Cultural Arts Classes and Lectures

How to Register

To register for classes, please fill out a registration form or contact the Arts & Culture Department.

For more information, contact Emily Somma at 408.357.7492 or emily@svjcc.org.


Opera for Children (10+)
Be part of the children’s choir for Bay Shore Lyric Opera’s performance of L’Enfant et Les Sortileges (The Child and The Spells) at the JCC. This fairy tale opera includes a cast of magical characters, from grandfather clocks to a dancing tea cup and saucer, who come to life and teach compassion to a child who has been tormenting them. This class will prepare children to be part of the choir at the performance on Saturday, May 9th at 7:00pm at the JCC.

DAY  DATES        TIME                              CM/SM NM
Sun    4/19-5/3   12:00pm-3:00pm   $50          $60


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Summer Opera Lectures
The Summer Opera Guild Lecture Series are made possible, in part, by a gift from Avery Kaufman Borenstein and Richard Borenstein in honor of Sylviane Borenstein

Date: May 26, 2015
Time: 10:00 am

Our program of lectures on operas being presented at San Francisco Opera will continue in late May and early June. Admission is free for JCC members.

We will have a lecture on The Trojans by Berlioz that will be given by Timothy Flynn. This provides a chance to become familiar with an opera that is rarely performed, not because it is uninteresting, but because it is so expensive to put on the stage.

This lecture is made possible, in part, by Mimi Bloom in memory of Maxwell Bloom.

Date: June 2, 2015
Time: 10:00am

Kip Cranna, the Dramaturg for the San Francisco Opera, will give a lecture on Two Women, a new opera by Marco Tutino that is based on the novel La Ciociara by Alberto Moravia. The story is perhaps better known from the movie of the same name starring Sophia Loren and for which she won an Oscar. The composer belongs to a group of neo-romantic 20th and 21st century composers.

Lecture Series

The JCC's Center for Jewish Life and Learning offers a regular lecture series. See the Jewish Life pages for details.

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