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Sarasota, FL 34237

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January 2019

Information Expo

January 14, 2019 @ 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
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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W19-02 STREET PHOTOGRAPHY AND THE ART OF SEEING

January 14, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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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W19-03 CONTEMPORARY CONTENTIOUS ISSUES

January 14, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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

January 14, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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

January 14, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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

January 14, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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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W19-06 EVOLUTION OF JAZZ: PART I

January 14, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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

January 14, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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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W19-13 GERMANY UNSURE OF ITSELF, 1814-1914

January 14, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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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W19-15 RUSSIAN LITERATURE: SHORT FICTION MASTERPIECES

January 14, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
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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Information Expo

January 15, 2019 @ 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
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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W19-22 INSIDER’S VIEW OF THE ARTS OF SARASOTA

January 15, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-22 INSIDER’S VIEW OF THE ARTS OF SARASOTA Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Judy Levine Sarasota is truly the capital of the arts scene of the “Culture Coast” of Florida. In this class, you will explore its rich artistic heritage through class discussions and field trips. Our field trips may include the Ringling Museum, Ringling College of Art and Design, and the artist colony in Towles Court. We will also take backstage tours of…

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W19-21 QUIET THE MIND, RELIEVE STRESS, FIND PEACE WITH MEDITATION

January 15, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-21 QUIET THE MIND, RELIEVE STRESS, FIND PEACE WITH MEDITATION Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 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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W19-24 PERSPECTIVES ON THE END OF LIFE

January 15, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-24 PERSPECTIVES ON THE END OF LIFE Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Bonnie Garvey Spadafora It’s a rare person who does not have concerns, fears, or questions about the end of life. This course will discuss ancient and modern views of death, as well as topics ranging from advance planning to palliative care, funerals to finances, and body snatching to bioethics. Class interaction will be encouraged. There is no required text for this course.…

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W19-25 GREAT BOOKS

January 15, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-25 GREAT BOOKS Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 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 & Discussion Program,” Second Series, Vols. 1 and 2, and can be purchased online at Amazon or The Great Books Foundation bookstore. Assignment: For the first class, please read,…

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W19-19 ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: GOOD OR EVIL?

January 15, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-19 ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: GOOD OR EVIL? Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Alex Beavers The layers of sensationalized hype surrounding Artificial Intelligence will be peeled back to explore why we should embrace it rather than fear it. Now an umbrella term, Artificial Intelligence includes subjects such as robotics, deep learning machines, expert systems, neural nets, and big data analytics. Despite scary headlines about future job elimination and domination by robot overlords, these technologies really offer…

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W19-30 SUPERCHARGING YOUR RETIREMENT

January 15, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-30 SUPERCHARGING YOUR RETIREMENT Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Louise Gallagher and David Klain Looking for a more interesting and exciting retirement? We’ve lined up the experts to talk about brain health, money, networking, social life, sexuality, and more. Discover enjoyable local pursuits and get “serious” about playing in retirement! Participate in lively and valuable discussions designed to help you explore your recreational options. Create the retirement you envisioned for yourself! Silver Member:…

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W19-32 NO, MR. WEST, SLAVERY WAS NEVER A CHOICE!

January 15, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-32 NO, MR. WEST, SLAVERY WAS NEVER A CHOICE! Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 7 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 (No Class: Feb. 26) TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM David G. Wilkins The recent comment by the rapper, Kanye West, characterizing slavery as a choice, highlights the misinformation and deliberate falsehoods that impede our understanding of American slavery. Inadequate, and in too many cases, non-existent instruction in American classrooms can be faulted for some of these shortcomings. Revisionist historians and Confederate apologists who have…

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W19-31 THE FASCINATING HISTORY OF SOUTHEAST ASIA

January 15, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-31 THE FASCINATING HISTORY OF SOUTHEAST ASIA Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Paul Sarno How were the 11 countries of Southeast Asia (Myanmar to Timor Leste) formed? What is their ethnic and religious composition? How do those formations impact the chance for democracy to succeed in each? Do you wonder what the impact of colonialism was on these countries? What is the historic influence of China and India on their societies? This course…

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W19-26 OUR UNIVERSE: THE MORE WE LEARN, THE STRANGER IT GETS

January 15, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-26 OUR UNIVERSE: THE MORE WE LEARN, THE STRANGER IT GETS Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 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. It seemed Newton explained things very well for the human scale. Then Einstein redefined space, time, and gravity for the scale of the universe. Then along came quantum mechanics that redefined matter at the…

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W19-29 IPHONE FOR BEGINNERS

January 15, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-29 IPHONE FOR BEGINNERS Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Alan Freedman Starting with the basics, you’ll learn to set up your iPhone and then move on to add dozens of skills to make your iPhone experience truly amazing. We’ll cover everything from making and receiving phone calls, sending and receiving emails, taking pictures, searching the Internet, keeping a calendar and contact list, and instant messaging. We’ll introduce free applications (“apps”) that will open…

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W19-SCF-101 MORE AMERICAN MUSICALS

January 15, 2019 @ 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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W19-SCF-101 MORE AMERICAN MUSICALS Tuesdays: 1-3 p.m. (Note: Extended Class Time) 7 Sessions: Jan. 15-Feb. 26 OLLI EAST (STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, LAKEWOOD RANCH) Jordan Shifrin You know all about Rodgers and Hammerstein, and you can sing the score from Phantom of the Opera, but what about all the other musicals? The art form known as the Great American Musical has been entertaining people for decades. However, it is not just Rodgers and Hammerstein and Lerner and Lowe. You will…

