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Newsletter for members of the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU Volume XXVII | Number 2 | December 2014

The Chosen: Selected Works from Florida Jewish Art Collectors page 4

Chairman’s Message MAKING HISTORY BY SAVING HISTORY It has been a pleasure to serve the Jewish Museum of Florida for the last 17 years. And it is an honor to have this opportunity to serve as your Chair. This position brings with it a sense of purpose. The mission of the Museum is to collect, preserve, and interpret the material evidence of the Florida Jewish experience. History helps us understand how the world is, and what it can be. Only by bearing witness to the lessons of our past, can we chart the way to a future of understanding, acceptance, equality and peace for all. This Museum is a window to the past, a mirror of the present, and a guide for the future. Through our work here and in partnership with FIU, we are passing down these lessons from generation to generation. I am calling on all of us to work together to raise and donate funding for this museum – for now and for the future – so that our grandchildren will be able to bring their children to the Museum, learn from our history, and begin to write their own chapter. A wonderful opportunity for everyone to contribute to the Museum, in conjunction with JMOF’s 20th Anniversary, is our fabulous Gala Purim Ball in February 2015 (see page 3). Together, let’s make history by saving history!

Sincerely, Kenneth M. Bloom Chairman of the Board

Table of Contents Chairman’s Message....................................................................................... 2 Gala Purim Ball 2015...................................................................................... 3 Cover Story.................................................................................................. 4-6 FL Jewish History Month, Judges and Lawyers, and Glass Ceiling..................7 Happenings................................................................................................ 8-10 Events...................................................................................................... 11-13 Education.......................................................................................................14 Keys to the Collection ...................................................................................15 Membership............................................................................................. 16-17 JMOF-FIU Supporters.............................................................................. 18-20 Memorials and Tributes..................................................................................20 Volunteers and Heritage Society....................................................................21 Museum Information and Recipe Contest Winner..........................................22 TILES image: MOSAIC photo: Felix Glickstein on alligator in Jacksonville, 1916. Cover: Installation of George Segal’s Three People on Four Benches


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JMOF-FIU Leadership ADVISORY BOARD OFFICERS Chair Kenneth M. Bloom, Pinecrest Vice-Chairs Isabel Bernfeld Anderson, Miami Beach Paul Drucker, Boca Raton Elliot N. Stone, Miami 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 Frank Futernick, Miami Frances Gaynor, Pinecrest Ira D. Giller, Miami Beach Norman Levine, North Miami Beach Gwen Margolis, Coconut Grove Joseph W. Pallot, Miami Boris Rosen, Surfside Louis Schneider, Miami Leonard A. Wien, Miami Beach 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 Elliot Stone, Miami 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 Judy Gilbert-Gould, Miami 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 Alan Levy, Ft. Lauderdale 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 Michael Orovitz, Bay Harbor Islands Doris C. Rosenblatt, Tampa Lloyd L. Ruskin, Miami Beach Lina Zargar Samimy, Coral Gables Gloria G. Scharlin, Coral Gables Shirlee Segall Schiller, Miami Beach Gerald K. Schwartz, 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 Linda B. Zilber, Bay Harbor Islands EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR & CHIEF CURATOR Jo Ann Arnowitz FOUNDING EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Marcia Jo Zerivitz

Join the Festivities on February 24th!

On February 24, 2015, join us for a special Gala Purim Ball celebrating the upcoming 20th Anniversary of the Museum. This “fancy-festive dress” event at Jungle Island will include a lavish cocktail reception and dinner, dancing, an artist and celebrity mask auction, Queen Esther’s Court of Honorees, and more. The evening will also include tributes to the City of Miami Beach’s Centennial and the 50th Anniversary of the founding of FIU. For all the information on reservations, sponsorships the family album and more, please contact Nancy Rachman, JMOF-FIU Development Director at 786-972-3162 or

Featuring a silent auction of masks decorated by celebrities and artists!

There are many ways you can get involved – whether you can attend or not! • Become a sponsor. • Include your family photograph or company logo in the special commemorative museum-quality “family album.” • Bid on a unique decorated mask from a talented local artist or celebrity.

For auction details, please contact: 786-972-3162 or

• Put together a table of family and friends and join us for this exciting event. • Make a donation in honor of the museum’s milestone anniversary.


Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 6:30 p.m.

WHERE: Jungle Island 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami, Florida 33132 WHY: Proceeds from this event will benefit the Jewish Museum of Florida–FIU (JMOF-FIU), the only museum to document the more than 250 years of Jewish history, art and culture in the Sunshine State. At JMOF-FIU, we collect, preserve and interpret these fascinating stories through our growing collections and a variety of exhibitions and educational programs. Our story is a universal one of immigration and acculturation, in which everyone, regardless of background, can find personal meaning. Together, we can help to bring about more understanding of our differences and similarities. Your sponsorship will help us continue to grow in the most relevant and exciting ways possible.

