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ART, CULTURE & LEARNING Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center

For This We Left Egypt? With Dave Barry, Alan Zweibel & Adam Mansbach

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Boca Raton Jewish Film Festival Page 10

Dachau Album Page 8

Winter/ Spring 2018

Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center



Dear Friends

At its best, theater does so much more than entertain us. It transports us, it challenges us to think, consider an alternate point of view. Our Theater at the J season (page 8) is in full swing. For laughs, please join us for Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike, and don’t miss our production of the beloved Sondheim musical Company. Several other thought-provoking and evocative productions complete the schedule. Don’t miss the best of theater, right here in Boca Raton. As spring approaches, we could not be prouder to announce that our Boca Raton Jewish Film Festival will kick off its second year with an outstanding collection of more than 30 films from around the world. This year we’ve grown from one week to three – and we’ve proudly offered up compelling

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and interesting film events through the year. Don’t miss this gem of a festival (page 10). We wish you a happy, healthy and peaceful New Year and truly look forward to seeing you at the Levis JCC Sandler Center – “The Center of it All” for Art, Culture & Learning in Boca Raton! 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 A&L Platinum Membership ($550) 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 program.

Table of Contents Adult University: Lectures, Courses and Programs........... 3-5

Live Theater..............................8-9


Boca Raton Jewish Film Festival...................10

Music, Concerts & Comedy........6


Literature: Authors & Their Books...............7

Art........................................... 13-15

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 weekdays 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.

Hours & Information

Refund & Cancellation Policy

Levis JCC Sandler Center Office Hours: Mon - Thurs 9:00 am - 4:30 pm; Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm All programs are held at the Levis JCC Sandler Center unless noted. Use Glades Rd. & 95th Ave. entrance.

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

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Generously underwritten by Beverly & David Feiges, The Harold & Ethel Horowitz Family Charitable Foundation, Marlene & Herb* Levin, Nina & Martin Rosenzweig and Edith & Martin* Stein *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 5 Lectures for $75, A&L Gold Members: $50, A&L Platinum Members: Free Individual Lectures: $18 per lecture, A&L Gold Members: $12, A&L Platinum Members: Free (unless otherwise noted)

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.

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

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

The Life and Music of Stephen Sondheim with Paul Offenkrantz

Monday, February 12, 2:30 pm Explore the life and music of this iconic American composer and lyricist (follows our production of Company in the Beifield Auditorium). Paul Offenkrantz is a Rabbi, Cantor, professional opera singer and frequent lecturer.

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

The American narrative has long been intertwined with the Jewish one. Gain a newfound appreciation for the Jewish impact on American culture.

Special Guest Speakers Alan S. Frumin & Richard A. Arenberg: Checks and Balances the Unique Role of the Senate, Now More Than Ever

Thursday, January 18, 7:30 pm

Alan S. Frumin worked in the Senate parliamentarian’s office for 35 years essentially serving as the referee on matters of Senate procedure. He retired in 2012 with the title of Parliamentarian Emeritus of the U.S. Senate. Richard A. Arenberg served on Capitol Hill for 34 years in senior Congressional staff positions, as a Chief of Staff and Legislative Director for Majority Leader George Mitchell, and Senators Paul Tsongas and Carl Levin. Richard Arenberg is co-author of Defending the Filibuster: The Soul of the Senate. He is a Visiting Lecturer in Political Science and International and Public Affairs at Brown University.

Lloyd Shefsky: Jewish Business Visionaries, Innovators and Entrepreneurs; What Lessons Can We Learn From Their Life Stories

Monday, February 12, 7:30 pm

Lloyd Shefsky is Clinical Professor of Entrepreneurship at Kellogg School of Management. Co-founder of several businesses and nonprofits, he has taught, lectured internationally and is the author of Invent Reinvent Thrive and Entrepreneurs Are Made Not Born.

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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.

Living Longer Without Running Out of Money or Breaking a Hip

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with Michael F. Roizen, MD

Thursday, March 29, 2:30 pm In this book, two of the world’s leading experts explain the vital link between health and wealth that could add years to your life and dollars to your retirement savings. Michael F. Roizen is anesthesiologist and internist, an award-winning author and the Chief Wellness Officer at the Cleveland Clinic. He has authored or co-authored five #1 New York Times Best Sellers including AgeProof with the NBC Today Show’s Jean Chatzky.

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

• Autoimmune Diseases

Friday, January 19, 10:30 am Speaker: Philippa “Pippa” Marrack, Ph.D., 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, 10:30 am Speaker: Rachel Friedman, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Research

Courses Just for Men! 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.

