Wednesday, November 7 – Lecture by Amb. Moshe Arens on "Flags Over the Warsaw Ghetto”. The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising has become a symbol of heroism throughout the world. On the eve of Passover, April 19, 1943, German forces entered the Warsaw ghetto equipped with tanks, flame-throwers, and machine guns. Against them stood an army of a few hundred young Jewish men and women, armed with pistols and Molotov cocktails. Who were these Jewish fighters who dared oppose the armed might of the SS troops? In this groundbreaking work, Israel’s former Minister of Defense, Professor Moshe Arens, recounts a true tale of daring, courage, and sacrifice. Two young men, Mordechai Anielewicz of the Jewish Fighting Organization (ZOB), and Pawel Frenkel of the Jewish Military Organization (ZZW), rose to lead separate resistance organizations in the ghetto, and made a last-ditch fight for the honor of the Jewish people. Co-sponsored with the Dave and Mary Alper JCC as part of the 32nd Annual Jewish Book Festival. At 7:30 PM at the Miller Center, 5202 University Dr., Merrick Bldg. #105, Coral Gables, FL 33146. General admission $10. Free with UM Cane ID and current Miller Center donors. RSVP to email@example.com or call 305-284-6882.
Thursday, December 6 – Prof. Norman Stillman, Schusterman/Josey Professor of Judaic History at the University of Oklahoma on “Jews and Muslims: The Historical Encounter”. The 12th Annual Robert Russell Memorial Lecture. At 8:00 PM at the Miller Center, 5202 University Dr., Merrick Bldg. #105, Coral Gables, FL 33146. This event is free and open to the public. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 305-284-6882.
January 4-25 – Exhibit: “Let My People Go! The Soviet Jewry Movement 1967-1980”, an exhibit from Beit Hatfutsot which provides an overview of Jewish national activity in the Soviet Union during that period. When Soviet Jews launched their campaign to emigrate, it was almost inconceivable that within little more than two decades the face of history would change beyond recognition, the Soviet Union would disintegrate and the gates of the Iron Curtain would be thrown wide open for Jews to leave. In 50 extraordinary photos, our exhibit traces this process. The exhibit will run from January 4-25 at the Wesley Gallery on the UM campus, with a special reception on January 16 at 8:00pm (see below). 1200 Stanford Drive, UM Coral Gables. Gallery hours: 12pm-4pm, Tuesday-Friday.
Wednesday, January 16 – “Let My People Go! The Soviet Jewry Movement 1967-1980” exhibit special reception with comments by Dr. Joel and Adele Sandberg and Rabbi Leonid Feldman. 8:00pm at the Wesley Gallery, 1200 Stanford Dr., Coral Gables. RSVP to email@example.com or 305-284-6882.
Wednesday, January 23 – Lecture by Prof. Deborah Dash Moore, Director of the Frenkel Center for Judaic Studies and the Frederick G.L. Huetwell Prof. of History at the University of Michigan. In September 2012, NYU Press published a three-volume series edited by Moore, “City of Promises: A History of the Jews of New York”. Co-sponsored with Temple Judea and UM’s Department of History. 7:00 P.M. at Temple Judea, 5500 Granada Blvd., Coral Gables.
February 13-14 - American Jewish Yearbook Launch. At the Miller Center, 5202 University Dr. At 8:00 P.M., 5202 University Drive, Merrick Building, Coral Gables. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 305-284-6882.
February TBA - Lecture by Prof. Rachel Tzvi Back. Co-sponsored by the George Feldenkreis Program in Judaic Studies, the Departments of History and Religious Studies and the Center for Humanities. At 5:15 PM at the Miller Center, 5202 University Dr., Merrick Bldg., Coral Gables. RSVP to email@example.com or 305-284-6882.
February 22-23 – Medieval Renaissance Baroque Conference. Co-sponsored with the Modern Languages Department and the Center for Humanities. Feb. 22 at the Miller Center. Feb. 23 at TBA.
Wednesday, March 20 – Lecture by Prof. David Graf on "Rediscovering the Legendary City of Petra". 4:30-6:00 (including Q&A), at the Miller Center , 5202 University Dr., Merrick Bldg., Coral Gables. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 305-284-6882.