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Calling Our Culture: Jews of Florida: Centuries of Stories
Calling Our Culture is a three-part series where we will explore the complexities of different cultures within our community, through the humanities. In this event, we will explore a 60-minute presentation based on the author’s seminal book, the first comprehensive history of the Jews of Florida from colonial times to the present “a sweeping tapestry of voices” spanning centuries. Despite not being officially allowed to live in Florida until 1763. Jewish immigrants escaping expulsions and exclusions were among the earliest settlers. They have been integral to every area of Florida’s growth, from tilling the land and developing early communities to boosting tourism and ultimately pushing mankind into space. You will meet contemporary Floridian Jews and pioneers who impacted history beginning 257 years ago and possibly in 16th century Florida.
Funding for this program was provided by Florida Humanities and sponsored in part by State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.
Date/time: September 29 @ 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Presented By:Marcia Jo Zerivitz, Oral Historian
Event Type:Combination of in-person and virtual/online