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Newsletter for members of the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU

Volume XXVIII | Number 2 | May 2016

SUSAN MILLER: Testament in Stone Pg. 4

As we head into the summer months, JMOF-FIU is the cool place to be! On view are two exciting exhibitions, that you and your vacationing visitors can enjoy throughout the season, connecting biblical stories to popular films and exquisite marble sculptures. In conjunction with these exhibitions, our programming offers something for everyone—from film screenings of some beloved favorites, such as Fiddler on the Roof and Cast a Giant Shadow, to a sing-a-long program, create your own sculptures and much more. As you continue to enjoy your Museum membership throughout the year, please encourage others to join you in support of our jewel on South Beach. Have a wonderful summer and we look forward to seeing you often!

Sincerely, Kenneth M. Bloom Chairman of the Board

Table of Contents Chairman’s Message........................................................................................2 JAHM and Teen Docents....................................................................................3 Cover Story—Susan Miller: Testament in Stone................................................4-5 Breaking the Glass Ceiling Awards...................................................................6-7 Exhibition—Cinema Judaica: The Epic Cycle (1947-1971)..................................8 Museum News—Founding Executive Director Honored....................................9 Happenings…............................................................................................10-13 Events… .....................................................................................................14-15 Happenings…................................................................................16-18 Keys to the Collection…....................................................................................19 Membership............................................................................................…20-21 Supporters….................................................................................22-23 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: Susan Miller, Hannah, 1997, Marble and Sandstone, 37x14 x17 in.


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JMOF-FIU Leadership ADVISORY BOARD OFFICERS Chair Kenneth M. Bloom, Coral Gables Vice-Chairs Isabel Bernfeld Anderson, Miami Beach Paul Drucker, Boca Raton Elliot N. Stone, Miami Treasurer Boris Rosen, Surfside Secretary Jonathan Macy, Bay Harbor Islands Advisory Board Members Ellie Aibel, Coral Gables Elaine Bloom, Miami Beach Stephen Fain, Tamarac Frank Futernick, Miami Frances Gaynor, Pinecrest Ira D. Giller, Miami Beach Leslie Jay Gross, Miami Norman Levine, North Miami Beach Allen Levitt, Coral Gables Gwen Margolis, Coconut Grove Joseph W. Pallot, Miami Daniel Weiss, Miami Beach 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 David Adler, Miami Beach Harold Aibel, Coral Gables Sheldon Anderson, Miami Jerry Blank, Sun Valley, Idaho Betty Cooper, Miami Beach Michael Dribin, Miami Beach Helene S. Dubbin, Miami Murray H. Dubbin, Miami Samuel J. Dubbin, Miami Harvey J. Feld, Tampa George Feldenkreis, Miami

Mikki & Morris Futernick, Coconut Grove Jeffrey Gilbert, Miami Beach Jane 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 Louis Schneider, Port St. Lucie Gerald K. Schwartz, Miami Beach Norman Schwartz, North Miami Beach Teddi B. Segal, Hendersonville, NC Tamra Sheffman, Miami Beach Gary P. Simon, Miami Marilyn K. Solomon, Coconut Grove Jean Soman, Miami Stanley G. Tate, Bay Harbor Islands Jackie & Bob Traurig, Coconut Grove Linda Widrich Weitz, Miami Beach Pauline Winick, Miami Beach Sharyn Wittner, St. Petersburg Linda B. Zilber, Bay Harbor Islands EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR & CHIEF CURATOR Jo Ann Arnowitz FOUNDING EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Marcia Jo Zerivitz, L.H.D


Chairman’s Message


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, they have given back in all areas to enrich our national culture. Each May, the President of the U.S. issues a Proclamation for JAHM.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Jewish American History Month “Edit-a-thon” In honor of Jewish American Heritage Month (JAHM) in May, JMOF-FIU presented this special edit-a-thon in partnership with the Miami Book Fair! The goal of this event is to edit and create Wikipedia pages about American Jewish Authors, Musicians, Artists and other cultural influencers. Using the information and objects in the JMOF-FIU collection, participants upload details that correct and enhance as many Wikipedia pages as possible.

What is an 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. 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. Last year, JMOF-FIU held its’ first edit-a-thon with the Congresswoman—it was a fun and educational event for students of all ages!

Teen Docent Program The Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU is offering students a unique opportunity to train as volunteer docents. 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 three 2-hour training sessions at the Museum (dates and times TBD). Upon completion, Teen Docents will show off their new skills and knowledge as their schedule permits. 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. The 2016 Teen Docent Application is available on our website: For information, please contact the JMOF-FIU Membership Department: 786-972-3164 or

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Feature Exhibit

Susan Miller:

Testament in Stone On View Through September 11, 2016 Susan Miller “sees” through stone. She has the ability to perceive and reveal, through the density of weighty blocks of marble. The subjects of the pieces are connected to names from history, mythology and the Old Testament, like Leah, Hannah, and Ruth or Solomon, Moses and Job. The Biblical passages, poetry, and prose that accompany the works serve as inspiration and are further invitation to reflect. The form and texture of Miller’s sculptures express her spirit and the beauty of the human body, a form that communicates dignity and energy. This exhibition, Testament in Stone, is an invitation to enjoy marble and awake to the possibilities of ancient texts.

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Feature Exhibit

Hannah's Prayer

ARTIST STATEMENT Three forces came together over the years as I worked in marble. The result was the body of sculpture, Testament in Stone. It began with a women’s study group where we slowly, carefully read and analyzed the Hebrew Bible. I mused about how the women and men felt. How did Hannah feel being childless? How did Leah feel when she was rejected the morning after her nuptials? How did Lot’s wife, a woman that was never named, feel as she left Sodom? Very little was written beyond the simple description of their experiences, especially about the women. Their visual forms began to take shape in my imagination. As I moved along in my sculpture development, my second force was the striving for a visual language that would express these emotional portraits in stone. My parchment was stone. My dictionary of meanings expanded as I did each piece. Wings expressed the potential of flight and power. Hands were reaching for meaning. A milking stool was where mother’s milk was harvested. Raw stone was the form of implacable force. The metrics of the Song of Songs came forth in the organic shapes and the choices of stone. The third force came from the stone and the earth that the stone came from. Marble is a demanding medium. An artist wrestles with it. Along the way, as you are covered in stone dust day after day, you become one with it. You have long hours to think about the subject. The timeless tales of the Hebrew Bible seemed to deserve to be interpreted and expanded in nothing less than the earth itself and the stone that was created by the pressures of time.


The sculptures carved in the later years express my opinion that the ancient tales are completely relevant to modern times. Pessimism in Dining Out in Sodom, admiration of the strength of women in the Hannahs and Naomi and Ruth are two examples.

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Honoring Four Inspiring Women at the 20th Annual

“Breaking the Glass Ceiling” Awards Luncheon and Program This program, held on Sunday, April 4, 2016, featured four inspiring women, who now join our prestigious group of more than 80 Glass Ceiling Honorees since the Museum’s inception.

Ruth VanDyke (Tampa)

Ruth was one of the first women to be commissioned through the U.S. Army ROTC program and one of the first women assigned to Special Operations Forces and combat brigades. Ruth was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Chemical Corps in 1979 and retired after 22 years of active duty. She then worked as a defense contractor for Battelle Memorial Institute for 15 years, where she provided support for the Defense Program in the Pentagon. With her knowledge of Weapons of Mass Destruction and Chemical Weapons of Mass

Wendy Mann Resnick (Sarasota)

Wendy’s path to her breaking the glass ceiling as a disability advocate began as the result of her fighting for the rights of her severely disabled son, Bobby, who was diagnosed at the age of 18 months with mental retardation, a seizure disorder, and cerebral palsy. She became a community leader, television personality and nationally recognized powerhouse in the fight for people with disabilities. Wendy lobbied to institute changes for children and adults in the disabled community and each time she encountered a barrier, she pushed against the bureaucracy until she was able to break through, thus changing the lives of so many. She was able to secure


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Destruction, Ruth became the first Combatting Weapons of Mass Destruction Liaison Officer from the Joint Staff assigned to Special Operations Command at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa. Ruth is the coauthor of “Refined by Fire” and “Trailblazers,” the first two volumes in the “Guardians of Peace” historical fiction series. These stories detail the first women to be commissioned through ROTC and go to combat units in Germany and the first women to attend West Point. Ruth and her husband Lewis, also a retired Army Chemical Corps Officer, live in Tampa, where Ruth is very involved Congregation Schaarai Zedek and various community and military service organizations. She often speaks about the advances women have made in the army since the mid-1970s.

the needed funding to establish the first group home for disabled adults in Sarasota. Wendy’s career included serving as Executive Director of United Cerebral Palsy of Sarasota, Manatee, Inc. She also produced and emceed Sarasota’s annual “Weekend with the Stars Telethon” raising funds for cerebral palsy and was host of Suncoast FYI and Local Doctors on Call. She now serves on the Board of Community Haven for Adults and Children with Disabilities and the City of Sarasota’s Advisory Board for people with disabilities. Wendy has been the recipient of the Woman in Power award from the National Council of Jewish Women, recognized with a Video Archive, The Citizen of the Year Award from the Sertoma Club, and a Woman of Light. She has two children, Mark and Bobby, daughter in law, Shayna and a new grandson, Asher Irving Resnick.


