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Special Presentation for Veteran's Day
Documentary Film- Veteran's Day 11.11.11

Award winning Director John C.P. Goheen reached out to more than 40 of the country's most accomplished video storytellers, asking them to volunteer their time and talent to produce a series of profiles about the service shared by all veterans, and the ultimate sacrifices made by many. Weaving together these profiles and stories, the result of this collaboration is Veteran's Day 11.11.11, a documentary of a nationwide "day in the life" exploration of what it means to be a military veteran in the United States. Every story in the movie contains elements shot on Veterans Day 2011, 11.11.11.
Introduction by Ellie Hart

> Thursdays, Nov 5; 6:30-8:30pm
   This event is free and open to the public.
   Please call 561-712-5253 to reserve a seat.

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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. 

>Thursday Dec 3, 6:30 PM at the Mandel, JCC Palm Beach Gardens 
 $10/Member; $15/ Guest (Includes dessert and coffee) 
Registration Requested 

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 ACE Presents: "Paradise in Peril"

Florida with its warm weather, sandy beaches and blue green water is often referred to as a "Paradise". In recent history however, "Paradise" has been in peril. During WWII, thousands of soldiers passed through, trained, or recuperated from wounds here. This program spotlights Palm Beach County and its residents, including the "Puddle Jumpers" of Lantana, men and women who risked their lives flying small, civilian land-based planes to hunt German U-boats off the Florida coast, and played an important role in the war effort.

Speaker: Richard A. Marconi, is the Curator of Education at the Palm Beach Historical Society. He is the author of the book, Palm Beach, Then and Now, a pictorial book which illustrates the shifts in Palm Beach's architectural landscape over the decades. He also coauthored the book Palm Beach for the images of America series.

> Tuesday, Dec 8; 7:00-8:30pm
   $10/Member; $15/Guest

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Jewish Learning Institute Courses

The Final Journey

This Jewish Learning Institute Course is subtitled: Spiritual, Emotional, and Practical Approaches to Death and the Afterlife. Whether your curious about the afterlife, have suffered a loss, or are contemplating the future, this course addresses the philosophical, practical, and emotional aspects.

Instructor: Rabbi Dovid Vigler introduces himself as an African American rabbi and blends together the African culture in which he was raised with the esoteric Chassidic pulse of his passion. Rabbi Vigler is most comfortable teaching down-to-earth, easy-to-understand explanations of deep mystical concepts taught in the Kabballah and Chassidic works. He believes that true genius is not the ability to complicate the simple, but the ability to simplify the complex. In 2006, he and his wife, Chana founded and direct the Chabad of Palm Beach Gardens.

> Wednesdays, Oct 28- Nov 25 ( no class Nov 11); 4:30-6:00pm
   $89 (includes textbook)
   For more information and to register, call 561-624-2223 or go online to

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