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

Mondays, 10:30 am -12:00 pm, February 5, 12, 26 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 Programs are pay at the door, no pre-registration required

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

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

Torah for Our Times with Rabbi Eli Rabovsky

Ongoing Wednesdays through 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

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 Hamaoui Ongoing Thursdays, 1:00 - 2:30 pm


Trips & Travel Two River Cruises with Dr. Robert Watson Join us for two unique opportunities in 2019! Travel on “full charter” Uniworld river cruises— we will have the entire ships to ourselves!

• 2019 Jewish Heritage Uniworld River Cruise

Date and details to be announced

• 75th Anniversary of D-Day, Uniworld Cruise June 2-9, 2019 Includes Paris, Vernon, Giverny, Rouen, Caudebec-en-Caux, Honfleur, Normandy beaches, Versailles and more with the option of pre/post 2/3 day stay in Paris. Call Claudia Mace at 845-304-3999 or Sandy at 561-573-0474

New Orleans to Memphis

A Taste of the True South Traveling with The American Queen Steamboat Company Uniquely American River Cruises July 1-9 The lower stretch of the Mississippi River from carefree New Orleans to vibrant Memphis is the river of Legends. It’s the river of centuries-old shaded oak trees, elegant plantations, cobblestone streets and Victorian mansions. Hear the river’s music in rock and roll, blues, jazz and zydeco and savor its culinary diversity with a host of distinctive Creole and Cajun delights. For details and pricing, contact Susana Flaum at 561-852-3254

Cruising to Cuba

Canasta Lessons

For more than 15 years, we have led enriching and meaningful tours of this beautiful island. This year join us for our unique cultural tours to Cuba—this time by cruise! We will visit the Jewish community to deliver much needed donations and show our solidarity as well as enjoy Cuba’s rich culture and history.

$75, A&L Gold Members: $55, A&L Platinum Members: Free

For details and pricing, contact Susana Flaum at 561-852-3254

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

Small class environment. Two consecutive weeks, 2 classes per week. Pre-registration required. Call 561-558-2520 for information.

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Music & Comedy The First Annual Jam Concert by the Marshall Turkin Classic Jazz Ensemble Honoring the Memory of Martin Stein

Sunday, April 15, 2:00 pm Jazz improvisations and nostalgic interpretations of America’s popular culture, especially music from the mid-20th Century. Turkin’s Ensemble has performed at the Levis JCC for more than twenty years through the sponsorship of Martin and Edith Stein.


Thursday, April 19, 7:30 pm Saturday, April 21, 7:30 pm Sunday, April 22, 2:00 pm 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

Artist Credit: Janis Cooper

Tickets: General Admission: $18, JARC, Weinberg and Gould House Residents: Free

Gefilte Fish & Chips 5 with Daniel Cainer

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! VIP Reserved Seating: $55, General Admission: $40, A&L Gold Members: $40, A&L Platinum Members: $40 (All tickets include free book.) Generously underwritten by Edith & Martin* Stein

*Of Blessed Memory

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A Literary Afternoon

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

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

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

The Patriots, Sana Krasikov

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

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.

Brian Platzer, Bed-Stuy Is Burning

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.

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.

This series is generously underwritten by Auracal Senior Health Care, Boca Raton Regional Hospital, Marilyn & Arthur Charwat, Charna Larkin, the Myrna Lippman Literary Fund and Tundidor & Weiss Investment Group 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

A review and lively discussion of books.

February 1

The Afterlife of Stars, Joseph Kertes, 2017

February 22

The Noise of Time, Julian Barnes, 2016, with special guest Dr. Joseph Gilbert

March 1

The Light We Lost, Jill Santopolo, 2017

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

April 19

Florida Lore: The Barefoot Mailman, Cowboy Bone Mizell, The Tallahassee Witch and other Tales, Caren Schnur Neile, 2017, the author will be our guest

May 3

The Orphan Master’s Son, Adam Johnson, 2013

June 7

Half Broke Horses, Jeanette Walls, 2009

Barren Island, Carol Zoref, 2017, the author will join us via Skype

A Horse Walks into a Bar, David Grossman, 2017

School Days, Patrick Chamoiseau, 1997

March 8 April 5

June 21

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Theater at the J (2017-18 Season)

Generously underwritten by 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

Vanya & Sonia 5 & Masha & Spike PICK

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 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, General Admission: $30, A&L Gold Members: $25, A&L Platinum Members: Free

Company February 1-11



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

Stephen Sondheim’s groundbreaking musical is an intelligent and wildly funny look at relationships, vulnerability, and living life. In it, Robert attempts to understand the pros and cons of marriage from his diverse and frequently hilarious friends, 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 A PICK FIVE SELECTION* VIP Reserved Seating: $40, General Admission: $30, A&L Gold Members: $25, A&L Platinum Members: Free

This production partially underwritten by Beverly & David Feiges

The Dachau Album: An Interfaith Holocaust Project With Avi Hoffman and Shari Unger

This program is made possible by a generous gift from Tom Gordon through the Ann Gordon Holocaust Fund established in honor of his mother.

