A Tale of Two Exiles: Tibetans and Jews


A Tale of Two Exiles

Tibetans and Jews

Different faiths, different cultures, worlds apart—yet Jews and Tibetans have faced a common need: keeping their heritage alive during exile. Nathan Katz, one of eight Jewish thinkers asked for advice by Dalai Lama, will speak on the topic Jan 5. at the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU.

His talk, "A Tale of Two Exiles," is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 5, at the museum, 301 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. It's a natural topic for Katz, who was responsible for the visits of the Dalai Lama to South Florida in 1999, 2004 and 2010.

Katz is founder and director of the Jewish Studies Initiative at Florida International University. He is also a distinguished professor in the School of International and Public Affairs and founder of the Program in the Study of Spirituality at the university.

His Jan. 5 talk is part of the Mondays at the Museum Series. Admission is $10 for the public, $5 for museum members, free for students with ID.

For tickets or information, e-mail the museum at info@jewishmuseum.com or call 786-972-3175.