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September 2017

3RD ANNUAL LIFELONG LEARNING SHOWCASE— JOIN US FOR A DAY OF LEARNING!

September 13 @ 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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3RD ANNUAL LIFELONG LEARNING SHOWCASE— JOIN US FOR A DAY OF LEARNING! Learn from the experts about history, literature, health, science, philosophy, and more. 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. • Wed., Sept. 13 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM, 1050 S. Tuttle Ave., Bldg. #1 * Sarasota 34237 Registration begins: Tuesday, Aug. 15. Fee: $79 for four courses; includes continental breakfast and lunch. To register, call 361-6590 or go to www.suncoastlifelonglearning.org Keynote speaker: Louise Gallagher, Educator and Certified Life Coach Topic: “Retirement: Who Needs It?”…

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FA17-34 JAZZ: FINE ART OR POP CULTURE?

September 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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NEW FA17-34 JAZZ: FINE ART OR POP CULTURE? Wednesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Sept. 27-Nov. 15 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Martin Adams We will examine jazz history through the prism of its relation to the arts. We will explore the evolution of this music and its audience as an “art form,” from its raw and sordid beginnings—to its respectable, but elite, present day. By using recordings and videos, we will compare the most widely popular varieties of jazz to its more…

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FA17-35 WISDOM OF THE ENNEAGRAM, PART 1

September 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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FA17-35 WISDOM OF THE ENNEAGRAM, PART 1 Wednesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Sept. 27-Nov. 15 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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NEW FA17-39 INTRODUCTION TO BALLET HISTORY

September 27 @ 11:00 AM - 12:50 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 FA17-39 INTRODUCTION TO BALLET HISTORY Wednesdays: 11 a.m.-12:50 p.m. 7 Sessions: Sept. 27-Nov. 15; NOTE: No class on Oct. 25 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Christopher Hird Led by the Director of Education of The Sarasota Ballet, this interactive course will introduce participants to the rich history of ballet and dance. Each week will focus on a specific time period, from the origins of dance through Romantic and Classical ballet to what is happening in the world of dance today. Included…

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FA17-40 ITALIAN CINEMA: NEOREALISM TO THE PRESENT

September 27 @ 11:00 AM - 12:50 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 FA17-40 ITALIAN CINEMA: NEOREALISM TO THE PRESENT Wednesdays: 11 a.m.-12:50 p.m. 8 Sessions: Sept. 27-Nov. 15 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Patricia Regnier Italy’s contributions to cinema are legendary. This course will examine the groundbreaking films that utilized Neorealism and the influence of Neorealism on Italian and world cinema today. Students will be asked to view each weekly film in advance to facilitate classroom discussion and analysis in a roundtable format. Among the directors whose works we will explore are Visconti,…

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EINSTEIN’S CIRCLE ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND

September 27 @ 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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The Center of Anna Maria Island, 407 Magnolia Ave.

Anna Maria, FL United States
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EINSTEIN’S CIRCLE ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND Wednesdays: Sept. 27; Oct. 4, 11, 25; and Nov. 1, 8, 15 • 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Einstein’s Circle is a place where people gather to engage in an open exchange of ideas, opinions, and information on a variety of topics. These popular give-and-take discussions focus on political, social, and economic issues, as well as current events and concerns. Einstein’s Circle discussions are free and open to the public. No prior registration required.

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FA17-36 THE ELECTIONS—ALL THE ELECTIONS, PART 1

September 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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NEW FA17-36 THE ELECTIONS—ALL THE ELECTIONS, PART 1 Wednesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 sessions: Sept. 27-Nov. 15 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Monroe Brett As a class, we will look into the windows of the White House as we survey the story of American history. There have been 45 presidents and 58 elections. This term, we will cover the 19th century from George Washington through Grover Cleveland who was President #22 and #24. Other topics will include the Constitution, the Electoral College,…

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FA17-38 SHORT STORIES: THE GEMS OF LITERATURE

September 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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FA17-38 SHORT STORIES: THE GEMS OF LITERATURE Wednesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Sept. 27-Nov. 15 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…

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FA17-43 THE HISTORY OF MOTOWN

September 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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NEW FA17-43 THE HISTORY OF MOTOWN Wednesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 sessions: Sept. 27-Nov. 15 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Tony Moon For almost everyone, the very word “Motown” means music—the great songs and artists of the ‘60s—not the auto industry. But why Detroit…why that decade? In this class, we will explore the historic relevance of that musical hub of success. We will also discuss the songs and artists of Motown and discover the behind-the scenes people who made it all work. Come…

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FA17-41 BACK ON THE ROAD WITH JACK KEROUAC

September 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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NEW FA17-41 BACK ON THE ROAD WITH JACK KEROUAC Wednesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Sept. 27-Nov. 15 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Kurt Landefeld Jack Kerouac was an off-beat American novelist and poet and is considered a pioneer of the Beat Generation. This class explores Kerouac’s writing, his times, and his impact on contemporary and future writers, using the books On the Road (1957 edition), The Dharma Bums, and Visions of Gerard, each by Kerouac. In addition, the poetry of Allen Ginsberg,…

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October 2017

FA17-44 THE DAWN OF CIVILIZATION

October 4 @ 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 FA17-44 THE DAWN OF CIVILIZATION Wednesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Oct. 4-Nov. 8; NOTE: Late start date TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM David Miano In this series of six lectures, we will study the emergence of the our planet’s first complex societies in the ancient Near East, beginning with the first settlements in the Mesolithic Period (about 10,000years ago) and finishing with the development of the world’s first empire in the mid-third millennium B.C. We will pay special attention to how…

