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Sarasota, FL 34237

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January 2018

W18-05 ADVANCED INVESTMENT ANALYSIS

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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W18-05 ADVANCED INVESTMENT ANALYSIS Mondays: 9-10:20 a.m. 5 Sessions: Jan. 8-Feb. 26 Note: No Class Jan. 15, Feb. 19, Feb. 26 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…

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

January 8, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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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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W18-01 THE VIETNAM WAR AND ITS IMPACT ON AMERICAN CULTURE

January 8, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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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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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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W18-04 SPIRITUAL AND MORAL ISSUES IN MODERN FICTION

January 8, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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W18-04 SPIRITUAL AND MORAL ISSUES IN MODERN FICTION Mondays: 9-10:20 a.m. 7 Sessions: Jan. 8-Feb. 26; Note: No Class on Jan. 15 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 reflection often entails grappling with spiritual and moral issues such as innocence and guilt, loyalty and betrayal, choice and fate, meaning and emptiness,…

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W18-02 THE DIGITAL FUTURE: HOPEFUL OR HOPELESS?

January 8, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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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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W18-08 GREAT 20TH CENTURY AMERICAN THEATRE

January 8, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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W18-08 GREAT 20TH CENTURY AMERICAN THEATRE Mondays: 11a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 8-Feb. 19; Note: No class Jan. 15 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…

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W18-09 LOCKED UP: JUSTICE DENIED

January 8, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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W18-09 LOCKED UP: JUSTICE DENIED Mondays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m.; Note: No Class Jan. 15 6 Sessions: Jan. 8-Feb. 19 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Harriet Hendel Can you imagine being accused of a crime you did not commit and serving decades behind bars? Since 1992, more than 350 people have been exonerated using DNA. Many of those people were on Death Row. This course will explore the tireless work of The Innocence Project of Florida and some of the cases they have…

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W18-13 DISCOVERING THE POWER OF AROMATHERAPY

January 8, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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W18-13 DISCOVERING THE POWER OF AROMATHERAPY Mondays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 8-Feb. 19; Note: No Class Jan. 15 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Patricia Ann Starr Aromatherapy is the art and science of using naturally extracted aromatic essences (essential oils) from plants to help balance, harmonize, and promote the body, mind, and spirit. Aromatic essences are often used for relaxation and sleep as well as for stress relief, emotional balance, and skin care. In this course, you will discover the…

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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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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

January 8, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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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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W18-21 DISCUSSING CONTROVERSIAL ISSUES

January 8, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-21 DISCUSSING CONTROVERSIAL ISSUES Mondays: 1-3 p.m.; Note: Extended Class Time; Note: No Class Jan. 15 6 Sessions: Jan. 8-Feb. 19 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Tom Dietrich Where do you stand on the important big-picture social, political, and economic issues of the day? Your opinions on the issues are the focus of this course. We will focus on different issues at each class session. A professional video debate by opposing experts will be viewed in short segments followed by class discussion.…

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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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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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W18-15 SPORTS LIT

January 8, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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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

January 8, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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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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W18-14 THE MIND-BODY CONNECTION

January 8, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-14 THE MIND-BODY CONNECTION Mondays: 1-2:20 p.m.; Note: No Class Jan. 15 4 Sessions: Jan. 8-Feb.5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Herb Cohen There are many things that can negatively impact our health and well-being. As a result, our bodies respond to how we think, feel, and act to these stressors. This response is often referred to as the “mind-body connection.” This course will explore how influences such as family, peer and group interactions, and loss can lead to emotional and physical…

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W18-27 INSIDER’S VIEW OF THE ARTS

January 9, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-27 INSIDER’S VIEW OF THE ARTS Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 9-Feb. 27 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 historical class discussions and field trips. Our trips include the Ringling Museum (learn about the Museum and John Ringling’s vision for Sarasota), Ringling College of Art and Design, and the artist colony Towles Court. We…

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W18-31 SUPREME COURT: 2017 CASES

January 9, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-31 SUPREME COURT: 2017 CASES Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 9-Feb. 13 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Bill Cotter We will cover the politicization of the Court, the impact of Justice Gorsuch replacing Justice Scalia, and these 2017 leading cases: State support of religion; intellectual disability and the death penalty; a juror’s racial bias; tribal sovereign immunity; slanderous trademarks; school aid for disabled students; racial gerrymandering; and Bush officials’ immunity for detaining innocent Muslims after 9/11. All these cases are new…

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W18-28 BEGINNERS’ ITALIAN, PART 3

January 9, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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W18-28 BEGINNERS’ ITALIAN, PART 3 Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 9-Feb. 27 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Simona Bai This course will build on the communication skills taught in Beginners’ Italian I and II. Anyone with a basic knowledge of Italian is welcome. Students enrolled in level three 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! Level 1 L’italiano d’oggi! / 2nd Edition by…

