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Our 2021-2022 Season will be a hybrid of both virtual and in person programs. Virtual programs will be streamed via Zoom and in person programs will be at the Levis JCC Sandler Center with masks required and socially distant protocols in place.

Authors, educators, and experts in their field on a wide variety of topics from politics, current events, and historical figures to health and wellness, and entertainment; numerous lectures will be offered.

Please note all times listed are Eastern time; register for all programs using the link below unless otherwise noted in the program description.

Individual Lectures: $18, Gold & Gold Plus Members: $12, Platinum Members: Free (unless noted)
Virtual programs are free for all virtual members, $10 for non-virtual members (unless noted)

If you need assistance purchasing tickets or membership, call the Box Office at 561-558-2520.

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).

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


Lecture Series 2021-22

Programs are presented virtually via Zoom or in person at the Levis JCC Sandler Center as noted below.

Thursday, January 20, 1:00 pm
Anne Sebba, Ethel Rosenberg: An American Tragedy

via Zoom
In June 1953, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, a couple with two young sons, were led separately from their prison cells on Death Row and electrocuted moments apart. Both had been convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage for the Soviet Union, despite the fact that the evidence against Ethel was shaky at best and based on the perjury and much new evidence has surfaced since then.

Monday, January 24, 3:00 pm
Three Female Justices with Rose Feinberg, Ph.D.

Now via Zoom

Monday, January 31, 7:30 pm
Ira Rosen, Ticking Clock: Behind the Scenes at 60 Minutes

at the Levis JCC Sandler Center

Peabody and Emmy Award winning writer and producer Ira Rosen reveals the intimate, untold stories of his decades at America’s most iconic news show. For nearly twenty-five years, Ira Rosen has pro-duced some of the most memorable, important, and groundbreaking stories for 60 Minutes.

Tuesday, February 1, 7:30 pm
Lise Pearlman, The Lindbergh Kidnapping Suspect No. 1: The Man Who Got Away

via Zoom
The book revisits the 1932 kidnapping/murder of Charles Lindbergh, Jr. and suggests a shocking solution never before considered by any author. The evidence laid out in the book exonerates Bruno Richard Hauptmann, the immigrant executed for the crime, and instead implicates Lindbergh himself. Through this page-turner the author describes an elaborate hoax and educates readers on its sociopolitical context.

Monday, February 14, 3:00 pm
Romeo & Juliet with Margery Marcus, Ph.D.

at the Levis JCC Sandler Center

Wednesday, February 15, 3:00 pm
Jewish Mothers with Joyce Saltman

at the Levis JCC Sandler Center

Thursday, February 17, 1:00 pm
Uri Adoni, The Unstoppable Startup: Mastering Israel's Secret Rules of Chutzpah

via Zoom
When it comes to startup success, one country stands out: Israel. Even though it is a relatively small country, Israel has one of the highest concentrations of startups in the world, the highest venture capital per capita and is one of the top countries in terms of the number of companies listed on NAS-DAQ. Uri Adoni goes behind the scenes to explain the principles and practices that can make any startup, anywhere in the world, become an unstoppable one.

Tuesday, February 22, 3:00 pm
Perspectives on Contemporary International Crises
by Ret. Colonel Alfred Biegel
Part 1: Russia-Ukraine Conflict: Implications

at the Levis JCC Sandler Center
Putin has underscored that Ukraine remains within Russia's sphere of interests and has expanded its military capabilities along Ukraine's borders. Moscow threatens to invade Ukraine should its growing relationship with NATO continue. While the Biden Administration has warned of unspecified detrimental consequences for any potential Russian invasion, Putin is well aware that Ukraine is not America's highest priority and is willing to challenge NATO. Implications stemming from Russia's threat to invade Ukraine.
$18, Gold & Gold Plus Members: $12, Platinum Members: Free
Free to the members of Company A

Thursday, February 24, 3:00 pm
Travels with Charlotte Temple: Uzbekistan & Eastern Turkey

via Zoom

Monday, February 28, 3:00 pm
Three Singing Jewish Men with Rose Feinberg, Ph.D.

