Upcoming Ticketed Events

 

Daniel Kahn & The Painted Bird

Monday, November 19, 2018 at 8pm
David & Dorothea Garfiled Theatre
Lawrence Family JCC

Detroit-born, Berlin-based poet/translator/singer/multi-instrumentalist Daniel Kahn concocts furious, tender, electrifying and revolutionary “Alienation Klezmer” music. With the Painted Bird, he presents a variety of songs inspired both by the struggles of Jewish revolutionaries at the turn of the century and his own desire for a better world. With their latest release, The Butcher’s Share, Daniel Kahn & The Painted Bird continues to masterfully navigate the dichotomy between revolution and alienation, the political and the poetic, the explosive and the corrosive. The raucous live show features projected translations and images by legendary New York underground artist Eric Drooker.

"Accordion charged with punkrock...the free-spirited attitude of the New York Tzadik circle, cabaret flair, and scraps of Tom Waits."- Rolling Stone

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Price: $30; Member Price $25

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GIANTS OF JAZZ ON FILM, A NEW Three Part Series, Hosted by Mark Cantor

Tuesdays at 7pm, September 4, October 23, and November 27, 2018
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family JCC


With a vast archive of more than 12,000 films and clips, music maven Mark Cantor’s spectacular collection of jazz and blues performances is widely considered one of the world’s premier collections of American popular music on film. In his not-to-be-missed programs, Cantor screens rare clips and shares detailed documentation and lively commentary.

“Mark Cantor has one of the very best collections of jazz films in the world.”
– Ken Burns

General Admission Seating
Price for individual shows: $25; JCC Member Price: $22
Series price: $57; JCC Member $50

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3rd Annual Tapestry, A Community Celebration of Jewish Learning

Saturday, December 1, 2018, 7:00 PM
Choose your own educational adventure! Highlights will include a Hanukkah latke bar, dessert reception, and a beautiful community Havdalah.
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The Olive Oil Press Workshop

Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 3:00 PM
Gotthelf Art Gallery
Lawrence Family JCC

Celebrate Hanukkah and learn about making olive oil with an authentic olive press. Led by Chabad Youth, this program guides participants to choose proper olives, produce freshly squeezed olive juice, and turn the juice into oil. Together, the group will light the menorah with the olive oil.

Space limited; Registration required by November 26, 2018.

Price: Free. Participants must be at least 4 years old to participate.

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35th Annual Hanukkah Happening

Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 11:00 am.–2:00 pm
Lawrence Family, JCC

A COMMUNITY-WIDE HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA FOR ALL AGES
JUMPY JUBILEE - GAMES - CRAFTS - PRIZES - ARCADE- KOSHER & DAIRY FOOD - SILENT AUCTION - THEME BASKETS
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Admission Tickets $3 (2 & under FREE) - 25 Game and Food Tickets - Presale Price $20.00


Shalom Baby and PJ Library Hanukkah Celebration!

Sunday, December 2, 2018, 10:00-11:00 AM
Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family, JCC

Hanukkah Sing-a-long PJ Library Story Telling on the Big Screen

Please join us for a fun-filled and festive morning with our special guest Cara Freedman, an accomplished song-leader that loves to get people up, singing, and dancing, to her repertoire of Jewish songs, followed by PJ Library storytime and a surprise character visit.

After the event, the celebration continues at the 35th Annual Hanukkah Happening.

Registration includes free dreidels and Hanukkah menorahs!

Price: Free

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The Gender Creative Child with Diane Ehrensaft

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 7pm
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre

Diane Ehrensaft, PhD, a developmental and clinical psychologist based the University of California San Francisco, helps unlock the door to a gender-expansive world, revealing pathways for positive change in schools, the community, and the world at large. Fueled by over three decades of pioneering work, she explores the interconnected effects of nature, nurture, and culture to explore and explain gender fluidity. Her most recent book, The Gender Creative Child: Pathways for Nurturing and Supporting Children Who Live Outside Gender Boxes acts as a guide for parents who are raising children in a time of progressive change in cultural, medical and legal ideas of gender and identity.

General Admission Seating
Price: $18; Member Price: $15

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Sandemonium

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 8pm
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family JCC

Get swept into the madness of “Sandemonium” from the one and only Sandra Bernhard. This hilarious mix of comedy and song highlights all the issues. Climate change? Check. Russian cyberattack? Check. Facing an Instagram account-hacking white supremacist while floating on a chunk of the polar ice cap? Check, and check out “Sandemonium!”

