Literature

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A Literary Afternoon

Programs moderated by Myrna Lippman, chair of the Levis JCC Sandler Center Literary Programs.

Personal appearances by noted authors, discussions and book signings. Learn about their works and the creative process.

Tuesdays, 3:00 pm

  • November 17: Rachel Beanland, Florence Adler Swims Forever
  • December 15: Susan Jane Gilman, Donna Has Left the Building
  • January 19: Joanna Hershon, St. Ivo: A Novel
  • February 16: Heidi Pitlor, Impersonation
  • March 16: Ilana Masad, All My Mother's Lovers
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FREE for virtual members, $45 for series for non-members, $10 for individual programs for non-members
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This series is generously underwritten by Gerald Golden (of blessed memory), Charna Larkin, Elsa Sheldon, 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.

Florida JCCs Book & Author Series

Monthly panel discussions and conversations with authors, both fiction & nonfiction.

Thursdays, 1:00 pm

  • November 12: Jennifer Steinhauer, The Firsts and Marlene Trestman, Fair Labor Lawyer
  • December 10: Gavriel Savit, The Way Back
  • January 14: Alina Adams, Nesting Dolls and Charles Belfoure, The Faberge Secret
  • February 11: Jason Brian Rosenthal, My Wife Said You May Want to Marry Me
  • March 11: Janice Kaplan, The Genius of Women
  • May 13: Bess Kalb, Nobody Will Tell You This But Me and Dara Kurtz, I Am My Mother's Daughter
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Levis JCC Book Festival in Your Living Room

Author talks and Q & A events presented in partnership with the National JCC Literary Consortium

  • Sunday, February 7, 4:00 pm: Philippe Sands, The Ratline: The Exalted Life and Mysterious Death of a Nazi Fugitive
  • Wednesday, February 24, 8:00 pm: Bill Gates, How To Avoid A Climate Disaster: The Solutions We Have And The Breakthroughs We Need
  • Thursday, March 4, 8:00 pm: Walter Isaacson, The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race
  • Sunday, March 7, 4:00 pm: Mark Gerson, The Telling: How Judaism's Essential Book Reveals the Meaning of Life
  • Thursday, March 11, 8:00 pm: Annabelle Gurwitch, You're Leaving When? Adventures in Downward Mobility
  • Sunday, April 11, 2:00 pm: Daniel Lee, The SS Officer’s Armchair: Uncovering the Hidden Life of a Nazi
  • Thursday, April 15, 8:00 pm: Tovah Feldshuh, Lilyville: Mother, Daughter, and Other Roles I've Played
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Not included with virtual membership
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The Levis JCC Book Club

A monthly review and lively discussion of books.

Thursdays, 10:00 am

  • December 3: The Vanishing Half, Brit Bennett
  • January 7: Apeirigon, Colum McCann
  • February 4: The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek, Kim Michele Richardson
  • March 4: Swanplandia, Karen Russel
  • April 1: The Color of Water, James McBride
  • May 6: Hum if You Don’t Know the Words, Bianca Marais
  • September 2: The Perfect Daughter, DJ Palmer
    With Special Guest Apppearance by DJ Palmer
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