Karen Asher-Cohen (Tallahassee)

“Justice, justice, you shall pursue,” has been the driving force of Karen Asher-Cohen’s love of the law. Her 33-year legal career in Florida has been all about breaking the glass ceiling and pursuing justice – first as the only woman felony prosecutor in Tallahassee and for the Office of the Statewide Prosecutor, and then in the traditionally male-dominated insurance industry and legal professions. Karen became Deputy Commissioner at the Florida Department of Insurance and went on to be a founding shareholder of her law firm in 2003. She represents dozens of national and multi-national insurance companies and public boards in Florida on insurance regulatory and transactional issues and in commercial litigation.

Dr. Lynn Leight (Miami)

Lynn began her career as a staunch advocate for woman’s rights in reproductive freedom, family planning and celebrating sexuality as a healthy, joyful expression. As a RN, PhD, certified sexuality educator, counselor, therapist and retired adjunct assistant professor of nursing and physician training at the University of Miami School of Medicine, Lynn has lobbied for controversial social change that has evolved into enduring social policy. In 1972, amidst personal threats, Lynn broke the glass ceiling by opening the first medically licensed, freestanding, reproductive choice center in the state of Florida. In 1974, she created the first of 17 nationwide Sex, Health, Education (SHE) Centers, providing low cost treatment and referral services. She

In 1998, Karen started representing the State of Florida as a founding member of the International Commission on Holocaust Era Insurance Claims (ICHEIC). She helped draft the original Memorandum of Understanding to create ICHEIC and she drafted the Florida “Holocaust Victims Assistance Act,” s. 626.9543, prosecuted European insurance companies and their subsidiaries for failure to pay Holocaust-era insurance claims, helped draft the ICHEIC claims process that ultimately was translated into more than 20 languages (at no cost to claimants), and audited Holocaust-era insurance policy documents in Germany and Switzerland. By using her power as an insurance regulator, along with her intricate knowledge of insurance law, sense of justice, and strong Jewish faith, Karen was able to help achieve justice for Holocaust survivors and their heirs, with results including more than $500 million in insurance and humanitarian claims paid to more than 82,000 claimants.

sponsored seminars on sexuality for parents and teens and garnered the required signatures for the defiant Dade School Board to mandate a Family Life Education Program, resulting in schools, including Jewish Day Schools, utilizing her innovative, teen-friendly materials. As an international lecturer and author, Lynn’s most notable book, “Raising Sexually Healthy Children”, resulted in TV appearances on shows such as Oprah, Donahue and Good Morning America. She is past chair of the Dade County Commission on the Status of Women, Jackson Memorial Rape Treatment Center, and three-time nominee to the Governor’s Commission on Women. She also serves on the board of the American Jewish Committee and co-facilitates the Jewish Women’s Journey Group at Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center. Her greatest blessings are her husband of 58 years and her children, grandchildren, treasured friendships, and observance of Jewish ritual.

Thank you to our Event Sponsors Isabel Bernfeld Anderson • Lori Gold & Allan Hall • Brian R. Hersh • Dr. Judith Berson-Levinson Commissioner Sally Heyman • Kenneth Bloom in memory of Ilse Posner • Commissioner Joy V.W. Malakoff Ruth Greenfield • Susan Vogel • Meri-Jane Rochelson

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CINEMA JUDAICA: THE EPIC CYCLE (1947–1971) On View Through October 23, 2016 “boomer generation” and provided a cultural and sociological context for the successful Americanization of the Jewish experience, which we continue to enjoy in our own time.” Ken Sutak, guest curator, explains that “Although Jewish victimization during the Holocaust is explicit or implicit in some of the films about anti-Semitism, the vast majority of the materials presented depict the celluloid heroes and heroines that are stirringly pictured as such in some of the most memorable advertising images ever created. These images originate in the Bible or classic novels that sprang to cinematic life in epic movies, or derive from movies based on historical events such as the Dreyfus Trial, the Holocaust, and the establishment of the State of Israel.” The exhibition describes how the commercial success of Cecille Gregory Peck as King David...Charlton Heston as Moses in The Ten Commandments...Paul Newman as Ari Ben Canaan in Exodus... Kirk Douglas as Colonel Mickey Marcus in Cast a Giant Shadow... Elizabeth Taylor as Rebecca of York in Ivanhoe... Joan Collins as Queen Esther...Ava Gardner as Sarah...and Sophia Loren as the Haganah operative Judith... Hollywood films in the three decades after World War II portrayed 4000 years of Jewish historical identity and, in some of the biggest box office hits of all times, transformed the image of the Jew from embattled to triumphant. Flamboyant posters and bold advertising materials for films ranging from Samson and Delilah and Ben-Hur,

B. DeMille’s Samson and Delilah (1949) ushered in two decades of expensively produced ancient historical films, as well as Italian and Spanish “sword and sandal” knock-offs. It details how Ben-Hur capped a record Oscar sweep, and a singular citation by the National Conference of Christians and Jews for “promoting the cause of good will and understanding among all peoples of the nation.” The theme of modern antisemitism emerged in such 1950s films as The Young Lions and I Accuse (1958), based on the Dreyfus Trial. The exhibition documents the emergence of Holocaust films: The Diary of Ann Frank (1959) and Conspiracy of Hearts (1960). The 1961 capture and trial of Nazi war criminal Adolph Eichmann spurred the production of Operation Eichmann (1961) and Stanley Kramer’s

to Exodus and Fiddler on the Roof are featured in Cinema Judaica:

Judgment at Nuremberg (1961), while 1965 saw the first theatrical

The Epic Cycle (1947-1971). “Hollywood’s depictions of Biblical

showings of Ship of Fools, The Pawnbroker, The Shop on Main

heroes and love stories, courage in resisting antisemitism, and

Street, leading to The Fixer (1968) and The Garden of the

fighting for modern Jewish statehood offered a powerful reflection of

Finzi-Continis (1970).

the growing self-confidence of American Jewry during these pivotal decades after the Holocaust,” notes Jean Bloch Rosensaft, Director

Exhibition on loan from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute

of the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion Museum.

of Religion Museum and curated by Laura Kruger.

“These iconic images influenced the positive Jewish self-image of the

Sponsored by the Robert Arthur Segall Foundation.


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Museum News


AWARDED DOCTOR OF HUMANE LETTERS Marcia Jo Zerivitz, Founding Executive Director of the Jewish Museum of Florida, was awarded a Doctor of Humane Letters – Honoris Causa from FIU at the May 11, 2016 Commencement Ceremony. In his nomination letter, Dr. Stephen Fain, Founding FIU Professor Emeritus, College of Education, Marcia Jo Zerivitz, L.H.D, said, “Marcia Jo Zerivitz is Founding Executive Director of recognized as a significant the Jewish Museum of Florida figure in American Jewish history and in the museum world. For the vision and impact she has had on Floridians of all backgrounds and for her skill as a researcher and as a communicator, I submit her name…” Zerivitz was escorted to the Hooding Ceremony by Founding Dean of the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs John Stack and Dr. Fain. FIU President Mark B. Rosenberg read the citation as Provost and Executive Vice President Kenneth G. Furton and Board of Trustees vicechair Jorge Arrizurieta presented the Ph.D. Hood. Following Zerivitz’s remarks, President Rosenberg said, “Dr. Zerivitz is the personification of vision, of persistence, and of action of getting things done. I am sure her family and friends asked, ‘Why are you doing this,’ and now we have something that captures the entire experience.”

MOSAIC: Jewish Life in Florida exhibition that traveled to thirteen cities from 1990 through 1994. Driven by her passion to ensure continuity for the Florida Jewish community and the MOSAIC board’s direction to find a permanent home for the collection, Marcia Jo discovered the abandoned Beth Jacob Synagogue on South Beach. She recruited volunteers, created a strategic plan and led the fundraising to adapt the National Register building to the Jewish Museum of Florida that opened in 1995. Before her retirement in 2011, Marcia Jo presented 70 exhibits and 500 educational programs. With her original and growing collections database and planning and management skills, the Museum was accredited twice by the American Alliance of Museums. Marcia Jo initiated legislations for Florida Jewish History Month and Jewish American Heritage Month and authored many historical publications and films. She continues to research, lecture, curate exhibits and consult in the field. “I am profoundly honored. This degree validates the process that involved so many people around the State - before Google and Wikipedia - to tell the story of an important group of Floridians who contributed to the quality of life in our diverse state,” said honoree Marcia Jo Zerivitz. She resides with her husband Elliott on St. Pete Beach, Florida.