Assigned Seating
Premium Price:$68; Tier 2: $58; Tier 2 Member: $51; Tier 3: $48; Tier 3 Member: $41

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Challah Circle: A monthly get together to prepare challah at the JCC

Thursday, November 15, and December 13, 2018 at 7pm
Lawrence Family JCC


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. Prior to the class, you’ll receive a list of basic supplies to bring to prepare your challah. All ingredients will be provided.

Price Per Session: $10, Men, women, and children over 12 are welcome

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Ballet Arte Presents

The Nutcracker
Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 2pm and 7pm
Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 2pm and 6pm
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
La Jolla JCC

It’s Christmas eve at the Stahlbaum house and the family is hosting a wonderful Christmas party. Herr Drossermeyer surprises everybody with life size toys and he offers Clara a magic Nutcracker. When the clock strikes midnight the room is filled with an army of mice and rats. The Nutcracker and his soldiers fight against the rats and killed the Rat Queen. The Nutcracker turns into a beautiful prince and brings Clara to his magic kingdom. Clara meets Sugar Plum, Spanish, Arabian, Chinese dancers and many more.
Price: $28-$35
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Scattered Among the Nations Presentation by Photographer Bryan Schwartz

Monday, December 17, 2018 at 7:00pm
Gotthelf Art Gallery

From the Benei Menashe tribes in the hills of India to the Inca Jews of the Andes to the Jewish community of Rusape, Zimbabwe (with its own Jewish gospel choir), Bryan Schwartz has visited dozens of today’s most isolated Jewish communities. Scattered Among the Nations’ unique photographs and interviews document the fringes of the Jewish Diaspora.

Followed by Preview of Gotthelf Art Gallery Exhibition of Jews of Color: a Renaissance created by Scattered Among the Nations

General Admission Seating
Price: $20; Member Price: $18

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Jews of Color: a Renaissance

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 - Thursday, February 28, 2019
Gotthelf Art Gallery
Lawrence Family JCC


Jews of Color: a Renaissance is the latest project by Scattered Among the Nations. The project features 10 large canvases by Oakland painter Sam Renaissance, paired with the Jews of Color photographs that inspired them. Each portrait makes us reframe the question of diversity, challenging stereotypes both of Jews and of communities of color.

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Francis Fukuyama-Identity: The Demand for Dignity and the Politics of Resentment

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at 7pm
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre

Identity politics has taken America—and the world—hostage, crippling our ability to even be civil with those with whom we disagree, let alone have constructive communication. A provocative examination of modern identity politics.“ Because we are all different, we each have a contribution that only we can make. That is the way of Abraham.” - Rabbi Jonathan Sacks Book signing to follow.

General Admission Seating
Price: $18; Member Price: $15

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50th Anniversary of Funny Girl

Tuesday, December 25, 2018 at 5pm
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre

It’s December 25, and that means Chinese food and a movie: the Chinese food will be Kosher and the movie will be William Wyler’s Funny Girl, which is now 50 years young. The story (in case you didn’t know) centers on the life of Fanny Brice—inimitably portrayed by Barbra Streisand—a famed entertainer of the early 1900s. For the full menu visit https://www.sdcjc.org/common/pdf/fgmenu.pdf. Registration required by December 18.


General Admission Seating; Price Includes Food
Price: $38; Member Price: $35: 4-pack: $100
For groups of ten or more: Group Rates

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Disney's Newsies Jr. Presented by JCompany Youth Theatre

January 12-27, 2019
David and Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Directed by Joey Landwehr

JCompany Youth Theatre is thrilled to partner with Disney Theatrical Licensing on a special pilot production of Disney’s Newsies Jr. Set in New York City at the turn of the century, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band of teenaged "newsies," who dreams only of a better life far from the hardship of the streets. Based on the 1992 motion picture, with a score by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin) and Jack Feldman and a book by four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein (La Cage aux Folles, Kinky Boots). Including beloved songs from the film, “Seize the Day,” “King of New York” and “Santa Fe.”

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Erez Ben-Yosef - In Search of King Solomon’s Mines: The Archaeological Discoveries Behind the Biblical Legend

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 7pm
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre

Archeologist Erez Ben-Yosef, MGSDII visiting professor at UCSD, presents his latest discoveries in Southern Israel. Uncovering a 3,000-year-old fortified trading post, and the copper mining camps it protected, Ben-Yosef and his team thought, “Are these the gates to King Solomon’s mines?” Dating techniques put it squarely in the era of stories from the Bible about Solomon’s and King David’s reign. Hear Ben-Yosef unravel the mystery of King Solomon’s Mines.

