The Minoans and the Mystery of Atlantis

Presented by: Daphne Nikolopoulos
Between 1600 and 1500 BCE, an epic volcanic eruption, one of the greatest in Earth's history, devastated the Greek island of Thira (modern-day San[...]

Monday, January 13
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Spielberg and History

Presented by: Stephen Berk
Every Spielberg history film has one grand historical scene. This lecture deals with Schindlers's List, Saving Private Ryan, and[...]

Tuesday, January 7
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

The Comedy of Carol Burnett

Presented by: Ira Epstein
For 11 years, beginning in 1967, Carol Burnett was the undisputed leader in television entertainment. On her long-running program for the CBS televisi[...]

Thursday, January 9
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Dickens

Presented by: Taylor Hagood
Charles Dickens was one of the greatest novelists in English literary history. Few writers have ever equaled and perhaps none have ever surpassed him [...]

Weds., January 15, 22, 29; February 5, 12, 19, 26; March 4
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Jule Styne: Make Someone Happy

Presented by: Sheryl Flatow
In the course of a career that spanned more than six decades, composer Jule Styne wrote over 1,500 songs and had 200 hits. Most of them were written f[...]

Tuesdays, February 11, 18, 25; March 3
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The Influence of Jewish Culture on Great Cities

Presented by: Stephen Berk
Jews have always lived in cities, even in the ancient period when the bulk of the Jewish population consisted of farmers. In modern times the number o[...]

Tuesdays, February 11, 18, 25; March 3
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

The Middle East in the Age of Uncertainties

Presented by: Mehmet Gurses
Nearly a decade after the Arab Spring, the region is looking for new directions. Saudi Arabia and Iran have engaged in a proxy war in Yemen. The regim[...]

Mondays, January 6, 13, 27; February 3
10:00 am - 11:30 am

The Prime Ministers Who Shaped Israel

Presented by: Ralph Nurnberger
In many ways, the story of four giants of Israeli history and politics – David Ben Gurion; Golda Meir; Menachem Begin; and Yitzhak Rabin –[...]

Thursdays, January 16, 23, 30; February 6
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Great American Battles of World War II

Presented by: Edward Shapiro
This year is the 75th anniversary of World War II. This  series will analyze the four climactic battles of 1944-1945 in which the United States p[...]

Tuesdays, January 14, 21, 28; February 4
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The Rise and Fall of the Polish Shtetl

Presented by: Bill Farran
It is estimated that 80% of all European Jews can trace their ancestors back to the Kingdom of Poland and Lithuania. Until the modern era, they worshi[...]

Friday, February 21
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Charleston! Charleston!

Presented by: Taylor Hagood
In a continuation of Hagood's series that examines the famous and not-so-famous events, people, and places of cities, this program will bring to l[...]

Friday, December 6
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Nazi Hunter Fritz Bauer: A Heroic Story!

Presented by: Anette Isaacs
It has become common knowledge that 60 years ago Adolf Eichmann, the infamous architect of the Holocaust, was captured by Mossad agents in Argentina a[...]

Monday, February 17
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The Minoans and the Mystery of Atlantis

Presented by: Daphne Nikolopoulos
Between 1600 and 1500 BCE, an epic volcanic eruption, one of the greatest in Earth's history, devastated the Greek island of Thira (modern-day San[...]

Monday, January 13
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Does Hamilton get Hamilton Right?

Presented by: Ralph Nurnberger
“Hamilton fever" has swept America. The show’s detailed presentation of the founding period’s complicated politic[...]

Tuesday, December 10
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

What Makes a City Great?

Presented by: H.V. Savitch
Cities are complex, ever changing and adaptive forms of social interaction. Why and how an ordinary city becomes a great city has long intrigued urban[...]

Monday, December 2
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Interfaith Dialogue

Presented by: Barry Silver
In this one-time event Rabbi Silver will lead a discussion with other religious leaders, such as a Christian pastor, a Muslim imam, a Buddhist monk, a[...]

Friday, January 17
10:00 am - 11:30 am

U.S. National Security

Presented by: Robert G. Rabil
President Donald Trump identified his national security doctrine “America First” as associated with a “Strong America.” But so[...]

Tues., January 14, 21, 28; February 4, 11, 18, 25; March 3
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Does American Foreign Policy Make America Strong?

