W19-24 Perspectives on the End of Life

Starts from: 1/15/2019
9:00 AM - 10:20 AM

$95.00

Campus Location
OLLI
1050 S. Tuttle Ave. Building 1 Sarasota, FL 34237
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    OLLI
  • Course Code
    W19-24
  • Duration
    8
  • School
    OLLI
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

It’s a rare person who does not have concerns, fears, or questions about the end of life. This course will discuss ancient and modern views of death, as well as topics ranging from advance planning to palliative care, funerals to finances, and body snatching to bioethics. Class interaction will be encouraged. There is no required text for this course.

Bonnie Garvey Spadafora has supervised the care of patients at Sarasota Memorial Hospital (SMH). She was a clinical instructor and charge nurse at SMH and a nursing professor at Manatee Community College (now State College of Florida). She graduated from nursing school in Pittsburgh and earned a bachelor’s in nursing and a master’s in public health at the University of South Florida.

W19-47 Partners With Our Planet: Jewish Tradition and the Environment

Starts from: 2/6/2019
9:00 AM - 10:20 AM

$85.00

Campus Location
OLLI
1050 S. Tuttle Ave. Building 1 Sarasota, FL 34237
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    OLLI
  • Course Code
    W19-47
  • Duration
    5
  • School
    OLLI
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

To whom does this world belong? Are we “owners” or “guardians”? How do we strike a balance between preservation and progress? How does Jewish law differ in attitude from modern civil law in regard to pollution and damages? Is there a concern for the animal world? What can you do for “Tikkun Olam” (Repair of the World)? What issues concern you regarding our environment? Each session will focus on a different concept as we examine ancient texts (in English translation) and compare what our sages taught with the challenges we face in today’s environment.

Susan Spector has a bachelor’s in education, a master’s in Jewish studies, and has spent her life as a Jewish educator and community volunteer. She was the director of Akron Jewish High School, a faculty member of Akron Melton Adult Mini-School, and Kent State University (OH). She has presented Jewish ethics workshops in Sarasota, Akron, Ohio, and Chautauqua Institute (NY).

SP19-13 Judaism 101

Starts from: 3/12/2019
11:00 AM - 12:20 PM

$90.00

Campus Location
OLLI
1050 S. Tuttle Ave. Building 1 Sarasota, FL 34237
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    OLLI
  • Course Code
    SP19-13
  • Duration
    6
  • School
    OLLI
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Clearly there is a religion called Judaism, with a set of ideas about the world and the way we should live our lives. However, many people who call themselves Jews do not believe in that religion at all. More than half of all Jews in Israel today call themselves “secular.” Explore what it means to be a Jew, how it fits in its western world origins, and in the whole world today.

Steven Derfler has a bachelor’s degree in anthropology/ archaeology/Jewish studies from the University of Minnesota and Tel Aviv University, and a doctorate in classics and archaeology from the University of Minnesota. He has been researching and teaching about ancient civilizations for more than 40 years. A recently retired professor, he is the director of Educational Resources, Inc., a consulting firm.

W19-28 Your Destiny is in Your Closet

Starts from: 2/12/2019
11:00 AM - 12:20 PM

$70.00

Campus Location
OLLI
1050 S. Tuttle Ave. Building 1 Sarasota, FL 34237
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    OLLI
  • Course Code
    W19-28
  • Duration
    4
  • School
    OLLI
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

In this class, you will learn to create a wardrobe that is in alignment with who you are in your now body and life. The goal is to honor who you are and to assist you to feel empowered and confident. Perfect for those in transition and fun! You will learn the psychology of dressing and the messages your clothes send subconsciously. You will decode your closet, analyze what you hold on to and why, create a dream capsule wardrobe that is perfect for your personality and lifestyle, and learn where to shop for the new you at any price.

Gail Condrick is an award-winning script writer, news personality, and frequent contributor to Natural Awakenings magazine. She has a degree in mass communications from the University of South Florida and is the retired director of Fairfax County (VA) Cable Television. Gail helps women empower their lives through wellness programs and has offered workshops at both Selby Gardens and the Florida Creativity Conference in Sarasota.