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

To see all upcoming events at the JCC, visit:

Newcomers & Not-so-Newcomers Meeting

Monday, November 28, 2022 | 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
In Person
Lawrence Family JCC

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

Price: Free

Art & Anti-Semitism

Tuesday, December 6, 2022 | 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Anti-Semitism has been expressed in visual art since the early Middle Ages, encouraged by political and religious powers. Through this thought-provoking lecture see an array of paintings, sculptures, reliefs, and gargoyles through the ages, each providing clear evidence of an anti-Semitic agenda. In collaboration with Osher Marin JCC (San Rafael, CA).

Price: $12.50 early bird price (by Dec. 3) | $15 regular ticket

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Art & Anti-Semitism

Conversation Cafes

Wednesdays, July 20, August 17, October 19, November 16, December 14, 2022 | 10:30 - 11:30 am
Lawrence Family JCC

Are you a non-native English speaker, or do you speak other languages? Join us for conversations in other languages in our monthly coffee chats.

July 20 - Spanish
August 17- Yiddish
September 21 - Hebrew
October 19 - Russian
November 16 - German
December 14 - French

Price: Free

Conversation Cafe | December 14, 2022 Add to Cart

Senior Hanukkah Party

Wednesday, December 21, 2022 | 12:00 - 1:30 pm
Rehearsal Room
Lawrence Family JCC

Celebrate the Festival of Lights while enjoying some homemade latkes and lunch, entertainment, and the company of other seniors!

RSVP by December 14, 2022

Price: $20 | JCC Member: $16

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Senior Lounge

Meets Weekly
October: Thursdays | 10:30 am - 11:30 am
November: Fridays (except 11/25) | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
December: Mondays | 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

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: December -Mondays Add to Cart

Mah Jongg Lessons

Four weeks (2-hours each); Dates and times to be arranged based on participants’ availability.

Want to learn how to play Mah Jongg, or sharpen your game? Sign up with friends or meet new people during these interactive virtual lessons for beginners and beyond with the School of American Mah Jongg.

Requirements: video and audio; Chrome, Firefox, or Safari browser; desktop computer, laptop w/external mouse, tablet, or iPad, and Mah Jongg card

Price: $175 | JCC Member: $150

For more information and to register contact Melanie Rubin.

Mah Jongg Lessons

San Diego College of Continuing Education - Emeritus Classes

Fall Semester runs September 6, 2022-January 28, 2023. Click here for the schedule and to register, or for help with registration contact West City Campus at 619.388.1873. Many Emeritus classes meet virtually; some are in person or a mixed modality. Registration closes Sept. 28 for certain classes. The following classes will be held in person at the Lawrence Family JCC for fall semester.