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W19-38 MISCARRIAGE OF JUSTICE: WRONGFUL CONVICTIONS

January 15, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-38 MISCARRIAGE OF JUSTICE: WRONGFUL CONVICTIONS Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Rick Steinmann As many as 10,000 “factually innocent” individuals may be wrongfully convicted of serious offenses and incarcerated in the U.S. every year. In this course, we will explore this disturbing issue and address its various causes. They include mistaken identifications, coerced confessions, flawed forensics, false jailhouse snitch testimony, poor legal representation, police misconduct, and the prosecution’s failure to provide exculpatory evidence to…

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W19-39 DIRTY REALISM AND CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN FICTION

January 15, 2019 @ 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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W19-39 DIRTY REALISM AND CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN FICTION Tuesdays: 1-3 p.m. (Note: Extended Class Time) 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Phillip Buck Dirty Realism emerged in the early 1980s. Early practitioners of this genre, writers like Raymond Carver and Tobias Wolff, chose to focus on unremarkable characters living ordinary lives, characters often ignored by the literary elite. Their writing styles varied, but they were unified in their use of sparse prose and direct description and in their attention…

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W19-34 THE MUSIC OF WAGNER’S RING CYCLE, PART 1

January 15, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-34 THE MUSIC OF WAGNER’S RING CYCLE, PART 1 Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 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 for the four-opera cycle. Silver Member: $95; Gold Member: $85.50.

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W19-36 ROCK ‘N’ ROLL DIDN’T DESTROY THEM ALL!

January 15, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-36 ROCK ‘N’ ROLL DIDN’T DESTROY THEM ALL! Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Tony Moon When rock ‘n’ roll arrived in 1953-1954, it changed American Pop music forever. Big Bands, singers, songwriters, and music publishers were in a real quandary—“What do we do now with this teenage phenomenon? Our careers are finished!” Oh, but wait! In this class, you will discover that many “old school” performers and songwriters continued their popularity during this great…

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W19-37 WISDOM OF THE ENNEAGRAM I; WISDOM OF THE ENNEAGRAM II

January 15, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-37 WISDOM OF THE ENNEAGRAM I; WISDOM OF THE ENNEAGRAM II Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 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 the veils…

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Information Expo

January 16, 2019 @ 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
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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W19-48 STUDIO GLASS: THE NEW HOT CONTEMPORARY ART FORM

January 16, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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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W19-44 20TH CENTURY CHOREOGRAPHY MASTERS

January 16, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-44 20TH CENTURY CHOREOGRAPHY MASTERS Wednesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 16-Feb. 20 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Christopher Hird Discover the genius of three master choreographers who shaped the future of ballet: Sir Frederick Ashton, Sir Kenneth MacMillan, and George Balanchine. Explore their unique stories, distinct styles and learn about the dancers who became famous for interpreting their works. Join us as we discuss the creative legacy of these brilliant choreographers. Silver Member: $90; Gold Member: $81.

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W19-45 REBALANCING & REFOCUSING FOR THE BONUS YEARS

January 16, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-45 REBALANCING & REFOCUSING FOR THE BONUS YEARS Wednesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 4 Sessions: Jan. 16-Feb. 6 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Susan Larson Today, countless adults are redefining the retirement years and writing a new life chapter. With this increased longevity bonus, life planning is essential to figure out what’s next. This four-part interactive course is designed to give you the tools, resources, and focused discussion needed to create a personalized template for moving forward. We will begin by debunking myths about…

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W19-42 HUMAN HISTORY— THE BIG PICTURE

January 16, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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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W19-41 FLAT, HUMID, AND HURRICANES – LET’S MOVE TO FLORIDA

January 16, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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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W19-46 A BEGINNERS’ GUIDE TO USING AN ANDROID SMARTPHONE

January 16, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-46 A BEGINNERS’ GUIDE TO USING AN ANDROID SMARTPHONE Wednesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 16-Feb. 20 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Ronni Loundy Find out how to use your Android-based smartphone to do more than just make calls. This course will teach you how to best use your phone to send texts and emails. You will learn how to choose and download new applications (“apps”), insert images into documents, customize the way your phone looks, and use your calendar. By the…

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

January 16, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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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W19-49 FORMATION OF THE 20TH CENTURY: 1860-1914

January 16, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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

January 16, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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

January 16, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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

January 16, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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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W19-61 BEGINNERS’ HEBREW, PART I

January 16, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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?

January 16, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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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W19-57 TALES OF THE UNIVERSE

January 16, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-57 TALES OF THE UNIVERSE Wednesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 4 Sessions: Jan. 16-Feb. 6 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Robert Bahm Interested in science? Curious about the cosmos? Join us as we explore some remarkable stories and features of our universe. We will look at its infancy— the first three minutes after the Big Bang that shaped everything that exists today; the life cycle of stars from birth to death, including supernovas; the four fundamental forces that drive everything; and the mystery that…

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Information Expo

January 17, 2019 @ 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
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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W19-68 TRANSATLANTIC: THE GREAT OCEAN LINERS FROM TITANIC TO QUEEN MARY 2

January 17, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-68 TRANSATLANTIC: THE GREAT OCEAN LINERS FROM TITANIC TO QUEEN MARY 2 Thursdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 17-Mar. 7 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Alfred Jones Once upon a time, getting there was just as exciting as being there—whether you were headed east or west across the Atlantic Ocean. Every ship had its own personality, and each sailing was an event— although sometimes, alas, a tragedy. In this course, we will study and discuss seven ocean liners that made history during…

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W19-66 CONVERSATIONAL ITALIAN

January 17, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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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W19-67 WRITERS’ WORKSHOP

January 17, 2019 @ 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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W19-67 WRITERS’ WORKSHOP Thursdays: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. (Note: Extended Class Time) 8 Sessions: Jan. 17-Mar. 7 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM William Andrews and Helga Harris For over 20 years, the Writers’ Workshop has been home to hundreds of aspiring authors, from novices to a few published individuals. The format is simple: students bring 18 copies of their finished or in-progress work to share with the class. Those who read on a given day have 20 minutes— ideally, 10 minutes of reading…

