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April 2019

CONNECTIONS: OLLI Documentary Film Series Spring 2019

April 23 @ 2:30 AM - 4:30 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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CONNECTIONS: OLLI Documentary Film Series Spring 2019 2:30-4:30 pm • Tuesdays: Mar. 12, Apr. 2, and Apr. 23 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Moderator: Julie Cotton Fees per film: $11 Gold Member; $12 Silver Member and General Admission In conjunction with the new course “Listening to Women: Changing the Future,” CONNECTIONS is devoting our spring selections to films about women. Please join us for three films that feature amazing women accomplishing extraordinary things. March 12: Mercury 13 “Mercury 13” is a remarkable…

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SP19-11 GREAT BOOKS

April 23 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 AM on Tuesday, repeating until April 30, 2019

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SP19-11 GREAT BOOKS Tuesdays: 9-10:20 am 8 Sessions: Mar. 12-Apr. 30 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Charles Sprandel Method: Shared inquiry discussion allows everyone to read and enjoy great works of literature. Discussion is based on the text at hand and only that text. Material: The text is from the “Great Books Reading and Discussion Program,” Vol. 2 and 3 and copies for each reading will be distributed one week in advance. For the first week’s assignment, students can stop by the…

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SP19-SCF-56 MINDFULNESS AS A PATH TO PEACE

April 23 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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OLLI East— SCF: Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Pkwy. E.

Sarasota, FL 34240 United States
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SP19-SCF-56 MINDFULNESS AS A PATH TO PEACE Tuesdays: 11 am-12:20 pm 8 Sessions: Mar. 12-Apr. 30 OLLI EAST (STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, LAKEWOOD RANCH) Charles Bradt It’s hard to read anything about stress these days without some mention of “mindfulness.” This course will introduce and expand upon the principles and practices of mindfulness as a pathway to a more peaceful life. Instruction in the practice of mindful meditation will be given, as well as related practices designed to relieve the…

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SP19-15 EZRA POUND AND T.S. ELIOT: THE MAKERS OF MODERN POETRY

April 23 @ 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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SP19-15 EZRA POUND AND T.S. ELIOT: THE MAKERS OF MODERN POETRY Tuesdays: 11 am-12:20 pm 8 Sessions: Mar. 12-Apr. 30 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Stuart McDougal Early in the 20th century, a pair of brash, young Americans challenged the language and forms of 19th century British and American poetry, and, in the process, created a revolution that forever altered the landscape of world literature. Who were these poets and what was the nature of this revolution? We will try to answer…

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SP19-SCF-57 CULT FILMS

April 23 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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OLLI East— SCF: Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Pkwy. E.

Sarasota, FL 34240 United States
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SP19-SCF-57 CULT FILMS Tuesdays: 1-3 pm (Note: Extended Class Time) 7 Sessions: Mar. 12-Apr. 23 OLLI EAST (STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, LAKEWOOD RANCH) Jordan Shifrin Cult films…Why are they so alluring? What will motivate a devoted fan to stand in line to see a film they have already seen 50 times before? In this course, you will learn why cult films do not necessarily require blood splatters. In fact, many of them are tame enough for a trip to the…

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SP19-22 U.S. HEALTHCARE: FACTS AND FIXES

April 23 @ 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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SP19-22 U.S. HEALTHCARE: FACTS AND FIXES Tuesdays: 1-2:20 pm 8 Sessions: Mar. 12-Apr. 30 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Ronald Gottlieb Take an in-depth look at the minimum requirements for an adequate healthcare system. We’ll discuss equality of access, what determines adequate care, preventable diseases, and how we deal with them, our right vs. privilege to adequate healthcare, measurements of results, comparison with other nations, and the costs of healthcare. The U.S. healthcare system is comprised of payers, providers, and suppliers. How…

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SP19-23 BEGINNERS’ HEBREW, PART II

April 23 @ 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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SP19-23 BEGINNERS’ HEBREW, PART II Tuesdays: 1-2:20 pm 8 Sessions: Mar. 12-Apr. 30 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Susanne Konicov This course is designed for those who are already familiar with the Hebrew alphabet. We will build on the skills you have and progress to reading, writing, vocabulary, and basic conversational Hebrew. If you have taken the Beginners’ Hebrew, Part I, we will review the basics as needed. Grammar will be built into the course. The text for the course is “Shalom…

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SP19-19 THE MUSIC OF WAGNER’S RING CYCLE, PART 2

April 23 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 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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SP19-19 THE MUSIC OF WAGNER’S RING CYCLE, PART 2 Tuesdays: 1-2:20 pm 8 Sessions: Mar. 12-Apr. 30 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Albert Cohen In Wagner’s epic “Ring Cycle,” he uses recurring themes to denote people, places, emotions, etc. In this course, we will learn these themes and see how they are used by viewing excerpts from the first two operas of the four-opera cycle. Part 1 was offered in the fall term. It is not necessary to have taken Part 1…

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LECTURE AT WPP – HOLD YOUR HORSES…HERE COME THE ELEPHANTS!

