdom.

Price: $20 | JCC Member: $18 | Day of show: $25 | Group Sale: $16 (minimum of 10 guests)

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Professor Jacob Goldberg Lecture Series

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

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

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

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Chicago

Presented by JCompany Youth Theatre
May 6 - 14, 2023

David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family JCC

Chicago tells the story of two rival vaudevillian murderesses locked up in Cook County Jail. Nightclub star, Velma, is serving time for killing her husband and sister. Roxie has been tossed in the joint for bumping off the lover. The two find themselves on death row together and fight for the fame.

Price: $20 | JCC Member: $18 | Day of show: $25 | Group Sale: $16 (minimum of 10 guests)

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Canasta Game

Ongoing on Tuesdays | 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Lawrence Family JCC

Join our volunteer leader and other JCC members in a friendly Canasta game!

Price: Free

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Mah Jongg Lessons

Four weeks (2-hours each); Dates and times to be arranged based on participants’ availability.
Virtual

Want to learn how to play Mah Jongg, or sharpen your game? Sign up with friends or meet new people during these interactive virtual lessons for beginners and beyond with the School of American Mah Jongg.

Requirements: video and audio; Chrome, Firefox, or Safari browser; desktop computer, laptop w/external mouse, tablet, or iPad, and Mah Jongg card

Price: $175 | JCC Member: $150

For more information and to register contact Melanie Rubin.

Mah Jongg Lessons