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W18-26 GREAT BOOKS

January 9, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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W18-26 GREAT BOOKS Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 9-Feb. 27 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: We will read selections from the Great Conversations text, 6 available online at Amazon or the Great Books Foundation. Assignments: Read assigned selections prior to each class meeting. For the first class, please read the selection: Friedrich…

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W18-30 THE ACCELERATING WORLD OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

January 9, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
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W18-30 THE ACCELERATING WORLD OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 9-Feb. 27 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Arthur Kesten The iPhone is 10 years old, Google is 17 years old, and both have caused our world to change profoundly. Innovations in molecular biology are reshaping the field of medicine. Advances in energy production and distribution are impacting consumption patterns and engendering political upheaval. Changes in global water usage may lead to local environmental catastrophe. And robots will transform…

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W18-29 iPHONE PHOTOGRAPHY

January 9, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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W18-29 iPHONE PHOTOGRAPHY Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 9-Feb. 13 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-alifetime photo opportunities or the chance to capture a family or vacation memory. In this class, you’ll learn how to compose and take extraordinarily good pictures and videos, edit them to perfection, and store them for…

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W18-38 THE RETURN OF SHERLOCK HOLMES

January 9, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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W18-38 THE RETURN OF SHERLOCK HOLMES Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 4 Sessions: Jan. 9-30 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Bud Livingston Join us for fun with Sherlock Holmes, the world’s most famous detective, and his equally famous sidekick, Dr. Watson. Holmes’ razor-sharp mind is nothing less than amazing to behold, and so many of his deductions are mind-boggling. For the first class, please read The Resident Patient and The Naval Treaty. Both short stories are available from online vendors. Course Fee: $70;…

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W18-37 HENRY DAVID THOREAU, PROPHET OR “POND SCUM”

January 9, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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W18-37 HENRY DAVID THOREAU, PROPHET OR “POND SCUM” Tuesdays: 11a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 9-Feb. 27 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Barry Bub On the 200th anniversary of his birth, Henry David Thoreau remains a controversial figure. Revered by many, he continues to be vilified by others. In this course, we will re-examine Thoreau, his philosophies, and his masterpiece Walden in light of the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Agreement. We will see that Walden, far from being an escape from society,…

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W18-36 FLORIDA MARITIME HISTORY

January 9, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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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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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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W18-35 BEGINNERS’ ITALIAN, PART 1

January 9, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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W18-35 BEGINNERS’ ITALIAN, PART 1 Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 9-Feb. 27 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…

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W18-32 MAGNIFICENT CHAMBER MUSIC

January 9, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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W18-32 MAGNIFICENT CHAMBER MUSIC Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 9-Feb. 27 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Jack Winberg Join us for adventures with superb chamber music of the Classical and Romantic music eras from renown composers such as Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, and Dvorak. We will discuss the impact of the composers’ lives on their music, their instruments, and the translation of notes to music. We will also sample recordings, movies, and possibly live performances. Come and enjoy examples of…

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W18-34 HOW TO DEVELOP A PERSONAL OR SMALL BUSINESS WEBS

January 9, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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W18-34 HOW TO DEVELOP A PERSONAL OR SMALL BUSINESS WEBSITE Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 9-Feb. 13 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Andrea Goodman Websites are easy to build—for fun or to promote a small business. We will use a free web-based builder. WIX uses a “drag and drop” technique — just drag an object onto your webpage and, voila! We will accomplish basic tasks such as uploading photos to drop onto your pages and creating simple pages with your…

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W18-42 APPRECIATING CHINESE ART

January 9, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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W18-42 APPRECIATING CHINESE ART Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 4 Sessions: Jan. 9-30 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Benita Stambler In this course, we will use iconic works of Chinese art as opportunities to explore the aesthetic ideas that are embedded in them. Learn about the symbols, techniques, stories, myths, and religious principles that are expressed in Chinese art produced in various mediums, and how these works make cultural values visible. Although there will be no attempt to be comprehensive, we will examine some…

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W18-48 THE MOVIE CLUB

January 9, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
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W18-48 THE MOVIE CLUB Tuesdays: 1-3:30 p.m.; Note: Extended Class Time 6 Sessions: Jan. 9-Feb. 13 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Michael Beltzman Good films can give us much more than an entertaining interlude, and if you would like to delve a little deeper, this class will offer you a toolbox to help you become a more engaged moviegoer. Any aspect of filmmaking that adds to the quality of the production will be part of our explorations, with special emphasis on story,…

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W18-41 WOMEN: IMPROVE YOUR FINANCIAL CONFIDENCE!

January 9, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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W18-41 WOMEN: IMPROVE YOUR FINANCIAL CONFIDENCE! Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 9-Feb. 13 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Craig Hill and Regan Teague Current research shows that women control the majority of personal wealth in the United States and make most of the household buying and investing decisions. A 2006 study found that 90 percent of women respondents reported feeling insecure when it comes to personal finance. If you would like to learn more about financial services and feel more secure…

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W18-41 WOMEN: IMPROVE YOUR FINANCIAL CONFIDENCE!

