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May 2018

SU18-13 THEY ALSO RAN

May 24, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SU18-13 THEY ALSO RAN Tuesdays and Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: May 8-24 Alfred Jones No one loves a loser, especially in this success-driven society. No wonder candidates who run second in our presidential sweepstakes are often soon forgotten. In this course, we will recall and re-evaluate some of the defeated major party nominees who don’t deserve to be forgotten. Who they are will be decided by the class in our first session. How they won their party’s nomination,…

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SU18-11 ANCIENT EGYPT: THE NEW KINGDOM

May 24, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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SU18-11 ANCIENT EGYPT: THE NEW KINGDOM Tuesdays and Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: May 8-24 Steven Derfler The New Kingdom, when “Egypt Ruled the East,” spanned a period of 1550-1070 BCE. It was a peak period of prosperity and power when Egypt extended its authority north into Syria and Palestine, west almost to the Siwa Oasis and south to the First Cataract. The monumental architecture of the day was the temple. In addition, there was a paradigm shift with…

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SU18-16 CHILDREN OF ABRAHAM

May 24, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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SU18-16 CHILDREN OF ABRAHAM Tuesdays and Thursdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: May 8-24 Steven Derfler The religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam all arise from Western tradition and thought. Judaism’s origins stem from the patriarchal narrative and tradition of Abraham, while Christianity’s foundation grew from the matriarchal lineage of Sarah. Islamic faith also begins with Abraham, but finds its roots in the matriarchal tradition of Hagar. These beliefs have sacred texts, dogmas, rituals, and symbols which often differ starkly from…

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SU18-17 OPPORTUNITIES IN TODAY’S MARKETS

May 29, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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SU18-17 OPPORTUNITIES IN TODAY’S MARKETS Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 4 Sessions: May 8-29 Bob Latessa This class will provide a broad look at the current state of today’s financial markets. We will not only address the risks investors face but will also outline opportunities that wealth managers look for when allocating portfolios. Themes to be discussed will include: tax-advantaged investing, investing for income in a low-interest-rate environment, analysis of investor behavior, the benefits of having a financial plan, the state of…

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June 2018

SU18-18 MEET THE CLOSET WHISPERER

June 6, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SU18-18 MEET THE CLOSET WHISPERER Wednesday: 9-11 a.m. 1 Session: June 6 Gail Condrick Your destiny is in your closet! Join us for this fun fashion event as the Closet Whisperer shows that what you wear reveals who you are. Perhaps you are a retiree with a desire to be an artist ineveryday life. Do you need the power of an athlete to navigate the changes in your life? Maybe you are a visionary leader with a need to be…

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SU18-05 TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY ENCHANTMENT

June 12, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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SU18-05 TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY ENCHANTMENT Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 6 Sessions: May 8-June 12 Jack Winberg This is the time of life when we are free to travel and take exciting images. Before your next adventure, let me teach you how to choose the right camera equipment to capture the best images. You will also learn how to retrieve, organize, print, and improve the quality of your images, as well as to produce slideshows that are showstoppers. Each week, you will receive…

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SU18-14 MUSICAL GEMS INSPIRED BY THE BIBLE

June 12, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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SU18-14 MUSICAL GEMS INSPIRED BY THE BIBLE Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: May 8-June 12 Murray Simon Many of the sacred texts of the Hebrew Bible were the “Genesis” for a number of celebrated musical works. These “creations” can be found in many forms and styles of musical expression. We will identify the original biblical texts that inspired such well-known music as found on Broadway like “Milk and Honey” by Jerry Herman and “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” by…

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SU18-19 IMPROVE YOUR WRITING WITH FENG SHUI

June 13, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SU18-19 IMPROVE YOUR WRITING WITH FENG SHUI Wednesday: 9-11 a.m. 1 Session: June 13 Gail Condrick Infuse your writing style with the power of the ancient art of Feng Shui. Apply the wisdom of the elements of earth, fire, water, wood, and metal to your writing style as you add new energy and creativity. First, you will determine the element that is “you”—does your writing bring the passion of fire, flow like water, or offer earth stability, the precision of…

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SU18-21 RCLLA BOOK GROUP

June 13, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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SU18-21 RCLLA BOOK GROUP Wednesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: May 9-June 13 JoAnn Spiegel The summer book group will read three books. The first book to be discussed will be The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway. The other two books will be determined by the class. Course Fee: $90; Member Fee: $81.

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SU18-24 LOVE, SEX, AND DESIRE IN THE ANCIENT WORLD

June 13, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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SU18-24 LOVE, SEX, AND DESIRE IN THE ANCIENT WORLD Wednesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: May 9-June 13 David Miano This course will introduce you to cultures of ancient Sumer, Egypt, Israel, Greece, and Rome through an examination of their conceptions and expressions of love, desire, and sexuality. We’ll engage in an interdisciplinary study using a variety of literary genres, including lyric poetry, love letters, philosophical dialogue, didactic poetry, and the romance novel. A wide range of topics will be discussed,…

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SU18-06 GREAT BOOKS

June 19, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SU18-06 GREAT BOOKS Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 6 Sessions: May 8-June 19 NOTE: No class on June 5 Charles Sprandel Method: Shared inquiry discussion allows everyone to read and enjoy great works of literature. Discussion is based on the text at hand and only that text. Material: The text is Living with the Past (50th Anniversary Series) and can be purchased online at Amazon or The Great Books Foundation bookstore. Assignment: For the first class please read Overture by Marcel Proust.…

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I HEAR, BUT AM I LISTENING?