Provost Furton said, “This is the highest academic recognition that we as a university can confer to an individual for their contributions to a variety of fields and causes. We are proud to honor Marcia Jo Zerivitz for her many and long-standing commitments to our community.” Marcia Jo came to the MOSAIC project with decades of experience as a community leader and fundraiser. As MOSAIC’s State Coordinator, Marcia Jo trekked around Florida from 1984 to 1992 to train and manage volunteers to document the hidden history of Jews in Florida. She created a database to track the findings. This resulted in a major archive and the

Ph.D. Hooding Ceremony at FIU for Marcia Jo Zerivitz. L-R: Dr. Stephen Fain, Provost and Executive Vice President Kenneth G. Furton, FIU President Mark B. Rosenberg, and Board of Trustees Vice-Chair Jorge Arrizurieta.

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Yair Dalal

Avi Goldwasser


Bursting from Baghdad

Annual Family Day - Podwal and Printmaking 10

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Screening of “Farewell Baghdad” with Miami Jewish Film Festival



Amernet String Quartet

Klezmer Concert Sponsors Norman and Sylvia Levine and Family

Jonathan Symons lighting the menorah during Hannukah

Florida Grand Opera


U.S. Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Touring “Discovery and Recovery”

Shirlee Schiller and Friends

FIU Students Touring “Discovery and Recovery”

Funding Arts Network Tour of Podwal Exhibit

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Ronnie Perelis - Brothers in the Lord: Family, Faith and Betrayal in Colonial Mexico

MFA Curator Dr. Ronni Baer - Rembrandt and the Old Testament

Program Sponsors Judy and Dick Wurtman

Professional Development Workshop - Preserving Cultural Heritage - Life in Diaspora 12

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Happenings Events

Mondays at the Museum Series

Conservation Workshop with George Schwartz

Florida Jewish History Month Program Iraqi Jews in Florida

Jews of Color Conference

Ambassador Danny Ayalon and AJC Director Brian Seigal

“The Mitzvah Project” Performance by Roger Grunwald, sponsored by Dr. Larry and Suzanne Fishman

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Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU 301 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach 33139 Special Guide for Programs at the Museum • May 2016 - August 2016

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. Advance tickets available at: RSVP: or 786-972-3175

MAY 2016 Thursday, May 5, 2016 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Jewish Food Walking Tour Learn the history of the SoFi neighborhood and the staple Jewish-owned restaurants in the area past and present, and taste samples of foods from Jewish restaurants. This Walking Food Tour is a fun adventure for locals and visitors alike – and your taste buds will thank you! Cost: Museum members $36; Non-members $46 (includes museum admission and exhibition tour). RSVP: 786-972-3175 or **Advance reservations are required. 20 people max per tour. No refunds. Tours are rain or shine and last approximately 2-3 hours. Tour distance is approximately 2 miles. All ages and fitness levels are welcome. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing! Meeting point: Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU, 301 Washington Avenue. Advance tickets available at: Sunday, May 15, 2016 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Jewish Walking Tour of Miami Beach The tour includes an overview of the more than 100 years of Jewish history of Miami Beach; discussion of significant Jewish people and organizations, both present and past, in Miami Beach; and a review of various architectural styles found in the city, including Jewish contributions. Meeting point: Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU, 301 Washington Avenue. $10 Museum Members;


$15 Non-Members Advance tickets available at: Sunday, May 22, 2016 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. PJ Library: Biblical Joseph and the Art of Forgiveness Join us for a special PJ Library story relating to our current exhibit: Susan Miller: Testament in Stone. This interactive program will allow children to explore the valuable trait of forgiveness, as told through the story of Joseph and his brothers. Does Benjamin and his other brothers deserve Joseph’s forgiveness? Does everyone deserve a second chance? Come find out! This museum exhibit of marble sculptures, inspired by the book of Genesis, serves as an exciting backdrop for dynamic storytelling, guided discussion and a fun-filled search for hidden silver goblets, based on the PJ Library book, “Benjamin and the Silver Goblet.” The book is written by Jacqueline Jules and illustrated by Natascia Ugliano. Coffee, Juice and healthy snacks will be served. Free for children and JMOFFIU Members or with paid Museum admission Sunday, May 22, 2016 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Jewish American History Month “Edit-a-thon” In honor of Jewish American Heritage Month (JAHM) in May, JMOF-FIU presents this special edit-a-thon in partnership with the Miami Book Fair! See pg.3 Free and open to the public. Light breakfast will be served. RSVP by May 20th-Online: Email: or Call: 786.972.3175

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Sunday, May 22, 2016 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Jewish Food Walking Tour See May 15 listing

JUNE 2016 Sunday, June 5, 2016 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Jewish Walking Tour of Miami Beach See May 15 listing Tuesday, June 7, 2016 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Jewish Food Walking Tour See May 5 listing Wednesday, June 29, 2016 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Jewish Walking Tour of Miami Beach See May 15 listing Thursday, June 30, 2016 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Jewish Food Walking Tour See May 5 listing Sunday, June 26, 2016, 2:00 p.m. FILM: Fiddler on the Roof (Mirisch Production Company, 1971; Distributed by United Artists) Based on the story Tevye and his Daughters by Sholem Alechem, the film is set in pre-revolutionary Russia. In the largely Jewish community of Anatevka, Ukraine, the residents are ruled by community and cultural traditions. For poor dairy farmer Tevye and his wife Golde, those traditions include getting the town matchmaker, Yente, to find their three oldest daughters, Tzeitel, Hodel and Chava, suitable wealthy husbands. But change from those traditions is in the air, also taking the form of anti-Jewish sentiments sweeping across Europe, which may affect

what happens to Tevye and his family and the Jews of Anatevka as a whole. Starring Topol, Norma Crane, and Leonard Frey. Directed by Norman Jewison. Written by Sholom Aleichem and Joseph Stein. Academy Awards for Best Cinematography, Best Sound, and Best Score. Free for Members or with Museum admission. Snacks will be available for purchase.

JULY 2016 Sunday, July 3, 2016 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Jewish Walking Tour of Miami Beach See May 15 listing Thursday, July 7, 2016 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Jewish Food Walking Tour See May 5 listing Sunday, July 17, 2016, 2:00 p.m. FILM: The Juggler (Stanley Kramer Productions, 1953) The story of a German Jewish refugee’s troubled attempts to rebuild his life in Israel. Starring Kirk Douglas, Milly Vitale, Paul Stewart. Directed by Edward Dmytryk. Written by Michael Blankfort. Free for Members or with Museum admission. Snacks will be available for purchase. Sunday, July 24, 2016 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Jewish Food Walking Tour See May 5 listing Sunday, July 24, 2016, 2:00 p.m. FILM: Esther and the King (Galatea Film, Italy, 1960) Based on the story of the Book of Esther, the film is set in Persia in the 5th century BCE. After King


Achashveros’s wife Vashti is killed, Esther (a Jewish woman) comes to his attention and he chooses her to be his new Queen. Together with Esther, the king tries to stifle and defeat the campaign of hatred against the Jews by his evil minister Haman (Sergio Fantoni). Before the King and Esther defeat the villainous Haman, there are several intervening adventures and an additional attractive woman who competes for the King’s attention. Starring Joan Collins, Richard Egan, and Denis O’Dea. Directed by Raoul Walsh and Mario Bava. Written by Raoul Walsh and Michael Elkins. Released in the United States by 20th Century Fox. Free for Members or with Museum admission. Snacks will be available for purchase. Wednesday, July 27, 2016 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Jewish Walking Tour of Miami Beach See May 15 listing Sunday, July 31, 2016 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Family Program: Sculpture for Beginners Create your own action figure from the past or present. How about a three dimensional family portrait? Our current exhibition Susan Miller: Testament in Stone provides the authentic backdrop for this handson workshop. Free for children and JMOFFIU Members or with paid Museum admission Sunday, July 31, 2016, 2:00 p.m. Fiddler on the Roof Sing-a-Long! Don’t just hum along, SING IT OUT LOUD! Since its adapted for the screen release in 1971, the musical catalogue of this beloved interpretation of shetl life has served as a reference point for modernity, change and what remains. Croon along to alltime favorites like “TRADITION”, “IF I WERE A RICH MAN”, “TO LIFE”, “SUNRISE SUNSET”, “DO YOU LOVE ME?” and “ANATEVKA”, among many others.

