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San Diego Center for Jewish Culture

May–August 2012

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Cover: Rich Little, comedian, performing as part of Look & Listen: Performing Arts Series Sponsored by Mickey Stern with Special Thanks to Roz Dermer Saturday, June 30, 2012 • 8:00 P.M.


San Diego Center for Jewish Culture

Calendar of Events May–August 2012 May 3 • 6:30 P.M. Broke-Ass Stuart, Stories from a Wandering Jew CJC In The Mix (For young adults in their 20s, 30s & 40s)

Travel writer and blogger Broke Ass Stuart tells his tale of being a modern-day wandering Jew. Stuart first made a name for himself in San Francisco, where he became a cult hero in the pricey city for his guide book Broke-Ass Stuart’s Guide to Living Cheaply in San Francisco. Come and learn his secrets for how to live life not as a rich person, but as a real person.

May Runs through May 23 9:00 A.M.–5:00 P.M. • Sunday–Friday Evolution in Resolution: Digital Art and Photography, Guest Curator: Joe Nalven Gotthelf Art Gallery Jewish artists have been working with digital media for several decades - in making their art and how it is presented. Whether their digital medium is painting, fractals, photography, whether photorealistic or abstract, whether collage or montage, or even mixed media, the work may seem to be as it once was, but there are surprising differences. These works often have a new take on what contemporary art is about. On the surface, things may not look so different…but they are. Gotthelf Art Gallery Free For information: Ilene Tatro (858) 362-1154 or gallery@lfjcc.com

Samuel and Rebecca Astor Judaica Library $12/JCC member; $15/Non-member For Tickets: JCC Box Office (858) 362-1348 For Information: Ilene Tatro (858) 362-1154

May 4–13, 2012 XANADU –The Musical (Seriously!) JHCompany Youth Theatre Xanadu follows the journey of a magical and beautiful Greek muse, Kira, who descends from Mt. Olympus to Venice Beach, California in 1980 on a quest to inspire a struggling artist (Sonny) to achieve the greatest artistic creation of all time—the first ROLLER DISCO! But when Kira falls into forbidden love with the mortal Sonny, her jealous sisters take advantage of the situation and chaos abounds. This hilarious, roller skating, musical adventure about following your dreams despite the limitations others set for you, rolls along to an original hit score that includes “Magic”, “I’m Alive”, “Have You Never Been Mellow” and “Xanadu”. David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre $14/JCC Member; $16/Non–member For Tickets: JCC Box Office (858) 362-1348

May 6 • 7:00 P.M. A Play Reading: Light Falling Down, written by Aimee Greenberg Holocaust Education Program Samuel and Rebecca Astor Judaica Library An authentic and haunting story, inspired by Holocaust survivors. The play deals with issues of identity, bravery, loss and forgiveness and asks the very delicate question: Can the children of both survivors and perpetrators co-exist? Samuel and Rebecca Astor Judaica Library $8/JCC member; $10/Non-member For Tickets: JCC Box Office (858) 362-1348 For Information: Marcia Tatz Wollner (858) 362-1174

May 7 & 8 • 7:00 P.M. Staged Reading: “Natasha and the Coat” by Deborah Stein Look & Listen: Performing Arts Series A hip, contemporary, young woman comes face to face with her 19th Century Jewish roots when she becomes entangled with a Hasidic family, and their young unmarried son. Coffee, a priceless fur coat, and a dry cleaner all play a part in this comic take on fashion, mysticism, and religious tradition. Presented in conjunction with the San Diego Lipinsky Jewish Arts Festival. Sponsored by Leichtag Foundation. May 7: David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre May 8: Carlsbad’s Dove Library, 1775 Dove Lane, Carlsbad CA 92011 $10/JCC Member; $12/Non-member For Information or to RSVP: Alex Leverant (858) 362-1362

JHCompany is proud to partner with La Jolla Playhouse for our entire 19th Season

Directed by Joey Landwehr


May 14 • 7:00 P.M. Nazis on the Run Gerald Steinacher Distinguished Speaker Series Adult Jewish Education In Nazis on the Run, historian Gerald Steinacher provides the true story of how the Nazis escaped their fate. Steinacher not only reveals how Nazi war criminals escaped from justice at the end of the Second World War, fleeing through the Tyrolean Alps to Italian seaports, but he also highlights the key roles played by the Red Cross, the Vatican, and the Secret Services of the major powers. Carlsbad Dove Library, 1775 Dove Lane, Carlsbad, CA 92011 $12/JCC Member; $14/Non-member For Tickets: JCC Box Office (858) 362-1348 For Information: Noah Hadas (858) 362-1327

May 17 • 6:30 P.M. Kosher Sex: The Path to Spiritual Intimacy CJC In The Mix (For young adults in their 20s, 30s & 40s) Led by Rabbi Avi Libman Congregation Beth El at 8660 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92037 $12/JCC member; $15/Non-member For Tickets: JCC Box Office (858) 362-1348 For Information: Ilene Tatro (858) 362-1154

