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Rose Weiss: Mother of Miami Beach

Event Date:

February 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


North Lake Presbyterian Church
975 Rolling Acres Rd
Lady Lake, FL 32162


Ray Russomano
(352) 259-4359

Program Description:

Rose Weiss (1886-1974), “Mother of Miami Beach” as she became known, never planned on being a pioneer. She just did “what needed doing!” When she arrived in 1919 Miami Beach was not much more than a sparsely populated sandbar and much “needed doing!” With persistence and a smile, this feisty, compassionate Jewish mother began at once to transform it and along the way created jobs, fought prejudice, helped the needy, gave the city its motto and even designed the city’s flag! Chautauqua Scholar, Carrie Sue Ayvar, brings this remarkable woman to life, demonstrating the personality and attitude that impacted Miami Beach and Florida so greatly. Q & A allows the audience to interact and learn more.