Past Events

 

2017

Tuesday, January 24- 4th and final film in the Holocaust Film Series - BIG SONIA- A Florida Premiere, directed by Leah Warshawski & Todd Soliday. US | 90 minutes | 2016
At 4’8”, Sonia Warshawski can barely see over the leopard-skin-patterned steering wheel of her Oldsmobile. But at age 90, Sonia has a personality that towers over her Kansas City community, where she has tirelessly run her late husband’s tailoring business for decades. The shop is the last business left operating in a lonely corner of a dying shopping mall, but for Sonia, it’s the vibrant center of her long, eventful life. Every day she faces the threat of eviction, but Sonia has experience with escaping finality: As one of the last remaining Holocaust survivors in Kansas City, she witnessed the unspeakable horror of her mother disappearing behind the doors of a Nazi gas chamber. Today she still dispenses positive life lessons (known as “Soniaisms”), and speaks to local churches, schools, and prisons about the atrocities she endured as a teenager. Husband-and-wife filmmakers Todd Soliday and Leah Warshawski (Sonia’s granddaughter) tell Sonia’s story in this moving and uplifting documentary that interweaves first-person narratives with memories from family and friends.
Directors Leah Warshawski and Todd Soliday will be in attendance to introduce the film and participate in an extended conversation afterwards.
Opening Remarks by:Dr. Miriam Klein Kassenoff. Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 7:00pm. Miami Beach Cinematheque 1130 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach
ccjs@miami.edu; or 305-284-6882.

Monday, February 13-  Hillel lecture, co-sponsored by CCJS-  A Former Skinhead’s fight against prejudice. Frank Meeink became a SkinHead at 13. By 18 he was roaming the country as a SkinHead leader and Neo-Nazi recruiter, with gangs that would beat people indiscriminately. In Illinois he had his own cable-access TV show, “The Reich”. He was finally arrested and convicted of kidnapping and beating a member of a rival SkinHead gang. While in prison he befriended men he used to think he hated, men of different races. After being released from prison, Meeink tried to rejoin his old SkinHead pals but couldn’t bring himself to hate those whom he now knew to be his friends. Now a noted speaker, author and founder of Harmony Through Hockey, Frank’s life stands for tolerance, diversity and mutual understanding in racial, political and all aspects of society. Frank is truly an inspiration in any time of strife and conflict.6:30 PM At UM Hillel 1100 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables 33146. RSVP to ccjs@miami.edu or 305-284-6882.

Thursday, February 16- Lecture by Prof. Ronnie Perelis Chief Rabbi and Jelena (Rachel) Alcalay Associate professor of Sephardic Studies Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies at Yeshiva University. Prof. Ronnie Perelis,Chief Rabbi Dr. Isaac Abraham and Jelena (Rachel) Alcalay Associate Professor of Sephardic Studies, Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies, Yeshiva University. Author of Narratives from the Sephardic Atlantic (2016) http://www.iupress.indiana.edu/product_info.php?products_id=808329 on The Marrano’s Mask: Indians, Jews and Crypto-Jewish Self-discovery. The lecture will focus on the inquisition and the discovery of the new word, as well as the speaker’s new book that focuses on 3 fascinating figures who wrote about their spiritual adventures within the early modern Atlantic world. Please see: http://jewishstandard.timesofisrael.com/narratives-from-the-sephardic-atlantic/ 7:30 PM at Temple Moses, 1200 Normandy Drive, Miami Beach. Please RSVP to ccjs@miami.edu or 305-284-6882.

Monday, February 20-Lecture by Jono David on “The Jews of Africa—A Photographic Journey” tells the story of Jono’s 4-year photographic survey project which took him to 30 countries and territories in 8 trips totaling 60 weeks of travel. This photo project is the largest Jewish Africa photographic survey of its kind. The presentation will include an emphasis on the emerging Black Jewish communities of Africa with a specific focus on communities in Uganda, Ghana, Cameroon and South Africa. Recently, Beit Hatfutsot – The Museum of the Jewish People (in Tel Aviv, Israel) exhibited Jono’s photographic project under the title “The Children of Abraham and Sarah”.. 7:30 PM at the Miller Center 5202 University Drive, Coral Gables, 33146. Please RSVP to ccjs@miami.edu or 305-284-6882.