June 20, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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I HEAR, BUT AM I LISTENING? Wednesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: May 16-June 20 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 how to listen for understanding; so that simmering silences and angry arguing can transform into greater mutual understanding. There are more choices than to shut down or…

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SU18-01 GEMSTONES OF THE WORLD

June 25, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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SU18-01 GEMSTONES OF THE WORLD Mondays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: May 14-June 25 NOTE: No class on May 28 Michael Melnick You probably know that gemstones run the gamut from A (amethyst) to T (tanzanite). Each gem has its own magnificent story. In this six-session course, you will learn about the science that is unique to gemstones. We will discuss the properties of gem materials and why their crystal systems become critical in the identification process. You will also…

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SU18-29 SHORT STORIES: THE GEMS OF LITERATURE

June 25, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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SU18-29 Short Stories: The Gems of Literature Mondays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: May 14-June 25 (NOTE: No class on Memorial Day, May 28) Diane Browne-Sterdt Well-written short stories are the gems of literature–small powerhouses of compelling characters, moral imperatives, and psychological richness. They draw the reader right in and deliver a jolt, quietly or dramatically, at their conclusions. Classics and contemporary stories will be discussed. The proximity of despair and joy, the vulnerability and power of women, the search…

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SU18-03 TRANSFORMATIONAL ENCOUNTERS IN THE MOVIES

June 25, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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SU18-03 TRANSFORMATIONAL ENCOUNTERS IN THE MOVIES Mondays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: May 14-June 25 NOTE: No class on May 28 David Eisner and Barbara Shocket We will watch and discuss selected contemporary and classic films which portray psychologically and spiritually transformational encounters: weakness becoming strength, defeat becoming victory, despair becoming hope, lost becoming found, darkness becoming light. Through these human dramas, we can sense how difficult—but not impossible—resolutions to life’s struggles can be. Course Fee: $90; Member Fee: $81.

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

June 26, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SU18-07 QUIET THE MIND, RELIEVE STRESS, FIND PEACE WITH MEDITATION Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: May 8-June 26 Stephen Gillum In this course, you’ll learn and practice mind-quieting and mind-observation techniques, identifying causes of stress and learning how to relieve it. We will discuss different styles of meditation, but the emphasis will be on the actual doing, including meditation while walking. The approach is non-theistic and draws on Eckhart Tolle’s ideas on mind observation and presence, as well as on…

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SU18-04 ITALIAN FOR TRAVELERS

June 26, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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SU18-04 ITALIAN FOR TRAVELERS Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: May 8-June 26 Simona Bai When traveling to Italy, communication with local residents is an important key to success. In this course, you will learn how to speak common Italian phrases and how to communicate your basic needs. You will also learn essential skills, such as how to book a flight or hotel, how to confirm a reservation, and how to ask for directions. During class, you will engage in interactive…

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SU18-10 NARRATION AND AESTHETICS IN JAPANESE ART CINEMA

June 26, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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SU18-10 NARRATION AND AESTHETICS IN JAPANESE ART CINEMA Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: May 8-June 26 Patricia Regnier This course will examine Japan’s remarkable contributions to World Cinema with a survey of films from the 1950s to present day. Among the directors whose works we will view are Mizoguchi, Ozu, Kurosawa, Koreeda, and Kawase. We will place Japan’s cinema within the context of East Asian Cinema highlighting in class scene selections of the vibrant Taiwanese New Wave, (Ang Lee,…

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SU18-12 MARINARA MELODIES: THOSE SINGING ITALIANS!

June 26, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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SU18-12 MARINARA MELODIES: THOSE SINGING ITALIANS! Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: May 8-June 26 Tony Moon Here’s a class solely devoted to the discovery of the amazing number of Italian performers in American music. From crooners to rockers and composers, we’ll listen, watch, and discuss the longstanding heritage of the great Italian influence on pop music culture. Did you know that most of the white doo-wop groups were nearly all Italian? Or that one of the premier songwriters of…

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SU18-22 EVIDENCE-BASED PREVENTIVE MEDICINE

June 27, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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SU18-22 EVIDENCE-BASED PREVENTIVE MEDICINE Wednesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: May 9-June 27 Al Tripodi In this course, we will learn what constitutes “evidence” in medicine (and science), and we will discuss what can be done, if anything, to improve our longevity and quality of life. Our focus will be on major diseases and killers such as hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and dementia. A full session will focus on geriatrics. Our discussions will explore the roles of nutrition, lifestyle,…

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SU18-23 SACRED, PROFANE, AND THWARTED LOVE IN THE MOVIES

June 27, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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SU18-23 SACRED, PROFANE, AND THWARTED LOVE IN THE MOVIES Wednesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: May 9-June 27 David Eisner and Barbara Shocket We will watch and discuss selected contemporary and classic films, which portray the joys, torments, sorrows, complexities, ironies, and paradoxes of the mystery which is—accurately or inaccurately—called love. With a psychological analysis of the emotional connections in these movie characters, we will decide for ourselves whether what we see is really love! Course Fee: $95; Member Fee:…

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SU18-26 MASTERPIECES OF WORLD CINEMA: PAST AND PRESENT

June 27, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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SU18-26 MASTERPIECES OF WORLD CINEMA: PAST AND PRESENT Wednesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: May 9-June 27 Patricia Regnier This class will view eight masterpieces that have captivated critics and spectators alike since their release. We will begin with Citizen Kane, which has topped the list since 1941, followed by works from Ozu, Hitchcock, and Tarkovsky. Next, we will examine 21st century works by S. Coppola, Linklater, Wong Kar-wai, and Ang Lee. Students will be asked to view each weekly film…

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SU18-25 BEGINNERS’ HEBREW, PART I

June 27, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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SU18-25 BEGINNERS’ HEBREW, PART I Wednesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: May 9-June 27 Susanne 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 at the first session for $6 each. This course is easy to follow and, most of all,…

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SU18-09 BEGINNERS’ ITALIAN, PART I

June 28, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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SU18-09 BEGINNERS’ ITALIAN, PART I Thursdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: May 10-June 28 Simona Bai This introductory course is for anyone with no or very little knowledge of the language. During the course, students wil llearn Italian vocabulary, grammar, and how to interact with people. NOTE: The text for the course is Italian Now! L’italiano d’oggi! Level 1, Second Edition by Marcel Danesi, Ph.D. and is available locally or through online vendors. Course Fee: $95; Member Fee: $85.50.

