Mondays at Museum Series

Classes, Workshops & Lectures
Date Monday, January 23, 2017, 7:00 pm Organization Jewish Museum of Florida – FIU Categories Classes, Workshops & Lectures
Place Jewish Museum of Florida - FIU Address 301 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach Phone 786-972-3187 Website http://www.jewishmuseum.com/ Contact Email education@jewishmuseum.com

Nathan Devir, University of Utah, will present “Dispersed Among the Nations: The Lost Tribes of Israel in Madagascar” at the Mkondays at Museum Series. In May 2016, 121 people on the island country of Madagascar formally converted to Orthodox Judaism. Although this mass conversion was the first of its kind to take place on the island, widespread perceptions surrounding Israelite descent in Madagascar go back centuries. How did these perceptions take hold among a population with no recorded historical ties to Jewish communities elsewhere? JMOF members $5 non-members $10, FIU students free.