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February 2018

W18-06 QUIET THE MIND, RELIEVE STRESS, FIND PEACE WITH MEDITATION

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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W18-06 QUIET THE MIND, RELIEVE STRESS, FIND PEACE WITH MEDITATION Mondays: 9-10:20 a.m. 7 Sessions: Jan. 8-Feb. 26; Note: No Class Jan. 15 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…

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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-FCC-25 WAR & MUSIC

February 26 @ 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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First Congregational United Church of Christ, 1031 S. Euclid Ave.
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-FCC-25 WAR & MUSIC Mondays: 9-11 a.m. 4 Sessions: Feb. 5-26 FIRST CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST 1031 S. EUCLID AVE., SARASOTA 34237 George Nickson and Justin Vibbard A myriad of factors and geopolitical events can influence and affect an artist or an entire art form, but perhaps none more so than war and political strife. Over four weeks we will explore several of the composers and musical styles most affected by conflict in the 20th century, often considered one…

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W18-02 THE DIGITAL FUTURE: HOPEFUL OR HOPELESS?

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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W18-02 THE DIGITAL FUTURE: HOPEFUL OR HOPELESS? Mondays: 9-10:20 a.m. 7 Sessions: Jan. 8-Feb. 26; Note: No class Jan. 15 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Alex Beavers Will the digital future provide great opportunities or frightening risks as we rapidly move into an era unimaginable just a few short years ago? This course examines three reasons (economics, technology, and demographics) why humanity will not be overmastered by its own technical creations, and why the digital horizon is hopeful. History has shown us…

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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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W18-12 JANE EYRE AND REBECCA, A STUDY IN CONTRASTS

February 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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W18-12 JANE EYRE AND REBECCA, A STUDY IN CONTRASTS Mondays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m.; Note: No Class Jan. 15 7 Sessions: Jan. 8-Feb. 26 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Martha Hill Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte and Rebecca, by Daphne Du Maurier, were both best-sellers in their eras. Both translate well to current readers, and the juxtaposition of the two illuminates their difference as well as surprising similarities. We will read and explore the reasons for their popularity and continuing resonance with readers.…

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W18-10 THE VIOLIN

February 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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W18-10 THE VIOLIN Mondays: 11-12:20 p.m. 4 Sessions: Feb. 5-26 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM DaVid Pineda-Huezo Don’t assume that Italians invented the violin. In this course, students will learn that its origins lie at least as far back as ancient Egypt. We’ll trace its development into the modern violin born in the 16th century in the territories that are now Germany, Austria, and Northern Italy. The violin is not exclusive to classical music, so we’ll consider its vast musical repertoire representing…

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W18-20 MASTER OF THE DANCE TO THE IMPERIAL COURT OF IRAN

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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W18-20 MASTER OF THE DANCE TO THE IMPERIAL COURT OF IRAN Mondays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 22-Feb. 26; Note: Late Start Date TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Robert de Warren Robert de Warren had been performing leading roles across Europe, including with London’s Royal Ballet, when a devastating medical diagnosis ended his career as a dancer. Fortuitously, the founder of the Royal Ballet, Ninette de Valois, had been advising the Shah of Iran in his quest to turn the fledgling Iranian…

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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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W18-15 SPORTS LIT

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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W18-15 SPORTS LIT Mondays: 1-2:20 p.m.; Note: No Class Jan. 15 7 Sessions: Jan. 8-Feb. 26 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM JoAnn Spiegel In this course, we will examine and discuss three recent works of literature that use sports as a leading motif. We will begin with The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach which was listed by The New York Times as one of its top 10 books for 2011. The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown deals with…

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W18-17 RUSSIAN LITERATURE: MORE SHORT FICTION FROM THE GOLDEN AGE

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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W18-17 RUSSIAN LITERATURE: MORE SHORT FICTION FROM THE GOLDEN AGE Mondays: 1-2:20 p.m. 7 Sessions: Jan. 8-Feb. 26; Note: No Class Jan. 15 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Lawrence DeMilner We will read and discuss short fiction masterpieces by the greatest writers of the 19th century: Pushkin, Gogol, Lermontov, Turgenev, Dostoyevsky, Tolstoy, and Chekhov. This course, with all new selections, is a sequel to the one given in Summer 2015 and Winter 2016. One or two stories per week of literature to…

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W18-FCC-24 SYMPHONIC LIFE

February 26 @ 2:30 PM - 4:20 PM
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First Congregational United Church of Christ, 1031 S. Euclid Ave.
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-FCC-24 SYMPHONIC LIFE Mondays: 2:30-4:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 22-Feb. 26 FIRST CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST 1031 S. EUCLID AVE., SARASOTA 34237 Sponsored by the Sarasota Orchestra: Lena Cambis, Michael McClelland, George Nickson, Betsy Hudson Traba, and Justin Vibbard Take a peek behind the curtain of the Sarasota Orchestra with five of its musicians who will offer insight into aspects of their profession and the classical music world in general. Topics to be covered include Orchestral Repertoire, Lives of…

