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.


 Summer

Mark Twain

Wednesday afternoons, 1:00 pm-2:45 pm
4 Weeks:
July 6, 13, 20, 27

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.


Jewish Genealogy: Planting and Growing Your Own Family Tree

4 Weeks:
Meets at Temple Beth Am, 5950 North Kendall Dr., Pinecrest

July 7, 14, 21, 28

Registration now open. Online Registration at  Florence Melton Adult Mini-School/CAJE
or phone 305-576-4030 ext. 128.


Fall

“Back to School” OLLI@UM Fall Open House, 

8/25/16, 1:00-3:00 pm.

Click here to RSVP to attend the Fall Open House & Showcase of Classes. Learn about OLLI at UM - meet members and instructors (including me). Join our community with a passion for learning. Open House from 1:00pm to 3:00pm on Thursday, 8/25. I will have a poster board setup at this event. Please RSVP at 305-284-6554 or RSVP on line to attend. 


American Elections 1788-1956: Candidates, Campaigns and Controversies 

Wednesday afternoons, 1:00 pm-2:45 pm
6 Weeks:
Sept. 7, 14, 21, 28; Oct. 5, 19

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.


Six (Almost) Forgotten Wars that Shaped Today’s World

Wednesday afternoons, 1:00 pm-2:45 pm
6 Weeks:
Nov. 2, 9, 16, 30;  Dec. 7, 14
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 2016-17

Jews News: The World through Jewish Eyes

Sunday mornings:  Oct. 30;  Dec. 11; Feb. 12; Mar. 19; Apr. 23.

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.



Limmud Miami, Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017

TBA
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/