Senior Department 

The Senior Adult Department of the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center promotes Jewish cultural heritage and values by providing social, educational, and recreational programs. Through these programs, we strengthen our connections to our community and keep alive our history and traditions. The Senior Adult Program encourages us to learn, grow and enrich our lives among others who share our values.

For more information on events listed below, contact Melanie Rubin in the JCC Senior Department: 858.362.1141 or melanier@lfjcc.org.

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Senior Department Programs

To see all upcoming events at the JCC, visit: https://www.lfjcc.org/about/upcoming_events.aspx

Music & Morsels: Northern Lights – Classical Music from Scandinavia

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Virtual

Bring a cup of coffee/tea & pastry or create a wine/cheese happy hour and take a front row seat at your computer for a live, classical piano concert. Pianist Ian Scarfe brings a program of classical favorites highlighting Northern Europe, including Romantic works by “the father of Norwegian classical music” – Edvard Grieg! In partnership with Osher Marin JCC!

Early Bird Ticket: $12.50 (before 11/29)
Regular Ticket: $15 (before 12/1)

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Still Traveling: Fabulous Finland

Mondays, December 6,13, 20, 27, 2021 & January 3, 2022 | 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Virtual

Though one of the world’s most northern and geographically remote countries and with a rather severe climate, Finland ranked #1 of 156 countries on the World Happiness Report. Come find out why! Zoom off to this overlooked, Scandinavian treasure! In partnership with the Osher Marin JCC.

Price: $12.50 for December 6th only (if purchased before 12/6)
$62.50 for Series (if purchased before 1/3)

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Still Traveling: Fabulous Finland


Art & Artists: Van Gogh & Rembrandt

Tuesdays, December 7, 14 & 21, 2021 | 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Virtual

Zoom with us to The Netherlands to meet our fantastic, local guide - Tricia – who is back by popular demand after having led our Amsterdam & Gouda virtual trips. This time, join her on three journeys to learn about the art, the artist, and the surroundings of two renowned Dutch painters. In partnership with the Osher Marin JCC.

Meets for 3 Tuesdays:December 7, 14 & 21

Series Ticket (all 3 dates): $37.50 (before 12/21)

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Art & Artists: Van Gogh & Rembrandt


Exploring Opera: Nordic Singers

Wednesdays, December 8,15, & 22, 2021 | 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Virtual

From Sweden’s Birgit Nilsson, Norway’s Kirsten Flagstad, and Denmark’s Lauritz Melchior to Finland’s Karita Mattila & Iceland’s Kristinn Sigmundson and many, many others, the Nordic countries have produced some of the world’s greatest opera singers. Join James Sokol to learn about some of these international stars and experience their artistry in video performance clips. In partnership with Osher Marin JCC.

Price: $37.50 (before 12/22)

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Exploring Opera: Nordic Singers


Senior Lounge


Virtual: 9:30 am - 10:30 am OR In Person: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Meet with old friends or new while kibbitzing, sharing jokes and telling stories with our Senior Department staff, Melanie and Sarah, in our monthly in person or virtual senior lounge same day two times!


Price: Free

Senior Lounge: December 10 Add to Cart


Songs & Stories: A Tribute to George Gershwin

Wednesday, Demember 15, 2021 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Virtual

Known as one of the most sought-after musicians in the United States, George Gershwin was a composer of jazz, opera, and popular songs for stage & screen. Many of his works are now standards! In partnership with the Osher Marin JCC..

Price: $12.50 (if purchased before 12/13)
$15 (if purchased before 12/15)

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Songs & Stories: A Tribute to George Gershwin


Exploring Broadway: Fabulous “Fiddler”

Thursday, December 23, 2021 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Virtual

Sheldon Harnick and Jerry Bock’s beloved Fiddler on the Roof is widely considered the last of Broadway’s “Golden Age” musicals. Before its premiere, some producers were concerned that it was "too Jewish" to attract mainstream audiences. However, the touching story and beautiful score proved to capture “the essential human longings for love, community, success, freedom, and family.” Join instructor James Sokol for a one-time exploration – filled with interesting facts, delightful tidbits & nostalgic video clips – of this perennial favorite!

Early Bird Price: 12.50 (before 12/21)
Regular: $15 (before 12/23)

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Exploring Broadway: Fabulous “Fiddler”


JCC Social Circles: Virtual Movie Discussion

Mondays, November 29 & December 27, 2021 | 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Virtual

Join us for a lively discussion about the plots and characters from a monthly film selection. Films can be streamed in advance on services such as Netflix & Prime Video.

Price: Free

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December 27 | Woman in Gold


Mah Jongg Classes

Four-week class (2 hours per week). Dates and times arranged per participants’ availability.
Virtual

If you’re a beginner, learn how to play. If you’re a seasoned player, sharpen your skills. Classes of four people and professional instructors ensure individual attention and success. Classes provided by the School of American Mah Jongg.

Price: Price: $150 | JCC Member: $140

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San Diego Community College Continuing Ed - Emeritus Classes

San Diego Community College Continuing Education - Fall Semester runs September 7, 2021-January 29, 2022 (no classes on Veterans Day Nov. 11, Thanksgiving break Nov. 22-26, Winter break Dec. 16, 2021-Jan. 2, 2022, MLK Day Jan. 17)

All classes are meeting virtually. Click here for more information and to register, or contact the instructor directly. Visit the SDCE Emeritus classes website for the full schedule; this is just a list of classes that met at the JCC prior to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic (dates/times/instructors may have changed).

 

Need more information? Please contact...

Melanie Rubin, Director: Adult and Senior
Direct 858.362.1141 | Main line 858.457.3030