May 19 • 8:00 P.M. Jazz Concert with Howard Alden Look & Listen: Performing Arts Series Inspired by recordings of Armstrong, Berlin and Goodman, Alden is considered by many to be one of the finest guitarists today. The critics’ only debate is whether or not he is one of the best or simply the best! Saturday, May 19th, hear Howard Alden and special guests Jon-Erik Kellso and Bob Magnusson in the Garfield Theatre for a memorable night of breathtaking music. Sponsored by U.S. Trust. David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre $25-28/JCC Member; $30-33/Non-member For Tickets: JCC Box Office (858) 362-1348 For Information: Alex Leverant (858) 362-1362

May 20 • 1:00 P.M. An Afternoon of Jazz Look & Listen: Performing Arts Series Explore the musical definition of jazz and enjoy watching those who play it best. There will also be a hands-on opportunity for youth and adults to survey a variety of musical instruments. Lawrence Family JCC $10/JCC Member; $12/Non-member For Tickets: JCC Box Office (858) 362-1348 For Information: Alex Leverant (858) 362-1362

May 21 • 7:00 P.M. Judaism in the 21st Century: Taking Jewish Wisdom Public Rabbi Irwin Kula, CLAL, National Jewish Center for Learning & Leadership Distinguished Speaker Series Adult Jewish Education The Annual Loraine Stern Lecture The Jewish challenge of the early 21st century is how to reimagine and retool an entire ancient tradition for a globalized world in which Jews are completely integrated and enjoy unprecedented power, freedom and affluence. Can Jewish wisdom compete in the global marketplace of ideas? Can Jewish practice speak beyond the “tribal need” to belong to the Jewish people? Can Jewish wisdom and practice speak to our shared human questions and yearnings? Can it be a global wisdom? David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre $12/JCC Member; $14/Non-member For Tickets: JCC Box Office (858) 362-1348 For Information: Noah Hadas (858) 362-1327

May–June Jewish Latino Film Series San Diego Jewish Film Festival Illuminating the lives of Jewish Latinos in America, this series explores the rich tapestry of a vibrant historical tradition. This series will take place around San Diego County in collaboration with the San Diego Latino Film Festival. For dates and show times visit www.mediaartscenter.org.

June Tuesdays, June 5–26 (4 sessions) 10:00 A.M.–11:30 A.M. or 7:00 P.M.–8:30 P.M. Kabbalah for Dummies Instructor: Noah Hadas Adult Jewish Education* Jewish mysticism, or Kabbalah, has been shrouded in mystery and tied in “red strings.” It is, however, simply a way of understanding the relationship between the infinitely incomprehensible (G-d) and the finite universe. In this class, we will study the Kabbalistic understanding of G-d, creation, and the human soul. Lawrence Family JCC & Congregation Beth Israel 9001 Town Centre Drive, San Diego, CA 92122 $60/JCC Member; $75/Non-member To Register or for more information: Susan Hagler (858) 362-1150

June 12 • 7:00 P.M. Screening of Holy Land Hardball CJC In The Mix (For young adults in their 20s, 30s & 40s)

Documentary on the Israel Baseball League, the film about the first and only season in the Israel Baseball League. Featuring Aaron Pribble, author of Pitching In The Promised Land, the book that chronicles Pribble’s experience playing in the first (and last) season of professional baseball in Israel. Cinema Under The Stars, 4040 Goldfinch Street San Diego, CA 92103 $22/JCC member; $27/Non-member For Tickets: JCC Box Office, (858) 362-1348 For Information: Ilene Tatro (858) 362-1154

June 13–17 (closed Saturday) Shop during JCC open hours Used Book Sale Samuel and Rebecca Astor Judaica Library • Author Autographed Books • Children’s Books • Judaic & Non-Judaic • Video, DVDs, etc. • Fiction & Non-fiction • Hardcover & Paperback First Floor of the Lawrence Family JCC Free, or $10 Entry Fee for Early-Bird Shopping Wednesday, June 13, 9:00 A.M.–12:00 P.M. To volunteer or for information: Susan Hagler (858) 362-1150


Tuesdays, July 3–31 (5 sessions) 10:00 A.M.–11:30 A.M. or 7:00 P.M.–8:30 P.M. American Jews and the Civil War: A Master Class Instructor: Dr. Joellyn Zollman Adult Jewish Education* In honor of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, this class will study the conflict through the lens of Jewish history, and with the aid of newly published sources. Students will expand their knowledge of the 19th century American Jewish community and deepen their understanding of American history. Lawrence Family JCC $75/JCC Member; $90/Non-member To Register or for more information: Susan Hagler (858) 362-1150

