Chabad at La Costa—Erev Shmini Atzeret—The Lubavitcher congregation has announced its schedule of services to be conducted by Rabbi Yeruchem Eilfort at the shul at 1980 La Costa Avenue. Erev Shmini Atzeret—Friday, Oct. 9, evening service 6 p.m. Shmini Atzeret—Saturday, Oct. 10 morning service 10 a.m, Yizkor memorial service 11:30 a.m. Erev Simchat Torah—Saturday, Oct. 10, evening service, 7 p.m., followed by Kiddush & Havdalah. Simchat Torah—Sunday, Oct. 11, 10 a.m services, followed by kiddush and Hakafot.
College Avenue Senior Adult Center— Fridays Schedule--Classes and Activities offered by Jewish Family Service at Beth Jacob Congregation, 4855 College Avenue. Aerobics with Kara Anderson (8:30 - 10 am, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays); Feeling Fit with Kara Anderson (10 - 11:15 am, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays); Yoga with Shashi Pottathil (10:45 am), $5 for members, $7 for non-members; Special Musical Programs (12:30 pm, Please call for music program information).
For more information on any of the classes or activities, call (619) 583-3300.
Congregation Beth Israel— Erev Simchat Torah-Congregation Beth Israel has announced its High Holy Day Schedule. Erev Simchat Torah—Friday, October 9 at Congregation Beth Israel; 5:30 p.m. Spaghetti dinner followed by 6:45 p.m. Erev Shabbat Simchat Torah and Consecration Service. 7:30 p.m. Dancing in the courtyard. Simchat Torah—Saturday, October 10 at Congregation Beth Israel. 10 a.m. Atzeret/Simchat Torah and Yizkor Service followed by light Kiddush lunch.
Lawrence Family JCC – Daytime Party Bridge – 1 p.m. Bridge game for novice and experienced players. Bring a partner, come alone, or arrange your own table of four. Cookies and coffee served. Information Ruth Margolin (858) 452-3001. Fee: $1, JCC member; $2 non-member.
Lawrence Family JCC—Israel Today—Mark Silberstein, a former public relations director for the Israel Consulate in Los Angeles, interprets the news from the Jewish State, at at 10:15 a.m. at the Friday Forum, with refreshments following, Lawrence Family JCC, 4126 Executive Drive, La Jolla. Free Admission today. More information: (858) 457-3030, or via the website, www.lfjcc.org
Lawrence Family JCC—Senior Aerobics –Improve cardiovascular fitness, range of moton, flexibility, endurance and energy levels, 9:15 a.m.-10:15 a.m. Free for members; $10 per class, non members. (858) 362-1337, or via the website www.lfjcc.org
Lawrence Family JCC—Senior Double Tennis—Play on the Lawrence Family JCC courts, 4126 Executive Drive, at 7:30 a.m. Members free, non-members $5. For more information (858) 362-1337, or via the website www.lfjcc.org
Lawrence Family JCC—Senior lunch in Sukkah—The senior department of the Lawrence Family JCC sponsors a lunch in the sukkah on the front patio at noon, during which seniors will sip wine, shake a lulav, smell the etrog, and snack on sandwiches; fee $10 member, $12 non-member due with
RSVP by Oct. 1 to Melanie Rubin, (858) 362-1141. More info at www.lfjcc.org ; 4126 Executive Drive, La Jolla. 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.
San Diego Repertory Theatre—Long Story Short—The San Diego Repertory Theatre will present October 3-November 1 Long Story Short, a musical based on a 50-year love affair between Hope, an Asian American woman, and Charles, a Jew who moved to Los Angeles from New York. Written by Brendan Milburn and Valerie Vigoda, and starring Robert Brewster and Melody Butiu, the musical is described as a "timetraveling romance that begins with a blind date and goes all the way to old age in one exotic song-filled evening!" It will be presented at the Lyceum Space at 79 Horton Plaza. For tickets, call the box office at (619)-570-1100
Temple Adat Shalom —Singles Service—Temple Adat Shalom welcomes single adults of all ages to Friday night services on the Second Friday of each month at 7:00pm. October 9 we will celebrate Simchas Torah. Temple Adat Shalom is located at 15905 Pomerado Road, Poway, CA 92064. For more information contact the temple at Tel 858-451-1200 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tifereth Israel Synagogue—Erev Shemini Atzeret and Shabbat services at 6:15 p.m., followed by a traditional Shabbat dinner (by reservation) in the Sukkah. 6660 Cowles Mountain Blvd., San Diego, CA 92119. (619) 697-6001, www.tiferethisrael.com