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

Negotiations: It’s Not About Trust

Presented by: Molly Williamson
This discussion will explore the essentiality of communication, agreeing on the issues to be addressed, the importance of time and timing, cross-cultu[...]

Wednesday, April 1
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Inspired Encounters With Art

Presented by: Terryl Lawrence
Art has its own language with a vocabulary consisting of forms, motifs, colors and expressive content. Within the arts, there is a range of recognizab[...]

Wednesdays, March 11, 18, 25; April 1
12:30 pm - 2:00 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

Women in Islam

Presented by: Robert G. Rabil
In this special lecture series, Rabil explores the status of women in Islam, with the intent to cultivate a critical sensibility to Middle Eastern con[...]

Tuesdays, March 10, 17, 24, 31
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Living with the Atomic Bomb: 1945-65

Presented by: Michael Scheibach
This presentation examines the impact of the atomic bomb on men, women, and children in the early years of the Cold War and the Atomic Age. It covers [...]

Wednesday, March 18
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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

Negotiations: It’s Not About Trust

Presented by: Molly Williamson
This discussion will explore the essentiality of communication, agreeing on the issues to be addressed, the importance of time and timing, cross-cultu[...]

Wednesday, April 1
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

News of the Week

Presented by: Frank Cerabino
This four-week series will lead attendees through a weekly roundup of the news. International, national, state and local news will be presented. Each [...]

Thursdays, April 23, 30; May 14, 21
10:00 am - 11:30 am

News of the Week

Presented by: Frank Cerabino
This four-week series will lead attendees through a weekly roundup of the news. International, national, state and local news will be presented. Each [...]

Thursdays, March 12, 19, 26; April 2
10:00 am - 11:30 am

American Foreign Policy

Presented by: Jeffrey Morton
Based on his popular Great Decisions format, Morton will analyze four important foreign policy challenges facing the United States. For each topic, he[...]

Tuesdays, March 24, 31; April 7, 14
3:00 pm - 4:30 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

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

Best of the Best Self-Discovery Books

Presented by: Minx Boren
Join master coach and avid reader Minx Boren in an exploration of several inspiring and informative books that fall loosely under the category of &ldq[...]

Wednesdays, March 11, 18, 25; April 1
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Finding Peace

Presented by: Parvathi Perumareddi
True peace is becoming more and more elusive in our fast-paced, technology-driven world filled with increased stimuli, resulting in not only less joy [...]

Monday, March 30
10:00 am - 11:30 am

A Bel Canto Quartet: Four Unusual Operatic Topics

Presented by: Giuseppe Albanese
This series is a somewhat playful look at various familiar operatic storylines and scenes that receive little attention from the opera-going public. W[...]

Fridays, March 13, 20, 27; April 3
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Movies That Address Ideas About Power and Justice

Presented by: Burton Atkins
Issues concerning power and justice have appeared in great literature for centuries. Not surprisingly, then, such themes have appeared regularly in fi[...]

Wednesdays, March 18, 25; April 1, 8
11:00 am - 12:30 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 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

The Masters of Asian Cinema: Then & Now, Part I

Presented by: Shelly Isaacs
Ozu, Kurosawa, Yang Zhimou are recognized internationally for the indelible images and memorable stories they have brought to the screen and have cont[...]

Mondays, March 16, 23, 30; April 6
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Inspired Encounters With Art

Presented by: Terryl Lawrence
Art has its own language with a vocabulary consisting of forms, motifs, colors and expressive content. Within the arts, there is a range of recognizab[...]

Wednesdays, March 11, 18, 25; April 1
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
11:00 am - 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

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

The Songs of Willie Nelson

Presented by: Rod MacDonald & the Humdingers
Willie Nelson broke in as a Nashville songwriter by writing hits like Nightlife and Crazy (the most played song in the his[...]

Wednesday, March 11
7:00 pm - 9:00 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: The Light in the Piazza

Presented by: Gary Cadwallader
Explore the excitement of Palm Beach Dramaworks' lyrical and shimmering musical, The Light in the Piazza. In this thought-provoking music[...]

Monday, April 6
12:30 pm - 2:00 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

Sports in America: A Search for Heroes

Presented by: Joseph Dorinson
Three outstanding baseball players: a Jewish-American, an Italian-American, and an African-American brought pride to their respective ethnic groups an[...]

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

The Comedy of Alan King

Presented by: Ira Epstein
Alan King evolved from a traditional joke-telling comedian into an astute addresser of audiences. He was a product of borscht-belt humor who rose to i[...]

Thursday, March 12
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Katherine Graham: Pulitzer Prize Winner

Presented by: Rose Feinberg
Katherine Graham stands out as the first female publisher of a major newspaper during Watergate and the Pentagon Papers. She is a fascinating woman wh[...]

Thursday, March 26
3:00 pm - 4:30 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
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