AIPAC— National Summit—American Israel Public Affairs Committee members are signing up the AIPAC National Summit in San Diego. Pro-Israel activists from across the country will gather in San Diego this fall for AIPAC's premier foreign policy retreat, the 2009 AIPAC National Summit. This year's National Summit, to be held October 18-19, is geared specifically for the AIPAC's most generous contributors. Participants will have the opportunity to hear from leading statesmen and scholars and engage in thoughtful exchanges with America and Israel's chief policymakers. Previous Summit speakers have included President Bill Clinton, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Nobel Laureate Eli Wiesel as well as many other top administration officials, congressional leaders, academics and political pundits. In addition, AIPAC Senate Club members will enjoy an elegant dinner the evening before the National Summit kicks off. Hundreds have already signed up. Here is a link to the online registration form. (Preceding provided by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)
College Avenue Senior Adult Center—Monday activities— Classes and Activities offered at 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); Meditation with Jeff Zlotnik (11:15 am - 12 pm); Bridge – (12:45-3pm); Movie Group (1 – 3 pm, new releases shown each Monday), no charge for members, $1 for non-members; Musical Comedy Group with Polly Columbo (1 pm - 3 pm). For more information on any of the classes or activities, call (619) 583-3300.
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—Figure Study Painting—Gesture and long painting poses, instructed by Annette Paquet of San Diego Community College, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Free. For more information (858) 457-3030 or via the website www.lfjcc.org
Lawrence Family JCC—Film Fans—August Rush, about an incredibly gifted child who traces down his musical parents through their music, will be screened at 1:30 p.m. at the Lawrence Family JCC, with discussion, refreshments, to follow. Admission: $2 JCC members, $3 non-member. More information: (858) 457-3030, or via the website, www.lfjcc.org
Lawrence Family JCC—Law and the Retiree—Rick Levine of San Diego Community College discusses issues of interest to seniors including elections, court cases, law reform, tax cuts, foreign affairs, from 9:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. For more information (858) 457-3030 or via the website www.lfjcc.org
Lawrence Family JCC—Pan Card Game – For JCC members only, no fee; 11:45 a.m to 3:15 p.m. For more information (858) 457-3030 or via the website www.lfjcc.org
Lawrence Family JCC –Piano Keyboard Lessons – 12:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.. Basic skills and fundamentals, techniques in performance, improvisation and chord building. Instructor: Naomi Hobbs, San Diego Community College. Free. For more information (858) 457-3030 or via the website www.lfjcc.org
Lawrence Family JCC—Senior Aerobics –Improve cardiovascular fitness, range of motion, 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 8 a.m. Members free, non-members $5. For more information (858) 362-1337, or via the website www.lfjcc.org
Lawrence Family JCC –Tai Chi/Qi Gong for Older Adults—Leslie Johnson Leech of San Diego Community College instructs simple moves to help increase energy, strengthen immune system, reduce stress and discover joy through movement, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. For more information (858) 362-1337, or via the website www.lfjcc.org
Lawrence Family JCC – Watercolor Painting —Annette Paquet of San Diego Community College teaches color quality, theory, value and composition from 12:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. Free. More information (858) 362-1337, or via the website www.lfjcc.org
San Diego Jewish Book Fair—Rabbi Harold Kushner—The opening address of the San Diego Book Fair will be delivered at 7:30 p.m. at Temple Solel, 3475 Manchester Avenue, Cardiff by the Sea by Rabbi Harold S. Kushner. A houshold name since writing When Bad Things Happen to Good People, Kushner will lecture on his most recent book: Conquering Fear: Living Boldly in an Uncertain World, with a book signing following the presentation. Information and book fair tickets at (858)362-1348, or via www.lfjcc.org/sdjbf