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


Tapestry: A Community Celebration of Learning

Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 7:00 PM
6:15 PM - Registration
7:00 PM - Community Havdalah
7:35 PM - 8:25 PM - Session #1 Choose 1 class to attend
8:35 PM - 9:25 PM - Session #2 Choose 1 class to attend
9:30 PM - Dessert Reception and Celebration

Tapestry brings together hundreds of people from diverse ages, backgrounds, learning styles and interests for one evening to learn, socialize and be inspired. The evening will begin with a Community Havdalah and continue with two sessions (24 topics to choose from) and concludes with an Elegant Dessert Reception (*Dietary laws strictly observed)

Pre-Registration Price: $45 Tapestry; $40 JCC Member
Pre-Registration closes Thursday, January, 4, 2018 at noon.
Registration at the door will be $55 per person. All classes will be filled on a first-come basis. Last year sold out in advance.

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Models of Jesus’ Jewishness

Jan. 22, 2018 at 7:00pm - North County Lecture Series
Jan. 24, 2018 at 10:30am - Mandelbaum Family Lecture Series


Jesus lived, taught and died as a Jew. He was completely embedded in the Jewish world of practice and piety. This lecture will present different models of Jesus' Jewishness as presented in the New Testament narrative. We will looks at texts that demonstrate a Jesus who embodies qualities of 1st century Judaism and a Jesus who fashions elements of charismatic Judaism.

Lecturer: Rabbi Adam M. Wright

Jan. 22: Temple Solel, 3575 Manchester Ave, Cardiff-by-the-Sea
Jan. 24: Coronado Public Library, 640 Orange Avenue, Coronado
Price: Free
Box Office (858) 362-1348

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Star and the Crescent

Tuesdays at 10:30am-12:00pm
January 23, 30; February 6,13, 20, 27; March 6,13


Explore the historical evolution of the relationship between Judaism and Islam, between Jews and Muslims, broadening our understanding and challenging our assumptions.

Lecturer: Noah Hadas

Tifereth Israel Synagogue, 6660 Cowles Mtn. Blvd.
Price: $140; JCC/Tifereth Israel/Temple Emanu-el Member Price: $120 (Materials Included)
Box Office: (858) 362-1348

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Partners in Torah San Diego

Weekly, 7:30-8:30pm
Tues, Dec 12; Mon, Dec 18; Tues, Dec 26; Tues, Jan 2; Mon, Jan 8, 15, 22, 29; Mon. Feb 5

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

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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

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Nothing New Under the Sun: Sleep in the Bible

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

Scientists today consider their discoveries to be landmarks. Yet thousands of years ago there was already a tremendous knowledge about sleep. There are references to sleep in the Bible that can be directly interpreted by what we know today about sleep disorders.

Lecturer: Dr. Sonia Ancoli-Israel

Coronado Public Library, 640 Orange Avenue, Coronado
Price: Free
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 we will discuss Mark Chagall, the world’s preeminent Jewish artist. A Master of Dreams an Storytelling, Chagall’s unique expressive and poetic paintings will be shown and discussed. Images of childhood memories, floating people, flying goats, brides and grooms and fiddlers on the roof. We’ll cover his paintings, stained glass windows, tapestries and mosaics. Join us to discuss what motivated Chagall; What/who influenced him; What’s unique about his art compared to other major artists; How does his art fit with other art movements in the 19th and 20th century.

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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