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Henry Green of the Univ. of Miami gave an excellent presentation, including a short film and two testimonies, about his "Sephardi Voices" project to document the dislocation of nearly a million Jews of Arab lands.
Press release for JSI's January 26 event: Sephardi Voices: Audio-Visual Stories of Jews from Arab Lands.
Nineteen-century American author Henry David Thoreau once penned “we are often imprisoned rather than housed” by our property. He could not know that a century later, a real-life Nazi-era drama would unfold about a house, two families – one Jewish, the other not – and their quest to return it to its rightful owner.
On February 23, JSI held a private roundtable discussion for scholars in the field of Black Jews and Judaism. In the afternoon, one of the discussion members, Rabbi Capers Funnye, gave a lecture on the Black Jewish community in Chicago.
Florida International University will celebrate Black History Month, paying tribute to the contributions of African Americans in the United States, with a unique program that draws attention to being Black and Jewish.
Negotiating salary, supervisory skills and career mapping are some of the often-cited ways for women to become successful leaders. But one key ingredient typically missing is spirituality, which can be an invaluable tool, says one female leader who will discuss its benefits.
Tudor Parfitt’s Religious Texts class examining a rare Czech Torah scroll.
Expanding its scope and worldview well beyond Jewish life in the Sunshine State, the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU will host two upcoming programs that explore Jewish communities in Morocco and Ethiopia.
A recap of Monday's lecture by Dr. Abe Lavender and Allan Hall.
Israel's Peace week will be held next week from March 24-28 at FIU!
On March 10, JSI's Jonatas Dasilva and Abe Lavender lectured on Brazilian Jews.
For 2,000 years, a small colony of Jews in Cochin, South India, enjoyed security and prosperity, full accepted by their Hindu, Muslim and Christian neighbors. In this far-flung corner of the diaspora, Jews flourished. Yet, when their two homelands attained independence from Britain – India in 1947 and Israel in 1948 – virtually all immigrated to Israel.
Sandra Lansky to share tell-all memoir highlights, from her father’s plot to assassinate Hitler to favorite ‘uncle’ Bugsy Siegel, at March 30th Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU program
Florida International University will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the St. Louis with a program Sunday, May 18 at 2 p.m. at the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU, 301 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. The evening is free and open to the public.
Yesterday's event featured Mr. Scott Miller (United States Holocaust Museum), Herb Karliner (survivor of the MS St Louis), Margalit Bejarano (Hebrew University of Jerusalem), and Frank Mora (Florida International University)
Please click the link to view Dr. Parfitt's talk.
Please click here to watch the recording of our May 18 event: The 75th Anniversary of the Voyage of the MS St Louis.
A recording of our May 18 program on the MS St. Louis passengers will air this coming weekend on C-SPAN’s American History TV. It will air on Sunday, June 8th at 6:30pm and 10:30pm eastern time on C-SPAN3.
New event series opening this fall. Click for more information
Florida International University and the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute (VLJI) in Israel have launched a joint project to determine the impact that Jews engaged in "New Age" spiritual practices has on mainstream Jewish religious life in North America and Israel.
Information on our upcoming lecture by Meri-Jane Rochelson, October 20 at the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU.
Photos from Dr. Edelman's October 13 lecture at the JMOF on the impact of the changing map of the Middle East 100 years after WWI.
Opportunity for students to intern at at the Galicia Jewish Museum in Krakow!
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Fascinating, well-attended program by author-scholar Dr. Emily Silverman, who examined the spiritual resistance and religious vision during Nazi rule of the first female rabbi, Regina Jonas, and philosopher-turned-nun Edith Stein.
The Kabbalah has been used, overused and misused over the years, yet many people are unaware of how the ancient teachings and practices can help illuminate science. A prominent South Florida rabbi, Sholom Dovber Lipskar, will introduce the possibility in an upcoming lecture at the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU.
An expert at Florida International University says the starting point of American Jewry may be the Southwest in the 15th century as opposed to the commonly thought 17th century New York -- and she'll say why in an upcoming talk.
FIU professor Galit Shashoua will weigh the evidence in this upcoming lecture.
The Inquisition forced many Spanish and Portuguese Jews to become Catholics. But now, centuries later, many are returning to Judaism. FIU professor Abe Lavender will examine the reasons for this return to Jewry, as well as the issues they face and the hopes they hold.
On December 8, Dr. Galit Shashoua gave a wonderful lecture on Messianic Zionism and the Lost Tribes: The Case of the Bnei Menashe.