Variety show to benefit Jewish Family Service older adults

LA JOLLA — “Shir L’Chaim: A Song to Life,” a variety show concert to benefit Jewish Family Service older adult centers, will take place at 2 p.m. May 23 at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, 4126 Executive Drive.
A complimentary hors d’oeuvres reception will take place immediately following the show at the Classic Residence by Hyatt, 8515 Costa Verde Blvd.
Tickets cost $20 per person. To purchase visit or call (858) 362-1348. All proceeds from the concert will benefit Jewish Family Service older adult centers.
Performers for the concert include a wide variety of talent starting with Kavannah, a teen band started by Temple Solel’s director of youth programming, Craig Parks. Kavannah leads teen-only Friday night services monthly that attract large groups of Jewish teens that come to celebrate Shabbat and their Judaism with a spiritual service, which includes original and traditional liturgical music, meditation and meaningful discussion.
Joan Kurland, well known in the Jewish party and wedding circuit, will also perform. Singer Alisha Zalkin, a vocalist whose musical strengths range from pop to Latin to rock and theater, will also perform. Brother-sister duo Jasmine and Matt Commerce will present their repertoire of songs, spanning several decades and genres of music.
The concert will also feature Yochanan Sebastian Winston, a flutist, saxophonist, conductor and composer.