Upcoming Events

Humor Me

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at 7pm
Edwards San Marcos Stadium 18

Humor Me stars award-winning actors Elliot Gould, Bebe Neuwirth, Annie Potts, Jermaine Clement (from HBO’s Flight of the Conchords) and singer Ingrid Michaelson. A father and son comedy, the story centers on the son (Clement) who is forced to move into his father’s (Gould) retirement community. The film’s winsome performances and winking humor will remind audiences of writer/director Sam Hoffman’s acclaimed earlier work, Old Jews Telling Jokes.
Director: Sam Hoffman | 93 mins | USA | 2017 | English | Comedy
Price: $15.25; JCC Member Price: $13.25
General Admission Seating

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Beginning Conversational Hebrew

Wednesday, June 20, 27, July 18, 25, Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22, 2018 (8 sessions) at 7pm
Youth J-Team Room
Lawrence Family JCC

Come and learn (or review) basic Hebrew vocabulary and improve your conversation skills. If you’re traveling to Israel this summer or if you want to do something in honor of Israel’s upcoming 70th birthday, learning some Hebrew is a great way to proceed. Most of the class will be dedicated to speaking. There will be some time to practice reading as well. Orli is an enthusiastic and experienced teacher of all levels of Hebrew. She will make it fun and interesting.

Instructor: Orli Moses

Price: $145; JCC Member Price: $120
Box Office (858) 362-1348

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Budapest Noir

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 7pm
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre

Set in the politically troubled autumn of 1936, this story follows Zsigmond Gordon, a world-weary reporter asking unwanted questions about the seemingly unimportant murder of a young prostitute found beaten to death and dumped in a courtyard. While supposedly covering the funeral of fascist-leaning, real-life Hungarian prime minister Gyula Gömbös, Gordon’s investigation leads him deep into the city’s dark underbelly – a shady world of pornographers, fixers, all-night “smokers”, boxing rings, seedy brothels, powerful crime syndicates and communist cells – all the way to the highest echelons of power, where one of Hungary’s most influential business figures plans to make a fortune through his political ties to Germany’s leadership – as long as he can somehow keep secret the fact that he is of Jewish heritage.

Director: Éva Gárdos | 95 mins | Hungary | 2017 | Hungarian with English Subtitles | Drama
Price: $15.25; JCC Member Price: $13.25
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SDJFF Underwriters RSVP Box Office (858) 362-1348 or sdcjc.org/boxoffice

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Sephardic Philosophy and Its Impact on Today’s Jewish Thought

Thursday, June 21, 28; July 5, 2018 at 7pm (3 Sessions)
Youth J-Team Room
Lawrence Family JCC

In this 3 session course, Rabbi Palti will delve deeply into the general ability of Sephardic thought to mediate between apparently conflicting ideas such as science and religion, materialism and spirituality, and the challenge of having a strong Jewish identity and functioning as an integral part of the world.

Instructor: Rabbi Nisso Palti

Price: $55; JCC Member Price: $45
Box Office (858) 362-1348

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JCC Exclusive - Live at Humphreys (JCC Patron Party)

Sunday, June 24, 2018, 6:00pm
Humphreys Concerts by the bay

Rock & Dine Under The Stars at Humphreys with an EXCLUSIVE private concert by Don Felder, former lead guitarist of The Eagles, to support programs and services at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, JACOBS FAMILY CAMPUS.
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Andy Statman Trio: An American Musical Treasure

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 8pm
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre

Pre-show conversation with Andy Statman: 7:15pm

Andy Statman is universally acknowledged as one of the world’s premier mandolin and clarinet players. Performing traditional Jewish music, bluegrass, and Americana on both instruments, Statman is a master of respecting and innovating musical traditions. A GRAMMY nominee, Andy is a recipient of the NEA National Heritage Fellowship, the nation’s highest honor in the traditional arts. He has performed and recorded with an incredible range of artists including the Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, Ricky Skaggs, Béla Fleck, David Grisman, Itzhak Perlman, Vassar Clements, and Stéphane Grappelli. Andy will be performing with his trio, Jim Whitney, bass, and Larry Eagle, drums.



“Andy Statman, clarinet and mandolin virtuoso, is an American visionary … “- The New Yorker
” … One of the most important Jewish creative artists of the postwar era.” - The Jerusalem Post

Premium Price: $48
Price: $36; JCC Member Price: $29
Assigned Seating
Presented in partnership with the Lipinsky Family Jewish Arts Festival

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Religious Views for Secular Jews

Wednesday, July 11 and 18, 2018 at 7pm (2 Sessions)
Senior Activity Room
Lawrence Family JCC

An exploration of Jewish beliefs and traditions by thinking about our questions and seeking connections between Judaism and our personal values.

