Robert Greenberg
Music & Comedy Series

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.

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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).


Avi Hoffman's YILoveJewish presents

In person at the Levis JCC Sandler Center

$18, no member discounts (unless noted)

Tuesday, August 30, 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Yiddishfest - Gospel According to Jerry Reading

Wednesday, August 31, 7:30 - 9:30 pm
Yiddishfest: The Stars of David

Tuesday, December 20, 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Hanukkahfest: Nobel Laureate - Play Reading

By Miriam Hoffman & Rena Berkowicz Borow
Drama The Nobel prize-winning author Isaac Bashevis Singer (1903-1991), who spent the last and most productive years of his life on Miami Beach, had always been a controversial figure in the world of Yiddish/Jewish literature. This play explores the parallels between Singer's family members and some of his fictional characters while navigating the complex mindset which gave rise to Singer's creative genius.

Wednesday, December 21, 7:30 - 9:30 pm
Hanukkahfest: Batsheva in Concert

$36, no member discounts
Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, Batsheva is a musician, award-winning songwriter and a concert artist with an extensive repertoire and knowledge of songs in Ladino, Yiddish and Hebrew. Batsheva also writes comedy in English and Yiddish. Batsheva has been touring the world for many years and has recently appeared in Israel for the Israel Broadcast Authority. She is frequently featured on Raquel Zucker's Yiddish radio, Kan Radio and other Jewish radio shows in the USA. She currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee.

Wednesday, February 15, 7:30 - 9:30 pm
Israeli Play Reading - The Disabled (ISRAEL 75)

By Gur Koren
Translated and adapted to English by Alon Pdut
Comedy A theater group of people with disabilities does not manage to raise the funds it requires to represent Israel at a theater festival for the disabled in Macedonia. Help comes in the form of a crime family with drug smuggling interests that has to ship an especially large consignment to… Macedonia. The impossible partnership between the criminals and the disabled actors – who are in the middle of rehearsing Romeo and Juliet – leads to some zany and absurd situations.

Sunday, March 26, 3:00 - 5:00 pm
Israeli Play Reading - It’s Going Around (ISRAEL 75)

By Yosef Mundi
Translated by Avi Hoffman
Drama "It's Going Around'' is an award-winning Israeli psycho-drama about idealism, identity and insanity. What happens when Dr. Theodore Herzl, the Father of Zionism and the concept of a Jewish State in Palestine, and Franz Kafka, noted author, playwright and assimilated Jew, meet in an insane asylum in modern day Israel?

Wednesday, April 19, 7:30 - 9:30 pm
Yom HaShoah: Last Survivor - Play Reading

By Eleanor Reissa
Drama This play is part of a published anthology by Tony Award-nominated director, playwright and actress Eleanor Reissa encompassing six decades of modern Jewish life in the United States, exploring the subtle and not-so-subtle effects of a post-Holocaust world on a modern American woman. Her plays are bound together by a unique slant toward life, death, God and love, depicting what is humanly and inhumanly possible.

Kultur Festival
Aaron Kula and the Klezmer Company Jazz Orchestra

In person at the Levis JCC Sandler Center

Individual performances: VIP Reserved Seats: $40; General Admission: $30; Gold & Gold Plus Members: $25; Platinum Members: Free

Klezmer Company Jazz Orchestra (KCJO) is a cross-genre ensemble that defies classification. Founded by music director Aaron Kula, KCJO debuted in 1997 with a mission to re-imagine music through stylized arrangements and improvisation. KCJO has received special recognition from the U.S. Library of Congress for their studio recordings. Aaron Kula is an internationally recognized conductor, educator, and accordionist, who received a Fulbright grant in 2018, has toured internationally, and has performed with world class artists. A graduate of New England Conservatory of Music, he has led professional orchestras throughout the US.

Sunday, September 18, 3:00 pm
American Jewish New Year in JazzTIME with Klezmer, Blues, Spirituals, and Chazznut

Klezmer Company Jazz Orchestra led by Aaron Kula will perform a tour-de-force presentation. This annual concert will celebrate the Jewish New Year with a soulful performance of American Jazz, Blues, and Spirituals all mixed with old Klezmer and Cantorial melodies from the High Holidays.