January 9, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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W18-41 WOMEN: IMPROVE YOUR FINANCIAL CONFIDENCE! Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 9-Feb. 13 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Craig Hill and Regan Teague Current research shows that women control the majority of personal wealth in the United States and make most of the household buying and investing decisions. A 2006 study found that 90 percent of women respondents reported feeling insecure when it comes to personal finance. If you would like to learn more about financial services and feel more secure…

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W18-47 BEGINNERS’ HEBREW, PART 1

January 9, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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W18-47 BEGINNERS’ HEBREW, PART 1 Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 9-Feb. 27 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Susanne Konicov Learn to read and write Hebrew without stress or homework. 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…

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W18-40 DANTE’S DIVINE COMEDY: THE PURGATORIO

January 9, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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W18-40 DANTE’S DIVINE COMEDY: THE PURGATORIO Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 9-Feb. 13 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Stuart McDougal and L. Davis Hammond Dante’s Divine Comedy remains one of the seminal works of Western Civilization. In this course, we will read the Purgatorio, the second part of this masterpiece, and will follow Dante and his guide, Virgil, on a journey of transformation and enlightenment. Having left Hell behind, they arrive on the shore of the island-mountain of Purgatory in the…

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W18-46 WHO’S AFRAID OF MODERN POETRY?

January 9, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-46 WHO’S AFRAID OF MODERN POETRY? Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 9-Feb. 27 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 hard ones just to see what they are made of. But mainly we will read works by some of the 20th…

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W18-43 HOW JAZZ WORKS

January 9, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-43 HOW JAZZ WORKS Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 9-Feb. 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 and demonstrations, 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…

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W18-45 INSIDERS’ TIPS ON TRAVEL TO PARIS

January 9, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-45 INSIDERS’ TIPS ON TRAVEL TO PARIS Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 9-Feb. 27 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Joanne Desmond Discover the less-traveled parts of Paris as well as the main attractions. A seasoned traveler to this City of Lights will share where to stay, where to dine and drink, what to do that is unique, and where to find the hidden secrets of Paris. Practical matters such as packing, using your electronic devices, and staying safe and healthy are…

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W18-70 CONNECTIONS: EXPLORING TODAY’S GLOBAL ISSUES VIA THE PENETRATING PERSPECTIVE OF FILM

January 9, 2018 @ 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-70 CONNECTIONS: EXPLORING TODAY’S GLOBAL ISSUES VIA THE PENETRATING PERSPECTIVE OF FILM Tuesdays: 2:30-4:30 p.m. 3 Sessions: Jan. 9, Jan. 30, Feb. 20 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Moderator: Julie Cotton Fee: Winter series: $32 member; $36 non-member. Fees for individual films: $11 member; $12 non-member. Attendance limited to 50. Our new documentary film series titled CONNECTIONS is an opportunity for our students and others to connect to many of today’s pressing global issues via the penetrating perspectives of contemporary documentary films.…

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W18-56 BEST MAGAZINE WRITINGS 2017

January 10, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-56 BEST MAGAZINE WRITINGS 2017 Wednesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 10-Feb. 28 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Paul Chassy Wouldn’t you love it if someone would select 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 one or two awardwinning articles and critically discuss those issues, based on our independent understanding…

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W18-57 REBALANCING AND REFOCUSING FOR THE BONUS YEARS

January 10, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-57 REBALANCING AND REFOCUSING FOR THE BONUS YEARS Wednesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 4 Sessions: Jan. 10-31 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 retirement…

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W18-55 THE EVOLUTION OF JAZZ 1918-2018

January 10, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-55 THE EVOLUTION OF JAZZ 1918-2018 Wednesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 10-Feb. 28 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Martin Adams In this class, we will listen to jazz and discuss its evolution—from its start as bawdy music in Storyville (New Orleans’ red-light district) to its many changes over the past century. Jazz, in its many forms, has been known as pop music, elite music, underground music, and at times, light to serious creative art. Join us for the discussion and journey…

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W18- 54 HUMAN CONSCIOUSNESS: THE LAST FRONTIER OF SCIENCE

January 10, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18- 54 HUMAN CONSCIOUSNESS: THE LAST FRONTIER OF SCIENCE Wednesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 10-Feb. 14 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Alan Grindal Consciousness is the only real thing in the world and yet the greatest mystery of all. It is the complex interaction of multiple neural networks from which emerges a phenomenon that truly defines us as human. Recent technological advances, such as modern brain scanning, have begun to open doors to a greater understanding of the mind at work.…

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W18-64 GREAT ILLUSTRATORS

January 10, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-64 GREAT ILLUSTRATORS Wednesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 10-Feb. 14 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Joel Tanner In this course, we will review commercial illustrators, designers, cartoonists, and caricaturists who have impacted their respective societies in the 19th and 20th centuries. Remington, Beardsley, Fuchs, Bass, Disney, Hirschfeld, Nieman, and Rockwell, to name a few, have all left their indelible impression on social mores and public opinion. Even though most are deceased, their powerful influences are still felt throughout the world…