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SU18-15 BEGINNERS’ ITALIAN, PART II

June 28, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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SU18-15 BEGINNERS’ ITALIAN, PART II Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: May 10-June 28 Simona Bai This course will build on the communication skills taught in Beginners’ Italian, Pt. I. Anyone with a basic knowledge of Italian is welcome. Students enrolled in level two will expand their vocabulary, work on basic grammar, and practice speaking the language confidently and comfortably. NOTE: The text for the course is Italian Now! L’italiano d’oggi! Level 1, Second Edition by Marcel Danesi, Ph.D. and…

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SU18-27 MEMOIR PLUS

June 28, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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SU18-27 MEMOIR PLUS Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: May 10-June 28 Ronni Miller Memoir Plus is a hands-on writing workshop using the raw material of one’s own life to write fact or fiction stories. Documenting and expressing these stories is a way to understand our own lives better. Motivational exercises from the Write It Out program include in-class warm-up exercises and spontaneous writing activities that stimulate feelings, memories, and experiences. Assignments suggested on the syllabus are geared to these…

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SU18-28 PLAY READING: THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE

June 28, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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SU18-28 PLAY READING: THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE Thursdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: May 10-June 28 Ronni Miller In this course, we will read and endeavor to understand the universality of the human experience through the eyes of the playwright. We will read several one-act plays by playwrights who also use their own life experiences as material for their work in the collection, Plays in One Act, edited by Daniel Halpern. The first one-act play to be read is Wendy Wasserstein’s Tender…

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September 2018

INFORMATION EXPO — SEPT. 24-27

September 27, 2018 @ 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
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INFORMATION EXPO: 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 Sept. 24-27; Oct. 8-11 • 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. 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…

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FA18-63 KING TUT

September 28, 2018 @ 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
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FA18-63 KING TUT Friday: 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. 1 Session: Sept. 28 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Steven Derfler One of the greatest archaeological discoveries and subsequent mysteries emerged on Nov. 26, 1922, when archaeologist Howard Carter identified the tomb of the New Kingdom Pharaoh, Tutankhamun. Over the next few years, more than 3,500 objects were excavated, along with his intact sarcophagus and mummy. Of 62 tombs discovered in “The Canyon,” as Carter called the King’s Valley, this was the only royal tomb…

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October 2018

FA18-64 MARK TWAIN: THE AMERICAN

October 5, 2018 @ 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
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FA18-64 MARK TWAIN: THE AMERICAN Friday: 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. 1 Session: Oct. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Alan Kitty Mark Twain was called “The Father of American Literature” and was considered the funniest man alive. Known for his satirical populist works, he earned money as one of the first modern touring stand-up comics. This prolific superstar was also a journalist, printer, pilot, miner, a citizen of the world, polyglot, crackpot, social critic, philosopher, and inventor. During this workshop, the instructor will…

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INFORMATION EXPO — OCT. 8-11

October 11, 2018 @ 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
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INFORMATION EXPO: 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 Sept. 24-27; Oct. 8-11 • 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. 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…

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FA18-61 CULTIVATING THE ARTIST WITHIN

October 12, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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FA18-61 CULTIVATING THE ARTIST WITHIN Friday: 1-4 p.m. 1 Session: Oct. 12 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Monique Seyler Based on a Surrealist parlor game known as the Exquisite Corpse, the instructor will guide participants through a hands-on group drawing exercise. Playful procedures and systematic stratagems provide keys to unlocking the door to the unconscious and to releasing the visual and verbal poetry of collective creativity. Find out why this century-old game continues to have relevance and is still practiced today. No…

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FA18-17 CUBA: A COUNTRY WORTH SEEING AND KNOWING

October 16, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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FA18-17 CUBA: A COUNTRY WORTH SEEING AND KNOWING Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 4 Sessions: Sept. 25-Oct. 16 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Judy Levine and Jack Winberg Is visiting Cuba on your bucket list? Are you curious about its history? Do you want to learn how Cuban art reflects its struggles and diverse cultures? These instructors have made numerous trips to Cuba where they have photographed the people, places, and events (such as the 2015 Havana Biennial Art Exhibition) of this ever-changing country.…

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DISHING WITH THE DIRECTOR

October 16, 2018 @ 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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Got an idea for a unique program? We’d love to hear about it. Are you teeming with fundraising ideas? We need to hear those too. Want to get something off your chest in a respectful way? We’re all ears. Each term Janna Overstreet will sit down with students for an informal listening and discussion session that we are calling “Dishing With the Director.” You bring the talking points, and we’ll supply the refreshments. Join us for the first of its…

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FA18-56 THE SYMPATHETIC EYE: THE ARTIST AS NARRATOR OF SOCIAL CHANGE

October 19, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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FA18-56 THE SYMPATHETIC EYE: THE ARTIST AS NARRATOR OF SOCIAL CHANGE Friday: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. 1 Session: Oct. 19 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Andre Krauss In this workshop, we will review and discuss therepresentations of rural and urban workers’ daily lives in European art from the 17th to the 20th centuries, as well as images depicting these workers’ historical struggle to improve their social conditions. In this context, we shall approach art, not as an aesthetic object, but rather as a…

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FA18-58 THE IMPORTANCE OF RELATIONSHIPS IN INTELLIGENCE

October 19, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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FA18-58 THE IMPORTANCE OF RELATIONSHIPS IN INTELLIGENCE Friday: 9 a.m.–12 p.m. 1 Session: Oct. 19 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Jay Rixse As in so many aspects of our lives, relationships are also crucial in the world of intelligence. They are fundamental both to the gathering of information and in the reporting of the analysis to inform the decisions of our policymakers. If the relationships in either area— the collection or reporting—are weak, or break down, we can have bad intelligence, an…

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FA18-04 MEDICAL MYSTERIES SOLVED

October 22, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA18-04 MEDICAL MYSTERIES SOLVED Monday: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. 1 Session: Oct. 22 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Stuart Mushlin Using the Harvard Medical School case study method, this course will explore several interesting medical dilemmas. Using the cases as a springboard, we will discuss the differences in how patients think vs. how their doctors think. Participants will also learn how to select the right physician for their problems and how to navigate effectively through the healthcare maze. The course will be interactive…

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FA18-12 MENNONITES AND AMISH: HISTORY, BELIEF, AND LIFE

October 22, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - November 12, 2018 @ 3:00 PM
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FA18-12 MENNONITES AND AMISH: HISTORY, BELIEF, AND LIFE Mondays: 1-3 p.m. Note: Extended Time 4 Sessions: Oct. 1-Oct. 22 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM J. David Yoder Who are those people riding three-wheeled bikes in Sarasota? Why do they dress that way? What is a Mennonite? Are Mennonites and Amish the same? These questions and more will be addressed in this informative and engaging look at Mennonite and Amish history and traditions. Silver Member: $70; Gold Member: $63.