• Sponsorships: from $7,500 to $50,000 • Individual tickets: $450 • Album Pages with Your Photographs/Logo: $500 - $2,500

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The Chosen: Selected Works from Florida Jewish Art Collectors On view through March 8, 2015 Exhibition features famous artists along side the collectors who chose them

Carol Prusa

Edouard Duval-Carrié

Hung Liu

Torus, 2012, 30 x 30 x 15" Silverpoint, ground graphite, titanium white, mars black pigment with acrylic binder on acrylic hemisphere with interior light

La Migration des Bêtes, Hommage à Edward Hicks (Migration of the Beasts), 1999 80 x 78 x 2.5" Mixed Media on Canvas

Yang, 2008 74 x 74" Jacquard Tapestry

Collection of Marsha Elser-Smith and Larry Smith

Lanster Family Collection, Miami

©Hung Liu

©Carol Prusa

©Edouard Duval-Carrié

The Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU enlisted the curatorial prowess of the pioneer gallerist Bernice Steinbaum for a fantastic selection of Florida Jewish art collectors featured in The Chosen: Selected Works from Florida Jewish Art Collectors. This groundbreaking exhibit showcases prominent works chosen from a cadre of preeminent Jewish art collectors. Twenty-two collectors with strong ties to South Florida have generously loaned pieces for this unprecedented exhibit, representing varied passions from their prized collections. Many are pioneers of the local art scene, instrumental in bringing Art Basel to Miami and foremost collectors of contemporary art, with such recognizable names as: Margulies, Robins, and Rubell, to list a few. JMOF-FIU’s mission is to collect, preserve and interpret the Jewish experience in Florida. The exhibits featured are usually on topics of Jewish history, traditions, art and culture. This is the first time JMOF-FIU is displaying world-renowned art from such internationally acclaimed artists including George Segal, Louise Nevelson, Alexander Calder, Nick Cave, Julian Opie and Hung Liu. Guest Curator Bernice Steinbaum used her creative and innovative talents in selecting the works for this show, noting, “We have never looked at what our community collects. We suspected there was not a connective tissue, other than our


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From the Collection of the Brody/Brinberg Family

own Jewish DNA, but we found connectivity in the diversity of the works.” She goes on to say, “The Jewish people historically have been considered ‘other’ in each of the countries from which they have fled and they understand, in a visceral way, about inclusiveness.” The artists selected by Steinbaum are global: from Argentina, Brazil, China, Cuba, Germany, Haiti, India, Japan, Russia, South Africa and the U.S. Just as the Jewish people traditionally focus on the importance of remembering the past to pass down for future generations, art is also a vehicle for linking the past and looking towards the future. Each collection tells its own story about the collectors: why and how they started collecting, how they chose the pieces they have acquired, how their collections enhance their lives, as well as their depth, commitment, passion, vision and philosophy. This exhibition also gives some insight into these collectors’ own stories, to add a bit of history as a backdrop for the center stage of these dynamic contemporary pieces. Exhibition sponsors include Mercedes-Benz of Coral Gables, Museo Vault, Biscayne Bank, Kenneth & Barbara Bloom and Elliot Stone & Bonnie Sockel-Stone. Museo F I N E



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Exhibit Preview

The Chosen Members Preview

Marvin and Ruth Sackner

Betty Marcus

Raquel and Michael Scheck

Richard Levine, Ruth Sackner, Bernice Steinbaum, Myrna Palley, Louise Bauer, and Rose Robbins

Rochelle and Steve Lanster

Sarah, Bernice, and Carrie Steinbaum

Nancy Rachman and Senator Gwen Margolis

Thank you to our Exhibition Sponsors Mercedes Benz of Coral Gables

Ellie Aibel and Fran Gaynor

Bob and Kay Apfel

Yasmine and Lina Samimy

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Exhibit Preview

The Chosen Members Preview

Denise and Philip Gerson

Commissioner Joy Malakoff and Bernice Steinbaum

Amy Dean and Alan Kluger

Sydney Carpel and David Schaecter

Myrna and Sheldon Palley


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Kenneth and Barbara Bloom

George Neary and Bernice Steinbaum

January is Florida Jewish History Month! Kick-off Celebration January 4, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. In Conjunction with City of Miami Beach Centennial Celebration. CLIPPED TO CIRCLE & GROUPED FOR YOMTOV

In celebration of the 12th Annual Florida Jewish History Month and in conjunction with the City of Miami Beach Centennial, JMOF-FIU presents this afternoon honoring the Jewish Pioneers of Miami Beach. Join a panel discussion with Seth Bramson and Abe Lavender about the historic Jewish families of Miami Beach and the Museum’s former synagogue buildings. As part of this free public celebration enjoy a complimentary slice of key lime pie, Florida’s official state pie, provided by Joe’s Stone Crab Restaurant. Jennie and Joe Weiss, the founders of Joe’s, were the first Jews to settle on Miami Beach in 1913 and the business continues to be run by the family today. Initiated by the museum, Florida Jewish History Month has been observed since 2003, when Gov. Jeb Bush signed a bill declaring the statewide observance. Florida is the first state in the nation to have a month dedicated to the tremendous contributions of Jews in its growth and, in 2006, the concept led to the creation of Jewish American Heritage Month that is now observed each May. Artist Romero Britto created the official logo for the Florida observance. The museum’s curriculum is approved by the

13th Annual Judges and Lawyers Event Retired 11th Judicial Circuit Court Judge, Scott J. Silverman will present the keynote address for the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU’s 13th Annual Judges and Lawyers Event at 5:30pm on Tuesday, January 27, 2015. Silverman, who was the official court historian, was selected by Justice Gerald Kogan, who serves as Chairman of the annual event. The event is open to all current or new museum members who are judges or lawyers, or in related professions. Judge Silverman served nearly 22 years on the bench in Miami and distinguished himself as a stellar judge and one of South Florida’s highest rated circuit court judges. He is known for his keen intellect, down to earth manner, and pragmatic approach to problem solving. Please join us for what promises to be a memorable evening of camaraderie and conversation with fellow colleagues. To become an event co-host or to RSVP, call 786-972-3164 or email

On the occasion of the City of Miami Beach's 40th birthday, in 1955, Mayor Harold Shapiro and Rose Weiss display the flag Weiss made for the City in 1915.

