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2021-2022 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.

Margaret Atwood, Two Scorched Men

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Margaret Atwood Author Talk

Two Scorched Men
Tuesday, August 10 at 8 pm ET
Free & Open to the Community

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Daniel Levin, Proof of Life

Daniel Levin Author Talk

Proof of Life
Wednesday, August 18 at 8 pm ET
Member-Only Event. More information coming soon.

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Francine Prose, The Vixen

Francine Prose Author Talk

The Vixen
Monday, August 23 at 8 pm ET
Member-Only Event. More information coming soon.

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Pam Jenoff, The Woman with the Blue Star Historical Fiction Series

Pam Jenoff Author Talk

The Woman with the Blue Star
Tuesday, October 5 at 10 am ET
Historical Fiction Series

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Naomi Ragen, An Observant Wife

Naomi Ragen Author Talk

An Observant Wife
Thursday, October 21 at 1 pm ET

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Tim Darcy Ellis, The Secret Diaries of Juan Luis Vives

Tim Darcy Ellis Author Talk

The Secret Diaries of Juan Luis Vives
Tuesday, November 9 at 7 pm ET
Historical Fiction Series

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Tracy Walder, The Unexpected Spy

Tracy Walder Author Talk

The Unexpected Spy
Wednesday, November 17 at 7 pm ET
Mandel JCC, Palm Beach Gardens

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Heather Morris, Three Sisters

Heather Morris Author Talk

Three Sisters
Thursday, November 18 at 7 pm ET

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Jane Healey, The Secret Stealers

Jane Healey Author Talk

The Secret Stealers
Wednesday, December 1 at 10 am ET
Mandel JCC, Palm Beach Gardens

Historical Fiction Series

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Thursday, December 2 at 10 am ET
Mandel JCC, Boynton Beach

Historical Fiction Series

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Meg Waite Clayton, The Postmistress of Paris Historical Fiction Series

Meg Waite Clayton Author Talk

The Postmistress of Paris
Wednesday, December 15 at 7 pm ET
Historical Fiction Series

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Lori Banov Kauffmann, Rebel Daughter

Lori Banov Kauffmann Author Talk

Rebel Daughter
Thursday, December 16 at 1 pm ET

Registration coming soon.

Anne Sebba, Ethel Rosenberg

Anne Sebba Author Talk

Ethel Rosenberg
Thursday, January 20 at 1 pm ET

Registration coming soon.

Uri Adoni, The Unstoppable Startup

Uri Adoni Author Talk

The Unstoppable Startup
Thursday, February 17 at 1 pm ET

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Jean Hanff Korelitz, The Plot

Book Luncheon with Jean Hanff Korelitz

The Plot
Thursday, February 24 at 11 am ET
Location TBD

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David Biro, This Magnificent Dappled Sea

David Biro Author Talk

This Magnificent Dappled Sea
Tuesday, March 1 at 10 am ET
Mandel JCC, Palm Beach Gardens

DNA/Identity Series

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Wednesday, March 2 at 10 am ET
Mandel JCC, Boynton Beach

DNA/Identity Series

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Gwen Strauss, The Nine

Gwen Strauss Author Talk

The Nine
Thursday, March 10 at 1 pm ET

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Elyssa Friedland, Last Summer at the Golden Hotel

Elyssa Friedland Author Talk

Last Summer at the Golden Hotel
Tuesday, March 29 at 7 pm ET
Mandel JCC, Palm Beach Gardens

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Wednesday, March 30 at 10 am ET
Mandel JCC, Boynton Beach

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Alison Hammer, Little Pieces of Me

Alison Hammer Author Talk

Little Pieces of Me
Tuesday, April 5 at 7 pm ET
DNA/Identity Series

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Iddo Gefen, Jerusalem Beach

Iddo Gefen Author Talk

Jerusalem Beach
Thursday, April 21 at 1 pm ET

Registration coming soon.


Did you miss an event from the 2020-21 Season?

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 2021/2022 school year. We offer programs 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! We offer programs for all ages and ability levels.

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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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