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FA18-20 THE BOOK OF EBENEZER LE PAGE

October 23, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA18-20 THE BOOK OF EBENEZER LE PAGE Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 4 Sessions: Oct. 23-Nov. 13 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Martha Hill Spanning the time period of both world wars, a must read is The Book of Ebenezer Le Page, by G. B. Edwards. It is a little-known book with wonderful insight into views on different cultures and the perception of aging. It takes place in Guernsey, one of the English Channel islands. The 80-year-old narrator is an inhabitant of the…

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CUBAN ART LECTURE

October 24, 2018 @ 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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CUBAN ART LECTURE: CROSSROADS OF CUBAN CONTEMPORARY ART: UTOPIA AND LOST PARADISE WITH DAVID HORTA 2:30-4 p.m. • Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM SOCIAL HALL Fee: $10 Gold Member • $12 Silver Member and General Admission To register, call 941-309-5111 or click here. Pre-registration suggested. No event refunds. Tickets are transferrable. Cuban art expert David Horta will discuss themes related to Cuban contemporary art and how they have impacted the general state of affairs in Cuban society over…

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FA18-62 ROMANESQUE AND GOTHIC WORLDS

October 26, 2018 @ 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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FA18-62 ROMANESQUE AND GOTHIC WORLDS Friday: 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. 1 Session: Oct. 26 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Steven Derfler “It was an age of intellectual darkness that extinguished the light of Rome. Yet amidst the errors there shone forth men of genius; no less keen were their eyes, although they were surrounded by darkness and dense gloom,” said Francesco Petrarch, an Italian scholar in the 1330s. On the heels of the collapse of the Byzantine Empire, Europe was plunged into a…

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FA18-22 ART TALKS: A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS!

October 30, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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FA18-22 ART TALKS: A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS! Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Sept. 25-Oct. 30 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Judy Levine This course is designed to help you understand and see that art is more than the product of artistic skill and talent. We will view works of art and learn how to “read” their stories; discuss the artist’s original ideas and philosophies; find out what inspired their creations; and learn how artists use principles of art…

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FA18-33 AN INTRODUCTION TO ANDROID PHONES

October 31, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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FA18-33 AN INTRODUCTION TO ANDROID PHONES Wednesdays 9-10:20 a.m. 6 Sessions: Sept. 26-Oct. 31 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Ronni Loundy Learn how to use your Android-based smartphone to do more than make phone calls. We’ll start with the basics: an overview of contacts, calendar, email, and texting; then we navigate through screens and customize the way your phone looks. You’ll find out how to change your settings and security level, and learn the best way to use your camera and share…

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FA18-57 A PEEK AT THE LIGHTER SIDE OF ART HISTORY

November 2, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA18-57 A PEEK AT THE LIGHTER SIDE OF ART HISTORY Friday: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. 1 Session: Nov. 2 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Andre Krauss What would happen if gossip columnists wrote about art history? How would they comment on Raphael’s obsessive love affair with Margherita Luti? How would they explain the otherworldly quality of Botticelli’s Venus? What would they make of the English Pre-Raphaelite painters’ constant search for “stunners”? In this workshop, we will look at anecdotes from the lives and…

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FALL LECTURE: PAINTING SARASOTA WITH THE COLORS OF THE CIRCUS WITH ROBERT COLLINS

November 8, 2018 @ 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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FALL LECTURE: PAINTING SARASOTA WITH THE COLORS OF THE CIRCUS WITH ROBERT COLLINS 2:30-4 p.m. • Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM SOCIAL HALL Free: Gold Member. Pre-registration suggested. Fee: $15 Silver Member and General Admission To register, call 941-309-5111 or click here No refunds. Tickets are transferrable. For more than a century, the Ringling name has been associated with Sarasota. Throughout our neighborhoods, you’ll find dozens of locations (familiar and hidden) that have historic, cultural, or fabled ties…

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FA18-59 SUCCESS TO SIGNIFICANCE

November 9, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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FA18-59 SUCCESS TO SIGNIFICANCE Fridays: 9-11 a.m. 2 Sessions: Nov. 2 & Nov. 9 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…

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FA18-60 THE MAJESTY AND MANNERS OF SAVANNAH

November 9, 2018 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA18-60 THE MAJESTY AND MANNERS OF SAVANNAH Friday: 10 a.m.-12 p.m. 1 Session: Nov. 9 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Karin Jones Savannah boasts the finest examples of 19th-century architecture in America. During the 20th and 21st centuries, Savannah became a living textbook for historic preservation as nearly every mansion and townhouse in the historic district was restored under the regulation of Historic Savannah Foundation, and many commercial buildings were adapted and reused by The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD).…

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FA18-03 INTRODUCTION TO INVESTMENT ANALYSIS

November 12, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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FA18-03 INTRODUCTION TO INVESTMENT ANALYSIS Mondays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Sept. 24-Nov. 12 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Lauren Rudd Do you feel as if you cannot select stocks successfully? Have you been unsuccessful in the past? Are you forced into mutual funds because you’re convinced “the experts” know more than you? This class will change all that. There is no black magic or hard-to-fathom secret to successful investing. Here you will learn how to evaluate companies and their securities. We will…

