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February 2018

W18-102 CAN MOVIES TEACH US HISTORY? PART 1

February 23 @ 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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W18-102 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 @ 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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W18-97 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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W18-06 QUIET THE MIND, RELIEVE STRESS, FIND PEACE WITH MEDITATION

February 26 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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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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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

February 26 @ 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?

February 26 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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W18-27 INSIDER’S VIEW OF THE ARTS

February 27 @ 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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W18-28 BEGINNERS’ ITALIAN, PART 3

February 27 @ 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

February 27 @ 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

February 27 @ 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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W18-37 HENRY DAVID THOREAU, PROPHET OR “POND SCUM”

February 27 @ 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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W18-35 BEGINNERS’ ITALIAN, PART 1

February 27 @ 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

February 27 @ 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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W18-44 DRUGS: THE COSTS AND EFFECTS ON YOU AND SOCIETY

February 27 @ 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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W18-47 BEGINNERS’ HEBREW, PART 1

February 27 @ 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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W18-85 REALISM AND NATURALISM IN THE AMERICAN SHORT STORY

February 27 @ 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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W18-46 WHO’S AFRAID OF MODERN POETRY?

February 27 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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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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W18-45 INSIDERS’ TIPS ON TRAVEL TO PARIS

February 27 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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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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TUESDAY INFORMATION SESSIONS: RCLLA MEMBER EVENT

February 27 @ 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
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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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W18-56 BEST MAGAZINE WRITINGS 2017

February 28 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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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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W18-55 THE EVOLUTION OF JAZZ 1918-2018

February 28 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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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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W18-60 INTRODUCTION TO BALLET HISTORY, PART 2

February 28 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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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

February 28 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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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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W18-59 20th CENTURY ELECTIONS

February 28 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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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

February 28 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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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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W18-66 THE WORLD IN TRANSITION

February 28 @ 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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W18-69 THOSE FUNNY FOLKS FROM THE MIDWEST

February 28 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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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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W18-67 WISDOM OF THE ENNEAGRAM, PART 1

February 28 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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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

February 28 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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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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W18-73 RICHARD NIXON

March 1 @ 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

March 1 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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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

March 1 @ 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

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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

March 1 @ 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

March 1 @ 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

March 1 @ 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

March 1 @ 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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W18-86 MISCARRIAGE OF JUSTICE: WRONGFUL CONVICTIONS

March 1 @ 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

March 1 @ 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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W18-84 RCLLA BOOK CLUB

March 1 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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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!

March 1 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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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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W18-87 MEMOIR PLUS

March 1 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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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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WINTER LECTURE: FROM PINEAPPLE TO PLATINUM: CONFESSIONS OF A HIT SONGWRITER

March 1 @ 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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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 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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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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SP18-03 INVESTMENT REDUX

March 5 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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SP18-13 STREET PHOTOGRAPHY AND THE ART OF SEEING

March 6 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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SP18-13 STREET PHOTOGRAPHY AND THE ART OF SEEING Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 7 Sessions: Mar. 6-Apr. 17 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Barry Bub The famous photographer Dorothea Lang once said, “The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.” It has also been stated that while we live longer, travel more, and look more, we actually see less. In this fun, interactive course, we will learn how to live life seeing more, experiencing mystery, happiness, and joy…

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SP18-15 A CRAZY WORLD: HOW MAPS CAN HELP US UNDERSTAND IT

March 6 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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SP18-15 A CRAZY WORLD: HOW MAPS CAN HELP US UNDERSTAND IT Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Mar. 6-Apr. 24 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Richard Gelpke Maps are all around us, from the glove compartment to the GPS on our dashboard; in the newspapers or on our smartphone or Tablet, on the cable network or the TV. But do we really know the history of maps? Do we know how they have been (mis)used in the past? This series sets out to…

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SP18-16 UNDERSTANDING DEMENTIA

March 6 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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SP18-16 UNDERSTANDING DEMENTIA Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Mar. 6-Apr. 24 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Bonnie Garvey Spadafora The reality or even the prospect of dementia can be frightening and seem overwhelming. What is dementia? Is it all about Alzheimer’s or are there other types? Why does it occur? Will I get it? Can I avoid it? We will discuss these questions and related topics including coping with the emotional impact of dementia, communicating with a confused person, and dealing with…

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SP18-21 BEGINNERS’ ITALIAN, PART II

