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February 2018

W18-03 AMERICAN REVOLUTION

February 26 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-03 AMERICAN REVOLUTION Mondays: 9-10:20 a.m. 7 Sessions: Jan. 8-Feb. 26; Note: No Class Jan. 15 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Jerry Frost The history of political, social, military, and economic issues after 1755 that lead to the American Revolution will be the focus of this course. Topics for discussion will include the French and Indian War, British attempts to reorganize the empire, taxation, and resistance, the debate on independence, a successful revolution, and winners and losers in the new nation. NOTE:…

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W18-11 HOW DID THE FAILURE OF THE WEIMAR REPUBLIC LEAD TO HITLER’S RISE TO POWER?

February 26 @ 11:00 AM - 12:30 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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W18-11 HOW DID THE FAILURE OF THE WEIMAR REPUBLIC LEAD TO HITLER’S RISE TO POWER? Mondays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 7 Sessions: Jan. 8-Feb. 26; Note: No Class Jan. 15 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Jens M. 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…

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W18-18 ASSASSINATIONS AND TRAGEDY

February 26 @ 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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W18-18 ASSASSINATIONS AND TRAGEDY Mondays: 1-2:20 p.m. 4 Sessions: Feb. 5-26; Note: Late Start Date TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Richard Rizzo In this four-week course, we will examine the assassinations of presidents Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy and the tragic sinking of the Titanic. The events leading up to the Lincoln assassination will be explained in detail. We will also discuss the Kennedy assassination and debunk all conspiracy theories. The sinking of the Titanic is a Greek tragedy in that…

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W18-SCF-51 THE AGE OF NAPOLEON

February 27 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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East Campus — SCF: Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Pkwy. E.

Sarasota, FL 34240 United States
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W18-SCF-51 THE AGE OF NAPOLEON Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 9-Feb. 27 ACADEMY EAST (STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, LAKEWOOD RANCH) Daniel Stephens Napoleon Bonaparte was one of the most controversial figures of the 19th century. More has been written about him than any other historical figure. In this eight-week course, we will explore Napoleon’s humble beginnings, his rise during the French Revolution, and his reign as Emperor of the French. We will look at his military strategies, victories,…

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W18-59 20th CENTURY ELECTIONS

February 28 @ 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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W18-59 20th CENTURY ELECTIONS Wednesdays: 11 a.m.12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 10-Feb. 28 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Monroe Brett The 20th century presidents shaped the Executive Office into its current predominant position. This course will examine the story of America looking into and out of the windows of the White House from William McKinley to Donald Trump. We will review the Constitution and the Electoral College and focus on the impact of each president on our economic, military, domestic, and foreign…

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W18-69 THOSE FUNNY FOLKS FROM THE MIDWEST

February 28 @ 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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W18-69 THOSE FUNNY FOLKS FROM THE MIDWEST Wednesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 10-Feb. 28 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Tony Moon Perhaps last Winter’s class, “The Joke’s On Brooklyn” proved nearly all famous comedians came from that area. Well, this class just might prove otherwise! From Red Skelton and Danny Thomas to Melissa McCarthy and Bill Murray, the Midwest has had us laughing all our lives. We will discuss the biographies of these famous comedians, and learn who, how, and when…

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March 2018

W18-73 RICHARD NIXON

March 1 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-73 RICHARD NIXON Thursdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 11-Mar. 1 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Alfred Jones Two words capture Richard Nixon: controversial and consequential. From the time he entered Congress in 1946 until his death in 1994, Richard Nixon could not be ignored. Now the publication of a full, but accessible biography, Richard Nixon: The Life, by John A. Farrell, affords us the opportunity to review and reassess the life and career of one of the most important American political…

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W18-SCF-93 THE PEOPLE AND LIFE IN THE ARAB COUNTRIES

March 1 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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East Campus — SCF: Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Pkwy. E.

Sarasota, FL 34240 United States
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W18-SCF-93 THE PEOPLE AND LIFE IN THE ARAB COUNTRIES Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 11-Mar. 1 ACADEMY EAST (STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, LAKEWOOD RANCH) James Aaron This course will explain the religious, economic, and historical influences shaping the modern Arab Middle East. Class discussions will focus on social and political practices such as marriage, family, language, veiling, and Civil Rights. We will explore how and why Arab countries embrace Islam as a religion and a way of life.…

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W18-79 THE SECRET ILLNESSES OF WORLD LEADERS AND U.S. PRESIDENTS

March 1 @ 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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W18-79 THE SECRET ILLNESSES OF WORLD LEADERS AND U.S. PRESIDENTS 7 Sessions: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. Thursdays: Jan. 11-Mar. 1; Note: No class Jan. 18 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Allan B. Schwartz In this course, we will examine how the secret illnesses of world leaders and U.S. presidents affected history, politics, and wars (e.g., Civil War, World Wars I and II, Korea, and Vietnam). Our discussions will include Golda Meir, Winston Churchill, Mao Tse-tung, Hitler, and Stalin; and presidents Washington, Jefferson, Jackson,…

