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Most Literary and Performing Arts programs at the Alper JCC take place in the Robert Russell Theater. Our annual schedule includes a wide variety of authors, comedians, lecturers, musicians, theatrical productions and movie presentations. Please contact 305.271.9000, x268 or email@example.com for tickets and additional information.
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4pm • Alper JCC Robert Russell Theater, Bldg. 4
$18 Community / $36 Preferred
A multi-media presentation about two survivors - a Jewish Boy and a Roman Catholic Artist. The Dachau Album tells the story of two men that seek to reveal the mysteries Arnold Unger discovered at 15 years old.
Arnold Unger, at 15 years old, survived the concentration camp in Dachau, Germany. Upon his emigration to the United States in 1947, he had in his possession a sequential artistic narrative of life and death in Dachau – an Artist’s Diary. This leather-bound album contained 30 drawings by Michael Porulski, a Roman Catholic Polish political prisoner. The album also contains artifacts such as Nazi uniform patches, a swatch of a prisoner’s uniform, and hundreds of photographs portraying the horrors of the camp, followed by the jubilation of the prisoners upon liberation and their attempts at a normal life. The Dachau Album Project tells the compelling stories of these two men, seeks to uncover the mysteries contained within it and relates the experience of the Holocaust in a way never depicted before.
Co-Sponsors: Arnold Unger Foundation for Remembrance and Yiddishkayt initiative, Inc.
LITERARY CIRCLE FRIEND receives a Ticket to Women’s Day Luncheon and two General Admission tickets to ten requested Book Festival events (excluding Steven Levenson and Isaac Mizrahi). $200
LITERARY CIRCLE PATRON receives a Patron Ticket to Women’s Day Luncheon and 2 Reserved Seats to all requested Book Festival events (excluding Isaac Mizrahi) and 1 ticket with book to Steven Levenson. $360
NESHAMA – A Women’s Giving Circle that helps to perpetuate the richness of our Jewish heritage through art, music and literature. Neshama members receive a Patron Ticket to Women's Day Luncheon, 2 Reserved Seats to all requested Book Festival events, 1 Reserved ticket to Isaac Mizrahi, 1 ticket with book to Steven Levenson, invitations to all Opening Receptions of the Futernick Family Art Gallery and the Lisa Ann Watson Children's Discovery Museum, two preferred tickets to Guy Bavali, JCC movies, and 1 ticket to Dance Now! Miami. Members’ names are inscribed on the Neshama Wall in the lobby of the Sablotsky Cultural Arts Center. $1000. For information about Neshama or to join, call Ann Horenstein at 305-271-9000 x 253.
Literary Circle Friend - $200 | Literary Circle Patron - $360 | Neshama - $1,000
For information on how you can support the Annual Berrin Family Jewish Book Festival, please call 305.271.9000 x268 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The 38th Annual Alper JCC Berrin Family Jewish Book Festival has been made possible through the generous support of: Baron Estate Sales; City of Coral Gables; Coral Gables Country Club; In Memory of Hillelene Lustig; Israel, Rose, Henry and Robert Weiner Charitable Foundation, Inc. in Memory of Hermine Wiener; Israel Bonds; JCC Neshama Society; The Sue and Leonard Miller Center for Contemporary Judaic Studies at the University of Miami; The Zelda and John Schwebel Family Foundation in Memory of John M. Schwebel. The Jewish Book Festival and Cultural Arts programs are also made possible with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners. Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.
Theater Rentals - The Russell theater is available for rent to outside agencies, theaters, dancers, comedians, musicians, talent shows, educational performances, professional and community productions, recitals, lectures, films and more. This active theater brings information, entertainments, positive energy and vital engagement to our community. For more information on theater rentals, please contact Adrienne Birkett at 305.271.9000 x250 or email email@example.com