Presented by: Robert G. Rabil
In his National Security Strategy speech, President Donald Trump identified his doctrine “America First” as associated with a “Stron[...]

Tues., October 15, 22, 29; November 5, 12, 19, 26; December 3
10:00 am - 11:30 am

The State of US Foreign Policy

Presented by: Jeffrey Morton
In this special one-time lecture, Foreign Policy Association Fellow, Dr. Jeffrey Morton will examine the state of U.S. foreign policy under President [...]

Thursday, December 5
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

News of the Week

Presented by: Frank Cerabino
This series will take a deeper look at a few of the major stories that have dominated the news. Utilizing television clips, online videos and various [...]

Thus., January 16, 23, 30; February 6, 13, 20, 27; March 5
10:00 am - 11:30 am

News of the Week

Presented by: Frank Cerabino
This series will take a deeper look at a few of the major stories that have dominated the news. Utilizing television clips, online videos and various [...]

Thus., October 10, 17, 24, 31; November 7, 14, 21; December 5
10:00 am - 11:30 am

The Jewish Justices

Presented by: Burton Atkins
When President Wilson appointed Louis Dembitz Brandeis to the United States Supreme Court in 1916, it was the first time that a Jew would have the hon[...]

Wednesday, December 11
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

The "Con Artist" in American History

Presented by: Myrna Goldberger
A con artist is simply defined as a person who cheats or tricks others by persuading them to believe something that is not true. The characteristics o[...]

Monday, March 2
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Does the Left Have a Future?

Presented by: Michael Kazin
Nearly everywhere in Europe and the United States, the left is mired in crisis: its intellectuals and activists strike defensive poses and debate how [...]

Friday, January 31
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

The Soul of America

Presented by: Jon Meacham
Our current climate of partisan fury is not new, and in The Soul of America,  #1 New York Times Bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize&nd[...]

Sunday, December 15
7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Islam in the United States

Presented by: Robert G. Rabil
The September 11th terror attacks and the ongoing U.S. campaign against extremism and terrorism led to a great interest in Islam and American Muslims [...]

Thursday, December 5
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Race for the White House: A First Look

Presented by: Kevin Wagner
This program will give an in-depth look at how the presidential race is developing. Using engaging visuals and the latest political events, Dr. Wagner[...]

Monday, December 2
10:00 am - 11:30 am

The Science of Aging: Extending Healthy Life

Presented by: Toby Rossman
This series will describe what biomedical science knows about what controls the aging process. It will include theories of why we age, epidemiology of[...]

Fridays, January 17, 24, 31; February 7
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Healthy Aging: A Path to a Better Brain

Presented by: James Galvin
Directed by Dr. Galvin, this presentation will cover topics for individuals who are interested in learning how to lead a better life by making lifesty[...]

Wednesday, December 11
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Let's Talk About Death

Presented by: Elizabeth Gundersen
Have you thought about your own mortality? Do you have a friend or family member who may be contemplating theirs? Most of us have a picture in our min[...]

Wednesday, November 20
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Cyber Insecurity: Attack by Internet

Presented by: Stephen Kowel
Cyber warfare poses an existential threat. It attacks our privacy, our finances, our security, and our democracy. It is already changing how we behave[...]

Friday, February 7
10:00 am - 11:30 am

What the Nose Knows

Presented by: Toby Rossman
The upper nasal passage is the organ of olfaction (i.e. it allows us to smell odors), and is necessary for all tasting, except for those of the tongue[...]

Monday, January 6
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

A Different Approach to Art Appreciation

Presented by: Wes Ervin
This series is all about discovering, enjoying and appreciating art in a new way. The instructor has selected four broad themes in Art History and wil[...]

Thursdays, January 16, 23, 30; February 6
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Jule Styne: Make Someone Happy

Presented by: Sheryl Flatow
In the course of a career that spanned more than six decades, composer Jule Styne wrote over 1,500 songs and had 200 hits. Most of them were written f[...]

Tuesdays, February 11, 18, 25; March 3
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The Gilded Age

Presented by: Taylor Hagood
The United States came into its own in the late nineteenth-century. After the agonies of Civil War the country emerged as an economic powerhouse. For [...]