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FA18-02 QUIET THE MIND, RELIEVE STRESS, FIND PEACE WITH MEDITATION

November 12, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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FA18-02 QUIET THE MIND, RELIEVE STRESS, FIND PEACE WITH MEDITATION Mondays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Sept. 24-Nov. 12 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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FA18-01 INTEGRATING ART & DESIGN THROUGH TECHNOLOGY

November 12, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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FA18-01 INTEGRATING ART & DESIGN THROUGH TECHNOLOGY Mondays: 9-10:20 a.m. 6 Sessions: Oct. 8-Nov. 12 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Alex Beavers Technologies now being used by the industrial, medical, and academic industries are becoming mainstream tools for the art world. The demands of the global digital economy are creating opportunities for artists, designers, and technologists to work together in the creation of new products, services, environments, and information content. This course will be a glimpse into how technology is now becoming…

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FA18-08 GREAT THEATRE & GREAT AUTHORS: MILLER, ODETS, AND WILDE

November 12, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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FA18-08 GREAT THEATRE & GREAT AUTHORS: MILLER, ODETS, AND WILDE Mondays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Oct. 8-Nov. 12 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM George Vafiadis This course will be devoted to a lively examination of three great plays by three important authors: Arthur Miller (All My Sons), Clifford Odets (Golden Boy), and Oscar Wilde (The Importance of Being Earnest). By combining readings from each play with in-depth discussion and analysis, we will understand why these plays are so lasting and memorable.…

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FA18-05 SHORT STORIES: THE GEMS OF LITERATURE – Monday

November 12, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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FA18-05 SHORT STORIES: THE GEMS OF LITERATURE - Monday Mondays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Sept. 24-Nov. 12 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Diane Browne-Sterdt Well-written short stories are the gems of literature— small powerhouses of compelling characters, moral imperatives, and psychological richness. They draw the reader right in and deliver a jolt, quietly or dramatically, at their conclusions. Classics and contemporary stories will be discussed. The proximity of despair and joy, the vulnerability and power of women, the search for inner…

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FA18-07 DARE TO UNDERSTAND: HOW LISTENING IMPROVES RELATIONSHIPS

November 12, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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FA18-07 DARE TO UNDERSTAND: HOW LISTENING IMPROVES RELATIONSHIPS Mondays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Oct. 8-Nov. 12 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 transform into greater mutual understanding.…

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FA18-06 OUR UNIVERSE: THE MORE WE LEARN, THE STRANGER IT GETS

November 12, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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FA18-06 OUR UNIVERSE: THE MORE WE LEARN, THE STRANGER IT GETS Mondays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Oct. 8-Nov. 12 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. A common conclusion is that our universe is one weird place. Topics that are fascinating as well as thought-provoking will be covered from a historical perspective. It seemed Newton explained things very well for…

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FA18-09 EXPANDING THE FUNCTIONALITY OF YOUR IPAD

November 12, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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FA18-09 EXPANDING THE FUNCTIONALITY OF YOUR IPAD Mondays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Oct. 8-Nov. 12 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Gayle Yaverbaum To get the most from this class, you will need to have a prior understanding of basic iPad apps such as email, calendar, and contacts. In this course, you will expand your knowledge by exploring settings that support security as well as new and expanded app capabilities. We will review the iPad file app, scanner feature, the expanded message…

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FA18-10 TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR LIFE

November 12, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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FA18-10 TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR LIFE Mondays: 1-2:20 p.m. 3 Sessions: Oct. 29-Nov. 12 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Herb Cohen This course is designed to help you take charge of your life by examining techniques for overcoming stress and coping with everyday problems as well as those that are more severe. We will explore stress busters and mindfulness techniques and discuss best practices for building and maintaining healthy relationships. You will learn practical suggestions for improving the quality and length of…

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FA18-11 LET’S READ GOOD BOOKS TOGETHER

November 12, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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FA18-11 LET’S READ GOOD BOOKS TOGETHER Mondays: 1-2:20 p.m. 7 Sessions: Oct. 1-Nov. 12 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM JoAnn Spiegel Reading a good book with a group of interested and interesting book lovers is a stimulating and fun experience. We will read and discuss three books during the term. The first book, The Weight Of Ink by Rachel Kadish, is a novel about the discovery of a trove of papers from the 17th century by a British historian and her assistant…

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FA18-21 LET’S TALK TED TALKS

November 13, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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FA18-21 LET’S TALK TED TALKS Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 6 Sessions: Oct. 9-Nov. 13 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Louise Gallagher and David Klain TED Talks started in 1984 to promote discussion of current topics using 18-minute video essays. Now they have blossomed into a phenomenon that has everyone talking – and thinking! The original idea was that after watching a TED Talks, a person’s first inclination would be the desire to discuss the topic with friends. In this course, we will view…

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FA18-14 A CRITICAL LOOK AT CENTRAL BANKING

November 13, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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FA18-14 A CRITICAL LOOK AT CENTRAL BANKING Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 2 Sessions: Nov. 6 & Nov. 13 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Tom Dietrich The central bank of the U.S. is the Federal Reserve System. In this class, the instructor will discuss: Who owns the capital stock of the Federal Reserve Banks? Is the Federal Reserve System a branch of the U.S. government? How do Federal Reserve Banks create money? Do the Federal Reserve Banks act in the best interest of the…

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FA18-13 ITALIAN FOR TRAVELERS

November 13, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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FA18-13 ITALIAN FOR TRAVELERS Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Sept. 25-Nov. 13 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Simona Bai When traveling to Italy, communication with local residents is an important key to success. In this course, you will learn how to speak common Italian phrases and how to communicate your basic needs. You will also learn essential skills, such as how to book a flight or hotel, how to confirm a reservation, and how to ask for directions. During class, you will…

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FA18-16 GREAT BOOKS

November 13, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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FA18-16 GREAT BOOKS Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Sept. 25-Nov. 13 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, First Series, Vol. 2 and can be purchased online at Amazon or The Great Books Foundation bookstore. Assignment: For the first class please read Charles Darwin,…

