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February

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Lecture with Dr. Tudor Parfitt and Lemba Leader Modreck Z. Maeresera Come learn about the Lemba Jews of Zimbabwe, which currently number about 150,000 in a country of 14 million people. They live among the predominant Shona tribe in southern Zimbabwe, and speak the language; however, they are actually Jews who have kept their practices secret. Cost: FREE

A Night at the Museum: A Celebration of the Pageantry of Purim of Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU

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We know you will want to be included in this exciting evening featuring delicious gourmet food and delightful music as we celebrate the partnership between the Museum and FIU, while sharing in a wonderful Jewish tradition. Sponsorships available at $25,000, $10,000 and $5,000. Individual seats are $300. Seating is limited. Call 786-972-3180 for additional information.

Kosher Chinese Cooking Demonstration and Tasting

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Chef Jessica Eliav of Marigold Catering will demonstrate techniques and share recipes and tastings of delicious Kosher Chinese dishes. Chef Eliav is an expert on ethnic cuisines and has worked in kitchens around the globe. Cost: Museum Members $20; Non-Members $36.

March

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Shanghai’s thriving community of Sephardic Jews, made up of emigrants from Baghdad via India since the middle of the 19th century, was enhanced when tens of thousands of Ashkenazi refugees fleeing Hitler found refuge in the 1930s and 40s. Hear the fascinating story of this community from Dr. Nathan Katz, an authority on Asian Jews, and Fred Ezekiel, a Miami Beach resident whose family migrated to Shanghai more than a hundred years ago.

Sephardic Beauty Queens, Lecture with Dr. Adriana Brodsky

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An expert on Sephardic life, Dr. Adriana Brodsky, Professor at St. Mary's College in Maryland, has done extensive research on Sephardic Beauty Queens. Come learn about the “Bess Myersons” of the world from this Buenos Aires native. Part of the FIU Latin American Jewry Series, a joint project of the Latin American and Caribbean Center and the Jewish Studies Program. Cost: Museum Members & FIU Faculty/Students free; Non-Members Free with paid admission.

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Miami Mosaic exhibit artist Inez Hollander will present her technique and motivation for her work in a personalized exploration of this exhibit for children ages 7-14. Art concepts such as profile, portrait, line, contrast and value will be introduced in the demonstration and exhibit tour. Following the tour, Hollander will lead a workshop for children to create their own works to take home, using a scratch art technique to mimic the Miami Neon Portraits in the exhibit.

April

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On Saturday morning, March 18, 1922 – two years after American women received the right to vote – Judith Kaplan, daughter of Rabbi Mordecai M. Kaplan, became the first American girl to mark her bat mitzvah during a public worship service.

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Join the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU on Wednesday, April 10 at 6:45 p.m. to hear Professor Xu Xin lecture about the Jews of Kaifeng, China. Growing up in China, the Professor says he never was told there were Jews in the country and had not met a Jew until he was an adult. Listen and learn as Professor Xu Xin shares his academic adventure in uncovering the history, culture and religion of Jews in China.

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Join Miami Mosaic artist Inez Hollander for a special “behind the canvas” look at her unique drawing technique. Hollander will give a short talk on the inspiration and development of her personal and colorful work followed by a live drawing demonstration, highlighting the technique used in many of the portraits in the exhibit.

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Miami Mosaic brings us the faces of our diverse city, but only a select few have the pleasure of working one-on-one with the crème de la crème of Miami’s socialites. Come enjoy conversation and coffee with famed publicist, Charlie Cinnamon.

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The Annual Breaking the Glass Ceiling Award Ceremony will honor five remarkable women who have been successful in fields generally dominated by men.

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In partnership with PJ Library, Family Day will feature a story time that accents special people in our place we call “home,” that create what we call “community.” Join us as we explore these themes with a variety of art activities. Geared for ages 2-10; parents welcome.

May

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Initiated by JMOF, this year’s national theme focuses on American Jews in Entertainment. Enlightening presentations by Professor Stephen Whitfield of Brandeis University and Marcia Jo Zerivitz, founding executive director of JMOF, will explore how just two percent of the population has had such a huge impact upon the nation's popular culture.

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Judge Juergen Maruhn's lecture will explore the German judicial system during Adolf Hilter's reign and how it allowed decisions to be made contrary to moral and natural law.

SPECIAL NOTICE: MUSEUM GALLERIES CLOSED 5/15 & 5/16

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Please note, the Museum's Galleries will be closed on Wednesday, May 15 and Thursday, May 16. The Galleries will open for regular business hours on Friday, May 17, from 10 AM to 5 PM. For questions, call 305-672-5044.

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The tropical mystique animates the fertile imagination of Carol Fryd, whose captivating artworks of Miami and its cultural intersections meld the human figure with fabulous flora and fruit.