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W18-60 INTRODUCTION TO BALLET HISTORY, PART 2

January 10, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-60 INTRODUCTIONTO BALLET HISTORY, PART 2 Wednesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 10-Feb. 28 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Christopher Hird This course builds on material studied in “Introduction to Ballet History, Part 1.” Students will delve deeper into the work of specific choreographers from each period, e.g., Marius Petipa (1847-1900), Sir Frederick Ashton (1931-1983), Sir Kenneth MacMillan (1953-1992), George Balanchine (1925-1982), and Matthew Bourne (1988-present). They will also discover how ballet differs from country to country and how a ballet…

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W18-63 1960s TV: THE CARTWRIGHTS TO LAUGH-IN

January 10, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-63 1960s TV: THE CARTWRIGHTS TO LAUGH-IN Wednesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 10-Feb. 28 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Jeff Ryder The 1960s was the decade where television began to grow from its infancy in the 1950s into a pop cultural force, as well as a platform for news events. With almost every household owning a TV set, it connected the country and “mass media” was born along with a formal accusation of the three network’s programming as a “vast…

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W18-65 TODAY’S INTELLIGENCE & NATIONAL SECURITY CHALLENGES

January 10, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-65 TODAY’S INTELLIGENCE & NATIONAL SECURITY CHALLENGES Wednesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 10-Feb. 14 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM John Rixse Challenges abound. Cybersecurity, Russia, North Korea, China, South China Sea, Syria, Iran, Middle East, South Asia, international trade and alliances, failed states, the European Union and Brexit, the Balkans, the Baltics, Ukraine, Crimea, Venezuela, Brazil, terrorism, transnational crime, pandemics, artificial intelligence, water, climate change ... the list is seemingly endless. Each week, we will look at an issue of…

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W18-59 20th CENTURY ELECTIONS

January 10, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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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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W18-61 SHORT STORIES: THE GEMS OF LITERATURE

January 10, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-61 SHORT STORIES: THE GEMS OF LITERATURE Wednesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 10-Feb. 28 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 freedom in…

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W18-68 WHAT WALL STREET DOESN’T WANT YOU TO KNOW

January 10, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-68 WHAT WALL STREET DOESN’T WANT YOU TO KNOW Wednesdays: 1:2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 10-Feb. 14 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Regan Teague Do you follow financial news and global events? Do you know why stocks react differently than bonds? Do you take an active role in your financial decisions? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this course has been designed for you and promises an astonishing look at how Wall Street works. Each week, we will learn…

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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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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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W18-70 CHAMBER JAZZ: THE GREAT SMALL GROUPS

January 10, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-70 CHAMBER JAZZ: THE GREAT SMALL GROUPS Wednesdays: 1-3 p.m.; Note: Extended Class Time 6 Sessions: Jan. 10-Feb. 14 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Henry Ettman The unforgettable small ensembles in jazz have distinctive identities that go beyond the contributions of their individual members—each one represents a unique, instantly recognizable group sound. Join us as we explore and analyze these memorable groups from the different periods in jazz history. Our discussions will include videos, archival photos, recordings, and insights from the various…

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W18-67 WISDOM OF THE ENNEAGRAM, PART 1

January 10, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-67 WISDOM OF THE ENNEAGRAM, PART 1 Wednesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 10-Feb. 28 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Mark Stuart The Enneagram is a geometric figure that maps out the nine fundamental personality types of human nature and their complex interrelationships. As such, it is a condensation of universal wisdom from a variety of ancient cultures. Each of the types is represented in each of us, but only one is predominant. We will explore how we interact with others based…

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W18-106 BASEBALL: A BUSINESS OR A SPORT … OR ARE THEY JUST GIVING YOU THE BUSINESS

January 10, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-106 BASEBALL: A BUSINESS OR A SPORT ... OR ARE THEY JUST GIVING YOU THE BUSINESS Wednesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 10-Feb. 28 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Al Goldis Join the “Knot Hole Gang” and learn what it takes to build a championship organization, both on and off the field. Get the inside scoop about your favorite players. Do the teams with the most financial and human resources always win the World Series? What are the qualities and ingredients that…

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W18-75 STORIES AND MYTHS ABOUT SONGS YOU SANG ALONG WITH

January 11, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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W18-75 STORIES AND MYTHS ABOUT SONGS YOU SANG ALONG WITH Thursdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 11-Feb. 15 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM David Milberg This course covers the little-known stories behind some of the greatest rock and roll hits of all time. Topics include: “The First Rock & Roll Record,” “Hit Songs and Race Relations,” “Songs About U.S. Presidents,” “Pop Music Plagiarists,” “Tin Pan Alley Rocks,” and “Rock & Roll & The Environment.” Featured artists include: Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, Bob…

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W18-74 BOOMS, BUSTS, THIEVES, CROOKS, AND IDIOTS, OH MY!

