The Rabbi Michael B. Eisenstat MIniversity of Judaism presents its 2024 lineup of diverse and dynamic speakers. An eclectic range of subjects have been selected to pique your interest and imagination. We invite you to savor a stimulating adult educational experience that highlights Jewish culture, values, history, and more.
Held on Wednesdays between December 6, 2023 – March 20, 2024 in the Fran Mann Memorial Library (also available on ZOOM), and sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee.
To register, visit www.longboatkeytemple.org/miniversity, or contact the Temple office at (941) 383-3428.
FREE for members of Temple Beth Israel, $10 per person, per lecture for non-member guests. Open to the community.
Location: Temple Beth Israel – 567 Bay Isles Road, Longboat Key, FL 34228
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 7| 2-3:30PM
‘The Life and Magic of Stephen Sondheim’
In this lecture Diane will discuss the life and amazing work of the late Stephen Sondheim. She will talk about his growing up, his family life and its impact on the person he became. She will discuss his collaborators and those who helped him in his career and those whom he helped in their careers. You will hear about his many awards and his unique human qualities in relation to others. She will tell about some of his most famous plays and the characters in them. His death was mourned not only by the theatre community but also by many others whose lives he touched.
Diane Steinbrink served as the Coordinator of Philadelphia Plays for Living for 17 years. She was the Producer of the Anne Frank Theater Project for Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Philadelphia. Ms. Steinbrink has acted and directed in local theater, in Plays for Living, and has appeared as an extra in movies and industrial films. She has presented her one-person programs to many groups in the Philadelphia area, Southern New Jersey, Florida, Harrisburg, and the Berkshires.