Wednesday, March 1 -Dr.Mordechai Kedar The Middle East in Crisis. 7:30 PM At the Miller Center Auditorium 5202 University Drive, Coral Gables, 33146. Please RSVP to ccjs@miami.edu or 305-284-6882.

 

2016


Sunday, January 24 at 8PM—Bill Cosford Cinema 
Sabena Hijacking
With Dr. Haim Shaked giving introduction and remarks before the movie.
A powerfully captivating account of the Sabena Flight 571 hijacking featuring exclusive interviews with the heroes involved with the rescue effort, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, former Prime Minister Ehud Barak, and President and Nobel Prize winner Shimon Peres.

Monday, March 14 at 7:30 PM Dr. David Menrashri Professor Emeritus and presently Senior Research Fellow at the Alliance Center for Iranian Studies, Tel Aviv University.  Leading Israeli academic expert on Iran. Will talk about: Iran vs. Israel in a Changing Middle East at the Miller Center Auditorium, 5202 University Drive, Merrick Building, Coral Gables. RSVP to ccjs@miami.edu or 305-284-6882.

Tuesday, March 22 We invite you to attend a lecture presentation by Daniel F. Wajner Ph.D. Candidate in International Relations at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. Co-sponsored by: The Consulate General of Israel to Florida and Puerto Rico; The Pearce Chair in Middle East Peace Studies; The Department of International Studies and The International Studies Program. On “Israel and the West”.Tuesday, March 22, 2016, 2:00 – 3:15pm; Whitten Learning Center, Room 160 UM, Coral Gables Campus. This lecture is part of Dr. Kubalkova’s INS 201 class: Globalization and Change in World Politics
Free and open to the public. Seating is limited. First come, first served. R.S.V.P. ccjs@miami.edu; Tel. 305-284-6882; Fax 305-284-5274
University parking restrictions apply. Parking meters can be found across campus or at the Pavia Garage. For campus map, to find meters and Pavia, go to:
http://www6.miami.edu/communications/expression_images/site/maps/Gables-Campus-Map-Update-FINAL-new.pdf


Monday, March 28 at 7:30 PM Co-sponsored with the departments of Geography and The Dr. M. Lee Pearce Chair in Middle East Peace Studies; We invite you to attend the launch of Volume 115 (covering 2015) of the American Jewish Year Book (AJYB) with a presentation by contributing author, Leonard Saxe, PhD, Klutznick Professor of Contemporary Jewish Studies and directs the Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies and the Steinhardt Social Research Institute at Brandeis University. On Birthright Program and its impact on Jewish College Students. Special greetings by AJYB Co-editors: Prof. Ira Sheskin, University of Miami and Prof. Arnold Dashefsky, University of Connecticut. R.S.V.P. ccjs@miami.edu; Tel. 305-284-6882; Fax 305-284-5274. Light refreshments will be served on the Scharlin Patio. Open to the public.Seating is limited. First come, first served. At the Miller Center Auditorium 5202 University Drive, 105 Merrick Building, Coral Gables.


Thursday, April 14
 at 3:30 PM Dr. Hermann Beck as part of The Cooper Lecture Series: “Before the Holocaust: Anti-Semitic Violence during the Nazi Seizure of Power”.-  Contrary to the assumptions of previous historiography, a proliferation of anti-Semitic attacks occurred already weeks after Hitler became chancellor.  We will examine the nature of these attacks and the reaction of German society to Nazi brutality and ask why there was so little opposition to anti-Semitic violence on the part of German society and elites at a time when resistance still seemed possible. At the Miller Center Auditorium, 5202 University Drive, Merrick Building Room 105.

