The Marlene and Herb Levin Adult University

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All lectures are held at the Levis JCC Sandler Center unless otherwise noted. All programs subject to change. Series price: Pick any 5 Lectures for $75, Gold Members: $50, Platinum Members: Free Individual Lectures: $18, Gold Members: $12, Platinum Members: Free (unless otherwise noted)

Generously underwritten by Marlene* & Herb* Levin and Nina & Martin Rosenzweig
*Of Blessed Memory

Dan Hudak, Film Critic and Professor

A lifelong film lover, Dan Hudak has worked extensively as a film critic in print, radio and television. Dan’s film reviews are syndicated throughout the country.

When Oscar Gets it Wrong

Tuesday, March 12, 7:30 pm

The Israeli Philharmonic with Ira Epstein

Tuesday, March 19, 2:30 pm

Trace the development of the orchestra, Israel’s most powerful cultural ambassador, from its founding through its current status as the leading orchestra in Israel, a globally recognized, world-class symphonic ensemble, and an eloquent voice for peace.

New! Ask Liz with Liz Sterling

Monday, April 1, 2:30 pm, $10

Join author, writer and radio talk show host Liz Sterling for a lively intimate and interactive discussion as she expounds on insights gleaned from well-known celebrities and many years of experience. Topics can include relationships, positivity and wellness, blending ancient and contemporary perspectives and so much more. Sterling offers inspiration, education and motivation for living in today’s changing world.

Ralph Nurnberger, Ph.D.: Raoul Wallenberg: Holocaust Hero Who Vanished Without a Trace (see Special Events)

Monday, April 1, 7:30 pm

Murder & Mishegas: The Jewish Detective Novel with Margery Marcus

Thursday, April 4, 2:30 pm

The Life and Career of Ruth Bader Ginsburg with Myrna Goldberger

Tuesday, April 9, 2:30 pm

Seniors, Sex and Dating: The Second Time Around with the “psychodramatists” from the Faulk Center for Counseling

Thursday, April 11, 2:30 pm

Elie Wiesel: A Professor & Storyteller with Dr. Guila Clara Kessous

Judy Levis Markhoff Boca Raton Film Festival Special Speaker

Friday, March 8, 1:00 pm

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to hear about the work of one of the greatest voices of a generation from internationally respected academic, actress, and human rights activist.

Elie Wiesel was a writer, professor, political activist, Nobel Laureate, and Holocaust survivor, who authored 57 books, including Night, based on his experiences as a prisoner in the Auschwitz and Buchenwald concentration camps.

Dr. Guila Clara Kessous, visiting from Paris, France for the Judy Levis Markhoff Boca Raton Jewish Film Festival, is a producer, director, actress and UNESCO Artist for Peace. She completed her PhD under the direct mentorship of Elie Wiesel during more than 7 years of working on his plays (both published and unpublished). Considered by the Nobel Prize winner as his “spiritual daughter,” she is the only director who produced and directed the entire theatrical repertoire of Elie Wiesel.

Judy Levis Markhoff Boca Raton Jewish Film Festival Patrons and Film Circle Passholders: Free; General Admission: $12


Preeminent physician researchers present cutting edge information on healthcare and medical research. National Jewish Health is the leading respiratory hospital in the nation.

Diseases of the Lung: NTM-COPD- Bronchiectasis -Cystic Fibrosis with Charles L. Daley, MD

Friday, March 15, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm; $10

Professor of Medicine; Chief, Division of Mycobacterial and Respiratory Infections

Sponsored by National Jewish Health


Sunday University

Nationally recognized authors and speakers on the essential topics of the day.

$100 for each Sunday includes all speakers, coffee and light refreshments

Sunday April 7, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Marc E. Agronin, The End of Old Age: Living a Longer, More Purposeful Life

The acclaimed author of How We Age, and one of America’s leading geriatric psychiatrists, presents a hopeful and practical model of aging—a guide to understanding how we can all make the journey better.

Gabrielle Birkner and Rebecca Soffer, Modern Loss: Candid Conversation About Grief

A fresh and irreverent examination into navigating grief and resilience in the modern age.

Jocelyn Dan Wurzburg, Jocie, A Memoir

Self-proclaimed Southern Jewish American Princess and Civil Rights activist

Florida Fresh: The Speaker Series

$18 for each lecture, Gold Members: $12, Platinum Members: Free (unless otherwise noted)

Florida Stories with professional storytellers, Caren Neile and Carrie Sue Ayvar

Monday, April 8, 2:30 pm

Caren Neile, PhD, the author of Florida Lore, will shares myths, legends and folktales that reflect the diversity of characters and cultures that make Florida such a fascinating place. Cary Sue Ayvar will present the true story of Rose Weiss: Mother of Miami Beach.

The Jews of Key West; Smugglers, Cigar Makers, and Revolutionaries with Arlo Haskell

Thursday, April 11, 7:30 pm

The dramatic story of South Florida’s oldest Jewish community.