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:

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

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Trolley Adventures

Wednesday, December 28, 2022 | 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Lawrence Family JCC & Around Town

Let’s meet at the J and learn how to use the trolley system, hop on board the blue line at the Executive Drive station and head off for an adventure! We’ll stop for lunch and to explore/shop and then head back to the J together. Active walking involved.

Register by Dec 21, 2022

Price: $10 | JCC Member Price: $5 (trolley fare, lunch and shopping at your own expense)

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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

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Intermediate Spanish

Thursday's, 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)

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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)

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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.