MANDEL JCC’S 21st ANNUAL JEWISH BOOK FESTIVAL TO FEATURE 17 EXCITING AUTHOR EVENTS
Kicks off season with Signature Book Luncheon Nov. 11
PALM BEACH GARDENS (October 12, 2015) – The Mandel JCC of the Palm Beaches has become recognized for creating one of the area’s most prominent cultural events: its Annual Book Festival, which runs November 2015 through April 2016, featuring 17 stimulating, heart-warming and entertaining authors at venues ranging from the elegant Kravis Center to country clubs and private homes. Highlights for this year’s festival include novels ranging from inspirational memoirs to romance tales and moving Holocaust survivor stories. The 2015-2016 Book Festival is co-chaired by Nancy Sims and Lois Steinberg for the Mandel JCC Palm Beach Gardens events and Cathy Einhorn for the Mandel JCC Boynton Beach events.
CONGRESSWOMAN LOIS FRANKEL TO VISIT MANDEL JCC ON OCTOBER 19, 2015
BOYNTON BEACH, FLA. (October 9, 2015) – As part of its popular Academy of Continuing Education (ACE) program, the Mandel JCC of the Palm Beaches will host Representative Lois Frankel on Monday, October 19, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at its Boynton Beach location. She will address timely topics ranging from Medicare to social security as well as her latest initiatives, and answer questions from guests. A district caseworker will also address issues dealing with veteran benefits, social security and Medicare. ACE is one of the most important and vibrant continuing education programs in South Florida, providing opportunities for adults to enhance their daily lives through classes, discussions and special events.
MANDEL JCC OF THE PALM BEACHES PRESENTS AN UNFORGETTABLE WEEK OF EVENTS
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (September 29, 2015) – The Mandel JCC of the Palm Beaches will host a remarkable week-long series of events from November 10 to 14, 2015. The week begins with the debut of a fantastic new art gallery exhibition and the premier of a documentary, part of the Donald M. Ephraim Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival, at the JCC’s Palm Beach Gardens location. The week continues with the always popular signature Book Luncheon featuring best-selling author Nicole Dweck, and culminates with the nonprofit’s annual gala.
MANDEL JCC OF THE PALM BEACHES STAFF MEMBERS PROMOTED TO NEW ROLES
BOYNTON BEACH, FL (September 21, 2015) – The Mandel JCC of the Palm Beaches recently announced several promotions at its Boynton Beach location. Staff has led dynamic enhancements for the Fall season including new programs, enrichment classes and special events at the community center – a facility that includes a preschool, day camp, adult and children’s programming, fitness center and pool and more.
FROM FREE COLLEGE PREP TO TEACHING FUTURE BASKETBALL STARS, MANDEL JCC BOYNTON BEACH ANNOUNCES FALL LINE-UP FOR CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS
BOYNTON BEACH, FL (September 1, 2015) – The Mandel JCC Boynton Beach will offer dozens of dynamic, distinctive programs this Fall designed for children ages four months to college bound. Programs range from the JCC’s new free college prep series to parent and me classes not available elsewhere, basketball skills training clinics by Barry University’s head coach and more. Classes are separated by age group, and the schedule runs through November 2015.
$20,000 RAISED AT “GIVE WITH YOUR HEART” COMMUNITY RECEPTION FOR MANDEL JCC SPECIAL NEEDS PROGRAM
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (April 6, 2015) – Nearly 100 guests attended the Mandel JCC of the Palm Beaches’ “Give With Your Heart” community reception for the Connie and David Blacher Special Needs Program on March 31, 2015, which raised $20,000. The special needs program, widely recognized among the top in Palm Beach County, is offered at the JCC’s Boynton Beach and Palm Beach Gardens locations. Helene and Bill Pittler hosted the reception.
MANDEL JCC CELERATES COMPLETION OF FIRST PHASE OF $11 MILLION RENOVATION WITH COMMUNITY RIBBON CUTTING
PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL (April 28, 2015) – Almost 200 guests recently joined together at the Boynton Beach location of the Mandel JCC of the Palm Beaches to celebrate the completion of the first phase of construction for the $11 million, multi-phase renovation of the community center. The ribbon cutting ceremony, along with the opening of the new art gallery, was held Wednesday, April 22, 2015 as part of the “Great Celebration,” a series of big events from April 21, 2015 through May 3, 2015, including the JCC’s annual Health and Wellness Expo and a Lag B’Omer family holiday celebration. The Great Celebration was sponsored by Bethesda Memorial Hospital, NuVista Living, and Fisher Contracting Corp.
DAUGHTER OF IRAQI IMMIGRANT PRESENTS DEBUT NOVEL IN LAKE WORTH AND PALM BEACH GARDENS
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (February, 2015) – The 2014-2015 Mandel JCC Annual Book Festival will host author Jessica Soffer, the daughter of an Iraqi immigrant, on March 3, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at the Atlantis Country Club in Lake Worth, chaired by Carole Geller and on March 4, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. at Frenchman’s Creek in Palm Beach Gardens, chaired by Tootsie Eisenberg and Beryl Schneider. Soffer will present her first novel Tomorrow There Will Be Apricots.
Tomorrow There Will Be Apricots is about a young girl who spends her life studying cookbooks to earn the love her mother, a chef, who is sending her off to boarding school. When she signs up for cooking lessons to learn how to make her mother’s favorite dish, she meets an Iraqi-Jewish immigrant widow who is yearning for the love of a family as well. Soon, the two suspect they are connected by more than just the love of food.
BEST-SELLING AUTHORS ALYSON RICHMAN AND PAM JENOFF TO HEADLINE MANDEL JCC BOYNTON BEACH LUNCHEON
BOYNTON BEACH, FL (January 6, 2015) – The Mandel JCC of the Palm Beaches will host its 20th Annual Boynton Beach Book Luncheon featuring best-selling authors Pam Jenoff and Alyson Richman on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Indian Springs Country Club in Boynton Beach.
The luncheon will not only include a discussion of the authors’ individual new releases, but also the anthology for which they both wrote stories, Grand Central: Original Stories of Postwar Love and Reunion. The book brings together the stories of 10 best-selling female historical fiction authors – each of which pass through Grand Central Terminal on the same day in August 1945.