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August 2017

Fall Term: Member registration

August 22
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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Fall term: Sept. 25-Nov. 17 Member registration: Aug. 22 Open registration: Aug. 29

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Fall Term: Open registration

August 29
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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Fall term: Sept. 25-Nov. 17 Member registration: Aug. 22 Open registration: Aug. 29

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September 2017

FA17-15 BEGINNERS’ ITALIAN III

September 26 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Tuesday, repeating until November 14, 2017

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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NEW FA17-15 BEGINNERS’ ITALIAN III Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 sessions: Sept. 26-Nov. 14 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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FA17-12 GREAT BOOKS

September 26 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA17-12 GREAT BOOKS Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Sept. 26-Nov. 14 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Charles Sprandel Method: Shared inquiry discussion allows everyone to read great works of literature. Discussion is based on the text at hand and only that text. Material: We will read selections from the text, Great Conversations #6 that can be purchased online through Amazon or The Great Books Foundation. Assignments: Read assigned selections prior to each class. For the first class, read On Tranquility of Mind,…

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FA17-SCF-28 FINANCIAL SURVIVAL FOR RETIREMENT

September 26 @ 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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FA17-SCF-28 FINANCIAL SURVIVAL FOR RETIREMENT Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 3 Sessions: Sept. 26-Oct. 10 ACADEMY EAST (STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, LAKEWOOD RANCH) Eric Rodriguez How do you make sure your money will last throughout a long and fulfilling retirement? This basic course will teach you the principles and tactics that will help you achieve your goal to outlive your savings. By the end of this class, you should have an excellent understanding of the risks you face, how to preserve…

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FA17-18 ITALIAN FOR TRAVELERS

September 26 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA17-18 ITALIAN FOR TRAVELERS Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 sessions: Sept. 26-Nov. 14 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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FA17-16 HOW JAZZ WORKS

September 26 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA17-16 HOW JAZZ WORKS Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Sept. 26-Oct. 31 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…

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FA17-SCF-29 GANGSTERS, MOBSTERS, GOODFELLAS, AND WISEGUYS

September 26 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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East Campus — SCF: Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Pkwy. E.

Sarasota, FL 34240 United States
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NEW FA17-SCF-29 GANGSTERS, MOBSTERS, GOODFELLAS, AND WISEGUYS Tuesdays: 1-3 p.m.; NOTE: Extended class time 8 sessions: Sept. 26-Nov. 14 ACADEMY EAST (STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, LAKEWOOD RANCH) Jordan Shifrin Why are we attracted to the lives and deeds of 20th century bandits? Sure, they’re popular subjects of film, TV, and literature, but why do we care about them? Is it because we fear them or love them? Have these characters become too romanticized or are their nefarious reputations accurate depictions…

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FA17-68 A BEGINNERS’ GUIDE TO GENEALOGY

September 26 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Westminster Towers & Shores, 1533 4th Ave.
Bradenton, FL 34205 United States
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NEW FA17-68 A BEGINNERS’ GUIDE TO GENEALOGY Tuesdays: 1-2 p.m. 6 Sessions: Sept. 26-Oct. 31 WESTMINSTER TOWERS & SHORES, BRADENTON Phyllis Lee Doucette This course is a “how to” for researching your family genealogy. We will look at different computer programs for recording family information. We will focus on the basics of researching and recording information about your ancestors. There are many free websites to help you piece together the mysteries of who you are and how your ancestors arrived…

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FA17-26 BEGINNING HEBREW CONVERSATIONS

September 26 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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NEW FA17-26 BEGINNING HEBREW CONVERSATIONS Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 sessions: Sept. 26-Nov. 14 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Susanne Konicov The main requirement for this course is that prospective students must be able to read Hebrew with proficiency. We will begin learning 160 key words plus an additional 90 holiday and enrichment words, as well as comprehension and language skills. Basic grammar—the present tense, masculine and feminine nouns and adjectives in the singular and plural—will be presented simply and clearly. Course Fee:…

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FA17-22 BACH PARTITAS AND GLENN GOULD

September 26 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA17-22 BACH PARTITAS AND GLENN GOULD Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Sept. 26-Nov. 14 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Albert H. Cohen Bach’s Six Partitas are his most advanced keyboard works. We will explore several performances of these works and compare them with those of Glenn Gould, who is arguably the most important Bach keyboard player of the 20th century. (Note: This is the third class on Bach’s Comparative Listening). Course Fee: $95; Member Fee: $86.

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October 2017

FA17-17 MODERN CHINESE FICTION (in translation)

October 3 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Tuesday, repeating until November 7, 2017

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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NEW FA17-17 MODERN CHINESE FICTION (in translation) Tuesdays 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Oct. 3-Nov. 7; NOTE: Late start date TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Benita Stambler At the dawn of the 21st century, Chinese authors suddenly became noticed—two of them receiving the Nobel Prize for Literature. Through excerpts from novels, short stories, and film adaptations, we will consider what these authors have to say about China, their own lives, and the lives of their characters. Their writing presents views of China…

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FA17-70 CONNECTIONS: EXPLORING TODAY’S GLOBAL ISSUES VIA THE PENETRATING PERSPECTIVE OF FILM

October 3 @ 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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An event every 3 weeks that begins at 2:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until November 14, 2017

