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Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center

Fall 2013

ART, CULTURE & LEARNING Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center for Jewish Life WS Y SHO MEDArts CO IC the MUSand Enhancement Cultural Department

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23rd Annual

Book & Author Luncheon

Concerts & Comedians Page 6

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From Door to Door Page 9

Edith & Martin Stein Distinguished Lecturer

Judy Feld Carr Page 10

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2012 Recipient of the Presidential Award of Distinction of the State of Israel


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FALL 2013 Newsletter

Dear Friends

This time last year, we introduced a wonderful concept: Arts & Learning Membership at the Levis JCC Sandler Center. Your response surpassed our expectations. We enjoyed a remarkably successful first year and are delighted to continue this program. For members, guests and the general public, the Levis JCC Sandler Center continues to be the hub for events, courses, concerts, lectures, trips and art in South Palm Beach County. Art, Culture & Learning is blossoming here, and we truly hope you’ll join us for the many exciting and engaging programs we’re so proud to present this year. From the incredibly inspiring Judy Feld Carr to the hilarious Wendy Hammers, from breathtaking digitally transmitted Specticast performances to our brand-new Storytelling Project, this season is a spectacular way to engage your spirit and enjoy Art, Culture & Learning – every day of the week.

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shine brightly. Become an Arts & Learning member at the Levis JCC Sandler Center • Literary Events • Art • Music • Films • Theater Programs • Classes • Games • Travel

This summer from August 10 - 15th, the Levis JCC will proudly host the JCC Maccabi Games®, an athletic, social and cultural event for Jewish teens that promote friendship, teamwork, discipline and community service. While these Games don’t have much to do with Art, Culture & Learning, they do bring entire communities together. For information about how to get involved as a volunteer, a host family or simply help us get the word out, please contact the JCC Maccabi Games Hotline at (561) 852-3206 or bocamaccabi@levisjcc.org. We wish you a very sweet New Year, one rich in Art, Culture & Learning. We look forward to seeing you here at the Levis JCC Sandler Center.

Judi Schuman, Levis JCC Cultural Arts Chair Robin Rubin, Levis JCC Sandler Center Chair Susana Flaum, Levis JCC Sandler Center and Cultural Arts Director

Arts & Learning Membership A&L Memberships are offered on a yearly basis September 1 - August 31. Combined Levis JCC Sports & Wellness and A&L members enjoy special discounts. For details and a complete list of benefits, call the Sandler Center at (561) 558-2520. Membership is not mandatory to attend Sandler Center programs.

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Levis JCC Sandler Center open 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. daily. All programs are held at the Levis JCC Sandler Center unless otherwise noted. A service charge of $3.00 will be applied to all purchases through the Box Office.

All programs in this publication are subject to change or cancellation without notice. Tickets are non-refundable.

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Literature: Authors & their Books

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Literary Season Opener with Naomi Ragen Thursday, October 31, 2:30 p.m.

$25, A&L Gold Members: $20, A&L Platinum Members: Free Coffee and pastries served.

The Sisters Weiss, the latest from the internationally best-selling author, journalist and playwright (Women’s Minyan) is a powerful and deeply moving examination of loyalty and betrayal. In 1950’s Brooklyn, sisters Rose and Pearl Weiss grow up in a loving but strict ultra-Orthodox family, never dreaming of defying their parents or their community. A chance meeting with a young French immigrant turns Rose’s world upside down. Pushed to the edge, she commits an act so unforgivable, it will exile her forever from her family and all she has ever known.

23rd Annual Book & Author Luncheon The Levis JCC proudly welcomes three best-selling authors as they present their latest works.

Tuesday, November 19, 9:00 a.m. at Boca West Country Club 20583 Boca West Drive, Boca Raton Registration and coffee at 9:00 a.m. Program begins at 9:30 a.m.

$95, A&L Gold Members: $85, A&L Platinum Members: $50 Includes coffees and pastries, author presentations, lunch, book signings, and valet parking.

Tania Grossinger

Memoir of an Independent Woman: An Unconventional Life Well Lived

In an era when her female counterparts were still expected to marry early and have children, the author set out on her own. Her most unusual story includes spending her childhood at the famous Grossinger’s resort, becoming a publicist for the groundbreaking The Feminine Mystique and rubbing shoulders with Ayn Rand, Timothy Leary, Jackie Robinson, Hugh Hefner, and other celebrities.

Generously underwritten by the Myrna Lippman Literary Fund, Lenore Tagerman and Marilyn Rothstein

Elinor Lipman

The View From Penthouse B and I Can’t Complain (All Too) Personal Essays A double dose of witty, stylish and intelligent writing. Inspired partly by the death of her husband, her novel follows two middle-aged sisters, unexpected roommates in a Manhattan apartment, as they recover from widowhood, divorce and Bernie Madoff. Lipman’s essay collection offers her candid and wry observations on modern life as she considers the subjects that matter most: childhood and condiments, long marriage and solo living, career, and politics.