Fridays, November 1, 8, 15, 22
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

The Persistence of Cinematic Memory

Presented by: Shelly Isaacs
Four Contemporary European films that reflect on life under Soviet rule and its aftermath. Stories of betrayal, collaboration, resistance and transfor[...]

Mondays, February 17, 24; March 2, 9
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Through a Lens Darkly

Presented by: Shelly Isaacs
The "noir" world is a domain simmering with suspense, where betrayal, revenge and passion reveal hearts of darkness and good and evil are no[...]

Mondays, November 18, 25; December 2, 9
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Buona Sera Cinema:  Contemporary Italian Film

Presented by: Shelly Isaacs
Today's most prominent Italian filmmakers have successfully revived and imbued their cinema with stories that reflect their history, their present[...]

Mondays, January 13, 27; February 3, 10
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Music Americana: The Music of Modern Life

Presented by: Rod MacDonald
As popular music travels through the 21st century, the things that stand out remain: a melody, a sound, a lyric that lasts through time. From the rive[...]

Wednesdays, November 13, 20; December 4, 11
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The Poetry of Love & Sex: From 1450 to Today

Presented by: Jeff Morgan
The Poetry of Love & Sex is a series where each week six poems will be explored, moving chronologically from 1450 to today. During each session, p[...]

Thursdays, October 31; November 7, 14, 21
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Dance Around the World

Presented by: Jill Adomaitis
"Just get up and dance. Great dancers are great because of their passion." - Martha Graham. Participants will spend each session warming up [...]

Thus., January 16, 23, 30; February 6, 13, 20, 27; March 5
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Domingo at the Met: A 50th Anniversary Celebration

Presented by: Giuseppe Albanese
Placido Domingo marked five decades of musical excellence during the 2018/2019 Met Opera season. Considered the world's greatest singing actor, Do[...]

Fris., January 17, 24, 31; February 7, 14, 21, 28; March 6
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Basically Broadway Glee Club

Presented by: Barbara Brilliant
Experts agree that choral singing is good for us! Everyone is welcome to join the "Basically Broadway Glee Club." Reading music is not neces[...]

Fris., January 10, 17, 24, 31; February 7, 14, 21, 28
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Dickens

Presented by: Taylor Hagood
Charles Dickens was one of the greatest novelists in English literary history. Few writers have ever equaled and perhaps none have ever surpassed him [...]

Weds., January 15, 22, 29; February 5, 12, 19, 26; March 4
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Art, Conversation, and Collectors 

Presented by: Terryl Lawrence
Taste in art and conversation are fascinating subjects. Preferences are eclectic and topics discussed often depend on a particular theme. In this cour[...]

Weds., January 15, 22, 29; February 5, 12, 19, 26; March 4
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

The Russian Arts: From the Tsars to the Firebird

Presented by: Terryl Lawrence
In a time when the eyes of the Western World are drawn to Russia and her role on the world stage, many of us are interested in learning more about the[...]

Weds., October 16, 23, 30; November 6, 13, 20, December 4, 11
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Music Americana: In Search of Greatness

Presented by: Rod MacDonald
From sheer talent, breaking new ground, or outselling their rivals, a few artists are foremost practitioners of their art: their work is legendary, th[...]

Weds., January 8, 15, 22, 29; February 5, 19, 26; March 4
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Political Musicals

Presented by: Burton Atkins
This program will examine how ideas about politics, history and culture that often originated in musical theater have been transformed into film and t[...]

Tuesday, December 3
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Lives Well Lived

Presented by: Sky Bergman
Lives Well Lived, Bergman’s directorial debut, celebrates the incredible wit and wisdom of adults 75 to 100 years old who are living th[...]

Tuesday, February 11
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Spielberg and History

Presented by: Stephen Berk
Every Spielberg history film has one grand historical scene. This lecture deals with Schindlers's List, Saving Private Ryan, and[...]

Tuesday, January 7
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Memories of Sinatra

Presented by: Bill Boggs
Internationally recognized Sinatra authority, Boggs, tells the story of Sinatra’s fabled career using clips from his historic interview with him[...]

Tuesday, February 4
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

String Trio:  Europe Meets America

Presented by: Middle Bridge Trio
The Middle Bridge Trio combines the worlds of European classical string playing and American fiddle music to create an intoxicating blend of concert h[...]

