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2013 Press Releases

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January

The Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU, the only Museum dedicated to telling the story of 250 years of Florida Jewish heritage, arts and culture, is proud to present Miami Mosaic: Portraits by Inez Hollander, opening February 12, 2013. This portrait series created by Hollander, a life-long resident of Miami, includes bold and vibrant colored paintings and sketches people representing Miami’s multifaceted and contrasting community.

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February

The Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU is proud to announce the winners of the 17th Annual “Breaking the Glass Ceiling” Awards for five women who have been successful in fields generally dominated by men. This year’s winners are: Judge Jeri Beth Cohen (Miami), Sherryl Susan Evans (Tampa), Sonia Pressman Fuentes (Sarasota), Marilyn Hoder-Salmon (Miami) and Betsy Kaplan (Miami).

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On Saturday morning, March 18, 1922 – two years after American women received the right to vote – Judith Kaplan, daughter of Rabbi Mordecai M. Kaplan, became the first American girl to mark her bat mitzvah during a public worship service.

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March

The Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU (JMOF-FIU), the only museum dedicated to the story of 250 years of Florida Jewish heritage, arts and culture, is proud to announce May is Jewish American Heritage Month (JAHM), a national commemoration of the contributions that American Jews have made to the fabric of the nation’s history, culture and society. The 2013 observance will be held at the Museum at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 5.

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May

The Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU (JMOF-FIU), the only museum dedicated to the story of 250 years of Florida Jewish heritage, arts and culture, is proud to present Fryd on Fire by Carol Fryd, a pioneer of digital art whose captivating artworks of Miami and its cultural intersections meld the human figure with fabulous flora and fruit.

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June

The Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU, (JMOF-FIU), the only museum dedicated to the story of 250 years of Florida Jewish heritage, arts and culture, is proud to present posters from the renown collection of Dr. Hans Sachs, confiscated by the Nazis in 1938 and just returned to his son, Peter Sachs, this year. Sachs has generously offered to display part of the collection at the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU, which will include many works that have never been seen by the public.

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September

Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU is proud to announce its annual student creative writing contest is under way! The theme of this year’s contest is how food acts as a tradition in the home and will complement the museum’s Growers, Grocers and Gefilte Fish exhibit. Deadlines for contest submission is Friday, November 15.

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Jews have had an extensive contribution to comics, but the focus has been mostly on male artists and their larger than life superhero counterparts. This fall, learn how women contributed to the history of comics, and in particular, to autobiographical comics, a genre they helped birth in Graphic Details: Confessional Comics by Jewish Women.

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Jews in the Sunshine State are better known for serving up delicious corned beef on rye than for their work in the fields. However Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU guests may be surprised to learn that Florida is home to the “King of Citrus,” groves three times the size of Manhattan and even sixth generation dairy farmers, all businesses owned and operated by Jews.

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