Miami-Dade County Public School Board and distributed to schools in Florida’s 67 counties. The educational materials for Florida Jewish History Month and a speech for anyone to deliver to a group can be found on the museum’s website: This event is the first in a three-part series “Jewish Miami Beach: 100 Years of Histories, Families, and Businesses,” with upcoming programs at the Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach on February 26 and FIU’s Miami Beach Urban Studios on March 24. RSVP: 786-972-3175 or

Seeking Nominations for 2015 Breaking the Glass Ceiling Annual Awards Deadline: Friday, January 16, 2015 at 5 p.m. The Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU is proud to announce the opening of the nomination process for its annual Breaking the Glass Ceiling Awards. The award is presented to Florida Jewish women who have broken the proverbial glass ceiling in professions that are normally dominated by men. Nominees are also judged based upon activities in the Jewish and civic communities and serving as role models for other women. The deadline for nominations is Friday, January 16, 2015 at 5:00pm. To submit a nominee for the award, to be presented on April 19, 2015, please visit and download the nomination guidelines and application form, or contact Nancy Cohen, Membership Director, at 786-972-3164 or TILES | Newsletter of the Jewish Museum of Florida – FIU | December 2014



Mixer @ the Museum with Filmmaker Billy Corben

Closing Reception for Cinema Judaica and Screening of To Be or Not To Be

Lecture by Dr. Cami Hofstadter


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From My Family's Kitchen Recipe Contest (See winning recipe for Rugelach on page 22)

Annual Membership Meeting

Screening of Ritchie Boys

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Exhibit Preview

From a Coin Toss into Politics: The Life of a Senator Richard B. Stone Exhibit Opening

Senator Richard B. Stone, Elliot Stone, Jo Ann Arnowitz

Miami Beach City Manager Jimmy Morales

Two Brothers, Then and Now, Richard and Nathaniel (Bud) Stone

Kerry Rudt, Isabel Anderson, Molly Rudt

Thank you to our sponsor, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of China (Taiwan) Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Miami

The Bittel Family with Sen. Richard Stone and Beverly Stone

City of Miami Beach Proclamation

Thank you to our sponsor Congregation Beth Jacob

Amy Stone, Rabbi Stanley Garfein of Tallahassee, and the Senator

John Stack, Emily Gresham, and Kenneth Furton

Sara Sombers, Elizabeth Stone, Frank Futernick, and Bonnie Sockel-Stone 10

Helene and Murray Dubbin with Fran Gaynor (center)

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Ann Bussell (center) and Family

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301 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach 33139 Special Guide for Programs at the Museum • December 2014 – March 2015 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 online at

DECEMBER 2014 Monday, December 1, 7:00 p.m. Mondays at the Museum Series Sephardi Voices: Moroccan Diasporas and the Experience of Exile Lecture by Henry Green The presentation will provide a brief overview of the Canadian Moroccan Diaspora. $5 JMOF-FIU Members; $10 NonMembers; Free for Students with valid ID. RSVP: Online- Email- or call 786-972-3175.

Sunday, December 7, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Basel, Lox and Cream Cheese Annual Brunch Which Comes First… The Art or The Design? Lecture by Stuart Geller

Turning Houses into Homes® is what Stuart Geller and Geller Design Group is all about. For nearly 30 years Stuart has guided people in their personal quest for the perfect home— listening to what they say, getting to know what moves them and what their needs are, and translating that into a stylish, functional, fabulous living space. In conjunction with our current exhibit, The Chosen, Stuart will talk about how he designs spaces for people with extensive art collections or for those just starting to collect art. Presentation and Brunch: $18 JMOF-FIU Members; $25 Non-members RSVP: or 786-972-3175.

Monday, December 8, 7:00 p.m. Mondays at the Museum Series Messianic Religious Zionism and the lost tribes: The case of the Bnei Menashe Lecture by Galit Shashoua

The Bnei Menashe of Northeast India are one of an increasing number of groups around the world to express a desire to belong or “return” to Judaism on the basis of their lost historical connection with the Jewish people. $5 JMOF-FIU Members; $10 NonMembers; Free for Students with valid ID. RSVP: Online- Email- or call 786-972-3175.

Thursday, December 11, 10:00 a.m. Tot Time at JMOF-FIU (Family Program for Ages Infant-5) A family oriented morning of culture and creativity! JMOF-FIU is pleased to continue our

community partnership with the PJ Library Program of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation. Enjoy coffee, juice and snacks along with a fun craft activity followed by story time. Free for JMOF-FIU Members or with museum admission.

