FALL 2014 SEMESTER
Selected Mondays during the Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 Semesters (See below for list of events)
Mondays at the Museum
Mondays at the Museum, a lecture series to start September 8 at the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU, will feature a variety of educational programs on selected Mondays during the Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 Semesters. It will attempt to answer some questions such as: How does religion affect violence in the Middle East? Did Jews settle in what is now the American Southwest? Can scientists learn from Kabbalah?
The program will feature such distinguished speakers as Maria Pignatelli of the University of Lisbon; Tudor Parfitt, Professor of Sephardic-Mizrahi studies at FIU; Andrew Gottlieb, a researcher on ethnic identity in Latin America and Spanish-speaking South Florida; Meri-Jane Rochelson, Associate Chair of English and is affiliated with the programs in Jewish Studies and Gender Studies at FIU, and Annette Fromm, Coordinator of Museum Studies at FIU's Frost Art Museum.
Also, Rabbi Sholom Dovber Lipskar, founder of the Shul of Bal Harbour and co-founder of the biennial Torah-Science Conference in Miami Beach; Ronnie Perelis, of Yeshiva University; Tova Cohen, professor of Hebrew literature at Bar Ilan University; Derek J. Penslar, professor in Israel studies, Oxford University, and Matthew Menachem Feuer, York University.
Mondays at the Museum will also feature the premiere of a documentary film, Is There Room at the Inn? Jews and Muslims in the Holy Land. The film is based on a recent conference at FIU, and will feature Katz along with David Novack of the University of Toronto; Khaleel Mohammad of the University of California-San Diego, and Aisha Musa of Colgate University.
All Mondays at the Museum Programs are Free for FIU Students with ID; $5 JMOF-FIU Members; $10 for the Public
Discounted Series tickets for all 20 events are $75 JMOF-FIU Members; $150 for the Public
Lecture presented by Annette B. Fromm, Ph.D.
Messianic Religious Zionism and the lost tribes: The case of the Bnei Menashe, Lecture by Galit Shashoua