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February 2019

W19-48 STUDIO GLASS: THE NEW HOT CONTEMPORARY ART FORM

February 27 @ 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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W19-48 STUDIO GLASS: THE NEW HOT CONTEMPORARY ART FORM Wednesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 16-Mar. 6 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Judy Levine and Jack Winberg Glass is one of the premier mediums for new and emerging artists to explore. Despite its humble origins in the garage of a Toledo museum in 1960, the Studio Glass Movement is now one of the most important recent advancements in the world of contemporary art. In this class, students will discover the history of…

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W19-42 HUMAN HISTORY— THE BIG PICTURE

February 27 @ 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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W19-42 HUMAN HISTORY— THE BIG PICTURE Wednesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 16-Mar. 6 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Alan Grindal Most studies of history are limited to a specific geographical area or time period. The brief duration of human life tends to limit our perspective on long-term change. This course will address a wider and multidisciplinary view beginning with the origins of life and following the major trends of human adaption and progress. Silver Member: $95; Gold Member: $85.50.

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W19-47 PARTNERS WITH OUR PLANET: JEWISH TRADITION AND THE ENVIRONMENT

February 27 @ 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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W19-47 PARTNERS WITH OUR PLANET: JEWISH TRADITION AND THE ENVIRONMENT Wednesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 5 Sessions: Feb. 6-Mar. 6 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Susan Spector To whom does this world belong? Are we “owners” or “guardians”? How do we strike a balance between preservation and progress? How does Jewish law differ in attitude from modern civil law in regard to pollution and damages? Is there a concern for the animal world? What can you do for “Tikkun Olam” (Repair of the World)?…

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W19-41 FLAT, HUMID, AND HURRICANES – LET’S MOVE TO FLORIDA

February 27 @ 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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W19-41 FLAT, HUMID, AND HURRICANES - LET’S MOVE TO FLORIDA Wednesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 16-Mar. 6 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Richard Gelpke Ever wonder why Florida “sticks out” unlike any other part of the U.S. (except for Alaska) or why sinkholes form, or how the Florida Keys came to be or why Lake Okeechobee is sending “guacamole” to Stuart? There’s a lot to discover when it comes to the atmosphere, water sphere, and land sphere. These three ‘spheres’ will…

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W19-43 THE WEIRD, THE WACKY, THE WONDERFUL: AN EXPLORATION OF CULTURAL DIFFERENCES ACROSS THE GLOBE

February 27 @ 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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W19-43 EXPLORING GLOBAL CULTURAL DIFFERENCES THROUGH A TRAVEL WRITER’S EYES Wednesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 16-Mar. 6 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Garry Grossman The best travel writers don't merely describe popular, exotic foreign destinations. Rather, as detectives, historians, and anthropologists, they open a window onto our strange, seedy, and wonderful world, bringing us unique insights into our own culture. Transport yourself "beyond? in this stimulating seminar (one article each week). Some provocative recent articles: (1) a first-person trekking account of…

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W19-40 IMPROVE YOUR WRITING WITH FENG SHUI

February 27 @ 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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W19-40 IMPROVE YOUR WRITING WITH FENG SHUI Wednesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 4 Sessions: Feb. 13-Mar. 6 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Gail Condrick Infuse your writing style with the power of the ancient art of Feng Shui. Apply the wisdom of the elements of earth, fire, water, wood, and metal to your writing style as you add new energy and creativity. First, you will determine the element that is “you”—does your writing bring the passion of fire, flow like water, or offer earth…

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CAMPUS TOUR – RINGLING COLLEGE OF ART + DESIGN

February 27 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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One event on February 13, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on February 27, 2019 at 10:00am

Ringling College of Art and Design, 2836 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34234 United States
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TOUR OPTIONS: Wednesday Jan. 23 • 10-11:30 a.m. Wednesday Feb. 13 • 10-11:30 a.m. Wednesday Feb. 27 • 10-11:30 a.m. Admission: Free. Pre-registration required. Call 941-309-5111 or go to www.OLLIatRinglingCollege.org Limited to the first 20 members to register. Join us for an inspiring tour of Ringling College, where you will experience firsthand the creative energy that permeates the campus. You will learn about its growth from an initial enrollment of 14 students to now more than 1,400 emerging artists and…

