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Newsletter for members of the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU Volume XXVII | Number 4 | September 2015

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This coming Fall, the Jewish Museum of Florida–FIU will become one of the few institutions in the country honored with the privilege of hosting two very exciting and historic exhibitions. On November 10th, we will open All This Has Come Upon Us…featuring the work of Mark Podwal, a celebrated New York Times op-ed page illustrator who has illustrated books with Elie Wiesel. The Museum will display a special selection of his work first unveiled last year at the Terezin Ghetto Museum near Prague. We are also very proud to announce that we will be opening a once-in-alifetime exhibition in December, titled Discovery and Recovery: Preserving Iraqi Jewish Heritage. This exhibition will include documents, photos and artifacts dating from 1568 to 1973, from the 2,500-year-old Jewish community in Iraq that was once vibrant but is now virtually extinct. JMOF-FIU will be the only institution in the Southeastern U.S. to feature these pieces. In conjunction with both exhibitions, the Museum is organizing a full schedule of related programs with the FIU Faculty, alongside cultural and community organizations. I encourage you to bring family and friends for a visit to the Museum, and explore these two unique exhibitions and the programs offered over their run. All of our members receive an invitation to our opening night receptions for both exhibitions, and benefit from free admission to the museum and select programs — so if your membership is expiring soon, be sure to renew today! This exciting schedule also offers many opportunities for your proud support of these world-class exhibitions and events. To discuss the ways in which you can contribute to the success of the Museum, please contact JMOF-FIU Executive Director Jo Ann Arnowitz at: or 786-972-3180. I look forward to seeing you here often this Fall and best wishes to you and your families for a happy, healthy and peaceful 5776! Sincerely, Kenneth M. Bloom Chairman of the Board Table of Contents Chairman’s Message....................................................................................... 2 The Shabbos Project...................................................................................... 3 Cover Story — Mark Podwal........................................................................ 4-5 Exhibition — Discovery and Recovery: Preserving Iraqi Jewish Heritage..........6 Creative Writing Contest & Professional Development..................................... 7 Pre-Teen and Teen Docent Programs..............................................................8 FIU Symons Fellows.........................................................................................9 Keys to the Collection....................................................................................10 Happenings ...................................................................................................11 Events...................................................................................................... 12-13 Happenings ............................................................................................. 14-15 Membership............................................................................................. 16-17 Supporters............................................................................................... 18-19 Memorials and Tributes..................................................................................20 Volunteers and Heritage Society....................................................................21 Museum Information and Coming Soon.........................................................22 TILES Image: MOSAIC photo: Felix Glickstein on alligator in Jacksonville, 1916. Cover Image: Expulsion 1492 (detail) Psalm 119:54, Your laws are songs to me wherever I may live King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain expelled from their lands the largest and most distinguished Jewish community in Europe. Jews who converted were welcome to stay. Mark Podwal, All This Has Come Upon Us, 2014. Series of 42 archival pigment prints of acrylic, gouache and colored pencil works on paper. Artist signed limited edition #10/60. Gift of Dr. Paul Drucker. From the Collection of the Jewish Museum of Florida, originated by Marcia Jo Zerivitz, Founding Executive Director.


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JMOF-FIU Leadership ADVISORY BOARD OFFICERS Chair Kenneth M. Bloom, Coral Gables 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, Tamarac Frank Futernick, Miami Frances Gaynor, Pinecrest Ira D. Giller, Miami Beach Norman Levine, North Miami Beach Jonathan Macy, Bay Harbor Islands Gwen Margolis, Coconut Grove Joseph W. Pallot, Miami Boris Rosen, Surfside Louis Schneider, Miami Leonard A. Wien, Miami Beach Judith Wurtman, 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 Justice 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 Avis Lee Neiman, Miami Jonathan Nelson, North Miami Norma Jean Ober Stone, Coral Gables Michael Orovitz, Bay Harbor Islands Doris C. Rosenblatt, Tampa 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


Chairman’s Message


The Seventh Day: Revisiting Shabbat The Jewish celebration of the seventh day, Shabbat, offers a day of rest from our hectic-paced life. Shabbat observance provides an opportunity for renewal and reflection, including: Welcoming the moment, Giving charity, Blessing loved ones, Illuminating the dark, Acknowledging the fruits of the land, Sustaining life and the environment, Connecting with others, Sanctifying intimacy and sexuality, Continuing spiritual education, Awakening the senses, Imprinting generational memory, and Pausing to meditate, to achieve serenity, ease, peace. The Seventh Day, on view through November 15, 2015, features contemporary artists’ interpretations of Shabbat observances with symbolic representations of ritual objects such as wine goblets, decanters, candlesticks, prayer books, challah plates and covers, havdalah spice containers and a Sabbath throne. Concepts from midrash and the Kabbalah, reflecting mystical spirituality, have also inspired these artists. Traveling exhibit from Hebrew Union College Jewish Institute of Religion Museum, New York.

Malcah Zeldis, 1931, Bronx, New York. Sabbath in Detroit, 1981 Acrylic on board, 25½” x 25½”

Family Program: The Shabbos Project Sunday, October 18, 2015, 2pm

Families are invited to the Museum to participate in special activities in conjunction with the exhibition The Seventh Day: Revisiting Shabbat and in preparation for the internationally observed weekend, “The Shabbos Project.” The Shabbos Project takes place on October 23-24, 2015, with communities all over the world offering various opportunities to access and experience Shabbat. For more information about The Shabbos Project, go to During this special program at JMOF-FIU, participants of all ages can create their own Shabbat candles, candlesticks, challah covers and more from recycled and repurposed materials. Museum tours will also be hosted by our specially trained Teen Docents.

Free with Museum admission.

Reeva Shaffer, 1945 Winnipeg, Canada. AM I READY, 2013 Triptych of challah covers, silk, embroidery, ribbon, 20” x 20”

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Feature Exhibit

ALL TH IS HAS C O M E U P O N U S... M A R K P O D WA L November 10, 2015 – March 13, 2016 Members Opening: November 10, 2015, 6pm | Artist Lecture by Mark Podwal Mark Podwal, All This Has Come Upon Us, 2014. Series of 42 archival pigment prints of acrylic, gouache and colored pencil works on paper. Artist signed limited edition #10/60. Donated by Dr. Paul Drucker, from the collection of the Jewish Museum of Florida, originated by Marcia Jo Zerivitz, Founding Executive Director

Circles Psalm 25:2 My God, in You I trust, may I not be ashamed; may my enemies not triumph over me

Pharaoh Psalm 10:7 His mouth is full of curses, deceit and oppression; on the tip of his tongue are mischief and evil

The Lateran Council in 1215 decreed that Jews “be publicly differentiated by their clothing.” Throughout Europe, Jews were forced to wear a “Badge of Shame,” often a yellow circle. Yellow implied wickedness and the circular form of a coin might have signified the Jews’ role as moneylender.

The Bible tells how pharaoh enslaved the Israelites in Egypt. The Hebrew word for pharaoh can be broken up to peh rah, which means evil speech.


he Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU (JMOF-FIU) is proud to present this timely and evocative exhibition, featuring a series of illustrations by Mark Podwal an artist, author, and illustrator, Podwal, is perhaps best known for his drawings on The New York Times OP-ED pages. The exhibition features Podwal’s depictions of historical threats of antisemitism, combined with verses from the Book of Psalms. With so many recent incidents of antisemitic acts throughout Europe and the U.S., and even right here in Florida, the topic has never been so relevant. JMOF-FIU is the only Florida recipient to date of one of the limited numbered copies of this body of work, signed by the artist. Podwal originally planned to limit the edition to 10, but due to high demand,


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he was encouraged to produce 60 numbered copies. These works have already been acquired by prestigious institutions such as: Yale, Harvard, Columbia and Oxford universities, the U.S. Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C. and Yad Vashem in Israel. The Museum’s portfolio, donated by longtime supporter Dr. Paul Drucker, is number 10 of 60. Each image in this series depicts a tragedy or injustice in Jewish history, from slavery in Egypt through the Holocaust, and is paired with a verse from Psalms. According to Podwal, “the paintings and drawings in this series are a disturbing reminder of how Europe’s extensive history of ‘Jewhatred’ laid the groundwork for Terezin and Auschwitz…The menorah in the first image, carried away by goose stepping Germans, appears

Feature Exhibit

This exhibit’s 42 works all have one common theme: survival. Exhibition sponsors Funding Arts Network, Robert Arthur Segall Foundation, Dr. Paul Drucker, Burton Young, Anonymous Donor. (as of 8/24/15)

Psalm Psalm 44:18 All this has come upon us, but we have not forgotten You, or been false to Your covenant For centuries, Jews would read verses from the Book of Psalms both in times of great joy and of great suffering.

