College Avenue Senior Adult Center—Thursdays schedule— Classes and Activities offered by Jewish Family Service at Beth Jacob Synagogue, 4855 College Avenue: Painting with Marsha Austin Rogers (9 am – 12 pm); Mah Jongg (10 am); Laughter Yoga with Michael Coleman (10:30 am); Blood Pressure Check (2nd and 4th Thursdays at 10 am); Arthritis Group exercise class (10 am); Special Weekly Lectures (12:45 pm, Please call for topic information); Meditation with Jeff Zlotnik (11:15 am - 12 pm). For more information on any of the classes or activities, call (619) 583-3300.
J-Company—Movie Musical Sing-A-Longs—The public is invited to join J*Company cast members for a magical movie experience for the entire family. Dress up as your favorite character from your favorite Rodgers & Hammerstein movie musical and sing along with the film. A prize will be awarded for the best costume. The general admission price is $9, with half off for season subscribers. Come along and sing-along on the dates below: South Pacific Sing-along: Thursday, October 22, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. .... The King and I Sing-along: Thursday, December 10, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. ...The Sound of Music Sing-along: Thursday, March 18, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. ... Cinderella Sing-along: Thursday, May 13, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. Call 858-362-1348 or visit www.sdcjc.org/jcompany for more information.
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—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
Ner Tamid Synagogue—Arab-Israeli conflict—Retired attorney Jim Freedman leads a discussion on such topics as the creation of hte modern state of Israel, Islamic terrorism, Friends of Israel-American Christians, Media War against Israel, refugees, myth of 'occupied territories,' current events, U.S. Israel relations and what can be done to help Israel--from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursdays through December 3, in the library at Ner Tamid Synagogue, 15318 Pomerado Road, Poway. For more information, call Freedman at (858) 395-4427.
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