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SP18-20 HISTORICAL GEOGRAPHY OF THE BIBLICAL WORLD

March 6 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SP18-20 HISTORICAL GEOGRAPHY OF THE BIBLICAL WORLD Tuesdays and Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Mar. 6-22 Note: Class Meets Twice a Week for Three Weeks TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Steven Derfler Although it is one of the smallest areas of the world, the geographical region of Syria/Palestine has some of the greatest variations in climate and topography found anywhere on earth. This region is a land bridge 350 miles long and only 60 miles wide. It is situated between Africa…

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SP18-25 THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE: ROME

March 6 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SP18-25 THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE: ROME Tuesdays and Thursdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Mar. 6-22 Note: Class Meets Twice a Week for Three Weeks TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Steven Derfler The Roman Republic was the era of ancient Roman civilization traditionally dated from 509 BCE, and ending in 27 BCE with the establishment of the Roman Empire. It was during this period that Rome’s control expanded from the city’s immediate surroundings to hegemony over the entire Mediterranean world. The Roman Empire was…

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SP18-34 1927: AN EXCEPTIONAL YEAR

March 7 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SP18-34 1927: AN EXCEPTIONAL YEAR Wednesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 4 Sessions: Mar. 7-28 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Monroe Brett The year 1927 headlined a cast of outstanding individuals whose names still resonate today. The two top and still famous are Charles Lindbergh and Babe Ruth. In addition to Ruth, it was a golden age of sports with Gehrig, Moody, Jones, Nurmi, and Weissmuller. In Hollywood Clara Bow starred in “Wings” and Al Jolson in “The Jazz Singer”. “Show Boat” opened on…

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SP18-62 EGYPT: AGE OF THE PYRAMIDS

March 7 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SP18-62 EGYPT: AGE OF THE PYRAMIDS Wednesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Mar. 7-Apr. 11 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM David Miano This course provides a study of the history, geography, literature, art, religion, and culture of ancient Egypt from the origins of Egyptian civilization to the end of the Middle Kingdom. We’ll cover the unification of the country under Narmer, the building of the pyramids under Snefru, Khufu, Khafre, and others, and the fascinating literary remains of the Middle Kingdom. The course…

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SP18-44 FOUR FATEFUL YEARS: 1988-1992

March 8 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SP18-44 FOUR FATEFUL YEARS: 1988-1992 Thursdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Mar. 8-Apr. 26 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Alfred Jones The presidency of George H. W. Bush corresponds with momentous events that both closed lengthy chapters in the American past and opened the United States to new challenges in the future. Specifically, those four years witnessed the break-up of the Soviet Union and the collapse of colonial rule in South Africa. During the same period, the Exxon oil spill and Operation Desert…

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SP18-45 WORLD LEADERS: THEIR SECRET ILLNESSES AND EFFECTS

March 8 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SP18-45 WORLD LEADERS: THEIR SECRET ILLNESSES AND EFFECTS Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 7 Sessions: Mar. 8-Apr. 26: Note: No class March 15 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Allan B. Schwartz In this course, we will examine how the secret illnesses of U.S. presidents affected history, politics, and wars. Our discussions will include George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, Ulysses S. Grant, Bill Clinton, and George Bush (#43); and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Course Fee: $90; Member Fee: $81.

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SP18-WMT-64 THE DAWN OF CIVILIZATION

March 13 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Westminster Towers & Shores, 1533 4th Ave.
Bradenton, FL 34205 United States
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SP18-WMT-64 THE DAWN OF CIVILIZATION Tuesdays: 1-2 p.m. 6 Sessions: Mar. 13-Apr. 17 WESTMINSTER TOWERS & SHORES David Miano In this series of six lectures, we will study the emergence of our planet’s first complex societies in the ancient Near East, beginning with the first settlements in the Mesolithic Period (about 10,000 years ago) and finishing with the development of the world’s first empire in the mid-third millennium B.C. We will pay special attention to how societies evolved across the…

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SP18-60 PASSOVER DESSERT SEDER

March 26 @ 2:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SP18-60 PASSOVER DESSERT SEDER Monday: 2:30-5:30 p.m. 1 Session: Mar. 26 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Steven Derfler The Passover narrative of the Hebrew Bible is one of those experiences that truly shapes western religious traditions. Jews celebrate Passover as a commemoration of their liberation by God from slavery in ancient Egypt and their freedom as a nation under the leadership of Moses. The concept of no human ever being enslaved to another and redemption in the face of evil has been…

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