again in the last image with the seven biblical fruits sprouting from its branches. A verse from Psalm 126, the psalm almost chosen as Israel’s national anthem, proclaims, ‘Those who plant with tears will harvest in joy.” JMOF-FIU Executive Director and Chief Curator, Jo Ann Arnowitz explains the exhibition’s significance, “This exhibit’s 42 artworks all have one common theme: survival. As the exhibit title says, with All This Has Come Upon Us, the Jewish people have survived for more than 5,000 years, through every instance, even the most unthinkable acts of tragedy. With everything happening today in our own communities, across the country and throughout the world, people often express the feeling that, “things have never

Exile Psalm 137:1 By the rivers of Babylon we sat and wept as we remembered Zion Throughout their long wanderings in exile, Jews were always most at home in their sacred books. Of the most loved were books with prayers, songs and memories of Jerusalem.

been so bad.” This exhibit offers a message of hope, inspiration and survival.” The original exhibition, All This Has Come Upon Us…, premiered in April 2014 at the Terezin Ghetto Museum outside of Prague, and is scheduled to travel to other institutions in the Czech Republic. In addition, Czech Television has produced a documentary film offering a portrait of the artist and the creative process behind these works. Filmed in Prague, Terezin, Auschwitz, Krakow and New York, the documentary includes interviews with leading personalities discussing Podwal’s art. Podwal is represented in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Victoria and Albert Museum, Israel Museum and Library of Congress, among many others. TILES | Newsletter of the Jewish Museum of Florida – FIU | September 2015



Discovery and Recovery: Preserving Iraqi Jewish Heritage On view December 3, 2015 - February 14, 2016 Members Opening: December 7, 2015, 6pm JMOF-FIU is one of only six institutions in the country for this limited-run exhibit and the only southeast location.

This exhibition was created by the National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC, with generous support from the U.S. Department of State. Local support received from Congregation Beth Jacob. More information is available at


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This exhibition details the dramatic recovery of historic materials relating to the Jewish community in Iraq from a flooded basement in Saddam Hussein's intelligence headquarters, and the National Archives' recovery work in support of U.S. Government efforts to preserve these materials. The materials include more than 2,700 Jewish books and tens of thousands of documents in Hebrew, Arabic, Judeo-Arabic and English, dating from 1524 to the 1970s. Exhibit highlights include 23 original items, such as a Hebrew Bible with commentaries from 1568 — one of the oldest books found; Babylonian Talmud from 1793; Torah scroll fragment from Genesis — one of the 43 Torah scroll fragments found; and lunar calendar in both Hebrew and Arabic from the Jewish year 5732 (1971-1972) — one of the last examples of Hebrew printing in Baghdad. Visitors can also view a fascinating "behind the scenes" video of the painstaking conservation process. The Jews of Iraq have a rich past, extending back 2,500 years to Babylonia; today, only a few Jews are known to remain in the country. This exhibit provides the opportunity to preserve and display the rich cultural heritage of this now-extinct community.


Creative Writing/Art Contest for Middle and High School Students Statewide: All This Has Come Upon Us Submission deadline: Friday, November 13, 2015 This contest is in conjunction with our upcoming exhibit Mark Podwal: All This Has Come Upon Us. Podwal’s drawings, depicting events of severe hardships for the Jewish people over the course of history, all have one common theme: survival. This contest is inspired by the strength and resilience of the Jewish people, in the face of even the most unthinkable acts of tragedy. CONTEST PROMPT: Find a quote that inspires hope or alludes to the theme of survival. Incorporate this quote into either a creative writing or visual arts piece, as you depict both of the following: 1. an incident when you, or someone you know, experienced a difficult time 2. how you or the individual overcame the challenging situation. WHO CAN ENTER: All Florida students in grades 6-12. Choose the Creative Writing or Visual Arts category and submit one entry per student. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners. DEADLINE: All submissions must be received to JMOF-FIU by mail or delivery by Friday, November 13, 2015, at 5:00 pm. For full contest details, visit our website: PRIZES: Will be awarded Sunday, December 13, 2015 at 2:00 pm, at the Museum, followed by a special a program for students. Winners need not be present to receive their prizes. The winners’ classes will also receive a free school group tour of the Museum and the exhibit. For more contest information or to book a school group tour, contact our Education Manager at 786-972-3187 or

Professional Development Sunday, October 11, 2015, 2 – 5pm Turning Off Tech

Wednesday, November 11, 2015, 9am – 3pm All This Has Come Upon Us…

An Interdisciplinary Workshop for Elementary, Middle and High School Educators Focusing on Health Education, Visual Arts, and Social Studies

An Interdisciplinary Workshop for Elementary, Middle and High School Educators, Focusing on Literary Narrative, Visual Arts, Global Affairs and Florida History

This workshop will provide instructional materials for educators to teach students to examine traditional manners and customs associated with the day of rest and the benefits and challenges in “Turning Off Tech.” The workshop combines formats of lecture, interactive exercises, group collaboration and lesson plan.

Based on her novel, PAPER CHILDREN—An Immigrant's Legacy, about her family’s moving story of survival during World War II and her upbringing in South Florida, guest facilitator, educator and author Marcia Fine will guide participants in exercises of identity formation. Through Fine’s own personal family letters, recordings, oral tradition and photographs, educators will learn enhanced methods of using literary history to create a positive impact toward student identity development.

Open to all public and private school teachers - (4) Master Plan Points awarded based on attendance and completion of follow up assignment. Workshop fee: $8, includes all materials, light refreshments and raffle drawings To register for Professional Development Workshops, contact JMOF-FIU’s Education Department at: 786-972-3187 or

Open to all public and private school teachers - (7) Master Plan Points awarded based on attendance and completion of follow up assignment. Workshop fee: $15, includes all materials, light breakfast and raffle drawings

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Pre-Teen and Teen Programs Sponsored by the Jonathan Symons B’nai Mitzvah Project Teen Docent Programs Our first group of teens began training this August as part of the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU’s new Teen Docent Program. This unique volunteer opportunity is now available for students in grades 8 and above, who enjoy meeting people and have an interest in Jewish history, art and culture. Participating teens will receive community service hours, develop leadership and public speaking skills, earn great experience for college and job applications and receive a one-year family membership to the museum. The newly trained teen docents will have an opportunity to showcase their skills at a special Family Day Program on Sunday, October 18th. They are also welcome and encouraged to continue volunteering as a docent throughout the school year as their schedule allows. After school and weekend hours are available. To apply for the Teen Docent Training Program, fill out a Teen Docent Application: at or call 786-972-3164 for more information.

Hip-Hop Workshop with Seth Brimstone Sunday, October 11, 2015, 10am Seth “Brimstone” Schere is a vibrant Miami leader, educator and artist whose modest start teaching hip-hop at JCC’s led him to create PATH: Preserving, Archiving & Teaching Hip Hop, a pioneering hip hop education organization in South Florida. Brimstone has produced/engineered for Grammy award-winning artists from across genres and is co-producer of three of his own award-winning hip-hop albums: Metamorphoses, Elevator Music and Renaissance of Hip Hop. He will present a one-hour interactive hip-hop music education workshop suitable for students in grades 5 and up. Free admission, pre-registration is required.

Guitars over Guns Workshop with Chad Bernstein Sunday, December 13, 2015, 3pm “2015 CNN Hero” Chad Bernstein will present a special workshop for students in grades 5 and above, based on his “Guitars over Guns” mentoring program. The nationally acclaimed program uses music education to provide positive messages to young adults and encourages them to use music as a tool to help transcend cultural, religious, and social barriers. Bernstein is one of South Florida’s premier Latin, jazz and funk artists, playing and recording with many top artists including Shakira, Pharrell, Jennifer Hudson, and recent Grammy winning hip-hop artist, Pitbull, where he appeared on The Tonight Show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show and the ALMA Awards. Bernstein’s doctoral dissertation at the University of Miami, on the cognitive and social effectiveness of music mentoring, is incorporated into Guitars over Guns Operation, the non-profit foundation that he co-founded with his father. “GOGO” provides some of Miami’s most at-risk adolescents with a powerful alternative to their crime-riddled neighborhoods. Free admission, pre-registration is required. Refreshments will be served.


