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January

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Venue:Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU

This first comprehensive history of the Jews of Florida from colonial times to the present is a sweeping tapestry of voices spanning centuries. This rich narrative—accompanied by 700 images, most rarely seen—is the result of three-plus decades of grassroots research by author Marcia Jo Zerivitz, giving readers an incomparable look at the long and crucial history of Jews in Florida.

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Venue:Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU

Over one million Jewish men, women and children were murdered in Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest extermination camp during the Holocaust. The so-called Auschwitz Album is the only known visual documentation of the arrival of a transport of Jews to Auschwitz-Birkenau. The compelling photographs in this exhibition created by Yad Vashem in Jerusalem.

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Venue:Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU

This chilling documentary uses intimate survivor testimonies, archival footage and legal records to tell the story of the over 400 young women who underwent medical experimentation in Auschwitz under Carl Clauberg, an enterprising, sadistic gynecologist.Discussion following the screening with Director Sylvia Nagel and Dr. Michaela Moura-Koçoglu of the FIU Center for Women’s and Gender Studies.

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Venue:Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU

An international symposium presented by the FIU Holocaust and Genocide Studies Program in recognition of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death and concentration camp complex.  

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Uwe Westphal presents his book: Fashion Metropolis Berlin 1936-1939. The Story of the rise and destruction of the Jewish Fashion Industry.

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Venue:Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU

Academy Award-winning actress Helen Mirren retraces Anne Frank’s life through the pages of her remarkable and enlightening diary, along with the lives of five woman who as teenage girls were also deported to concentration camps but survived the Holocaust.

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Venue:Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU

The museum opens up one night a month for Culture Crawl sponsored by the City of Miami Beach. Stop by and enjoy our exhibits and a glass of Kosher wine. Free trolley service will take attendees to other cultural destinations throughout the evening.

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Venue:Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU

This compelling and timely film follows the experience of a dynamic group of students from the Greater Miami area who participated in a one-of-a-kind interactive oral history film project. Immersed in this unique educational experience, the students interviewed local survivors and documented their memories, stories, and lessons from the Holocaust as they learned interviewing techniques, documentary filmmaking and editing skills.

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Venue:Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU

Weaving together interviews of descendants from the founding Jewish families of Tampa, Florida, Seders & Cigars expands the history of the Jewish experience in America and brings their important and unique story to life, preserving it for future generations.  Director Barbara Rosenthal will be in attendance.

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Venue:Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU

Hale presents a new account of the ‘Brand Mission’ based on evidence in the national archives of Germany, Hungary, Britain and the U.S. Hale reveals that Eichmann’s offer formed one part of a monstrous deception designed to outwit the leaders of the last surviving Jewish community in Europe. The deception was more complex and – from the German point of view – more successful than any operation mounted by the secret services of the Allied governments.

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Venue:Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU & Miami Beach Urban Studios

Collaborative Tour & Discussion with Dr. Jacek J. Kolasinski, Program Director of Ratcliffe Arts Design Incubator. Dr. Oren Baruch Stier, Director Holocaust and Genocide Studies

February

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Venue:Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU

Theories about the Jew’s body formed part of the racial discourse which resulted in the Holocaust. In this lecture Tudor Parfitt, Distinguished University Professor at FIU, will talk about the race theories in the USA, Great Britain and continental Europe from the time of the Enlightenment to the Third Reich which set Jews apart from the rest of mankind.  

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Venue:Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU

Lawrence Schiffman and Tudor Parfitt will discuss the ancient roots of anti-Semitism and the challenges this ancient hatred presents in our own day.

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FIU Professor Tudor Parfitt will moderate a discussion with Shirley & Arthur Sotloff about the life and career of their son Steven Sotloff and the issue of wartime journalism.

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Venue:Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU

This provocative film explores, through intimate testimonies and portraits, the multiple legacies of the Auschwitz identification numbers tattooed on survivors as well as the meanings they took on in the years following the war for them and their descendants. The film is presented in conjunction with our current exhibition Tamim and will be followed by a discussion with FIU Professor Oren Stier and photographer Zachary Balber.