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W19-78 SHAKESPEARE ON FILM: COMEDY

January 17, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-78 SHAKESPEARE ON FILM: COMEDY Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 17-Mar. 7 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Laura Smith After a discussion of the history of comedy with the help of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, this course focuses on two great Shakespearean comedies: Much Ado About Nothing and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. For each play, we will do play readings of selected scenes, examining each as the blueprint for a production. We will look…

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W19-76 1950s TV: THE GOLDEN AGE

January 17, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-76 1950s TV: THE GOLDEN AGE Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 17-Mar. 7 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Jeff Ryder The 1950s introduced the American public to network television. Often referred to as “The Golden Age,” TV would have a growing influence on many aspects of American life. The course will provide an overview of the three major networks programming including entertainment, sports, and news. From Lucille Ball to Edward R. Murrow to Beaver Cleaver, there will be video clips…

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W19-73 BEST AMERICAN MAGAZINE WRITING 2018, PART I

January 17, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-73 BEST AMERICAN MAGAZINE WRITING 2018, PART I Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 17-Mar. 7 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Paul Chassy Wouldn’t you love it if someone selected for you the best thought-provoking magazine articles available today—the ones most worthy of your time, the ones that would best help you understand current and global issues? That’s just what this course will do. Each week we will read award-winning articles and critically discuss the issues based on our independent understanding…

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W19-77 WORLD LEADERS’ SECRET ILLNESSES EFFECT ON HISTORY, POLITICS AND WARS

January 17, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-77 WORLD LEADERS’ SECRET ILLNESSES EFFECT ON HISTORY, POLITICS AND WARS Thursdays: 11 a.m.–12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 17-Mar. 7 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Allan B. Schwartz This course will examine world leaders and what influences their secret illnesses had on history, politics, and wars. Course discussions will include Joe McCarthy, Indira Gandhi, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Antonin Scalia, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, and Ronald Reagan. Other discussions to include U.S. Senate Hearings and Meetings; Civil Rights;…

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W19-75 MEMOIR WRITING PLUS

January 17, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-75 MEMOIR WRITING PLUS Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 17-Mar. 7 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…

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W19-79 THE WOMAN IN ART: BEAUTY OR BEAST?

January 17, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-79 THE WOMAN IN ART: BEAUTY OR BEAST? Thursdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 17-Feb. 21 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Andre Krauss Throughout the ages, Woman has been one of the most central themes in art. Woman has been portrayed as mother, lover, and ideal beauty. Yet, along with these idealized representations, there is an equally constant cultural current that has negatively portrayed Woman. We will examine the changing portrayal of Woman in art, from the personification of beauty to the…

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W19-82 RETELLING FAIRY TALES: GRIMMS FOR GROWN-UP GIRLS

January 17, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-82 RETELLING FAIRY TALES: GRIMMS FOR GROWN-UP GIRLS Thursdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 17-Mar. 7 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Joanne Martin Has your Prince Charming turned into a frog? Are you wondering what happened to the “happily ever after” part? Are fairy tales just for children, or can adults learn too? Each week we will read a different fairy tale and, through our writing, explore its relevance to our own lives. As we do, we will consider the seasons of…

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W19-83 PLAYREADING: THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE

January 17, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-83 PLAYREADING: THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE Thursdays 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 17-Mar. 7 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Ronni Miller In this course, students will read and 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 play to be read is “Naomi in the Living…

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W19-85 THE ODYSSEY—A JOURNEY INTO AND BEYOND SELF

January 17, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-85 THE ODYSSEY—A JOURNEY INTO AND BEYOND SELF Thursdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 17-Mar. 7 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Barbara Shocket and David Eisner Composed over 2,500 years ago, but still vibrantly relevant, “The Odyssey” by Homer tells a deeply personal story of challenge, love, battle, and survival under the most exacting of circumstances. Take this profound journey with Odysseus and experience his relationship with the gods, the fates that stalk him, and the many powerful adversaries and alien creatures…

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W19-88 MAKING A LASTING LEGACY

January 18, 2019 @ 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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W19-88 MAKING A LASTING LEGACY Friday: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. 1 Session: Jan. 18 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Susan Larson Elizabeth Kuebler-Ross noted three questions people ask in the second half of life: “Have I given and received love?,” “Have I lived my life or someone else’s?,” “Have I left the world a little better than I found it?” By intentionally considering our legacies—those received, those already given, and those we have yet to leave—we can heighten our sense of personal meaning…

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W19-90 THREE GREAT ITALIAN CITIES: FLORENCE, SIENA, VERONA

January 18, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-90 THREE GREAT ITALIAN CITIES: FLORENCE, SIENA, VERONA Fridays: 10 a.m.-12 p.m. (Note: Extended Class Time) 4 Sessions: Jan. 18-Feb. 8 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Joanne Desmond Full of history and great art, lovely piazzas for dining or sipping wine under the stars — Florence, Siena, Verona are the “don’t-miss” cities of Italy! A veteran travel writer shows you what to see and do in each of these world-famous cities. You’ll also get insider tips on places to stay, where to…

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W19-03 CONTEMPORARY CONTENTIOUS ISSUES

January 21, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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

January 21, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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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OLLI ADVENTURES: QUEEN MARY 2 INFORMATION SESSION

January 22, 2019 @ 2:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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OLLI ADVENTURES: NEW YORK TO SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND SAIL THE QUEEN MARY 2, JUNE 7-14, 2019 The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Ringling College presents one of life’s greatest travel experiences—a transatlantic voyage aboard the Queen Mary 2, the finest ocean liner in the world! Join us for an information session DATE: Tuesday, Jan. 22 TIME: 2:30-3:30 p.m. Room 13 at Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Ave. To register for the free session, call 941-309-5111. Download QM2 Information Flyer

