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Newsletter for members of the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU

Volume XXVI | Number 4 | June 2014

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Chairman’s Message A SIZZLING SUMMER IS PLANNED FOR THE MUSEUM! As we head into the summer months, our Museum provides a cool respite from the summer heat, with lots of activities for you and your out-of-town guests. We have a full line-up of programs, including chef demonstrations of smoothie samples and outrageous desserts, a wine tasting event, Museum mixers, Sunday afternoon movies and a recipe contest closing out the season. Be sure to pull out and save pages 12-13 of TILES with the full schedule. If you have not had the chance yet to fully enjoy our two current exhibits, Growers Grocers & Gefilte Fish: Florida Jews and Food and Cinema Judaica: The War Years 1939-1949, treat yourself to a nice long visit – there’s so much to explore that every time you come, you learn something new. I am so excited about and proud of the high quality of our exhibits and events, regularly engaging such a diverse mix of visitors of all ages, from every corner of the world. We deeply appreciate your continued support to make all this possible. Have a safe and relaxing summer. I look forward to seeing you here often!

Sincerely, Elliot N. Stone Chairman of the Board

Table of Contents Chairman’s Message....................................................................................... 2 Cover Story..................................................................................................... 3 Keys to the Collection..................................................................................... 4 Education........................................................................................................ 5 Purim 2014.................................................................................................. 6-9 Happenings.................................................................................. 10-11, 14-15 Events...................................................................................................... 12-13 Membership............................................................................................. 16-17 JMOF-FIU Supporters.............................................................................. 18-19 Memorials and Tributes..................................................................................20 Volunteers and Heritage Society....................................................................21 Fall 2014 Classes at JMOF-FIU & Museum Information.................................22 TILES image: MOSAIC photo: Felix Glickstein on alligator in Jacksonville, 1916. Cover: Haroset sampling prepared by FIU Hospitality Students.


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JMOF-FIU Leadership Advisory Board Officers Chair Elliot N. Stone, Miami Vice-Chairs Isabel Bernfeld Anderson, Miami Beach Kenneth M. Bloom, Pinecrest Paul Drucker, Boca Raton Treasurer David Adler, Miami Beach Secretary Leslie Jay Gross, Miami Advisory Board Members Ellie Aibel, Coral Gables Elaine Bloom, Miami Beach Helene S. Dubbin, Miami Murray H. Dubbin, Miami Stephen Fain, Davie Frances Gaynor, Pinecrest Judy Gilbert-Gould, Miami Ira D. Giller, Miami Beach Norman Levine, North Miami Beach Gwen Margolis, Coconut Grove Boris Rosen, Surfside Louis Schneider, Miami Gerald K. Schwartz, Miami Beach Leonard A. Wien, Miami Beach Linda B. Zilber, Bay Harbor Islands Past Presidents W. James Orovitz (deceased) – MOSAIC Founding President Maynard Abrams (deceased) Helene Herskowitz, Delray Beach Sandra Angel Malamud, Sarasota Norman M. Giller (deceased) – Museum Founding President Norman Levine, North Miami Beach Helene S. Dubbin, Miami Ira D. Giller, Miami Beach Leonard A. Wien, Miami Beach Linda B. Zilber, Bay Harbor Islands HONORARY COUNCIL MEMBERS Harold Aibel, Coral Gables Sheldon Anderson, Miami Jerry Blank, Sun Valley, Idaho Betty Cooper, Miami Beach Michael Dribin, Miami Beach Samuel J. Dubbin, Miami Harvey J. Feld, Tampa George Feldenkreis, Miami

Mikki & Morris Futernick, Coconut Grove Jeffrey Gilbert, Miami Beach Jane & Jerrold Goodman, Miami Beach Sonya Rabin Greenfield, Miami Nicki Englander Grossman, Hollywood Daniel F. Herz, Plantation Lewis M. Kanner, Coral Gables Betsy Kaplan, Miami Judge Gerald Kogan, Miami Jack H. Levine, Miami Morris D. Levitt, Coconut Grove Saundra D. Lieber, Aventura Norman Lipoff, Miami Hannah Lipton, Aventura Hazel M. Mack, Jacksonville Julian Meitin, Orlando Bess Myerson, Santa Monica, California Avis Lee Neiman, Miami Jonathan Nelson, North Miami Norma Jean Ober Stone, Coral Gables Joseph W. Pallot, Miami Doris C. Rosenblatt, Tampa Lloyd L. Ruskin, Miami Beach Lina Zargar Samimy, Coral Gables Gloria G. Scharlin, Coral Gables Shirlee Segall Schiller, Miami Beach Norman Schwartz, North Miami Beach Teddi B. Segal, Hendersonville, NC Tamra Sheffman, Miami Beach Gary P. Simon, Miami Marilyn K. Solomon, Coconut Grove Jean Soman, Miami Stanley G. Tate, Bay Harbor Islands Jackie & Bob Traurig, Coconut Grove Linda Widrich Weitz, Miami Beach Pauline Winick, Miami Beach Sharyn Wittner, St. Petersburg Executive Director & Chief Curator Jo Ann Arnowitz Founding Executive Director Marcia Jo Zerivitz


FIU Hospitality Students Get Real Life Experience with Alumnus Chef Allen Susser

JMOF-FIU Executive Director Jo Ann Arnowitz and Chef Allen Susser at An Evening with Chef Allen.


Dining Room.

t was a mouthwatering experience that left guests with intoxicating dreams of exotic variations on haroset, succulent mushrooms, flavorful Mahi-Mahi, and a chocolate dessert that would soothe any soul… On April 9, 2014, Upper Level JMOF-FIU members and supporters were treated to an exclusive four-course dinner curated by the acclaimed Chef Allen Susser. The event was held at FIU’s Biscayne Bay Campus. Guests were escorted to the Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management’s beautiful new state-of-the art dining room with its high ceilings, ornate fixtures, and video monitors that ran a presentation of the students preparing for the dinner and a photo montage of past Museum events. Under the supervision of Lead Instructor Chef Michael Moran, this special dinner was planned, prepared and served by FIU Hospitality students as a training session for the Advanced Food Production Management Course. Each student had a role in the event, either front or back of the house. The team that ran the front of house had to focus on proper service etiquette, while the back of the house team focused on food preparation using Chef Allen’s recipes. This evening’s class served as a “final exam” for the Student Group Managers: Mauricio Uribe (General Manager), Skylar Siegel (Dining Room Manager), Stephanie Zorrilla (Assistant Dining Room Manager), Kerline St. Prouix (Operations Manager), Viviana Siles (Bakery and Pastry Manager), Jenna Wohl (Kitchen Manager), and Claudia Vera (Assistant Kitchen Manager). In the weeks prior to the event, Chef Allen mentored the students, showing them the proper preparation and presentation of his delectable dishes, created especially for this event. “We did so much to prepare for this event, but the main thing that we did was to train our front of house and back of house staff, which consisted of our classmates,” explained Dining Room Manager, Skylar Siegel, “We spent a lot of time training them on the menu, ingredients and service procedures.” When asked how she felt the evening went, Skylar replied, “I feel that the evening went amazingly well, especially being

FIU Hospitality Students with Chef Allen Susser and Chef Michael Moran after a fantastic evening.

that my management group and I had no idea what the printed menus or centerpieces would look like until the day of the event. But the most fun part of the evening for me was having the opportunity to speak to the guests one-on-one, because it was so great to hear their positive feedback. I also thoroughly enjoyed working with Chef Allen and introducing him at the beginning of the event.” Mauricio Uribe, the evening’s General Manager, has a lot of experience in the service industry, but this program gave him a special insight into other roles. “I learned about the prep and timing of the meal and the dining room preparation, like folding napkins and placement of silverware. I never had back of the house experience, so this was the best part. The facility has stateof-the-art equipment that I’ve never seen in most restaurants! Also, Chef Moran was great. He was very approachable.” For many of the students, this was the end of their coursework. After graduation, most plan on pursuing positions at top restaurants or training in specialized leadership programs. For instance, Skylar hopes to take part in Marriott’s Voyage MIT/ Leadership Development Program. “I just got a great email from them and when I am accepted, I will be sent away to a new unknown location where I will work with the best of the best in the hospitality industry and be molded into the great manager that I know I can be. Upon completion of that program I plan to complete my masters degree while working for Marriott. Overall, I am just so thankful for all that FIU’s Chaplin School of Hospitality has taught me and for all of the opportunities that the career services offices have provided me with. It is an amazing program that I will dearly miss.” This intimate Dinner with Chef Allen was offered as part of our series of food related events in conjunction with our current exhibit, Growers, Grocers & Gefilte Fish. You can see more photos from this special evening on page 11. If you are hungry for more, our next “foodie” event is Sunday, June 8th with NPR personality, Linda Gassenheimer sharing recipes and smoothies from her latest cookbook Simply Smoothies (see pages 12-13).

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Keys to the Collection offers an inside peek at JMOF-FIU’s vast collections Pocket watch with Hebrew numerals owned by George Dzialynski, born in 1857, in Jacksonville. George was the first child born in Florida to a Jewish family that planted roots in the state and has continued to live here as Jews since 1850.

From the Collections of the Jewish Museum of Florida, originated by Marcia Jo Zerivitz, founding executive director. As is the case for all museums, our limited amount of gallery space prevents us from showing visitors everything in our collection, which includes more than 100,000 artifacts, documents, photographs and ephemera. This series provides the opportunity for a “behind the scenes look” at items in our collection, giving our audience from all over the world a chance to learn about some of our museum’s treasures.

Saluting Florida Jewish Service men and women in the armed forces. U.S. Army Sergeant Jeanette Jacobson, c.1943. Born in New York City, Sergeant Jacobson enlisted in the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) in August 1942 and was sent to Fort Des Moines, Iowa for training. When the Women’s Army Corps (WAC) formed in 1943, she enlisted again and was assigned as a supply sergeant. In September 1943, Sergeant Jacobson was sent to England and served at Headquarters-8th Air Force as a secretary. After V-E Day, she was transferred to the Intelligence Section until October 1945, when she was discharged. Sergeant Jacobson was awarded the Bronze Star, Good Conduct Medal, WAC Service Medal, EuropeanAfrican-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, Victory Medal and the New York State Conspicuous Service Cross. After the war, she joined the Jewish War Veterans, becoming the first woman Commander of the North Miami Beach (FL) Post. In 1996, she was elected to be Florida State Commander. Jacobson has served as a Director of the National Museum of American Jewish Military History. She also volunteered four times in Israel, working in vehicle maintenance at a tank and heavy truck base. U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Abe Stein, c.1944. Sergeant Stein joined the Army in November 1940, rather than waiting to be drafted. He was assigned to the Army Medical Department and he asked to be stationed in Hawaii. Sergeant Stein arrived in Hawaii in January 1941 and was assigned to the Schofield Barracks Station Hospital. On December 7, 1941, he was shaken from his bed at 7:55 a.m. as the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor began. Having survived the attack, Sergeant Stein returned to the U.S. in June 1943, before being sent to Europe in March 1944. As a member of the 31st Medical Depot Company, he also participated in the Allied Invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944.

