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October 2018

FA18-12 MENNONITES AND AMISH: HISTORY, BELIEF, AND LIFE

October 1 @ 1:00 PM - October 22 @ 3:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Monday, repeating until October 22, 2018

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA18-12 MENNONITES AND AMISH: HISTORY, BELIEF, AND LIFE Mondays: 1-3 p.m. Note: Extended Time 4 Sessions: Oct. 1-Oct. 22 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM J. David Yoder Who are those people riding three-wheeled bikes in Sarasota? Why do they dress that way? What is a Mennonite? Are Mennonites and Amish the same? These questions and more will be addressed in this informative and engaging look at Mennonite and Amish history and traditions. Silver Member: $70; Gold Member: $63.

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FA18-18 THIS WAS THEIR LIVES

October 16 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA18-18 THIS WAS THEIR LIVES Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Oct. 9-Nov. 13 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Ron Cohen In this course, we will revisit the lives of history makers from all walks of life. Our journey will lead to discoveries that include their unknown accomplishments and secret failings. We can expect to meet politicos, geniuses, athletes, the Hollywood elite as well as those with connections to the arts, science, literature, and more. Join us for a peek into the…

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FA18-WPP-69 ARCHAIC GREECE

October 16 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA18-WPP-69 ARCHAIC GREECE Tuesdays: 1-2 p.m. 5 Sessions: Oct. 2-30 WESTMINSTER POINT PLEASANT (formerly Westminster Towers & Shores) David Miano This course offers a survey of the social, political, and cultural history of the ancient Greek world, from the Mycenaean Age of heroes to the Persian Wars. We’ll talk about the Trojan War, epic poetry, early Greek philosophy, the differences between Sparta and Athens, and the beginning of democracy. Famous figures include Agamemnon, Odysseus, Helen, Homer, Hesiod, Sappho, Lycurgus, Solon,…

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FA18-31 VIETNAM

October 17 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA18-31 VIETNAM Wednesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 6 Sessions: Oct. 10-Nov. 14 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Alan Grindal For the majority of us, the Vietnam War was the seminal event of our generation. The war caused many to question America’s principles as well as its values, and its legacy remains with us to this day. This course will review the history of the war and the many interpretations of its significance and meaning. Silver Member: $90; Gold Member: $81.

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FA18-35 FORMATION OF THE MODERN WORLD – 18TH CENTURY

October 17 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA18-35 FORMATION OF THE MODERN WORLD – 18TH CENTURY Wednesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Sept. 26-Nov. 14 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Monroe Brett The fall term will cover 1800 to 1860 where we will observe social, technical, and political advances from Napoleon to Lincoln; horse and buggy to the railroad; mail to the telegraph; and sailboats to steamboats. We will see how the United States reached coast to coast acquiring the Louisiana Territory and Mexican lands. Beyond our borders, we…

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FA18-46 1920s WASHINGTON: POLITICS, POLITICIANS, AND POLICIES

October 17 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA18-46 1920s WASHINGTON: POLITICS, POLITICIANS, AND POLICIES Wednesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Oct. 10-Nov. 14 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Arnold Well and Susan Well As the 100th anniversary of the end of “The Great War” approaches, we look back at the 1920s. Two of the decade’s presidents are considered to be among the worst in history. A third was popular and shocked the country by choosing not to run for re-election. We will consider the stories of these presidents as well…

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FA18-44 THE ROMAN REPUBLIC

October 17 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA18-44 THE ROMAN REPUBLIC Wednesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Oct. 10-Nov. 14 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM David Miano This class explores the emergence and development of Roman civilization from the foundation of the city of Rome to the time of Julius Caesar (1st century BCE). Students will be introduced to the works of ancient Roman poets, historians, and thinkers together with art and archaeology to investigate Roman culture and society, as well as the origin and development of republican government, imperialism,…

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FA18-52 HOW THE FAILURE OF THE WEIMAR REPUBLIC LED TO HITLER’S RISE TO POWER

October 18 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Thursday, repeating until November 15, 2018

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA18-52 HOW THE FAILURE OF THE WEIMAR REPUBLIC LED TO HITLER’S RISE TO POWER Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 7 Sessions: Oct. 4-Nov. 15 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Jens Albiez During the 14 years of Germany’s first attempt at parliamentary democracy, German society was roiled by revolution, defamation, anti-Semitism, political murders, hyperinflation, coup attempts, and mass unemployment, all of which led to Hitler’s rise to power. We will explore the rich detail of Germany’s short but intense historic period called the “Weimar…

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FA18-54 HOW DEMOCRACIES END

October 18 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA18-54 HOW DEMOCRACIES END Thursdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Oct. 11-Nov. 15 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Craig Hill and Regan Teague How and why does a seemingly successful democracy fail? How and why does a specific historical democracy form, and what is it trying to accomplish? This course is a timely look into the historical structure of democracies, their strengths and weaknesses, and what history tells us about the future of our own governmental system. We will explore what happens during…

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FA18-62 ROMANESQUE AND GOTHIC WORLDS

October 26 @ 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA18-62 ROMANESQUE AND GOTHIC WORLDS Friday: 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. 1 Session: Oct. 26 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Steven Derfler “It was an age of intellectual darkness that extinguished the light of Rome. Yet amidst the errors there shone forth men of genius; no less keen were their eyes, although they were surrounded by darkness and dense gloom,” said Francesco Petrarch, an Italian scholar in the 1330s. On the heels of the collapse of the Byzantine Empire, Europe was plunged into a…

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FA18-19 THE SEVEN WONDERS OF THE WORLD x 2

October 30 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA18-19 THE SEVEN WONDERS OF THE WORLD x 2 Tuesdays and Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Oct. 30-Nov. 15 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Steven Derfler The Seven Wonders of the World is a list of remarkable constructions of classical antiquity cited by various authors in guidebooks or poems popular among ancient Hellenic tourists. Although the list, in its current form, did not stabilize until the Renaissance, the first such lists of Seven Wonders date from the 1st-2nd century BC. The…

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FA18-26 FROM SPICE ROUTES TO SPACE AGE: LIVING IN THE MIDEAST

October 30 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA18-26 FROM SPICE ROUTES TO SPACE AGE: LIVING IN THE MIDEAST Tuesdays and Thursdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 sessions: Oct. 30-Nov. 15 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Steven Derfler The Middle East is generally considered the birthplace of civilization. In this course, we will examine the archaeological and historical evidence found in this region, looking in particular at the evolution of living patterns, to understand how humankind developed. We’ll look at patterns ranging from the nomadic and semi-nomadic, through city and urban society,…

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November 2018

FA18-60 THE MAJESTY AND MANNERS OF SAVANNAH

November 9 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA18-60 THE MAJESTY AND MANNERS OF SAVANNAH Friday: 10 a.m.-12 p.m. 1 Session: Nov. 9 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Karin Jones Savannah boasts the finest examples of 19th-century architecture in America. During the 20th and 21st centuries, Savannah became a living textbook for historic preservation as nearly every mansion and townhouse in the historic district was restored under the regulation of Historic Savannah Foundation, and many commercial buildings were adapted and reused by The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD).…

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