Upcoming Ticketed Events

 

Odessa/Havana

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 7:30 pm
For the first time in San Diego, Jewish trumpeter, composer and cultural innovator David Buchbinder teams up with Grammy-nominated Cuban piano master, Hilario Durán, and an 8-piece global ensemble of jazz greats to present an exhilarating project of musical discovery: the klezmer-Cuban connection. This brilliant blend of two cultures will thrill fans of Latin, jazz and Jewish music alike.

"An absolute cooker!” ---LA Weekly
2014 World Music Group of the Year ---Juno Awards (Canadian Grammys)
"A solid shot of sonic fun!" ---DownBeat Magazine


Regualar seating is STAND BY ONLY on the night of event. Additional folding chair seating is available for purchase by contacting the Box Office at (858)362-1348 David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
General Admission Seating
Regular Price: $34; Member Price: $28
Premium $50; Seating in first four rows of center orchestra
Box Office: (858) 362-1348

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FREE Taste of Melton

Thursday, September 14, 2017
10:00am-11:30am @ Lawrence Family JCC
OR
7:00pm-8:30pm @ Congregation Beth Israel:

You don’t have to be Jewish to LOVE Melton. Attend a FREE Taste of Melton and find out what’s behind the buzz. Melton Learning is a fun and open way to learn the basics (and beyond) of Judaism in a pluralistic environment designed for adults at all levels of knowledge and background. Melton classes begin September 14, 2017 at 9:30am or 7:00pm. This sample lecture which will be taught by Rabbi Ralph Dalin is a perfect way to sample the quality and camaraderie of Melton.

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A Classy Broad

Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 5:00 PM

28th Annual San Diego Jewish Film Festival Kickoff (Underwriters Only)
A Classy Broad - Marcia’s Adventures in Hollywood
Film and Fun in Hollywood Style

You may not know her name but you definitely know her films! In 1974 Marcia Nasatir made history by becoming the first woman vice president at United Artists. Marcia championed films that have become American classics--One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Rocky, Carrie, Coming Home, Apocalypse Now and The Big Chill. A Classy Broad – Marcia’s Adventures in Hollywood tells the story of how this Jewish girl from San Antonio, Texas shattered Hollywood's glass ceiling by trailblazing, fighting and outwitting her detractors all the way to the top.

The film by Anne Goursaud stars a treasure trove of talent including Robert Towne, Glenn Close, Rob Cohen, Lucy Fisher, Lorenzo Semple Jr., Mike Medavoy, Tony Bill, Lawrence Kasdan, Daniel Petrie Jr., Dorothea Petrie, Tommy Swerdlow and John Dean.

“Her story, engagingly chronicled by Goursaud, should entertain and inspire a new generation of women who refuse to be stymied by the status quo.”
— Stephen Farber, The Hollywood Reporter

David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
To become an Underwriter please contact paigep@lfjcc.org or 858-362-1355

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The Star and the Crescent

Tuesdays at 10:00-11:30am or 7:00-8:30pm
Oct. 3, 10, 17, 31; Nov. 7, 14; Dec. 5, 12


Explore the historical evolution of the relationship between Judaism and Islam, between Jews and Muslims, broadening our understanding and challenging our assumptions.

Lecturer: Noah Hadas

Lawrence Family JCC, 4126 Executive Drive
Price: $190; JCC Member Price: $160 (Materials Included)
Box Office: (858) 362-1348

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Saving Neta with Nir Bergman

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 7:00 PM
Presented in partnership with The Murray Galinson San Diego-Israel Initiative

Join one of Israel’s most acclaimed directors, Nir Bergman, for the USA Premiere of his newest film, Saving Neta. Bergman is the director, writer, and co-creator of the hit HBO TV series “In Treatment” starring Gabriel Byrne. He is currently a Visiting Israeli Artist at San Diego State University. His feature films have won awards at some of the most prestigious international festivals.

Saving Neta tells the stories of four women whose lives change after their brief encounter with a man called Neta. This film features humor, drama, love and hope, to showcase a powerful and moving portrait of family relationships and parenthood in modern life.

