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San Diego County Fair: Let's Go Retro! Field Trip with the JCC Senior Dept.


Wednesday, June 19, 2024 | 12:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Lawrence Family JCC

Field Trip with the JCC Senior Department.
Summertime means it's Fair Time! From shopping deals to unusual foods, creative carvings in wood, swine races, thrill rides, and rocks that glow in the dark; there's so much to see and do! RSVP by June 12.

Price: Price: $25 | JCC Member: $20 (transportation from JCC and admission to fair are included)

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Summer Family Fun Nights

Thursdays, June 20 - August 8 , 2024 | 4:00 - 6:30 pm
Friedenberg Olympic Pool
Lawrence Family JCC

Summer Fun Nights are back! Discover the joy of spending time with friends and family during our upcoming Summer Family Fun Nights at the pool. Connect with your JCC community during the twilight hours with a combination of music, delicious food, and fun at the pool. Designed for families with children of all ages, these fun-filled laid back evenings are the perfect way to create summer memories at the J.

Share the summer vibes with a buddy! When you register for any of our fantastic summer fun nights, bring along a friend for free! Just add their name at checkout, and let the good times roll.

Price: Free | Membership Benefit

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Italian Jews Through the Generations (performance, reading, lecture, and Italian dinner prepared by chef Benedetta Jasmine Guetta of Café Lovi)


Thursday, June 20, 2024 | 6:00pm
Beverly and Joseph Glickman Hillel Center, UCSD

Playwright Ali Viterbi intertwines the historical, personal, and fictional in an evening dedicated to the Italian Jewish experience. Set to a delicious traditional Italian Jewish meal (prepared by award-winning chef and writer of "Cooking Alla Giudia," Benedetta Jasmine Guetta), the evening will include: a brief history of Italian Jewry from 70 CE to today, as it connects with the unique story of Viterbi's family; readings of poetry from renowned Italian Jewish writer and Holocaust Survivor Primo Levi; and performed excerpts from Viterbi's play "In Every Generation," starring acclaimed actors Beatrice Basso and Marco Barricelli.

VIP tickets include a signed copy of “Cooking Alla Guidia”.

Pricing Zones:
GA: $72
VIP: $118

For Group Sales inquiries for parties of 10 people or more, please contact our Guest Services team at 858.457.3030 or boxoffice@lfjcc.org.

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Senior Social Hour:


June: Fridays | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Lawrence Family JCC

Spend time with old friends and make new ones in our weekly chats on various topics. Advanced registration requested. Resgerister below or email the Senior Dept. at melanier@lfjcc.org the date(s) you plan on attending.

Price: Free

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15th Annual Women of Valor


Sunday, June 23, 2024 | 2:00pm
Leichtag Commons, Encinitas

Honoring Sara Brown, Debbie Kornberg, Vered Libstein, Rabbi Devorah Marcus, Bev Pamensky, and Dr. Barbara Parker

“A woman of valor, who shall find?” asks the famous psalm. These 6 inspiring women have made unique contributions to our community. JFest celebrates their lives and accomplishments.


Directed by Ali Viterbi
Written by Sarah Price Keating, Rebecca Myers, Todd Salovey, and Ali Viterbi


Debbie Kornberg is a spice expert and entrepreneur. She owns SPICE + LEAF, and teaches weekly Spice It Up with Deb: A Live Cooking Experience workshops.

Dr. Barbara Parker is a professor emerita in the department of medicine at UCSD and a medical oncologist at UC San Diego Health. She was the medical director of oncology services and senior deputy director of Cancer Medicine at Moores Cancer Center.

Rabbi Devorah Marcus has been the senior Rabbi at Temple Emanu-El since 2013.

Bev Pamensky is the Director of Member Services of the Kindness Initiative, an organization dedicated to alleviating poverty in the San Diego Jewish community..

Sara Brown is the San Diego regional director of the American Jewish Committee. She was previously the Executive Director of the Center for Holocaust, Human Rights, and Genocide Education, and managed post-secondary education programming for USC Shoah Foundation. She also conducted research and wrote a book on the Rwandan genocide.

Vered Libstein is a survivor of the October 7 terrorist attack in Israel. Her husband, Ofir Libstein, was the mayor of San Diego sister city's Sha'ar HaNegev, and he (along with their son, her mother, and her nephew) were murdered on October 7. Vered founded the Darom Adom Festival, one of Israel's largest nature events.

Price: $25

For Group Sales inquiries for parties of 10 people or more, please contact our Guest Services team at 858.457.3030 or boxoffice@lfjcc.org.

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JPLAYS WITH THE ROUSTABOUTS PRESENTS: Falsettos

Sunday, June 23, 2024 | 6:30 pm
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family JCC

Hilarious, heartbreaking and utterly unique, Falsettos is a contemporary musical about family, relationships, bar mitzvahs, baseball and AIDS. When Marvin leaves his wife Trina and son Jason to be with his lover Whizzer, tempers flare, problems escalate and everyone learns to grow up. Falsettos features a local star studded cast including Heidi Gantwerk, Debra Wanger, Ella Serrano, and Joey Landwehr.

Price: $45 | $36 JCC Members

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Comedy for Koby


Monday June 24, 2024 | 7:30 PM
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family JCC

A joyous evening of comedy benefiting the Koby Mandell Foundation. MC for the evening will be Avi Liberman. Born in Israel, raised in Texas, and now living in Los Angeles Avi has performed stand-up on CBS’s “Late Late Show” and with comedy central’s “Premium Blend,” and “Make me laugh.” Also featured will be LA comics Bob Zany and Kira Soltanovich.