U.S. Army Private Harold Baumgarten, 1944. Private Baumgarten was drafted into the Army when he turned 18 and was assigned to the 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division. He was sent to England and trained for the invasion of Europe. On D-Day, June 6, 1944, Private Baumgarten, with a large Star of David painted in his field jacket, landed with the first wave on Dog Green Sector, Omaha Beach. Of the 30 men on his landing boat, he was only one of two survivors. During the two days of taking the beach, he was wounded five times, including stepping on a land mine. He was awarded the French Legion of Honor, Purple Heart, two Bronze Stars, Conspicuous Service Cross of New York State and the Jubilee Medal of Freedom from the Government of Normandy. The wristwatch that Baumgarten wore on D-Day is on exhibit at the National World War II Museum. His story inspired Steven Spielberg’s opening scene in the film “Saving Private Ryan.” After the war, Baumgarten received his Master of Science and Doctor of Medicine from the University of Miami and practiced medicine in Jacksonville for 40 years. U.S. Army Technical Sergeant Adah Straus, c.1944. Born in 1914 in Richmond, VA, Sergeant Straus taught band in small towns in Virginia. In 1943, she joined the Women’s Army Corps (WAC) and the 403rd Army Service Forces (ASF) band. Sergeant Straus’ stripes came quickly and when the director told the band that she was now the top non-commissioned (non-com), the other non-com (Sergeant Holland) said “No G-damn Jew is gonna boss me.” The Post Attorney made Sergeant Holland apologize to Sergeant Straus in front of the band. This was the first time that Adah Straus had run into antisemitism. She moved to Coconut Grove, FL in 1954 after marrying Harold Jaffer.

It’s important to remember that the museum would not have its extensive collection if it weren’t for so many of you who have graciously donated your family’s memorabilia to be preserved and available for future generations. To add items about the past and current Florida Jewish experience to the museum’s collection, please contact the registrar at 786-972-3167. Learn more about our latest Keys to the Collection

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Promoting Social Action in the Classroom On Sunday, March 9, we conducted our third and final Professional Development Workshop for the 201314 school year for K-12 educators. The cross-curricular workshop was designed in conjunction with our exhibit, CINEMA JUDAICA: The War Years, 1939-1949, focusing on popular culture, mass media and effecting positive social change in the classroom and the community. The goal of the workshop was to provide instructional materials about the role of the Hollywood film industry in the war effort and how propaganda can be used to influence attitudes of the community towards a particular

point of view. The keynote speaker, Professor Barbara Weitz, serves as Director of the FIU Film Studies Certificate Program in addition to her roles as member of the FIU European Studies Faculty and Affiliated Faculty of both the Women’s Studies and the Judaic Studies departments. Teachers present their The highlight of the final projects. workshop for the teachers was breaking into groups to create and share posters they designed to advocate for positive social changes to implement the concepts from the in society. The workshop provided the workshop in classroom exercises with tools and inspiration for the teachers, their students.

Some teacher reflections from the Professional Development Workshop Lidia Lechtman, Aventura Waterways K-8 Center educator whose parents fled both Europe and Cuba wrote, “I like how the workshop tied in the topic of propaganda and hidden messages that have been brought out through cinema and advertising. I feel this is a very important topic that needs to be covered and discussed in the schools…It would be wonderful if through education and understanding, the human race will learn to live together and respect each other’s differences and similarities.” Elizabeth Mirabal, an art teacher at several area schools, commented, “(I) teach my students about forms of mass communication and visual culture…I enjoyed examining how the movie posters and the movie excerpts reflected certain ideas or points of view that are no longer considered politically correct, but which were acceptable topics of propaganda in the 1940s. I left motivated and wanting to share the information with the student population I work with.” Aracely Jurado, Aventura Waterways K-8 Center, summarized the experience saying, “We must learn from the past and the mistakes that humanity has made. In our poster you can see the evil side and the good side, as well as justice in the middle. As an educator and a mother, the most important thing is to teach the students and my own kids to fight for justice and equality.” For more information about JMOF-FIU K-12 Educational Programs contact: 786-972-3187 or

A Busy First Year for the Jonathan Symons B’nai Mitzvah Project nearly 350 bar and bat mitzvah celebrants from 22 participating synagogues. The b’nai mitzvah members and their families were also invited to special programs each month, designed to entertain, educate and excite, Ariel, Adam and Howard Weinberg, Eric Moss (cameraman), using the Museum’s and JMOF-FIU’s Chaim Lieberperson. exhibits as a inspiration In its first year, the Jewish Museum for meeting and mingling with teens of Florida-FIU’s Jonathan Symons from other synagogues. This year’s B’nai Mitzvah Project provided family activities included creating a B’nai gift memberships to the Museum to Mitzvah Comic Book, an interactive

cooking demonstration with Chef Danny Serfer, a challenging museum scavenger hunt and a film-making day to create a video highlighting their visit to the museum. The b’nai mitzvah students also had their pictures taken for our B’nai Mitzvah photo archive, since they are all now a part of Florida Jewish History! All B’nai Mitzvah Project families are invited to a special year-end celebration on Sunday, June 1, at 10:30 a.m. RSVP to Nancy Cohen at 786-972-3164 or membership@ Also, please contact Nancy to have your synagogue included in this exciting project!

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Purim 2014

Dining Room before the festivities.


FIU Students provide musical entertainment for the evening.

Inge Gatto, Isabel Anderson, Dorothy Cohn.

Stephen and Georgia Nimer.

Sara Somberg, Bonnie Sockel-Stone, Cheri M. Joblove.

Paul Drucker, Ellie Ganz, Steven Berwick, Elaine Bloom, Elliot Stone, Jo Ann Arnowitz, and Bonnie Sockel-Stone.

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Phyllis and Marty Winston and Marlin Galvin.

Purim 2014 Jonathan Macy, Candice Gidney, FIU President Mark Rosenberg, and Jo Ann Arnowitz. Top row: Robert Goldfarb, Nancy Rachman, Jo Ann Arnowitz, Georgia and Stephen Nimer. Bottom row: Paul Drucker, Barbara Goldfarb, Amy Sadeghi, Ellie Ganz. Top row: Lou Schneider, Rosalie Ehrenberg, Rudy Schwartz, Roberta Gordon, Lauren Carra. Bottom row: Ruthie Schwartz, Dr. Arthur and Rivka Shapiro, Daniela Bonini. Miami Beach City Manager Jimmy Morales and FIU President Mark Rosenberg.

Diane and Alan Lieberman.

Fran Gaynor, Helene Dubbin and Hazel Cypen.

Jo Ann Arnowitz, Renee Gross, Fran Gaynor, Ellie and Hal Aibel.

Top row: Frank Futernick, Elliot Stone, Michael Joblove, Jimmy Morales. Bottom row: Sara Somberg, Bonnie Sockel-Stone, Cherie Joblove.

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Top row: Diane Lieberman, Michael Denberg, Yael Dorin. Bottom row: Alan Lieberman, Ronalee and Russell Galbut.

Top row: Ronald and Eleanor Cohen, Barbara and Leonard Wien. Bottom row: Rabbi and Mrs. Sol Schiff, Honey and Ira Giller.

Top row: Jonathan Raiffe, Lori and Brett Spodak, Candice Gidney, Jonathan Macy. Bottom row: Laura Raiffe, Rachel Schapiro, Hinda Adler.

Top row: Norman and Sylvia Levine, Ivy Schamis, Sage, Linda and Ron Pasternak. Bottom row: Eleanor Levy, William and Esther Belfer.

Top row: Sam and Lori Dubbin, Madalyn Lesman, Andy Dubbin, David and Susan Dubbin. Bottom row: Hazel Cypen and her aide, Murray and Helene Dubbin.

Top row: Jerry Cohen, Nancy Doyle Cohen, Dominique Schwartz. Bottom row: Rita Cohen, Bob and Jackie Traurig.

Elaine Bloom, Jerry and Debby Schwartz, and Rabbi Amy Morrison.


Top row: Steven Schwartz, Michaelangelo Dooley, Claudio Ravinet, Sugey Vega, Chaim Lieberperson, Gita Shonek. Bottom row: Ed Vega, Ghislain Gouraige, Andrew Fusco, Patricia Perez.

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Arthur and Rivka Schapiro. Top row: Roger Epstein, Linda and Fredric Friedman, Phyllis and Marty Winston. Bottom row: Natalia Butsko, Jo Asmundsson, Laurie Galvin, Rabbi Amy Morrison, Marlin Galvin.

Top row: John Stack, Debby and Dean Kenneth Furton, Steven Berwick, Roger Gresham. Bottom row: D’Arsey D. Houlihan, Jill Granat, John Bussel, Emily Gresham.

Top row: Ron Mayer, Jeanne and Boris Rosen, Susan Vogel. Bottom row: Tamra Sheffman, Wendy Belkin, Inge Gatto, Isabel Anderson, Dorothy Cohn.

Top row: Gita Shonek, Jackie Goldstein, Alex Bana, Tammy Stern, Guy Ben-Zvi, Risa Schiff. Bottom row: Dominique Schwartz, Ira Newman, Karen and Gabe Deutch.

Linda and Sage Pasternak, Alex Bana.

Rudy and Ruthie Schwartz.

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Daughter of the King: Growing up in Gangland Author Presentation

JMOF-FIU Supporter Jonathan Symons receives the Key to the City of Miami Beach, presented by Commissioner Joy Malakoff. Sandra Lansky in front of the original synagogue’s stained-glass window dedicated to her father Meyer Lansky.

Touring the Museum

FIU Senior V.P. for Finance and Administration and CFO, Kenneth A. Jessell with State University Board of Governors Director of Finance and Facilities, Chris Kinsley and his wife Amy Kinsley.

Judge David Young and Burton Young.

Jo Ann Arnowitz with City of Miami Beach Commissioner Edward L. Tobin, Mayor Philip Levine, and Meyer Lansky II.

Packed house for Author Sandra Lansky. City of Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine with JMOF-FIU Advisory Board Members Isabel Bernfeld Anderson, Elliot Stone, and Kenneth Bloom.

Patricio Kreutzberger, son of Mario Kreutzberger (aka Don Francisco, Host of Sabado Gigante).

Front: Supporter and new JMOF-FIU docent Jonathan Symons, world-famous violinist Ida Haendel, JMOF-FIU Admissions Manager Eva Shvedova; Back: Dr. Jelle de Boer, The Netherlands. It was particularly thrilling for Jonathan, from England, to guide Haendel through “the best show in town,” as he tells everyone. Her critical acclaim includes being appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) by Queen Elizabeth II. Haendel, born in Poland, began playing violin at age three, and by age seven she was competing against towering virtuosos. She has lived in Miami since 1986.