Accompanied by skilled song leaders and piano, the afternoon includes trivia, prizes. Come in costume and you may win a prize! Guaranteed cultural education and fun for all. Children are welcome for this “G” rated event. Free for children and JMOF-FIU Members or with paid Museum admission

AUGUST 2016 Sunday, August 7, 2016 2:00 p.m. FILM: Cast A Giant Shadow (United Artists, 1966) A fictional account of Colonel David “Mickey” Marcus, a Jewish American soldier, who joined the new Israeli Army during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War. The surrounding Arab countries are opposed to the creation of the state of Israel. Marcus is made commander of the Israeli forces just before the war begins. Starring Kirk Douglas, Senta Berger, Angie Dickinson, John Wayne, Frank Sinatra, and Topol. Directed by Melville Shavelson. Written by Ted Berkman and Melville Shavelson. Free for Members or with Museum admission. Snacks will be available for purchase. Wednesday, August 10, 2016, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Jewish Walking Tour of Miami Beach See May 15 listing Thursday, August 11, 2016 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Jewish Food Walking Tour See May 5 listing Sunday, August 21, 2016 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Jewish Food Walking Tour See May 5 listing

Sunday, August 21, 2016 2:00 p.m. FILM: The Diary of Anne Frank (20th Century Fox, 1959) Anne Frank was a Jewish girl living with her family in Holland during the Nazi occupation. She started keeping a diary at age 13, which she took with her when she and her family went into hiding to escape deportation by the Nazis. They were able to stay hidden for two years before they were discovered. This film dramatizes the Frank family’s experience in hiding during World War II. The film begins in Nazi-occupied Holland, when Anne and her family go into hiding. Businessman Kraler and his assistant Miep prepare a hiding place in the rooms above their place of business, and arrange for the Franks and another family, the Van Daans, to stay there. Later on, they are joined by the

dentist, Dussel. Together, they try to avoid detection while hoping for Holland to be liberated by the Allies, but meeting basic needs became challenging, with even minor incidents presenting a grave risk. Starring Millie Perkins, Shelley Winters, and Richard Beymer. Directed by George Stevens. Written by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett. Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actress (Winters), Best Cinematography (Black and White), and Best Art Direction-Set Decoration (Black and White). Free for Members or with Museum admission. Snacks will be available for purchase. Sunday, August 28, 2016 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Jewish Walking Tour of Miami Beach See May 15 listing

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Thank You to Our Purim Pairings 2016 Sponsors! Applebaum Foundation • Elliot Stone & Bonnie Sockel-Stone • Ellie & Harold Aibel • Barbara & Kenneth Bloom/Norman & Sylvia Levine • Florida International University and the FIU Foundation, Inc. Honey & Ira Giller • Purim Partners Merle & Danny Weiss • Morrison Brown Argiz & Farra, LLC Gouraige Kaplan/Ravinet Team at UBS Financial Services.

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Offering an inside peek at JMOF-FIU’s vast collections

From the Collections of the Jewish Museum of Florida, originated by Marcia Jo Zerivitz, Founding Executive Director.

Featuring images of Independence Day celebrations for Israel (May 14th) and the United States of America (July 4th). Maurice Egozi and David and Reina Perez with an Israeli flag displayed outside of the Einstein School in Havana, Cuba, 1958. The event was in commemoration of Israeli Independence Day.

July 4th Independence Day parade float from Schneider’s Department Store, passing in front of J.C. Penny Company store, Pensacola, c.1935.

Celebration of Israel’s Independence Day at the Progress Club in Pensacola. Identified are: Adeline Fish, Maurice Shams, Gene Rosenbaum, M. Ellis, Oscar Willenzick, Rabbi Joseph Holzman, Hyman Soclof, Abe Levin, Harry Ordon, Bennie Bear and Leah Rosenbaum, Pensacola, 1948.

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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 Ellen Frell & Richard Levy George Feldenkreis & Marita Srebnick Frances Gaynor Jane & Jerrold Goodman Emily Gresham Howard & Inez Hollander Harriet & Stanley Hyman Betsy Kaplan & Norman Gladsden Ann Landau & Ira Zweifler Israel & Tania Lapciuc Richard Levine Rebecca & Jeffrey Mandler Gwen Margolis Nanette & Bernard Mayer Jimmy & Dori Morales Kenneth & Sharlane Packar Joseph Pallot Marlene & Michael Perlmutter Aida Politano L. B. (Buddy) & Brenda Pollak Joyce & Judge Steven D. Robinson David & Marian Rocker Stephen & Sharon Silver Rose Candace Ruskin Raquel & Michael Scheck Sitkin Family Foundation Jonathan Symons Harold & Flippy Tanenbaum Stanley & Joanne Tate 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

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Alan & Jane Axelrod JoAnne & Michael Bander Louis & Nadine Barocas Sheila & Murray Baumgarten Tobie & Ted Bekhor Esther & William Belfer Wendy Belkin Isaac & Joyce Ben-Ezra Patricia Gross Bergman Joan Berk Suzanne Berkowitz Roslyn Berrin Dr. Judi Berson-Levinson & Steven Z. Levinson Micky & Doris Biss Allison Bloom & Gabriel Rutman Susan Bloom Stuart & Marlene Blumberg Joan Bornstein & Ben Giller Stanley Krieger & Linda Brickman Seymour & Elaine Brief Richard Brilliant MaryLou Brotherson Margie & Mark Buchbinder Harvey Burstein Ann Broad Bussel Deborah Bussel Phyllis Butters Isaac & Diane Camber Dr. Lewis & Susan Carp Sol & Mitzi Center Melvin & Iris Chasen Larry & Helen Ciment Charlie Cinnamon Charles A. & Deborah Citrin Carol Gross Clarkson Jerome & Rita Cohen Julius & Susan Cohen Lawrence & Nancy D. Cohen Nancy L. Cohen Mark & Mildred Cohn William Coleman & Carole D. Groover Kevin Cowan Phyllis Crane & Howard Talesnick Hazel Cypen Wayne & Nicole Cypen DataBanque Consulting, Inc. Lorna & Gerald Davis Marian Davis Carolyn Cohen & Alan Dershowitz Elaine & David Dobin Lisa & Jeff Donner Harriet & Jerry Dorf David & Ilana Drescher Dr. Michael W. Drewes & Mina Lev-Drewes Mel & Terry Drucker David & Susan Dubbin Sam & Lori Dubbin Reid, Debra & Jacob Dulberger Alberto & Kim Eiber Martin Elias Barbara Eisenberg Susan & Dr. Ron Elinoff

Corey Engelhard Adriana Faerman Eileen & Neal Farr Murray & Etta Feigenbaum Harvey & Karen Feld Arlene & Edward Feldman Marilyn & Barry Fellman Gail Fels Lorraine Feuer Paul & Gloria Fine Honorable Leon Firtel Honorable Jane D. Fishman Bruce Fitell Dr. & Mrs. Alan Clifford Foster Elisabeth G. Frank Muriel Frank Michael J. & Roselyne Freeman Sandra Friedland Dr. Frederic & Linda Friedman Margot B. Friedman Neil & Judith Furman Kenneth G. Furton Shirley Gabriel Ronalee Galbut Russell W. Galbut Georgina Garcia & Carmen Davila Steven & Gayle Gayer Lenore Gaynor Leslie & Martin Genauer Donna F. Genet Steve, Sandy, Ben & Jake Gersten Marsha & Jeffrey Gilbert 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 Fran Gordon Murray & Diana Gordon Ruth Gordon Sandi-Jo & Mark Gordon Judy Gilbert-Gould Molle Grad Rae DuBois Graham & Family Drs. David Granite & Mary Lou Oster Granite Dr. Charles & Dale Gratz 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 Joan & Leonard Hayet Robin Hechler Susan Helfman Diane Starr Heller Cynthia & Ike Heller Rhoda Stern & Irving “Red” Heller Richard Hersch Eliot & Lois Whitman Hess George Honig & Olga Weiss Frances M. Horowitz Steven & Laurel Isicoff Shirley Jacobs Carol Judelson Charles & Janet Kahn Harry Kahn Shirley F. Kahn Nedra Kalish Barbara Kanzer Alyne & Abbey Kaplan Calvin M. & Sondra M. Kapp Mark & Elaine Karlin Melvin & Gertrude Kartzmer Elaine & Daniel Katz Evan & Irene Warner Katz Minda & Norman Katz Dr. Raananah S. Katz Barry & Judith Katzen Joyce & Dr. Kenneth Keusch 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 Miles & Roberta Kuttler Jodi Lynn Kurzweil Barry & Judy Kutun Sandra Lansing Rheta Lastinger Mortimer Lechter Ira Leesfield Donald & Judith Lefton Belle Lehrman Dr. David & Linda Lehrman Dr. Rosalind Lehrman Judge Joan & Howard B. Lenard, Esq. & Family Fredric G. Levin Jack & Susana Levine Alan & Marsha Levy Martin & Barbara Liebling J. David & Natalie Liebman Warren & Susi Lindau Nancy & David Linsky Dr. Richard & Barbara Litt Elaine & Baris Litvak

