Jews of Florida: Centuries of Stories

  • Ira M. Sheskin University of Miami


This is the first comprehensive history of the Jews of Florida from colonial times to the present. The author is the founding executive director of the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU [Florida International University] and is the result of field work by the author during which she traveled 250,000 miles across the state. The book is at once a serious history of this ethno-religious group and a coffee table book with 700 black and white and color images on glossy paper. The history runs from 1513 to 2019, although it was not until 1763 that Jews were allowed to live in Florida.

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