Paul Kaplan presents Jewish South Florida: History & Guide to Neighborhoods, Synagogues, & Eateries

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Venue:Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU

Jewish South Florida: A History and Guide to Neighborhoods, Synagogues, and Eateries. A rich history and Jewish cultural tradition lie beneath the surface of South Florida. Beyond the stereotype of elderly Jews visiting sunny beaches, Florida boasts a distinctive Jewish population. The area is inhabited by Ashkenazi Jews, Sephardic Jews with roots in Spain or Turkey, and those from Cuba and other Latin American countries. This cultural mingling makes the Jewish way of life in South Florida so unique, featuring synagogues and eateries from Boca Raton, Palm Beach, and Miami. More than simply a travel guide, this book approaches each profiled location as an opportunity to bring to light the culture of the Jews that have made South Florida their home.

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About the author (2017)

With a BA in ethics, politics, and economics from Yale College, an MBA from Yale School of Management, and a certificate in digital marketing from New York University, author Paul M. Kaplan has applied his focus to researching history. He serves on the board of directors for the Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy and has been involved with the Yale Writer's Conference. He is a prolific writer with several documentaries in the works and enjoys traveling, having visited six continents. His fascination with travel and the history of places led him to pursue writing as an avenue through which to share experiences and universal themes. Kaplan makes his home on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.

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