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Holocaust Education Week 2019

Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach Presents * Holocaust Education Week* January 27-February 1, 2019

The legacy of the Holocaust will be considered from cultural, scholarly and personal perspectives through a series of enlightening film presentations, lectures and community discussions during Holocaust Education Week, January 27-February 1, 2019, at various locations throughout Miami-Dade County. Holocaust Education Week is a community-wide program of the Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach, a Committee of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation. All events are free of charge and open to the public. Due to limited seating, persons wishing to attend Holocaust Education Week events are encouraged to make advance reservations online or call 305.538.1663.

Sunday, January 27, 1:00 PM

Righteous Gentiles: Why Did They Do It? With Psychologist and Scholar, Dr. Eva Fogelman

Holocaust Memorial 1933 Meridian Ave. Miami Beach

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If they had been caught it would have cost them their lives and their families, yet all over Nazi Occupied Europe thousands of non-Jews risked everything to save, hide and rescue Jews. Why did they help? What motivated them? Join Dr. Eva Fogelman, a psychologist and specialist on second and third generation Holocaust Survivors in an exploration of the altruism of the rescuers. Dr. Fogelman maintains a private practice in New York City and is a researcher on Holocaust Survivors and their descendants. She is the author of the book, Conscience and Courage: Rescuers of Jews During the Holocaust.

Monday, January 28, 7:00 PM

Film Screening: Amnesia – The Pogrom Erased From Memory With post-film discussion

Temple Sinai North Dade 18801 NE 22nd Ave, Miami

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On July 4, 1946, in Kielce, Poland, soldiers, police officers and towns people killed 42 Jews and injured 40 of their Jewish neighbors, survivors of the Holocaust. This pogrom was all but lost from history. Journalist Piotr Piwowaczyk, who grew up in Kielce never heard of this event until well into adulthood, years after he had left Poland. He returns to his childhood home, searching for answers, confronting his own family’s complicity in the violence. In an era with rising anti-Semitism, this film is extremely relevant today in revealing and confronting the legacy of this form of hatred in Europe and around the world.
Directed by documentary filmmaker Jerzy Sladkowski.

Americans, Refugees and the Holocaust With Holocaust Scholar, Dr. Rebecca Erbelding

Tuesday, January 29, 11:15 AM Miami Dade College – Homestead Campus Building F, Room F222 500 College Terrace Homestead

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Tuesday, January 29, 7:00 PM Temple Beth Sholom 4144 Chase Ave. Miami Beach

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How did Americans and the US government respond to news of the Holocaust? During World War II, what could have been done to save Jews? Why did President Roosevelt eventually authorize the War Refugee Board, and how did the WRB work to save lives?" Historian Dr. Rebecca Erbelding will offer insight to these questions and a little known chapter of Holocaust history.

Dr. Erbelding is the author of Rescue Board: The Untold Story of America's Efforts to Save the Jews of Europe (Doubleday, April 2018). She has worked as a historian, curator, and archivist for fifteen years and holds a PhD in American history from George Mason University.

Wednesday, January 30, 7:00 PM

Film Screening – U.S. Premiere! The Forgotten With post-film discussion

Temple Beth Torah Benny Rok Campus 20350 NE 26th Ave, North Miami Beach

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The fate of the Jews of Yugoslavia is a little known chapter of World War II. This documentary follows Stella, a young Israeli born in Yugoslavia, who discovers her great-grandfather was a Muslim Righteous Among the Nations who hid a Jewish family during the Nazi occupation. She travels with Survivors from each region, interviewing them on location to reveal the dramatic history of what happened to the Jews from this Balkan country. Directed by Nitza Gonen and produced by the Israeli Organization of Immigrants from Ex- Yugoslavia.

