Events Calendar

 

 

Aug
19
Sun
Jewish Film Festival Underwriter Kickoff Party and Screening
Aug 19 @ 5:30 pm

Film Festival Underwriters at the Cast level or above receive a special invitation to join us for the 29th Annual Film Festival season Kickoff Party. Enjoy a fabulous evening of beer, wine, catered hors d’oeuvres, and priority seating at the screening of Sam Spiegel: Conquering Hollywood. Following the film, Q&A with special guest Robert De Young, director.

Free to Underwriters at the Cast level or above. Fan level Underwriters are invited to purchase a ticket to the Kickoff Party and screening for only $35.

To become an Underwriter & to RSVP for the Kickoff Party, please contact Shannon Merrill at shannonm@lfjcc.org or (858) 362-1347.

Mar
17
Sun
Purim Carnival at Beth Israel
Mar 17 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Preschool families are encouraged to attend the carnival starting at 11:00 am.
Religious School will conclude at the usual 11:30 to join in on the fun!

EVERYONE is invited from 11:30-2:00 pm.

Purchase a wristband to go on all rides and games!
(children 2 and under do NOT need a wristband)

We will have some great prize baskets again for the raffle! Raffle tickets may be purchased before and on the day of the event- they are good for raffle and food.

Great food options will be available for purchase with raffle tickets.

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
8
Mon
Shakespeare’s Shylock and the Legend of the Wandering Jew – with Galit Hasan-Rokem
Apr 8 @ 5:00 pm
This talk presents a new reading of Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice, using historical evidence to put the play in conversation with the legend of the
Wandering Jew.
Apr
28
Sun
Yom HaShoah Community Holocaust Commemoration
Apr 28 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Join Lawrence Family JCC at this event to remember victims of the Holocaust, honor its survivors and teach future generations.

May
15
Wed
Israel Story Live
May 15 @ 8:00 pm

Join Lawrence Family JCC for an evening of magical live radio with the creators of Israel Story (Sipur Yisraeli)—the award-winning radio show and podcast that is one of the most popular programs in Israel, where it is aired nationally, on prime-time. With its unique blend of live storytelling and surprising multimedia, Israel Story introduces us to a different Israel, one that we rarely get a chance to see: life-sized, nuanced, funny and touching. These are everyday stories, told by, and about, regular Israelis.