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February 2017

Seminar at Sea Series Registration Ends

February 28, 2017

SPECIAL INVITATION Dr. Larry Thompson and Janna Overstreet would like to invite you to join them next Spring, February 19-March 2, 2018, for Lauren Rudd’s First Annual “Seminar at Sea, series.” 11 Night Southern Caribbean Cruise – Celebrity Reflection This cruise is a non-profit educational event, benefiting the Ringling College Lifelong Learning Academy as part of Ringling College of Art and Design and Ringling College generally. Academy of Lifelong Learning and Ringling College. There are NO fees for attending his…

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March 2017

SP17-02 HOW TERRORISM IMPACTS OUR LIVES

March 6, 2017 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 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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Mondays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: March 6-April 24 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Thomas Stovall In understanding how terrorism can impact our lives, it is important to step back and try to understand “Why they hate us” and what historically are some of the root causes of terrorism. In this course, we will review our current policies against terrorism as well as national security measures at airports and other potential “soft targets”. We will discuss the new administration’s policies on terrorism and…

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SP17-01 INVESTMENT REDUX

March 6, 2017 @ 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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Mondays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: March 6-April 24 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Lauren Rudd Do you need some extra assistance in determining how to select investments for your portfolio? Would you like to learn the basics of technical analysis in stock selection? Want to know more about the role the economy plays in investment selection? This course will emphasize combining both fundamental investment methodologies, such as asset allocation and intrinsic value, with charts depicting price and volume relationships to enhance investment…

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SP17-03 QUIET THE MIND, RELIEVE STRESS, FIND PEACE WITH MEDITATION

March 6, 2017 @ 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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Mondays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: March 6-April 24 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Stephen Gillum In this course, you will learn and practice mind-quieting and mind-observation techniques, identifying causes of stress and learning how to relieve it. We will discuss different styles of meditation, with emphasis on the actual doing, including meditation while walking. The approach is non-theistic and draws on Eckhart Tolle’s ideas and Zen silent illumination. Be prepared for a life-changing experience that can impart a deep sense of peace,…

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SP17-08 GREAT THEATRE FROM SOPHOCLES TO ARTHUR MILLER

March 6, 2017 @ 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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Mondays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: March 6-April 10 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM George Vafiadis If you have ever wanted to experience theatre through the eyes of a veteran actor, this is your chance. Three monumental plays, Sophocles’ Electra, Edmund Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac, and Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman, are examined and interpreted by an actor who has been cast in all three. Each of the plays sheds light on the human story starting with a play written by…

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SP17-05 QUIET THE MIND, PART 2

March 6, 2017 @ 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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Mondays: 11 a.m. -12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: March 6-April 24 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Stephen Gillum This course is for students who have taken the introductory meditation class (Quiet the Mind, Relieve Stress, Find Peace with Meditation) or who have experience with meditation practices. The focus will be on going deeper into stilling the mind with techniques such as mantras, visual aids, and walking meditation. We will explore the nature of consciousness and ego, using a non-theistic approach and drawing on…

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SP17-06 HISTORY OF JEWISH HUMOR

March 6, 2017 @ 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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Mondays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: March 6-April 24 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Marden Paru Why are so many comedians Jewish? What is the background and origins of Yiddish wit and comedy? Was it a coincidence that Jewish immigrants founded the movie industry and that much of “Broadway” was inhabited by performers, directors, and producers who identified as Jews? Likewise, the music industry interfaced and experienced much of the same phenomena. This course will explore all of these issues plus study…

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SP17-04 SOME GREAT BASEBALL MEMORIES

March 6, 2017 @ 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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Mondays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 4 Sessions: March 6-27 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Bud Livingston Baseball is as “American as apple pie” and our love of the game often starts in childhood. In this course, we will revisit some of our favorite baseball memories interspersed with our own perceptions of these great moments and how they influenced our lives. Join us for: The Brooklyn Dodgers: 1939-1957 (Dixie Walker, Pee Wee Reese, Pete Reiser, Whit Wyatt); Baseball in 1941: A 56-game hitting streak,…

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SP17-10 FROM DANCER TO DIRECTOR… AND SO MUCH MORE

March 6, 2017 @ 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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Mondays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: March 6-April 10 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Robert de Warren Robert de Warren, longtime called “Mr. Sarasota”, arrived here in 1994 serving as artistic director of the Sarasota Ballet for 13 years. This course explores Robert’s professional career with examples of some of his most notable works—from the UK’s Royal Ballet through Iran, Hong Kong, La Scala in Milan, the Northern Ballet, and to Sarasota. He has danced with the greats in ballet, directed more than…

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SP17-13 SHERLOCK HOLMES: ICONIC CHARACTER

March 6, 2017 @ 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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Mondays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: March 6-April 10 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Martha Hill Sir Arthur Conan Doyle created Sherlock Holmes the first professional consulting detective. Even though Holmes did not have super powers, he proved to be incapable of being destroyed. When Doyle attempted to kill off Holmes, the character soon returned, despite Doyle’s serious intention to be done with him. Doyle’s death in 1930 did not stop books, plays, films, and television shows about the genius detective. Projects starring…

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SP17-11 THE VIOLIN

March 6, 2017 @ 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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Mondays: 1-2:20 p.m. 4 Session: March 6-March 27 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM DaVid Pineda-Huezo You may have assumed that the violin was invented by Italians, but in this course you’ll learn that its origin lies at least as far back as ancient Egypt. We’ll trace its development into the modern violin born in the 16th century in the territories that are now Germany, Austria, and Northern Italy. We’ll also discuss how, over the years, instruments in the violin family were fabricated,…

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SP17-12 STRESS: THE SILENT KILLER

March 6, 2017 @ 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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Mondays: 1-2:20 p.m. 4 Sessions: March 6-27 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Herb Cohen Stress appears to be epidemic. Research has shown that it is related to cardiovascular disease, hypertension and a depressed immune system that can contribute to cancer and other diseases. This course is designed to better understand the sources of stress and to learn how to manage and overcome the stresses of everyday life. Research will be presented as well as techniques for coping effectively. The mind-body connection will…

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SP17-07 THE ROLE OF THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY IN NATIONAL SECURITY

March 13, 2017 @ 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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Mondays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 4 Sessions: March 13- April 3 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM John Rixse This course provides participants with a general understanding of the U.S. intelligence community, what it is, why it exists, and what it does and why, with the goal of fostering a more informed debate on national security issues. The focus is on the main issues facing U.S. intelligence and intelligence officers, regardless of agency or function. Topics to be touched on include: key events in…

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SP17-WT-28 HOW JAZZ WORKS

March 14, 2017 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Westminster Point Pleasant, 1533 4th Ave.
Bradenton, FL 34205 United States
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Tuesdays: March 14-April 18 6 sessions: 1-2 p.m. WESTMINSTER TOWERS & SHORES Harry Miedema Jazz is composition without an eraser. Its mixture of African musical culture and Western European musical culture has made it a truly American music. In this course, with the help of numerous music selections, we’ll seek to define jazz and explore a range of topics such as improvisation, the art of transcription, the art of listening, learning by rote, performance practice in jazz, and more. No…

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SP17-09 iPHONE PHOTOGRAPHY

March 20, 2017 @ 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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Mondays & Wednesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: March 20-April 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Class meets twice weekly for three weeks. Alan Freedman It’s said that the best camera in the world is the one you have with you. With your iPhone in your pocket or purse, you’ll never miss those once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunities or the chance to capture a family or vacation memory. In this class, you’ll learn how to compose and take extraordinarily good pictures and videos, edit…

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May 2017

SU17-01 THE DIGITAL FUTURE: HOPEFUL OR HOPELESS?

May 8, 2017 @ 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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NEW SU17-01 THE DIGITAL FUTURE: HOPEFUL OR HOPELESS? Mondays: 9-10:20 a.m. 6 Sessions: May 8-June 26 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM NOTE: No classes May 15 or May 29 Alex Beavers Will the digital world provide great opportunities or frightening risks as we rapidly move into an era unimaginable just a few short years ago? In this class, we’ll examine the history, evolution and future of artificial intelligence and will explore its social and economic impact on society and the individual. Among…

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SU17-03 POSITIONING YOUR PORTFOLIO FOR TODAY’S UNCERTAIN MARKETS

May 8, 2017 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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SU17-03 POSITIONING YOUR PORTFOLIO FOR TODAY’S UNCERTAIN MARKETS Mondays: 1-2:20 p.m. 4 Sessions: May 8-June 12 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM NOTE: No classes on May 15 or May 29 Bob Latessa As financial markets continue to generate anemic returns, investors are challenged with finding opportunities to maximize a realistic and sustainable rate of return without taking excessive risk. Whether it’s generating income in a low interest rate environment or seeking growth opportunities, we will explore the many options that investors are…

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SU17-04 OUR PROJECTED SELVES

May 8, 2017 @ 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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SU17-04 OUR PROJECTED SELVES Mondays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: May 8-June-26 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM NOTE: No classes May 15 or May 29 David Eisner and Barbara Shocket Which aspects of ourselves do we project onto the stories we see on the big screen? In what ways do the movies move us, in an interactive way, to better understand ourselves? We will observe how and why we react to people, places, and dramatic scenarios. Engrossing and entertaining full-length films, to be…