at the Levis JCC Sandler Center

Tuesday, March 1, 3:00 pm
Adult Resilience with Joyce Saltman

at the Levis JCC Sandler Center

Tuesday, March 1, 7:30 pm
Tracy Walder, The Unexpected Spy: From the CIA to the FBI, My Secret Life Taking Down Some of the World's Most Notorious Terrorists

via Zoom
This is the incredible true story of a Jewish American woman who was recruited by the CIA out of her college sorority. On 9/11 she was tracking terrorists with President Bush, Vice President Cheney or Secretary of State Powell looking over her shoulder. Driven to stop the new breed of terror that war created, Walder picked up her alias identity, flew overseas, and continued the hunt. She would eventually move over to the FBI where she faced rampant sexism. The Unexpected Spy is a powerful memoir about a woman who made a career in a male-dominated field and what she’s taken away from it now that she’s no longer in government service.

Thursday, March 3, 3:00 pm
Perspectives on Contemporary International Crises
by Ret. Colonel Alfred Biegel
Part 2: Israel & Iran: Prospects for Conflict Escalation

at the Levis JCC Sandler Center
Israel and Iran have been engaged in low intensity warfare, particularly since 2018. US and Israeli interests clearly diverge on the Biden Administration's renewal of the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan Of Action (JCPOA) to prevent Iran from developing or acquiring a nuclear weapons capability. Iran's continued support of proxy threats to Israeli and regional allies, are unlikely to be addressed by the JCPOA. Likelihood for an escalation of Israeli overt and covert actions against Iran and other regional adversaries and proxies to minimize the threat of precision guided munitions and drones.
$18, Gold & Gold Plus Members: $12, Platinum Members: Free
Free to the members of Company A

Monday, March 7, 3:00 pm
Three Singing Jewish Women with Rose Feinberg, Ph.D.

via Zoom

Thursday, March 10, 1:00 pm
Gwen Strauss, The Nine: The True Story of a Band of Women Who Survived the Worst of Nazi Germany

via Zoom
The Nine follows the true story of the author’s great aunt who led a band of heroic young female resistance fighters as they escaped a German labor camp and made a ten-day journey across the front lines from Germany back to Paris. They were subjected to a series of French prisons, torture and deported to Germany. By the time they were enslaved at the labor camp, they were a close-knit group of friends. During the final days of the war, forced onto a death march, the nine made a daring escape. Drawing on incredible research, this powerful narrative is a moving tribute to the power of humanity and friendship in the darkest of times.

Thursday, March 31, 3:00 pm
Perspectives on Contemporary International Crises
by Ret. Colonel Alfred Biegel
Part 3: The US-China-Israel Triangle

at the Levis JCC Sandler Center
US "extreme competition" against China's economic mercantilism and technological challenge; Beijing's hegemonic ambitions in Asia in violation of the US-China Shanghai Communique; China's political-military threats to Taiwan, control over the South China Sea, and substantial Chinese human rights violations against Hong Kong, and its muslin Uyghurs. US efforts to reinforce deterrence to limit potential conflict with China. Israel's efforts to balance it’s crucial strategic relationship with the US, while improving its growing economic relations with China.
$18, Gold & Gold Plus Members: $12, Platinum Members: Free
Free to the members of Company A

Tuesday, April 5, 3:00 pm
How the Internet Changed the Media with Brian Rose

via Zoom

Thursday, April 7, 3:00 pm
Perspectives on Contemporary International Crises
by Ret. Colonel Alfred Biegel
Part 4: Tales of the Mossad

at the Levis JCC Sandler Center
Israel's use of the Mossad's covert actions to minimize global and regional threats, particularly against Iran. Lecture will highlight the major Mossad operational successes and failures in dealing with Israel's external international threats.
$18, Gold & Gold Plus Members: $12, Platinum Members: Free

Free to the members of Company A

Monday, April 11, 3:00 pm
Greek Drama with Margery Marcus

via Zoom

Tuesday, April 12, 3:00 pm
Head Lice: How to Avoid Nitpicking with Your Adult Children with Joyce Saltman

at the Levis JCC Sandler Center

Monday, April 25, 3:00 pm
Three Comedy Stars: Lucille Ball, Betty White, Carol Burnett with Rose Feinberg, Ph.D.

via Zoom

Cultural Council Discover The Palm Beaches