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FA18-18 THIS WAS THEIR LIVES

November 13, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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FA18-18 THIS WAS THEIR LIVES Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Oct. 9-Nov. 13 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Ron Cohen 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 the…

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FA18-23 THE PLEASURES OF LYRIC POETRY

November 13, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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FA18-23 THE PLEASURES OF LYRIC POETRY Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Oct. 9-Nov. 13 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Stuart McDougal Come prepared to fall in love with poetry, with its sensuous shapes, rich resonant sounds, and often elusive meanings. Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned reader, this journey through several centuries of short lyric poetry will enhance your enjoyment and understanding of an art form that is intimate, stimulating, and perennially challenging and will provide you with tools for…

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FA18-24 MORE THAN ELVIS: THE MUSIC OF MEMPHIS

November 13, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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FA18-24 MORE THAN ELVIS: THE MUSIC OF MEMPHIS Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 7 Sessions: Sept. 25-Nov. 13 Note: No class on Oct. 9 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Tony Moon Memphis has never been the musical stepchild to Nashville. It has had an amazing history and influence on American music. Great studios, musicians, songwriters, and artists have found success along those banks of the Mississippi. Memphis has always been known as the place where rock ‘n’ roll began over 60 years ago!…

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FA18-27 FROM THE HEADLINES – DEBATE THE ISSUES

November 13, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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FA18-27 FROM THE HEADLINES – DEBATE THE ISSUES Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Oct. 9-Nov. 13 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Craig Hill From Bitcoin to Bashar al-Assad to legislative proposals. Each week we’ll spend time discussing the headline issues relating to politics, economics, sociology, and more. The goal is to create an environment of learning and exploring. We like to think of it as “coffee with friends.” Bring your opinions, a friendly attitude, and join us for spirited conversations. With mid-term…

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FA18-28 BEGINNERS’ HEBREW, PART I

November 13, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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FA18-28 BEGINNERS’ HEBREW, PART I Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Sept. 25-Nov. 13 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 at the first session for $6 each. This course is easy to follow and,…

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FA18-25 THE AMAZING VERSATILITY OF THE MUSIC OF J.S. BACH

November 13, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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FA18-25 THE AMAZING VERSATILITY OF THE MUSIC OF J.S. BACH Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Sept. 25-Nov. 13 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Albert Cohen Among the ways Bach’s music is unique is how well it translates into other formats. We will explore several great works in their original format; then hear the same music converted to other instruments and combinations. The process should reveal much about the universality of this composer’s works. Silver Member: $95; Gold Member: $85.50.

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FA18-29 LISTENING TO JAZZ

November 13, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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FA18-29 LISTENING TO JAZZ Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Oct. 9-Nov. 13 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Harry Miedema Jazz is composition without an eraser. Its mixture of African musical culture and Western European musical culture has made it a truly American music. In this course, with the help of numerous music selections, we’ll seek to define jazz and explore a range of topics such as improvisation, the art of transcription, the art of listening, learning by rote, performance practice in jazz,…

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FA18-30 TRENDING ECONOMIC DISRUPTORS

November 14, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
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FA18-30 TRENDING ECONOMIC DISRUPTORS Wednesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 6 Sessions: Oct. 10-Nov. 14 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Alex Beavers There are several trends in the business use of technology that could cause major economic disruptions (and hopefully improvements) in industries around the world. This course will be a survey of current and possible future technology-driven economic trends including: on-demand transportation, distributed energy, quantized education, e-commerce, automated health care, decentralized manufacturing, and digital currency. Silver Member: $90; Gold Member: $81.

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FA18-31 VIETNAM

November 14, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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FA18-31 VIETNAM Wednesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 6 Sessions: Oct. 10-Nov. 14 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Alan Grindal For the majority of us, the Vietnam War was the seminal event of our generation. The war caused many to question America’s principles as well as its values, and its legacy remains with us to this day. This course will review the history of the war and the many interpretations of its significance and meaning. Silver Member: $90; Gold Member: $81.

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FA18-40 PETS—HOW THEY MAKE AND CHANGE OUR LIVES

November 14, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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FA18-40 PETS—HOW THEY MAKE AND CHANGE OUR LIVES Wednesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 4 Sessions: Oct. 24-Nov. 14 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Margaret Shaw This interactive course helps participants understand the emotions surrounding the human-pet bond, including the joys of ownership and the inevitable loss of a pet. Discussions will include our relationships with pets, what it’s like to become a new pet owner, what to consider when choosing a veterinarian or when boarding a pet, and how to deal with pet…

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FA18-35 FORMATION OF THE MODERN WORLD – 18TH CENTURY

November 14, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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FA18-35 FORMATION OF THE MODERN WORLD – 18TH CENTURY Wednesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Sept. 26-Nov. 14 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Monroe Brett The fall term will cover 1800 to 1860 where we will observe social, technical, and political advances from Napoleon to Lincoln; horse and buggy to the railroad; mail to the telegraph; and sailboats to steamboats. We will see how the United States reached coast to coast acquiring the Louisiana Territory and Mexican lands. Beyond our borders, we…

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FA18-36 SHORT STORIES: THE GEMS OF LITERATURE – Wednesday

November 14, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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FA18-36 SHORT STORIES: THE GEMS OF LITERATURE - Wednesday Wednesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Sept. 26-Nov. 14 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Diane Browne-Sterdt Well-written short stories are the gems of literature— small powerhouses of compelling characters, moral imperatives, and psychological richness. They draw the reader right in and deliver a jolt, quietly or dramatically, at their conclusions. Classics and contemporary stories will be discussed. The proximity of despair and joy, the vulnerability and power of women, the search for inner…

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FA18-37 SONGWRITING AND MUSIC PUBLISHING

November 14, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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FA18-37 SONGWRITING AND MUSIC PUBLISHING Wednesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Sept. 26-Nov. 14 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Tony Moon The goal of this class is to take you behind the scenes of the music industry, to find out how songs are actually written, “pitched,” and protected. Along the way, we’ll explore the history of songwriting from the ‘30s on and all the changes brought by the arrival of each new musical genre. We’ll talk about the lives of famous songwriters…

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FA18-39 PHYSICS

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FA18-39 PHYSICS Wednesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Sept. 26-Nov. 14 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Steve Sandler This course is for the layperson; no knowledge of physics or mathematics is required. Just bring your curiosity about the laws of nature, how they have shaped our world, and the impact they have on our everyday activities. How great that impact is may surprise you. Using ordinary language to explain equations and formulas, we’ll explore the major theories of physics: the beliefs of…

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FA18-34 ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: GOOD OR EVIL?

