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San Diego Center for Jewish Culture

September–December 2012

Cover: Daniel Silva, Opening night author for the 18th Annual San Diego Jewish Bookfair Sponsored by the Neiman Family as a tribute to Gert Thaler z�l


San Diego Center for Jewish Culture

Calendar of Events September–December 2012

September Wednesdays, September 5 & 12 (2 weekly sessions) Seacrest Village, 2:00–3:30 p.m. or Temple Solel, 7:00–8:30 p.m. Thursdays, September 6 & 13 LFJCC, 10:00–11:30 a.m. or 7:00–8:30 p.m. Who Wrote the Bible?: A Melton Sampler Instructor: Noah Hadas Adult Jewish Education* Why do there appear to be two creation stories in Genesis? Why did abraham ask Sarah to pretend to be his sister two different times? How many animals of each species did Noah bring onto the ark? In this class, we will begin to untangle sources and shed light on some of the Torah’s most puzzling stories. This class will also serve as an introduction to the teaching philosophy and classroom experience of the Florence melton adult mini-School, a 28-week class on Judaism that begins in October. Seacrest Village, 211 Saxony Road Encinitas, CA 92024 Temple Solel, 3575 Manchester Avenue Encinitas, CA 92007 Lawrence Family JCC $5/JCC Member; $10/Non-member To register or for more information: Susan Hagler (858) 362-1150

September 10 • 7:00 p.m. Staged Reading: “Hermanas” Look & Listen: Performing Arts Series “Hermanas” explores relationships, independence and the often hilarious complications sparked by the blending of languages and cultures. Just when 22-year-old Lisette Hermán chooses stability, instability crashes into her life in the form of a rebellious sister, a dyslexic Latin lover, a Hispanicobsessed farm girl, an intriguing new neighbor and a very Jewish madre. Rehearsal Room $8/JCC Member; $10/Non-member For Information: Alex Leverant (858) 362-1362

September 12–November 28 9:00 A.m.–5:00 p.m., Sunday-Friday The Other Side of the Coin: Russian Roots on San Diego Soil Gotthelf Art Gallery This show represents a small group of local, Jewish Russian artists who have made art their second career and San Diego their second home— they are 3 very interesting, talented professionals whose diverse works tell many stories of both the past and present. artists: Jacob Fraden, ph.D Renata Shafor m.D. Eugenya Zinger Opening Night Reception with the Artists Sept. 12 • 7:00 P.M. Exclusive Friends of the Gallery Sneak Peek RSVP: (858) 362-1154 or gallery@lfjcc.com 7:30 P.M. No RSVP necessary Free and open to the public For Information: Ilene Tatro (858) 362-1154

October October, Date TBA • 7:00 p.m. Designated Hitting and Drinks CJC In The Mix for young adults in their 20s, 30s and 40s CJC In The mix heads to the ballpark for a private tour of petco park. The evening is topped off with a visit to Wine Steals compete with a presentation on Jews, Business, and Entrepreneurship. Wine Steals East Village 793 and 795 J Street San Diego, CA 92101 Petco Park 100 Park Boulevard San Diego, CA 92113 Price TBA Visit sdcjc.org/mix for details. For Information: Ilene Tatro (858) 362-1154

Wednesdays, Oct. 3, 2012–may 8, 2013 (27 weekly sessions) Seacrest Village, 1:30–3:45 p.m. or Temple Solel, 7:00–9:15 p.m. Thursdays, Oct. 4, 2012–may 9, 2013 LFJCC, 9:30–11:45 a.m. or LFJCC, 7:00–9:15 p.m. The Florence melton adult mini-School: Purposes of Jewish Living and Rhythms of Jewish Living Instructors: Noah Hadas (Purposes), Rabbi Ralph Dalin (Rhythms – LFJCC), and Rabbi Lenore Bohm (Rhythms – Seacrest) Adult Jewish Education Florence melton adult mini-School, a project of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, is an innovative concept for Jewish learners from all backgrounds, aimed at enabling adults to learn seriously about Jewish heritage and culture in a challenging and inspiring course of study. This year’s curriculum consists of two classes: purposes of Jewish Living and Rhythms of Jewish Living.events. Students study the central ideas, beliefs and practices that define Jewish life. Seacrest Village, 211 Saxony Rd Encinitas, CA 92024 Temple Solel, 3575 Manchester Ave Encinitas, CA 92007 • Lawrence Family JCC $500/JCC Member; $600/Non-member To register or for more information: Susan Hagler (858) 362-1150