April 23 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Westminster Point Pleasant, 1533 4th Ave.
Bradenton, FL 34205 United States
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HOLD YOUR HORSES…HERE COME THE ELEPHANTS! Tuesday: 1-2 pm • April 23 Robert Collins “Throw your hat into the ring” and join us to hear some circus secrets that make our Suncoast unique. Over a century ago, John and Charles Ringling first visited Manatee County (Sarasota County didn’t exist yet!). They fell in love with our area, building homes, developing real estate and adding to our cultural landscape. Throughout our neighborhoods are dozens of locations with circus connections, reflecting circus…

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May 2019

SU19-02 QUIET THE MIND, RELIEVE STRESS, FIND PEACE WITH MEDITATION (Summer)

May 7 @ 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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SU19-02 QUIET THE MIND, RELIEVE STRESS, FIND PEACE WITH MEDITATION (Summer) Tuesdays: 9-10:20 am 4 Sessions: May 7-May 28 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,…

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SU19-03 “THEIR FINEST HOUR:” THE BRITISH AND THE BLITZ (Summer)

May 7 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 AM on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until May 23, 2019

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SU19-03 “THEIR FINEST HOUR:” THE BRITISH AND THE BLITZ (Summer) Tuesdays & Thursdays: 11 am-12:20 pm 6 Sessions: May 7-May 23 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Alfred Jones After France fell to the Nazi war machine in June 1940, Adolf Hitler turned his sights on the island nation across the Channel. Thus began the epic Battle of Britain. For many long months, the British people stood alone as the bombs fell, with only their courage and stamina to sustain them as they…

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SU19-04 RASCALS, ROGUES, ROYALTIES, AND RIPOFFS (Summer)

May 7 @ 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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SU19-04 RASCALS, ROGUES, ROYALTIES, AND RIPOFFS (Summer) Tuesdays: 11 am-12:20 pm 4 Sessions: May 7-May 28 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Tony Moon The music business—all glitz and glamour? Untold fame and money? Not always. We often see and hear about the success and fame of many music stars, from public relations firms, fan magazines, television, and social media. However, there are many stories of wasted opportunities, shady business deals, and personal disappointments the public never hears about. In this course, we…

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SU19-05 THE GOLDEN AGE OF TELEVISION (Summer)

May 7 @ 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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SU19-05 THE GOLDEN AGE OF TELEVISION (Summer) Tuesdays: 1-2:20 pm 4 Sessions: May 7-May 28 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Jordan Shifrin Where were you on Tuesday at 8 pm in the early ’50s? Was I Love Lucy a family must-see? How about Sunday at 8 pm? Was Ed Sullivan required viewing for your family? And on Nov. 22, 1963, were you glued to your TV set as the nation mourned together over the assassination of our young president? All these questions…

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SU19-06 SUCCESSFUL STRATEGIES FOR TODAY’S MARKET (Summer)

May 7 @ 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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SU19-06 SUCCESSFUL STRATEGIES FOR TODAY’S MARKET (Summer) Tuesdays: 1-2:20 pm 4 Sessions: May 7-May 28 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Bob Latessa This class will provide a broad look at the current state of today’s financial markets. We will not only address the risks investors face but will also outline opportunities that wealth managers look for when allocating portfolios. Themes to be discussed will include: tax-advantaged investing, investing for income in a low-interest-rate environment, analysis of investor behavior, the benefits of having…

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SU19-SCF-61 POSITIVE TRANSITIONS… THE PROMISE OF LIFE’S PIVOT POINTS (Summer)

May 7 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
OLLI East— SCF: Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Pkwy. E.

Sarasota, FL 34240 United States
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SU19-SCF-61 POSITIVE TRANSITIONS… THE PROMISE OF LIFE’S PIVOT POINTS (Summer) Tuesday: 1-4 pm 1 Session: May 7 OLLI EAST (STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, LAKEWOOD RANCH) Kathy Flora Whether navigating a move to a new area, a new job, or a new life stage, transitional pivot points are a constant fact of life. Learn new strategies for tackling the challenges that life transitions bring, so that you can claim the promise and personal excitement these changes hold. Kathy will guide you…

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SU19-SCF-62 ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: GOOD OR EVIL (Summer)

May 21 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
OLLI East— SCF: Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Pkwy. E.

Sarasota, FL 34240 United States
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SU19-SCF-62 ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: GOOD OR EVIL (Summer) Tuesday: 1-4 pm 1 Session: May 21 OLLI EAST (STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, LAKEWOOD RANCH) Alex Beavers Headlines are barraging us with warnings that artificial intelligence (e.g., robotics, automation, data analytics, deep learning, etc.) might just be evil because it will boost productivity at the expense of fewer jobs and a diminished role for human labor. Despite these alarms, there is much that dispels the evil myth of technology and that builds a…

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