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JAHM Observance

Chronicle of a People: More Than 250 Years of Florida Jewish History, presented by Marcia Jo Zerivitz, Founding Executive Director JMOF-FIU. This 90-minute narrative with photographs (PowerPoint) is an exhilarating and surprising overview of the history of Jews in Florida. Prior to Zerivitz’s research that began in the mid-1980s, this story was hidden. For Florida’s first 250 years, only Catholics could settle, as it was owned by Spain since discovery in 1513. While Florida hosts the nation's third largest Jewish community, it is perceived to have a “new” Florida Jewish history starting after World War II. In reality, Jews have been allowed to live in Florida since 1763 (and possibly were there as Conversos since the 16th century) and have contributed greatly to the development of the state. David Levy Yulee brought Florida into statehood (1845) and served as its first U.S. senator. You will “meet” Jews who have made their mark in history and understand the themes and involvement for the past 250 years.

Place: American Library Association Annual Conference, Orlando Convention Center, Orlando, FL

Date: 06/26/2016 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM

Type: Lecture

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Café Conversation: Mark Segal on LGBT Activism

Join Mark Segal, journalist, LGBT advocate, and Philadelphia Gay News founder, as he discusses his recent memoir, And Then I Danced: Traveling the Road to LGBT Equality. Books available for sale and signing.

Place: National Museum of American Jewish History, 101 S Independence Mall E, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Date: 06/29/2016 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Type: Exhibition

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