B.A. Shapiro

The Art Forger

On March 18, 1990, two thieves disguised as Boston police officers entered the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and made off with thirteen pieces of art worth more than $500 million. The largest unsolved art heist in history is the inspiration for this novel; readers meet Claire Roth, a struggling young artist with her own scandalous past, who is about to discover that there’s more to this crime than meets the eye.

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Literature: Authors & their Books

A Literary Afternoon This special series is an opportunity to spend time with some favorite authors as they present their new releases. Learn about their work and their creative process.

Tuesdays, 2:30 p.m. Series subscription: $80, A&L Gold Members: $65, A&L Platinum Members: Free Individual program: $25, A&L Gold Members: $20, A&L Platinum Members: Free

Fruit and pastries served. Call the Box Office at (561) 852-3241.

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Joanna Hershon

A Dual Inheritance

Ed Cantowitz and Hugh Shipley meet in their final year at Harvard. Ed is Jewish, on scholarship and far removed from Hugh’s privileged upbringing, yet his drive and ambition outpace Hugh’s ambivalence about his own life. The novel follows these two unlikely friends, and the women in their lives. The Levis JCC is a member of the Jewish Book Network sponsored by the Jewish Book Council This program is generously underwritten by Charna Larkin and The Myrna Lippman Literary Fund

January 14

Jessica Soffer

Tomorrow There Will Be Apricots

Victoria is a recently widowed Jewish Iraqi immigrant who used to Photographer: Beowulf Sheehan run a restaurant. Lorca is a young girl about to be packed off to boarding school by her distracted chef mother. They connect when Lorca takes cooking lessons with Victoria. As they cook together, they also begin to suspect they are connected by more than their love of food.

February 4

Kenneth Bonert

The Lion Seeker

Isaac Helger makes his way from hooligan to searching adolescent to young man on the make. Can he lift his family out of Johannesburg’s poor inner city, buy a house in the suburbs, and bring his aunts and cousins from Lithuania? Isaac struggles towards his goals against the specter of a dark family secret.

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Randy Susan Meyers

The Comfort of Lies

Tia gave up her baby for adoption after her married lover disappeared. Caroline adopted a baby to please her husband. Juliette forgave her husband his affair and then found out about the baby. Three women face the damages of unfaithfulness and make decisions about marriage, motherhood and careers.

The Levis JCC Book Club A monthly review and discussion of books. Levis JCC Book Club members enjoy discounted tickets to the Literary Afternoon Series.

Thursdays 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. $8, A&L Gold Members: $6, A&L Platinum Members: Free Coffee and bagels are served.

The View From Penthouse B by Elinor Lipman, September 12 The Art Forger: A Novel by B.A. Shapiro, October 3 Memoir of An Independent Woman: An Unconventional Life Well Lived by Tania Grossinger, November 7

A Dual Inheritance by Joanna Hershon, December 5 Tomorrow There Will Be Apricots by Jessica Soffer, January 2

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ART

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

Season Opening Exhibitions Thursday, November 14 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Your Fortunate Eyes

An exhibition of iconic photographs from the 1930-50’s by Rudi Weissenstein, who witnessed and documented the seminal moments in Israel’s history.

Wearable Art by Gallery Five

Indulge in the exciting collection of unique and one-of-a kind wearable art from this well known boutique. All items are for sale. Exhibition and sale run through December 27.

All art and photography workshops are part of Beyond the Exhibition, a program for Lifelong Creative Learning and Artistic Expression supported in part by an award from the National Endowment of the Arts (NEA) and a matching grant by Phyllis and Gerry Golden.

Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Admission is Free

Special Event-Film: Life In Stills Sunday, November 17, 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 10, 7:00 p.m. $15, A&L Gold Members: $10, A&L Platinum Members: Free

A poignant documentary about Rudy Weissenstein’s widow and her grandson’s struggle to preserve the family business and to protect the priceless archive of countless iconic images that documented the birth of the State of Israel.

Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery generously supported by: Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery Endowment Fund

Beatrice “Buddy” Mayer

Art 2014: Biennial Juried Art Competition Call for Artists Deadline for entries is October 21

We invite all artists to submit original paintings, drawings, sculptures, photographs and fiber arts for consideration. Work will be exhibited. Awards will be given: $1,000 Best in Show; $500 Craft Art Award, $250 Awards of Merit (3). Contact Kathy Slutsky at (561) 558-2504 or visit www.levisjcc.org/art.

Biennial Juried Art Competition

Exhibition Opening Sunday, January 12, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Awards generously underwritten by Susan & Sy Applebaum and Lee Temkin.