November 14, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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FA18-34 ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: GOOD OR EVIL? Wednesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Oct. 10-Nov. 14 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…

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FA18-45 THE PINC EXPERIENCE – PEOPLE. IDEAS. NATURE. CREATIVITY.

November 14, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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FA18-45 THE PINC EXPERIENCE – PEOPLE. IDEAS. NATURE. CREATIVITY. Wednesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 4 Sessions: Oct. 24-Nov. 14 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Anand Pallegar People. Ideas. Nature. Creativity. (PINC) is an annual event that came to Sarasota in 2014 from the Netherlands. It brings together award-winning speakers from every discipline imaginable to share their knowledge and ideas with an audience of open-minded individuals. The PINC experience has often been called “a bubble bath for your brain,” because each speaker has just 20…

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FA18-43 THE WORLD IN TRANSITION

November 14, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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FA18-43 THE WORLD IN TRANSITION Wednesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 2 Sessions: Nov. 7 & Nov. 14 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Peter Mermin The world we live in is in a state of constant change. The instructor will designate a specific aspect of this change to be the focus of study. Using books and movies that help us understand what is behind these changes, we may look at history, psychology, politics, or literature for insight. Specific readings for this course will be made…

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FA18-41 YOUR LIFESTYLE AND NUTRITION

November 14, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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FA18-41 YOUR LIFESTYLE AND NUTRITION Wednesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Sept. 26-Nov. 14 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Bernice Borow Learn how to adapt your lifestyle and your diet to attain better health and reach your goals. This course focuses on the role of healthy meal plans, nutrition, exercise, and weight management in wellness improvement. You will learn how to prevent and control various disease states such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and elevated cholesterol, using proper nutrition and recommendations for exercise…

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FA18-46 1920s WASHINGTON: POLITICS, POLITICIANS, AND POLICIES

November 14, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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FA18-46 1920s WASHINGTON: POLITICS, POLITICIANS, AND POLICIES Wednesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Oct. 10-Nov. 14 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Arnold Well and Susan Well As the 100th anniversary of the end of “The Great War” approaches, we look back at the 1920s. Two of the decade’s presidents are considered to be among the worst in history. A third was popular and shocked the country by choosing not to run for re-election. We will consider the stories of these presidents as well…

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FA18-44 THE ROMAN REPUBLIC

November 14, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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FA18-44 THE ROMAN REPUBLIC Wednesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Oct. 10-Nov. 14 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM David Miano This class explores the emergence and development of Roman civilization from the foundation of the city of Rome to the time of Julius Caesar (1st century BCE). Students will be introduced to the works of ancient Roman poets, historians, and thinkers together with art and archaeology to investigate Roman culture and society, as well as the origin and development of republican government, imperialism,…

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FA18-42 JUST BECAUSE YOU THINK YOU’RE RIGHT DOESN’T MEAN I’M WRONG

November 14, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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FA18-42 JUST BECAUSE YOU THINK YOU’RE RIGHT DOESN’T MEAN I’M WRONG Wednesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 3 Sessions: Oct. 31-Nov. 14 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Herb Cohen and Anita Cohen We each think that we’re right. When we have strong views and someone disagrees, we often say they pushed our buttons, and then we respond emotionally rather than rationally. We see this today particularly in our political discussions, but it also happens with our children, our friends, our family, and our colleagues. We…

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FA18-48 BEGINNERS’ ITALIAN, PART I

November 15, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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FA18-48 BEGINNERS’ ITALIAN, PART I Thursdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Sept. 27-Nov. 15 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Simona Bai This course is a basic introduction to Italian. Students will learn the alphabet, numbers, greetings, common Italian phrases, and much more. Each week, students will build on lessons from the previous session by adding words and phrases to their vocabulary and by practicing their pronunciation skills. Students will start to get a sense of the Italian language and grammar; plus the casual…

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FA18-49 SIX GREAT POEMS

November 15, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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FA18-49 SIX GREAT POEMS Thursdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 6 Sessions: Oct. 11-Nov. 15 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Jim Larson In this class, we will read and discuss six important poems and consider their relevance to our lives to shed new light on familiar works. The poems are “Ulysses” by Alfred Tennyson, “The Windhover” by Gerard Manley Hopkins, “The Second Coming” by W.B. Yeats, “To My Dear and Loving Husband” by Anne Bradstreet, “Death of the Hired Man” by Robert Frost, and “Mother…

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FA18-51 KNOWLEDGE, FREEDOM, AND MORALS

November 15, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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FA18-51 KNOWLEDGE, FREEDOM, AND MORALS Thursdays: 9–10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Sept. 27–Nov. 15 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Eric Steinberg Do we actually have knowledge of events and objects in everyday experience or are they merely things we believe? If our choices and actions are always caused, are we ever free agents? What makes one’s acts moral or immoral? These questions have interested philosophers for many centuries. Although the course will consider the responses of some major figures in the history of…

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FA18-50 CLIMATE CHANGE: LOCAL IMPACTS AND LOCAL ADAPTATION

November 15, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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FA18-50 CLIMATE CHANGE: LOCAL IMPACTS AND LOCAL ADAPTATION Thursdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 7 Sessions: Oct. 4-Nov. 15 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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FA18-15 IPHONE PHOTOGRAPHY

