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September 2019

Osher at the J Current Events Roundtable

September 25 @ 10:15 am - 11:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:15 am on Wednesday, repeating until August 26, 2020

Stroum Jewish Community Center, 3801 East Mercer Way
Mercer Island, WA 98040 United States
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Join other OLLI-UW members in discussing the events of the day in an informal and friendly environment.  You may also join the group as an observer.  The observers will be able to sit back and relax and learn from the dialogue.  Whenever they are ready to participate in the conversation, all they have to do is raise their hand.  Elliot Newman facilitates this group. BECOME A MEMBER The Stroum Jewish Community Center on Mercer Island is the hub of Jewish life and…

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Osher at J: The Roots of Rock & Roll (Course)

September 25 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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4 Courses
Stroum Jewish Community Center, 3801 East Mercer Way
Mercer Island, WA 98040 United States
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Take a fascinating, informative and entertaining journey with Bay Area broadcaster John Jensen as we seek the roots of rock.

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October 2019

Osher at the J: Contemporary Ethics (Course)

October 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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4 Course
Stroum Jewish Community Center, 3801 East Mercer Way
Mercer Island, WA 98040 United States
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The first Osher at the J Course of fall 2019 is Contemporary Ethics led by Dr. David Smith. He will lead an overview of moral theories in circulation today.

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Osher at the J: Mexico Today (Lecture)

October 17 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Stroum Jewish Community Center, 3801 East Mercer Way
Mercer Island, WA 98040 United States
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Learn about Mexico through selected imagery and historical, cultural, and political references.Taught by UW history professor emeritus Carlos Gil, expert in Mexico and Latin American history and modern culture.

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November 2019

Osher at the J: Museum Masterpieces in the U.S. – Part II (Course)

November 11 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Monday, repeating until December 9, 2019

Stroum Jewish Community Center, 3801 East Mercer Way
Mercer Island, WA 98040 United States
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Art historian Kolya Rice discusses some of the greatest works of art housed in American museums. We’ll travel virtually to museums from Boston to LA to explore key concepts, themes, and analyses of art from around the world.  

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Osher at the J: Black Holes are (Almost) Out of Sight (Lecutre)

November 21 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Stroum Jewish Community Center, 3801 East Mercer Way
Mercer Island, WA 98040 United States
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Come learn about astronomical black holes, what they can (and can’t) do, and the part they play in the universe. Taught by UW professor emerita Julie Lutz, who does continuing research on stellar evolution. 

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December 2019

Osher at the J: Stories of Human Migration, The Great Rift Valley to the PNW (Lecture)

December 19 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Stroum Jewish Community Center, 3801 East Mercer Way
Mercer Island, WA 98040 United States
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For more than 200,000 years, humans have been moved by drought, floods, crop failure, war, the quest for survival, and/or the hope of a better future. What happens when vast numbers of humans are on the move? This talk can help us better know the mosaic of peoples who settled in the Pacific Northwest. 

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