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Symons Fellows: Global Jewish Communities Initiative Sponsored by Jonathan Symons

Thanks to the generosity of Jonathan Symons, the Global Jewish Communities Initiative was set up in Fall 2013. After two years of successful and even frenetic activity, the Initiative has now become the Global Jewish Communities Program directed by Dr. Tudor Parfitt, Distinguished Professor in the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs and President Navon Professor of Sephardi and Mizrahi Studies, Florida International University. Each year the Program selects fellows to participate in its activities. Fellows must be taking courses at postgraduate level in order to receive funding from the Program. They contribute in various ways to the Program’s activities and particularly to a Monday Symposium and lecture at JMOF-FIU. This is the first article in a series entitled Symons Fellows featuring students that are participating in this Program. Patrick Villalonga Patrick Villalonga is pursuing a Master of Arts Degree in Religious Studies with a focus on Judaism. Patrick became a Symons Fellow with the help of Dr. Oren Stier, who recognized his interest in Jewish studies and recommended him for the program. Dr. Parfitt and Mr. Symons were excited about his thesis work and were willing to support his investigations. As a Symons Fellow, the only formal obligation he has is to attend the Monday Symposium and lecture series at JMOF-FIU. This is a great way to be exposed to a variety of topics in Jewish theology, culture, and history. These topics can vary from the rebirth of Hebrew as a popular language, to the Jewish rules of war, to the history of Jewish comedy. All of them are relevant for someone trying to understand the Jewish worldview throughout history and today. Informally, the Fellows often collaborate with Dr. Parfitt and each other on various projects. It is essentially a think tank on Jewish culture; a space for the fellows to meet to discuss our work, receive feedback, and sharpen our skills in dealing with Jewish culture. Rabbi Yakov Cohen and Patrick Villaonga in

Patrick’s thesis is concerned with the contemporary Noahide movement. Noahidism Crown Heights, NY. The Rabbi gave Patrick a essentially posits the following: the laws given to Moses at Sinai are for the Jewish people to tour of Crown Heights, including the famous follow, but previously, seven laws were also given to Noah and Adam. These seven laws are 770 Eastern Parkway Ohel. This was the home of the revered Lubavitcher Rebbe and is now binding upon all of humanity. The Jewish sages have been writing about these laws for more the spiritual center of the Chabad Jewish than a thousand years, but only in recent history have non-Jews begun to follow them. This community in New York. movement is very small, but it is a worldwide phenomenon that is working intimately with various Orthodox communities. There are a growing number of online communities that connect sons of Noah in more than twentyfour countries in every continent. His work, in particular, is to figure out the current state of the movement and how Noahidism acts as a conduit for conversion to Orthodox Judaism, that is, is Noahidism a hindrance or a gateway to full conversion? Patrick says, “Having too many interests means it’s hard to get bored, but it’s also tough to figure out how to orient yourself professionally.” At the moment, he is interested in either becoming involved in local politics or pursuing a PhD in Psychology of Religion. He feels the Psychology of Religion is interesting because he feels it is the next stage in his understanding of religion as a human phenomenon, it is the next step in understanding how humans engage with the sacred.

Thomas Just Symons Fellow Thomas Just is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in International Relations and came across the Symons Fellowship program as he began conducting his dissertation research. He found it to be potentially very helpful in accomplishing his research goals and decided to apply. As a Symons Fellow, he is expected to make progress on his research related to Jewish studies and meet weekly with Dr. Tudor Parfitt and the other Symons Fellows to discuss their findings. He is currently conducting research for his dissertation on the topic of "Contemporary State Responses to Anti-Semitism in Germany and Poland." In the summer of 2015, he also traveled to Turkey as part of a summer university program and began work on a research project with students from the Middle East on the messaging and branding of political extremist groups. After completing his dissertation and graduating from FIU, Thomas plans to continue his research on the topics of antisemitism and political extremist groups in either academia or the policy realm.

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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.

Featuring artifacts related to Rosh Hashanah and our two upcoming exhibits, Mark Podwal: All This Has Come Upon Us and Discovery and Recovery: Preserving Iraqi Jewish Heritage.

Zodiac Calendar by Bette Batya Weiser, Delray Beach, 1997. This zodiac sculpture, by Bette Batya Weiser, depicts the lunar Hebrew calendar and its relation to the solar calendar. Made in the baked clay technique, the calendar’s design is influenced by imagery from the Babylonian exile, which is the subject of one of the drawings in the Podwal exhibit titled, “EXILE,” Psalm 137:1 By the rivers of Babylon we sat and wept as we remembered Zion. Bette dedicated this sculpture to her late husband, Archie Weiser, who was stationed in Miami Beach while serving in the U.S. Air Force during World War II. After the war, Archie relocated to Miami Beach, where he owned and operated one of the first kosher hotels.

Title page from the Mishna tract on Rosh Hashanah from the Vilna Edition of the Babylonian Talmud, 1921. This copy was printed in Poland in 1921 by the Romm Brothers publishing house, which was founded in 1789. Romm initially published an edition of the Talmud in 1835, which was highly contested by many Rabbis but was ultimately accepted. In 1886, Romm published a new edition, which is still used throughout the world today. This Talmud belonged to Jeffrey Gilbert's great grandfather on his mother's side, who arrived in the U.S. from Poland in the early 1900s. He settled in Atlanta and opened the first kosher deli in the Southeast. Gift of Jeffrey and Marsha Gilbert, Miami Beach.

Psalm Book from the London Arms Hotel, Miami Beach, c. 1940s. Prior to coming to Miami Beach, Jacob Schechter and his partner, Leo Gartenberg, had managed hotels in the Catskill Mountains in New York. Upon arriving in Miami Beach in 1939, they rented the London Arms Hotel, which previously allowed only Gentile clientele, and they turned it into a kosher hotel. This prayer book, found in the hotel, is open to Psalm 10:7 (left-hand page, towards the bottom) as seen in one of the drawings in the Podwal exhibit: Psalm 10:7 His mouth is full of curses, deceit and oppression; on the tip of his tongue are mischief and evil.

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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Happenings Events


American Jewish Committee (AJC) and Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Exchange Delegation escorted by JMOF-FIU Board Member Leonard Wien.

National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) site visit for the upcoming exhibition, Discovery and Recovery: Preserving Iraqi Jewish Heritage.

Fourth generation legacy of JMOF Founding President Norman M. Giller: Daughter Anita Grossman and her son Ben showing Ben's four children the Museum.

Devon Kassal (one of our Teen Docents) is elated to find his cousin Sam Blank (now in his 30s) while studying MOSAIC.

JMOF-FIU Registrar Todd Bothel, National Commander of the Jewish War Veterans of the U.S.A. Col. Maxwell Colon, Past Auxillary President of the Jewish War Veterans of the U.S.A. Linda Colon, JMOF-FIU Museum Educator Chaim Lieberperson, and National Korean War Co-Chairman of the Jewish War Veterans of the U.S.A. PNC Ainslee R. Ferdie.

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Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU 301 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach 33139 Special Guide for Programs at the Museum • September 2015 – December 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

SEPTEMBER 2015 Friday, September 4, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Jewish Walking Tour of Miami Beach The tour includes an overview of the more than 100 years of Jewish history of Miami Beach; discussion of significant Jewish people and organizations, both present and past, in Miami Beach; and a review of various architectural styles found in the city, including Jewish contributions. $10 Museum Members; $15 Non-Members RSVP: 786-972-3175 or Sunday, September 6, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Jewish Food Walking 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; Non-members $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: JMOFFIU, 301 Washington Avenue. Monday, September 21, 7:00 p.m. Mondays at the Museum Series Ronald Gerstl: The Superachievers The vastly disproportionate number of Jewish Nobel Prize winners in science and medicine highlights Jewish achievement and contributions to human well-being. With only 0.2% of the world's people, Jews have been awarded 25% of the Nobel Prizes in science/medicine worldwide and 38% of all U.S. awards.


$5 JMOF-FIU Members; $10 Non-Members; Free for Students with valid ID. RSVP- Online: Email: or call: 786-972-3175 Sunday, September 27, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Jewish Food Walking Tour See September 6 listing Wednesday, September 30, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Jewish Walking Tour of Miami Beach See September 4 listing

OCTOBER 2015 Thursday, October 8, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Jewish Food Walking Tour See September 6 listing Sunday, October 11, 10:00 a.m. Teen Hip-Hop Workshop with Seth Brimstone See page 8 for information. Free admission. Email: or call: 786-972-3175. Tuesday, October 13, 10:00 a.m. PJ Library Story Time: Shabbat Did you know that PJ Library lists over 18 books teaching the joys of Shabbat for your young book lover? Join us for few with our The Seventh Day: Revisiting Shabbat exhibit serving as glorious background. Afterward, caregiver and child can delight in a safe art activity so that the experience lives on! Coffee, juice and other noshes will be served. Children are free with paid adult admission. Wednesday, October 14, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Jewish Walking Tour of Miami Beach See September 4 listing Sunday, October 18, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Jewish Food Walking Tour See September 6 listing

Sunday, October 11, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. Professional Development Workshop: Turning Off Tech See page 7 for information

Sunday, October 18, 10:00 a.m. JMOF-FIU Annual Membership Meeting $20 (Includes breakfast)

Monday, October 12, 7:00 p.m. Mondays at the Museum Series God’s Bankers: A History of Money and Power at the Vatican Lecture by Author Gerald Posner By following the trail of money in the modern Catholic Church, Gerald Posner has raised troubling questions about the Vatican Bank, from whether the church profited from secret World War II investments with the Nazis to how it became an offshore haven for wealthy tax-dodgers, the mafia and top Italian politicians. It's a history of corruption and malfeasance that proves time and again that the men who run the church are all too human. $5 JMOF-FIU Members; $10 Non-Members; Free for Students with valid ID. RSVP-Online:

Sunday, October 18, 2:00 p.m. Family Program: Revisiting Shabbat Open to all ages. See page 3 for information. Free with Museum admission.

