Senior Adult 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.

To sign up to receive the bi-monthly senior newsletter, The Shofar, call 858.362.1141.

For more information on events in this section, contact Melanie Rubin or Ilene Greenspan in the JCC Senior Department: 858.362.1141 or melanier@lfjcc.org

Unless otherwise noted, events will take place at the JCC.


Click here for upcoming special senior adult events!

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.


Monthly Shabbat Celebration at the J

The First Friday of Every Month at 12:30 PM
The Galleria
Lawrence Family JCC

Celebrate Shabbat at the J on the first Friday of every month. Join for a casual gathering to relax, reflect, and connect as we end the week and welcome Shabbat together. RSVP is encouraged but not required.

Price: Free

Monthly Shabbat Celebration
Friday, March 1, 2019 12:30 PM
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Monthly Shabbat Celebration
Friday, April 5, 2019 12:30 PM
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Monthly Shabbat Celebration
Friday, May 3, 2019 12:30 PM
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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 underwriters, Seacrest Village Retirement Communities and Atria Senior Living La Jolla

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

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Opera Bus 2018-2019 Opera Season


Rigoletto
Tuesday, February 5 at 5:15 P.M.

Meet bus at JCC at 5:15 P.M.

Carmen
Tuesday, April 2 at 4:45

Meet bus at JCC at 4:45 P.M.

The JCC Senior Dept. is arranging transportation to the Tuesday night main stage performances of the San Diego Opera 2018-2019 season at the Civic Theatre downtown. Purchase your own tickets through the San Diego Opera at (619) 533-7000 or at www.sdopera.com, then reserve your bus seat for each show you want to attend by calling Melanie or Ilene at the JCC (858) 362-1141.

Bus fee per show: $25; JCC Member Price per show: $18

Bus seating limited to first 20 who reserve with payment for each show. Payment required with reservation. Sorry, no refunds unless the JCC cancels. You are responsible for finding a replacement if you cancel.

More details in future Shofar newsletters

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Senior Model Seder 2019

Friday, April 5, 2019 at 12:00 PM -1:30 PM

Join your JCC “family” and friends for our annual event with Rabbi Scott Meltzer as he gives us new perspectives to the traditional rituals of the Passover holiday. Light lunch served with ceremonial foods.

Sign up online or in person by March 29, 2019

Price: $16; JCC Member Price: $13

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Jewish Poets-Jewish Voices & The Art of Aging

Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Gotthelf Art Gallery
Lawrence Family, JCC

Coinciding with the Art of Aging exhibit in our art gallery, this evening’s poetry will feature local poets presenting on the theme of aging.

Refreshments to follow.

Price: Free, registration required.

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Senior Adult 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.

To sign up to receive the bi-monthly senior newsletter, The Shofar, call 858.362.1141. To learn about advertising opportunities in The Shofar please click here.

For more information on events in this section, contact Melanie Rubin or Ilene Greenspan in the JCC Senior Department: 858.362.1141 or melanier@lfjcc.org
Unless otherwise noted, events will take place at the JCC.


Teen Technology Tutors for Seniors

Wednesdays, 10:00 - 11:00 A.M.
June 27, July 11, July 18, July 25

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.


 

IN CASE OF EMERGENCY

Please stop by the Senior Department offices to fill out an "Emergency Form." These will only be used in case something should happen to you while participating in a JCC program or working out in our facility. We need to know whom to contact on your behalf (closest relative, preferred hospital, doctor's number, etc.). If you haven't completed one recently, please provide us with a new one so that we have the most current information available.