October 4 • 7:00 p.m. 18th Annual San Diego Jewish Book Fair Special Preview Event Samuel  L. Popkin The Candidate: What it Takes to Win - and Hold the White House Samuel L. popkin is professor of political Science at the University of California, San Diego. He has also been a consulting analyst in presidential campaigns, serving as consultant to the Clinton campaign on polling and strategy, to the CBS News election units from 1983 to 1990 on survey design and analysis, and more recently to the Gore campaign. He has also served as consultant to political parties in Canada and Europe and to the Departments of State and Defense. Samuel and Rebecca Astor Judaica Library $8/JCC members; $10/JCC Non-members This program is included in your Book Fair Underwriter Pass For Information: Marcia Tatz Wollner (858) 362-1174 For Tickets: JCC Box Office (858) 362-1348

October 11–December 18 (10 weekly sessions) Tuesdays (except for the 1st class) 10:00–11:30 a.m. (LFJCC) or 7:00–8:30 p.m. (LFJCC) Jewish Denominations: Addressing the Challenges of Modernity Instructor: Dr. Joellyn Zollman Adult Jewish Education This class was developed by the Florence melton adult mini-School at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and is part of its “Scholars Curriculum”. In this class you will examine Jewish identity and religious expression against the backdrop of dramatic political and social change of the past 300 years. Lawrence Family JCC $150/JCC Member; $180/Non-member To register or for more information: Susan Hagler (858) 362-1150

October 17 • 10:30 A.m. The Upcoming Elections: What’s At Stake Professor Sandy Lakoff Coronado Lecture Series Adult Jewish Education The stakes are very high in the upcoming elections because at both the federal and state level the country now needs major pragmatic adjustments – in economic and tax policy, in health care, in defense and foreign policy, in energy and the environment, in immigration, in drug policy and imprisonment, and not least in the role of money in our electoral process. This lecture will address the key issues that are too often befogged by campaign slogans and Super-pac ads. Coronado public Library, 640 Orange ave Coronado, Ca 92118 Free For information: Susan Hagler (858) 362-1150

October 19–28, 2012 Funny Girl (For All Ages) JHCompany Youth Theatre The plot circles around legendary comedienne Fanny Brice (1891–1951), whose life is romanticized herein. a gawky New Yawker, Brice, fast-talks her way into show business, certain that she’s destined to be “the greatest star.” a perfect musical for the entire family; enjoy the Tony award-winning, Barbra classics like, People, The Music That Makes Me Dance and Don’t Rain On My Parade in this rarely produced gem. people who see JHCompany’s Funny Girl are the luckiest people in the world! David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre $11.00– $20.00 For Tickets: JCC Box Office (858) 362-1348

October 21 • 12:00–2:00 p.m. A Time to Cast Away Stones Book signing with former San Diegan, Elise Miller Presented in partnership with Warwick’s and Astor Judaica Library a story about two straight-arrow college students approaching the brink of personal and political revolution in 1968 Berkeley and paris. Warwick’s, 7812 Girard Ave., La Jolla, CA 92037 Free For information: Marcia Tatz  Wollner (858) 362-1174 or marciatw@lfjcc.com

