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ART, CULTURE & LEARNING Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center

Aaron Kula and the Klezmer Company Jazz Orchestra

A Very Jewish Concert and Variety Show on Christmas Day

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Ed Asner & Tova Feldshuh The Soap Myth

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Fall 2017

Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center

The Camp A New Play by Michael McKeever xx Page 6 x

Trips to Cuba Page 19


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FALL 2017

Dear Friends

The Levis JCC Sandler Center presents an outstanding array of fine cultural arts programming designed to captivate and engage you in every aspect of the arts. Join us to experience a Cuba you simply can’t see with anyone else. Learn from experts, be warmly welcomed by the Jewish community, and enjoy the sights, sounds, and flavors of this beautiful island (pg 19). We are delighted to present the 2nd Annual Boca Raton Jewish Film Festival which has expanded to two weeks and will proudly present 30 films from around the world (pg 9). Our carefully selected collection of speakers, presenters, artists, authors, courses and workshops, art exhibitions and so much more make our Levis JCC Sandler Center a thriving community unto itself.

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As we begin this new season, it is also the start of the Jewish New Year. We are so proud that we are able to continue to provide our community with quality entertaining, thought provoking and exciting programming. We wish you a very happy New Year, one that is enriched with Art, Culture & Learning, friendship and fun! We look forward to seeing you at the Levis JCC Sandler Center often! Warmly,

Arleen Roberts, Art, Culture & Learning Co-Chair Nina Rosenzweig, Art, Culture & Learning Co-Chair Robin Rubin, Levis JCC Sandler Center Chair Susana Flaum, Levis JCC Sandler Center Director

Arts & Learning Membership 2017-18

Give the gift of Art, Culture & Learning Gift Certificates, available in any denomination, can be used for membership or tickets to any event.

Call 561-558-2520 to purchase.

A&L Platinum Membership ($500) and A&L Gold Membership ($75) is offered on a yearly basis, September 1 - August 31. Gold Members enjoy significant discounts and Platinum Members enjoy a vast selection of programs at no cost. Combined Levis JCC Sports & Wellness and A&L members enjoy special discounts. For membership details and a complete list of benefits, call the Sandler Center at 561-558-2520. Membership is not required to attend any Sandler Center Programs.

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Art, Culture & Learning programs are sponsored in part by the Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council of Arts and Culture and the State of Florida (Section 286.25, Florida Statutes).

Rose Merry L. Plough Media Resource and Reading Center Bringing the joy of Judaic books and knowledge to the community. We are a lending library. Open 9:00 am - 4:00 pm every day except Tuesdays.

Hours & Information

Refund & Cancellation Policy

Levis JCC Sandler Center office hours 9:00 am - 4:30 pm, daily. All programs are held at the Levis JCC Sandler Center unless noted.

All programs are subject to change without notice. Tickets are non-refundable.

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SAVE THESE DATES

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Special Events 27th Annual Book & Author Luncheon

The Martin & Edith Stein Distinguished Lecture Series

Tuesday, November 14, 9:00 am Boca West Country Club Four best-selling authors present their latest works. Details on page 4.

• Twenty Six Seconds: A Personal History of the Zapruder Film with Alexandra Zapruder

$105, A&L Gold Members: $90, A&L Platinum Members: $70

Monday, November 27, 7:30 pm

Back by Popular Demand!

Two Concerts with Aaron Kula and the Klezmer Company Jazz Orchestra • American Jewish New Year in Jazz Time Sunday, September 17, 3:00 pm Zinman Hall Aaron Kula’s Klezmer Company Jazz Orchestra, Israeli vocalist Rachel Weiss, and Caren Schnur Niele present a unique holiday concert. Details on page 8. VIP Reserved Seating: $40, Tickets: $30

• A Very Jewish Concert and Variety Show on Christmas Day Monday, December 25, 3:00 pm Zinman Hall Aaron Kula’s Klezmer Company Jazz Orchestra performs Klezmer and Yiddish show tunes in SwingTime, Yiddish Tangos, humor and songs with Avi Hoffman, and entertaining stories with Caren Schnur Niele. One show only! Details on page 8.

The moving, untold family story behind Abraham Zapruder’s film footage of the Kennedy assassination and its lasting impact on our world, as told by his granddaughter, Alexandra. Details and pricing on page 16.

• Have I Got a Story for You: More Than a Century of Fiction from the Forward with Ezra Glinter Wednesday, December 13, 7:30 pm A Finalist for the 2016 National Jewish Book Award. Fortytwo stories from America’s greatest Yiddish newspaper, in English for the first time. Details and pricing on page 17.

• Two Lectures with Robert Watson: Fake News

Wednesday, January 10, 7:30 pm The Ghost Ship of Brooklyn: An Untold Story of the American Revolution

Tuesday, March 27, 7:30 pm Details and pricing on page 17 and 18.

• For This We Left Egypt? A Passover Haggadah for Jews and Those Who Love Them with Dave Barry, Alan Zweibel, and Adam Mansbach Wednesday, March 14, 1:00 pm Join us for an afternoon of deep laughter with these three comedic geniuses who have written no ordinary Haggadah! Details and pricing on page 18.

VIP Reserved Seating: $40, Tickets: $30

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LITERATURE: AUTHORS & THEIR BOOKS

27th Annual Book & Author Luncheon Four best-selling authors present their latest works; includes coffee and pastries, author presentations, lunch and valet parking. Call 561-558-2520 to purchase tickets.

Tuesday, November 14, 9:00 am at Boca West Country Club $105, A&L Gold Members: $90, A&L Platinum Members: $70

Lauren Belfer, And After The Fire

What would you do if you found a long-lost artistic masterpiece that was antiSemitic? Recipient of the 2016 National Jewish Book Award and inspired by historical events, this remarkable novel spans centuries and continents, interweaving the stories of two women, one European and one American, and the mysterious choral masterpiece by Johann Sebastian Bach that changes both their lives.

Jamie Brenner, The Forever Summer

As the summer unfolds at Marin’s grandmother’s inn on Cape Cod, it becomes clear that the existence of a half-sister is just the first in a series of discoveries that will shake her to the core. Following Marin and her family as they come to terms with their secret pasts and uncertain futures, this is an addictive page-turner with compelling characters, emotional cliffhangers and pitch-perfect writing. Generously underwritten by the Myrna Lippman Literary Fund, Lenore Tagerman, Marilyn Rothstein, Marsha & Stanley Berg and Boca Raton Regional Hospital

Peter Gethers, My Mother’s Kitchen: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and the Meaning of Life

Judy Gethers was a remarkable woman. Her father founded New York’s legendary Ratner’s but Judy became famous in her own right as a cookbook author, teacher, mentor and friend to world-renowned chefs such as Wolfgang Puck. When a debilitating illness strikes, Peter decides to learn how to cook his mother the meal of her dreams, and embarks upon an often hilarious and always touching culinary journey.