January 11, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-74 BOOMS, BUSTS, THIEVES, CROOKS, AND IDIOTS, OH MY! Thursdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 5 Sessions: Jan. 11-Feb. 8 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Robert Klosterman Investors face the challenges of protecting their financial resources against the forces of inflation, volatility, financial industry groupthink, and global disruptions and dislocations. This course will explore how to design a portfolio in order to protect its value and to maximize the impact it can have, both in good times and bad. The instructor’s book, The Four Horsemen…

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W18-73 RICHARD NIXON

January 11, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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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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W18-71 iPHONE FOR BEGINNERS

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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W18-71 iPHONE FOR BEGINNERS Thursdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 11-Mar. 1 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 also introduce free applications (“apps”) that will open…

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W18-76 THE BEST TRAVEL WRITING 2017 HAD TO OFFER

January 11, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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W18-76 THE BEST TRAVEL WRITING 2017 HAD TO OFFER Thursdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 11-Mar. 1 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Garry Grossman The best travel writers don’t merely describe popular, exotic foreign destinations. Rather, as detectives, historians, and anthropologists, they bring us unique insights into other cultures that may enlighten us as to the origins of our own culture, as well as bring us amazing views of cultures and customs different from our own. Transport yourself “beyond” in this stimulating…

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W18-72 WRITERS’ WORKSHOP

January 11, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-72 WRITERS’ WORKSHOP Thursdays: 9 a.m.-12 p.m.; Note: Extended Class Time 8 Sessions: Jan. 11-Mar. 1 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Bill Andrews and Helga Harris To paraphrase Socrates, “Unexamined writing is not worth writing.” So, whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned veteran, join us in our friendly, unthreatening atmosphere as we examine the finished pieces or works-in-progress of the class. You read what you have, then the others offer positive feedback. Any genre is welcome: fiction, non-fiction, personal memoir, or…

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W18-81 INTRODUCTION TO ITALIC CALLIGRAPHY

January 11, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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W18-81 INTRODUCTION TO ITALIC CALLIGRAPHY Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 11-Mar. 1 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Marc Scher The desire to learn the lost art of calligraphy has been growing steadily over the past few years. Ironically, that interest may well be attributable to the unprecedented growth of information technology. As keyboard skills have become more important, there is less need to write in a legible hand, and it is perhaps because of this reliance on technology that many…

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W18-82 PLAYREADING: THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE

January 11, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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W18-82 PLAYREADING: THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 11-Mar. 1 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM 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…

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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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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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W18-78 THE OTHER SIDE OF NASHVILLE

January 11, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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W18-78 THE OTHER SIDE OF NASHVILLE Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 11-Mar. 1 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Tony Moon Music City has been the mecca for country music since the ‘40s. Its identity has become world famous and its music—the most programmed format on radio, but wait! In this class, we will explore the incredible, and mostly unknown, secret of Nashville, its wealth and the variety of non-country music that has had its roots there. The list of artists,…

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W18-80 CLIMATE CHANGE: LOCAL IMPACTS AND LOCAL ADAPTATION

January 11, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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W18-80 CLIMATE CHANGE: LOCAL IMPACTS AND LOCAL ADAPTATION Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 11-Feb. 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,…

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W18-77 iPAD FOR BEGINNERS

January 11, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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W18-77 iPAD FOR BEGINNERS Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 11-Feb. 15 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Gayle Yaverbaum Beginners will feel comfortable exploring techniques designed primarily for new iPad users. Learn how to set up your iPad to support personal interests and explore the basics of Apple’s latest operating system. We will cover an introduction to the iPad screen, entering personal contacts, calendar entries, and messaging and email. Other topics will be introduced as time permits. Active involvement and hands-on…

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W18-90 ART AND ARTISTS ON SCREEN, PART 2

January 11, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-90 ART AND ARTISTS ON SCREEN, PART 2 Thursdays: 1-3 p.m.; Note: Extended Class Time 6 Sessions: Jan. 11-Feb. 15 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Mark Gladstone The course provides analyses of selected European and American films featuring artists as heroes and heroines as depicted in fictional, biographical dramatizations, and historical documentaries. The class will examine the struggle of artistic creation. Discussions will include questions such as: How historically accurate are dramatized biographies of famous artists such as Rembrandt, Bruegel, Toulouse-Lautrec, Pablo…

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W18-86 MISCARRIAGE OF JUSTICE: WRONGFUL CONVICTIONS

January 11, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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W18-86 MISCARRIAGE OF JUSTICE: WRONGFUL CONVICTIONS Thursdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 11-Mar. 1 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 prosecution failure to provide exculpatory evidence to the…

