Scarsdale Adult School E-News
November 2022
History and Culture
Our final History and Culture classes of 2022 meet this week. On Tuesday, November 8, 2022, at 2 pm, Andrée Aelion Brooks will discuss Jewish Pirates of the Caribbean (11519). The lecture explores the fascinating but lesser known history of the Jewish legendary figures involved in illegal trade off Port Royal, Jamaica, in the seventeenth century.

The following day, on Wednesday, November 9, 2022, at 1 pm, new instructor Andrea Grover, adjunct professor of Humanities at NYU’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies, leads a single-session course on the Past and Present Jews of Italy (11550). Delve into more than two centuries of Jewish life in Italy, with documented evidence of a longstanding and vibrant community.
Catalog Additions and Changes
The start date for Personal Essay Writing: A Way to Make Meaning of Your Life (11381) has been postponed until Tuesday, November 8, 2022.

A new four-week session of Postural Therapy Movement (11560) has been added and is open for registration. Class begins on Wednesday, November 16, 2022.
Classes Starting in the Next Two Weeks
All class listings are for the Eastern Time Zone. Course numbers appear in parentheses.
Week of November 6, 2022
  • Great World's Fairs: St. Louis 1904 and San Francisco and San Diego 1915 (11352)
  • Gilded Age Mansions of Westchester (11344)
Current Events and Politics
  • World Politics with Ralph Buultjens: Post Election Analysis and More (11455)

  • Bridge: 2 Over 1 Bidding (11556)
  • Bridge: Supervised Play (11544)
  • Bridge: Opening Leads and Defensive Signals (11557)
  • Bridge: Taking More Tricks in Suit Contracts (11558)

History and Culture
  • Jewish Pirates of the Caribbean (11519)
  • Past and Present Jews of Italy (11550)

Literature and Film
  • Author Visit: Bonnie Garmus, Lessons in Chemistry (2022) (11436)
  • Film Discussion: The Godfather (Coppola, 1972), Assessing a Classic Fifty Years Later (11487)
  • Artistry Behind the Film: When Harry Met Sally (1989), Written by Nora Ephron (11374)
Music Appreciation
  • Pianist Cristiana Pegoraro in Concert (11551)

Performing Arts

  • Personal Essay Writing: A Way to Make Meaning of Your Life (11381)
Week of November 13, 2022
  • Philip Johnson, Influential and Detested Architect of the Modern Age (11433)
  • Armchair Tour: Art Deco New York (11513)

Art Appreciation
  • Venice Biennale 2022 (11365)
  • William and Jane Morris and the Arts and Crafts Movement (11464)
  • Sophie Taueber-Arp (11402)
  • Masterpieces of Western Art: Raphael in the Vatican (11331)
  • Walking Tour: The Tudors: Art and Majesty in Renaissance England at the Met (11555)
  • Sandro Botticelli's Widespread Influence (11322)
Fitness and Dance
  • Postural Therapy Movement (11560)

  • Let's Play Mah Jongg: Beginner Series (11438)
  • Let's Play Mah Jongg: Supervised Play (11440)

Literature and Film
  • BookTalk with Harriet Sobol: A Tale of Two Cities (1859) by Charles Dickens (11394)
  • Artistry Behind the Film: Silkwood (1983), Heartburn (1986), and Sleepless in Seattle (1993), Written by Nora Ephron (11375)
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Catalog of Fall Classes
All upcoming classes are listed in our Printer-Friendly, Interactive Version of our Fall 2022 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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