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Volume XXVII | Number 3 | May 2015

Chairman’s Message

JMOF-FIU Leadership

JMOF IS 20 YEARS OLD! This year, we are commemorating 20 years of the Jewish Museum of Florida. The Museum, which first opened April 2, 1995, marked its official 20th anniversary last month. So, we thought it fitting to look back on two wonderful decades and pay homage to the Museum’s roots with this issue of TILES. We have a brief history of the Museum on pages 4-6, and a tribute to our Founding Executive Director, Marcia Jo Zerivitz, the driving force behind the creation and development of the Museum on page 7. We are grateful to have had the support we have enjoyed throughout our history, including the public funding agencies that have been with us from the beginning of the MOSAIC project. And we are proud to have inspired the efforts of so many people on behalf of the Museum, without whom reaching this milestone would not have been possible. I especially want to recognize two of our Museum Advisory Board members, Elaine Bloom and Gwen Margolis. Both Elaine in the Florida House and Gwen in the Florida Senate were instrumental advocates within the state legislature and on state Tourism Committees since our earliest days. Gwen has been a champion for cultural funding throughout her career as an elected official, from the Senate, to the Miami-Dade County Commission, and back to the Senate again, where she spearheaded a campaign to reverse budget cuts for Florida’s Division of Cultural Affairs. Thanks to Gwen’s tireless work to restore the Division’s funding, the Museum obtained $143,000 in General Program Support, and matching funds of $240,000 through the Cultural Endowment Program – which the Museum first qualified for, but had not received, since 2006! Last, but certainly not least, we are deeply thankful to YOU – all of our friends and supporters throughout the state – for the countless ways you have helped the Museum over the years, from volunteering your time and energy to providing essential financial support. Some of you have been with us since 1984, when the Museum was little more than an aspiration; others are new to the Museum family. But no matter when you joined us, we would not be here today without you. And as we celebrate these last 20 years, we look forward to having you with us on the journey of the Museum’s continued growth and development over the next 20 – and beyond! Sincerely, Kenneth M. Bloom Chairman of the Board


Chairman’s Message....................................................................................... 2 JAHM and Teen Docent Program................................................................... 3 Cover Story-Happy birthday JMOF.............................................................. 4-6 Thank You Marcia Jo Zerivitz............................................................................7 Glass Ceiling 2015 Honorees....................................................................... 8-9 Current Exhibitions.........................................................................................10 Happenings.............................................................................................. 11-13 Events ..................................................................................................... 14-15 Happenings: Purim Ball............................................................................ 16-20 Membership............................................................................................. 20-21 Supporters............................................................................................... 22-24 Memorials and Tributes..................................................................................24 Volunteers and Heritage Society....................................................................25 Museum Information and Coming Soon.........................................................26 TILES Image: MOSAIC photo: Felix Glickstein on alligator in Jacksonville, 1916. Cover Image: Founding Executive Director, Marcia Jo Zerivitz holding the mezuzah for JMOF's door on opening day, 4/2/95, with the Officers of JMOF's first Board, L-R: Lewis Kanner, Bernard Wall, Norman Levine, Norman Giller, Burnett Roth, Gary Simon. 2

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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



Table of Contents

Chair Kenneth M. Bloom, Coral Gables

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


MAY IS JEWISH AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH! Jewish American Heritage Month (JAHM) is a national commemoration of the contributions American Jews have made to the fabric of our nation’s history, culture and society. Initiated by the Jewish Museum of Florida, with the effort led by Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, and enacted by the 109th Congress, President George Bush signed a resolution in 2006 that each May would be Jewish American Heritage Month. America has been both a haven and a home to Jews. Many arrived as immigrants seeking escape from persecution, and in finding freedom, tolerance and opportunities here, have given back in all areas to enrich our national culture. Each May, the President of the U.S. issues a Proclamation for JAHM.

For 2015, JMOF-FIU will be presenting two very unique programs:

Co-sponsored by the Jewish Community Relations Council of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation and Jewish Federation of Broward County, Community Relations Committee.

May 17, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. – American Jews in the Fashion Industry Join us for an overview of this history, starting with Jews in the garment business and many of the well known names in the industry, such as Ralph Lauren, Anne Klein, Diane von Furstenberg, Donna Karan, Kenneth Cole, Michael Kors and others. In addition, we will be celebrating Miami Beach’s children’s clothing designer, Sylvia Whyte’s 95th birthday! At the close of World War II, Sylvia Whyte opened an exclusive retail shop on Lincoln Road that was an instant success. Trained as an art student at Cooper Union in New York, Sylvia decided to enter the field of design. It was difficult to get work in those days, but a dress that she designed for her own daughter began Whyte's career. During the postwar 1940s and early 1950s, celebrities flocked to Sylvia Whyte's shop. Debbie Reynolds bought dresses for her daughter, Carrie Fisher. Nat King Cole shopped for his daughter, Natalie. Zsa Zsa Gabor purchased clothes for Francesca, her child with Conrad Hilton. Frank Sinatra bought suits for Frank Jr. and dresses for daughters Nancy and Tina. In 1962, Whyte began manufacturing high-end infant wear and clothes for girls up to preteens. Her namesake label was sold at stores all over the country, including Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, I.Magnin and Macy's. Whyte described her line as "high-style for kids at prices that aren't exorbitant.” In 1988, Saks celebrated 25 years of glorious friendship with Sylvia Whyte and in 1993 Whyte was named one of the 25 most influential women in children's clothing. May 31, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. – Jewish American Heritage Month Edit-A-Thon An “Edit-a-thon” is an event where people get together to edit Wikipedia and improve a specific topic or type of content. This program, hosted by Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, will provide participants with the opportunity to edit and create Wikipedia pages about American Jews. Using the information and objects in the JMOF-FIU collection, participants will upload details that will correct and enhance as many Wikipedia pages as possible. Recent Wikipedia edit-a-thons have been held at Wikimedia chapter headquarters and various cultural institutions on such topics as museum collections, women's history, art, and feminism.

Teen Docent Program The Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU is offering students a unique opportunity to train as volunteer docents this summer. Docents serve as tour guides for museum visitors from all over the world. Our Teen Docent Program is perfect for anyone in grade 8 or higher seeking to earn community service credit, professional experience in a museum setting, exposure to arts and cultural events and a chance to collaborate with other South Florida teens. Participants do not need any special knowledge, just a willingness to learn and an interest in public speaking. Participants will attend our 3 two-hour training sessions at the museum this summer. (Dates & Times TBD) Upon completion, they will show off their “docenting” skills during a special Museum Family Day on Sunday, October 18. Teen Docents earn community service hours, develop leadership and public speaking skills, obtain great experience for college and job applications and receive a one-year family membership to the museum. 2015 Teen Docent Application is available on our website: For information contact the Membership Department: 786-972-3164 or

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In celebration we take a look back at history‌ How did JMOF happen? Who is the cast of characters in the development of this non-profit organization? Note: Due to space limitation, this very brief history does not include all of the actions and names of leaders through the years. In the Museum, there are minutes of all meetings from inception and a collection of TILES newsletters that began in 1988.

JMOF Opening Day, April 2, 1995


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Thirty years ago, there was no documentation of Jewish history in Florida. Scholars thought this was a post-World War II phenomenon on Miami Beach, when, in reality, documentation goes back to Pensacola in 1763. There had been no research - no gathering of stories of the third largest Jewish community (by state) in the United States. On April 2, 2015, the Jewish Museum of Florida (JMOF-FIU) celebrated its 20th anniversary as a world-class, American Alliance of Museums (AAM) accredited 15,000 square foot museum, housed in two restored, historic buildings with a Collections and Research Center of more than 100,000 items. JMOF-FIU provides the full range of museum activities including a core exhibit, MOSAIC: Jewish Life in Florida, 1763-Present and has presented 75 temporary exhibitions with educational materials, academic and cultural programs, student tours, teacher workshops, annual and special events and much more. In 1984, Laura Hochman was seeking the backgrounds of her seniors at the Soref JCC, Abe Gittelson joined her, then Henry Green as Director, and they began MOSAIC. An $8,000 grant challenged them to expand their project statewide and they invited Marcia Jo Zerivitz to join them as State Coordinator. The project team established our mission to document Florida Jewish history and create a traveling exhibit. Marcia set out on an 8-year trek around Florida to find out who were the first Jews in the communities, what they accomplished and how they maintained their Jewish traditions. Her organizing of community volunteer task


forces was key to the success. Hundreds of people shared our vision and worked hard with her to retrieve the history, which Marcia recorded into a computer database. This grassroots research was before the Internet and became the genesis of the Museum’s collection and the basis for the exhibit. MOSAIC: Jewish Life in Florida opened in Miami in 1990 and traveled over four years to 13 cities. Along the way, our supporters expressed interest in creating a permanent home to continue to collect the material evidence (oral histories, photographs, documents and artifacts) and mount exhibitions with programs to educate the public and help ensure Jewish continuity by creating pride from the knowledge of the contributions of Florida’s Jews, as an example of the immigrant experience of all Americans. Committed leadership has been our strength. Jim Orovitz, founding president, conducted the first MOSAIC Inc. Board meeting on June 22, 1990. Murray Dubbin was the first treasurer and brought his legal expertise to serve our organization for 25 years. MOSAIC attracted Murray and Helene because they are both descendants of pioneer families – Murray’s in Key West (1885) and Miami (1911) and Helene’s in Tampa (1920s). Murray says, “We both have a strong sense of history and recognize the importance of preserving the past, so through MOSAIC, we could carry out our aspirations.” As a singular power couple, they have held every volunteer position. In June 1992, the Board made the historic decision to create the Jewish Museum of Florida. Marcia Jo Zerivitz was designated as the Director, charged with managing the traveling exhibit, fundraising, finding a site, then responsible for museum construction and planning to open a new museum. In December 1992, the Board signed a lease with

Congregation Beth Jacob. Norman Giller became the campaign chair and then the first JMOF president. Jim, Murray and Norman deserve much praise for their sustained dedication and especially their vision - a scarce commodity in the early days. JMOF-FIU is a truly unique place – its mission and its buildings. It is the nation’s first museum to focus on a statewide ethnic history and the only one dedicated to telling the story of the Florida Jewish experience since at least 1763. The buildings are on the National Register of Historic Places; the Art Deco building with stained glass windows was destined for demolition until we saved it. Erected as synagogues, the location is south of Fifth Street, as that is where Jews were allowed to live on Miami Beach. Ira Giller was the architect and contractor for both building restorations and the connecting bistro structure. His vision when planning the Museum’s first building (301 Washington Ave.) was “to restore the historic 1936 synagogue while adaptively re-using it as a 21st Century museum.” Ira says the design challenge was “to retain the original elements (grand entry stair, balcony and sloping main floor) while meeting the Museum needs of exhibit and collections storage areas and flat office space.” During construction (1993-1995), challenges included discovering the extent of deterioration damage, including spalling concrete foundations and beams, plaster details and termite damaged wood floors and structure. The building restoration earned several awards. To achieve our level of accomplishments required a large corps of volunteers and remarkable governance. JMOF has been blessed with seven devoted presidents in our 20 years. Norman Giller believed in the need to establish a permanent home for MOSAIC to document the history for future generations. He grasped the necessity of a significant building to create credibility for the Museum among the public, government and donors. His proudest moments were the opening of JMOF, the National Trust