Thursday, December 11, 11:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m Jewish Food Walking Tour

This series has been so popular, we have extended it! Inspired by our Growers, Grocers & Gefilte Fish exhibition, we are proud to host a Jewish Food Walking Food Tour! Learn the history of the SoFi neighborhood and the staple Jewish-owned restaurants in the area past and present, and taste samples of foods from Jewish restaurants. This Walking Food Tour is a fun 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, December 14, 2:00 p.m. Interactive Family Program: The Fame Game (see page 14)

JMOF-FIU will present the awards for our annual Creative Writing Contest winners on this year’s theme of “leadership,” followed by an interactive quiz on history and pop culture for families and visitors of all ages. Prizes for the winners. Free for JMOF-FIU Members; All others are free with Museum admission.

Monday, December 15, 7:00 p.m. Mondays at the Museum Series Kabbalah and Science Lecture by Rabbi Sholom Dovber Lipskar

Rabbi Lipskar’s lecture will discuss a true integration of kabbalah and science, with a commonality and confluence of the origins of the Universe and latest findings in future development. He will also discuss the practical relevance of these concepts to the common person. $5 JMOF-FIU Members; $10 NonMembers; Free for Students with valid ID. RSVP: Online- Email: or call 786-972-3175.

Thursday, December 18, 7:00 p.m. Annual Klezmer Concert with Paul Green and the Klezmer East Band

Enjoy light desserts during this festive evening of holiday music and celebration! $18 JMOF-FIU Members; $25 Non-members RSVP: or 786-972-3175

Monday, December 22, 7:00 p.m. Miami Film Premiere: Body and Soul: The State of the Jewish Nation

Join JMOF-FIU and ZOA as we present the premiere of award winning Director Gloria Greenfield's new film Body and Soul. The film features Professor Alan Dershowitz, Professor Ruth Wisse, WSJ's Bret Stephens, among others. Enjoy a meet and greet reception with the Director prior to the screening. $10 for JMOF-FIU and ZOA Members; $18 Non-Members; Free for FIU Faculty, Staff, and Students with valid ID. Kindly RSVP as space is limited: or 786-972-3175 Advance tickets available:

Thursday, December 25, 2:00 p.m. Annual Family Day

Families and friends can gather for a special afternoon of fun and creativity during the winter holiday season! Create and take home your own masterpiece(s) inspired by the original artworks by famous contemporary artists featured in the current exhibit, The Chosen. Free for JMOF-FIU Members; All others are free with Museum admission.

Sunday, December 28, 2:00 p.m. Beyond Laughter Through Tears: A Short History of Jewish Humor Lecture presented by Rabbi Moshe Waldoks Jewish Humor Series (Part 2 of 3)

Rabbi Moshe Waldoks is the co-editor of THE BIG BOOK OF JEWISH HUMOR, (HarperCollins) now in its 34th year in print. His lecture will examine the emergence of Jewish humor throughout history. Free for JMOF-FIU Members or with Museum Admission.

Tuesday, December 30, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Jewish Food Walking Tour (see December 11 listing)

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

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JANUARY 2015 Sunday, January 4, 2:00 p.m. Kick-off Celebration for Florida Jewish History Month: Celebrating Miami Beach Pioneers (see page 7)

In celebration of the 12th Annual Florida Jewish History Month and in conjunction with the City of Miami Beach Centennial, JMOFFIU presents this afternoon honoring the Jewish pioneers, past and present, of Miami Beach. Free and open to the public.

Monday, January 5, 7:00 p.m. Mondays at the Museum Series A Tale of Two Exiles - Jews and Tibetans Lecture presented by Nathan Katz

In 1959, the Dalai Lama invited eight Jewish leaders and scholars to his palace to learn "the Jewish secret" for maintaining their culture in exile for 2,000 years. $5 JMOF-FIU Members; $10 NonMembers; Free for Students with valid ID. RSVP- Online: Email: or call: 786-972-3175.

Thursday, January 8, 11:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. Jewish Food Walking Tour (see December 11 listing)

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

Monday, January 12, 7:00 p.m. Mondays at the Museum Series Descendants of the Secret Jews of Iberia: Their Current Return to Judaism Lecture presented by Abe Lavender

The Inquisition forced many Spanish and Portuguese Jews to become Catholics. Yet now, centuries later, many are returning to Judaism. $5 JMOF-FIU Members; $10 NonMembers; Free for Students with valid ID. RSVP- Online: Email: or call: 786-972-3175.

Tuesday, January 13, 7:00 p.m. Tuesdays With…Series Presentation and Reception with Myra Wexler

In conjunction with the exhibition, The Chosen, JMOF-FIU presents this series to spotlight contemporary movers and shakers in the Miami art community. This particular evening features Myra Wexler, aka YO MOMMA, a pillar of the Miami art scene and the Wynwood Arts District. Free for Museum Members; Non-Members $5 RSVP: or 786-972-3175


Friday, January 16, 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
 Professional Development Workshop for Teachers Echoes and Reflections Training Program presented by the Anti-Defamation League An Interdisciplinary Workshop for Middle and High School Educators Focusing on Holocaust Studies, Technology in the Classroom, Global Affairs and Florida History Workshop fee: $15, including materials. (8) Master Plan Points awarded based on attendance & completion of follow up assignment. Open to all public and private school teachers. Registration form available at or contact: 786.972.3187 or

Sunday, January 18, 2:00 p.m. When Should I Stop Laughing? Reflections on Jewish Humor Lecture by Dr. Ruth Wisse

Ruth R. Wisse wraps up our Jewish Humor Series with insights from her most recent book, No Joke: Making Jewish Humor (Princeton University Press, 2013). Free for JMOF-FIU Members or with Museum Admission.

