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.


Spanish Conversation I

Tuesdays's, June 1 - July 6, 2021 | 3:30 5:30
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.

Price: $110 | JCC Member: $90


Spanish Conversation II

Tuesday's, June 1 - July 6, 2021 | 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Virtual

Using advanced grammatical points like preterite vs. imperfect, ser vs. estar, the subjunctive mood, etc., students will develop confidence in their ability to speak in Spanish. Topics from specific genres in literature, history, music, Indigenous American societies, and current events from Latin America and/or Spain will be discussed.

Price: $110 | JCC Member: $90


Still Traveling: Neglected Napoli

Monday's, June 7 - June 28, 2021 | 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Virtual

Napoli (re: Naples) has been overlooked by many visitors for years. Some thought it was dangerous, others heard it was uninteresting. Today, it is neither! Naples is a vibrant city, steeped in history and traditions. Meet our local guide and go on 4 "trips" to discover this Italian gem!

Price: Series Tickets ($50): Series of 4-visits (equals $12.50/visit).
Give-Us-A-Try Tickets ($15): Single visit for June 7th only. Check us out by giving our first visit a try. Single tickets are not available to subsequent sessions; unfortunately, single tickets cannot be credited toward series purchase

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Exploring Opera: Notable Napoli

Thursday, June 24, 2021 | 1:00 - 2:30 pm
Virtual

Opened in 1737, Naples’ Teatro di San Carlo is the oldest continuously active venue for opera in the world. Join instructor James Sokol to learn interesting tidbits about this notable theater and about some of the masterpieces that premiered there. Experience some of these gorgeous operas with video performance clips.

Price: "Early Bird" Ticket: $12.50, available until 48-hours prior to the class.
"Regular" Ticket: $15.00, available until 15-minutes prior to the class.

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Exploring Opera: Notable Napoli


Hybrid (Virtual & In Person) Senior Lounge

Friday, June 25, 2021 | 10:30 - 11:30 am
Virtual and In-person
Lawrence Family JCC

Join Lawrence Family JCC Senior Department Staff Melanie Rubin & Sarah Mattes in our monthly virtual senior lounge where we hang out, share jokes, tell stories, and enjoy our beverage of choice together! We will end this special lounge by bringing in Shabbat together!

Price: Free

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JCC Social Circles Movie Discussion- Supernova

Tuesday, June 29, 2021 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Virtual

Are you a movie lover? Join us for a lively discussion about the plots and characters from the film Supernova (2020), 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- Supernova


Birthday Bash

Thursday, July 1, 2021 | 2:00 - 3:00 pm
The Bean/Patio
Lawrence Family JCC

2020 took a lot from us, including birthday celebrations! We want to make up for it now by having a birthday bash!! We will celebrate all of the birthdays we missed with treats and an optional gift exchange (bring a $10 gift card wrapped to participate in the optional gift exchange!)

Price: Free

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Uber Eats Learn & Lunch

Tuesday, July 2, 2021 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Bean & Patio
Lawrence Family JCC

Uber doesn’t just help you get where you need to go, it also brings your favorite food right to you! Join us as we learn how to use this awesome app, and then enjoy the fruits of our labor (lunch!) together! Smartphone required (and know your Apple ID if you have an iPhone).

Price: Free

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Virtual Senior Lounge: Happy Hour with Melanie and Sarah

Thursday July 15, 2021 | 4:00 - 5:00 pm
Virtual

Join Lawrence Family JCC Senior Department Director Melanie Rubin and Sarah Mattes 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: Happy Hour with Melanie and Sarah


JCC Social Circles Movie Discussion- Adú

Thursday, July 17, 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 Adú (2020), available for viewing in advance on streaming services such as Netflix.

Price: Free

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JCC Social Circles Movie Discussion- Adú


San Diego Community College Continuing Ed - Emeritus Classes

San Diego Community College Continuing Education Summer Semester runs July 6-August 21, 2021 (with breaks between June 14-July 5 and August 23-September 6)

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