David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Price: $15.25; JCC Member Price: $13.25; Student Price: Free (with valid ID)
Box Office: (858) 362-1348

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Foundations of Jewish Family

Sundays at 9:00-10:15am
Oct. 15; Nov. 12; Dec. 3; Jan. 21, 28; Mar. 11; Apr. 22


This eight-session course offers parents a thought-provoking encounter with the core values and ideas of Judaism. This class will give you the confidence to be a teacher to your own children and support Jewish learning at home.

Lecturer: Jennifer Meltzer

Temple Solel, 3575 Manchester Avenue, Cardiff-by-the-Sea
Free Childcare Available
Price: $90; JCC Member Price: $70 (Materials Included)
Box Office: (858) 362-1348

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Israel in the Eye of the Storm

Monday, October 16, 2017 at 7:00 PM
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 10:30 AM


“Goyim kill Goyim and the Jews are blamed,” Menachem Begin once remarked, coining an old Jewish lament. But in recent years the Middle East has been wracked by storms that have not affected Israel, including sporadic acts of terrorism, and internal struggles throughout the region. Can Israel remain in the eye of the storm? How will it face renewed threats from its adversaries ranging from Iran to ISIS and al Qaeda?

Lecturer: Professor Sandy Lakoff

Oct. 16: Temple Solel, 3575 Manchester Ave, Cardiff-by-the-Sea
Oct. 18: Coronado Public Library, 640 Orange Avenue, Coronado, Mandelbaum Family Lecture Series
Price: Free
Box Office: (858) 362-1348

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Melton School-Jewish Learning

Thursdays at 9:30-11:45 AM or 7:00-9:15 PM
Oct. 19, 26; Nov. 2, 9, 16, 30; Dec 7, 14, 21; Jan 4, 11, 18, 25; Feb 1, 8, 22; March 8, 15, 22; April 12, 19, 26; May 3, 10, 17


Each fall, the Adult Jewish Education department opens its doors to a new class of Melton students who embark on a journey that strengthens their relationship to Judaism and deepens their understanding of how Judaism continues to provide intelligent, relevant and thoughtful answers to issues of life and death, society and our global village, ethics and morality, historical events and future challenges.

The two-year non-denominational curriculum, developed by educators at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, is designed to speak to the intellectually curious and contemporary adult Jewish learner. Ancient as well as recent texts on a variety of subjects form the basis of the teachers' presentations and the classes' conversations. There are no prerequisites, tests or homework. The school is open to any member of the community.

If you want to incorporate new friendships and Jewish learning into your life, then this is the place for you!

Lecturer: Rabbi Ralph Dalin, Professor Joellyn Zollman

AM - Lawrence Family JCC, 4126 Executive Drive
PM - Congregation Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
Price $670; JCC Member Price $600 (Materials Included)
Box Office: (858) 362-1348

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Disney's The Lion King

October 20 - November 5, 2017
We are all connected in the great Circle of Life
Disney's The Lion King, the Tony Award-winning adaptation of the classic film, has captivated the imaginations of audiences around the world. The African savannah comes to life at JCompany, as Simba, Rafiki, and an unforgettable cast of characters journey from Pride Rock to the jungle... and back again. This inspiring coming-of-age tale is filled with all the songs you know and love, including: “Circle Of Life,” “Can You Feel The Love Tonight,” “Shadowland,” and of course “Hakuna Matata.”
“Refreshing and sophisticated.” – New York Times

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Celebrate San Diego!

Monday, November 13, 2017 at 7:00 PM
Wendesday, November 15, 2017 at 10:30 AM


How have Jews shaped San Diego and how has San Diego shaped the Jewish American experience? This lecture uses the San Diego History Center’s current exhibition as a springboard to address these questions, using art, artifacts, documents and video, to present a historical narrative of San Diego Jewish life that considers the interplay between region and identity.

