Jewish Education Upcoming Events

Foundations of Jewish Family Living

Sundays at 9:00-10:15am
Oct. 15; Nov. 12 (Gratitude); Dec. 3 (Blessings); Jan. 28 (Jewish Reminders & Symbols, Mourning); Mar. 11(The Passover Seder); Apr. 22(Shavuot:Joining the Jewish People)


This seven-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)
Drop in any class-$20 at the Door
Box Office: (858) 362-1348


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


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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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

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Beginning Conversational Hebrew with Orli Moses

Wednesdays at 7:00-8:30PM
April 25; May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; June 6,13


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.

Lecturer: Orli Moses

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

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