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Martin Madorsky & Judith Richard Dr. Paul & Elaine Richman Abraham & Robin Rimon Honorable Irma Rochlin Larry & Gladys Rockind Marlene Rose Natalie Rosen Gene, Micah, Scott & Ben Rosenbaum Joyce & Harold Rosenbaum Dr. Robert & Rosalind Rosenblum Judith Rosenkranz Dr. Martin & Sharon Rothberg Wendy Rothfield Rabbi Jonathan Rothstein-Fisch Brodie Hefner & Ann Rothstein-Segan Hefner David Rothstein Sally & Marshall Ruff Lois Model Rukeyser Denis A. Russ Marvin Sackner Mario Sapoznik Annika Savill Sydney Carpel & David Schaecter Marcia & Larry Schantz Joel & Ellie Schaumberg Gail Goldman & Eric Schneider Betty Schoenbaum Blanca & Richard Schoonover Bernice & Marvin Schwartz Joseph & Benita Schwartz Fred Sciammas Judy Seed Carmen & Sheldon Seltzer Linda Serbin Rabbi Barton & Jane Shallat Myrna & Mickey Shanker Dr. & Mrs. Arthur Shapiro Robert I. Shapiro Donna & Stanley Shenkman Everett “Rett” Sheslow Philip M. & Irene Wattenberg Shiekman Jack & Judith Shorstein & Family Bob & Marian Siegel David A. & Holly Siegel Arlene & Norman Silvers Harold & Susan Silberman Myra Silverstein Sandra & Charles Simon Joan & Harry B. Smith Gilbert & Natalie Snyder Ronnie & Yetty Soffer & Family William & Jean Soman Neal Sonnett Julia Beren-Sosnick Robert & Shirley Spiegelman Dr. Ellen & Howard Sprechman

Richard Steele Carolyn Stein Joyce & Henry Stern Sheila & Simon Stern Dawn Stone Suzanne & Henry Stolar Saul Strachman Clifford & Elizabeth Suchman Barry Sussman Jerome Tabas Dr. Richard & Priscilla Thurer Felice & Gerald Traktman Sydney & Judith Traum Lillian Turchin Ret Turner Susan Vogel Dr. Gilbert & Joyce Walker Emile & Rhoda Wanich Claire Warren & Jerry Mandel Gerald & Michelle Warshofsky Bonnie & Mark Webman Florence Wechsberg Mr. & Mrs. Harvey Weidenfeld Murray B. Weil & Ursula Weil Marvin & Judith Weinstein Dr. Howard & Janice Weinstock Solomon M. Weiss Larry Wiggins & Jose Garcia Drs. Charlene Wygodski & Steven Bloom 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 Marlene Zuckerman $50 Basic Family Beverly & Joel Aberbach Iris Acker Anita & Ken Adams Mr. & Mrs. Leslie Adler Samy Alfandry & Family Marta Alfonso David & Annette Alpert Al Alschuler Janine & Neil Alter Nicholas Altman & Family Linda S. Altshuler Neely & Gylian Amdur & Family Leah Applebaum & Family Lynn & Michael Aptman Jo Amundsson Danielle Asnis & Family Bruce & Dr. Wendy Autenrieth Eric Babchin & Family Zachary Babil & Family Elaine & Steve Bachenheimer

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Judyth Groner Judge Howard Gross Monica Haddad Lawrence & Susan Hantman Arlene & Elliott Harris Sam & Arlene Heller Ethan & Lucas Hemingway & Family Sylvia Herman Jordyn & Tyler Hersch & Family Hugo Hervitz & Esther Feldman Irene Hinden & Debbie Iwaskow Wendy Hinden & Kathryn Livelli Annette Hockman Carol Hoffman David Hoffman Cami & David Hofstadter Marylin Holzberg Alfred & Lucy Holzman Richard & Sonya Pallot Horwich Chelsea Horwitz & Family Kathy & Larry Hurwitz Mia Internoscia & Family Richard & Judith Jacobs Stanley & Judy Jacobs George Jacobson Leonard & Linda Jaffe Asher & Duncan Jurman & Family Harry Kahn Marvin & Beverly Kaiman Dennis G. Kainen Janice & Jesse Kane Jacob Kantor & Family Douglas Kaplan Adam Kaplan & Family Dani Kaplan & Family Max Karmin & Family Brian Katz Nicole Katz & Family Ethan Kaufman & Family Julian Kennedy & Family Marcos & Fanny Kerbel Natasha Kertes Bernita King Crystal King Rabbi Danny Kirsch Irwin & Sue Klau Anita & Warren Klawans Isabel Kleiner & Family Steven & Susan Kobetz Joanne & Jay Koren Alisa Kurzban & Family Mr. & Mrs. Alan Kwoczka David & Susan Kwoczka Daniela Landsberg & Family Barbara Landstein Linda & Howard Landy Dr. & Mrs. Harvey C. Lebos Lynn & Paul Leight Morgan Lerner & Family Jan & Eva Lessem David Levens Laura & Lewis Levey William & Rita Levin Gilbert & Eleanor Levine Adam & Leslie Levinson Joseph Levy & Family Ethan Levy & Family Cantor William Lieberman


Chaim Lieberperson & Jenni Person Barbara & Alfred Liebman Ann & William Lieff Wayne & Michelle Lippman David Lowsky & Family Hazel M. Mack Noah & Luca Malka & Family Julian Malman & Family Bob & Gina Manne Ronda Martin & Bennett Packman Christine Martindale Hannah Martinez & Family Mark Mayrsohn Debbie & Randy Mazie Hannah Medow & Family Deborah Meitin Christine Meland Jordan Meshel & Family Jacob Militzok & Family Lisa & Howard Millhauser Edwin & Gloria Mittleman Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Molko John & Debbie Monroe Celia Mussman Sofia Nayor & Family Robert L. Nefsky Cantor Rachelle Nelson Jonathan & Andrea Nelson Sara Nelson Gabriella Neufeld Alyson Neulander & Dorothy Neulander Major Michael Neulander Honorable Robert H. & Gail Newman Jake Nissen & Family Alexa Novie & Family Rita Norton & Scott Rosenberg Evelyn Nussbaum Mort & Milly Nyman Murray & Harriet Oback Jason Olofsen Rhoda & Joseph Oppenheimer Penny Pasch Leonard Pepper Marty & Pearl Perdeck Salomon & Herta Pila J. David, Pamela & Crystal Pitcher Luke Pollack & Family Julian Pollak & Family Dr. & Mrs. Joseph Pomerantz Jordana Pomeroy Corey Popowcer & Family Joseph Portnoy & Family Gary Price Jake Quanstrom & Family Solomon & Stacey Rabinowitsch Ann Rabinowitz Leroy & Shirley Raffel Flora Ranis & Family Sonya Rapee Isaac Ratzan & Family Ilene & Jay Rechtman Zoe Reed & Family Haley Regent & Family Bruce & Lea Reich

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Judge Stuart & Rochelle Simons Barbara & Edward Sirkin Brooke Skalet & Family Dolly Sloan Lisa Sloat & Hank Klein Michael & Susan Slotnick Jason Smiley & Family Grey Smoley & Family Fortuna & Saul Smukler Bernard Sobel Drew Solomon & Family Selma Spaccarelli Mr. & Mrs. Howard Spiegel Mitchell Stahl Elliott & Michelle Starman Steven & Gayle Stein Pablo Tannenbaum & Family Patty Taxman Craven Lois & Warren Tepper Ana Tous Eleanor Townsend Lillian Turchin Jake Trachenberg & Family Debbie Potash-Turner & Michael Turner Elias Uchin & Family Sandra Virden Justin Wachs & Family Mildred Wasman Barton & Lyanne L. Wasserman Brendan Wasserman & Family Rabbi Adam Watstein & Family Samantha Weinberg & Family Ephraim & Barbara Weinstein Jessica Weinstein & Family Norma Weinstein Alan & Denise Weisberg Hilary Weisburd & Family Josh Weissman & Family Kenneth Werden Peter & Esther Whitmore Chloe Wiesenfeld & Family Alexander Wilentz & Family Dorothy P. & W. A. Williams Nathan & Hadassah Windmiller Inna Windsor Aaron Winer & Family Mort Wise Amy & Marc Wish Julius & Sarah Wishnia Janet & Peter Wolk Lynn & Sydney Wruble Mark Yelen & Family Stephen Zack Noah Zaroff & Family Marcia Jo & Elliott Zerivitz Edward & Phyllis Zissman Reuben Zuckerman GENERAL MEMBERS $40 AND BELOW Barbara Abraham Ben & Irene Abramowitz