June 30 • 8:00 P.M. Laugh Out Loud! with Rich Little Sponsored by Mickey Stern Special Thanks to Roz Dermer

Look & Listen: Performing Arts Series Laugh out loud as the master mimic of more than 200 voices, Rich Little, creates characters such as Edith Bunker, Kermit the Frog, Robin Leach, Dr. Ruth, Schwarzenegger, Stallone, Jack Nicholson, Clint Eastwood and of course U.S. Presidents which he is infamous for lampooning. Have fun as Rich Little brings to life some of the all-time greats in an all new show, with live band. David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre $35/JCC Member; $42/Non-member, $100 Underwriter includes private post-show reception with Mr. Little. For Tickets: JCC Box Office (858) 362-1348

July Gotthelf Art Gallery Kick Off Event Gotthelf Art Gallery Kick off the 2012–2013 season with an event to remember! Date forthcoming. For information: Ilene Tatro (858) 362-1154 or gallery@lfjcc.com

Mondays, July 23–August 6 (3 sessions) 7:00 P.M.–8:30 P.M. Rabbi Jack Riemer: Back Roads Through the Tanakh Instructor: Rabbi Jack Riemer Adult Jewish Education* Journey through the back roads of the Tanakh with that masterful teacher, Rabbi Jack Riemer. He will guide us to little known stories that can still have a major impact, like “The One Who Killed Three Times” and “The First Second Wives Club”. Lawrence Family JCC $25/JCC Member; $30/Non-Member To Register: Susan Hagler (858) 362-1150

August Wednesdays, August 1–29 (5 sessions) 10:00 A.M.–11:30 A.M. or 7:00 P.M.–8:30 P.M. Rhetoric & Reality: Cutting Through the Political Fog Instructor: Sandy Lakoff Adult Jewish Education* With the elections nearing, Sandy Lakoff will examine each week an issue that is becoming key and controversial, such as domestic, Middle Eastern and world affairs. Lawrence Family JCC $75/JCC Member; $90/Non-member To Register or for more information: Susan Hagler (858) 362-1150

Tuesdays, August 7–28 (4 sessions) 10:00–11:30 A.M. or 7:00–8:30 P.M. “Non-Jewish” Women in the Tanakh: A Feminist Reading Instructor: Rabbi Scott Meltzer Adult Jewish Education* How radical is the Bible? For all of our assumptions about the Patriarchal society represented by the stories of the Bible, are there stories that reflect a different understanding of how society functions? From the perspective of modern feminist theory we will explore narratives of the Bible centered around “Non-Jewish” women, with a special emphasis on issues surrounding gender, class, authority, language and who speaks and who is silent. Lawrence Family JCC $60/JCC Member; $75/Non-Member To Register: Susan Hagler (858) 362-1150

August 19 • 6:15 P.M. Film Festival Kick Off Event San Diego Jewish Film Festival Don’t miss this year’s exclusive film screening for the 23rd Annual San Diego Jewish Film Festival Look for more information to be posted on our website in June! Tickets go on sale July 15th. For Information: Paola Little (858) 362-1330

August 26 • 9:00 A.M–4:00 P.M. 8th Annual Yom Limmud: San Diego’s Community Day of Learning* San Diego Center for Jewish Culture See our Yom Limmud ad on the other side for details. Lawrence Family JCC $32/JCC member; $38/Non-member (Entire day) For Tickets: JCC Box Office (858) 362-1348 For Information: Ilene Tatro (858) 362-1154

November 3–5, & November 8-11, 2012 Save the Date - 18th Annual San Diego Jewish Book Fair Nov. 3–5, North County Nov. 8–11, Lawrence Family JCC *Former program of the Agency for Jewish Education, Co-Sponsored by Jewish Federation of San Diego County

For complete schedule www.sdcjc.org All artists, dates, and times subject to change.

JCC Box Office (858) 362-1348


8th Annual YOM LIMMUD: San Diego’s Community Day of Learning

FUNNY GIRL • October 19–28, 2012

Sponsored by the Jewish Federation of San Diego County

Auditions: June 13, 4:00–5:00 P.M. & August 21 & 22, 4:00–6:00 P.M. (Ages 7–18 may audition)

SUNDAY, AUGUST 26 Lawrence Family JCC JACOBS FAMILY CAMPUS 4126 Executive Drive La Jolla, CA 92037

noun.

1.refers to the act of learning or studying. 2.a day of learning. 3.a way to build community through Jewish education. 4.an inspirational day for all. 5.something of educational value for everyone.

Performance Dates:

August 23, 4:00–6:30 P.M.

Saturday, October 20, 8:00 P.M. Sunday, October 21, 1:00 & 4:30 P.M.

Rehearsals Begin: August 27, 4:00–6:00 P.M.

School Show: Friday, October 19, 10:00 A.M.

