Wednesday Lecture Series

All Wednesday lectures will take place at Temple Torat Emet at 10:00 AM , unless otherwise indicated.

November 8, 2017
CANNABINOIDS, CBD’S AND MEDICAL MARIJUANA
Sherry Picker & Ed Gray
Join a frank and open discussion with Sherry Picker, MSW with Paradise Home Health Care and Ed Gray of Florida Movement Therapy Centers regarding the good, the bad and the misunderstood facts regarding medical marijuana. What are the potential risks and potential benefits?  What conditions is it purported to help and what risks are associated with use?

December 6, 2017
CELEBRATE ISRAELI ARTISTS
Helene Yentis
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Join Helene Yentis, Art Historian and Jewish Art Expert, in an interactive power-point presentation to explore the works by artists from all over Israel. From world class collections, galleries, private holdings, and flourishing art communities, we will see how art is a reflection of society, time and place.

January 10, 2018
MARTIN LUTHER KING AND RABBI ABRAHAM JOSHUA HESCHEL
Howard Lynne
In honor of the upcoming MLK holiday, join Mr. Lynn, a noted educator and former JCC Executive Director, in a search for a more perfect world, where people of vastly different cultures, ethnicities, and backgrounds somehow come together to “make the world a better place”.  We’ll study the beliefs and actions of these two inspiring religious and spiritual leaders.

January  31, 2018
ISRAEL: THE WORLD INNOVATOR
Sherry Picker & Anne Goldberg
Since 1948, innovation in many fields has been a hallmark of this special country and reflects the ingenuity of its people. Learn about Israel’s many inventions in Agriculture, Biotechnology, Medicine, High Tech, Marijuana Research and much more.

February 14, 2018
MAKING SACRED DECISIONS
Rabbi Richard Address
Modern medicine has extended life so much we are faced with new situations. Rabbi Address, Director of Jewish Sacred Aging, will discuss how Jewish texts can show us a way to deal with some of these changes. We will look at what the texts say about topics such as co-habitation, accepting terminal diagnosis and redefining adultery in light of Alzheimer’s and dementia. For more information check out: www.Jewishsacredaging.com

February 28, 2018
LEGACY AND CONTEMPORARY LESSONS LEARNED BY ISRAEL  FROM THE SIX DAY WAR
Colonel Alfred Biegel
This year, we are commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Six Day war. Come hear Colonel Biegel’s perspective on how things have changed since that time. Colonel Biegel has over 50 years of combined military and intelligence service. After retirement from US Government service, he continues to lecture on relevant political-military issues dealing with the crisis-prone Middle East.

March 7, 2018
A MINYAN (10) OF RECENT JEWISH GENIUSES
Leah Polin
Ms. Polin, founder and for 25 years, the Director of the Dawn Schuman Institute for Jewish Learning, will discuss the top 10 Jewish representatives in recent years, from medicine, merchandising, science and technology. She will examine how their creativity changed the world we live in.