Boynton Beach-Ross Palm Beach Gardens
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Continuing Education

Fall 2015

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Social, Political & Historical Issues


The World Turned Upside Down, Can It Be Fixed? 

Oh what a world we live in! This series involves the class in discussions on how to fix the world since its state of being is questionable. The topics which are shared are chosen by class participants. Bring your ire, your concern, your disbeliefs and perhaps the class can solved a few of these challenges we all face. What makes you angry? Share your opinion, open a dialogue and let's see if we can fix the world. 

Instructor: David Schoenfeld 

>Wednesdays weekly, Oct 14- Dec 2 (no class Nov 25)
  Free/Members; $15/Guest 
  2:00 PM 

Politics Today: What's Going On 

Are your friends and relatives cynical about the conflicts in American politics? Do they believe politicians generally fight for the sake of fighting, or to gain short- term advantages? Do they believe policy makers should simply set aside their differences and "listen to what the people want?" George Feirstein opens the dialogue concerning these conflicts and the compromise that is necessary to resolve them. 

Instructor: George Feirstein 

>Thursdays weekly, Oct 15-Dec 10 (no class Nov 26)
   Free/Members; $15/Guest 
   12:30 PM 

 Ben Franklin and His Friends 

Ben Franklin is without a doubt among the absolute leaders to advance the fortunes of the United States. Among his discoveries and inventions were many things that would surprise anyone. His statesmanship and political abilities as well as his wisdom provided important assistance to other great leaders of his time. 

Instructor: Donald Lapinsohn 

>Thursdays weekly, Oct 22-Dec 3 (no class Nov 26) 
Free/Members; $15/Guest 
   2:00 PM 

 The U.S. Constitution Alive and Well 

All one has to do is read today's newspapers and see issues related to states' rights, marriage, equality, national health care, treaties with foreign countries and see how the constitution is related. The three branches of government, and checks and balances are constantly reviewed. 

Instructor: Donald Singer 

>Tuesdays weekly, Dec 1-15 Cancelled Due To Instructor Recovering From Surgery 
  Free/Members; $15/Guest 
  12:30 PM 

 Election 2016: Focus on the Economic Issues 

As the candidates decide to run in the 2016 election, economic issues, including problems and proposed solutions become a key factor in the voter's decisions in choosing the correct individual. Learn the financial impact your election decisions will make. 

Instructor: Paul Tress

>Thursdays, weekly, Dec 3-10
  Free/Members; $15/Guest 
  2:00 PM 

 Nobel Prize Winners: Backgrounds and Brilliance 

The Nobel Foundation of Sweden awards prizes to people who have rendered the greatest service to mankind. We will look at the early lives and significant achievements of selected laureates, focusing on the fields of medicine and economics. See why these distinguished citizens of the world deserve this great honor. 

Instructor: Leah Polin

>Monday weekly; Dec 7-14
  Free/Members; $15/Guest  
  12:30 PM 


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