TICKET INFORMATION: www.sdcjc.org/yomlimmud (Yom Limmud; Hebrew.)

Call Backs:

Thursday, October 25, 7:00 P.M. Saturday, October 27, 8:00 P.M. Sunday, October 28, 1:00 & 4:30 P.M.

— For All Ages —

YENTL • December 7–16, 2012 Auditions: September 11 & 12, 6:00–8:00 P.M. (Ages 10–18 may audition) Call Backs:

Performance Dates:

September 13, 6:30–8:30 P.M.

Saturday, December 8, 8:00 P.M. Sunday, December 9, 1:00 & 4:30 P.M.

Rehearsals Begin: October 23, 4:00–6:00 P.M.

Thursday, December 13, 7:00 P.M. Saturday, December 15, 8:00 P.M. Sunday, December 16, 1:00 & 4:30 P.M. — Appropriate For All Ages, Recommended For 10 And Older —

GYPSY • March 1–17, 2013

Generously supported by the Jewish Education Leadership Fund Families: Chortek Family Foundation, Leichtag Foundation, Melvin Garb Foundation, Viterbi Family Foundation, Susan Chortek Weisman & Eric Weisman

Auditions: November 6 & 7, 6:00–8:00 P.M. (Ages 7–18 may audition)

Call Backs:

Performance Dates:

November 8 , 6:30–8:30 P.M.

Saturday, March 2, 8:00 P.M. Sunday, March 3, 1:00 & 4:30 P.M.

Rehearsals Begin: January 2, 4:00–6:00 P.M.

School Show: Friday, March 1, 10:00 A.M.

Saturday, March 9, 8:00 P.M. Sunday, March 10, 1:00 & 4:30 P.M. Thursday, March 14, 7:00 P.M. Saturday, March 16, 8:00 P.M. Sunday, March 17, 1:00 & 4:30 P.M.

— For All Ages —

HELLO, DOLLY! • May 3–12, 2013 Auditions: March 5 & 6, 4:00–6:00 P.M. (Ages 7–18 may audition)

in The Mix develops and presents cutting edge, cultural and social programming for young adults in their 20s, 30s, and 40s. Whether you are interested in films, literature, music, art or theatre, CJC in The Mix has something for everyone. This coming year brings with it a lineup of fantastic events that you won’t want to miss. Stay in The Mix by joining our mailing list, or connecting with us online at www.facebook.com/CJCinTheMix or www.sdcjc.org/Mix.

Call Backs:

Performance Dates:

March 7, 4:00–6:30 P.M.

Saturday, May 4, 8:00 P.M. Sunday, May 5, 1:00 & 4:30 P.M.

Rehearsals Begin: March 12, 4:00–6:00 P.M.

School Show:

Thursday, May 9, 7:00 P.M. Saturday, May 11, 8:00 P.M. Sunday, May 12, 1:00 & 4:30 P.M.

Directed by Joey Landwehr

Friday, May 3, 10:00 A.M. — For All Ages —

For an audition appointment: (858) 457-3030 x1200 For Show Information & Tickets: www.sdcjc.org/jcompany • JCC BOX OFFICE: (858) 362-1348 All performances at the David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre

SAN DIEGO CENTER FOR JEWISH CULTURE Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center • JACOBS FAMILY CAMPUS 4126 Executive Drive, La Jolla, CA 92037-1348


San Diego Center for Jewish Culture OF THE LAWRENCE FAMILY JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER

San Diego’s only Jewish institution dedicated solely to presenting high quality, nationally recognized arts, culture & Jewish education programs. Potiker Family Arts & Culture Complex David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre Viterbi Family Galleria Foster-Ratner Performing Arts Education Center Samuel & Rebecca Astor Judaica Library*

Wendy Sabin-Lasker, Director Caryn Viterbi, Board President

The San Diego Center for Jewish Culture, while a separate non-profit, is housed at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center and acts as the education and cultural arts arm of the Center. The mission of the CJC is to expand and enrich cultural life in San Diego by presenting the finest in Jewish artistic expression, encouraging the preservation of Jewish culture and heritage, and nurturing new creativity in the arts. The CJC offers a wide variety of multidisciplinary artistic programs that explore cultural identities and perspectives, promote cross cultural understanding, and highlight human themes of family, tolerance, compassion, and hope. Its facilities feature a 500-seat theatre, a Judaica library, an art gallery, and a community Holocaust Memorial Garden.

Gotthelf Art Gallery Florence Melton Adult Mini-School JHCompany Youth Theatre Adult Jewish Education CJC In The Mix Literary Arts and Educational Resources Look & Listen: Performing Arts Series

Youth Theatre

San Diego Jewish Book Fair San Diego Jewish Film Festival Yom Limmud: San Diego’s Community Day of Learning *The Samuel & Rebecca Astor Judaica Library is accredited by the Association of Jewish Libraries

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