In the Mix


Alison Laichter

Freeing Your Inner Pharaoh: A Jewish Meditation Workshop with Alison Laichter

Alison Laichter

Tuesday, April 19th

Lawrence Family JCC
4126 Executive Drive
La Jolla, CA 92037

Gather with us before Passover to explore our tradition and our own personal journeys through meditation and discussion of the meaningful themes and rituals around this holiday of freedom and spaciousness.

Passover is the perfect time to reflect on what constrains our freedom (the Hebrew word for Egypt, Mitzrayim, literally translates to “narrow space”), what we can learn from the most famous narrative of the Jewish tradition, and how we can apply the story and themes of enslavement and freedom to our own lives and communities. Join us to get deep with these themes through guided meditation, put pen to paper for a writing meditation, and share in some delicious snacks with neighbors, friends and strangers alike.

This workshop will be led by Alison Laichter - a meditation teacher, consultant, urban planner, and community organizer. She has taught classes and retreats throughout the world, and founded and directed the Jewish Meditation Center (JMC) in New York City, the first ever grassroots and community-led Jewish meditation center.

Price: $15; JCC Members: $12

CJC In The Mix: Passover Pastry Workshop Featuring Pastry Chef Jean Marie Verhoeven

Jean Marie Verhoeven

Tuesday, March 15th


The Spice Way
260 N El Camino Real #B
Encinitas, CA 92024

Classically trained in Europe, Pastry Chef Jean Marie Verhoeven is from Belgium and has over 35 years of experience. Having completed special training at the Gaston Lenotre Pastry Shop in Paris, Jean Marie has worked in famous restaurants including Cafe Robert, a one Star Michelin Restaurant in Belgium as well as at the three star Michelin Restuarnt, Roger Verge in the South of France. Since moving to San Diego, Jean Marie has been the pastry chef at Champaign Bakery, Rancho Valencia Resort in Rancho Santa Fe and Loews Coronado Bay Resort. Currently, our guest chef works with Barry Callebaut. This worldwide chocolate manufacturer is known not only for making excellent quality chocolate and having it be fair trade, but for training chefs within the industry. Chef Jean Marie represents Barry Callebaut travelling regularly educating chefs in the profession on how to innovate with chocolate and pastries.

Chocolate Mousse
Flourless Chocolate Cake
Meringue Cookies

San Diego Jewish Film Festival - Flix Mix Presents Dough

An old Jewish baker struggles to keep his business afloat until his young Muslim apprentice accidentally drops cannabis in the dough and sends sales sky high.

Click HERE to check out photos from Pop Goes the Culture: Capture Culture

San Diego Center for Jewish Culture Receives $10,000 Grant

to CJC IN The MIX from Next Gen Initiative!

Left to Right: Mark Kaufman, Chair, Ilene Tatro, Staff, Alex Leverant, Co-Chair


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