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Sarasota News Leader January 4, 2013 Page 89 PUBLISHER OF THE FORWARD TO SPEAK ON JAN. 5 The Congregation for Humanistic Judaism invites members of the public to a Jan. 5 discussion titled, The Forward in the Age of Facebook: The Story of a 115 Year Old Start-Up, by publisher Samuel Norich. publisher of The Forward and The Forverts since 1997. Born in Germany in 1947, Norich immigrated to the United States in 1957, a news release says. He served as the executive director of YIVO, the Institute for Jewish Research, from 1980-1992, the release adds. Additionally, he has served as executive director as well as The program will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Jan. 5. It is open to the public at no charge. Norich also is the author of What Will Bind Us Now: A Report on the Institutional Ties Between Israel and American Jewry. The Congregation for Humanistic Judaism meets at Unity, 3023 Proctor Road, Sarasota. For more information, call 929-7771 or visit DEMYSTIFY THE UNIVERSE TO BE THEME OF CLASSES Jeff Rodgers, director of Bishop Planetarium ��� Jan. 15, 2 p.m.: ���The nature of space, time, matter and the evolving nature of our universe.��� and director of education at the South Florida Museum in Bradenton, will present adult edu- ��� Jan. 22, 2 p.m.: ���Our solar system and Earth cation classes at the Congregation for Humanas a habitable planet.��� istic Judaism (CHJ) this month on the theme, ��� Jan. 29, 2 p.m.: ���Life ��� what is it? How did Demystify the Universe. it start? How does it evolve? Is evolution ���He is an extraordinary communicator who really just a theory?��� makes the newest scientific discoveries unThe classes are free for CHJ members; for derstandable to everyone,��� a news release non-members, the fee is $10 per class or $30 says. for all four sessions. The class schedule and topics will be as fol- Classes will meet at Unity, 3023 Proctor Road, lows: Sarasota. ��� Jan. 8, 2 p.m.: ���The ���Big Picture��� through the For more information, call 929-7771 or visit creation of stars, planets and life.��� For The Best Reading Experience Get Sarasota News Leader On Your Tablet

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