Thursday, January 31, 2:00 PM

The Nazi Titanic—A Tragedy Lost in History With Historian and Author, Robert Watson

Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center 20400 NE 30th Ave. Aventura

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The German luxury ocean liner SS Cap Arcona was used by the Nazis as a troop transport and in WWII’s final days, was packed with concentration camp prisoners. Just days before Germany surrendered, the Cap Arcona was mistakenly bombed by the British Royal Air Force, and nearly all of the prisoners were killed in the last major tragedy of the Holocaust and one of history's worst maritime disasters. Historian Robert Watson discovered this forgotten story, sealed in British archives for over 60 years. Dr. Watson, author of more than 40 books is the Distinguished Professor of American History and Director of Project Civitas at Lynn University and serves as Senior Fellow with Sen. Bob Graham’s Florida Joint Center for Citizenship.

Friday, February 1, 9:30 AM

Black Box Theatre: Encounter with Holocaust Survivors Miami Beach Senior High School 2231 Prairie Ave., Miami Beach (10th, 11th and 12th grade students only)

Students spend the morning with two Holocaust Survivor’s Allan Hall and Fred Mulbauer, volunteers at the Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach who will share their first –hand experiences. Through meaningful conversation with the survivors, students will get insight into the World War II years and how these survivors forged new lives in a new country.

Moderator David Reese is a language arts teacher in his 19th year with Miami-Dade Public Schools.

All events are free and open to the public.

Holocaust Education Week is a community-wide program of the Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach, a Committee of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation.

For more information and to RSVP, please visit or call 305-538-1663.

Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach

Sidney Pertnoy Chair, Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach (HMMB)

Sharon S. Horowitz Executive Director, HMMB

Daniel Reed Education Coordinator, HMMB

Dr. Miriam Klein Kassenoff Chairperson, Holocaust Education Committee, HMMB

In cooperation with: City of Miami Beach, Cultural Affairs Program, Cultural Arts Council * Miami Dade College – Homestead Campus * Miami Dade County Public Schools Department of Social Sciences * University of Miami Miller Center for Contemporary Judaic Studies * Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center * Beth Torah Benny Rok Campus * Temple Beth Sholom * Temple Sinai North Dade * With special thanks to the Florida Department of Education * Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture

Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach 1933-1945 Meridian Avenue Miami Beach, FL 33139 | 305 538-1663 info@holocaustmemorialmiamibeach.

Limmud Miami "Pop Up"

Sunday, October 28, 2018 3:00-6:00 PM (Check-In at 2:30 PM)

Temple Menorah – Olemberg Hall 7435 Carlyle Ave, Miami Beach, FL

Get a Taste of Limmud-The Hebrew for “learning.” A fresh, innovative Jewish Learning Festival.

An experience that expands the Jewish horizon as part of a worldwide movement from London to Los Angeles, from Boston to Buenos Aires, from Istanbul to Jerusalem to China to India… and now here! Open to everyone no matter your level of Jewish knowledge or your connection with Jewish life and culture. Low-cost, accessible, non-hierarchical, and totally volunteer-run and participant driven—we are all “volunticipants” Different—featuring presenters on topics you may not know about, but wish you did…

Register now here


Do Jews Believe in Reincarnation? Leah Richman

In this session, we will study some wild and wondrous Jewish texts from rabbinic and mystical literature. Learn about basic stories and texts that support the idea that reincarnation is a fundamental belief in Judaism and hear opinions of other sages who believe that reincarnation is not a fundamental part of Jewish belief and/or shouldn’t be studied at all. Prepare to be surprised and entertained by fascinating texts you may have never encountered before. Leah is a Rabbi and Director of Adult Learning at CAJE-Miami.

Star Trek: The Inner Light (and Jewish Memory): Eliot Pearlson

What does Star Trek have to do with Judaism? Venture into a vast Universe of questions and Answers. Eliot is Rabbi of Temple Menorah, Miami Beach and a Community Leader.

