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Virtual Programming


Intermediate Spanish - Winter Session I

Tuesdays, January 5 - February 9, 2021 (6 week session) | 3:30 - 5:30 pm
Virtual

Students should be able to handle complicated tasks and sociocultural situations: elaborating, complimenting, and apologizing; narrate and describe; link sentences together smoothly; understand main ideas and details of connected discourse on variety of topics beyond immediacy of situation; read longer texts, get main ideas and facts, and notice relevant details.

Students who are new to our JCC Spanish classes will have an assessment by instructor Lucy Toledano to determine which level would be best fit. Contact Melanie Rubin at melanier@lfjcc.org to set it up.

Price: $110 | JCC Member: $90


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 2020 Mah Jongg card (2021 will be used after March).

Current 2020 Mah Jongg card can be purchased separately ($10 large or $9 standard). 2021 card available to pre-order for delivery at end of March ($10 large or $9 standard)

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.


JCC Social Circles: Movie Club discussion- “The Life Ahead”

Tuesday, January 26, 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 film “The Life Ahead” (2020) starring Sophia Loren. This movie is available for viewing in advance on streaming services such as Netflix.

Price: Free

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JCC Social Circles: Movie Club discussion- “The Life Ahead”


Shalom Uganda: Author Talk with Janice Masur

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 | 10:00 - 11:00 am
Virtual

In Shalom Uganda: A Jewish Community on the Equator, Janice Masur tells her story of living in the little-known Ashkenazi Jewish community of Kampala, Uganda from 1949 to 1961, under British Imperial rule with no rabbi or Jewish infrastructure. In this book, Masur documents, remembers, and preserves with interviews, photos and research her Kampala European Jewry with all the respect that it deserves. Janice Masur joins us in conversation about her incredible life story, the community that formed her, and the book where she documents it all.

Co-sponsored by Lawrence Family JCC Senior Department and JLearn.

Get your own copy of Shalom UGANDA: A Jewish Community on the Equator HERE.
Price: Free

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Shalom Uganda: Author Talk with Janice Masur


Virtual Poetry Workshop

Sunday, January 31, 2020 | 1:00 - 3:30 pm
Virtual

San Diego Poet Laureate, Ron Salisbury, will give guidance to poets on their writing in this one-time workshop.

Price: $18 | JCC Member: $15

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Still Traveling: Bewitching Broadway

Four Mondays, February 1, 8, 15 & 22, 2021 | 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Virtual
In Partnership with the Osher Marin JCC

Would you like to still travel? Now you can without leaving your home – just stay still! Let our JCC colleague James Sokol zoom you away for an "armchair adventure" to NYC to meet and "tour" with our terrific, local guide, a Broadway history expert who shares interesting stories, rarely seen photographs & videos to see Broadway's past and present merge before their eyes.

Price: $12.50 - $50.00 (single session vs series)

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Still Traveling: Bewitching Broadway


Music & Morsels: The Romance of the Violin

Wednesday, February 3, 2021 | 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Virtual
In partnership with the Osher Marin JCC

Bring your dessert & coffee or cocktail & nosh and take your front-row seat for a beautiful & interesting, live musical event with insights into each piece of the program! Pianist Ian Scarfe brings an early Valentine program of classical music and discussion, this time featuring Bay Area violinist Philip Brezina. Today, the duo presents works from their new recorded CD "Violin Romances,” including works by Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Sibelius, and more!

Price: $12.50 (early bird ticket) | $15 (regular ticket)

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Music & Morsels: The Romance of the Violin


Exploring Opera: The Divas

Thursdays, Febrary 4 - 25, 2021 | 1 - 2:30 pm
Virtual
In partnership with the Osher Marin JCC

The word “Diva” strikes excitement in some, fear in others. Regardless, an opera diva usually has an exceptional voice. Some are legendary; others almost forgotten. Join popular San Francisco Bay Area instructor James Sokol to discover some of these great ladies. Learn about their backgrounds and experience their brilliance through performance videos.

Price: $12.50 - $50

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Exploring Opera: The Divas


Virtual Senior Lounge: Happy Hour with Melanie

Wednesday, February 10, 2021 | 4:00 - 5:00 pm
Virtual

Join Lawrence Family JCC Senior Department Director Melanie Rubin in our virtual senior lounge! We will hang out, share jokes, stories, and enjoy our happy hour beverages together!

Price: Free

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Virtual Senior Lounge: Happy Hour with Melanie


Middle East Update

Monday, February 15, 2021 | 2:00 - 3:30 pm
Virtual

Dan Schwimmer (former chairperson of San Diego Chapter of AIPAC, American Public Affairs Committee), will give us an update on Israel and the Middle East.

Price: Free

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Middle East Update


JCC Social Circles: Movie Club discussion- "Lady Bird”

Tuesday, February 23, 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 film “Lady Bird” (2017). This film is available for viewing in advance through streaming services such as Netflix, PrimeVideo, Fandango Now, AppleTV and Vudu.

Price: Free

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JCC Social Circles: Movie Club discussion- "Lady Bird”


Virtual Senior Lounge: Coffee Chat with Melanie

Monday, March 8, 2021 | 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Virtual

Join Lawrence Family JCC Senior Department Director Melanie Rubin in our monthly virtual senior lounge! We will hang out, share jokes, stories, and enjoy our coffee or tea together!

Price: Free

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Virtual Senior Lounge: Coffee Chat with Melanie


Jewish Poets-Jewish Voices

Tuesday, March 16, 2021 | 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Virtual

Three local poets, Susan Lipson, Annette Friend and Jen Laffler, will recite samples of their poetry and then an open mic will follow. Contact Melanie Rubin at melanier@lfjcc.org to add your name to the list for open mic.

This virtual event is cosponsored by the Lawrence Family JCC's Astor Judaica Library, Senior Department and the San Diego Center for Jewish Culture.

Price: Free

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Jewish Poets-Jewish Voices


San Diego Community College Continuing Ed - Emeritus Classes

Fall Semester runs September 8, 2020-January 25, 2021. All classes are meeting virtually. For more information and to register, please contact the instructor directly. Check out the website sdceschedule.com for the full offerings (this list is mainly the Community College classes that met at the JCC prior to COVID-19).

 

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