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February 2019

Growing Up as the Daughter of a Prophet with Dr. Susannah Heschel in Sarasota

February 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Aviva – A Campus for Senior Living – Kretzmer Auditorium,
1951 N. Honore Ave.
Sarasota, FL 34235 United States
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The Florida Holocaust Museum’s GHRAM Series – Sponsored by Wells Fargo Aviva - A Campus for Senior Life and The Florida Holocaust Museum are excited to welcome the extraordinary religious scholar and educator Dr. Susannah Heschel, daughter of Rabbi Abraham Josuha Heschel. Join Dr. Heschel as she shares her personal journey growing up in the very heart of the Civil Rights Movement. Learn firsthand how her father's activism including his famous participation in Martin Luther King Jr's march on Selma,…

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To Life: Rock, Roll, Remember

February 9 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Renaissance Vinoy Resort,
501 5th Ave NE
St. Petersburg, FL 33701 United States
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For additional information and/or to purchase tickets, please visit: https://www.flholocaustmuseum.org/support/to-life-annual-benefit Loebenberg Humanitarian Award Recipients  Jeffrey K. Cohen, MD Jeffrey K. Cohen, MD is the President of Allegheny General Hospital, the hospital that treated the gunman from the Tree of Life synagogue shooting that occurred in Pittsburgh this October. Dr. Cohen’s actions exemplified true leadership, the leadership of compassion and humanity. He and his team demonstrated to the world what it means to be an Upstander. Dr. Cohen is a member…

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Cuba’s Forgotten Jewels: A Haven in Havana

February 14 @ 4:15 pm - 6:00 pm
USF St. Pete Campus University Student Center,
200 6th Ave South
St. Petersburg, FL 33701 United States
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Cuba’s Forgotten Jewels: A Haven in Havana February 14th at 4:15pm at USF St. Petersburg, Kate Tiedemann College of Business Auditorium In partnership with the St. Petersburg Conference on World Affairs and generously supported by the Jack Chester Foundation This film explores the little known story of the Jewish refugees who escaped Nazi-occupied Europe and found a safe haven on the Caribbean island of Cuba. Marion Kreith escaped war torn Europe as a young girl with her family, evading Nazi capture…

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Why The Merchant of Venice is not an Antisemitic Play

February 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Florida Holocaust Museum,
55 5th Street S
Saint Petersburg, FL 33701 United States
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Professor Sara Munson Deats, Why The Merchant of Venice is not an Antisemitic Play sponsored by the St. Petersburg Chapter of Hadassah and presented by the St. Petersburg Celebration of the Arts — with a mini exhibition of selections of Arthur Szyk’s graphics illustrating The Last Days of Shylock written by Ludwig Lewisohn and published by Harper & Brothers in 1931 viewed during the reception. This program is free and open to the public! In partnership with: The St. Petersburg Chapter…

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March 2019

Road to Valor, Book Talk with Author Aili McConnon

March 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Florida Holocaust Museum,
55 5th Street S
Saint Petersburg, FL 33701 United States
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Road to Valour: A True Story of World War II Italy, the Nazis, and the Cyclist Who Inspired a Nation is the inspiring, against-the-odds story of Gino Bartali, the cyclist who made the greatest comeback in Tour de France history and secretly aided the Italian resistance during World War II. Gino Bartali is best known as an Italian cycling legend who not only won the Tour de France twice but also holds the record for the longest time span between…

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April 2019

The Soap Myth Tampa – Starring Ed Asner!

April 15
Tampa Jewish Community Centers and Federation

April 15th at Tampa JCC and Federation The Florida Holocaust Museum, along with The Tampa JCCs & Federation and the Sarasota Opera House, are thrilled to present The Soap Myth on Monday, April 15 at the Bryan Glazer Family JCC in Tampa and on Tuesday, April 16 at the Sarasota Opera House!  The Soap Myth stars Ed Asner, Tovah Feldshuh, Ned Eisenberg, and Liba Vaynberg in the live readings of Jeff Cohen’s play, directed by Pam Berlin. The Soap Myth takes place…

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The Soap Myth Sarasota – Starring Ed Asner!

April 16
Sarasota Opera,
61 N Pineapple Avenue
Sarasota, FL 34236 United States
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April 16th at Sarasota Opera House The Florida Holocaust Museum, along with The Tampa JCCs & Federation and the Sarasota Opera House, are thrilled to present The Soap Myth on Monday, April 15 at the Bryan Glazer Family JCC in Tampa and on Tuesday, April 16 at the Sarasota Opera House!  The Soap Myth stars Ed Asner, Tovah Feldshuh, Ned Eisenberg, and Liba Vaynberg in the live readings of Jeff Cohen’s play, directed by Pam Berlin. The Soap Myth takes place more…

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