March 6 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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SP18-21 BEGINNERS’ ITALIAN, PART II Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Mar. 6-Apr. 24 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 casual…

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SP18-12 GREAT BOOKS

March 6 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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SP18-12 GREAT BOOKS Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Mar. 6-Apr. 24 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 The Great Books Reading and Discussion Program, First Series, Vol. 1, which is available online at Amazon or the Great Books Foundation. Assignments: Read assigned selections prior to each class meeting.…

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SP18-17 SOUTHEAST ASIAN POLITICS

March 6 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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SP18-17 SOUTHEAST ASIAN POLITICS Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Mar. 6-Apr. 24 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Paul Sarno What is President Duterte of the Philippines doing and why? Why are some Burmese Buddhists persecuting their Muslim neighbors? Why is China so aggressive in seeking control of the South China Sea? This course will attempt to answer these questions and many others while explaining the politics that govern the 11 countries of Southeast Asia extending from Myanmar to Timor Leste. The…

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SP18-22 REBALANCE IN RETIREMENT

March 6 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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SP18-22 REBALANCE IN RETIREMENT Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Mar. 6-Apr. 24 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Louise Gallagher and David Klain Retirement is a major life transition. We often anticipate the good experiences we associate with retirement. Yet, for many of us, we feel lost and adrift at this time in our lives. The anchors and sense of competence that we left behind in the workplace are no longer relevant. Please join us to rediscover the inner resources you possess…

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SP18-20 HISTORICAL GEOGRAPHY OF THE BIBLICAL WORLD

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

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SP18-14 ITALIAN FOR TRAVELERS

March 6 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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SP18-14 ITALIAN FOR TRAVELERS Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Mar. 6-Apr. 24 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Simona Bai When traveling to Italy, communication with local residents is an important key to success. In this course, you will learn how to speak common Italian phrases and how to communicate your basic needs. You will also be taught essential skills, such as how to book a flight or hotel, how to confirm a reservation, and how to ask for directions. During class,…

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SP18-18 AMERICAN FOLK MUSIC: ITS HISTORY AND INFLUENCE ON POP MUSIC

March 6 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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AND INFLUENCE ON POP MUSIC Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Mar. 6-Apr. 10 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Tony Moon Rock music began from influences of R&B and its infusion with jazz and country. Less attention has been paid, however, to the extraordinary influence of American folk music. We will examine the 1930s and 1940s and learn how early singers brought their music to radio and the public, and follow folk music’s development during the next decades. We’ll discover its influences…

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SP18-25 THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE: ROME

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

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SP18-26 BEGINNING HEBREW CONVERSATIONS

March 6 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SP18-26 BEGINNING HEBREW CONVERSATIONS Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Mar. 6-Apr. 24 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Susanne Konicov This course, designed for those already familiar with the Hebrew alphabet, will focus on learning 160 keywords and an additional 90 holiday and enrichment words. In addition, students will improve their comprehension and language skills, including learning the present tense, masculine and feminine nouns and adjectives in the singular and plural. These topics will be introduced simply and clearly to ensure a pleasant…

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SP18-29 DANTE’S DIVINE COMEDY: PARADISO

March 6 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SP18-29 DANTE’S DIVINE COMEDY: PARADISO Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Mar. 6-Apr. 10 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Stuart McDougal and L. Davis Hammond Having journeyed through Hell and Purgatory, with Virgil as his guide, Dante now turns to his beloved Beatrice who leads him—and us—through the heavens to Paradise. Here Dante comes to understand the sublime truths of divine will and salvation and here, in a moment of mystical intensity, he experiences a radiant vision of God. The vision is the…

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SP18-24 LEARN TO LOVE CLASSICAL MUSIC

March 6 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SP18-24 LEARN TO LOVE CLASSICAL MUSIC Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Mar. 6-Apr. 24 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Albert Cohen How does one begin the process of listening to and learning about classical music? Our premise is basic: you know more than you realize. Exposure to the classics you have already heard makes the subject less forbidding. We will discuss such topics as: What is a symphony? How are the movements arranged? What are two secrets that will help the beginner?…

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SP18-27 HOW JAZZ WORKS

March 6 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SP18-27 HOW JAZZ WORKS Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Mar. 6-Apr. 10 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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SP18-28 BEST KEPT TRAVEL SECRET: VERONA, ITALY

