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April 2018

SP18-15 A CRAZY WORLD: HOW MAPS CAN HELP US UNDERSTAND IT

April 24 @ 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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SP18-15 A CRAZY WORLD: HOW MAPS CAN HELP US UNDERSTAND IT Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Mar. 6-Apr. 24 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Richard Gelpke Maps are all around us, from the glove compartment to the GPS on our dashboard; in the newspapers or on our smartphone or Tablet, on the cable network or the TV. But do we really know the history of maps? Do we know how they have been (mis)used in the past? This series sets out to…

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SP18-16 UNDERSTANDING DEMENTIA

April 24 @ 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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SP18-16 UNDERSTANDING DEMENTIA Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Mar. 6-Apr. 24 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Bonnie Garvey Spadafora The reality or even the prospect of dementia can be frightening and seem overwhelming. What is dementia? Is it all about Alzheimer’s or are there other types? Why does it occur? Will I get it? Can I avoid it? We will discuss these questions and related topics including coping with the emotional impact of dementia, communicating with a confused person, and dealing with…

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SP18-21 BEGINNERS’ ITALIAN, PART II

April 24 @ 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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SP18-21 BEGINNERS’ ITALIAN, PART II Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Mar. 6-Apr. 24 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Simona Bai This course is a basic introduction to Italian. Students will learn the alphabet, numbers, greetings, common Italian phrases, and much more. Each week, students will build on lessons from the previous session by adding words and phrases to their vocabulary and by practicing their pronunciation skills. Students will start to get a sense of the Italian language and grammar, plus the casual…

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SP18-12 GREAT BOOKS

April 24 @ 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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SP18-12 GREAT BOOKS Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Mar. 6-Apr. 24 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: We will read selections from the The Great Books Reading and Discussion Program, First Series, Vol. 1, which is available online at Amazon or the Great Books Foundation. Assignments: Read assigned selections prior to each class meeting.…

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SP18-17 SOUTHEAST ASIAN POLITICS

April 24 @ 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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SP18-17 SOUTHEAST ASIAN POLITICS Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Mar. 6-Apr. 24 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Paul Sarno What is President Duterte of the Philippines doing and why? Why are some Burmese Buddhists persecuting their Muslim neighbors? Why is China so aggressive in seeking control of the South China Sea? This course will attempt to answer these questions and many others while explaining the politics that govern the 11 countries of Southeast Asia extending from Myanmar to Timor Leste. The…

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SP18-22 REBALANCE IN RETIREMENT

April 24 @ 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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SP18-22 REBALANCE IN RETIREMENT Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Mar. 6-Apr. 24 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Louise Gallagher and David Klain Retirement is a major life transition. We often anticipate the good experiences we associate with retirement. Yet, for many of us, we feel lost and adrift at this time in our lives. The anchors and sense of competence that we left behind in the workplace are no longer relevant. Please join us to rediscover the inner resources you possess…

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SP18-14 ITALIAN FOR TRAVELERS

April 24 @ 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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SP18-14 ITALIAN FOR TRAVELERS Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Mar. 6-Apr. 24 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Simona Bai When traveling to Italy, communication with local residents is an important key to success. In this course, you will learn how to speak common Italian phrases and how to communicate your basic needs. You will also be taught essential skills, such as how to book a flight or hotel, how to confirm a reservation, and how to ask for directions. During class,…

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SP18-26 BEGINNING HEBREW CONVERSATIONS

April 24 @ 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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SP18-26 BEGINNING HEBREW CONVERSATIONS Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Mar. 6-Apr. 24 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Susanne Konicov This course, designed for those already familiar with the Hebrew alphabet, will focus on learning 160 keywords and an additional 90 holiday and enrichment words. In addition, students will improve their comprehension and language skills, including learning the present tense, masculine and feminine nouns and adjectives in the singular and plural. These topics will be introduced simply and clearly to ensure a pleasant…

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SP18-24 LEARN TO LOVE CLASSICAL MUSIC

April 24 @ 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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SP18-24 LEARN TO LOVE CLASSICAL MUSIC Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Mar. 6-Apr. 24 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Albert Cohen How does one begin the process of listening to and learning about classical music? Our premise is basic: you know more than you realize. Exposure to the classics you have already heard makes the subject less forbidding. We will discuss such topics as: What is a symphony? How are the movements arranged? What are two secrets that will help the beginner?…

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SP18-SCF-30 MINDFULNESS AS A PATH TO PEACE

April 24 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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East Campus — SCF: Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Pkwy. E.

