2018 Community Purim Carnival

All carnival attendees require a wristband. Please register everyone in your party by clicking the applicable "purchase" link above.

Children Ages 3 & Up: $18, includes all games & rides (please pre-register & pay above)
Children Age 2 & Under: Free (please pre-register above)
Adults: Free, entrance only (please pre-register above)

Sunday, February 25 2018
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

2018 Community Purim Carnival

Jumpies, swings, game truck, extreme air, face painting & more! Don't miss the 2018 Community Purim Carnival!

Co-hosted by Congregation Beth Am, Congregation Beth El, Beth Israel, Ohr Shalom Synagogue and the Lawrence Family JCC!

Carnival held at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, 4126 Executive Drive, La Jolla, California 92037.

Chance Drawing 1 Ticket Add to Cart

Chance Drawing 6 Tickets Add to Cart

Chance Drawing 12 Tickets Add to Cart

Disney's Beauty and the Beast

March 2-18, 2018
"Be Our Guest!" The Academy Award-winning film comes to life in this romantic and beloved take on the classic fairytale. Step into this enchanted world, an international sensation that has played to over 35 million people in 13 countries worldwide. The classic story follows Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, a young prince trapped by the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity. This "tale as old as time" is filled with some of Disney’s best musical fare such as “Be Our Guest,” “Belle,” “Home,” and of course the Oscar-winning title song, “Beauty And The Beast.”

Beauty & the Beast 3/3 @ 8 PM Add to Cart

Beauty & the Beast 3/4 @ 1 PM Add to Cart

Beauty & the Beast 3/4 @ 4:30 Add to Cart

Beauty & the Beast 3/10 @ 8 PM Add to Cart

Beauty & the Beast 3/11 @ 1 PM Add to Cart

Beauty & the Beast 3/11 @ 4:30 Add to Cart

Beauty & the Beast 3/17 @ 8 PM Add to Cart

Beauty & the Beast 3/18 @ 1 PM Add to Cart

Beauty & the Beast 3/18 @ 4:30 Add to Cart

Mark Cantor's Giants of Jazz on Film

Wednesdays - January 24, March 7, and May 9 2018 at 7PM

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

David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Price for individual shows: $25; JCC Member Price: $20
Series price: $57; JCC Member $45
Questions: JCC Box Office (858) 362-1348

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Bop Wednesday, March 7 Add to Cart

Jazz Vocals and the Great American Songbook - May 9 Add to Cart

Ask The Trainer Series

When: All talks will be given the 2nd Thursday of the month.
All talks are free but you must sign up in order to reserve your spot.
Where: Balanced Mind Meditation Center

January 11th- Back Health- with trainers Rebecca Teriete and Susan Sange
Ferburary 8th- Performance Training- with trainer Moe Dorn
March 8th- The Sitting Disease- with trainer Taylor Teigen
April 12th- Effects of Excercise on Hypertension-with trainer Nathan Poole

The Sitting Disease Add to Cart

Jacob Goldberg Lectures

Don’t miss Professor Goldberg’s unique ability to synthesize the state of middle east affairs. Professor Jacob Goldberg (Ph.D from Harvard University in Middle East politics) was a former Senior Advisor to Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak.

March 12 at 7:00pm
A New Middle East landscape – Arab Decline and Ascendance of Iran

March 13 at 7:00 pm
Can Saudi Arabia lead Sunni-Arabs against Shiite-Iran? Will the US join?

March 14 at 7:00pm
Israel at 70: Strategic Challenges, Domestic Polarization and a Thriving Economy

*Topics are subject to change.

David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Box Office: (858) 362-1348

Price for all three lectures: $57; JCC Member Price for all three lectures: $45 Buy Series!
Price Per Night: $25; JCC Member Price: $20

Jacob Goldberg -March 12, 2018 Add to Cart

Jacob Goldberg -March 13, 2018 Add to Cart

Jacob Goldberg -March 14, 2018 Add to Cart

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

March 15, April 19, May 17, June 14 at 7:00–8:45 PM

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

Lawrence Family JCC
Price: $10, Men, women, and children over 12 are welcome
Box Office (858) 362-1348

Challah Circles: March 15 Add to Cart

Challah Circles: April 19 Add to Cart

Challah Circles: May 17 Add to Cart

Challah Circles: June 14 Add to Cart

Senior Model Seder

Friday March 23rd, 12:00-1:30pm
Join your JCC "family" for our annual event with Rabbi Scott Meltzer as he gives us new perspectives to the traditional rituals of the Passover holiday. Light lunch served with ceremonial foods.

Senior Model Seder Add to Cart

The Klezmatics with Special Guest Joshua Nelson: Brother Moses Smote the Water

March 28, 2018 at 7:30pm
Just in time for Passover, klezmer and gospel collide with brilliant and euphoric results. The gutsy, Grammy-winning band that defines klezmer’s edge teams up with a special guest artist who sings Black-Jewish soul that recalls Mahalia Jackson. A cross-cultural celebration of freedom songs from the Jewish and African-American traditions, illustrating their spiritual common ground while weaving a musical story of inspiration and social action.

“The Klezmatics are wonderful…a piece of genius.” — Pete Seeger
“The next big thing in music.” —Oprah Winfrey

David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Assigned Seating
Tier 1 Price: $75
Tier 2 Price: $55; JCC Member Price: $45
Tier 3 Price: $45; JCC Member Price: $35
Door Price: $40–$80 ($5 more)

JCC BOX OFFICE - (858) 362-1348 or sdcjc.org/boxoffice

The Klezmatics with Special Guest Joshua Nelson: Brother Moses Smote the Water Add to Cart

Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery

April 22, 2018, Sunday matinee
12:45 P.M. meet bus at JCC to go to the Scripps Ranch Theatre for a 2:00 P.M. Show
Will return to JCC approx. 4:30 P.M.

Comedic genius Ken Ludwig turns Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic The Hound of the Baskervilles on its head and transforms it through theatrical inventiveness into a madcap comedy-adventure. Sherlock Holmes is on the case. The male heirs of the Baskerville line are being dispatched one by one. To find their ingenious killer, Holmes and Watson must brave the desolate moors before a family curse dooms its newest heir. Watch as our intrepid investigators try to escape a dizzying web of clues, silly accents, disguises, and deceit as five actors deftly portray more than forty characters. Does a wild hellhound prowl the moors of Devonshire? Join the fun and see how far from elementary the truth can be.

Price: $39; JCC Member Price: $31
Sorry, no refunds unless JCC cancels

Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery Add to Cart


May 4-13, 2018
It’s way beyond GREASE... It’s HAIRSPRAY!
“You Can't Stop the Beat” in this big, bold, and beautiful musical about one girl's inspiring dream to dance. The 1950s are out, and change is in the air! Hairspray, winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, is a family-friendly musical, piled bouffant-high with romance and laughter. It's 1962 in Baltimore, and the lovable plus-size teen, Tracy Turnblad, has only one desire – to dance on the popular "Corny Collins Show." When she finally gets her shot, she is transformed from social outcast to sudden star... all without denting her 'do! Including all your favorites like "Good Morning Baltimore," "Welcome To The 60's," "Big, Blonde And Beautiful," and "You Can't Stop The Beat."
“As light and bouncy as a bubble of gum!” - The Observer

Hairspray 5/05 at 8:00 PM Add to Cart

Hairspray 5/06 at 1:00 PM Add to Cart

Hairspray 5/06 at 4:30 PM Add to Cart

Hairspray 5/12 at 8:00 PM Add to Cart

Hairspray 5/13 at 1:00 PM Add to Cart

Hairspray 5/13 at 4:30 PM Add to Cart