Jewish Museum of Florida Issues Call for materials for exhibit on
Polish Jews who settled in Florida.
Deadline: August 31, 2010
Housed in two former Miami Beach adjacent synagogues, and on the
National Register of Historic Places, the Museum collects, preserves
and interprets material evidence of the Florida Jewish experience
since at least 1763.
The Museum has a new acquisition that is significant to the Jewish
history of Florida, as well as world Jewish history.
Peter Maurice, of England and Spain, donated to the Museum ten Polish
wooden synagogue models, which he built. They depict synagogues in
Poland >from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries >from the shtetls
of Przedborz, Gombin, Zabludow, Gwozdziec, Wysoke Mazowieckie,
Lutomiersk, Kornik, Narowla, Glinne and Pilic.
Creating a Florida Connection Exhibit:
To share these models with the public, the Museum is planning an
exhibit to tell an expanded story of Jews in Florida who came (or
whose ancestors came) >from Poland. If you (or someone you know) are
one of them, contact the Museum so that they can create a "Florida
Connection" with your family's photos and artifacts. Donors need to
provide the dates, names, and places for each photo, document and
artifact and the story overview of the family.
Please contact the Museum Registrar (305-672-5044, ext. 3167) or email
(firstname.lastname@example.org). Website: www.jewishmuseum.com
Bernard I. Kouchel