Jewish Education Upcoming Events

Foundations of Jewish Family Living

Sundays at 9:00-10:15am
Mar. 11(The Passover Seder); Apr. 22(Shavuot:Joining the Jewish People)

This 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. March 5, Tues. March 13, 20, Mon. March 26, April 2, Tues. April 10, 17, Mon. April 23, 30

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

From Sinai to Seinfeld: The History of Jewish Humor

April 10, 17, 24; May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2018
Tuesdays at 7:00-8:30pm

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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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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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

April 25; May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; June 6,13, 2018
Wednesdays at 7:00-8:30PM

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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The Prophet Jeremiah and the Jeremiah Symphony

April 26, May 3, May 10, 2018
Wednesdays at 10:30AM-12:00PM

Leonard Bernstein’s Jeremiah symphony uses verses from the Book of Lamentations to portray the tragedy of the destruction of Jerusalem and Solomon’s Temple in 587BCE. The authorship of Lamentations is traditionally ascribed to Jeremiah, the prophet who lived during that period. In this class we will look at two separate aspects of this fascinating and most important of the biblical prophets: Jeremiah in his historical context as a political figure advocating a pacifist stance, and Jeremiah as a wrathful and tragic messenger of God’s word. In the first two sessions of this class, Noah Hadas will guide us to look at two separate messenger of God's word.

In the third session (May 10), Nuvi Mehta, San Diego Symphony's pre-concert lecturer who also performed as a violinist with the SD Symphony for several seasons, will present on The Jeremiah Symphony which is being performed at Copley Hall over the weekend of May 11-13. Mehta is an extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic lecturer who comes from a renowned musical family and attended conducting seminars with Leonard Bernstein himself.

Lecturer: Noah Hadas (April 26 & May 3) and Nuvi Mehta (May 10)

Lawrence Family JCC
Price: $60; JCC Member Price: $50
Box Office (858) 362-1348

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