Susan Rieger, The Heirs

Six months after Rupert Falkes dies, leaving a grieving widow and five adult sons, an unknown woman sues his estate, claiming she had two sons by him. While the Falkes brothers are pitched into turmoil, their mother exhibits preternatural composure. Told with compassion, insight and wit, this riveting portrait of one unforgettable, patrician New York family has much to say about the tangled nature of inheritance and legacy.

Sandler Center and Barnes & Noble Book Fair Benefitting the Levis JCC Sandler Center. Featuring local authors, refreshments, coloring class, games and more.

Wednesday, November 1, 1:00 pm- 4:00 pm Barnes & Noble, University Commons, 1400 Glades Road, Boca Raton

Author Appearances: Susan Lee Mintz Author of Committed to Love; And I Held Their Hands with a Hospice Heart Ben G. Frank, Author of Klara’s Journey; Scattered Tribe: Travelling the Diaspora from Cuba to India to Tahiti & Beyond

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LITERATURE: AUTHORS & THEIR BOOKS

A Literary Afternoon

The Levis JCC is a member of the Jewish Book Network sponsored by the Jewish Book Council.

Personal appearances by seven noted authors, discussions and book signings. Coffee, fruit and pastries served.

Tuesdays, 2:30 p.m. Series Subscription: $95, A&L Gold Members: $75, A&L Platinum Members: Free Individual Programs: $25, A&L Gold Members: $20, A&L Platinum Members: Free

Betsy Carter, We Were Strangers Once and Carol Zoref, Barren Island

Brian Platzer, Bed-Stuy Is Burning

December 5 We Were Strangers Once offers keen insights into the 1930’s-era immigrant experience. On the eve of World War II, Egon Schneider escapes Germany and settling into the unfamiliar rhythms of upper Manhattan, finds solace among a tight-knit group of fellow immigrants. Barren Island is the historically based novel of immigrant families living and working on a sand bar where New York City’s animal carcasses were rendered into glue and grease. At its center is Marta Eisenstein, who recalls her life in vivid detail and heartbreaking honesty.

The Patriots, Sana Krasikov

January 9 When the Great Depression hits, Florence Fein leaves Brooklyn for what appears to be a plum job in Moscow—and the promise of love and independence. But once in the Soviet Union, she quickly becomes entangled in a country she can’t escape. This series is generously underwritten by Charna Larkin, the Myrna Lippman Literary Fund and Boca Raton Regional Hospital Valet Sponsor Bachrodt Auto Group

Levis JCC Book Club Thursdays at 10:30 am $8, A&L Gold Members: $6, A&L Platinum Members: Free

(Pay at the door, no pre-registration required)

February 6 Aaron, a disgraced rabbi turned Wall Street banker, his girlfriend, and their infant son are among the young white families moving into an historically black neighborhood. After a police shooting of a preteen boy, a riot erupts - with Aaron and his family at its center.

Joseph Kertes, The Afterlife of Stars and Jessica Keener, Strangers in Budapest

March 6 The Afterlife of Stars is a tale of perseverance, faith and the unbreakable bond of brotherhood. When Russian tanks roll into Budapest to crush the 1956 Hungarian Revolution, brothers Robert and Attila Beck flee to Paris. Strangers in Budapest is a gripping thriller about a couple trying to make a new life in a foreign land, only to find themselves drawn into a cultural and generational vendetta.

The Light We Lost, Jill Santopolo

March 27 Lucy meets Gabe on 9/11, a day that changes their lives forever. What follows is a journey that brings the two of them together and tears them apart, dividing and reuniting them repeatedly over the next thirteen years. A monthly review and lively discussion of books.

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Waking Lions, The Sympathizer: A Novel, Ayalet Gundar-Goshen, 2017 Viet Thanh Nguyen, 2016 The Heirs, Susan Rieger, 2017

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Bed-Stuy is Burning, Brian Platzer

The Patriots, Sana Krasikov, 2017

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LIVE THEATER

Theater at the J (2017-18 Season)

Generously underwritten by Phyllis & Gerald* Golden *Of Blessed Memory

Theater at the J is the Sandler Center’s black box stage theater, presenting performances to the public throughout the year. We present professional award-winning musicals, dramas, and cabarets, in addition to giving members of our community, the opportunity to participate in professional-quality theater onstage, backstage, and from the audience. Call the Box Office 561-558-2520 or purchase tickets at levisjcc.org/theater.

God of Carnage 5 PICK

November 9-19

Winner of the 2009 Tony Award for Best Play and Laurence Oliver Award for Best Comedy!

A playground altercation between eleven-year-old boys brings together two sets of Brooklyn parents for a meeting to resolve the matter. At first, diplomatic niceties are observed, but as the meeting progresses, and the rum flows, tensions emerge and the gloves come off, leaving the couples with more than just their liberal principles in tatters. Thursdays, November 9, 16, 7:30 pm Saturdays, November 11, 18, 7:30 pm Sundays, November 12, 19, 2:00 pm Thursday, November 16, 2:00 pm A PICK FIVE SELECTION* VIP Reserved Seating: $40 $30, A&L Gold Members: $25, A&L Platinum Members: Free A World Premiere Presented by West Boca Theater Company

The Camp 5 PICK

November 30 - December 17 Written by Michael McKeever and directed by Michael Leeds

The end of the war is rapidly approaching and Captain Franklin Payne and his men are anxious to get to Berlin. Along the way, they are detoured to a small village in the Bavarian Forest. What starts as an overnight respite evolves into an examination of man’s indifference to the suffering of others, and the horrors of what human beings are capable of doing to other human beings. Thursdays, November 30, December 7, 14, 2:00pm & 7:30 pm Saturdays, December 2, 9, 16, 7:30 pm Sundays, December 3, 10, 17 2:00 pm

A PICK FIVE SELECTION* VIP Reserved Seating: $40 $30, A&L Gold Members: $25, A&L Platinum Members: Free The West Boca Theatre Company is generously underwritten by Judi and Allan Schuman and Lenore Tagerman

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January 4 -14 Winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play

Adult siblings Vanya and Sonia reside in their old family home, mourning their lost dreams and missed opportunities. When their often-wrong, fortune-telling maid warns of impending dangers, and their movie star sister, Masha, arrives unexpectedly with young, sexy boy toy, Spike, the family is launched into a rollicking weekend of oneupmanship, exposed nerves, and a lot of broken mugs. Thursdays, January 4, 11, 7:30 pm Saturdays, January 6, 13, 7:30 pm Sundays, January 7, 14, 2:00 pm Thursday, January 11, 2:00 pm A PICK FIVE SELECTION* VIP Reserved Seating: $40 $30, A&L Gold Members: $25, A&L Platinum Members: Free This production partially underwritten by Beverly & David Feiges

Company 5 PICK

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Winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Lyrics and Best Book.

