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Jews in Florida: Centuries of Stories
Join Marcia Jo Zervitz, Founding Exec. Dir., Jewish Museum of FL-FIU, as she virtually shares the history of Jewish communities, citizens and leaders who were integral to every area of Florida’s growth from colonial times to the present. This is a FREE online event but you need to register in advance. If you are unable to attend at 7 P.M. you will be able to view a recording of the program for 7 days but you must register in advance.
The Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU (JMOF-FIU) is the only museum dedicated to telling the story of more than 250 years of Florida Jewish history, arts and culture, with a growing collection of more than 100,000 items. While reflective of the Jewish experience in Florida, JMOF-FIU creates understanding of the shared immigrant experience in our multicultural society. The Museum’s core exhibition, MOSAIC: Jewish Life in Florida 1763 to today, originated by Marcia Jo Zerivitz, began as a statewide grassroots collecting effort, which included gathering photographs, artifacts and oral histories from descendants of pioneer families, as well as the state’s more recent arrivals. Mosaic traveled to 13 Florida cities from 1990-1994 and generated so much interest that by 1995, it evolved into the Jewish Museum of Florida.
This program is funded in part by a Florida Humanities Community Project Grant in partnership with the Ormond Beach Historical Society.
Date/time: January 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Presented By:Marcia Jo Zervitz, Founding Exec. Dir., Jewish Museum of FL-FIU