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W19-56 INTRODUCTION TO CALLIGRAPHY

February 27 @ 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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W19-56 INTRODUCTION TO CALLIGRAPHY Wednesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 30-Mar. 6 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Marc Scher The desire to learn the lost art of calligraphy has been growing steadily over the past few years. As keyboard skills have become more important, there is less need to write legibly; because of this reliance on technology, many people now appreciate the vanishing art of calligraphy. In this class, students will learn the lower and upper cases of the Chancery Cursive…

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W19-51 JUSTICE AROUND THE WORLD

February 27 @ 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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W19-51 JUSTICE AROUND THE WORLD Wednesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 30-Mar. 6 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Harriet Hendel It is often said that our criminal justice system is broken and flawed. How does it compare to other countries around the world? We will study approaches to criminal justice in several nations through films, a segment on “60 Minutes,” and scholarly research articles. Connecticut is now experimenting with a new program in two of its prisons in collaboration with the…

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W19-55 DARE TO UNDERSTAND: HOW LISTENING IMPROVES RELATIONSHIPS

February 27 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Wednesday, repeating until March 6, 2019

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-55 DARE TO UNDERSTAND: HOW LISTENING IMPROVES RELATIONSHIPS Wednesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 23-Mar. 6 (Note: No Class: Jan. 30) 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…

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W19-49 FORMATION OF THE 20TH CENTURY: 1860-1914

February 27 @ 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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W19-49 FORMATION OF THE 20TH CENTURY: 1860-1914 Wednesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 16-Mar. 6 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Monroe Brett Much of our modern world was developed and shaped by the events of the second half of the 20th century. The stories of men and women, politicians, artists, inventors, scientists, authors, and many everyday people will be told and discussed this term. Course topics include: the Civil War; the assassinations of Lincoln and the Archduke of Austria; the sinking…

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W19-52 IN HARMONY: A HISTORY OF THE GREAT VOCAL GROUPS

February 27 @ 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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W19-52 IN HARMONY: A HISTORY OF THE GREAT VOCAL GROUPS Wednesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 16-Mar. 6 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Tony Moon For more than seven decades, America has had a love affair with vocal groups from the Big-Band beginnings of The Andrews Sisters to the recent popularity of Boy Bands. We will listen to recordings and watch videos as we explore the history of singing groups. Class discussions will include the development of Doo-Wop (that enduring sound…

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W19-50 SHORT STORIES: THE GEMS OF LITERATURE

February 27 @ 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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W19-50 SHORT STORIES: THE GEMS OF LITERATURE Wednesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 16-Mar. 6 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM (Note: This class is also offered on Mondays as W19-08 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 stories will be discussed. The proximity…

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W19-53 SPIRITUAL AND MORAL ISSUES IN MODERN FICTION

February 27 @ 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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W19-53 SPIRITUAL AND MORAL ISSUES IN MODERN FICTION Wednesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 16-Mar. 6 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM John G. Parks As serious literature, good stories offer what Matthew Arnold called a “criticism of life.” As such, stories invite readers to a reflection upon our condition in the world. This often entails grappling with spiritual and moral issues such as innocence and guilt, loyalty and betrayal, choice and fate, meaning and emptiness, and hope and despair. Our exploration…

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FILMS DEPICTING THE WEIMAR ERA AND THE THIRD REICH

February 27 @ 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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W19-65 FILMS DEPICTING THE WEIMAR ERA AND THE THIRD REICH Wednesdays 1-3:30 p.m. (Note: Extended Class Time) 6 Sessions: Jan. 30-Mar. 6 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Mark Gladstone This course offers an examination of German society and political events during the Weimar Republic era and the Third Reich as depicted by Hollywood and European filmmakers. Among the films to be screened and discussed are: “Little Man, What Now?,” “Three Comrades,” “Address Unknown,” “Mephisto,” “The Mortal Storm,” and “The Seventh Cross.” Powerful…

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W19-62 THE WORLD IN TRANSITION

February 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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W19-62 THE WORLD IN TRANSITION Wednesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 30-Mar. 6 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Peter Mermin The world we live in is in a state of constant change. The instructor will designate a specific aspect of this change to be the focus of study. Using books and movies that help us understand what is behind these changes, we may look at history, psychology, politics, or literature for insight. Specific readings for this course will be made available online…

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W19-60 WOMEN: IMPROVE YOUR FINANCIAL CONFIDENCE!

