Jews of Greater Miami, Florida (Images of America Series)

Overview


Miami was among Florida's last communities to develop a Jewish population. Since the late 1800s, the area that was once just a settlement of frontiersmen has grown to become the core of the nation's third-largest Jewish community. Jews were prominent in business when Miami was chartered in 1896 and began settling in Miami Beach as early as 1913. Though faced with hardship and public discrimination, the immigrant group continued to expand its presence. Images of America: Jews of Greater Miami contains photographs...
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Overview


Miami was among Florida's last communities to develop a Jewish population. Since the late 1800s, the area that was once just a settlement of frontiersmen has grown to become the core of the nation's third-largest Jewish community. Jews were prominent in business when Miami was chartered in 1896 and began settling in Miami Beach as early as 1913. Though faced with hardship and public discrimination, the immigrant group continued to expand its presence. Images of America: Jews of Greater Miami contains photographs from family albums that are part of the archives of the Jewish Museum of Florida. Each historic photograph tells a story and documents the area's pioneer Jews, the diverse ways they contributed to the development of their community, and the doors they opened for the acceptance of all ethnicities.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738567198
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 2/23/2009
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 966,626
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author


Author Marcia Jo Zerivitz is the founding executive director and chief curator of the Jewish Museum of Florida, creating the American Association of Museums-accredited museum from a synagogue in 1995. The museum's South Beach neighborhood was formerly the Jewish ghetto. Zerivitz--who originated the museum's archival collection, which includes material evidence of 250 years of the Florida Jewish experience--lectures and continues to research this subject in the context of American Jewish history.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

1 In the Beginning: Jewish Pioneers 11

2 Developing a Community on the Mainland: Post 1920s 27

3 Building a Place in the Sun: Miami Beach 47

4 World at War and the Boom that Follows: Economic Opportunity 87

5 Jews Making a Difference in their Community: Achievements Trump Discrimination 117

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