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 8 Colors of Fitness with Suzanne Brue

Use the power of your fitness personality to create an exercise program you’ll never quit!

Tuesday, October 30, 11:45 am - 12:45 pm

$5, Free to Silver Sneakers, Sports & Wellness and Sandler Center Members

In partnership with Levis JCC Sports & Wellness

Robert Watson

Professor, author, media commentator and community activist

Generously underwritten by Edith Stein

The 2018 Mid-Term Elections

Tuesday, October 30, 7:30 pm

Hamilton, The Man, The Myth, The Musical.

Wednesday, December 5, 7:30 pm

The History of Impeachment

Monday, February 4, 7:30 pm

Comedy & Movies with Bob Herman

Tuesday, November 6, 2:30 pm

The Jonathan Pollard Case; An American Jewish Injustice with Farley Weiss, President of The National Council of Young Israel

Wednesday, November 7, 7:30 pm

Books that Drove the Censors Crazy with Dr. Margery Marcus

Thursday, November 15, 2:30 pm

The Centennial of the End of World War I: Woodrow Wilson’s Presidency and the Goal of International Peace with Ron Feinman, PhD.

Tuesday, December 11, 7:30 pm

Drug Store Dupes for High End Make-Up with Gayle Weissberg

Tuesday, December 18, 2:30 pm

$8, Gold Members: $5, Platinum Members: Free

Life after the Shoah: From Concentration Camps to Displaced Persons Camps and Beyond with Irving Berkowitz, PhD, Dean of Academic Affairs, Palm Beach State College

Tuesday, December 18, 7:30 pm

The Jewish Women Justices of the Supreme Court with Dr. David Dalin, author of Jewish Justices of the Supreme Court

Thursday, December 20, 7:30 pm

The Art of Bouncing Back with Robin Rubin, MSW

Thursday, January 10, 2:30 pm

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

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

Jewish Detective Novels with Margery Marcus

Thursday, April 4, 2:30 pm


DIALOGUE WITH A DOC SPEAKER SERIES

National Jewish Health is proud to partner with the Levis JCC Sandler Center to bring preeminent physician researchers to Boca Raton to present cutting edge information on healthcare and medical research. National Jewish Health is the leading respiratory hospital in the nation.

Fridays, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm; $10

Sponsored by National Jewish Health

Food Allergies with Bruce J. Lanser, MD

Friday, November 30

Assistant Professor, Division of Allergy & Clinical Immunology, Department of Pediatrics; Director, Pediatric Food Allergy Program; Associate Director, Pediatric Allergy Fellowship Program.

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

Friday, March 15

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


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

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

Sponsored by Jewish Book Council

Generously underwritten by Robert Greenberg

Sally Kohn, The Opposite of Hate: A Field Guide to Repairing our Humanity

This Fox News and CNN commentator bridges intractable political differences. Her viral TED Talk on the need to practice emotional, rather than political, correctness sparked a new way of considering how we amplify our differences and diminish our connections.

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

The Florida Highwaymen; Florida’s African American Landscape Painters with Gary Monroe

Sunday, January 6, 7:00 pm

Having written the seminal book that introduced the Highwaymen to the world, Gary Monroe successfully nominated them into the Florida Artists Hall of Fame. His talk will accompany the opening of the exhibition of paintings by the Florida Highwaymen. These now-acclaimed and widely collected, selftaught artists painted idyllic versions of the Florida landscape and sold their creations door-to-door during the height of the Civil Rights Movement.

Free, Gallery Opening

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.