Sunday, January 25, 2:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
 Professional Development Workshop for Teachers The Chosen: Selected Works from Florida Jewish Art Collectors

A Cross Curricular Workshop Emphasizing Personal Image and Cultural Identity Workshop fee: $8 per person, including materials. Open to all public and private school teachers. (5) Master Plan Points awarded based on attendance & completion of follow up assignment. Open to all public and private school teachers. Registration form available at or contact: 786.972.3187 or

Monday, January 26, 7:00 p.m. Mondays at the Museum Series The Schlemiel as Broken Saint in Bernard Malamud's The Assistant Lecture by Matthew Feuer

$5 JMOF-FIU Members; $10 NonMembers; Free for Students with valid ID. RSVP- Online: Email: or call: 786-972-3175.

Tuesday, January 27, 5:30 p.m. Annual Members Only Judges and Lawyers Event (see page 7)

Open to all current and new Museum members in the legal profession. To make a reservation and become a member, contact the JMOF-FIU Membership Department: 786-972-3164 or

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FEBRUARY 2015 Monday, February 2, 7:00 p.m. Mondays at the Museum Series How to Find and Prove Your Jewish Ancestry from Catholic and Inquisition Sources Lecture by Genie Milgrom

This talk will explain what is truly required to prove Crypto Jewish Lineage. Presenter Genie Milgrom was was able to document her lineage going back to 1480 to Pre-Inquisition Spain and Portugal. $5 JMOF-FIU Members; $10 NonMembers; Free for Students with valid ID. RSVP- Online: Email: or call: 786-972-3175

Tuesday, February 3, 7:00 p.m. Tuesdays With…Series Panel Discussion with Florida Jewish Art Collectors

This particular evening features collectors from the exhibition. Free for Museum Members; Non-Members $5 RSVP: or 786-972-3175

Thursday, February 5, 11:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. Jewish Food Walking Tour (see December 11 listing)

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

Sunday, February 8, 2:00 p.m. "God is a Man of War. The Lord is His Name." The re-discovery of warfare in contemporary orthodox Jewish culture Lecture by Stuart Cohen

For almost two millennia after the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 CE, Jews abjured all association with matters military. Moreover, unlike other religions, Judaism allotted no place whatsoever to warfare in its theology. Ever since the dawn of the twentieth century, however, both situations have been revolutionized. Large numbers of Jews attained military experience. More significantly, much of recent rabbinic writing - especially (but not exclusively in Israel) – re-emphasizes Biblical depictions of the Almighty's role as a warrior. This lecture examines those developments and analyses their possible implications. $5 JMOF-FIU Members; $10 NonMembers; Free for Students with valid ID. Free for JMOF-FIU Members or with Museum Admission

Monday, February 9, 7:00 p.m. Mondays at the Museum Series The New World Adventures of Luis de Carvajal –Mexican Crypto-Jew and Mystical Searcher Lecture by Ronnie Perelis

Marranos traveled far and wide to escape the Inquisition’s grasp. This lecture will look at the life story of one Marrano who traveled to the Americas in search of riches and safety, only to discover the power of his Jewish heritage. RSVP- Online: Email: or call: 786-972-3175.

Events Tuesday, February 10, 7:00 p.m. Tuesdays with…Series Presentation and Reception with Nina Johnson-Milewski In conjunction with the exhibition, The Chosen, JMOF-FIU presents this series to spotlight contemporary movers and shakers in the Miami art community, featuring diverse art collectors, gallerists and writers. This evening features Nina Johnson-Milewski, the owner, founder, and director of Gallery Diet in Wynwood. She has produced over 30 solo and group exhibitions by new and emerging artists from around the world. After the presentation, guests are invited to enjoy wine and light bites and tour the exhibition. Free for Museum Members; Non-Members $5 RSVP: or 786-972-3175.

Sunday, February 15, 11:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. Jewish Food Walking Tour (see December 11 listing) This series has been so popular, we have extended it! Check out our Calendar Page on for additional tour dates.

Sunday, February 15, 2:00 p.m. Film Premiere: Is There Room at the Inn? Muslims, Jews and the Holy Land Film by Claudio Ruben Is There Room at the Inn? is a one-hour documentary that challenges viewers’ understandings of how the conflict in the Middle East can be solved. A group of cutting edge Jewish and Muslim scholars present their personal accounts and ideas as they share their deepest beliefs for the future of these two Abrahamic faiths. The film is produced by Red Lotus Films International, in conjunction with FIU's Program in the Study of Spirituality and the Jewish Studies Initiatives. Free for JMOF-FIU Members or with Museum Admission.