February 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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W19-60 WOMEN: IMPROVE YOUR FINANCIAL CONFIDENCE! Wednesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 30-Mar. 6 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Craig Hill and Regan Teague Current research shows that women control the majority of personal wealth in the United States and make most of the household buying and investing decisions. A 2006 study found that 90 percent of women respondents reported feeling insecure when it comes to personal finance. If you would like to learn more about financial services and feel more secure…

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W19-63 LITTLE KNOWN HISTORY OF U.S. VICE PRESIDENTS

February 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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W19-63 LITTLE KNOWN HISTORY OF U.S. VICE PRESIDENTS Wednesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 30-Mar. 6 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Theodore Russell Quirky, off-beat stories about our U.S. presidents are well-known. But, what about some of our vice presidents? There have been 48 vice presidents since 1789. Two were not even elected to that office. One had taken up arms against the United States! Three have won the Nobel Peace Prize, and one had been accused of murder. All have fascinating…

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W19-61 BEGINNERS’ HEBREW, PART I

February 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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W19-61 BEGINNERS’ HEBREW, PART I Wednesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 16-Mar. 6 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Susie Konicov Learn to read and write Hebrew without stress. This class is for beginners and those who have learned Hebrew in the past but have forgotten it. You will study the alphabet and begin reading and writing Hebrew words in the first few lessons. Primer books will be available (from the instructor) at the first session for $6 each. This course is easy…

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W19-58 WHO’S AFRAID OF MODERN POETRY?

February 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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W19-58 WHO’S AFRAID OF MODERN POETRY? Wednesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 16-Mar. 6 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Lawrence DeMilner T.S. Elliot once said, “modern poetry is supposed to be difficult.” He certainly tried. Nevertheless, several of his works became touchstones of 20th-century poetry and are read by almost everyone. We will take a look at a couple of difficult ones just to see what they are made of. But mainly we will read works by some of the 20th century’s…

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W19-59 SHINING HORNS: THE LEGACY OF THE GREAT JAZZ BRASS AND REED PLAYERS

February 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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W19-59 SHINING HORNS: THE LEGACY OF THE GREAT JAZZ BRASS AND REED PLAYERS Wednesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 23-Feb. 27 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Henry Ettman Taking a cue from genealogy, we will trace the lineage of the acclaimed major horn stylists of jazz, from their source to the young rising stars of today. Each class will focus on a particular instrument: trumpet, trombone, soprano/tenor sax, alto sax, clarinet, and other reed instruments. Through archival video/musical presentations and lively discussion,…

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W19-64 UNDERSTANDING THE IMPACTS OF ATMOSPHERIC POLLUTION

February 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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W19-64 UNDERSTANDING THE IMPACTS OF ATMOSPHERIC POLLUTION Wednesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 4 Sessions: Feb. 13-Mar. 6 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Robert Yamartino Scientists have estimated pollution impacts for over 100 years: beginning with the Industrial Age building of smokestacks and use of chlorine gas in World War I. This course will emphasize methods for assessing such impacts, ranging from simple estimates to sophisticated 4-D global simulations. Basic mechanisms of atmospheric pollution transport will be reviewed employing basic “book-keeping” arithmetic and diagrams. We’ll…

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W19-66 CONVERSATIONAL ITALIAN

February 28 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Thursday, repeating until March 7, 2019

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-66 CONVERSATIONAL ITALIAN Thursdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 17-Mar. 7 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, and the casual class atmosphere…