Lillian Abrams Norton Agron Michael Alcivar & Ximena Parea de Alcivar Albert Algazi Al Alschuler Frances Aronovitz Evelyn Axler Genie Ayer Martha K. Backer Dotty Baier Ted & Carolann Baldyga Jorge & Barbara Bargman Louise Bauer Leslie & Joel Baum Regina Wang Baumann Sandra Becker Bruce Beeber Ruth Behar Wendy Belkin Moises Bendayan Carolina Benzadon William & Batzi Berman Eva Berman Jack & Helen Berne Audrey Bernstein Berta Bernstein David & Martha Bernstein Tana Bigio Regina Bisk Norman & Sheila Bleckner Gerald Bodner Mark Braginsky Myrna & Seth Bramson Lois Brandenburg Carol Breece Stephen R. Brenner Maxine Brody Sue Browning Lisa Bunevich Maurice & Ruth Burg Jerry & Ronnie Burns James & Marianne Carr Berenice & Solomon Chadowitz Sara Chiz Norman Ciment Carol Clein Robert Cobe Alvin & Tamara Cohen Joyce Cohen Lenny Cohen Marla Cohen Dr. Myron & Tina Beth Cohen Sandra & Sheldon Cohen Sydney Cohen Bob & Maxine Cohn Ruth Cooper Judith M. Cope Judge A. Jay Cristol Richard & Sheila Curren Donna Cutler Alice Dabora Lee Damsker Lois Danis Harriet Dannin Sharon Davis Marilyn Dernis Lloyd & Florence Deutch Donna Diamond Lois Randall Diamond Linda Dillon Celeste Doliner Karyn Dornfield

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Richard Kaplan Herbert Karliner Daniel Katz Frank Katz Dr. & Mrs. Eugene Katz Hardy & Vicki Katz Lillian Katzin Lawrence J. Kessler Richard & Sarah Kimball Adolf & Emily Klainberg Bernard & Marilyn Klainberg Rochelle & Paul Koenig Helene & Ronald Kogos Shelley Kolber Barbara & Sydney Konigsberg Eva Korentayer Andrea Kovacs Mr. & Mrs. Steven Kraemer Mitchell Kraus Irving & Marilyn Kreisberg Rosalind Kulbersh David & Ilana Kwilecki Sara Lampert Rochelle Lanster Maurice Laszlo Abraham Lavender David Lavin Pamela Lear Ruth Leibovitz Ronald Lehrer Linda Leibovici Debra Leibowitz Myrna Leonard Mende Lerner & Harriet Stein Paula Levine & Barry Harris Burton & Judy Levinson Emil Levy & Ellen Hodges Marvin Levy Miriam Levy James Lewis Arnold & Saundra Lieber Janet Liedeker ES Lilker Philip & Marilyn Liss Kurt & Anita Loeb Pearl & Melvin Lubart Edith D. Lundy Hillelene S. Lustig Cara Madansky & Mayer Stiebel Sheila & Cyrus Mager Zelda & Paul Malevitz Sharon & Mark Manewitz Belle & Jack Marcus Allison P. Marks Ruth Marks Kenneth Mendelsohn Carol Millet Jane & Yoram Millman Roslyn Mintz Bruce Mintzer Mildred Mishkin Nina Moinester Judith Moline Sandra & John Money Dr. & Mrs. Steve Morrow Norman A. Moscowitz Dr. Sara and Alan Most Barbara & Sanford Musikar Barbara Myers June E. Newbauer Jack Nieman & Rick Reder Judith & Bert Nussbaum Marta Olchyk Dr. Bobbi Ann Ossip Irvin & Honey Pachter Kalman Packouz Larry & Marnie Paikin

Helene Parnes Mark & Diane Perlin Betty & Bernard Plotkin Jeffrey Poppel Kathryn & Donald Porges Hanna Posniak Veronica Pozmentier Mary & Steve Quartin William & Melissa Quesenberry Charlie & Gayle Rabins Evelyn Rahmey Aliza & Barry Ranish Leonard & Faye Redlich Wendy Resnick Edward & Harriet Rice Rose Rice Greta Rickoff Rose Robbins Joseph & Aida Roisman Judith Roller Mimie Rose Gloria Rosen Kathy Rosen Judith Rosenberg Judy Rosenblum Joel Rosenblatt Ernst & Jeanne Rosenkrantz Alfred Rosenthal Sandy Rosenthal Susan Rosin Jeffrey Ross Elizabeth Rossen Alexa Rossy Shelley Rubin Charles & Nanette Ruffner Deborah Sack Ronald Sacoff Bernard Saklad Yakov & Anna Sapotnikov Mort & Jean Scharfman Jack Schillinger Morris & Eleanor Schimmel Janice Schneider Michael & Sandra Schneider Alma & Harold Schoffel James Schwade & Beth Harper Abby Schwartz Ellen G. Schwartz Maxine Schwartz Norman & Jane Schwartz Natalie Segal Pearl Seidler Dr. Arthur Seigel Eileen L. Seitlin Glenda Shacter Ira & Susan Shapiro Stanley Shapiro Dr. Allen & Shelley Shaw Arthur Sheldon & Judith Clein Ira Sheskin Dr. & Mrs. Frederick Shuster Semadar Siegel Bella Silver & David Eckhaus Arnold & Diane Simon Gail Silver Jose & Rema Simonet Harriet Singer Joseph A. Singer Mark Snyder Maxine Sobel Howard & Sharon Socol Mara Beth Sommers Shirley Spear Bernard Spinrad Bernice Stander Claudia Starosta Linda Stein

Rae & Barry Stein Molly Stein Charles & Roberta Steinberg Miriam Steinberg Dr. Seymour & Shirley Stern Annette Stiefbold & Edwin Bell Laura Stuzin Willasue Susskind Irene Szulman Romelle Weinkle Tarler & Nathan Tarler Sylvia B. Tendler Roberta & Harvey Teitelbaum Marilyn & Howard Tendrich David Tilman David Tobin Marilyn Trager Rose Trentman Schoenbach Denis & Linda Trupkin Dr. Barbara & Barton Udell Diana Vizcaino Leon & Marcia Weil Barbara Wein Cheryl Weiner Bob Goldberg & Dodie Weinstein Joseph Weisenfeld Susan Weitz Harvey & Margie Willensky Phyllis & Marty Winston Daniel & Donna Wise Marilyn Wohl Nancy Wolcott & Jeff Donnelly Judith Wolff Andrea Wolfson George & Fran Wollner Sheldon Zane Edward & Arlene Yelon Dr. Joyce Zaritsky Edward & Elaine Zuckerman GIFT MEMBERSHIPS Robin O’Neill Fisher – gift of Jonathan Symons JONATHAN SYMONS BNAI MITZVAH PROJECT MEMBERSHIP (JAN-MAR 2016) Alana Agresspahl Samara Barrack Brooke Bartel Jordan Bartel Seth Behar Juliet Bell Austin Berman Rachel Bienstock Mia Blachman Zachary Bon Santiago Borenszteyn Blake Boyar Alexa Braxton Carlos Calleja Elijah Camner Aaron Carbone Justin Cassius Sabrina Cohen Emily Cohen Mikah Combs Marley Davis Jessica Elkins Aaron Engel Steven Eustace Max Fein Maxwell Feinberg Gabriel Feldenkrais Jake Finkelstein