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SU17-05 ITALY: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

May 8, 2017 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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NEW SU17-05 ITALY: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO Monday: 1-3 p.m. 1 Session: May 8 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Simona Bai Italy is one of the most fascinating places in the world to visit. In a country renowned for its art, architecture, food, music, fashion and more, a trip to Italy can create memories that last a lifetime. As a native of Italy, I will share my knowledge about the culture, rituals, and habits of the Italian people…

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September 2017

FA17-02 INTRODUCTION TO INVESTMENT ANALYSIS

September 25, 2017 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 AM on Monday, repeating until November 15, 2017

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA17-02 INTRODUCTION TO INVESTMENT ANALYSIS Mondays: 9.-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Sept. 25-Nov. 13 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Lauren Rudd Do you feel you cannot select stocks successfully? Have you been unsuccessful in the past? Are you forced into mutual funds because you’re convinced “the experts” know more than you? This class will change all that. There is no black magic or hard-to-fathom secret to successful investing. In this course, you will learn how to evaluate companies and their securities. We will…

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FA17-03 QUIET THE MIND, RELIEVE STRESS, FIND PEACE WITH MEDITATION

September 25, 2017 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 AM on Monday, repeating until November 13, 2017

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA17-03 QUIET THE MIND, RELIEVE STRESS, FIND PEACE WITH MEDITATION Mondays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Sept. 25-Nov. 13 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Stephen Gillum In this course, you will learn and practice mind-quieting and mind-observation techniques, identifying causes of stress, and learning how to relieve it. We will discuss different styles of meditation with emphasis on the actual doing, including meditation while walking. The approach is non-theistic and draws on Eckhart Tolle’s ideas and Zen silent illumination. Be prepared for a…

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FA17-01 THE DIGITAL HORIZON: HOPEFUL OR HOPELESS?

September 25, 2017 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 PM
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 AM on Monday, repeating until November 13, 2017

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA17-01 THE DIGITAL HORIZON: HOPEFUL OR HOPELESS? Mondays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Sept. 25-Nov. 13 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Alex Beavers Will the digital future provide great opportunities or frightening risks as we rapidly move into an era unimaginable just a few short years ago? This course examines three reasons (economics, technology, demographics) why humanity will not be overmastered by its own technical creations, and why the digital horizon is hopeful. History has shown us that technology is changing how we…

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FA17-06 PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT

September 25, 2017 @ 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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FA17-06 PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT Mondays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Sept. 25-Nov. 13 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Lauren Rudd Once you have decided what you want to invest in, do you know how to use your selections to create and actively manage a portfolio? This course, a continuation of Lauren Rudd’s series of investment analysis courses, will emphasize how to combine and manage a portfolio of investment instruments to maximize expected returns while controlling risk. The entire active management process—from information to…

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FA17-11 THE GENIUS OF 21ST CENTURY BALLET

September 25, 2017 @ 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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NEW FA17-11 THE GENIUS OF 21ST CENTURY BALLET Mondays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Sept. 25-Oct. 30 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Robert de Warren There is a new “choreographic language” developing in 21st century ballet—one that brings together exciting elements from popular dance and the arts. Immigrant artists in Europe blend their culture in provocative expressions, while in the U.S., the growing Latino influence in the arts and street dancing, such as hip-hop, lead to an engaging and energetic new style. We…

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FA17-07 POP MUSIC’S WRONG DECISIONS: THEY SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER

September 25, 2017 @ 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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NEW FA17-07 POP MUSIC’S WRONG DECISIONS: THEY SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER Mondays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Sept. 25-Nov. 13 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Tony Moon Many in the music industry brag of having a golden ear for a hit. This class will examine missed opportunities and unsuccessful music predictions. Artists may think they know what will help make them stars, but history doesn’t necessarily agree. Missed chances and wrong decisions have dogged pop music from its early beginnings, and in this…

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FA17-09 MEMORIES, DREAMS, REFLECTIONS

September 25, 2017 @ 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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NEW FA17-09 MEMORIES, DREAMS, REFLECTIONS Mondays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Sept. 25-Nov. 13 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM David Eisner and Barbara Shocket Carl Gustav Jung called his autobiography Memories, Dreams, Reflections an outstanding psychological pioneer of the 20th century. Jung wrote and dictated the autobiography when he was in his 80s looking back at his childhood, his education, his harmony and disharmony with Sigmund Freud, his near-death experiences, and thoughts of life after death. We will interactively read portions of Memories,…

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FA17- 49 iPHONE FOR THE EXPERIENCED USER

September 28, 2017 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 AM on Thursday, repeating until November 16, 2017

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA17- 49 iPHONE FOR THE EXPERIENCED USER Thursdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Sept. 28-Nov. 16 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Alan Freedman You know the basics…making phone calls, sending emails, text messaging, and creating contacts. Now take your experience to the next level. Learn how to use Safari to surf the web, how to use Google Maps, how to select and use various apps to meet your needs, and how to improve your photography and photo collection. We’ll also set up your…

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October 2017

FA17-10 EXPLORING THE MYSTICAL EXPERIENCE

October 9, 2017 @ 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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NEW FA17-10 EXPLORING THE MYSTICAL EXPERIENCE Mondays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Oct. 9-Nov. 13; NOTE: Late start date TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Wolfe Zucker The course will explore a variety of experiences: meditation, dreams, out of body experiences, accidents, near-death experiences, astral projection, and peak mystical events. We will share our personal experiences and learn from each other. In addition, we will study the ancient vehicles of the mystics: contemplation, meditation, ritual, arts, symbols, nature, and silence. Course Fee: $90; Member…

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FA17-08 THE DEVELOPMENT OF MODERN ARCHITECTURE IN THE 20TH CENTURY

October 16, 2017 @ 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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NEW FA17-08 THE DEVELOPMENT OF MODERN ARCHITECTURE IN THE 20TH CENTURY Mondays: 1-2:20 p.m. 5 Sessions: Oct. 16-Nov. 13; NOTE: Late start date TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Robert Cassway If you have an interest in modern architecture, from its beginnings in the last half of the 19th century through the end of the 20th century, this five-session course is for you. Initially, we will examine the early developments of modern architecture, including Paxton’s Crystal Palace, the Art Nouveau movement, and Frank…

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FA17-05 WHAT AM I HEARING; AM I REALLY LISTENING?

October 23, 2017 @ 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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FA17-05 WHAT AM I HEARING; AM I REALLY LISTENING? Mondays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 4 Sessions: Oct. 23-Nov. 13; NOTE: Late start date TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Judy Rosemarin We hear everything, but are we really listening? Are you finding yourself frustrated with the polarizing and deepening divide occurring with friends and family about so many things in the world? This course will teach you how to listen for understanding; so that simmering silences and angry arguing can transform into greater mutual…

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FA17-04 TAOIST PHILOSOPHY AND SCIENCE

October 30, 2017 @ 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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NEW FA17-04 TAOIST PHILOSOPHY AND SCIENCE Mondays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 3 Sessions: Oct. 30-Nov. 13; NOTE: Late start date TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Mahesh Patel Taoist understanding of the nature of change has generated several distinct schools: acupuncture, macrobiotics, massage, martial art, meditation, and warfare. In this course, we will study the philosophical principles that underlie these subjects, including Yin-Yang, the Five Moving Forces, and the I Ching: The Book of Change. We will also discuss their implications for the true…

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November 2017

FA17-71 “ITALY: A HISTORY OF REGIONAL CUISINES”

November 13, 2017 @ 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA17-71 “ITALY: A HISTORY OF REGIONAL CUISINES” Monday, Nov. 13 • 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Presenter: Robert Gaglio Italy’s great variety of culinary practices reflects a history long dominated by regionalism and political division, and has led to the common conception of Italian food as a mosaic of regional customs rather than a single tradition. Join Chef Robert Gaglio for an interesting and tasty discussion about this amazing food and enjoy a tasting of some of Chef Robert’s…

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January 2018

W18-06 QUIET THE MIND, RELIEVE STRESS, FIND PEACE WITH MEDITATION

January 8, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 AM on Monday, repeating until February 26, 2018

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-06 QUIET THE MIND, RELIEVE STRESS, FIND PEACE WITH MEDITATION Mondays: 9-10:20 a.m. 7 Sessions: Jan. 8-Feb. 26; Note: No Class Jan. 15 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Stephen Gillum In this course, you’ll learn and practice mind-quieting and mind-observation techniques, identifying causes of stress and learning how to relieve it. We will discuss different styles of meditation, but the emphasis will be on the actual doing, including meditation while walking. The approach is non-theistic and draws on Eckhart Tolle’s ideas on…

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W18-01 THE VIETNAM WAR AND ITS IMPACT ON AMERICAN CULTURE

January 8, 2018 @ 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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W18-01 THE VIETNAM WAR AND ITS IMPACT ON AMERICAN CULTURE Mondays: 9-10:20 a.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 8-Feb. 19; Note: No Class Jan. 15 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 their own values, and its legacy remains with us to this day. This course will review the history of the war and the many interpretations of…

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W18-03 AMERICAN REVOLUTION

January 8, 2018 @ 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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W18-03 AMERICAN REVOLUTION Mondays: 9-10:20 a.m. 7 Sessions: Jan. 8-Feb. 26; Note: No Class Jan. 15 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Jerry Frost The history of political, social, military, and economic issues after 1755 that lead to the American Revolution will be the focus of this course. Topics for discussion will include the French and Indian War, British attempts to reorganize the empire, taxation, and resistance, the debate on independence, a successful revolution, and winners and losers in the new nation. NOTE:…

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W18-02 THE DIGITAL FUTURE: HOPEFUL OR HOPELESS?

