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

Virtual Mah Jongg Lessons

Dates and times to be arranged based on participants’ availability.
Virtual

Want to learn how to play Mah Jongg, or sharpen your game? Stay stimulated, connect with old friends and meet new people during these live, interactive virtual lessons for beginners and intermediate level players. Classes of four people ensure individual attention with instructors from the School of American Mah Jongg. Sign up with friends or as an individual and be paired with people in other cities.

Requirements: video and audio; Chrome, Firefox, or Safari browser; desktop computer, laptop w/external mouse, tablet, or iPad, and 2021 Mah Jongg card (card can be purchased separately through National Mah Jongg League or School of American Mah Jongg).

Price per 4 week class (2 hours per week): $150 | JCC Member: $140

Contact Melanie Rubin at melanier@lfjcc.org or 858.362.1141 to sign up and indicate level.


Still Traveling: April in Paris

Mondays, April 5 - 26, 2021 | 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Virtual

Spend a few hours of “April in Paris” with a professional guide who will lead this series of interesting tours in four different neighborhoods in gorgeous and romantic “the City of Light!” In this series, visit:
The Two Islands & Notre Dame (Apr 5)
The Marais (Apr 12)
The Medieval Latin Quarter (Apr 19)
The Village of Montmartre (Apr 26)

Price: $12.50 - $50 ($12.50 for first trip only; $50 for series)

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Spanish Conversation I

Tuesdays, April 13 - May 18, 2021 | 3:30 - 5:30 pm
Virtual

Participants will practice, improve, and acquire confidence using Spanish vocabulary; talking among themselves they develop confidence in their ability to speak in Spanish. Topics from literature, history, and current events from Latin America and Spain will be put forward.

Students who are new to our JCC Spanish classes will have assessment with instructor prior to enrolling. Contact Melanie Rubin, melanier@lfjcc.org to arrange.

Price: $110 | JCC Member: $90


Virtual Senior Lounge: Coffee Chat with Melanie

Friday, April 16, 2021 | 10:00 - 11:00 am
Virtual

Let’s relax now that our taxes are done! Join Lawrence Family JCC Senior Department Director Melanie Rubin in our monthly virtual senior lounge where we hang out, share jokes, tell stories, and enjoy our beverage of choice together!

Price: Free

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Virtual Senior Lounge: Coffee Chat with Melanie


Songs & Stories: French “Chansons”

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 | 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Virtual

Jazz chanteuse Gilda Solve takes us to Paris to explore great chansons françaises, beloved classics like “La Vie en Rose,” “Les Feuilles Mortes” (“Autumn Leaves”), “Que Reste-t-il de Nos Amours” (“I Wish You Love”) and more! Enjoy the nostalgia of the “City of Light” where dinner starts at 10pm and jazz plays until dawn. “C’est si Bon!” (“It’s so Good!”).

Price: $12.50 (early bird price if reserve by Apr. 19); $15 after Apr. 19

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Songs & Stories: French “Chansons”


Middle East Update

Thursday, April 22, 2021 | 10:00 - 11:30 am
Virtual

Mark Silberstein Zooms in from Israel to give us the latest updates on politics, Coronavirus and more.

Price: Free

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Middle East Update


JCC Social Circles: Movie Discussion

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 | 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Virtual

Are you a movie lover? Join us for a lively discussion about the plots and characters from the foreign film A Separation (2011), available for viewing in advance on streaming services such as Prime Video, AppleTv, Vudu, and Fandango Now.

Price: Free

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JCC Social Circles: Movie Discussion


Connect with Shabbat

Friday, April 30, 2021 | 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Virtual

Connect with our JCC senior “family” to learn about Shabbat symbols and the holiday of Lag B’Omer, presented by Shabbat San Diego. Wear a white shirt or blouse.

First 25 who sign up receive a ShabbaTote w/candles, blessings, grape juice, & challah (delivered or for pick up).

Price: Free

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Connect with Shabbat


Jewish Poets of the Past

Tuesday, May 4, 2021 | 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Virtual

Featuring two Jewish poets of the past, Natan Alterman and Zelda. Readers in Hebrew and English will present the works of the two Israeli poets and Elisheva Edelson and Myla Wingard will sing some of the songs set to their lyrics.

Price: Free

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Jewish Poets of the Past


Yiddish Fun with Avi and Miriam Hoffman

Two sessions available:
Sundays, April 25 - May 30, 2021 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wednesdays, May 12 - June 16, 2021 | 4:00 - 5:00 pm

Virtual

6-week “Yiddish Fun” online course celebrates Yiddish language, culture and their positive and far-reaching impact on the world. This entertaining, basic conversational class is designed to easily allow people to learn how to use selected words, popular sayings, curses, and phrases accompanied by an assortment of popular Yiddish music videos, stories, songs, and poems.

Taught by Yiddishkayt Initiatives co-founders - Avi Hoffman and his mother retired Columbia University Professor Miriam Hoffman - both world-renowned Yiddish educators and entertainers. Class will be offered as a livestream webinar, and a portion of the ticket sales will be donated to the Lawrence Family JCC. (Note: you can register for either Yiddish Fun 01 or 02 as they are not sequential but are the same course offered at different times).

Price: $60 for either session

Yiddish Fun-03 (advanced level) on Sundays, April 25 - May 30, 2021 | 11am - 12:00 pm :

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Yiddish Fun-02 (intermediate level) on Wednesdays, May 12 - June 16, 2021 | 4:00 - 5:00 pm:

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Yiddish Fun with Avi and Miriam Hoffman


Improv Your Mind

Mondays, June 7 - 28, 2021 | 1:00 - 2:15 pm
Virtual

Unscripted Learning, in conjunction with National Comedy Theatre, facilitates a virtual 4-week fun, interactive improv comedy class for seniors to foster brain health, create new social circles and improve cognitive ability, all while laughing and having a great time. Tap into your inner funny and sign up before all spots are filled!

Price: $75 | JCC Member: $70

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San Diego Community College Continuing Ed - Emeritus Classes

San Diego Community College Continuing Education - Spring Semester - February 1-June 11, 2021 (spring break March 29-April 4)

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. 

 

Need more information? Please contact...

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