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21st Annual
JCC Book Festival
Academy of Continuing Education
Bridge, Mah Jongg & Canasta
Classes, Programs & Groups

Arts & Culture
Book Festival
Special Events
Cultural Day Trips
Film Festival

Special Events

Honda Classic Birdies for Children
*Donate To a Great Cause & Get a Car!*

The Mandel JCC has partnered  with the Honda Classic Birdies for Children program to raise much needed funds for our Children’s Scholarship Fund! 

What Is Birdies for Children?
Birdies for Children is an organization that serves to help 501(c)3 organizations, like the Mandel JCC, generate additional fundraising dollars!

Where Is My Money Going?
All proceeds benefit the JCC’s children’s scholarship fund directly! This program provides working parents with quality summer, after school and preschool programs for their children. These programs include Judaic enrichment, art, athletic activities and field trips in a welcoming and safe environment where children can socialize, learn, play and build friendships!

How Does this Work?
When you donate to the Honda Classic, not only will 100% of your proceeds benefit the JCC’s children’s scholarship fund, but the Honda Classic will match an additional 10% on each contribution given!

Does My Donation Involve Me In the Honda Classic?   
When you make a donation of $20 or more to the Mandel JCC’s American Honda Birdies for Children campaign, you are also given the opportunity to guess how many birdies you think will be made by all of the golf pros in the 2016 Honda Classic. For the donor that guesses correctly, they will be awarded with a brand new 2016 Honda vehicle! Also, several great prizes will also be raffled off to each participant!

How Much Money Needs To Be Raised to Make an Impact?
$300,000 Provides a full-time psychologist in our preschool to provide early detection and intervention evaluations and coordinate appropriate therapies

$35,000 Provides a qualified shadow counselor for pre-school & camp for one year
$10,000 Enables a child with special needs to attend Camp Tikvah, Winter andSpring break camp and enrichment programs for one year
$6,000 Provides a qualified shadow counselor for a full summer
$3,400 Sends a child with special needs to Camp Tikvah for the entire summer
$2,400 enables a child to attend Camp Shalom for the entire summer.
$1,200 enables a child to attend 1 month of Camp Shalom
$1,000 Enables a child with special needs to attend a full year of enrichment programs
$600 enables a child to attend 2 weeks of Camp Shalom
$500 Sponsors a birthday party for a child with special needs
$300 enables a child to attend 1 week of Camp Shalom 

How Do I Donate?
You can make a difference in the life of a child by clicking here and making a donation today.

 Art Basel 2015- Miami Beach 

Art Basel Miami presents artwork from across the globe. With over 250 of the world's leading galleries participating, it is the favorite winter meeting place for the international art world. Galleries show work from masters of modern and contemporary art as well as pieces by newly emerging stars. Paintings, sculptures, drawings, instillations, photographs, films, and edition works of the highest quality are displayed in the main exhibition hall. Enjoy exhibits at your leisure. Lunch is on your own. 

>Monday, Nov 30, 11:00AM  (PRE- VISIT ART BASEL LECTURE)
>Friday, Dec 4, 10:15 AM- 5:30 PM 
   $60/ Members; $70/Guest 

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Michael Stapler Artist Opening

You are invited to an evening to the meet the artist Michael Stapler. There will be an opening reception Wednesday, December 2 from 5:30-7:30pm ar the JCC Art Gallery! Refreshments will be served! 

Michael J. Stapler was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA.  Upon graduating from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, he started a decorative fabric company.  He used his artistic skills to design and color textiles for home furnishings. As retirement approached, he began exploring his lifelong interest in art.  His style is whimsical with a feeling of pop art.  He uses vivid colors to paint comic characters and various icons.  A joyful attitude dominates these lighthearted works.

>Wednesday, December 2, 5:30-7:30pm 
   Free & open to the community 
   RSVP by November 25th to or 561-712-5216

 The Nazi Officer's Wife

The Nazi Officer's Wife is the story of a Jewish woman in 1930's Vienna, who with the help of friends, moved to Munich, hid her identity and married Nazi Party member, thus saving her life. In this fascinating story, Angela Schluter tells the story of her mother's life as the Nazi Officer's Wife and her own story of her upbringing as arguably the only Jew born in an Aryan hospital during the war. 

>Friday, Dec 4, 1:00 PM at the Mandel, JCC Boynton Beach
  $10/Member; $15/ Guest (Includes dessert and coffee) 
  Registration Requested 

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Join us for a Charity Spin-a-Thon! Spin for those who are hungry. Donated bags of groceries will benefit the Caring Kitchen in Boynton Beach. Spinning spaces are limited, so sign up today! 

>Sunday, December 6th; 9:30-12:00 PM 
   Pre-Registration: $10/Member; $15/Guest 
   Same Day Registration: $15/ Member; $20 Guest 
   For more information, contact Ashley at 561-736-4759 or [email protected].

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Liga Terezin

This is the incredible story of the Terezin soccer league. From 1942 to 1944, Jewish prisoners played hundreds of soccer matches on improvised fields. Thousands of spectators watched a mixture of professional and amateur players as they all briefly escaped reality. In English, 52 minutes

Special appearance by Dr. Alan Berger, Raddock Family Eminent Scholar Chair in Holocaust Studies;Professor of Jewish Studies, FAU

>Monday, December 7, 7:00pm 
  $10/ Guest 

*This film is complimentary to all film society members at every level. Order your free seat on the ticketing order page with your code that is emailed to you. This offer is for Cinema Circle, Director and Actor Film Society levels. Join Dec 7 or 9 by check, credit card or cash and receive a complimentary ticket to this screening. Call 1-877-318-0071 to order tickets by phone.

