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.

Produced in conjunction with the San Diego History Center and their exhibition Celebrate San Diego: The History & Heritage of San Diego’s Jewish Community. For more information: www.sandiegohistory.org/exhibition/jewish-history

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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Hadag Nahash In the Mix Happy Hour

Monday, December 4, 2017 at 6:30pm

In the Mix Happy Hour Kickoff Dec 4, 2017 6:30 PM
The Bean, La Jolla JCC
Are you in your 20s, 30s, or 40s looking to connect with other young adults? Join us for an In the Mix Happy Hour Kickoff before we go enjoy the live music of Hadag Nahash, one of the best-selling hip-hop artists in Israel. For just $5, come and enjoy popcorn from our lovely partner Craft Corn, hard cider from Bivouac Ciderworks, as well as beer and pizza! You don't want to miss out on all the pre-concert festivities and a chance to connect with other young adults in the community.
**This is a 21+ event
If you haven't purchased your Hadag Nahash concert tickets yet, get them now and make sure to add the In the Mix Happy Hour to your cart as well.
Special thanks to our partners at Moishe House San Diego and NextGen San Diego
Tickets: Young Adult Price: $5 JCC Box Office (858) 362-1348

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Mystery of the Golden Calf

December 4, 2017 at 7:00 PM - North County Lecture Series, Temple Solel
December 6, 2017 at 10:30 AM - Mandelbaum Family Lecture Series, Coronado Public Library

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
Price: Free
Box Office (858) 362-1348

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Hadag Nahash with Special Guest Hanan Ben-Ari

Monday, December 4, 2017 at 8:00pm

Hadag Nahash combines funky hip-hop grooves with flavors of rock, reggae and Middle Eastern music. The best-selling hip-hop artists in Israel, they have shared a stage with superstars like The Black Eyed Peas, Cypress Hill, and Matisyahu. Hadag Nahash features a full electric band, along with turntables and samples backed by their notoriously bold frontman. Feverishly devoted to equality and civil rights, the group is the soundtrack for the Israeli struggle against corruption and racism. Rising star Hanan Ben-Ari, whose soul-groove songs have propelled him to the top of the charts in Israel, joins as a veryspecial guest.

“[At their show], audience members climbed onto each other’s shoulders, danced in the aisles, and shouted along with the band’s call-and-response.” –Rolling Stone Magazine

David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Price: $35-$55; JCC Member Price: $28-$55
Questions: JCC Box Office (858) 362-1348


Ma-Sa - Journey

December 18, 2017 - February 22, 2018
Opening Night Reception: December 18 at 7:00 P.M.

Neta Levi, a native Israeli from Foster City, California brings us her new art show - “Ma-Sa”. The show, which means “journey” in Hebrew, is based on her family’s personal journey. Though personal, the dream-like images are open to anyone’s interpretation, encouraging visitors to see their own memories in the work. All of Levi’s work indicates a longing for the Land of Israel. Childhood memories of the bustling open air Israeli marketplace - with its intense blending of people, goods, colors, scents and sounds, have inspired Levi’s work.

Art is for sale. Proceeds to benefit the Gotthelf Art Gallery.

Opening Night Reception: December 18 at 7:00 P.M. FREE and Open to the Public.

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Life, Animated

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 7:00 PM
Edwards, San Marcos Theatre
Thursday, December 21, 2107 at 7:00 PM
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre

Life, Animated is the story of Owen Suskind, a young autistic man who was unable to speak as a child until he discovered a unique way to communicate, developed by immersing himself in the world of animated Disney films. Academy Award-winning director Roger Ross Williams captures the magnificence of Owen’s remarkable transformation: from a life of lonely isolation to the independence of young adulthood. Owen’s inspirational story is a potent reminder that stories serve as a powerful means of persevering through dark times and moving us all toward the light. Winner, U.S. Documentary Directing Award, Sundance Film Festival. Nominated for Academy Award® for Best Documentary.
“An inspiring story. Life, Animated makes fascinating points about the power of cinema, and about who gets to decide what constitutes a meaningful life.” –Washington Post

Post-Film Discussion with Dr. Sharon Lerner-Baron, Clinical Psychologist focusing on Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, ADHD and Learning Differences

Director: Roger Ross Williams
Documentary | 89 minutes | United States | 2016 | English

Price: $15.25; JCC Member Price: $13.25
Box Office: (858) 362-1348

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Partners in Torah San Diego

Weekly, 7:30-8:30pm
Tues, Nov 7; Tues, Nov 14; Mon, Nov 20; Mon, Nov 27; Mon, Dec 4; Tues, Dec 12; Mon, Dec 18; Tues, Dec 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

Partners in Torah San Diego

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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An Evening With Kelly Corrigan

Thursday, January 18, 2017 at 7pm
Tell Me More: Stories About the 12 Hardest Things I’m Learning to Say

What are the deceptively simple phrases that make love and human connection possible? “I don’t know.” “Tell me more.” “I was wrong.” New York Times-bestselling memoirist Kelly Corrigan explores these and more in her inspiring, insightful new book, Tell Me More: Stories About the 12 Hardest Things I’m Learning to Say. Join Corrigan, author of the powerful memoirs Glitter and Glue and The Middle Place, and special guest Andy Laats, for a frank, funny discussion about finding the right words in the right moments — and how, when times are tough, we can all learn what to say. A book signing follows the event.

“The poet laureate of the ordinary.”—HuffPost
“The voice of her generation” —O: The Oprah Magazine
“With full-bodied humor and radical sensitivity, Kelly Corrigan transforms the mundane pain of life into a necessary spiritual text of sorts, one that reminds us that we have the right to grieve but the obligation to be grateful. This book will remind you that you are human—and of the fragile loveliness of being so.”—Lena Dunham

In partnership with Warwick’s Books
Package 1
Package 2!
(Best seats in the house, first dibs in the book signing line, and reserved parking)
1 person with book $50
2 people with book $74
1 person with book $40
2 People with book $54

An Evening With Kelly Corrigan

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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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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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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