The Cold War

Presented by: Stephen Berk
It shaped our lives in a plethora of ways. At home and abroad, the Cold War intruded. A ferocious arms race and great fear were some of its most salie[...]

Tuesdays, February 15, 22; March 1, 8
12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.
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Book Club:  China Mieville's, "The City and the City"

Presented by: Cora Bresciano
This unique novel is a detective story set in a fictional Eastern European country where two cities—one wealthy, one not—exist in the same[...]

Wednesdays, January 12, 19, 26; February 2
3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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Book Club:  Madeline Miller's "Circe"

Presented by: Cora Bresciano
This bestselling novel is a retelling of the story of Circe, the daughter of a Titan and a Nymph, best known for her role in "The Odyssey" w[...]

Wednesdays, April 6, 13, 20, 27
3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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Deathless Stories: How Ancient Myths Live On 

Presented by: Cora Bresciano
Any enthusiastic reader can affirm that myths created thousands of years ago continue to reappear in literature and film today. Why do we keep writing[...]

Wednesdays, March 9, 16, 23, 30
3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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Kander & Ebb & All That Jazz

Presented by: Sheryl Flatow
For some 40 years, composer John Kander and lyricist Fred Ebb delighted and sometimes disturbed Broadway audiences with musicals that combined razzle [...]

Mondays, February 14, 21, 28; March 7
3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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Off the Beaten Track: Jewish Communities of the World

Presented by: Edith Rogovin Frankel
This series examines the fascinating proliferation of Jewish communities from the very beginnings of the Diaspora. These settlements began and thrived[...]

Wednesdays, February 9, 16, 23; March 2
12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.
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What is Jazz and How to Listen to It

Presented by: Mark Gridley
Professional jazz musician and celebrated author Mark Gridley will guide novice listeners through increasingly sophisticated levels of jazz improvisat[...]

Thursdays, January 13, 20, 27; February 3
12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Science and Human Values

Presented by: Russell Hamer
This series will examine the critical role that science plays in the development of human values and moral, ethical structures. Ideally, these should [...]

Thursdays, March 10, 17, 24, 31
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
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Reel Imagined Lives

Presented by: Shelly Isaacs
Biopics have always been a staple of world cinema. How cinema represents history and "real lives" has become more and more an ongoing debate[...]

Mondays, March 21, 28; April 4, 11
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
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Objection! Current, Contentious and, Confusing Legal Battles

Presented by: Irving Labovitz
T.V. shows and films about the law make the legal profession seem exciting and glamorous. Discover how real law can be even more stimulating than its [...]

Wednesdays, March 9, 16, 23, 30
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
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African American Literature: 1773-2000

Presented by: Jeff Morgan
Explore the distinctive poetry of African-American authors in this series. In chronological order, participants will hear the poetry of some well-know[...]

Fridays, February 11, 18, 25; March 4
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Where is the Middle East Heading?

Presented by: Walid Phares
The United States changed its foreign policy in 2021 and has been engaged in new directions in the Middle East. But is the region itself changing - an[...]

Tuesdays, January 11, 18, 25; February 1
3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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Israel Foreign Policy

Presented by: Robert G. Rabil
Since its independence in 1948, Israel has faced serious foreign policy challenges affecting no less its society than its domestic politics. Neverthel[...]

Tuesdays, March 8, 15, 22, 29
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
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Your Genes, Viral Genes, and Your Health

Presented by: Toby Rossman
What does it mean when viruses such as COVID-19 mutate? Do you have mutated genes? Knowledge of genes and genetic variation is increasing at a rapid r[...]

Wednesdays, February 9, 16, 23; March 2
3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Mindful Movement:  A Meditation Series

Presented by: Ruth Sanders
Movement Meditation combines the benefits of physical activity with the benefits of mindfulness meditation. In other words, you don’t have to be[...]

Fridays, March 11, 18, 25; April 1
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
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Great Questions of World War II

Presented by: Edward Shapiro
In this guided discussion group, participants will attempt to answer four major questions about World War II. These questions were asked during the wa[...]

Wednesdays, March 9, 16, 23, 30
3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

The Politics of Hamilton

Presented by: Kristin Shockley
This series uses the award-winning Broadway musical "Hamilton" to address both key moments in our nation's founding and issues in modern[...]

Tuesdays, March 15, 22, 29; April 5
12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.
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Cold War Theater

Presented by: Bill Thomas
Human history moves in cycles. Russian history moves in circles. The revolving-door effect has created make-or-break opportunities for ten American pr[...]

Wednesdays, January 12, 19, 26; February 2
12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Video Catch-up Available