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January

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In recognition of Florida Jewish History Month, the museum presents performance storyteller Caren Schnur Neile, followed by the awards presentation to winners of the JMOF-FIU annual student writing contest.

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Elizabeth Rynecki takes us along on her quest to recover her Polish-Jewish great-grandfather Moshe Rynecki’s body of artwork. Most of it disappeared after he was deported to the Warsaw Ghetto and perished at the Majdanek concentration camp. His more than 800 paintings and sculptures provided important documentation of everyday scenes of Jewish life in Poland before the war.

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The year is 1943. The Vilna Ghetto is about to be liquidated. “The Good Nazi” documentary tells the story of a Nazi officer who, during the Holocaust, turns his back on his dark ideology and risks his life to save hundreds of Jews. Dr. Freund, the lead archaeologist will give us the back story on the work that reveals the story of the “Schindler of Lithuania” Major Karl Plagge.

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Genie Milgrom presents Crypto-Jews: The people that time forgot.

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Please join us for an evening with photographer Amy Gelb, creator of the new book “As Is: Women Exposed.” Amy Gelb’s photo book is a rebuke to the unrealistic beauty standards that hurt us all.

February

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You are invited to meet Daniel and view his amazing fashions and designs one last time before the exhibition closes.

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FIU Prof. David Kramer discusses U.S. Foreign Policy after the midterm elections.

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Dr. Sara Horowitz, York University, shares her latest research on Jewish refugees and residents of Paris—including those who survived in hiding—writing in and about the city of lights immediately after World War II, exploring themes of absence, mourning, home and displacement in the aftermath of the Shoah.

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Dr. Devin Naar presents Under the Wings of Sultan.

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The superb, all-female Metropolitan Klezmer’ genre-and gender-bending takes on klezmer, the exuberant, hornand-fiddle powered, old world Jewish-fusion dance music, have been heard on CBS Sunday Morning and Showtime’s The L Word and hailed as “brilliant, intense, eclectic... deliriously fun” (New York Music Daily).

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Third Miami Beach International Roundtable on Black Judaism organized by Florida International University and the University of Utah.

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The Rabbi Has Landed!” Dispatches from the Giant of (Jewish) Africa Just two months ago, on his fourth visit to Jewish Nigeria, Professor William Miles brought his Conservative rabbi and wife to the African continent for the first time. The ensuing encounters highlighted the political, economic, and theological divergences between Jews in Israel, America and Africa.

March

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Artist Mark Podwal will talk about Kaddish for Dąbrowa Białostocka, his series of eighteen drawings that he completed following his 2016 visit to the shtetl in Poland where his mother was born.

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Through the Hat by the artist, Steve Marcus The first museum show from the internationally acclaimed NYC based artist, Steve Marcus. The exhibition includes over 26 wood carved sculptures and Jewish ritual objects, more than a dozen hand drawn works of art on paper and custom synagogue furniture. Free Admission

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Draw a comic strip and tell your unique story. Families are invited to take inspiration from Steve Marcus amidst his artwork in the current exhibition Through the Hat: The Art of Steve Marcus

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Professor Emeritus of Law at Harvard University, Alan Dershowitz, and members of the Amernet String Quartet, FIU's Ensemble-in-Residence, explore how the cultural landscape and history of the state of Israel are deeply entwined with the successive waves of migration that created its artistic identity. Through conversation, discussion, and performance, they will take patrons on a travelogue from the dusty streets of old Tel Aviv in the 1930's through the modern country we know today.

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An exhibition of Andy Sweet's (1953-1982) singular photography, curated to accompany the new Letter16 Press book of Sweet's work by author Brett Sokol documenting the Jewish world of South Beach in the late 1970s.

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Personalizing Passover! With Passover less than a month away families will work to create unique and practical Judaica Crafts in preparation for the upcoming festival.

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Dr Naomi Leite will discuss her two decades of research into the persistence and 21st-century resurgence of Jewish identity in an unexpected place: urban Portugal, where hundreds of individuals trace their ancestry to 15th century Jews who were forcibly converted to Catholicism.

April

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Prof. Berkowitz will discuss the role that Jews played in the American movie business and how Hollywood largely ignored them during the Second World War. The lecture will be accompanied by film clips from the period.

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Dr. Choi will share samples of this diverse body of poems which created a space for minority groups, such as the Sephardic Diaspora, to formulate a distinctive identity and sense of community

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23rd Annual Breaking the Glass Ceiling Awards Luncheon and Program. The Museum is proud to recognize this year’s honorees: Susan Brustman, Michele Oka Doner, Mera Rubell & Elizabeth Schwartz and to welcome them into our prestigious group of nearly

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What if German had become the language of USA as it very nearly did? The effect of the western Haskalah was to make German, not Yiddish or Hebrew, the language of the Jews of German speaking countries. Later, German was close to becoming the language of the Jews of Palestine, and even closer to becoming the language of the United States of America. What would this have done for the notion of Jewish unity? What if…

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Author Brett will discuss his latest book Shtetl in the Sun: Andy Sweet's South Beach 1977-1980.

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The three-day inaugural conference of the Muslim-Jewish Relations Initiative. Presented by Florida International University, University of Bamberg.

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Orit Bashkin:“When Jews Marched for Hossein: Shia-Jewish Relations in Hashemite Iraq (1921-1958).”

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Tudor Parfitt (Distinguished University Professor at FIU) and translator of Hebrew poetry is joined by three acclaimed Jewish poets, Elisa Albo, Elizabeth Jacobson, and Jen Karetnick, for a for a special evening of Jewish & Hebrew poetry.