Monday, February 16, 7:00 p.m. Mondays at the Museum Series "Voice of a Hebrew Maiden": Discovering the Neglected Women of the 19th Century Hebrew Revival Lecture by Tova Cohen Women were not thought to have begun to speak and write in Hebrew until the 20th century. Recent research, however, disproves that assumption. We now know of several women who, even during the 19th century, managed to cross the millennia-old gender barrier. This lecture will feature examples of their contributions to the new world of Hebrew letters. $5 JMOF-FIU Members; $10 NonMembers; Free for Students with valid ID. RSVP- Online: Email: or call: 786-972-3175.

Tuesday, February 24, 6:30 p.m. Gala Purim Ball 2015- 20/20 VISION: Looking Back/Looking Forward Located at Jungle Island (see page 3)

Join us for our best party ever! JMOF-FIU will mark its upcoming 20th anniversary with a fun and festive Gala Purim Ball. To join the Gala Committee and learn about 2015 sponsorship opportunities, please contact Nancy Rachman, Development Director, development@ or 786-972-3162.

MARCH 2015 Sunday, March 1 and Thursday, March 5 30th anniversary 3-part screening of Claude Lanzmann's Shoah

Part 1: March 1, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Part 2: March 1, 4:00 p.m.-9:00 pm. Part 3: March 5 at 6:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

Monday, March 2, 7:00 p.m. Mondays at the Museum Series "Chassidic Feminism?” Rabbi Menachem M. Schneersohn's Approach to the Role of Women in Chabad Chassidism Lecture by Hana Barouk

Dr. Barouk examines the Chabad Chassidic way of life and its unique perspective on the role of women in society. $5 JMOF-FIU Members; $10 NonMembers; Free for Students with valid ID. RSVP- Online: Email: or call: 786-972-3175.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 7:00 p.m. Closing Event for The Chosen Tuesdays With…Series Panel Discussion with Florida Jewish Art Collectors

In conjunction with the exhibition, The Chosen, JMOF-FIU presents this series to spotlight contemporary movers and shakers in the Miami art community, featuring diverse art collectors, gallerists and writers. This particular evening features collectors from the exhibition. Free for Museum Members; Non-Members $5 RSVP: or 786-972-3175

Thursday, March 12, 11:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. Jewish Food Walking Tour (see December 11 listing)

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

Sunday, March 15, 2:00 p.m. Panel Discussion: Jewish Journalism in the U.S.

Lecture by Sam Edelman, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, and others. Free for JMOF-FIU Members or with Museum Admission.

Monday, March 16, 7:00 p.m. Mondays at the Museum Series The Hidden and the Revealed: A God’s-Eye View of the Landscape of Holocaust Postmemory Lecture by Oren Stier

$5 JMOF-FIU Members; $10 NonMembers; Free for Students with valid ID. RSVP- Online: Email: or call: 786-972-3175

Tuesday, March 17, 7:00 p.m. Closing Reception From a Coin Toss into Politics: The Life of a Senator Join us and former Florida and U.S. Senator Richard B. Stone, as he chats about Florida Sunshine laws during Sunshine Week. Free for Museum Members; Non-Members $5 RSVP: or 786-972-3175.

Sunday, March 29, 11:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. Jewish Food Walking Tour (see December 11 listing) This series has been so popular, we have extended it! Check out our Calendar Page on for additional tour dates.

Sunday, March 29, 2:00 p.m. 1948 as a Jewish World War Lecture by Derek J. Penslar

Free for Museum Members; Non-Members $5 RSVP: or 786-972-3175.

Monday, March 30, 6:00 p.m. Members Only Exhibit Opening 20/20 VISION: Looking Back/Looking Forward – JMOF 20th Anniversary Showcasing highlights of our Museum’s collection, this 20th anniversary exhibit will focus on the influence of Floridian Jews on the development of the Sunshine State, from the pioneer families who settled on Miami Beach and throughout the state more than 100 years ago, to today’s movers and shakers. (Exhibition on view March 31 – October 12, 2015.) Free for Museum Members at the $125 level and above; $18 for all other Museum Members.

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FIU Courses at the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU Spring 2015 Semester January 12 - April 26, 2015 RLG 6921 Colloquium Mondays at the Museum Series Select Mondays, 7:00-8:30 p.m. Professor Tudor Parfitt Registered students attend a minimum of three lectures, conferences, or professional presentations, with seminar report and discussion. May be repeated. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Open to the public. See pages 11-13 for all academic programs offered Cost: $5 JMOF-FIU Members; $10 Non-Members

REL 3308-Studies in World Religions Professor Adam Gorelick Wednesdays, 6:45-9:15 p.m. Examines the origins, teachings, and practices of selected world religions.

FIL 3838- Holocaust Cinema Professor Oren Stier Thursdays, 6:30-9:30 p.m. An interdisciplinary survey of cinematic representations of the Holocaust from the 1940s to the present, addressing ethical challenges such as Holocaust comedy and the representation of atrocity. A student can audit a course as a non-degree seeking student with the permission of the instructor teaching the course. To audit a course, students must fill out the Non-degree Seeking Application and the Registration Add/ Drop Form. These forms, and the appropriate residency documents, must be submitted during the first week of courses. A staff person will be on-site at the start of the first two class sessions to collect the forms and answer questions. Tuition and fees for audited courses will be the same as courses taken for credit. All Non-Degree Applicants are assessed a $30.00 application fee upon enrollment. Persons sixty (60) years of age or older by the first day of the semester, who meet Florida residency requirements, may be allowed to enroll without payment of fees for audit grade. Enrollment is on a space available basis and with instructor’s permission. To audit a course using a Senior Citizen Fee Waiver, students must fill out the Non-degree Seeking Application and the Senior Citizen Fee Waiver Form. These forms and the appropriate residency documents must be submitted during the first week of courses. A staff person will be on-site at the start of the first class session to collect the forms and answer questions.

