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April 2018

SP18-44 FOUR FATEFUL YEARS: 1988-1992

April 26 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Thursday, repeating until April 26, 2018

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SP18-44 FOUR FATEFUL YEARS: 1988-1992 Thursdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Mar. 8-Apr. 26 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Alfred Jones The presidency of George H. W. Bush corresponds with momentous events that both closed lengthy chapters in the American past and opened the United States to new challenges in the future. Specifically, those four years witnessed the break-up of the Soviet Union and the collapse of colonial rule in South Africa. During the same period, the Exxon oil spill and Operation Desert…

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SP18-43 WRITERS’ WORKSHOP

April 26 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 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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SP18-43 WRITERS’ WORKSHOP Thursdays: 9 a.m.-12 p.m.; Note: Extended Class Time 8 Sessions: Mar. 8-Apr. 26 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Bill Andrews and Helga Harris To paraphrase Socrates, “Unexamined writing is not worth writing.” So, whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned veteran, join us in our friendly, unthreatening atmosphere as we examine the finished pieces or works-in-progress of the class. You read what you have, then the others offer positive feedback. Any genre is welcome: fiction, non-fiction, personal memoir, or…

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SP18-45 WORLD LEADERS: THEIR SECRET ILLNESSES AND EFFECTS

April 26 @ 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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SP18-45 WORLD LEADERS: THEIR SECRET ILLNESSES AND EFFECTS Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 7 Sessions: Mar. 8-Apr. 26: Note: No class March 15 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Allan B. Schwartz In this course, we will examine how the secret illnesses of U.S. presidents affected history, politics, and wars. Our discussions will include George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, Ulysses S. Grant, Bill Clinton, and George Bush (#43); and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Course Fee: $90; Member Fee: $81.

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SP18-48 MEMOIR PLUS

April 26 @ 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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SP18-48 MEMOIR PLUS Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Mar. 8-Apr. 26 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Ronni Miller Memoir Plus is a hands-on writing workshop using the raw material of one’s own life to write fact or fiction stories. Documenting and expressing these stories is a way to understand our own lives better. Motivational exercises from the Write It Out program include in-class warm-up exercises and spontaneous writing activities that stimulate feelings, memories, and experiences. Assignments suggested on the syllabus are…

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SP18-51 PLAYREADING: THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE

April 26 @ 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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SP18-51 PLAYREADING: THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE Thursdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Mar. 8-Apr. 26 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Ronni Miller In this course, we will read and endeavor to understand the universality of the human experience through the eyes of the playwright. We will read several one-act plays by playwrights who also use their own life experiences as material for their work in the collection, Plays in One Act, edited by Daniel Halpern. The first one-act play to be read is Wendy…

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SP18-52 MARKETS ROUND TABLE

April 26 @ 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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SP18-52 MARKETS ROUND TABLE Thursdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Mar. 8-Apr. 26 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Houston Hill Join us for the Markets Round Table, led by a former Wall Street bond trader with lifelong experience in financial markets. Using an open-ended discussion format, the Round Table will cover current and projected outlooks for the major financial markets, with an emphasis on stocks. Other topics will include the market implications of political policies, interest rates and the Fed, and basics of…

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SP18-53 THE FAT MAN AND THE TROLLEY

April 26 @ 1:00 PM - 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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SP18-53 THE FAT MAN AND THE TROLLEY Thursday: 1-3 p.m.; Note: Extended Class Time 6 Sessions: Mar. 22-Apr. 26; Note: Late Start Date TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Rosemary Bowler We are often faced with difficult decisions in our daily life. This course will examine both actual and hypothetical situations demanding a moral decision, and in each case, our choice may have both positive and negative effects. As we discuss our decisions, we will look for guidance in the arguments of thinkers,…

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SP18-49 SENECA SPEAKS!