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Dr. Nathan Katz, Sandra Lansky, Meyer Lansky II, and Jo Ann Arnowitz.


An Evening with Chef Allen

Seated: Ellie Ganz, Paul Drucker, Wendy Rothfield, Seated: Mark Bender, Stuart Geller, Gary Green Dr. Maurice Laszlo, David Mesnekoff Standing: Sue and Barry Sussman, Toby Green. Standing: Jo Ann Arnowitz and Faith Mesnekoff.

Seated: Jonathan Macy, Ruthie and Rudy Schwartz. Standing: Candice Gidney, Nancy Rachman, Bunny and Mort Lechter.

Henry Wolf, Donna Seldes, Michael and Norma Orovitz, Barbara and Leonard Wien.

Seated: Rabbis Jonathan and Laura Berkun, Judith Susser. Standing: Carole Pumpian, Lynnia Allison Cohen, Chef Allen Susser.

Seated: Paul Ruthfield, Linda Zilber, Stephen Rose Standing: Rosalie Ehrenberg, Lou Schneider, Sharon Silver Rose.

Mildred Wassman, Doris Elkins, Robin Hechler.

Peter and Barbara Reavely, Bernice Issenberg, Phyllis Henann, and Millie Yachter.

Irene Baros, Ethel Gitterman, Alan and Hannah Lipton, Mark and Sandi-Jo Gordon.

Fred Sciammas, Rita Cohen, Nancy Doyle Cohen, Howard and Ellen Sprechman, Sandra Lansing, Jerry Cohen, Aida Politano, Ron Ager. Paul and Elaine Richman.

Don Szumowski, Howard Brayer, Wendy Belkin, Isabel Bernfeld Anderson, Larry Wiggins and Jose Garcia.

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Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU 301 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach 33139 Special Guide for Programs at the Museum • June 2014 – September 2014 Please remove and save this special guide so you won’t miss out on any of these educational, fun and enlightening programs. All programs take place at the Museum unless otherwise indicated. RSVP to 786-972-3175 or Admission: Members Free, non-members $6; $12 families (unless otherwise indicated) Not yet a Museum Member? Call 786-972-3164 to join or sign up on-line at

June Sunday, June 1, 2014, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Jewish Food Walking Tour

In conjunction with its Growers, Grocers & Gefilte Fish exhibition, Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU is proud to host a Walking Food Tour! Learn the history of the SoFi neighborhood and the staple Jewish-owned restaurants in the area past and present, including tastings from places such as My Ceviche, Aroma Espresso Bar, Pita Loca, and of course key lime pie from Joe’s Stone Crab Restaurant. You’ll also hear about historic Jewish businesses and restaurants, including the Nemo Hotel, Goldstein & Gilbert’s, Famous and Friedman’s. This Walking Food Tour will be an exciting adventure for locals and visitors alike — and your taste buds will thank you! Cost: Museum members $36; Nonmembers $46 (includes museum admission and exhibition tour). RSVP: 786-972-3175 or **Advance reservations are required. 20 people max per tour. No refunds. Tours are rain or shine and last approximately 2-3 hours. Tour distance is approximately 2 miles. All ages and fitness levels are welcome. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing! Meeting point: Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU, 301 Washington Avenue.

Sunday, June 1, 2014 2:00 p.m. Family Program Food Celebration in Film: A Survey of How Hollywood Serves Us Ethnic Suppers!

From films such as Willy Wonka to Ratatouille and many delicious snippets before and since, this cinematic romp illustrates how Hollywood teaches us about ourselves while putting a smile on our faces! This presentation is geared for families and celebrates our Growers, Grocers & Gefilte Fish: A Gastronomic Look at Florida Jews & Food. Free for JMOF-FIU Members; All others are free with Museum admission.


Sunday, June 8, 2014, 2:00 p.m. Simply Smoothies… A Sampling with Linda Gassenheimer

Join Linda Gassenheimer for a smoothie demonstration and tasting as she presents her latest books Simply Smoothies: Fresh and Fast Diabetes-Friendly Snacks and Complete Meals and Fast and Flavorful: Great Diabetes Meals from Market to Table. Free for JMOF-FIU Members; All others are free with Museum admission.

Sunday, June 15, 2014, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Jewish Food Walking Tour (see June 1 info) Thursday, June 19, 2014, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Mixer @ the Museum

JMOF-FIU presents a special evening of fun and networking! Guests can enjoy cocktails, music, and a special Curator’s tour of the current exhibition, Growers, Grocers and Gefilte Fish: A Gastronomic Look at Florida Jews & Food. $10 Admission; Free for JMOF-FIU Members.

Sunday, June 22, 2014, 3:00 p.m. Summer Matinee Series: FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT

In partnership with Miami Jewish Film Festival, JMOF-FIU presents a three-part series of screenings of the films in the current exhibition of movie posters, CINEMA JUDAICA: The War Years, 1939-1949. FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT (United Artists, 1940) was nominated for six Academy Awards including Best Picture. This critically acclaimed international spy drama was so timely in its day that it ends with the onset of the Battle of Britain. In the midst of the German aerial bombardment of London, the hero, an American newspaper reporter, broadcasts to his countrymen declaring that they are the last bastion of democracy left in the world. JMOF-FIU and MJFF Members: $5 per event; $12 for 3-part series. Non-Members: $10 per event; $25 for 3-part series. Seniors and Students: $8 per event; $20 for 3-part series. Tickets may be purchased online at

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July Sunday, July 6, 2014, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Jewish Food Walking Tour (see June 1 info) Sunday, July 13, 2104, 2:00 p.m. Film screening: “Meating” with Tradition Presentation and discussion by filmmaker Aaron Davidson

Paradoxically, kosher meat is more readily available, yet many kosher butcher shops are closing around the country. In this film, Aaron Davidson visits Miami Beach’s last surviving stand-alone kosher butcher shop to find out why customers keep coming back – and it’s as much about the meat as it is who they meet. Free for JMOF-FIU Members; all others free with Museum admission.

Thursday, July 17, 2014, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Mixer @ the Museum

JMOF-FIU presents a special evening of fun and networking! Guests can enjoy cocktails, music, and a special Director’s tour of the current exhibition, Cinema Judaica. $10 Admission; Free for JMOF-FIU Members. Reservations online at or

Sunday, July 20, 2014, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Jewish Food Walking Tour (see June 1 info) Thursday, July 24, 2014, 7:00 p.m. Wines with Chip Presentation and Tasting by Chip Cassidy

Join us as FIU Professor Patrick “Chip” Cassidy, Ph.D., presents a special tasting of select red and white wines, while discussing the history of wine, beer, and liquor. Guests will enjoy samples of wines while snacking on various cheeses and chocolates. $18 for JMOF-FIU Members; $25 for NonMembers Space is limited; purchase tickets in advance online at or call 786-972-3164.


Sunday, July 27, 2104, 3:00 p.m. Summer Matinee Series: GENTLEMAN’S AGREEMENT

In partnership with Miami Jewish Film Festival, JMOF-FIU presents this second in a threepart series of screenings of the films in the current exhibition of movie posters, CINEMA JUDAICA: The War Years, 1939-1949. GENTLEMAN’S AGREEMENT (20th Century Fox, 1947) received considerable prerelease opposition from several Jewish American organizations, and won Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Supporting Actress. The plot depicts Protestant magazine reporter Phillip Green (Gregory Peck) posing as a Jew in order to observe, experience and expose the subtler forms of antisemitism in America. $5 for JMOF-FIU and MJFF Members; $10 Non-Members; $8 Seniors and Students Tickets may be purchased online at

August Sunday, August 3, 2014, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Jewish Food Walking Tour (see June 1 info) Sunday, August 3, 2014, 2:00 p.m. Pastry Demonstration with Hedy Goldsmith

Join us for this special event with Hedy Goldsmith, James Beard Award finalist and Executive Pastry Chef of the Genuine Hospitality Group of restaurants including Michael’s Genuine. Hedy will share stories of her cooking adventures, as she demonstrates some of her famous recipes. $10 JMOF-FIU Members; $15 NonMembers. Visit to purchase tickets online.

Sunday, August 17, 2014, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Jewish Food Walking Tour (see June 1 info)

Thursday, August 21, 2014, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Mixer @ the Museum

JMOF-FIU presents a special evening of fun and networking! Guests can enjoy cocktails and a special presentation by local filmmaker Billy Corben. Director of such films as Cocaine Cowboys and The U, Corben will show clips from some of his films, talk about the documentary process, his career and future projects. $10 Admission; Free for JMOF-FIU Members. Reservations online at or

Sunday, August 24, 2014, 3:00 p.m. Closing reception for CINEMA JUDAICA Summer Matinee Finale: TO BE OR NOT TO BE

In partnership with Miami Jewish Film Festival, JMOF-FIU presents this final film in a three-part series of screenings of films in the current exhibition of movie posters, CINEMA JUDAICA: The War Years, 1939-1949. TO BE OR NOT TO BE (United Artists, 1942) is a comedy set in occupied, devastated Poland, and replete with running jokes about the new Nazi concentration camps in Poland and Hitler’s saturation of bombing of Warsaw. The film earned its Jewish writer-director Ernst Lubitsch harsh criticism. However, the movie has many defenders who have suggested that humor was the only weapon Lubitsch, a displaced Berlin Jew, possessed, so he used it against the Nazi characters in the film. $5 for JMOF-FIU and MJFF Members; $10 Non-Members; $8 Seniors and Students Tickets may be purchased online at

September Sunday, September 7, 2014, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Jewish Food Walking Tour (see June 1 info)

Monday, September 15, 2014, 6:00 p.m. From a Coin Toss into Politics: The Life of a Senator Members Only Exhibit Opening

Join us for the opening of this colorful exhibit on Senator Richard B. Stone, who served as Florida’s second and most recent Jewish U.S. Senator (1975-1981). From a Coin Toss includes photographs, classified documents and artifacts, illustrating the Senator’s fascinating story, from growing up on Miami Beach in his family-owned Blackstone Hotel, to the elegant ball gowns worn by his “First Lady” Marlene at White House State dinners, to highlights from his prestigious Ambassadorships in Central America and Denmark. Stone’s foray into 40 years of public service began as Miami City Attorney, however, when a new Florida Senate seat was created in 1967, it was a winning coin toss that solidified his course in the political arena. Free for Museum Members at the $125 level and above; $18 for all other Museum Members. RSVP by September 10.

Sunday, September 21, 2014, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Jewish Food Walking Tour (see June 1 info)

This series has been so popular, we have extended it! Check out our Calendar Page on for additional tour dates.

