Adventures in Learning 2022 Past Events


When: Friday, January 14, 2022
Time: 12:30PM Refreshments ▪ 1:00 Program
Where: Lurie 2501 Wayzata Boulevard
Cost: $10.00 per person – All proceeds benefit the BOND Scholarship Programs
Guests welcome

Marshall T

Marshall H. Tanick, a Certified Civil Trial Specialist, will present a timely discussion on the background, status and developments in a number of past, present and upcoming criminal trials of police officers in the Twin Cities, including the four Minneapolis officers involved in the George Floyd case. Tanick has been continuously named as a Minnesota “Super Lawyer” and “Top 100 Lawyers”. He was also named “Attorney of the Year” by Minnesota Lawyer Magazine in 2019.

Do not miss this unique opportunity as he examines some of the legal, moral, and practical issues and the effects of those incidents and cases we don’t often get from media sources! Questions and further thoughts will be welcomed after the presentation.

#ME TOO Movement and the Jewish Community

When: Monday, February 28, 2022
11:00 AM
Zoom presentation
Guests welcome

Hazzan Joanna DulkinHazzan Joanna Dulkin, Adath Jeshurun Congregation, will present a program on how the Jewish community is responding to continuing revelations of sexual misconduct, structural gender inequity and continuing microgressions. What types of responses have arisen and who is leading the way? The work to combat these phenomena has only recently begun, but the conversation is very much alive and active. From movement-wide initiatives to individual organizations working on best practices, how is the culture continuing to change? Hazzan Dulkin has been involved in these conversations as a national leader in the Cantors Assembly and Judaism’s Conservative Movement. There will be an opportunity for questions and discussion on a very challenging issue in today’s conflicted world! 


When: Tuesday, April 26,2022
Time: 1:00pm Refreshments – 1:30 Presentation
Where: Lurie LLP ▪ 2501 Wayzata Blvd
Cost: $10 per person
Guests welcome

AIL-APR262022Special guest, Christine Stark (Anishinaabe and Cherokee) will discuss the historical and contemporary issues related to missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls in Minnesota. She is an award-winning writer, researcher, professor, visual artist and
national and international speaker. Stark will share portions from her new novel, “Carnival Lights” and share current efforts to end the ongoing impact of colonization on Native communities.


When: Thursday, April 28th, 2022 
Time: Tour 11:00am
Where: Walker Art Center
Cost: $20 per person – Proceeds benefit BOND Scholarship programs
*Lunch on your own at the Walker’s new restaurant Cardamom 12:15pm

AIL-APR282022This special exhibition, led by veteran educator and BOND member Sharon Zweigbaum, should not be missed! Drawn from the Walker’s substantial holding of the artist’s works – including paintings, prints, drawings, and theatrical pieces, the exhibition is aptly named “David Hockney: People, Places & Things” and covers the full span of his career. This event is limited by Walker guidelines to 10 people.

by Seth Rozin ▪ directed by Sally Wingert with Avi Aharoni and Nathan Keepers

When: Tuesday, May 10, 2022
Time: 1:00pm performance
Where: Highland Park Community Center Theater ▪ 1978 Ford Parkway, St. Paul ▪ 651-647-4315
Cost: $25.00 per person
**$6.00 of ticket charge is tax deductible and benefits BOND’S Scholarship programs 
Guests welcome ▪ Limited seating!!!


Zeblyan and Ishaq are the last two Jews living in Kabul. While they both want to urgently repopulate their ancient Jewish community, how to do so is something they cannot agree upon. Against a backdrop of explosions and bullets, the two men must reconcile their theological differences and work together. Inspired by true events, this play balances Borscht Belt humor and poignancy in a touching look at cultural continuity.

After the performance, join us for a special TalkBack with cast members Avi Aharoni and Nathan Keepers. Six Points Theater Producing Artistic Director Barbara Brooks will moderate.

