2016

Monday, May 2 at 7:30 PM The Last of The Just by Andre Schwarz-Bart- In partnership with the National Jewish Theater Foundation (NJTF), Holocaust Theater International Initiative (HTTI) and GableStage we present the 2nd annual Holocaust Remembrance Reading. The Last of The Just is a novel by Andre Schwarz-Bart originally published in French in 1959. It was Schwarz-Bart’s first book and won the Prix de Goncourt, France’s highest literary prize. The author was the son of a Polish Jewish Family murdered by the Nazis. He based the story on traditional Jewish legend. The story follows the “Just Men” of the Levy family over eight centuries. Each Just Man is a Lamed Vav, one of thirty six righteous souls whose existence in each generation justifies the purpose of humankind to God. Each one bears the world’s pains beginning with the execution of an ancestor in 12th-century York, England and culminating in the story of a schoolboy, Ernie, the last of the righteous, murdered in Auschwitz. The book has been described as an enduring classic.

The Event: Last year saw the launch of the NJTF/HTTI Holocaust Theater Catalog (www.htc.miami.edu), now part of the Miller Center. With nearly 600 play entries written since 1933 to the present day, it is the most extensive, easily accessible catalog of Holocaust related theatrical titles ever created.
We-The Miller Center and GableStage - now join NJTF/HTTI’s national initiative of holding simultaneous staged readings of Holocaust-related material, on the eve of Yom HaShoah, in numerous locations across the country.

Tt 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.


Tuesday, May 3– Legacy Luncheon for HSSI interns and survivor partners.  By invitation only.  Noon – 2:00 PM at the Miller Center, 5202 University Dr., Merrick Bldg. #105.


Thursday, October 27 - Prof. Ira Sheskin on the Jewish Vote. 7:30 PM at The Miller Center 5202 University Dr., Merrick Bldg. #105.


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.