Senior Adult Classes

Living in Communism and Its Fall: A Personal Journey

Monday, January 21, 1:30 PM at the JCC

Living in Communism and Its Fall: A Personal Journey
Monday, January 21, 1:30 P.M.

Marketa Hancova relays an account from her personal journal of the Velvet Revolution that ousted the Communists from Czechoslovakia. She was also featured on KPBS Morning Edition about her experience.

Price: $6; JCC Member Price: $4
RSVP online or call the Senior Dept. (858) 362-1141 by January 14.

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Jaunting with the J: Unique Bits and Pieces Tour of San Diego

Monday, January 28, meet bus at JCC at 9:15 A.M. (return approx. 12:30 P.M.)

In this new series of half-day trips, the JCC Senior Dept., will kick-off its first unique tour with Alan Mindell, professional guide and author. From a topiary garden in Mission Hills to nostalgic El Cajon Blvd. to the neighborhoods of Burlingame and Kensington, learn some new facts about our fine city, see some sights you may not have known existed and reminisce about old neighborhoods. Note: although most of the tour will be on the bus, there will be some walking involved.

Price: $18; JCC Member Price: $14

Limited to the first 19 people who RSVP with payment, either online or call the Sr. Dept. (858) 362-1141. So sign up now!

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Spanish Conversation

Tuesdays, January 29-March 26, 2019 (9 weeks), 12:30-2:30 P.M.
Lawrence Family, JCC

The goal of this class is to have participants practice, improve, and acquire confidence in using their Spanish vocabulary. Students will practice advanced grammatical points such as: preterite vs. imperfect; ser vs. estar; and present and past subjunctive. The instructor will introduce each class topic from a specific genre in literature, history, music, economics issues, social processes, indigenous American societies, arts, and current events from Latin America and/or Spain.

To RSVP go to lfjcc.org/Senior/classes.aspx or call the Senior Dept. at (858) 362-1141 by January 8.

Minimum number must be met to hold class.

Price: $156; JCC Member Price: $125 (additional fees for materials may apply).
No refunds unless JCC cancels.

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Beginners Spanish I

Tuesdays, January 29 -March 26 (9 weeks), 3:00-5:00 P.M.
Lawrence Family, JCC


Designed to provide you with a solid foundation of this beautiful 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 fluency!

To RSVP go to lfjcc.org/Senior/classes.aspx or call the Senior Dept. at (858) 362-1141 by January 8, 2019.

Minimum number must be met to hold class.

Price: $156; JCC Member Price: $125 (additional fees for materials may apply).
No refunds unless JCC cancels.

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Somewhere in Europe: The WWII Letters of Sam Lesner

Tuesday, January 29 at 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM at the JCC

You are invited to hear daughters, Judy Holstein and Roberta Bernstein share their father’s personal account of his experiences being a Jewish soldier in WWII based on letters written home that they comprised in a book.

FREE

RSVP by January 24 online or to Senior Dept. (858) 362-1141.

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Middle East Update

Friday, February 22, 2019 at 10:30 A.M.


Dan Schwimmer (Former chair of San Diego AIPAC-American Israel Public Affairs Committee) will give us an update on AIPAC and the Middle East. Refreshments will be served.

Register online or In Person with the Senior Dept., (858) 362-1141 by February 15
Price: $6; JCC Member Price: $4

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Jewish Poets of the Past

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 7:00 PM
Astor Judaica Library
Lawrence Family, JCC

This evening’s program we will feature readings of the American Jewish poet, Emma Lazarus and the Yiddish Poet and founder of the Yiddish Theater, Abraham Goldfaden (composer of song, Rozhinkes Mit Mandeln).

Refreshments to follow.
RSVP Online or in person.
Price: Free

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Lives Well Lived

Wednesday, March 27, 2019
10:00 AM- 12:00 PM

David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family JCC


Winner of San Diego Jewish Film Festival 2018 Audience Choice Award: Documentary Feature!

Lives Well Lived is a feature documentary film by Sky Bergman that celebrates the incredible wit and wisdom of adults 75 to 100 years old who are living their lives to the fullest. Encompassing over 3000 years of experience, forty people share their secrets and insights to living a meaningful life. Their intimate memories and inspiring personal histories will make you laugh, perhaps cry, but mostly inspire you.

Thank you to our generous underwriter, Seacrest Village Retirement Communities

Sign online or In Person to Senior Dept. (858) 362-1141 by March 20.
Price: FREE

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TEEN TECHNOLOGY TUTORS FOR SENIORS


Thursdays, 4:00-5:00 P.M.
October 18, November 8, December 13

Who do you turn to when you have questions about your computer and/or smartphone? Your grandkids? Never fear if they’re not here, we have teens for you! Whether you want to make font sizes larger on your screen and phone, establish a Skype or Facebook account, learn word processing tips, set up email, take photos with your phone, or whatever, come learn from the younger generation how it is done on your device!

This free service is a collaboration between the JCC Senior & Teen Departments, the JCC's Teen Leadership Council, and Camp Jaycee CITs.

RSVP in advance to Senior Dept., (858) 362-1141 with the date(s) you would like to attend and the type of device with which you need assistance. Bring your charged device and questions.


Aerobics for Everyone (all ages)

Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays, 9:15 - 10:10 A.M.
Improve your cardiovascular fitness, range of motion, flexibility, endurance, and energy level.
Gotthelf Dance Studio
Price Per Class: $15; JCC Member Price: Free
For more info, call JCC Guest Services: 858.457.3030.


Feldenkrais (all ages)

Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30 A.M.
Improve posture, flexibility and coordination.
Gotthelf Dance Studio
Price Per Class: $15; JCC Member Price: Free
For more info, call JCC Guest Services: 858.457.3030.


