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April 2017

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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SP17-44 BEST MAGAZINE ARTICLES OF 2016, PART II

April 27 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 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: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: March 9-April 27 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Garry Grossman 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 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 is saying. We will then relate…

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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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SP17-41 WRITERS’ WORKSHOP

April 27 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 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: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. 8 Sessions: March 9-April 27 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. Fiction, non-fiction, personal memoir, poetry—any genre is welcome. And come prepared to have fun because, after…

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SP17-50 INTRODUCTION TO CALLIGRAPHY

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. 8 Sessions: March 9-April 27 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Marc Scher The desire to learn the lost art of calligraphy has been growing steadily over the past few years. As keyboard skills have become more important, there is less need to write legibly—and because of this reliance on technology, many people now appreciate the vanishing art of calligraphy. In this class, students will learn the lower and upper cases of the Chancery Cursive alphabet, highlighted by a…

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SP17-48 1950’s TV

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. 8 Sessions: March 9-April 27 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Jeff Ryder If you love TV, take a step back in time. Television was in its infancy as the 1950’s began, and the medium grew exponentially in popularity as the decade progressed. This course provides you with an overview of 1950’s TV programming, including familiarity with the radio stars who moved to the new medium, new stars that were created by TV, original live dramas, game shows, Westerns,…

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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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SP17-SCF-57 PARASITES AND PREDATORS

April 27 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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East Campus — SCF: Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Pkwy. E.

Sarasota, FL 34240 United States
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Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 7 Sessions: March 16-April 27 ACADEMY EAST-STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, LAKEWOOD RANCH Joe Kerata We live in an ocean of microbes, some of which are very nasty. We constantly inhale them, swallow them, and unwittingly invite them into our bodies. Yet we have evolved simple and complex strategies over the millennia for protecting ourselves. This course is a fascinating survey of the human body’s defensive and regulatory systems and their never-ending battle to keep us alive…

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SP17-SCF-56 MEMOIR PLUS

April 27 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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East Campus — SCF: Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Pkwy. E.

Sarasota, FL 34240 United States
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Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 7 Sessions: March 16-April 27 ACADEMY EAST-STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, LAKEWOOD RANCH 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 better understand our own lives. 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…

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SP17-SCF-58 MINDFULNESS AND MORE

April 27 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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East Campus — SCF: Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Pkwy. E.

Sarasota, FL 34240 United States
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Thursdays 1-2:20 p.m. 7 Sessions: March 16-April 27 ACADEMY EAST-STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, LAKEWOOD RANCH Charles Bradt It’s hard to read anything about stress these days without some mention of “mindfulness.” This course will introduce and expand upon the principles and practices of mindfulness as a pathway to a more peaceful life. Specific instruction in the practice of mindful meditation will be given, as well as related practices designed to relieve the anxiety that so many of us experience today.…

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SP17-51 RCLLA LIFELONG LEARNING ACADEMY BOOK CLUB

April 27 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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Thursdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: March 9-April 27 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 this term is The Noise of Time by Julian Barnes. The next three books will be chosen by the group. Each book will be thoroughly discussed in a roundtable format. Texts are available locally and through online vendors.

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SP17-55 WHEN THREE’S NOT A CROWD

April 27 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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Thursdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: March 9-April 27 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Tony Moon The trio—whether instrumental or vocal (or both)—has had a long history of remarkable success in American popular music. Starting with early vocal groups like The Andrews Sisters in the 1930s and 1940s, the number three has been magical. Groups such as the Supremes, the Bee Gees, the Three Suns, ZZ Top, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Rush, and Green Day have sold millions of records. Want to know…

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SP17-52 PSYCHOLOGY OF ANCIENT WISDOM—TIMELESS TEACHINGS

April 27 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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Thursdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: March 9-April 27 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM David Eisner and Barbara Shocket Unbridled power, unrequited love, fury, revenge, madness and creativity are some of the themes the Ancient Greek dramatist Euripides expresses in his plays. In this class we will interactively read selected plays by Euripides, experiencing the passions of the human heart in dealing with the complexities of free will, destiny, and life’s ageless conflicts. Our text will be Euripides Ten Plays translated by Paul…

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May 2017

SU17-02 IPHONE FOR TRAVELERS

May 9 @ 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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SU17-02 IPHONE FOR TRAVELERS Tuesday and Thursday: 9-10:20 a.m. 6 Sessions: May 9-May 25 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,…

