FAU Lifelong Learning Society, Jupiter
Richard Chapin


Rabbi Richard Chapin serves as the Rabbi of Congregation House of Israel in Hot Springs, Arkansas. He has taught extensively in the area of Yiddish and American-Jewish literature. In addition, he has specialized in the field of Late Antiquity, with a focus on the New Testament. He enjoys reading the classics in Greek and Latin with his son, Joshua, and is a devotee of 19th and 20th century American fiction. He is the author of “The Biblical Personality.”

Winston Spencer Churchill and Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Uncommon Friends in an Uncommon Time

Products of the 19th century, Winston Churchill (1874-1965) and Franklin Roosevelt (1882-1945) joined together to confront and defeat the greatest threat to democracy in the 20th century, Adolf Hitler. Whence they descended, who they were and how they led the Allied Forces to victory form the subject of this seminar.

Suggested readings:
  • "Memoirs of the Second World War" - Winston S. Churchill
  • "Franklin and Winston: An Intimate Portrait of an Epic Friendship" - Jon Meacham
  • "The Mantle of Command: FDR at War, 1941-1942" - Nigel Hamilton

Four Lectures
  1. Biographical Portraits of Churchill and Roosevelt.  
  2. A Friendship is Forged with America's Entrance into WWII.  
  3. 2000 Messages and 113 Days Together (and countless cigars and cigarettes and cocktails) in Order to Defeat Hitler.  
  4. Peace Treaties and a Cooling Affection.  
Course # W4T3 — Four Weeks
  Place:Lifelong Learning Complex, Jupiter Campus
  Dates:Tuesdays, January 13, 20, 27; February 3, 2015
  Time:11:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
  Fee:$34/member; $54/non-member