Presented by Boca Raton’s Promise in collaboration with
Adolph & Rose Levis JCC
Sunday, January 21, 10:30 a.m.
Levis JCC Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center, 21050 95th Ave South, Boca Raton
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.
When a customary outpatient medical procedure in 2009 went awry that required a second operation to save her life, Linsky discovered she lost her abdominal strength, a necessary component to support her voice. Linsky’s 24-year career as a Cantor had come to an abrupt end. Two years of rest and recuperation forced Patti to re-evaluate her life - "If I am not a Cantor, then who am I?" The numerous years of self-medicating comfort from her addiction to painkillers and alcohol, guilt, judgment and self-recrimination fell upon her like a ton of bricks.
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’s mission now is to share her remarkable story with others through Altar EGO so that they may begin to walk a path to their own authenticity, devoid of shame and humiliation.
Admission: $40 reserved seating with continental breakfast at 9:30 a.m.;
$30 general admission. Plenty of free parking. Click here to buy tickets.
THERE IS MORE TO EXPLORE…
Altar EGO is part of TAKE 5 For You™: a collection of engaging, interactive programs and events presented to kick-start personal balance, growth and hope in the New Year.
Through a robust program series blend of art, music, comedy, literature, theater, mind/body/soul balance and spiritual enlightenment, TAKE 5 For You™ this January delivers empowering opportunities to help energize you to hit your “personal reboot” button for more self-discovery, fulfillment and enjoyment in 2018. Whether you are seeking reflection, renewal and reconnection or a bit of entertainment, laughter and fun with family and friends…it’s time you TAKE 5 For You.
Created and produced by Boca Raton’s Promise (www.bocaratonspromise.org), the series is presented in collaboration with a growing list of agencies, organizations and personal coaches, 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
Peaceful Mind Peaceful Life™ Barbara Schmidt and Michelle Maros
Gallery 22, Royal Palm Place
Neurocore Brain Performance Centers
Mat Matterz, Mary Ann Morgan-Fried
EmpowHERful Voice, Suzy Garber
Sacred Treehouse, Patty Shutt, Psy. D.
The Association Of Eating Disorders Professionals(iaedp), The Alliance For Eating Disorders Awareness, Center For Discovery and Carolina House.
Tues., Jan. 16 - 7:00 PM
“Secret No More: A True Story of Hope for Parents with an Addicted Child”
Tues., Jan. 16 - 6:30 PM
Mindful Boca: An Evening with Glennon Doyle
Wed., Jan. 17 - 6 PM & 8 PM Interactive "Conversation on Canvas" Night
Wed., Jan. 17 - 6:30 PM
Fattitude: A Body Positive Documentary Screening and Q&A with Filmmaker
Thurs., Jan. 18 - 12 Noon
(re)Train Your Brain Lunch & Learn
Sat., Jan., 20 - 11:00 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
Self-Compassion: Freeing Yourself From The Critical Voice Within
Sat., Jan. 20 - 1:00 PM
Meditation For Meaning:Newbies 101
Sat., Jan. 20 - 2:15 PM
Personal Visioning 101
Sat., Jan. 20 - 7:00 PM
"You've Got A Friend" Coffee House
Sun., Jan. 21 - 10:30 AM
Sun., Jan. 21 - 12 Noon
Mental Health Awareness 101
About Boca Raton’s Promise:
A non-profit organization based in Boca Raton that drives BOCA BRAVE grassroots community awareness and education initiatives to “break the silence” on mental illness by starting critical conversations at home, school, work and play. Key objectives are to help reduce the stigma that prevents children and families in crisis to seek help and gain access to much needed mental health services and treatment, raise sensitivity to those in such need, support youth-focused educational programming, provide training for and certification on first-responder mental health first aid, educate community on available resources and raise funds to maximize opportunities to ignite and sustain the vital messaging.
For more information on TAKE 5 For You™ programming and sponsorship opportunities, contact Jon Kaye, Kaye Communications, firstname.lastname@example.org, (561) 392-5166.
Questions or Comments? Looking forward to hearing from you!