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Arts & Culture:
20th Annual
JCC Book Festival

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The Mandel JCC is proud to present the 20th Annual JCC Book Festival. Over 25 events are presented throughout the year. The Signature Book Festival Luncheon attracts over 300 people at the Kravis Center each November, in honor of Jewish Book Month.

Join the Literary Society, your passport to the Book Festival, for tickets to all Book Festival events throughout the year, a collection of books by the presenting authors, and a special event. The Literary Society is committed to the continued quality of the festival and to strengthening our community through Jewish cultural arts.  


Novel Tea

When the Cypress Whispers by Yvette Manessis Corporon

A richly told debut novel about one young woman’s journey to Greece for her wedding. The daughter of Greek immigrants, Daphne aspires to the American Dream yet feels as if she’s been sleepwalking through life. Caught between her family’s old-world traditions and the demands of a modern career, she cannot seem to find her place. Only her beloved grandmother on the magical Greek island Erikousa knows her heart. Across the ocean, her grandmother can see through the storybook perfection of Daphne’s new life and she is now calling her back. She has lessons to teach and secrets about the past to share, including that of the bravery and loyalty she and her fellow islanders showed during World War II, where a whole village risked their lives to help a family of Corfu Jews. Yvette Manessis Corporon is an Emmy Award-winning writer, producer and author. She is a senior producer with the syndicated entertainment news show EXTRA.

> Tuesday, March 31, 11:00 am
   Location: Private Home, Boynton Beach
   $18/Member; $21/Guest

> Wednesday, April 1, 2:30 pm  Event is Full
   Location: Private home, Palm Beach Gardens
   Pricing: Series of four PBG Novel Teas, $170/members $200/guest

> Wednesday; April 1, 2:00 pm 
Location: Private Home, Palm Beach Gardens
    Pricing: Series of four PBG Novel Teas, $170/members $200/guests
Individual Tickets: $50/Member $60 Guest

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Authors Event

The Annual Mandel JCC Book Festival is pleased to feature a new and exciting event which will highlight our very own Florida authors. "Florida's Finest" will be an evening event showcasing local authors in a panel discussion. These writers call Florida home and we hope you will join us in support of this event. More information to come - stay tuned!

> Tuesday, April 14, 5:30 pm
   Location: Mandel JCC, Boynton Beach
   Chair: Cathy Einhorn
   $10/Member; $12/Guest


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