BOND Spring Luncheon

When: May 26, 2022
Time: 11:30 am Registration • Noon Luncheon
Where: Minneapolis Marriott West, 9960 Wayzata Boulevard, St. Louis Park
Guest Speaker Paul Douglas Douglas –  “Climate Change in Minnesota: From Theory to Reality”


Watergate continues to fascinate 50 years after the events that brought down a president! In connection with the Watergate break-in, which launched 2-1/2 years of investigation of former President Richard Nixon, Marshall H. Tanick, of the Twin Cities law firm of Meyer Njus Tanick, will discuss the many unknown and unique connections between Minnesota and Watergate. The presentation will focus on the role that Minnesotans played in key aspects of the break-in and the nsuing scandal, including several from the Twin Cities suburbs. “In many ways, Minnesota, especially the western suburbs, was ground zero of Watergate,” shares Mr. Tanick. Do not miss this fascinating presentation and the lively discussion that will follow!

When: Monday, June 27, 2022
Time: 12:00pm refreshments ▪ 12:30pm program
Where: Lurie, LLP 2501 Wayzata Boulevard Minneapolis
Cost: $10.00 per person
Guests Welcome

*Event will benefit the BOND scholarship program


The U.S. Supreme Court has entered another historic term with many important decisions on high profile cases, including abortion rights, freedom of speech, gun control, religious issues and a variety of other matters. Marshall H. Tanick will discuss the background, outcome, and implications. Marshall, a constitutional lawyer and historian, will place the cases in historical context, how they relate to the past and might affect future cases. Although the presentation will focus on legal matters, it will be done in an easily understandable way for people who are interested in following the developments at the Supreme Court level. Do not miss this vital and timely discussion of the US Supreme Court and the crucial arguments and decisions to be made!

When: Thursday, July 14, 2022 
Time: 12:00pm refreshments ▪ 12:30pm program
Where: Lurie, LLP 2501 Wayzata Boulevard Minneapolis
Cost: $10.00 per person
Guests Welcome
*Event will benefit the BOND scholarship program

THE BOOK AUTHOR EVENT **BOND 2022 Annual Fundraiser

When: August 24, 2022
Where: Oak Ridge Country Club
Time: 9:30am ▪ Coffee/rolls, Speakers, Lunch

Marcie Rendon – Girl Gone Missing
E. Ames Sheldon – Lemons in the Garden of Love
Susan Shields – Lake Street Speaks
Allen Eskins – The Stolen Hours



Author, subject of the award winning play “A Pickle” and Arts Reporter for the American Jewish World, will discuss her newest book, The Boy With Four Names.

When: Tuesday, September 20, 2022
Where: Lurie, LLP. 2501 Wayzata Boulevard
Time: 12:00pm social hour. 12:30pm presentation
**Guests welcome: $10.00 per person 
Send registration and check to:
Sharon Posnansky 12800 Wayzata Blvd. Apt 605 West Minnetonka, MN. 55305


Dont miss the opportunity to spend an afternoon with Doris Rubenstein; youve surely read her informative arts reporting for the American Jewish World. Shes also the unforgettable subject of the award winning play A Pickle played by actor, Sally Wingert during the summer of 2021 in sold out local outdoor locations. And today, she celebrates the release of her newest book The
Boy With No Names”. The historical novel is based on the life of a member of her family who, with other family members, fled Hitlers Germany to find a new home in a country unknown to them: Ecuador. In todays stressful times, Doris will offer us a muchneeded
moment of optimism as we become aware of the many families that ended up in this refuge of last resort: how a strange land welcomed them and allowed them to live in freedom and eventual prosperity. The book is well worth the read, Doris is a force, and
questions and thoughts are enthusiastically encouraged.


AEL-oct2022-2Landscape by Birger Sandzen
Middle Years 1910-1929 


When:Thursday, October 13, 2022
American Swedish Institute ▪ 2600 Park Avenue South
(Ample free parking in Museum lot)

11:00am tour 12:15 lunch at Fika
**Guests welcome ▪ $15.00 per person

Sunny Floum and Rivel Greenberg, two former longstanding Walker Art Center docents, are now affiliated with the American Swedish Institute and will show us two newly mounted exhibitions: The Morning Dip”, a portrait photography series by SwedishAmerican artist Peggy Anderson to be followed by selected works of SwedishAmerican painter and printmaker, Birger Sandzen. The Dip lets us experience locals from a Swedish coastal village taking a morning plunge into freezing
nearby lakes. We can see something like this here when hearty Minnesotans jump into freezing waters in January and February! Sandzens landscapes have a bold use of stroke and color and have been compared to Vincent van Gogh and Paul Cezanne.