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Great discounts for groups

Concerts & Comedians Gershwins Uncorked

Sunday, December 15, 3:00 p.m., Zinman Hall In this concert, pianist Elliot Sneider tells the story of George Gershwin’s life as seen through the eyes of his older brother, Ira. Features humor, a complete performance of Rhapsody in Blue, and many of the Gershwin brothers’ most well known songs, from Swanee to Our Love Is Here To Stay. $28, A&L Gold Members: $23, A&L Platinum Members: Free

Ripe

Hollywood Live!

Saturday, February 15, 7:30 p.m., Zinman Hall Sunday, February 16, 3:00 p.m., Zinman Hall Dance and sing along to the songs made famous by Hollywood greats Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Judy Garland, Gene Kelly and more featuring South Florida’s Jeffrey Bruce, recording artist John Lariviere and Carbonnell Award Nominees Irene Adjan and Amy Miller Brennen. Directed by Shari Upbin; a Sharell Production $35, A&L Gold Members: $30, A&L Platinum Members: Free

The Maccabeats

Thursday, January 23, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, January 25, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, January 26, 3:00 p.m.

Sunday, March 9, 7:00 p.m., Zinman Hall

Part stand-up confessional, part booty shakin’ autobiography, Ripe, starring Wendy Hammers is the story of life reinvented midstream, a powerful romp through the peaks and potholes of middle-age. She’s funny, fresh and in season.

A cappella sensations, this hugely successful Yeshiva University student vocal group will perform an eclectic and popular array of Jewish, American and Israeli songs.

“Bravo to this hilarious stand-up, brilliant storyteller and accomplished actress.” - LA Times

$28, A&L Gold Members: $23, A&L Platinum Members: Free

$25, A&L Gold Members: $20, A&L Platinum Members: Free

The music and comedy series is generously underwritten by Phyllis & Gerry Golden.

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Utopian Strings Last Friday of Every Month, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. All Are Welcome, Free

Be our guest the last Friday morning of each month and enjoy a wonderful concert presented by The Utopian Strings. You will enjoy the music of Bach, Beethoven, Vivaldi and many more of your favorite composers. What a wonderful way to bring in the Shabbat.

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Dance Night

With Marshall Turkin and The Classic Jazz Ensemble Second Wednesday of the Month, Starting November 13, 7:00 p.m. Enjoy dancing to live music from swing to the Latin beat with dance host and instructor. For couples and singles. Refreshments included. To reserve a table, call 561-558-2520. $8, A&L Gold Members: $6, A&L Platinum Members: Free Generously underwritten by Edith & Martin Stein

On Stage!

Live and Encore Presentations Digitally Transmitted by Specticast

The best in opera, ballet, symphony and theater presentations from around the world. The next best thing to being there!

Tuesdays, November - March, 2:00 p.m. $18, A&L Gold Members: $12, A&L Platinum Members: Free

Symphony: The New York Philharmonic Live in Pyongang

November 26 Music became diplomacy when conductor Lorin Maazel and the New York Philharmonic opened the concert in East Pyongyang’s Grand Theatre with both the American and the North Korean national anthems. This musical project united Korean and American musicians in a brilliant performance.

Opera: Giacomo Puccini’s La Boheme from the Salzburg Festival December 24 Recorded live in August 2012 at the Salzburg Festival, this brilliant production features a star cast including Piotr Beczala, Anna Netrebko and Massimo Cavalletti, led by conductor Daniele Gatti.

Ballet: Legends of Dance – Swan Lake

January 21 This film of Rudolf Nureyev and Margot Fonteyn was recorded in Vienna in 1966; the duo revolutionized the world of ballet.

Opera: 3 Superstars in Berlin with Jonas Kauffmann, Anna Netrebko and Erwin Schrott

February 25 Three of the biggest names in opera come together for a once in a lifetime performance. Anna Netrebko, baritone Erwin Schrott and tenor Jonas Kaufman sing a program of famous duets.

Theater: Phantom of the Opera from The Royal Albert Hall

March 25 Specticast in association with Omniverse Vision presents the 25th anniversary of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Cameron Mackintosh’s Phantom of the Opera in a lavish production at the Royal Albert Hall.

Rose Merry L. Plough Media Resource and Reading Center Home of the Jewish Genealogical Society. 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. every day except Tuesdays. Bringing the joy of Judaic books and knowledge to the community. We are a lending library.

Box Office

Call (561) 852-3241 for tickets.

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FILMS & THEATER

Israel Through Film Learn about Israeli life, society and culture through the lens of the Israeli cinema. Each program will present a modern Israeli movie from recent years followed by a discussion and a Q & A with directors and producers via Skype.

With Dr. Mort Plotnik Sundays, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Series subscription: $55, A&L Gold Members: $45, A&L Platinum Members: Free Individual films: $15, A&L Gold Members: $12, Platinum Members: Free Includes bagel breakfast.