January 8, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
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W18-02 THE DIGITAL FUTURE: HOPEFUL OR HOPELESS? Mondays: 9-10:20 a.m. 7 Sessions: Jan. 8-Feb. 26; Note: No class Jan. 15 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Alex Beavers Will the digital future provide great opportunities or frightening risks as we rapidly move into an era unimaginable just a few short years ago? This course examines three reasons (economics, technology, and demographics) why humanity will not be overmastered by its own technical creations, and why the digital horizon is hopeful. History has shown us…

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W18-08 GREAT 20TH CENTURY AMERICAN THEATRE

January 8, 2018 @ 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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W18-08 GREAT 20TH CENTURY AMERICAN THEATRE Mondays: 11a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 8-Feb. 19; Note: No class Jan. 15 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM George Vafiadis This course will be devoted to a lively examination of three monumental American plays: Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire, Eugene O’Neill’s Long Day’s Journey Into Night, and Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? By combining readings from each play, with discussion and analysis, we discover why these plays are considered great American theatre. We…

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W18-09 LOCKED UP: JUSTICE DENIED

January 8, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-09 LOCKED UP: JUSTICE DENIED Mondays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m.; Note: No Class Jan. 15 6 Sessions: Jan. 8-Feb. 19 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Harriet Hendel Can you imagine being accused of a crime you did not commit and serving decades behind bars? Since 1992, more than 350 people have been exonerated using DNA. Many of those people were on Death Row. This course will explore the tireless work of The Innocence Project of Florida and some of the cases they have…

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W18-13 DISCOVERING THE POWER OF AROMATHERAPY

January 8, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-13 DISCOVERING THE POWER OF AROMATHERAPY Mondays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 8-Feb. 19; Note: No Class Jan. 15 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Patricia Ann Starr Aromatherapy is the art and science of using naturally extracted aromatic essences (essential oils) from plants to help balance, harmonize, and promote the body, mind, and spirit. Aromatic essences are often used for relaxation and sleep as well as for stress relief, emotional balance, and skin care. In this course, you will discover the…

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W18-11 HOW DID THE FAILURE OF THE WEIMAR REPUBLIC LEAD TO HITLER’S RISE TO POWER?

January 8, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-11 HOW DID THE FAILURE OF THE WEIMAR REPUBLIC LEAD TO HITLER’S RISE TO POWER? Mondays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 7 Sessions: Jan. 8-Feb. 26; Note: No Class Jan. 15 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Jens M. 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…

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W18-12 JANE EYRE AND REBECCA, A STUDY IN CONTRASTS

January 8, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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W18-12 JANE EYRE AND REBECCA, A STUDY IN CONTRASTS Mondays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m.; Note: No Class Jan. 15 7 Sessions: Jan. 8-Feb. 26 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Martha Hill Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte and Rebecca, by Daphne Du Maurier, were both best-sellers in their eras. Both translate well to current readers, and the juxtaposition of the two illuminates their difference as well as surprising similarities. We will read and explore the reasons for their popularity and continuing resonance with readers.…

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W18-21 DISCUSSING CONTROVERSIAL ISSUES

January 8, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-21 DISCUSSING CONTROVERSIAL ISSUES Mondays: 1-3 p.m.; Note: Extended Class Time; Note: No Class Jan. 15 6 Sessions: Jan. 8-Feb. 19 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Tom Dietrich Where do you stand on the important big-picture social, political, and economic issues of the day? Your opinions on the issues are the focus of this course. We will focus on different issues at each class session. A professional video debate by opposing experts will be viewed in short segments followed by class discussion.…

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W18-19 HISTORY OF THE U.S. PRESIDENCY

January 8, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-19 HISTORY OF THE U.S. PRESIDENCY Mondays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 8-Feb. 19; Note: No Class Jan. 15 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Ted Russell The rich history of the U.S. presidency is filled with a variety of personalities and men who faced many different challenges. Some led with the conviction of their principles while others were influenced by the politics of the day. In this course, we will examine how various U.S. presidents have acted courageously and decisively in times…

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W18-15 SPORTS LIT

January 8, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-15 SPORTS LIT Mondays: 1-2:20 p.m.; Note: No Class Jan. 15 7 Sessions: Jan. 8-Feb. 26 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM JoAnn Spiegel In this course, we will examine and discuss three recent works of literature that use sports as a leading motif. We will begin with The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach which was listed by The New York Times as one of its top 10 books for 2011. The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown deals with…

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W18-17 RUSSIAN LITERATURE: MORE SHORT FICTION FROM THE GOLDEN AGE

January 8, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-17 RUSSIAN LITERATURE: MORE SHORT FICTION FROM THE GOLDEN AGE Mondays: 1-2:20 p.m. 7 Sessions: Jan. 8-Feb. 26; Note: No Class Jan. 15 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Lawrence DeMilner We will read and discuss short fiction masterpieces by the greatest writers of the 19th century: Pushkin, Gogol, Lermontov, Turgenev, Dostoyevsky, Tolstoy, and Chekhov. This course, with all new selections, is a sequel to the one given in Summer 2015 and Winter 2016. One or two stories per week of literature to…

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W18-14 THE MIND-BODY CONNECTION

January 8, 2018 @ 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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W18-14 THE MIND-BODY CONNECTION Mondays: 1-2:20 p.m.; Note: No Class Jan. 15 4 Sessions: Jan. 8-Feb.5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Herb Cohen There are many things that can negatively impact our health and well-being. As a result, our bodies respond to how we think, feel, and act to these stressors. This response is often referred to as the “mind-body connection.” This course will explore how influences such as family, peer and group interactions, and loss can lead to emotional and physical…

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W18-AMI-23 THE ESSENTIALS OF LIFELONG VITALITY

January 8, 2018 @ 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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W18-AMI-23 THE ESSENTIALS OF LIFELONG VITALITY Mondays: 3-4:30 p.m. 5 Sessions: Jan. 8-Feb. 5; Note: Class will meet on Jan. 15 THE CENTER ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND Betty Rogers We will explore the issues surrounding lifelong physical, mental, and emotional well-being in the ever-expanding field of Holistic Health. For example, how can we increase our energy, flexibility, and strength; enhance focus and clarity; feel younger and pain-free; and become more creative and goal-directed? To answer these questions, we will investigate…

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W18-AMI-22 SCIENCE MONDAY – HUMAN CONSCIOUSNESS: THE LAST FRONTIER OF SCIENCE

January 15, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

W18-AMI-22 SCIENCE MONDAYS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND - HUMAN CONSCIOUSNESS: THE LAST FRONTIER OF SCIENCE Monday, Jan. 15: 1-2:30 p.m. THE CENTER ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND Alan Grindal Consciousness is the only real thing in the world and yet the greatest mystery of all. It is the complex interaction of multiple neural networks from which emerges a phenomenon that truly defines us as human. Recent technological advances, such as modern brain scanning, have begun to open doors to a greater…

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W18-07 20th ANCIENT EGYPT: THE PTOLEMIES

January 22, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-07 20th ANCIENT EGYPT: THE PTOLEMIES Mondays & Wednesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. Note: Class Meets Twice a Week for Two Weeks 4 Sessions: Jan. 22-31; Note: Late Start Date TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Steven Derfler The glory and splendor of Egypt had one last opportunity to serve as a shining light to the world. This opportunity would take place following its conquest by Alexander the Great. His general, Ptolemy I, would forge a new dynasty that would last 300 years. Egypt…

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W18-20 MASTER OF THE DANCE TO THE IMPERIAL COURT OF IRAN

January 22, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-20 MASTER OF THE DANCE TO THE IMPERIAL COURT OF IRAN Mondays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 22-Feb. 26; Note: Late Start Date TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Robert de Warren Robert de Warren had been performing leading roles across Europe, including with London’s Royal Ballet, when a devastating medical diagnosis ended his career as a dancer. Fortuitously, the founder of the Royal Ballet, Ninette de Valois, had been advising the Shah of Iran in his quest to turn the fledgling Iranian…

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W18-16 JERUSALEM: 3,000 YEARS OF HOLINESS

January 22, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-16 JERUSALEM: 3,000 YEARS OF HOLINESS Mondays & Wednesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. Note: Class Meets Twice a Week for Two Weeks 4 Sessions: Jan. 22-31 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Steven Derfler “Ten measures of beauty were descended upon theworld by God; Jerusalem received nine of them. Yet ten measures of sorrow were visited upon the world by God as well: Jerusalem received nine of them…” according to the Babylonian Talmud. Jerusalem began as the City of Ophel of the Jebusites, was occupied…

