April 1 - “NEW JERUSALEM”: SPECIAL PERFORMANCE, APRIL 1, 2015. We are pleased to inform you that on April 1, 2015 at 7:00pm, the Miller Center and GableStage will be presenting a special performance of the play “New Jerusalem” by David Ives, exclusively for friends of the Miller Center. “New Jerusalem” deals with the interrogation of Baruch de Spinoza at Talmud Torah Congregation, Amsterdam, July 27, 1656. When the young philosopher Spinoza is accused of atheism, the elders summon him to the synagogue to defend himself.  In this eloquent and masterful drama, Ives opens the synagogue doors and lets us in on a dispute whose philosophical and political echoes still reverberate today.  After the play, Prof. Haim Shaked, Director of the Sue and Leonard Miller Center and the George Feldenkreis Program at UM will moderate a discussion session with the participation of:Rabbi Solomon S. Schiff, the Director Emeritus of The Jewish Chaplaincy Program and Executive Vice President Emeritus of the Rabbinical Association of Greater Miami. He is also Chair of the Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, and continues his long-standing commitment to the Jewish and non-Jewish communities by leading programs that seek to build understanding, tolerance and mutual respect. Dr. Eugene Marshall, Professor at FIU’s Philosophy Department, author of The Spiritual Automaton: Spinoza’s Science of the Mind.  He taught previously at Wellesley and Dartmouth.  His research deals with the history of modern philosophy, focusing on questions of mind and psychology in the 17th Century, with concentration on Spinoza.Joseph Adler, Producing Artistic Director, GableStage Theatre.

For each donation to the Miller Center of $36 ($18 for students), you will be entitled to one general admission ticket. Please send a check to the Miller Center, P.O. Box 248161, Coral Gables, FL 33124-2018. If you would like to charge your gift, please call at (305) 284-6882.  We are unable to charge your credit card via email. There are only 138 seats and we expect a sell-out. We’ll be holding all tickets for distribution at the theatre entrance the night of the performance.  Please note: No reserved seating is available for this performance.  Seating will be handled on a first come, first served basis.Wednesday, April 1 at 7:00p.m.At the GableStage, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral GablesDoors will open at 6:30pm. The play runs for 2hrs, with an intermission, starting at 7pm. The panel discussion will begin at approximately 9pm and conclude by 10pm.For more information, please call the Miller Center at 305-284-6882 or email acassinera@miami.edu

April TBA – 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. 

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.