October 22 • 7:00 p.m. The Upcoming Elections: What’s At Stake Professor Sandy Lakoff Scholar Lecture Series Adult Jewish Education please refer to October 17th description. Carlsbad Public Library, 1775 Dove Lane Carlsbad, CA 92011 Free For information: Susan Hagler (858) 362-1150

November November 3–11 HIGH 18th Annual San Diego LIGH TS Jewish Book Fair 1 book fair, 2 locations! Nov. 3–5, 2012: Temple Solel Nov. 8–11, 2012: Lawrence Family JCC, JACOBS FAMILY CAMPUS November 3–5 Temple Solel   3575 manchester ave, Cardiff by the Sea ,Ca, 92007 November 8-11 Lawrence Family JCC, JaCOBS FamILY CampUS 4126 Executive Drive, La Jolla, Ca, 92037 Saturday, November 3 • 8:00 p.m. Tribute to Gert Thaler z”l a Conversation with Daniel Silva Daniel Silva, The Fallen Angel: A Novel Sunday, November 4 • 12:00 p.m. an afternoon of Fashion with: Rachelle Bergstein, Women from the Ankle Down-the Story of Shoes and How they Define Us and ari Seth Cohen, Advanced Style


Sunday, November 4 • 7:30 p.m. Joseph Kanon, Istanbul Passage: A Novel monday, November 5 • 12:00 p.m. Susan Isaacs, Goldberg Variations: A Novel November 8–11 Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, JaCOBS FamILY CampUS Thursday, November 8 • 10:00 A.m. Edie Lutnnik, An Unbroken BondThe Untold Story of how the 658 Cantor Fitzgerald Families Faced the Tragedy of 9/11 and Beyond and Ken Druck, The Real Rules of Life: Balancing Life’s Terms with Your Own Thursday, November 8 • 7:30 p.m. Rich Cohen, The Fish That Ate the Whale: The Life and Times of America’s Banana King Friday, November 9 • 10:00 A.m. Lisa Klug, Hot Mamaleh Saturday, November 10 • 7:30 p.m. Early Show: Dan Raviv, Spies Against Armageddon Late Show: CJC In The Mix – In The Mix Lit Saturday, November 10 • 9:00 p.m. Justin Halpern, I Suck At Girls Sunday, November 11 • 10:00 A.m. alex Kershaw, The Liberator-One World War II Soldier’s 500- Day Odessey from the Beaches of Sicily to the Gates of Dachau

Sunday, November 11 • 12:00 p.m. Staged Reading: “Address Unknown” A Book Fair presentation with Look & Listen: Performing Arts Series This play tells of two men whom we get to know through letters they pen between 1932 and 1934. It is the story of a Jew living in San Francisco and his German business partner who returns to live in Germany. The New York Times Book Review judged it “the most effective indictment of Nazism to appear in fiction”. Sunday, November 11 • 7:30 p.m. Daniel Gordis, The Promise of Israel Sunday, Nov. 11 10:00 A.m.–2:00 p.m. Family Day peninnah Schram, The Apple Tree’s Discovery

November 14 • 10:30 A.m. The View from Tehran: How Iran’s History Shapes its Foreign Policy Ibrahim al-Marashi Coronado Lecture Series Adult Jewish Education There is a persian saying that “Iran is the Center of the Universe.” This lecture will examine how Iran’s history influences its geopolitical outlook. Iranian popular historical memory ranges from an Iran that was a superpower during antiquity, to repeated foreign intervention and invasions, ranging from the angloamerican-Soviet occupation during World War Two to the Iraqi invasion in 1980. Coronado Public Library, 640 Orange Avenue Coronado, CA 92118 For information: Susan Hagler (858) 362-1150 Free

November 19 • 10:30 A.m. The View from Tehran: How Iran’s History Shapes its Foreign Policy Ibrahim al-Marashi Scholar Lecture Series (Carlsbad) Adult Jewish Education please refer to November 14th description. anne-marie Baila asner Noshy Boy (Matzah Ball Books) 11:00 A.m.–1:00 p.m. Residential & Adventure Camp Fair