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Ira Giller’s contributions included doubling the size of the Museum with the restoration and opening of the adjacent 1929 synagogue (now the Jonathan Symons Building), presiding over the most successful Purim Ball and creating the master plan for future expansion to a third building over the parking lot. for Historic Preservation award for building restoration Leonard Wien is the second and passing the torch of leadership to the next generation of a powerful Miami Beach generation with Ira’s succession as president. pioneer family that continues to make The superstar of volunteer fundraising a difference in the community. His is Norman Levine with more than strong sense of history and rootedness $3 million to his credit (of more than prompted his involvement in JMOF $35 million totally raised). He secured and writing of an extensive account of his family 50% of the Guarantors required for to document the memories, which embodies the a $500,000 construction loan from Museum’s mission. the City of Miami Beach and personally guaranteed, “It was a thrill to learn about the with Norman Giller, a loan to pay the balance on the history of Jews in Florida,” said Linda fabrication of the core exhibit. During his term, JMOF Zilber, of her presidency. “I was able purchased the three properties from the Congregation. to connect with FIU people and our Levine says, “I chaired an Israel Bond luncheon at FIU merger will insure that our Museum will in December 2010, where Marcia Jo Zerivitz asked FIU be here for all people in future years.” President Mark Rosenberg to consider a partnership Elliot Stone was the president and I am most proud of being the shadchan!” involved with the historic transitioning of Helene Dubbin has utilized her JMOF to JMOF-FIU that was finalized leadership skills to benefit JMOF and in 2012 by the partnership with Florida eagerly accepted every task, grand International University. or modest, asked of her throughout The word "history" contains the word our growth, including two terms as "story." JMOF-FIU retrieves the stories of Floridian Jews president, chairing the Nominating and preserves them to strengthen our future. YOU are Committee and Advisory Council over many years invited to contribute your story to our history and help and serving on most task forces and committees for write the next chapters. 25 years. 6

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As we celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Jewish Museum of Florida (JMOF), we want to recognize and extend profound thanks to Marcia Jo Zerivitz, the driving force behind the creation of this Museum! Most acknowledge there would be no JMOF without Marcia Jo. She is the first to say she did not open the Museum by herself, but it was her ability to attract, motivate and lead dedicated volunteers, her organization, creative and fundraising skills, drive for perfection and passion that made JMOF a reality. Thirty years ago, Marcia Jo was approached to become part of the MOSAIC team whose goal was to produce an exhibit on the Florida Jewish experience. Before 1984, there was no interest in compiling this history. Marcia Jo says, “We were able to give the world something they did not know they did not have,” and she feels complete for this contribution. Marcia Jo is a process person and future generations are the beneficiaries. Over eight years (1985-1992) and before the days of cell phones and the internet, Wikipedia and Google, Marcia Jo traveled 250,000 miles around Florida to research and retrieve this unknown, rich story that could be documented from 1763. Working with dedicated volunteers who she recruited and trained, she produced a computer database of the gathered material evidence of Jewish life in the Sunshine State. She raised the funds for and traveled the MOSAIC: Jewish Life in Florida exhibit to 13 cities (1990-1994) - really hard work for a start-up, grassroots project with many doubters. Then she led the evolution of the traveling exhibit into the Jewish Museum of Florida. Marcia Jo built our institution from the ground up – reaching out to national top-level museum professionals, executing the strategic planning of every element of a new business and having to recruit leadership and raise the funds to support it.

No one could have imagined at the time that Marcia Jo Zerivitz’s extraordinary energy, tenacity, dedication and vision would ultimately lead to the formation of this internationally acclaimed Museum, which, 20 years later, continues to collect, preserve, interpret and display for the public the experience of Jewish life in Florida. Under Marcia Jo’s leadership, JMOF presented more than 60 exhibits in 16 years, established an Endowment Fund and achieved accreditation (2002) and re-accreditation (2011) by the American Alliance of Museums. She initiated the exploration of an affiliation with a major Florida University, and, with her approach to FIU President Dr. Mark B. Rosenberg in December 2010, the process began for the historic partnership between JMOF and FIU. Marcia Jo’s long list of outstanding accomplishments includes initiating the efforts for the creation of legislations for a Florida Jewish History Month (2003) and a Jewish American Heritage Month (2006) – both firsts in our state and nation. As the recognized authority of Florida Jewish history, Marcia Jo’s scholarship has been used in countless films and publications - locally, nationally and internationally. She wrote the Florida entries for Encyclopedia Judaica and has written the books, Jews of Greater Miami and Jews of Tampa, as well as the Florida Jewish Heritage Trail (with Rachel Heimovics). Marcia Jo says, “Important things all these years later are that we know what questions to ask, interest in Florida Jewish history and the pioneer families has been piqued and I was able to put into place an ARCHIVAL SYSTEM (the Collection inventory database) for people far beyond myself to have the capability to retrieve and use the amassed information for exhibits, programs, publications, films, family research and more.” She further feels that “An archive that remains static falls behind. Research and the gathering and updating of information must be ongoing,” so this is a challenge to the Museum. All of the knowledge, energies and skills of our Founding Executive Director in establishing and maintaining JMOF and its collection and activities have brought pride to the entire Jewish community of Florida and beyond. The excitement has been contagious and this process has created Jewish memory that strengthens Jewish identity and helps ensure Jewish continuity. For Marcia Jo Zerivitz, this process has provided 30 years of meaningful, productive life experiences, working with outstanding, devoted PEOPLE.

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Honoring Four inspiring Women at the 19th Annual “Breaking the Glass Ceiling” Awards This program, held on Sunday, April 19, 2015, featured four inspiring women, who now join our prestigious group of more than 80 Glass Ceiling Honorees since the Museum’s inception. Thank you to our Event Sponsors: Isabel Bernfeld Anderson, Miami-Dade County Commissioner Sally Heyman, Meg Green & Associates, Kenneth Bloom in Memory of Ilse Posner, Lori Gold & Allan Hall, City of Miami Beach Commissioner Joy V.W. Malakoff, Ruth Greenfield, Sally Feinberg, and Hillelene S. Lustig.

2015 Glass Ceiling Honorees and past award recipients with the Glass Ceiling Committee and Museum Leadership.


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Suzanne Lasky-Gerard

Amy Singer, Ph.D.


Fort Lauderdale

Ms. Lasky-Gerard began her television career at WTVJ Channel 4 Miami in 1970, as the station’s first female producer and writer for a monthly news series. This led to her becoming WTVJ’s first woman news reporter, at a time, when there were only four other women working at the local network affiliates. One year later LaskyGerard was hired by WCKT Channel 7 to host, produce, and write four weekly TV series, covering a range of topics from women’s issues to cultural arts, providing her the opportunity to interview such luminaries as Hubert Humphrey, Bob Hope, Sammy Davis Jr., James Earl Jones, William Shatner, Yul Brynner, Alan Alda and literally hundreds more. Following 12 years at WCKT, Lasky-Gerard became Executive Director and General Manager of JFTV, the Miami Jewish cable network started by the Greater Miami Jewish Federation. Her greatest source of pride is her Emmy award-winning documentary about The March of the Living, which was the recipient of several local and national awards, including the Wolfson Award. LaskyGerard went on to form her own production company in 1993, when the industry was dominated by men.

Dr. Amy Singer was the pioneer in the field of trial consulting during the 1980s and has since become nationally recognized authority in the field of jury research or litigation psychology. She is a leader in blending tools of behavioral science, applied research, statistics and psychological analysis to help attorneys win their court cases and legal disputes. Singer is a leading expert and industry trendsetter concerning the application of jury focus groups, jury simulations, mock trials, voir dire strategy, shadow juries and related professional activities. A prolific author and popular speaker, Dr. Singer has served as a courtroom consultant for NBC and FOX television, and written for numerous publications including The New York Times and Wall Street Journal. Throughout her career, Singer has devoted countless hours to the community. She is a past instructor in the “Psychology of Jury Selection” at Nova Southeastern University and was a member of the Department of Psychology at FIU from 1982-1984. Singer is a member of the American Society of Trial Consultants and the American Psychological Association. Singer honored her late parents by naming the Harry & Paula Singer Community Center at the Chabad in Weston.

Elayne Weisburd

Dr. Charlene Wygodski

Miami Beach

St. Petersburg

Elayne Weisburd is the type of woman who did not worry about stereotypes or glass ceilings; she saw that changes needed to be made and knew that she was capable of making them. As the first female Commissioner of the City of Miami Beach from 1977 to 1979, Weisburd helped Miami Beach get on the road to becoming a world-class city. She served as chairman of the Miami Beach Chamber’s Education Committee for more than 12 years, as well as serving on the Miami-Dade Cultural Affairs Council. In honor of her work in education, the Elayne Weisburd Excellence in Education Awards are still presented each year by the Miami Beach Chamber Education Foundation to teachers whose work is innovative in the classroom. Today, Weisburd serves as President of Miami Jewish Health Systems HCT Tenants Council and she is a member of the Miami Jewish Health Systems’ Auxiliary.

Dr. Charlene Wygodski broke through the glass ceiling in 1986, when she became the first Jewish female dentist to practice in St. Petersburg. She was also one of the first women to earn Doctor of Dental Surgery from Emory University. Dr. Wygodski’s practice is dedicated to the care of children. She has also volunteered her professional services throughout her career, including a stint at a kibbutz for the American Dental Volunteers for Israel, and offering her assistance for the Pinellas County Health Department dental clinic, Head Start Program, Rotary Dental Mission to Mexico, and the annual Give a Kid a Smile Program. The daughter of a Holocaust survivor, Dr. Wygodski is a second generation Board member of the Florida Holocaust Museum and Congregation B’nai Israel in St. Petersburg. In 2014, she received the Maimonides Alfred M. Schick MD Memorial Award for her outstanding commitment to the medical community and the Jewish Federation of Pinellas County.

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Exhibit Preview

The Seventh Day: Revisiting Shabbat On view through October 25, 2015

In Jewish tradition, one of the pillars of Jewish practice, Sabbath, or Shabbat, is observed in many ways, including going to synagogue, enjoying a special meal, resting from work or physical activity and reflecting on life outside of our daily routines. This exhibition features contemporary and often provocative depictions of Shabbat through the works of leading international artists. Over millennia, the interpretation and the practice of Shabbat has evolved, changed, and expanded to meet the needs of people, respond to the growth of rabbinic law, and adapt to the travails of living in the Diaspora. With a rapidly changing Jewish community, characterized by increasing ethnic diversity, interfaith families, challenges affecting the organized institutions of Jewish life, and an unprecedented acceptance in the fabric of North American life, what does the seventh day mean to contemporary Jews who may or may not choose to adhere to traditional observance? The artists in this exhibition have tackled this question, resulting in these works of art born out of an era where technology and culture have eroded the boundaries separating work, play, and repose. These contemporary artworks engage our imagination and invite us to delve into the possibilities and new definitions of renewal, symbolized by the ‘day of rest.’ Traveling exhibit from Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion Museum, New York.

