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Chef Alon Shaya at Our Shabbat Table
Shaya: An Odyssey of Food, My Journey Back to Israel

Friday, June 28, 2019 at 6:30pm

David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family JCC

Alon Shaya learned to cook while hanging onto the apron strings of his mother and grandmother. But by the time the Tel Aviv-born, Philly-raised chef moved to New Orleans and won the James Beard Award for Best New Restaurant in America, shrimp, gumbo and jambalaya had made their way into his shakshuka—and okra had found a partner in black-eyed peas. Join us for a special Shabbat dinner to hear about — and sample — that culinary journey, in celebration of Shaya's cookbook/memoir, Shaya: An Odyssey of Food, My Journey Back to Israel. As you enjoy some of Chef Shaya's most raved-about creations, you'll hear the stories of the places, people and food that have informed his journey from Tel Aviv to NOLA and back again.

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“Alon’s journey is as gripping and as seductive as his cooking…Lovely stories, terrific food.” —Yotam Ottolenghi, author of Jerusalem: A Cookbook

Regular:
Price: $45 |JCC Members: $40
(Includes Shabbat Dinner)

Tickets are only available to purchase in until Thursday, June 20, 2019

 

Package with Dinner and Book:
Price: $69 |JCC Members: $66
(Includes Shabbat Dinner & one signed copy of Shaya: An Odyssey of Food, My Journey Back to Israel)

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Mystery Flavor

July 11th, 2019
LFJCC David & Dorthea Garfield Theatre
Directed by Erin Peterson- The ACTORS don’t know what they’re auditioning for... The AUDIENCE doesn’t know what they’re in for!


JCompany Youth Theatre’s RAW Series celebrates exciting works of theatre in a dynamic way. Designed to introduce young artists to the fast pace of professional musical theatre, this series will keep you on your toes as we put a full length musical reading together in one week. On the last day, our cast, supported by professional directors and musicians, takes the stage with books in hand, ready to rock. JCompany artists and audiences alike will be dazzled by this whole new level of artistic athleticism and storytelling.

Thursday, July 11th, 2019 at 7:00pm Add to Cart


Sephardic Cooking Class

Thursday, July 18, 2019 | 6:00-8:00 pm
The Samuel and Rebecca Astor Judaica Library
Lawrence Family JCC
Debbie Kornberg of The Spice Way will demonstrate (and participants will then enjoy) how to create special Sephardic dishes. You’ll leave with all recipes and encouragement to try these at home!

General Admission
Price: $35 | JCC Members: $30

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Les Miserables

July 21st, 2019
LFJCC David & Dorthea Garfield Theatre
Directed by Erin Peterson-Winner of over 100 international awards and seen by over 70 million, this musical phenomenon is an epic tale of passion and redemption in the throes of revolution.


JCompany COMMUNITY Theatre’s RAW Series celebrates exciting works of theatre in a dynamic way. Designed to introduce artists to the fast pace of professional musical theatre, this series will keep you on your toes as we put a full length musical reading together in one week. This reading will feature JCompany High School artists, Parents, Alumni and Community Members!

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Daniel Silva
The New Girl: A Novel

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 7:00pm
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family JCC

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Daniel Silva, who has written 21 pulse-pounding spy and intrigue novels taken from tomorrow’s headlines, comes a stunning new thriller of vengeance, deception, and betrayal. At an exclusive private school in Switzerland, mystery surrounds the identity of the beautiful girl who arrives each morning and leaves each afternoon in a heavily protected motorcade fit for a head of state. She is said to be the daughter of a wealthy international businessman. She is not. And when she is brutally kidnapped across the border in the Haute-Savoie region of France, Gabriel Allon, the legendary chief of Israeli intelligence, is thrust into a deadly secret war with an old enemy that will determine the future of the Middle East—and perhaps the world. Book signing to follow.
“[The] world-class practitioner of spy fiction.” —Washington Post
Includes one copy of The New Girl: A Novel

General Admission Seating
Price: $38 | JCC Members: $35

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A Path Forward: Dialogue Series | National Conflict Resolution Center

Tuesday, July 25, 2019 at 5:30 pm
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family JCC

The National Conflict Resolution Center (NCRC), along with the JCC, invites you to join a dialogue series that brings together interfaith and secular communities, reflecting the cultural diversity in our region. By breaking down barriers and building new connections, we can address the divisiveness and polarization in our society. Together we will learn and practice how to communicate in a way that will restore a strong sense of community.

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Emmet Cohen Trio

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 8:00 pm

David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family JCC

Harlem-based jazz piano phenomenon Emmet Cohen makes his San Diego debut backed by his all-star trio, including drummer Kyle Poole, recently on tour with Cécile McLorin Salvant, and Russell Hall, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert bassist. Cohen will blow you away with his astonishing technique, innovative sound, and exuberant charm. A recognized prodigy, he has emerged as one of his generation's pivotal figures in jazz.
“Cohen isn’t turning out cheetah-fast melodic lines for the sake of flash. And he’s not overcompensating. His nimble touch, measured stride and warm harmonic vocabulary indicate he’s above any convoluted technical showmanship.” — Downbeat Magazine

General Admission Seating
Price: $28 | JCC Members: $23

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Power of Protest: The Movement to Free Soviet Jews

Tuesday, August 27 - Sunday, September 29, 2019
*Opening Night Reception: Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at 7:00pm


Gotthelf Art Gallery
Lawrence Family JCC

The personal stories of American Jewish activists and Soviet Jews – known as refuseniks – will be brought to life in Power of Protest: The Movement to Free Soviet Jews, a new traveling exhibition created by NMAJH. It will explore the significance of this dramatic, risky, and emotionally fraught social justice movement, what The Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg has called "the most successful human rights campaign of our time." After World War II, Jews who lived in the Soviet Union were denied the rights to live freely, practice Judaism, or leave the country. A worldwide human rights effort on their behalf brought together organizations, student activists, community leaders, and thousands of individuals – and reached the highest echelons of the American government. The exhibition will serve as a reminder of the unique promise of religious freedom and our continuing responsibility to preserve and protect that freedom.

Power of Protest: The Movement to Free Soviet Jews was created by the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia and this project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services

*In conjunction with the August 27 opening, Rabbi Ralph Dalin will share some of his personal insights and experiences from his years of activism in the Soviet Jewry movement on the national and local level.

Price: Free

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Semi(te) Sweet: On Jews and Chocolate

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - Thursday, January 31, 2020
Opening Night Reception: Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 7:00pm


Gotthelf Art Gallery
Lawrence Family JCC

A tin of Barton’s Almond Kisses. A stretchy yellow pouch of Elite Gelt. Imagine the intersection of Jewish life and chocolate, and those are the markers that likely come to mind. Less likely, but no less pivotal is the liquid delicacy that Inquisition-era Sephardi Jews introduced to France. Semi[te] Sweet: On Jews and Chocolate features tantalizing historical and contemporary archival materials, decorative arts and bibliographic materials that celebrate these contributions of Jews to the business of chocolate.

Price: Free

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Blue Like Me: The Art of Siona Benjamin

Tuesday, February 25 - Sunday, May 31, 2020
Opening Night Reception: Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 7:00pm


Gotthelf Art Gallery
Lawrence Family JCC

Siona Benjamin is a painter originally from Bombay, now living in the US. Her work reflects her background of being brought up Jewish in a predominantly Hindu and Muslim India. In her paintings she combines the imagery of her past with the role she plays in America today, making a mosaic inspired by both Indian miniature paintings and Sephardic icons.

Price: Free

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