Events Calendar

 

 

Mar
31
Sun
Art of Aging with Lenore Bohm
Mar 31 @ 4:00 pm

Join Rabbi Lenore Bohm as she leads a private tour and dinner discussion of the art exhibit created by the Hebrew Union College Jewish Institute of Religion Museum. The Art of Aging is a fine arts exhibition that celebrates the positive aspects of maturity through the lens of Jewish values. The exhibit explores the ways in which aging is less than an inexorable process and more of a lifelong journey affecting the dynamics of human relationships, creativity, memory, continuity and growth.

Tour begins at 4:00 pm at the JCC, dinner is at 5:30 pm at Beth Israel.

Apr
3
Wed
Famous Father Girl: A Memoir of Growing Up Bernstein
Apr 3 @ 7:00 pm

Jamie Bernstein the oldest daughter of Leonard Bernstein, one of the 20th century’s most revered musicians, offers a rare look at her father on the centennial of his birth. Chief conductor of the New York Philharmonic, composer of West Side Story, Candide, On the Waterfront, and On the Town, Renaissance artist in a variety of musical forms, humanitarian and all-around celebrity, he held court with everyone from the Kennedys to the Black Panthers to John Lennon. In this intimate portrait of a complicated and occasionally tormented artist and father, Jamie Bernstein—a celebrated concert narrator, broadcaster, journalist, poet, and radio producer/host in her own right—tells a great American story about one of the greatest Americans of the modern age.

“In the year of Leonard Bernstein’s centenary, with its worldwide celebrations, this book is a startling inside view…a story of encompassing family love, Jewish-American style, with all its glories and corrosions.” –The New Yorker

Apr
5
Fri
Shabbat with Nathan Englander
Apr 5 @ 6:30 pm

Join Pulitzer finalist Nathan Englander (Dinner at the Center of the Earth, What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank) for Shabbat dinner and conversation about his best work yet—a brilliant satire, reminiscent of early Philip Roth, about a son’s failure to say Kaddish for his dead father. Larry is an atheist in a family of orthodox Memphis Jews. When his father dies, it is his responsibility as the surviving son to recite the Kaddish, the Jewish prayer for the dead, every day for eleven months. Larry refuses—thus imperiling the fate of his father’s soul. To appease his family, he hires a stranger through a website called kaddish.com to recite the daily prayer and shepherd his father’s soul safely to rest. For full menu visit sdcjc.org.

Apr
6
Sat
Thinking Shakespeare Live! 2019
Apr 6 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

In this lively 90-minute program, Barry Edelstein, called by NPR “one of the country’s leading Shakespeareans,” provides audiences a unique opportunity to learn the methods he imparts to professional actors in the rehearsal room. As Edelstein and three skilled actors demonstrate these techniques live on stage, this entertaining behind-the-scenes look at the creative process offers a primer on the tools used to hear and understand Shakespeare. With humor and insight, it brings audiences into the intoxicating world of the Bard and shows how his masterful poetry can come to life for everyone.

Apr
11
Thu
LIVE ARTS FEST 2019: bkSoul’s “Get Free”
Apr 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Get Free centers on the possibilities after destruction and the recourse for holism and healing. We find refuge in the other, an other that dismantles oppression and the exploitation of our bodies and the systems that enforce these inequalities.

Apr
19
Fri
Women’s Film Festival San Diego
Apr 19 @ 6:00 pm
The Women’s Film Festival San Diego will take place April 19 – 20, 2019 at the Lyceum Theatre in Horton Plaza. This annual film festival was created to celebrate women’s stories and experiences through film. The two day festival highlights the importance of female representation in the film industry, including women both in front of and behind the camera.
Apr
20
Sat
Women’s Film Festival San Diego
Apr 20 @ 6:00 pm
The Women’s Film Festival San Diego will take place April 19 – 20, 2019 at the Lyceum Theatre in Horton Plaza. This annual film festival was created to celebrate women’s stories and experiences through film. The two day festival highlights the importance of female representation in the film industry, including women both in front of and behind the camera.