Mosaic. Jewish Life in Florida. A Documentary Exhibit from 1763 to the Present.

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Authors & Curators

Henry Alan Green, Marcia Kerstein Zerivitz.


Miami, Fla., USA, 1991. 80 pp., illustrations: 25 col., 57 b&w, 28 × 21.5 cm. English.




Historical Museum of Southern Florida (19 October 1990–6 January 1991)


A traveling exhibition of artifacts, documents and photographs relating to Floridian Jews that laid the foundation for the establishment of the Jewish Museum of Florida in 1995. Extensive essay on the history of Florida’s Jewish community. Brief descriptions of the exhibition’s 11 sections, which included: Immigration Routes, Families, Sephardim, Holocaust, Zionism, etc. More than 500 photographs. No itemized listing.


The majority of the artifacts and images from this exhibition became part of the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU when the Museum opened in April 1995. A large part of the exhibition makes up the Museum’s core permanent exhibit.

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minor keywords

AmuletsClocks/WatchesHamsasHead coverings, men’sHistorical photographsHolocaustKiddush cupsPorcelainSephardic JewsShana Tova greeting cardsSoldiers (Jewish) & related objectsStained glassTorah (scroll)Torah Arks, fragmentsUnited StatesWedding ringsYadZionism

Other venues

Sarasota Art Association, Fla., USA (21 January–3 March 1991); Museum of Science and History, Jacksonville, Fla., USA (17 March–31 May 1991); T.T. Wentworth, Jr. Florida State Museum, Pensacola, Fla., USA (21 June–29 September 1991); Orange County Historical Museum, Orlando, Fla., USA (10 October 1991–20 Jauary 1992); Museum of Florida History, Tallahassee, Fla., USA (30 January–8 March 1992); Henry Morrison Flagler Museum, Palm Beach, Fla., USA (17 March–24 May 1992); University of Tampa, Lee Scarfone Gallery, Fla., USA (14 June–14 August 1992); Soref Jewish Community Center, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., USA (10 September–31 December 1992); 21st Street Community Center, Miami Beach, Fla., USA (25 January–27 May 1993); San Carlos Institute, Key West, Fla., USA (14 November 1993–16 January 1994); B’nai B’rith Klutznick National Jewish Museum, Washington, D.C., USA (4 February–31 March 1994); National Museum of American Jewish History, Philadelphia, Pa., USA (3 October–31 December 1994).

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