Dr. Marsha B. Cohen is an independent scholar, news analyst, and writer in Miami, FL, specializing in the role of religion in politics and world affairs. 


A Lecturer in International Relations at Florida International University for over a decade, she currently teaches lifelong learning and adult education courses.  Her articles are published regularly on Inter Press Service's Lobe Log and other online venues.




I cannot teach anybody anything.

I can only make them think.

                                                                                                                       --Socrates


Lifelong Learning and Adult Education Courses, 2015-2016 


Fall/Winter


The Changing Faces of Israeli Politics
(CAJE/Melton)
Thursday mornings, 10:00 am-11:30 am, Oct. 29-Jan. 28.
Meets at Temple Beth Am, 5950 North Kendall Dr., Pinecrest
Online Registration at  Florence Melton Adult Mini-School/CAJE
or phone 305-576-4030 ext. 128




 Spring


Religion in America: History and Culture
Wednesday afternoons, 1:00 pm-2:45 pm
6 Weeks:
Jan. 20, 27; Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Miami Founders' Hall,

1550 Brescia (corner of Red Road one block north of Ponce de Leon),  Coral Gables.

Registration now open.


From Sinai to Seinfeld: The History of Jewish Humor
(Melton Scholars Curriculum)
Thursday mornings, 10:00 am-11:30 am
11 Weeks:
Feb. 11, 18, 25; Mar. 3, 10, 17, 21; Apr. 7, 14; May 5, 12.
Meets at Temple Beth Am, 5950 North Kendall Dr., Pinecrest
Registration now open. Online Registration at  Florence Melton Adult Mini-School/CAJE
or phone 305-576-4030 ext. 128,


Geopolitics of the Bible 

Wednesday afternoons, 1:00 pm-2:45 pm
6 Weeks:
March 9, 16, 23; 30; Apr. 6, 13.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Miami Founders' Hall,

1550 Brescia (corner of Red Road one block north of Ponce de Leon),  Coral Gables.

Registration now open.



Upcoming Lectures and Presentations


Temple Beth Am Library's Weekly Sunday Salon 2015-16

Jews News: The World through Jewish Eyes

Sunday mornings:  Oct. 4;  Nov. 15; Jan. 10; Mar. 13; May 22.

Time: 10:00 a.m. 12:00 noon
Temple Beth Am Library Adult Reading Room, 5950 North Kendall Dr., Pinecrest, FL 33156

Free and open to the public, including bagels, cream cheese and coffee.


Bet Shira Lunch and Learn, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016

The Bible and American Politics
Bet Shira Congregation, 7500 SW 120 Street, Miami, FL 33156.
Time: 11:00 am
Reservation required. Please call Dr. Ella Levy at 305-238-2601 or e-mail elevy@betshira.org to RSVP.


Bet Breira Samu-El Or Olom, Friday, Jan. 22, 2016
Contemporary Challenges for Israeli Women
Time:  Service 6:00 pm, followed by dinner  and presentation.
BBSOO, 9400 SW 87 Ave., Miami, FL 33176
Reservation required. Please contact abramoff@bellsouth.net for details and to RSVP.


Limmud Miami, Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016

The Bible in American Politics Is THAT in our Torah?

Time: 4 pm
FIU Kovens Conference Center,
3000 NE 151st Street, North Miami, FL 33181

Find out more about Limmud Miami and buy tickets online at http://www.limmudmiami.org/