Partners in Torah San Diego

Weekly, 7:30-8:30pm
Mon. Feb 26; Mon. March 5, Tues. March 13, 20, Mon. March 26

Partners in Torah San Diego is a community-wide, indepedent and inclusive adult education program focusing on understanding Jewish relevancy to our lives by studying texts of interest to each participant. Through one-on-one or small group discussion for one hour each week, friendships are forged between mentors and mentees.

Astor Judaica Library, Lawrence Family JCC
FREE (No Registration Required), includes a nosh


Mussar: The Uniquely Jewish Way to Build Character Development

Tuesdays at 10:30am-12:00pm
February 20, 27; March 6,13, 20, 27


Mussar is a 1,000 year tradition that draws on Jewish values and wisdom to help individuals develop character traits which enhance spiritual growth and personal well-being. This course will be based on the book Everyday Holiness by Alan Morinis, Dean of the Mussar Institute, and will focus on these "soul traits:" Patience, Humility, Generosity, Silence and Kindness.

Lecturer: Rabbi Lenore Bohm

Astor Judaica Library, Lawrence Family JCC
Price: $90; JCC Member Price: $75
Box Office: (858) 362-1348


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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Beauty & the Beast 3/11 @ 1 PM Add to Cart

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Beauty & the Beast 3/17 @ 8 PM Add to Cart

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Mark Cantor's Giants of Jazz on Film


Wednesdays - January 24, March 7, and May 9 2018 at 7PM


With a vast archive of more than 12,000 films and clips, music maven Mark Cantor’s spectacular collection of jazz and blues performances is widely considered one of the world’s premier collections of American popular music on film. In his not-to-be-missed programs, Cantor screens rare clips and shares detailed documentation and lively commentary.

“Mark Cantor has one of the very best collections of jazz films in the world.”
– Ken Burns

David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Price for individual shows: $25; JCC Member Price: $20
Series price: $57; JCC Member $45
Questions: JCC Box Office (858) 362-1348

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Jazz Vocals and the Great American Songbook - May 9 Add to Cart


Jacob Goldberg Lectures


Don’t miss Professor Goldberg’s unique ability to synthesize the state of middle east affairs. Professor Jacob Goldberg (Ph.D from Harvard University in Middle East politics) was a former Senior Advisor to Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak.

March 12 at 7:00pm
A New Middle East landscape – Arab Decline and Ascendance of Iran

March 13 at 7:00 pm
Can Saudi Arabia lead Sunni-Arabs against Shiite-Iran? Will the US join?

March 14 at 7:00pm
Israel at 70: Strategic Challenges, Domestic Polarization and a Thriving Economy

*Topics are subject to change.

David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Box Office: (858) 362-1348

Price for all three lectures: $57; JCC Member Price for all three lectures: $45 Buy Series!
Price Per Night: $25; JCC Member Price: $20

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Challah Circle: A monthly get together to prepare challah at the JCC

March 15, April 19, May 17, June 14 at 7:00–8:45 PM

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. Following your registration, you’ll receive a list of basic supplies to bring to prepare your challah. All ingredients will be provided.

Lawrence Family JCC
Price: $10, Men, women, and children over 12 are welcome
Box Office (858) 362-1348

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Marc Chagall – The Most Important 20th Century Jewish Artist

March 21, 2018 at 10:30 AM - Mandelbaum Family Lecture Series

In this lecture Stark will discuss Mark Chagall, the world’s preeminent Jewish artist, a master of dreams and storytelling. Chagall’s unique expressive and poetic paintings will be discussed with their images of childhood memories, floating people, flying goats, brides and grooms and fiddlers on the roof. We’ll look at Chagall's paintings, stained glass windows, tapestries and mosaics. What motivated Chagall? What and who influenced him? What sets his art apart from others? How does his art relate to other artistic movements of the 19th and 20th centuries? All this will be part of the presentation.

Lecturer: Guri Stark

Coronado Public Library, 640 Orange Avenue, Coronado
Price: Free
Box Office (858) 362-1348

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The Klezmatics with Special Guest Joshua Nelson: Brother Moses Smote the Water

March 28, 2018 at 7:30pm
Just in time for Passover, klezmer and gospel collide with brilliant and euphoric results. The gutsy, Grammy-winning band that defines klezmer’s edge teams up with a special guest artist who sings Black-Jewish soul that recalls Mahalia Jackson. A cross-cultural celebration of freedom songs from the Jewish and African-American traditions, illustrating their spiritual common ground while weaving a musical story of inspiration and social action.

“The Klezmatics are wonderful…a piece of genius.” — Pete Seeger
“The next big thing in music.” —Oprah Winfrey

David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Assigned Seating
Tier 1 Price: $75
Tier 2 Price: $55; JCC Member Price: $45
Tier 3 Price: $45; JCC Member Price: $35
Door Price: $40–$80 ($5 more)

JCC BOX OFFICE - (858) 362-1348 or sdcjc.org/boxoffice

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From Sinai to Seinfeld: The History of Jewish Humor

Tuesdays at 7:00-8:30pm
April 10, 17, 24; May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29


Explore the treasure of irresistible jokes from the Israelite relationship with God to the growing divide between cultural and religious Judaism in the early 21st century. Professor Joellyn Zollman, holds a Ph.D. in Jewish history from Brandeis University and has worked with Jewish material culture collections at the Smithsonian Institution, the Skirball Museum, and the American Jewish Historical Society.

Lecturer: Dr. Joellyn Zollman

Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center
Price: $190; JCC Member Price: $160 (Materials Included)
Box Office (858) 362-1348

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Women in the Rabbinate: Seeds Planted, Lessons Learned, Truths Exposed

April 23, 2018 at 7:00 PM - North County Lecture Series
April 25, 2018 at 10:30 AM - Mandelbaum Family Lecture Series


Rabbi Lenore Bohm was one of the first 50 women ordained by the Reform movement and the first woman rabbi to serve in San Diego County. In this presentation, Rabbi Bohm will talk about the events that led to the women being ordained in all movements of Judaism, beginning in 1972. Amusing and unexpected vignettes from her life as a student, a mother, and a congregational rabbi will entertain and perhaps challenge you.

Lecturer: Rabbi Lenore Bohm

April 23: Temple Solel, 3575 Manchester Ave, Cardiff-by-the-Sea
April 25: Coronado Public Library, 640 Orange Avenue, Coronado
Price: Free
Box Office (858) 362-1348

Women in the Rabbinate 4/23 Add to Cart

Women in the Rabbinate 4/25 Add to Cart


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

Hairspray 5/05 at 8:00 PM Add to Cart

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Hairspray 5/12 at 8:00 PM Add to Cart

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Drop-In Dance Class

Fridays, 4:00-5:00 P.M.
October 20, 2017-August 31, 2018

Ages 10+
Brand new for 2017! Brush off your jazz shoes, or start tapping right now! JCompany is proud to introduce a weekly drop-in dance class for all dancers who want to keep their skills fresh. Families are welcome - parents and grandparents included! This class will be taught on a rotating basis by phenomenal MFA Musical Theatre students from the SDSU School of Theatre, Television and Film. The dance style will vary from week to week, so be prepared for soft-shoe, tap, hip-hop, and everything in between!

Single Drop-In Class: $15/Class
Annual Package (Unlimited Classes in 12 Months):
Non-Member Price: $300; JCC Member Price: $240

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