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Ringling College Lifelong Learning Academy

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April 2017

SP17-69 MOVING FROM SUCCESS TO SIGNIFICANCE

April 21 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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Friday: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. 1 Sessions: April 21 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Susan Larson For optimal aging it is essential to live with intention, to take stock of our personal definition of success and what it means to be significant. During this interactive workshop, we will revisit our core values and their alignment with our lifestyles. We will discuss the transition process that occurs during retirement, from focusing on success to focusing on significance. We will learn about the cycle of…

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SP17-02 HOW TERRORISM IMPACTS OUR LIVES

April 24 @ 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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Mondays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: March 6-April 24 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Thomas Stovall In understanding how terrorism can impact our lives, it is important to step back and try to understand “Why they hate us” and what historically are some of the root causes of terrorism. In this course, we will review our current policies against terrorism as well as national security measures at airports and other potential “soft targets”. We will discuss the new administration’s policies on terrorism and…

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SP17-01 INVESTMENT REDUX

April 24 @ 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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Mondays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: March 6-April 24 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Lauren Rudd Do you need some extra assistance in determining how to select investments for your portfolio? Would you like to learn the basics of technical analysis in stock selection? Want to know more about the role the economy plays in investment selection? This course will emphasize combining both fundamental investment methodologies, such as asset allocation and intrinsic value, with charts depicting price and volume relationships to enhance investment…

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SP17-03 QUIET THE MIND, RELIEVE STRESS, FIND PEACE WITH MEDITATION

April 24 @ 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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Mondays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: March 6-April 24 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Stephen Gillum In this course, you will learn and practice mind-quieting and mind-observation techniques, identifying causes of stress and learning 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 life-changing experience that can impart a deep sense of peace,…

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SP17-05 QUIET THE MIND, PART 2

April 24 @ 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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Mondays: 11 a.m. -12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: March 6-April 24 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 non-theistic approach and drawing on…

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SP17-06 HISTORY OF JEWISH HUMOR

April 24 @ 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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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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SP17-15 GREAT BOOKS

April 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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Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: March 7-April 25 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 online. Assignments: Read assigned selections prior to each class meeting. For the first class, please read the selection Hekabe by Euripides. Additional readings this term will be: John Keats—selected…

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SP17-14 GLOBAL AND LOCAL ENVIRONMENTS

April 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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Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: March 7-April 25 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Richard Gelpke An examination of the broad aspects of our physical environment—the atmosphere, the water sphere, and the surface of the earth—provides the basis for this course. For each aspect, we will search for patterns across the globe. After finding the “big picture,” we will then focus on the U.S. southeast, detailing the importance and impact of these influences on Florida. How have they played out historically and in…

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SP17-18 HERE I AM—NOW WHAT? REDISCOVERY IN RETIREMENT

April 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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Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 7 Sessions: March 7-April 25 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Special Scheduling: No class April 11 Louise Gallagher and David Klain By now most of you have concluded a successful career and have entered into the retirement phase of your life. So, is retirement all you expected or have you found that something is missing? Or maybe you’re not exactly sure what that something is. Through the use of exercises and discussion, this course aims to help you…

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SP17-23 ASIAN ART AND ARCHITECTURE THROUGH THE AGES

April 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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Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: March 7-April 25 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Marvin Mills We begin our studies in the Indus Valley of Pakistan, site of the amazing Mohenjo-daro, which dates from the third millennium BCE. It was one of the world’s earliest major urban settlements. Forms inspired by Buddhism and Hinduism beginning in the sixth century BCE will take us to India, Cambodia, Indonesia, and Nepal. We will then explore the Islamic contributions of eighth- to tenth-century CE Cordoba in…

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SP17-SCF-27 A HISTORY OF COMEDY

April 25 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 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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Tuesdays: 1-3 p.m. 7 Sessions: March 14-April 25 ACADEMY EAST-STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, LAKEWOOD RANCH Note: Extended class time Jordan Shifrin This class looks at the history of comedy beginning with ancient times to the present. We will examine the effects that films, TV, vaudeville, and stand-up have had on the comedy genre. What makes us laugh? What do we find funny? Was there a golden age of comedy? Has humor changed throughout the ages? These and other comical musings…

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SP17-24 BEGINNERS’ HEBREW, PART 2

April 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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Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: March 7-April 25 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Susanne Konicov This course is designed for those who are already familiar with the Hebrew alphabet. We will build on the skills you have and progress to reading, writing, vocabulary, and basic conversational Hebrew. If you have taken the Beginners’ Hebrew, Part 1, we will review the basics as needed. Grammar will be built into the course, painlessly. The text for the course is Shalom Ivrit 1 (Behrman House…

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SP17-22 VISIONS OF THE FUTURE IN LITERATURE

April 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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Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: March 21-April 25 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Rob Kirby Utopias conjure images of perfect futures, but sometimes an evil twin pops up instead. Writers comment on society by describing future worlds taken to extremes, sometimes good, sometimes bad. This course concentrates on modern British and American short novels and short stories that deal in these best and worst-case scenarios. For the first class, come ready to discuss George Orwell’s classic novel Nineteen Eighty-Four. In subsequent classes,…

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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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SP17-34 SHORT STORIES: THE GEMS OF LITERATURE

April 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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Wednesdays 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: March 8-April 26 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 inner freedom in men, and the mystery…

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SP17-35 ON THE ROAD AGAIN WITH KEROUAC

April 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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Wednesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: March 8-April 26 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), Dharma Bums, and Visions of Gerard, each by Kerouac. In addition, the poetry of Allen Ginsberg, Gary Snyder, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, and others who were part of…

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SP17-38 THE BIBLE GOES B-O-O-M

April 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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Wednesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: March 8-April 26 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Murray Simon Many of the sacred texts of the Hebrew Bible were the “genesis” of a number of celebrated musical works, which may be found in many forms of expression. Course leader Murray Simon created the acronym B-O-O-M which stands for Broadway, Opera, Oratorio and the Movies to indicate just how diverse these musical forms are. We will identify the original biblical texts that inspired such musical works found…

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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
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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

SU17-01 THE DIGITAL FUTURE: HOPEFUL OR HOPELESS?

