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Shtisel Discussion Group  
Wednesdays at 1 PM

Join us for a lively discussion of the Israeli television series Shtisel led by Phyllis Levy. We will have a chance to explore how the series embodies the many values we live by as Jews. Please watch the episode before each discussion.

Phyllis Levy is a Temple Judea member, former librarian, and longtime film discussion leader.
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Florida’s Converso and Sephardi Jews: Legacies of the Spanish Inquisition
with Dr. Henry Green
From Argentina to Miami - Monday, January 31 at 7 pm
The Converso Experience - Monday, February 7 at Noon
From Cuba to Miami - Monday, March 7 at Noon

The presentations highlight two nearly invisible Jewish populations, the Sephardi and Converso, that were displaced multiple times before migrating to Miami. Dr. Green will provide a brief overview with video followed by a conversation with the panelists, members of the congregation. Session 1—Argentina (January 31) and Session 3—Cuba (February 14), reveal the voices of the last generation of Sephardi born in North Africa and the Middle East who migrated to Hispanic America before immigrating to Miami. Their memories of Jewish life in Arab lands and how it has intersected within Hispanic heritage unveils another perspective on contemporary American-Jewish identity. Session 2 (February 7), highlights the Conversos, individuals who were born Catholic but who have returned to their Sephardi-Jewish roots.  Genie Milgrom, past president of the Miami Jewish Genealogical Society and the Society for Crypto-Judaic Studies, will share tracing her maternal lineage 15 generations to pre-Inquisition Spain.

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Henry Green is Professor of Religious Studies and the former director of Judaic and Sephardic Studies at the University of Miami, Florida. He is the founding director of The Jewish Museum of Florida, and of Sephardi Voices, a digital archive of Arab Jews. He has served as a Visiting Fellow at Oxford University and at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and has given testimony to the Congressional Human Rights Caucus in the United States as an advocate for the rights of those displaced.

Justice or Revenge in Post-Holocaust Jewish Cinema | Film Discussion Group with Phyllis Levy 
Sunday,  February 20 at 7:30
Winter Hunt In —On a mission of vigilante justice, a young woman goes to extremes to seek reprisal against a suspected ex-Nazi. For a complete list of films and dates please click here.

*Please note: Many of the films in this series contain scenes of violence which may be upsetting to some viewers. Films are available on Amazon Prime and should be viewed in advance of the discussion.

This series runs every third Sunday, through May 22 at 7:30 PM
Phyllis Levy is a Temple Judea member, former librarian, and longtime film discussion leader.
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Rhythms of Jewish Living | with Dr. Lenore Kipper 
Sundays through May 15th, 10:30 - 11:30 AM

“For everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven.” - Ecclesiastes

The flow of Jewish time is marked by moments, rituals, symbols, holidays and observances rich in meaning and tradition. This course examines the Jewish year, day-to-day Jewish living, rites of passage and formative national moments through a variety of texts and sources. Together, we will uncover the deeper meanings underlying Jewish practice and what it means to live Jewishly.

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The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Miami (OLLI at UM) is a community of lifelong learners. OLLI at UM provides a relaxed learning environment for those aged 50 or better who share a common understanding that life should be filled with continual intellectual growth and exploration. Join OLLI at UM! Click here for more information.  

Thu, January 20 2022 18 Sh'vat 5782