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April 2017

SP17-06 HISTORY OF JEWISH HUMOR

April 24 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Monday, repeating until April 24, 2017

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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Mondays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: March 6-April 24 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Marden Paru Why are so many comedians Jewish? What is the background and origins of Yiddish wit and comedy? Was it a coincidence that Jewish immigrants founded the movie industry and that much of “Broadway” was inhabited by performers, directors, and producers who identified as Jews? Likewise, the music industry interfaced and experienced much of the same phenomena. This course will explore all of these issues plus study…

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THE CIA AND THE PRESIDENT’S DAILY BRIEF

April 25 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Westminster Towers & Shores, 1533 4th Ave.
Bradenton, FL 34205 United States
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Thursday, April 25 • 1-2 p.m. John Rixse Regular intelligence briefings for the President have been the practice since President Truman. In the lecture, we will look at the history of the President’s Daily Brief and what it was like overseeing its preparation and delivery.

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SP17-42 BEING BLACK IN JIM CROW MISSISSIPPI

April 27 @ 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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Thursdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: March 9-April 27 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Alfred Jones From the late 19th century until after World War II, African-Americans in the South endured racial discrimination and segregation, disenfranchisement, economic peonage, and violent threats and intimidation. In no state was the reign of Jim Crow and Judge Lynch more oppressive than Mississippi. Relying upon Neil R. McMillen’s prize-winning study of the subject, Dark Journey—Black Mississippians in the Age of Jim Crow, we will review the history…

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SP17-47 WORLD LEADERS’ SECRET ILLNESSES INFLUENCE ON HISTORY, POLITICS, WAR

April 27 @ 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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Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 7 Sessions: March 9-April 27 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Special Scheduling: No Class on March 16 Allan B. Schwartz This course is a sequel to those offered previously by this instructor and will include seven presentations: Hitler —narcissism, paranoid personality disorder, manic depression, schizophrenia, Parkinsonism, drug addiction, WWI, WWII; Stalin—abusive father, priesthood, Communism, paranoid, hypertensive stroke, poison, USSR, WWII, Yalta; FDR—polio or Guillian-Barre, hypertension, heart failure, stroke, Doctors and Press, WWI, WWII, Yalta; Ike—heart, Crohn’s, stroke, hypertension,…

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May 2017

SU17-10 THE RED SCARE REVISTED

May 9 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until May 25, 2017

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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NEW SU17-10 THE RED SCARE REVISITED Tuesdays and Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: May 9-May 25 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Alfred Jones What have history and hindsight to tell us about one of the most controversial periods in 20th century American history? Join the discussion as we review key questions that arose when charges of disloyalty and subversion were leveled by and at citizens of the United States after World War II. This course will examine the Rosenberg and Hiss…

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June 2017

SU17-18 YO, HO, HO AND A BOTTLE OF RUM

June 20 @ 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Tuesday, repeating until June 27, 2017

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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NEW SU17-18 YO, HO, HO AND A BOTTLE OF RUM Tuesdays: 1-3 p.m. 2 Sessions: June 20-June 27 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Jordan Shifrin Pirates, we love them…we hate them. But just who were these bearded wonders? We know that they are a popular subject of literature and film, but what is their appeal? Were pirates romantic and glamorous heroic figures? Or, were they mainly filthy, scurvy ridden thieves and murderers? In this class, we will look at the actual characters…

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SU17-09 THE NABATEANS: CONQUERORS OF THE DESERT

June 20 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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NEW SU17-09 THE NABATEANS: CONQUERORS OF THE DESERT Tuesdays and Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 4 Sessions: June 20-June 29 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Steven Derfler History records the Nabateans as nomads dwelling in tents and the desert. For many years, previous to 200 BCE, the Nabateans slowly emigrated from their homeland in Arabia into the Negev Peninsula. In this course, we will examine this mysterious tribe and their culture. While the Nabateans did not abandon their Arabian roots, they expanded into…

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SU17-14 EXOTIC JEWISH COMMUNITIES AROUND THE WORLD

June 20 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until June 29, 2017

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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NEW SU17-14 EXOTIC JEWISH COMMUNITIES AROUND THE WORLD Tuesdays and Thursday: 1-2:20 p.m. 4 Sessions: June 20-June 29 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Steven Derfler As an exiled people for more than 2,500 years, Jews have landed in far off, and sometimes exotic, places where they have learned to survive and thrive. We will discuss how these communities became lost to mainstream Jewish life and learn how they adapted to foreign culture. These exotic communities include Moroccan and Egyptian Jews, Chinese Jews,…

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