Stephen Sondheim’s groundbreaking modern musical, is a mature, intelligent, and wildly funny look at relationships, vulnerability, and living life. On the night of his 35th birthday, Robert struggles to think of a wish to make as he blows out his birthday candles. Robert is uncertain whether he should be happy with his lot or should wish for his own romantic partner. Robert attempts to understand

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LIVE THEATER the pros and cons of marriage, and begins to make sense of his own persistent bachelorhood. Thursdays February 1, 8, 7:30 pm Saturdays February 3, 10, 7:30 pm Sundays February 4, 11, 2:00 pm Thursday February 8, 2:00 pm

Ed Asner and Tova Feldshuh In a dramatic reading of The Soap Myth

A PICK FIVE SELECTION* VIP Reserved Seating: $40 $30, A&L Gold Members: $25, A&L Platinum Members: Free

Tuesday, January 23, 2:00 & 7:30 pm

Handle with Care

6:00 pm VIP Reception with Ed and Tova 7:30 pm Performance, Zinman Hall

March 1-11 The New York Times Critics’ Pick!

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In this romantic comedy, circumstances both hilarious and tragic brings together a young Israeli woman, who has little command of English, and a young American man, who has little command of romance. Is their inevitable love an accident…or is it destiny, generations in the making? Thursdays March 1, 9, 7:30 pm Saturdays March 3, 10, 7:30 pm Sundays March 4, 11, 2:00 pm Thursday March 9, 2:00 pm A PICK FIVE SELECTION* VIP Reserved Seating: $40 $30, A&L Gold Members: $25, A&L Platinum Members: Free PICK

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Founded by Eunice Bernard and Carol Clarke

• Natural Women: Carole King, Carly Simon and Joni Mitchell

Monday, December 11, 2:30 pm Explore the biographies of three of America’s most important musical artists at a magical moment in time. A PICK FIVE SELECTION* VIP Reserved Seating: $30 $25, A&L Gold Members: $20, A&L Platinum Members: Free

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2:00 pm Performance, Beifield Auditorium OR

Based on the play by Jeff Cohen, this dramatic work questions who deserves the right to write history? Those people who have lived it and remember, those studying and protecting it, or those who would seek to distort its very existence? Performance Only (2:00 pm or 7:30 pm) VIP Reserved Seating: $50, General Admission $40, A&L Gold Members: $30, A&L Platinum Members: $20 7:30 pm Performance and VIP Reception - $85, includes preferential seating

My Heart in a Suitcase - A True Tale of the Kindertransport By Nathan Oravec

Tuesday, February 27, 2:00 & 7:30 pm In commemoration of the 80th anniversary of the Kindertransport. Presented in partnership with School Educational Services, Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County.

Anne, a 12 year old German-Jewish girl, lived with her family in Berlin before she and 10,000 other Jewish children became the Kindertransport. This gripping and poignant production is followed by Q&A with survivors of the Kindertransport. Performed by Arts Power National Touring Theater. This production is appropriate for ages 10 and up and their families.

VIP Reserved Seating: $30, General Admission: $23, A&L Gold Members: $18, A&L Platinum Members and Students: Free

• Glass Castle/Half Broke Horse

Tuesday, March 13, 2:30 pm Meet three generations of women from one family captured in two “true-life-novels” by Jeanette Walls. In tracing one families’ history, Jeanette discovers the origins of her own indomitable will. A PICK FIVE SELECTION* VIP Reserved Seating: $30 $25, A&L Gold Members: $20, A&L Platinum Members: Free

*PICK FIVE SUBSCRIPTION SERIES Pick ANY 5 performances from the 10 select shows in our Music, Comedy, and Theater programs featured on pages 6-8. Both Words Alive shows count as 1 selection.

• VIP Reserved Seating: $160 (Up to $200 Value, SAVE up to $40) • General Seating: $110, (Up to $150 Value, SAVE up to $40) • A&L Gold Members: $95 (Up to $125 Value, SAVE up to $30)

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MUSIC, CONCERT & COMEDY

Music & Concerts Two Concerts with Aaron Kula and the Klezmer Company Jazz Orchestra American Jewish New Year in Jazz Time Sunday, September 17, 3:00 pm, Zinman Hall Aaron Kula and the Klezmer Company Jazz Orchestra (KCJO), Israeli vocalist Rachel Weiss and storyteller Caren Schnur Neile present a unique holiday production. VIP Reserved Seating: $40, Tickets: $30

A Very Jewish Concert and Variety Show on Christmas Day Monday, December 25, 3:00 pm, Zinman Hall A fun filled variety concert with Aaron Kula’s Klezmer Company Jazz Orchestra performing Klezmer and Yiddish show tunes in SwingTime, Yiddish Tangos, humor and songs with Avi Hoffman, and entertaining stories with Caren Schnur Niele. VIP Reserved Seating: $40, Tickets: $30 PICK

Meet Michael Isaacson…and Friends 5 Wednesday, February 7, 7:30 pm

One of America’s most creative composers and musical thinkers. A delightful, tuneful, concert of his widely loved Jewish music… wonderfully sung, and interspersed with illuminating stories engagingly recounted. A PICK FIVE SELECTION* VIP Reserved Seating: $36, General Admission: $28, A&L Gold Members: $23, A&L Platinum Members Free

Gefilte Fish & Chips with Daniel Cainer Thursday, April 19, 7:30 pm Saturday, April 21, 7:30 pm Sunday, April 22, 2:00 pm

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This award-winning songwriter, storyteller, performer, broadcaster’s songs and music are for anyone who has ever wrestled with their home, their heritage and their heart and is partial to bagels. What’s not to like? A PICK FIVE SELECTION* VIP Reserved Seating: $36, General Admission: $28, A&L Gold Members: $23, A&L Platinum Members: Free

I Wrote That One Too…A Life In Songwriting from Willie To Whitney with Steve Dorff