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March 2019

Einstein’s Circle March 6: Politics From the Front Row

March 6 @ 2:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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Politics From the Front Row Wed. March 6 - 2:30-4 pm MODERATOR: SUSAN MACMANUS, PH.D Florida’s Most Quoted Political Scientist Susan MacManus is a Distinguished Emerita of Government and International Affairs at the University of South Florida-Tampa where she taught 30 years prior to her retirement. She has appeared on every major broadcast, television, cable, and radio network in the country and been interviewed by major newspapers in Florida, the United States, and internationally. MacManus is known in the media…

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INFORMATION EXPO MARCH 11-14

March 11 @ 10:20 AM - 3:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 10:20am, repeating until March 14, 2019

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 11 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Monday and Wednesday, repeating until March 27, 2019

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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SP19-37 MUSIC GEMS INSPIRED BY THE BIBLE

March 13 @ 8:00 AM - 5:00 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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SP19-37 MUSIC GEMS INSPIRED BY THE BIBLE Wednesdays: 1-2:20 pm 6 Sessions: Mar. 13-Apr. 17 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM 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…

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SP19-26 ANDROID SMARTPHONE, PART 2

March 13 @ 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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SP19-26 ANDROID SMARTPHONE, PART 2 Wednesdays: 9-10:20 am 4 Sessions: Mar. 13-Apr. 3 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Ronni Loundy You know the basic Android features such as email, contacts, and texting. Now it’s time to take your phone experience up a level. In this course, we will expand your knowledge of Android by introducing more advanced features such as memory management, connecting your desktop and phone browsers, and personalized settings. We will discuss apps that will make your Android even more…

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SP19-32 INTRODUCTION TO CALLIGRAPHY

March 13 @ 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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SP19-32 INTRODUCTION TO CALLIGRAPHY Wednesdays: 11 am-12:20 pm 6 Sessions: Mar. 13-Apr. 17 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Marc Scher The desire to learn the lost art of calligraphy has been growing steadily over the past few years. Ironically, that interest may well be attributable to the unprecedented growth of information technology. As keyboard skills have become more important, there is less need to write in a legible hand. Perhaps because of this reliance on technology, many people now appreciate and long…

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SP19-31 TODAY’S INTELLIGENCE & NATIONAL SECURITY CHALLENGES

March 13 @ 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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John RixseSP19-31 TODAY’S INTELLIGENCE & NATIONAL SECURITY CHALLENGES Wednesdays: 11 am-12:20 pm 4 Sessions: Mar. 13-Apr. 3 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM The Cold War ended over 25 years ago, yet it seems that the world is a more dangerous and unstable place today. As it has in the past, intelligence remains our first line of defense against strategic and/or tactical threats both to the international world order and to the U.S. In this course, we will consider some current issues and…

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SP19-28 1968: TRIUMPHS AND TRAGEDIES

March 13 @ 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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SP19-28 1968: TRIUMPHS AND TRAGEDIES Wednesdays: 11 am-12:20 pm 6 Sessions: Mar. 13-Apr. 17 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Monroe Brett Nineteen sixty-eight has been described as “The Year That Changed America.” The country experienced a tumultuous upheaval in political, military, racial, and cultural matters. Two shocking assassinations left the country reeling in disbelief drastically altering both the political and racial atmospheres. The Tet Offensive in Vietnam ushered in the bloodiest year for American troops as well as a new realization of…

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SP19-29 SHORT STORIES: THE GEMS OF LITERATURE

March 13 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Wednesday, repeating until May 1, 2019

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SP19-29 SHORT STORIES: THE GEMS OF LITERATURE Wednesdays: 11 am-12:20 pm 8 Sessions: Mar. 13-May 1 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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SP19-27 THE EVOLUTION OF JAZZ, PART II

March 13 @ 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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SP19-27 THE EVOLUTION OF JAZZ, PART II Wednesdays: 11 am-12:20 pm 8 Sessions: Mar. 13-May 1 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Martin Adams Jazz was America’s national popular music from the 1920s to the mid-1940s. In fact, the decades of the ’20s, ’30s, and ’40s are known respectively as the “Jazz Age” and the “Swing Era.” The roots of both modern jazz and rock sprang from this era as well. We will follow the evolution of jazz from the “speakeasies” to the…

