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Judaic & Israel
Literature, Social, Political & Historical Issues
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A Call to Serve: Florida Jews and the U.S. Military
Special Presentation: In Collaboration with the Alpert JFCS
Introduction: Ellie Hart
View the new documentary, an hour long film which highlights figures such as: Mack Katz, who served in the U.S. marine corps during World War I before launching Fort Lauderdale’s first women’s clothing shop, Mack’s; famed Miami Beach architect Morris Lapidus, who designed the signal search light used by the military to send codes during World War II; and Miami Beach Mayor Mitchell Wolfson, who resigned from office to fight the Nazis.
> Monday; Dec 8; 7:00-8:30 pm
This event is free and open to the public.
Please call 561-712-5253 to reserve a seat.
America’s Top Ten Documents
In 2003, The National Archives Administration listed, after surveying thousands of Americans, the nation’s top ten documents, from The Declaration of Independence (#1) to The Social Security Act (#10). This course will look at the documents relevance and why they were chosen.
Instructor: Donald Singer earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees at Brooklyn College. For fifty years, he taught political science and civics in the New York public schools and New York State University system. In Florida, he has lectured on civics at the JCC, country clubs, and other venues.
> Thursday; Oct 23; 1:00-2:30 pm
Tell Your Life Story in Words and Pictures
Learn how to develop your narrative, find the most important and colorful points and how to choose a storytelling form.
Instructor: Myles Ludwig is the author of several fiction and non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles. He has taught writing at Lynn University in Boca Raton, the City College of the City University of New York, the Westwinds Learning Center in New York and special classes on Kauai, Hawaii.
> Wednesdays; Nov 5-Dec 3 (no class Nov 26); 12:45-1:45 pm
4-week session: Free/Member; $48/Guest; $15/Class
Life in Israel before Independence
The modern history of Israel begins after World War I with the British taking control of the area which had been ruled by the Ottoman Empire for 400 years. In this class, Fedora Horowitz will tell about life in Palestine against the background of events between 1917 and 1948.
Instructor: Fedora Horowitz was born in Romania and a professional musician who continued her musical career in Israel and the United States. Living in Israel amongst Arabs and Jews inspired her to write Jaffa Beach, a historical novel about life in Palestine before Statehood.
> Wednesday; Dec 3; 2:00-3:00 pm
The Magnolia Trail Memoirs of a Jewish Southern Belle: Part II - New York
You will be treated to the next chapter in the memoirs of that incredible Jewish southern belle, Marjorie Meyer Goldner. Growing up born and bred in the South in the 1940’s, 50’s, and 60’s, and being Jewish in a small town in Mississippi, after graduating from the University of Alabama, she went to The Big Apple and got a job at the U.N. Told as only Marjorie can, with much humor and insight, this second chapter is as fascinating as the first.
Instructor: Marjorie Meyer Goldner, a fifth generation American, graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Alabama and earned a Master’s Degree from Long Island University, and certification from St. Anne’s College at Oxford University. She is a frequent and popular lecturer for Brandeis, Hadassah, and the National Council of Jewish Women.
> Wednesday; Dec 10; 1:00-2:30 pm
Famous Late Bloomers
As the late blooming author of four novels, Lisa has made a study of those who achieved enviable late success, which she will share with you by divulging details and allowing the class to guess the individual’s identity. This class promises to be enlightening, inspiring, and fun.
Instructor: Lisa April Smith is the author of four novels, Dangerous Lies, Exceeding Expectations, Paradise Misplaced, and Forgotten Tales of China, and currently working on her fifth book.
> Wednesday; Dec 17; 1:00-2:15 pm