J*Company--Auditions--September 22-23, 6:00-9:00 p.m. Ages 7-18 may audition. The King and I – Show dates: December 3-13, 2009. East versus West makes for a dramatic and ultimately uplifting visual and musical masterpiece. The King and I is the true story of an Englishwoman, Anna Leonowens, who comes to Siam as schoolteacher to the royal children of King Mongkut in the 1860s. Eventually, Anna and the King grow to understand and respect one another in a truly unique love story. With a dazzling score featuring such songs as “I Whistle A Happy Tune,” “Getting to Know You,” and the ever-popular “Shall We Dance?” this show won the Tony Award for Best Musical in 1951 and remains a delight for audiences of all ages. For information on classes, go to www.sdcjc.org/jcompany. To reserve an audition time, call 858-457-3030, ext. 1200.
Jewish Family Service--Hard Times Workshops—Even if you thought you'd never need Jewish Family Service's services, the agency has programs to help you in the troubled economy.Today's economic crisis has created extreme hardship for many in our community, including many families who've never needed assistance before. That's why JFS created this program--to provide special help during these hard times .JFS can help with job search skills, understanding bankruptcy and foreclosure, reducing stress, regaining sleep, and more. So if you've hit hard times and need help turning things around, JFS is here for you. All workshops are free and open to everyone. Upcoming is: Tuesday, September 22, 2009 - 6:30-8:00pm -
"Bankruptcy: A Financial Strategy for Troubled Times," Radmila A. Fulton, Attorney and Certified Specialist, Bankruptcy; JFS Turk Family Center - 8804 Balboa Ave, San Diego, 92123. Get help deciding whether bankruptcy is right for you by getting answers to the following commonly asked questions: Should I be considering bankruptcy? Am I eligible to file? Can I discharge all of my debt? Can I protect all of my property? Is there life after bankruptcy? Read more & register online. More workshops and support groups are listed online on the JFS website. If you still haven't found what you're looking for, give JFS a call at (877) 537-1818. Our intake coordinator can help connect you to a counselor or case manager who can work with you individually.
Lawrence Family JCC—Art exhibit—The Gotthelf Art Gallery, part of the San Diego Center for Jewish Culture at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, JACOBS FAMILY CAMPUS, is pleased to announce the new exhibition Like Water on Rock: Exhibit by the Jewish Women Artists’ Network, running September 10, 2009 – October 30, 2009. Art is for sale, with all proceeds benefiting the artists and the Gotthelf Art Gallery. The title of this exhibit relates the phenomenon of the soft continuous drip of water that eventually erodes a hard rock to personal, familial, communal or global challenge and change. The poetry and image of Like Water on Rock provoke a variety of responses and suggests a relationship between time, the human process, the persistence of change and the many layers of meaning that speak to each artist in her own way Dr. Barbara Gilbert, Senior Curator Emerita of The Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles, selected the work for this exhibition. Dr Gilbert points out the great diversity in this exhibition as well as the wide range of personal expression: “Beginning in the nineteen-sixties when artists in greater numbers began to explore the potential of their Jewish heritage, most efforts were identity-based. Like Water on Rock provides an opportunity for artists to transcend this earlier approach, challenging them to think expansively and take ideas and values inherent to Jewish tradition, adapting them to concerns of the larger society.” The participating artists are: Linda Arreola, Ruth Askren, Madeleine Avirov, Helene Aylon, Carol Buchman, Emily Corbato, Anne Doris-Eisner, Harriet Finck, Karen Frostig, Teresa Gale, Sari Gilbert-Batchelor, Fay Grajower, Beth Haber, Katherine Janus Kahn, Rachel Kanter, Julie Klaper, Wendy Sue Lamm, Elaine Langerman, Aline Mare, Freyda Miller, Priscilla Otani, Margaret Parker, Roxanne Phillips, Cindy Rinne, Launa D. Romoff, Dawn Saks, Masha Schweitzer, Margaret Silverman, Simone Soltan and Marian Yap.Thirty artists from across the United States were selected to comprise this exhibit. "To have thirty talented Jewish women artists exploring the theme of change is exciting to see, "says Randy Savarese, Gotthelf Art Gallery Committee Chair. "We are excited to give these artists a platform to exhibit their diverse work and the San Diego community an opportunity share art from around the country." The Jewish Women Artist’s Network is a special interest group within the National Women’s Caucus for Art (WCA) and is the only organization of professional Jewish women artists in the United States. The Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, JACOBS FAMILY CAMPUS, is located at 4126 Executive Drive, La Jolla. Gallery hours are Sunday-Friday, 9 a.m.—5 p.m. For more information about the Gotthelf Art Gallery and other programs of the San Diego Center for Jewish Culture, visit the web site at www.sdcjc.org or call (858) 457-3030.