Sunday, September 21, 2014, 3:00 p.m. Pre-Closing Event and Recipe Contest Free for JMOF-FIU Members; all others free with Museum admission. Do you think your grandmother’s gefilte fish recipe is good enough to win a prize? How about your homemade pickles? Can your rugelach satisfy any sweet tooth? Enter this special contest, in conjunction with the final days of the Growers, Grocers and Gefilte Fish exhibit, and find out! A panel of Celebrity Chefs will judge the contest entries in three categories: Best Gefilte Fish, Best Homemade Pickles, and Best Rugelach. This promises to be a delicious and fun event for the whole family! Entry details available online at or call 786-972-3170. Free for JMOF-FIU Members; all others free with Museum admission. RSVP: 786-972-3175 or

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Cinema Judaica Exhibit Opening Curator Laura Kruger gives a tour of CINEMA JUDAICA during docent training. Kenneth Bloom, Jo Ann Arnowitz, Paul Drucker and Ellie Ganz. Kenneth Bloom represented the Robert Arthur Segall Foundation and Shirlee Schiller, Opening Event Sponsor.

JMOF-FIU Intern Carmen Ekert and JMOF-FIU Assistant Curator Jackie Goldstein inspect the objects prior to the installation of Cinema Judaica.

Greater Miami Youth Symphony ensemble performs a program Music Around the World.

The spread at the Preview.

FIU School of Journalism class learns about propaganda through materials from JMOF-FIU’s Art of Hatred exhibit and items from the collection of Paul Drucker.

Lecture and Panel Discussion about African-American Jewry

(L-R) Event sponsors Iris & Melvin Chasen with Zangwill’s grandson, Kevin Bohanon.

Guest Lecturer Rabbi Capers Funnye. 14

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Breaking the Glass Ceiling Annual Awards

Past and Current Honorees with Program Committee.

Tudor Parfitt and Guest Speaker Emanuela Trevisan Semi at lecture How are Jews Remembered in Morocco? Edward Shumsky (husband of 2014 Honoree Susan Kronick), Lori Gold, Past Honoree and Sponsor Ruth Greenfield, Jo Ann Arnowitz.

Event Sponsor and Committee Member Isabel Bernfeld Anderson, 2014 Honoree Melissa Fronstin, Donna Dowless of Orlando (nominated Melissa).

Jo Ann Arnowitz, City of Miami Beach Commissioner Joy Malakoff, Miami-Dade County Commissioner Sally Heyman.

2014 Honoree Dr. Zena Lansky of Clearwater (seated center), with her husband Warren Rodgers (left), Elizabeth Gellman of Florida Holocaust Museum in St. Petersburg (nominated Dr. Lansky) Standing: Margery O’Neill-Butler of Miami Beach Cultural Arts Council and Roger Martin.

Author of Das Haus J. Arthur Heise and FIU President Mark Rosenberg.

Exhibit by Ellen Goldberg of Jews in Cochin, India to accompany the lecture on the topic by Dr. Nathan Katz.

Dr. Miriam Klein Kassenoff (left) and Barbara Eisenberg (far right) Co-Chairs with Galbut Family Miami Beach JCC at Imaginary Witness Screening. Panel Presentation for the International Conference for GLOBALIZING ARCHITECTURE: FLOWS AND DISRUPTIONS held at JMOF-FIU.

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G. Andrew Levinson Hannah Levinson & Family

Alyson Neulander & Dorothy Neulander

Barbara & Jeff Levis

Major Michael Neulander

Lawrence Levy

Ira Newman

Sage Lewin & Family

Preston Newman & Family

Mason Lichstrahl & Family

Honorable Robert H. & Gail Newman

Chaim Lieberperson & Jenni Person Tamara Lilenbaum & Family Mouji Linarez-Castillo & Sam Barash

Blanche Nonoo Rita Norton & Scott Rosenberg Carly Novell & Family

Ann Spector Lieff & Bill Lieff

Mort & Milly Nyman

Melanie & Michael Lipson

Murray & Harriet Oback

Sara Liss & Family

Solomon Odenz

Jakob Lombardi & Family

Eric Odza & Family

Layla Lowenstein & Family

Rhoda & Joseph Oppenheimer

Howard Lubel & Rose Flynn

Emily Grusky & Family

Lily Karson & Family

Emma Mack & Family

Sylvia Gurinsky

Elaine & Daniel Katz

Shirley & Harry Gurwitch

Dr. Barry & Judith Katzen

Jack McLeod & Family

Hanna Guttentag & Family

Jenna Katzman & Family

David Mannis & Family

Dennis Haber

Noah Kaufman & Family

Michael Habib Sarkell & Family

Scott Kaufman & Family

Lauren Margolis & Family

Amy Haft & Family

Marcos & Fanny Kerbel Rabbi Danny Kirsch

Bryan Mars & Family

Amanda & Paige Kleidermacher & Family

Harry & Nicole Martin

Rita Kleinerman

Susan & Fred Mattes

Michelle Kobelin & Family

Samantha Mayor & Family

Steven & Susan Kobetz

Deborah Meitin

Gail & Ed Harris

Michelle Komisarchik & Family

Kyra Mejia & Family

Max & Martha Harris

Eugene & Audrey Komrad

Jacqueline Hatch & Family

Joanne & Jay Koren

Alexander Mendelson & Family

Samantha Haydu & Family

Madyson Kravitz & Family

Evan Mendelson & Family

Noah Heim & Family

Sol Krevat

Lynn & Martin Mendelssohn

Arlene & Elliott Harris

John & Debbie Monroe

Robert L. Nefsky

Herbert & Vera Karliner

Lawrence & Susan Hantman

Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Molko

Madison Mutzman & Family

Joshua Grover & Family

Mr. Allen & Dr. Sharon Hampel

Edwin & Gloria Mittleman

Sara Moskovitz & Family

Stuart Grossman

Judi Hamelburg

Lisa & Howard Millhauser Ryan Mittleman & Family

Douglas & Marlyne Marzi Kaplan

Maya Haims & Family

Robert & Roberta Miller

Sandy & Louis Ossinsky

Hazel M. Mack

Jonah Margolesky & Family David Margolis

Flora Mason

Zachary Meltzer & Family

Leo Menninger & Family

Jared Orenstein & Family Leah Papell & Family

Dexter Rabin & Family Ron & Deborah Rader Leroy & Shirley Raffel Stephanie & Sanford Rakofsky Samantha Ramer & Family Marisol Rams & Family Max Ranis & Family Danielle Raviv-Garbi & Family Ilene & Jay Rechtman Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Redlich Bruce Reich Robert & Toby Reisman Jared Resnick & Family Vanessa & Gary Ressler Hannan Rhodes & Family Elijah Ring & Family Karen & Mark Rivo Benjamin & Matthew Robbins & Family Marlon Robins & Family Sean Robbins & Family Matthew & Samantha Robinson & Family Dr. Meri-Jane Rochelson & Dr. Joel Mintz Larry & Gladys Rockind Harvey D. Rogers Rose Rogers & Family Joseph & Aida Roisman Susan Rolnick Kayla Rosen & Family Sheila & Sam Rosen Valerie & Robert Rosen Joel & Ellen Rosenblatt Jacob Rosenfeld & Family Maya Rosenfeld & Family Jacob Rosenthal & Family Avery Rosichan & Family

Carly Passer & Family

Susan Rosin

Delila & Marley Penson & Family

Ingrid Roskin Ryan Rosner & Family

Leonard Pepper

Dr. & Mrs. Michael Ross

Megan Perlman & Family

David & Angela Roth

Adam Perry & Family

Dr. Deborah Roth

Nadine & Sidney Pertnoy

David Rothstein

Mary Ellen & Michael Peyton

Samuel Rubell & Family

Haley Piper & Family

Debbie & Randall Rubin

J. David, Pamela & Crystal Pitcher

Julia Rubin & Family

Roberta & Allen Platoff

Cheryl Rusten & Margaret Ouderkirk

Taliah Plotnik-Szlaifer & Family Jayne Podgorowiez & Family Lauren & Ian Pollock & Family

Gina & Richard Russ

Marley Rywell & Family Michael & Jane Sabet Rebecca Sands & Family Andrew Sachs & Family Lanie Sacks

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Support Cory Sanchez & Family Mateo Sanchez & Family Hayden Saphier & Family Karen & Jeffrey Saster Miles Schachner & Family Ryan Schachter & Family Jonah Schaechter & Family Jane & Ronald Schagrin Elliot Scherker Rabbi & Mrs. Solomon Schiff Burt & Rose Schoenbach Robert Schreiber & Family Irwin Schultz & Flora Solomon Brooke Schwartz & Family Daniela Schwartz & Family Drew Schwartz & Family Jordan Schwartz & Family Joseph & Benita Schwartz Joshua Schwartz & Family Judges Lawrence & Caryn Schwartz Steven & Mali Schwartz Julie Schwartzbard & Neil Bernstein Michael & Gimena Segal & Family Louis Harrison Segall Dr. Robert & Susan Segaul Ralph & Shirley Seltzer Estee & Marlon Serbin & Family Joe & Sheila Shaoul Jaime Shapiro Noel Shapiro Norman & Sandra Shapiro Ethan Sharit & Family Evan Shattenkirk & Family Bernard Shavitz Dr. & Mrs. Allen J. Shaw, D.D.S. Carol & Murray Shear Casey Sherman & Family Florence Shiff Tali Shir & Family Andrew Shodell & Family Dr. & Mrs. Irving Shugar Zachary Shulby & Family Jonathan Siegal & Family Janice & Alan Silver Asher Silverstein & Family Susan & Stephen Silverstein Rabbi Rashi Simon Jordan Singer & Family Salomon Slatkoff & Family Lisa Sloat & Hank Klein Michael & Susan Slotnick Mr. & Mrs. Emanuel J. Smith Jacob Smith & Family Zachary Smith & Family Fortuna & Saul Smukler Rachel Snyder & Family Alexa Sonnet & Family Julia Soskin & Family Julia Sosnick


Rabbi Jack Sparks Adrianne & Charles Spiegelman Benjamin Spiegelman & Family Margo Squire & Family Wendy Squire & Family Lea Srebnick & Family Linda & Michael Stahl Elliott & Michelle Starman Abe A. Stein Barry & Rae Stein Kyle Stein & Family Bernice Steinbaum Eric Steinberg & Family Brittany & Spencer Steinfeld & Family Samuel & Ellen Steiner Gary & Camila Sterba Oliver Stern & Family Aimee & Irwin (Ozzie) Stewart Harrison Stier & Family Alexander Stofsky& Family Marvin & Sandra Stonberg Elizabeth Stone & Family Nathaniel & Beverly Stone Richard Stone Jessie Strawderman & Family Taylor Studnick & Family Alexandra Stutman &Family Sammi Suss & Family Irene Szulman Lois & Warren Tepper Ena & Lee Teichner Jordan Temares & Family Sydney Tendler & Family Lois & Warren Tepper Randy Tomme Mr. Beryl Topin Judith Rood Traum