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W18-AMI-22 SCIENCE MONDAY – FROM ATOMS TO THE ATOMIC BOMB

January 22, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

W18-AMI-22 SCIENCE MONDAYS - FROM ATOMS TO THE ATOMIC BOMB Monday, Jan. 22 • 1-2:30 p.m. THE CENTER ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND Jan Skalny One of the greatest and most controversial scientific achievements of the 20th century was exploitation of nuclear phenomena for both military and industrial causes. In this lecture, we will briefly review the road from understanding the structure of atoms to radioactivity to nuclear energy and warfare. Important personalities to be discussed include Niels Bohrs, Otto Hahn, Lisa…

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W18-FCC-24 SYMPHONIC LIFE

January 22, 2018 @ 2:30 PM - 4:20 PM
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First Congregational United Church of Christ, 1031 S. Euclid Ave.
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-FCC-24 SYMPHONIC LIFE Mondays: 2:30-4:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 22-Feb. 26 FIRST CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST 1031 S. EUCLID AVE., SARASOTA 34237 Sponsored by the Sarasota Orchestra: Lena Cambis, Michael McClelland, George Nickson, Betsy Hudson Traba, and Justin Vibbard Take a peek behind the curtain of the Sarasota Orchestra with five of its musicians who will offer insight into aspects of their profession and the classical music world in general. Topics to be covered include Orchestral Repertoire, Lives of…

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FUTURIST IN RESIDENCE WORKSHOP SERIES: 21ST CENTURY THOUGHT AND TRENDS WITH DAVID HOULE

January 22, 2018 @ 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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$200 – $250

David Houle Workshop Series FUTURIST IN RESIDENCE WORKSHOP SERIES: 21ST CENTURY THOUGHT AND TRENDS WITH DAVID HOULE WHEN: 7-9:30 p.m. Mondays 3 Sessions: Jan. 22, Jan. 29, Feb. 5, 2018 WHERE: Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Ave., Sarasota Get Directions » FEES $250 per person; all sessions $225 per person, two or more participants; all sessions $200 per person for four or more participants; all sessions Pre-registration required. No event refunds. Tickets are transferable. To register or for more…

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W18-AMI-22 SCIENCE MONDAY – EVOLUTION IN AND OUT OF TEXTBOOKS

January 29, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

W18-AMI-22 SCIENCE MONDAY - EVOLUTION IN AND OUT OF TEXTBOOKS Monday, Jan 29 • 1-2:30 p.m. THE CENTER ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND Joe Kerata Evolution is the central organizing theme in biology, but by 1960, the word “evolution” did not appear in the most widely-used biology textbooks in this country. What strange confluence of church and state influenced the changes that challenged the teaching of evolution in our classrooms? Where do we stand now? Upcoming topics on Science Mondays: Feb.…

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FUTURIST IN RESIDENCE WORKSHOP SERIES: 21ST CENTURY THOUGHT AND TRENDS WITH DAVID HOULE

January 29, 2018 @ 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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$200 – $250

David Houle Workshop Series FUTURIST IN RESIDENCE WORKSHOP SERIES: 21ST CENTURY THOUGHT AND TRENDS WITH DAVID HOULE WHEN: 7-9:30 p.m. Mondays 3 Sessions: Jan. 22, Jan. 29, Feb. 5, 2018 WHERE: Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Ave., Sarasota Get Directions » FEES $250 per person; all sessions $225 per person, two or more participants; all sessions $200 per person for four or more participants; all sessions Pre-registration required. No event refunds. Tickets are transferable. To register or for more…

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February 2018

W18-FCC-25 WAR & MUSIC

February 5, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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First Congregational United Church of Christ, 1031 S. Euclid Ave.
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-FCC-25 WAR & MUSIC Mondays: 9-11 a.m. 4 Sessions: Feb. 5-26 FIRST CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST 1031 S. EUCLID AVE., SARASOTA 34237 George Nickson and Justin Vibbard A myriad of factors and geopolitical events can influence and affect an artist or an entire art form, but perhaps none more so than war and political strife. Over four weeks we will explore several of the composers and musical styles most affected by conflict in the 20th century, often considered one…

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W18-10 THE VIOLIN

February 5, 2018 @ 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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W18-10 THE VIOLIN Mondays: 11-12:20 p.m. 4 Sessions: Feb. 5-26 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM DaVid Pineda-Huezo Don’t assume that Italians invented the violin. In this course, students will learn that its origins lie at least as far back as ancient Egypt. We’ll trace its development into the modern violin born in the 16th century in the territories that are now Germany, Austria, and Northern Italy. The violin is not exclusive to classical music, so we’ll consider its vast musical repertoire representing…

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W18-18 ASSASSINATIONS AND TRAGEDY

February 5, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-18 ASSASSINATIONS AND TRAGEDY Mondays: 1-2:20 p.m. 4 Sessions: Feb. 5-26; Note: Late Start Date TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Richard Rizzo In this four-week course, we will examine the assassinations of presidents Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy and the tragic sinking of the Titanic. The events leading up to the Lincoln assassination will be explained in detail. We will also discuss the Kennedy assassination and debunk all conspiracy theories. The sinking of the Titanic is a Greek tragedy in that…

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W18-AMI-22 SCIENCE MONDAY – FOSSILS: HARD WON FACTS AND EVIDENCE OF CHANGE

February 5, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

W18-AMI-22 SCIENCE MONDAY - FOSSILS: HARD WON FACTS AND EVIDENCE OF CHANGE Monday, Feb 5 • 1-2:30 p.m. THE CENTER ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND Jeff Rodgers Every summer, Jeff Rodgers leads two paleontological expeditions to the Badlands in South Dakota. The fossils collected on these trips shed light on remarkable changes that took place in North America between 38-24 million years ago, as the global climate cooled and mammals continued their post-dinosaurian evolution. Join Jeff for a look at how…

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FUTURIST IN RESIDENCE WORKSHOP SERIES: 21ST CENTURY THOUGHT AND TRENDS WITH DAVID HOULE

February 5, 2018 @ 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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$200 – $250

David Houle Workshop Series FUTURIST IN RESIDENCE WORKSHOP SERIES: 21ST CENTURY THOUGHT AND TRENDS WITH DAVID HOULE WHEN: 7-9:30 p.m. Mondays 3 Sessions: Jan. 22, Jan. 29, Feb. 5, 2018 WHERE: Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Ave., Sarasota Get Directions » FEES $250 per person; all sessions $225 per person, two or more participants; all sessions $200 per person for four or more participants; all sessions Pre-registration required. No event refunds. Tickets are transferable. Seating is limited.   Register by…

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W18-AMI-22 SCIENCE MONDAY – FEELING NERVOUS

February 12, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

W18-AMI-22 SCIENCE MONDAY - FEELING NERVOUS Monday, Feb 12 • 1-2:30 p.m. THE CENTER ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND Moderator: Joe Kerata We’ll take an in-depth look at the body system that enables us to experience the world around us. Every minute, sensations and information bombard us. How do we know what is important to our survival? Why do we experience pain? What exactly is a nerve impulse? Join us for the discussion. Upcoming topic on Science Monday: Feb. 19 “The…

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W18-AMI-22 SCIENCE MONDAYS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND

February 19, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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W18-AMI-22 SCIENCE MONDAYS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND Mondays: 1-2:30 p.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 15-Feb. 19 THE CENTER ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND Moderator: Sanchia Adye Science Mondays return to Anna Maria Island. Join in as we explore the world around us—from outer space to our home planet. We’ll learn about our brains and our body systems, and we’ll take a look at how great minds came up with astonishing, yet simple ideas in science. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from…

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W18-AMI-22 SCIENCE MONDAY – THE BIGGEST OF PICTURES – A GUIDED TOUR OF YOUR UNIVERSE

February 19, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
South Florida Museum, 201 10th Street West
Bradenton, United States
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SCIENCE MONDAY - THE BIGGEST OF PICTURES – A GUIDED TOUR OF YOUR UNIVERSE Monday, Feb 19 • 1-2:30 p.m. BISHOP PLANETARIUM AT THE SOUTH FLORIDA MUSEUM Jeff Rodgers Can you think of a better way to spend a Monday than contemplating your place in the universe? Join us for an afternoon exploring the cosmos using Bishop Planetarium’s state-of-the-art 3D atlas of the universe. We’ll talk about how we know what we know and what we still hope to learn.…

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March 2018

SP18-03 INVESTMENT REDUX

March 5, 2018 @ 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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SP18-03 INVESTMENT REDUX Mondays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Mar. 5-Apr. 23 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Lauren Rudd Do you need some extra assistance in determining how to select investments for your portfolio? Would you like to learn the basics of technical analysis in stock selection? Want to know more about the role the economy plays in investment selection? This course will emphasize combining both fundamental investment methodologies, such as asset allocation and intrinsic value, with charts depicting price and volume relationships…

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SP18-01 QUIET THE MIND, PART 2