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Wednesday, November 15, 7:30 pm With more than 400 recordings to his name, Steve Dorff’s songs have been covered by chart-topping artists including Barbra Streisand, Ringo Starr, Celine Dion, Ray Charles, Whitney Houston, Willie Nelson, and many more. The performance will include selected hits and personal stories behind the songs. A PICK FIVE SELECTION* VIP Reserved Seating: $36, General Admission: $28, A&L Gold Members: $23, A&L Platinum Members Free

Comedy Stand Up Comedian…Robin Fox

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Thursday, December 21, 7:30 pm Original and funny, Robin Fox talks from her heart about the frustrations of suburban living, marriage, and raising a family. Now a regular on the comedy scene, she was the Grand Champion of the Ladies of Laughter Competition; Host of the Lincoln Center Lucie Awards; and winner of the Gilda’s Club Laugh Off. A PICK FIVE SELECTION* VIP Reserved Seating $36, General Admission: $28, A&L Gold Members: $23, A&L Platinum Members: Free

For This We Left Egypt? A Passover Haggadah

for Jews and Those Who Love Them with Dave Barry, Alan Zweibel, and Adam Mansbach

Wednesday, March 14, 1:00 pm These three comedic geniuses have written no ordinary Haggadah! When Seders can last as long as the exodus from Egypt itself, this hilarious parody comes just in time for Passover. Be entertained by these three very funny men in an afternoon of laughs! Includes free book. VIP Reserved Seating: $55, General Admission: $40, A&L Gold Members: $40, A&L Platinum Members: $40

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BOCA RATON JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL

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Boca Raton Jewish Film Festival 30 Films From Around the World Sunday, March 4 - Saturday, March 24, 2018 Following its highly successful inaugural year, the Boca Raton Jewish Film Festival once again presents an exciting and diverse collection of 30 Jewish-themed films from around the world.

Year-Round Film Festival Events

The BRJFF proudly presents the following events, in addition to the Festival screenings in March 2018.

The Incomparable Rose Hartman

(in collaboration with the Levis JCC Sandler Center Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery, see page 13 for exhibit information)

Sunday, October 22, 2017

5:30 pm Gallery walk and reception with photographer Rose Hartman

6:30 pm Screening of the documentary The Incomparable Rose Hartman followed by Q&A with Rose Hartman With a career spanning decades, photographer Rose Hartman is known also for her iconic fashion world photos, her boisterous personality and photos capturing the New York social scene. This documentary, 2017 Winner of the San Francisco Frozen Film Festival, presents Rose Hartman as a true force of nature. Reception, gallery walk and film screening: $20, BRJFF Patrons: Free

Fund Raiser - Friend Raiser

Thursday, November 16, 2017 Evelyn & Arthur Regency Court, Boca Raton 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Evelyn & Arthur offers high-quality, private label contemporary clothing, accessories and gifts. Mention the Boca Raton Jewish Film Festival and receive 10% off all purchases during this event. The BRJFF will receive an additional 10% to help present world-class, Jewishthemed films from around the world.

Preview Community Events— Bombshell: The Hedy Lamar Story Tuesday, December 12, 2017, 7:00 pm Zinman Hall

Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 1:00 pm B’nai Torah Congregation 6261 SW 18th Street, Boca Raton Presented by the Women’s League of B’nai Torah Congregation and Boca Raton Jewish Film Festival

The world’s most beautiful woman was also the secret inventor of secure Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS communications, but her arresting looks stood in the way of her being given the credit she deserved...until now. General Admission: $18 at the door or $13 advanced purchase Women’s League Members: $10, BRJFF Patrons: Free

Special Community Event— Moritz Daniel Oppenheim, The First Jewish Painter Presented by Boca Raton Museum of Art and Boca Raton Jewish Film Festival

Thursday, January 4, 2018 6:30 pm Reception 7:00 pm Film screening Post film discussion with Helene Yentis, Art Historian

Boca Raton Museum of Art 501 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, FL 33432 Oppenheim is the first Jewish artist with an academic background. Interviews with renowned art historians and personal stories provide an interesting retrospective of this outstanding figure of the art world. Purchase tickets by calling Boca Raton Museum of Art, 561-392-2500. $35 (BRJFF Patron and/or A&L Member rates are not available.)

Visit www.brjff.org for details. For information about the Festival or how you can become a Patron or Sponsor, call Ellen Safran, Festival Director, at 561-852-3237.

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FILM

Sunday Morning Israeli Film Series

Generously underwritten by Bobbie & Michael Drukman and Marlene Levin.

with Dr. Mort Plotnick

Presentation and discussion of award-winning Israeli films. Bagels and coffee served. All films subject to change.

Sundays, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm Series Subscription: $55, A&L Gold Members: $50, A&L Platinum Members: $24 Individual films: $16, A&L Gold Members: $14, A&L Platinum Members $6

Encirclements, 2014, 96 min

December 10 A thirteen year old growing up in a working class Moroccan Israeli community , is selected for the great honor of carrying the big Torah book around the neighborhood in ‘Simchat Torah’ celebrations; he feels life is finally about to change for the better. But this selection causes age old family tensions and unwelcomed responsibilities. A sensational story of empowerment, triumph over loss, and coming of age.

Kapo in Jerusalem, 2015, 98 min

January 7 In this exploration of moral and survival dilemmas, two Auschwitz survivors arrive in Jerusalem in 1946. Bruno is a doctor and Sarah a pianist. Trying to rehabilitate their lives in a city under siege during the War of Independence, a rumor spreads by a few survivors, that Bruno abused them while he was a kapo or bloc head in the camp. Based on a true story.

Amor, 2016, 90 min

February 11 Like its title, Amor asks the viewer to consider the true nature of love. After three years Daniel, an artist returns home to his small farming village in Israel. Meanwhile, we meet the Frizer family, whose beautiful daughter, Lila, a former dancer, is now paralyzed and wants to end her life. Those who love her refuse, protesting that religious law prohibits euthanasia. This lyrical and beautifully shot drama explores the depths of what love sometimes demands of us, and how memories are simultaneously both fragile and fleeting, but sometimes all we have.

Tuviansky, 2014, 82 min

April 8 In 1948 six weeks after the state of Israel was established, Tuviansky, a captain in the Israeli army and a former major in the British army was arrested. Within four hours he was interrogated, tried, sentenced, executed and his body was thrown into a pit in the ground. Tuviansky was accused of treason because he had innocently supplied a list of vital information to his British boss at the power plant. A year later, Tuviansky was completed exonerated. His executioners were either lightly punished or not at all. Based on a true story.

