Senior Adult Department

The Senior Adult Department of the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center promotes Jewish cultural heritage and values by providing social, educational, and recreational programs. Through these programs we strengthen our connections to our community and keep alive our history and traditions. The Senior Adult Program encourages us to learn, grow and enrich our lives among others who share our values.

To sign up to receive the bi-monthly senior newsletter, The Shofar, call 858.362.1141.

For more information on events in this section, contact Melanie Rubin or Ilene Greenspan in the JCC Senior Department: 858.362.1141 or

Unless otherwise noted, events will take place at the JCC.

Click here for upcoming special senior adult events!

Day at the SD County Fair

Wednesday, June 27 at 12:30PM Meet bus at JCC at 12:30PM; will return to JCC approximately 6:00PM (time subject to change)

The sights, the sounds, the smells (the shopping!)…..everyone is sure to come away with pleasant memories (and maybe some souvenirs) after visiting the Fair!

Price: $20; JCC Member Price: $16 (includes bus and admission)
RSVP by June 20

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Middle East Update

Wednesday, July 11 at Noon-1:30PM
Lawrence Family JCC

Mark Silberstein will be visiting from Israel to give us an update on the Middle East. Come to this very informative Lunch and Learn, complete with a light Israeli style lunch served during the program.

Price: $12; JCC Member Price: $10

RSVP by July 2 online or call Senior Department (858) 362-1141

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Annual Day at the Races

Wednesday, July 25 at 12:15PM
Meet bus at JCC at 12:15PM; will return to JCC approximately 6:00PM (times subject to change)

Whether your horse wins, places, or shows, everyone has fun where the surf meets the turf at Del Mar! Food and beverage concessions are available for purchase or bring your own lunch.

Register online or call Melanie or Ilene in the JCC Senior Dept. (858) 362-1141. Limited # of tickets available and they go almost as fast as the horses, so reserve yours today!

Price: $25; JCC Member Price: $20
(Includes bus from JCC, admission, seat in shaded Clubhouse area, and Horseracing 101 Lesson on Wednesday, July 18 at 10:00 A.M. at JCC)

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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Sunday, August 5 at 12:30PM
Meet bus at JCC at 12:30 PM to go to the North Coast Rep for a 2:00PM show; will return to JCC approximately 4:30PM

This timeless musical will bring sheer joy and, infectious high spirits with classic songs like “Comedy Tonight,” “Lovely,” and “Everybody Ought to Have A Maid”.

Price: $50; JCC Member Price: $42
(Price includes bus and ticket to performance)
RSVP by July 20
Sorry, no refunds unless JCC cancels

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Bernstein at 100

Tuesday, August 14 at 8:00AM
Meet bus at JCC 8:00AM; should return to JCC approximately 7:00PM

We’re chartering a bus to the Skirball Cultural Center in LA to view The Bernstein at 100 exhibit. Leonard Bernstein at 100 celebrates the centennial of America's greatest classical composer and conductor. Drawing from more than 150 photographs, personal items, papers, scores, correspondence, costumes, furniture, and films, this exhibit is the most comprehensive retrospective of Bernstein's life and career ever staged in a museum setting.

Limited # of spaces available so RSVP early! Register online or call the Senior Department at (858) 362-1141.

Price: $80; JCC Member Price: $65
(Includes bus, entrance to museum, and docent tour; lunch on your own)

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Do You Know a Senior Woman Who Would Benefit From Social & Community Connection?

Do you know any Jewish women age 75 or older who are isolated and would like to make connections in the community? Thanks to a generous grant from the Jewish Women’s Foundation, the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, JACOBS FAMILY CAMPUS, and Jewish Family Service are collaborating to provide vital assistance and social programs to this population.

You are never too old to celebrate life, Jewish community connection, and friendship.

Living alone doesn’t have to mean feeling lonely. Jewish Family Service and the
Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, JACOBS FAMILY CAMPUS are collaborating to
provide vital assistance and social programs for older Jewish women—in their homes and
out in the community—thanks to a generous grant from the Jewish Women’s Foundation.

You can help connect an isolated senior woman to our compassionate Jewish community:
• Exercise, art, and computer classes; lectures on current events; and entertainment
• Holiday celebrations with community
• Door-to-door transportation to shopping, medical appointments, and synagogues; fun, group excursions
• Hot, kosher meals delivered to her home or served in a nearby Social & Wellness Center
• Help making minor home repairs and conducting a safety check of your home

Take the First Step – Give Us a Call
JFS Aging & Wellness Services • (858) 637-3040
JCC Senior Dept. • (858) 362-1141
• Assistance with errands and light housekeeping
• Friendships with seniors and the opportunity to mentor younger adults and teens
• Help coordinating healthcare and communicating with your medical team

Click here for flier with more details.


Services Offered


If you need a ride to the JCC, contact On the Go Transportation Solutions for Older Adults. You can also get rides to synagogues, medical appointments, shopping, and more. ON THE GO WEBSITE >


Free counseling at the JCC once a month! The Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP) provides individual and confidential counseling related to Medicare and long term care insurance. State certified HICAP counselors can help you with these services and more:

• Understand your Medicare benefits.
• Review Medicare Advantage options (HMO, PPO, PFFS).
• Compare Part D drug plans.

HICAP counseling on Medicare will be at the JCC once a month on the third Tuesday for one hour appointments between 12:00 and 3:00 P.M. To make an appointment with a counselor call 1-800-434-0222 or 858-565-8772.


Free legal guidance and counseling opportunities on the third Friday of each month (mornings, by appointment) in the Garb Senior Activity Center. For an appointment, contact Melanie Rubin: 858.362.1141

Teen Technology Tutors for Seniors

Wednesdays, 10:00 - 11:00 A.M.
June 27, July 11, July 18, July 25

Who do you turn to when you have questions about your computer and/or smartphone? Your grandkids? Never fear if they’re not here, we have teens for you! Whether you want to make font sizes larger on your screen and phone, establish a Skype or Facebook account, learn word processing tips, set up email, take photos with your phone, or whatever, come learn from the younger generation how it is done on your device!

This free service is a collaboration between the JCC Senior & Teen Departments, the JCC's Teen Leadership Council, and Camp Jaycee CITs.

RSVP in advance to Senior Dept., (858) 362-1141 with the date(s) you would like to attend and the type of device with which you need assistance. Bring your charged device and questions.



Please stop by the Senior Department offices to fill out an "Emergency Form." These will only be used in case something should happen to you while participating in a JCC program or working out in our facility. We need to know whom to contact on your behalf (closest relative, preferred hospital, doctor's number, etc.). If you haven't completed one recently, please provide us with a new one so that we have the most current information available.