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Sunday, October 25, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Jewish Walking Tour of Miami Beach See September 4 listing Thursday, October 29, 6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Kids Night at the (Jewish) Museum Kids night out for both an educational and fun evening at the museum. Our first “after hour” event for kids only features ice breaker activities, and a fun interactive

scavenger hunt and film. $10 covers Kosher pizza and refreshments. Open to ages 10 to 14

NOVEMBER 2015 Wednesday, November 4, 6:00 p.m. One Book, One City The City of Miami Beach presents a series of month-long book readings “To promote a sense of unity and community through the use of literature that depicts our city’s vibrant history.” The One Book, One City Program is in celebration of the Miami Beach Centennial through the use of literature that celebrates Miami Beach’s vibrant history and local talent. Participants in the program will receive a free book, while supplies last! The first program in this series will feature the book, How Sweet It Is! by Thane Rosenbaum. For more information: Free and open to the public. RSVP Required. RSVP: VaniaPedraja@ or 305-673-7577 ext. 6702 Thursday, November 5, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Jewish Food Walking Tour See September 6 listing Tuesday, November 10, 6:00 p.m. Members OpeningMark Podwal: All This Has Come Upon Us… Artist, author and illustrator Mark Podwal, is best known for his drawings on The New York Times OP-ED page. The exhibition features Podwal’s drawings and paintings of historical threats of antisemitism, combined with verses from the Book of Psalms. Free for Museum Members at the $125 level and above; $18 for all other Museum Members. Non-Members can join at the door! RSVP: or 786-972-3175


Wednesday, November 11, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Interactive Presentation: Why Your Family History Matters Based on her novel, Paper Children: An Immigrant's Legacy, author Marcia Fine uses letters, oral traditions and photographs to discover her own identity formation, and then guide participants to learn more about who we are, where we came from and why we do the things we do. Bring one personal heirloom or artifact related to your family. Lunch and LearnBring your lunch or pre-order with us! Free with Museum admission. Thursday, November 12, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Jewish Walking Tour of Miami Beach See September 4 listing Thursday, November 12, 7:00 p.m. CONCERT SERIES-JOURNEY THROUGH SOUND: Exploring Jewish Life Through Music Presented by FIU School of Music and Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU Concert 1: In Commemoration of Kristallnacht This powerful evening in commemoration of Kristallnacht, will feature members of the Amernet String Quartet as they explore works for string trio by Jewish composers including Hans Gal, the most important Brahms scholar of his time; Hans Krasa, composer of the children's opera Brundibar and a disciple of Zemlinsky and Roussel; Gideon Klein, one of the organizers of the musical life of Terezin, alongside his colleagues Krasa and Ullmann; and Egon Wellesz, a leading scholar of Byzantine music who found success in the UK after the war. Given its Jewish background, the Amernet has pursued a long and important commitment to disseminating the voices of these silenced or repressed musicians. This program is in conjunction with Mark Podwal: All This Has Come Upon Us… $10 JMOF-FIU Members; $18 Non-Members; FREE for FIU Students (with valid ID) RSVP: or 786-972-3175 Sunday, November 15, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Jewish Food Walking Tour See September 6 listing

Tuesday, November 17, 7:00 p.m. FILM SCREENING: The Monster Among Us Hosted by FIU Professor Oren Stier This film is about the alarming rise of antisemitism in Europe. Antisemitism has surfaced on university campuses, the media, the streets, the Internet, political demonstrations and in seemingly innocent social situations. It examines this wave of antisemitism against European Jews and their institutions, mainly from the point of view of those who have directly experienced the violence or live every day with the threat. Free for JMOF-FIU Members; $10 Non-Members; FREE for FIU Students (with valid ID) Advance tickets available at: RSVP: or 786-972-3175


Thursday, November 19, 7:00 p.m. How Was It Possible: Artists and the Holocaust Lecture and Presentation by Sharon Horowitz In conjunction with Mark Podwal: All This Has Come Upon Us…Sharon Horowitz, Executive Director of the Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach presents a moving discussion about the Holocaust and the Arts. The program will include stories of visual artists, poets, musicians and writers in the Terezin camp who were able to express their torment during the worst of circumstances. Free and open the public. RSVP: or 786-972-3175

Monday, December 7, 6:00 p.m. Members OpeningDiscovery and Recovery: Preserving Iraqi Jewish Heritage Free for Museum Members at the $125 level and above; $18 for all other Museum Members. Non-Members can join at the door! RSVP: or 786-972-3175

Sunday, November 22, Jewish Walking Tour of Miami Beach 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. See September 4 listing Sunday, November 22, 3:00 p.m. Klezmer Miami Project: Tango Fusion Klezmer Miami Project is a professional chamber ensemble consisting of piano, accordion, soprano bass, and violin. The ensemble is a unique blend of ethnic, urban and folk rhythms and tunes, infusing a retro Miami feel with elements of tango, latin and jazz built on a Klezmer basis. This originally arranged repertoire is both vintage and modern, representative of the geographic region of South Florida. You'll be dancing in the aisles! $20 Admission.

Thursday, December 3, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Soft Opening-Discovery and Recovery: Preserving Iraqi Jewish Heritage (Exhibition on view through February 14, 2016) See page 6 Friday, December 4, Jewish Walking Tour of Miami Beach 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. See September 4 listing Sunday, December 6, 10:00 a.m. Basel, Lox, and Cream Cheese Annual Brunch Presentation and Brunch: $18 JMOF-FIU Members; $25 Non-members RSVP: or 786-972-3175

Wednesday, December 9, 7:00 p.m. CONCERT SERIES-JOURNEY THROUGH SOUND: Exploring Jewish Life Through Music Presented by FIU School of Music and Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU Concert 2: Klassically Klezmer Principal Clarinet Emeritus of the Cleveland Orchestra, Franklin Cohen, joins the Amernet String Quartet in an annual tradition of klezmer and klezmer-influenced works at JMOF-FIU. The program includes the landmark work The Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind by Argentine composer Osvaldo Golijov; the Hebrew Sketches of Aleksandr Krein; and works from the repertoire of clarinetist Simeon Bellison, later principal of the New York Philharmonic, from his days leading the Zimro Ensemble in Moscow. Guests are invited to enjoy a reception during this festive evening! Event sponsored by Norman and Sylvia Levine and Family. $10 JMOF-FIU Members; $18 Non-Members; FREE for FIU Students (with valid ID) Advance tickets available at: RSVP: or 786-972-3175

Sunday, December 13, 2:00 p.m. Family Program (2 parts) Part 1-JMOF-FIU Annual Student Writing Contest Awards Presentation Part 2-Chad Bernstein Presents Guitars over Guns Workshop suitable for students in grades 5 and up. See page 8 for information. Free admission. Wednesday, December 16, 7:00 p.m. FILM SCREENING: Farewell Baghdad In conjunction with Miami Jewish Film Festival Farewell Baghdad, or The Dove Flyer in Hebrew, is a film based on the novel by the Israeli writer, Eli Amir, who was born and raised in Iraq. It depicts the volatile political atmosphere in Iraq, which affected the Jewish community in Baghdad after the Farhud of June 1941, when Iraqi Jews were attacked and killed and Jewish property was looted. The film is set in Baghdad at the end of the 1940s and early 1950s, when the Jewish community was split into two groups: one procommunist and the other Zionist. $5 JMOF-FIU and MJFF Members; $10 Non-Members; FREE for FIU Students (with valid ID) Advance tickets available at: RSVP: or 786-972-3175 Thursday, December 17, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Jewish Food Walking Tour See September 6 listing Friday, December 25, 2:00 p.m. Annual Family Day: Podwal and Printmaking Families are invited to the Museum for special activities in conjunction with, Mark Podwal: All This Has Come Upon Us. Participants can create their own acrylic, gouache and colored pencil works on paper that resemble the work on display. Open to all ages. Free with Museum admission. Sunday, December 27, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Jewish Food Walking Tour See September 6 listing

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Happenings Events

Birthday Commemoration: Bess Myerson



Summer Internship in Collections- Gemma Fearn

Mangoes in Miami with the Mango Mama, Jen Karetnick

1948 as a Jewish World War with Derek J. Penslar


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The Wine Doctor is In! Wine Tasting with Chip Cassidy

Jewish Journalism in the U.S. with Samuel G. Freedman

Happenings Events

MEMBER PREVIEWS Vision 20/20: Looking Back/Looking Forward

The Seventh Day: Revisiting Shabbat

JEWISH AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH 2015 Sponsored by the Jewish Community Relations Council of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation and Jewish Federation of Broward County, Community Relations Committee.

