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October 2017

FA17-36 THE ELECTIONS—ALL THE ELECTIONS, PART 1

October 18 @ 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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NEW FA17-36 THE ELECTIONS—ALL THE ELECTIONS, PART 1 Wednesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 sessions: Sept. 27-Nov. 15 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Monroe Brett As a class, we will look into the windows of the White House as we survey the story of American history. There have been 45 presidents and 58 elections. This term, we will cover the 19th century from George Washington through Grover Cleveland who was President #22 and #24. Other topics will include the Constitution, the Electoral College,…

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FA17-37 GENEALOGY SEARCH ONLINE

October 18 @ 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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NEW FA17-37 GENEALOGY SEARCH ONLINE Wednesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 sessions: Oct. 11-Nov. 15; NOTE: Late start date TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Susan Well Whether a beginner or an advanced researcher, you can use online databases, how-to sites, and social media to find your ancestors. This class will explore the 25 best websites beginning with the two major databases, ancestry.com and familysearch.org. We will also explore their two newer competitors and review how to find small volunteer-run sites that have just…

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LECTURE: HERONS AND EGRETS AND THE PLUME WARS

October 18 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
The Center of Anna Maria Island, 407 Magnolia Ave.

Anna Maria, FL United States
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LECTURE: HERONS AND EGRETS AND THE PLUME WARS Wednesday, Oct. 18: 1-2:30 p.m. THE CENTER OF ANNA MARIA ISLAND The Fall lecture is free and open to the public Presented by: Alice Newlon Florida was ground zero for the Plume Wars. You will meet characters you know...Marie Antoinette and John James Audubon. You will meet some you do not know, like Guy Bradley, the first environmental martyr, and Boston socialite Harriet Hemingway—no one has used tea more effectively since the…

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FA17-44 THE DAWN OF CIVILIZATION

October 18 @ 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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NEW FA17-44 THE DAWN OF CIVILIZATION Wednesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Oct. 4-Nov. 8; NOTE: Late start date TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM David Miano In this series of six lectures, we will study the emergence of the our planet’s first complex societies in the ancient Near East, beginning with the first settlements in the Mesolithic Period (about 10,000years 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…

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FA17-43 THE HISTORY OF MOTOWN

October 18 @ 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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NEW FA17-43 THE HISTORY OF MOTOWN Wednesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 sessions: Sept. 27-Nov. 15 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Tony Moon For almost everyone, the very word “Motown” means music—the great songs and artists of the ‘60s—not the auto industry. But why Detroit…why that decade? In this class, we will explore the historic relevance of that musical hub of success. We will also discuss the songs and artists of Motown and discover the behind-the scenes people who made it all work. Come…

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FA17-21 THIS WAS THEIR LIVES

October 24 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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NEW FA17-21 THIS WAS THEIR LIVES Tuesday: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 sessions: Oct. 10-Nov. 14; NOTE: Late start date TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Moderator: Ron Cohen This course is a great way to fuel your love of history and learn about history makers and why they remain relevant after all these years. Each week, a guest instructor will present a snapshot of a historical person(s)—famous or infamous and discuss their life story, career highlights (the good and the bad), and little…

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FA17-68 A BEGINNERS’ GUIDE TO GENEALOGY

October 24 @ 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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NEW FA17-68 A BEGINNERS’ GUIDE TO GENEALOGY Tuesdays: 1-2 p.m. 6 Sessions: Sept. 26-Oct. 31 WESTMINSTER TOWERS & SHORES, BRADENTON Phyllis Lee Doucette This course is a “how to” for researching your family genealogy. We will look at different computer programs for recording family information. We will focus on the basics of researching and recording information about your ancestors. There are many free websites to help you piece together the mysteries of who you are and how your ancestors arrived…

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FA17-53 AN ARCHITECTURAL TALE OF TWO CITIES

October 26 @ 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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NEW FA17-53 AN ARCHITECTURAL TALE OF TWO CITIES Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 3 Sessions: Oct. 26-Nov. 16; NOTE: No class on Nov. 9 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Karin Jones We will compare and contrast Paris, “The City of Light” with Chicago, “The City of Broad Shoulders” through their architectural history. In the year 1871, both cities were destroyed within months of each other. Each city would build from the ashes; one with classical and formal elegance, and the other with the…

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FA17-57 MENNONITES & AMISH: HISTORY, BELIEF, AND LIFE

October 26 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA17-57 MENNONITES & AMISH: HISTORY, BELIEF, AND LIFE Thursdays: 1-3 p.m. 4 Sessions: Oct. 26-Nov. 16 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. Course Fee: $70; Member Fee: $63.

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November 2017

Academy Talks: A Nazi in the Family

November 1 @ 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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A NAZI IN THE FAMILY Wednesday, Nov. 1 • 3-4:30 p.m. TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Jens M Albiez From his personal perspective of growing up in Germany in the 1960s, Jens M Albiez will discuss how the different phases of discovering, questioning, and understanding The Third Reich evolved. He will describe the impact the Weimar Republic and the Nazi regime had on his family and how Germany and the Germans dealt with the accumulated guilt and shame. Are there lessons to…

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FA17-65 HISTORY OF THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE, MESOPOTAMIA

November 3 @ 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA17-65 HISTORY OF THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE, MESOPOTAMIA Friday: 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. 1 session: Nov. 3 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Steven Derfler This workshop surveys the history of the ancient Near East from the Neolithic period (through the Persian Empire—circa 10,000) to 331 BCE. We will discuss the rise of civilization in the Tigris-Euphrates river valley and the subsequent history and society of Mesopotamia, the Mediterranean coast, Asia Minor, and the Iranian plateau (including Sumer, Akkad, Babylonia, Assyria, Syria, Phoenicia, Canaan, Persia,…

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FA17-20 THE DEAD SEA SCROLLS

November 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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FA17-20 THE DEAD SEA SCROLLS Tuesdays and Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 4 sessions: Nov. 7-16; NOTE: Late start date TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Steven Derfler Since their discovery in the desert caves of Qumran in 1947, the Dead Sea Scrolls have been a source of fascination and debate. What are the Scrolls? Who wrote them? Learn about the isolated, ascetic community that created and secreted these documents, as well as the cloak-and-dagger exploits of the archaeologists who recovered them. Then explore…

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FA17-23 ARCHAEOLOGY AND THE WORLD IN JESUS’ DAY

November 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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FA17-23 ARCHAEOLOGY AND THE WORLD IN JESUS’ DAY Tuesdays and Thursdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 4 sessions: Nov. 7-16; NOTE: Late start date TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Steven Derfler Herod became the Roman-backed king of Judea in 40 BCE and imposed changes upon his subjects that resulted in a “world turned upside down.” Excavations at Jerusalem and Caesarea reveal that Judea was both a rich and troublesome province for the Romans. Jerusalem became Judea’s Jewish capital, attracted the ministry of Jesus, and grew…

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FA17-62 ELEANOR ROOSEVELT: FIRST LADY OF THE WORLD

November 17 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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NEW FA17-62 ELEANOR ROOSEVELT: FIRST LADY OF THE WORLD Friday: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. 1 Sessions: Nov. 17 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Allan B. Schwartz Eleanor Roosevelt was the longest serving First Lady of the United States. She held the post from March 1933 to April 1945 during her husband President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s four terms in office. She also served as United States Delegate to the United Nations General Assembly from 1945 to 1952. President Harry S. Truman later called her…

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