Jewish Education Upcoming Events

Bereshit II: The Story of the First Jewish Family

Wednesdays, September 4-November 20, 2019 | 10:00-11:30 am
The Samuel and Rebecca Astor Judaica Library
Lawrence Family JCC

This course, led by Rabbi Lenore Bohm, follows the development of the first Jewish family, with stories of sibling rivalry, wrestling with an angel, palace seduction, rape, and reconciliation.

Price: $250 | JCC Members: $200*
Textbooks: $45

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Self-Care through Expressive Arts

Thursdays | September 12- October 17 | 7:00-8:30 pm
Fridays | September 13- October 18 | 9:30-11:00 am

Rehearsal Room
Lawrence Family JCC

Join us for this 6 week Expressive Arts workshop designed to nurture our innate creativity as a resource for self-care! Connect with others in a relaxing environment using an exciting variety of mediums through a Jewish lens.
All levels of art experience are welcome.
This series will be facilitated by Natalie Sery Cruz, multi-media artist and Expressive Arts Therapist. Natalie has worked with individuals and families through the arts for over ten years.

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Fridays | September 13-October 18, 2019 | 9:30-11:00 am Add to Cart

Sephardic Festival

September 14-15, 2019
Lawrence Family JCC

Join us for San Diego’s inaugural Sephardic Festival! This two-day festival begins with an evening of community and film, featuring a documentary that showcases the stories of San Diego’s very own Sephardim and a feature film about the ever-lasting connection of three Sephardic mothers and sisters. On Sunday, the shuk will liven the day with food, Sephardic games for kids, booths with items for purchase and educational materials. Finally, the festival concludes with a performance by the Alhambra Sephardic Music Ensemble, an internationally-recognized group. We welcome you to this exciting weekend to celebrate the Sephardic culture!
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Sephardic Festival

Beginning Conversational Hebrew

Wednesdays, September 18-December 11, 2019 | 7:00-8:30 pm
Youth J Team Room
Lawrence Family JCC

Come and learn basic Hebrew vocabulary and improve your conversation skills. While most of the class will be dedicated to speaking, there will be time to practice reading as well. Instructor Orli Moses is an enthusiastic and experienced teacher of all levels of Hebrew - she will make it fun and interesting! Book provided.

Instructor: Orli Moses

Price: $145 | JCC Member Price: $120

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Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning: 2019-2020 Core Curriculum

Thursdays, September 19, 2019-May 14, 2020 | 10:00 am-12:15 pm
Epstein Music Studio
Lawrence Family JCC

For 27 weeks, Melton students will embark on a journey that strengthens their relationship to Judaism, with lessons surrounding life and death, society, ethics and morality, historical events and future challenges.
2019-2020 topics: Ethics of Jewish Living and Crossroads of Jewish History

Price: $500 | JCC Members: $400*
Textbooks: $60

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From Mendelssohn to Mahler: Art and the Politics of Race

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 | 10:30-11:30 am
Coronado Public Library
640 Orange Avenue, Coronado

Pre-concert Lecturer for the San Diego Symphony Nuvi Mehta will lead a talk on brief biographies of Mendelssohn and Mahler with a discussion on the music of their times, including examples from Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Mahler’s fifth symphony.

Price: Free

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Jewish Medical Ethics: A 21st Century Discussion

Tuesdays, January 14-March 31, 2020 | 7:00-8:30 pm
Shel Peller Executive Board Room
Lawrence Family JCC

This new curriculum written by Rabbi Elliot Dorff, PhD and taught by Rabbi Ralph Dalin, Jewish Medical Ethics explores Jewish approaches to a number of 21st century ethical issues, including human cloning, surrogate motherhood, genetic identity, assisted suicide, and genetic manipulation.

Price: $250 | JCC Members: $200*
Textbooks: $45

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