American Jews in the Fashion Industry with Keni Valenti and Children’s Clothing Designer Sylvia Whyte, celebrating her 95th birthday

Edit-a-thon Hosted by Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz

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Samantha Finkelberg & Family Richard & Susan Finkelstein Ben & Eva Fireman Ron & Eva Fisher Bruce Fitell Leslie & Virginia Fiur Tomas Fiure & Family Evan Flechner & Family Edward & Sandra Folb Florence Forman Zachary Foster & Family Megan Franco & Family Judge Bernard & Edythe Frank Fleur & Simon Frank Matthew Frank & Family William Frank & Family Davey Frankel & Family Mary & Ralph Franklin Karly Friedland & Family Jenna Friedman & Family Rebekah Frommer & Family Michelle Fuerst & Family Barbara & Richard Funk Heni & Henri Galel Andie Galpern & Family Emily Garmizo & Family Sierra Gavilondo & Family Joshus Gavsie & Family Jill, Arnold, & David Gellman Edward Gelwasser & Family Pamela & Leonard Geronemus Ori Gershoni & Family Paige Gerson & Family Skyler Gerstenfeld & Family Leia Gewirtz & Family Jean & Leonard Gilbert Joseph Gingold & Family Lilly Gitlitz & Family Norman Gladsden Abe & Shulamit Gittelson Dr. & Mrs. George Glantz Gillian Glater & Family Dylan Glottmann & Family Madison Golan & Family Aidan Gold & Family Leah Gold & Family Madyson Gold & Family Maia Gold & Family Brian Goldberg & Family Juliana Goldfarb & Family Phyllis B. & *Norman Goldman Harold S. Goldstein Robert Goldszer & Madalyn Mann Zoe Golomb & Family Maxwell Good & Family Connor Goodman & Family Garret Goodman & Family Daniel Goodsite & Family Amanda Gordon & Family Jean & Howard Gordon Taffy Gould Isaac Grapin & Family Alex Greenberg & Family Ellis & Patricia Greenberg

Max Greenwald & Family Bruce & Evelyn Greer Maxwell Gregg & Family Alan Grinspun & Family Julia Grobman & Family Genne Grodin & Family Judyth Groner Judge Howard Gross Emma Grungold & Family Harold Guarino & Family Gabriel Gunn & Family Sylvia Gurinsky Jenny Haber & Family Jenna Hack & Family Sandy & Jeff Hackmeier Joshua Halprin & Family Harriet Halpryn Joshua Hamburger & Family Cameron Hamersmith & Family Sophia Handley & Family Lawrence & Susan Hantman Sean Harkins & Family Arlene & Elliott Harris Gail & Ed Harris Samantha Harris & Family Pablo & Marisa Haspel Samantha Hawkins & Family Jack Heller & Family Landon Heller & Family Sam & Arlene Heller Marilyn & Carl Hellman Sam Hendler & Family Sylvia Herman Rachel Hernandez & Family Adriana & Sophia Herrera & Family Lindsey Hersey & Family Adam & Ryan Herskowitz & Family Joshua Hertz & Family Hugo Hervitz & Esther Feldman Alyssa Herzbrun & Family Irene Hinden & Debbie Iwaskow Wendy Hinden & Kathryn Livelli Parker Hirsch & Family Jacqueline Hochberg Annette Hockman Carson Hoffer-Hawlik & Family Carol Hoffman David Hoffman Cami & David Hofstadter Brooke & Rebecca Holschauer & Family Marylin Holzberg Alfred & Lucy Holzman Jackson Holzer & Family Paul Horowitz & Family Richard & Sonya Pallot Horwich Brian Horwitz & Family Ethan Hunt & Family Shane Hunter & Family Jake Iseman & Family Kevin Jackson & Family Noah Jackson & Family Abigail Jacobs & Family Jason Jacobs & Family

Jonathan Jacobs & Family Richard & Judith Jacobs Stanley & Judy Jacobs June & Stuart Jacobs George Jacobson Amanda Jaffe & Family Harrison Jaffe & Family Leonard & Linda Jaffe Michael & Cherie Joblove Abigail Joseph & Family Dr. Nkamany Kabamba Dr. Sharmin Kadish Giancarlo Kahn & Family Marvin & Beverly Kaiman Dennis G. Kainen Marcus Kallor & Family Aiden Kaminsky & Family Mitchell Kaminsky Monte Kane Stevie Kane & Family Sydney Kantor & Family Arielle Kaplan & Family Bryan Kaplan & Family Douglas & Marlyne Marzi Kaplan Rachel Kaplan & Family Herbert & Vera Karliner Blake Katz & Family Brian Katz Reece Kauffman & Family Sari Kaufman & Family Emily Kay & Family Jamie & Joshua Keller & Family Marcos & Fanny Kerbel Gabrielle Kerness & Family Natasha Kertes Jack Kessler & Family Liana Keusch & Family Jordan Kinder & Family Rabbi Danny Kirsch Anita & Warren Klawans Danton Klein & Family Ethan & Spencer Klein & Family Steven & Susan Kobetz Sophia Kofman & Family Eugene & Audrey Komrad Abbie Kopelowitz & Family David & Stefanie Kopetman & Family Alexandra Koran & Family Joanne & Jay Koren Elvis Kotikovski & Family Jacob Kotler & Family Ilana Kozloski & Family Blake Kravitz & Family Sol Krevat Harrison Krimsky & Family Koby Krinsky & Family Evan Kuperman & Family Ryan Kuttler & Family Barry & Judy Kutun David & Susan Kwilecki David & Susan Kwoczka Macy Lamb & Family Sophia Lambert & Family Alyssa Lander & Family

Barbara & Marvin Landstein Linda & Howard Landy Brooke Lanster & Family Andrew Laub & Family Joan & Jerry Leader Dr. & Mrs. Harvey C. Lebos Joshua Lederberger & Family Catherine Lederman & Family Sophie Leibowitz & Family Sarah Leiva & Family Jared Lennon & Family Mende Lerner & Harriet Stein Rachel Lerner & Family Zoe Lerner & Family Martha Lester Kailyn Letts & Family David Levens Deven Levine & Family Dr. Eleanor & Gil Levine Jack & Jordan Levine & Family Spencer Levine & Family Roy Levinson & Family Zachary Levinson & Family Lawrence Levy & Roberta Lipnack Brian Levy & Family Jaime Levy & Family Jenna Lewen & Family Sydney Lewis & Family Megan Lichtman & Family Asher Lieberman & Family Joshua Lieberman & Family Cantor William Lieberman Chaim Lieberperson & Jenni Person Barbara & Alfred Liebman Andrew Lips & Family Gillian Livingstone Gerard Lob Samantha Loeb & Family Jordyne & Joshua Lowenstein & Family Marina & Jeff Lubow Ingrid Luft & Family Peter Luria Jonathan Lynn & Family Alina Macaulay & Family Hazel M. Mack Marcus Madison & Family Ilyssa Mann & Family Alexander Marcovich & Family Danielle Marks & Family Ronda Martin & Bennett Packman Jonathan Martinez & Family Jacob Mass & Family Zachary Matlick & Family Amanda Mayer & Family Emily Mayer & Family Jonathan Mayer & Family Mark Mayrsohn Debbie & Randy Mazie Alexa Mazioff & Family Deborah Meitin Joel Melnick Jonas Meltzer & Family