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W19-22 INSIDER’S VIEW OF THE ARTS OF SARASOTA

January 22, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-22 INSIDER’S VIEW OF THE ARTS OF SARASOTA Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Judy Levine Sarasota is truly the capital of the arts scene of the “Culture Coast” of Florida. In this class, you will explore its rich artistic heritage through class discussions and field trips. Our field trips may include the Ringling Museum, Ringling College of Art and Design, and the artist colony in Towles Court. We will also take backstage tours of…

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W19-21 QUIET THE MIND, RELIEVE STRESS, FIND PEACE WITH MEDITATION

January 22, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-21 QUIET THE MIND, RELIEVE STRESS, FIND PEACE WITH MEDITATION Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 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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W19-24 PERSPECTIVES ON THE END OF LIFE

January 22, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-24 PERSPECTIVES ON THE END OF LIFE Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Bonnie Garvey Spadafora It’s a rare person who does not have concerns, fears, or questions about the end of life. This course will discuss ancient and modern views of death, as well as topics ranging from advance planning to palliative care, funerals to finances, and body snatching to bioethics. Class interaction will be encouraged. There is no required text for this course.…

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W19-25 GREAT BOOKS

January 22, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-25 GREAT BOOKS Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 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 & Discussion Program,” Second Series, Vols. 1 and 2, and can be purchased online at Amazon or The Great Books Foundation bookstore. Assignment: For the first class, please read,…

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W19-19 ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: GOOD OR EVIL?

January 22, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-19 ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: GOOD OR EVIL? Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Alex Beavers The layers of sensationalized hype surrounding Artificial Intelligence will be peeled back to explore why we should embrace it rather than fear it. Now an umbrella term, Artificial Intelligence includes subjects such as robotics, deep learning machines, expert systems, neural nets, and big data analytics. Despite scary headlines about future job elimination and domination by robot overlords, these technologies really offer…

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W19-30 SUPERCHARGING YOUR RETIREMENT

January 22, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-30 SUPERCHARGING YOUR RETIREMENT Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Louise Gallagher and David Klain Looking for a more interesting and exciting retirement? We’ve lined up the experts to talk about brain health, money, networking, social life, sexuality, and more. Discover enjoyable local pursuits and get “serious” about playing in retirement! Participate in lively and valuable discussions designed to help you explore your recreational options. Create the retirement you envisioned for yourself! Silver Member:…

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W19-32 NO, MR. WEST, SLAVERY WAS NEVER A CHOICE!

January 22, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-32 NO, MR. WEST, SLAVERY WAS NEVER A CHOICE! Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 7 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 (No Class: Feb. 26) TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM David G. Wilkins The recent comment by the rapper, Kanye West, characterizing slavery as a choice, highlights the misinformation and deliberate falsehoods that impede our understanding of American slavery. Inadequate, and in too many cases, non-existent instruction in American classrooms can be faulted for some of these shortcomings. Revisionist historians and Confederate apologists who have…

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W19-31 THE FASCINATING HISTORY OF SOUTHEAST ASIA

January 22, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-31 THE FASCINATING HISTORY OF SOUTHEAST ASIA Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Paul Sarno How were the 11 countries of Southeast Asia (Myanmar to Timor Leste) formed? What is their ethnic and religious composition? How do those formations impact the chance for democracy to succeed in each? Do you wonder what the impact of colonialism was on these countries? What is the historic influence of China and India on their societies? This course…

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W19-26 OUR UNIVERSE: THE MORE WE LEARN, THE STRANGER IT GETS

January 22, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-26 OUR UNIVERSE: THE MORE WE LEARN, THE STRANGER IT GETS Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 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. It seemed Newton explained things very well for the human scale. Then Einstein redefined space, time, and gravity for the scale of the universe. Then along came quantum mechanics that redefined matter at the…

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W19-29 IPHONE FOR BEGINNERS

January 22, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-29 IPHONE FOR BEGINNERS Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Alan Freedman Starting with the basics, you’ll learn to set up your iPhone and then move on to add dozens of skills to make your iPhone experience truly amazing. We’ll cover everything from making and receiving phone calls, sending and receiving emails, taking pictures, searching the Internet, keeping a calendar and contact list, and instant messaging. We’ll introduce free applications (“apps”) that will open…

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W19-SCF-101 MORE AMERICAN MUSICALS

January 22, 2019 @ 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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W19-SCF-101 MORE AMERICAN MUSICALS Tuesdays: 1-3 p.m. (Note: Extended Class Time) 7 Sessions: Jan. 15-Feb. 26 OLLI EAST (STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, LAKEWOOD RANCH) Jordan Shifrin You know all about Rodgers and Hammerstein, and you can sing the score from Phantom of the Opera, but what about all the other musicals? The art form known as the Great American Musical has been entertaining people for decades. However, it is not just Rodgers and Hammerstein and Lerner and Lowe. You will…

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W19-38 MISCARRIAGE OF JUSTICE: WRONGFUL CONVICTIONS

January 22, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-38 MISCARRIAGE OF JUSTICE: WRONGFUL CONVICTIONS Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Rick Steinmann As many as 10,000 “factually innocent” individuals may be wrongfully convicted of serious offenses and incarcerated in the U.S. every year. In this course, we will explore this disturbing issue and address its various causes. They include mistaken identifications, coerced confessions, flawed forensics, false jailhouse snitch testimony, poor legal representation, police misconduct, and the prosecution’s failure to provide exculpatory evidence to…

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W19-39 DIRTY REALISM AND CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN FICTION

January 22, 2019 @ 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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W19-39 DIRTY REALISM AND CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN FICTION Tuesdays: 1-3 p.m. (Note: Extended Class Time) 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Phillip Buck Dirty Realism emerged in the early 1980s. Early practitioners of this genre, writers like Raymond Carver and Tobias Wolff, chose to focus on unremarkable characters living ordinary lives, characters often ignored by the literary elite. Their writing styles varied, but they were unified in their use of sparse prose and direct description and in their attention…

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W19-34 THE MUSIC OF WAGNER’S RING CYCLE, PART 1

January 22, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-34 THE MUSIC OF WAGNER’S RING CYCLE, PART 1 Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 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 for the four-opera cycle. Silver Member: $95; Gold Member: $85.50.