November 15, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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FA18-15 IPHONE PHOTOGRAPHY Tuesdays and Thursdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 6 Sessions: Oct. 30-Nov. 15 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-a-lifetime photo opportunities or the chance to capture a priceless family or vacation memory. In this class, you’ll learn how to compose and take extraordinarily good photos and videos, edit them to perfection, store…

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FA18-47 WRITERS’ WORKSHOP

November 15, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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FA18-47 WRITERS’ WORKSHOP Thursdays: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Note: Extended Time 8 Sessions: Sept. 27-Nov. 15 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/in-progress work to share with the class. Those who read on a given day have 20 minutes, ideally 10 minutes of reading time and then…

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FA18-53 COMING OF AGE: 1960s TV NEWS

November 15, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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FA18-53 COMING OF AGE: 1960s TV NEWS Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Oct. 11-Nov. 15 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Jeff Ryder The 1960s was a decade of political and social upheaval, and TV news came of age. The course will highlight, with video clips, many of the major events, pop cultural trends, and movements of the decade along with lecture and discussion of the role and impact TV had on them. Silver Member: $90; Gold Member: $81.

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FA18-19 THE SEVEN WONDERS OF THE WORLD x 2

November 15, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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FA18-19 THE SEVEN WONDERS OF THE WORLD x 2 Tuesdays and Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Oct. 30-Nov. 15 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Steven Derfler The Seven Wonders of the World is a list of remarkable constructions of classical antiquity cited by various authors in guidebooks or poems popular among ancient Hellenic tourists. Although the list, in its current form, did not stabilize until the Renaissance, the first such lists of Seven Wonders date from the 1st-2nd century BC. The…

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FA18-52 HOW THE FAILURE OF THE WEIMAR REPUBLIC LED TO HITLER’S RISE TO POWER

November 15, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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FA18-52 HOW THE FAILURE OF THE WEIMAR REPUBLIC LED TO HITLER’S RISE TO POWER Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 7 Sessions: Oct. 4-Nov. 15 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Jens Albiez During the 14 years of Germany’s first attempt at parliamentary democracy, German society was roiled by revolution, defamation, anti-Semitism, political murders, hyperinflation, coup attempts, and mass unemployment, all of which led to Hitler’s rise to power. We will explore the rich detail of Germany’s short but intense historic period called the “Weimar…

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FA18-54 HOW DEMOCRACIES END

November 15, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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FA18-54 HOW DEMOCRACIES END Thursdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Oct. 11-Nov. 15 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Craig Hill and Regan Teague How and why does a seemingly successful democracy fail? How and why does a specific historical democracy form, and what is it trying to accomplish? This course is a timely look into the historical structure of democracies, their strengths and weaknesses, and what history tells us about the future of our own governmental system. We will explore what happens during…

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FA18-26 FROM SPICE ROUTES TO SPACE AGE: LIVING IN THE MIDEAST

November 15, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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FA18-26 FROM SPICE ROUTES TO SPACE AGE: LIVING IN THE MIDEAST Tuesdays and Thursdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 sessions: Oct. 30-Nov. 15 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Steven Derfler The Middle East is generally considered the birthplace of civilization. In this course, we will examine the archaeological and historical evidence found in this region, looking in particular at the evolution of living patterns, to understand how humankind developed. We’ll look at patterns ranging from the nomadic and semi-nomadic, through city and urban society,…

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FA18-55 SACRED, PROFANE, AND THWARTED LOVE IN THE MOVIES

November 15, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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FA18-55 SACRED, PROFANE, AND THWARTED LOVE IN THE MOVIES Thursdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Sept. 27-Nov. 15 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM David Eisner & Barbara Shocket We will watch and discuss selected contemporary and classic films, which portray the joys, torments, sorrows, complexities, ironies, and paradoxes of the mystery which is—accurately or inaccurately—called love. With a psychological analysis of the emotional connections in these movie characters, we will decide for ourselves whether what we see is really love! Silver Member: $95;…

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Boomer Conference 2018

November 16, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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The Boomer Conference brings together experts to address issues, challenges, and opportunities about this important next chapter in your life. Conference sessions include: “Networking for Fulfillment,” “The Caregiver’s Path: You CAN Care for Your Loved One without Losing Your Self,” “Pathways and Tools to Embrace a Meaningful Life,” and “Embracing Joy in Your Life.” Conference speakers include: Kathy Flora, Louise Gallagher, Debbie Grovum, Dr. David Klain, Susan Larson, Rick Miners, Andrea Nierenberg, and Janna Overstreet. KEYNOTE SPEAKER Jeri Sedlar, co-author…

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January 2019

W19-02 STREET PHOTOGRAPHY AND THE ART OF SEEING

January 14 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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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 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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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 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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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 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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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 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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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 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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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 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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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 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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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 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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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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W19-22 INSIDER’S VIEW OF THE ARTS OF SARASOTA

January 15 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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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 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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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

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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 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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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?

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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

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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 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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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 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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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

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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

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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 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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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 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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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 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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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 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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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 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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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 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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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 16 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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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 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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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 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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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 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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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 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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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 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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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 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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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 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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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 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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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 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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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 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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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 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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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 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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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 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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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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EINSTEIN’S CIRCLE JANUARY 16: PROTECT OUR DEFENDERS

January 16 @ 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
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EINSTEIN'S CIRCLE JANUARY 16: PROTECT OUR DEFENDERS The Military and the #MeToo Movement MODERATOR: NANCY PARRISH Nancy Parrish is the founder and chair, and former CEO of Protect Our Defenders, the “Preeminent advocacy group on behalf of victims of sexual assault in the military” (The New York Times), and founding co-chair of the Northern California Chapter of Human Rights Watch. She worked with President and Mrs. Carter in support of their international humanitarian work at the Carter Center. She is…

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Information Expo

January 17 @ 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
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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 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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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 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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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 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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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 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-78 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 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-76 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 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-73 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 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-77 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 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-75 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 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-79 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 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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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 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-83 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 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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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 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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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 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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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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