December 1, Melting Away (2011) A heartfelt drama of a family drawn into crisis after parents discover their child’s cross-dressing secret. Israel’s first feature film dealing with parents coping with their transgendered child, Melting Away was conceived by director Doton Eran and his partner, screenwriter Bili Ben Moshe, who were in shock after hearing of a brutal murder at the Tel Aviv LGBT Youth Center and of parents refusing to visit their injured children at the hospital. Winner of 12 awards in 2012 and 2013. January 5, Double Feature: Film 1: Here I Learned to Love (2013) An emotional documentary that follows two brothers as they relive their harrowing experiences as toddlers during World War II. Revisiting the various locales that figure prominently in their story, the now-elderly men come to grips with their anguished past even as they pay emotional tribute to the “three mothers” who helped them survive. Film 2: A Wonderful Day (2011) Shachar, an aspiring Israeli scientist, has received a research scholarship at a leading German university. His grandmother, a Holocaust survivor, has maintained her bitter temperament and anguish for the German society ever since. Upon hearing the news from Shachar, she is horrified and determined to prevent him from going to Germany. Generously underwritten by Bobbie and Michael Drukman and Marlene and Herb Levin.

February 2, Eagles (2012) Two best friends now in their 80s, are veterans of the 1948 War of Independence, feel disrespected and ignored. Disgusted with today’s youth, they set out to teach the new generation a lesson. Part romantic thriller, part vigilante auctioneer, Eagles is a deeply dark comedy incorporating commentary on contemporary values to the idealism of 1948. Winner of Best Film at the Belgrade International Film Festival.

March 2, The World is Funny (2012) Set in provincial sunny Tiberias, the plot consists of a collection of wonderfully strange vignettes that grow in richness and complexity as the film progresses. The central characters are estranged siblings who have endured childhood abandonment only to face new challenges in adulthood. Israel’s number one box office hit garnered a record breaking 15 Ophir Award nominations.

Matinee Movies

with Myrna Loman Foreign, American and Independent films followed by discussion. Please call for titles, (561) 558-2520.

First and Third Wednesdays of the Month, November - April, 1:00 p.m. $10 per film, A&L Gold Members: $8, A&L Platinum Members: Free Includes coffee.

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FILMS & THEATER

West Boca Theatre Company Call for submissions

7th Annual Jewish Short Play Competition

From Door To Door

Entries must be postmarked by January 21

Directed by Shari Upbin

Submit an original play based on a theme exploring an aspect of Jewish life or culture from modern or historic times. The play must be non-musical with a performance time between 8-20 minutes, and a cast of not more than 6 characters. One submission per author. Three copies of script must be submitted and will not be returned. No email submissions. Play cannot have been previously performed in South Florida. Prizes: 1st Place $500, 2nd Place $300, 3rd Place $200, Honorable Mentions.

Thursdays, December 5, 12, & 19, 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturdays, December 7, 14 & 21, 7:30 p.m. Sundays, December 8, 15, & 22, 2:00 p.m.

No entry fee Mail 3 copies to: West Boca Theatre Company Play Competition 21050 95th Avenue South, Boca Raton, Florida 33428 Attention: Myrna Loman For guidelines visit: www.levisjcc.org/culturalarts/competitions. For further information contact Myrna Loman: (561) 558-2118 or mcloman@aol.com Winning entries will be performed as Staged Readings on Saturday, March 29 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 30 at 2:00 p.m. Generously underwritten by Florence and Barry Friedberg

Open Call for Auditions: Fiddler on the Roof Auditions, rehearsals and training will be provided by experienced musicians, directors and choreographers. We are looking for men, women, teens and children of all ages.

Sunday, October 27, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. and Tuesday, October 29, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. by appointment Rehearsals begin November 3

To schedule auditions, contact (561) 314-9581 or cctmusic1@gmail.com.

By James Sherman (author of Beau Jest)

A funny and poignant family saga that follows three generations of one family’s women amidst 70 years of Jewish American history. This heartwarming and bittersweet comedy speaks universal truths about family, faith, love and understanding. For tickets and group rates, call the Box Office at (561) 852-3241. $20, A&L Gold Members: $17, A&L Platinum Members: Free Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. Generously underwritten by Judi & Allan Schuman and Lenore Tagerman.

The Jewish Storytelling Project Opening Performance by professional storyteller, Caren Neile Saturday, February 8, 7:30 p.m.

New this season!

$15, A&L Gold Members: $12, A&L Platinum Members: Free

Everybody’s got a story! What’s yours? Learn to tell your story in a meaningful, engaging way and perform it before a live audience.

4-week storytelling workshop Mondays, February 24, March 3, 10 & 17, 7:00 p.m. $60 for the 4-week workshop, A&L Gold Members: $50, A&L Platinum Members: $50

Performance Dates: Saturday April 5, 7:30 p.m. and Sunday April 6, 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Final performance by workshop participants Saturday, March 22, 7:30 p.m.