Teen Connection Jonathan Symons B’nai Mitzvah Project Welcome to Teen Connection at the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU sponsored by Jonathan Symons. Teen Connection provides opportunities for b’nai mitzvah celebrants and their families to enjoy, free, fun and creative experiences based on the Museum’s exhibits of art, history and culture.

Florida, Fame and Family 15 or More Minutes of Fame

Sunday, December 14, 2014, 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Becoming famous may get your picture in a fan magazine or make you a subject in a trivia game. Test your knowledge of history and pop culture as a team member in The Fame Game. Part of the challenge will be building consensus among team members to provide the correct answer! Join us for pizza and ice cream followed by the program.

We Are Family

Sunday, February 8, 2015, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Learn about how music is made in Florida, from the Bee Gees to PittBull, through the influence of Jewish producers, songwriters and promoters in the Miami music scene. The program includes a performance by a young Jewish music group. Refreshments will be served. 14

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Where the Stars Go: Family Tour of SoFi

Sunday, March 15, 2015, 11:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. JMOF-FIU is located in the heart of South Beach in an area known as SoFi (South of Fifth). The SoFi neighborhood contains some of the hippest restaurants and hotels on Miami Beach. Join us for a unique guided tour of SoFi and learn about the history and architecture that makes the area so special. Maybe you’ll spot a celebrity when the tour takes you past some of the well known celebrity hang-outs. Tour also includes a stop at Jewish owned Pita Loca for a taste of SoFi. Reservations on a first-come, first-served basis to Nancy at 786-972-3164. Tour limited to 25. For more information, or to register your teen or synagogue, please contact our Membership Department: or 786-972-3164


Keys to the Collection offers an inside peek at JMOF-FIU’s vast collections 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.

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.

Featuring nostalgic images of Florida Jewish Chanukah celebrations.

Temple Beth Sholom Chanukah Play, Miami Beach, December 18, 1949. Maureen Cohen, Allen Ross, Jill Fenias, Ellen Rothman, Ronnie Fenias, Meredith Weiland, Elaine Zeller, Diane Danches, Shepard Faber, Arthur Jacbson, Stephen Mencher, Joseph Murray, Arthur Pollack, Barry Greenberg, Larry Alpert

Milton Shevitz, president of 39ers, lighting Chanukah menorah, Orlando, 1981. The 39ers is a senior (65 and older) social group at the JCC of Greater Orlando.

Rabbi Rudolph Adler conducting services at Orlando Naval Training Center with Torah and Menorah, Orlando, 1974. From The Orlando Sentinel

U.S. Navy Lieutenant Risa Simon of Miami celebrates Chanukah, Iraq, 2005. Standing in front of large menorah, U.S. Navy Lieutenant Risa Simon (center) and other military personnel get together for Chanukah in Iraq.

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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Support Melissa Fronstin

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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 10/31/14. 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 Alan & Diane Lieberman 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 Natalie Lyons Mercedes- Benz of Coral Gables 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 Senator Sherman Winn Isidore & Patricia Wollowick Foundation Women’s American ORT Aaron, Mark, Sharon & David Wolfson - IHO Sorrell L. & Jacqueline Falis Wolfson 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

Support Walter & Adi Blum Foundation, Inc. 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 Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of China (Taiwan)/ Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Miami 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 Mollie Rudt 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 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 Barry & Toba Meiselman and Family 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 Dr. Florence O. Wechsberg 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 10/31/14: 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 Year End 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 (August-October 2014) In Honor of...

Mr. & Mrs. Richard Alhadeff’s Golden wedding anniversary Norma & Michael Orovitz Kenneth M. Bloom as Advisory Board Chair Shirlee Schiller Isabel Bernfeld Anderson Judi & Steve Fain’s 50th wedding anniversary Carmen & Howard Spiegel Ronny & Hilary Kaplan’s wedding, grandson of Diane & David Brauser Edith B. Reich Ida Callin’s 109th birthday Edith B. Reich From a Coin Toss into Politics: The Life of a Senator Janice Pickard Adrienne Gerson’s 80th birthday Elaine Kerzner Marvin & Beverly Schwartz’s milestone birthdays Anita & Elliot Grossman

The Chosen: Selected Works from Florida Jewish Art Collectors Melinda & Michael Berman

Speedy Recovery... Heidi Ledet Jackie & Bob Traurig Fran Gaynor Jackie & Bob Traurig

In Memory of...