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Price: $18; Member Price: $15

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NATHAN DEVIR: The Lost Tribes of Israel in Madagascar?

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 7pm
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre

For centuries, millions of people on the island of Madagascar have claimed to be descendants of the Lost Tribes of Israel. Does this claim have any basis in fact? In this presentation, Professor Nathan P. Devir examines the evidence, provides an overview of current Jewish activity on the island, and elucidates the implications of these claims and movements for Israel and the larger Jewish world. Book signing to follow.

General Admission Seating
Price: $18; Member Price: $15

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ISABELLA ROSSELLINI: LINK LINK CIRCUS

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at 8pm
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family JCC

Link Link Circus is at once comic and scientifically informed, arguing Darwin’s theory of evolution which links us humans to animals. The show is illustrated with legendary Isabella Rossellini’s short comic films, home movies and animation. She transforms herself into philosophers of the past like Aristotle, René Descartes and a medieval theologian while her dog Pan plays various animals, assisted by puppeteer and animal handler Schuyler Beeman. Judaism teaches that animals are part of God's creation and should be treated with compassion. God makes a covenant with the animals, just as he does with humans.
Co-Directed by Guido Torlonia “The world’s most uncategorizable star”—Vanity Fair
Assigned Seating
Price: $65; Member Price: $58; Premium: $85

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UNORTHODOX Tablet Magazine's Podcast Live

Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 8pm
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family JCC

Unorthodox is the world’s leading Jewish podcast - but you don’t have to be Jewish to love it! Hosted by Mark Oppenheimer, Stephanie Butnick, and Liel Leibovitz of Tablet Magazine, each episode brings you interesting guests (one Jewish and one gentile), News of the Jews, and so much more. From Amy Schumer to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, presidential nepotism to Drake, no topic is off limits. Guests to be announced soon but former guests include David Duchovny, John Cleese and Mark Bittman. Join us for a live recording of this popular podcast!
Assigned Seating
Price: $38; Member Price: $33; Premium: $52

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Dan Zanes and Friends in Concert

Sunday, February 3, 2019 at 11am
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family JCC

Known as the crown prince of contemporary kids’ music, Grammy Award-winning musician Dan Zanes and Friends perform for families live at the Garfield Theatre. Zanes got his start at Oberlin and went on to play in the acclaimed rock band The Del Fuegos. In his family-friendly incarnation, he has collaborated with everyone from Sheryl Crow to Lou Reed. (Ages 3+)

“(Zanes is) the family-music genre’s most outspoken and eloquent advocate.” – TIME Magazine


General Admission Seating
Price: Adult $32, Child (under 16) $18; Member Price: $29, Member Child (under 16) $15
Lap Child (under 5): Free

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Tio Chorinho: A Tribute to Jacob do Bandolim

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 8pm
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family JCC

Toronto’s Tio Chorinho performs a tribute to the great Brazilian-Jewish mandolin virtuoso Jacob do Bandolim on his 101st birthday during the month of Carnival in Brazil. One of the founders of choro, the original Brazilian soul music, Bandolim’s compositions virtually defined the choro style through the Thirties, Forties and Fifties, and he remains one of the most endearing figures in Brazilian music to this day. This exciting tribute to one of Brazil’s greatest Jewish composers features creative arrangements by contemporary masters Tio Chorinho. Charming and powerful music with a sensual lyricism from one of the guiding lights of the Jewish Diaspora.
“An absolute delight...outstanding playing...It’s a terrific debut CD; play it on a grey day and your room will be filled with sunshine” -The Wholenote Magazine

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Price: $38; Member Price: $33; Premium Seating: $52

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Nellie McKay Performs THE BIG MOLINKSY: CONSIDERING JOAN RIVERS

Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 8pm
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family JCC

Nellie McKay exploded onto the music scene in 2004 with her eclectic showstopper, Get Away from Me. Upending the norms of piano-backed jazz with a seamless merger of musical erudition and thematic irreverence, it was, as the New York Times observed, “a tour de force from a sly, articulate musician.” With a voice that can be boisterous and bold or soft and breathy, McKay harnesses the agility of a superstar athlete from the piano bench. She has maintained that adventurousness — starring on Broadway in The Threepenny Opera, opening for Lou Reed at Carnegie Hall, duetting with Eartha Kitt and recording a dazzling tribute to Doris Day. In her onewoman show The Big Molinsky: Considering Joan Rivers, McKay delivers a performance for the ages as the talented and treasured Joan Rivers (playing a few other people in Rivers’ life to boot).

