Westchester Snowbirds Flock to the
Levis JCC in Boca Raton

With year-round sunshine and a vibrant, active lifestyle, people from around the country, including many from Westchester, flock to South Florida year after year. This influx has helped create a new standard for the local arts and culture scene. The demand for quality cultural arts and adult education has taken center stage and the Levis JCC Sandler Center in Boca Raton is at the forefront of this enriching movement. 


“October kicks off the 2022-2023 season and we are excited to welcome back friends from near and far to enjoy hundreds of in-person and virtual events,” said Stephanie Owitz, Director of Arts, Culture, Learning at the Levis JCC Sandler Center. Stephanie, who grew up in New Rochelle, has been in a leadership role with the cultural hub for more than 10 years, and is proud to present another robust season of guest speakers, literary events, live musical and theater performances, exhibitions, a film festival and more. 


On November 1, four best-selling authors will present their latest works at the 31st Annual Book & Author Luncheon at The Polo Club of Boca Raton. December kicks off West Boca Theatre Company’s run of four distinct performances: 37 Postcards by Michael McKeever (December 7-18); Admissions by Joshua Harmon (January. 8-22); Over The River and Through the Woods by Joe DiPietro (February 5-19); and Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks (March 5-18). Top-tier entertainment continues with a variety of musical performances, including New York’s award-winning cabaret artist Ari Axelrod, returning for his 4th engagement (March 1-2). 


In January, there is Israel 75, a celebration of the miracle of the birth, growth, success, and future of the State of Israel. With a variety of Israeli-themed live performances, art exhibitions, and lectures, guests will not want to miss this monumental celebration of Israel’s history and culture. The Center’s Judi & Allan Shuman Museum Gallery will proudly present Triumph of the Spirit: Jewish Athletes Before, During and After the Holocaust, (January 5 – February 28), featuring stories and memorabilia never before seen in a curated exhibition. Impressive for its scope and rapid growth, the Levis JCC’s Judy Levis Markhoff Boca Raton Jewish Film Festival and Billi & Bernie Marcus Year-Round Film Programs, now considered one of the largest Jewish/Israeli film festivals in the country, will be held March 5 – 26, 2023 

“Being a member of the Levis JCC Sandler Center has been a saving grace over the past several years,” said Leonora Loewentheil. “Whether I attend in-person or virtually from my Westchester home, I leave feeling inspired and part of a community.”


To view the complete Arts, Culture and Learning brochure, visit https://levisjcc.org/culture/.  Membership levels vary from all-access to virtual-only.