Lawrence Family JCC- H20 Aerobics—8:30 a.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, $7 JCC member, $12 non-member per class, or $40 ten classes for JCC member, $55 for non member. More information at (858) 362-1337, or via the website www.lfjcc.org
Lawrence Family JCC – Men’s Poker Night—5:45 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. For JCC members only. For information cntact Henry at (858) 450-0750.
Lawrence Family JCC – Music appreciation—Study of eras, styles and comoposers through listening to music and discussion, instructed by Claudia Tormsaufer, 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Free. More information at (858) 457-3030, or via the website www.lfjcc.org
Lawrence Family JCC –Social Bridge – 7 p.m. For intermediate and advanced players. Chicago scoring, bring a partner. More information from Melanie Rubin (858) 362-1141, or via website, www.lfjcc.org. Fee: $2 member, $3 non-member.
Lawrence Family JCC – Sumi-E Japanese Brush Painting –12:15 p.m.-3:15 p.m. Learn Japanese brush painting, develop Zenga and spontaneity with flowers, animals and landscapes. Instructor Takashi Ijichi of San Diego Community Colleges. Free. More information at (858) 457-3030, or via the website www.lfjcc.org
Lawrence Family JCC—Watercolor painting—(resumes 9/8) 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Landscape, still life flowers instructed by Kathleen Fitzsimmons of San Diego Community College. No fee. More information: (858) 457-3030, or via the website www.lfjcc.org
Oceanside Museum of Art—Fabric of Survival: The Art of Esther Nisenthal Krinitz— Esther Nisenthal Krinitz was a teenager in rural Poland when the Nazis invaded her quiet village, changing her life forever. Separated from their family, young Esther and her sister survived the Holocaust pretending to be Polish Catholics, eventually coming to America after the war. Several programs are planned throughout the exhibition that celebrate Jewish culture and honor Holocaust memories. In New York, Esther continued the sewing and embroidery she learned as a child. She was an avid storyteller and throughout their lives, shared with her daughters the story of her harrowing days as a youth in Nazi occupied Poland. A gifted seamstress, Esther decided, at age 50, to tell her story in cloth, stitching thirty-six beautiful and poignant appliqué and embroidered panels which comprise the exhibition, Fabric of Survival: The Art of Esther Nisenthal Krinitz. It will be shown through October 25, except Mondays. Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.to 4 p.m., Sundays 1 p.m.-4 p.m. For more information call the museum at (760) 435-3720, or visit its website at www.oma-online.org
Old Globe Theatre —Sammy—The late Sammy Davis Jr. broke ground as an entertainer and as an interreligious figure. His conversion to Judaism was a sensation, with Davis later explaining that after the car accident in which he had lost an eye, he had reflected with singer Eddie Cantor about the similarities between the Jewish and American experiences. Years later, he appeared on a television special with Nancy Sinatra, and the kiss they gave each other in greeting was believed to have been the first inter-racial kiss ever seen on television. Nancy's father, Frank Sinatra, was, along with Davis, Dean Martin, Peter Lawford, and Joey Bishop were members of a high-flying group of popular entertainers known as the "Rat Pack." Sammy Davis, Jr., the man, his songs, and dancing are the subject of a world premiere to be performed at the Old Globe, September 19 through Nov 8, with the title role to be filled by Obba Babatunde, whose own career was influenced by Davis. Leslie Bricusse wrote the book, and most of the music and lyrics. Curtain times and other information available on line at www.theoldglobe.org.