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The Duke & Duchess of Windsor: Demonized and Deified
The JCC’S “Distinguished Speaker Series" presents Richard Rene Silvin- author, historian and former CEO. Join us as he talks about the fascinating lives of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor. This includes details of their love affair which caused the young, handsome King of England to abdicate the throne and, in his words, “marry the woman I love.” Given that René was the widowed Duchess’ escort in Paris during the 1970’s, he will reveal details about the many scurrilous rumors, which circulated about the Duchess.
Tuesday, December 13 | 7:00pm
$10 Member ● $15 Guest
Enjoy a full up-beat evening listening to the Renditions sing songs from the 50s and 60s. Hear songs originally sung by the Duprees, Dion and the Belmonts, The Drifters, Jay and The Americans and more. Interspersed with some levity, sing-a-long and name-that-tune with CD giveaways, you will be tapping your feet and dancing in the aisles!
Thursday, January 12 | 7:00pm
$12 Member $18 Guest (Refreshments Will Be Served)
High Tea Goes Pink
In partnership with our exclusive hospital sponsor, Bethesda Health the Mandel JCC is proud to present this 2nd annual event. We have gathered together some of the most cutting-edge visionaries in women’s health to explore critical concerns with breast cancer. An expert panel will help you understand breast cancer treatments options and indicators. Vendors will be on-site providing screenings and services.
Sunday, January 24 | 1:00-4:00pm
Pre-registration required: $20 Member ● $25 Guest Light finger foods and drinks will be provided.
The Life and Work of Addison Mizner
The JCC’S “Distinguished Speaker Series" presents Richard Rene Silvin- author, historian and former CEO. Join us as he presents “The Life and Work of Addison Mizner”, the flamboyant, socialite architect of the roaring 1920s who created the Palm Beach look, known asMediterranean Revival, which has evolved into a style emulated all over South Florida. After Mizner’s success in Palm Beach, he created the model-city of Boca Raton in 1925 in the Venetian style. Sadly
the Mizner Development Corporation went bankrupt, and he died bankrupt several years later.
Tuesday, February 7 | 7:00pm
$10 Member ● $15 Guest
An Evening with Myrna Goldberger
Enjoy an evening with Myrna Goldberger. She is an educator, lecturer, creative writer, consultant and performer. She makes history come alive and performs what she calls “Edutainment.”
Thursday, March 9 | 7:00 pm
$12 Member ● $18 Guest
Sunday Mornings at the J Presents Women of Inspiration
There comes a time in every woman’s life when she meets someone who inspires and motivates her to become all that she is capable of … Come meet three such inspirational women Sunday Mornings at the J who will share their journeys of struggle, endurance, fortitude and ultimate joy!
January 8: Sandy Lipton-November was a typical, traditional mother and housewife in the 1950’s when her life was turned upside down due to a nasty divorce. Two young children and penniless, Sandy made lemonade out of lemons and supported her children as a model, and then as a Hollywood actress. (You might remember her as the mother of Johnny Depp in the movie, Nightmare on Elm Street among other movies and TV shows.) Sandy will share her trials, tribulations and ultimate happiness in an entertaining DVD of her memoir.
February 12: When Ann (Toback) Bair anxiously awaited her husband’s return from a business trip to celebrate the couple’s anniversary, she heard about a plane crash coming into Long Island that killed everyone aboard. She didn’t think much about it until she learned that her husband was aboard the flight, having wanted to come home earlier to surprise her. In an instant, the life of this idyllic suburban homemaker – mother of three young children – changed dramatically. Determined to make a life – and living – for herself and the children, Ann enrolled in college and then graduate school and is presently a psychotherapist with a busy practice in Boca Raton. She is the remarried and the grandmother of eight.
March 12: Marilyn Murray Willison had an enviable career as an international journalist and editor. And then MS came to visit, and turned her life – and her career - upside down. She went from interviewing – and writing about – such celebrities as Michael Caine, Paul McCartney and Audrey Hepburn to spending her days paralyzed and in a wheelchair. When Marilyn turned 65, she made a mental inventory of the things that she had accomplished, the things she had lost, and the way she wanted to live the rest of her life. Learn how Marilyn reestablished her career and her life in new and rewarding ways to make the most of her talent and her aspirations. The author of seven books, her recent memoir won first place in the Florida Writers Association competition.
Sundays | 10:00-11:30am
Per Lecture: $5 Member ● $8 Guest
Continental Bagel Breakfast Included