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

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 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

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

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 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

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

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