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Tiburon: The Jewish Experience in Five Days

Program Number: 20309RJ
Start and End Dates:
2/9/2014 - 2/14/2014;
Duration: 5 nights
Location: Tiburon, California
Price starting at: $999.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Jewish Studies
Meals: 15; 5 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 5 Dinners    
Meal Options: Vegetarian    

Immerse yourself in topics that are entertaining, thought-provoking, historical and contemporary from the Jewish perspective.




Highlights

• Join acclaimed Road Scholar instructors for five days of captivating lectures and presentations.
• Visit San Francisco’s Congregation Emanu-El and Contemporary Jewish Museum.
• Enjoy live entertainment on the closing night.



Activity Particulars

Minimal standing and walking.




Date Specific Information

2-9-2014

Courses on this program are "Middle East at the Crossroads", "Lady in Gold: Gustav Klimt's Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer", "Jewish Contribution to Musicals", "Jews & Baseball."
Enjoy the latest in hearing technology — listening devices — on this date.



Coordinated by Road Scholar.




Tiburon

A charming town in Marin County, Tiburon affords stunning views of San Francisco, Alcatraz Island and the Golden Gate Bridge along a picturesque waterfront promenade. This idyllic town features a rich railroad and maritime history, and is also home to an eclectic, historic Main Street affectionately known as Ark Row.



Accommodations
Charming hotel one block from Tiburon waterfront with spectacular views of San Francisco.
Meals and Lodgings
   The Lodge at Tiburon
  Tiburon 5 nights
 The Lodge at Tiburon
Type: Boutique Hotel
  Description: Complimentary WiFi internet access is available everywhere in the hotel. Nestled at the tip of the scenic Tiburon Peninsula on the San Francisco Bay, The Lodge at Tiburon, a three-story, 103-room California Craftsman-style upscale hotel near Sausalito is set among three beautiful acres, just off Main Street in a quaint Marin County sailing village. The Lodge at Tiburon offers a local sensory experience from its proximity to the San Francisco Bay Area to its unique architectural immersion in stone and wood. Guests will discover the Tiburon Tavern. Featuring an outdoor patio, the Tavern is the perfect place to enjoy a meal or to relax with a drink and appetizer. From the radiant fireplace of the SkyDeck to the poolside fire pit, The Lodge at Tiburon is an inviting retreat that was designed to complement the invigorating climate of Northern California.
  Contact info: 1651 Tiburon Blvd.
Tiburon, CA 94920 USA
phone: 415-435-3133
web: www.larkspurhotels.com/collection/tiburon
  Room amenities: In the newly renovated guest rooms you will find complimentary wireless Internet access, DVD player, Boston Acoustics radio with iPod plug-in, room service from Tiburon Tavern, coffee maker, iron/ironing board, hair dryer, air conditioning and complimentary newspaper. Retreat to the perfect home away from home at the Lodge at Tiburon, the ultimate bayside boutique hotel near San Francisco, California.
  Facility amenities: Hotel amenities include complimentary wireless Internet (includes meeting rooms and restaurant area), SkyDeck with fireplace, outdoor heated pool and hot tub with poolside fire pit, 24-hour complimentary business center, complimentary fitness center, complimentary DVD movie library, concierge services, pet friendly and the hotel restaurant, Tiburon Tavern.
  Smoking allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes
  Additional nights prior: $139 plus tax per night The reduced Road Scholar rate is good for up to three days before and three days after the program dates, based on availability.
  Check in time: 3:00 PM
  Additional nights after: $139 plus tax per night The reduced Road Scholar rate is good for up to three days before and three days after the program dates, based on availability.
  Check out time: 12:00 PM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
Program registration is from 3:30-4:30PM. Orientation begins at 4:30PM followed by dinner at 5:30PM. Introductions are after dinner. You will be staying at The Lodge at Tiburon that night.
  End of Program:
The program ends at 1:00PM after lunch on the closing day. Please make your travel arrangements so you can join us for the final class on closing day. You will be staying at The Lodge at Tiburon the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required. On the enclosed Personal Information Form (PIF), you are asked to list any food allergies or intolerances. In addition, please include any foods (i.e. fish, beef, poultry entrees) that you do not or are unable to consume. In lieu of the regular meal plan, you will receive a vegetarian entree. In order to accommodate your request, we must have this information three weeks in advance (no exceptions). There will be no changes to the menu once the program has started. Also indicate to us, on your PIF, the name of your roommate/ traveling companion and if you are traveling with other individuals and wish to be assigned a room near them. Photo ID
  Parking availability:
Complimentary
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  Tiburon
  Nearest city or town:  Tiburon
  Nearest highway: Highway 101
  Nearest airport:  San Francisco International Airport
  From End of Program
  Location: Tiburon
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
Travel Details
 

San Francisco International Airport

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
SuperShuttle
phone: 650-238-5888
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Call shuttle for current rates.
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

45 minutes to an hour 

 

Distance:

 

30 miles

   

SuperShuttle offers door-to-door van service. Call to make a reservation or go online to www.supershuttle.com.

