Enroll today! (951) 827-4105  |  (760) 834-0997 9 Rancho Mirage Like us on Facebook! http://fb.me/UCROsher Preparing for the Final Passage Wed. 9 a.m.-11 a.m., Apr. 4-May 9 Whether you’ve already begun to think and plan for your wishes at the end of life, or whether you haven’t even thought about it, you will receive help and guidance to think through and create a plan that you will look forward to sharing with family and loved ones. Each of the six sessions is designed to help you to be at ease in celebrating the end with as much excitement and amazement as the life journey itself. In-class materials, tools, and stories will enliven the process by engaging you in articulating your wishes, as well as your experiences. Only by thinking through what we want at our end of life can we be free to fully live our lives with peace and joy. Elaine R. Millam, Ed.D., holds her Master Certification for Metta Institute, is the President of Work Wise Coaching, Consulting and Graceful Passages, and has more than 35 years of experience in developmental psychology. Her expertise as an end-of-life practitioner has helped many prepare for fully conscious and peaceful death experiences. UCR Osher instructor since 2016. 174-CCS-105 History of Judaism: 16th Century to 20th Century Wed. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Apr. 4-May 9 In this last of three consecutive classes on the History of Judaism, we will start with what is sometimes referred to as the “Modern Period” that begins with how Judaism shifted and grew during the coming of the printing press, the sciences, and the Protestant Reformation. We will discuss the expulsion of Jews from various countries at important moments, and how the teachings of the Catholic Church impacted Jewish life. The many struggles for emancipation, survival, and economic and political status in the various communities will be examined in some detail to the extent that time allows. In closing, we will review the establishment of Israel and its import to Jews around the world. Arlette Poland, J.D., Ph.D., Philosophies in Religion, has been an Adjunct Professor at College of the Desert for more than 15 years, and has a wide knowledge of world religions, including Buddhism, Judaism and Islam. UCR Osher instructor since 2016. 174-CCS-106 Below the Line: How Major Motion Pictures are Made Thurs. 9 a.m.-11 a.m., Apr. 19-May 24 Hollywood’s impact on American culture is undeniable, yet we know very little about what it takes to make a movie. If you have ever asked what a producer does or watched movie credits and wondered about the roles of the gaffer, best boy, and foley artist, this class is for you. By the end, you’ll understand the players, the stages of film production, distribution, box office proceeds, and after-markets. Current production practices are steeped in history, so we’ll look to history to understand. For instance, what crew job was added during Gone With the Wind that remains an industry standard today? Then we’ll put it all together and prognosticate about where the movie industry is headed. Meredith Jordan, B.A. in Communications, has been a working journalist for 25 years. Ms. Jordan has spent the last five years reporting and researching the movie industry for her book, “Below the Line: Anatomy of a Successful Movie” due to be released in the summer of 2018. UCR Osher instructor since 2018. 174-CCS-107 The Week’s News in Review Thurs. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Apr. 19-May 24 An interactive discussion of events shaping the news each week. Media sources include print, TV, the Internet and social media. You discuss politics, the economy, sports, show business and “headline” topics. Dick Stein,B.S., worked for the New York Times, is one of the founders of ESPN, and has taught college-level history and economics in Los Angeles. UCR Osher instructor since 2003. 174-CCS-108 APRIL OSHER LIFELONG LEARNING INSTITUTE  |  UCR EXTENSION  |  SPRING 2018