May

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This illustrated lecture will briefly review the nature and significance of the Dead Sea Scrolls and then deal with recent developments regarding the significance of the Scrolls for understanding the Hebrew Bible and its interpretation, history of Judaism, and the background of Christianity. Included will be significant texts, digitization, archaeological research, and the controversy over the authenticity of fragments that came to light after 2002.

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Please join us for an evening with fellow colleagues at the 17th Annual Judges and Lawyers Event.Retired Justice Gerald Kogan will be the Keynote Speaker.

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To commemorate Jewish American Heritage Month the JMOF-FIU will present a program featuring internationally acclaimed New York based artist Steve Marcus. Marcus’s exhibit Through the Hat is currently on view at JMOF-FIU. The exhibit includes over 26 wood carved sculptures and dozens of hand drawn works of art on paper.

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Miami Beach Culture Crawl is an art and cultural happening offering complimentary admission to some of the nation's most prestigious institutions. Special programming includes open studios and galleries, outdoor films, live music, exclusive tours, night gardens and free trolley service to and from each location. The Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU is Trolley Stop # 3 at Washington Ave & 3 Street.

June

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Look at You, Key West. A series of colorful images that celebrate a kind, quirky, and respectful view of Key West through the lens of Maggie Evans Silverstein, former editor of the Miami Herald’s Sunday Magazine.

July

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On Wednesday, July 17th from 6:30-9:30PM, guests will embark on a five block dine-around, entering each restaurant’s VIP section to sample, sip, mix, & mingle with the city’s most respected chefs, artists and celebrities. This once-a-year tour previews the exclusive summer menus of each chef making Experience SOFI the ultimate VIP experience.

September

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New York’s Penn Station was widely known as one of the most beautiful stations in the world at its opening in 1910. After decades of looking for a way to connect passengers directly to Manhattan, the Pennsylvania Railway accomplished what few had imagined: building tunnels underneath the Hudson and East rivers. This book chronicles the story of Penn Station from the laying of the first tracks to its demise in the early 20th century.

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Experts discuss the socioeconomic causes and effects on architectural building and planning during the 1930s and 1940s in Tel Aviv and Miami Beach's Art Deco districts. Panel moderated by Jacqueline Goldstein, JMOF-FIU Curator and John Stuart, Associate Dean for Cultural and Community Engagement, Executive Director of the Miami Beach Urban Studios.

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THE JEWS OF KEY WEST: Smugglers, Cigar Makers, and Revolutionaries (1823-1969) The dramatic story of South Florida’s oldest Jewish community and a major addition to the history of this unique island city. The event is in partnership with The Betsy and The Betsy Writer's Room.

October

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Mira Lehr: A Walk in the Garden is a site-specific installation that takes the viewer through a magical journey in a fantastical garden.

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Terry Bookman challenges the current agenda, assumptions, mind-set, and sacred cows of the Jewish establishment which has largely accepted as a given and become resigned to its communal decline.  Instead, Beyond Survival offers an alternative vision for the Jewish future.

November

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Author Genie Milgrom presents her new book, The Recipes of My Fifteen Grandmothers, a collection of recipes and stories dating back to Crypto Jewish times when the Jews were hiding underground while outwardly pretending to be Catholic. The grandmothers carried these recipes and all their traditions as they travelled from Spain to Portugal, Canary Islands, Colombia, Costa Rica and finally Cuba where Genie was born.

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This Tostada Tuesday JMOF-FIU is partnering with FIU Engagement to hear from FIU and community members as they give Attitude of Gratitude talks, sharing personal stories reflecting on moments of gratitude.

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Jewish American and Holocaust Literature Symposium (JAHLit), keynote presentation and reception featuring Ruby Namdar, author of The Ruined House, which won the Sapir Prize, Israel’s most prestigious literary award.  Free Admission

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and includes Baruj Salinas’s handcrafted illuminated manuscript The Torah Project as well as an 8 ft oil pastel drawing by José Luis Fariñas and photographs by the renown photographer Robert Koltun. Opening is co-sponsored by Casa Cuba at FIU.

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Everyone is talking about Natural Beauty, but what does it mean exactly? In these lively presentations, led by Clean Beauty Expert and Author Amy Galper, terms like “natural,”, “clean” and “non-toxic” beauty will be easily deconstructed and explained.

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Zack Balber uses portrait photography to uncover the camouflaged identity of some of Judaism’s most unconventional Jews. Balber, Jewish himself, connected with the men he photographed while rediscovering his own heritage.

December

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The brunch will feature conversations Mira Lehr, a self-described eco-feminist artist, and native Miamian whose career spans over five decades. Mira's site-specific installation that takes the viewer through a magical journey in a fantastical garden. Followed by Zack Balber who uses portrait photography to uncover the camouflaged identity (tattoos) of some of Judaism’s most unconventional Jews. Balber, Jewish himself, connected with the men he photographed while rediscovering his own heritage.

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Dr. Marc E. Agronin, M.D. Senior Vice President of Behavioral Health & CMO for MIND Institute at Miami Jewish Health presents his book “Living a Longer, More Purposeful Life: The End of Old Age”

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Featuring the music of “Heavy Shtetl” This band has been enthusiastically received by audiences throughout South Florida.  Klezmer music has captured the hearts of all people – young and old.  Whenever the band performs, listeners and musicians alike rekindle the joy that is Klezmer! This annual holiday event is sponsored Norman & Sylvia Levine and Family will feature a dessert reception following the program.  $15 JMOF-FIU Members; $20 Non-Members; $5 Students (with valid ID)

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PJ Library Chanukah Event,Family activity includes family friendly exhibit tour, story time and “edible” art project suitable for ages 3 to 5