Forthcoming Events:

New York Public Library (online)

Doc Chat: Doc Chat Episode 7: Listening to and Reading Holocaust Testimony

Thursday, October 22, 2020, 3:30 p.m.

End times are approximate. Events may end early or late.

Doc Chat is a program series that digs deep into the stories behind the Library’s most interesting collections and highlights ways that teachers can incorporate them into the classroom.


In Episode 7, NYPL's Lyudmila Sholokhova is joined by Meri-Jane Rochelson, Professor Emerita at Florida International University, to discuss the oral history of Dr. Rochelson's father, Eli G. Rochelson, part of the American Jewish Committee's Oral History Collection at NYPL. They will approach Dr. Eli Rochelson's interview as an essential primary source documenting the horrors of the Holocaust experience and the strength of spiritual resistance, and they will discuss how Holocaust survivors adjusted to American life.


Educators, scholars, students, and all primary source lovers are welcome to join this lively conversation. Each 30-minute episode takes place online.


Register HERE, and explore all upcoming Doc Chat episodes HERE


Limmud 2020 New Orleans, March 20-22, 2020 (Postponed)

​“Israel Zangwill's The Melting-Pot (1908):

The Play that Tried to Change History”

Book Talk: Eli's Story: A Twentieth-Century Jewish Life


Past Events:

Limmud 2020 Miami, February 23, 2020

​“The Play that Tried to Change History:

Israel Zangwill's The Melting-Pot "

College of Humanities and Social Sciences,

Jewish Studies, English, and History

Louisiana State University

Baton Rouge, LA

​“Israel Zangwill's The Melting-Pot (1908):

The Play that Tried to Change History”

March 18, 2019

113 Allen Hall

3:00 p.m.

The English Department at FIU,

the Holocaust Studies Initiative, and

the Center for Women's and Gender Studies


present a book launch with signing and reception for ​

Eli's Story: A Twentieth-Century Jewish Life

by Meri-Jane Rochelson

Books & Books

265 Aragon Avenue

Coral Gables, FL ​

Sunday, October 7, 2018

6:00-8:00 p.m.

Miami Book Fair

Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus

300 NE 2nd Avenue,

Miami, FL 33132

Saturday, November 17, 2018

5:00-6:00 p.m.

University Press Panel

Building 8, Room 8201

Sunday, November 18, 2018

2:30-3:30 p.m.

Eli's Story: A Twentieth-Century Jewish Life

Centre Gallery, Building 1, 3rd floor

The Chaim Yakov Shlomo College of Jewish Studies

and The Shul

"Israel Zangwill: The First Anglo-Jewish Celebrity," lecture followed by a seminar discussion with CYS students on Zangwill's story "The Jewish Trinity"

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

The Shul, Surfside, FL

7:00 p.m.


The Jewish Book Council, sponsored by Michael-Ann Russell JCC, Beth Torah, Temple Sinai, and numerous other Northeast Miami-Dade synagogues and organizations

Meet the Author:

A Talk on Eli's Story: A Twentieth-Century Jewish Life

Beth Torah Benny Rok Campus

Monday, March 4, 2019

7:30 p.m.

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