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W18-83 MARKETS ROUND TABLE

January 11, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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W18-83 MARKETS ROUND TABLE Thursdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 11-Mar. 1 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Houston Hill Join us for the Markets Round Table, led by a former Wall Street bond trader with lifelong experience in financial markets. Using an open-ended discussion format, the Round Table will cover current and projected outlooks for the major financial markets, with an emphasis on stocks. Other topics will include the market implications of political policies, interest rates and the Fed, and basics of…

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W18-85 REALISM AND NATURALISM IN THE AMERICAN SHORT STORY

January 11, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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W18-85 REALISM AND NATURALISM IN THE AMERICAN SHORT STORY Thursdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 11-Mar. 1 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Phillip Buck Some of the great American writers since the mid-19th century were realists and naturalists who consciously formulated the short story as an art form, developing the genre with such energy and vision that it is sometimes called a uniquely American form. These writers abandoned traditional conventions and the sentimentality of romantic fiction and embraced a strident realism powered…

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W18-84 RCLLA BOOK CLUB

January 11, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-84 RCLLA BOOK CLUB Thursdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 11-Mar. 1 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Anne Arsenault Want to have fun reading current fiction? In this study group, we will read a novel every two weeks, or four per term. The first book for the term is The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman. The next three books will be chosen by the group. Each book will be thoroughly discussed in a round table format. Texts are available locally and…

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W18-89 SENECA SPEAKS!

January 11, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-89 SENECA SPEAKS! Thursdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 11-Mar. 1 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM David Eisner and Barbara Shocket Seneca, the Roman Stoic philosopher and classically trained scholar who lived in the first century A.D., speaks to us with eternal truths across the centuries. In more than 100 personal letters, he teaches how to healthfully balance the powers of reason, emotion, and the boundaries between fate and free will. His plays, exploding with graphic restlessness and hyperrealism, dramatize the psychological…

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W18-88 EVERYDAY AND MODERN PHYSICS

January 11, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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W18-88 EVERYDAY AND MODERN PHYSICS Thursdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 11-Feb. 15 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Robert Yamartino Many of us encounter and solve physics problems daily without ever thinking that science is involved. In this course, we will cover simple physics, as well as advances made over the past 150 years. Examples of simple physics include mechanical advantage, as experienced at the gym, or forms of energy, such as that of a car rolling down a hill, or a…

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W18-87 MEMOIR PLUS

January 11, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-87 MEMOIR PLUS Thursdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 11-Mar. 1 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 are geared…

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W18-98 ITALY: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

January 12, 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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W18-98 ITALY: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO Friday: 9-11 a.m. 1 Session: Jan. 12 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Simona Bai Italy is one of the most fascinating places in the world to visit. In a country renowned for its art, architecture, food, music, fashion, and more, a trip to Italy can create memories that last a lifetime. As a native of Italy, I will share my knowledge about the culture, rituals, and habits of the Italian people, as…

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W18-99 OUT OF THE BOX INVESTING

January 19, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-99 OUT OF THE BOX INVESTING Friday: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. 1 Session: Jan. 19 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Robert Klosterman This workshop will examine the process to source, evaluate, and investigate non-traditional investing opportunities in an effort to reduce portfolio volatility and enhance return opportunities. We will examine the current economic and investing climate and the impact of portfolio outcomes. Another focal point will be to understand the concepts of correlation and volatility in portfolio design and the overall benefits of…

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W18-07 20th ANCIENT EGYPT: THE PTOLEMIES

January 22, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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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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W18-20 MASTER OF THE DANCE TO THE IMPERIAL COURT OF IRAN

January 22, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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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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W18-16 JERUSALEM: 3,000 YEARS OF HOLINESS

January 22, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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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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FUTURIST IN RESIDENCE WORKSHOP SERIES: 21ST CENTURY THOUGHT AND TRENDS WITH DAVID HOULE

January 22, 2018 @ 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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David Houle Workshop Series FUTURIST IN RESIDENCE WORKSHOP SERIES: 21ST CENTURY THOUGHT AND TRENDS WITH DAVID HOULE WHEN: 7-9:30 p.m. Mondays 3 Sessions: Jan. 22, Jan. 29, Feb. 5, 2018 WHERE: Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Ave., Sarasota Get Directions » FEES $250 per person; all sessions $225 per person, two or more participants; all sessions $200 per person for four or more participants; all sessions Pre-registration required. No event refunds. Tickets are transferable. To register or for more…

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TUESDAY INFORMATION SESSIONS: RCLLA MEMBER EVENT

January 23, 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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TUESDAY INFORMATION SESSIONS: RCLLA MEMBER EVENT Join us for the debut of Tuesday Information Sessions. The sessions are free and open to paid members of the Academy. To register, go to www.rclla.org or call 941-309-5111. WHAT: Tuesday Information Session WHEN: Jan. 23, Feb. 6 and Feb. 27 TIME: 2:30-4 p.m. Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Ave., Sarasota FREE to paid members of the Academy. (RCLLA membership is $85 per person.) JAN. 23: “Choosing the Best Financial Advisor For You”…