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 Bonnet House and Gardens & the NSU Art Museum 

Spend the morning touring the Bonnet House and Gardens. This historic estate on Fort Lauderdale Beach, was the winter home of artists Frederic Clay Bartlett and Evelyn Fortune Bartlett. A narrated tram tour provides a view of the gardens. After lunch, we will have a docent led tour of the NSU Art Museum. 

The trip is all inclusive. 

> Thursday, Jan 7, Pre- reigstration by Dec 17
    Palm Beach Gardens: 8:00 AM Departure/ 6:00 PM Return 
    Boynton Beach: 8:45 AM Departure / 5:15 PM Return
    $75/ Member; $87/Guest  

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The Donald M. Ephraim Palm Beach Film Festival Goes Hollywood
Join us on the Red Carpet in our new Great Hall For a Champagne reception and a special screening!
Red Carpet Attire Requested

In the 1970’s two Israeli-born cousins Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus turned the Hollywood power structure upside down, producing over 300 films and becoming the most powerful independent film company in the world. Up close and personal, the documentary examines the complex relationship between two contradictory personalities whose combined force fueled their successes and eventual split. Featuring celebrities who appeared in many Cannon Films Clint Eastwood, Charles Bronson, Chuck Norris and many more, along with film clips and a peek  behind the scenes.

 “A solid celebration of Menachem Golan, Yoram Globus and their famous filmmaking empire” Variety. In English, 88 minutes

>Saturday, December 19th, 7:00pm
$30.00 Film Society Actor Level; $36/Guest 

2016 Film Society Director & Cinema Circle Level and Film Partners are complimentary
Seating is limited so please reserve now at 877-318-0071 or
Going Hollywood Presenting Partner: Cynthia and Peter Liebman
2016 Season Presenting Partner: Howard Kaye Insurance Agency, LLC.

Author Event 

Shulem Deen was raised to believed that questions are dangerous. As a member of the Skverers, one of the most insular Hasidic sects in the US, he knows little about the outside world- only that it is to be shunned. His marriage at eighteen is arranged and several children soon follow. Deen's first transgression- turning on the radio- is small, but his curiosity leads him to the library, and later the Internet. Soon he begins a feverish inquiry into the tenets of his religious beliefs, until, several years later, his faith unravels entirely. 

Shulem Deen is a former Skverer Hasid, and the founding editor of Unpious. His work has appeared in the The Jewish Daily Forward, Tablet, and Salon. 

>Tuesday, January 12, 10:00 AM
  Location: Mandel JCC Boynton Beach
  Chair: Cathy Einhorn

The Elliot Museum, Gilbert's Bar House of Refuge & The Fish House Art Center 

Join us as we travel to beautiful Hutchinson Island to visit the Elliott Museum and the Refuge House at Gilbert's Bar. The museum was built by Harmon Elliot as a tribute to his father, Sterling Elliot, an inventor. Leaving the Elliot, our next stop is the Gilbert's Bar House of Refuge, the only one of ten houses of refuge that still exist. After lunch at the Prawnbroker Grill, we will visit the Fish House Art Center which is "home" to resident artists' studios. You will be able to watch them work and purchase their creations.

This trip is all inclusive. 

>Thursday, Feb 18, Pre-registration by Jan 27
   Boynton Beach: 8:00 AM Departure / 6:00 PM Return 
   Palm Beach Gardens: 8:45 AM/ Departure / 5:15 PM Return 
   Pre- Registration January 27
   $70/ Member; $82/ Guest 

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Boynton Book Festival Luncheon 

In Playing with Fire, violinist Julia Ansdell happens upon a curios piece of music the Incendio waltz- and is immensely entranced by its unusual composition. Julia is determined to master the complex work and make its melody heard. Back home in Boston, from the moment Julia's bow moves across the strings, drawing the waltz's fiery notes into the air, something strange is stirred-and Julia's world comes under threat. The music has a terrifying and inexplicable effect on her young daughter, who seems violently transformed. Convinced that the hypnotic strains of Incendio are weaving a malevolent spell, Julia sets out to discover the man and the meaning behind the score. 

Internationally bestselling author Tess Gerritsen has written 3 bestsellers in the United States. Her series of novels featuring homicide detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles inspired the TNT television series "Rizzoli & Isles" starring Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander. 

>Tuesday, Feb 23, 11:00 AM
   Location: Indian Spring Country Club
   11501 El Clair Ranch Road, Boynton Beach
   Chairperson: Claire Sirof 

Author Event

Danny Johnson, a writer who career never materialized, moves with his wife and children to Cascade Falls, a water- filled, golf community in the bone-dry desert outside of Phoenix. Grudgingly going to work for his father Ted, the Elmer Gantry of home development, Danny's quest for stability ultimately comes up short.

Bruce Ferber, before publishing his debut novel Elevating Overman, built a long and successful career as a television comedy writer and producer. A multiple Emmy and Golden Globe nominee, Globes, his credits include "Bosom Buddies," "Growing Pains," "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch," "Coach," and "Home Improvement," where he served as Executive Producer and show runner. 

>Tuesday, March 22, 10:00 AM
   Location: Mandel, JCC Boynton Beach 
   Chairperson: Cathy Einhorn



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