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W19-36 ROCK ‘N’ ROLL DIDN’T DESTROY THEM ALL!

January 22, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-36 ROCK ‘N’ ROLL DIDN’T DESTROY THEM ALL! Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Tony Moon When rock ‘n’ roll arrived in 1953-1954, it changed American Pop music forever. Big Bands, singers, songwriters, and music publishers were in a real quandary—“What do we do now with this teenage phenomenon? Our careers are finished!” Oh, but wait! In this class, you will discover that many “old school” performers and songwriters continued their popularity during this great…

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W19-37 WISDOM OF THE ENNEAGRAM I; WISDOM OF THE ENNEAGRAM II

January 22, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-37 WISDOM OF THE ENNEAGRAM I; WISDOM OF THE ENNEAGRAM II Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 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 the veils…

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

January 23, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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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W19-44 20TH CENTURY CHOREOGRAPHY MASTERS

January 23, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-44 20TH CENTURY CHOREOGRAPHY MASTERS Wednesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 16-Feb. 20 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Christopher Hird Discover the genius of three master choreographers who shaped the future of ballet: Sir Frederick Ashton, Sir Kenneth MacMillan, and George Balanchine. Explore their unique stories, distinct styles and learn about the dancers who became famous for interpreting their works. Join us as we discuss the creative legacy of these brilliant choreographers. Silver Member: $90; Gold Member: $81.

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W19-45 REBALANCING & REFOCUSING FOR THE BONUS YEARS

January 23, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-45 REBALANCING & REFOCUSING FOR THE BONUS YEARS Wednesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 4 Sessions: Jan. 16-Feb. 6 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Susan Larson Today, countless adults are redefining the retirement years and writing a new life chapter. With this increased longevity bonus, life planning is essential to figure out what’s next. This four-part interactive course is designed to give you the tools, resources, and focused discussion needed to create a personalized template for moving forward. We will begin by debunking myths about…

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W19-42 HUMAN HISTORY— THE BIG PICTURE

January 23, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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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W19-41 FLAT, HUMID, AND HURRICANES – LET’S MOVE TO FLORIDA

January 23, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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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W19-46 A BEGINNERS’ GUIDE TO USING AN ANDROID SMARTPHONE

January 23, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-46 A BEGINNERS’ GUIDE TO USING AN ANDROID SMARTPHONE Wednesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 16-Feb. 20 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Ronni Loundy Find out how to use your Android-based smartphone to do more than just make calls. This course will teach you how to best use your phone to send texts and emails. You will learn how to choose and download new applications (“apps”), insert images into documents, customize the way your phone looks, and use your calendar. By the…

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

January 23, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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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W19-55 DARE TO UNDERSTAND: HOW LISTENING IMPROVES RELATIONSHIPS

January 23, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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

January 23, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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

January 23, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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

January 23, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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

January 23, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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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W19-61 BEGINNERS’ HEBREW, PART I

January 23, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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?

January 23, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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

January 23, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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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W19-57 TALES OF THE UNIVERSE

January 23, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-57 TALES OF THE UNIVERSE Wednesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 4 Sessions: Jan. 16-Feb. 6 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Robert Bahm Interested in science? Curious about the cosmos? Join us as we explore some remarkable stories and features of our universe. We will look at its infancy— the first three minutes after the Big Bang that shaped everything that exists today; the life cycle of stars from birth to death, including supernovas; the four fundamental forces that drive everything; and the mystery that…

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Special Event: Oldies Dance Party

January 23, 2019 @ 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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Oldies Dance Party Wednesday, January 23 • 2:30-4 p.m. Temple Beth Sholom Social Hall 1050 S. Tuttle Ave. FEE: $15 To register, call 941-309-5111 It’s time to dust off your white bucks, penny loafers, and your blue suede shoes and join us for a trip down memory lane. This is about history Daddy-O…the musical kind when Elvis, The Beatles, Sam Cooke, Little Richard, Buddy Holly, The Crystals, Frankie Avalon, Neil Sedaka, The Bee Gees, and a host of other music titans…

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W19-68 TRANSATLANTIC: THE GREAT OCEAN LINERS FROM TITANIC TO QUEEN MARY 2

January 24, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-68 TRANSATLANTIC: THE GREAT OCEAN LINERS FROM TITANIC TO QUEEN MARY 2 Thursdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 17-Mar. 7 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Alfred Jones Once upon a time, getting there was just as exciting as being there—whether you were headed east or west across the Atlantic Ocean. Every ship had its own personality, and each sailing was an event— although sometimes, alas, a tragedy. In this course, we will study and discuss seven ocean liners that made history during…

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W19-66 CONVERSATIONAL ITALIAN

January 24, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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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W19-69 CLIMATE CHANGE: LOCAL IMPACTS AND LOCAL ADAPTATION