Vision 20/20: Looking Back/Looking Forward On view through October 25, 2015 This exhibition provides a glimpse into JMOF-FIU’s collection of more than 100,000 items documenting multi-generations of Jewish families throughout Florida, featuring many objects on display for the first time! Floridian Jewish Families have played an integral part in every area of the development of the Sunshine State, from the pioneer families who settled here more than 250 years ago, to the contemporary movers and shakers who are making history today. Exhibition formed from the Collection of the Jewish Museum of Florida, originated by Marcia Jo Zerivitz, Founding Executive Director.


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Happenings Events

Mondays at the Museum Series

Jewish Humor Series

Panel Discussion: Civil Rights Movement in Florida With Bea Hines, Rabbi Solomon Schiff, Dr. Walter Richardson and Annsheila Turkel. Moderated by Roberta Shevin

Lecture by Robert M. LevyLobbying: If You’re Not on the Table…You’ll be on the Menu

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Happenings Events

Tuesdays With… Series with Contemporary Movers and Shakers in the Miami Art Community

Celebration of Jewish Music! 2nd Ave Jewish Chorale


Annual Klezmer Concert

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Happenings Events

Florida Jewish History Month Kick-off Program: Jews of Miami Beach

Annual Judges & Lawyers Event

Family Fun!

30th Anniversary Screening of Shoah

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

MAY 2015 Sunday, May 17, 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Jewish Food Walking Tour This series has been so popular, we have extended it! Inspired by our “Growers, Grocers & Gefilte Fish” exhibition, we are proud to host a Jewish Food Walking Tour... Learn the history of the SoFi neighborhood and the staple Jewish-owned restaurants in the area past and present, and taste samples of foods from Jewish restaurants. This Walking Food Tour is a fun adventure for locals and visitors alike – and your taste buds will thank you! Cost: Museum members $36; Nonmembers $46 (includes museum admission and exhibition tour). RSVP: 786-972-3175 or info@ **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: JMOF-FIU, 301 Washington Avenue.

Sunday, May 17, 2:00 p.m. In celebration of Jewish American Heritage Month! Jews in the Fashion Industry Lecture presented by Keni Valenti Join us for this overview of the history of American Jews in the fashion industry. We will also honor local children’s clothing designer Sylvia Whyte for her 95th birthday. Free and open to the public. Space is limited, kindly RSVP by May 15th: or 786.972.3175. Co-sponsored by the JMOFFIU, Jewish Community Relations Council of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation and Jewish Federation of Broward County, Community Relations Committee.


Tuesday, May 26, 10:00-11:30 a.m. L’dor V’dor - From Generation to Generation! Literacy and Fun at JMOF-FIU The Museum's current exhibit, The Seventh Day: Shabbat Revisited, serves as the backdrop for this interactive PJ Library program, where children can explore the relationship between family members and passing down traditions. Following our selected reading of The Friday Nights of Nana by Amy Hest, participants will make their own personalized challah covers to take home. There will also be a photo opportunity for children and families to pose with one of the exhibit pieces, a beautiful Shabbat Throne. All materials will be provided, as well as coffee, juice and healthy snacks. $10 JMOF-FIU Member Families; $18 Non-Members Families (includes museum admission). For more information or to RSVP: 786.972.3187 or

Sunday, May 31, 10:00 a.m. Jewish American Heritage Month “Edit-a-thon” In honor of Jewish American Heritage Month (JAHM) in May, JMOF-FIU presents this special edit-a-thon hosted by Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz! The goal of this event is to edit and create Wikipedia pages about American Jews. Using the information and objects in the JMOF-FIU collection, participants will upload details that will correct and enhance as many Wikipedia pages as possible. Students and scholars are encouraged to attend - basic editing training will be provided. Participants are required to bring their own laptops or tablets. Refreshments will be provided. Co-sponsored by the JMOF-FIU, Jewish Community Relations Council of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation and Jewish Federation of Broward County, Community

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Relations Committee. Free and open to the public. Space is limited, kindly RSVP by May 29th. RSVP Online: JMOFeditathon Email: info@ or Call: 786.972.3175

JUNE 2015 Thursday, June 4, 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Jewish Food Walking Tour (See May 17 listing)

Sunday, June 21, 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Jewish Food Walking Tour (See May 17 listing)

Sunday, June 28, 2:00 p.m. Mangoes in Miami Presentation and tasting with Jen Karetnick Join the “Mango Mama,” Jen Karetnick, for a presentation about the agricultural background of Miami and its beaches, which were originally developed to be mango, coconut and pineapple plantations. Enjoy a tasting of some of her favorite recipes using fruit from her own garden. Jen is the Dining Critic for MIAMI Magazine and author of Mango and Brie Season. Free for JMOF-FIU Members or with Museum admission. Space is limited; Reserve online at Email: or Call: 786.972.3175

JULY 2015 Wednesday, July 1 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Jewish Food Walking Tour (See May 17 listing)

Thursday, July 9, 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Jewish Food Walking Tour (See May 17 listing)


Thursday, July 16, 6:00 p.m. Bessie’s Birthday Remembering Bess Myerson in Bessie’s Bistro Join us to reflect on the incredible life of Bess Myerson (July 16, 1924 – December 14, 2014), the first and still only Jewish Miss America. Guests can enjoy cocktails and music. Free and open to the public. Reserve online at or info@

Thursday, July 30, 7:00 p.m. Wines with Chip Presentation and Tasting by Chip Cassidy Back by popular demand! Join us as FIU Professor Patrick “Chip” Cassidy, Ph.D., presents a special tasting of select red and white wines, while discussing the history of wine, beer, and liquor. Guests will enjoy samples of wines while snacking on various cheeses and chocolates. $10 JMOF-FIU Members (Free for $125 Level+); $15 Non-Members. Space is limited; purchase tickets in advance online at or call 786-972-3164.

MAY IS MIAMI MUSEUM MONTH During Miami Museum Month, your JMOF-FIU membership works as a pass to all the other participating museums and cultural organizations. In addition to this offer to Museum Members, all visitors and locals can "Buy One, Get One Free" admission at participating institutions. This is an incredible opportunity to museum hop and experience the Miami cultural scene!

AUGUST 2015 Thursday, August 13, 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Jewish Food Walking Tour (See May 17 listing)

Thursday, August 13, 7:30 p.m. 4 Shorts! Staged Reading with City Theatre Join us for refreshments and a special performance by City Theatre! City Theatre is a professional theatre company dedicated to the solicitation, development and production of original work by established and emerging playwrights from South Florida and throughout the nation. $5 Admission; Free for JMOF-FIU Members, City Theatre Donors, and Students. Reserve online at Email: or Call: 786.972.3175.

Sunday, August 23, 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Jewish Food Walking Tour (See May 17 listing)

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Happenings Support Events

Gala Purim Ball 2015


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Happenings Events Support

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Gala Purim Ball 2015 Queen Esther’s Court Honorees Just as Queen Esther made her place in history by speaking out for the Jewish people, the Jewish Museum of Florida created a Queen Esther’s Court for its Gala Purim Balls to honor Florida men and women for their exceptional leadership and commitment to the Jewish people. This year, with the theme Vision 20/20: Looking Back/Looking Forward, we honored multi-generations of prominent Florida Jewish families for their contributions to the development of Jewish life in Florida and beyond -- then, now and for future generations.

Michael & Judy Adler and Family, Miami Five Generations of Jewish Leadership Locally, Nationally and Beyond Samuel Adler and his wife Bunny married in 1946, spent their honeymoon on Miami Beach, and moved here in 1959, where they became active in the Jewish community. Both had strong role models, with Sam’s mother Esther, living to the age of 97 and Bunny’s mother, Ruth, to the amazing age of 106. Sam became President of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation (GMJF), and Bunny chaired its Lion of Judah program, soon growing their involvement to national organizations. Their children, Michael, Sara and Karen, followed in their parents’ footsteps, with Michael and his wife Judy serving in leadership roles at GMJF and beyond. They developed GMJF’s Young Leadership group and have led countless missions to Israel. Their children are now making their own impact as young leaders, and raising the next generation to follow their example.

Dzialynski, Coleman and Abramovitz Families, Jacksonville & Tampa Floridian Jews Into the Eighth Generation In 1857, in Jacksonville, George Dzialynski was the first Jewish boy born in Florida to a family that planted roots in the state and has continued to live here as Jews since 1850. George's father, Philip, came as a peddler to Jacksonville from Prussia, then brought his father, four brothers and four sisters. George married Bertha Zadek of Gainesville in 1883 and they moved to Tampa and helped organize Congregation Schaarai Zedek in 1894. The couple had two daughters, whose children all remained Jewish. Although there are no descendants today named Dzialynski, several great grandchildren have remained in Jacksonville and are still practicing Jews. This Floridian Jewish family now has 75 descendants and continues!

Rebecca Fischer and Danielle, Joshua and Aaron Traub, Hollywood Spreading Tikun Olam Rebecca Fischer, a 45-year activist and volunteer in the Jewish community, imparted her passion and love for Israel and the Jewish people to her children. Her dedication and commitment for tikun olam, “repairing the world,” has served as a role model for her children, Danielle, Joshua and Aaron Traub. They are each following in her footsteps, making significant impact as young leaders in the Jewish community and representing a shining future for our Jewish community locally, nationally and beyond.


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Judy Gilbert-Gould and Family, Miami Following A Legacy of Making a Difference Judy Gilbert-Gould learned from a young age that she truly could make a difference in the world, through the deeds of her parents, Stanley C. and Martha Myers. They were pioneers in the Miami Jewish community, where Stanley founded of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation in 1938. Their involvement grew locally and nationally, but their most important legacy was passing down their deep commitment to the Jewish community L’Dor V’Dor, to their children and grandchildren. Their son, Kenneth, devoted his life as a public official to improving social and human services. Judy’s passion for social justice guided her 25 years of service at the GMJF, where she educated and lobbied on important issues to the Jewish and general communities. She continues to inspire her three children and eight grandchildren through the words of Eleanor Roosevelt, “It is better to light one candle than to curse the darkness.”

Debbie Friedman Gober & Frank Gober and Family, Broward County Three Generations of “Giving Back” Dolores and Jerome Friedman moved to Hollywood in 1967 and quickly became involved in the Jewish community, passing down their values of tikun olam to their children. Daughter Debbie and her husband Frank center their lives on Judaism and social service, with involvement in many organizations throughout Broward County, nationally and in Israel. Their three daughters have followed their example. All have been active in numerous Jewish organizations on their respective college campuses, and they continue to set examples for their peers through their inspiring Jewish leadership. The Gober family is guided by their motto, “You make a living by what you get; you make a life by what you give.”

