Sunday Lecture Series

DECEMBER 6, 2020 AT 2:00 PM
Finding Humor in the News
Frank Cerabino (pronounced chair–a–BEE–no) grew up on Long Island, NY and graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, MD in 1977. He spent five years in the Navy, reaching the rank of lieutenant and serving as a public affairs officer aboard an aircraft carrier. After leaving the Navy, he received a master’s degree in journalism at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. He worked at the City News Bureau of Chicago before leaving the wire service to take a job with the Miami Herald in 1984. For the next five years, Cerabino covered the police, government, legal and education beats for the Herald. He eventually became the newspaper’s federal court reporter in Miami. Cerabino joined the Palm Beach Post in 1989. He started writing columns for the newspaper during the William Kennedy Smith trial. In 1992 he became a full-time local news columnist and now writes four columns a week. He lives in Boca Raton with his wife and three children.

JANUARY 17, 2021 AT 2:00 PM
Masada: Last Stronghold of the Jewish Resistance Against Rome
In the first century B.C.E., Herod the Great, who ruled Judea as client king on behalf of Rome, built a fortified palace atop the mountain of Masada overlooking the Dead Sea. Seventy years after Herod’s death, the First Jewish Revolt against Rome broke out and Jewish rebels occupied Masada. According to the ancient historian Flavius Josephus, at the end of the revolt the Romans besieged the mountain and the Jewish rebels committed mass suicide. In this slide-illustrated lecture, we survey the history and archaeology of Masada, including the results of excavations in the Roman siege works which Professor Jodi Magness co-directed in 1995. You can purchase Dr. Magness’s book on Amazon:

FEBRUARY 14, 2020 AT 2:00 PM
Jewish Contributions to Humanity
Dr. Irving Berkowitz is the Emeritus Dean of Academic Affairs at Palm Beach State College and a Distinguished Fellow and former Scholar-in-Residence of two renowned institutions: The International School of Holocaust Studies at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem and the Institute for the Study of Global Anti-Semitism and Policy at Oxford University in the United Kingdom. Dr. Berkowitz will touch upon Jewish History, Theology, Culture, Demography, Values and most importantly, remarkable Jewish achievers and achievements in the realms of business, arts and entertainment, publishing, philanthropy, fashion, science, government, law, politics, technology, retail, banking and finance. His lecture will conclude with perspectives on how such a small group of people could engender such a disproportionate impact on humanity as well as why, in spite of such achievements, the persecution and hatred of this relatively small ethnic group is one of the most persistent and pernicious viruses in human history.

Meeting ID: 963 9448 3759
Passcode: SUNDAY


FEBRUARY 28, 2021 at 2:00 PM
Ladino Forever– Siempre Ladino / International Ladino Day Concert
Exciting presentation of Judeo-Spanish music interpreted by renowned performer Susana Behar accompanied by outstanding musicians. Inspired by her most recent album entitled Tapiz. Program includes Sephardic songs from Andalusia to the Balkans. English lyrics provided.
Includes coffee and dessert post-concert reception. $15/Members $20/Guests

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