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Women, Wine and Song

March 22, 2017, Wednesday, 7:00 PM
Whitney Shay is a talented & vibrant young vocalist and story teller, and for one night only she will take you on an entertaining journey through the history of Jewish women in song. Backed by a trio of accomplished musicians, Shay headlines an evening that you won't want to miss. From Sophie Tucker, Bette Midler and Barbra Streisand to Carly Simon, Amy Winehouse and P!nk -- this exciting show spans genres and decades!
General Admission
Lawrence Family JCC, David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre

Women, Wine and Song Price: $22;  JCC Member Price: $18 Add to Cart

A Way with Words - LIVE

April 27, 2017 Thursday, 7:00 PM.
Language lovers rejoice as Martha Barnette and Grant Barrett, hosts of "A Way with Words" take the stage to answer your questions and share stories similar to those heard on KPBS radio every weekend, via their nationally syndicated show. Humorous, insightful and passionate, this dynamic duo delivers an evening of linguistic fun as they share the meaning and history behind cultural quips, bizarre banter and silly sayings. If you’ve ever wondered why we say the things we say then grab your seats for this very special event.
General Admission
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre

A Way with Words - Live Price: $22;  JCC Member Price: $18 Add to Cart

Distinguished Speaker Series

Lawrence Family JCC

Professor Jacob Goldberg

Dr. Goldberg has a Ph.D. from Harvard University in Middle East politics, and is a former Senior Adviser to Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak. He is the author of The Foreign Policy of Saudi Arabia, and has also published numerous articles in newspapers in Israel and the U.S., including The New York Times and The Washington Post.

Monday, March 13, 2017 • 7:00 p.m.

"Arab Winter" Chaos in Full Swing: Six Years and Counting


• The Arab Human Development Report: from Development to Disaster
• Beginning a Soul-Searching Process
• Division of Arab Countries – Fragile/Crisis/Failed/Collapsed States
• The Syrian Catastrophe – Six Years, Six Wars
• Iraq after Mosul – Civil War or Unified State? 
• New Turkey: Blend of Islamism/Ottomanism 
• Emboldened Iran’s Continued Expansionism
• Sunni-Shi’ite Schism as Middle East Fault Line
• Kurdish Self-Rule Expands
• ISIS in Decline, Jihadist Terrorism on the Rise


Tuesday, March 14, 2017 • 7:00 p.m.


• Mending Fences: the US and the Moslem World
• Beyond the Nuclear Treaty: Iran as Determinant of US Middle East Policy
• Syria: Four Failures Leading to a Fiasco
• Is there "Radical Islamic Terrorism" or just "Violent Extremism"?
• Shift in Priorities: Which is a Bigger Threat to US National Security - Iran or ISIS?
• Trump’s Agenda I: Relations with Russia as Determinant of US Middle East Policy
• Trump’s Agenda II: Checking Tehran's Regional Ambitions and Putting US Relations with the Sunni World Back on Track? 

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 • 7:00 p.m.


  • Israel: Between a New Regional Landscape and Putin-Trump Ambiguities
  • Multi-Faceted Threats : Russia-Iran-Syria-Hizballa, and Hamas
  • Ending Palestinian-Israeli Deadlock: "One-State, Two-States, I Don't Care"
  • US-Israel Relations: Assessment of Obama, Guesstimate of Trump
  • The Israeli Paradox — a High-Tech, “Start-Up” Nation Vs. Polarized Electorate, Paralyzed Government, and Pulverized Center/Left
  • Shimon Peres—Last of the Founding Fathers

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David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre

General Admission
Ticket Price Per Lecture: $18.50; JCC Member $15.00
Goldberg 3-pack: Price $50.00; JCC Member Price $40.00

Jacob Goldberg Lectures Underwriters

Beth & Danny Dabby • Phyllis & Morris Gold • Lucy Goldman • Sandra & Arthur Levinson • Viterbi Family

In Formation as of February 1, 2017

Jacob Goldberg-March 13, 2017 Add to Cart

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5 Minute Play Festival

Monday, May 22, 2016
7:00-9:00 PM

Don't miss the 4th annual showcase of original short plays written by national talent selected from more than 50 entries! You'll get a taste of comedies, tragedies and everything in between as professional San Diego actors, under the stellar direction of C. Candis Paule, transform scripts into theater showcasing fresh, new playwrights that speak to Jewish identity, cultural experiences and values.

This is an evening of laughter, inspiration and though-provoking questions presented by "Straight From the Page."

5 Minute Play Festival Price: $18;  JCC Member Price: $15 Add to Cart