Jewish Education Upcoming Events

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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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


Sephardic Shabbat Cooking Class

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 | 6:30-8:30 pm
Epstein Music Studio
Lawrence Family JCC

Epstein Music Studio
Lawrence Family JCC
Debbie Kornberg of The Spice Way will demonstrate (and participants will then enjoy) how to create special Sephardic dishes in preparation for your own Shabbat dinner. You’ll leave with all recipes and encouragement to try these at home!

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

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Talmud for Dummies

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 | 10:30-11:30 am
Coronado Public Library
640 Orange Avenue, Coronado

The Talmud was compiled 1,500 years ago as a way to preserve the oral traditions of the Jewish faith. Since then, it has challenged and thrilled those who have studied it with its complex approach to exploring ideas from virtually every possible angle. This talk will describe the unique historical situation which led to the Talmud’s formation, its importance to the development of modern Judaism, and make the ancient text of the 'oral Torah' more accessible for all.

Price: Free

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Jews, Roma, Countrymen Lend Me Your Ears: The Relationship Between the Jewish and Roma Musicians in Eastern Europe

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 | 10:30-11:30 am
Coronado Public Library
640 Orange Avenue, Coronado

The Jews and Roma musicians profoundly influenced each other, borrowing melodies, instrumental techniques and often playing in each other’s bands. This lecture by Yale Strom will examine the fascinating symbiotic relationship between these musicians as they coexisted in Eastern Europe.

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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