April 26 @ 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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SP18-49 SENECA SPEAKS! Thursdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Mar. 8-Apr. 26 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM David Eisner and Barbara Shocket Seneca, the Roman Stoic philosopher and classically-trained scholar who lived in the first century A.D., speaks to us with eternal truths across the centuries. In more than 100 personal letters, he teaches how to healthfully balance the powers of reason, emotion, and the pull between fate and free will. His plays, exploding with graphic restlessness and hyperrealism, dramatize the psychological upheavals…

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May 2018

SU18-13 THEY ALSO RAN

May 8 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until May 24, 2018

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SU18-13 THEY ALSO RAN Tuesdays and Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: May 8-24 Alfred Jones No one loves a loser, especially in this success-driven society. No wonder candidates who run second in our presidential sweepstakes are often soon forgotten. In this course, we will recall and re-evaluate some of the defeated major party nominees who don’t deserve to be forgotten. Who they are will be decided by the class in our first session. How they won their party’s nomination,…

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SU18-11 ANCIENT EGYPT: THE NEW KINGDOM

May 8 @ 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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SU18-11 ANCIENT EGYPT: THE NEW KINGDOM Tuesdays and Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: May 8-24 Steven Derfler The New Kingdom, when “Egypt Ruled the East,” spanned a period of 1550-1070 BCE. It was a peak period of prosperity and power when Egypt extended its authority north into Syria and Palestine, west almost to the Siwa Oasis and south to the First Cataract. The monumental architecture of the day was the temple. In addition, there was a paradigm shift with…

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SU18-16 CHILDREN OF ABRAHAM

May 8 @ 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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SU18-16 CHILDREN OF ABRAHAM Tuesdays and Thursdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: May 8-24 Steven Derfler The religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam all arise from Western tradition and thought. Judaism’s origins stem from the patriarchal narrative and tradition of Abraham, while Christianity’s foundation grew from the matriarchal lineage of Sarah. Islamic faith also begins with Abraham, but finds its roots in the matriarchal tradition of Hagar. These beliefs have sacred texts, dogmas, rituals, and symbols which often differ starkly from…

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SU18-09 BEGINNERS’ ITALIAN, PART I

May 10 @ 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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SU18-09 BEGINNERS’ ITALIAN, PART I Thursdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: May 10-June 28 Simona Bai This introductory course is for anyone with no or very little knowledge of the language. During the course, students wil llearn Italian vocabulary, grammar, and how to interact with people. NOTE: The text for the course is Italian Now! L’italiano d’oggi! Level 1, Second Edition by Marcel Danesi, Ph.D. and is available locally or through online vendors. Course Fee: $95; Member Fee: $85.50.

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SU18-15 BEGINNERS’ ITALIAN, PART II

May 10 @ 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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SU18-15 BEGINNERS’ ITALIAN, PART II Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: May 10-June 28 Simona Bai This course will build on the communication skills taught in Beginners’ Italian, Pt. I. Anyone with a basic knowledge of Italian is welcome. Students enrolled in level two will expand their vocabulary, work on basic grammar, and practice speaking the language confidently and comfortably. NOTE: The text for the course is Italian Now! L’italiano d’oggi! Level 1, Second Edition by Marcel Danesi, Ph.D. and…

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SU18-27 MEMOIR PLUS

May 10 @ 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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SU18-27 MEMOIR PLUS Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: May 10-June 28 Ronni Miller Memoir Plus is a hands-on writing workshop using the raw material of one’s own life to write fact or fiction stories. Documenting and expressing these stories is a way to understand our own lives better. Motivational exercises from the Write It Out program include in-class warm-up exercises and spontaneous writing activities that stimulate feelings, memories, and experiences. Assignments suggested on the syllabus are geared to these…

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SU18-28 PLAY READING: THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE

May 10 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Thursday, repeating until June 28, 2018

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SU18-28 PLAY READING: THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE Thursdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: May 10-June 28 Ronni Miller In this course, we will read and endeavor to understand the universality of the human experience through the eyes of the playwright. We will read several one-act plays by playwrights who also use their own life experiences as material for their work in the collection, Plays in One Act, edited by Daniel Halpern. The first one-act play to be read is Wendy Wasserstein’s Tender…

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