Monica Lewinsky to speak at Boca Jewish Community Center event

Monica Lewinsky, taken on October 22, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

BOCA RATON — Monica Lewinsky, who rose to fame in the late 1990s after an affair with then-President Bill Clinton, will be the keynote speaker at an April event at the Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center near Boca Raton.

Lewinsky will advocate for safer social media use at the Shine Like a Star Luncheon on Wednesday, April 19. The event benefits the community center’s special needs department, according to the center.

Lewinsky’s well-documented affair with the president as a White House intern cast her into the public eye and subjected her to intense scrutiny, which prompted her advocacy for a safe social media environment, the center wrote in the press release.

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“Overnight, at just 24 years old, she went unwillingly from being an entirely private individual to a public figure on the global stage. Being at the center of a legal, political and media maelstrom nearly destroyed her; her survival – despite the odds – is a compelling and inspiring story. Monica is an advocate for a society that honors inclusion, tolerance and fairness,” the press release reads.

The luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. at the Boca West Country Club, 20583 Boca W. Dr.

A VIP reception is planned at 10:30 a.m.

Tickets to the luncheon cost $100 per person and can be purchased in advance online. Tickets to the luncheon and VIP reception are $200 per person.

The Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center offers events, programs and activities that enhance Jewish culture, heritage and values, according to their website.