March 5, 2018 @ 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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SP18-01 QUIET THE MIND, PART 2 Mondays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Mar. 5-Apr. 23 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Stephen Gillum This course is for students who have taken the introductory meditation class (“Quiet the Mind, Relieve Stress, Find Peace with Meditation”) or for anyone who has experience with meditation practices. The focus will be on going deeper into stilling the mind with techniques such as mantras, visual aids, and walking meditation. We will explore the nature of consciousness and ego, using…

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SP18-02 PENNED BEHIND BARS: POETRY & STORIES FROM PRISON

March 5, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SP18-02 PENNED BEHIND BARS: POETRY & STORIES FROM PRISON Mondays: 9-10:20 a.m. 6 Sessions: Mar. 5-Apr. 9 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Harriet Hendel “Writing lances old wounds and helps them heal,” a prize-winning author serving a 50-year sentence tells us. This class will highlight winners of the PEN American Center prison writing contest. We will meet each writer through their poems and stories. Copies will be provided to students. The instructor has established a personal relationship with many of the authors…

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SP18-63 GEMSTONES OF THE WORLD

March 5, 2018 @ 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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SP18-63 GEMSTONES OF THE WORLD Mondays & Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Mar. 5-27; NOTE: Meets twice a week for four weeks. TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Michael Melnick You probably know that gemstones run the gamut from A (agate) to Z (zoisite). Each gem has its own magnificent story. In this eight-session course, you will learn about the science that is unique to gemstones. We will discuss the properties of gem materials and why their crystal systems become critical in the…

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SP18-05 GREAT 20TH CENTURY AMERICAN THEATRE

March 5, 2018 @ 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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SP18-05 GREAT 20TH CENTURY AMERICAN THEATRE Mondays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Mar. 5-Apr. 9 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM George Vafiadis This course will be devoted to a lively examination of three monumental American plays: Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire, Eugene O’Neill’s Long Day’s Journey Into Night, and Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? By combining readings from each play, with discussion and analysis, we discover why these plays are considered great American theatre. We will dedicate two class…

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SP18-08 TWO MORE NOVELS BY JANE AUSTEN

March 5, 2018 @ 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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SP18-08 TWO MORE NOVELS BY JANE AUSTEN Mondays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Mar. 5-Apr. 23 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Martha Hill Jane Austen is known primarily for her six major novels that interpret, critique, and comment upon the British gentry at the end of the 18th century. Austen’s plots often explore the dependence of women on marriage in pursuit of favorable social standing and economic security. This seminar-style class is a continuation of our reading of Austen’s novels and will…

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SP18-09 STRESS: THE SILENT KILLER

March 5, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
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SP18-09 STRESS: THE SILENT KILLER Mondays: 1-2:20 p.m. 4 Sessions: Mar. 5-26 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Herbert Cohen Stress appears to be an epidemic. Research has shown that it is related to cardiovascular disease, hypertension and a depressed immune system that can contribute to cancer and other diseases. This course is designed to understand the sources of stress better and to learn how to manage and overcome the stresses of everyday life. Research will be presented as well as techniques for…

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SP18-10 RCLLA BOOK GROUP

March 5, 2018 @ 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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SP18-10 RCLLA BOOK GROUP Mondays: 1-2:20 p.m. 7 Sessions: Mar. 5-Apr. 16 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM JoAnn Spiegel The spring book group will read and discuss three books. The first book will be The Nix by Nathan Hill, a 2016 New York Times selection as one of the best books of that year. The remaining two books for discussion will be selected by class members from a variety of genres—fiction and nonfiction, current, classic, or old favorites. Course Fee: $90; Member…

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SP18-11 THE VIOLIN

March 5, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SP18-11 THE VIOLIN Mondays: 1-2:20 p.m. 4 Sessions: Mar. 5-26 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM DaVid Pineda-Huezo Don’t assume that Italians invented the violin. In this course, students will learn that its origins lie at least as far back as ancient Egypt. We’ll trace its development into the modern violin born in the 16th century in the territories that are now Germany, Austria, and Northern Italy. The violin is not exclusive to classical music, so we’ll consider its vast musical repertoire representing…

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SP18-60 PASSOVER DESSERT SEDER

March 26, 2018 @ 2:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SP18-60 PASSOVER DESSERT SEDER Monday: 2:30-5:30 p.m. 1 Session: Mar. 26 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Steven Derfler The Passover narrative of the Hebrew Bible is one of those experiences that truly shapes western religious traditions. Jews celebrate Passover as a commemoration of their liberation by God from slavery in ancient Egypt and their freedom as a nation under the leadership of Moses. The concept of no human ever being enslaved to another and redemption in the face of evil has been…

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May 2018

SU18-02 WHY ARE PRESCRIPTION DRUGS SO EXPENSIVE?

May 9, 2018 @ 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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SU18-02 WHY ARE PRESCRIPTION DRUGS SO EXPENSIVE? Mondays and Wednesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 5 Sessions: May 9-23 Robert Essner Where do new drugs really come from? Why do drug companies advertise on TV? What are generic drugs and how do they compare to the originals? How do companies set prices for their drugs in this country and around the world? The former CEO of a major pharmaceutical company, with 40 years of experience in the field, will present an insider’s…

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SU18-01 GEMSTONES OF THE WORLD

May 14, 2018 @ 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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SU18-01 GEMSTONES OF THE WORLD Mondays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: May 14-June 25 NOTE: No class on May 28 Michael Melnick You probably know that gemstones run the gamut from A (amethyst) to T (tanzanite). Each gem has its own magnificent story. In this six-session course, you will learn about the science that is unique to gemstones. We will discuss the properties of gem materials and why their crystal systems become critical in the identification process. You will also…

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SU18-29 SHORT STORIES: THE GEMS OF LITERATURE

May 14, 2018 @ 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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SU18-29 Short Stories: The Gems of Literature Mondays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: May 14-June 25 (NOTE: No class on Memorial Day, May 28) Diane Browne-Sterdt Well-written short stories are the gems of literature–small powerhouses of compelling characters, moral imperatives, and psychological richness. They draw the reader right in and deliver a jolt, quietly or dramatically, at their conclusions. Classics and contemporary stories will be discussed. The proximity of despair and joy, the vulnerability and power of women, the search…

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SU18-03 TRANSFORMATIONAL ENCOUNTERS IN THE MOVIES

May 14, 2018 @ 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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SU18-03 TRANSFORMATIONAL ENCOUNTERS IN THE MOVIES Mondays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: May 14-June 25 NOTE: No class on May 28 David Eisner and Barbara Shocket We will watch and discuss selected contemporary and classic films which portray psychologically and spiritually transformational encounters: weakness becoming strength, defeat becoming victory, despair becoming hope, lost becoming found, darkness becoming light. Through these human dramas, we can sense how difficult—but not impossible—resolutions to life’s struggles can be. Course Fee: $90; Member Fee: $81.

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September 2018

INFORMATION EXPO — SEPT. 24-27

September 27, 2018 @ 8:30 AM - 3:00 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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INFORMATION EXPO: HELP US – HELP YOU Do you have ideas for making OLLI at Ringling College even better? Do you have skills and expertise you would like to share with OLLI? We need your help to grow. Stop by the tables during the Information Expo Sept. 24-27; Oct. 8-11 • 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. to learn more about how you can make a difference in your lifelong learning program by volunteering. We’ll have information on our new membership levels and…

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October 2018

INFORMATION EXPO — OCT. 8-11

October 11, 2018 @ 8:30 AM - 3:00 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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INFORMATION EXPO: HELP US – HELP YOU Do you have ideas for making OLLI at Ringling College even better? Do you have skills and expertise you would like to share with OLLI? We need your help to grow. Stop by the tables during the Information Expo Sept. 24-27; Oct. 8-11 • 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. to learn more about how you can make a difference in your lifelong learning program by volunteering. We’ll have information on our new membership levels and…

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FA18-04 MEDICAL MYSTERIES SOLVED

October 22, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA18-04 MEDICAL MYSTERIES SOLVED Monday: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. 1 Session: Oct. 22 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Stuart Mushlin Using the Harvard Medical School case study method, this course will explore several interesting medical dilemmas. Using the cases as a springboard, we will discuss the differences in how patients think vs. how their doctors think. Participants will also learn how to select the right physician for their problems and how to navigate effectively through the healthcare maze. The course will be interactive…

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

October 22, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - November 12, 2018 @ 3:00 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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FA18-12 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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November 2018

FA18-03 INTRODUCTION TO INVESTMENT ANALYSIS

November 12, 2018 @ 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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FA18-03 INTRODUCTION TO INVESTMENT ANALYSIS Mondays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Sept. 24-Nov. 12 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Lauren Rudd Do you feel as if you cannot select stocks successfully? Have you been unsuccessful in the past? Are you forced into mutual funds because you’re convinced “the experts” know more than you? This class will change all that. There is no black magic or hard-to-fathom secret to successful investing. Here you will learn how to evaluate companies and their securities. We will…

