Boca Raton’s Promise Launches TAKE 5 For You™ Series Focus On Personal Balance, Growth, Hope In New Year


Staff report

Boca Raton’s Promise is starting a new program series that combines art, music, comedy, literature, theater to help promote mind, body and soul balance this month.

The series called “TAKE 5 For You” provides programs for reflection, renewal with entertainment. Boca’s Promise has teamed up with several organizations and businesses including Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center, Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services, Deborah & Larry D. Silver Center for Jewish Engagement, A Division of the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County, Hillel of Broward and Palm Beach, Gallery 22, Neurocore Brain Performance Centers, Royal Palm Place, Mat Matterz, Mary Ann Morgan-Fried and EmpowHERful Voice, Suzy Garber.

A comprehensive calendar is featured on, here are some key highlights:

“Secret No More: A True Story of Hope for Parents with an Addicted Child

Featuring Author Lisa Hillman

Presented by Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services. Sponsors include Boca Raton’s Promise.

During this open-to-the-public forum, Author Lisa Hillman’s discusses her book “Secret No More”as she shares her story of discovery, shame, denial, and finally acceptance as one mother’s ultimate struggle with her son’s addiction and how it taught her a new way to love.

Tuesday, January 16, 7 p.m.

Zinman Hall, 9901 Donna Klein Blvd.

Admission: Open-to-the-public, FREE. MUST pre-reserve your seat in advance online at www.rales.jfs/secretnomore.

Mindful Boca 2018: An Evening with Glennon Doyle

Presented by Peaceful Mind Peaceful Life & Boca Raton Regional Hospital

Join Glennon Doyle – #1 New York Times bestselling author of Love Warrior, an Oprah’s Book Club Pick – along with Peaceful Mind Peaceful Life founders Barb Schmidt and Michelle Maros for an empowering and insightful conversation, followed by a Q&A, on living this year to the fullest.

Tuesday, January 16, 6:30 p.m.

Lynn University, Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center, 3601 N. Military Trail.

Admission: Open-to-the-public.  Registration is required; seating is limited. $35 (general admission), $100 (priority seating). To purchase tickets, visit or call 561-955-7227.

Interactive “Conversations on Canvas” Night

Presented by Boca Raton’s Promise’s Art Committee and Gallery 22

Participants enjoy a night of personal expression, creativity and camaraderie as they grab a paintbrush and join in creating a community “conversation on canvas” that will become a touring exhibition throughout the community. No art experience necessary.

Wednesday, January 17, Two sessions: 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Gallery 22, Royal Palm Place, 282 Via Naranja.

Admission: $5 per person donation, includes light refreshments. Limited to 25 people per session. Free parking; paid valet parking is available. Tickets purchased online at

(re)Train Your Brain Lunch & Learn

Presented by Neurocore Brain Performance Centers

( and Boca Raton’s Promise

If you’re struggling with memory loss, lack of focus, loss of sleep, Neurocore may be a resource for you. Learn how their med-free approach uses science and technology to boost overall brain performance and may reduce symptoms associated with ADHD, anxiety, depression and more!

Thursday, January 18, 12 noon


Neiman Marcus at Town Center of Boca Raton. 5860 Glades Rd, Level Two.

Admission: Session size is limited for best interaction. FREE, registration is required. Contact Jon Kaye at Kaye Communications: or call 561-392-5166.

Meditation For Meaning: Newbies 101

Uncovering and Discovering What Truly is Important for You, On and Off the Mat

Presented by Mat Matterz ( and Boca Raton’s Promise

This intro to meditation and yoga is led by Mary Ann Morgan-Fried, a certified E-RYT 500-hour Yoga Teacher, Lolë Wellness Professional and inspirational speaker who is passionate about sharing the healing, grace and love that can be achieved through meditation, yoga and the power of the breath.

Saturday, January 20, 1:00 p.m.

Junior League of Boca Raton: Vegso Resource Center, Community Room, 261 NW 13th St.

Admission: $5 donation in advance, $10 at door; can be purchased online at

Personal Visioning 101: Create the Life You WISH Existed and Design the Life You KNOW You Deserve!

Presented by Certified Life and Transition Coach Suzy Garber of EmpowHERful Voice ( and Boca Raton’s Promise.

During this highly motivational and hands-on 90-minute workshop, you will have an opportunity to create a clear vision for EVERYTHING you desire in your life! You will create and leave with your very own visioning board that will remind and guide you on your personal journey. You must bring a printed “happy” photo to the workshop.

Saturday, January 20, 2:15 p.m.

Junior League of Boca Raton: Vegso Resource Center, Community Room 261 NW 13th St.

Admission: Session size is limited for best interaction. $5 donation in advance, $10 at door; can be purchased online at

“You’ve Got A Friend” Coffee House

Presented by Boca Raton’s Promise, Sponsored by Kaye Communications

A fun and casual throwback nod to the popular, intimate live music venues of the 60s and 70s where peace-inspired guitar playing and sing-a-long “folk and friend” favorites made everyone feel united and hopeful …imparting a sense of shared humanity. Much more than a performance night, screens will feature lyrics…for a collective nostalgic “singfest” of memorable songs by Peter, Paul & Mary; James Taylor; John Denver; Cat Stevens and Joni Mitchell to Simon & Garfunkel; Carol King and John Lennon. Emcee is Cindy Nimhauser; Master Song Leader is Patti Linsky along with other local “live” talent.

Saturday, January 20, 7 p.m.

The Atrium at Cendyn, 980 North Federal Highway

Admission: $40 per person, includes live entertainment, coffees, teas, dessert bar and one glass of Prosecco. Cash “wine bar” available. Plenty of free parking. Tickets online at

Altar EGO

Presented by Boca Raton’s Promise in collaboration with Adolph & Rose Levis JCC

Altar EGO is a one-woman powerhouse show brimming with signature wit, humor and zest for life that features original songs and clever new lyrics to standards, tongue-in-cheek humor and audaciously delicious verve as Cantor Patti Linsky shares her story of how she went through a near-death experience and came out on the other side transformed. Altar EGO inspires as Linsky traces her physical, emotional, mental and spiritual transformation through her 21-year poignant journey that included a car accident in 1996 that began a painkiller road, followed by an addiction/ breakdown in rehab 2007, and later abdominal surgery in 2009 which almost took her life. Linsky shares her remarkable story through Altar EGO so that others may begin to walk a path to their own authenticity, devoid of shame and humiliation.

Sunday, January 21, 10:30 a.m.

Levis JCC Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center, 21050 95th Ave S.

Admission: $40 reserved seating with continental breakfast at 9:30 a.m.;

$30 general admission. Plenty of free parking. Tickets purchased online at

Mental Health Awareness 101

Presented by Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services and Boca Raton’s Promise

This enlightening 90-minute Mental Health Awareness session is an introduction to the most common mental illnesses a person may have. This presentation will teach you signs and symptoms to be aware of, how to speak to a person suffering, and ways to connect them to help in their community.

Sunday, January 21, 12 Noon

Levis JCC Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center, 21050 95th Ave S.

Admission: FREE, includes light refreshments. For optimal interaction, session is limited to 30 participants; MUST reserve your seat in advance by calling Jaclyn Tureff at (561) 852-3151 or email