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LITERATURE: AUTHORS & THEIR BOOKS

A Book in Concert

Readings from Tasa’s Song by Linda Kass, accompanied by musical selections from her novel performed by Carpe Diem String Quartet.

Friday, March 17, 2:00 pm

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

Generously underwritten by Susan & Seymour Applebaum.

Levis JCC Book Club

A monthly review and lively discussion of books.

Thursdays at 10:30 am

$8, A&L Gold Members: $6, A&L Platinum Members: Free
(Pay at the door, no pre-registration required)

History of the Rain, Niall Williams, 2014

April 6

A Little Life, Hanya Yanagihara, 2015

May 4

A Literary Afternoon Series

Personal appearances by five distinguished authors, discussions and book signings. Learn about their works and the creative process.

Tuesdays, 2:30 pm

All 5 authors: $100, A&L Gold Members: $80, A&L Platinum Members: Free

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

Coffee, fruit and pastries served.

Irina Reyn, The Imperial Wife

March 28

The discovery of a historic Russian artifact kicks off a dual narrative of two women separated by centuries but united in grit and ambition. The stories of two eras and two marriages are related in evocative language steeped in keenly observed details.

This series is generously underwritten by Charna Larkin, the Myrna Lippman Literary Fund and Boca Raton Regional Hospital


FILMS

Join us for an eclectic assortment of foreign, independent, documentary and performance films. Foreign, American and Independent films followed by discussion.

NEW! Boca Raton Jewish Film Festival

Save the Date: March 19-26

The Levis JCC Sandler Center is thrilled to announce an exciting new program, the Boca Raton Jewish Film Festival. The inaugural Festival will be held at the Cinemark Theater the week of March 19-26. Outstanding, award-winning feature films, documentaries and short films that celebrate the diversity of Jewish life and thought from the U.S., Israel and around the world will be showcased. More information coming soon.

Join the premiere! Sponsorship opportunities available.

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SPECIAL EVENT: I Shall Not Be Silent

Documentary film about Rabbi Joachim Prinz, a leader of the civil rights movement, and a talk by Dr. Irving Berkowitz, Dean of Academic Affairs, Palm Beach State College.

Thursday, April 20, 2:00 pm

VIP Reserved Seating: $36, General Admission $25, A&L Gold Members: $20, A&L Platinum Members: Free

In partnership with the Boca Raton Symphonia

Matinee Movies with Myrna Loman

Foreign, American and Independent films followed by discussion.

Wednesdays at 1:00 pm

Call 561-558-2520 for additional dates and film titles

Sunday Morning Israeli Film Series 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

Peter the Third, 2015

March 12

This is the story of Peter, a 65-year-old widower. Peter decides to run for the Knesset so as to receive a Knesset member’s pension. With help from Alona, a 28-year-old talented waitress who writes blogs, they set up The Widows and Widowers Party. They both start out on a journey which removes them from their loneliness and exposes them to new worlds that will help them leave their pasts behind them.

Dawn, 2014

April 2

Dawn is a psychological drama behind closed doors, in which four comrades in arms pressure the young Elisha to overcome his moral qualms and fully commit to the armed struggle. Based on the novel by Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel.

Generously underwritten by Bobbie & Michael Drukman and Marlene Levin.

From Stage to Screen!

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)

Great Opera Arias: A Gala Concert from the Royal Opera House

March 22

World-renowned tenor Plácido Domingo is joined by Angela Gheorghiu, Roberto Alagna and a host of other international stars including Susan Graham, in the 1996 Gala Concert. Asher Fisch conducts the orchestra in a program of many of the world’s best-loved operatic arias.

Sondheim: The Birthday Concert

April 26

For Stephen Sondheim’s 80th birthday, many of musical theater’s brightest stars gathered to perform more than two dozen numbers from his illustrious career. David Hyde Pierce hosts, with Sondheim’s longtime collaborator Paul Gemignani conducting the New York Philharmonic.

The Original Three Tenors Concert

May 24

Recorded live in Rome in 1990. Zubin Mehta accompanies the singers, leading the orchestras of Maggio Musicale Fiorentino and Teatro dell’Opera di Roma.

Women Making Movies

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

Wednesdays, 1:00 pm

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

Dancing in Jaffa, a film by Hilla Medalia, 2013

May 10

Ballroom dancing bridges gaps between Jewish and Palestinian children in Israel. Celebrated ballroom dancer Pierre Dulaine, a veteran of a tremendously successful interethnic program in New York, returns to help his hometown of Jaffa, which he fled as a 4-year-old in 1948.