Monday, May 2 at 7:30 PM The Last of The Just by Andre Schwarz-Bart- In partnership with the National Jewish Theater Foundation (NJTF), Holocaust Theater International Initiative (HTTI) and GableStage we present the 2nd annual Holocaust Remembrance Reading. The Last of The Just is a novel by Andre Schwarz-Bart originally published in French in 1959. It was Schwarz-Bart’s first book and won the Prix de Goncourt, France’s highest literary prize. The author was the son of a Polish Jewish Family murdered by the Nazis. He based the story on traditional Jewish legend. The story follows the “Just Men” of the Levy family over eight centuries. Each Just Man is a Lamed Vav, one of thirty six righteous souls whose existence in each generation justifies the purpose of humankind to God. Each one bears the world’s pains beginning with the execution of an ancestor in 12th-century York, England and culminating in the story of a schoolboy, Ernie, the last of the righteous, murdered in Auschwitz. The book has been described as an enduring classic.

The Event: Last year saw the launch of the NJTF/HTTI Holocaust Theater Catalog (www.htc.miami.edu), now part of the Miller Center. With nearly 600 play entries written since 1933 to the present day, it is the most extensive, easily accessible catalog of Holocaust related theatrical titles ever created.
We-The Miller Center and GableStage - now join NJTF/HTTI’s national initiative of holding simultaneous staged readings of Holocaust-related material, on the eve of Yom HaShoah, in numerous locations across the country.

at the Miller Center, 5202 University Drive, Merrick Building, Coral Gables. RSVP to ccjs@miami.edu or 305-284-6882. Free and open to the public.


Tuesday, May 3– Legacy Luncheon for HSSI interns and survivor partners.  By invitation only.  Noon – 2:00 PM at the Miller Center, 5202 University Dr., Merrick Bldg. #105.


Thursday, September 22 - Dr. Gershon Baskin, Co-founder of the Israel/Palestine Center for Research and Information (IPCRI) Currently Co-Chairman of the IPCRI board of directors on “Facing the absence of peace-Israeli / Palestinian strategic options”. at the Miller Center Auditorium, 5202 University Drive, Merrick Building, Coral Gables. RSVP toccjs@miami.edu or 305-284-6882.

Monday, October 10 - Co-sponsored with the Miami Jewish Film Festival; The Holocaust Teacher Institute at the University of Miami; and the Miami Beach Cinemateque.
We are pleased to announce the first of a 4-film series “Screening the Holocaust”. When Day Breaks - Run time: 90 minutes One day retired music professor Misha Brankov receives a letter requesting him to contact the Jewish Museum in Belgrade. There he learns that during an excavation at the city’s Old Fairgrounds (previously the site of an infamous concentration camp where some 7,000 Serbian Jews and Gypsies perished during the Second World War) an iron box was found. The box contains personal documents and an unfinished musical score. It belonged to the composer Isaac Weiss, a concentration camp inmate in1941. The initial shock of the professor’s discovery in WHEN DAY BREAKS gives way to a determination to fulfill the shattered dreams that he has inherited.
Remarks by Dr. Miriam Klein Kassenoff, Director, Holocaust Studies Summer Institute/ School of Education, UM District Education Specialist/ Holocaust Education, Miami-Dade County Public Schools.
Miami Beach Cinematheque
1130 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach ccjs@miami.edu; Tel. 305-284-6882; Fax 305-284-5274.
This program is in cooperation with the Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach.

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Seating is limited. First come first served.


Wednesday, October 26 -Ambassador Danny Ayalon on Religion, Human Rights, and Refugees in Israel; Historical outcomes and contemporary challenges. The lecture starts at 7:30 PM with reception at 7:00 PM. It will take place at The School of Communication, International Building room 3053 at The University of Miami. Co-sponsored with Department of Religious Studies, Department of International Studies, The Sue and Leonard Miller Center for Contemporary Judaic Studies, Sephardi Voices, and The Israeli Consulate. Please RSVP to as.miami.edu/ReligiousStudiesForum

Thursday, October 27 - We invite you to attend a lecture by Dr. Ira Sheskin, Professor and Chair, Department of Geography at the University of Miami, Director, Jewish Demography Project, The Sue and Leonard Miller Center for Contemporary Judaic Studies. Co-sponsored with the Department of Geography and the Masters of Arts in International Administration Program (MAIA)
on “A Look at the Presidential Election How are Jews Voting and Why It Can Make a Difference”
Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 7:30 PM; Miller Center Auditorium, 105 Merrick Building 5202 University Drive, UM - Coral Gables
R.S.V.P. ccjs@miami.edu; Tel. 305-284-6882; Fax 305-284-5274
Light refreshments will be served on the Scharlin Patio.
Free and open to the public.  Seating is limited. First come, first served.

