Florida Jewish History Month Kick-Off Celebration

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Venue:Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU

January is Florida Jewish History Month!

Kick-off Celebration: Keynote Storyteller Caren Schnur Neile, presents "Ham for Chanukah"

Join us in recognition of Florida Jewish History Month, as we celebrate Florida state youth in three age categories who responded to the writing prompt: "Traditions Worth Keeping."

Caren Schnur Neile, Ph.D., is a performance storyteller. She has taught storytelling studies for Florida Atlantic University's School of Communication & Multimedia Studies since 2001. A graduate of Florida International University's MFA program in Creative Writing, Dr. Neile has appeared and published throughout the country and abroad, including as a university instructor in Warsaw and a Fulbright Senior Specialist in universities in Jerusalem and Vienna. She is the former chair of the National Storytelling Network and a former co-founding editor of the international academic journal Storytelling, Self, Society. Dr. Neile co-hosts The Public Storyteller, a weekly segment on public radio WLRN 91.3 FM. Her numerous publications include a recent entry in the Oxford University Press Handbook of American Folklore and Folklife, her latest book, Florida Lore, and a regular column on storytelling for the Florida Jewish Journal.

About Florida Jewish History Month: Florida Jewish History Month is observed since 2003, as 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.

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Free with museum admission