Produced by Chicken Coop Theatre in association with the Levis JCC. Fiddler On The Roof presented by special arrangement with MTI.

$12, A&L Gold Members: $10, A&L Platinum Members: Free

Sponsored by The one source for all your

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adult university

Marlene & Herb Levin

ADULT UNIVERSITY

Adult University at the Levis JCC Sandler Center offers intellectually stimulating and enriching lifelong learning experiences to adults of all ages. Our wide-ranging curriculum, taught by experts in their fields, includes study in the areas of the arts, culture, literature, politics, history, languages, technology and more.

University Lecture Series $15 per lecture, A&L Gold Members: $10, A&L Platinum Members: Free

All programs are subject to change. Additional lectures will be added on an ongoing basis.

War and Morality with Professor Leonard Berkowitz

Wednesdays, October 23, 30 and November 6, 7:30 p.m. Explore the moral and ethical issues of war. When is war justified? Which moral principles govern our actions in war?

World War I with Leonore Freedman

Mondays, November 4, 11 & 18, 1:00 p.m. This three part series demonstrates World War I’s profound effects on the 20th and 21st centuries. Professor Freedman has taught American and European history to high school and university students for more than 40 years.

Sophie Tucker with Sondra Steinhauer

Thursday, November 14, 1:00 p.m. An informative presentation on the life of the Russian-born Jewish American singer, comedian and actress.

And So It Was Written with Ellen Brazer

Monday, December 2, 1:00 p.m. The author presents her newest book. And So It Was Written travels to a time when a Third Temple is built and the Ark of the Covenant holding the Ten Commandments is found.

The Apartheid Era with Ezra Hirschmann

Wednesday, December 4, 7:30 p.m. Lawyer, Ezra Hirschmann explores the South African legal system, its background and effects. He is the author of A House Too Small, a unique collection of short stories.

The Boy in the Suitcase: Holocaust Family Stories of Survival with Sheryl Needle Cohn

Monday, December 16, 1:00 p.m. A unique book about families throughout the world affected by the Holocaust that covers the trauma of children of survivors and the bravery of Christian families who hid Jewish children.

Edith & Martin Stein Distinguished Lecturer Judy Feld Carr

Wednesday, January 29, 7:30 p.m., Zinman Hall Over a 28 year period, Judy Feld Carr secretly brought 3,228 Jews to freedom from Syria. Working with smugglers, bribing government officials, she removed most of that community from bondage. She also smuggled out priceless ancient articles of Jewish worship. Until Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and the Israeli intelligence organizations publicly recognized her activities, the world knew nothing of this Canadian Jewish woman’s efforts. In June, 2012, Judy was one of the first recipients of The Presidential Award of Distinction of the State of Israel. Lecture and Exclusive Reception with Judy Feld Carr: $50 $25 for lecture only, A&L Gold Members: $20, A&L Platinum Members: Free

Expanded Horizons: Discovering Israel through Archeology with Janis Cooper

Tuesday, December 17, 7:30 p.m. Janis Cooper and her husband, Harold, embarked upon a lifetime journey of discovery when they made their first visit to Israel in 1968, a journey that changed them forever.

Jews in Colonial New York with Hilit Surowitz-Israel

Monday, January 6, 7:30 p.m. This lecture will focus on the role Jews played in the economic and social development of colonial New York as they laid the foundation for what would become the center of Jewish life in North America by the late nineteenth century.

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adult university Could they Talk? with Larry Ferber

Thursday, January 9, 7:30 p.m. Fascinating and entertaining stories about famous hosts Regis, Dinah, Mike, Joan and Sally from this 30-year veteran of the TV talk show industry.

Alumbrones: Shining a Light on Cuba Through Art with Bruce Donnelly and Silvia Wilhelm Thursday, January 16, 1:00 p.m. This documentary feature film looks at a country full of possibility and uncertainty through the eyes of twelve contemporary artists, living and working in Havana today. Director and Producer Bruce Donnelly and Silvia Wilhelm, a Havana native, will discuss the film and Cuba.

100 years of Comedy with Lenny Dave

Wednesday, January 22, 7:30 p.m. Explore the roots and branches of today’s humor with author, humorist and speaker, Lenny Dave.

Jews and the Broadway Musical Theater with Lorraine Bauman

Tuesday, January 28, 1:00 p.m. This delightful and entertaining audio-visual presentation highlights key figures and Broadway works that have created the strong Jewish tradition in American musical theater

Naomi Shemer: The First Lady of Israeli Song and Poetry with Ira Epstein

Wednesday, February 5, 7:30 p.m. This in-depth audio-visual portrait of the life and work of Shemer will be a moving night of poetry and song.