Tuesday, November 1 - We invite you to attend a screening of two Sephardic Documentaries co-sponsored with CENTROPA, The Miami Jewish Film Festival and Temple Moses.
The Ladino Ladies’ Club
The Ladino Ladies’ Club is about a gathering of nine Bulgarian Sephardic Jews. They are probably the only people in Bulgaria still able to speak Ladino. Keeping memories and traditions alive, these elderly women - who include a professor of biochemistry, an opera singer and a microbiologist -tell each other stories from their youth and discuss their shared history. The subjects they cover include their religious background, the Second World War, and the inferior status of daughters with respect to sons. The women also sing songs and share their recipe for perfect marzipan…
A Bookstore in Six Chapters
Renee Saltiel and Solon Molho grew up in the Sephardic Jewish community of Salonika, or Thessaloniki, in today’s Greece. 90,000 Jews lived there then but by the time the Nazis had rounded up the city’s Jews during the Second World War, almost none were left. Only a handful returned. This is the story of two Jews who did manage to survive, thanks to a Spanish diplomat and some very brave Greek families.
Special Guest: Edward Serotta, Executive Producer Founder and Director, Centropa.orgEdward Serotta is a journalist, photographer and filmmaker specializing in Jewish life in Central and Eastern Europe.
Opening Performance by The Second Avenue Jewish Chorale Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 7:30PM
Temple Moses Sephardic Congregation of Florida 1200 Normandy Drive
Miami Beach FL
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
R.S.V.P. ccjs@miami.edu; Tel. 305-284-6882;  Fax 305-284-5274

Monday, November 7 - We are pleased to announce the second of a 4-film series: “Screening the Holocaust” 
FIGHTER
Directed by Amir Bar-Lev
US-Czech Republic | 91 minutes | 2000
A unique adventure unfolds as two friends, Arnost Lustig and Jan Wiener, take a risky road trip into their past. Together, the two survivors of Hitler’s invasion of Czechoslovakia who now live in America revisit scenes of romance, humor, and narrow escapes from death in Terezin, a labor camp where Arnost Lustig was interned for five years and Jan’s mother was murdered. Best Documentary Award Winner at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival and Audience Award Winner at the Hamptons International Film Festival.
Opening Remarks by Dr. Miriam Klein Kassenoff, Director, Holocaust Studies Summer Institute/ School of Education, UM; District Education Specialist/ Holocaust Education Miami-Dade County Public Schools .
Monday, November 7, 2016 at 7:00pm 
Miami Beach Cinematheque 1130 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach
RSVP to: ccjs@miami.edu; Tel. 305-284-6882; Fax 305-284-5274
This program is in cooperation with the Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach.
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Seating is limited. First come first served.


Thursday, November 17 - We invite you to attend a lecture by Eric Trager the Esther Wagner Fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy where his research focuses on Egyptian politics. His writings have appeared in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post.
Co-sponsored with the 36th Annual Alper JCC Berrin Family Jewish Book Festival, on “Egypt’s Relations with Israel, Based on his new book Arab Fall: How the Muslim Brotherhood Won and Lost Egypt in 891 Days”. At 7:30PM; Miller Center Auditorium, 105 Merrick Building, 5202 University Drive, UM - Coral Gables; R.S.V.P. ccjs@miami.edu; Tel. 305-284-6882; Fax 305-284-5274 Light refreshments will be served on the Scharlin Patio. Open to the public. Seating is limited. First come, first served. General Admission $10 to benefit the JCC. No charge to UM students and faculty with UM ID.
No charge to current Miller Center donors.