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FILM

Women Making Movies Award winning films by women directors, followed by discussion with moderator Linda Horowitz.

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WEDNESDAY

is Movie Day at the Sandler Center! Join us every Wednesday afternoon at 1:00 pm. for an eclectic assortment of foreign, independent, documentary and performance films followed by a moderated discussion.

Wednesdays, 1:00 pm $10, A&L Gold Members: $8, A&L Platinum Members: Free (Pay at the door, no pre-registration required)

Blood in the Face, 1991, USA, 78 min Directed by Anne Bohlen, Kevin Rafferty and James Ridgeway

September 13 Using a blend of interviews and archive footage, this documentary offers an eye-opening look at neo-Nazism and its proponents in the United States.

Elaine Strich: Shoot Me, 2013, 81 min

October 18 The uncompromising Tony and Emmy Award-winner is showcased both on and off stage via rare archival footage and intimate cinema vérité.

The Red Pill, 2016, USA, 117 min Directed by Cassie Jaye

November 8 The Red Pill chronicles filmmaker Cassie Jaye’s journey following the mysterious and polarizing Men’s Rights Movement. It explores today’s gender war and asks the question “what is the future of gender equality?”

The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo, 2005, USA, 90 min, Directed by Amy Stechler

January 31 A documentary feature about the life of the Mexican painter Frida Kahlo.

Trapped, USA, 2016, 80 min Directed by Dawn Porter A Sundance Jury Award Winner

February 14 TRAP (Targeted Regulations of Abortion Providers) laws have been passed by conservative state legislatures in the US. And clinics have taken their fight to the courts. Trapped follows the struggles of the clinic workers and lawyers who are on the front lines of a battle to keep abortion safe and legal for millions of American women.

Detropia, 2012, USA, 90 min Directed by Heidi Ewing, Rachel Grady

April 25 A documentary on the city of Detroit and its woes, which are emblematic of the collapse of the U.S. manufacturing base.

Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work, 2010, USA 84 min Directed by Ricki Stern, Anne Sundberg May 23

This all-access biographical documentary chronicles a year in the life of Joan Rivers, following the legendary comedian from her posh Manhattan apartment to business meetings and media appearances while revisiting the dramatic highs and lows of her past.

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FILM

From Stage to Screen! Filmed presentations of the best in live performances of opera, ballet, symphony and theater from around the world.

WEDNESDAY

is Movie Day at the Sandler Center! Join us every Wednesday afternoon at 1:00 pm. for an eclectic assortment of foreign, independent, documentary and performance films followed by a moderated discussion.

Wednesdays, 1:00 pm $10, A&L Gold Members: $8, A&L Platinum Members: Free (Pay at the door, no pre-registration required)

American Ballet Theater: A History, 120 min October 4 Ric Burns presents this rich, 75-year history of one of the most respected and revered dance companies in the world. With unprecedented access to the company, witness dramatic live performances, grueling rehearsals, and iconic dances by Misty Copeland, Gillian Murphy, and many others; as well as rare footage of ballet icons Jerome Robbins, George Balanchine, Agnes de Mille, Antony Tudor, Mikhail Baryshnikov, and more.

Rejoice with Itzhak Perlman and Cantor Yitzhak Meir Helfgot, 2014, 70 min December 27 This film celebrates the extraordinary artistic world of Eastern European Jewish music, or, in the words of Itzhak Perlman, chicken soup for the soul. The legendary violinist, along with renowned cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot, join forces for a musical exploration of liturgical and traditional works in new arrangements for both chamber orchestra and klezmer settings.

Matinee Movies with Myrna Loman

Foreign, American and Independent films followed by discussion moderated by Myrna Loman. Foreign films have subtitles.

Rocktopia: A Classical Revolution, 2017, 78 min Live in Concert from Budapest

January 28 This enthralling live concert celebrates a fusion of classical music, classic rock, and opera, telling the universal story of the human condition in the way that only music that has touched the hearts of multiple generations can.

Lang Lang: New York Rhapsody, 2016, 70 min March 28 Superstar pianist Lang Lang is joined by a one-of-a-kind cast of collaborating artists for the creation of his new album, New York Rhapsody. From the haunting reveries of Gershwin and Copland to the intensity of songs made famous by Alicia Keys, Lou Reed and Don Henley, New York Rhapsody rediscovers the dazzle and the soul of America’s most symbolic city.

Alvin Ailey: American Dance Theater, 2016, 101 min

April 11 Experience this electrifying modern dance program that includes four audience favorites: Wayne McGregor’s sumptuous CHROMA with a score by Jack White and Joby Talbot; Ronald K. Brown’s powerful GRACE, with music by Duke Ellington, Roy Davis Jr., and Fela Kuti; Robert Battle’s humorous, high-flying TAKADEME; and Alvin Ailey’s beloved REVELATIONS - “one of the great works of the human spirit” (New York Times) - that will rock your soul.

Wednesdays, 1:00 pm $10 per film, A&L Gold Members: $8, A&L Platinum Members: Free

Please call 561-558-2520 for dates and film titles.

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Exhibitions Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery at the Levis JCC Sandler Center

Fall Exhibitions: September 18 - October 22

• The Incomparable Rose Hartman (in collaboration with the Boca Raton Jewish Film Festival)

Rose Hartman’s images from the Studio 54 era and behind the scenes of the fashion business continue to fascinate because they ride that thrilling line between public and private.

Closing Reception with Rose Hartman Sunday, October 22, 5:30 - 6:30 pm

Followed by the screening of The Incomparable Rose Hartman, 2017 Winner of the San Francisco Frozen Film Festival. $20, Free for Boca Raton Jewish Film Festival Patrons

Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Sunday by appointment Admission is free and open to the public

September 18 - October 22 • The Legacy of Leslie* & Sydelle* Sher

Featuring the works of Leslie Sher, known as Sir Stamps-A-Lot, and his wife, portrait painter Sydelle Sher, this exhibit is a tribute to their art and artistry.

Closing Reception

Sunday, October 22, 1:00 - 3:00 pm

November 5 - 22 • LynnRae Lowe

Arizona artist LynnRae Lowe’s new work reflects her passion for the ancient wisdom and symbolism of the Hebrew alphabet. During her week-long residency, LynnRae will offer workshops on creativity as well as talks on aspects of Jewish artistry. Refer to page 14, 16.