The Great Courses The 30 Greatest Pieces of Orchestral Work Mondays, November 4 - February 10, 7:00 p.m. No class 11/25, 12/23 or 12/30

Video course instructed by Professor Robert Greenberg. Seasoned music lovers and newcomers to orchestral music will enjoy, this magnificent repertoire. Discussion moderated by Marlene Levin. $65 for the 12-week session, A&L Gold Members: $55, A&L Platinum Members: Free Drop in fee: $8, A&L Gold Members: $6, A&L Platinum Members: Free

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Featured Speaker: Marion Grodin Standing Up: A Memoir of a Funny (Not Always) Life

Thursday, February 6, 7:30 p.m. The daughter of comedian Charles Grodin knows that laughter truly is the best medicine. She survived breast cancer, divorce and various addictions including an inappropriate relationship with Haagen Dazs.

Dr. Robert Watson

Thursday, February 20, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 10, 7:30 p.m. Save the dates! This Lynn University professor and prominent speaker presents engaging lectures. Topics to be announced.

The American Jewish Story through Cinema with Eric Goldman

Thursday, March 6, 7:30 p.m. Co-sponsored with B’nai Torah Congregation. The complex and evolving nature of the American Jewish condition has had considerable impact on American cinema and, in particular, on how Jews are reflected onscreen.

My 15 Grandmothers with Genie Milgrom

Wednesday, March 12, 1:00 p.m. Brought up Roman Catholic in Havana, descending from Spanish ancestry, her search for her family’s past resulted in the discovery of her roots in Fifteenth Century Spain and Portugal.

Girl with the Crooked Smile: Stuck in a Moment with Darah Zeledon

Thursday, March 27, 1:00 p.m. A pregnant mother of three diagnosed with a brain tumor experiences other tragedies including a suicide, an armed robbery, a gruesome accident and complete financial ruin. She embodied hope and faith to pull her through.

Language

Conversational Spanish

With high school Spanish teacher Barbara M. Wolk

6 Thursdays beginning November 7 - December 19 10:00 -11:30 a.m. No class 11/28

$120 for the 6-week session, A&L Gold Members: $100, A&L Platinum Members: Free

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Wisdom & Wellness Series Are You in Your Right Mind? with Joyce Saltman

Wednesday, December 11, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. This educator and humorist explores individual differences through better understanding of the left-brain and right-brain. $15, A&L Gold Members: $10, A&L Platinum Members: Free

Intuitive Arts Festival

Friday, December 13, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Astrology, Tarot, Numerology, Hand Writing, Analysis, Reiki. Private Readings: $20 per 15 minutes

Moving Meditation with Sue Gurland 5-week session one: Mondays, December 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 5-week session two: Mondays, February 3, 10, 24, March 3, 10 9:00 -10:00 a.m. Including Tai’chi, Qigong and Yoga. $50 per 5-week session, A&L Gold Members: $30, A&L Platinum Members: $15 Drop in fee: $12

Spiritual Meditation with Emmanuel Kadmon

4-week session: Ongoing Wednesdays, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Learn to let go of everyday concerns and open your mind to a spiritual experience. Lower your blood pressure, improve concentration, reduce stress and reduce and manage pain. $45 per 4-week session, A&L Gold Members: $36, A&L Platinum Members: $20 Drop in fee: $12

My Kids Are All Grown Up, So Why Are They Still Driving Me Crazy? with author Bea Lewis

Mondays, December 2, 9, 16 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Explore ways to have a happier and more harmonious relationship with your adult children. $45 for the 3-week course, A&L Gold Members: $30, A&L Platinum Members: Free Drop-in fee: $18

The Wisdom Circle with Liz Sterling

1st Wednesday of the month beginning December 4, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. A wisdom circle is a place to share, explore and support one another through intelligent and heartfelt conversation. Wisdom from the heart will appeal to those willing to discuss the “big” questions in an open and honest way. $10, A&L Gold Members: $8, A&L Platinum Members: Free

Lunch with Liz Sterling

Thursday, January 9, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. Acclaimed author, motivational speaker and radio personality will share insights and lessons from interviews with more than 2,000 celebrities, scientists, politicians and authors. Includes lunch and book. $40, A&L Gold Members: $30, A&L Platinum Members: $20

Inspirational Reiki Healing Circle with Reiki Master Loryn Halperin

Ongoing Fridays, starting December 6, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. This Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation also promotes healing. Learn how to relax, meditate and heal mentally and physically. $10, A&L Gold Members: $8, A&L Platinum Members: Free

Life after Divorce: Yes There Is! A Workshop with Arlene Alexander

Thursdays, December 5, 12, 19, January 2, 9, 16, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. Share with and learn from others going through (or having gone through) similar experiences. Discuss issues that are unique to divorce. Explore post-divorce issues such as parenting, grandparenting, finances, dating and more. $60 for the 6-week course, A&L Gold Members: $35, A&L Platinum Members: Free