Doris and Frank Rosenblatt Family Four Generations of Leadership in Tampa Nathan and Elizabeth (Bess) Rosenblatt settled in Tampa in 1912 and were very active in the Jewish community. Of their six children, sons Nathan, Charles and Frank served in the armed forces during World War II. When Frank returned to Tampa, he met Doris Chaite, and they were married at Congregation Rodeph Sholom. Both of their parents instilled in them strong values of family, Judaism, community and social service, which they have passed down to their three children, five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Joseph Shraga & Hinda Reiza Safer Family, Jacksonville & Orlando More Than a Century of Jewish Leadership in Florida

Ben Zion, Benjamin, Ida, Sarah, Jacob, Harry and Max, the children of Joseph and Hinda Safer, began arriving in Jacksonville at the turn of the 20th century. Of the seven children and their spouses, there were 42 offspring. Benjamin became a rabbi and accepted a position as the religious leader of Congregation B’nai Israel in Jacksonville in 1902, where he became the role model for the religious and moral training of an entire community. Members of the Safer family have served in various Jewish and civic leadership positions for more than 100 years in Florida, as they continue to find meaning in service to the Jewish community both as leaders and philanthropists.

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JMOF-FIU Membership (Those current as of 3/31/15. New members since last issue in bold. Full list on website.)

$1,000 BENEFACTORS David Scott Adler Samuel I. Adler Family Foundation Harold & Ellie Aibel Rosalie Altmark & Herbert Kornreich Irene Baros Mark & Bonny Blank Kenneth M. & Barbara Bloom Toby & Penny Cohn Stephen & Arlyn Cypen Dr. Paul Drucker Helene & Murray Dubbin Ann Eisner Martin Elias Steve Fain Dr. & Mrs. Lawrence M. Fishman *Melvyn & Skeeter Frumkes Mikki & Morris Futernick Ellie Ganz Ira & Honey Giller Lynn Girsh Renee Gross Hazel Guerriero Marcia Simon Kaplan Hal & Roberta Kaye Robert & Kathy Klausner Marvin H. & Isabel G. Leibowitz Norman & Sylvia Levine Ellen & H. Irwin Levy Alan & Diane Lieberman Howard & Sara Lipman Norman & Nancy Lipoff Isabel May Toba & Dr. Barry Meiselman Susan Miller Michael & Norma Orovitz Myrna & Sheldon Palley Jonathan Perlman *Herbert & MariLyn Potash Sally Robbins Leonard Roberts & Elaine Klein Boris Rosen Shirlee Segall Schiller Louis Schneider & Rosalie Ehrenberg Tamra Sheffman & Ron Mayer Gary & Julie Simon Marilyn K. Solomon *Martin & Sara Solomon Amy Stone Elliot & Bonnie Sockel Stone Stanley & Joanne Tate Robert & Jackie Traurig Linda Widrich Weitz Barbara & Leonard Wien Henry E. Wolf, Jr. Bernard & Jessie Wolfson Judith & Richard Wurtman Marcia Jo & Elliott Zerivitz Linda Brown Zilber


$1,000 CORPORATE BENEFACTORS Sol & Lillian Ash Foundation Walter & Adi Blum Foundation, Inc. Commanday Foundation Will & Ann Eisner Family Foundation, Inc. Benjamin & Sara Greenspan Fund, Inc. Louis Leibowitz Charitable Trust Morrison Brown Argiz & Farra LLP Property Tax Adjusters Inc.

$500 SPONSORS Stewart L. Appelrouth Jo Ann Bass Melinda & Michael Berman Peter & Kerrin Bermont Amy Dean & Alan Kluger Sue & Fred Diamond David Eisenberg Linda Ellis Donna & Steve Feig George Feldenkreis & Marita Srebnick Frances Gaynor Jane & Jerrold Goodman Judy Gilbert-Gould & *Gerald Gould Emily Gresham Howard & Inez Hollander Harriet & Stanley Hyman Betsy Kaplan & Norman Gladsden Ann Landau & Ina Zweifler Israel & Tania Lapciuc Marsha & Alan Levy Gwen Margolis Nanette & Bernard Mayer Leonard Miller Jimmy & Dori Morales Kenneth & Sharlane Packar Joseph Pallot Aida Politano L. B. (Buddy) & Brenda Pollak Joyce & Judge Steven D. Robinson David & Marian Rocker Lloyd L. & Candace Ruskin Raquel & Michael Scheck Sitkin Family Foundation Jonathan Symons Harold & Flippy Tanenbaum Michael Tilson Thomas Marcella Werblow Allan & Norma Wilson Burton Young

$500 CORPORATE SPONSORS Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau Greater Miami & The Beaches

Hotel Association World Erotic Art Museum

$250 Patrons Judy & Kevin Abrams Ellen & Harvey Amster Isabel Bernfeld Anderson Gary Appel Jo Ann & Gary Arnowitz & Family Wendy Belkin Helene Berger Lynn & Dr. Samuel Berkowitz Marshall Berkson Joyce Bloch Elaine & Philip Bloom Sharon Blumberg Rabbi Terry Bookman & Karen Sobel Alvin L. Brown Steven & Susan Caller Charlie Cinnamon Norman & Evelyn Cohan Dr. Harry & Mayor Joy Cooper Hazel Cypen Yaffa Dermer Felicia Deutch Leonard Diamond Lori & Michael Dribin Dr. Clifford & Ann Dubbin Hector & Myriam Duer Edward & Diane Eisenberg Philip I. & Barbara Emmer Lisa H. Enfield Deborah England Sidney & Sondra Berman Epstein Robert & Sylvia Feltman Ainslee Ferdie Florence Fichman RenĂŠe Fink John & Iris Fisher Harvey & Gloria Friedman Carol Fryd Mark Bender & Stuart Geller Joan Getz Nancy & Robert Gilbert Franklyn & Debra Gober Barton & Sandy Goldberg Carole & Arthur Green Lorraine Greenberg Raymond Gross Anita & Dr. Elliot Grossman Allan Hall & Lori Gold Robert & Jill Hertzberg Madeline Hillsberg Peggy Hollander Marcia & Lewis Kanner Ana & Neisen Kasdin Joan Kasner J. Katzell & Judge M. Jacobson Howard & Barbara Katzen Marc & Henrietta Katzen Gerald & Irene Kogan

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Sandra & Sam Kohlenberg Jacqueline Kott Judge & Mrs. Lester Langer Suzanne Lasky-Gerard & Bill Liebman Linda & Murray Laulicht Morris & Rhoda Levitt Hannah & Alan Lipton Judy Loft Gloria Luria Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Marks Nanette & Budd Mayer David & Faith Mesnekoff Michael & Genie Milgrom Maury Udell & Bronwyn Miller Joan Morrison Dr. & Mrs. Abraham Neiman Stephen & Georgia Nimer Raline R. Paper Nancy G. Pastroff Meira & Peter Pernicone Dorothy & Stanley Pierce Dorothy & Aaron Podhurst Samuel Rabin, Jr. Nancy & Arnold Rachman Arthur & Sandra Rand Eve & Fred Rawicz Edith Reich Senator Nan & David Rich Jackie & James Rosbash Dr. Jeffrey & Sandra Rosenberg Frank & Doris Rosenblatt Mr. & Mrs. Harold Rosenson Mollie Rudt Carole R. Samet Lina & Yasmine Samimy Abby Schaefer Gloria G. Scharlin Estelle & Ira Segal Ronald & Mardi Shader Bernice Steinbaum Delora Shapiro & Victor Raab Arnie & Ronni Simon Ted & Rosalind Spak Deborah & Dr. Michael Troner Judith Weissel Robert & Florence Werner Myra Wexler Dr. Joel & Lynda Wilentz Pauline Winick Edward & Arlene Yelon

$125 DONORS Willa & Edmund Abramson Dr. Robert Aden Annette Aerenson Kip & Barbara Amazon Commissioner Cathleen Anderson Larry & Esther Apple Faye Aronson Bonnie Dubbin Askowitz Jo Asmundsson Jonathan Awner

Alan & Jane Axelrod Evelyn K. Axler JoAnne & Michael Bander Louis & Nadine Barocas Sheila & Murray Baumgarten Esther & William Belfer Isaac & Joyce Ben-Ezra Patricia Gross Bergman Joan Berk Suzanne Berkowitz Esther & Roger Berman Roslyn Berrin Micky & Doris Biss Allison Bloom & Gabriel Rutman Susan Bloom Stuart & Marlene Blumberg Joan Bornstein & Ben Giller Stanley Krieger & Linda Brickman Seymour & Elaine Brief MaryLou Brotherson Margie & Mark Buchbinder Harvey Burstein Ann Broad Bussel Deborah Bussel Phyllis Butters Isaac & Diane Camber Adam Cappel Dr. Lewis & Susan Carp Sol & Mitzi Center Melvin & Iris Chasen Larry & Helen Ciment Carol Gross Clarkson Jerome & Rita Cohen Julius & Susan Cohen Lawrence & Nancy D. Cohen Lynnia Allison Cohen Mark & Mildred Cohn William Coleman & Carole D. Groover Kevin Cowan Phyllis Crane & Howard Talesnick DataBanque Consulting, Inc. Lorna & Gerald Davis Marian Davis Morris & Yetta Deckelbaum Carolyn Cohen & Alan Dershowitz Elaine & David Dobin Rosalind Dobkin Peter & Bonnie Dockter Honorable Amy Steele Donner Harriet & Jerry Dorf David & Ilana Drescher Dr. Michael W. Drewes & Mina Lev-Drewes David & Susan Dubbin Sam & Lori Dubbin Reid, Debra & Jacob Dulberger Susan & Dr. Ron Elinoff Corey Engelhard Dr. Gil & Lea Epstein Adriana Faerman

Judge Joseph Farina Eileen & Neal Farr Murray & Etta Feigenbaum Harvey & Karen Feld Mr. & Mrs. Edward Feldman Maximilian Feldstein Gerald & Irene Feller Marilyn & Barry Fellman Gail Fels Lorraine Feuer Paul & Gloria Fine Honorable Leon Firtel Honorable Jane D. Fishman Dr. & Mrs. Alan Clifford Foster Elisabeth G. Frank Muriel Frank Mary & Ralph Franklin Honorable Gill Freeman Michael J. & Roselyne Freeman William & Judy Friedel Sandra Friedland Dr. Frederic & Linda Friedman Margot B. Friedman Carol Fryd Robin Straus Furlong Neil & Judith Furman Kenneth G. Furton Frank Futernick Shirley Gabriel Russell W. Galbut Judge & Mrs. Barry L. Garber Carmen Davila & Georgina Garcia Rabbi Stanley J. Garfein Steven & Gayle Gayer Lenore Gaynor Leslie & Martin Genauer Donna F. Genet Steve, Sandy, Ben & Jake Gersten Vivian B. Giller Judge Leonard & Dianne Glick Rabbi Gary & Joan Glickstein Marty & Emily Glickstein Phyllis Glukstad Leo & Marian Goldner Irma & Michael Goldstein Dr. & Mrs. Moises Goldszmidt Esther Zinn Gordon Murray & Diana Gordon Ruth Gordon Sandi-Jo & Mark Gordon Molle Grad Rae DuBois Graham & Family Phyllis & Leonard Grand Drs. David Granite & Mary Lou Oster Granite Dr. Charles & Dale Gratz Gary & Shia Toby Green Dr. Henry Green Harold Greenberg Nancy & Dan Greenberg Ruth Greenfield Sonya Greenfield Judith & Albert Greenspoon Leslie Jay & Fran Gross