Leila Applebaum Jo Ann Arnowitz Dr. Robert Sherrin Henry Berger Nancy & Larry Cohen Vanessa Cohen’s mother Nancy & Larry Cohen Matt Einbinder Fortuna & Saul Smukler Jose Esquenazi Fortuna & Saul Smukler Mel Frumkes Michael Albano and Matrimonial Network

Annette G. Gordon Isabel Bernfeld Anderson Jo Ann & Gary Arnowitz Wendy Belkin Elaine Bloom Nancy & Larry Cohen Jeffrey & Marsha Gilbert & Family Sonny Greenfield Leslie Gross Sylvia A. Herman Shirley Kahn Brenda & Phil Mitchell Nancy Rachman Edith B. Reich Eva Shvedova Irene & Phil Shiekman Gita Shonek Jean & Bill Soman & Family Stanley G. Tate Jackie & Bob Traurig Irene Warner & Evan Katz Marcia Jo & Elliott Zerivitz Linda Zilber & Paul Ruthfield

Jay Howard Linn Barbara & Kenneth Bloom Rafael Kapustin Kenneth M. Bloom Bernard Mandler Kenneth M. Bloom Dora Maya Fortuna & Saul Smukler Abby Schaefer’s mother Nancy & Larry Cohen Kenny Schwartz Pauline Winick Elizabeth Soman, mother of Bill Jean & Bill Soman Charlotte Wolpe Isabel Bernfeld Anderson Jo Ann & Gary Arnowitz Kenneth M. Bloom Roberta Gordon Eva Shvedova Irene Warner Marcia Jo & Elliott Zerivitz Special thanks to: Duke McCarthy for the lovely floral arrangements

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, or call 786-972-3163 or visit 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 Lisa Donner* Al Greenspoon Judith Greenspoon Kurt Harrison* Sylvia Herman Shirley Kahn Andrea Julie 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.

*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 Skeeter Frumkes Inge Gatto Evelyn Marcus Irene Shiekman Janice Silver Karen Warner Claire Warren

*Docents in Training

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


Dominique Schwartz Accounting Coordinator


Pierre Delerme


Maintenance Supervisor

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.

Winter/Spring Exhibit Schedule From a Coin Toss into Politics : The Life of a Senator

On View through March 22, 2015

The Chosen: Selected Works from Florida Jewish Art Collectors

On View through March 8, 2015

From Our Family’s Kitchen Recipe Contest 1st Place Winning Recipe- Category: Rugelach Betsy Mateu’s-Plum and Apricot Rugelach Apricot or Dried Plum Lekvar 3 Cups Apricots or Prunes 1/4 cup sugar 2 T Fresh squeezed, lemon

Place all the ingredients in a sauce pan and cover with water. Bring the pot to a simmer and slowly cook until the fruit breaks down. When cool, strain fruit and then puree using enough water until it has the consistency of thick jelly. Cool and place in an airtight container in the fridge.

Rugelach Dough

12 oz. cream cheese 12 oz. butter 1/4 cup sugar 1/2 t salt 3 cups fiour Blend the first four ingredients in a stand mixer. Incorporate flour and mix just until the dough forms. Divide dough in half and wrap each piece in plastic wrap. Refrigerate dough overnight 26

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Rugelach Filling

½ cup chopped walnuts ½ cup chopped almonds ½ cup raisins 1/4 cup sugar mixed with 1/4 cup brown sugar Roll one piece of dough into to a rectangular form on a well-floured cold surface. (Maintain the other piece of dough in the fridge until ready to use.) Spread lekvar thickly. Sprinkle sugar mixture followed by nuts and raisins on the surface on the lekvar. Starting with the long end, fold the dough over and inch and press and seal: Repeat twice more. Refrigerate the logs for several hours or overnight.

Baking Rugelach

1 T Cinnamon & 3T sugar 1 egg for egg wash Preheat oven to 350 degrees Slice rugelach into one Inch pieces. Paint each piece with egg wash and then sprinkle cinnamon: and sugar on top. Lay seam side down and bake 25 minutes turning the baking sheet at the midway point. Cool on rack.


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 To join online visit and click on the Join and Support tab. Or clip this form and mail to 301 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139 or fax to 305-672-5933. 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

$1,000 Corporate Benefactor $125 Donor $40 Senior Couple

$500 Sponsor $50 Basic Family $36 Individual

$500 Corporate Sponsor $30 Senior Individual

Enclosed is my tax-deductible check, payable to: JEWISH MUSEUM OF FLORIDA - FIU for a total of $ ____ , _________ or charge my: VISA MasterCard American Express in the amount of $ ____ , _________ Credit Card #: _______________________________________________ Expiration Date: _______ /_______ Security Code: ___________ Name on card: _________________________________________________________________ Phone (day): _______-_______-_________ Address: ____________________________________________________________ email address: __________________________________ City: ___________________________________________________________________ State: _______ Zip: __________________________ TILES | Newsletter of the Jewish Museum of Florida – FIU | December 2014


Jewish Museum of Florida


301 Washington Avenue Miami Beach, FL 33139


The Museum is supported by individual contributions, foundations, memberships and grants from the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, the Miami-Dade County Tourist Development Council, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners and the City of Miami Beach, Cultural Affairs Program, Cultural Arts Council.

Visit the Orovitz Museum Store for unique, one-of-a-kind gifts for everyone! Shop a wide selection of jewelry, museum memorabilia, home goods, Judaica, books, cards, children’s gifts and more! Join to save: Museum members SAVE 10% on store purchases. Open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday, Tuesday – Friday For store information, call: 786-972-3176 Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU 301 Washington Avenue • Miami Beach, FL 33139 305-672-5044 •

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