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W18-66 THE WORLD IN TRANSITION

January 24, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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W18-66 THE WORLD IN TRANSITION Wednesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 24-Feb. 28; Note: Late Start Date 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…

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EINSTEIN’S CIRCLE – Topic: Political Disarray and Fractured Party Politics

January 24, 2018 @ 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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EINSTEIN’S CIRCLE Wed., Jan. 24 • 3-4:30 p.m. Temple Beth Sholom Fee: $10 general admission; $9 member Pre-registration suggested. No event refunds. Tickets are transferrable. To register or for more information, call 941-309-5111; or go to www.rclla.org Topic: Political Disarray and Fractured Party Politics Moderator: Dan Miller, Former Florida Congressman In keeping with the times, Einstein’s Circle focuses on events of interest people want to discuss. Introduced and led by facilitators expert in the subject matter, participants are invited to…

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W18-100 FINANCIAL ADVISORS: THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY

January 26, 2018 @ 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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W18-100 FINANCIAL ADVISORS: THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY Friday: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. 1 Session: Jan. 26 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Robert Klosterman Evaluating and or choosing a financial advisor is a critical decision that can impact the outcome of your overall financial security. The instructor will share his 40 years of experience as a fee-only financial advisor. He will offer strategies to separate the good, the bad, and the ugly when choosing financial advisors that will allow investors to…

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FUTURIST IN RESIDENCE WORKSHOP SERIES: 21ST CENTURY THOUGHT AND TRENDS WITH DAVID HOULE

January 29, 2018 @ 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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$200 - $250

David Houle Workshop Series FUTURIST IN RESIDENCE WORKSHOP SERIES: 21ST CENTURY THOUGHT AND TRENDS WITH DAVID HOULE WHEN: 7-9:30 p.m. Mondays 3 Sessions: Jan. 22, Jan. 29, Feb. 5, 2018 WHERE: Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Ave., Sarasota Get Directions » FEES $250 per person; all sessions $225 per person, two or more participants; all sessions $200 per person for four or more participants; all sessions Pre-registration required. No event refunds. Tickets are transferable. To register or for more…

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February 2018

Boomer Conference 2018

February 1, 2018 @ 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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THURSDAY, FEB. 1 THE SOCIAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF RETIREMENT Our sense of purpose and social networks often center on our careers. As you prepare for retirement, what are you doing to develop new social networks? How will you bring purpose to your life? Retirement brings a bounty of emotions—some good and some not so good. Join us as our experts show you ways to thrive in retirement. (Download flyer for complete details)   A G E N D A…

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W18-101 FROM SUCCESS TO SIGNIFICANCE

February 2, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-101 FROM SUCCESS TO SIGNIFICANCE Friday: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. 1 Session: Feb. 2 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 will…

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W18-96 HISTORY OF THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE: GREECE

February 2, 2018 @ 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
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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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W18-10 THE VIOLIN

February 5, 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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W18-10 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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W18-18 ASSASSINATIONS AND TRAGEDY

February 5, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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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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FUTURIST IN RESIDENCE WORKSHOP SERIES: 21ST CENTURY THOUGHT AND TRENDS WITH DAVID HOULE

February 5, 2018 @ 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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$200 - $250

David Houle Workshop Series FUTURIST IN RESIDENCE WORKSHOP SERIES: 21ST CENTURY THOUGHT AND TRENDS WITH DAVID HOULE WHEN: 7-9:30 p.m. Mondays 3 Sessions: Jan. 22, Jan. 29, Feb. 5, 2018 WHERE: Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Ave., Sarasota Get Directions » FEES $250 per person; all sessions $225 per person, two or more participants; all sessions $200 per person for four or more participants; all sessions Pre-registration required. No event refunds. Tickets are transferable. Seating is limited.   Register by…

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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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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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W18-44 DRUGS: THE COSTS AND EFFECTS ON YOU AND SOCIETY

February 6, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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W18-44 DRUGS: THE COSTS AND EFFECTS ON YOU AND SOCIETY Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 4 Sessions: Feb. 6-27; Note: Late Start Date TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Herbert Kaufman In this course, we will discuss marijuana, alcohol, caffeine, tobacco, cocaine, opioids, and other drugs that impact our health and harm society. We limit their use through vastly different approaches, including prohibition and the war on drugs, which have been costly, questionably effective, and have fostered crime and criminal cartels. Finally, we’ll exchange views…

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TUESDAY INFORMATION SESSIONS: RCLLA MEMBER EVENT

February 6, 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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TUESDAY INFORMATION SESSIONS: RCLLA MEMBER EVENT Join us for the debut of Tuesday Information Sessions. The sessions are free and open to paid members of the Academy. To register, go to www.rclla.org or call 941-309-5111. WHAT: Tuesday Information Session WHEN: Jan. 23, Feb. 6 and Feb. 27 TIME: 2:30-4 p.m. Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Ave., Sarasota FREE to paid members of the Academy. (RCLLA membership is $85 per person.) FEB. 6: “Essential Legal Papers for Florida Residents” with…