Carlsbad Public Library, 1775 Dove Lane Carlsbad, CA 92011 Free For information: Susan Hagler (858) 362-1150

1:00–2:00 p.m. Concert The Shirettes

November 28 • 7:00 p.m. A Night Of Comedy: The Women of NBC’s Last Comic Standing Look & Listen: Performing Arts Series Start the holiday season doubled over! Comedians michele Balan and Cory Kahaney were finalists in a nationwide talent search accepting the best professional and non-professional stand-up comedians... If you have a sense of humor, get ready to use it at a hilarious evening of comedy.

For a full schedule of Book Fair 2012 visit www.sdjbf.org For Information: marcia Tatz Wollner (858) 362-1174

David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre $26/JCC Member; $30/Non-member For tickets: JCC Box Office (858) 362-1348 or boxoffice@lfjcc.com

*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


December December, Date TBA • 7:00 p.m. Film Festival Screening San Diego Jewish Film Festival David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre $11.75/JCC Member; $13.75/Non-member For Information: Paola Little (858) 362-1330

December 12 • 10:30 A.m. George Gershwin: A Jewish Composer who Crossed the Ethnic Divide Professor Steven Cassedy Coronado Lecture Series Adult Jewish Education George Gershwin (1898-1937), the son of Russian Jewish immigrants, lived in various parts of manhattan, but he essentially “grew up” all over the city. He received a truly cosmopolitan cultural education in the city’s diverse communities. The group whose music and culture

most fascinated him was the african americans. In his music, Gershwin was expressing not only his personal taste for african american musical styles but his solidarity with a group that, like american Jews, was going through some particularly rough times in the 1920s. Coronado Public Library, 640 Orange Avenue Coronado, CA 92118 Free For information: Susan Hagler (858) 362-1150

December 17 • 7:00 p.m. George Gershwin: A Jewish Composer who Crossed the Ethnic Divide Professor Steven Cassedy Scholar Lecture Series (Carlsbad) Adult Jewish Education please refer to December 12th description. Free Carlsbad Public Library 1775 Dove Lane, Carlsbad, CA 92011 For information: Susan Hagler (858) 362-1150

Nothing is Impossible December 7–16 Yentl (For All Ages) (Recommended For 10 and Older) JHCompany Youth Theatre Don’t miss the captivating story of Yentl mendel, the iconic young woman with a thirst for knowledge. This desire leads her to leave her small village disguised as a boy to seek and get admitted to a Yeshiva. See this cinematic classic brought to life on the Garfield Theatre stage with such wonderful Barbra songs as: Papa Can You Hear Me?, The Way He Makes Me Feel and No Matter What Happens. David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre $11.00– $20.00 For Tickets: JCC Box Office (858) 362-1348

San Diego Center for Jewish Culture 18th Annual–Our Chai Year

SAN DIEGO JEWISH BOOK FAIR 2012 NOV. 3-5 TEMPLE SOLEL • NOV. 8-11 LAWRENCE FAMILY JCC

Book it at the Box Office! Don’t miss out on Bookapalooza Family Day Sun., Nov. 11… • renowned storytellerPenninah Schram • The Shirettesin Concert

Highlights include: • A Conversation with Daniel Silva - New York Times Best Selling author • Susan Isaacs - prolific novelist • Harold Kushner - author of When Bad Things Happen to Good People • Dan Raviv - Washington-based correspondent for CBS News • Daniel Gordis - one of today's primary voices on Jewish thought and current events in Israel

Watch for Your Book Fair Brochure in the Mail TickeTs & Passes on sale noW! Jcc Box office (858) 362-1348 • entire schedule online: www.sdjbf.org

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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 Judith Friedel, 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

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Adult Jewish Education CJC In The mix Literary Arts and Educational Resources Look & Listen: performing Arts Series

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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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