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We are excited to announce our inaugural season of Arts & Ideas. Experience new spins on old traditions, daring artistry, the chance to think deeply, to laugh and to dance. The artists and intellectuals who comprise the 2018-2019 season are visionaries who represent a wide spectrum of art forms from podcasts to hip-hop to the great American songbook. Get big saving with WITH SEASON PACKAGES!

 

Community Divided/Humanity United With March For Our Lives founding members Sofie Whitney and Brendan Duff

Sunday, June 2, 2019
Resource Fair: 4:00 pm | Seating: 4:30 pm | Discussion: 5:00 pm

David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family JCC

Since the tragedies at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, the March For Our Lives movement has taken a stand against senseless gun violence. The Parkland students work together with young leaders of all backgrounds from across the country to hold politicians accountable and combat the normalization of gun violence. The San Diego Center for Jewish Culture brings survivors of the Parkland shooting to San Diego to share Glimmer of Hope, the New York Times bestselling book by the founders of the movement that tells the story of how a group of teenagers raced to channel their rage and sorrow into action—and went on to create one of the largest youth-led movements in global history. These students bring their urgent conversation to San Diego, offering us a chance to come together and take action, refuse to remain passive, and work to create a safe and compassionate nation for our youth. An important conversation with Parkland shooting survivors Sofie Whitney and Brendan Duff.

 “Glimmer of Hope provides a blueprint for launching social change...”—NPR.org

General Admission Seating

Price: FREE to the public, but tickets required to enter. All ages welcome.
Resource Fair: 4:00 PM. Doors open at 4:30 PM. Q & A and book signing to follow event.

Books for purchase (100% of net proceeds from book sales benefit the March For Our Lives Action Fund).


Community Divided/Humanity United is generously funded by the County of San Diego’s Community Enhancement Program

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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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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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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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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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