Tuesday, December 6- Lecture by Prof. Zehavit Gross of Bar Ilan University in Israel- On The Role of the Holocaust in Israel’s Identity and Educational System. The lecture is part of Prof. McGuinn’s Political Science class, titled “The Israeli Polity: identity, legitimacy, security”.At The Miller Center Auditorium from 12:30 PM-1:45PM.


Monday, December 12, at 7:00 PM, Co-sponsored with the Miami Jewish Film Festival; The Holocaust Teacher Institute at the University of Miami; and the Miami Beach Cinemateque. 
We are pleased to announce the third of a 4-film series: “Screening the Holocaust” : NO ASYLUM: THE UNTOLD CHAPTER OF ANNE FRANK’S STORY – A Documentary Film
Florida Premiere, Directed by Paula Fouce, US | 70 minutes | 2016
In No Asylum, Anne Frank’s only surviving family members relate the emotional story of her family’s frantic search for sanctuary. They share unseen family photographs and letters which reveal Anne Frank’s father, Otto Frank, last letter before going into hiding and shed new light on his struggle for immigration. His letters paint a picture of the world’s failure to respond to the plight of the Jewish refugees and help bring the Franks’ struggle into dramatic focus.
Opening Remarks by Dr. Miriam Klein Kassenoff, Director, Holocaust Studies Summer Institute/ School of Education, UM, District Education Specialist/ Holocaust Education Miami-Dade County Public Schools.

Miami Beach Cinematheque
1130 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach
ccjs@miami.edu; Tel. 305-284-6882; Fax 305-284-5274

This program is in cooperation with the Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach.

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Seating is limited. First come first served.

2015

January 25- Co-sponsored with The 18th Annual Miami Jewish Film Festival
We are pleased to present ‘The Sunday Showcase’ at the Cosford Cinema
Introduction and talk-back for each movie by Prof. Haim Shaked, Director of the Sue and Leonard Miller Center for Contemporary Judaic Studies and the George Feldenkreis Program in Judaic Studies at the University of Miami
1:00pm
OPERATION SUNFLOWER, Miami Premiere 
Directed by Avraham Kushnir 
Israel | 105 minutes | 2014. Hebrew with English subtitles.
A powerful historical drama about the events that led up to Israel’s development of a nuclear option. 
  
3:30pm
ABOVE AND BEYOND, Miami Premiere
Directed by Roberta Grossman
US | 90 Minutes | 2014
Producer Nancy Speilberg wil be in attendance to introduce the film and participate in a conversation after the screening. 
Prof. Eugene Rothman will join Prof. Shaked in the talk back.
  
8:30pm
A PLACE IN HEAVEN, Miami Premiere
Directed by Joseph Madmony
Israel | 117 minutes | 2013. Hebrew with English subtitles.
The fateful contract between a secular Israeli army officer and a devout young Holocaust survivor has profound and unexpected consequences in this decades-spanning epic film.
Presented with the short documentary film GOD IS KIDDING

The Cosford Cinema
5030 Bronson Drive, UM - Coral Gables Campus
General Admission: $13; Seniors/Students: $11; Film Festival Members: $9

February 12 - Co-sponsored with the departments of Geography and International Studies, The Dr. M. Lee Pearce Chair in Middle East Peace Studies, UM Hillel and Temple Judea. Ethan Felson, Vice President and General Counsel at the Jewish Council for Public Affairs on Israel, BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions), and the quest for an Israeli-Arab peace. Special greetings by AJYB CO-editors: Prof. Ira Sheskin, University of Miami and Prof . Arnold Dashefsky University of Connecticut. 7:30 PM at at the Miller Center Auditorium, 5202 University Drive, Merrick Building, Coral Gables. RSVP to ccjs@miami.edu or 305-284-6882.

February 23 - Co-sponsored with The University of Miami Ethics Program, Edwin Black, New York Times bestselling author of IBM and the Holocaust on American Eugenics - From Long Island to Auschwitz, based on his award winning bestseller War against the Weak: Eugenics and America’s campaign to create a master race. 7:30 PM at the Miller Center Auditorium, 5202 University Drive, Merrick Building, Coral Gables. RSVP to ccjs@miami.edu or 305-284-6882.

