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Exploring Jewish South Florida - A book presentation with author Paul Kaplan

  • 280 Broome Street New York, NY, 10002 United States (map)

Please join us for a talk with Conservancy board member, Paul Kaplan, for an engaging and enlightening lecture inspired by his latest book, Jewish South Florida. Beyond the stereotype of elderly Jews visiting sunny beaches and stopping in at New York-style delis lies a rich history and Jewish cultural tradition. You'll see rare vintage photos, explore some of the best Jewish eateries, hear the stories behind the region's cultural landmarks and learn the little-known history of how South Florida became one of the largest Jewish communities in the country.

This event is co-sponsored with Kehila Kedosha Janina, the only Romaniote (Greek-Speaking) synagogue in the Western Hemisphere. Founded by Greek-speaking Jews from Ioannina, Greece, in 1927, the synagogue has functioned as a Jewish house of worship, without disruption, for 90 years. Presently, the building, also, contains a museum located in the women's section, in the balcony. The Museum tells the story of 2500 years of Greek Jewish presence, the longest, continuous Jewish presence in the European Diaspora. Of the hundreds of synagogues that once existed on the Lower East Side, we are one of only four, below Houston, that still has regular services.

After the book presentation, there will be a brief tour of the sanctuary. A light snack will be served.

Time: 7:00 PM -9:00PM

Place: 280 Broome Street, New York, NY - Between Eldridge and Allen Streets

Fees/Info: $5.00 Per Person in advance and $8 at the door. Pre-payment and pre-registration is highly suggested due to limited seating capacity.