Kick Off to Florida Jewish History Month - Miami Beach: Shtetl by the Sea

Event information
Venue:Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU

January is Florida Jewish History Month!

Kick-off Celebration: Miami Beach: Shtetl by the Sea

In recognition of Florida Jewish History Month, Howard Brayer presents Miami Beach: Shtetl by the Sea, tracing the rise and decline of the Jewish population of Miami Beach, and a look at noteworthy people and institutions in Miami Beach Jewish History.

Howard Brayer has been conducting tours of Miami Beach for the Miami Design Preservation League and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU for over five years. His popular walking tours include general Miami Beach architecture and history tours, Jewish themed tours, and other specialties including Gay & Lesbian themed tours, Mediterranean architecture and the walk-ability of South Beach.


Howard retired to South Miami Beach in 2012 after a 33 year career at the Federal Department of Education in Washington D.C. Howard has volunteered over 1,500 hours at the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU in the last six years.

Event is FREE with Museum Admission

About Florida Jewish History Month:

Florida Jewish History Month has been observed since 2003, when then Gov. Jeb Bush signed a bill declaring the statewide observance. Florida is the first state in the nation to have a month dedicated to the tremendous contributions of Jews in its growth. Artist Romero Britto created the official logo for the Florida observance.