Adding to visit, the mansion setting of the building will also be a vital part of the tour.



When: Thursday, October 20, 2022
2300 Tiwahe Circle, Shakopee, 952.233.9151
11:00AM ▪ Arrive no later than 10:45 ▪ Limit 15 (If needed, a 12:00 tour can be added)

Fee: $15.00 per person
▪ Guests welcome
**IMPORTANT: For this special event, you must request your preferred tour time, names of participants and exhibition fee payment.

Fill your senses within a 43,805 square foot exhibit of cultural traditions of the Mdewakanton (pronounced Medahwahkahton) Sioux/Dakota people! You will learn about their existence before European settlers arrived, making treaties with the U.S. government, times of conflict and challenge, and the ultimate journey to selfsufficiency.

DIRECTIONS: 169 South to Mystic Lake Drive. Turn left for approximately 1 1/2 miles. Turn left on Tintaocanku right at first roundabout (Wakpa Lane) and drive into free parking lot, which is on the same level as the entrance to the Center.

HANDICAPPED ACCESSIBLE An easilymanaged activity! Consider car pooling



When: Friday, November 11, 2022
Where:  Minneapolis Institute of Art • 2400 Third Avenue South
Time: 1:00PM-2:00PM
Fee: $20 per person for a private tour given by a Mia docent • Guests welcome •
Limit 20 people • Prepayment only

Join us for a private tour of Botticelli and Renaissance Florence: Masterworks from the Uffizi. The tour is set up for a maximum of 20 guests to assure an optimal experience.

Italy’s Uffizi Galleries will loan more than 45 artworks to the Minneapolis Institute of Art for the exhibition “Botticelli and Renaissance Florence,” marking the first collaboration between the two institutions. Nine Botticelli paintings, including three drawings that are rarely lent and have never been seen in the United States, will be on view.

“The 2022 Election” – What Happened and Why and What Comes Next? – Examining the factors that impacted the mid-term November 8, 2022 elections as well as what they mean locally, nationally, and internationally

Who: Professor David Schultz 
When: Wednesday, November 30, 2022
Where: Hennepin County Library – Ridgedale, 12601 Ridgedale Drive, Minnetonka 55305 1st Floor (On Ridgedale Drive off Plymouth Road)
Time: 12:00PM
Fee: $20 per person • Guests Welcome • You can pay at the door

David Schultz
David Schultz is a Hamline University distinguished professor of political science, legal studies, environmental studies, as well as Professor of Law at the University of St. Thomas and the University of Minnesota. He is a three-time Fulbright Scholar who has taught extensively in Europe and Asia. Professor Schultz is the author of more than 45 books and 200
articles on various aspects of American politics and law including his most recent book Presidential Swing States – third edition. 


When: Friday, December 16, 2022 •
Where: Minneapolis Institute of Art • 2400 Third Avenue South
Time: 1:30PM Meet at desk across from gift shop
Fee: $15 per person • Guests Welcome • Limit 15 people 
This is a live event

David Fortney has been a docent at the Minneapolis Institute of Art since 2005. While giving a wide range of
tours, David particularly enjoys book tours. Prior to being retired, he practiced law and was a Human Resources administer.

The Nightwatchman, by Minnesotas own Louise Erdrich, is set in 1953. Erdrich skillfully weaves two narratives: first, the true story of efforts by some members of the US Senate to terminate the treaties between the United States and native tribes, including Edrichs Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa; and second, the fictional account of a young native woman who travels to the Twin Cities in search of her missing sister. The story is compelling, and Davids use of art to further the story is even more so!