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Arts & Culture:
Special Events at the JCC 

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Academy of Continuing Education
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Classes, Programs & Groups

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Book Festival
Special Events
Cultural Day Tours
Film Festival

 


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

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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!

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 

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Family Lego Event

Come build Jerusalem Using 70,000 LEGO blocks. Partnering with Building Blocks Workshops, this high energy and fast-paced program will design a 400 square foot model of the entire old city of Jerusalem including the walls, gates, the kotel, the beit hamikdosh, David’s Tower, the Montifiore Windmill and 80 buildings within the walls. Friends, parents, grandparents and kids, we need your help! So come together and build together! 

Sunday, February 26 | 3:00-5:00pm 
$36 Per Family 
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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

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Dramawise, Arcadia

Spend a wonderful afternoon at Dramawise, Dramaworks enlightening series for adults. We will meet at Dramaworks on Clematis Street in West Palm Beach and, after check in, will proceed to a downtown West Palm Beach restaurant for lunch. After lunch we will return to the theater for a stimulating and informative discussion with Arcadia’s cast, director, and artistic team. A question and answer session follows the talk. Dramaworks has reserved 30 seats for our group. We are therefore limiting the number of people for this excursion to 30, on a first come basis. If you want to see the play, tickets may be purchased at the box office after the program.

Thursday, March 30
Check In: 11:00-11:15 am
Lunch: 11:45 am-12:45 pm
Talk: 1:00-2:00 pm
$40 Person

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Die Laughing: Killer Jokes for Newly Old Folks 

From the co-creator of the celebrated Big Book of Jewish Humor comes a laugh-out-loud collection of jokes about growing older that makes fun of memory loss, marriages, medicine, sex, the afterlife, and much more, making this the perfect gift for almost anyone who was born before you were.

Growing older can be unsettling and surprising. (How on earth did this happen? Where did the years go?) So what better way to deal with this new stage of life than to laugh about your new reality? Die Laughing includes more than enough jokes (not to mention cartoons!) to let that laughter burst out.

Whether it’s dealing with doctors, dating in one’s seventies, or unexpected bodily changes (not to mention funny noises), some things are easier to face with a smile of recognition. That’s why Die Laughing is the perfect gift for your parents, anyone celebrating a significant birthday, or any boomer with a sense of humor whose age begins with a six or higher.

Tuesday, April 4 | 10:00am, Mandel JCC Boynton Beach 
$12 Reader Level Literary Society ● $15 Guest 
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Dramawise, The Cripple of Inishmaan

Spend a wonderful afternoon at Dramawise, Dramaworks enlightening series for adults. We will meet at Dramaworks on Clematis Street in West Palm Beach and, after check in, will proceed to a downtown West Palm Beach restaurant for lunch. After lunch we will return to the theater for a stimulating and informative discussion with The Cripple of Inishmaan’s cast, director, and artistic team. A question and answer session follows the talk. Dramaworks has reserved 30 seats for our group. We are therefore limiting the number of people for this excursion to 30, on a first come basis. If you want to see the play, tickets may be purchased at the box office after the program.

Thursday, May 18
Check In: 11:00-11:15 am
Lunch: 11:45 am-12:45 pm
Talk: 1:00-2:00 pm
$40 Person

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