March 6 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SP18-28 BEST KEPT TRAVEL SECRET: VERONA, ITALY Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Mar. 6-Apr. 10 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Joanne Desmond An ancient city full of Roman and Venetian history, three grand piazzas for dining or sipping wine under the stars, fourth most popular city in Italy - after Rome, Florence, and Venice (but far less expensive, less crowded, and safer). Europeans love it. Most Americans don’t know about it. A travel writer who discovered Verona’s charms, reveals her favorite places…

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SP18-65 CONNECTIONS: EXPLORING TODAY’S GLOBAL ISSUES VIA THE PENETRATING PERSPECTIVE OF FILM

March 6 @ 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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One event on April 17, 2018 at 2:30pm

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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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Tuesdays: 2:30-4:30 p.m. 3 Sessions: March 6, March 27, and April 17 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Moderator: Julie Cotton Fee: Spring series: $32 member; $36 non-member. Fees for individual films: $11 member; $12 non-member. Attendance limited to 50. Our 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. As the series name implies, the themes for the films will showcase…

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SP18-36 BEST MAGAZINE WRITINGS, II

March 7 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SP18-36 BEST MAGAZINE WRITINGS, II Wednesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Mar. 7-Apr. 25 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Paul Chassy Wouldn’t you love it if someone selected 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 award-winning articles and critically discuss the issues based on our independent understanding of what the author…

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SP18-35 EXPLORING ETHICAL DILEMMAS THROUGH THE EYES OF JEWISH TRADITION

March 7 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SP18-35 EXPLORING ETHICAL DILEMMAS THROUGH THE EYES OF JEWISH TRADITION Wednesday: 9-10:20 a.m. 5 Sessions: Mar. 7-Apr. 4 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Susan Spector Life presents us with a litany of ethical dilemmas, some current and others are ageless. Is it a sin to tell a lie? When should a person go through genetic testing? How much profit should a person in business make? How do we balance economic development with environmental concerns? What are our responsibilities to the hungry and…

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SP18-04 WHAT AM I HEARING; AM I REALLY LISTENING?

March 7 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SP18-04 WHAT AM I HEARING; AM I REALLY LISTENING? Wednesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 6 Sessions: Mar. 7-Apr. 11 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Judy Rosemarin We hear everything, but are we really listening? Are you finding yourself frustrated with the polarizing and deepening divide occurring with friends and family about so many things in the world? This course will teach you tips and techniques on how to listen for understanding; so that simmering silences and angry arguing can transform into greater mutual understanding.…

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SP18-37 INTRODUCTION TO CALLIGRAPHY

March 7 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SP18-37 INTRODUCTION TO CALLIGRAPHY Wednesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Mar. 7-Apr. 25 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 people…

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SP18-34 1927: AN EXCEPTIONAL YEAR

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

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SP18-39 SHORT STORIES: THE GEMS OF LITERATURE

March 7 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SP18-39 SHORT STORIES: THE GEMS OF LITERATURE Wednesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Mar. 7-Apr. 25 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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SP18-61 HOW SMART IS YOUR ANDROID SMARTPHONE

March 7 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SP18-61 HOW SMART IS YOUR ANDROID SMARTPHONE Wednesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Mar. 7-Apr. 11 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Ronni Loundy Find out how to use your Android-based smartphone to do more than just make phone calls. In this course, you will learn how to use your phone to receive email and text messages and how to insert images into documents. You will learn how to download new applications (“apps”) and arrange them on your phone. You will also learn…

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SP18-38 TODAY’S INTELLIGENCE & NATIONAL SECURITY CHALLENGES

March 7 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SP18-38 TODAY’S INTELLIGENCE & NATIONAL SECURITY CHALLENGES Wednesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 4 Sessions: Mar. 7-28 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 concern…

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SP18-40 THE WORLD IN TRANSITION

March 7 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SP18-40 THE WORLD IN TRANSITION Wednesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Mar. 7-Apr. 11 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 be made available online…

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SP18-42 OPTIONS BASICS

March 7 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SP18-42 OPTIONS BASICS Wednesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Mar. 7-Apr. 11 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Craig Hill and Regan Teague Would you like to be able to control risk in your portfolio better? Would you like to be able to hedge your portfolio during periods of uncertainty and high market volatility? In this class, we will discuss basic options terminology, basic strategies, and how options can be used to help manage portfolio risk. We will also cover various options strategies that…

