Literature

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Our 2021-2022 Season will be a hybrid of both virtual and in person programs. Virtual programs will be streamed via Zoom and in person programs will be at the Levis JCC Sandler Center with masks required and socially distant protocols in place.

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).


30th Annual Book & Author Luncheon

Four best-selling authors present their latest works; includes coffee and pastries, author presentations, lunch and valet parking.

TICKETS NOW ON SALE!
Wednesday, March 30, 9:00 am at The Polo Club
of Boca Raton

  • Jean Hanff Korelitz, The Plot, 2021
  • Max Gross, The Lost Shtetl, 2020
  • Jennifer Rosner, The Yellow Bird Sings, 2021
  • Jai Chakrabarti, A Play for the End of the World, 2021
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$125 per person, Gold & Gold Plus Members: $110, Platinum Members: $85
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Florida JCCs Book & Author Series

A partnership of 6 Florida JCCs brings you monthly programs of outstanding authors and their books.

A World of Books: Authors from Israel & Around the World


Thursdays, 1:00 pm via Zoom

  • October 21: Naomi Ragen, An Observant Wife
  • November 18: Heather Morris, Three Sisters
  • December 16: Lori Kaufmann, Rebel Daughter
  • January 20: Anne Sebba, Ethel Rosenberg: An American Tragedy
  • February 17: Uri Adoni, The Unstoppable Startup: Mastering Israel's Secret Rules of Chutzpah
  • March 10: Gwen Strauss, The Nine: The True Story of a Band of Women Who Survived the Worst of Nazi Germany
  • April 21: Iddo Gefen, Jerusalem Beach: Stories
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Free for all virtual members, $10 for non-virtual members
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Mix it Up with the Florida JCCs: Cocktails and Conversation with the Authors


7:30 pm via Zoom

  • Monday, November 15: Eddie Shapiro, The Great Men and Women of Musical Theater, in Conversation with Charles Troy
  • Tuesday, December 14: Helene Wecker, The Hidden Palace: A Novel of the Golem and the Jinni
  • Tuesday, January 18: Zibby Owens, Moms Don't Have Time To: A Quarantine Anthology
  • Tuesday, February 1: Lise Pearlman, The Lindbergh Kidnapping Suspect No. 1: The Man Who Got Away
  • Tuesday, March 1: Tracy Walder, The Unexpected Spy: From the CIA to the FBI, My Secret Life Taking Down Some of the World's Most Notorious Terrorists
  • Tuesday, April 19: Phyllis Chesler, Requiem for a Female Serial Killer
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Free for all virtual members, $10 for non-virtual members
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Literary Afternoon

Personal appearances by 5 noted authors. Learn about their work and creative process.

Tuesdays, 3:00 pm at the Levis JCC Sandler Center (unless noted)

  • November 30: David Biro, This Magnificent Dappled Sea, 2020
  • December 14: Lauren Fox, Send for Me, 2021, NOW VIA ZOOM
  • January 11: Mitchell James Kaplan, Rhapsody, 2021
  • February 8: Joshua Henkin, Morningside Heights, 2021
  • March 8: Meg Waite Clayton, The Postmistress of Paris, 2021
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In Person Series Subscription (4 Events): $90, Gold Members: $70, Platinum Members: Free
Individual In Person Programs: $25, Gold Members: $20, Platinum Members: Free
Individual Virtual Program: $10

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Literary Special Events

  • Monday, October 18, 7:30 pm: Charles Lichtman, The Sword of David
  • Wednesday, October 20, 12:30 pm: David Grossman, More Than I Love My Life  
  • Tuesday, January 25, 3:00 pm: Lisa Scottoline, Eternal
  • Tuesday, February 1, 3:00 pm: Ronit Plank, When She Comes Back; A Memoir
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Book Fest in Your Living Room

  • Saturday, November 6, 8:00 pm: Matthew McConaughey, Greenlights
    Discover the life-changing memoir that has inspired millions of readers through the Academy Award®–winning actor’s unflinching honesty, unconventional wisdom, and lessons learned the hard way about living with greater satisfaction.
    $11 for one virtual ticket or $38 for one virtual ticket and a copy of the book
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  • Monday, November 29, 8:00 pm: Jodi Piccoult, Wish You Were Here: A Novel
    A poignant tale of longing and discovery from the bestselling author of The Book of Two Ways, Wish You Were Here follows a young woman whose carefully planned life is thrown off course by a pandemic, as she finds herself on a romantic holiday – alone.
    $36 for one virtual ticket and a copy of the book
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  • Sunday, December 12, 7:30 pm: Mel Brooks, All About Me!
    For anyone who loves American comedy, the long wait is over. All About Me! shares the never-before-told, behind-the-scenes anecdotes and remembrances from a master storyteller, filmmaker, and creator of all things funny. Filled with tales of struggle, achievement, and camaraderie (and dozens of photographs), readers will gain a more personal and deeper understanding of the incredible body of work behind one of the most accomplished and beloved entertainers in history.
    $36 for one virtual ticket and a copy of the book
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Gail Shapiro-Scott Book Club

A monthly review and lively discussion of books.

First Thursday of the month, 10:00 am via Zoom through December

  • September 2: The Perfect Daughter, DJ Palmer
    With Special Guest Apppearance by DJ Palmer
  • October 7: The Plot, by Jean Hanff Korelitz
  • November 4: The Magnificent Dappled Sea by David Biro
  • December 2: Rhapsody, Mitchell James Kaplan
  • January 6: Eternal, Lisa Scottoline
  • February 3: Morningside Heights, Joshua Henkin
Virtual programs are free for all virtual members, $10 for non-virtual members. In person: $10, Gold & Gold Plus Members: $8, Platinum Members: Free
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