Kyla Finkle Aaron Fintz Johnny Fishman Alexis Friedman Matthew Garbarino Samantha Garcia Haley Gassenheimer Sarah Geller Emmet Gershman Levana Gloria Dylan Goldstein Amanda Gomez Noah Goodman Lailee Goodman Zachary Goodstein Joshua Goodstein Shelly Gottlieb Lindsay Gould Chloe Grant Mason Gross Chloe Grossman Sam Grossman Nathan Gumenick Micaela Gutt Dylan Heller Ryan Hershkowitz Nate Herskowitz Lauren Holtz Aaron Holtz Skylar Horowitz Jacob Horwitz Michael Jacobson Bruce Jagid Joshua Jansen Halpern Jason Andrew Katz Dovid Katz Naomi Klein Jenna Koplo Mia Kotzen Jordyn Kurlander Ali Kuttler Liberty Lapayowker Sarah Lazar Max Leifman Bruce Leight Brynn Lewin Blum Lindsey Noah Linkin Jonah Lubin Madison Lynn Emma MacEinri Andie Mannis Tobi Margolis Molly Marks Rebecca Marks Ethan Matzner Amanda Mechaber Jaimee Meyerowitz Kelli Miller Leonard Miller Jake Morris Jake Moss Sarah Mumby Alex Neveloff Matthew Newman Chloe Nowack Andrew Nussbaum Michael Odzer Blake Ofstein Jacob Oletsky Gabriella Ortega Lexine Packer Sebastian Pakciarz Rachel Passer Madalyn Pelegrin Sofia Pique

Noa Pogany Chase Pordes Ella Rabbino Maia Revilla-Albo Jordan Rindler Harrison Rodrigues Isabella Romeu Peyton Ronkin Maya Rosen Sam Rosenthal Sammy Rosenthal Emma Rosenthal Daniela Roth Sarina Samuel Shelby Sanders Ryan Scarr Tori Schlossman Shelby Schultz Jacob Schwartz Jordan Seder Logan Seelig Jeremy Shodell Aria Siccone Abby Siegel Maya Silverberg Jacob Simkovic Riley Simon Brooke Singer Tyler Slakman Sarah Slann Sadie Slomovitz Andrew Sobel Samantha Soskin Meygan Steinberg Tara Steinberg Adelman Steven Samuel Stone Justin Swartz Jacob Thornton Ian Tornel Alexa Tross Lily Turchin Nathan Turchin Jordan Umlas Joshua Unmuth Amelia Walder Mildred Waxman Casey Weidenfeld Lindsey Weingard Jesse Weingarden Zoey Weiss Sean Wieder Goodman Zachary Jacob Zaslav Ava Zimet

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Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU Supporters The JMOF-FIU prospers from the generosity of its many donors. From those who gave the first gifts to open our doors in 1995 to those who contribute now, we thank you all for your continued support. Names of contributors of $5,000 and more are engraved on a stone commensurate to the size of the gift and placed on our Major Gifts Wall in the Museum lobby. The names that follow are as of 3/1/16. Italics indicate new or increased commitment since the previous issue of TILES.

$2,000,000 and above PRESIDENT’S CIRCLE Miami-Dade County Building Better Communities Bond Program & Cultural Affairs Council City of Miami Beach Mayor, Commissioners & Cultural Arts Council $500,000 - $999,999 MUSEUM CIRCLE Deborah Regal Feterson Estate Mrs. Arnold (Muriel) Rosen Giller - Grossman Families Paul Drucker Leonard Wien Family Leonard & Sally Robbins Applebaum Foundation, Inc. $100,000 - $499,999 LEADERSHIP CIRCLE Blank Family Foundation Harvey R. & Roberta Chaplin Dr. Edward & Joanne Dauer & Family & Reva Dauer Helene and Murray Dubbin Gladys Fineberg Mikki & Morris Futernick Russell & Ronalee Galbut Herbert & Fran Gaynor Barton S. Goldberg Greater Miami Jewish Federation Marcia & Lewis Kanner Marcia Simon Kaplan & Family Marshall Landy Norman & Sylvia Levine Isabel May - IMO Samuel May Bess Myerson Orovitz Family MariLyn & Herbert Potash Clarice Reiss Charitable Trust-Mal Englander & Ewald Ziffer, trustees Patricia Russell Estate Robert Russell Foundation - Norman H. Lipoff, Chair Gloria & Howard R. Scharlin Family Louis Schneider & Rosalie Ehrenberg Robert Arthur Segall Foundation Jean & William Soman $50,000 - $99,999 PACESETTERS Leonard Abess, Sr. - IMO Bertha American Express Charitable Fund Isabel Bernfeld Anderson - IMO Bernfeld & Anderson families JoAnn & Dr. Robert Bass Braman Family Foundation Jack Chester Foundation Colonial Bank (formerly Jefferson: Arthur Courshon, Norman M. Giller, Bart Goldberg) Congregation Beth Jacob Isabel & Joseph Davidson Foundation Evelyn & Irving Denmark & Family Lynn Girsh Greenberg Traurig, P.A. Nathan & Sophia Gumenick Philanthropic Fund HUD Block Grant Program Jefferson L. Ford Memorial Foundation, Elinor Catsman, Trustee John & Darla Karlton Deborah & Bruce Kaye


Ida Lee Koenigsberg IHO Marcia Jo Zerivitz Harry Kramer Memorial Fund Les August & Tom Dean, trustees Thomas Kramer Marc Levin Alan & Diane Lieberman Boris Malina Sue & Leonard Miller Stephen & Sandy Muss Selma Oritt Foundation-Neil Rollnick, Trustee TUW Posnack Foundation of Hollywood Marsha & Alan Levy Schoenbaum Family Foundation Teddi & Norton Segal Family Foundation Jackie & Robert Traurig Marcia Jo Zerivitz $25,000 - $49,999 FOUNDERS Harold & Ellie Aibel Shirley & Jules Arkin Diane & Harvey Birdman Stephen H. Bittel Kenneth M. & Barbara Bloom The Shepard Broad Foundation, Inc. CCR Companies (Leslie Jay Gross) Eddie Cole Mike & Betty Cooper Sidney & Lorraine Cooperman Hazel & Judge Irving Cypen Dade Community Foundation Esformes & Mason Families George Feldenkreis Lawrence & Suzanne Fishman Florida Humanities Council Dr. Phillip & Patricia Frost Niety & Gary Gerson Carl & Cynthia Goldman Jane & Jerrold Goodman Flagler Greyhound Track - Florence Hecht, Isabelle Amdur, Barbara & Fred Havenick Funding Arts Network Renee & Howard Gross Gross Family Foundation Ruth Frank Gross Unitrust IMO Olga & Eugene Guttman Heller Brothers Packing Corp. The Hirsch Family Lillian Horowitz David & Francie Horvitz Family Foundation Elmer A. & Roslyn Hurwitz Estate of Bernard Janis Jay W. Jensen Arthur M. Kahn Knight Foundation Gabriela Landau - IMO Rabbi Sol Landau Donald & Judy Lefton Esta & David Levinson Morris & Rhoda Levitt Natalie Lyons

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

Neil & Sandra Angel Malamud Miami-Dade City Commissioner Sally A. Heyman, District 4 Bruce Kaplan Jonathan & Tina Kislak Kathy & Robert Klausner Elliot Kleiman - IMO Judith Adele Lassar Lehman Brothers Alan & Hannah Lipton IMO Ben Lubitz: Bea, Alan & Jon Neil & Sandra Malamud Senator Gwen Margolis J. P. Morgan National Endowment for the Humanities Lisa S. Newman Isaac and Nieves Olemberg Premier Developers Estate of Eva Rabin RFLP Group IHO - Doris & Frank Rosenblatt Stephen & Laurie Riemer Martin & Doris Rosen Steve Rosenberg Rosenzweig-Coopersmith Foundation Helen & Burnett Roth Rubin-Prager-Hymowech Families Ruden McClosky Norman & Ruth Russ Debra & Gerald K. Schwartz Melvin Shifke - IMO Lorraine Jack F. Shorstein Norman Shulevitz Foundation Martin & Sara Solomon Samuel M. & Helene Soref Foundation Ted & Rosalind Spak Gale Goldstein Tucker Senator Sherman Winn Isidore & Patricia Wollowick Foundation Women’s American ORT Aaron, Mark, Sharon & David Wolfson IHO Sorrell L. & Jacqueline Falis Wolfson Judy and Dick Wurtman Phyllis & Robert Yawitt & Family Manuel & Hilda Zaiac $5,000 - $9,999 FELLOWS Rebecca Ackerson Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity Gary, Appel, Paradigm Tax Group Richard Ashenoff Wendy Belkin Bank of Boston Florida Esther K. & William Belfer Estate of Bernie Bercuson Marshall Berkson Peter L. Bermont - IMO Ronni Robert L. Beskind Walter & Adi Blum Foundation, Inc. Bronstein-Rose-Unger Families Brown Charity Foundation