 

Oakland International Airport

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
SuperShuttle
phone: 650-238-5888
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Call shuttle for current rates.
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

One hour, 15 minutes 

 

Distance:

 

37 miles

   

SuperShuttle offers door-to-door van service. Call to make a reservation or go online to www.supershuttle.com.

 
Driving Directions
  From San Francisco Take Highway 101 North. Exit Tiburon Blvd. Make right on Tiburon Blvd. Four miles to hotel at 1651 Tiburon Blvd. Hotel will be on left next to Bank of America. Parking behind hotel.
  From the east Take the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge. $5 toll. When bridge ends, merge onto Sir Francis Drake Blvd which will merge onto Highway 101 going south. Exit Tiburon Blvd. Make left on Tiburon Blvd. Four miles to hotel at 1651 Tiburon Blvd. Hotel will be on left next to Bank of America. Parking behind hotel.
  From the north Take Highway 101 South. Exit Tiburon Blvd. Make left on Tiburon Blvd. Four miles to hotel at 1651 Tiburon Blvd. Hotel will be on left next to Bank of America. Parking behind hotel.
The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.


Daily Schedule

Day 1: Registration/Orientation/As American as Baseball
(Sunday, February 9)
   
 Afternoon: PROGRAM REGISTRATION takes place in the hallway outside of the meeting room. Check in to the hotel at the lobby desk; you will be directed to the meeting room where the Road Scholar program is being held.

ORIENTATION: Begins before dinner. We'll have an overview of the program ahead and review the up-to-date schedule, responsibilities, safety guidelines, emergency procedures, any other administrative issues, and answer your questions. Please be aware that local circumstances may require adjusting program elements. In the event of changes, we will notify you as quickly as possible. We appreciate your understanding.

 Dinner: Dinner in hotel

Menus are contracted for the program and are designed to offer balanced, healthy meals for the participants. In addition to the regular Road Scholar meal plan, this hotel offers a vegetarian meal option. Unfortunately, there are no other special meal options. Participants with special dietary needs should be prepared to avoid certain foods or supplement the regular meal plan as needed.

 Evening: INTRODUCTIONS: Participants introduce themselves to the rest of the group.

Enjoy the remainder of the evening getting to know your fellow participants and discovering what you share beyond a love of lifelong learning.

   
Accommodations: The Lodge at Tiburon
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Architecture from the Pyramids to Wright/China Cabin/As American as Baseball
(Monday, February 10)

Note: Twenty minute flat paved walk from hotel to the China Cabin.



   
 Breakfast: Breakfast in hotel
 Morning: CLASS: Middle East at the Crossroads

Israel, the Palestinians and the U.S.are the key players in the Middle East peace process. This course looks at the changing relations between the three parties, and how it all fits in with the rising call for democracy in the Arab world.

 Lunch: Lunch in hotel
 Afternoon: EXCURSION: Docent-led visit of the China Cabin

The China Cabin is the Social Saloon from the S.S. China, a side-wheeled steamer built in 1866 by the William H. Webb shipyard in New York. Commissioned by the Pacific Mail Steamship Company, the China carried mail and passengers from its home port of San Francisco to Asia. The elegant room was salvaged when the ship became obsolete in 1879 and was burned for scrap metal in Tiburon Cove. The Landmarks Society has restored the interior with 22k gold leaf, walnut woodwork, cut-glass floral window panes, and brass chandeliers. The China Cabin was designated a National Maritime Monument in 1978. (Courtesy of the Belvedere-Tiburon Landmarks Society)

 Dinner: Dinner in hotel
 Evening: CLASS: Jews, Baseball & the American Experience

Over 17,000 players have appeared in Major League baseball games over the years, and of that total, 164 have been Jewish. Their impact on the game has been out of proportion to their numbers. This course will examine the contributions Jewish athletes have made to our National Pastime, from the early pioneers like Lipman Pike and Moses Solomon (the “Rabbi of Swat”) through the heroics of Hank Greenberg, Al Rosen, and Sandy Koufax to contemporary stars like Ryan Braun and Kevin Youkilis. We will demonstrate how these athletes had to struggle with appalling discrimination and harassment to overcome prejudicial ethnic stereotypes to win their right to compete. We will also explore the conundrums these players faced as they wrestled with their consciences over such issues as whether to play on Jewish holidays, “Americanize” their names to gain easier acceptance, and how to respond appropriately to fans’ obscenities and ethnic slurs. We will see that the experience of Jewish ballplayers mirrored that of most immigrants in the fight to win a fair place in American society. We will analyze the cultural environment for Jewish ballplayers in early 20th century professional baseball, which ran the gamut from reasonably open acceptance in New York City to the rabidly anti-Semitic atmosphere of Henry Ford-era Detroit. We will also provide an in-depth look at the career of Tiger slugger Hank Greenberg, “the Hebrew Hammer,” who played during the 1930s as Hitler was establishing power in Germany, and who regarded every homer he hit as a personal repudiation of Nazi racial theory. Students will see rare filmed interviews with Greenberg, who became one of the first players in Major League Baseball to volunteer for military service during World War II. We will delve into the careers of Al Rosen, Dodger Superstar Sandy Koufax, and current Jewish players such as Ryan Braun, Most Valuable Player in the National League in 2011.

