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 melanier@lfjcc.org

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


Click here for upcoming special senior adult events!

Newcomers' Meeting

Tuesday, August 28 at 1:30 P.M.

New to San Diego? Newly Single? Meet new people and get to know each other to do things around San Diego together (movies, travel, book discussions, game partners, lunch outings, etc.). Come to the JCC to kick start your new friendships! (Note: this is not a dating service).

Price: Free

RSVP to Senior Department at (858) 362-1141 by August 24

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The Shofar Factory: Tekiyah!

Wednesday, August 29, 4:00-5:00 PM
Gotthelf Art Gallery
Lawrence Family JCC

The Shofar Factory is a hands-on interactive workshop for the young and the young-at-heart. Prepare for Rosh HaShanah (the Jewish New Year) and make your very own shofar. Led by Rabbi Aron Teleshevsky, Director of Chabad Youth, this event invites participants to: learn and experience the entire shofar-making process from cleaning the horn to sanding and polishing, gain insight into the shofar’s significance, acquire skills to blow the shofar.

Registration requried by August 27, 2018
Please contact Laura Hurvitz 858-362-1116 if you have any questions.

Price: Free (includes one shofar per family. Participants must be at least 4 years of age to participate).
Additional shofars: $14 each.

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Senior Lunch & Concert in the Sukkah

Wednesday, September 26 at 12:30 P.M.

Celebrate the Jewish fall harvest festival of Sukkot with your senior friends at the JCC! Even if you have never shaken a lulav or smelled the fragrant etrog (ritual objects used for this Jewish holiday), you are welcome to join us for this special occasion, complete with lunch and entertainment!

Price: $16; JCC Member Price: $13

RSVP online or to the Senior Department at (858) 362-1141 by September 20

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The Romeros Concert

Sunday, October 7 at Noon
Meet bus at JCC at Noon for a 2:00 P.M. show at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts

Founded by the legendary Celedonio Romero with his sons in 1958, the Romeros have toured the world performing for two American Presidents, Pope John Paul II, the King of Spain and packed concert halls on nearly every continent. Hailed by the New York Times as “the Royal Family of the Guitar,” the Romeros will transform the Poway Center into a grand European concert hall!

Price: $65; JCC Member Price: $53
RSVP online or call the Senior Dept. at (858) 362-1141 by September 21

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Opera Bus 2018-2019 Opera Season

The Marriage of Figaro
Tuesday, October 23 at 4:45 P.M.

Meet bus at JCC at 4:45 P.M.

Rigoletto
Tuesday, February 5 at 4:45 P.M.

Meet bus at JCC at 4:45 P.M.

Carmen
Tuesday, April 2 at 4:45

Meet bus at JCC at 4:45 P.M.


The JCC Senior Dept. is arranging transportation to the Tuesday night main stage performances of the San Diego Opera 2018-2019 season at the Civic Theatre downtown. Purchase your own tickets through the San Diego Opera at (619) 533-7000 or at www.sdopera.com, then reserve your bus seat for each show you want to attend by calling Melanie or Ilene at the JCC (858) 362-1141.

Bus fee per show: $25; JCC Member Price per show: $18

Bus seating limited to first 20 who reserve with payment for each show. Payment required with reservation. Sorry, no refunds unless the JCC cancels. You are responsible for finding a replacement if you cancel.

More details in future Shofar newsletters

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Early Bird Shabbat Dinner

Friday, October 26 at 4:00 P.M.

Join us for an “early bird” Shabbat dinner at the JCC as over 20,000+ people from San Diego Jewish Community celebrates Shabbat together all over San Diego County. We will end in time for those who want to attend services at a synagogue.

Price: $20; JCC Member Price: $16

To RSVP call the Senior Dept. at (858) 362-1141 by October 19.

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Middle East Update

Friday, November 30 at 10:30 A.M.


Dan Schwimmer (Former chair of San Diego AIPAC-American Israel Public Affairs Committee) will give us an update on AIPAC and the Middle East. Refreshments will be served.

Price: $6; JCC Member Price: $4

RSVP to Melanie or Ilene in the Senior Dept., (858) 362-1141 by November 26

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Annual Senior Hanukkah Party

Tuesday, December 18 at 12:00 P.M.


Enjoy some of the tastiest homemade latkes in town at this pre-Hanukkah celebration! You'll savor the smell of these traditional potato pancakes from the minute you walk through the doors at the JCC to join your fellow senior friends in celebrating the holiday, complete with entertainment and of course, our Nierman preschoolers!

Price: $16; JCC Member Price: $13

RSVP to Senior Department at (858) 362-1141 by December 11

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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. To learn about advertising opportunities in The Shofar please click here.

For more information on events in this section, contact Melanie Rubin or Ilene Greenspan in the JCC Senior Department: 858.362.1141 or melanier@lfjcc.org
Unless otherwise noted, events will take place at the JCC.


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.


 

IN CASE OF EMERGENCY

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.