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Technology

Ongoing Programs Make the Rest of your Life the Best of Your Life with Dr. Marilyn Charwat

iHelp for iPad

Thursdays, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. A weekly interactive discussion group about acquiring the life tools to making each day count. $12, A&L Gold Members: $10, A&L Platinum Members: Free

Ongoing Fridays, 2 session workshop, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. Hands on instruction for beginners. It’s easy, it’s fun and it will enrich your life. Get started now! Call (561) 558-2520 for dates and registration $30 per 2 session workshop, A&L Gold Members: $25, A&L Platinum Members: Free Private Lessons are also available: $35

Israeli Dancing with Steve Weissman. Mondays, 7:30 - 10:30 p.m. From Chassidic to Yemenite. All levels welcome.

iHelp for iPad: Special Sessions

$10, A&L Gold Members: $8, A&L Platinum Members: Free

Move beyond the basics and get the most out of your iPad. Registration required.

The Ladies Room with Trudy Berlin, M.A.

Tuesdays, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Women’s issues, finances, relationships, family dynamics and more. Refreshments included. $7, A&L Gold Members: $5, A&L Platinum Members: Free

$30 per class (No Member discounts)

Friday, November 15, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Photos and Video: learn to use your iPad’s camera, upload, save, organize and share photos.

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

Friday, January 17, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Facetime and Skype: learn to use video-chat and text messaging apps.

$7, A&L Gold Members: $5, A&L Platinum Members: Free

Friday, March 7, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Music, Movies and Books: learn to access a vast world of music, movies and books.

Tuesdays, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. An invigorating weekly discussion group about current events. Refreshments included.

Torah for our Times

Wednesdays, October - May, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. With Rabbi Eli Rabovsky. Explore the essence of our Jewish heritage and tradition. $5, A&L Gold Members: $3, A&L Platinum Members: Free

Friday, April 11, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Social Media: learn to use Facebook to stay in touch with family and friends.

Special Programs Sponsored by Boca Raton Regional Hospital Kathryn Krickstein Pressel Mammovan Mondays, September 23 and March 17, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Call (561) 955-4700 to make an appointment.

2014 Women’s Health Symposium

Thursday, January 23, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. A day of learning from experts in the field of humor, health, genetics and more. Featured speaker Letty Cottin Pogrebin and her book How to Be a Friend to a Friend Who’s Sick. Includes continental breakfast and lunch. $40, A&L Gold Members: $30, A&L Platinum Members: $20

21050 95th Avenue South | Boca Raton, FL | www.levisjcc.org | (561) 558-2520


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PROGRAMS

Art & Pottery Pencil Drawing Class with Murray W. Kronick

Thursdays, December 5, 12, 19, 26, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Techniques of pencil drawing. Required materials: ruler, eraser, drawing pencils, 11x18 drawing pad. $80 for 4 classes, A&L Gold Members: $60, A&L Platinum Members: $30

Pottery on the Wheel & Hand Building with Marilyn Wander

Mondays, October 7 - December 16, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays, October 9 December 18, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Techniques of hand building and throwing on the potter’s wheel. Advanced students sharpen skills. All levels welcome. $32 per class, A&L Gold Members: $30, A&L Platinum Members: $30

Hand Building & Sculpting with Gina Skillings

Tuesdays, October 8 - December 17, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Thursdays, October 10 - December 19, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (no class 11/28) Basic pinching, coiling, slab construction techniques. Advanced students work more independently. All levels welcome. $32 per class, A&L Gold Members: $30, A&L Platinum Members: $30

Watercolor & Painting with Gustav Wander

Fridays, October 11 - December 20, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (no class 11/29) All levels welcome. Supply list provided. $34 per class, A&L Gold Members: $30, A&L Platinum Members: $30

Art Workshops

Learn about digital photography, beaded jewelry and origami.

Monday, January 20, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Digital Photography with Russell Levine Monday, February 10, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Beaded Jewelry with Cara Zimmerman Monday, March 17, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Origami with Francene Levinson $60 for all 3 workshops, A&L Gold Members: $40, A&L Platinum Members: $20 Drop in fee: $25 per workshop, A&L Gold Members: $20, A&L Platinum Members: $18

Tournaments, Workshops, Games & Lessons Mah Jongg Tournaments

Thursdays, November 21 and February 13, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Includes Continental breakfast, boxed lunch, refreshments; cash prizes awarded. Registration required, (561) 558-2520. $40 per tournament, A&L Gold Members: $30, A&L Platinum Members: $20

Winter Canasta Tournament

Monday, February 24, 10:00 a.m. Includes Continental breakfast, boxed lunch, refreshments; cash prizes awarded. Register by Monday, February 10. Call (561) 558-2520. $40, A&L Gold Members: $35, A&L Platinum Members: $20

