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2020-2021 Mandel JCC Book Festival

The Mandel JCC Book Festival showcases Jewish authors and/or books of Jewish content. In so doing, the Festival promotes awareness, appreciation, and pride in the diversity of the Jewish people; strengthens community consciousness of Jewish identity, history, and culture; and provides a community forum to stimulate dynamic and provocative dialogue. This year we will host best-selling authors, comedians, children's authors and more! 

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Historical Fiction Series

Historical Fiction Series

Three Author Series
Alina Adams Author Talk

Alina Adams Author Talk

Historical Fiction Series
Tuesday, September 15 at 10 am
Pop-Up Event

Pop-Up Event

Tuesday, September 15 at 8 pm
OMG WTF Series

OMG WTF Series

Three Author Series
Ben Sheehan Author Talk

Ben Sheehan Author Talk

OMG WTF Series
Wednesday, September 23 at 7:30 pm
Jodi Picoult Author Talk

Jodi Picoult Author Talk

Member-Only Event
Wednesday, September 23 at 8 pm

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Ronald Balson Author Talk

Ronald Balson Author Talk

Historical Fiction Series
Tuesday, October 6 at 7 pm

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Jeffrey Rosen Author Talk

Jeffrey Rosen Author Talk

An Iconic Women Series Pop-Up Event Wednesday, October 7 at 5:30 pm
Free & Open to the Community

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Stacey Steinberg Author Talk

Stacey Steinberg Author Talk

A Mom's Survival Guide Series Pop-Up Event
Tuesday, October 13 at 7:30 pm
Free & Open to the Community

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Steve Madden Author Talk

Steve Madden Author Talk

Member-Only Event
Thursday, October 15 at 8 pm

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Abigail Gewirtz Author Talk

Abigail Gewirtz Author Talk

Mom's Survival Series
Wednesday, October 21 at 7:30 pm

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Harlan Coben Author Talk

Harlan Coben Author Talk

Member-Only Event
Sunday, October 25 at 8 pm
Registration coming soon.
Jill Wine-Banks Author Talk

Jill Wine-Banks Author Talk

Iconic Women Series
Tuesday, October 27 at 7 pm

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Joan Lunden Author Talk

Joan Lunden Author Talk

Member-Only Event
Sunday, November 8 at 8 pm
Registration coming soon.
Esther Safran Foer Author Talk

Esther Safran Foer Author Talk

Member-Only Event
Monday, November 9 at 8 pm
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Michelle Cameron Author Talk

Michelle Cameron Author Talk

Historical Fiction Series
Tuesday, November 10 at 10 am

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Cameron Douglas Author Talk

Cameron Douglas Author Talk

Member-Only Event
Wednesday, November 11 at 8 pm
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Ariel Sabar Author Talk

Ariel Sabar Author Talk

Member-Only Event
Monday, November 16 at 8 pm
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Ronda Kaysen Author Talk

Ronda Kaysen Author Talk

Mom's Survival Guide Series
Wednesday, November 18 at 7:30 pm

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Rachel Bloom Author Talk

Rachel Bloom Author Talk

OMG WTF Series
Saturday, November 21 at 8 pm

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Janice Kaplan Author Talk

Janice Kaplan Author Talk

Iconic Women Series
Tuesday, November 24 at 7 pm

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Danielle Renov Author Talk

Danielle Renov Author Talk

Mom's Survival Guide Series
Sunday, December 6 at 1 pm

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The Donald M. Ephraim Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival Kick-Off Event

The Donald M. Ephraim Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival Kick-Off Event

The Sun and Her Stars, Donna Rifkind
Tuesday, January 19 at 7 pm
Registration coming soon.
Book Luncheon

Book Luncheon

Paris Never Leaves You, Ellen Feldman
Thursday, February 23 at 11 am
Registration coming soon.
Bagels & Books Series

Bagels & Books Series

Three Author Series
Registration coming soon.
Susie Orman Schnall Author Talk

Susie Orman Schnall Author Talk

Bagels & Books Series
Wednesday, March 3 at 10 am
Registration coming soon.
Nancy Star Author Talk

Nancy Star Author Talk

Bagels & Books Series
Wednesday, March 24 at 10 am
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Frank Michael Author Talk

Frank Michael Author Talk

Bagels & Books Series
Wednesday, April 7 at 10 am
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Bess Kalb Author Talk

Bess Kalb Author Talk

Debut Author Series
Tuesday, April 20 at 7 pm

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Elayne Klasson Author Talk

Elayne Klasson Author Talk

Debut Author Series
Tuesday, May 11 at 10 am

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Erica Katz Author Talk

Erica Katz Author Talk

Debut Author Series
Tuesday, May 25 at 7 pm

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Michael J. Fox Author Talk

Michael J. Fox Author Talk

Member-Only Event
Date TBD

Members-only events are presented in partnership with the JCC Literary Consortium, which includes: Atlanta, Baltimore, Boulder, Cherry Hill, Dallas, Ft. Lauderdale, Houston, Indianapolis, Memphis, Miami, Nashville, the Palm Beaches, Palo Alto, Rochester, and Seattle.



Barbara & Jack Kay Early Childhood Learning Center

Barbara & Jack Kay Early Childhood Learning Center

Registration is open for the 2020/2021 school year. We offer part-time and full-time options for infants through VPK. Our learning framework, community garden, ongoing parent communication, and integration of music, physical education, and Jewish celebration are just a few of the elements that separate us from other preschools. Come tour our facility and find out why we are considered a school of excellence.

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Arts & Culture Memberships

Arts & Culture Memberships

Enjoy dozens of events both virtual and in-person, reserved seating, early access, exclusive receptions and more with our literary and film society memberships on sale now. Plus new this year, enjoy access to a variety of cultural presentations and lectures from educational leaders and speakers when you support!

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The Constance & David Blacher Children's Special Needs Program

The Constance & David Blacher Children's Special Needs Program

We believe that every child can succeed, every child can participate and every child can make friends! There are programs for all ages and ability levels including Sunday Fundays at the J, our Special Needs Adolescent Program, vacation camps, sports classes and more!

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Beyond the Bell

Beyond the Bell

Palm Beach County's premiere afterschool program has a limited number of spots left! With supervised homework, Judaic activities, swimming, sports, cooking, art, fitness, go-karts and more, your kids will be begging to stay after school!

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