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Our 2022-2023 Season will include both virtual and in person programs. Virtual programs will be streamed via Zoom and in person programs will be presented at the Levis JCC Sandler Center (unless otherwise noted) with masks for participants strongly recommended, and social distancing implemented whenever possible. Outside venues, individual instructors, lecturers and performers reserve the right to require masks in any of their events.

Weekly lectures and discussions on all of the forms of entertainment that we love including film, theater, television, comedy, music, dance and more!

Individual in person lectures: $18, Gold & Gold Plus Members: $12, Platinum Members: Free (unless noted)
Pick 6 in person programs: $90, Gold & Gold Plus Members: $60, Platinum Members: Free
Virtual programs are free for all virtual members, $10 for non-virtual members (unless noted)

If you need assistance purchasing tickets or membership, call the Box Office at 561-558-2520.

LEVIS JCC SANDLER CENTER | 21050 95th Avenue S., Boca Raton, FL | 561-558-2520

*Important: please note that when arriving to our campus for evening and Sunday events, you must use the 95th Avenue S. entrance
(off of Glades Road between Lyons Road and 441).

Dan Hudak presents

Virtual via Zoom

Thursday, August 4, 7:00 pm
Breakout Roles: The Movies That Made The Stars Part II

Thursday, September 8, 7:00 pm
From Caddyshack To The Brat Pack: Movie Comedies Of The 1980s - Part I

Thursday, September 15, 7:00 pm
From Caddyshack To The Brat Pack: Movie Comedies Of The 1980s - Part II

Wednesday, October 26, 7:00 pm
Fright Night: Who’s Scared? I’m Not Scared!

Thursday, December 15, 7:00 pm
Home For The Holidays: ‘Tis The Season For Family And Friends And Arguing

In Person at the Levis JCC Sandler Center

Monday, February 27, 3:00 pm
Best Picture Oscar Talk

A lifelong film lover, Dan Hudak has worked extensively as a film critic in print, radio and television. He has provided film reviews and commentary for WPLG-TV (ABC) Miami-Ft. Lauderdale,, the Baltimore Sun, Chicago Tribune, Christian Science Monitor,,, New Orleans Times-Picayune, Newsday, Orlando Sentinel, San Francisco Examiner and the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. He is the owner of Hudak On Hollywood, Inc., and his popular “Hudak On Hollywood” lectures are given throughout Florida and Colorado. He is the former chairman of the Florida Film Critics Circle and a member of the Southeastern Film Critics Association. He studied Film History and Criticism at Bard College and the University of Miami, where he received his M.A. in Film Studies.

Richard Knox presents

Virtual via Zoom

Monday, August 15, 3:00 pm
Rebecca Luker: Triumph and Tragedy

Tuesday, September 20, 3:00 pm
Patti LuPone; First Lady of Broadway

Monday, October 24, 3:00 pm
Laura Osnes; From Minnesota to Broadway

Tuesday, November 15, 3:00 pm
Audra McDonald; Broadway's Shining Light

Monday, December 12, 3:00 pm
Sierra Boggess; Transatlantic Musical Star

Tuesday, January 10, 3:00 pm
The Great American Songbook Part 1; Pre-1930

Monday, March 13, 3:00 pm
The Great American Songbook Part 2; 1930-34

Monday, April 17, 3:00 pm
The Great American Songbook Part 3; 1935-39

Monday, May 22, 3:00 pm
The Great American Songbook Part 4; 1940-49

In Person at the Levis JCC Sandler Center

Monday, February 6, 7:30 pm
An Alfred Hitchcock Retrospective

Richard Knox is a native son of Brooklyn, NY where he attended Brooklyn College and later earned a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from Baruch College. After moving to Merrick, NY he began a long tenure as Director of Mathematics for the Copiague Public Schools. Following his retirement after 38 years as a school teacher and administrator, he began to develop a series of multimedia presentations based on his first love, the performing arts. His list of over 70 programs includes Broadway musicals, film, and opera. Richard specializes in 20th century song writers and vocalists, and radio and television programs of the “Golden Age.” Currently Rich is a resident of Omaha, Nebraska where he continues to present programs virtually via Zoom.

Brian Rose presents

Virtual via Zoom

Wednesday, August 17, 3:00 pm
Fred Astaire

Tuesday, September 13, 3:00 pm
Golden Age of Hollywood
From the late 1920s through the end of World War II, studios like MGM, Warner Bros, 20th Century Fox, Paramount, and RKO would dominate film production, not only in America but throughout the world.

Monday, October 31, 3:00 pm
The Films of Alfred Hitchcock
Alfred Hitchcock was probably the most famous film director who ever lived.

Monday, November 28, 3:00 pm
From The Jazz Singer to a Star Is Born: A History of the Movie Musical
As soon as movies could talk, they began to sing and dance—and musicals quickly became among the most popular film genres in America.

Monday, December 19, 3:00 pm
America’s Favorite Holiday Movie: A Look Inside It’s a Wonderful Life
Voted the most inspirational movie ever made by the American Film Institute, Frank Capra’s It’s a Wonderful Life has been a beloved Christmas classic for many generations.

Brian Rose is a professor emeritus at Fordham University, where he taught for 38 years in the Department of Communication and Media Studies. He’s written several books on television history and cultural programming, and conducted more than a hundred Q&A’s with leading directors, actors, and writers for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, the Screen Actors Guild, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, and the Directors Guild of America. Over the last decade, he’s presented more than 500 lectures at libraries and cultural organizations around the country, including the Smithsonian, the 92nd St. Y, Film Forum in New York City, OLLI in Washington DC and JCC’s in New York, Chicago, Cincinnati and Boca Raton.

Charles Troy presents

Virtual via Zoom

Wednesdays at 3:00 pm
Afternoons with Rodgers & Hammerstein

August 31
Part 1: Rodgers & Hammerstein: The Creation of Oklahoma!

September 21
Part 2: Rodgers & Hammerstein: The Creation of Carousel

October 19
Part 3: Rodgers & Hammerstein: The Creation of South Pacific

November 16
Part 4: Rodgers & Hammerstein: The Creation of The King and I

December 21
Part 5: Rodgers & Hammerstein: The Creation of The Sound of Music

In Person at the Levis JCC Sandler Center

Tuesday, January 3, 3:00 pm
Cole Porter's Top Ten List Songs & Top Ten Lust Songs

Charles Troy is a retired graphic designer and former theatre lyricist who has developed more than fifty multimedia presentations on musical theatre subjects. During the pandemic, he has converted these presentations into videos, which he presents virtually. These videos combine his own original graphics with historic photos, edited audio tracks with the lyrics displayed onscreen, and illustrative video clips — all coordinated with a voiceover narrative, evolved from his extensive research, that weaves the pertinent events into a dramatic tale. Half of these videos are 80 to 90-minute programs on the stories behind many of the great musicals. Charles is based in the Chicago area.

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