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Mah Jongg & Canasta Games

Mondays - Thursdays, 12:30 - 4:00 p.m. Ongoing for established games. Refreshments served. $6, A&L Gold Members: $4, A&L Platinum Members: Free

Mah Jongg & Canasta Lessons

Two consecutive weeks, 2 classes per week. Registration required, (561) 558-2520. $75 for 4 classes, A&L Gold Members: $55, A&L Platinum Members: Free

Bridge Workshops with Linda Green

January 16, February 20, March 20, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Three workshops, no partner needed. Includes refreshments, materials. $45 per workshop, A&L Gold Members: $35, A&L Platinum Members: $20

Beginner Bridge Lessons with Linda Green

Planning to Win - Play of the Hand. Pre-registration required.

Part one: Wednesdays, January 15, 22, 29, February 5, 12, 19, 9:30 - 11:15 a.m. Part two: Wednesdays, February 26, March 5, 12, 19, 26, 9:30 - 11:15 a.m. Play at your very first lesson.

$110, A&L Gold Members: $88, A&L Platinum Members: $66 Drop-in lesson: $27

$132, A&L Gold Members: $106, A&L Platinum Members: $80 Drop-in lesson: $27

Intermediate Bridge Lessons with Linda Green

Wednesdays, November 13, 20, December 4, 11, 18, 9:30 - 11:15 a.m.

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Travel with the Levis JCC Travel with the Levis JCC to spectacular places around the world and enjoy highly personalized attention from our professional staff. For all trips, call (561) 558-2520. A&L member pricing is not available for trips and travel.

Harid Conservatory

TRIPS

CUBA: Culture, History and Jewish Community

January 8 - 13, February 5 - 10, March 5 - 10, April 2 -7 Guided tours of cultural sites, artists’ studios, museums, performances and lectures. Visit the three synagogues in Havana, meet with synagogue members and their leaders and celebrate Shabbat.

India

October 2014 Thousands of years of compelling history, breathtaking architecture, dramatic landscapes and rich mix of cultures and cuisines, age-old spiritual traditions all converge in India. Experience bustling Delhi, the mystical Varanasi, the “Pink City” of Jaipur, the Taj Mahal and the temples of Khajuaho.

DAY TRIPS

The Lake Worth & Lantana History & Culinary Tour

Tuesday, October 8, 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Join us for a tour in our own backyard of Historic Palm Beach County. This narrated tour includes walking and riding through the towns of Lake Worth & Lantana. Visit the many historical sites; learn about the history of each town while enjoying food tasting in a few of the local restaurants. $75 per person. Space is limited.

Adrienne Arsht Theater

Sunday, February 9, 11:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Matinee performance of the Broadway Show, Once. Followed by dinner on your own at any one of the fabulous restaurants on Lincoln Road. $125 per person (includes ticket & transportation)

Wednesday, February 19, 12:00 - 2:30 p.m. The Harid Conservatory in Boca Raton is recognized as one of North America’s foremost professional training programs for ballet dancers. Enjoy a private visit to this renowned school that includes a delicious luncheon, a lecture by Director, Gordon Wright and an opportunity to observe talented Harid dance students in ballet class. $55 per person includes lunch & performance

ART TOURS

Art & Architecture

Thursday, January 9 Enjoy the new Bay Front Herzog & de Meuron-designed PAMM (Pérez Art Museum Miami) and the Museum of Contemporary Art (MoCA) located in the heart of downtown North Miami. $85 per person includes lunch & tour

Ballen Isles

Monday, February 3 View the private art collection at the home of Joel & Dorinne Hart and visit the The John Raimondi Gallery, founded in 1971. Raimondi is a renowned sculptor, specializing in American Abstract and his collection and gallery are truly remarkable. Lunch at BICE Ristorante on Worth Avenue. $125 per person includes lunch & tour

Latin American Art

Wednesday, March 12 Visit the private collection at the home of Ramon & Nercys Cernuda of Cernuda Arte in Coral Gables, followed by a tour of a 2nd private home (TBA) in the Miami area. Lunch included. $136 per person includes lunch & tour

21050 95th Avenue South | Boca Raton, FL | www.levisjcc.org | (561) 558-2520


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

You are cordially invited to the

season opening exhibitions Thursday, November 14 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Your Fortunate Eyes

An exhibition of iconic photographs from the 1930-50’s by Rudi Weissenstein, who witnessed and documented the seminal moments in Israel’s history.

Wearable Art by Gallery Five

Indulge in the exciting collection of unique and one-of-a kind wearable art from this well known boutique. All items are for sale.

Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery generously supported by:

Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery Endowment Fund Beatrice “Buddy” Mayer

Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Exhibition and sale runs November 14 - December 27

FREE ENTRANCE TO EXHIBITIONS


Levis JCC Cultural Arts Sandler Center Newsletter Fall 2013