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EINSTEIN’S CIRCLE – Topic: The Influence of Movies on Public Opinion

February 7, 2018 @ 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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EINSTEIN’S CIRCLE Wed., Feb. 7 • 3-4:30 p.m. Temple Beth Sholom Fee: $10 general admission; $9 member Pre-registration suggested. No event refunds. Tickets are transferrable. To register or for more information, call 941-309-5111; or go to www.rclla.org Topic: The Influence of Movies on Public Opinion Moderator: Robert Toplin, History Professor, Television Producer, and Author In keeping with the times, Einstein’s Circle focuses on events of interest people want to discuss. Introduced and led by facilitators expert in the subject matter,…

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W18-95 TECH DAY

February 9, 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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W18-95 TECH DAY Friday: 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. 1 Session: Feb. 9 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Technology is exciting, but it can also be baffling. In order to make sense of things, RCLLA presents Tech Day, a one-day workshop to introduce technology basics and to address common questions. Our presenters are RCLLA instructors who have taught hundreds of students over the years. The workshop begins with a plenary session to introduce the topics and the instructors, followed by breakout sessions on each…

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EINSTEIN’S CIRCLE – The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence

February 14, 2018 @ 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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EINSTEIN’S CIRCLE Wed., Feb. 14 • 3-4:30 p.m. Temple Beth Sholom Fee: $10 general admission; $9 member Pre-registration suggested. No event refunds. Tickets are transferrable. To register or for more information, call 941-309-5111; or go to www.rclla.org Topic: The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence Moderator: Ken Bechis, Astrophysicist In keeping with the times, Einstein’s Circle focuses on events of interest people want to discuss. Introduced and led by facilitators expert in the subject matter, participants are invited to listen, to learn…

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W18-102 CAN MOVIES TEACH US HISTORY? PART 1

February 23, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-102 CAN MOVIES TEACH US HISTORY? PART 1 Friday: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. 1 Session: Feb. 23 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Andre Krauss In this workshop, we will examine our reliance on cinema to inform our knowledge of historical events. We will pose two central questions as part of our discussion: Does the entertainment media through film blur the distinction between fact and fiction? Are films a credible source to teach us history? War movies in general and Holocaust movies in particular…

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W18-97 THE HISTORY AND MYSTERY OF QUANTUM MECHANICS

February 23, 2018 @ 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-97 THE HISTORY AND MYSTERY OF QUANTUM MECHANICS Friday: 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. 1 Session: Feb. 23 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Bob Bahm Does science excite you? Are you curious about the strange world of quantum mechanics? Join us as we make this topic more understandable and accessible. We’ll start with the basic history of understanding light and the internal workings of the atom. We’ll grapple with objective reality vs. probability (Einstein vs. Bohr), particle/wave duality, Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle, and Schrödinger’s cat.…

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TUESDAY INFORMATION SESSIONS: RCLLA MEMBER EVENT

February 27, 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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TUESDAY INFORMATION SESSIONS: RCLLA MEMBER EVENT Join us for the debut of Tuesday Information Sessions. The sessions are free and open to paid members of the Academy. To register, go to www.rclla.org or call 941-309-5111. WHAT: Tuesday Information Session WHEN: Jan. 23, Feb. 6 and Feb. 27 TIME: 2:30-4 p.m. Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Ave., Sarasota FREE to paid members of the Academy. (RCLLA membership is $85 per person.) FEB. 27: “How to Be Your Family Members’ Best…

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March 2018

WINTER LECTURE: FROM PINEAPPLE TO PLATINUM: CONFESSIONS OF A HIT SONGWRITER

March 1, 2018 @ 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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FROM PINEAPPLE TO PLATINUM: CONFESSIONS OF A HIT SONGWRITER 3-4:30 p.m. • Thursday, March 1, 2018 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Fee: $15 General admission Free to paid Academy members. Pre-registration suggested. No event refunds. Tickets are transferrable. Speaker: Jill Colucci, singer and award-winning songwriter If you watch TV, go to the movies, or listen to the radio, you already know Jill Colucci. After moving to Los Angeles from a small town in Ohio, Jill’s first gig was singing for a major…

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W18-103 CAN MOVIES TEACH US HISTORY? PART 2

March 2, 2018 @ 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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W18-103 CAN MOVIES TEACH US HISTORY? PART 2 Friday: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. 1 Session: Mar. 2 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Andre Krauss In this workshop, we will examine our reliance on cinema to inform our knowledge of historical events. We will pose two central questions as part of our discussion: Does the entertainment media through film blur the distinction between fact and fiction? Are films a credible source to teach us history? War movies in general and Holocaust movies in particular…

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