Saturday, January 25
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Basically Broadway Glee Club Concert

Presented by: Barbara Brilliant
"Basically Broadway Glee Club" presents their final preformance! Come see your fellow patrons as they perform songs from your favorite Broad[...]

Friday, March 6
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Dramawise: Skylight by David Hare 

Presented by: Gary Cadwallader
Explore the passion and excitement of Palm Beach Dramaworks' (PBD) production of the modern classic, Skylight. In this thought-provoking [...]

Monday, February 3
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

An Evening of Short Stories

Presented by: Frank Cerabino
Palm Beach Post humorist, Frank Cerabino, returns for another entertaining night of storytelling, but with a new twist. For the past three ye[...]

Tuesday, February 25
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

What's with Jews and Comedy?

Presented by: Lenny Dave
What is it about the Jewish culture, the Jewish people, and the Jewish "experience" that not only provides the contextual backdrop for Jews [...]

Thursday, February 27
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

The Comedy of Carol Burnett

Presented by: Ira Epstein
For 11 years, beginning in 1967, Carol Burnett was the undisputed leader in television entertainment. On her long-running program for the CBS televisi[...]

Thursday, January 9
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The Comic Legacy of Joan Rivers

Presented by: Ira Epstein
Known for her acerbic wit and blunt honesty, Joan Rivers was a remarkable comedian who will be remembered as the professional who helped shatter the g[...]

Tuesday, December 3
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

St. Augustine

Presented by: Taylor Hagood
Another in Hagood's series that blends travel, history, culture, literature, music, art, and even ghost stories, this program presents the oldest [...]

Tuesday, January 28
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Million Dollar Quartet

Presented by: Taylor Hagood
On December 4, 1956, four young men gathered in a tiny studio at 706 Union Avenue in Memphis, Tennessee. The studio was Sun Records, and the young men[...]

Wednesday, December 11
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Works and Women of Charles Dickens

Presented by: Matt Klauza
This program examines the biography of Charles Dickens and its impact on his writing. Specifically, it looks to the women in his life and how they sha[...]

Monday, November 18
10:00 am - 11:30 am

The Bureau & the Folk Singers

Presented by: Aaron Leonard
Some of the most prominent folk singers of the twentieth century, Woody Guthrie, ‘Sis Cunningham, Pete Seeger, Lee Hays, Burl Ives, etc., were a[...]

Tuesday, November 19
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Concert for Piano Trio

Presented by: Mei Mei Luo
Johannes Brahms, Piano Trio no. 3, Op. 101 - Johannes Brahms (1833 –1897) was a German composer and pianist of the romantic p[...]

Friday, December 6
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Zero Mostel: Beyond Fiddler on the Roof

Presented by: Paul Offenkrantz
Most theater-goers know Zero Mostel primarily through his iconic performances as Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof, but there is much more to[...]

Tuesday, November 19
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Jack Benny: America's Favorite Miser

Presented by: Paul Offenkrantz
Jack Benny (born Benjamin Kubelsky) was one of the most beloved entertainers in American history. With a career which began in vaudeville, Benny went [...]

Monday, December 2
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

What Makes a Masterpiece?

Presented by: Karen Roberts
Why are some artworks considered to be masterpieces? What makes an art piece memorable? Masterpieces are revered both in their own day and their fame [...]

Wednesday, January 8
10:00 am - 11:30 am

The Philosophy of Life

Presented by: Sophia Stone
What makes life meaningful? West and East seem to have different approaches to life. For Socrates, life was not worth living without philosophy. Befor[...]

Wednesday, January 29
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Your Favorite Songs of the American Songbook

Presented by: SAMM & The Jamie Ousley Jazz Trio
This will be a live musical performance/concert of jazz vocalist SAMM accompanied by the Jamie Ousley Trio (acoustic bass, piano, and drums). SAMM'[...]

Wednesday, February 26
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber

Presented by: Robert Wyatt
British composer Andrew Lloyd Webber has created a global empire unrivaled in the history of musical theatre. In 1983, he was the first composer to ha[...]

Tuesday, December 3
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Jews of Florida: Centuries of Stories

Presented by: Marcia Jo Zerivitz
This first comprehensive history of the Jews of Florida, from colonial times to the present, is a sweeping tapestry of voices spanning centuries. Desp[...]

Wednesday, January 22
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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