Instructor: Rabbi Ron Shulman

Price: $36; JCC Member Price: $30
Box Office (858) 362-1348

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Disney's Frozen Jr.

A 60-minute musical adapted & developed exclusively for middle-school students (Open to Everyone)
July 13-July 29, 2018
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Directed By Joey Landwehr

When their kingdom becomes trapped in perpetual winter, fearless Anna joins forces with mountaineer Kristoff and his reindeer sidekick to find Anna's sister, Snow Queen Elsa, and break her icy spell. With music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez.

Prices:$17-$25

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Summer Culinary Institute: Moroccan Summer Cooking

Sunday, July 15, 2018 at 9:30am & 6pm
The Spice Way
260 N El Camino Real, Encinitas, 92024

Preserved Lemon and Tomato Bruschetta (including how to preserve lemons), Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Tumeric and Tahini, Baked Salmon with Borage Raita, Halva Stuffed Dates. Minimum of 8 people and maximum of 12 people per class.

Instructor: Debbie Kornberg, Owner of The Spice Way

$60 per class, includes meal
$110 total if you register for 2 dates
$165 total if you register for all 3 dates
Box Office (858) 362-1348

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JCC Annual Meeting & Membership BBQ

Sunday, July 15, 2018 from 11:30am-2:00pm
All Festivities Will Be Held on the Field
Lawrence Family JCC

Join us for kosher hot dogs & veggie options, games, and fun while we honor our outstanding members and volunteers. Special guest will be Doron Krakow, JCC Association President & CEO. Lawn chairs are welcome!

11:30am – 2:00pm BBQ & Games
1:00pm – 2:00pm Annual Meeting

JCC Members Only – Your membership card is your ticket!
Price: Free
Questions? Please contact Guest Services (858)362-1115 or kimberlyc@lfjcc.org

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Sunday, July 15, 2018 from 11:30am-2:00pm
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Challah Circle: A monthly get together to prepare challah at the JCC

Thursday, July 19, August 16, September 20, and October 25 2018 at 7pm
Lawrence Family JCC


During the Circle, you will learn how to make a holiday-themed challah, knead the dough, let it rise and shape it. While the dough is rising, you can join in a text-based conversation or shmooze with your friends. You’ll leave with your ready-to-bake challah which will bring sweet and aromatic smells to your kitchen on Friday, in time for Shabbat.

Space is limited. Prior to the class, you’ll receive a list of basic supplies to bring to prepare your challah. All ingredients will be provided.

Price Per Session: $10, Men, women, and children over 12 are welcome

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Refreshing Summer Art: Bottle Decanter

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at 6:30pm
Astor Judaica Library
Lawrence Family JCC

Every bottle is itself a piece of art. Transform these beautiful into vessels that look like jewelry for your home or centerpieces for a special occasion. Beads and baubles, jewels and glitter, papers and fabric, ribbons and trim are all available for you to create your one-of-a-kind bottle decanter.

Instructor: Marlene Recht and Sheryl Snyder of The Art Safari

Price: $75; JCC Member Price: $55
Price for both sessions: $120; JCC Member Price for both sessions: $100
Box Office (858) 362-1348

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A Shalom Hartman Institute Lecture and Study Series
iEngage: Israel’s Milestones and Their Meanings

Thursday, August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 2018 at 7pm (5 Sessions)
Senior Activity Room
Lawrence Family JCC

This innovative new course explores the pivotal events of 1947 and 1967 - following the 1917 Balfour Declaration - as key moments when Zionism unleashed new thinking about the meaning of Jewishness for generations to come. This course engages participants in an open and pluralistic discussion about issues of peoplehood, ethics and theology as they relate to nationhood, land, sovereignty, Jerusalem, occupation and moral red lines. We are honored to welcome Rabbi Phil Graubart to teach this complex curriculum. Rabbi Graubart is the former Senior Rabbi of Congregation Beth El. He currently serves as SDJA's first ever Chief Jewish Officer. Rabbi Graubart is an esteemed teacher and leader in San Diego.

Instructor: Rabbi Phil Graubart

Price: $150; JCC Member Price: $125
Box Office (858) 362-1348

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Summer Culinary Institute: Summer Citrus, Light and Fresh

Sunday, August 5, 2018 at 9:30am & 6pm
The Spice Way
260 N El Camino Real, Encinitas, CA 92024

Citrus Salad with Toasted Nuts, Oven Baked Cod with Lemon, Black Olives and Potatoes, Lavender Lemon Cookies. Minimum of 8 people and maximum of 12 people per class.