May 8 @ 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 8 @ 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 8 @ 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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SU17-04 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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SU17-05 ITALY: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

May 8 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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NEW SU17-05 ITALY: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO Monday: 1-3 p.m. 1 Session: May 8 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Simona Bai Italy is one of the most fascinating places in the world to visit. In a country renowned for its art, architecture, food, music, fashion and more, a trip to Italy can create memories that last a lifetime. As a native of Italy, I will share my knowledge about the culture, rituals, and habits of the Italian people…

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SU17-06 HOW TERRORISM IMPACTS OUR LIVES

May 9 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
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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 9 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
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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 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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SU17-13 FROM REDISCOVERY TO ACTION

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 SU17-13 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 9 @ 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 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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SU17-11 BEGINNERS’ ITALIAN, PART 2

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 SU17-11 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 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 SU17-12 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 9 @ 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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SU17-16 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 9 @ 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 SU17-15 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 9 @ 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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ACADEMY ADVENTURES: EDISON & FORD WINTER ESTATES, FORT MYERS

May 10 @ 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Academy Adventures: Edison & Ford Winter Estates, Fort Myers Wednesday, May 10 (Download event flyer) Join us for a trip to Fort Myers for a tour of the Edison & Ford Winter Estates. Admission will include a guided tour of the Edison Family House, guest and caretaker’s cottages, and the Ford Estate. Guests will see the 1929 historic landscape, evident throughout the entire property that offers a glimpse back into “old Florida.” In addition to the estates tour, guests will…

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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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Office Closed for Presidents Commencement Holiday

May 15
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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Office Closed for Memorial Day

May 29
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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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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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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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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August 2017

ACADEMY ADVENTURES: PACIFIC COAST ADVENTURE

August 17 - August 25

Ringling College Lifelong Learning Academy presents Pacific Coast Adventure featuring Seattle, Portland & San Francisco 9 Days - August 17, 2017 (Download brochure) Highlights •Seattle City Tour •Pike Place Market •Boeing Factory Tour •Mt. St. Helens Visitor Center •Portland City Tour •International Rose Test Garden •Oregon’s Pacific Coast •Newport •Oregon Dunes Nat’l Recreation Area •Dune Buggy Tour •Crater Lake National Park •Redwood National Park •Avenue of the Giants •Golden Gate Bridge •San Francisco City Tour •Fisherman’s Wharf Dinner Inclusions •Roundtrip…

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September 2017

ACADEMY ADVENTURES: PRAGUE + SEPTEMBER 2017

September 12 - September 24

ACADEMY ADVENTURES: PRAGUE + SEPTEMBER 2017 Tour leader: Jan Skalny, a native of Czechoslovakia, and RCLLA instructor. For more information or to register, visit www.jat2a.com Download event flyer PRICE: $6,939 per person includes airfare from Tampa; accommodations; breakfast and dinner; entrance fees; and guides. Single supplement: $979 per person. FARE INCLUDES: • Round-trip airfare • Hotel accommodations • Airport transfers on arrivals and departures • Meals daily: Breakfast and dinner • All entrance fees • Professional, English-speaking tour guides DAY…

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November 2017

ACADEMY ADVENTURES: TAIWAN / THAILAND / CAMBODIA + DECEMBER 2017

November 29 - December 13

ACADEMY ADVENTURES: TAIWAN / THAILAND / CAMBODIA + DECEMBER 2017 Tour leader: Paul Sarno, an expert on Southeast Asia and RCLLA instructor. Tour planned for early December. For more information, visit www.friendlyplanet.com/vacation-packages/ringling-college-taiwan-thailand-cambodia-2017.html. TOUR DATES: NOV. 29-DEC. 13 Download flyer PRICE: $7,195 per person (double occupancy); $1,499 (single supplement) Prices subject to change until ticketed. Deposit: $500 due Aug. 1; Final payment: Sept. 15 FARE INCLUDES: Round-trip domestic flights; Round-trip flights from Los Angeles to Taipei continuing to Bangkok via China…

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February 2018

SEMINAR AT SEA

February 19, 2018 - March 2, 2018

SEMINAR AT SEA FEB. 19–MAR. 2, 2018 Join us for the first annual educational cruise hosted by Rudd International, Inc., to benefit Ringling College of Art and Design/Lifelong Learning Academy. Download flyer Here’s a perfect opportunity to mix business with pleasure during this 12-day cruise to the southern Caribbean featuring Lauren Rudd, syndicated columnist, lecturer and RCLLA instructor. For this specially-designed program, Mr. Rudd will lecture during each day at sea, host discussion sessions, and provide opportunities for one-on-one consultations.…

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