January 24, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-69 CLIMATE CHANGE: LOCAL IMPACTS AND LOCAL ADAPTATION Thursdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 7 Sessions: Jan. 24-Mar. 7 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Jack Merriam What are climate change predictors—those that affect our natural and man-made environment? In this course, we will discuss how climate change and bay-level rise are impacting our area and what we can expect in the future. Each week, we will examine a different topic including storm surge implications, pollution sources, biological indicators (seagrass, red tide, fish, mangroves, and other…

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W19-67 WRITERS’ WORKSHOP

January 24, 2019 @ 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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W19-67 WRITERS’ WORKSHOP Thursdays: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. (Note: Extended Class Time) 8 Sessions: Jan. 17-Mar. 7 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM William Andrews and Helga Harris For over 20 years, the Writers’ Workshop has been home to hundreds of aspiring authors, from novices to a few published individuals. The format is simple: students bring 18 copies of their finished or in-progress work to share with the class. Those who read on a given day have 20 minutes— ideally, 10 minutes of reading…

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W19-78 SHAKESPEARE ON FILM: COMEDY

January 24, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-78 SHAKESPEARE ON FILM: COMEDY Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 17-Mar. 7 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Laura Smith After a discussion of the history of comedy with the help of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, this course focuses on two great Shakespearean comedies: Much Ado About Nothing and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. For each play, we will do play readings of selected scenes, examining each as the blueprint for a production. We will look…

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W19-76 1950s TV: THE GOLDEN AGE

January 24, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-76 1950s TV: THE GOLDEN AGE Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 17-Mar. 7 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Jeff Ryder The 1950s introduced the American public to network television. Often referred to as “The Golden Age,” TV would have a growing influence on many aspects of American life. The course will provide an overview of the three major networks programming including entertainment, sports, and news. From Lucille Ball to Edward R. Murrow to Beaver Cleaver, there will be video clips…

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W19-73 BEST AMERICAN MAGAZINE WRITING 2018, PART I

January 24, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-73 BEST AMERICAN MAGAZINE WRITING 2018, PART I Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 17-Mar. 7 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Paul Chassy Wouldn’t you love it if someone selected for you the best thought-provoking magazine articles available today—the ones most worthy of your time, the ones that would best help you understand current and global issues? That’s just what this course will do. Each week we will read award-winning articles and critically discuss the issues based on our independent understanding…

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W19-77 WORLD LEADERS’ SECRET ILLNESSES EFFECT ON HISTORY, POLITICS AND WARS

January 24, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-77 WORLD LEADERS’ SECRET ILLNESSES EFFECT ON HISTORY, POLITICS AND WARS Thursdays: 11 a.m.–12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 17-Mar. 7 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Allan B. Schwartz This course will examine world leaders and what influences their secret illnesses had on history, politics, and wars. Course discussions will include Joe McCarthy, Indira Gandhi, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Antonin Scalia, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, and Ronald Reagan. Other discussions to include U.S. Senate Hearings and Meetings; Civil Rights;…

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W19-74 IPHONE PHOTOGRAPHY

January 24, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-74 IPHONE PHOTOGRAPHY Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 7 sessions Jan. 24-Mar. 7 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM 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-alifetime 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 them to perfection and store them…

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W19-75 MEMOIR WRITING PLUS

January 24, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-75 MEMOIR WRITING PLUS Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 17-Mar. 7 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…

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W19-79 THE WOMAN IN ART: BEAUTY OR BEAST?

January 24, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-79 THE WOMAN IN ART: BEAUTY OR BEAST? Thursdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 17-Feb. 21 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Andre Krauss Throughout the ages, Woman has been one of the most central themes in art. Woman has been portrayed as mother, lover, and ideal beauty. Yet, along with these idealized representations, there is an equally constant cultural current that has negatively portrayed Woman. We will examine the changing portrayal of Woman in art, from the personification of beauty to the…

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W19-80 THE CIVIL WAR: BROOKLYN, N.Y.C., AND LINCOLN

January 24, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-80 THE CIVIL WAR: BROOKLYN, N.Y.C., AND LINCOLN Thursdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 3 Sessions: Jan. 24-Feb. 7 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Bud Livingston BROOKLYN: Where did the Union troops go after their surrender at Fort Sumter in 1861? Where was Abraham Lincoln supposed to speak in 1860 before he delivered his Cooper Union Address? Where did the Squibb and Pfizer pharmaceutical companies begin their operations? Where was the Civil War’s most famous ship built, the one whose very existence changed naval warfare…

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W19-82 RETELLING FAIRY TALES: GRIMMS FOR GROWN-UP GIRLS

January 24, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-82 RETELLING FAIRY TALES: GRIMMS FOR GROWN-UP GIRLS Thursdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 17-Mar. 7 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Joanne Martin Has your Prince Charming turned into a frog? Are you wondering what happened to the “happily ever after” part? Are fairy tales just for children, or can adults learn too? Each week we will read a different fairy tale and, through our writing, explore its relevance to our own lives. As we do, we will consider the seasons of…

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W19-83 PLAYREADING: THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE

January 24, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-83 PLAYREADING: THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE Thursdays 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 17-Mar. 7 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Ronni Miller In this course, students will read and 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 play to be read is “Naomi in the Living…

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W19-85 THE ODYSSEY—A JOURNEY INTO AND BEYOND SELF

January 24, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-85 THE ODYSSEY—A JOURNEY INTO AND BEYOND SELF Thursdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 17-Mar. 7 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Barbara Shocket and David Eisner Composed over 2,500 years ago, but still vibrantly relevant, “The Odyssey” by Homer tells a deeply personal story of challenge, love, battle, and survival under the most exacting of circumstances. Take this profound journey with Odysseus and experience his relationship with the gods, the fates that stalk him, and the many powerful adversaries and alien creatures…

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W19-89 FROM SUCCESS TO SIGNIFICANCE