   
Accommodations: The Lodge at Tiburon
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Middle East at the Crossroads/Jews, Baseball & the American Experience
(Tuesday, February 11)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast in hotel
 Morning: CLASS: Middle East at the Crossroads
 Lunch: Lunch in hotel
 Afternoon: Free time to explore Tiburon.
 Dinner: Dinner in hotel
 Evening: CLASS: Jews, Baseball & the American Experience
   
Accommodations: The Lodge at Tiburon
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: The Lady in Gold/Jewish Contribution to the American Musical
(Wednesday, February 12)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast in hotel
 Morning: CLASS: The Lady in Gold

The story is full of intrigue and mystery, genius and deception, beauty and despair. The drama beings in Fin-de-Siècle Vienna, visits Los Angeles and our Supreme Court before ending in New York City: Gustav Klimt’s portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer – he, the notorious artist with more women than you can count and she, the beautiful, seductive Jewish Viennese salon hostess. The painting became an emblematic portrait of its time. We will unravel the culture, hypocrisy and anti-Semitism of Vienna, all the while appreciating the art of Gustav Klimt and the problems of Austrian/Nazi post World War II restitution. In preparation, Dr. Bisno suggests you read Anne-Marie O’Connor’s book, The Lady in Gold.

 Lunch: Lunch in hotel
 Afternoon: CLASS: The Jewish Contribution to the American Musical

The musical is America's voice to the world and most of the individuals who contributed to its formation and growth are Jewish. We trace musical theater from the Yiddish Theater through Webber and Fields and up to the present day.

 Dinner: Dinner in hotel
 Evening: CLASS: The Jewish Contribution to the American Musical
   
Accommodations: The Lodge at Tiburon
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: The Lady in Gold/Holocaust Memorial/Congregation Emanu-El/Contemporary Jewish Museum
(Thursday, February 13)

Note: The field trip to San Francisco includes visits to the Holocaust Memorial, by sculptor George Segal, a docent-led visit of the main sanctuary of historic Congregation Emanu-El, and free time to explore the Contemporary Jewish Museum.



   
 Breakfast: Breakfast in hotel
 Morning: CLASS: The Lady in Gold
 Lunch: Lunch in hotel
 Afternoon: FIELD TRIP to San Francisco to the Holocaust Memorial by sculptor George Segal, followed by visits to historic Congregation Emanu-El and the Contemporary Jewish Museum.Current exhibits at the CJM include:

To Build & Be Built: Kibbutz History

This exhibition explores and celebrates the kibbutz as it starts its second century, focusing on the growth and development of these unique communities which helped create the infrastructure and culture of the State of Israel, and which are now transforming themselves as Israel becomes increasingly urban and capitalistic. The influence of the kibbutz on national and Bay Area culture—including many summer camps, youth movements, and “intentional communities”—is also addressed.

Jason Lazarus: Live Archive

Rising star and Jewish artist, Jason Lazarus has his first West Coast museum exhibition. Live Archive explores collective public archives, personal memory, and the role of photography and collecting in contemporary art and identity. Chicago-based Lazarus is known for using both traditionally developed photography and found and solicited images and texts in collaborative installations and innovative crowd-sourced, online community projects. Lazarus’ work simultaneously directs attention inward toward the personal and outward toward the historical. The three main aspects of the exhibition map onto three key elements of the Jewish experience: memory, prophecy, and learning.

Frog and Toad and the World of Arnold Lobel

This exhibition celebrates the art of Arnold Lobel (1933–1987), author and illustrator of some of the most beloved children’s books produced since the late 1960s. Included among these are his Frog and Toad series, Mouse Soup, and Fables, which was awarded the prestigious Caldecott Medal.. Creating a magical world animated by a talking frog, a toad, an owl, mice, kangaroos, and other colorful creatures, Lobel subtly reflects upon human foibles in his charmingly rendered stories and illustrations.

 Dinner: Dinner in hotel
 Evening: Live Musical Entertainment
   
Accommodations: The Lodge at Tiburon
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: The Lady in Gold
(Friday, February 14)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast in hotel
 Morning: CLASS: The Lady in Gold
 Lunch: Lunch in hotel

The program is concluded after lunch; hotel checkout is by noon.

   
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Important information about your itinerary: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information featured on this website. Itineraries are based on our best information at this time. Circumstances beyond our control may require us to adjust itineraries or other details. We regret any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding. Information will be sent to you from your Program Provider approximately three weeks prior to the program start date. The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.

Suggested Reading List


The Lady in Gold: The Extraordinary Tale of Gustav Klimt's Masterpiece, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer


Author: Anne-Marie O'Connor


Description: The spellbinding story, part fairy tale, part suspense, of Gustav Klimt's Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer, one of the most emblematic portraits of its time; of the beautiful, seductive Viennese Jewish salon hostess who sat for it; the notorious artist who painted it; the now vanished turn-of-the-century Vienna that shaped it; and the strange twisted fate that befell it.





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