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Welcome to the Website of Marsha B. Cohen


About Marsha...

Dr. Marsha B. Cohen is a lecturer, educator, independent scholar, cultural historian, news analyst, and writer in Miami, FL.  A Lecturer in International Relations for over a decade at Florida International University, where she earned her PhD in International Relations, she currently teaches--and greatly prefers--lifelong learning and adult education courses, including online courses via ZOOM.  She teaches for the University of Miami's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) and for the Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Studies. 

Upcoming Courses

  •  The Many Meanings of Being Jewish
    Thu, Oct 14
    Melton and More via ZOOM
    Oct 14, 2021, 10:00 AM – Jan 06, 2022, 11:30 AM
    Melton and More via ZOOM
    What does being a Jew mean to you? This course will explore diverse understandings of what it has meant to identify as "Jewish" from ancient times to the present day, in a variety of religious; ethno-national; cultural; culinary; hereditary and political contexts.
  •    A Taste for History: How Food Explains the World
    Oct 27, 1:00 PM EDT – Dec 08, 2:45 PM EST
    OLLI UM via ZOOM
    This course will offer a culinary approach to world history, examining the role that food has played at various historical flashpoints, engendering migration of peoples, the rise and fall of civilizations, and inspiring technological innovation. Treat your appetite for learning!

Upcoming Lecture 
Jews News: Israel Update
Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021, 10:30 a.m.

Temple Beth Am Sunday Salon

via Livestreaming and Zoom

 Free and open to all

What's been going on in Israel this past summer? What has most concerned Israelis as they welcomed the new Jewish year. We'll discuss Israel's successes and challenges in dealing with the COVID pandemic; the political turmoil within Israel's fragile and more "secular" coalition government; and the potential implications of U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan for Israel.

RSVP online at www.tbam.org/calendar