William B. Coleman & Carole D. Groover Saul K. & Jane Gross Louis Grossman Renee Grossman Stuart Grossman Ruthie Gudai Rochelle Haber Zenaida & Moreno Habif Richard Haft Dolores A. Harris Harriet L. Harris Leslie & Jerry Harris Pablo Haspel Joan & Leonard Hayet Robin Hechler Susan Helfman Cynthia & Ike Heller Diane Starr Heller Sylvia A. Herman George Honig & Olga Weiss Richard Hersch Eliot & Lois Whitman Hess Joel D. Hoppenstein Frances M. Horowitz Steven & Laurel Isicoff Bernice Issenberg Shirley Jacobs Carol Judelson Charles & Janet Kahn Harry Kahn Shirley F. Kahn Barbara Kanzer Alyne & Abbey Kaplan Calvin M. & Sondra M. Kapp Arden & Jack Karson Melvin & Gertrude Kartzmer Elaine & Daniel Katz Evan & Irene Warner Katz Eleanor Katz Minda & Norman Katz Dr. Raananah S. Katz Elaine F. Kerzner Joyce & Dr. Kenneth Keusch Jennifer & Scott Kimball Sam & Dr. Jessica Kimelman Rabbi Ralph & Brenda Kingsley Irwin Klar Robert & Diane Koch Richard & Susan Kogan Fredric & Linda Kohn Byron L. Kolitz & Starr E. Silver Diana Kramer Robert Kramer Tracy Ann Kramer Ira & Anita Krieger Elliot Kula Jodi Lynn Kurzweil Miles & Roberta Kuttler Sandra Lansing Rheta Lastinger Mortimer Lechter Ira Leesfield Donald & Judith Lefton Belle Lehrman Dr. David & Linda Lehrman

Dr. Rosalind Lehrman Monica & Martin Lemelman Judge Joan & Howard B. Lenard, Esq. & Family Fredric G. Levin Jack & Susana Levine Dr. Judy Berson-Levinson & Steven Levinson Robert M. Levy Martin & Barbara Liebling J. David & Natalie Liebman Warren & Susi Lindau Nancy & David Linsky Dr. Richard & Barbara Litt Elaine & Baris Litvak Leanore & Alfred Loeb Bob Loring Gloria Luria Jonathan & Candice Macy David Magidson Fred & Joy Malakoff Stephen Mandy Merri Mann Audrey Manne Ray Marglous Linda Marks & Berenice Fisher Daniel B. Markson Bruce Marmar Alison & Rick Mars Flora Mason Betsy Mateu Julian & Sheryl Meitin Dr. Marvin L. Meitus Ina & Bruce Melceras Stewart & Corinne Merkin Robert J. & Michelle Merlin Bob & Ellie Miller Fran Levey & Alice Miller Howard R. Miller Robert Miller Robert & Roberta Miller Sonya Miller Rabbi Ronald & Joyce Millstein Richard C. Milstein, Esq. & Eric Hankin Joel N. Minsker Sima & Douglas Miska Larry Mizrach Jorge & Malka Mordujovich Flo Moss Celia Mussman Jonathan & Andrea Nelson Sarah Ann Nelson Selma & Jeff Newman Stuart & Sandra Newman Tamara & Daniel Nixon Congregation Ahavat Olam Nedra & Dr. Mark Oren Nancy Orovitz Mr. & Mrs. Robert Ory Maureen Ostro Brian C. & Wendy Traurig Perlin Marlene & Michael Perlmutter Cornelia Philipson Mimi Pink Hildine Potashnick

Stanley & Barbara Price Rhalda B. Prystowsky Carole Pumpian Dr. Alan & Sue Rapperport Peter & Barbara Reaveley Edith Reich Shyla Giller Reich Terry & Marcia Reisman Elaine Reiss Sam & Estelle Reiter James & Lidia Resnick Sarita Resnick Cliff & Rita Restler Alan & Francee Rich Martin Madorsky & Judith Richard Dr. Paul & Elaine Richman Rabbi Lazar Rivkin Beverly & Sidney Robbins Honorable Irma Rochlin Larry & Gladys Rockind Harvey Rogers Marlene Rose Miriam Rose Stephen & Sharon Rose Honey Rosen Natalie Rosen Gene, Micah, Scott & Ben Rosenbaum Joyce & Harold Rosenbaum Dr. Robert & Rosalind Rosenblum Judith Rosenkrantz Robert Roth & Maureen Barrett Dr. Martin & Sharon Rothberg Wendy Rothfield Rabbi Jonathan RothsteinFisch Brodie Hefner & Ann Rothstein-Segan Hefner David Rothstein Sally & Marshall Ruff Lois Model Rukeyser Denis A. Russ Marvin & Ruth Sackner Mario Sapoznik Annika Savill Syndey Carpel & David Schaecter Joy & Brad Schandler Marcia & Larry Schantz Joel & Ellie Schaumberg Gail Goldman & Eric Schneider Betty Schoenbaum Blanca & Richard Schoonover Bernice & Marvin Schwartz Fred Schwartz Joseph & Benita Schwartz Norman & Jane Schwartz Norman & Roberta Schwartz Rudy & Ruthie Schwartz Zelda & John Schwebel Fred Sciammas Judy Seed Carmen & Sheldon Seltzer Rabbi Barton & Jane Shallat

Myrna & Mickey Shanker Dr. & Mrs. Arthur Shapiro Everett “Rett” Sheslow Philip M. & Irene Wattenberg Shiekman Jack & Judith Shorstein & Family Bob & Marian Siegel David A. & Holly Siegel Arlene & Norman Silvers Ellen Silvers Sandra & Charles Simon Joan & Harry B. Smith Gilbert & Natalie Snyder Howard & Sharon Socol William & Jean Soman Neal Sonnett Julia Beren-Sosnick Robert & Shirley Spiegelman Dr. Ellen & Howard Sprechman Joyce & Henry Stern Sheila & Simon Stern Suzanne & Henry Stolar Saul & Judith Strachman Clifford & Elizabeth Suchman Barry Sussman Albert & Lorraine Sutton Jerome Tabas Avi & Melinda Tansman Lee & Enita Teichner Dr. Richard & Priscilla Thurer Alan & Rebecca Tinter Felice & Gerald Traktman Lillian Turchin Ret Turner Caryl & Harold Unger, M.D. Susan Vogel Dr. Gilbert & Joyce Walker Emile & Rhoda Wanich Gerald & Michelle Warshofsky Martin Weber Bonnie & Mark Webman Florence Wechsberg Mr. & Mrs. Harvey Weidenfeld Murray B. Weil & Ursula Weil Richard Weiner Nora & Ted Weinreich Marvin & Judith Weinstein Dr. Howard & Janice Weinstock George Honig & Olga Weiss Merle & Daniel Weiss Solomon M. Weiss Judith S. Weissel Harry Weitzer Larry Wiggins & Jose Garcia Joel & Nikki Wolpe Millie Yachter Harvey & Clara Young Jack & Rosalind Zacks Linda & Max Zalkin Dr. Sheldon & Elaine Zane Richard & Susan Zinn Arline & Matthew Zucker Jane Zucker & Berny Shomstein Marjorie Zuckerman

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JMOF-FIU Membership (continued) (Those current as of 4/1/15. New members since last issue in bold. Full list on website.)

$50 Basic Family Tyler Abella & Family Beverly & Joel Aberbach Eli Abramson & Family Shiri Abramson & Family Iris Acker Aiden Adams & Family Anita & Ken Adams Michelle Adelman & Family Raven Adkins & Family Mr. & Mrs. Leslie Adler Niv Aiges & Family Jonathan Akar & Family Joy Alon & Family David & Annette Alpert Janine & Neil Alter William Altfield Linda S. Altshuler Chance Ammirata & Family Jamie Annis & Family Lynn & Michael Aptman Jackson Arnberg & Family Samantha & Zachary Ashbel & Family Natalie Askowitz & Family Khami Auerbach & Family Ryan Auspitz & Family Bruce & Dr. Wendy Autenrieth Logan Aversa & Family Jackie & Ron Baer Jerry & Lori Baer Irving & Elaine Baker Joan Balkan Marshall & Rochelle Baltuch Jessica & Jonathan Baran & Family Brooke & Jenna Baron & Family Donald & Barbara Barron Brett Bartel & Family Al & Judith Bash Evan Bass & Family Jessica Bass & Family Hannah Batista & Family Maximilian Baumann & Family Steven Becker & Family Aaron Ben Shmuel & Family Malloree Benenfeld & Family Allison Benezra & Family Ene Benjamin & Herbert Klein Marilyn Benjamin Jenna Benowitz & Family Jose & Oleva Benry Aaron Berger & Family Ellen & Daniel Berger & Family Hailee Bergman & Family David & Khiara Berkowitz-Sklar DeeDee Berkowitz Haley Berkowitz & Family Benjamin Berkson & Family Bill & Batzi Berman Doris & Allen Berman Jack & Helen Berne Bea & Bert Bernstein Daniele Bernstein & Family Julia Bernstein & Family


Julian Bernstein & Family Max Bernstein Dr. Abraham Bichachi Samson Bienstock & Family Alan & Barbara Bisno Sammy Bitchatchi & Family Stanford Blake & Lisa Goldberg Hailey Blinderman & Family Aaron & David Bloch & Family David Block & Family Jared Block & Family Lyle Stern & Beth Bloom Betty Blum Spencer Blum & Family Danielle Bodner & Family Ethan Bohm & Family Jenna Bondy & Family Emily Bonene & Family Megan Bonner & Family David & Gabriella Bonwitt & Family Miriam Bonwitt Sophia Borzillo & Family Morgan Botknecht & Family Louise & Jerry Boyarsky Della & Stanley Bramow Howard Brayer & Donald Szumowski Harrison Breslow & Family Morris N. Broad Justin Brod & Family Jeanette A. Brodkey Sarah Brodsky & Family Alan & Vicki Bronfman Samuel Bronstein & Family David Brothers & Family Judge Joel H. Brown Lily Brown & Family Ryan Bullock & Family David Burger & Family Hannah Burnstein & Family Drew Burnstein & Family Danielle Burstein & Family Alyssa Cagen & Family Steven L. Cantor Gabriela Carbone & Family Dr. Stephanie & Francis Carter Heberto Casares Jonathan Casaverde & Family Daniela Casillas & Family Morgan Cassius & Family Jacqueline Cassuto & Family Elinor Catsman Sy & Joyce Chadroff Ethan Chaiet & Family Max Chalik & Family Marc Chaneles & Family Sue & Steve Chase Leah Chepenik & Family Aliza Chopp & Family Charles A. & Deborah Citrin Adam Cohen & Family Alexa Cohen & Family Alyssa Cohen & Family Bertram Cohen Ethan Cohen & Family