Opening Reception

Sunday, November 5, 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Winter Exhibition:

December 6 - January 11 • Karen Windchild

Windchild’s work embodies spiritual and natural forces through materials such as paint, clay, and found objects. Windchild believes art can be a universal language, connecting all ancient native cultures as well as our own, and conjuring the earth-spirit energies into material form.

Opening Reception

Wednesday, December 6, 3:30 - 5:00 pm 2:30 pm Talk by Karen Windchild The Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery is generously underwritten by The Sylvia Rosen Fund and supported by Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery Endowment Fund, Beatrice “Buddy” Mayer, Phyllis & Gerald* Golden, Judi & Allan Schuman, Cara Zimmerman, Susan Baker and Ann Gordon

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*Of Blessed Memory


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Art Workshops NEW! Drawing It Out with Visiting Artist-In-Residence LynnRae Lowe

Monday, November 6, 1:00 - 2:30 pm OR Monday, November 6, 7:00 - 8:30 pm No artistic ability or experience needed! Discover easy ways to nurture creative thinking and expand intuition in this unique and engaging exercise. $30 (includes all materials)*

NEW! Silk Handkerchief Painting with Constance Byrd

Silk Scarf Painting with Constance Byrd

Monday, December 4, 1:00 - 3:00 pm Make your own distinctive design using the salt technique. See what happens! $35 includes one handkerchief and supplies. Additional handkerchiefs $5.*

Beaded Jewelry with Cara Zimmerman Wednesday, January 24, 10:00 - 3:00 pm During this day-long workshop you will learn how to bead from master beading artist Cara Zimmerman. Learn the intricate art of beading and leave with your own beautiful and elegant necklace. Fine motor dexterity and the ability to see tiny things are required for this class. There will be a break for lunch (not Included). Limited to 8 participants.

Monday, February 5, 1:00 - 4:00 pm Monday, February 12, 1:00 - 4:00 pm Monday, March 5, 1:00 - 5:00 pm Monday, March 19, 1:00 - 5:00 pm Make your own distinctive design using the salt technique or explore adding a design to your scarf. Learn the basics of choosing your color palette, manipulating the paint and water on silk, and adding variation to enhance your colors. Or pick a simply elegant design and learn how to apply it to the silk.

$50 per class (includes one small scarf and supplies)* $65 per class (includes one large scarf and supplies)* *No member discounts.

$65 (includes all materials)*

Pottery Classes New Instructor Pottery on the Wheel, Hand Building and Clay Sculpting with Cynthia Zmetronak Learn techniques for pottery on the wheel, hand building and clay sculpting from our experienced instructors. Advanced students sharpen skills. All levels are welcome. All sessions include free studio time. Basic tools available for student use. Clay available for purchase. Additional $25 supply fee per session.

Mondays, October 16 - December 18 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Tuesdays, October 17 - December 19 9:30 am - 12:30 pm OR 6:00 - 9:00 pm

Wednesdays, October 18 - December 20 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

$350 per 10-week session, A&L Gold and Platinum Members: $320

$350 per 10-week session, A&L Gold and Platinum Members: $320

$350 per 10-week session, A&L Gold and Platinum Members: $320

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Art Tours Art Miami and Context Art Miami

Sunday, December 10 9:30 am - 4:30 pm Celebrating its 28th year, Art Miami is the leading international contemporary and modern art fair that takes place during Art Week. CONTEXT Art Miami, the sister fair to Art Miami, is dedicated to the development and reinforcement of emerging and mid-career artists. Both are located now in a new, joint venue on Biscayne Bay. We will spend the day with artist Deborah Bigeleisen as she navigates us through a custom experience. $115 (lunch on your own in the café)

Benzaiten Glass Center and Artisans on the Avenue, Lake Worth

Tuesday, January 30 9:30 am - 4:30 pm Lake Avenue is hopping with a vibrant artists’ scene! The Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts is a brand new, fine art fabrication center located in a 14,000 square foot Historic FEC Train Depot building. We’ll enjoy a docent-led tour and a narrated glass blowing demonstration by Creative Director Rick Eggert and world-renown Glass Studio Manager David Peterson II—with time for a visit to the gift shop. After lunch on Lake Avenue, we’ll explore Artisans on the Avenue, a unique gallery representing 40 local artists. $115 (includes lunch)

The Bonnet House Museum & Gardens and the Weiner Museum of Décorative Arts, Ft. Lauderdale

Thursday, March 1 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Frederic Clay Bartlett designed and built Bonnet House as a winter retreat for his family. This historic house is one of but a few homes and studios of two American artists open to the public. A docent-guided tour will lead us through the rooms of the Main House where we will learn the history of the Birch/Bartlett family and discover the charm and whimsy of this beachfront estate. Following the guided tour of the Main House, a Nature Trail Driver will take us on a 15 minute golf-cart ride around the trail. The Driver will share information about the plants, animals and ecosystems of this 35-acre coastal wilderness. Our second stop is the Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts, located inside the Gallery of Amazing Things. One of the most comprehensive collections of British pottery and porcelain in the United States, WMDO also features a spectacular collection of art glass, notably the work of René Lalique and Dale Chihuly. $135 (includes lunch)

Worth Avenue and The Breakers Thursday, March 22

9:00 am - 4:30 pm We’ll start our morning with a fun and informative walking tour led by noted Palm Beach historian Rick Rose, who will share its architectural importance, its influence on the fashion world and the development of its legendary social scene. We’ll lunch at The Breakers Flagler Steakhouse, a fresh take on the classic American chophouse and end our visit to the island with a tour of a local gallery. $150 (includes lunch)

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Marlene & Herb Levin

ADULT UNIVERSITY

Generously underwritten by Marlene & Herb* Levin and Nina & Martin Rosenzweig *Of Blessed Memory

All lectures are held at the Levis JCC Sandler Center unless otherwise noted. All programs subject to change. Series price: Pick any 10 Lectures for $150, A&L Gold Members: $100, A&L Platinum Members: Free Individual Lectures: $18 per lecture, A&L Gold Members: $12, A&L Platinum Members: Free (unless otherwise noted)

The Important Influence of Jewish Artists on U.S. Art History with LynnRae Lowe

Thursday, November 2, 2:30 pm After WWI the center of the art world shifted from Paris to New York City. Surrealism gave way to Abstract Expressionism to Pop Art and Color-field painting through the influence of Jewish artists.

An Arab’s Journey to Israel Activism with Yahya Mahamed

Presented in Partnership with Stand with Us

Thursday November 9, 2:30 pm Yahya Mahamed is a young Israeli Arab working as an educator at the international Israel education organization StandWithUs. After realizing that he had been intentionally misled, Yahya decided to do everything within his power to combat the negative stereotypes and demonization of Israel.

