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Sarasota, FL 34237

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May 2017

SU17-01 THE DIGITAL FUTURE: HOPEFUL OR HOPELESS?

May 22 @ 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 SU17-01 THE DIGITAL FUTURE: HOPEFUL OR HOPELESS? Mondays: 9-10:20 a.m. 6 Sessions: May 8-June 26 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM NOTE: No classes May 15 or May 29 Alex Beavers Will the digital world provide great opportunities or frightening risks as we rapidly move into an era unimaginable just a few short years ago? In this class, we’ll examine the history, evolution and future of artificial intelligence and will explore its social and economic impact on society and the individual. Among…

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SU17-03 POSITIONING YOUR PORTFOLIO FOR TODAY’S UNCERTAIN MARKETS

May 22 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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SU17-03 POSITIONING YOUR PORTFOLIO FOR TODAY’S UNCERTAIN MARKETS Mondays: 1-2:20 p.m. 4 Sessions: May 8-June 12 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM NOTE: No classes on May 15 or May 29 Bob Latessa As financial markets continue to generate anemic returns, investors are challenged with finding opportunities to maximize a realistic and sustainable rate of return without taking excessive risk. Whether it’s generating income in a low interest rate environment or seeking growth opportunities, we will explore the many options that investors are…

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SU17-04 OUR PROJECTED SELVES

May 22 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SU17-04 OUR PROJECTED SELVES Mondays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: May 8-June-26 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM NOTE: No classes May 15 or May 29 David Eisner and Barbara Shocket Which aspects of ourselves do we project onto the stories we see on the big screen? In what ways do the movies move us, in an interactive way, to better understand ourselves? We will observe how and why we react to people, places, and dramatic scenarios. Engrossing and entertaining full-length films, to be…

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SU17-06 HOW TERRORISM IMPACTS OUR LIVES

May 23 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SU17-06 HOW TERRORISM IMPACTS OUR LIVES Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 7 Sessions: May 9-June 20 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Thomas Stovall We will discuss the nature, recent history, strategy, tactics, and the technology used by terrorists. We will discuss how the new president might devise a plan to fight terrorism, identify the modes of counterterrorism response and explore whether our security and liberties have been impacted by this response. To sharpen our understanding of global terrorism, we will discuss a variety of…

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SU17-07 GREAT BOOKS

May 23 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SU17-07 GREAT BOOKS Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: May 9-June 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 text, Great Conversations #5 available on line. Assignments: Read assigned selections prior to each class. For the first class, please read the selection Hell Screen by Ryunosuke Akutagawa. Additional readings this…

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SU17-02 IPHONE FOR TRAVELERS

May 23 @ 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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SU17-13 FROM REDISCOVERY TO ACTION

May 23 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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NEW SU17-13 FROM REDISCOVERY TO ACTION Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: May 9-June 27 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Louise Gallagher and David Klain After re-awakening the dormant aspects of you, your next important step is making positive changes happen in your life. Implementing new behaviors is a critical step for most of us—one that we may not be sure how to start. This course will help you focus on setting and achieving your goals. We hope you will join us…

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SU17-26 LEARNING TO MEDITATE

May 23 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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NEW SU17-26 LEARNING TO MEDITATE Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: May 9-June 13 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Judy Fleischer In this class, you will learn different ways to meditate. Each week you will practice what you have learned by using mindfulness-based stress reduction as a basis for “body scan” a method that allows you to “scan” every body part for tension and relaxation. In addition, you will learn meditation techniques that include counting your breaths, counting the length of your…

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SU17-10 THE RED SCARE REVISTED

May 23 @ 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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SU17-11 BEGINNERS’ ITALIAN, PART 2

May 23 @ 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 SU17-11 BEGINNERS’ ITALIAN, PART 2 Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: May 9-June 27 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Simona Bai This course is designed for those already familiar with basic Italian and is a continuation of Beginners’ Italian, Part 1. If you know the alphabets, numbers, and common Italian greetings, this course will add to your current skills. Each week you will study a different topic to help you became familiar with the sounds and the musicality of the language.…

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SU17-12 SUMMER BOOK CLUB

May 23 @ 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 SU17-12 SUMMER BOOK CLUB Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: May 9-June 13 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM JoAnn Spiegel Summer is the best time to find comfort in reading for pleasure. Whether spending the day under an umbrella at the beach or curling up in a favorite chair in front of a fan, read the chosen book and then join us as we keep the RCLLA Book Club up and running. The selected books for May and June are A…

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SU17-16 BEGINNERS’ HEBREW, PART I

May 23 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SU17-16 BEGINNERS’ HEBREW, PART I Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: May 9-June 27 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Susanne Konicov Learn to read and write Hebrew without stress. You will study the Hebrew alphabet and begin reading and writing Hebrew words in the first few lessons. This class is for students new to the language as well as for those who have learned Hebrew in the past, but have forgotten it. Primer books will be available at the first session for $6…

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SU17-15 THE BIOGRAPHY OF A SONG!

May 23 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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NEW SU17-15 THE BIOGRAPHY OF A SONG! Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: May 9-June 27 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Tony Moon One of the more fascinating aspects of popular music is the creation of a song. Not to be upstaged is the interesting journey it takes toward its growth to popularity. Many of our treasured songs have had years of neglect and discovery only to be forgotten and re-discovered. Rock & Roll owes a large debt to “The Great American Songbook”.…

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SU17-17 HOW JAZZ WORKS

May 23 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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SU17-17 HOW JAZZ WORKS Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: May 9-June 13 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, we will 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 in…

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SU17-22 QUIET THE MIND, RELIEVE STRESS, FIND PEACE WITH MEDITATION

May 25 @ 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 25 @ 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 25 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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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 25 @ 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 25 @ 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 25 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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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 25 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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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 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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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 25 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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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

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

June 20 @ 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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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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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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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