Senior Adult Special Events

Annual Senior Hanukkah Party

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 | 12:00 pm
Lawrence Family JCC

Enjoy some of the tastiest homemade latkes in town at this pre-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! RSVP to Senior Dept. 858.362.1141 by Dec. 4.

Price: $18 | Member Price: $15

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Jewish Poets-Jewish Voices


The Samuel & Rebecca Astor Judaica Library
Lawrence Family JCC

Three local poets will be featured--Jan Gist, Yoel Guadarrama and Lorraine Fisher. A half hour of open mic to follow. Evening concludes with a reception. RSVP by January 14, 2020 at lfjcc.org/poetry

Price: FREE

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Tuesday, December 17, 2019
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Newcomers Meeting

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 | 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Garb Senior Activity Center
Lawrence Family JCC

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).

Sign up online or RSVP to Seniors Dept. 858.362.1141 by January 13, 2020

Price: Free

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30 Years of Freedom: A Historical & Personal Narration of the Communist Era in Europe

Monday, January 20 | 10:30 am-12:00 pm
Taubman Drama Workshop (Rehearsal Room)
Lawrence Family JCC

Marketa Hancova discusses the circumstances that led to the division in Europe into the free West and the Communist East through several historical events, concluding with the account of the fall of Communism in Europe in 1989 and its aftermath. The historical narration, complemented with clips of archival footage, will be interjected with rich dynamic personal stories of the everyday life in Communism in the 1970s and 1980s. RSVP Senior Deptartment by January 13th

Price: $10 | JCC Members: $8

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Middle East Update: January 24, 2020

Friday, January 24, 2020 | 12:00-1:30pm
Taubman Drama Workshop (Rehearsal Room)
Lawrence Family JCC

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

RSVP to the Senior Department, 858.362.1141 by January 17, 2020.

Price: $14 | Member Price: $12

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Broadway and Bagels

Monday, March 16, 2020 | 11:00 am-1:00 pm
Garb Senior Activity Center
Lawrence Family JCC

“There’s No Business Like Show Business” when it comes to Irving Berlin! We’ll explore his work through film clips and presentation by Leslie Johnson-Leech.

RSVP online or to the Senior Department 858.362.1141 by March 11, 2020.

Price: $12 | Member Price: $10

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The Life Saving Kindness and Courage of Strangers

Monday, March 30 | 10:30 am-12:00 pm
Garb Senior Activity Center
Lawrence Family JCC

Hear the inspiring story of Greta & Rudy Gans-- their extraordinary experiences in pre-war Austria, surviving Dachau, and journey to America via wartime London and Shanghai-- told through their son, along with a display of original documents. Come away inspired to honor those who suffered and help those in need of assistance!

RSVP online or to the Senior Department 858.362.1141 by March 23, 2020.

Price: FREE

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Bus to SAN DIEGO OPERA’S The Barber of Seville

Tuesday, April 28 | 5:00 pm (meet bus at JCC)
Transportaion to the San Diego Civic Theatre

The JCC Senior Deptartment is providing a bus to this performance and the pre-opera lecture at the Civic Theatre downtown. Purchase own opera tickets through San Diego Opera at (619) 533-7000 or for a discount, purchase your tickets at sdopera.org/operas_joyofopera.
To reserve your seat on the bus, call the Senior Dept. 858.362.1141
Price: $26 | JCC Members: $20 (Price includes transportation from JCC. Opera ticket sold separately through San Diego Opera.

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