Events Calendar

 

 

Jun
8
Fri
Friday Forum at JCC
Jun 8 @ 10:15 am – 11:45 am

Friday Forum (All ages)

Fridays • 10:15–11:45 A.M. (no meetings on 7/3)
Speakers lead discussions on various topics such as Israel and the Middle East, anti-Semitism, the Jewish community locally, nationally and abroad, health issues, and more.
Price: $2.50; JCC Member Price: $2

Jan
30
Wed
“The Great Man”
Jan 30 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Jose Ferrer directed this brash, hard-bitten expose. A probing reporter (Ferrer) is tasked with assembling a crowd-pleasing tribute to a renowned broadcaster after his death. The emerging collage is of an autocratic, narcissistic heel loved by everybody, except those who hated him. The broadcaster’s populist ways and colossal ego were the model for the cracker-barrel demagogue in “A Face in the Crowd”. Discussion after the film.

Continuing Education Center of Rancho Bernardo

 

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
2
Tue
DayTimers Book Club
Apr 2 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
DayTimers Book Club members share the wonder they discover “between the lines.” Men and women are welcome! Please RSVP at least one week in advance to Randy Savarese. No fee (for Beth Israel members).
April Book Pick: Pachinko – Min Jin Lee
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.

May
20
Mon
Art of Aging with Lenore Bohm
May 20 @ 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.