June

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The Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU (JMOF-FIU) is proud to partner with the Museum of Contemporary Art’s (MOCA) Women on the Rise! program to present a series of teen art education workshops at JMOF-FIU, 301 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach. The partnership invites teens and their families to come and learn about the connection between art and coming of age in the modern world.

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Join us for a multimedia presentation on bar and bat mitzvah preconceptions, misconceptions and celebrations through the lens of popular culture movies and TV shows. Film clips and a guided discussion will lead this family oriented event for teens and adults. A guided tour of Bat Mitzvah Comes of Age will follow the presentation. RSVP to info@jewishmuseum.com or call 786-972-3175.

July

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Please note that the museum will be closed on Thursday, July 4. We will reopen on Friday, July 5 at 10 a.m.

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The Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU (JMOF-FIU) is proud to partner with the Museum of Contemporary Art’s (MOCA) Women on the Rise! program to present a series of teen art education workshops at JMOF-FIU. The partnership invites teens and their families to come and learn about the connection between art and coming of age in the modern world.

August

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Miami Jewish Film Festival, the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU (JMOF-FIU) and the Miami Beach Holocaust Memorial co-present the exclusive Florida Premiere of STEALING KLIMT on Thursday, August 22 at 7:30 p.m. at JMOF-FIU, 301 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach. The critically acclaimed film tells the dramatic story of the decades long struggle by Maria Altmann, a Viennese Jew, to recover five Gustav Klimt original paintings stolen from her family by the Nazis in 1938.

September

Closed for Labor Day

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Please note the museum will be closed for Labor Day, Monday, September 2. We will open with regular hours on Tuesday, September 3. For questions, please call (305) 672-5044.

SPECIAL NOTICE: Museum Galleries Closed 9/5-9/6

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Please note, the Museum's Galleries will be closed on Thursday, September 5 and Friday, September 6. The Galleries will open for regular business hours on Saturday, September 7. For questions, call 305-672-5044.

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The FIU Chamber Players, directed by renowned FIU violinist Robert Davidovici, present an evening of works by the early romantic composers including Mendelssohn, Beethoven, and Rossini. Soloist Robert Davidovici will be joined by the FIU Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Maestro Grzegorz Nowak, for this rare treat in the City of Miami Beach. Beethoven- Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61; Mendelssohn-Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64; Rossini- L’Italiana in Algeri Overture.

SPECIAL NOTICE: Museum Galleries Closed 9/14

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Please note, the Museum Galleries will be closed on Saturday, September 14. The Galleries will open for regular business hours on Sunday, September 15. For questions, call 305-672-5044.

SPECIAL NOTICE: Museum Galleries Closed 9/19-9/20

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Please note, the Museum Galleries will be closed on Thursday, September 19 and Friday, September 20. The Galleries will open for regular business hours on Saturday, September 21. For questions, call 305-672-5044.

SPECIAL NOTICE: Museum Galleries Closed 9/26-9/27

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Please note, the Museum Galleries will be closed on Thursday, September 26 and Friday, September 27. The Galleries will open for regular business hours on Saturday, September 8. For questions, call 305-672-5044.

October

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Join us for this members only event unveiling the exhibit that looks at Florida Jews in the food industry. From the “King of Citrus” and groves three times the size of Manhattan to Sheldon’s Drugstore, where Isaac Bashevis Singer was eating breakfast when he learned he won the Nobel Prize, this exhibit will highlight farmers, distributors and restaurateurs of Florida!

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The FIU Opera Workshop will offer an evening of songs and scenes from opera and musical theatre works by Kurt Weill, tracing his exile from Nazi Germany, to London, then Paris, and finally to New York. Along the way, he composed some of the most compelling musical theatre works of the early 20th century. Selections will be performed in English, German, and French, and directed by Prof. Robert B. Dundas.

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Based on the museums Growers, Grocers and Gefilte Fish exhibit, this workshop will provide instructional materials and methodology for educators to examine how ethnic food traditions help shape both individuals and their communities. Workshop fee: $15, includes materials (7) Master Plan Points for Miami Dade County Public School Teachers upon attendance and completion of follow up assignment.

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To complement Growers, Grocers & Gefilte Fish, Miami Jewish Film Festival and JMOF-FIU co-present the acclaimed film DIVINE FOOD. Making classic delicacies that please taste buds and divine providence has been the business of the Oscherwitz family for more than a century.

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In over fifty books, Elie Wiesel has endeavored to counter the enveloping fire of the Holocaust with the visionary fire of the Jewish tradition. This lecture, by Dr. Alan Rosen, International School for Holocaust Studies, Yad Vashem, will explore his teaching on becoming a “soul on fire.”

November

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Join Ellen Kanner, award-winning food writer and author of Feeding the Hungry Ghost: Life, Faith and What to Eat for Dinner, for delicious vegan recipes with Jewish roots that you can bring to the table this holiday season. A fourth-generation Floridian and McClatchy syndicated columnist the Edgy Veggie, Ellen will show you how to use fresh, seasonal produce to create a holiday meal to delight body and soul — hold the brisket.