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Harris & Marlene Cohen Jack Cohen & Family Jared Cohen & Family Jason Cohen & Family Louis & Barbara Cohen Lucille & Herbert Jay Cohen Nancy Luria Cohen Shaina Cohen & Family Vanessa & Jacob Cohen Dorothy Cohn Zachary Cohn & Family Zachary Cooper & Family Joey Cordover & Family Ryan Corman & Family Patricia Taxman Craven Family Cornelia Crisan Remy Cross & Family Robert Csete & Family Paul & Jolie Cummings Matthew Czerenda & Family Lee S. Damsker Louis D’Antuono & Family Reese Dan & Family Benjamin Daniel Emily Davidovic & Family Marion Davis Maya Dayan & Family Megan Dermer & Family Morgan DeSacia & Family Lloyd & Florence Deutsch Bob & Carol Dickman Victor & Rosa Dickstein Marshall & Laura Zaban Dinerman Aidan Dion & Family Wayne Domash Lisa & Jeff Donner Elena & Andrew Doyle Terry & Mel Drucker Jessica Dulberg & Family David & Susan Dubbin Karen Dubitsky Jack Dulberger Andrew Ebenbach & Family Zachary Eccher & Family Sarah Edelsberg & Family Rachel Edelstein & Family Mark Eichel Amanda Ellman & Family Ian Elmowitz & Family Roger Epstein Linda J. Esposto Patricia Etkin & Robert Goldberg Carol & Robin Faber Ethan & Jared Fabrikant & Family Joseph Faradji & Family Jacob Fein & Family Carly & Madeline Feinberg & Family Peter Feinberg & Family Adam Feinstein & Family Macey Feinstein & Family Dr. Charles & Marilyn Feldstein Sarah Feller & Family Agustin Felman & Family Anna & Harvey Felsher

Liliane Fenton & Family Zoe Fermanian & Family Natalie Fernandez & Family Mr. & Mrs. Fred Feuerman Brandon Fields & Family Grant Fields & Family Pat Fine Samantha Finkelberg & Family Richard & Susan Finkelstein Ben & Eva Fireman Ron & Eva Fisher Bruce Fitell Ashley Fitelson & Family Leslie & Virginia Fiur Tomas Fiure & Family Alyssa Fletcher & Family Ryan Fliegelman & Family Edward & Sandra Folb Florence Forman Zachary Foster & Family Megan Franco & Family Judge Bernard & Edythe Frank Fleur & Simon Frank Matthew Frank & Family Davey Frankel & Family Mary & Ralph Franklin Karly Friedland & Family Rabbi Seymour & Dvora Friedman Jenna Friedman & Family Philip Friedman & Family David Fryd & Family Michelle Fuerst & Family Barbara & Richard Funk Joely Futernick & Family Nik Futernick & Family Ethan Gale & Family Heni & Henri Galel Martin & Bobbie Levinson Galex Andie Galpern & Family Marlin Galvin Adam Garfinkel & Family Emily Garmizo & Family Sierra Gavilondo & Family Benjamin Geduld & Family Max Gegerson & Family Jill, Arnold, & David Gellman Edward Gelwasser & Family Pamela & Leonard Geronemus Paige Gerson & Family Jean & Leonard Gilbert Joseph Gingold & Family Lilly Gitlitz & Family Abe & Shulamit Gittelson Lexington Gladstone & Family Gillian Glater & Family Dylan Glottmann & Family Harrison Gold & Family Leah Gold & Family Madyson Gold & Family Maia Gold & Family Brian Goldberg & Family Samantha Goldberg & Family Juliana Goldfarb & Family Phyllis B. & *Norman Goldman

Harold S. Goldstein Robert Goldszer & Madalyn Mann Ariel Goldwyn & Family Maxwell Good & Family Connor Goodman & Family Garret Goodman & Family Amanda Gordon & Family Jean & Howard Gordon Olivia Gottlieb & Family Jordan Gould & Family Taffy Gould Isaac Grapin & Family Ruth Graff Marley Grashow-Rywell & Family Alex Greenberg & Family Ellis & Patricia Greenberg Stanley & Joyce Greenstein Max Greenwald & Family Bruce & Evelyn Greer Maxwell Gregg & Family Alan Grinspun & Family Julia Grobman & Family Judyth Groner Judge Howard Gross Joshua Grover & Family Emma Grungold & Family Emily Grusky & Family Harold Guarino & Family Sylvia Gurinsky Shirley & Harry Gurwitch Hanna Guttentag & Family Jenny Haber & Family Sandy & Jeff Hackmeier Amy Haft & Family Maya Haims & Family Joshua Halprin & Family Joshua Hamburger & Family Cameron Hamersmith & Family Sophia Handley & Family Lawrence & Susan Hantman Arlene & Elliott Harris Gail & Ed Harris Pablo & Marisa Haspel Jacqueline Hatch & Family Samantha Haydu & Family Irving “Red” Heller & Rhoda Stern Jack Heller & Family Landon Heller & Family Sam & Arlene Heller Marilyn & Carl Hellman Sam Hendler & Family Andrea Hengber & Family Sylvia Herman Adriana & Sophia Herrera & Family Lindsey Hersey & Family Adam & Ryan Herskowitz & Family Linda Collins Hertz Marvin & Lucy Hertz Hugo Hervitz & Esther Feldman Noah Hickey & Family Wendy Hinden & Kathryn Livelli Jacqueline Hochberg Annette Hockman

Carson Hoffer-Hawlik & Family Carol Hoffman David Hoffman Cami & David Hofstadter Audrey Hollo & Family Brooke & Rebecca Holschauer & Family Emily & Jennifer Holz & Family Marylin Holzberg Alfred & Lucy Holzman Paul Horowitz & Family Richard & Sonya Pallot Horwich Brian Horwitz & Family Megan Houchin & Family Shane Hunter & Family Jake Iseman & Family Robert & Mary Ellen Jackle 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 Arielle Jordan & Family Abigail Joseph & Family Ely Jrade & Family Dr. Nkamany Kabamba Dr. Sharmin Kadish Marvin & Beverly Kaiman Dennis G. Kainen Samantha Kaire & Family Rachel & Rebecca Kaiser & Family Marcus Kallor & Family Aiden Kaminsky & Family Monty Kane Stevie Kane & Family Bryan Kaplan & Family Douglas & Marlyne Marzi Kaplan Herbert & Vera Karliner Lily Karson & Family Devon Kassal & Family Dr. Barry & Judith Katzen Jenna Katzman & Family Noah Kaufman & Family Scott Kaufman & Family Marcos & Fanny Kerbel Natasha Kertes Jack Kessler & Family Jordan Kinder & Family Rabbi Danny Kirsch Anita & Warren Klawans Danton Klein & Family Michelle Kobelin & Family Steven & Susan Kobetz Sophia Kofman & Family Eugene & Audrey Komrad Abbie Kopelowitz & Family

David & Stefanie Kopetman & Family Alexandra Koran & Family Joanne & Jay Koren Jacob Kotler & Family Blake Kravitz & Family Madyson Kravitz & Family Sol Krevat Koby Krinsky & Family Jocelyn Krooks & Family Evan Kuperman & Family Jake Kurkin & Family Gracie Kushner & Family Ryan Kuttler & Family Barry & Judy Kutun David & Susan Kwilecki David & Susan Kwockza Jerome Lampert & Muriel Goodman Alyssa Lander & Family Barbara & Marvin Landstein Linda & Howard Landy Matthew Lansburgh & Family Brooke Lanster & Family Andrew Laub & Family Joan & Jerry Leader Dr. & Mrs. Harvey C. Lebos Joshua Lederberger & Family Catherine Lederman & Family Michael Leesfield & Family Sam Leff Joan Lefkowitz & Family Sophie Leibowitz & Family Judge Steve Leifman Jack Leinwand & Family Sarah Leiva & Family Noah Leizerman & Family Jared Lennon & Family Brandon Lerner & Family Rachel Lerner & Family Zoe Lerner & Family Martha Lester Kailyn Letts & Family David Levens Helen Levin Dr. William & Rita Levin Deven Levine & Family Dr. Eleanor & Gil Levine Spencer Levine & Family G. Andrew Levinson Hannah Levinson & Family Roy Levinson & Family Barbara & Jeff Levis Lawrence Levy & Roberta Lipnack Brian Levy & Family Jaime Levy & Family Jenna Lewen & Family Sage Lewin & Family Asher Lieberman & Family Sydney Lewis & Family Mason Lichstrahl & Family Megan Lichtman & Family Chaim Lieberperson & Jenni Person Barbara & Alfred Liebman Tamara Lilenbaum & Family

Mouji Linarez-Castillo & Sam Barash Ann Spector Lieff & Bill Lieff Andrew Lips & Family Melanie & Michael Lipson Sara Liss & Family Gillian Livingstone Gerard Lob Samantha Loeb & Family Jakob Lombardi & Family Jordyne & Joshua Lowenstein & Family Peter Luria Howard Lubel & Rose Flynn Jonathan Lynn & Family Alina Macaulay & Family Hazel M. Mack Jack McLeod & Family Marcus Madison & Family Ilyssa Mann & Family Alexander Marcovich & Family Jonah Margolesky & Family Danielle Marks & Family Ronda Martin & Bennett Packman Jacob Mass & Family Zachary Matlick & Family Samantha Mayor & Family Mark Mayrsohn Debbie & Randy Mazie Alexa Mazioff & Family Deborah Meitin Kyra Mejia & Family Joel Melnick Jonas Meltzer & Family Alexander Mendelson & Family Lynn & Martin Mendelssohn Harvey & Randi Meshel Sabrina Messinger & Family Sam Mickenberg & Family William Milgrim & Family Corey Miller & Family Matthew Miller & Family Ross Miller & Family Lisa & Howard Millhauser Edwin & Gloria Mittleman Joseph Mogul & Family Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Molko John & Debbie Monroe Sophie Morris & Family Robin Moscovitch & Family Sara Moskovitz & Family Sharon & Jeffrey Moskovitz Madison Mutzman & Family Bryce Nabridge & Family Noah Needleman & Family Robert L. Nefsky Eileen Nelson & William Lord Cantor Rachelle Nelson Gabriella Neufeld Alyson Neulander & Dorothy Neulander Major Michael Neulander Ira Newman Honorable Robert H. & Gail Newman Jake Nissen & Family

