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Monday, October 26, 2009

Editor's Note: Events are listed in alphabetical order of the organization sponsoring them.

College Avenue Older Adult Center—Jacquelyne Silver in concert—Jewish Family Service's College Avenue Older Adult Center presents Jacquelyne Silver of Silver Pathways to Music in a presentation, "The Incredible Power of Music" at 1 p.m. in the social hall inside Beth Jacob Congregation, 4855 College Avenue, San Diego. Silver will take the audience through an extraordinary journey of some of the world’s greatest composers, from the Classical world through the magical world of Broadway and Ragtime. She has performed at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, and has worked with such luminaries as Leonard Bernstein, Marilyn Horne, and Tony Randall. She is the Director of Silver Pathways to Music and has produced a television program for children, “History Alive Through MUSIC,” which will be broadcast over cable Channel 16 (ITV) this coming winter. The Fee is $5.00 for the concert. For more information, call: (619)-583-3300

College Avenue Senior Adult Center
Monday activitiesClasses 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.

Jewish National Fund—National Convention—Jewish National Fund has announced its lineup of speakers at its national conference at the downtown Marriott Philadelphia on Sunday and Monday, October 25-26. They include Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell and U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter (Democrat, Pennsylvania), who are both members of the Jewish community; Dr. Jakov "Bielski, son of Zus Bielski, whose partisan exploits during World War II were popularized by the movie Defiance; Mayors David Buskila and Ruvik Danilovich, respectively of Sderot and Be'er sheva, Israel; Israel's Vice Prime Minister Silvan Shalom; Uri Shani, director of the Israel Water Authority; Michael Ben-Eli, manager of Project Attir; and KKL World Chairman Efi Stenzler. Here is a link to the conference registration site. (Preceding provided by Jewish National Fund)

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—Pride & Prejudice, Jane Austen’s story about Jane Austen’s story about courting among the British upper class,  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

Orchestra Nova--Norman Krieger—Orchestra Nova orchestra will, for the first time, step forward without a conductor for Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3, featuring renowned pianist Norman Krieger, during the October Flying Solo concerts. Maestro Pak, will however, kick off the concert by conducting Mozart’s Divertimento in D major (Salzburg Symphony No. 1). Mr. Krieger, who will also perform Beethoven’s beloved Moonlight Sonata, is one of the most acclaimed pianists of his generation, highly regarded as an artist of depth, sensitivity and virtuosic flair. He began his training in Los Angeles under the guidance of Esther Lipton which led him to a full scholarship at the age of 15 to The Juilliard School where he earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. He regularly performs with nationally and internationally renowned orchestras and has made many recordings. Based in Los Angeles once again, he is an Associated Professor of the distinguished faculty of the University of Southern California. The orchestra is offering a special 20% discount to entrepreneurs for this concert at any of the three venues as a way of honoring the contribution entrepreneurs, experts at flying solo, have made and are making to the San Diego business community. Student tickets at $10 are available all season at all venues for the Classics Series of concerts. The October concert venues and times: Downtown, St. Paul’s Cathedral – Wednesday, October 21, 7:30 p.m; Sorrento Valley, Irwin M. Jacobs Qualcomm Hall – Saturday, October 24, 8:00o p.m.; and La Jolla, Sherwood Auditorium – Monday, October 26, 2009 To purchase tickets: Entrepreneurs – call 858-350-0290 and tell them the name of your company. All others – www.orchestranova.org or 858-350-0290. More information: www.orchestranova.org

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