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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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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

Parent's Survival Guide Series
Sunday, December 6 at 1 pm
Free & Open to the Community

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Hallie Ephron Author Talk

Hallie Ephron Author Talk

Pop Up Event
Tuesday, December 8 at 7 pm
Free & Open to the Community

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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.
Celebrating Sisterhood Luncheon

Celebrating Sisterhood Luncheon

The Escape Artist, Helen Fremont
Tuesday, March 16 at 11 am
Registration coming soon.
Nancy Star Author Talk

Nancy Star Author Talk

Bagels & Books Series
Wednesday, March 24 at 10 am
Registration coming soon.
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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Did You Miss an Event?

If you wish to purchase a recording of an author talk please contact Raven DiSalvo-Hess at 561-509-0117.


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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