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Be the first to see the revealing exhibit that explores the role of Jewish women in autobiographical graphic novels. From intermarriage to children to views on Israel, 18 women tell their deeply personal stories that tap a collective nerve.

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This film tells the dramatic story of Unitarian minister Waitstill Sharp and his wife Martha’s courageous mission to rescue Jews in Nazi Europe during World War II.

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Join Professor David Wasserstein of Vanderbilt University for an eye opening discussion about Islam and Judaism. This lecture will be followed by a panel discussion, moderated by Professor Tudor Parfitt, FIU. Panelists include: Iqbal Akhtar, FIU; Amanullah de Sondy, University of Miami; Nathan Katz, FIU; and Mohammed Shakir, COSMOS. Sponsor: President Navon Professor of Sephardi-Mizrahi Studies. https://www.facebook.com/events/705356729494180/

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The classic film by Pierre Sauvage depicts the remarkable wartime “conspiracy of goodness” in Le Chambon-sur-Lignon, where a largely French Huguenot town hid several thousand Jews in plain sight.

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Based on the museum’s Graphic Details exhibit, this workshop will provide instructional materials for educators to teach students of all ages to examine their own developmental growth through this contemporary literature genre.

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In conjunction with its Growers, Grocers & Gefilte Fish exhibit, Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU is proud to host a Walking Food Tour! Learn the history of the SoFi neighborhood and the staple Jewish-owned restaurants in the area past and present, including tastings from places such as My Ceviche, Aroma Espresso Bar, Pita Loca, and of course key lime pie from Joe’s Stone Crab Restaurant. You’ll also hear about historic Jewish businesses and restaurants, including the Nemo Hotel, Goldstein & Gilbert

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In conjunction with its Growers, Grocers & Gefilte Fish exhibit, Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU is proud to host a Walking Food Tour! Learn the history of the SoFi neighborhood and the staple Jewish-owned restaurants in the area past and present, including tastings from places such as My Ceviche, Aroma Espresso Bar, Pita Loca, and of course key lime pie from Joe’s Stone Crab Restaurant.

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JMOF-FIU is proud to host the annual Holocaust Studies Lecture in conjunction with the Muslim-Jewish Relations Series with Dr. Mehnaz Mona Afridi, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies and Director of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Interfaith Education Center at Manhattan College. Derived from her forthcoming book, her lecture focuses on her struggle with antisemitism within the Muslim community and on educating Muslims about the “Shoah” or Holocaust.

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Meet Michael Kaminer, the journalist responsible for the exhibit, and select artists whose work is in the show during this exclusive tour of Graphic Details. Hear about what has inspired their work, how Judaism plays a role in their lives, and why they chose to publicly reveal such a personal and intimate details about themselves.

December

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What happens to looted art after a regime is ousted? How do the owners go about recovering their losses? What is the role of museums and art collectors in the battle? Discover the often controversial answers to these questions and more at a special panel discussion with world renown experts in the field. This program complements the museum's "Posters from the Hans Sachs Collection" exhibit.

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The FIU Concert Choir & FIU Women’s Chorus present an evening of music for Chanukah with S. Mark Aliapoulios, director, that will delight the whole family.

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Join Peter Rogen, a NY-based actor, and Alan Amir Vahab, a leading Turkish singer and musician, for a special evening of Sufi songs and music. Sufi music is the devotional music of the Sufis, a mystical dimension of Islam. Vaheb and Rogen will feature poets Rumi and Hafeez, two of the great figures in world spirituality, both emphasizing harmony among religions and the unity of G-d. Sponsor: FIU Program in the Study of Spirituality https://www.facebook.com/events/560781387312137/

Family Day Program and Student Contest Awards

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Bring the whole family for a fun filled day with a challah making demonstration. Also meet the winners of the student creative writing contest and watch as they receive their awards.

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In conjunction with its Growers, Grocers & Gefilte Fish exhibit, Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU is proud to host a Walking Food Tour! Learn the history of the SoFi neighborhood and the staple Jewish-owned restaurants in the area past and present, including tastings from places such as My Ceviche, Aroma Espresso Bar, Pita Loca, and of course key lime pie from Joe’s Stone Crab Restaurant.

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In conjunction with its Growers, Grocers & Gefilte Fish exhibit, Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU is proud to host a Walking Food Tour! Learn the history of the SoFi neighborhood and the staple Jewish-owned restaurants in the area past and present, including tastings from places such as My Ceviche, Aroma Espresso Bar, Pita Loca, and of course key lime pie from Joe’s Stone Crab Restaurant.

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YOU as a Hero: Develop Your Own Personal Graphic Novel Graphic artist and educator Jeffrey Marcus will assist participants of all ages in channeling their imaginations into comic book form. Bring the whole family for this fun-filled day.