Lynn & Martin Mendelssohn Harvey & Randi Meshel Julian Michanie & Family Julia Migram & Family William Milgrim & Family Matthew Miller & Family Lisa & Howard Millhauser Edwin & Gloria Mittleman Ezra Mizrahi Joseph Mogul & Family Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Molko Molly Morrina & Family Robin Moscovitch & Family Sara Moskovitz & Family Sharon & Jeffrey Moskovitz Eric Muller & Family Celia Mussman Sammy Muster & Family Robert L. Nefsky Cantor Rachelle Nelson Gabriella Neufeld Alyson Neulander & Dorothy Neulander Major Michael Neulander Ira Newman Honorable Robert H. & Gail Newman Jake Nissen & Family Alexa Novie & Family Rita Norton & Scott Rosenberg Mort & Milly Nyman Richard O’Brien Murray & Harriet Oback Linda Oldenburg Zel Oliver & Family Rhoda & Joseph Oppenheimer Louis Orcinolo & Family Max Orovitz & Family Brian Ortiz & Family Noa Ostrow & Family Rachel Padnis & Family Suzanne Pallot Taryn Panter & Family Ashley Paseltiner & Family Robin & Bob Pearsall Jacob Perez & Family Sydney Perkins & Family Diane Person Jacqueline Petasne & Family Rabbi & Mrs. Marc Philippe Jamie Philipson & Family Briana Pident & Family Caleb Piderit & Family Salomon & Herta Pila Max Pinkiert & Family J. David, Pamela & Crystal Pitcher Alexander Plewinski & Family Jack Poland & Family Dylan Poliakoff & Family Dimitri Politano & Family Luke Pollack & Family Julian Pollak & Family Dr. & Mrs. Joseph Pomerantz Jordana Pomeroy Corey Popowcer & Family

Joseph Portnoy & Family Brett Posner-Ferdman & Family Tomas Potlach & Family Sadie S. Preter Hannah Prezant & Family Gary Price Ann Rabinowitz Leroy & Shirley Raffel Zachary Randolph & Family Bella Raoli & Family Sonya Rapee Ally Ratner & Family Ilene & Jay Rechtman Bruce & Lea Reich Jacob Reich & Family Jonathan Reilly & Family Arline & Allan Rein Jenna Reiner & Family Robert & Toby Reisman Aleeza Reisner & Family Haley & Hudson Revesz & Family Vanessa & Gary Ressler Alexander Richardson & Family Rachael Ricisak & Family Jordan Rindler & Family Madison Ring & Family Rochelle Ritter Olga Robbin-Rogers & Sydney Rogers Alan & Judy Robbins Sherry Kaplan Roberts & Dr. Alice Randolph Dr. Meri-Jane Rochelson & Dr. Joel Mintz Harrison Rode & Family Allie & Emily Rodman & Family Evelyn & Paul Rodriguez Joseph & Aida Roisman Annie Rojzman & Family Lee Rosen Susan Rolnick Sheila & Sam Rosen Valerie & Robert Rosen Robert & Beatrice Rosen Madison Rosenbaum & Family Hillel Taylor & Lucille Rosenberg Jake Rosenberg & Family Gabrielle Rosenblatt & Family Joel & Ellen Rosenblatt Lucy Rosenblum & Family Norma Rosenfeld Jessica Rosenstack & Family Susan Rosin Dr. & Mrs. Michael Ross Dr. Deborah Roth Charlie & Mac Rothkopf & Family Shaun Rousso & Family Dan & Janine Rubens Maggie Rubens & Family Morgan Rubin & Family Julian Rubinovich & Family Jordan Ruddy & Family Mya Rudolph & Family Talia Rumsky & Family Gina & Richard Russ Cheryl Rusten & Margaret Ouderkirk Jordan Ruth & Family

Rachel Salas & Family Adele & Joel Sandberg Douglas Sandler & Family Alexis & Mia Sanford & Family Brooke Savitt & Family Frank Santoro Jane & Ronald Schagrin Elliot Scherker Rabbi & Mrs. Solomon Schiff Benjamin Schiller & Family Martin Schliefer Benjamin Schneider & Family Reuben Schneider Sydney Schneider & Family David Schulman & Family Dori Schurr & Family Jessica Schwartz & Family Judges Lawrence & Caryn Schwartz Steven & Mali Schwartz Norman & Roberta Schwartz Steven Schwartz Louis Harrison Segall Dr. Robert & Susan Segaul Abigale Sekoff & Family Charlie Seldin & Family Ralph & Shirley Seltzer Molly Sepsenwol & Family Natalia Serber & Family Ellis Sevilla & Family Jake Seymour & Family Jack Shacter & Family Nina Shalom & Family Zachary Shanborn & Family Joe & Sheila Shaoul Nicholas Shapiro-Lopez & Family Norman & Sandra Shapiro Evan Shattenkirk & Family Bernard Shavitz Carol & Murray Shear Ryan Sheffield & Family Marcia & George Sherman Philip Sherriton & Family Shiraz Shiff & Family Cary Shookoff Dr. & Mrs. Irving Shugar Neil Shulkin & Family Rabbi Judith & Brian Siegal Janice & Alan Silver Barbara Silver Susan & Stephen Silverstein Beau Simon & Family Rabbi Rashi Simon Judge Stuart & Rochelle Simons Shai Sims & Family Adam Singer & Family Aiden Singer & Family Barbara & Edward Sirkin Ethan & Gavin Sklar & Family Shoshana Sklar & Family Benjamin Skromme & Family Salomon Slatkoff & Family Jack Sleeman & Family Lisa Sloat & Hank Klein

Michael & Susan Slotnick Fortuna & Saul Smukler Bernard Sobel Sophie Solarana & Family Ana Solis & Family Olivia Solomon & Family Sean Solomon & Family Charlie Sommer & Family Jakob Sontag & Family Julia Soskin & Family Selma Spaccarelli Bill Lieff & Ann Lieff Spector Rabbi Jack Sparks Mr. & Mrs. Howard Spiegel Jacob Spiegelman & Family Toby Squire & Family Alexa Stafman & Family Mitchell Stahl Elliott & Michelle Starman Barry & Rae Stein Steven & Gayle Stein Nicole Steiner & Family Corey Steinman & Family Oliver Stern & Family Jake Stober & Family Marvin & Sandra Stonberg Aaron Stone & Family Nathaniel & Beverly Stone Dawn Stone Jacob Stone & Family Alex Studnik & Family Taylor Studnick & Family Hanna Suchman & Family Nicole Sugarman & Family Sammi Suss & Family Maxwell Swickle & Family Frankie Tal-Shaher & Family Max Tauber & Family Yair Temkin & Family Lois & Warren Tepper Jill Tescher & Family Aaron Thaler & Family Benjamin Thorpe & Family Chase Timinsky & Family James & Marina Tischenkel & Family Randy Tomme Beryl Topin Heather Touby & Family Eleanor Townsend Jake Trachenberg & Family Judith Rood Traum & Sydney S. Traum Debbie Potash-Turner & Michael Turner Kayla Truke & Family Brett Van Dam & Family Milena & Nathalie van der Reis & Family Ross Vaygensberg & Family Jayson Verebay & Family Sandra Virden Marni Vogel & Family Jessica Wainland & Family Matthew Waldman & Family Mildred Wasman Barton & Lyanne L. Wasserman

Shelby Wasserman & Family Rabbi Adam Watstein & Family Jacquelyn Weider & Family Sharon & Aaron Weil Anton Weinberg & Family Benjamin Weinberger & Family Dr. & Mrs. Ephraim Weinstein Gabriel Weinstein & Family Helen & Alan Weinstein Jordan Weinstein & Family Norma Weinstein Zachary Weinstein & Family Addyson Weintraub & Family Alan & Denise Weisberg Danielle Weisfisch & Family Matthew Weissmann & Family Simon Weizman & Family Joshua Weltmann & Family Julia Wengier & Family Logan White & Family Matthew White & Family Zachary Whitehead & Family Peter & Esther Whitmore Zach Wiener & Family Dorothy P. & W. A. Williams Nathan & Hadassah Windmiller Inna Windsor Aaron Winer & Family Mort Wise Julius & Sarah Wishnia Danielle Wolfe & Family Emily & Max Wolfman & Family Janet & Peter Wolk Jordan Woolfson & Family Dr. & Mrs. Sydney D. Wruble Cory Wurtenberger & Family Carly Yudell & Family Shai Zachar & Family Stephen Zack Craig Zager & Family Andrew Zaiac & Family Lucas Zaret & Family Eli Zemach & Family Marcia Jo & Elliott Zerivitz Drs. Carl & Paula Zielonka Jake Zimelman & Family Hannah Zimmett & Family Jonathan Zinn & Family Edward & Phyllis Zissman Marlene Zuckerman

GENERAL MEMBERS Barbara Abraham Ben & Irene Abramowitz Lillian Abrams Martin Ackerman Paul Ackerman Marilyn Adani Sari Addicott Michael Alcivar & Ximena Parea de Alcivar Al Alschuler Frances Aronovitz Pamela Asher Genie Ayer Martha K. Backer Dotty Baier Ted & Carolann Baldyga Jorge & Barbara Bargman Lori Barrist Pat Barron Alice Barth Louise Bauer Leslie & Joel Baum Regina Wang Baumann Sandra Becker Bruce Beeber Eva Berman Audrey Bernstein Berta Bernstein David & Martha Bernstein Harriet Bial Ida Bild Tana Bigio Regina Bisk William & Joan Blakesberg Stephanie & Tom Bloom Gerald Bodner Mark Braginsky Myrna & Seth Bramson Lois Brandenburg Sandra Breiterman & Gordon Loader Stephen R. Brenner Maxine Brody Jacob Brodzki Sue Browning Barbara Bulbin Lisa & David Bunevich Maurice & Ruth Burg Elbe Burke Jerry & Ronnie Burns James & Marianne Carr Mitchell & Walli Chefitz Sara Chiz Norman Ciment Donald & Betty Clarick Carol Clein Bruce A. Coane Alvin & Tamara Cohen Joyce Cohen Dr. Myron & Tina Beth Cohen Sandra & Sheldon Cohen Sydney Cohen Bob & Maxine Cohn Ruth Cooper William & Barbara Cooper Judith M. Cope Judge A. Jay Cristol Donna Cutler Lee Damsker Lois Danis Sharon Davis Marilyn Dernis

