Thursday, April 10 – Dr. Sharon Pardo, Incumbent, Jean Monnet Chair in European Studies at Ben Gurion University of the Negev on “Israel, the Mediterranean and the EU”. Cosponsored with the European Union Center, Jean Monnet Chair. At 4:00-5:30pm 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.

Thursday, April 17 – Dr. Louis Kaplan (University of Toronto) and multi-media artist Melissa Shiff, on a fascinating project about a little known episode in American Jewish History. The project, “Mapping Ararat”, is based on Major Mordecai Noah’s attempt in 1825 to create a Jewish homeland in upstate New York. Co-sponsored with UM’s Dept. of History and Dept. of Art and Art History. From 4:00 – 5:30 at the Miller Center, 5202 University Dr., Merrick Bldg. #105.

Thursday, April 24 – Lecture by Rabbi David Ellenson, President and Chancellor Elect of the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion on “Jewish Peoplehood: Judaism’s Response to Modernity”. Co-sponsored with the Association for Jewish Studies and the Robert Russell Memorial Foundation.  At 8:00 PM 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.

Saturday, April 26 – Yom HaShoah program - Explore the rich heritage of music derived from the Holocaust experience - from Jewish composers who perished to musicians who emigrated after the Holocaust and became cultural leaders. This moving performance recovers and rejuvenates music from this tumultuous period of history, and offers attendees a chance for meaningful conversation and quiet reflection.Guest performers this year will Cellist Jason Calloway and Rachael Calloway , founders of Shir Ami, an organization that is devoted to recovering and rejuvenating Jewish musical culture, a culture that was interrupted by the Holocaust.  In their own words:’ We give voice to the people of the Jewish Diaspora whose art has been silenced, suppressed, or neglected as a result of their Jewish heritage’. At 7:30 PM at The Betsy Hotel, 1440 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach.

Tuesday, April 29 – Legacy Luncheon for HSSI interns and survivor partners.  By invitation only.  Noon – 2:00 PM at the Miller Center.

TBA – Lecture by Prof. Brian Schmidt on “The Quest for the Historical Israel: debating archeology and the history of early Israel”.  Co-sponsored with UM’s Department of Religious Studies. From 4:00-5:30 PM at the Miller Center Auditorium, 5202 University Drive, Merrick Building, Coral Gables. RSVP to ccjs@miami.edu or 305-284-6882.

TBA - Haifa University Holocaust workshop. From noon to 3:00 PM at the Miller Center, 5202 University Dr., Merrick Bldg. #105. By invitation only.

TBA – Lecture by Dr. Charles Asher Small on “Global Anti-Semitism – A Crisis of Modernity”. Co-sponsored with the Institute for the Study of Global Anti-Semitism and Policy (ISGAP). At 8:00 PM 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.