& Sydney S. Traum

Liam Weil & Family

Sheila Baumgarten

Doris Elkins

Lisa & David Weiner

Sandra Becker

Lynne Elster

Dr. & Mrs. Ephraim Weinstein

Bruce Beeber

Gloria Ezrin

Jordan Weinstein & Family

Rosalind Belkin-Asseo

Alfre & Susan Feingold

Sheri Weiner & Bruce Levine

Edna Ben-Zvi

Helene Feingold

Matthew Weinstein & Family

Myrna Bergen

Judith & Joel Feinman

Norma Weinstein

Sally Berk

Bette Joy Field

Alan & Denise Weisberg

Dee Dee Berkowitz

Fifi Fields

Dillon Weiss & Family

Eva Berman

Marcie & Kenneth Finkel

Paul & Cynthia Weiss

Jack & Helen Berne

Rick Flaste

Alexa & Jenna Weissman & Family

Audrey Bernstein

Judith Ford

Eric Weisz & Family

Berta Bernstein

Florence Forman

David & Martha Bernstein

Rob Freeman

Max Bernstein

Dr. Issac & Sheila Fried

Rhoda Bernstein

Arlene Friedman

Ida Bild

Melissa Fronstin

Frank & Carmen Bisk

Veronica Fuchs

Regina Bisk

Heni & Henri Galel

Shirley & Isadore Black

Esther Garazi

William & Joan Blakesberg

Sabeto Garazi

Lina Blanco

Gertrude Garfield

Charlene Blue

Inge Gatto

Gerald Bodner

Howard Germain

Louise & Leonard Boyarsky

Ronald Gerstl

Myrna & Seth Bramson

Jean & Leonard Gilbert

Lois Brandenburg

Ruth Gilman

Stephen R. Brenner

Sanford B. Glatzer

Peter & Andrea Britell

Gui Gleizer

Alan & Vicki Bronfman

Frances Glick

Sue Browning

Esther Glickman

Susan Brustman

Harriet Goldman & Rachell Gober

Sophia Wengier & Family Carolyn West & Family Ian Whatley & Family Samuel White & Family Max Whitehead & Family Dorothy P. & W. A. Williams Nathan & Hadassah Windmiller Julius & Sarah Wishnia Matthew Wodnicki & Family AJ & Benny Wolf & Family Janet & Peter Wolk Cassidy Woolworth & Family Dr. & Mrs. Sydney D. Wruble Paul Yermish & Family Karina Zack & Family Jack & Rosalind Zacks Jeri Zaiac & Family Danielle Zalkin & Family Alec Zaslav & Family Joshua Zedner & Family Alexander Zel & Family Drs. Carl & Paula Zielonka Sam Zimelman & Family Daniel Zipori & Family Edward & Elaine Zukerman

General Members for May 2014 Tiles

Ida Camner Edythe Cannon

Charlotte Goldfarb

Mr. Frances & Dr. Stephanie Carter

Susan E. Goldin Harriet Goldman

Audrey Cicero

Alice Goldstein

Lidia Ciechanover

Irvin M. & Mona P. Goldstein

Carol Clein

Reggie Goldstein

Bruce A. Coane

Barbara Goldwich

Alvin & Tamara Cohen

Sydelle Golub

Jeri Beth Cohen

Mary Gomez

Abigale Tucker & Family

Barbara Abraham

Lenny Cohen

Fran Gordon

Stephanie & Robert Turchin

Lillian Abrams

Lucille & Herbert Jay Cohen

Howard & Rosalie Gordon

Brandon Turner & Family

Diane & Roger Abramson

Dr. Myron & Tina Beth Cohen

Roberta H. Gordon

Debbie Potash-Turner & Michael Turner

Dr. Helen Ackerman

Sydney Cohen

Rose Gostfrand

Bob & Maxine Cohn

Sari Gottlieb

Michelle & Barry Tuvel

Marshall Adelstein Susan Ader

Dorothy P. Cohn

Dora & Zalman Greenberg

Beth Agami

William & Barbara Cooper

Howard & Ruth Greenberg

Ivy Ames & Joe McElwee

Judith M. Cope

Julian Greenspan

Frances Aronovitz

Judge A. Jay Cristol

Arleen & Larry Greenwood

Genie Ayer

Alan & Lois Danis

Carr Grigg

Sharon Azoulay

Sandra Darrall

Judyth Groner

Martha K. Backer

Cheryl Davis

Ruthie Gudai

Jackie & Ron Baer

Sharon Davis

Max & Barbara Hagen

Sandy & Marvin Baida

Marilyn Dernis

Harriet Halpryn

Dotty Baier

Ceil Diamond

Harry Hanauer

Elaine & Irving Baker

Donna Diamond

Jorge & Barbara Bargman

Linda Dillon

Rachel Heimovics & Mati Braun

Lori Barrist

Karyn Dornfield

Pat Barron

Daniel Doscher

Max Uchin & Family Ross Unger & Family Michael Unmuth & Family Claudia Villar & Family Hannah Virgin & Family Julia Wachsman & Family Sheila & Howard Wacks David Waksman & Family Barton & Lyanne L. Wasserman Alison & Jake Wax & Family Benjamin Waxman & Gwen Wurm

Alice Barth

Jacqueline Edelstein

Bonnie & Mark Webman

Louise Bauer

Barbara Eisenberg

Sharon & Aaron Weil

Regina Wang Baumann

Herbert & Carolyn Eisenberg

Jessica Weber & Family

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Rachel & Ron Herbert Steven Hersh Evelyn Hershbein Chari Hill Marilyn Hoder-Salmon

Support Lynn Hoffman

Esther & Tzvi Litvin

Elaine & David Roemer

Dr. & Mrs. Joseph A. Singer

Donald & Cami Hofstadter

Felix Lizarraga

Joyce Ronis

Peter Singer

Marylin Holzberg

Kurt & Anita Loeb

Mimie Rose

Rachel Singerman

Alfred J. & Lucy Holzman

Pearl & Melvin Lubart

Gloria Rosen

Barbara & Ed Sirkin

Joel Horwich

Edith D. Lundy

Kathy Rosen

Judith Sirota

Elizabeth Hutter

Hillelene S. Lustig

Robert & Beatrice Rosen

Isaac & Rebecca Sklar

Paul & Nina Indianer

Sheila & Cyrus Mager

Joyce & Harold Rosenbaum

Bernard Sobel

Robert & Carolyn Isacovici

Belle & Jack Marcus

Judith Rosenberg

Sharon & Howard Socol

Anne Bloom Israel

Evelyn Marcus

Lucille Rosenberg

Marjorie Sommer

Mora Israel

Marilyn Marcus

Judy Rosenblum

Mara Beth Sommers

Elaine & Mervin Jacobs

Marnin Marcus

Dora Lee Rosendorf

Selma Spaccarelli

Jeanette Jacobson

Dr. and Mrs. Louis Mark

Anne Rosenfeld

Shirley Spear

Rober Jacobvitz

Sidney M. Markowitz

Norma Rosenfeld

Barbara & Peter Sperber

Arlene Jacovitz-Manheimer

Allison P. Marks

Ernst & Jeanne Rosenkrantz

Bernice Stander

Dr. Nkamany Chayim Kabamba

Arlene & Sherwin Mendell

Sandy Rosenthal

Molly B. Stein

Sarita Kainen

Manny Meland

Michelle Rosinek

Thelma Stein

Kenneth Mendelsohn

Norma Ross

Charles & Roberta Steinberg

Elysa Merlin

Alexa Rossy

Miriam Steinberg

Rosalind Merritt

Dan & Janine Rubens

Dr. Seymour & Shirley Stern

Asher & Luba Milbauer

Melvin A. Rubin

Annette Stiefbold

Carol Milett

Charles Ruffner

Willasue Susskind

Jane & Yoram Millman

Bernard Saklad

Romelle Weinkle Tarler

Roslyn Mintz

Migna Sanchez-Llorens

Roberta & Harvey Teitelbaum

Bruce Mintzer

Adele & Joel Sandberg

Sylvia B. Tendler

Lillian Mittman

Eleanor Schack

Marilyn & Howard Tendrich

Jackie Mizrahi

Sydney Carpel Schaecter & David Schaecter

Gail Tescher

Sarah Schall

Mickey & Sherman Tobin

Roberta Kaiser Eve & Walter Kamlot Mary Rose Kaplan Michael & Ellen Kaplan Richard Kaplan Mark & Elaine Karlin Joyce Karpay Dr. & Mrs. Eugene Katz Hardy & Vicki Katz Lila Kauffman Fruma Kaufman Lois Kaufman Lawrence J. Kessler Barbara H. Keyes Brian J. Kiedrowski Bernita King Ida Kirsner Adolf & Emily Klainberg Mr. & Mrs. Elliot B. Kleiman Rochelle & Paul Koenig Helene & Ronald Kogos Shelley Kolber Barry Konovitch Marsha Koolik Andrea Kovacs Michael Krawitz Irving Kreisberb Rosalind Kulbersh Diane Kurtz Elaine Lamm Sara Lampert Rochelle Lanster Pamela Lear Ronard Lehrer Debra Leibowitz Myrna Leonard David Levin Zena Levin Paula Levine Marilyn Levingston Mr. & Mrs. Burton Levinson Sara B. Leviten Marvin Levy Arnold & Saundra Lieber

Nina Moinester Judith Moline Norman A. Moscowitz Joan Murasaki Barbara & Sanford Musikar Barbara Myers June E. Newbauer Stanley Newmark Mel Niser Ken Novikoff Deborah Nudelman Evelyn Nussbaum Rabbi Henry Okolica Marta Olchyk Dr. Bobbi Ann Ossip Irvin & Honey Pachter Kalman Packouz Larry & Marnie Paikin Suzanne Pallot Helene Parnes Penny Pasch Ruth Peretzman Solomon & Herta Pila Dr. Mathias Piskur Betty & Bernard Plotkin Marsha Pollock Jeffrey Poppel Mary & Steve Quartin Aliza & Barry Ranish Dorothy Raphaely Leonard & Faye Redlich Arline & Allan Rein Rose Rice Nat & Greta Rickoff

Barbara & Alfred Liebmann

Olga Robbin-Rogers & Sidney Rogers

Janet Liedeker

Paul Rodriguez

Mort Scharfman

Rebecca & Alan Tinter Marilyn Trager

Joel & Ellie Schaumberg Leslie & Madelyn Schere Jack Schillinger

Denis & Linda Trupkin Dr. Barbara & Barton Udell Susan Vogel

Eric & Gail Schneider Janice & Jerome Schneider Alma & Harold Schoffel

Karen Warner Claire Warren & Jerry Mandel Mildred Wasman

Norma & Fred Schrager

Marjorie Weber

Abby Schwartz Bernice & William Schwartz Ellen G. Schwartz

Leon & Marcia Weil Helen & Alan Weinstein Gerry & Jean Weiser

Steven Schwartz

Blanche Weiss

Zelda & John Schwebel

Merle & Dan Weiss

Natalie Segal Sylvia & Eugene Segarnick Pearl Seidler

David Weissman Bonnie Whited Peter & Esther Whitmore

Eileen L. Seitlin

Goldie Wigutow

Jack & Shirley Seitlin

Mort Wise

Bessie Selevan Glenda Shacter

Nancy Wolcott & Jeff Donnelly

Merrill & Robyn Shapiro

David & Deborah Yoburn

Robin Shear

Steven Zack

Dorothy Sheffman & Donald Russell

Dr. Joyce Zaritsky

Joyce Sherman

Marlene Zuckerman

Marcia & George Sherman

Stacy Zide

Dr. & Mrs. Frederick Shuster Geri Siegel Cecily Silberman Bella Silver & David Eckhaus Gail Silver Selma Silverman Jose & Rema Simonet Stuart & Rochelle Simons Harriet Singer

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Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU Supporters The JMOF-FIU prospers from the generosity of its many donors. From those who gave the first gifts to open our doors in 1995 to those who contribute now, we thank you all for your continued support. Names of contributors of $5,000 and more are engraved on a stone commensurate to the size of the gift and placed on our Major Gifts Wall in the Museum lobby. The names that follow are as of 4/22/14. Italics indicate new or increased commitment since the previous issue of TILES.