Donna Diamond Linda Dillon Celeste Doliner Daniel Doscher Dr. David Drelich Marc Drucker Rabbi Abraham Mann & Joan Ehrlich Sam Eisen Barbara Eisenberg Herbert & Carolyn Eisenberg Sheila Elias Marcie Ersoff Gloria Ezrin Sarita Hleap-Faitelson Alfred & Susan Feingold Helene Feingold & Samuel Rosen Judith & Joel Feinman Regina Feldman-Goldstein Catherine Feller Annette Fentin Joseph & Brana Fils Fela & Leon Fintz Ed Fisher & Paul Petrella Rick Flaste Buzz & Kathy Fleishman Judith Ford Rob Freeman Dr. Issac & Sheila Fried Susan Fried Arlene Friedman Rabbi Seymour & Dvora Friedman Lesley Frohman Melissa Fronstin Veronica Fuchs William & Susan Ganz Esther Garazi Sabeto Garazi Gertrude Garfield Rabbi Juan Garrandes Inge Gatto Luz Geduld Ronald Gelles Linda Gergel Ronald Gerstl Ted Ginsburg Jody Ellen Glassman Sanford B. Glatzer Gui Gleizer Frances Glick Esther Glickman Mel & Mara Gober Charlotte Goldfarb Alice Goldhagen Susan Goldin Alice Goldstein Barbara Goldwich Mary Gomez Martha Gonzalez Lorenzo Rhonda Goodman David & Selma Goodwin Glenn Gopman Fran Gordon Howard & Rosalie Gordon Roberta H. Gordon Sari Gottlieb Lynda Green Freda Greenbaum Howard & Ruth Greenberg Julian Greenspan

Arleen & Larry Greenwood Carr Grigg Rita Grinberg Lillian Gross Rochelle Grossman Max & Barbara Hagen Hope & Warren Hagler Harry Hanauer Martha Harris Rachel Heimovics Steven Hersh Evelyn Hershbein Paula Hertzberg Melanie Ann Hines Bella Hittner Marilyn Hoder-Salmon Morris & Irene Hollander Joel Horwich Allison Hotten Jane Howard Dr. & Mrs. Larry Hurwitz Alma & Irwin Hyman Ilana Ilan Paul & Nina Indianer Robert & Carolyn Isacovici Mona Israel & Ira Adler Anne Bloom Israel Mora Israel Robert Jackle Elaine & Mervin Jacobs Robert Jacobvitz Arlene JacovitzManheimer Sarita Kainen Roberta Kaiser Jordena Kameli Eve & Walter Kamlot Marvin & Itte Kantor Mary Rose Kaplan Michael & Ellen Kaplan Richard Kaplan Ellen & Zooey Kaplowitz Mark & Elaine Karlin Michele Karsenti Miriam Kassenoff Dr. & Mrs. Eugene Katz Hardy & Vicki Katz Lillian Katzin Deborah Kaufman Fruma Kaufman Lois Kaufman Madeline Kern Lawrence J. Kessler Barbara H. Keyes Richard & Sarah Kimball Bernita King Bruce & Susan Kirsch Adolf & Emily Klainberg Mr. & Mrs. Elliot B. Kleiman Rochelle & Paul Koenig Helene & Ronald Kogos Shelley Kolber Barry Konovitch David Korros Andrea Kovacs Mr. & Mrs. S. Kraemer Victoria Krawcheck Irving & Marilyn Kreisberb Rosalind Kulbersh Sara Lampert Hollis & Michael Landauer Rochelle Lanster

Abraham Lavender Pamela Lear Ronald Lehrer Linda Leibovici Debra Leibowitz Lynn & Paul Leight Monica & Martin Lemelman Myrna Leonard Kim Lerner Paula Levine & Barry Harris Joe & Beata Levine Burton & Judy Levinson Sara B. Leviten Marvin Levy Arnold & Saundra Lieber Charlotte Leichtung & Daniel Zaslowsky Janet Liedeker Kurt & Anita Loeb Pearl & Melvin Lubart Edith D. Lundy Hillelene S. Lustig Sheila & Cyrus Mager Robert & Gina Manne Belle & Jack Marcus Evelyn Marcus Marilyn Marcus Marnin Marcus Sidney M. Markowitz Allison P. Marks Ruth Marks Nicole & Harry Martin Michael Ray Mason Susan & Fred Mattes Arlene & Sherwin Mendell Kenneth Mendelsohn Rosalind Merritt June Mersky Susan & Larry Metsch Asher & Luba Milbauer Jane & Yoram Millman Roslyn Mintz Bruce Mintzer Lillian Mittman Bernard Model Nina Moinester Judith Moline Dr. & Mrs. Steve Morrow Norman A. Moscowitz Dr. Sara and Alan Most Joan Murasaki Barbara & Sanford Musikar Barbara Myers June E. Newbauer Jack Nieman & Rick Reder Mel Niser Evelyn Nussbaum Heidi Ober Marta Olchyk Dr. Bobbi Ann Ossip Barbara Ostrow Irvin & Honey Pachter Kalman Packouz Larry & Marnie Paikin Norton & Gloria Pallot Helene Parnes Penny Pasch Betty & Bernard Plotkin Jeffrey Poppel Hanna Posniak

Veronika Pozmentier Adrienne & David Promoff Mary & Steve Quartin Charlie & Gayle Rabins Trelvis Randolph Aliza & Barry Ranish Leonard & Faye Redlich Rita Regev Golda Retchking Rose Rice Nat & Greta Rickoff Rose Robbins Mimie Rose Gloria Rosen Kathy Rosen Judith Rosenberg Judy Rosenblum Anne Rosenfeld Ernst & Jeanne Rosenkrantz Alfred Rosenthal Sandy Rosenthal Michelle Rosinek Elizabeth Rossen Alexa Rossy Ellen Rothberg Paul Rothman Melvin Rubin & Susan Scholz-Rubin Charles & Nanette Ruffner Dana Russo Jeffrey Rynor Deborah Sack Bernard Saklad Lynn & Matthew Sarnell Irv & Selma Schein Mort Scharfman Leslie & Madelyn Schere Jack Schillinger Morris & Eleanor Schimmel Janice Schneider Michael & Sandra Schneider Rose Schoenbach Alma & Harold Schoffel Abby Schwartz Bernice & William Schwartz Ellen G. Schwartz Jane Schwartz Maxine Schwartz Natalie Segal Pearl Seidler Dr. Arthur Seigel Eileen L. Seitlin Jack & Shirley Seitlin Linda Serbin Glenda Shacter Mr. & Mrs. Warren Shanske Dr. & Mrs. Ira Shapiro Merrill & Robyn Shapiro Stanley Shapiro Susan Shapiro Dr. Allen J. Shaw Dorothy Sheffman & Donald Russell Arthur Sheldon & Judith Clein Ira Sheskin Dr. & Mrs. Frederick Shuster Harold & Susan Silberman Bella Silver & David

Eckhaus Gail Silver LaQuine Simmons Heather Simon Harriet Singer Dr. & Mrs. Joseph A. Singer Peter Singer Rachel Singerman Judith Reisen Skillman Isaac & Rebecca Sklar Hinda Smith Bernard Sobel Maxine Sobel Gerry Sohl & Genia Fromm Esther Sokolsky Mara Beth Sommers Shirley Spear Barbara & Peter Sperber Bernice Stander Molly B. Stein Thelma Stein Charles & Roberta Steinberg Dr. Seymour & Shirley Stern Cara & Mayer Stiebel Annette Stiefbold & Edwin Bell Willasue Susskind Robert & Rita Swedroe Irene Szulman Sheila Taplin Romelle Weinkle Tarler & Nathan Tarler Sylvia B. Tendler Marilyn & Howard Tendrich Roberta & Harvey Tertelbaum Mickey & Sherman Tobin Marilyn Trager Denis & Linda Trupkin Alan Trustman Dr. Barbara & Barton Udell Max Vlessing Rabbi Charles & Marilyn Wallach Karen Warner Claire Warren & Jerry Mandel Patricia Watson Leon & Marcia Weil Barbara Wein Andrew Weinberg Cheryl Weiner Bob Goldberg & Dodie Weinstein Helen Weiss & Zelde Krulewitz Fay Weiss Susan Weitz Kenneth Werden Phyllis & Marty Winston Nancy Wolcott & Jeff Donnelly Marvin Wolfman Sheila & Leo Wynberg Edward & Arlene Yelon Dr. Joyce Zaritsky Edward & Elaine Zuckerman


