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San Diego Center for Jewish Culture

The San Diego Center for Jewish Culture (CJC) is housed at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, Jacobs Family Campus. The CJC provides a wide array of multi-disciplined offerings, and is the largest local institution solely dedicated to exploring the Jewish experience through the arts. Our mission is to expand and enrich cultural life in San Diego by presenting the finest in Jewish artistic expressions, encouraging the preservation of Jewish culture and heritage and nurturing new creativity in the arts.

Neighborhood: La Jolla

4126 Executive Dr
La Jolla, CA 92037

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Contact Info

(858) 362-1344


Monday–Thursday: 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Friday: 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM


Events to check out


A Civil Debate

San Diego Center for Jewish Culture
Apr 18, 2018

A Civil Debate: The Future of Israel’s Soul The path to peace in the Middle East continues to be heavily debated within our Jewish community, so what could be a timelier topic on the 70th...


Rabbi Michael Berenbaum

San Diego Center for Jewish Culture
Apr 19, 2018

The contemporary hatred of the Jews is not a throwback to the 1930s but a unique manifestation of 21st century humanity and the post-modernist crisis. In this talk, Rabbi Michael Berenbaum, a leading...


Pints and Pages with Davy Rothbart

San Diego Center for Jewish Culture
Apr 19, 2018

Davy Rothbart joins us at Green Flash Brewing Co. for an evening of beer and comical stories about himself and the people he’s met through his magazine FOUND, which publishes love letters,...


"Speed Dating" with Local Authors

San Diego Center for Jewish Culture
Apr 20, 2018

Southern California is home to a plethora of superb authors. This event uses the unique speed dating format to hear short presentations from authors about their books. Fortunately, unlike speed...


Family Day: A Celebration of Flora, Fauna, & Books

San Diego Center for Jewish Culture
Apr 22, 2018

Spend Earth Day with your Jewish Community Center Family including PJ Library for a free day of storytelling, arts and crafts and experiential learning in the San Diego Botanic Garden. Join us for a...

Don't Miss Out:

  • Garfield Theatre: Vibrant Center to Support the Performing/Visual Arts
  • Annual San Diego Jewish Book Fair
  • Annual San Diego Jewish Film Festival
  • J*Company Youth Theatre - Feature Four Shows per Year
  • Yom Limmud: San Diego's Community Day of Learning

Did You Know:

  • J*Company Youth Theatre: Past tributes to La Jolla Playhouse & Barbara Streisand
  • Performing Arts Series - Features Comedy, Dance, Music and Theatre
  • Jewish Adult Education - Distinguished Speaker Series, lectures and more
  • Gotthelf Art Gallery - Features Three Exhibits per Year
  • In The Mix - Programs for Young Adults in Their 20s, 30s & 40s

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  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Kid Friendly
  • General Admission - Adult
  • General Admission - Child
  • General Admission - Senior

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