$2,000,000 and above PRESIDENT’S CIRCLE Miami-Dade County Building Better Communities Bond Program & Cultural Affairs Council City of Miami Beach Mayor, Commissioners & Cultural Arts Council $500,000 - $999,999 Museum Circle Deborah Regal Feterson Estate Mrs. Arnold (Muriel) Rosen Giller - Grossman Families Paul Drucker Leonard Wien Family Leonard & Sally Robbins

$100,000 - $499,999 LEADERSHIP CIRCLE

Applebaum Foundation, Inc. Blank Family Foundation Harvey R. & Roberta Chaplin Dr. Edward & Joanne Dauer & Family & Reva Dauer Gladys Fineberg Mikki & Morris Futernick Russell & Ronalee Galbut Herbert & Fran Gaynor Barton S. Goldberg Greater Miami Jewish Federation Marcia & Lewis Kanner Marcia Simon Kaplan & Family Marshall Landy Norman & Sylvia Levine Isabel May - IMO Samuel May Bess Myerson Orovitz Family MariLyn & Herbert Potash Clarice Reiss Charitable Trust-Mal Englander & Ewald Ziffer, trustees Robert Russell Foundation - Norman H. Lipoff, Chair Gloria & Howard R. Scharlin Family Louis Schneider & Rosalie Ehrenberg Robert Arthur Segall Foundation Jean & William Soman

$50,000 - $99,999 PACESETTERS

Leonard Abess, Sr. - IMO Bertha American Express Charitable Fund Isabel Bernfeld Anderson - IMO Bernfeld & Anderson families JoAnn & Dr. Robert Bass Braman Family Foundation Jack Chester Foundation Colonial Bank (formerly Jefferson: Arthur Courshon, Norman M. Giller, Bart Goldberg) Isabel & Joseph Davidson Foundation Evelyn & Irving Denmark & Family Helene & Murray Dubbin Lynn Girsh Nathan & Sophia Gumenick Philanthropic Fund HUD Block Grant Program Jefferson L. Ford Memorial Foundation, Elinor Catsman, Trustee John & Darla Karlton


Deborah & Bruce Kaye Ida Lee Koenigsberg - IHO Marcia Jo Zerivitz Harry Kramer Memorial Fund Les August & Tom Dean, trustees Thomas Kramer Marc Levin Boris Malina Sue & Leonard Miller Stephen & Sandy Muss Selma Oritt Foundation-Neil Rollnick, Trustee TUW Posnack Foundation of Hollywood - Marsha & Alan Levy Schoenbaum Family Foundation Teddi & Norton Segal Family Foundation Jackie & Robert Traurig Marcia Jo Zerivitz

$25,000 - $49,999 FOUNDERS

Harold & Ellie Aibel Shirley & Jules Arkin Diane & Harvey Birdman Stephen H. Bittel The Shepard Broad Foundation, Inc. CCR Companies (Leslie Jay Gross) Eddie Cole Congregation Beth Jacob Mike & Betty Cooper Sidney & Lorraine Cooperman Hazel & Judge Irving Cypen Dade Community Foundation Esformes & Mason Families George Feldenkreis Lawrence & Suzanne Fishman Florida Humanities Council Dr. Phillip & Patricia Frost Niety & Gary Gerson Carl & Cynthia Goldman Jane & Jerrold Goodman Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Flagler Greyhound Track - Florence Hecht, Isabelle Amdur, Barbara & Fred Havenick Funding Arts Network Renee & Howard Gross - Gross Family Foundation Ruth Frank Gross Unitrust IMO Olga & Eugene Guttman Heller Brothers Packing Corp. The Hirsch Family Lillian Horowitz David & Francie Horvitz Family Foundation Elmer A. & Roslyn Hurwitz Estate of Bernard Janis Jay W. Jensen Arthur M. Kahn Knight Foundation Gabriela Landau - IMO Rabbi Sol Landau

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$1,000,000 - $1,999,999 DIRECTOR’S CIRCLE State of Florida Dr. Harold Posner - IMO Ilse Falk Posner Bernice Samkoff Jonathan Symons Donald & Judy Lefton Esta & David Levinson Morris & Rhoda Levitt Alan & Diane Lieberman Natalie Lyons Jim & Amy Multack Abraham & Avis Neiman Dr. Sidney Olson Shaun & Michele Orcinolo Rita & David Perlman Brenda B. & Lewis B. Pollak, Sr. Publix Super Markets Charities, Inc. Quittner Family Resnick Family Ruth Robbins Dora & Leonard Rosenzweig Candace & Lloyd Ruskin Noreen Gordon Sablotsky The Schaefer Family Raquel & Michael Scheck Family of Sidney Z. Schwartz Sam Seitlin Sandy & Charles Simon George Simon - Susan Helfman The Spalding Financial Group, Inc. - Sherry & Ken Fardie Elliot Stone & Bonnie Sockel-Stone Sun-Sentinel/Jewish Journal Stanley & Joni Tate Temple Emanu-El Temple Zion Israelite Center Leon Tenenbaum The Miami Herald Helen Uchitel Estate Cecile Weiss Linda Widrich Weitz - The Jack Widrich Foundation Linda Brown Zilber

$10,000 - $24,999 TRUSTEES David & Hinda Adler Anonymous - IHO Burnett Roth Beach Bank Belfer-Ferenczi Families The David Berg Foundation Nikki Bergstein Kenneth & Dr. Barbara Bloom Citigroup Foundation Mark Cohn Arthur and Carol Courshon Reba Engler Daner Gordon Deckelbaum Felicia O. Deutch Ruby Diamond Foundation Helen Salomon Eggnatz Nancy & Martin Engels Expressweb David & Jerome Fleeman Toby Friedland Evelyn, Ben & Harold Gaines

Marsha & Jeffrey Gilbert Phyllis B. Goldman, IMO Norman Goldman Marci & Ross Goodman Mario & Teresa Kreutzberger Neil & Sandra Angel Malamud Miami-Dade Cty Commissioner Sally A. Heyman, District 4 Bruce Kaplan Kathy & Robert Klausner Elliot Kleiman - IMO Judith Adele Lassar Lehman Brothers Alan & Hannah Lipton IMO Ben Lubitz: Bea, Alan & Jon Senator Gwen Margolis J. P. Morgan National Endowment for the Humanities Lisa S. Newman Isaac and Nieves Olemberg Premier Developers Estate of Eva Rabin RFLP Group IHO - Doris & Frank Rosenblatt Stephen & Laurie Riemer Martin & Doris Rosen Steve Rosenberg Rosenzweig-Coopersmith Foundation Helen & Burnett Roth Rubin-Prager-Hymowech Families Ruden McClosky Norman & Ruth Russ Debra & Gerald K. Schwartz Melvin Shifke - IMO Lorraine Jack F. Shorstein Norman Shulevitz Foundation Martin & Sara Solomon Samuel M. & Helene Soref Foundation Ted & Rosalind Spak Gale Goldstein Tucker Bill Ussery Motors, Inc. & Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC Senator Sherman Winn Isidore & Patricia Wollowick Foundation Women’s American ORT Phyllis & Robert Yawitt & Family Manuel & Hilda Zaiac

$5,000 - $9,999 FELLOWS

Rebecca Ackerson Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity Richard Ashenoff Wendy Belkin Bank of Boston Florida Esther K. & William Belfer Estate of Bernie Bercuson Marshall Berkson Peter L. Bermont - IMO Ronni Robert L. Beskind Walter & Adi Blum Foundation, Inc.

Support Bronstein-Rose-Unger Families Brown Charity Foundation Burdines Carol Gross Clarkson Lawrence & Yuki Denmark Yaffa Dermer - IMO Jay Dermer Melvin & Lois Douglas Clifford & Janice Dubbin Phil Emmer Dr. Harvey & Karen Feld David & Norma Fenton Fine & Greenwald Foundation, Inc Pat & Martin Fine Fleischmann’s Yeast Albert H. Friedman & Rose Kanner IMO Isaac Fryd - by Business Associates & Wife Carol & Lee Futernick Marisa Anne Galbut & Jenna Beth Galbut Edgar (Buddy) Galvin - IMO Reuben & Barbara Goldman Ganz Family Foundation Rosemary and Leo Gelvan Fund Gibralter Bank Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Miami Gerson Preston & Company, P.A. Robert Goldberg

IMO George Goldbloom Goldstrom-Goudiss Families Herb & Beth Gopman Lauren R. Gould, LeRoy Goldstein, Taffy Gould Sonya Rabin Greenfield Dolly & Ernie Harris Daniel Herz Brenda & Alan Himelfarb Debbie & Dr. Andrew Hirschl HSBC Republic Melanie Jacobson and Michael Coleman Jewish Chautauqua Society Federal IMLS Jewish Community Foundation of the United Jewish Community of Broward County Karen, Ronni & Mortimer Kass Raananah Swirsky Katz & Family Roslyn & Jerome Kaufman Elliot Kleiman - IMO Lenore Kleiman Judy & Franklin D. Kreutzer Sarah Bramson Kupchik Landstar Development The Levine Family Levine Realty, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Philip Levitz Jan & Dan Lewis

Sarah Luddle Estate Tamar Mayer for her Family Sheryl & Julian Meitin Mellon Private Asset Management Gordon R. Miller, MD Howard R. Miller Robert & Robin L. Moel - IHO Herbert & Jeanne Kay Malka Mordujovich Martin & Cindy Nash Ruth Neinken Northern Trust Bank Orange Bowl Foundation Pasadena Homes Marlene & Michael Perlmutter Dorothy & Aaron Podhurst Gabriel Powell Rabin-Newman Families Rachlin Cohen & Holtz LLP Abe and Sarita Resnick Vinson & Randa Richter Craig Robins Stephen & Sharon Silver Rose Herman & Evelyn Rubin IMO Muriel Rusten - Isabel Bernfeld Anderson Sagamore Hotel Sydell & Quentin Sandler