I Was Told to Come Alone: My Journey Behind the Lines of Jihad with Souad Mekhennet

Friday, November 17, 10:00am Souad Mekhennet, a reporter for The Washington Post who was born and educated in Germany, has had to balance the two sides of her upbringing – Muslim and Western. She provides a mediating voice between cultures which too often misunderstand each other. She discusses her memoir about her journeys behind the lines of jihad.

Twenty Six Seconds: A Personal History of the Zapruder Film with Alexandra Zapruder

Monday, November 27, 7:30 pm Abraham Zapruder didn’t know when he ran home to grab his video camera on November 22, 1963 that this single spontaneous decision would change his family’s life for generations to come. His film of JFK’s assassination is now shown in American history classes and referenced in

novels and films, but few know the complicated legacy of the film itself.

FDR and The Jews with Richard Garfunkel Tuesday, December 5, 7:30 pm Without the leadership of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, WWII would probably have been lost, Jews would have been safe in the new or the old world, Israel would have never existed and the western culture as we know it would have been snuffed out.

Artist as Shaman and Myth Speaker with Karen Windchild

Wednesday, December 6, 2:30 pm Discussing the ancient role of artist as shaman and myth speaker, Windchild infuses energy into ordered matter as the essence of both ritual and art: bringing love and respect for materials, technique, traditions, providence, inspiration, self and for one’s part in the whole, so that all may prosper. Recently returned from Santa Fe, Windchild will share the progress of The Adobe Buffalo Project--an art installation, a community building project, an educational concern, and a shamanic act of healing and transformation. Free

Leonard Bernstein: The Man and His Music with Rabbi Paul Offenkrantz

Monday, December 11, 7:30 pm Composer, conductor, pianist, author, lecturer, television personality, Civil Rights activist, musical icon…Leonard Bernstein was unquestionably one of the most recognized and influential figures of the 20th Century. This lecture will survey all aspects of Bernstein’s life.

Friendship Matters with Wendy Satin Rapaport and Marilyn Charwat

Tuesday, December 12, 2:30 pm Explore the meaning and importance of friendship in our lives with two insightful women who are the best of friends.

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ADULT UNIVERSITY Putin’s Russia with Dr Irving Berkowitz, Dean of Academic Affairs, Palm Beach State College

Tuesday, December 12, 7:30 pm Explore Vladimir Putin’s Russia and how the country re-invented itself under his leadership with an in-depth look at the resurgent national identity, the government’s propaganda machine, the risk of being a Kremlin critic and much more.

Have I Got a Story for You: More Than a Century of Fiction from the Forward with Ezra Glinter Wednesday, December 13, 7:30 pm

A Finalist for the 2016 National Jewish Book Award

Forty-two stories from America’s greatest Yiddish newspaper, in English for the first time. The Forward, founded in 1897, is the most renowned Yiddish newspaper in the world.

The Nixon Presidency Revisited with Ronald L. Feinman, Ph.D.

Tuesday, December 19, 7:30 pm “The press is the enemy. The establishment is the enemy. The professors are the enemy” lectured the president of the United States in 1972. Nixon’s shadow looms large as the current occupant of the White House demonizes the media and the political and intellectual establishment. Yet it would be too simplistic to portray Nixon as just a founding father of Trumpism. Join us as we explore the complexity of the man and his presidency.

The Comedy of Ellen DeGeneres with Ira Epstein

Monday, January 8, 2:30 pm Ellen DeGeneres takes the most ordinary life events and makes us see the insanity of our way of life. A master of comic timing, delivery, pacing, Ellen helps us laugh at the foibles of our humanity.

Robert Watson: Fake News

Wednesday, January 10, 7:30 pm In a world full of wide-spread distrust of the media and with propaganda and “fake-news” are everywhere, whom do we trust? In a climate rife with anti-facts and antiscience attitudes, how do we distinguish between truth and fiction?

Jews and American Politics; from FDR to Trump with David G. Dalin, Ph.D.

Wednesday, January 17, 7:30 pm David G. Dalin is a rabbi and historian and the author, co-author, or editor of numerous books on American Jewish history and politics.

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Where Are They Now? with Myrna Goldberger Tuesday, January 29, 2:30 pm

Myrna Goldberger’s “edutainment” uses storytelling and acting to make history come alive!

United States/Israel Relations: From Harry Truman To Donald Trump with Ronald L.Feinman, Ph.D. Tuesday, February 13, 7:30 pm

The United States has always ensured the survival of Israel, but the two governments have regularly disagreed about tactics, strategy and policy. Explore the complexities of this relationship.

Jewish Contributions to American Culture and Society with Dr Irving Berkowitz, Dean of Academic Affairs, Palm Beach State College Wednesday, February 14, 7:30 pm

From its inception, the American narrative has been intertwined with the Jewish one. Hear this fascinating story in vivid historical detail, and gain a newfound appreciation for the Jewish impact on American culture.

The Comedy of Motherhood with Ira Epstein Thursday, February 15, 2:30 pm

A comical tribute to mothers including skits by Erma Bombeck, Mike Nichols and Elaine May, Kaye Ballard, Bette Walker and poems, musical songs and parodies that put mothering in a funny perspective and lets us appreciate in a humorous manner what we owe our mothers.

Stalin, Shostakovich and Russian Jews with Dr Joseph Gilbert Wednesday, February 21, 7:30 pm

Explore the extraordinary history of the relationship between the great composer, the brutal dictator and the Russian Jews.

Jewish Gangsters with David G. Dalin, Ph.D.

Thursday, February 22, 7:30 pm Featuring Jewish gangsters from Meyer Lansky and Benjamin Bugsy Siegel to Julius Bernstein and many more, explore this little-known chapter of Jewish American history.

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For This We Left Egypt? A Passover Haggadah for Jews and Those Who Love Them with Dave Barry, Alan Zweibel, and Adam Mansbach

Wednesday, March 14, 1:00 pm This hilarious parody Haggadah is just in time for Passover! Sometimes a Seder can last as long as the exodus from Egypt itself. These three very funny men present an afternoon of laughs and another version of the book that’s responsible for this tradition.

Robert Watson: The Ghost Ship of Brooklyn: An Untold Story of the American Revolution

Tuesday, March 27, 7:30 pm The most horrific struggle of the American Revolution occurred just 100 yards off New York, where more men died aboard a rotting prison ship than were lost to combat during the entirety of the war.