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FA17-37 GENEALOGY SEARCH ONLINE

October 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 FA17-37 GENEALOGY SEARCH ONLINE Wednesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 sessions: Oct. 11-Nov. 15; NOTE: Late start date TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Susan Well Whether a beginner or an advanced researcher, you can use online databases, how-to sites, and social media to find your ancestors. This class will explore the 25 best websites beginning with the two major databases, ancestry.com and familysearch.org. We will also explore their two newer competitors and review how to find small volunteer-run sites that have just…

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FA17-45 THE WORLD IN TRANSITION

October 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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FA17-45 THE WORLD IN TRANSITION Wednesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Oct. 11-Nov. 15; 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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FA17-42 WHAT WALL STREET DOESN’T WANT YOU TO KNOW

October 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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FA17-42 WHAT WALL STREET DOESN’T WANT YOU TO KNOW Wednesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Oct. 11-Nov. 15; NOTE: Late start date TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Regan Teague Do you follow financial news and global events; know why stocks react differently than bonds; take an active role in financial decisions; read publications like The Economist or Barron’s? This course has been designed for you and promises an astonishing look at how Wall Street works. Each week, we will learn how to interpret…

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FA17-33 CONTRACTS IN EVERYDAY LIFE

October 18 @ 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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FA17-33 CONTRACTS IN EVERYDAY LIFE Wednesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 5 Sessions: Oct. 18-Nov. 15; NOTE: Late start date TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Kenneth Majewski Everyone enters into contracts as a part of everyday life whether it be the purchase of a home or vehicle, a commitment to repair or remodel our home, an agreement prior to marriage or any number of other contracts. This course will help you understand the definition of a “contract” including the required elements that make it valid…

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LECTURE: HERONS AND EGRETS AND THE PLUME WARS

October 18 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
The Center of Anna Maria Island, 407 Magnolia Ave.

Anna Maria, FL United States
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LECTURE: HERONS AND EGRETS AND THE PLUME WARS Wednesday, Oct. 18: 1-2:30 p.m. THE CENTER OF ANNA MARIA ISLAND The Fall lecture is free and open to the public Presented by: Alice Newlon Florida was ground zero for the Plume Wars. You will meet characters you know...Marie Antoinette and John James Audubon. You will meet some you do not know, like Guy Bradley, the first environmental martyr, and Boston socialite Harriet Hemingway—no one has used tea more effectively since the…

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GENERAL MOTORS DESIGN EXHIBITION

October 25 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Ringling College of Art and Design, 2836 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34234 United States
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GENERAL MOTORS DESIGN EXHIBITION Join us for a curator-led tour 10-11 a.m. • Wednesday, Oct. 25 LOIS & DAVID STULBERG GALLERY, Basch Visual Arts Center, 1188 Dr. Martin Luther King Way Fee: The tour is free. Pre-registration suggested. Original drawings for automobiles from the General Motors archive by a legendary designer Warren Reinecker. His original drawings of concept cars and those that were put in production will give the visitor a first-hand experience with the most important stage of automotive…

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FA17-46 TODAY’S INTELLIGENCE & NATIONAL SECURITY CHALLENGES

October 25 @ 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 FA17-46 TODAY’S INTELLIGENCE & NATIONAL SECURITY CHALLENGES Wednesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 4 Sessions: Oct. 25-Nov. 15; NOTE: Late start date TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM John Rixse Challenges abound. Cybersecurity, Russia, investigations, China, North Korea, South China Sea, Syria, Iran, Middle East, South Asia, 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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November 2017

Academy Talks: A Nazi in the Family

November 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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A NAZI IN THE FAMILY Wednesday, Nov. 1 • 3-4:30 p.m. TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Jens M Albiez From his personal perspective of growing up in Germany in the 1960s, Jens M Albiez will discuss how the different phases of discovering, questioning, and understanding The Third Reich evolved. He will describe the impact the Weimar Republic and the Nazi regime had on his family and how Germany and the Germans dealt with the accumulated guilt and shame. Are there lessons to…

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Academy Talks: HOW KIDS LISTENING TO THE RADIO ROCKED AMERICA IN 1955

November 8 @ 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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HOW KIDS LISTENING TO THE RADIO ROCKED AMERICA IN 1955 Wednesday, Nov. 8 • 3-4:30 p.m. TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM David Milberg David Milberg morphs into his 1950s-era D.J. “Radio Dave” persona and takes you back to 1955 with a review of that year’s Billboard Magazine’s highest ranking hit singles. Mr. Milberg will spotlight how the songs radio stations played, and their young audiences heard, rocked America along with the context of the times—news, societal norms, and pop culture. He will…

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EINSTEIN’S CIRCLE RETURNS TO RCLLA

November 15 @ 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 RETURNS TO RCLLA 3-4:30 p.m. • Wednesday, November 15 EINSTEIN’S CIRCLE: Timely, Topical, Relevant! Topic and facilitator to be announced in late October. Keeping pace with the times, Einstein’s Circle concentrates on topics people want to know more about. Led by a facilitator expert in the subject matter, participants are invited to join in the discussion. With the only prerequisite being an open mind, you are invited to ask questions and express thoughts, observations, and opinions. It’s fun,…

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