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FA18-02 QUIET THE MIND, RELIEVE STRESS, FIND PEACE WITH MEDITATION

November 12, 2018 @ 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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FA18-02 QUIET THE MIND, RELIEVE STRESS, FIND PEACE WITH MEDITATION Mondays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Sept. 24-Nov. 12 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Stephen Gillum In this course, you’ll learn and practice mind-quieting and mind-observation techniques, identifying causes of stress and learning how to relieve it. We will discuss different styles of meditation, but the emphasis will be on the actual doing, including meditation while walking. The approach is non-theistic and draws on Eckhart Tolle’s ideas on mind observation and presence, as…

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FA18-01 INTEGRATING ART & DESIGN THROUGH TECHNOLOGY

November 12, 2018 @ 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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FA18-01 INTEGRATING ART & DESIGN THROUGH TECHNOLOGY Mondays: 9-10:20 a.m. 6 Sessions: Oct. 8-Nov. 12 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Alex Beavers Technologies now being used by the industrial, medical, and academic industries are becoming mainstream tools for the art world. The demands of the global digital economy are creating opportunities for artists, designers, and technologists to work together in the creation of new products, services, environments, and information content. This course will be a glimpse into how technology is now becoming…

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FA18-08 GREAT THEATRE & GREAT AUTHORS: MILLER, ODETS, AND WILDE

November 12, 2018 @ 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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FA18-08 GREAT THEATRE & GREAT AUTHORS: MILLER, ODETS, AND WILDE Mondays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Oct. 8-Nov. 12 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM George Vafiadis This course will be devoted to a lively examination of three great plays by three important authors: Arthur Miller (All My Sons), Clifford Odets (Golden Boy), and Oscar Wilde (The Importance of Being Earnest). By combining readings from each play with in-depth discussion and analysis, we will understand why these plays are so lasting and memorable.…

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FA18-05 SHORT STORIES: THE GEMS OF LITERATURE – Monday

November 12, 2018 @ 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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FA18-05 SHORT STORIES: THE GEMS OF LITERATURE - Monday Mondays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Sept. 24-Nov. 12 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Diane Browne-Sterdt Well-written short stories are the gems of literature— small powerhouses of compelling characters, moral imperatives, and psychological richness. They draw the reader right in and deliver a jolt, quietly or dramatically, at their conclusions. Classics and contemporary stories will be discussed. The proximity of despair and joy, the vulnerability and power of women, the search for inner…

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FA18-07 DARE TO UNDERSTAND: HOW LISTENING IMPROVES RELATIONSHIPS

November 12, 2018 @ 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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FA18-07 DARE TO UNDERSTAND: HOW LISTENING IMPROVES RELATIONSHIPS Mondays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Oct. 8-Nov. 12 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Judy Rosemarin We hear everything, but are we really listening? Are you finding yourself frustrated with the polarizing and deepening divide occurring with friends and family about so many things in the world? This course will teach you tips and techniques on how to listen for understanding, so that simmering silences and angry arguing can transform into greater mutual understanding.…

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FA18-06 OUR UNIVERSE: THE MORE WE LEARN, THE STRANGER IT GETS

November 12, 2018 @ 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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FA18-06 OUR UNIVERSE: THE MORE WE LEARN, THE STRANGER IT GETS Mondays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Oct. 8-Nov. 12 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Alex Beavers Major discoveries in astronomy and physics over the last several decades have caused scientists to rethink how the cosmos really works. A common conclusion is that our universe is one weird place. Topics that are fascinating as well as thought-provoking will be covered from a historical perspective. It seemed Newton explained things very well for…

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FA18-09 EXPANDING THE FUNCTIONALITY OF YOUR IPAD

November 12, 2018 @ 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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FA18-09 EXPANDING THE FUNCTIONALITY OF YOUR IPAD Mondays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Oct. 8-Nov. 12 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Gayle Yaverbaum To get the most from this class, you will need to have a prior understanding of basic iPad apps such as email, calendar, and contacts. In this course, you will expand your knowledge by exploring settings that support security as well as new and expanded app capabilities. We will review the iPad file app, scanner feature, the expanded message…

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FA18-11 LET’S READ GOOD BOOKS TOGETHER

November 12, 2018 @ 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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FA18-11 LET’S READ GOOD BOOKS TOGETHER Mondays: 1-2:20 p.m. 7 Sessions: Oct. 1-Nov. 12 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM JoAnn Spiegel Reading a good book with a group of interested and interesting book lovers is a stimulating and fun experience. We will read and discuss three books during the term. The first book, The Weight Of Ink by Rachel Kadish, is a novel about the discovery of a trove of papers from the 17th century by a British historian and her assistant…

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January 2019

Information Expo

January 17 @ 8:30 AM - 3:00 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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Jan. 14-17 • 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 28-31 • 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. HELP US – HELP YOU Do you have ideas for making OLLI at Ringling College even better? Do you have skills and expertise you would like to share with OLLI? We need your help to grow. Stop by the tables during the Information Expo to learn more about how you can make a difference in your lifelong learning program by volunteering. We’ll have information on our new membership…

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W19-AMI-108 SCIENCE MONDAYS

January 21 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
The Center of Anna Maria Island, 407 Magnolia Ave
Anna Maria, FL 34216 United States
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W19-AMI-108 SCIENCE MONDAYS Mondays: 1-2:30 p.m. (Note: Extended Class Time) 7 Sessions: Jan. 21-Mar. 4 THE CENTER ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND Moderator: Sanchia Adye Science Mondays return to Anna Maria Island. Join in as we explore the world around us—from outer space to our home planet. We’ll learn about our brains and our body systems, and we’ll take a look at how great minds came up with astonishing, yet simple ideas in science. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from…

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W19-AMI-108 SCIENCE MONDAYS

January 28 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
The Center of Anna Maria Island, 407 Magnolia Ave
Anna Maria, FL 34216 United States
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W19-AMI-108 SCIENCE MONDAYS Mondays: 1-2:30 p.m. (Note: Extended Class Time) 7 Sessions: Jan. 21-Mar. 4 THE CENTER ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND Moderator: Sanchia Adye Science Mondays return to Anna Maria Island. Join in as we explore the world around us—from outer space to our home planet. We’ll learn about our brains and our body systems, and we’ll take a look at how great minds came up with astonishing, yet simple ideas in science. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from…

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Information Expo

January 31 @ 8:30 AM - 3:00 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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Jan. 28-31 • 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. HELP US – HELP YOU Do you have ideas for making OLLI at Ringling College even better? Do you have skills and expertise you would like to share with OLLI? We need your help to grow. Stop by the tables during the Information Expo to learn more about how you can make a difference in your lifelong learning program by volunteering. We’ll have information on our new membership levels and Shared Interest Groups (SIGs),…

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February 2019

W19-AMI-108 SCIENCE MONDAYS

February 4 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
The Center of Anna Maria Island, 407 Magnolia Ave
Anna Maria, FL 34216 United States
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W19-AMI-108 SCIENCE MONDAYS Mondays: 1-2:30 p.m. (Note: Extended Class Time) 7 Sessions: Jan. 21-Mar. 4 THE CENTER ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND Moderator: Sanchia Adye Science Mondays return to Anna Maria Island. Join in as we explore the world around us—from outer space to our home planet. We’ll learn about our brains and our body systems, and we’ll take a look at how great minds came up with astonishing, yet simple ideas in science. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from…

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W19-AMI-108 SCIENCE MONDAYS

February 11 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
The Center of Anna Maria Island, 407 Magnolia Ave
Anna Maria, FL 34216 United States
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W19-AMI-108 SCIENCE MONDAYS Mondays: 1-2:30 p.m. (Note: Extended Class Time) 7 Sessions: Jan. 21-Mar. 4 THE CENTER ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND Moderator: Sanchia Adye Science Mondays return to Anna Maria Island. Join in as we explore the world around us—from outer space to our home planet. We’ll learn about our brains and our body systems, and we’ll take a look at how great minds came up with astonishing, yet simple ideas in science. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from…

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W19-05 WAR & MUSIC

February 18 @ 9:00 AM - 10:45 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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W19-05 WAR & MUSIC Mondays: 9-10:45 a.m. (Note: Extended Class Time) 4 Sessions: Jan. 28-Feb. 18 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Justin Vibbard A myriad of factors and geopolitical events can influence and affect an artist or an entire art form, but perhaps none more so than war and political strife. Over four weeks, we will explore several of the composers and musical styles most affected by conflict in the 20th century, often considered one of the bloodiest and cruelest centuries in…

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W19-AMI-108 SCIENCE MONDAYS

February 18 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
The Center of Anna Maria Island, 407 Magnolia Ave
Anna Maria, FL 34216 United States
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W19-AMI-108 SCIENCE MONDAYS Mondays: 1-2:30 p.m. (Note: Extended Class Time) 7 Sessions: Jan. 21-Mar. 4 THE CENTER ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND Moderator: Sanchia Adye Science Mondays return to Anna Maria Island. Join in as we explore the world around us—from outer space to our home planet. We’ll learn about our brains and our body systems, and we’ll take a look at how great minds came up with astonishing, yet simple ideas in science. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from…