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Price: $38; Member Price: $33; Premium Price: $52

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Abraham Joshua Heschel and Radical Amazement

Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 2pm
Temple Adat Shalom, 15905 Pomerado Rd, Poway
Monday, February 25, 2019 at 7pm
Seacrest Village, 211 Saxony Rd, Encinitas
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 10:30am
Coronado Public Library, 640 Orange Avenue, Coronado

Rabbi Dr. Abraham Joshua Heschel zt”l was a modern mystic, who saw the world through eyes of wonder, awe, and radical amazement. He brought the World of Spirit into contemporary Jewish consciousness through his God-centered teaching, writings, political activism, and personal magnetism. Rabbi Dosick will tell stories about Dr. Heschel’s life, and journey into his profound legacy through source-texts, chant, and spiritual inspiration.

Lecturer: Rabbi Wayne Dosick

Price: Free
February 24 Price: $10; JCC Member Price: Free

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Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 2pm, North County Inland Lecture Series
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Monday, February 25, 2019 at 7pm, North County Lecture Series
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Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 10:30am, Mandelbaum Family Lecture Series
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Talks with Dr. Judith Hauptman

Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 10am
Rehearsal Room, Lawrence Family JCC
Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 7pm
Congregation Beth-El, 8660 Gilman Dr, La Jolla

AM SESSION:
In general, only men issue halachic statements in the Talmud. But women appear often in anecdotes, and a close reading thereof reveals that women sometimes took the law into their own hands and made changes in it for personal reasons. In this session, we’ll see the kinds of changes women made in the law and the reasons behind them. Text handouts in Hebrew and English.

PM SESSION:
This presentation is based on a discussion in Bavli Shabbat, which takes up the question of what to do when one sees people misbehaving, whether they are government officials or neighbors, and whether they are breaking religious or civil laws. Via anecdotes and midrashim, a demanding and contemporarily relevant moral principle emerges.

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Price: $18; Member Price: $16; 2-Pack: $28; Member 2-pack: $25

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Madagascar Jr. Presented by JCompany Youth Theatre

March 9 - 24, 2019
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Directed by Joey Landwehr
Based on the Dreamworks Animation Motion Picture

Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the Hippo and, of course, those hilarious, plotting penguins as they bound onto our stage in the musical adventure of a lifetime. Based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture, Madagascar JR. follows all of your favorite friends as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey. Filled with outlandish characters and adventure galore you will have no choice but to “Move It, Move It!”

Prices:$17-$25

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JACOB GOLDBERG Lectures on the Middle East

Monday, March 11-13, 2019 at 7pm
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family JCC

Professor Jacob Goldberg—a former senior adviser to Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak—presents a three-day lecture event centered on the current political landscape in the ever-changing Middle East. The author of The Foreign Policy of Saudi Arabia, Goldberg has also been published in the New York Times and the Washington Post.

General Admission Seating
Price: $28, 3-pack: $63; Member Price: $23; Member 3-pack: $52

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The Art of Aging

Tuesday, March 19 - Friday, May 31, 2019
Opening Night Reception: Tuesday, March 16, 2019 at 7:00pm
Gotthelf Art Gallery
Lawrence Family JCC

The Art of Aging, a fine arts exhibition, celebrates the positive aspects of maturity through the lens of Jewish values. Created by the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion Museum, the exhibition explores the ways in which aging is less an inexorable process and more of a lifelong journey affecting the dynamics of human relationships, creativity, memory, continuity, and growth.

Please RSVP with link provided for Opening Night

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Matti Friedman-Spies of No Country: Secret Lives at the Birth of Israel

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at 7pm
Rehearsal Room
Lawrence Family JCC

A tale of Israel’s first spies who would emerge, after Israel’s War of Independence, as the nucleus of the Mossad, Israel’s vaunted intelligence agency. It’s about the complicated identities of these young spies, but it’s also about Israel’s own slippery and fascinating identity as a Western nation with Middle Eastern roots and traditions. Book signing to follow.

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Price: $18; Member Price: $15

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Caroline Rothstein

Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 8pm
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family JCC

Caroline Rothstein is a New York City based writer and performer of spoken word poetry, theater, creative nonfiction and journalism. Her poignant poetry and soulful presentation allows the audience to connect to her, to each other, and to themselves, and feel “they are enough.” Her work has been featured in Cosmopolitan, The New Yorker, and elsewhere, with high praise coming from Lady Gaga who called the poet “very inspiring.”