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SP19-33 WISDOM OF THE ENNEAGRAM I & WISDOM OF THE ENNEAGRAM II

March 13 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Wednesday, repeating until May 1, 2019

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SP19-33 WISDOM OF THE ENNEAGRAM I & WISDOM OF THE ENNEAGRAM II Wednesdays: 11 am-12:20 pm 8 Sessions: Mar. 13-May 1 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Mark Stuart The Wisdom of the Enneagram goes way beyond just understanding our personality types. Once we understand the concepts of personality typing, this information helps us make a clearer connection between our personality types and our “essence” and aspects of our non-dual self. Through exercises, activities, and discussions, the course will help us see through…

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SP19-30 IS BASEBALL A SPORT OR A BUSINESS, OR ARE THE OWNERS GIVING YOU THE BUSINESS?

March 13 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Wednesday, repeating until May 1, 2019

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SP19-30 IS BASEBALL A SPORT OR A BUSINESS, OR ARE THE OWNERS GIVING YOU THE BUSINESS? Wednesdays: 11 am-12:20 pm 8 Sessions: Mar. 13-May 1 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Al Goldis Join the “Knot Hole Gang” and learn what it takes to build a championship organization, both on and off the field. Get the inside scoop about your favorite players. Do the teams with the most financial and human resources always win the World Series? What are the qualities and ingredients…

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SP19-35 THE WORLD IN TRANSITION

March 13 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until March 20, 2019

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SP19-35 THE WORLD IN TRANSITION Wednesdays: 1-2:20 pm 2 Sessions: Mar. 13 and Mar. 20 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Peter Mermin The world we live in is in a state of constant change. The instructor will designate a specific aspect of this change to be the focus of study. Using books and movies that help us understand what is behind these changes, we may look at history, psychology, politics, or literature for insight. Specific readings for this course will be made…

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SP19-34 YOUR LIFESTYLE AND NUTRITION

March 13 @ 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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SP19-34 YOUR LIFESTYLE AND NUTRITION Wednesdays: 1-2:20 pm 6 Sessions: Mar. 13-Apr. 17 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Bernice Borow Learn how to adapt your lifestyle and your diet to attain better health and reach your goals. This course focuses on the role of healthy meal plans, nutrition, exercise, and weight management in wellness improvement. You will learn how to prevent and control various disease states such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and elevated cholesterol, using proper nutrition and recommendations for exercise…

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SP19-36 EGYPT: RISE OF AN EMPIRE

March 13 @ 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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SP19-36 EGYPT: RISE OF AN EMPIRE Wednesdays: 1-2:20 pm 6 Sessions: Mar. 13-Apr. 17 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM David Miano The New Kingdom period of Egyptian history (16th to 11th centuries BCE) was the time during which the Egyptians created an empire. A succession of extraordinarily capable pharaohs, covering the 18th, 19th, and 20th dynasties, laid the foundations of a strong state and pushed the control beyond the traditional borders into Palestine and Nubia. The Egyptians entered into a period of…

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SP19-61 SECOND ISAIAH

March 13 @ 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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SP19-61 SECOND ISAIAH Wednesdays: 1-2:20 pm 6 Sessions: Mar. 13-Apr. 17 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Rabbi Alan D. Fuchs Second Isaiah (Chapters 40–55 of the book of Isaiah) may be the most important Biblical prophet. He made possible the concept of universalism monotheism. Second Isaiah also is one of the primary sources for the belief in Christianity that the Hebrew Bible foretells the coming of Jesus. This course will explore the development of the theology of Second Isaiah and attempt to…

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GOLD MEMBERS APPRECIATION PARTY

March 13 @ 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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GOLD MEMBERS APPRECIATION PARTY Wednesday, March 13, 2:30-4 pm Temple Beth Sholom Social Hall RSVP 941-309-5111