Wednesday, April 11, 2:00 pm This new discovery is being revealed to the public for the first time. When Dachau concentration camp survivor Arnold Unger came to the United States in 1947, he brought a leather-bound album of 30 color drawings that show sequential narrative of life and death in the camp. The artwork was created by Roman Catholic Polish political prisoner Michael Porulski, who was liberated from Dachau and eventually died alone and penniless. This is the compelling story of these two men and relates the experience of the Holocaust in a way never depicted before. General Admission: $18, Member Pricing Not Available

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Pick ANY 5 performances from the 6 select shows in our Music, Comedy, and Theater programs featured on pages 6, 8, 9. • 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)

Handle with Care



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

Circumstances both hilarious and tragic bring 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 destiny? Thursdays March 1, 8, 7:30 pm Saturdays March 3, 10, 7:30 pm Sundays March 4, 11, 2:00 pm Thursday March 8, 2:00 pm A PICK FIVE SELECTION* VIP Reserved Seating: $40, General Admission: $30, A&L Gold Members: $25, A&L Platinum Members: Free

Words … Alive!



Founded by Eunice Bernard and Carol Clarke

• 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.

Founded by

Eunice Bernard & Carole Clarke

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

Rock of Stages 3 – The Beatles!



Thursday, May 31, 7:30 pm Saturday, June 2, 7:30 pm Sunday, June 3, 2:00 pm Rock on from Meet the Beatles to Revolver, Rubber Soul, Sgt. Pepper, Abbey Road, Let It Be and more! A PICK FIVE SELECTION* VIP Reserved Seating $25, General Admission: $20, A&L Gold Members: $15, Students & Groups: $10, A&L Platinum Members: Free




More than half a century after WWII a young investigative reporter finds herself caught between numerous versions of the same story. The dramatic play by Jeff Cohen 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?

2:00 pm Performance $50, $40, $30 7:30 pm Performance $40, $30 6:00 pm VIP Reception/Preferred Seating and Performance $85


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Headline to go here Film Festival Boca Raton Jewish 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 40 Jewish-themed films from around the world. March 4-17: The Cinemark Palace 20, 3200 Airport Rd, Boca Raton, FL 33431 March 18-23: The Movies of Delray, 7421 W Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33446 March 24: Closing Event, Location TBD

Year-Round Film Festival Events

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


In partnership with the Festival of the Arts BOCA

Thursday, February 22, 7:30 pm Mizner Cultural Arts Center This documentary examines the life and music of Itzhak Perlman who is considered one of the world’s greatest living violinists. ITZHAK is a portrait of an extraordinary man whose passion for music, generosity, humor and remarkable will to survive are legendary.

Headline to go here

Tickets available only at at $20 World Premiere

Rescue Bus 300

Guest Speaker: Nati Dinnar, Filmmaker

Festival Highlight Palm Beach Premiere

Good Thoughts, Good Words, Good Deeds – The Conductor Zubin Mehta

Sunday, February 25, 7:00 pm The Polo Club of Boca Raton Ten years before the blockbuster movie “Speed” starring Keanu Reeves came out, an event similar to that story took place in Israel. This documentary is the story of four armed terrorists who hijacked Bus #300, en route from Tel Aviv to Ashkelon, and led the passengers towards the refugee camps in Gaza and from there perhaps to oblivion.

Wednesday, March 7, 7:00 pm The Cinemark Palace 20, 3200 Airport Rd, Boca Raton

General Admission: $25, includes valet parking Advanced purchase required, call 561-558-2514

General Admission: $13 Call 561-558-2514

Zubin Mehta, one of the world’s most charismatic conductors, is a true world citizen, navigating between cultures. This documentary film by Bettina Ehrhardt follows the maestro to some of the key places in his career, drawing an intimate and vivid portrait of an artist beloved by audiences and musicians alike.

For more information about the Boca Raton Jewish Film Festival, visit our website To become a Patron/Sponsor, call Ellen Safran, Festival Director at 561-852-3237.

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Sunday Morning Israeli Film Series

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Generously underwritten by Bobbie & Michael Drukman.

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 Individual films: $16, A&L Gold Members: $14, A&L Platinum Members $6

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

Matinee Movies with Myrna Loman

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

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.

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. No advanced tickets needed, purchase at the door.

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Headline Women to go here From Stage

Making Movies

to Screen!

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

Filmed presentations of the best in live performances of opera, ballet, symphony and theater from around the world.

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

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.

Headline to go here 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.