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

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

Sheryl & Julian Meitin Mellon Private Asset Management Gordon R. Miller, MD Howard R. Miller Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of China (Taiwan)/ Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Miami Robert & Robin L. Moel - IHO Herbert & Jeanne Kay Malka Mordujovich Morjaim Family Morrison Brown Argiz & Farra, LLC Martin & Cindy Nash Ruth Neinken Dr. Stephen & Georgia Nimer Northern Trust Bank Orange Bowl Foundation Joseph W. Pallot Pasadena Homes Marlene & Michael Perlmutter Dorothy & Aaron Podhurst Gabriel Powell Quality Meats Miami Beach Rabin-Newman Families Rachlin Cohen & Holtz LLP Abe and Sarita Resnick Vinson & Randa Richter Craig Robins Stephen & Sharon Silver Rose Herman & Evelyn Rubin Mollie Rudt IMO Muriel Rusten - Isabel Bernfeld Anderson

Sagamore Hotel Sydell & Quentin Sandler Leroy & Renee Schechter Beatrice Schwartz Estate Samantha & Eric Seiden Daniel J. Shapiro, M.D. Louella Shapiro
Leon, Josh, Alan Sirkin Family Cecily Silberman Silverman-Hunter Families Steel Hector Davis Hana Stein Special Events Catering Charlotte Stevens Senator Richard & Marlene Stone Levi Strauss Foundation SunTrust Banks SunVest Communities Targum Shlishi, Inc. Lady Suzanna P. Tweed & Carleton Tweed Charitable Foundation, Inc. Harold & Carol Unger Israel Weisman by his son Ezra Sam & Dusty Weiss Marcella Werblow - IMO Bertha Abess Florence Wise Sharyn Wittner Roland Wood - IMO Judy Wood World Erotic Art Museum - Naomi Wilzig


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

Melvin & Janet Richard

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

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

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

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

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Support $1,800 - CHAI CLUB (continued) E. Albert Pallot Nancy Pastroff 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: Susan Gladstone at 786-972-3162 or

Memorials and tributes (January - April 2016) In Honor of... Gordon Baier’s 80th birthday Dotty Baier Dorothy Cohn’s 90th birthday Isabel B. Anderson Roberta Gordon December visit to the Museum Morton Monyak Honey & Ira Giller and Purim Pairings 2016 Stephan L. Cohen Lori Gold & Allan Hall with New Year greetings Sandra Breiterman & Gordon Loader Michael Gongora’s installation as President of the Miami Beach Bar Association Daniel & Merle Weiss Roberta Gordon’s birthday Edith B. Reich Lynn Leight as 2016 Breaking the Glass Ceiling honoree Barbara Newman Doris & Frank Rosenblatt’s 69th anniversary Dorothy P. & W. A. Williams Jonathan Symons and his passion for the Museum Cantor David F. Tilman Twin first grandbabies of Heidi Ledet & Marty Schneider Jackie & Bob Traurig Jackie Traurig’s birthday Jane & Douglas Tendler Jackie & Bob Traurig’s anniversary Sylvia B. Tendler

Dick Wurtman and his special birthday Ana & Neisen Kasdin Marcia Jo Zerivitz receiving an honorary degree from FIU Isabel Bernfeld Anderson Jo Ann & Gary Arnowitz Wendy Belkin Kenneth M. Bloom Linda Lubitz Boone Judi Gilbert-Gould Debra & Gerald K. Schwartz Eva & Oleg Shvedov Jonathan Symons Speedy Recovery... Tamra Sheffman Isabel B. Anderson Jo Ann Arnowitz Dr. Judi Berson-Levinson Nancy Doyle Cohen Roberta Gordon In Memory of... Nicole Berlack Sylvia B. Tendler Irwin Berman Jackie & Bob Traurig Felicia O. Deutch Edith B. Reich Hermina J. Seiden Ann Forster, mother of Mark Bender Nancy & Larry Cohen

Vivian Giller Jackie & Bob Traurig Abraham “Abe” Gittelson Marcia Jo & Elliott Zerivitz Gerald (Uncle Jerry) Gordon Roberta Gordon Pauleine & Gene Grabarnick’s mother Carla & Ken Roth Ron Levy Dr. Evan Katz & Irene Warner Judge Robert Newman Kenneth & Barbara Bloom Sylvia Schwartz Isabel B. Anderson Jo Ann & Gary Arnowitz Dr. Evan Katz & Irene Warner Robert Arthur Segall Barbara Blumenfeld Dolly Sloan Randy Tomme Isabel B. Anderson Nancy & Larry Cohen Roberta Gordon Jackie & Bob Traurig Irene Warner & Dr. Evan Katz Miriam Zatinsky Roberta Gordon Jo Ann Arnowitz Howard Zimmerman Irene & Phil Shiekman

When a contribution is made (minimum amount: $18), acknowledgements are sent to both the donor and donee. Send a taxdeductible check payable to the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU, or call 786-972-3163 or visit and click on the Join and Support tab. Please indicate the reason for the contribution and where acknowledgement is to be sent. Thank you!


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

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

Bernard Janis*

Lewis Mittman

Beatrice Schwartz*

Jay Jensen*

Michael D. Orovitz

Tamra Sheffman

Lewis & Marcia Kanner

David* & Rita Perlman

Samuel Silver

Marshall Karasik*

Dr. Harold Posner*

Gary & Julie Simon

Marc & Henrietta Katzen

Eva Rabin*

Robert H. Traurig

Ida Lee Koenigsberg*

Leonard Robbins*

Jacqueline Traurig

Sarah Kupchik*

Ruth Robbins*

Gale Goldstein Tucker

Marshall Landy*

Muriel Rosen*

Helen Uchitel*

Myrna Leonard

Patricia Russell*

Leonard A. Wien

Norman Levine

D. Jerry Sall*

Florence Wise*

Sarah Luddle*

Norma Salz

Marcia Jo Zerivitz

Boris Malina*

Bernice Samkoff*

Howard R. Miller

Shirlee Segall Schiller

* deceased

Museum Volunteers and Opportunities Would you like to volunteer? No prior experience is needed – we provide all the training. Volunteer Opportunities include: Docents, Administrative and Oral Histories Call today to become a part of this experience: 786-972-3163. Chair of Volunteers: Isabel Bernfeld Anderson Oral History Program Rosalie Ehrenberg Elaine Litvak Kathy Rosen Administrative & Event Support Isabel Bernfeld Anderson Alice Barth Wendy Belkin Dorothy Cohn Skeeter Frumkes Inge Gatto

Marliyn Klainberg Janet Liedeker June Mersky Irene Shiekman Erica Silver Janice Silver Claire Warren Sonya Vinitskaya Docents Jorge Bargman Howard Brayer Linda Dillon Elaine Brauner Dobin Lisa Donner Reggie Feldman-Goldstein*

Mark Gordon* Al Greenspoon Judith Greenspoon Joel Horowitz Shirley Kahn Andrea Julie Kovacs Marilyn Levingston Miriam Levy Elaine Litvak Barbara Musikar Georgia Nimer Veronika Pozmentier Barry Ranish Mort Scharfman Myrna Shanker Allen Shaw

Susan Shapiro Jonathan Symons Ana Tous Janet Wolk Judith Wurtman *In training

Teen Docents Philip Friedman Genna Grodin Devon Kassal Ian Whatley

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


Jo Ann Arnowitz

Executive Director / Chief Curator



Susan Gladstone

Development Director JMOF-FIU


Chaim Lieberperson Education Manager


Eva Shvedova

Admissions / Groups / Museum Store


Roberta Gordon

Administrative Coordinator


Howard Horowitz

Fiscal Administrator & Grants Manager


Jackie Goldstein

Assistant Curator


Nancy Doyle Cohen

Membership Director


Gita Shonek

Marketing / Program Director


Dominique Schwartz Accountant


Pierre Delerme


Maintenance Supervisor

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

Admission Adults $6.00

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

Senior/Student $5.00

Museum members


Family $12.00

Children under six


School group, per child

Saturdays FREE


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

Summer/Fall Exhibit Schedule Susan Miller: Testament in Stone

On view through September 11, 2016

Cinema Judaica: The Epic Cycle (1947-71)

On view through October 23, 2016

Jewish Treasures from the Caribbean by Wyatt Gallery

September 19, 2016 – December 11, 2016

Coming Soon Jewish Treasures from the Caribbean by Wyatt Gallery September 19, 2016 – December 11, 2016 This exhibition, by photographer Wyatt Gallery, documents the oldest Jewish synagogues and cemeteries in the Western Hemisphere. Images from the remaining historic Jewish sites in Aruba, Barbados, Curacao, Jamaica, Nevis, St. Croix, St. Thomas, St. Maarten, St. Eustatius and Suriname reveal the significant yet little-known legacy of Judaism in the New World. Once home to thousands of Sephardic Jews from a melting pot of Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch and other cultures, these dwindling communities now contain only five historic synagogues. The exhibit shows the strength of the Jewish people, the beauty of the culture and raises awareness of the urgent need for preservation and protection of these threatened historical resources.


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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

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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.

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