11004855057?profile=RESIZE_710xViolinist David Lisker will perform April 18 at ‘Echoes of Hope,’ a concert put on by the Center for Jewish Engagement at Zinman Hall west of Boca Raton. Photo provided

The Center for Jewish Engagement, a program of the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County, will host a concert at 6 p.m. April 18. “Echoes of Hope” features the music of eight Jewish composers murdered during the Holocaust and one who survived.
The concert commemorates Yom HaShoah Ve-Hagevurah, the remembrance day of the Holocaust and the Jewish Memorial Day for the Shoah, which begins the evening of April 17 and ends the evening of April 18.
The program includes selections from string quartets by Erwin Schulhoff; songs by Ilse Weber, Pavel Haas, and Carlo Taube; movements from string trios by Hans Krasa and Gideon Klein; the first movement of Piano Sonata No. 7 by Viktor Ullmann; and popular works by Joseph Achron and Ernest Bloch.
Violinist David Lisker, a Juilliard graduate, is the featured performer. Also performing: violinist Regi Papa, violist Katarzyna Bryla, cellist Michael Katz, soprano Leila Bowie, and pianist Renana Gutman.
The concert takes place in Zinman Hall on the Jewish Federation campus, 9901 Donna Klein Blvd., Boca Raton. Tickets are $18 at https://jewishboca.org/events/echoes-of-hope. For more info, call 561-852-3173.

Tribute to Howard McCall
The Boca Raton Historical Society, in association with St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church, will host a special program from 6-8 p.m. April 13 on Howard McCall, the beloved church member who died in 2011 at 88 after battling pancreatic cancer.
Called “the architect of St. Gregory’s,” Mr. McCall was an important preservationist. His company, McCall and Lynch, Architects and Planners, designed many of the homes in Royal Palm Yacht Club and Camino Gardens, as well as the Royal Palm and Fifth Avenue shopping centers. But he’s most loved as the man who designed St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church.
This program is offered in conjunction with MiMo in Boca Raton, an exhibit at the Historical Society museum.
A tour of the church sanctuary, at 100 NE Mizner Blvd., begins at 6 p.m. with guides Howard “Buzz” McCall Jr. and Derek Vander Ploeg.
Then a lecture by architect Anthony Abbate, a professor at FAU, takes place in Harris Hall.
The event is free for Boca Raton Historical Society and St. Gregory’s members, $10 for non-members. Reservations are required at 561-395-6766.
For more information, visit www.BocaHistory.org.

Chocolate lovers wanted
Cason United Methodist Church members declare that this is the season of love and they’re celebrating with chocolate!
Anyone with a signature dessert or favorite homemade chocolate confection is invited to showcase the delicacy at the Cason Chocopalooza at 6 p.m. April 14 at the church.
To earn a chance to be crowned the Cason Chocopalooza champ for 2023 (and win a gift card), entrants must provide two full-size servings of their succulent sweets. One will be tasted and the other will be auctioned off. A $10 entry fee is required. Judges will include local community leaders.
Interested in tasting? For $10, sample all the entries and bid on your favorite.
Proceeds benefit the missions and ministries of Cason UMC. Chocopalooza takes place in Fellowship Hall at the church, 342 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach.
To register or to purchase tasting tickets, visit www.casonumc.org/chocopalooza.

Music at St. Paul’s
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church hosts the finalists from the Lynn University Conservatory of Music 2023 Chamber Music Competition as its guest performers at 3 p.m. April 16 at the church, 188 S. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach.
The next Music at St. Paul’s concert is May 7 and features the Delray String Quartet. For more information, call 561-278-6003 or visit https://musicstpauls.org.
Book club meets
The Rev. Todd Petty of Church of the Palms leads a monthly book club that discusses novels with deep meaning. The book for April is The People We Keep, by Allison Larkin.
The club meets at 11:15 a.m. April 23 at the church, 1960 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach. Call 561-276-6347 or visit www.churchofthepalms.net.

Cinco de Mayo
The Knights of Columbus hosts a Cinco de Mayo dinner and dance party, 6-10 p.m. May 5 in the Parish Center at St. Mark Catholic Church, 643 St. Mark Place, Boynton Beach. Tickets are $35.
Raffles are also planned. Proceeds support the KOC charities. Call 561-734-9330 or visit www.stmarkboynton.com.


— Janis Fontaine

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