General Admission
Price: $18; Member Price: $15

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Gender and Judaism

Monday, March 25, 2019 at 7pm
Seacrest Village, 211 Saxony Rd, Encinitas
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 10:30am
Coronado Public Library, 640 Orange Avenue, Coronado
Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 2pm
Temple Adat Shalom, 15905 Pomerado Rd, Poway

In the dizzying spin of the 21st century, we have achieved marriage equality in all 50 states for LGBTQ people, there are openly gay and lesbian leaders in every field, and transgender rabbis, athletes, actors, government leaders, and everyday Americans are more able to live their lives as their truest selves. We will examine Jewish texts that deal with gender, sexuality, and inclusion as a way to situate the conversation within a Jewish context. You may be surprised to learn how much Judaism has to see about these very contemporary issues, and how advanced Jewish teachings have been on these sometimes-controversial topics.

Lecturer: Rabbi Yael Ridberg

Price: Free
May 5 Price: $10; JCC Member Price: Free

Gender and Judaism
Monday, March 25, 2019 at 7pm, North County Lecture Series
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Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 10:30am, Mandelbaum Family Lecture Series
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Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 2pm, North County Inland Lecture Series
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Inside Israeli TV-An Eveing with Ronit Weiss-Berkowitz

Thursday, March 26, 2019 at 7pm
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family JCC

Ronit Weiss-Berkowitz, MGSDII visiting professor at SDSU, is one of the most powerful women in Israeli cinema. She has been a writer on several television series, directed documentaries and also served as a script editor on two series. She is well known in Israel for the drama “A Touch Away” and the documentary, “A Place Under the Sun." She was Editor-in-Chief at Keter Publishing House, one of the largest publishers in Israel, and has edited books by celebrated writers, including Amoz Oz, Shemi Zarhin, and Nava Semel.

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Price: $18; Member Price: $15

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Bill Charlap Trio: Somewhere, The Songs of Leonard Bernstein

Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 8pm
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family JCC

In celebration of legendary composer Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday, jazz pianist Bill Charlap and his trio perform songs from Charlap’s tribute, Somewhere: The Songs of Leonard Bernstein. Charlap is an acclaimed master of the Great American Songbook, whose inspired reading of Bernstein includes songs from West Side Story, On The Town, Fancy Free and Wonderful Town. Charlap has performed with Wynton Marsalis and Barbra Streisand and had a longstanding residency at the legendary Village Vanguard. In 2016, Charlap's collaboration with Tony Bennett led to a Grammy Award for Best Traditional Pop Album.

“Charlap approaches a song the way a lover approaches his beloved…when he sits down to play, the result is an embrace, an act of possession.”
-TIME Magazine

"Bill Charlap is one of the greatest musicians and greatest artists I've ever met."
-Tony Bennett, 2016 Grammy Awards Ceremony

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Price: $38; Member Price: $33; Premium Price: $52

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Jamie Bernstein-Famous Father Girl: A Memoir of Growing Up Bernstein

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at 7pm
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre

The oldest daughter of Leonard Bernstein, one of the 20th century’s most revered musicians, offers a rare look at her father on the centennial of his birth. Book signing to follow.

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Price: $18; Member Price: $15

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JENNY SCHEINMAN’S KANNAPOLIS: A Moving Portrait

Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 8pm
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family JCC

Acclaimed composer, singer, and violinist Jenny Scheinman accompanies the captivating visual world of Depression-era filmmaker H. Lee Waters, who documented over 118 small towns in the southeast between 1936-42. A frequent collaborator with musicians such as Bill Frisell, Ani Difranco and Norah Jones, Scheinman and her musical sidemen provide a live soundtrack seasoned with bluegrass, country, and roots music. Kannapolis: A Moving Portrait takes audiences on a journey back into America’s industrial past that speaks to any community today as much as to the towns where it was filmed.
"A beautifully coordinated melding of music and film... a vivid image of small-town life, morphing back and forth almost imperceptibly between black-and-white and color."
The Washington Post
"Scheinman [has] a distinctive vision of American music, suffused with plainspoken beauty and fortified all at once by country, gospel, and melting-pot folk, along with jazz and the blues.”
The New York Times

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A Potpourri of Jewish Music: Ladino, Yiddish, American Musical and Popular Israeli