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SP18-62 EGYPT: AGE OF THE PYRAMIDS

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

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SP18-41 THE MODERN GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK

March 7 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SP18-41 THE MODERN GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK Wednesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Mar. 7-Apr. 11 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Tony Moon “The Great American Songbook” — wonderful standards written mostly from 1930 to 1955. These songs have been recorded by hundreds of artists over the years. However, there are many songs written from the 1950s on. Are they as good? Do they, and will they, hold up over time? We will go on a musical treasure hunt, looking to discover some “good…

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SP18-44 FOUR FATEFUL YEARS: 1988-1992

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

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SP18-43 WRITERS’ WORKSHOP

March 8 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SP18-43 WRITERS’ WORKSHOP Thursdays: 9 a.m.-12 p.m.; Note: Extended Class Time 8 Sessions: Mar. 8-Apr. 26 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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SP18-47 BOOMS, BUSTS, THIEVES, CROOKS, AND IDIOTS, OH MY!

March 8 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Thursday, repeating until April 12, 2018

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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SP18-47 BOOMS, BUSTS, THIEVES, CROOKS, AND IDIOTS, OH MY! Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Mar. 8-Apr. 12 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…

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SP18-45 WORLD LEADERS: THEIR SECRET ILLNESSES AND EFFECTS

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

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SP18-46 IPAD PHOTOS, PHOTO BOOKS & VIDEOS

March 8 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SP18-46 IPAD PHOTOS, PHOTO BOOKS & VIDEOS Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Mar. 8-Apr. 12 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Gayle Yaverbaum The iPad is a fabulous tool used for managing photos, videos, and preserving memories. In this class, you will learn iPad photo editing techniques, how to create hardcover books from your photos, and how to integrate your photos and videos for professional looking presentations, or to simply enjoy your pictures and video clips. Active involvement and hands-on practice will…

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SP18-48 MEMOIR PLUS

March 8 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SP18-48 MEMOIR PLUS Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Mar. 8-Apr. 26 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…

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SP18-51 PLAYREADING: THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE

March 8 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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SP18-51 PLAYREADING: THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE Thursdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Mar. 8-Apr. 26 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 Wendy…

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SP18-50 WOMEN: IMPROVE YOUR FINANCIAL CONFIDENCE!

March 8 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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SP18-50 WOMEN: IMPROVE YOUR FINANCIAL CONFIDENCE! Thursdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Mar. 8-Apr. 12 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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SP18-52 MARKETS ROUND TABLE

March 8 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SP18-52 MARKETS ROUND TABLE Thursdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Mar. 8-Apr. 26 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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SP18-49 SENECA SPEAKS!

March 8 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SP18-49 SENECA SPEAKS! Thursdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Mar. 8-Apr. 26 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 pull between fate and free will. His plays, exploding with graphic restlessness and hyperrealism, dramatize the psychological upheavals…

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SP18-56 FINANCIAL ADVISORS: THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY

March 9 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SP18-56 FINANCIAL ADVISORS: THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY Friday: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. 1 Session: Mar. 9 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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SP18-54 CREATIVE JOURNALING

March 9 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SP18-54 CREATIVE JOURNALING Fridays: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Note: Extended Class Time 2 Sessions: Mar. 9 and Mar. 16 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Ginny East Shaddock Journaling can be a pathway to emotional balance and self-growth. In this how-to course, we will begin with a broad overview of the key principles of journaling and cover issues such as privacy, the process, and how to write authentically. We will also discuss creativity, playful discovery, and how to mine nuggets of wisdom that are…

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IPHONE FOR TRAVELERS

March 13 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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IPHONE FOR TRAVELERS Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Mar. 13-Apr. 17 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Alan Freedman The iPhone may be the greatest travel tool since the invention of the wheel! In this class, you’ll learn how to use your iPhone to instantly translate languages, convert currency and temperature, find your way with Google Maps, use your alarm clock to guarantee wake up calls, and check weather worldwide. You’ll also learn how to preserve your battery, make calls, text messages…

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EINSTEIN’S CIRCLE: A TRIBUTE TO PAUL ROSEN

