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Adults

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Early Childhood & Elementary

Middle & High School

Adults

Family

Lectures

Lectures

 

The Ruth L. and Henry H. Renard Lecture Series,
Mondays through May 14 

The Renard Lecture Series welcomes people ages 50+ who are seeking a cultural and intellectual experience.  The program runs every Monday and offers a unique opportunity to interact with engaging and scholarly individuals in a wide-range of fields including art, history, sports, dance, archeology, film, geography, and literature.  Additionally, musical performances and music-based discussions range from Broadway, jazz, classical, and folk music. This intimate lecture series has been described by participants as “vibrant” and “stimulating.” We welcome the whole community.

Made possible in part by a grant from the Henry H. Renard Foundation.Weekly program sponsorships are available.

10:00 – 11:30 am, doors open at 9:30 am
Library, Legacy Building
Fee: $5 per person paid at the door

See details below about upcoming lectures, or download the Renard Lecture flyer here.

4-Part Lectures on Fridays

10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Sensory Gym, Legacy Building
Member $60; Non-member $72 each Series

Lecture Series: Kabbalah – Its Traditional Texts and Historical Practice with Ze’ev Aviezer

April 6, 13, 20, 27

Kabbalah is an ancient Jewish interpretation of the Bible and not, as is commonly believed, mysticism. Through the study of essential Jewish mystical and kabbalistic source texts dating back to the 2nd century B.C.E., including Sefer Yetzirah (Book of Creation), Sefer Bahir (Book Illumination), the first Kabbalistic text, the Zohar and many other fundamental Kabbalistic texts, this course will explore Kabbalah’s pre-history and history, evolving rituals, traditions, and intriguing personalities. We will end by surveying Kabbalah’s relevancy to us today and answer the question — is Maddona a Kabbalist?

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Lecture Series: The First World War with Richard Borkow

May 4, 11, 18, June 1

In each of the 4 sessions we will consider the literature generated by the war, with emphasis both on European and American authors.

The topics to be investigated, include:

. The role of the United States during the First World War, both “over there” and “over here,” and the war’s impact on American civil liberties and on the American pacifist movement (The Villards of Dobbs Ferry were leaders of that movement)

. The ambitions and fears which prevailed among the Great Powers in the years prior to August, 1914, and which finally led to war

. The strategies adopted by military leaders during the fifty-two months of war, which was fought on at least 12 fronts, and which led to casualties on an unprecedented scale

. The monumental changes which occurred as a consequence of the war.

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See details below about topics and lecturers.

Linda Paver

Director of Renard Lectures & Adult Program Specialist

(914) 366-7898 x1126

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