March

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Venue:Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU

The museum exhibition honors the Holocaust survivor-turned-mega-designer’s life, work and legacy and will feature photographs of Leiber alongside a comprehensive selection of Judith Leiber’s bags, belts, pillboxes and glasses, from collectors in Florida as well as from The Leiber Collection. Special Guest Speaker: Ann Fristoe Stewart, Director of The Leiber Collection.

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Matilda Olkin, the “Anne Frank of Lithuania,” was a student and poet who was murdered along with her family by Nazi sympathizers in 1941. Her diary was found years later in a local church. Richard Freund, Professor in Jewish Studies at Christopher Newport University and director of the "Finding Matilda" project, will discuss the film that tells Olkin’s story and the search for her burial place in Lithuania.

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Join us for an evening of baking and learning with local chef Romi Naparstek and Rabbi Adam Gindea from Base Miami. We'll learn to make hamantaschen, experiment with filling, and learn about their meaning and significance in the Purim story.  You will be making hamantaschen to take home and bake. 

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JMOF-FIU Young Enthusiasts and Minibar invite you to an exclusive museum opening for Judith Leiber Master Craftsman. Followed by a BLING-Worthy afterparty at Minibar.

April

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Venue:Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU

JMOF-FIU is offering weekly curator led Virtual Tours of Judith Leiber:Master Craftsman and Zachary Balber: Tamim The 30 minute tour is led by our curator and takes visitors through the two current exhibitions. It's just like being there in person!

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Venue:Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU

Join us for the inaugural episode of our series Thursdays at Three featuring Photographer Neil Dern.

May

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Venue:Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU

JMOF-FIU is offering weekly curator led Virtual Tours of Judith Leiber:Master Craftsman and Zachary Balber: Tamim The 30 minute tour is led by our curator and takes visitors through the two current exhibitions. It's just like being there in person!

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Venue:Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU

Jacqueline Goldstein in conversation with photographer Zachary Balber about his new series of photographs titled Intimate Strangers.

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Venue:Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU

Howard Brayer presents Miami Beach History Part 1, using historical photographs, Howard traces the rise and decline of the Jewish population of Miami Beach.

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Dr. Marc Agronin is a board-certified geriatric psychiatrist and an internationally-recognized expert in the field of dementia, and will present a videoconference entitled “Communicating with Each Other Across Generations.”

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Join OneTable, Base Miami, the JMOF-FIU, and LaRomi Bakery for the next class in the Exploring Judaism Through Food series.

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Venue:Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU

Howard Brayer presents Miami Beach History Part 2, using historical photographs, Howard traces the rise and decline of the Jewish population of Miami Beach.

June

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Ann Rothstein Segan talks about her father, Arthur Rothstein (1915-1985),known as one of America’s premier photojournalists of the twentieth century. During a 50-year career, he created an indelible visual record of life in the United States, and opened windows to the world for the American people.

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Join Education Manager Luna Goldberg, and JMOF-FIU Board Member Dr. Andrew Gottlieb, for a conversation around ritual objects, and their importance in preserving cultural identity and collective memory. Dr. Gottlieb will share with us his research and objects from his personal Judaica collection with roots in Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Cuba, and the United States.

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The virtual tour includes a video presentation featuring Chief Curator of Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, Arielle Weininger, discussing the life of RBG and the history of the exhibition, including audio, video, and photographs of artifacts as seen in the exhibit.

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Author Charlotte Libov shares her latest book, FIGHT BACK: BEAT THE CORONAVIRUS. In the book, Libov and her co-author, Dr. Chauncey Crandall, M.D. offer practical, proven strategies for dealing with the medical aspects of the disease, and also provides hope for staying healthy and safe as we face the most serious global medical crisis the world that has befallen us in a century.

July

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JMOF-FIU curator Jacqueline Goldstein will talk via Zoom with internationally renown artist Don Eddy on his life, work and new series in this edition of Thursdays at Three.

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In celebration of the Museum’s 25th anniversary, Marcia Jo Zerivitz will use a PowerPoint presentation to highlight some stories that represent the themes of her newest book, Jews of Florida: Centuries of Stories.

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Director, Danielle Spera direct from the Jewish Museum Vienna, will share highlights from the museum's exhibitions of Jewish history, life and religion in Austria.

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Director of the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University, Miami, Dr. Jordana Pomeroy served for more than 15 years at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, rising to Chief Curator after being the museum’s Curator of Painting and Sculpture Before 1900.