March 14 @ 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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EINSTEIN’S CIRCLE: A TRIBUTE TO PAUL ROSEN TOPIC: DEFINING WAR. THE TRIAL OF WAR CRIMINALS Co-Moderators: Attorney William Goldman, Former Director of Center for Constitutional Rights Jerry Frost, Emeritus Professor and Founder/Chair of Swarthmore College Peace and Conflict Program 3-4:30 p.m. • Wednesday, March 14 Fee: $10 general admission; $9 member; pre-registration suggested TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM AUDITORIUM ATTORNEY PAUL ROSEN, a highly regarded co-instructor with Alan Bandler of RCLLA courses on the Supreme Court, was a much-admired Einstein’s Circle moderator.…

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SPRING LECTURE: THE STRATEMEYER SYNDICATE: HOW THE HARDY BOYS BECAME A BILLION DOLLAR INDUSTRY

March 15 @ 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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“THE STRATEMEYER SYNDICATE: HOW THE HARDY BOYS BECAME A BILLION DOLLAR INDUSTRY” 3-4:30 p.m. • Thursday, March 15 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Fee: $15 General admission Free to paid Academy members. Pre-registration suggested. No event refunds. Tickets are transferrable. Speaker: Don Bruns, author In the early 1900s, long before the birth of James Patterson, the most prolific author in history was cranking out dozens and dozens of series for children and young adults. Edward Stratemeyer is a name almost no one…

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EINSTEIN’S CIRCLE – TOPIC: TBA

March 21 @ 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 - TOPIC: TBA 3-4:30 p.m. • Wednesday, March 21 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 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 and to engage with each other in…

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SP18-53 THE FAT MAN AND THE TROLLEY

March 22 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Thursday, repeating until April 26, 2018

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SP18-53 THE FAT MAN AND THE TROLLEY Thursday: 1-3 p.m.; Note: Extended Class Time 6 Sessions: Mar. 22-Apr. 26; Note: Late Start Date TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Rosemary Bowler We are often faced with difficult decisions in our daily life. This course will examine both actual and hypothetical situations demanding a moral decision, and in each case, our choice may have both positive and negative effects. As we discuss our decisions, we will look for guidance in the arguments of thinkers,…

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SP18-55 UNDERSTANDING YOUR HOA

March 23 @ 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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SP18-55 UNDERSTANDING YOUR HOA Friday: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. 1 Session: Mar. 23 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Frank Monti Why do we choose to live in a deed-restricted community? Many of us sign on the dotted line and then later discover that the advantages of a Home Owner Association don’t live up to expectations. Some of us don’t like the idea of living under restrictions promulgated by our neighbors. Others want more restrictions and rules and regulations.This course provides a conceptual overview…

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SP18-59 THE DREAM BELONGS TO THE DREAMER

March 23 @ 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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SP18-59 THE DREAM BELONGS TO THE DREAMER Friday: 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. 1 Session: Mar. 23 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Velva Lee Heraty Dreams can be confusing. Have you ever wondered what your dreams mean? In this unique course, taught around the world, you will be guided through a hands-on, step-by-step process to learn about the mystery of dreams. You will be introduced to innovative techniques and exercises that simplify the process. You will also learn about proven dream theories and an…

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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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SP18-58 CULTIVATING THE ARTIST WITHIN

March 30 @ 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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SP18-58 CULTIVATING THE ARTIST WITHIN Friday: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. 1 Session: Mar. 30 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Monique Seyler Ponder the nature of inspiration and serendipity as you learn new ways to share art. Stay true to yourself as you adapt creativity to a supercharged and distracted world. This course will focus on art as a bridge between traditional techniques and social media. It will explore how to rethink and find new ways to share art in an age of decreased…

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SP18-57 OUT OF THE BOX INVESTING

March 30 @ 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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SP18-57 OUT OF THE BOX INVESTING Friday: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. 1 Session: Mar. 30 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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April 2018

ACADEMY ADVENTURES: MORSE MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART (TIFFANY COLLECTIONS), WINTER PARK

April 6 @ 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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ACADEMY ADVENTURES: MORSE MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART (TIFFANY COLLECTIONS), WINTER PARK WHAT: Morse Museum of American Art WHEN: Friday, April 6 TIME: Depart 8 a.m. from Temple Beth Sholom parking lot; return approximately 5 p.m. FEE: $75 per person INCLUDES: Transportation, gallery admission/ docent-led tour, and gratuities. The fee does not include lunch. Lunch will be on your own at area eateries all within walking distance of the museum. No event refunds. Tickets are transferrable. The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum…

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