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January 2018

W18-01 THE VIETNAM WAR AND ITS IMPACT ON AMERICAN CULTURE

January 8, 2018 @ 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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W18-01 THE VIETNAM WAR AND ITS IMPACT ON AMERICAN CULTURE Mondays: 9-10:20 a.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 8-Feb. 19; Note: No Class Jan. 15 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 their own values, and its legacy remains with us to this day. This course will review the history of the war and the many interpretations of…

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W18-03 AMERICAN REVOLUTION

January 8, 2018 @ 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?

January 8, 2018 @ 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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W18-19 HISTORY OF THE U.S. PRESIDENCY

January 8, 2018 @ 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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W18-19 HISTORY OF THE U.S. PRESIDENCY Mondays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 8-Feb. 19; Note: No Class Jan. 15 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Ted Russell The rich history of the U.S. presidency is filled with a variety of personalities and men who faced many different challenges. Some led with the conviction of their principles while others were influenced by the politics of the day. In this course, we will examine how various U.S. presidents have acted courageously and decisively in times…

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W18-SCF-51 THE AGE OF NAPOLEON

January 9, 2018 @ 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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W18-36 FLORIDA MARITIME HISTORY

January 9, 2018 @ 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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W18-36 FLORIDA MARITIME HISTORY Tuesdays and Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 9-Feb. 1 Note: Meets Twice a Week for Four Weeks TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Stan Zimmerman The palette of Florida’s history is drawn on its waters. The men and women who sailed them are the subjects of this course. It is composed of tales that turn on sleeping sentries and a maddened gardener; tales with the imprint of emperors and kings, generals and admirals, heroism, and cowardice. The…

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W18-33 THIS WAS THEIR LIVES

January 9, 2018 @ 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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W18-33 THIS WAS THEIR LIVES Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 9-Feb. 13 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-known facts about each figure. Time will…

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W18-SCF-52 MEDICAL ILLNESSES OF THE U.S. PRESIDENTS

January 9, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 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-52 MEDICAL ILLNESSES OF THE U.S. PRESIDENTS Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 9-Feb. 13 ACADEMY EAST (STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, LAKEWOOD RANCH) Gene Ginsberg This course will cover the medical illnesses of every U.S. president and how their illnesses impacted our history. Particular emphasis will be placed on the case histories of FDR, Wilson, and Lincoln. We will also discuss medical illness trends among the presidents (i.e., those with cancer, heart disease, the average age of death, etc.), the…

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W18-59 20th CENTURY ELECTIONS

January 10, 2018 @ 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

January 10, 2018 @ 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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W18-73 RICHARD NIXON

January 11, 2018 @ 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

January 11, 2018 @ 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-SCF-92 FIVE CONTROVERSIAL PEOPLE WHO CHANGED AMERICAN HISTORY

January 11, 2018 @ 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-92 FIVE CONTROVERSIAL PEOPLE WHO CHANGED AMERICAN HISTORY Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 5 Sessions: Jan. 11-Feb. 8 ACADEMY EAST (STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, LAKEWOOD RANCH) Robert Toplin We will study the experiences, personalities, ideas, and actions of five individuals who made a significant impact on American life. We may admire or criticize viewpoints promoted by these controversial figures, but clearly each person “made a difference.” William Lloyd Garrison launched a radical abolitionist campaign against slavery. Henry Ford, a brilliant businessman,…

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

January 11, 2018 @ 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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W18-07 20th ANCIENT EGYPT: THE PTOLEMIES

January 22, 2018 @ 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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W18-07 20th ANCIENT EGYPT: THE PTOLEMIES Mondays & Wednesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. Note: Class Meets Twice a Week for Two Weeks 4 Sessions: Jan. 22-31; Note: Late Start Date TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Steven Derfler The glory and splendor of Egypt had one last opportunity to serve as a shining light to the world. This opportunity would take place following its conquest by Alexander the Great. His general, Ptolemy I, would forge a new dynasty that would last 300 years. Egypt…

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W18-16 JERUSALEM: 3,000 YEARS OF HOLINESS

January 22, 2018 @ 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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W18-16 JERUSALEM: 3,000 YEARS OF HOLINESS Mondays & Wednesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. Note: Class Meets Twice a Week for Two Weeks 4 Sessions: Jan. 22-31 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Steven Derfler “Ten measures of beauty were descended upon theworld by God; Jerusalem received nine of them. Yet ten measures of sorrow were visited upon the world by God as well: Jerusalem received nine of them…” according to the Babylonian Talmud. Jerusalem began as the City of Ophel of the Jebusites, was occupied…

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ACADEMY ADVENTURES: YBOR CITY HISTORIC WALKING TOUR, TAMPA

January 26, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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A two-hour adventure through the 10-block Historic Preservation District in Ybor City. (to save information, download flyer)     (for complete information, download flyer) Save Save Save

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February 2018

W18-96 HISTORY OF THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE: GREECE

February 2, 2018 @ 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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W18-96 HISTORY OF THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE: GREECE Friday: 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. 1 Session: Feb. 2 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Steven Derfler Ancient Greece is the civilization belonging to the period of Greek history lasting from the Archaic period of the eighth to sixth centuries BCE to 146 BCE and the Roman conquest of Greece after the battle of Corinth. At the center of this period is Classical Greece, which flourished during the fifth to fourth centuries BCE, at first under Athenian…

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W18-18 ASSASSINATIONS AND TRAGEDY

February 5, 2018 @ 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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W18-39 THE CIVIL WAR: BROOKLYN AND NEW YORK CITY

February 6, 2018 @ 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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W18-39 THE CIVIL WAR: BROOKLYN AND NEW YORK CITY Tuesdays 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 2 Sessions: Feb. 6 and Feb. 13 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Bud Livingston BROOKLYN (Feb. 6) Where did the Union troops go after their surrender at Fort Sumter in 1861? Where was Abraham Lincoln supposed to speak in 1860 before he delivered his Cooper Union Address? Where did the Squibb and Pfizer pharmaceutical companies begin their operations? Where was the Civil War’s most famous ship built, the one…

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ACADEMY LECTURE: FLORIDA MARITIME HISTORY

February 8, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Westminster Towers & Shores, 1533 4th Ave.
Bradenton, FL 34205 United States
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“FLORIDA MARITIME HISTORY” Thursday, Feb. 8 • 1-2 p.m. WESTMINSTER TOWERS & SHORES Stan Zimmerman The palette of Florida’s history is drawn on its waters. The men and women who sailed them are the subjects of this lecture. It is composed of tales that turn on sleeping sentries and a maddened gardener; tales with the imprint of emperors and kings, generals and admirals, heroism, and cowardice. We’ll discuss canoe makers, U-boat captains, Teddy Roosevelt, and a near-crazy Cuban who thwarted…

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ACADEMY ADVENTURES: EDISON AND FORD ESTATES, FORT MYERS

February 16, 2018 @ 7:45 AM - 4:30 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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Join us for a trip to Fort Myers for a guided tour of the Edison main, guest and caretaker’s houses, the Ford Estate, and the Edison Botanic Research Lab. Expert docents will share stories about the great inventors, Thomas Edison and Henry Ford and their families. Visitors will see the 1929 historic landscape, evident throughout the entire property including the award-winning Moonlight Garden. The Edison and Ford estates offer visitors the opportunity to step back into “old Florida” and learn…

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