Levis JCC Pride

As a Jewish community, now more than ever, it’s so important that we’re all working collaboratively to ensure that our community is an open door and welcoming to all. The Levis JCC is committed to supporting the LGBTQ+ community. Working with many other organizations in our area, we endeavor to ensure that ours is an inclusive and safe community for everyone. We look forward to representing our Jewish community at local Pride events whenever possible.

We are extremely proud to be connected with Keshet, a national organization that works for the full equality of all LGBTQ Jews and their families in Jewish life. Learn more about Keshet »

NANCY CARROLL | Program Director | 561-852-3117 | nancyc@levisjcc.org

Keshet Partnered Programs

Judy Levis Krug Boca Raton Jewish Film Festival:
The Child Within Me

Thursday, February 22, 3:30 pm
Movies of Delray
Yehuda Poliker, one of Israel’s musical giants – in a retrospective meeting of his own life – stares calmly into the camera; sometimes with longing, sometimes with regret, but mostly lovingly. He watches rare archival footage, some of which are never before seen family home-videos. At times, he joins in on the guitar, accompanying that same stuttering, insecure young man looking back at him from the screen, or his parents singing Greek songs, and sometimes, he just sits silently and reminisces. In conversation between then and now, in conversation with his friend for the past 40 years, Eti Aneta Segev, images from Poliker’s life join one another, while his touching music plays in the background. The images spark memories that transport us freely between the different junctures of his life.
Sponsored by Karen & Ethan Lazar

Judy Levis Krug Boca Raton Jewish Film Festival:
Closing Event: I Was Not Born a Mistake

Monday, March 4, 7:00 pm
Zinman Hall
Q&A with Yiscah Smith following the film
I Was Not Born a Mistake, about Yiscah Smith, a teacher, spiritual mentor, and public speaker who is dedicated to helping people navigate their own personal spiritual journeys. She has a unique perspective as someone who has undergone her own transformation from living as an Orthodox man to embracing her true self as a woman. Yiscah shares her story and insights to inspire others to live an authentic and meaningful life.
Sponsored by Judy Levis and Dr. Stewart Krug

West Boca Theatre Company:
Visiting Mr Green by Jeff Baron

Wednesdays, March 13, 20, 2:00 pm
Saturdays, March 16, 23, 7:30 pm
Sundays, March 17, 24, 2:00 pm
Mr. Green, an 86-year-old widower living in Manhattan, is almost hit by a car driven by young corporate executive Ross Gardiner. Found guilty of reckless driving, Ross is ordered to spend the next six months making weekly visits to Mr. Green, who, after his wife’s death, has retreated from life, letting himself and his apartment go to ruin. Ross is lonely too, but instinctively nurturing. The story starts as a comedy about two people who resent being forced together but develops into a gripping and poignant drama as family secrets are revealed and old wounds are opened. This beloved play, one of the most produced in the world over the past 25 years, has reached millions of theater-goers on six continents.
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Community Pride Events

Community Pride Shabbat

Friday, March 1, 2024, 5:30 pm
Teen Meetup at 5:00 pm
Adolph & Rose Levis JCC

The Levis JCC and Keshet, a Jewish organization that works for the full equality of LGBTQ+ Jews and their families, in conjunction with many of our community’s Jewish organizations are excited to bring you South Palm Beach County Pride Shabbat! Our community will join together in a musical, communal and pluralistic erev Shabbat service and oneg to celebrate the diverse beauty that is our community. All are welcome for this joyous recognition of b’tzelem eloheim, the divine spark that resides in each of us. Services led by Congregation B’nai Israel Event is free and open to the community. Registration required.

Palm Beach Pride

March 23 & 24, 2024
Palm Beach Pride welcomes over 30,000 attendees from across South Florida and the Treasure Coast, celebrating diversity and inclusion in the LGBTQ+ community. For over two decades, Palm Beach Pride has been the premier event in Palm Beach County that showcases LGBTQ+ visibility and unity. This event demonstrates the resilience and progress of the LGBTQ+ community, showcasing the support of over 140 inclusive businesses that embrace our community and value our patronage. The festivities include a parade, live performances, and entertainment suitable for all ages. Palm Beach Pride takes place in Bryant Park in Lake Worth Beach, FL.
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