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March 2018

SP18-03 INVESTMENT REDUX

March 5 @ 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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SP18-03 INVESTMENT REDUX Mondays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Mar. 5-Apr. 23 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Lauren Rudd Do you need some extra assistance in determining how to select investments for your portfolio? Would you like to learn the basics of technical analysis in stock selection? Want to know more about the role the economy plays in investment selection? This course will emphasize combining both fundamental investment methodologies, such as asset allocation and intrinsic value, with charts depicting price and volume relationships…

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SP18-01 QUIET THE MIND, PART 2

March 5 @ 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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SP18-01 QUIET THE MIND, PART 2 Mondays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Mar. 5-Apr. 23 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Stephen Gillum This course is for students who have taken the introductory meditation class (“Quiet the Mind, Relieve Stress, Find Peace with Meditation”) or for anyone who has experience with meditation practices. The focus will be on going deeper into stilling the mind with techniques such as mantras, visual aids, and walking meditation. We will explore the nature of consciousness and ego, using…

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SP18-02 PENNED BEHIND BARS: POETRY & STORIES FROM PRISON

March 5 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Monday, repeating until April 9, 2018

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SP18-02 PENNED BEHIND BARS: POETRY & STORIES FROM PRISON Mondays: 9-10:20 a.m. 6 Sessions: Mar. 5-Apr. 9 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Harriet Hendel “Writing lances old wounds and helps them heal,” a prize-winning author serving a 50-year sentence tells us. This class will highlight winners of the PEN American Center prison writing contest. We will meet each writer through their poems and stories. Copies will be provided to students. The instructor has established a personal relationship with many of the authors…

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SP18-63 GEMSTONES OF THE WORLD

March 5 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Monday and Tuesday, repeating until March 27, 2018

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SP18-63 GEMSTONES OF THE WORLD Mondays & Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Mar. 5-27; NOTE: Meets twice a week for four weeks. TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Michael Melnick You probably know that gemstones run the gamut from A (agate) to Z (zoisite). Each gem has its own magnificent story. In this eight-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…

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SP18-05 GREAT 20TH CENTURY AMERICAN THEATRE

March 5 @ 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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SP18-05 GREAT 20TH CENTURY AMERICAN THEATRE Mondays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Mar. 5-Apr. 9 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM George Vafiadis This course will be devoted to a lively examination of three monumental American plays: Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire, Eugene O’Neill’s Long Day’s Journey Into Night, and Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? By combining readings from each play, with discussion and analysis, we discover why these plays are considered great American theatre. We will dedicate two class…

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SP18-08 TWO MORE NOVELS BY JANE AUSTEN

March 5 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Monday, repeating until April 23, 2018

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SP18-08 TWO MORE NOVELS BY JANE AUSTEN Mondays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Mar. 5-Apr. 23 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Martha Hill Jane Austen is known primarily for her six major novels that interpret, critique, and comment upon the British gentry at the end of the 18th century. Austen’s plots often explore the dependence of women on marriage in pursuit of favorable social standing and economic security. This seminar-style class is a continuation of our reading of Austen’s novels and will…

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SP18-09 STRESS: THE SILENT KILLER

March 5 @ 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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SP18-09 STRESS: THE SILENT KILLER Mondays: 1-2:20 p.m. 4 Sessions: Mar. 5-26 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Herbert Cohen Stress appears to be an epidemic. Research has shown that it is related to cardiovascular disease, hypertension and a depressed immune system that can contribute to cancer and other diseases. This course is designed to understand the sources of stress better and to learn how to manage and overcome the stresses of everyday life. Research will be presented as well as techniques for…

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SP18-10 RCLLA BOOK GROUP

March 5 @ 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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SP18-10 RCLLA BOOK GROUP Mondays: 1-2:20 p.m. 7 Sessions: Mar. 5-Apr. 16 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM JoAnn Spiegel The spring book group will read and discuss three books. The first book will be The Nix by Nathan Hill, a 2016 New York Times selection as one of the best books of that year. The remaining two books for discussion will be selected by class members from a variety of genres—fiction and nonfiction, current, classic, or old favorites. Course Fee: $90; Member…

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SP18-11 THE VIOLIN

March 5 @ 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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SP18-11 THE VIOLIN Mondays: 1-2:20 p.m. 4 Sessions: Mar. 5-26 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM DaVid Pineda-Huezo Don’t assume that Italians invented the violin. In this course, students will learn that its origins lie at least as far back as ancient Egypt. We’ll trace its development into the modern violin born in the 16th century in the territories that are now Germany, Austria, and Northern Italy. The violin is not exclusive to classical music, so we’ll consider its vast musical repertoire representing…

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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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