Monday, April 15, 2019 at 7pm
Seacrest Village, 211 Saxony Rd, Encinitas
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 10:30am
Coronado Public Library, 640 Orange Avenue, Coronado

Music has been a part of Jewish life since biblical times and remains integral to the Jewish religious and cultural experience. Jewish music tends to blend unique elements with aspects that reflect the cultures in which Jews have lived, composed, played instruments and sung. In this presentation, we will explore several distinct types of Jewish music including Ladino (with Sepahrdic roots), Yiddish (with E. European roots), American Jewish folk and Broadway music, including composers and songwriters as diverse as George Gershwin, Stephen Sondheim, Carole King and Paul Simon, and Israeli music with its rich tradition of immigrant and native-born musical artists. Do you think you have a favorite "style" of Jewish music? You may learn to appreciate something new during this musical lecture.

Lecturer: Cantor Kathy Robbins

Price: Free

A Potpourri of Jewish Music: Ladino, Yiddish, American Musical and Popular Israeli
Monday, April 15, 2019 at 7pm, North County Lecture Series
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Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 10:30am, Mandelbaum Family Lecture Series
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End of the Silence

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 8pm
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family JCC

Written and performed by Dan Wolf
Directed by Gendell Hing-Hernandez
Music by Keith Pinto.


World premiere of a solo play from acclaimed Bay Area actor/playwright/rapper Dan Wolf whose performances cross borders to combine conventional theater styles with the themes, language, music, history and aesthetics of the Hip-Hop generation. End of the Silence is about a podcaster making a podcast. Using field recordings, voice actors, music, video, movement, spoken word and rap, this performance follows a Jewish - American man as he makes a podcasr about his relationship with, and the untimely death of, an artist from Hamburg, Germany. The show plays out like a live podcast as Daniel (the writer and director) uses shards of a fragmented history to attempt to heal the wounds of time.

With incredible energy and seamless staging, the show has the effect of being lost in a good book, not sitting in a theater. -San Francisco Chronicle

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Price $28; Member Price $23

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1776 Presented by JCompany Youth Theatre

May 11-19, 2019
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Directed by Joey Landwehr


It's the summer of 1776, and the nation is ready to declare independence... if only our founding fathers can agree to do it! 1776 follows John Adams of Massachusetts, Benjamin Franklin of Pennsylvania and Thomas Jefferson of Virginia as they attempt to convince the members of the Second Continental Congress to vote for independence from the shackles of the British monarchy by signing the Declaration of Independence. 1776 is a funny, insightful and compelling drama with a striking score and legendary book.
JCompany’s production will be led by an all female cast!

Prices:$17-$25

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Sunday, May 12, 2019 at 4:30pm Add to Cart

Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 8pm Add to Cart

Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 1pm Add to Cart

Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 4:30pm Add to Cart


ISRAEL STORY LIVE!

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 8pm
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family JCC

Join us for an evening of magical live radio with the creators of Israel Story (Sipur Yisraeli)—the award-winning radio show and podcast that is one of the most popular programs in Israel, where it is aired nationally, on prime-time. With its unique blend of live storytelling and surprising multimedia, Israel Story introduces us to a different Israel, one that we rarely get a chance to see: life-sized, nuanced, funny and touching. These are everyday stories, told by, and about, regular Israelis.
“The Israeli ‘This American Life’” -Ira Glass

Assigned Seating
Price: $38; Member Price: $33; Premium Price: $52

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SALK TALKS

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 7pm Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 7pm Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 7pm
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family JCC

Three remarkable events bring together experts and influencers from The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, the world’s top leader in biomedical research, located in La Jolla. Salk scientists will showcase their remarkable insights and discoveries and their impact on humanity.

General Admission Seating
Price: $18; Member Price: $15;

Satchidananda Panda, PhD: “The ideal circadian code to a long healthy life” Add to Cart

Sreekanth Chalasani, PhD: “A new approach to alleviating symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorders” Add to Cart


5 Minute Play Festival

Monday, June 3, 2019 at 7pm
Rehearsal Room
Lawrence Family JCC

Join us for the 6th Annual 5-Minute Play Festival, a staged reading series. You'll get a taste of comedies, tragedies and everything in between as professional San Diego actors, under the stellar direction of D. Candis Paule, transform scripts into theater showcasing fresh, new playwrights that speak to Jewish identity, cultural experiences and values. This is an evening of laughter, inspiration and thought-provoking questions.

General Admission
Price: $18; Member Price: $15

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