January 25, 2019 @ 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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W19-89 FROM SUCCESS TO SIGNIFICANCE Friday: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. 1 Session: Jan. 25 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Susan Larson For optimal aging, it is essential to live with intention, to take stock of our personal definition of success and what it means to be significant. During this interactive workshop, we will revisit our core values and their alignment with our lifestyles. We will discuss the transition process that occurs during retirement, from focusing on success to focusing on significance. We will…

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W19-92 LIFELONG LEARNING TIME SIFTERS IN-DEPTH SERIES: THE DEAD SEA SCROLLS

January 25, 2019 @ 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

W19-92 LIFELONG LEARNING TIME SIFTERS IN-DEPTH SERIES: THE DEAD SEA SCROLLS Friday: 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. 1 Session: Jan. 25 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Steven Derfler The rediscovery of the biblical world has included some of the most exciting archaeological discoveries made in the 20th century. The finding of a series of scrolls (that were hidden in caves along the northwest corner of the Dead Sea) dated to the 3rd century BCE-1st century CE perhaps tops the list of discoveries regarding their…

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W19-90 THREE GREAT ITALIAN CITIES: FLORENCE, SIENA, VERONA

January 25, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-90 THREE GREAT ITALIAN CITIES: FLORENCE, SIENA, VERONA Fridays: 10 a.m.-12 p.m. (Note: Extended Class Time) 4 Sessions: Jan. 18-Feb. 8 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Joanne Desmond Full of history and great art, lovely piazzas for dining or sipping wine under the stars — Florence, Siena, Verona are the “don’t-miss” cities of Italy! A veteran travel writer shows you what to see and do in each of these world-famous cities. You’ll also get insider tips on places to stay, where to…

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Information Expo

January 28, 2019 @ 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
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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W19-02 STREET PHOTOGRAPHY AND THE ART OF SEEING

January 28, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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

January 28, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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

January 28, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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

January 28, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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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W19-05 WAR & MUSIC

January 28, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 10:45 AM
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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W19-10 WORLD WAR II LEADERS: ALLIES AND AXIS POWERS

January 28, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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

January 28, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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

January 28, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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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

January 28, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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

January 28, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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

January 28, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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

January 28, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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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W19-18 DISCUSSING CONTROVERSIAL ISSUES

January 28, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
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

January 28, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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

January 28, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
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

January 28, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
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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Information Expo

January 29, 2019 @ 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
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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W19-22 INSIDER’S VIEW OF THE ARTS OF SARASOTA

January 29, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-22 INSIDER’S VIEW OF THE ARTS OF SARASOTA Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Judy Levine Sarasota is truly the capital of the arts scene of the “Culture Coast” of Florida. In this class, you will explore its rich artistic heritage through class discussions and field trips. Our field trips may include the Ringling Museum, Ringling College of Art and Design, and the artist colony in Towles Court. We will also take backstage tours of…

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W19-21 QUIET THE MIND, RELIEVE STRESS, FIND PEACE WITH MEDITATION

January 29, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-21 QUIET THE MIND, RELIEVE STRESS, FIND PEACE WITH MEDITATION Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 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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W19-24 PERSPECTIVES ON THE END OF LIFE

January 29, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-24 PERSPECTIVES ON THE END OF LIFE Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Bonnie Garvey Spadafora It’s a rare person who does not have concerns, fears, or questions about the end of life. This course will discuss ancient and modern views of death, as well as topics ranging from advance planning to palliative care, funerals to finances, and body snatching to bioethics. Class interaction will be encouraged. There is no required text for this course.…

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W19-23 BOCCACCIO’S DECAMERON

January 29, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-23 BOCCACCIO’S DECAMERON Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 29-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Stuart McDougal and L. Davis Hammond The year is 1348, and 10 Florentines (seven women and three men) have fled from the city to escape the plague. They pass the time telling stories, and the result is what one critic has called “an inexhaustibly rich, late medieval feast of narrative cunning, bawdy humor, and sly wit…a celebration of the sheer pleasure of being alive.” We will…

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W19-25 GREAT BOOKS

January 29, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-25 GREAT BOOKS Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 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 & Discussion Program,” Second Series, Vols. 1 and 2, and can be purchased online at Amazon or The Great Books Foundation bookstore. Assignment: For the first class, please read,…

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W19-19 ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: GOOD OR EVIL?

January 29, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-19 ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: GOOD OR EVIL? Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Alex Beavers The layers of sensationalized hype surrounding Artificial Intelligence will be peeled back to explore why we should embrace it rather than fear it. Now an umbrella term, Artificial Intelligence includes subjects such as robotics, deep learning machines, expert systems, neural nets, and big data analytics. Despite scary headlines about future job elimination and domination by robot overlords, these technologies really offer…

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W19-30 SUPERCHARGING YOUR RETIREMENT

January 29, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-30 SUPERCHARGING YOUR RETIREMENT Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Louise Gallagher and David Klain Looking for a more interesting and exciting retirement? We’ve lined up the experts to talk about brain health, money, networking, social life, sexuality, and more. Discover enjoyable local pursuits and get “serious” about playing in retirement! Participate in lively and valuable discussions designed to help you explore your recreational options. Create the retirement you envisioned for yourself! Silver Member:…

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W19-32 NO, MR. WEST, SLAVERY WAS NEVER A CHOICE!