February 24 - Co-sponsored with the Dr. M. Lee Pearce Chair in Middle East Peace Studies, the Department of International Studies, the Department of Journalism and Media Management and the Robert Russell Memorial Foundation. Ari Shavit, Leading Israeli Columnist and Writer, New York Times bestselling author of My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel on 21st Century Zion: America, Israel and the challenges of a new era. 7:30 PM at the Miller Center Auditorium, 5202 University Drive, Merrick Building, Coral Gables. RSVP to ccjs@miami.edu or 305-284-6882.

April 1 - “NEW JERUSALEM”: SPECIAL PERFORMANCE, APRIL 1, 2015. We are pleased to inform you that on April 1, 2015 at 7:00pm, the Miller Center and GableStage will be presenting a special performance of the play “New Jerusalem” by David Ives, exclusively for friends of the Miller Center. “New Jerusalem” deals with the interrogation of Baruch de Spinoza at Talmud Torah Congregation, Amsterdam, July 27, 1656. When the young philosopher Spinoza is accused of atheism, the elders summon him to the synagogue to defend himself.  In this eloquent and masterful drama, Ives opens the synagogue doors and lets us in on a dispute whose philosophical and political echoes still reverberate today.  After the play, Prof. Haim Shaked, Director of the Sue and Leonard Miller Center and the George Feldenkreis Program at UM will moderate a discussion session with the participation of:Rabbi Solomon S. Schiff, the Director Emeritus of The Jewish Chaplaincy Program and Executive Vice President Emeritus of the Rabbinical Association of Greater Miami. He is also Chair of the Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, and continues his long-standing commitment to the Jewish and non-Jewish communities by leading programs that seek to build understanding, tolerance and mutual respect. Dr. Eugene Marshall, Professor at FIU’s Philosophy Department, author of The Spiritual Automaton: Spinoza’s Science of the Mind.  He taught previously at Wellesley and Dartmouth.  His research deals with the history of modern philosophy, focusing on questions of mind and psychology in the 17th Century, with concentration on Spinoza.Joseph Adler, Producing Artistic Director, GableStage Theatre.

For each donation to the Miller Center of $36 ($18 for students), you will be entitled to one general admission ticket. Please send a check to the Miller Center, P.O. Box 248161, Coral Gables, FL 33124-2018. If you would like to charge your gift, please call at (305) 284-6882.  We are unable to charge your credit card via email. There are only 138 seats and we expect a sell-out. We’ll be holding all tickets for distribution at the theatre entrance the night of the performance.  Please note: No reserved seating is available for this performance.  Seating will be handled on a first come, first served basis.Wednesday, April 1 at 7:00p.m.At the GableStage, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral GablesDoors will open at 6:30pm. The play runs for 2hrs, with an intermission, starting at 7pm. The panel discussion will begin at approximately 9pm and conclude by 10pm.For more information, please call the Miller Center at 305-284-6882 or email acassinera@miami.edu

April 28 – Legacy Luncheon for HSSI interns and survivor partners.  By invitation only.  Noon – 2:00 PM at the Miller Center, 5202 University Dr., Merrick Bldg. #105.

Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 5:00PM NOW OR NEVER: The resolution on the partition of Palestine was adopted by the UN on November 29th, 1947. While all Israelis were dancing and celebrating, David Ben Gurion, the leader of the Jewish Yishuv was troubled - after 2000 years in the Diaspora statehood was in reach, yet the threat of Arab armies invading the Jewish lands in Palestine was very real. Nevertheless Ben Gurion was convinced that declaring statehood right after the British terminate the mandate over Palestine, is a must, and will not have any bearing on the Arab countries’ decision to invade Israel - they will invade anyway. The film depicts, step by step, the crucial and dramatic six months before the state of Israel was inaugurated. It shows the decision making process and the fierce debate within the leadership and the political parties and recreates precisely the declaration of the state ceremony. Several important historical figures including Ben Gurion, Golda Meir, Moshe Shertok, General Marshall and King Abdullah of Jordan are feature in this riveting historical film.
This screening is part of a class (JUS 324) by Dr. Shaked and Dr. Edelman on “Israel: The Making of a State, An introduction to the creation of the State of Israel in its historical context”.
(Screening time: 81 minutes) Miller Center Auditorium, 105 Merrick Building, 5202 University Drive, UM - Coral Gables
R.S.V.P. ccjs@miami.edu; Tel. 305-284-6882; Fax 305-284-5274
Free and open to the public. First come, first served.