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AMI Lecture – “WHY ANCIENT HISTORY MATTERS”

March 20 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Anna Maria Island Library, 5701 Marina Dr
Holmes Beach, FL 34217 United States
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“WHY ANCIENT HISTORY MATTERS” 1-2:30 pm • Wednesday, March 20 ANNA MARIA ISLAND LIBRARY 5701 MARINA DRIVE Lectures are free and open to the public. David Miano Why study ancient history? It seems so distant, so removed from our own experience, so...unimportant. Surely, you’ve heard people dismiss a piece of information with the words, “Oh, that’s ancient history”? The implication is that something that happened a long time ago has far less relevance for those of us living in the…

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INFORMATION EXPO MARCH 25-28

March 25 @ 10:20 AM - 3:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 10:20am, repeating until March 28, 2019

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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CAMPUS TOUR – RINGLING COLLEGE OF ART + DESIGN

March 27 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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One event on April 17, 2019 at 10:00am

Ringling College of Art and Design, 2836 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34234 United States
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CAMPUS TOUR – RINGLING COLLEGE OF ART + DESIGN TOUR OPTIONS: • Wed., Mar. 27 • 10-11:30 am • Wed., Apr. 17 • 10-11:30 am Admission: Free. Pre-registration required. Call 941-309-5111 or go to www.OLLIatRinglingCollege.org Limited to the first 20 members to register. Join us for an inspiring tour of Ringling College, where you will experience firsthand the creative energy that permeates the campus. You will learn about its growth from an initial enrollment of 14 students to now more…

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Einstein’s Circle March 27 – TBA

March 27 @ 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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To Be Announced MODERATOR: TBA In keeping with our effort to remain timely and topical, the March 27 Einstein’s Circle topic and moderator will be announced on Feb. 1.

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April 2019

SP19-38 UNDERSTANDING THE GREAT DEPRESSION: FROM CRASH TO RECOVERY

April 3 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until April 17, 2019

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SP19-38 UNDERSTANDING THE GREAT DEPRESSION: FROM CRASH TO RECOVERY Wednesdays 1-2:20 pm 3 Sessions: Apr. 3-Apr. 17 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Spence Hilton Join us as we examine what economic research reveals about the Great Depression. What developments and policies precipitated the economic decline in 1929? What caused the ensuing contraction to be so prolonged and severe? What was responsible for the subsequent recovery? Topics include the stock market crash, the Gold Standard, price deflation, monetary policy and the Federal Reserve…

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May 2019

SU19-01 ARCHAEOLOGICAL MYSTERIES OF THE BIBLE (Summer)

May 6 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Monday and Wednesday, repeating until May 22, 2019

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
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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SU19-07 NO MORE “TEFLON LISTENING” (Summer)

May 8 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Wednesday, repeating until May 22, 2019

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SU19-07 NO MORE “TEFLON LISTENING” (Summer) Wednesdays: 9-10:20 am 3 Sessions: May 8-May 22 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 get out of your…

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SU19-08 YOUR LIFESTYLE AND NUTRITION (Summer)

May 8 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 29, 2019

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SU19-08 YOUR LIFESTYLE AND NUTRITION (Summer) Wednesdays: 1-2:20 pm 4 Sessions: May 8-May 29 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Bernice Borow Learn how to adapt your lifestyle and your diet to attain better health and reach your goals. This course focuses on the role of healthy meal plans, nutrition, exercise, and weight management in wellness improvement. You will learn how to prevent and control various disease states such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and elevated cholesterol, using proper nutrition and recommendations for…

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SU19-09 THE EPIC OF MEDICINE (Summer)

May 8 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 29, 2019

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SU19-09 THE EPIC OF MEDICINE (Summer) Wednesdays: 1-2:20 pm 4 Sessions: May 8-May 29 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Al Tripodi This course traces the history of medicine as it relates to the history of mankind from prehistoric time to the 20th century. The emphasis will be on Western medicine, but influences from Eastern traditions will be included. A fervent attempt will be made to learn history so we will not be destined to repeat it. Parallels will be drawn throughout the…

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