Due to a site outage today (2/28/17), some users have experienced difficulties accessing and completing the Camp Kadima registration form. As a courtesy to those registering, we have extended our Early Bird rates through March 1, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. We apologize for any inconvenience.


Diane & Barry Wilen Jewish Book Festival

Our 2016-2017 Diane & Barry Wilen jewish book festival is here!

We are excited to present the 29th year of the Diane & Barry Wilen Jewish Book Festival! This year, we are bringing authors to the J from all over the country for your enjoyment. Reserve your seat today! Become a Patron of the Arts to receive special discounts & perks for all of the incredible parts of our 2016-2017 Cultural Arts season!


Lilac Girls by Martha Hall KellyCommunity Read
with Martha Hall Kelly
Author of Lilac Girls
Wednesday, March 1 • 7:30 p.m.

Inspired by real people and actual events during World War II, Lilac Girls intertwines the stories of three women: New York socialite Caroline, Polish teen and resistance movement courier Kasia and ambitious German doctor Herta.  The lives of these three women are set on a collision course when the unthinkable happens and Kasia is sent to Ravensbrück, the notorious Nazi concentration camp for women.  Their stories cross continents—from New York to Paris, Germany and Poland— as Caroline and Kasia strive to bring justice to those whom history has forgotten.

Community Partners: Hadassah Florida Broward & Orloff Central Agency for Jewish Education

Cost: DPJCC Members & Hadassh Members - $12 • Community - $15

Please Note: Online ticket sales for Martha Hall Kelly have closed. Tickets will still be available at the door or by calling 954.434.0499, ext. 336.

Mother, Can You Not by Kate SiegelMy Crazy Jewish Mother
with Kate Siegel, author of Mother, Can You Not?
Wednesday, March 29 • 6:30 p.m.


Based on the wildly popular Instagram account, @CrazyJewishMom, Mother, Can You Not?  is Kate Siegel’s hilarious essay collection about life with the woman who redefined the term “helicopter mom.” Siegel’s mother drove her so crazy with dozens of texts each day that she decided to broadcast their hysterical conversations on Instagram.  She shares the laugh-out-loud stories behind the texts and pays tribute to her mother’s “no-holds-barred” brand of parenting, which makes for great entertainment.

We promise you’ll laugh, you’ll relate, and you’ll be grateful it’s not your mom setting up online dating profiles for you; or berating your significant other about “buying the cow”; or begging you to freeze your eggs before it’s too late.

The mother-daughter dynamic is a balancing act. Who else can proudly insist you’re perfect while making you question every career, fashion and relationship decision you have ever made?  We invite you to commiserate, roll your eyes and laugh lovingly at the lengths to which our mothers go to “better our lives.”

Cost: DPJCC Members & Community - $25

Community Partner: Jewish Federation of Broward County Women's Philanthropy

NOTE: Program takes place at the NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale,
1 East Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

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And After The Fire by Lauren BelferLauren Belfer
Wednesday, April 5 | 7:30 p.m.

The evening's program will begin with musical selections from the Florida Youth Orchestra which provides music education to over 350 children from the tri-county area each year.

Lauren Belfer’s powerful and passionate novel, And After the Fire,  which is inspired by historical events, begs the questions: What if you stumbled upon a long-lost masterpiece — a mysterious choral masterpiece by Johann Sebastian Bach — that could potentially change the course of history? In search of the answer Belfer transports you through a multi-generational saga, that spans centuries and continents and interweaves the lives of two Jewish women, one European living in 18th century Berlin and one in present day America, and the mysterious choral masterpiece that changes both their lives. And After the Fire is a winner of the National Jewish Book Award!

Cost: DPJCC Members - $12 • Community - $15

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The JPS B'Nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary
Book Launch
BJPS B’nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary

With Rabbi Jeffrey K. Salkin
Wednesday, May 10 | 7:00 p.m.

For too many Jewish young people, their bar/bat mitzvah is the beginning of the end of their Jewish journeys. When students perceive the Torah as incomprehensible or irrelevant, many form the false impression that Judaism has nothing to say to them.

Enter the game-changer: the JPS B’nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary shows teens in their own language how Torah addresses the issues in their world. The conversational tone is inviting and dignified, concise  and substantial, direct and informative.  Jewish learning—for young people and adults—will never be the same. Rabbi Jeffrey K. Salkin serves as the senior rabbi of Temple Solel in Hollywood, Florida.

Community Partners:  Orloff Central Agency for Jewish Education; Temple Solel

Free Admission