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 8/1/15. 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 Applebaum Foundation, Inc. $100,000 - $499,999 LEADERSHIP CIRCLE Blank Family Foundation Harvey R. & Roberta Chaplin Dr. Edward & Joanne Dauer & Family & Reva Dauer Helene and Murray Dubbin 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 Patricia Russell Estate 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) Congregation Beth Jacob Isabel & Joseph Davidson Foundation Evelyn & Irving Denmark & Family Lynn Girsh Greenberg Traurig, P.A. 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 Kenneth M. & Barbara Bloom The Shepard Broad Foundation, Inc. CCR Companies (Leslie Jay Gross) Eddie Cole 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 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 Donald & Judy Lefton Esta & David Levinson Morris & Rhoda Levitt Natalie Lyons Mercedes- Benz of Coral Gables

TILES | Newsletter of the Jewish Museum of Florida – FIU | September 2015

$1,000,000 - $1,999,999 DIRECTOR’S CIRCLE State of Florida Dr. Harold Posner - IMO Ilse Falk Posner Bernice Samkoff Jonathan Symons 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 Florence Wise Estate 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 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 June Baumgardner Gelbart Foundation Marsha & Jeffrey Gilbert Phyllis B. Goldman, IMO Norman Goldman Marci & Ross Goodman Mario & Teresa Kreutzberger Neil & Sandra Angel Malamud

Miami-Dade City Commissioner Sally A. Heyman, District 4 Bruce Kaplan Jonathan & Tina Kislak Kathy & Robert Klausner Elliot Kleiman - IMO Judith Adele Lassar Lehman Brothers Alan & Hannah Lipton IMO Ben Lubitz: Bea, Alan & Jon Neil & Sandra Malamud 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 Gary, Appel, Paradigm Tax Group 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. Bronstein-Rose-Unger Families Brown Charity Foundation Burdines Carol Gross Clarkson

Support Rachel Denburg-Levine Lawrence & Yuki Denmark Yaffa Dermer - IMO Jay Dermer Linda Dillon 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 Judy Gilbert Gould and Children Bobby & Nancy, Carolyn, Mark & Belinda

Lauren R. Gould, LeRoy Goldstein, Taffy Gould Sonya Rabin Greenfield Dolly & Ernie Harris Daniel Herz Brenda & Alan Himelfarb Debbie & Dr. Andrew Hirschl Joel Hoppenstein 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 Nanette & Bud Mayer 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 Morjaim Family Morrison Brown Argiz & Farra, LLC Martin & Cindy Nash Ruth Neinken Dr. Stephen & Georgia Nimer Northern Trust Bank Orange Bowl Foundation Joseph W. Pallot Pasadena Homes Marlene & Michael Perlmutter Dorothy & Aaron Podhurst Gabriel Powell Quality Meats Miami Beach 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. Lady Suzanna P. Tweed & Carleton Tweed Charitable Foundation, 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 Judy and Dick Wurtman


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 A Star Contractors, Inc. 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

Consider a Gift Your contribution helps to preserve and share our Florida Jewish history collections through our exhibits and programs. Contact: Executive Director 786-972-3180,

Memorials and tributes (May - August 2015) In Honor of... Isabel Bernfeld Anderson and her volunteer work at JMOF-FIU Diane Skor Ferdie The birth of Sabrina Benayoun Marsha & Jeffrey Gilbert & Family Ken & Barbara Bloom Richard J. & Susan L. Kogan Ken & Barbara Bloom, their anniversary and good works William & Judith Friedel Bernard Brenner’s 95th birthday Jackie & Bob Traurig Marisa Galbut & Benj Garrett Russell & Ronalee Galbut & Family Allan Hall’s milestone birthday Tamra Sheffman & Ron Mayer Marcia Kanner’s special birthday Jacqueline & Michael Rubens Iris Cowen Kaplan on Mothers Day Martha Kaplan Backer Frank Samuel Ponce’s college graduation Ele & Sid Sontag

Birth of Reese Jessica, great granddaughter of Doris & Frank Rosenblatt Marcia Jo & Elliott Zerivitz Marvin Schneider’s birthday Jackie & Bob Traurig Bob Traurig’s 90th birthday Sylvia B. Tendler Jan Valencia’s 70th birthday Sylvia B. Tendler Shabbat Field Experience with Chaim Lieberperson Stanton Memorial Baptist Church CIA Ministry

Speedy Recovery... Herbert Cohen Jackie & Bob Traurig Doris Rosenblatt’s hip surgery Marcia Jo & Elliott Zerivitz

In Memory of... Joel Arnold Kenneth M. Bloom Alvin Burger Kenneth M. & Barbara Bloom Roberta Gordon Bessie D. Galbut Russell & Ronalee Galbut & Family Grandparents Renato Gallo & Rachel Veissid-Sidelio Gallo John David Hodder Dr. Robert Goldszer’s father Dr. & Mrs. Robert Goldszer Leonard Haber Marsha & Jeffrey Gilbert & Family Pearl Levan Crystal E. King Arlene Mann Isabel Bernfeld Anderson Isabel May Isabel Bernfeld Anderson Allan Rusten 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, 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!


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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

Museum Volunteers and Opportunities Would you like to volunteer? No prior experience is needed – we provide all the training. Volunteer Opportunities include: Docents, Administrative and Oral Histories Call today to become a part of this experience: 786-972-3163. Chair of Volunteers:

Isabel Bernfeld Anderson

Oral History Program Rosalie Ehrenberg Elaine Litvak Kathy Rosen

Administrative & Event Support Isabel Bernfeld Anderson Alex Baña Alice Barth Wendy Belkin Dorothy Cohn Skeeter Frumkes Inge Gatto Marliyn Klainberg Janet Liedeker June Mersky Irene Shiekman

Erica Silver Janice Silver Karen Warner Claire Warren Sonya Vinitskaya

Docents Jorge Bargman Howard Brayer Linda Dillon Elaine Brauner Dobin Lisa Donner Al Greenspoon Judith Greenspoon Sylvia Herman Shirley Kahn Andrea Julie Kovacs Marilyn Levingston Miriam Levy Elaine Litvak

Barbara Musikar Georgia Nimer Barry Ranish Mort Scharfman Louis Schneider Myrna Shanker Allen Shaw Susan Shapiro Jonathan Symons Janet Wolk Judith Wurtman

Teen Docents Philip Friedman Rachel Gotterer Devon Kassal Ian Whatley

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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



Ira Newman

Exhibits Designer


Chaim Lieberperson Education Manager


Todd Bothel



Eva Shvedova

Admissions / Groups / Museum Store


Roberta Gordon

Administrative Coordinator


Howard Horowitz

Fiscal Administrator & Grants Manager


Jackie Goldstein

Assistant Curator


Nancy Doyle Cohen

Membership Director


Gita Shonek

Marketing/Program Director


Dominique Schwartz Accountant


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.

Fall/Winter Exhibit Schedule Vision 20/20: Looking Back/Looking Forward

On view through October 25, 2015

The Seventh Day: Revisiting Shabbat

On view through November 15, 2015

Mark Podwal: All This Has Come Upon Us

November 10, 2015 – March 13, 2016

Discovery and Recovery: Preserving Iraqi Jewish Heritage

December 3, 2015 – February 14, 2016

Call for Exhibition Materials Calling all fashionistas and anyone who has been involved in fashion in the sunshine state: We are currently seeking artifacts (along with their information) for our upcoming exhibition on Florida Jews in the fashion industry. We would love to hear your story! The exhibition will be opening in November of 2016. For submissions or more information, contact JMOF-FIU’s Curatorial Department: 786-972-3166 or


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(Pictured left) Deborah Regal Feterson, (1908-2006), a wellknown New York City dress designer, moved to Miami Beach in 1939 and opened Deborah Regal Fashion Discoveries International. The shop sold luxury women’s clothes to a wealthy clientele that included the Duchess of Windsor and Rita Hayworth. Feterson became well-known not only for her designs, but also for the merchandise that she purchased throughout Europe and the Orient.


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

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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 •

JMOF-FIU Tiles Fall 2015  

Member Newsletter of the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU

JMOF-FIU Tiles Fall 2015  

Member Newsletter of the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU