Senior Adult Special Events

Annual Senior Post-Hanukkah Party

Tuesday, December 18 at 12:00 P.M.


Enjoy some of the tastiest homemade latkes in town at this post-Hanukkah celebration! You'll savor the smell of these traditional potato pancakes from the minute you walk through the doors at the JCC to join your fellow senior friends in celebrating the holiday, complete with entertainment and of course, our Nierman preschoolers!

Price: $16; JCC Member Price: $13

RSVP to Senior Department at (858) 362-1141 by December 11

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Newcomers' Meeting

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 1:00 P.M.

New to San Diego? Newly Single? Meet new people and get to know each other to do things around San Diego together (movies, travel, book discussions, game partners, lunch outings, etc.). Come to the JCC to kick start your new friendships! (Note: this is not a dating service).

Price: Free

RSVP to Senior Department at (858) 362-1141 by January 14, 2019

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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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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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Opera Bus 2018-2019 Opera Season

The Marriage of Figaro
Tuesday, October 23 at 4:45 P.M.

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

Rigoletto
Tuesday, February 5 at 4:45 P.M.

Meet bus at JCC at 4:45 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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Jaunting with the J: Balboa Park's Gardens and 1935 Exhibit

Monday, February 18, meet bus at JCC at 9:15 A.M. (return approx. 12:30 P.M.)

Marketa Hancova of Around Town with Marketa leads us on a walking cultural and historical tour of Balboa Park that will reveal the rich and unique history and a story behind the development of the Park. Enjoy fascinating facts about the architecture, surrounding gardens, and overall planning of the park that was made a lush urban gateway from an arid desert. The tour will also cover the buildings built for the 1915 exposition as well a small part of the 1935 development. Note: this walking tour will have a few rest stops.

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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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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Hershey Felder as Beethoven

Sunday, March 3, 2019 at 12:30 PM meet bus at JCC to go to the San Diego Rep Theatre for a 2:00 P.M. show


Hershey Felder as Beethoven is a show not to be missed! Hershey Felder returns with an entirely new take on the world’s greatest composer, BEETHOVEN. One of his earliest successes, Felder has illuminated Beethoven and his 5th and 9th symphonies, Moonlight Sonata, Pathetique Sonata, Emperor Concerto, Für Elise, and more, in a deeper and more revealing light.

Price: $54; JCC Member Price: $43 (includes ticket and bus), No refunds unless JCC cancels.

RSVP online or contact the Senior Dept. (858) 362-1141.

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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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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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