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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.

Jane Healey Author Talk

Jane Healey Author Talk

The Secret Stealers
Europa Series
Wednesday, December 1 at 10 am ET

This event is now virtual.

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Meg Waite Clayton, The Postmistress of Paris Historical Fiction Series

Meg Waite Clayton Author Talk

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

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Lori Banov Kauffmann, Rebel Daughter

Lori Banov Kaufmann Author Talk

Rebel Daughter
Florida JCCs Book & Author Series
Thursday, December 16 at 1 pm ET

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Anne Sebba, Ethel Rosenberg

Anne Sebba Author Talk

Ethel Rosenberg
Florida JCCs Book & Author Series
Thursday, January 20 at 1 pm ET

Registration coming soon.

Uri Adoni, The Unstoppable Startup

Uri Adoni Author Talk

The Unstoppable Startup
Florida JCCs Book & Author Series
Thursday, February 17 at 1 pm ET

Registration coming soon.

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
DNA Sequence Series
Tuesday, March 1 at 10 am ET
Mandel JCC, Palm Beach Gardens

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

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Gwen Strauss, The Nine

Gwen Strauss Author Talk

The Nine
Florida JCCs Book & Author Series
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 10 am 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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Max Gross Author Talk

Max Gross Author Talk

The Lost Shtetl
Tuesday, March 29 at 7 pm ET
Mandel JCC, Boynton Beach

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Wednesday, March 30 at 7 pm ET
Mandel JCC, Palm Beach Gardens

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Alison Hammer, Little Pieces of Me

Alison Hammer Author Talk

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

Registration coming soon.

Iddo Gefen, Jerusalem Beach

Iddo Gefen Author Talk

Jerusalem Beach
Florida JCCs Book & Author Series
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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