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W19-AMI-108 SCIENCE MONDAYS

February 25 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
The Center of Anna Maria Island, 407 Magnolia Ave
Anna Maria, FL 34216 United States
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W19-AMI-108 SCIENCE MONDAYS Mondays: 1-2:30 p.m. (Note: Extended Class Time) 7 Sessions: Jan. 21-Mar. 4 THE CENTER ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND Moderator: Sanchia Adye Science Mondays return to Anna Maria Island. Join in as we explore the world around us—from outer space to our home planet. We’ll learn about our brains and our body systems, and we’ll take a look at how great minds came up with astonishing, yet simple ideas in science. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from…

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March 2019

W19-02 STREET PHOTOGRAPHY AND THE ART OF SEEING

March 4 @ 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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W19-02 STREET PHOTOGRAPHY AND THE ART OF SEEING Mondays: 9-10:20 a.m. 7 Sessions: Jan. 14-Mar. 4 (Note: No Class on Jan. 21; Holiday) TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Barry Bub Photographer or not, if you wish to experience life to the fullest, this is the class for you. A photography course unlike any other—the focus is more on seeing better, rather than the camera, as we bring to life Dorothea Lang’s axiom that “the camera is an instrument that teaches people how…

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W19-01 DISRUPTING THE EDUCATION INDUSTRY

March 4 @ 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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W19-01 DISRUPTING THE EDUCATION INDUSTRY Mondays: 9-10:20 a.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 28-Mar. 4 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Alex Beavers Spiraling costs, digital transformations of the economy, and changing demographics are forming a perfect storm that will lead to disruptions in the educational industry. While technology will play a major role in these disruptions, the structure of the educational process, and the business models will have to change for there to be any social and economic benefit. This course is a survey…

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W19-03 CONTEMPORARY CONTENTIOUS ISSUES

March 4 @ 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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W19-03 CONTEMPORARY CONTENTIOUS ISSUES Mondays: 9-10:20 a.m. 7 Sessions: Jan. 14-Mar. 4 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Maurice Finkelstein This course offers an examination of current contentious political and social issues. Topics to be covered include: the 2016 presidential election; resurgent racial and ethnic conflicts; marriage equality, single and gay parenting; immigration (legal and illegal); Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA); gun violence and the second amendment; Supreme Court cases on personal rights; Israel, Palestine, and American Jewry. This is a discussion…

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W19-04 ADVANCED INVESTMENT ANALYSIS

March 4 @ 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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W19-04 ADVANCED INVESTMENT ANALYSIS Mondays: 9-10:20 a.m. 7 Sessions: Jan. 14-Mar. 4 (No Class on Jan. 21; Holiday) TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Lauren Rudd This course takes you a step beyond dividend and intrinsic value analysis as presented in the “Introduction to Investment Analysis” course. The material in this course will teach you how to analyze the financial history and forecast the future performance of a company by utilizing a series of computer models and Excel programs. We will also discuss…

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W19-10 WORLD WAR II LEADERS: ALLIES AND AXIS POWERS

March 4 @ 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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W19-10 WORLD WAR II LEADERS: ALLIES AND AXIS POWERS Mondays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 7 Sessions: Jan. 14-Mar. 4 (No Class on Jan. 21; Holiday) TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Ernest ‘Doc’ Werlin Join us as we focus on the four most important leaders of World War II—Churchill, Roosevelt, Hitler, and Stalin. Additional lectures will be centered on the background of World War II and this complex period in history that almost destroyed the civilized world. Silver Member: $90; Gold Member: $81.

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W19-08 SHORT STORIES: THE GEMS OF LITERATURE

March 4 @ 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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W19-08 SHORT STORIES: THE GEMS OF LITERATURE Mondays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 7 Sessions: Jan. 14-Mar. 4 (No Class on Jan. 21; Holiday) TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM (Note: This class is also offered on Wednesdays as W19-50 SHORT STORIES: THE GEMS OF LITERATURE) Diane Browne-Sterdt Well-written short stories are the gems of literature— small powerhouses of compelling characters, moral imperatives, and psychological richness. They draw the reader right in and deliver a jolt, quietly or dramatically, at their conclusions. Classics and contemporary…

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W19-09 JANE AUSTEN: PERSUASION AND MANSFIELD PARK

March 4 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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W19-09 JANE AUSTEN: PERSUASION AND MANSFIELD PARK Mondays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 28-Mar. 4 Martha Hill Jane Austen’s works are deservedly both popular and esteemed. Her works resonate with modern readers in spite of the length of time that they have existed, two of them are now 200 years old. In this class, we will read and discuss “Mansfield Park” and her last book, “Persuasion.” Silver Member: $90; Gold Member: $81.

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W19-12 THE SYMPHONIC LIFE — INSIDE THE REPERTOIRE

March 4 @ 11:00 AM - 1:00 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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W19-12 THE SYMPHONIC LIFE — INSIDE THE REPERTOIRE Mondays: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. (Note: Extended Class Time) 6 Sessions: Jan. 28-Mar. 4 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Michael McClelland, George Nickson, Sean O’Neil, Betsy Traba, and Justin Vibbard A new installment in the Symphonic Life series, this course and will focus on orchestral repertoire from the Baroque period to the present day. Five professional musicians from the Sarasota Orchestra delve into music from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Impressionist, and Contemporary periods of music…

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W19-06 EVOLUTION OF JAZZ: PART I

March 4 @ 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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W19-06 EVOLUTION OF JAZZ: PART I Mondays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 7 Sessions: Jan. 14-Mar. 4 (No Class on Jan. 21; Holiday) TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Martin Adams At the dawn of the 20th century, the musical cultures of two continents collided and fused on a third continent (North America), becoming “jazz.” We will explore the roots of America’s indigenous art form from its genesis to flowering into 1920s “Jazz Era,” and the 1930s “Swing Era.” We will use the recordings and…

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W19-07 AQUACULTURE: THE BLUE REVOLUTION

March 4 @ 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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W19-07 AQUACULTURE: THE BLUE REVOLUTION Mondays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 7 Sessions: Jan. 14-Mar. 4 (No Class on Jan. 21; Holiday) TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Alex Beavers There has been a major change in the seafood industry over the last 10 years. This Blue Revolution in aquaculture is following in the footsteps of the Green Revolution in agriculture of the last 60 years. Over 50 percent of global seafood harvests now come from fish farms. Over 90 percent of the seafood consumed…

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W19-11 IPAD PHOTO MANAGEMENT, PHOTO BOOKS, AND VIDEOS

March 4 @ 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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W19-11 IPAD PHOTO MANAGEMENT, PHOTO BOOKS, AND VIDEOS Mondays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 28-Mar. 4 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Gayle Yaverbaum The iPad is a fabulous tool that may be used to manage photos and videos, preserving precious memories. In this course, you will learn basic iPad photo editing techniques, how to manage photos and create hardcover books from them. You will also learn how to integrate photos and videos for professional looking presentations. Active involvement and hands-on practice…

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W19-16 SENECA FALLS TO #METOO: WOMEN-STUCK OR UNSTUCK

March 4 @ 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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W19-16 SENECA FALLS TO #METOO: WOMEN-STUCK OR UNSTUCK? Mondays: 1-2:20 p.m. 4 Sessions: Feb. 11-Mar. 4 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Sherry Penney We will explore Seneca Falls (1848), the first Women’s Rights Convention, and other significant efforts to promote equality for women. We will examine the split in the women’s movement during the late 19th century, the struggle to achieve voting rights, and the ERA (Equal Rights Amendment). While substantial legislative advancements were made in the ’60s and ’70s, what actually…

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W19-18 DISCUSSING CONTROVERSIAL ISSUES

March 4 @ 1:00 PM - 2:45 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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W19-18 DISCUSSING CONTROVERSIAL ISSUES Mondays: 1-2:45 p.m. (Note: Extended Class Time) 6 Sessions: Jan. 28-Mar. 4 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Tom Dietrich Where do you stand on the important social, political, and economic issues of the day? Your opinions on the issues are the focus of this course. We will discuss different issues at each class. A professional video debate by opposing experts will be viewed in short segments followed by discussion. The facilitator does not take sides on the issues.…

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W19-13 GERMANY UNSURE OF ITSELF, 1814-1914

March 4 @ 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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W19-13 GERMANY UNSURE OF ITSELF, 1814-1914 Mondays: 1-2:20 p.m. 7 Sessions: Jan. 14-Mar. 4 (No Class on Jan. 21; Holiday) TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Jens Albiez This course explores Germany’s development from a collection of multiple small states in 1814 into continental Europe’s powerhouse by 1914. We will review the stages of revolutionary struggles of the German people longing for unification, which was finally achieved by von Bismarck in 1871. We will examine the reasons for Germany’s uneasy fit into Europe…

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W19-17 A HISTORY OF SMUGGLING IN FLORIDA

March 4 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-17 A HISTORY OF SMUGGLING IN FLORIDA Mondays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 28-Mar. 4 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Stan Zimmerman Florida’s rich and colorful history is due in part to its role as a major conduit for contraband. Booze, guns, and drugs are just part of the story which stretches from conquistadors to cocaine cowboys. If it is illegal to possess, it’s been smuggled through Florida including human beings, endangered species, cigars, animal hides, invasive plants, and much more. The…