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA17-70 CONNECTIONS: EXPLORING TODAY’S GLOBAL ISSUES VIA THE PENETRATING PERSPECTIVE OF FILM Tuesdays: 2:30-4:30 p.m. 3 Sessions: Oct. 3, Oct. 24, Nov. 14 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Moderator: Julie Cotton The movie-watching experience has undergone a sea change over the last few years. Even though we can still watch movies in the comfort of our homes on television and have access to them on our electronic devices—most of us still flock to theaters to have a shared viewing experience. That shared…

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FA17-13 ART TALKS: A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS

October 10 @ 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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FA17-13 ART TALKS: A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 5 Sessions: Oct. 10-Nov. 14; NOTE: No class Oct. 31 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Judith Levine This course is designed to help you understand and see that art is more than the product of artistic skill and talent. We will view works of art and learn how to “read” their stories; discuss the artist’s original ideas and philosophies; find out what inspired their creations; and learn how artists…

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FA17-14 PHOTO SAFARI

October 10 @ 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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FA17-14 PHOTO SAFARI Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 6 Sessions: Oct. 10-Nov. 14; NOTE: Late start date TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Jack Winberg Digital photography offers endless creative possibilities. In this class, you will learn how to properly use your camera’s settings to capture high-quality images. Once you’re familiar with some of the technical aspects of photography, you’ll get to practice what you’ve learned by visiting local venues. Field trips are a great opportunity to learn how to use your camera better. You…

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FA17-21 THIS WAS THEIR LIVES

October 10 @ 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 FA17-21 THIS WAS THEIR LIVES Tuesday: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 sessions: Oct. 10-Nov. 14; NOTE: Late start date TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Moderator: Ron Cohen This course is a great way to fuel your love of history and learn about history makers and why they remain relevant after all these years. Each week, a guest instructor will present a snapshot of a historical person(s)—famous or infamous and discuss their life story, career highlights (the good and the bad), and little…

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FA17-19 THE EXCITING WORLD OF SCIENCE

October 10 @ 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 FA17-19 THE EXCITING WORLD OF SCIENCE Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Oct. 10-Nov. 14; NOTE: Late start date TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Jan Skalny In this course, we will review the importance of science to the progress of humanity. We will discuss the complexity of science and review some of the most exciting scientific and technical developments of our time. We will learn about personalities in the fields of physics, chemistry, and biology including: Isaac Newton (gravity and laws…

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FA17-25 WOMEN—IMPROVE YOUR FINANCIAL CONFIDENCE!

October 10 @ 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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FA17-25 WOMEN—IMPROVE YOUR FINANCIAL CONFIDENCE! Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 sessions: Oct. 10-Nov. 14; NOTE: Late start date TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Craig Hill and Regan Teague Current research shows that women control the majority of personal wealth in the United States making most of the household buying and investing decisions. Yet, a 2006 study found that 90 percent of women respondents reported feeling insecure when it comes to their personal finance. If you would like to learn more about various financial…

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FA17-24 DANTE’S INFERNO

October 10 @ 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 FA17-24 DANTE’S INFERNO Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Oct. 10-Nov. 14; NOTE: Late start date TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Stuart McDougal “Dante and Shakespeare divide the modern world between them, there is no third.”—T.S. Eliot Join us on a journey through Dante’s Inferno, a poem that has enthralled readers and influenced writers for nearly 800 years. We will work our way through the poem at a steady pace (five-six cantos each week), with spirited discussions and lecturing only when necessary.…

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November 2017

FA17-20 THE DEAD SEA SCROLLS

November 7 @ 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 November 16, 2017

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA17-20 THE DEAD SEA SCROLLS Tuesdays and Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 4 sessions: Nov. 7-16; NOTE: Late start date TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Steven Derfler Since their discovery in the desert caves of Qumran in 1947, the Dead Sea Scrolls have been a source of fascination and debate. What are the Scrolls? Who wrote them? Learn about the isolated, ascetic community that created and secreted these documents, as well as the cloak-and-dagger exploits of the archaeologists who recovered them. Then explore…

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FA17-23 ARCHAEOLOGY AND THE WORLD IN JESUS’ DAY

November 7 @ 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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FA17-23 ARCHAEOLOGY AND THE WORLD IN JESUS’ DAY Tuesdays and Thursdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 4 sessions: Nov. 7-16; NOTE: Late start date TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Steven Derfler Herod became the Roman-backed king of Judea in 40 BCE and imposed changes upon his subjects that resulted in a “world turned upside down.” Excavations at Jerusalem and Caesarea reveal that Judea was both a rich and troublesome province for the Romans. Jerusalem became Judea’s Jewish capital, attracted the ministry of Jesus, and grew…

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LECTURE: “LOCAL CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATIONS”

November 14 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Westminster Towers & Shores, 1533 4th Ave.
Bradenton, FL 34205 United States
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LECTURE: “LOCAL CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATIONS” Tuesday, Nov. 14: 1-2 p.m. Jack Merriam Curious about what’s happening locally in the area of climate change? In this lecture we will discuss climate change adaptation examples in Palmetto, on the Braden River (a tributary of the Manatee River), on a nearby island community, and some right at Westminster Towers & Shores. We will examine the effectiveness of two new developments that use “Low Impact Design” and “Living Seawall” ; plus examples of preserving…

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