Koby Mandell Foundation’s trademark program is Camp Koby, a summer camp experience specifically designed for children and families in Israel who have experienced loss. Comedy for Koby is a central part of the Foundation’s therapeutic mission with the firm belief in the power of humor even in the most difficult challenges.

Pricing Zones: (All ticket proceeds go to the Koby Mandell Foundation)
Zone 1: $54
Zone 2: $36
Zone 3: $25

For Group Sales inquiries for parties of 10 people or more, please contact our Guest Services team at 858.457.3030 or boxoffice@lfjcc.org.

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Refuah - Music of Healing

Tuesday, June 25, 2024 | 7:30 pm
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family JCC

A community wide musical concept that captures the many aspects of “refuah” translated as “healing". The evening features talented performers from across San Diego who will bring healing through song, dance, poetry, and more. Community favorites will be featured, including Heidi Gantwerk, LITVAK Dance, Elizabeth Schwartz, and Yale Strom!

Pricing Zones:
Zone 1 : $36
Zone 2: $25
Zone 3: $18

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23rd Klezmer Summit: From the Shtetl to the Shuk


Thursday, June 27, 2024 | 7:30 pm
First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Diego

This year’s 23rd celebration of Jewish music traces how the strains of Middle Eastern folk music heard in the busy shuks (marketplaces) influenced the klezmer musicians who played throughout Eastern Europe. Arabic, Sephardic, Hebrew and Yiddish songs and melodies convey the centrality of the Middle Eastern modes and rhythms. Joining Hot Pstromi are two very special guest musicians: Jamie Papish and Amos Hoffman. Papish is renowned for being one of the top Middle Eastern percussionists and Hoffman is considered one of the best oud players in the world. They will be joined by Gunnar Biggs on contrabass, Fred Benedetti on guitar, Tripp Sprague on reeds, Elizabeth Schwartz on vocals and Yale Strom on violin.

Price: $30

For Group Sales inquiries for parties of 10 people or more, please contact our Guest Services team at 858.457.3030 or boxoffice@lfjcc.org.

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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

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Pickleball Lessons


Lawrence Family JCC

If you’ve thought about learning pickleball or improving your game we have the perfect solution. Our amazing, new pickleball instructor 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.

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Pickleball Leagues


Women's League: Mondays, July 1 - August 5, 2024 | 5:30 - 7:00 pm
Men's League: Tuesdays, July 2 - August 6 2024 | 5:30 - 7:00 pm

Lawrence Family JCC

Come join our exciting Pickleball Leagues! The Pickleball Leagues will be a fun, competitive environment to grow your skills and test yourself against the competition. Sign up individually.

Price: $90 | JCC Member Only

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Understanding Lewis

Wednesday, July 18, 2024 | 7:00 pm
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family JCC

Understanding Lewis utilizes the classic archetypes from Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland to tell a new story about the end of seemingly irrevocable loneliness. Come watch the WORLD PREMIERE of Understanding Lewis, written by JCompany's own Bobby Fenway Chiu.

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

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35th Annual SDIJFF Kickoff Film Screening: Seven Blessings


Thursday, August 22, 2024 | 7:00 - 9:00 pm
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family JCC

“Seven Blessings,” is about a close-knit Moroccan family with its share of secrets in Jerusalem in the early 1990s.

Director: Ayelet Menahemi | Israel | 2023 | 108 min. | Arabic, Hebrew, French | English Subtitles | Comedy, Drama | San Diego Premiere

Price: $20 | JCC Member $17
Complimentary for Underwriters

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35th Annual SDIJFF Kickoff Film Screening: Seven Blessings


La Burra Arisca *This event is in Spanish

Monday, August 26, 2024 | 6:30 - 7:30 pm | VIP Reception 8:00 - 9:00 pm
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family JCC

La Burra Arisca is doing a live recording of one of their famous lists! Observations, reflections and lots of laughter. They will discuss the things they’ve learned over the years. All this with reflections, truths and laughs.

La Burra Arisca grabando en vivo con una de sus famosas listas para revisar, reflexionar y carcajear sin que nadie tome la minuta. Platicarán de las cosas que han aprendido al pasar de los años. Lo que les gusta y lo que no les gusta. Lo que piensan aprender y desaprender. Todo eso con reflexiones, verdadazos y una que otra carcajada.

Proceeds will go to Israel Emergency Fund and its work with women who are victims and survivors of sexual violence in Sha'ar HaNegev.

Price: $55 | JCC Member: $36
VIP: $100 | Mingle with La Burra Arisca and enjoy wine and cheese

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Running on Sand | October 21 | SDIJFF Midseason Film Screening


Saturday, October 19, 2024 | 7:00 - 9:00 pm
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family JCC

When a young Eritrean refugee deported from Israel is mistaken for the new foreign player of a struggling football team, his survival depends on the team's success.

Director: Adar Shafran | Israel | 2023 | 104 min. | Hebrew | Comedy, Drama | English Subtitles | Comedy, Drama | West Coast Premiere

Price: $20 | JCC Member $17
Complimentary for Underwriters

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Running on Sand | October 21 | SDIJFF Midseason Film Screening