Mar 13, 2011. 2:00 p.m.
On Sunday, March 13 at 2:00 p.m. Dr. Miriam Klein Kassenoff will speak at the Jewish Museum of Florida. Her presentation, The Power of Perseverance: One Family’s Escape from the Holocaust, is about her family’s harrowing escape from Nazi Europe. Admission is free to members and free with Museum entry ticket. Please RSVP to 786.972.3175 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Walk-ins are welcome.
Dr. Klein Kassenoff, born in Kosice, Czechoslovakia, fled Nazi Europe in 1941 with her family when she was a small child, after a miraculous escape of hiding and being on the run for seven months. The family, which included her infant brother, the late Honorable Judge Ted Klein, arrived in America in 1941 and then settled in Miami Beach in 1957. Miriam’s father Rabbi Maurice Klein, was an assistant to Rabbi Irving Lehrman at Temple Emanu-el.
Miriam Klein Kassenoff, the first appointee in Miami-Dade County Public Schools to specifically implement Holocaust education, will share her family’s incredible story of ultimate survival. She is the Director of the Holocaust Teachers Institute at the University of Miami where she also serves as an adjunct lecturer, as well as the first Education Specialist for Holocaust Studies for Miami-Dade County Public Schools.
About the Museum
The Jewish Museum of Florida on South Beach is housed in two adjacent lovingly restored historic buildings that were once synagogues for Miami Beach’s first Jewish congregation. The focal point of the Museum is its core exhibit MOSAIC: Jewish Life in Florida 1763 to the Present and temporary history and art exhibits that change periodically. Current exhibits are Seeking Justice: The Leo Frank Case Revisited through August 14 and Auktion 392: Reclaiming the Galerie Stern, Dusseldorf through April 25. A Collections & Research Center, several films, Timeline Wall of Jewish history, Museum Store and Bessie’s Bistro complete the experience for visitors of all ages and backgrounds. Accredited by the American Association of Museums. The museum is open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. except Mondays and Civil and Jewish holidays. Admission: Adults/$6; Seniors/$5; Families/$12;Members and children under 6/Always Free; Saturdays/Free.
Jewish Museum of Florida
301 Washington Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139