Sunday, December 25, 3:00 pm
A Very Jewish Concert on Christmas Day

Klezmer Company Jazz Orchestra led by Aaron Kula will perform a tour-de-force concert. The concert is a celebration of famous Klezmer, Yiddish, Chassidic, and Israeli songs expertly arranged and influenced by American jazz, swing, and blues. Guest vocalists will join KCJO performing a range of songs featuring Jewish composers such as Irving Berlin, Leonard Bernstein, Jule Styne, Stephen Sondheim and more. The concert promises to lift your spirits for An American holiday season. (Duration: 80-minute concert)

Sunday, February 26, 3:00 pm
Second Avenue to Broadway: A Jewish Legacy

Broadway Musicals began in the Lower east side of Manhattan on Second Avenue with the Yiddish Theater. The concert takes the audience on a musical journey from lower Manhattan to the lights of Broadway. Some of the greatest composers and writers of the Broadway musicals were created by America’s pre-eminent Jewish composers including Irving Berlin, George and Ira Gershwin, Jerry Herman, Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II, Sheldon Harnick, Jerry Bock, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, Jule Styne, and John Kander. These remarkable songwriters were purveyors of what we think of today as the Broadway sound, but they were also telling America's stories of becoming American. The Lower East Side theaters ultimately led these composers to create a range of shows that tapped into the American consciousness including Porgy and Bess, West Side Story and Cabaret. This concert is performed with a 10-piece Broadway orchestra and four actors. Ensemble: Klezmer Company Jazz Orchestra

Sunday, April 23, 3:00 pm
Israel 75 Celebration Concert (ISRAEL 75)

Celebrate Israel 75th Independence Day with a rock out performance of the biggest hits and winning songs from the Israel and Chassidic Song Festivals from 1969 through the present. KCJO and guest vocalists will perform favorite rock songs arranged exclusively for this concert including; Hallelujah, Oseh Shalom, Bashana habbah, Shir L’chadash, Noladti Lshalom, Yerushalyim Shel Zahav, songs by Shlomo Carlebach, Naomi Shemer, Yehoram Gaon and many more

The Composer’s in the House

In person at the Levis JCC Sandler Center

VIP Reserved Seats: $36; General Admission: $28; Gold & Gold Plus Members: $23; Platinum Members: Free

Monday, January 23, 7:30 pm
Michael Isaacson and Friends

This evening of unique musical entertainment, featuring both performances and accompanying stories, explores the music of composer and conductor Michael Isaacson who will be with us in person to share his creative process in composing and conducting new works for synagogues, TV, movies and museums. Performing his sacred, secular, and media music will be an ensemble of stars who have recorded Isaacson’s music.
Performers Michael Isaacson, composer, producer, and anecdotist. Faith Steinsnyder, Soprano Ann Turnoff, Soprano William Stafford, Baritone David MacFarlane, Pianist

Concert for Brotherhood

In person at the Levis JCC Sandler Center

VIP Reserved Seats: $36; General Admission: $28; Gold & Gold Plus Members: $23; Platinum Members: Free

Sunday, January 29, 3:00 - 5:00 pm
Cantor Manny Silver & The Jubilate Ensemble Gospel Choir Directed by Dr. Nelson Hall

What do you get when you blend the Jewish music of an exuberant Cantor and the soul-stirring songs of a great Gospel Choir? An unforgettable Concert for Brotherhood! This fantastic fusion of music from the Jewish and African American traditions is guaranteed to uplift your spirits and warm your heart.

Cantor Manny Silver has been the Cantor at Temple Beth El of Hollywood since 2000. His passion is singing all kinds of inspirational music — whether it be Cantorial or Gospel music.

Ari Axelrod

In person at the Levis JCC Sandler Center

Each show: VIP Reserved Seats: $40; General Admission: $30; Gold & Gold Plus Members: $25; Platinum Members: Free

Wednesday, March 1, 7:30 pm
A Celebration of Jewish Broadway

WINNER: BroadwayWorld Award, Best Zoom Show Performed In Real-Time
NOMINEE: MAC Award, Best Male Vocalist
Ari’s award-winning show honors the songs and stories of Jewish composers and their contributions to the American Musical. Beloved melodies and lyrics by Irving Berlin, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Schwartz, and Carole King will transport you to the streets of the theater district, your Bubbie’s Shabbos table, or your corner of the sky.

Thursday, March 2, 2:00 pm
Ari’s Arias

Music Direction by Lawrence Yurman
An afternoon of standards. Well, not just standards — songs that are standards, songs that should be standards, and songs that will one day become standards. Compositions you know and love, served with a unique twist. Featuring an eclectic selection with everything from Frank Loesser, Bock & Harnick, and Stephen Sondheim to Jason Robert Brown, Sara Bareilles, and Dolly Parton.

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