Monday, November 2, 7 PM -  Kenneth Treister, FAIA. Talk and book signing on his new book on Judaic architecture and art THE FUSION OF ARCHITECTURE & ART at the Gumenick Chapel,  Temple Israel of Greater Miami 137 NE 19th St, Miami, FL 33132.  Introductory remarks by Dr. Haim Shaked, Director, The Sue and Leonard Miller Center for Contemporary Judaic Studies, University of Miami.

ABOUT THE BOOK -  In this rare view of six Jewish works of creation, award-winning Jewish architect, artist and lifetime member of Temple Israel, starting in 1930, Kenneth Treister expresses the importance of uniting architecture and art to create sacred Judaic spaces. His poetic sensibility combines with his vast wingspan of knowledge of Judaism’s architecture to produce exceptional works that will draw those interested in Jewish art to a new level of appreciation.

Tuesday, November 10, 7:30pm – Michael Bar-Zohar on his new book No Mission is Impossible. At the Miller Center, 5202 University Drive, UM Coral Gables campus. RSVP 305-284-6882. Part of the 35th Annual Alper JCC Jewish Book Festival.Admission $10 to benefit the Alper JCC. UM students and current Miller Center donors free.

November 13-15- Cosponsored with the Miami Jewish Film Festival. We invite you to attend the screening of an extraordinary new documentary film: WHAT OUR FATHERS DID: A NAZI LEGACY.A poignant, thought-provoking account of friendship and the toll of inherited guilt, WHAT OUR FATHERS DID explores the relationship between two men, each of whom are the children of very high-ranking Nazi officials and possess starkly contrasting attitudes toward their fathers. Eminent human rights lawyer Philippe Sands investigates the complicated connection between the two, and even delves into the story of his own grandfather who escaped from the very town where their fathers carried out mass killings. The three embark on an emotional journey together, as they travel through Europe and converse about the past, examining the sins of their fathers and providing a unique view of the father-son relationship, ultimately coming to some very unexpected and difficult conclusions. November 13 – 15, 2015
University of Miami’s Cosford Cinema
5030 Brunson Drive
Memorial Building - Coral Gables, FL 33124
Showtimes:
Friday, November 13, 2015 - 6:30pm; Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 1:00pm; Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 3:00pm; Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 7:30pm; Sunday, November 15, 2015 - 2:00pm; 
Sunday, November 15, 2015 - 4:00pm

Purchase tickets online, at: 
http://www.cosfordcinema.com/screenings/2015/10/what-our-fathers-did-nazi-legacy

General admission: $9   •  Students/Seniors 62+/UM Staff/UM Alumni: $7

Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 5:OOPM: HILL 24 DOESN’T ANSWER
It is 1948. Israel is fighting not only for its independence, but for its very existence. Jerusalem is under siege. Four young Zionists are assigned to defend strategic Hill 24 outside Jerusalem, in order to maintain access to the besieged city. Through the diverse personal stories of the defenders, we gain a critical perspective on the birth of Israel and those who risked their lives to insure its survival.

This screening is part of a class by Dr. Shaked and Dr. Edelman on “Israel: The Making of a State, An introduction to the creation of the State of Israel in its historical context”.
(Screening time: 101 minutes)
Miller Center Auditorium, 105 Merrick Building 5202 University Drive, UM - Coral Gables
R.S.V.P. ccjs@miami.edu; Tel. 305-284-6882; Fax 305-284-5274
Free and open to the public. First come, first served.