Courses Men’s Lunch & Learn with Dr. Mort Plotnick, Executive Director Emeritus at Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit

Mondays, January 29, February 5, February 12, February 26, 12:00 – 1:30 pm Explore a wide range of fascinating and currently relevant topics ranging from politics, the media, Israel, privacy and more in an interactive discussion. $15 includes boxed lunch. Advance reservation required.

The Florence Melton School for Adult Jewish Learning Year One and Year Two

Mondays, beginning October 16, 10:00 am - 12:15 pm

• Core Year One - Rhythms and Purposes

(25 weeks) with Paul Azaroff & Dr. Sandra Lilienthal

• Core Year Two - Ethics & Crossroads

(25 weeks) with Paul Azaroff & Dr. Sandra Lilienthal

FREE

Dialogue with a Doc Speaker Series National Jewish Health is proud to partner with the Levis JCC Sandler Center to present three preeminent physician researchers offering insightful information on healthcare and research.

• Cardiology & Healthy Living

Friday, December 1, 10:30 am Speaker: Andrew M. Freeman MD, FACC, FACP Associate Professor, Director of Cardiovascular Prevention and Wellness, Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine

• Autoimmune Diseases

Friday, January 19, 2018 Speaker: Philippa “Pippa” Marrack, PhD, FRS Chair, Biomedical Research Department, National Jewish Health Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Distinguished Professor, University of Colorado School of Medicine

• Diabetes

Friday, April 13, 2018 Speaker: Rachel Friedman, PhD Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Research

For detailed class descriptions, fees and to register visit: www.events.org/MeltonBocaRaton. Contact Penina Bredoff at melton@bnai-torah.org or call (561) 392-8566.

The Anatomy of Music with Michael Isaacson

Fridays, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm, January 5, 12, 19, 26 Marvel at the inner workings of concert works and how each element of music shines light on another sonic element until, all together in a striking symbiosis, they unite to create an entity greater than themselves and we hear beautiful, exciting, life-transforming music! 4-week session: $80, A&L Gold Members: $65, A&L Platinum Members: $50

Memory Matters: Memory Retention and Brain Fitness with Barbara F. Klau, M.S.

Mondays, 10:30 am -12:00 pm, February 5, 12, 23 and March 5 This course focuses on the age-old concepts of disciplined memory and memory retention techniques. You will learn fun, interactive, and challenging memory enhancement strategies that will help you feel more empowered and sharper. 4-week session: $80, A&L Gold Members: $65, A&L Platinum Members: $50

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Ongoing Programs

Trips & Travel

Programs are pay at the door, no pre-registration required

Miami Book Fair International Day Trip

The Ladies Room with Trudy Berlin, M.A.

Ongoing Tuesdays, 10:00 -11:30 am Discuss women’s issues relating to finances, relationships, family dynamics, women’s rights and more. Refreshments served. $8, A&L Gold Members: $5, A&L Platinum Members: Free

Psychology of the News with Trudy Berlin, M.A. and Sharon Segal

Ongoing Tuesdays, 1:00 - 2:30 pm An invigorating discussion of current events and the important issues of our times. Refreshments served. $8, A&L Gold Members: $5, A&L Platinum Members: Free

Torah for Our Times with Rabbi Eli Rabovsky

Ongoing Wednesdays, September - May, 2:00 - 3:30 pm An expedition to the essence of our Jewish heritage and tradition, from Genesis to the present. $5, A&L Gold Members: $3, A&L Platinum Members: Free

The Wisdom Circle with Liz Sterling

Ongoing Wednesdays 10:30 am - 12:00 pm Share, explore and support one another through intelligent and heartfelt conversation. $13, A&L Gold Members: $10, A&L Platinum Members: Free

Making the Rest of Your Life the Best of your Life with Marilyn Charwat Ongoing Thursdays, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

$13, A&L Gold Members: $10, A&L Platinum Members: Free

Jewish Thought Throughout the Ages with Abraham Hamaui Ongoing Thursdays, 1:00-2:30 pm

$5, A&L Gold Members: $3, A&L Platinum Members: Free

Mah Jongg and Canasta Lessons

Small class environment. Two consecutive weeks, 2 classes per week. Pre-registration required. Call 561-558-2520 for information. $75, A&L Gold Members: $55, A&L Platinum Members: Free

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Sunday, November 19, 9:00 am - 7:00 pm, meet at Sandler Center More than 600 authors and book vendors are scheduled for the largest book festival in the country, featuring panel discussions with notable writers and cultural figures. Fee: $150, includes round trip bus transportation, Reader-level membership (admission with badge, a special edition tote filled with goodies and up-front, reserved seating). Must register by October 9

Two Trips to Cuba

Immerse yourself in fascinating history and enjoy the country’s warm hospitality on wonderful tours of Cuba, led by Sandler Center professional staff. Call for details 561-558-2520.

• Havana, Cuba: Culture & History January 9-14, 2018

• Cuba: A Tale of 4 Cities—Havana, Santa Clara, Trinidad & Cienfuegos January 30 February 5, 2018

Coming Spring/Summer 2018 Call 561-558-2520 to learn more!

• In Search of Israeli Cuisine: The Official Tour Inspired by the documentary film by the same name, we are planning a customized insider’s adventure that includes many restaurants, street food vendors, markets, wineries, cheese makers, farms, ancient ruins and cooking classes. We will meet the chefs, eat at their restaurants, discuss the issues with experts, and more.

• Discover America’s National Parks

You’ve travelled the world. Isn’t it time to discover the majestic beauty right here at home? Explore our most breathtaking National Parks in comfort!

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Call for Artists:

Art 2018 Biennial Juried Art Competition Biennial - Sue?

Artists are invited to submit their original paintings, drawings, sculptures, photographs and fine crafts for adjudication.

Biennial Juried Art Competition

Deadline for entries is December 8, 2017

$1,000 Best in Show $500 Craft Art Award $250 Awards of Merit (3)

Contact Sue Harrington at 561-558-2504 or sueh@levisjcc.org for details Awards generously underwritten by Susan & Sy Applebaum, Art 2018 generously underwritten by The Sylvia Rosen Fund and supported by Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery Endowment Fund, Beatrice “Buddy� Mayer, Phyllis & Gerald* Golden, Judi & Allan Schuman, Cara Zimmerman, Susan Baker and Ann Gordon *Of Blessed Memory

Art, Culture & Learning programs are sponsored in part by the Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council of Arts and Culture and the State of Florida (Section 286.25, Florida Statutes).

Levis JCC Sandler Center Art, Culture and Learning Brochure Fall 2017