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Alexa Novie & Family Rita Norton & Scott Rosenberg Mort & Milly Nyman Richard O’Brien Murray & Harriet Oback Linda Oldenburg Zel Oliver & Family Rhoda & Joseph Oppenheimer Max Orovitz & Family Brian Ortiz & Family Sandy & Louis Ossinsky Rachel Padnis & Family Taryn Panter & Family Ashley Paseltiner & Family Robin & Bob Pearsall Leonard Pepper Jacob Perez & Family Sydney Perkins & Family Megan Perlman & Family Diane Person Nadine & Sidney Pertnoy 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 Taliah Plotnik-Szlaifer & Family Jayne Podgorowiez & Family Dylan Poliakoff & Family Luke Pollack & Family Julian Pollak & Family Dr. & Mrs. Joseph Pomerantz Jordana Pomeroy Corey Popowcer & Family Gabriel Porges & Family Joseph Portnoy & Family Tomas Potlach & Family Sadie S. Preter Hannah Prezant & Family Gary Price Ann Rabinowitz Leroy & Shirley Raffel Samantha Ramer & Family Max Ranis & 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 Jared Resnick & Family Haley & Hudson Revesz & Family Vanessa & Gary Ressler Alexander Richardson & Family Rachael Ricisak & Family Elijah Ring & Family Rochelle Ritter


Olga Robbin-Rogers & Sydney Rogers Alan & Judy Robbins Benjamin & Matthew Robbins & Family Sherry Kaplan Roberts & Dr. Alice Randolph Sean Robbins & Family 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 Hillel Taylor & Lucille Rosenberg Jake Rosenberg & Family Gabrielle Rosenblatt & Family Lucy Rosenblum & Family Joel & Ellen Rosenblatt Jacob Rosenfeld & Family Norma Rosenfeld Jessica Rosenstack & Family Susan Rosin Dr. & Mrs. Michael Ross Dr. Deborah Roth Charlie & Mac Rothkopf & Family Shaun Rousso & Family Samuel Rubell & Family Dan & Janine Rubens Maggie Rubens & Family Debbie & Randall Rubin Julia Rubin & Family Morgan Rubin & Family Julian Rubinovich & Family Jordan Ruddy & Family Maya Rudolph & Family Talia Rumsky & Family Gina & Richard Russ Cheryl Rusten & Margaret Ouderkirk Jordan Ruth & Family Marley Rywell & Family Michael & Jane Sabet Andrew Sachs Lanie Sacks Rachel Salas & Family Cory Sanchez & Family Adele & Joel Sandberg Rebecca Sands & Family Alexis & Mia Sanford & Family Frank Santoro Hayden Saphier & Family Miles Schachner & Family Ryan Schachter & Family Jane & Ronald Schagrin Elliot Scherker Rabbi & Mrs. Solomon Schiff Benjamin Schiller & Family Martin Schliefer Benjamin Schneider & Family Reuben Schneider

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Burt & Rose Schoenbach Robert Schreiber & Family David Schulman & Family Dori Schurr & Family Irwin Schultz & Flora Solomon Daniela Schwartz & Family Jessica Schwartz & Family Joshua Schwartz & Family Judges Lawrence & Caryn Schwartz Steven & Mali Schwartz Steven Schwartz Julie Schwartzbard & Neil Bernstein Gimena Segal & Family Louis Harrison Segall Dr. Robert & Susan Segaul Abigale Sekoff & Family Ralph & Shirley Seltzer Molly Sepsenwol & Family Natalia Serber & Family Ellis Sevilla & Family Jake Seymour & Family Jack Shacter & Family Zachary Shanborn & Family Joe & Sheila Shaoul Norman & Sandra Shapiro Ethan Sharit & Family Evan Shattenkirk & Family Bernard Shavitz Carol & Murray Shear Casey Sherman & Family Shiraz Shiff & Family Marcia & George Sherman Florence Shiff Tali Shir & Family Andrew Shodell & Family Cary Shookoff Dr. & Mrs. Irving Shugar Zachary Shulby & Family Rabbi Judith & Brian Siegal Janice & Alan Silver Barbara Silver Susan & Stephen Silverstein Rabbi Rashi Simon Jose & Rema Simonet Shai Sims & Family Adam Singer & Family Aiden Singer & Family Ethan & Gavin Sklar & Family Shoshana Sklar & Family Benjamin Skromme & Family Salomon Slatkoff & Family Jack Sleeman & Family Lisa Sloat & Hank Klein Michael & Susan Slotnick Jacob Smith & Family Fortuna & Saul Smukler Rachel Snyder & Family Olivia Solomon & Family Sean Solomon & Family Charlie Sommer & Family Jakob Sontag & Family Julia Soskin & Family Slema Spaccarelli Bill Lieff & Ann Lieff Spector

Rabbi Jack Sparks Mr. & Mrs. Howard Spiegel Jacob Spiegelman & Family Margo Squire & Family Toby Squire & Family Lea Srebnick & Family Alexa Stafman & Family Elliott & Michelle Starman Barry & Rae Stein Steven & Gayle Stein Kyle Stein & Family Eric Steinberg & Family Corey Steinman & Family Oliver Stern & Family Jake Stober & Family Alexander Stofsky & Family Marvin & Sandra Stonberg Aaron Stone & Family Nathaniel & Beverly Stone Dawn Stone Elizabeth Stone & Family Jacob Stone & Family Alex Studnik & Family Taylor Studnick & Family Alexandra Stutman &Family Hanna Suchman & Family Nicole Sugarman & Family Sammi Suss & Family Maxwell Swickle & Family Frankie Tal-Shaher & Family Max Tauber & Family Ena & Lee Teichner Jordan Temares & Family Yair Temkin & Family Sydney Tendler & 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 Brandon Turner & Family Debbie Potash-Turner & Michael Turner Michelle & Barry Tuvel Max Uchin & Family Brett Van Dam & Family Milena & Nathalie van der Reis & Family Ross Vaygensberg & Family Sandra Virden Hannah Virgin & Family Julia Wachsman & Family Sheila & Howard Wacks Jessica Wainland & Family Mildred Wasman Barton & Lyanne L. Wasserman Shelby Wasserman & Family

Alison & Jake Wax & Family Jessica Weber & Family Jacquelyn Weider & Family Sharon & Aaron Weil Liam Weil & Family Anton Weinberg & Family Jared Weingard & Family Lisa & David Weiner Bruce Levine & Sheri Weiner Jared Weingard & 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 Eric Weisz & Family Julia Wengier & Family Ian Whatley & Family Logan White & Family Samuel White & Family Max 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 Cassidy Woolworth & Family Dr. & Mrs. Sydney D. Wruble Cory Wurtenberger & Family Paul Yermish & Family Carly Yudell & Family Shai Zachar & Family Karina Zack & Family Stephen Zack Craig Zager & Family Lucas Zaret & Family Alec Zaslav & Family Joshua Zedner & Family Eli Zemach & Family Drs. Carl & Paula Zielonka Jake Zimelman & Family Hannah Zimmett & Family Jonathan Zinn & Family Daniel Zipori & Family Edward & Phyllis Zissman Edward & Elaine Zukerman

General Members $40 and below Barbara Abraham Ben & Irene Abramowitz Lillian Abrams Diane & Roger Abramson 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 Myrna Bergen Sheryl Berkowitz Eva Berman Audrey Bernstein Berta Bernstein David & Martha Bernstein Harriet Bial Ida Bild Tana Bigio Regina Bisk William & Joan Blakesberg Stephanie & Tom Bloom Charlene Blue Gerald Bodner Mark Braginsky Myrna & Seth Bramson Lois Brandenburg Sandra Breiterman & Gordon Loader Stephen R. Brenner Peter & Andrea Britell Maxine Brody Jacob Brodzki Sue Browning Barbara Bulbin Maurice & Ruth Burg Elbe Burke Jerry & Ronnie Burns James & Marianne Carr Mr. Frances & Dr. Stephanie Carter Mitchell & Walli Chefitz Sara Chiz Norman Ciment Donald & Betty Clarick Carol Clein Bruce A. Coane Alvin & Tamara Cohen Joyce Cohen Lenny 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 Sandra Darrall Cheryl Davis Sharon Davis Marilyn Dernis Donna Diamond Linda Dillon Celeste Doliner Karyn Dornfield Daniel Doscher Dr. David Drelich Marc Drucker Jacqueline Edelstein Rabbi Abraham Mann & Joan Ehrlich Sam Eisen Barbara Eisenberg Herbert & Carolyn Eisenberg Sheila Elias Doris Elkins Barbara & Michael Epstein 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 Marcie & Kenneth Finkel Fela & Leon Fintz Ed Fisher & Paul Petrella Rick Flaste 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 Inge Gatto Luz Geduld Ronald Gelles Linda Gergel Ronald Gerstl Ted Ginsburg Sanford B. Glatzer Gui Gleizer Frances Glick Esther Glickman Mel & Mara Gober Charlotte Goldfarb Alice Goldhagen

Susan Goldin Alice Goldstein Irvin M. & Mona P. 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 Harriet Halpryn Harry Hanauer Martha Harris Rachel Heimovics Steven Hersh Evelyn Hershbein Paula Hertzberg Melanie Ann Hines Bella Hittner Marilyn Hoder-Salmon Joel Horwich Allison Hotten Jane Howard Dr. & Mrs. Larry Hurwitz Elizabeth Hutter Alma & Irwin Hyman Ilana Ilan Paul & Nina Indianer Robert & Carolyn Isacovici Mona Israel & Ira Adler Anne Bloom Israel Mora Israel Elaine & Mervin Jacobs Robert Jacobvitz Arlene Jacovitz-Manheimer Sarita Kainen Roberta Kaiser 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

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Fruma Kaufman Lois Kaufman Madeline Kern Lawrence J. Kessler Barbara H. Keyes Richard & Sarah Kimball Bernita King Ida Kirsner 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 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 Esther & Tzvi Litvin 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 Elysa Merlin 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 Ken Novikoff Evelyn Nussbaum Heidi Ober Marta Olchyk Dr. Bobbi Ann Ossip Barbara Ostrow Irvin & Honey Pachter Kalman Packouz Larry & Marnie Paikin Norton & Gloria Pallot Suzanne Pallot Helene Parnes Penny Pasch Betty & Bernard Plotkin Marsha Pollock Mr. & Mrs. Solita Ponte Jeffrey Poppel 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 Joyce Ronis 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

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Bernard Saklad Migna Sanchez-Llorens Lynn & Matthew Sarnell Irv & Selma Schein Mort Scharfman Leslie & Madelyn Schere Jack Schillinger Morris & Eleanor Schimmel Janice Schneider Michael & Sandra Schneider Alma & Harold Schoffel Norma & Fred Schrager Abby Schwartz Bernice & William Schwartz Ellen G. Schwartz Jane Schwartz Maxine Schwartz Zelda & John Schwebel Natalie Segal Pearl Seidler Dr. Arthur Seigel Eileen L. Seitlin Jack & Shirley Seitlin Bessie Selevan Glenda Shacter Mr. & Mrs. Warren Shanske Dr. & Mrs. Ira Shapiro Merrill & Robyn Shapiro Stanley Shapiro Dr. Allen J. Shaw Dorothy Sheffman & Donald Russell Arthur Sheldon & Judith Clein Ira Sheskin Dr. & Mrs. Frederick Shuster Geri Siegel Harold & Susan Silberman Bella Silver & David Eckhaus Gail Silver LaQuine Simmons Heather Simon Stuart & Rochelle Simons Harriet Singer Dr. & Mrs. Joseph A. Singer Peter Singer Rachel Singerman Barbara & Ed Sirkin Judith Reisen Skillman Judith Sirota Isaac & Rebecca Sklar Hinda Smith Bernard Sobel Maxine Sobel Gerry Sohl & Genia Fromm Esther Sokolsky Marjorie Sommer 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 Bob Goldberg & Dodie Weinstein Helen & Alan Weinstein Gerry & Jean Weiser Helen Weiss & Zelde Krulewitz Fay Weiss Judi Gottlieb & David Weissman Susan Weitz Kenneth Werden Bonni Whited Goldie Wigutow Phyllis & Marty Winston Nancy Wolcott & Jeff Donnelly Dr. Bruce Wolf Marvin Wolfman Sheila & Leo Wynberg Edward & Arlene Yelon Dr. Joyce Zaritsky Edward & Elaine Zuckerman

