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

The Art of Bouncing Back with Robin Rubin, MSW

Thursday, January 10, 2:30 pm

As we go through life we all are faced with challenges that life invariably throws our way. This workshop will introduce participants to the concept that resilience is something one can actually learn! When we learn the skills we develop a mindset that leads towards greater success and wellbeing. Professor Robin Rubin teaches in both the MSW and BSW programs at FAU’s Phyllis and Harvey Sandler School of Social Work.

Jews and Baseball with Dr. David Dalin

Tuesday, January 15, 7:30 pm

Jewish Genetic Diseases, Part I &II, with Dr. Terry Delovitch

Part I: Why are Ashkenazi Jews at Increased Risk, and is Genetic Screening and Counselling Recommended?

Tuesday, January 22, 7:30 pm

Part II: Control of Susceptibility: Getting to the Bugs and Guts of the Matter

Monday, January 28, 7:30 pm

One price includes both lectures: $18, Gold Members: $12, Platinum Members: Free

Andrew Johnson; The First Impeachment of a President with Ron Feinman, PhD

Tuesday, January 29, 7:30 pm

Anti-Semitism: Perspectives on its Longevity, Intensity and Irrationality with Irving Berkowitz, PhD, Dean of Academic Affairs, Palm Beach State College

Wednesday, January 30, 7:30 pm

Robert Watson

Professor, author, media commentator and community activist.

The History of Impeachment

Monday, February 4, 7:30 pm

Generously underwritten by Edith Stein

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.

Best Picture Oscar Talk

Wednesday, February 20, 7:30 pm

When Oscar Gets it Wrong

Tuesday, March 12, 7:30 pm

Presidents and Moral Courage with historian Ron Feinman, PhD

Tuesday, March 5, 7:30 pm

The Israeli Philharmonic with Ira Epstein

Tuesday, March 19, 2:30 pm

New! Ask Liz with Liz Sterling

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

Join this author, teacher and radio talk show host for a lively and enlightening interactive discussion.

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

Monday, April 1, 7:30 pm

Jewish Detective Novels 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


DIALOGUE WITH A DOC SPEAKER SERIES

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


SPECIAL LECTURE SERIES

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; $175 for both Sundays, $250 for both Sundays plus Soul of a Woman seminar

Sunday, February 10, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Generously underwritten by Robert Greenberg

William Trapani, PhD, Restoring American Community (Before it’s Too Late)

Today, Americans are more politically divided and pessimistic about the future of the country than at any point in modern history. Professor Trapani identifies the reasons for this decline and offers hope and practical guidance on how we can restore the connections so essential to saving the country.

Randi Hutter Epstein, Aroused: The History of Hormones and How They Control Just About Everything

A fascinating look at some of medicine’s most important discoveries. Learn about the shocking history of hormones through the back rooms, basements, and labs where endocrinology began.

Jeremy Balkin, Millennialization of Everything: How to Win When Millennials Rule the World

Millennials are the largest living generation in the USA. Debunking commonly held stereotypes and understanding the Millennial Mentality are critical to harnessing the power of their best traits and unlocking future trends.


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 Soul with John Capouya

Monday, January 14, 7:30 pm

From Ray Charles to KC and the Sunshine, Florida has a rich soul music heritage that’s been largely overlooked. Drawing from his book, Florida Soul, John Capouya will play classic R&B, show vintage and contemporary photos of soul greats, and share his research into this important musical history.

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.