Munich Olympics Massacre: A Promise 40 years in the Making: Zaq Harrison In August 1972 Zaq Harrison was an 8 year old boy who's hero was Olympic swimmer Mark Spitz. By the time the games had ended he made a promise that took 40 years to keep. This amazing journey from Appalachia to Israel is shared in the short story "They're all gone" he wrote for the HBO documentary "Sport in America: Our defining stories" and later the basis for the educational program Olympic Choices (

Zaq is an experienced Jewish communal professional and currently the Regional Director for American Friends of Tel Aviv University

"Planting the seeds of a New Year 5779"( lecture and meditation): Sandra Ratner

For every instant in your life, there is an initial Beginning, a point of pure potentiality that expands and shapes into a seed to be planted. The teachings of the Jewish Mystics present to us a metaphoric view of the Biblical narrative of BERESHIT in context of the nature of man and our true potential to generate our own perception of reality.

Sandra is a certified Kabbalah Coach and Healer and a Spiritual Intelligence Coach.

Middot Based Decision Making: Jason Wasser

This session will focus on how to create core Jewish values for a simplistic and more empowered life.

Jason is a marriage and family therapist and an experienced Jewish educator.

Israeli -American in Florida: Hidden Treasure: Nir Lerman

The many faces of Florida’s Israeli community: what were the changes to Israeli immigration to Florida and how have they affected the needs of the community and development of local leadership?

Nir is the Regional Director of the Israel American Committee (IAC)

Love No Matter What-Improving the Parent Child Relationship: Adina Stilerman

The 21st century family faces challenges that trigger a strained parent-child relationship. A refreshing blend of modern psychology and ancient Jewish texts makes this class life changing for both parents and adult children who want to improve their relationships.

Adina Stilerman is the co-founder of Yehudi, an organization devoted to teaching the minds and touching the hearts of Jewish college students and young professionals across the state of Florida.

"Shira B'Tzibur" – Sing Along: Yaakov “Jimmy” Costello

Join Jimmy, the Musical Maggid for an old school classic Hebrew and Jewish Communal Sing A-Long.

Yaakov Yisrael Jimmy Costello is a passionate singer, storyteller and educator.

Torah Yoga: Havi Kunis

Lift your spirits, raise your health and spiritual level with a Torah Yoga Session.

Havi Kunis is an educator and certified yoga instructor.

See you at Limmud Miami “Pop Up” Don’t forget to register: click here

Holocaust Education Week

The legacy of the Holocaust will be considered from cultural, scholarly and personal perspectives through a series of enlightening film presentations, lectures, community discussions and an exhibit during Holocaust Education Week, February 22-26, 2016. Holocaust Education Week is a community-wide program of the Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach, a Committee of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation. All events are free of charge and open to the public. All of the programs will take place at the Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach or FIU College of Architecture + The Arts | Miami Beach Urban Studios.

The highlight of the program is the Yad Vashem exhibition “How Was It Humanely Possible?” Miami Beach is the first stop in a U.S. tour for this exhibition It will be on display at FIU’s College of Architecture + The Arts | Miami Beach Urban Studios from February 22 to March 4 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (Closed Saturday/Sunday, February 27-28).

For a full listing of events and speakers and to RSVP please go to the following link:

The Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach is a Committee of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation. Special thanks to the Florida Department of Education, City of Miami Beach, Cultural Affairs Program, Cultural Arts Program and the Wilzig family.

Volunteer at the Holocaust Memorial

Are you interested in a meaningful volunteer experience at the Holocaust Memorial? Do you believe in the importance of Holocaust Education? Do you enjoy working with people of all ages? Can you commit to a regularly scheduled volunteer shift?

Then the Docent Development Program of the Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach is a wonderful opportunity for you.

An eight session volunteer training program will be conducted from February 18 to March 30, 2016. A limited number of spaces are available and you must attend all eight training sessions in order to become a docent.

For further information and to apply please contact Daniel Reed, Holocaust Memorial Education Coordinator at 305.538.1663 or