Instructor: Debbie Kornberg, Owner of The Spice Way

$60 per class, includes meal
$110 total if you register for 2 dates
$165 total if you register for all 3 dates
Box Office (858) 362-1348

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Refreshing Summer Art: Mosaic Shabbat Candle Tray

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at 6:30pm
Astor Judaica Library
Lawrence Family JCC

Learn this ancient art form what dates back to early civilization. Students will be introduced to a variety of mosaic techniques utilizing traditional and upcycled materials including glass, ceramic tiles, vintage and contemporary dishes. You’ll create your own unique tray and leave with instructions for grouting, and confidence to create other mosaics at home.

Instructor: Marlene Recht and Sheryl Snyder of The Art Safari

Price: $75; JCC Member Price: $55
Price for both sessions: $120; JCC Member Price for both sessions: $100
Box Office (858) 362-1348

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A Taste of Melton: Environmental Ethics

Thursday, August 9, 2018 at 10am
Astor Judaica Library
Lawrence Family JCC

Is recycling a Jewish value? How would Jewish scholars weigh in on climate change, carbon footprints or littering? Join Rabbi Ralph Dalin for a FREE, no obligation "Taste of Melton" class to sample the quality and camaraderie of the worldwide Adult Jewish Education phenomenon. As a Melton student, you'll deepen your connection and understanding of Judaism using a variety of texts and sources in an open and engaging style, designed for adults of all backgrounds and levels of knowledge. See what the buzz is about!

Instructor: Rabbi Ralph Dalin

Price: Free
Box Office (858) 362-1348

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Mussar, Elul and the High Holy Days

Tuesday, August 14, 21, 28; September 4, 2018 at 7pm (4 Sessions)
Astor Judaica Library
Lawrence Family JCC

Mussar is a 1,000 year-old tradition that draws on Jewish values and wisdom to guide individuals towards developing character traits which enhance spiritual growth and personal well-being. The month of Elul which leads up to the High Holy Days provides a unique opportunity to focus on the habits and attitudes that we are encouraged to pay attention to at this time of year. In this Mussar class, we will look specifically at these traits: Truthfulness (Right Speech), Gratitude, and Awe/Wonder.

Instructor: Rabbi Lenore Bohm

Price: $72; JCC Member Price: $60
Box Office (858) 362-1348

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Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning: Rhythms of Jewish Living & Purposes of Jewish Living

Thursday, September 6, 13, 20, 27; October 11, 18, 25; November 1, 8, 29; December 6, 13, 2018; January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; February 21, 28; March 7, 14, 28; April 4, 11; May 2, 9, 16, 2019 from 10:00 am-12:15 pm
Music Room
Lawrence Family JCC

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!

Instructors: Rabbi Ralph Dalin, Professor Joellyn Zollman, Noah Hadas, Rabbi Lenore Bohm

Price: $500; JCC Member Price: $400*
Student Textbooks: $60
*JCC Member Discount Code: Contact lenoreb@lfjcc.org or (858) 362-1327

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Bereisheet I: From Adam to Abraham: The First 20 Generations
A Melton Scholars Curriculum

Thursday, October 11, 18, 25; November 1, 8, 15, 29; December 6, 13, 20, 2018 at 7:00PM (10 Sessions)
Senior Activity Room
Lawrence Family JCC

The stories take us from the universal tales of the creation of the world, the flood, and the Tower of Babel to the foundational tales of Abraham and Sarah, and the beginnings of the Jewish people. The themes of family and faith, honor and dishonor, passion and power provide a rich exploration of our people and ourselves.

Instructor: Rabbi Ralph Dalin

Price: $250; JCC Member Price: $200*
Student Textbooks: $45
*JCC Member Discount Code: Contact lenoreb@lfjcc.org or (858) 362-1327

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A Melton Scholars Curriculum


Disney's Hunchback of Notre Dame presented by Jcompany Youth Theatre

October 20 - November 4, 2018
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Directed By Joey Landwehr


Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney animated feature, The Hunchback of Notre Dame showcases the film’s Academy Award-nominated score, as well as new songs by Menken and Schwartz. A sweeping score and powerful story make The Hunchback of Notre Dame an instant classic. Audiences will be swept away by the magic of this truly unforgettable musical and favorites, “The Bells of Notre Dame,” “Topsy Turvy,” “Out There,” and “God Help the Outcasts.”

Prices:$17-$25

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