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A Literary Afternoon Series

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

Tuesdays, 2:30 pm

Individual Programs: $25, Gold Members: $20, Platinum Members: Free

Sponsored by Boca Raton Regional Hospital and Jewish Book Council

Exclusive Valet Sponsor: Lou Bachrodt Automotive Group

This series is generously underwritten by Charna Larkin, Gerald Golden (of blessed memory), the Myrna Lippman Literary Fund and Boca Raton Regional Hospital

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

February 19, Joanne Serling, Good Neighbors

In an idyllic Massachusetts suburb, four young families— two Jewish, two Catholic—form a neighborhood clique, their friendships based on little more than the ages of their children and a shared sense of camaraderie. When one of the couples adopts a little girl from Russia, the group’s loyalty and morality is soon called into question. Is the couple unkind or even abusive to their new daughter? Or is she a difficult child with hidden destructive tendencies?

March 5, Cherise Wolas, The Family Tabor

The Tabor family is perfect. But what family is without its secrets? Harry Tabor is about to be named Man of the Decade for a lifetime devoted to helping Jews resettle in America. But the day his family is set to arrive, Harry is suddenly haunted by a long-buried secret. As the ceremony nears, the family members are forced to confront the falsehoods upon which their lives are built. Is a lifetime of generosity enough to atone for one bad decision?

April 2, Susie Orman Schnall, The Subway Girls

The novel is based on the Miss Subways contest that ran in New York City 1941-1976. The storyline parallels two strong women, generations apart, who are up against the same struggle to find balance between love, happiness and ambition: Charlotte, a 1949 Miss Subways contestant and Olivia, a 2018 ad account manager who through her job becomes interested in the contest. Each tells her story in her own voice until ultimately they connect in a most surprising way.

Levis JCC Book Club

A lively review and discussion of books.

Thursdays, 10:30 am

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

  • February 7, Joanne Serling, Good Neighbors, 2018
  • March 7, Kristen Hannah, The Great Alone, 2018
  • April 4, Stuart M. Kaminsky, Lieberman’s Folly, 1991
  • May 2, Susan Wiggs, Between You and Me, 2018
  • May 16, Tara Westover, Educated: A Memoir, 2018
  • June 6, Andrew Sean Greer, Less, 2017
  • June 20, Kitty Zeldis, Not Our Kind, 2018

Barnes & Noble Book Fair

Support our local bookseller and benefit the Levis JCC Sandler Center at the same time. Features discussions and local authors.

Sunday, April 7, 1:00 - 5:00 pm

University Commons
1400 Glades Rd., Boca Raton
561-750-2134