2017-2018

2017

Holocaust Film Series “Screening the Holocaust” #2, featuring: BUREAU 06

Monday, November 6 at 7pm

This is the dramatic story of Bureau06, the team of police investigators formed for the purpose of preparing the charges brought by the Jewish people against Adolf Eichmann during the trial that took place in Jerusalem in 1961. This film reveals the unique personal and shared stories of the team of investigators, their hardships, their confessions, and the emotional turmoil they experienced while trying to revive the “act of evil” for the very first time. Opening Remarks by Dr. Miriam Klein Kassenoff, Director, Holocaust Studies Summer Institute/ School of Education at UM; District Education Specialist/ Holocaust Education, Miami-Dade County Public Schools. Co-sponsored with the Miami Jewish Film Festival, The Holocaust Teacher Institute at the University of Miami, The Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach and the Miami Beach Cinemateque. At Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach. RSVP: ccjs@miami.edu; Tel. 305-284-6882; Fax 305-284-5274.

 

Special Theatrical Performance: Becoming Dr. Ruth.

Wednesday, November 29 at 8pm


Everyone knows Dr. Ruth Westheimer as America’s most famous sex therapist. Few, however, know the incredible journey that preceded it. From fleeing the Nazis in the Kindertransport and joining the Haganah in Jerusalem as a scout and sniper, to her struggles to succeed as a single mother coming to America, Becoming Dr. Ruth is filled with the humor, honesty and life-affirming spirit of Karola Ruth Siegel, the girl who became “Dr. Ruth”. At Gablestage, 1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables, Florida 33134. RSVP: ccjs@miami.edu; Tel. 305-284-6882; Fax 305-284-5274

 

Holocaust Film Series “Screening the Holocaust” #3, featuring: AFTER AUSCHWITZ

Monday, December 4 at 7pm

Florida Premiere! An emotionally poignant story that follows six extraordinary women, capturing what it means to move from tragedy and trauma towards life. These women all moved to Los Angeles, married, raised children and became “Americans” but they never truly found a place to call home. What makes the story so much more fascinating is how these women saw, interpreted and interacted with the changing face of America in the second half of the 20th century. They serve as our guides on an unbelievable journey, sometimes celebratory, sometimes heart breaking, but always inspiring. Director Jon Kean will be in attendance! Opening Remarks by Dr. Miriam Klein Kassenoff, Director, Holocaust Studies Summer Institute/ School of Education at UM; District Education Specialist/ Holocaust Education, Miami-Dade County Public Schools. Co-sponsored with the Miami Jewish Film Festival, The Holocaust Teacher Institute at the University of Miami, The Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach and the Miami Beach Cinemateque. At Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach. RSVP: ccjs@miami.edu; Tel. 305-284-6882; Fax 305-284-5274

Lecture by Ruth Gruber, on TBA.

December 5 or 6 TBA

Ruth Gruber is an award-winning American writer and independent scholar whose areas of expertise include contemporary Jewish heritage issues in Europe as well as Europe’s country western scene and “imaginary Wild West”. At the Miller Center on University of Miami Campus, 5202 University Drive, Merrick Building Auditorium, Coral Gables, FL 33146. RSVP: ccjs@miami.edu; Tel. 305-284-6882; Fax 305-284-5274.

Lecture by Prof. Sam Edelman, on The New Anti-Semitism: Where Christianity, the Right, the Left and Islam Meet.

Monday, December 11 at 7:30pm

Today's anti¬-Semitism is a new phenomenon melding Marxism, the new left, the old fascism and the neo-Nazism of David Duke and the KKK, the Islamic Brotherhood, Hamas, Hezbollah and Iran. It is embodied in the anti-Zionism and anti¬-Israelism expressed on college campuses, in the liberal and conservative press and in the actions of those who support the boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel. This presentation will explore what is said in words and images by these various groups that are without question anti¬-Semitic. Co-sponsored with Center for the Advancement of Jewish Education (CAJE). At the Miller Center on University of Miami Campus, 5202 University Drive, Merrick Building Auditorium, Coral Gables, FL 33146. RSVP: ccjs@miami.edu; Tel. 305-284-6882; Fax 305-284-5274.
Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 7:30pm
Lecture by Dr. Simon Sebag Montefiore, on “Epic Literature and Epic History in the Jewish Tradition” [Tentative Topic].
Dr. Montefiore's latest history book is The Romanovs 1613-1918 was on the New York Times Bestseller list for over 8 weeks. He is the author of Jerusalem: The Biography, which won the Jewish Book Council Award. His forthcoming book is Red Sky at Noon. At the Miller Center on University of Miami Campus, 5202 University Drive, Merrick Building Auditorium, Coral Gables, FL 33146. RSVP: ccjs@miami.edu; Tel. 305-284-6882; Fax 305-284-5274.

 

2018 


Holocaust Film Series “Screening the Holocaust” #4: TBA.

January 2018 TBA

At Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach. 
Lecture by Lenny Ben-David. Author of American Interests in the Holy Land Revealed in Early Photographs. His forthcoming book is World War I in the Holy Land Revealed in Early Photographs From 1914 to 1919 (April 2018). At the Miller Center on University of Miami Campus, 5202 University Drive, Merrick Building Auditorium, Coral Gables, FL 33146. RSVP: ccjs@miami.edu; Tel. 305-284-6882; Fax 305-284-5274.