The San Diego Center for Jewish Culture is pleased to present the 2021-2022 Arts & Ideas season, which will offer in-person and virtual events. We have carefully considered your safety, comfort and convenience in the planning of the season, and we look forward to building community with you throughout the months to come.

In adherence with the San Diego County Public Health and the CDC, masks are required for everyone (over the age of two) in childcare and youth settings, regardless of your vaccination status. Please wear a mask while indoors at the JCC. Thank you for your cooperation.

 

Upcoming Events through 2021 (more coming soon)!

Hanukkah Concert with Mister G & Friends

Monday, December 6, 2021 | 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
VIRTUAL

Join Latin Grammy Award-winning musician Mister G and his international band of Jewish music-makers from Israel, Mexico, and Argentina for a special family engagement Hanukkah concert, filled with ruach (spirit).

This program is presented by Virtual J.

Price: Free

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Hanukkah Concert with Mister G & Friends


Jori Epstein: The Upstander: How Surviving the Holocaust Sparked Max Glauben’s Mission to Dismantle Hate

Monday, December 6, 2021 | 7:00 - 8:00 pm
Rehearsal Room Lawrence Family JCC

Jori Epstein, author of The Upstander, is a sports reporter for USA Today where she covers the Dallas Cowboys. The Upstander explores Holocaust survivor Max Glauben’s mischievous childhood and teen years as a go-to ghetto smuggler. Glauben is on a mis­sion: to outlast hate, to pre­serve memory, and to compel the world to embrace tolerance. Jori will be in conversation with Torrey Pines High instructor and Gal Chadash BBG Advisor Kara Adler.



Purchase your copy of The Upstander HERE.

Price: $18 | JCC Member: $15 | Military: $15

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Historical Fiction of the Holocaust

Wednesday, December 8, 2021 | 7:00 - 8:00 pm
VIRTUAL

Historical fiction of the Holocaust authors Jennifer Rosner and Lisa Scottoline join virtually in conversation about their new books, the research that went into their novels, and the passion behind their work. Rosner’s book, The Yellow Bird Sings, explores the mindset of survivors, and Eternal by Scottoline focuses on three friends living in Italy at the onset of WWII.

Price: Free

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Historical Fiction of the Holocaust


An Evening of Classical Cello

Thursday, December 23, 2022 | 7:00 - 9:00 pm
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family JCC

Nehar Eliaz is a 15-year-old Israeli cellist who has performed at Carnegie Hall and for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. A child prodigy who began cello lessons at the age of five, she has won numerous awards, including Vienna's and London's "Grand Prize Virtuoso" Competition.

Price: 36 | JCC Member: $30 | Military: $30

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