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The Marlene and Herb Levin Adult University

All lectures are held at the Levis JCC Sandler Center unless otherwise noted. All programs subject to change.

Series price: Pick any 5 Lectures for $75, Gold Members: $50, Platinum Members: Free

Individual Lectures: $18, Gold Members: $12, Platinum Members: Free (unless otherwise noted)

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Generously underwritten by Marlene* & Herb* Levin, Nina & Martin Rosenzweig and Beverly & David Feiges
*Of Blessed Memory


The Golden Age of: An American Culture Shock with Larry Strickler
Thursday, January 16, 2:30 pm
From Milton Berle to The Beatles, and many more of your favorite TV stars in between, Larry Strickler explores the glory days of television. This multi-media presentation will bring you back to a bygone era when this mid-century phenomenon changed the way we saw the world. Larry Strickler is an educator, entertainer, and former Catskills “tummler.”

And the Oscar Goes To with Dan Hudak
Tuesday, February 4, 2:30 pm
It’s time to mark your ballots at the first annual “Oscar Party.” Then film critic Dan Hudak will give his expert predictions on who will win this year’s Academy Awards. Dan Hudak is a noted print, radio and television film critic and lifelong film lover.

The End of Old Age: Living a Longer, More Purposeful Life with Dr. Marc Agronin
Tuesday, February 11, 7:30 pm
The acclaimed author of How We Age, and one of America’s leading geriatric psychiatrists, presents a hopeful and practical model of aging-a guide to understanding how we can all make the journey better.

Florida: A Literary Treasure Trove (Really!) with Margery Marcus
Thursday, February 20, 2:30 pm
What is it about the Sunshine State that has bewitched writers over the past 200 years? Best known for hurricanes, citrus and scammers, Florida boasts a rich literary tradition. The discussion includes Florida icons Zora Neale Hurston and Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, and contemporary writers Randy Wayne White and Carl Hiaasen. Margery Marcus is an award-winning English teacher who brings literature to life for her audiences.

Zero Mostel: Beyond Fiddler on the Roof with Rabbi Paul Offenkrantz
Monday, February 24, 7:30 pm
Most theater-goers know Zero Mostel primarily through his iconic performances as Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof, but there was much more to this unique and larger-than-life personality.

A Legacy of Jewish Broadway with Barbara Brilliant
Tuesday, February 25, 2:30 pm
Peabody Award Winner and award-winning television host, producer, journalist and songwriter, Barbara Brilliant has worked in the media for more than 30 years, including WBZ TV in Boston. Her passion for the Broadway musical led her to be creator and Executive Producer of Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy, which had its premiere on PBS Great Performances in 2013 and is still screened around the world. Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy will be shown on Wednesday, February 26, at 1:00 pm.

Up Close and Personal with the Stars with Arlene Herson
Tuesday, March 3, 2:30 pm
Arlene Herson is the producer and host of the award-winning syndicated television program, The Arlene Herson Show, which has been on the air since 1978. Tony Bennett, Sammy Davis, Jr., Walter Cronkite, and Suzanne Sommers are just a few of the hundreds of celebrities she has interviewed. An insightful, humorous, behind-the-scenes scoop on the stars we know and love.

Dealing with Difficult People with Andy Greenberg
Monday, March 9, 2:30 pm
Andy is one of the most listened to speakers in America as a result of his motivational vignettes that are heard regularly on hundreds of Radio America Network stations across the country.

US Administrations in Global Crises with Al Biegel
Tuesday, March 10, 7:30 pm
Al Biegel has over 50 years of combined military and intelligence service. After serving 26 years with the US Army, including several tours of duty in Vietnam, he served an additional 25 years with the intelligence community.

Finding Humor in the News with Frank Cerabino
Tuesday, March 31, 7:30 pm
Join The Palm Beach Post award-winning veteran columnist Frank Cerabino in a discussion of the news that is sometimes funny, often unpredictable, and always thought-provoking. He will provide an insider’s look at world, national, state and local news and offer his unique perspective.

Jewish Nobel Prize Winners with Rabbi David Dalin, PhD
Thursday, April 2, 7:30 pm
Nobel Prizes have been awarded to over 900 individuals. At least 20% of the recipients have been Jewish, even though the Jewish population comprises less than 0.2% of the world’s population! Some of the individuals on this prestigious list are Albert Einstein, Elie Wiesel, Henry Kissinger, Isaac Bashevis Singer and Bob Dylan. David Dalin is a Senior Research Fellow at Brandeis University, an ordained rabbi, and a published scholar of American Jewish history.

Robert Watson, PhD Professor, author, media commentator and community activist
Tuesday, March 24, 7:30 pm 
100 Years: The Anniversary of the 19th Amendment
Generously underwritten by Edith & Martin (of blessed memory) Stein