Leroy & Renee Schechter Beatrice Schwartz Estate Samantha & Eric Seiden Daniel J. Shapiro, M.D. Louella Shapiro Leon, Josh, Alan Sirkin Family Cecily Silberman Silverman-Hunter Families Steel Hector Davis Hana Stein Special Events Catering Charlotte Stevens Senator Richard & Marlene Stone Levi Strauss Foundation SunTrust Banks SunVest Communities Targum Shlishi, Inc. Harold & Carol Unger Israel Weisman by his son Ezra Sam & Dusty Weiss Marcella Werblow - IMO Bertha Abess Florence Wise Sharyn Wittner Aaron, Mark, Sharon & David Wolfson - IHO Sorrell L. & Jacqueline Falis Wolfson Roland Wood - IMO Judy Wood World Erotic Art Museum - Naomi Wilzig


Two handsome plaques with ceramic headers replicating images of two stained glass windows in the Museum are displayed in the Museum lobby for contributors in the $2,500 and $1,800 categories. This is a memorable way to pay tribute to loved ones or to permanently inscribe your own family name for all to view. $2,500 – CHAVERIM Leonard Abess, Jr. Samuel I. Adler Family American Jewish Committee AmTrust Bank/Ohio Savings Bank Associated Photo & Imaging Micky & Doris Biss Carol Gross Clarkson Samuel & Judy Cuenca & Meschoulam Family DuPont SentryGlas Dr. Lawrence & Suzanne Fishman Bruce Fitell Cipora & Guido Fraiman Gerson Preston & Company, P.A. Taffy Gould Dr. Tiberius Grun Jay & Clayre Haft Avi Hoffman Indian Creek Hotel Israel Discount Bank Patricia Johns & Michael Rudd Marshall Karasik Eleanor M. & Herbert Katz Family Marcos, Fanny & Dennis Kerbel IMO Ida Lee Koenigsberg from her family & friends Rafael & Rebeca Kravec Sarah Bramson Kupchik IHO Rabbi Sol Landau from his family & friends Tania & Israel Lapciuc Mr. & Mrs. Emanuel Lassar Richard Levine Mellon Private Asset Management Monroe & Judith Milstein Norwegian Cruise Line Linda & Joseph Pallot Milton & Anita Katz Paris Peacock Foundation

Melvin & Janet Richard Harry Rosenzweig Harry & Ruth Rott IMO Mason & Delores “Sis” Schwartz Sheldon Ribotsky & Levine, CPAs Rick Silverman & Family Sirkin Family IMO Beatrice (Bea) Small from her loving family William & Jean Soman - IHO birth of Gabriel Erik Reiter, - IHO birth of Joseph Bernard Reiter, - IHO birth of Noah Marcus Reiter, - IHO birth of Sarah Caroline Dereser Soman Manuel Stern - In Memoriam Stiller, Zucker, & Trupkin Families Jonathan Symons IMO Cyril & Hazel Symons Sandra Tavlin Sooky Lehrman Trattner Samuel A. & Louise K. Tucker Ret Turner Madeleine & Bernard Wall Sylvia Ziffer - IMO Ewald Ziffer

$1,800 - CHAI CLUB Elinore Aronovitz - IMO Judge Sidney Aronovitz The Sol & Lillian Ash Foundation Benjamin P. Baum Jocelyn Berman Jeffry, Edna & Jonathan Bernstein - IHO Fannie & Harry Greenberg Michael & Linda Bittel Eileen & Robert Brautman Peggy & Jacob Brodzki Family Ann Broad Bussel & Family Lena Weinkle Chaikin - IMO Leo Chaikin Helene & Jeffrey Chait IMO Alain Albert Chalem Audrey Rothblatt Chenkin

Elaine Cohen & Karl Mindlin - IHO Helene Dubbin Dorothy P. Cohn - IMO Fritzie & Nat Cohn Yaffa Dermer Betti Dulberger Burton Engels - IHO son-in-law Ira Giller Vivian G. Epstein - IMO Leon Epstein Sylvia & Robert Feltman Jefferson Ford Memorial Foundation Bruce & Susan Frank Daniel & Shirlee Cohen Freed Carol Fryd Donna Feig, Don, Michael & Fred Garvett - IMO Robert & Leta Garvett Donna & Steve Feig - IHO Helene Dubbin & Teddi Segal Lenore Gaynor June Baumgardner Gelbart Foundation Helen Geller Gibbs Family - IHO Nell Gibbs’ 90th Birthday Jeffrey Gilbert IMO Felix Glickstein Ethel Gold Sally Goldman Morton & Gloria Goudiss - IMO Sol & Josie Goldstrom Annette & Ellis Gordon & Ellen & Marvin Schwartz - IHO Roberta Gordon Roberta Gordon, Ellen & Marvin Schwartz, Howard & Rosalie Gordon - IHO Annette & Ellis Gordon Morton & Gloria Goudiss - IMO Lee & Marie Goudiss Dale & Charles Gratz - IMO Minnie & Irvin Salsbury Dr. Maurice & Sonya Greenfield Joyce Barsky-Greenstein Susan Gumbiner - IMO Leo Gumbiner Malvina Gutschmidt Sara Halam - IMO Henry Halam

IHO Birthday of Martha Hessel Arthur H. Hertz IMO Fay & Larry Hochen Elaine Kahn Beverly & Marvin Kaiman Samuel & Helene Kantor Joan Kasner - IMO David Kasner, M.D. Sue & Stan Katz/Doris & Bob Trohn - IMO Philip & Beatrice O. Trohn Erwin I. & Wendy Katz Howard & Barbara Katzen Hyman Kirsch Foundation IHO Judith & Elliot Kleiman’s 40th Anniversary Diana & Milton Kramer IMO Lachman Brothers Jeanne L. Landers Edna C. Lavitt Julian & Betty Lehman Howard & Judge Joan Lenard & Family Henry L. & Joan A. Lewis Juliet Lieber IHO - Irving & Beatrice Lippton’s 60th Anniversary IMO Lawrence H. Mann – Arnowitz, Mann, Raskin families & friends IHO - Gertrude R. Miller’s 80th Birthday Sheryl & Julian Meitin Miami Beach Chamber - IHO Norman Giller Mr. & Mrs. Michael Milberg Carolyn & Leonard Miller IMO - Sandra Miriam Mordujovich Ken Myers - IMO Stanley Myers Ruth Neinken June Newbauer Rhoda & Joseph Oppenheimer Rhoda & Joseph Oppenheimer - IHO 50th Anniversary Maurice, Anna and Maureen Ostro IMO Max Ostro

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Support $1,800 - CHAI CLUB (continued) E. Albert Pallot Brian C. Perlin - IMO George Goldbloom Dorothy & Stanley Pierce Politano Family - IMO Sofia & Jacob Mishkin Gabriel Powell Mr. & Mrs. Isaac Raijman RBC Wealth Management Martin & Anita Reingold/Lester Families IMO - Henry Reinhard Vinson & Randa Richter Norma Fuchs Resnick Minnie Rosenkranz Betty W. Rosenstein Rosenthal Family - IMO Hilda Becker Ruskin Family Jack & Harriet Safian & Ruth Klotzkin IMO Robert “Ruby” Salstein Julio & Rela Schniadoski

Shirlee Segall Schiller & Eva Rabin Rina Scott - IHO Ester & Arie Weinberg Yolande L. Selik - IMO 50 years of marriage to Jerome Selik Yolande L. Selik - IMO Jerome Selik Murray & Carol Shear IMO Sylvia Shorstein James & Debra Siegel Isaac & Rebeca Sklar Joseph M. & Marilyn K. Solomon IMO Mollie Glass Newman Spier Norma & Morton Steele Arthur T. Tenenbaum & Company, CPAs & Friends - IMO Ewald Ziffer The Travelers Foundation K. Peter & Yvonne R. Wagner Elena & David Weck Elena & David Weck - IHO Their Friends A.B. & Helene Weiner Cecile Weiss - IMO Milton Weiss Earl & Sally Wiener

IMO Albert Weitzman David & Ruth Wilkes Allan P. & Norma Wilson Phil. Fund Harvey & Clara Young Miriam & Milton Zatinsky Fay Zinn

CUBAN CAMPAIGN: MEMORIAL TO SENDER & JULIA KAPLAN Alegre & Alberto Barrocas Esther & William Belfer Marc Belfer Jack Chester Stacy Belfer Cohen George Feldenkreis Lea & Jorge Ferenczi Oscar, Edward & Susan Ferenczi Solomon & Esther Garazi Fanny & Marcos Kerbel

Rebeca & Rafael Kravec Lidia & Moises Kriger Luisa & Dr. Isidoro Lerman Moises & Zoila Levin Jose & Ofelia Lurie Martin Mayer Sal & Sarah Mitchel Isaac & Nieves Olemberg Mr. & Mrs. Isaac Raijman Morris & Susy Rapport Brett Ratner for Mario & Fanita Presman Abe & Sarita Resnick Julio & Rela Schniadoski Isaac & Rebeca Sklar Saul & Rita Srebnick Lisa & Manny Synalovski Elena & David Weck Elena & David Weck - IHO 6 Friends Reinaldo & Arleen Winer

JEWISH MUSEUM OF FLORIDA-FIU Naming Opportunities (partial list) Naming opportunities (dedications) are commitments that serve through the years as inspirations to succeeding generations. Each gift is beautifully inscribed on a lasting plaque that is displayed in the Museum’s lobby. When the gift is $5,000 and more, the name is inscribed on the Major Gifts Wall. These dedications proudly demonstrate the donor’s sense of Jewish heritage and generosity. Payment schedules can be arranged. Tax-deductible checks, made payable to Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU, cash, or credit cards accepted.

A sampling available as of 4/22/14: Historic Shul Front Doors (4), each . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100,000 Museum Temporary Exhibit Module or Kitchen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50,000 Stained Glass Windows or Art Deco Chandeliers, each. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25,000 MOSAIC Core Exhibit Modules, each . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25,000 MOSAIC Exhibit Panels, Sanctuary Benches, Sconces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10,000 Tile on Major Gifts Wall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5,000 Name Plate on Chaverim Club Plaque . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,500 Name Plate on Chai Club Plaque. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,800 For additional information or more naming opportunities, call Nancy Rachman at 786-972-3162. Thank you to all those who have contributed to the Marcia Jo Zerivitz Endowment Fund for Collections and Research, established to help sustain our growing collections, which were originated by Marcia Jo. You may add your contribution by calling 786-972-3180.

