9801 Donna Klein Boulevard
Boca Raton, Florida 33428

Books & Films

Check back with us as new Authors and Films are added for the 2017-18 Season and for details on the 27th Annual Book & Author Luncheon.

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Levis JCC Book Club

A review and lively discussion of books.

Thursdays, 10:30 am

  • February 22, Julian Barnes, The Noise of Time, 2016
    with special guest, Dr. Joseph Gilbert
  • March 1, Jill Santopolo, The Light We Lost*, 2017
    *Join us for the Literary Afternoon with Jill Santopolo on March 27, 2018
  • March 8, Jeanette Walls, Half Broke Horses, 2009
  • April 5, David Grossman, A Horse Walks into a Bar, 2017
  • April 19, Caren Schnur Neile, Florida Lore: The Barefoot Mailman, Cowboy Bone Mizell, The Tallahassee Witch and other Tales, 2017, the author will be our guest
  • May 3, Adam Johnson, The Orphan Master’s Son, 2013
  • June 7, Carol Zoref, Barren Island, 2017, the author will join us via Skype
  • June 21, Patrick Chamoiseau, School Days, 1997

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

A Literary Afternoon Series

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

Tuesdays, 2:30 pm

  • March 6, Joseph Kertes, The Afterlife of Stars and Jessica Keener, Strangers in Budapest
  • March 27, Jill Santopolo, The Light We Lost

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

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

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


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

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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: Regal Shadowood 16
    9889 Glades Road, Boca Raton
  • March 18-23: The Movies of Delray
    7421 W Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach
  • March 24: Closing Event, Zinman Hall
    Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County campus,
    9901 Donna Klein Blvd., Boca Raton

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

Presented with Boca Raton Museum of Art

Special Event: ITZHAK

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.

Tickets available only at festivalBOCA.org at $20

World Premiere: Rescue Bus 300

Guest Speaker: Nati Dinnar, Filmmaker

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.

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

Festival Highlight Palm Beach Premiere: Good Thoughts, Good Words, Good Deeds – The Conductor Zubin Mehta

Wednesday, March 7, 7:00 pm

The Cinemark Palace 20, 3200 Airport Rd, Boca Raton

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.

General Admission: $13
Call 561-558-2514

Matinee Movies with Myrna Loman

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

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.

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

  • February 28, Rocktopia: A Classical Revolution, 2017, 78 minutes
    Live in Concert from Budapest
  • March 28, Lang Lang: New York Rhapsody, 2016, 70 minutes
  • May 30, Alvin Ailey: American Dance Theater, 2016, 101 minutes

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

Sponsored by an enthusiastic supporter of the Performing Arts at the Levis JCC

Women Making Movies

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

Wednesdays, 1:00 pm

  • February 14, Trapped, USA, 2016, 80 minutes
    Directed by Dawn Porter
  • April 25, Detropia, 2012, USA, 90 minutes
    Directed by Heidi Ewing, Rachel Grady
  • May 23, Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work, 2010, USA 84 minutes
    Directed by Ricki Stern, Anne Sundberg

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

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

  • April 8, Tuviansky, 2014, 82 minutes

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

Generously underwritten by Bobbie & Michael Drukman.