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


Senior Department Programs

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Beginner's Spanish

Thursdays, January 12 - February 16, 2023 (Six week session) | 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Garb Senior Activity Center
Lawrence Family JCC

Designed to provide a solid foundation of the Spanish language, this course will focus on daily greetings and basic conversation. Tailored to students with little or no background in Spanish. Take your first step towards Spanish today!

Price: $130 | JCC Members: $110 (book is additional cost)

Spanish Conversation

Tuesdays, January 10 - February 14, 2023 (6 week session)

In Person: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Virtual: 2:30 - 4:30 pm (Zoom link will be sent to registered students prior to first class)

Using advanced grammatical points, practice, improve, and acquire confidence using Spanish vocabulary. Topics include: genres of music, literature, history, current events and Indigenous Hispanic American societies.

Instructor: Luz Toledano.

New students will receive an assessment prior to enrollment to ensure the appropriate class is selected.

Price: $130 | JCC Member Price: $110

Middle East Update with Mark Silberstein

Monday, January 23, 2023 | 10:30 - 11:30 am

Mark Silberstein, former PR Director of the Israeli Consulate in LA, will Zoom with us from Israel to provide the latest updates in the Middle East. Zoom link will be emailed to registrants.

Price: Free

Intermediate Spanish

Thursdays, January 12 - February 16, 2023 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Garb Senior Activity Center
Lawrence Family JCC

This class will introduce further verb tenses, more vocabulary and structures that can be used in different situations such as obtaining information through interrogatives, telling others about oneself and understanding short stories. This course is designed for students who have some understanding of Spanish.

New students will receive an assessment prior to enrollment to ensure the appropriate class is selected.

Price: $130 | JCC Members: $110 (book is additional cost)

Drumming Up Joy & Gratitude

Fridays, January 27 and February 3, 2023 | 9:30 - 10:30 am
Green Room
Lawrence Family JCC

Increase joy, strengthen your immune system, and generate gratitude during this drumming workshop with Galit Shezifi in this two part class. Beginners welcome; instruments will be provided or bring your own.

Price: $36 | JCC Members: $30

Newcomers & Not-so-Newcomers Meeting

Tuesday, February 7, 2023 | 2:00 - 3:00 pm
In Person
Lawrence Family JCC

New to San Diego, our JCC, or looking to meet people? Kickstart new friendships as we ge to know each other, learn about what the JCC offers, and make community connections. RSVP by Feb 1.

Price: Free

Newcomers & Not-so-Newcomers Meeting Add to Cart

Technology Talks

Thursdays, January 19, February 9 and March 23, 2023 | 10:30 - 11:30 am
Astor Judaica Library
Lawrence Family JCC

Is your email inbox too full? Having trouble remembering passwords? Keeping track of appointments driving you crazy? Learn helpful tips from instructor Ellen Lorang to sharpen your technology skills and get more comfortable in this digital world! Price per class: $15 | JCC Members: $8
Advanced price for 3-part series: $40 | JCC Members: $20

Technology Talks | Passwords Management Add to Cart

Technology Talks | Calendars & Other Useful Tools Add to Cart

Treasures of the Jewish Music Collection

Thursdays, January 5, February 9, and March 8, 2023 | 2:00 - 3:30 pm
Astor Judaica Library
LawrenceFamily JCC

Once a month, Eileen Wingard and other music enthusiasts highlight materials from the Samuel & Rebecca Astor Judaica Library’s Music Collection.

Price: Free

Ladino Music: February 9 Add to Cart

Israeli Music: March 8 Add to Cart

Senior Lounge

Meets Weekly
January: Wednesdays | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
February: Mondays (except 2/20) | 10:00 am - 11:00 am
March: Fridays | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Jack and Jo-Ann Jaffe Family Senior Lounge
Lawrence Family JCC

Spend time with old friends and make new ones in our weekly chats in the Senior Lounge!
Days/times change monthly.

Price: Free

Senior Lounge: February - Mondays Add to Cart

Senior Lounge: March-Fridays Add to Cart

San Diego College of Continuing Education - Emeritus Classes

Spring Semester runs February 1- June 10, 2023. Click here for the schedule and to register, or for help with registration contact the Outreach Department at 619.388.1285. College Admin. staff will be at the JCC for drop-in assistance with registration on Tuesday, January 31 from 11:00 am-1:00 pm and Friday, February 3 from 9:00-11:00 am. Many Emeritus classes meet virtually; some are in person or a mixed modality. The following classes will be held in person at the Lawrence Family JCC for Spring Semester.