Consider a Gift

Your contribution helps to preserve and share our Florida Jewish history collections through our exhibits and programs. Contact: Nancy Rachman, Development Director 786-972-3162 development@

Memorials and tributes (March/April 2014) In Honor of... Iris Acker’s Breaking the Glass Ceiling Award Ita & Robert Black Isabel Bernfeld Anderson Cheryl Rusten Melissa Fronstin’s Breaking the Glass Ceiling Award Deborah Gutman Fran Gaynor’s induction as a Woman of Impact Nancy & Dan Greenberg Sally Kaufman’s special birthday Brian C. & Wendy Traurig Perlin Helene Mitchell’s special (95th) birthday Brian C. & Wendy Traurig Perlin Jackie & Bob Traurig Sandra Mordujovich’s yarzheit Mrs. Sidney Cohen

Sol Sackel’s 90th birthday Sylvia B. Tendler Rabbi Solomon Schiff’s remarkable recovery Jackie & Bob Traurig Jean Soman’s birthday Nancy & Dan Greenberg Bob & Jackie Traurig’s anniversary Sylvia B. Tendler

Speedy Recovery... Norma Orovitz from knee surgery Marcia Jo & Elliott Zerivitz

In Memory of... Pauline Alter Charles & Susan Stratton Martin Aron Marilyn Levingston & Michael Kratz Charlotte Fox Jo Ann & Gary Arnowitz Doris & Frank Rosenblatt

Melvyn B. “Mel” Frumkes, Esq. Isabel Bernfeld Anderson Jo Ann & Gary Arnowitz Kenneth M. Bloom Boies, Schiller & Flexner, LLP: Messrs. James Fox Miller, Charles Fox Miller, Joseph L. Schwartz & Robert M. Schwartz Roberta Gordon Edith Lundy Linda Brown Zilber & Paul Ruthfield Pat Glickstein Marcia Jo & Elliott Zerivitz Joyce Goldstein Charles & Susan Stratton Gerald Gould Ellie & Harold Aibel Isabel Bernfeld Anderson Jo Ann & Gary Arnowitz Kenneth M. & Barbara Bloom

Marcia & Lewis Kanner Irene & Phil Shiekman Irene Warner & Evan Katz Marcia Jo & Elliott Zerivitz Richard Kanner Marcia & Lewis Kanner Bobbie Chaite Lurie Doris & Frank Rosenblatt Marcia Jo & Elliott Zerivitz Alice Pomerantz Ellen Goldberg & Dr. Nathan Katz Dr. Debra Katz & Family John & Debbie Monroe Dr. Jean B. Samimy Isabel Bernfeld Anderson Jo Ann & Gary Arnowitz Roberta Gordon Marcia Jo & Elliott Zerivitz Dominique Schwartz’s grandmother Isabel Bernfeld Anderson Jo Ann & Gary Arnowitz

When a contribution is made (minimum amount: $18), acknowledgements are sent to both the donor and donee. Send a tax-deductible check payable to the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU to 301 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33139 or call 786-972-3163. You may also visit the museum’s website at and click on the Join and Support tab. Please indicate the reason for the contribution and where acknowledgement is to be sent. Thank you!


Museum Volunteers and Opportunities Chair of Volunteers:


Isabel Bernfeld Anderson

Would you like to volunteer?

Jorge Bargman Howard Brayer Linda Dillon Elaine Brauner Dobin Al Greenspoon Judith Greenspoon Sylvia Herman Steven Hersh Shirley Kahn Andrea July Kovacs Helen Levin Marilyn Levingston Elaine Litvak Barbara Musikar Georgia Nimer Barry Ranish Mort Scharfman Louis Schneider Myrna Shanker Jonathan Symons Janet Wolk Judith Wurtman

No prior experience is needed – we provide all the training.

*Docents in Training

Call today to become a part of this experience: 786-972-3163.

Oral History Program Rosalie Ehrenberg Elaine Litvak Kathy Rosen

Administrative & Event Support Isabel Bernfeld Anderson Alex Baña Alice Barth Wendy Belkin Dorothy Cohn Florence Fichman Inge Gatto Evelyn Marcus Karen Warner

FIU Interns Samantha Allen Carmen Irena Ekert

Volunteer Opportunities include: Docents: Guiding tours for our internationally diverse audience, and creating memorable experiences for visitors of all ages through our permanent and changing exhibits Administrative: Assisting with a myriad of tasks including mailings, filing, research and phone calls Special Events: Preparing for museum programs and special events, including set-up, food displays and check-in Oral Histories: Interviewing individuals in the community to record their role in Florida Jewish history, and/or transcribing their recordings for the museum archives

Volunteer Benefits include: • • • • •

Flexible schedules - short & long term opportunities Intellectual stimulation through lectures, films and more Chance to make new friends and meet people from around the world Exhibit preview training sessions for each new exhibit AND - best of all - the satisfaction of contributing to the development of this vibrant cultural institution dedicated to Florida Jewish history!

Heritage Society Consider becoming a member of the Heritage Society by making a planned gift to the museum, which can help provide for the future growth of our operations, programs and exhibits. For more information, please contact Nancy Rachman, or 786-972-3162.

We thank and recognize some of those members who have made this commitment. Michael Craig Aller Isabel Bernfeld Anderson Bernie Bercuson* Mark B. Cohn Helene & Murray Dubbin Helen Salomon Eggnatz* Myra Farr* Deborah Regal Feterson* Ira Giller Norman Giller* Barton & Sandy Goldberg Frances L. Gross (Leslie Jay Gross)

Eugene Guttman* Bernard Janis* Jay Jensen* Lewis & Marcia Kanner Marshall Karasik* Marc & Henrietta Katzen Ida Lee Koenigsberg* Sarah Kupchik* Marshall Landy* Myrna Leonard Norman Levine Sarah Luddle* Boris Malina*

Howard R. Miller Lewis Mittman Michael D. Orovitz David* & Rita Perlman Dr. Harold Posner* Eva Rabin* Leonard Robbins* Ruth Robbins* Muriel Rosen* Patricia Russell* Norma Salz Bernice Samkoff* Shirlee Segall Schiller

Beatrice Schwartz* Tamra Sheffman Samuel Silver Gary & Julie Simon Robert H. Traurig Jacqueline Traurig Gale Goldstein Tucker Helen Uchitel* Leonard A. Wien Florence Wise* Marcia Jo Zerivitz * deceased

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Contacts To contact a staff member at the museum, please dial 786-972-(extension). For general information about the museum, including location, hours, directions and admission, please call the main line at 305-672-5044. NAME


Jo Ann Arnowitz

Executive Director / Chief Curator



Irene Warner

Fiscal Administrator / Grants Manager


Ira Newman

Exhibits Designer


Chaim Lieberperson Education Manager


Todd Bothel



Eva Shvedova

Admissions / Groups / Museum Store


Roberta Gordon

Administrative Coordinator


Nancy Rachman

Development Director


Jackie Goldstein

Assistant Curator


Nancy Doyle Cohen

Membership Director


Gita Shonek

Marketing/Program Director


Hours: The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. We are closed on Mondays and holidays.

Admission Adults $6.00

Adult group (20 or more) (group reservations required) $5.00

Senior/Student $5.00

Museum members


Family $12.00

Children under six


School group, per child

Saturdays FREE


To book a group tour for students or adults, call 786-972-3176.

2014 - 2015 Exhibit Schedule Growers, Grocers & Gefilte Fish

Thru October 5, 2014

Cinema Judaica

Thru August 24, 2014

From a Coin Toss into Politics

September 16, 2014 – March 22, 2015

Collectors’ Connections

November 4, 2014 – March 8, 2015

FIU Courses at the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU Fall 2014 Semester August 25 – December 12, 2014

Register today at For information, call the FIU Department of Religious Studies at 305-348-2186 — REL 2011 Religion: Analysis and Interpretation Adam Gorelick, Thursdays, 6:45-9:15 p.m. — REL 3672 Religion & Society in Israel and the Middle East Galit Sharshoua/Professor Tudor Parfitt Wednesdays, 6:45-9:15 p.m. 26

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So What Is The Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU The Jewish Museum of Florida opened in 1995 in a former historic synagogue that housed the first congregation on Miami Beach. Built in 1936, the Henry Hohauser designed building that underwent a two-year restoration, boasts Art Deco features, a copper dome and 80 stained glass windows. In 2007, the museum expanded into the original 1929 synagogue next door after a one-year restoration, now The Jonathan Symons Building. Both buildings are on the National Register of Historic Places. In 2008, the two buildings were connected with a skylighted Bessie’s Bistro. The museum is much more than beautiful buildings. It is a place that presents its own and traveling exhibits, sponsors cultural and educational programs, houses a Collections & Research Center reflecting 250 years of Florida Jewish history, and communicates Jewish history, art, culture and values to Jews and non-Jews alike in an informal mode. The museum is also a place where Jews of all ages and stripes discover and reaffirm their rich heritage – thus helping to strengthen Jewish identity and ensure Jewish continuity. So how did all this get started? You may already know if you are among those who participated in and enjoyed the exhibit MOSAIC: Jewish Life in Florida that traveled to 13 cities (1990-94). Depicting Florida Jewish history from 1763 to the present, this was a statewide grassroots project to collect material evidence from the time Jews were first allowed to live in the Sunshine State. Thousands of photographs, artifacts and oral histories were gathered from families and this collection continues now in the museum, which was created as a result of the interest and support garnered from the original MOSAIC project. Where the traveling exhibit was the launch, the Jewish Museum of Florida further delves into the state’s rich Jewish history of yesterday and today – for the future. Historic Partnership with Florida International University (FIU) Following the approval of the museum’s Board of Directors, Florida International University’s Board of Trustees and the Florida Board of Governors, the museum became part of the FIU family in December 2012. This historic partnership leverages the resources of the museum and FIU, igniting a new era of interdisciplinary education and research focused on the history of the Jewish experience in Florida, the ways in which Florida Jews influence and are influenced by the cultural dynamics of Florida, the nation and the world, and issues of discrimination against all peoples in Florida throughout history. A key component of the partnership is the relocation of a variety of FIU programs, including the Jewish Studies Certificate Program, to the museum’s facilities. The plan also includes the expansion of academic programs and research endeavors designed to educate FIU students, faculty and the greater Florida community about the challenges of the immigrant experiences shared by all ethnicities in the State. Whether your family has lived in Florida for eight generations, as some have, or just arrived – YOUR story is an important tile in the MOSAIC. Join us!

Yes! I want to help preserve Florida Jewish history through the Jewish Museum of Florida – FIU

Please clip this form to become a member and mail to 301 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139 or fax to 305-672-5933. Or, to join online visit and click on the Join and Support tab. Basic membership benefits: • Free museum admission for a full year • Subscription to TILES, member newsletter • Invitations to exhibit openings and special events • Discounts in Museum Store • Access to the Collections & Research Center Enroll me as a new member Re-enroll me Call me to discuss an upgrade of my current membership level. Phone: ______-_______-_________ Your Name: _______________________________________________________________________________ I am a current member, and I want to give a GIFT MEMBERSHIP to: Gift Membership Name: _______________________________________ Address: _____________________________________________ City: _______________________________________________________________________ State: _______ Zip: _____________________ Membership benefits last for a FULL YEAR. Please check the level of your annual support: $1,000 Benefactor $250 Patron $40 Single Parent Family

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