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Ghosts of the Gaslamp Walking Tour

at Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House - Gaslamp Quarter 410 Island Ave, San Diego, California 92101

Take a stroll through the Gaslamp’s haunted history with Davis-Horton House historian, Sandee Wilhoit, who will recount ghostly happenings of the past……and of the present. Visit hotels, saloons, brothels and a long-ago funeral parlor, and end your tour INSIDE the Gaslamp’s most haunted edifice – the Davis-Horton House. The tour takes place...

Friday Nov 22nd, 5pm - 7pm

Gaslamp Saturday Walking Tour

at Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House - Gaslamp Quarter 410 Island Ave, San Diego, California 92101

Opening a window to San Diego’s past, the Gaslamp Quarter Historical Foundation showcases the history of the Davis-Horton House built in 1850, as well as walking tours of the historic Gaslamp Quarter. This walking tour takes place every Saturday starting at the Davis-Horton House. The tour takes place rain or shine: NO REFUNDS. The tour includes...

Saturday Nov 16th, 11am - 12:30pm

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Gaslamp Thursday Walking Tour

at Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House - Gaslamp Quarter 410 Island Ave, San Diego, California 92101

Opening a window to San Diego’s past, the Gaslamp Quarter Historical Foundation showcases the history of the Davis-Horton House built in 1850, as well as walking tours of the historic Gaslamp Quarter. This walking tour takes place every Thursday starting at the Davis-Horton House. The tour takes place rain or shine: NO REFUNDS. The tour includes...

Thursday Nov 21st, 1pm - 2:30pm

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Matti Friedman - Secret Lives at the Birth of Israel

at Lawrence Family JCC - La Jolla Village 4126 Executive Drive, La Jolla, , La Jolla, California 92037

MATTI FRIEDMAN-SPIES OF NO COUNTRY: SECRET LIVES AT THE BIRTH OF ISRAEL A tale of Israel’s first spies who would emerge, after Israel’s War of Independence, as the nucleus of the Mossad, Israel’s vaunted intelligence agency. It’s about the complicated identities of these young spies, but it’s also about Israel’s own slippery and fascinating...

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$18

Israel’s Milestones and Their Meanings

at Lawrence Family JCC - University City 4126 Executive Dr, La Jolla, California 92037

This innovative new course explores the pivotal events of 1947 and 1967 - following the 1917 Balfour Declaration - as key moments when Zionism unleashed new thinking about the meaning of Jewishness for generations to come.  This course engages participants in an open and pluralistic discussion about issues of peoplehood, ethics and theology as...

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$150

5 sessions

Celebrate San Diego

at Lawrence Family JCC - Cardiff by the Sea 3575 Manchester Ave, Encinitas, California 92007

How have Jews shaped San Diego and how has San Diego shaped the Jewish American experience? This lecture uses the San Diego History Center’s current exhibition as a springboard to address these questions, using art, artifacts, documents and video, to present a historical narrative of San Diego Jewish life that considers the interplay between region...

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The Star and the Crescent

at Lawrence Family JCC - Lake Murray 6660 Cowles Mountain Blvd, San Diego, California 92119

Explore the historical evolution of the relationship between Judaism and Islam, between Jews and Muslims, broadening our understanding and challenging our assumptions. 

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$140

8 sessions

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Mystery of the Golden Calf

at Lawrence Family JCC - Cardiff by the Sea 3575 Manchester Ave, Encinitas, California 92007

One of the most well-known but surprising stories in the Hebrew Bible is the story of the Golden Calf at Mount Sinai. We will study the story in its context and discuss its problems, solutions, and purpose.

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Free

Tapestry: A Community Celebration of Learning

at Lawrence Family JCC - La Jolla Village 4126 Executive Drive, La Jolla, , La Jolla, California 92037

Tapestry brings together hundreds of people from diverse ages, backgrounds, learning styles and interests for one evening to learn, socialize and be inspired. The evening will begin with a Community Havdalah and continue with two sessions (24 topics to choose from) and concludes with an Elegant Dessert Reception (*Dietary laws strictly observed) ...

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$45

Taste of Melton

at Lawrence Family JCC - La Jolla Village 4126 Executive Drive, La Jolla, , La Jolla, California 92037

You don’t have to be Jewish to LOVE Melton. Attend a FREE Taste of Melton and find out what’s behind the buzz. Melton Learning is a fun and open way to learn the basics (and beyond) of Judaism in a pluralistic environment designed for adults at all levels of knowledge and background. Melton classes begin  This sample lecture which will be...

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Free

From Sinai to Seinfeld: The History of Jewish Humor

at Lawrence Family JCC - University City 4126 Executive Dr, La Jolla, California 92037

Explore the treasure of irresistible jokes from the Israelite relationship with God to the growing divide between cultural and religious Judaism in the early 21st century. 

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$190

8 sessions

Women in the Rabbinate: Seeds Planted, Lessons Learned

at Lawrence Family JCC - Cardiff by the Sea 3575 Manchester Ave, Encinitas, California 92007

Rabbi Lenore Bohm was one of the first 50 women ordained by the Reform movement and the first woman rabbi to serve in San Diego County. In this presentation, Rabbi Bohm will talk about the events that led to the women being ordained in all movements of Judaism, beginning in 1972.  Amusing and unexpected vignettes from her life as a student, a...

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Free

Exhibit Tour: Celebrate San Diego

at Lawrence Family JCC - Balboa Park 1649 El Prado, San Diego, California 92101

Join the CJC for an exclusive curator-led tour of the San Diego History Center’s exhibit “Celebrate San Diego! The History and Heritage of San Diego’s Jewish Community.” Walk through the art, artifacts, documents and videos with Dr. Joellyn Zollman to explore the vibrant Jewish history in San Diego.  Produced in conjunction with the San...

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$25

Ballet for Musical Theatre (Ages 7-11)

at Lawrence Family JCC - La Jolla Village 4126 Executive Drive, La Jolla, , La Jolla, California 92037

This class will allow students the opportunity to explore the world of ballet and the many Broadway shows that use ballet technique - CATS, WEST SIDE STORY, and OKLAHOMA - just to name a few! While learning basic ballet technique for the stage, students will learn fun and exciting combinations inspired by musical theatre's best. 

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$110

Marc Chagall: Most Important 20th Century Jewish Artist

at Lawrence Family JCC - Coronado 640 Orange Ave, Coronado, California 92118

In this lecture Stark will discuss Mark Chagall, the world’s preeminent Jewish artist, a master of dreams and storytelling. Chagall’s unique expressive and poetic paintings will be discussed with their images of childhood memories, floating people, flying goats, brides and grooms and fiddlers on the roof.  We’ll look at Chagall's paintings,...

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