Lecturer: Dr. Joellyn Zollman

Nov. 13: Temple Solel, 3575 Manchester Ave, Cardiff-by-the-Sea
Nov. 15: Coronado Public Library, 640 Orange Avenue, Coronado, Mandelbaum Family Lecture Series
Price: Free
Box Office: (858) 362-1348

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Israeli Cinema with David Ofek

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 7:00 PM
Presented in partnership with The Murray Galinson San Diego-Israel Initiative

Save the date for a special screening of a new film by one of the leading filmmakers in Israel, and current Visiting Israeli Artist at San Diego State University, David Ofek. After graduating from the Sam Spiegel Film & Television School in Jerusalem, Ofek continued devoting his talent and energy to creating films that depict unique Israeli scenes and dilemmas. Featured at over 80 international film festivals, Ofek is known for his unique ability to draw a fine line between documentary and drama, presenting the complex picture of Israeli reality.

David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Price: $15.25; JCC Member Price: $13.25; Student Price: Free (with valid ID)
Box Office: (858) 362-1348

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Exhibit Tour: Celebrate SD!

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 10:00 AM

Join the CJC for an exclusive curator-led tour of the San Diego History Center’s exhibit “Celebrate San Diego! The History and Heritage of San Diego’s Jewish Community.” Walk through the art, artifacts, documents and videos with Dr. Joellyn Zollman to explore the vibrant Jewish history in San Diego.

Lecturer: Dr. Joellyn Zollman

San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, San Diego
Price: $25; JCC Member Price: $20 (Transportation Not Included)
Box Office: (858) 362-1348

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Boys & Girls from Brooklyn

Fridays at 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
December 1, 8, 15


This new series, “Boys and Girls from Brooklyn,” examines the lives and music of four great musicians who were born in the borough: George Gershwin, Aaron Copland, Beverly Sills, and Barbra Streisand. We’ll compare and contrast not only the musical worlds they came from, but also their personal struggles and achievements.

Lecturer: Allan Endy

Astor Judaica Library
Price: $36; JCC Member Price: $28
Box Office: (858) 362-1348

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Mystery of the Golden Calf

Monday, December 4, 2017 at 7:00 PM
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 10:30 AM


One of the most well-known but surprising stories in the Hebrew Bible is the story of the Golden Calf at Mount Sinai. We will study the story in its context and discuss its problems, solutions, and purpose.

Lecturer: Noah Hadas

Dec. 4: Temple Solel, 3575 Manchester Ave, Cardiff-by-the-Sea
Dec. 6: Coronado Public Library, 640 Orange Avenue, Coronado, Mandelbaum Family Lecture Series
Price: Free
Box Office (858) 362-1348

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Les Miserables

January 12-28, 2018
Do you hear the people sing?!
The epic tale of broken dreams, passion, and redemption is set against a nation in the throes of revolution. Epic and uplifting, Les Misérables packs an emotional wallop that has thrilled audiences all over the world. This show brings you one of the most memorable scores of all time, and some of the most memorable characters to ever grace a stage, from one of the greatest musicals ever written. With all the songs that touch your heart: “I Dreamed a Dream”, “On My Own”, “One Day More”, “Little People”, “Do You Hear The People Sing?” and many more.
“Magnificent! Superb! Lavish Spectacle!” – New York Times

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Disney's Beauty and the Beast

March 2-18, 2018
"Be Our Guest!" The Academy Award-winning film comes to life in this romantic and beloved take on the classic fairytale. Step into this enchanted world, an international sensation that has played to over 35 million people in 13 countries worldwide. The classic story follows Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, a young prince trapped by the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity. This "tale as old as time" is filled with some of Disney’s best musical fare such as “Be Our Guest,” “Belle,” “Home,” and of course the Oscar-winning title song, “Beauty And The Beast.”

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Hairspray

May 4-13, 2018
It’s way beyond GREASE... It’s HAIRSPRAY!
“You Can't Stop the Beat” in this big, bold, and beautiful musical about one girl's inspiring dream to dance. The 1950s are out, and change is in the air! Hairspray, winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, is a family-friendly musical, piled bouffant-high with romance and laughter. It's 1962 in Baltimore, and the lovable plus-size teen, Tracy Turnblad, has only one desire – to dance on the popular "Corny Collins Show." When she finally gets her shot, she is transformed from social outcast to sudden star... all without denting her 'do! Including all your favorites like "Good Morning Baltimore," "Welcome To The 60's," "Big, Blonde And Beautiful," and "You Can't Stop The Beat."
“As light and bouncy as a bubble of gum!” - The Observer

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