History and Culture

Instructor(s):
Donna Rumenik
Tuesdays, May 4 - 25|10 a.m. - noon ET

Millions of men, women, and children were put into forced labor to benefit industry and agriculture in Hitler’s Germany and the occupied territories. From recruitment to roundups, this course will cover the brutal living and working conditions of those who were forced laborers.

Instructor(s):
Patrick Moore
Wednesdays, June 30 - August 4|1:30-3 p.m. ET

With World War I behind them, Americans lived it up in the 1920s. The energy and creativity unleashed ten brilliant years, making great strides in music, technology, the movies, and radio. Celebrity culture was invented Babe Ruth made baseball the national pastime Lindbergh flew over the pond, and women finally could vote.

Instructor(s):
Ted Smith
Thursdays, July 1 - August 5|1:30-3 p.m. ET

While prevalent today, salt was once one of the world’s most sought-after commodities. It was a substance so valuable it served as currency, influenced trade routes and the establishment of cities, provoked and financed wars, secured empires, and inspired revolutions.

Instructor(s):
Betty Zak
Tuesdays, July 6–27|1:30-3 p.m. ET

Join Queen Elizabeth I, her swashbuckling mariners, and devious spies as they use double agents and codes to lay the foundation for pirating and international espionage. Discover the location of Drake’s lost gold, search for Eldorado, and outwit the Spanish Armada. What was the secret to her success?

Instructor(s):
Assaf Boker
Tuesdays, July 6 - August 24|1:30-3 p.m. ET

No need to pack your bags, you can enjoy an 8-week tour of Israel from the comfort of your couch. Israeli tour guide, Assaf Boker, will walk you through the most popular and interesting sites in Jaffa, Nazareth, Caesarea, Capernaum, Mount of Beatitudes and Magdala, the Golan Heights, Jerusalem, Masada and Tzippori.

Instructor(s):
Judy Okun
Thursdays, August 5 - 26|10 - 11:30 a.m. ET