Scarsdale Adult School E-News
January 2023
Upcoming History and Culture Classes
Ed Ginsberg, who currently leads our in-person course in Let's Talk Current Events, will soon present Empowering Ourselves to Combat Antisemitism in Schools, Colleges, Communities, and Workplaces (11614), a two-week online exploration of antisemitism through case studies, and a discussion about developing constructive responses. Class meets Thursday evening at 7 pm, starting February 9, 2023. Ginsberg has been teaching history for over a half century, most recently at Marist College and SUNY Dutchess. He also served as Director of Human Rights Education for the New York State Education Department in the late 1970s.

Ginsberg's upcoming class makes an excellent modern day companion course to Andrea Grover's Italian Jews Under Fascism (11619), a five-session online class that just got underway on Wednesday. The first class was recorded and will be made available to new students seeking to join now.

Before the winter term ends, Ginny Poleman will debut Three Vanderbilt Women (11625) at 11 am on Thursday, March 16, 2023. Learn more about the considerable contributions of the females of the family dynasty known for its men of wealth, power, and greed. This lecture covers Alva Smith Vanderbilt Belmont, a Gilded Age suffragette, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, an artist and founder of the Whitney Museum, and Gloria Vanderbilt, the fashion icon and designer.
Classes Starting in the Next Two Weeks
All class listings are for the Eastern Time Zone. Course numbers appear in parentheses.
Week of January 29, 2023
  • Presidential Libraries, Repositories of National History: Franklin Delano Roosevelt to Lyndon B. Johnson (11674)
Art Appreciation
  • Armchair Tour: Edward Hopper's New York at the Whitney Museum (11660)
  • Masterpieces of Western Art: Rembrandt, Self Portraiture and Myth (11631)
  • Walking Tour: New York Art Worlds, 1870-1890 at the Met (11647)

Arts & Crafts
  • A Tisket, a Tasket, Learn to Make a Farmer's Market Basket (11682)
  • Beginner Plus Bridge (11594)
  • Low Intermediate Bridge (11596)
  • Bridge: Minor Suit Auctions (11598)
  • Bridge: Supervised Play (11597)
  • Bridge: Five Types of Defense (11599)
  • Bridge: Taking More Tricks in No Trump (11600)
  • Beginner Bridge (11595)

Literature, Film, and Television
  • Free to Be…You & Me at 50: Children and the Struggle for Gender Equality in the 1970s and Beyond (11678)
Week of February 5, 2023
  • Presidential Libraries, Repositories of National History: Richard Nixon to Donald Trump (11675)
  • Walking Tour: Farley Post Office and Penn Station's New Moynihan Train Hall (11622)

Art Appreciation
  • Masterpieces of Western Art: Rembrandt, Velazquez, and the Art of the Group Portrait (11632)
  • Walking Tour: European Galleries at the Met (11638)

History and Culture
  • Empowering Ourselves to Combat Antisemitism in Schools, Colleges, Communities, and Workplaces (11614)

Literature, Film, and Television
  • HBO’s Gilded Age, Fact and Fiction (11624)
  • Book Discussion: Shy: The Alarmingly Outspoken Memoirs of Mary Rodgers (2022) by Mary Rodgers, Jesse Green (11677)
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Catalog of Winter Classes
All upcoming classes are listed in our Printer-Friendly, Interactive Version of our Winter 2023 Catalog. New classes are added regularly.

Class times are for the Eastern Time Zone. Please check regularly for additional options to keep you engaged and learning, whether from the comforts of home or through our expanding number of in-person options.
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