Aqua Aerobics (all ages)

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:30-9:30 A.M.
Bring your swimsuit and towel and get ready for a water workout!
Friedenberg Olympic Pool
Price Per Class: $15; JCC Member Price: Free
For more info, call JCC Guest Services: 858.457.3030.


Core and Balance

Tuesdays, 10:15-10:45 A.M.
Strengthen your core and improve your balance ability through standing and seated exercises. You'll increase your overall body awareness, core strength, and balance, which will improve confidence in performing everyday activities.
Gotthelf Dance Studio
Price Per Class: $15; JCC Member Price: Free
For more info, call JCC Guest Services: 858.457.3030.


Stretch for Flexibility

Tuesdays/Thursdays, 9:15 - 10:10 A.M.
Reduce tension in your body by elongating your muscles. This class combines a variety of stretching techniques to open up your body. Adding stretching to your life will prevent muscular strain, tearing, and general soreness. Wear comfy clothes. JCC provides mats if you don't have one.
Gotthelf Dance Studio
Price Per Class: $15; JCC Member Price: Free
For more info, call JCC Guest Services: 858.457.3030.


 

Free Classes

Offered through San Diego Community College Continuing Ed (Emeritus 55+ program).
The following classes are held at the Lawrence Family JCC.

Fall Semester: September 4, 2018-January 26, 2019 (note: no classes the entire week of Thanksgiving and Winter Break December 17, 2018-January 1, 2019 in addition to Federal Holidays)
Please visit the San Diego Community College Continuing Education website at www.sdce.edu for more details. Instructors will have enrollment forms and/or online access codes the first few weeks of classes.

Check with instructors for alternate meeting sites or dates when the JCC is closed for Jewish holidays.


Figure Study & Still Life Drawing

Mondays, 8:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M. 

Study line, mass, proportion and value, space and composition using a variety of pencils, charcoal & brush.


Piano Keyboard Lessons

Explore your musical talent through learning the fundamentals of piano techniques, musical expression and styles, theory and ear training, recital preparation and experience. Three levels offered:

Beginning Piano for Adults

Mondays, 8:45-10:30 A.M. (canceled as of Nov. 26--will resume for Spring Semester starting Feb. 4, 2019)

This class is intended for students with little or no piano experience. 

Intermediate Piano for Adults

Mondays, 9:00 A.M.-12:15 P.M. (note this new time as of Nov. 26, 2018 for rest of Fall Semester) 

This class is suitable for students with previous piano experience. 

Intermediate-Advanced Piano for Adults

Mondays, 1:00-3:30 P.M. 
This class is intended for students with little or no piano experience. 


Watercolor Painting

Tuesdays, 8:30 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. (ends Dec. 11 then resumes for Spring Semester starting Feb. 5, 2019)
(Note: on Tuesday, November 13 class will meet at 8:30 A.M. in front of the San Diego Museum of Art at Balboa Park to review "Photography for Artists" and then at 10:00 A.M. enter the museum for a docent tour)

Study watercolor fundamentals including color, composition and design, then focus will be on working with the 5 Elements.


Music Appreciation

Tuesdays, 10:00 A.M.-1:00 P.M.
(Note: on Tuesday, November 13 class will meet at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library located at 1008 Wall Street in La Jolla)

Study and appreciate different composers, hear and see great classical music performed.


World Literature

Tuesdays, 1:30 - 3:30 P.M.
(Note: on Tuesday, November 12 class will meet at the North University Community Library located at 8820 Judicial Drive)

Explore a variety of literature types and themes. Discussions will engage class in a larger conversation of what is at stake in literature and the world we inhabit and imagine.


Joy of Opera

Wednesdays, 10:00 A.M.-1:00 P.M.
(Note: on Wednesday, November 13 class will meet at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library located at 1008 Wall Street in La Jolla)

Discover operas from Monteverdi's times to present, enjoy studying complete operas through video and audio.


Law and the Retiree/Current Events

Thursdays, 9:30 - 11:30 A.M.
(Note: on Thursday, November 15 class will meet at Atria La Jolla located at 4025 Pulitzer Place)


Lively discussion lead by attorney/former newscaster on contemporary topics of interest to seniors, including: healthcare and news regarding Social Security and Medicare, new laws and proposals for changes (including taxes and estate planning), foreign affairs (including Israel), future elections and ballot propositions, and recent court decisions of interest to seniors, to name but a few of the hot topics we will have fun to explore in this class with our neutral moderator.


Asian Brush Painting

Thursdays, 11:15 A.M.-2:15 P.M.
(Note: on Thursday, November 15 class will meet at North University Community Library located at 8820 Judicial Drive)

This is an introductory through advanced course in the art of the Asian brush, using watercolor, rice paper and ink. This course will explore the principles of art and design of Asian and American cultures. The student will learn how to use the Asian round brush using traditional and contemporary techniques.


Nutrition for Healthy Living

Thursdays, 12:30-2:00 P.M.***New day & time! 
(Note: class will not be meeting on Thursday, November 15)


Find a healthy nutritional balance for life in these science-based lectures to help prevent chronic diseases, reduce premature death, and improve health and vitality.


Online Music & Opera Appreciation

Thursday, September 6, 4:00-6:00 P.M. (meets one time for registration & orientation)

Online music course explores background of composers, their times and compositions from late Baroque to early Romantic periods. Enhance your enjoyment of the S.D. Opera and Met HD productions by better understanding each opera, its background, musical particulars, composer and times. Includes listening to samples and weekly online sessions. Meet for registration for one or both classes and learn how to navigate and continue in your own home at your own pace.