Sarasota, FL 34240 United States
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SP18-SCF-30 MINDFULNESS AS A PATH TO PEACE Tuesdays 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Mar. 6-Apr. 24 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. Specific instruction in the practice of mindful meditation will be given, as well as related practices designed to relieve the anxiety that so many of us experience today.…

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May 2018

Giving Challenge 2018: Get Your Giving Shoes On

May 1 @ 12:00 PM - May 2 @ 12:00 PM

The Giving Challenge is a local fundraiser to raise dollars for local nonprofits like us. From noon May 1 to noon May 2: • You will hear about opportunities to give and have your dollars matched • You will see pictures of puppies, kittens, children, and babies • What you won’t see? Pictures of mature adult learners But... As students of the Academy, we hope you already know the impact of organizations like ours to our local community. You know…

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SU18-07 QUIET THE MIND, RELIEVE STRESS, FIND PEACE WITH MEDITATION

May 8 @ 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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SU18-07 QUIET THE MIND, RELIEVE STRESS, FIND PEACE WITH MEDITATION Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: May 8-June 26 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 well as on…

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SU18-06 GREAT BOOKS

May 8 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Tuesday, repeating until June 19, 2018

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SU18-06 GREAT BOOKS Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 6 Sessions: May 8-June 19 NOTE: No class on June 5 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 Living with the Past (50th Anniversary Series) and can be purchased online at Amazon or The Great Books Foundation bookstore. Assignment: For the first class please read Overture by Marcel Proust.…

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SU18-04 ITALIAN FOR TRAVELERS

May 8 @ 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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SU18-04 ITALIAN FOR TRAVELERS Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: May 8-June 26 Simona Bai When traveling to Italy, communication with local residents is an important key to success. In this course, you will learn how to speak common Italian phrases and how to communicate your basic needs. You will also learn essential skills, such as how to book a flight or hotel, how to confirm a reservation, and how to ask for directions. During class, you will engage in interactive…

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SU18-05 TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY ENCHANTMENT

May 8 @ 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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SU18-05 TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY ENCHANTMENT Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 6 Sessions: May 8-June 12 Jack Winberg This is the time of life when we are free to travel and take exciting images. Before your next adventure, let me teach you how to choose the right camera equipment to capture the best images. You will also learn how to retrieve, organize, print, and improve the quality of your images, as well as to produce slideshows that are showstoppers. Each week, you will receive…

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SU18-10 NARRATION AND AESTHETICS IN JAPANESE ART CINEMA

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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SU18-10 NARRATION AND AESTHETICS IN JAPANESE ART CINEMA Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: May 8-June 26 Patricia Regnier This course will examine Japan’s remarkable contributions to World Cinema with a survey of films from the 1950s to present day. Among the directors whose works we will view are Mizoguchi, Ozu, Kurosawa, Koreeda, and Kawase. We will place Japan’s cinema within the context of East Asian Cinema highlighting in class scene selections of the vibrant Taiwanese New Wave, (Ang Lee,…

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SU18-13 THEY ALSO RAN

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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SU18-13 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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SU18-12 MARINARA MELODIES: THOSE SINGING ITALIANS!

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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SU18-12 MARINARA MELODIES: THOSE SINGING ITALIANS! Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: May 8-June 26 Tony Moon Here’s a class solely devoted to the discovery of the amazing number of Italian performers in American music. From crooners to rockers and composers, we’ll listen, watch, and discuss the longstanding heritage of the great Italian influence on pop music culture. Did you know that most of the white doo-wop groups were nearly all Italian? Or that one of the premier songwriters of…

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SU18-17 OPPORTUNITIES IN TODAY’S MARKETS

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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SU18-17 OPPORTUNITIES IN TODAY’S MARKETS Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 4 Sessions: May 8-29 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 a financial plan, the state of…

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SU18-14 MUSICAL GEMS INSPIRED BY THE BIBLE

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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SU18-14 MUSICAL GEMS INSPIRED BY THE BIBLE Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: May 8-June 12 Murray Simon Many of the sacred texts of the Hebrew Bible were the “Genesis” for a number of celebrated musical works. These “creations” can be found in many forms and styles of musical expression. We will identify the original biblical texts that inspired such well-known music as found on Broadway like “Milk and Honey” by Jerry Herman and “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” by…

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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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