9801 Donna Klein Boulevard
Boca Raton, Florida 33428
561-852-3200

The Marlene and 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.

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

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LECTURES

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

Tuesday, December 19, 7:30 pm

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.

The Comedy of Ellen DeGeneres with Ira Epstein

Monday, January 8, 2:30 pm

Epstein examines the comedy of Ellen DeGeneres – how she 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.

Dialogue With A Doc Speaker Series

Autoimmune Diseases

Friday, January 19, 10:30 am

Speaker: Philippa “Pippa” Marrack, PhD, FRS

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.

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!

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.

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

For detailed class descriptions, fees and to register visit: 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