January 29, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-32 NO, MR. WEST, SLAVERY WAS NEVER A CHOICE! Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 7 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 (No Class: Feb. 26) TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM David G. Wilkins The recent comment by the rapper, Kanye West, characterizing slavery as a choice, highlights the misinformation and deliberate falsehoods that impede our understanding of American slavery. Inadequate, and in too many cases, non-existent instruction in American classrooms can be faulted for some of these shortcomings. Revisionist historians and Confederate apologists who have…

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W19-27 THIS WAS THEIR LIVES

January 29, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-27 THIS WAS THEIR LIVES Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 29-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Moderator: OLLI Instructors In this course, we will revisit the lives of history makers from all walks of life. Our journey will lead to discoveries that include their unknown accomplishments and secret failings. We can expect to meet politicos, geniuses, athletes, the Hollywood elite as well as those with connections to the arts, science, literature, and more. Join us for a peek into…

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W19-31 THE FASCINATING HISTORY OF SOUTHEAST ASIA

January 29, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-31 THE FASCINATING HISTORY OF SOUTHEAST ASIA Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Paul Sarno How were the 11 countries of Southeast Asia (Myanmar to Timor Leste) formed? What is their ethnic and religious composition? How do those formations impact the chance for democracy to succeed in each? Do you wonder what the impact of colonialism was on these countries? What is the historic influence of China and India on their societies? This course…

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W19-26 OUR UNIVERSE: THE MORE WE LEARN, THE STRANGER IT GETS

January 29, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-26 OUR UNIVERSE: THE MORE WE LEARN, THE STRANGER IT GETS Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 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. It seemed Newton explained things very well for the human scale. Then Einstein redefined space, time, and gravity for the scale of the universe. Then along came quantum mechanics that redefined matter at the…

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W19-29 IPHONE FOR BEGINNERS

January 29, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-29 IPHONE FOR BEGINNERS Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Alan Freedman Starting with the basics, you’ll learn to set up your iPhone and then move on to add dozens of skills to make your iPhone experience truly amazing. We’ll cover everything from making and receiving phone calls, sending and receiving emails, taking pictures, searching the Internet, keeping a calendar and contact list, and instant messaging. We’ll introduce free applications (“apps”) that will open…

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W19-SCF-101 MORE AMERICAN MUSICALS

January 29, 2019 @ 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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W19-SCF-101 MORE AMERICAN MUSICALS Tuesdays: 1-3 p.m. (Note: Extended Class Time) 7 Sessions: Jan. 15-Feb. 26 OLLI EAST (STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, LAKEWOOD RANCH) Jordan Shifrin You know all about Rodgers and Hammerstein, and you can sing the score from Phantom of the Opera, but what about all the other musicals? The art form known as the Great American Musical has been entertaining people for decades. However, it is not just Rodgers and Hammerstein and Lerner and Lowe. You will…

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W19-38 MISCARRIAGE OF JUSTICE: WRONGFUL CONVICTIONS

January 29, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-38 MISCARRIAGE OF JUSTICE: WRONGFUL CONVICTIONS Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Rick Steinmann As many as 10,000 “factually innocent” individuals may be wrongfully convicted of serious offenses and incarcerated in the U.S. every year. In this course, we will explore this disturbing issue and address its various causes. They include mistaken identifications, coerced confessions, flawed forensics, false jailhouse snitch testimony, poor legal representation, police misconduct, and the prosecution’s failure to provide exculpatory evidence to…

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W19-35 CORRECTIONS, PANICS, AND COLLAPSES: A HISTORICAL LOOK AT FINANCIAL MARKETS

January 29, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-35 CORRECTIONS, PANICS, AND COLLAPSES: A HISTORICAL LOOK AT FINANCIAL MARKETS Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 29-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Craig Hill and Regan Teague Learn how to recognize financial market corrections, panics, and collapses. How can people protect themselves during negative market conditions? How have others profited? We will examine recent collapses including Brazil and Argentina contrasted with historical collapses, such as the Great Depression. Arm yourself with lessons of the past and be ready to take…

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W19-39 DIRTY REALISM AND CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN FICTION

January 29, 2019 @ 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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W19-39 DIRTY REALISM AND CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN FICTION Tuesdays: 1-3 p.m. (Note: Extended Class Time) 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Phillip Buck Dirty Realism emerged in the early 1980s. Early practitioners of this genre, writers like Raymond Carver and Tobias Wolff, chose to focus on unremarkable characters living ordinary lives, characters often ignored by the literary elite. Their writing styles varied, but they were unified in their use of sparse prose and direct description and in their attention…

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W19-34 THE MUSIC OF WAGNER’S RING CYCLE, PART 1

January 29, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-34 THE MUSIC OF WAGNER’S RING CYCLE, PART 1 Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 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 for the four-opera cycle. Silver Member: $95; Gold Member: $85.50.

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W19-36 ROCK ‘N’ ROLL DIDN’T DESTROY THEM ALL!

January 29, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-36 ROCK ‘N’ ROLL DIDN’T DESTROY THEM ALL! Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Tony Moon When rock ‘n’ roll arrived in 1953-1954, it changed American Pop music forever. Big Bands, singers, songwriters, and music publishers were in a real quandary—“What do we do now with this teenage phenomenon? Our careers are finished!” Oh, but wait! In this class, you will discover that many “old school” performers and songwriters continued their popularity during this great…

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W19-37 WISDOM OF THE ENNEAGRAM I; WISDOM OF THE ENNEAGRAM II

January 29, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-37 WISDOM OF THE ENNEAGRAM I; WISDOM OF THE ENNEAGRAM II Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 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 the veils…

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OLLI ADVENTURES INFORMATION SESSION: SICILY, JANUARY 29, 2019

January 29, 2019 @ 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SICILY — ERUPTING WITH CULTURE TOUR TOUR DATES June 22-29, 2019 DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION - FEB. 15, 2019 INFORMATION SESSION WITH ROBERT GAGLIO DATE: Tuesday, Jan. 29 TIME: 2:30-3:30 p.m. • 1050 S. Tuttle Ave., Bldg., #1 To register for the free session, call 941-309-5111 Download information flyer here See OLLI ADVENTURES event page

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Information Expo

January 30, 2019 @ 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
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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