2016

Thursday, November 17 - We invite you to attend a lecture by Eric Trager the Esther Wagner Fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy where his research focuses on Egyptian politics. His writings have appeared in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post.
Co-sponsored with the 36th Annual Alper JCC Berrin Family Jewish Book Festival, on “Egypt’s Relations with Israel, Based on his new book Arab Fall: How the Muslim Brotherhood Won and Lost Egypt in 891 Days”. At 7:30PM; Miller Center Auditorium, 105 Merrick Building, 5202 University Drive, UM - Coral Gables; R.S.V.P. ccjs@miami.edu; Tel. 305-284-6882; Fax 305-284-5274 Light refreshments will be served on the Scharlin Patio. Open to the public. Seating is limited. First come, first served. General Admission $10 to benefit the JCC. No charge to UM students and faculty with UM ID.
No charge to current Miller Center donors.

Tuesday, December 6- Lecture by Prof. Zehavit Gross of Bar Ilan University in Israel- On The Role of the Holocaust in Israel’s Identity and Educational System. The lecture is part of Prof. McGuinn’s Political Science class, titled “The Israeli Polity: identity, legitimacy, security”.At The Miller Center Auditorium from 12:30 PM-1:45PM.


Monday, December 12, at 7:00 PM, Co-sponsored with the Miami Jewish Film Festival; The Holocaust Teacher Institute at the University of Miami; and the Miami Beach Cinemateque.
We are pleased to announce the third of a 4-film series: “Screening the Holocaust” : NO ASYLUM: THE UNTOLD CHAPTER OF ANNE FRANK’S STORY – A Documentary Film
Florida Premiere, Directed by Paula Fouce, US | 70 minutes | 2016
In No Asylum, Anne Frank’s only surviving family members relate the emotional story of her family’s frantic search for sanctuary. They share unseen family photographs and letters which reveal Anne Frank’s father, Otto Frank, last letter before going into hiding and shed new light on his struggle for immigration. His letters paint a picture of the world’s failure to respond to the plight of the Jewish refugees and help bring the Franks’ struggle into dramatic focus.
Opening Remarks by Dr. Miriam Klein Kassenoff, Director, Holocaust Studies Summer Institute/ School of Education, UM, District Education Specialist/ Holocaust Education Miami-Dade County Public Schools.

Miami Beach Cinematheque
1130 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach
ccjs@miami.edu; Tel. 305-284-6882; Fax 305-284-5274

This program is in cooperation with the Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach.

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Seating is limited. First come first served.


2017

Tuesday, January 24- 4th and final film in the Holocaust Film Series - BIG SONIA- A Florida Premiere, directed by Leah Warshawski & Todd Soliday. US | 90 minutes | 2016
At 4’8”, Sonia Warshawski can barely see over the leopard-skin-patterned steering wheel of her Oldsmobile. But at age 90, Sonia has a personality that towers over her Kansas City community, where she has tirelessly run her late husband’s tailoring business for decades. The shop is the last business left operating in a lonely corner of a dying shopping mall, but for Sonia, it’s the vibrant center of her long, eventful life. Every day she faces the threat of eviction, but Sonia has experience with escaping finality: As one of the last remaining Holocaust survivors in Kansas City, she witnessed the unspeakable horror of her mother disappearing behind the doors of a Nazi gas chamber. Today she still dispenses positive life lessons (known as “Soniaisms”), and speaks to local churches, schools, and prisons about the atrocities she endured as a teenager. Husband-and-wife filmmakers Todd Soliday and Leah Warshawski (Sonia’s granddaughter) tell Sonia’s story in this moving and uplifting documentary that interweaves first-person narratives with memories from family and friends.
Directors Leah Warshawski and Todd Soliday will be in attendance to introduce the film and participate in an extended conversation afterwards.
Opening Remarks by:Dr. Miriam Klein Kassenoff. Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 7:00pm. Miami Beach Cinematheque 1130 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach
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Monday, February 13- Lecture by Frank Meeink. TOPIC TBA-  Frank Meeink became a SkinHead at 13. By 18 he was roaming the country as a SkinHead leader and Neo-Nazi recruiter, with gangs that would beat people indiscriminately. In Illinois he had his own cable-access TV show, “The Reich”. He was finally arrested and convicted of kidnapping and beating a member of a rival SkinHead gang. While in prison he befriended men he used to think he hated, men of different races. After being released from prison, Meeink tried to rejoin his old SkinHead pals but couldn’t bring himself to hate those whom he now knew to be his friends. Now a noted speaker, author and founder of Harmony Through Hockey, Frank’s life stands for tolerance, diversity and mutual understanding in racial, political and all aspects of society. Frank is truly an inspiration in any time of strife and conflict.7:30 PM At The Miller Center Auditorium 5202 University Drive 105 Merrick bldg, Coral Gables, FL 33146. RSVP to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 305-284-6882.

Monday, February 20-Lecture by Prof. Jono David on The Jews of Africa: A Journey into Ancient and Awakening Communities featuring Africaʼs Emerging Black Jewish Groups. 7pm at the Miller Center.

Wednesday, March 1 - Dr. Haim Shaked and Dr.Mordechai Kedar as part class INS 103 - The World in Crisis. The class meets on Wed. evenings, starting 6:25 pm. Lecture open to the public.

Thursday, March 23 - Prof. Gerhard Weinberg and Prof. Hermann Beck - on “Pope Pius XII in World War II”.

 

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.