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SU17-10 THE RED SCARE REVISTED

May 9 @ 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 SU17-10 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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SU17-22 QUIET THE MIND, RELIEVE STRESS, FIND PEACE WITH MEDITATION

May 11 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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SU17-22 QUIET THE MIND, RELIEVE STRESS, FIND PEACE WITH MEDITATION Thursdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: May 11-June 29 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Stephen Gillum In this class, you will learn and practice mind-quieting and mind-observation techniques, identify causes of stress and learn how to relieve it. We will discuss different styles of meditation, with emphasis on the actual doing, including meditation while walking. The approach is non-theistic and draws on Eckhart Tolle’s ideas and Zen silent illumination. Be prepared for a…

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SU17-21 CLIMATE CHANGE, BAY LEVEL RISE, AND THE HEALTH AND ECONOMIC VALUE OF SARASOTA BAY

May 11 @ 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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NEW SU17-21 CLIMATE CHANGE, BAY LEVEL RISE, AND THE HEALTH AND ECONOMIC VALUE OF SARASOTA BAY Thursdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 4 Sessions: May 11-June 1 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Jack Merriam In this class, we will examine the ecological and economic challenges that affect Sarasota Bay including climate change and bay level rise. We will also discuss pollution sources, biological indicators such as seagrass, red tide, fish, mangroves, and other living shorelines. You will learn how to use the Sarasota Water Atlas,…

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SU17-25 PLAYREADING: THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE

May 11 @ 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 SU17-25 PLAYREADING: THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: May 11-June 15 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Ronni Miller This is a workshop to read and understand the universality of the human experience through the playwright’s point of view. We will read Edward Albee’s “Three Tall Women” and several one act plays by playwrights, who use their own life experiences as material for their work, found in the collection “Plays in One Act” edited by Daniel Halpern. Students will…

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SU17-24 QUIET THE MIND, PART 2

May 11 @ 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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SU17-24 QUIET THE MIND, PART 2 Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: May 11-June 29 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 who have 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 a…

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SU17-19 CONVERSATIONAL ITALIAN FOR TRAVELERS

May 11 @ 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 SU17-19 CONVERSATIONAL ITALIAN FOR TRAVELERS Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: May 11-June 29 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Simona Bai This course is designed to help travelers to Italy with basic communication skills. You will learn how to ask for directions, communicate basic needs and interests, confirm reservations, book flights and hotels, find restaurants, markets, shops, famous attractions, and more. We will use a series of interactive exercises designed to help you in a variety of travel-related situations. Class exercises…

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SU17-23 JOSEPH: DREAMER AND CONSERVATIONIST

May 11 @ 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 SU17-23 JOSEPH: DREAMER AND CONSERVATIONIST Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: May 11-June 29 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Marden Paru One of the most colorful characters in the Bible —aside from his coat of many colors tale—is Joseph, 11th son of Jacob. Sold into slavery as a teen by jealous brothers, we learn of his meteoric rise to the second highest Egyptian government position: viceroy. Through his God-given talents—first as an interpreter of dreams and later as an economic, agricultural…

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SU17-20 IT TAKES TWO, BABY!

May 11 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SU17-20 IT TAKES TWO, BABY! Thursdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: May 11-June 29 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Tony Moon “It takes two, baby . . .” Well, that’s what Marvin Gaye said back in 1967 when his duet with Kim Weston peaked at #14 on the Billboard pop charts. In this class, we will relive the discographies of that duo and many more. The “twofer” started gaining traction in the mid-50s when rock began. Many duos were incredibly successful and racked…

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SU17-28 THEN AND NOW: COMPARING CLASSIC AND CONTEMPORARY FILMS

May 11 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SU17-28 THEN AND NOW: COMPARING CLASSIC AND CONTEMPORARY FILMS Thursdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: May 11-June 29 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM David Eisner and Barbara Shocket We will explore how “classic” movies differ from more contemporary versions of the same story. As we experience the deeper psychological meaning in these gripping tales, we will address such questions as: How are individuals perceived differently, then and now? What evolution has there been in social values and standards? How do we navigate these…

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SU17-27 MEMOIR PLUS

May 11 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SU17-27 MEMOIR PLUS Thursdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: May 11-June 15 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 better understand our own lives. 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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June 2017

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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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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