Gift Memberships Dawn Stone – Gift of Jonathan Symons Natasha Kertes Mark Mayrsohn Richard O’Brien – Gift of Norman Levine Rabbi & Mrs. Marc Philippe – Gift of Judith Wurtman


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 3/1/15. 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) Isabel & Joseph Davidson Foundation Evelyn & Irving Denmark & Family Lynn Girsh Nathan & Sophia Gumenick Philanthropic Fund HUD Block Grant Program Jefferson L. Ford Memorial Foundation, Elinor Catsman, Trustee

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

$25,000 - $49,999 FOUNDERS

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

$1,000,000 - $1,999,999 DIRECTOR’S CIRCLE State of Florida Dr. Harold Posner - IMO Ilse Falk Posner Bernice Samkoff Jonathan Symons Gabriela Landau - IMO Rabbi Sol Landau Donald & Judy Lefton Esta & David Levinson Morris & Rhoda Levitt Natalie Lyons Mercedes- Benz of Coral Gables Jim & Amy Multack Abraham & Avis Neiman Dr. Sidney Olson Shaun & Michele Orcinolo Rita & David Perlman Brenda B. & Lewis B. Pollak, Sr. Publix Super Markets Charities, Inc. Quittner Family Resnick Family Ruth Robbins Dora & Leonard Rosenzweig Candace & Lloyd Ruskin Noreen Gordon Sablotsky The Schaefer Family Raquel & Michael Scheck Family of Sidney Z. Schwartz Sam Seitlin Sandy & Charles Simon George Simon - Susan Helfman The Spalding Financial Group, Inc. - Sherry & Ken Fardie Elliot Stone & Bonnie Sockel-Stone Sun-Sentinel/Jewish Journal Stanley & Joni Tate Temple Emanu-El Temple Zion Israelite Center Leon Tenenbaum The Miami Herald Helen Uchitel Estate Cecile Weiss Linda Widrich Weitz - The Jack Widrich Foundation 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 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 Kathy & Robert Klausner Elliot Kleiman - IMO Judith Adele Lassar Lehman Brothers Alan & Hannah Lipton IMO Ben Lubitz: Bea, Alan & Jon Senator Gwen Margolis J. P. Morgan National Endowment for the Humanities Lisa S. Newman Isaac and Nieves Olemberg Premier Developers Estate of Eva Rabin RFLP Group IHO - Doris & Frank Rosenblatt Stephen & Laurie Riemer Martin & Doris Rosen Steve Rosenberg Rosenzweig-Coopersmith Foundation Helen & Burnett Roth Rubin-Prager-Hymowech Families Ruden McClosky Norman & Ruth Russ Debra & Gerald K. Schwartz Melvin Shifke - IMO Lorraine Jack F. Shorstein Norman Shulevitz Foundation Martin & Sara Solomon Samuel M. & Helene Soref Foundation Ted & Rosalind Spak Gale Goldstein Tucker Senator Sherman Winn Isidore & Patricia Wollowick Foundation Women’s American ORT Aaron, Mark, Sharon & David Wolfson - IHO Sorrell L. & Jacqueline Falis Wolfson Phyllis & Robert Yawitt & Family Manuel & Hilda Zaiac

$5,000 - $9,999 FELLOWS

Rebecca Ackerson Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity Gary, Appel, Paradigm Tax Group Richard Ashenoff Wendy Belkin Bank of Boston Florida Esther K. & William Belfer Estate of Bernie Bercuson

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

Tamar Mayer for her Family Sheryl & Julian Meitin Mellon Private Asset Management Gordon R. Miller, MD Howard R. Miller Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of China (Taiwan)/ Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Miami Robert & Robin L. Moel - IHO Herbert & Jeanne Kay Malka Mordujovich 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. Harold & Carol Unger Israel Weisman by his son Ezra Sam & Dusty Weiss Marcella Werblow - IMO Bertha Abess Florence Wise Sharyn Wittner Roland Wood - IMO Judy Wood World Erotic Art Museum - Naomi Wilzig


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


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

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

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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

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: Nancy Rachman, Development Director, 786-972-3162,

Memorials and tributes (November 2014 - April 2015) In Honor of...

Bar Mitzvahs of: Allen Bendahan Cohen David Rayek Joshua Schmutter Samuel Taieb Myles Gilbert Benjamin Aidan Abelson Wendy Belkin Chanukah greetings to: Jackie & Bob Traurig, Chuck & Wendy Perlin, Maddi & Steve Sackel, Adam & Shelley Booken, Rory Schneider & Jodi Sackel Sylvia B. Tendler Myles Gilbert’s Bar Mitzvah Mr. & Mrs. Steve Catarinella Denise Esposto Linda Esposto Lori Gold’s birthday & Hanukah Judith Smith Judy & Leonard Lauder’s wedding Ellie Ganz & Paul Drucker Leo Thomas Linsky’s birth, great grandson of Doris & Frank Rosenblatt Marcia Jo & Elliott Zerivitz Hilleline Lustig’s 80th birthday

Renee Gross Norton Pallot’s 90th birthday Sylvia B. Tendler Naomi Wilzig Larry & Nancy Cohen Marcia Jo Zerivitz’s milestone birthday Eva & Oleg Shvedov The birth Gabriella Aviva Drescher, first grandchild of Jo Ann & Gary Arnowitz Ellie & Hal Aibel Fran Gaynor Judy Gilbert-Gould Shirlee Schiller Dominique Schwartz Bob & Jackie Traurig's wedding anniversary Sylvia B. Tendler Marshall Berkson’s 90th Birthday Kenneth M. Bloom

Speedy Recovery... Laurie Riemer Marsha & Jeffrey Gilbert & Family Bob Traurig Sylvia B. Tendler

In Memory of... Leila Applebaum Isabel Bernfeld Anderson Gary & Jo Ann Arnowitz

Morton Feinman Joan A. & Sheldon Goldstein Bessie Galbut Isabel Bernfeld Anderson Gary & Jo Ann Arnowitz Judith Reisen Skillman Belina Garazi Gary & Jo Ann Arnowitz & Family Annette G. Gordon Anne C. Gordon Dr. Nathan & Ellen Goldberg Katz Evelyn Marcus Sharon & Stanley Molotsky Nancy Rachman Roberta & Richard Wiener Katia Rose & Ellis Pellis Isabel Bernfeld Anderson Roberta Gordon Shirley Anne Keys Fortuna & Saul Smukler Sarah Konovitch Edith B. Reich Benjamin Leinoff Skeeter Frumkes Alan Lipton Gary & Jo Ann Arnowitz Irene Warner Arlene Mann Roberta Gordon Irene Warner

Ilene May Janet & Lawrence Meth Philip R. Mitchell Isabel Bernfeld Anderson Gary & Jo Ann Arnowitz Roberta Gordon Irene Shiekman Irene Warner & Evan Katz Nieves Olemberg Kenneth M. Bloom & Joel Minsker Ben Pollack Irene & Phil Shiekman Herbert Potash Isabel Bernfeld Anderson Gary & Jo Ann Arnowitz Roberta Gordon Mr. & Mrs. Jack Kahn Shirley F. Kahn Marshall & Sally Feinberg Ruff Dr. Herman Sugarman Nancy & Larry Cohen Hermine Wiener Dr. & Mrs. Michael Marcus Marilyn Belle Kenneth M. Bloom Stanley Newmark Kenneth M. & Barbara Bloom Lloyd Ruskin Kenneth M. Bloom

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 We hope you will enjoy reading the tribute to Bernice Samkoff and her bequest to the Jewish Museum of Florida featured in the FIU Legacy for Learning newsletter accompanying your issue of Tiles. Many of our long-time Museum supporters will remember that it was our President at the time, Norman Levine, who introduced Bernice to the Museum and to our Founding Executive Director, Marcia Jo Zerivitz. Bernice was so impressed that she told Norman she would consider making a planned gift to the Museum, which she did! Bernice passed away six months after that memorable visit. You, too, can help support our Museum’s unique mission of collecting, preserving and interpreting the more than 250 years of history of Jews in Florida by including JMOFFIU in your estate plans and being named a member of our Heritage Society. For more information about the many ways that a legacy gift can be made, now and for the future, 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 Linda Dillon 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*

Dr. Harold Posner*

Samuel Silver

Sarah Kupchik*

Eva Rabin*

Gary & Julie Simon

Marshall Landy*

Leonard Robbins*

Robert H. Traurig

Myrna Leonard

Ruth Robbins*

Norman Levine

Muriel Rosen*

Sarah Luddle*

Patricia Russell*

Boris Malina*

Norma Salz

Howard R. Miller

Bernice Samkoff*

Lewis Mittman

Shirlee Segall Schiller

Florence Wise*

Michael D. Orovitz

Beatrice Schwartz*

Marcia Jo Zerivitz

David* & Rita Perlman

Tamra Sheffman

* deceased

Jacqueline Traurig Gale Goldstein Tucker Helen Uchitel* Leonard A. Wien

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 Janet Liedeker Evelyn Marcus Irene Shiekman Janice Silver Karen Warner Claire Warren

FIU Student Ambassadors Irech Colon Judny Louis Sofia Tavera Kandys Temes Jordan Thompson

Docents Jorge Bargman Howard Brayer

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Linda Dillon Elaine Brauner Dobin Lisa Donner Al Greenspoon Judith Greenspoon Sylvia Herman Shirley Kahn Andrea Julie Kovacs Helen Levin Marilyn Levingston Elaine Litvak

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


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


Nancy Rachman

Development Director


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.

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

On view through October 25, 2015

The Seventh Day: Revisiting Shabbat

On view through October 25, 2015

Mark Podwal: All This Has Come Upon Us

November 10, 2015 – March 6, 2016

Mark Podwal: All This Has Come Upon Us November 10, 2015 – March 6, 2016 Artist, author and illustrator Mark Podwal, is best known for his drawings on The New York Times OP-ED page. The exhibit features Podwal’s drawings and paintings of historical threats of antisemitism, combined with verses from the Book of Psalms. 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.

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

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

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

$500 Sponsor $50 Basic Family $36 Individual

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Jewish Museum of Florida


301 Washington Avenue Miami Beach, FL 33139


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

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

JMOF-FIU Tiles Spring 2015  

Member Newsletter of the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU

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