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W19-15 RUSSIAN LITERATURE: SHORT FICTION MASTERPIECES

March 4 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-15 RUSSIAN LITERATURE: SHORT FICTION MASTERPIECES Mondays: 1-2:20 p.m. 7 Sessions: Jan. 14-Mar. 4 (No Class on Jan. 21; Holiday) TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Lawrence DeMilner In this class, we will read and discuss short fiction masterpieces by the greatest writers of the 19th and first half of the 20th centuries: Turgenev, Dostoyevski, Tolstoy, Chekhov, Gorki, Babel, and Solzhenitsyn. This course is a sequel to one given in 2015, 2016, and 2018, with all new selections. We will explore one or…

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W19-14 THE MIND BODY CONNECTION

March 4 @ 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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W19-14 THE MIND BODY CONNECTION Mondays: 1-2:20 p.m. 4 Sessions: Feb. 11-Mar. 4 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Herbert Cohen Many things in life can negatively impact us. Our bodies respond to how we think, feel, and act in reaction to these stressors. This impact is often referred to as the mind-body connection. This course will explore how influences such as family, peer and group interactions, and loss can lead to emotional and physical problems, such as anxiety, cardiovascular disease, and fatigue.…

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W19-AMI-108 SCIENCE MONDAYS

March 4 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
The Center of Anna Maria Island, 407 Magnolia Ave
Anna Maria, FL 34216 United States
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W19-AMI-108 SCIENCE MONDAYS Mondays: 1-2:30 p.m. (Note: Extended Class Time) 7 Sessions: Jan. 21-Mar. 4 THE CENTER ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND Moderator: Sanchia Adye Science Mondays return to Anna Maria Island. Join in as we explore the world around us—from outer space to our home planet. We’ll learn about our brains and our body systems, and we’ll take a look at how great minds came up with astonishing, yet simple ideas in science. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from…

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INFORMATION EXPO MARCH 11-14

March 14 @ 10:20 AM - 3:00 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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INFORMATION EXPO Stop by the tables during the Information Expo • Mar. 11-14 • 10:20 am-3 pm; • Mar. 25-28 • 10:20 am-3 pm Learn more about how you can make a difference in your lifelong learning program by volunteering. HELP US – HELP YOU Do you have ideas for making OLLI at Ringling College even better? Do you have skills and expertise you would like to share with OLLI? We need your help to grow. We’ll have information on…

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SP19-10 “SPECIAL PROSECUTOR” OR “SPECIAL COUNSEL” – FROM ARCHIBALD COX TO ROBERT MUELLER

March 27 @ 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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SP19-10 “SPECIAL PROSECUTOR” OR “SPECIAL COUNSEL” – FROM ARCHIBALD COX TO ROBERT MUELLER Mondays & Wednesdays: 1-2:20 pm 6 Sessions: Mar. 11-Mar. 27 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Robert Gary Join us as we review the history of special prosecutors, starting with Watergate and ending with the current probe of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. We will explore the legal authority, powers, and crimes that occurred and learn the difference between a special prosecutor and a special counsel. More importantly,…

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INFORMATION EXPO MARCH 25-28

March 28 @ 10:20 AM - 3:00 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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INFORMATION EXPO Stop by the tables during the Information Expo Mar. 25-28 • 10:20 am-3 pm Learn more about how you can make a difference in your lifelong learning program by volunteering. HELP US – HELP YOU Do you have ideas for making OLLI at Ringling College even better? Do you have skills and expertise you would like to share with OLLI? We need your help to grow. We’ll have information on our new membership levels and Shared Interest Groups…

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April 2019

SP19-09 STRESS: THE SILENT KILLER

April 1 @ 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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SP19-09 STRESS: THE SILENT KILLER Mondays: 1-2:20 pm 4 Sessions: Mar. 11-Apr. 1 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Herbert Cohen Stress appears to be epidemic. Research has shown that stress is related to cardiovascular disease, hypertension, and a depressed immune system that can contribute to cancer and other diseases. This course is designed to give students a better understanding of the sources of stress and to learn how to manage and overcome the stresses of everyday life. Research will be presented as…

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SP19-01 IT’S NOT ABOUT THE F-STOP

April 15 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SP19-01 IT’S NOT ABOUT THE F-STOP Mondays: 9-10:20 am 6 Sessions: Mar. 11-Apr. 15 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Barry Bub The adage 90% of what you learn you forget. 90% of what you experience you remember totally applies to street photography. This course, based on the book “It’s Not About the F-Stop” by noted photographer Jay Maisel, is designed to be mostly experiential and practical. We will tap the wisdom in the book, practice some street photography exercises, participate in optional…

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SP19-02 IPHONE FOR EXPERIENCED USERS

April 15 @ 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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SP19-02 IPHONE FOR EXPERIENCED USERS Mondays: 9-10:20 am 6 Sessions: Mar. 11-Apr. 15 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Alan Freedman You know the basics…making phone calls, sending emails, text messaging, and creating contacts. Now take your experience to the next level. Learn how to use Safari to surf the web, how to use Google Maps, how to select and use various apps to meet your needs, and how to improve your photography and photo collection. We’ll also set up your “Find My…

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SP19-07 LOCKED UP: JUSTICE DENIED

April 15 @ 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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SP19-07 LOCKED UP: JUSTICE DENIED Mondays: 11 am-12:20 pm 6 Sessions: Mar. 11-Apr. 15 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Harriet Hendel Can you imagine being accused of a crime you did not commit and serving decades behind bars? Since 1992, more than 350 people have been exonerated using DNA. Many of those people were on Death Row. This course will explore the tireless work of The Innocence Project of Florida and some of the cases they have won. Using short films, as…

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SP19-08 NOVELTY SONGS— THE LAST LAUGH

April 15 @ 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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SP19-08 NOVELTY SONGS— THE LAST LAUGH Mondays: 11 am-12:20 pm 6 Sessions: Mar. 11-Apr. 15 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Tony Moon When recorded music began selling in the ’20s and ’30s, novelty songs dominated the hit parade. This lasted for more than 40 years—then poof! They nearly disappeared from top 40 radio, but why? This course will give you some answers. We’ll take a humorous, nostalgic trip recalling those funny songs with video and recordings. We will relive the laughter created…

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SP19-04 NO MORE “TEFLON LISTENING”

April 22 @ 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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SP19-04 NO MORE “TEFLON LISTENING” Mondays: 9-10:20 am 6 Sessions: Mar. 11-Apr. 22; (Note: No Class Apr. 1) TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Judy Rosemarin A good listener is one who can get out of his or her own story and be fully present to another’s story. “Teflon Listening” is skimming the surface so you can quickly get back to your agenda. Teflon Listening is also when you rush to judgment. Imagine learning how to slow down, powerfully pause, and how to…

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SP19-05 PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT

April 29 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SP19-05 PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT Mondays: 9-10:20 am 8 Sessions: Mar. 11-Apr. 29 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Lauren Rudd Once you have decided what you want to invest in, do you know how to use your selections to create and actively manage a portfolio? This course, a continuation of the instructor’s series of investment analysis courses, will emphasize how to combine and manage a portfolio of investment instruments to maximize expected returns while controlling risk. The entire active management process—from information to forecasts…

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SP19-03 QUIET THE MIND, RELIEVE STRESS, FIND PEACE WITH MEDITATION

April 29 @ 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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SP19-03 QUIET THE MIND, RELIEVE STRESS, FIND PEACE WITH MEDITATION Mondays: 9-10:20 am 8 Sessions: Mar. 11-Apr. 29 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Stephen Gillum In this course, you’ll learn and practice mind-quieting and mind-observation techniques, identifying causes of stress, and learning how to relieve it. We will discuss different styles of meditation, but the emphasis will be on the actual doing, including meditation while walking. The approach is non-theistic and draws on Eckhart Tolle’s ideas on mind observation and presence, as…

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SP19-06 SHORT STORIES: THE GEMS OF LITERATURE

April 29 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SP19-06 SHORT STORIES: THE GEMS OF LITERATURE Mondays: 11 am-12:20 pm 8 Sessions: Mar. 11-Apr. 29 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Diane Browne-Sterdt Well-written short stories are the gems of literature— small powerhouses of compelling characters, moral imperatives, and psychological richness. They draw the reader right in and deliver a jolt, quietly or dramatically, at their conclusions. Classics and contemporary stories will be discussed. The proximity of despair and joy, the vulnerability and power of women, the search for inner freedom in…

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May 2019

SU19-01 ARCHAEOLOGICAL MYSTERIES OF THE BIBLE (Summer)

May 22 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SU19-01 ARCHAEOLOGICAL MYSTERIES OF THE BIBLE (Summer) Mondays & Wednesdays: 11 am-12:20 pm 6 Sessions: May 6-May 22 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Steven Derfler Viewed from the perspective of “a letter written to each of us,” the Hebrew Bible can be seen as a work outlining an incredible history, geography, spirituality, and cultural identity. However, there are many passages that remain enigmatic to this day. In this course, we will use the literary and archaeological record of the ancient Near East…

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