The San Diego Center for Jewish Culture is pleased to present the 2022-2023 Arts & Ideas season, which will offer in-person and virtual events. This season features a reimagined Book Festival, inspired by Book Fairs of the past, as well as Shabbat dinners with chefs and cookbook authors, Israeli jazz, and much more.

This season’s focus is on masa, a Hebrew word that means journey. As a Jewish value, it encompasses reflection, return, and renewal along a continual path. Traditional programming, like concerts, lectures, and comedy performances will be complemented by experiential opportunities for those who crave more hands-on engagement.

 

Upcoming Events

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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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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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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