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

Leonard Bernstein’s Candide: In Concert, with Patti LuPone, Kristen Chenoweth and Paul Groves, 2004, 116 min

January 17 When a show’s pit band is the New York Philharmonic, you can expect something special. This comic operetta is based on a classic Voltaire tale.

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

February 28 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 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 May 30 An electrifying modern dance program that includes: 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. Sponsored by an enthusiastic supporter of the Performing Arts at the Levis JCC

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

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

Winter Exhibitions: Through February 2

February 15 - March 15

Karen Windchild

Art 2018 Biennial Juried Art Exhibit

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.

Original artwork submitted by local and national artists. Juried from more than 400 entries.

Opening Reception

Thursday, February 15, 6:30 - 8:30 pm Presentation of Awards, 7:00 pm

Biennial Juried Art Competition

Tours with the artist by arrangement with Gallery Director, call 561-558-2504.

Spring Exhibitions: March 18 - April 30

March 25 - April 19

Celebrating the Arts: Artwork by Claire & Emanuel G. Rosenblatt High School Students at DKJA

Levis JCC Pottery Guild Annual Exhibition & Sale

The Arts program at Donna Klein Jewish Academy provides an environment that encourages exploration, creativity and research in Drama, Art History, Studio Art, Graphic Design and Ceramics. Our 11th and 12th grade Advanced Placement (AP) students prepare portfolios that are submitted to the College Board to receive college credits. Each student creates a series of 12 canvases that explore a unique theme.

Utilitarian, sculptural and decorative works of ceramics created by members of the Levis JCC Pottery Guild and its new director, Cynthia Zmetronak, are on display and many will be for sale.

Opening Reception

Sunday, March 25, 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Opening Reception

Sunday, March 18, 2:00 - 4:00 pm 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, Ann Gordon, Susan & Seymour Applebaum and Karen & Ethan Lazar.

*Of Blessed Memory

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Art Tours 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)

NEW! NSU Art Museum – Ft. Lauderdale Frank Stella: Experiment and Change Thursday, February 22 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Featuring one of the most important and celebrated artists of our time, this exhibit includes over 300 extraordinary paintings, sculptures, and drawings and more of by this legendary artist. It covers nearly all of the museum’s 28,000 square feet of galleries (two floors). We’ll enjoy a docent-led tour in the morning, followed by lunch at the museum, and time in the afternoon for exploring on our own. $95 (includes lunch)

The Bonnet House Museum & Gardens and the Weiner Museum of Decorative 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, WMODA 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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Art Workshops Silk Scarf Painting with Constance Byrd

Mondays, February 5, 12, March 5, 19 1:00 - 4:00 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.

SPLASH Art Classes with Nicole Merritt Wednesday, February 28 OR Monday, March 12, 7:00 - 9:00 pm Create your own 11” x 14” painting with the guidance of artist Nicole Merritt. Laugh, learn, and enjoy time with friends as you create a stepby-step work of art. No experience necessary. This is a perfect Girls’ Night Out or Date Night activity. $40 per class (includes all materials, wine and light refreshments)

NEW! Instant Gratification: Make Your Own Resin Pendant with Wendy Cohen

Wednesday, February 7, 1:00 – 3:00 pm No artistic talent or experience needed! Create unique pendants by incorporating charms, glitter, glass and other decorative items into different shaped settings. Resin will be used to finish the pieces to look like glass. You can bring very small shallow objects and images to use in your design. Wear your complete work of art right away! $50 (includes materials to make two (2) pendants or pins and one silk cord)

NEW! Create a Fused Glass Pendant with Wendy Cohen Monday, February 26, 1:00 – 3:00 pm Create your own fused glass pendant or pin. Design and assemble glass into artistic patterns using different types of glass to add pizzazz to your work. Your small pieces (pendant or pin) will be fired and finished for you by week’s end. $50 (includes materials to make two (2) pendants or pins and one silk cord)

Pottery Classes Pottery on the Wheel, Hand Building and Clay Sculpting with Cynthia Zmetronak 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 and Wednesdays 9:30 am - 12:30 pm; Tuesdays 9:30 am - 12:30 pm or 6:00 - 9:00 pm Winter session January - March • Monday, January 8 - March 26 (No class on 1/15 and 2/19)

$350 per 10 class session; $320 A&L Gold and Platinum Members

• Tuesday January 2 - March 27

$455 per 13 class session; $416 A&L Gold and Platinum Members

• Wednesday, January 3 - March 28

$455 for 13 class session; $416 A&L Gold and Platinum Members

Spring Session April - May • Monday, April 2 - May 14 • Tuesday, April 3 - May 15 • Wednesday, April 4 - May 16 $245 per 7 class session (choose day of the week); A&L Gold & Platinum Members: $224

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