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Isser and Rae Price Library of Judaica

Collection History

The Judaica Library was built on a superb collection of books privately owned by Rabbi Leonard C. Mishkin of Chicago. When UF set out to acquire Mishkin's collection in 1977, it was the largest and best personal library of Judaica and Hebraica in the United States.

Yizkor (Memorial) Book Collection in the Price Library of Judaica

newly published!

Jewish Experiences Across the Americas

Inspired by the Jews and the Americas conference at the University of Florida, February 26-29, 2019, this newly published volume features a range of case studies by scholars from the United States, Brazil, Europe, and Israel that explore the culturally, religiously, and politically diverse lives of Jewish minorities in the Western Hemisphere. Edited by Katalin Franciska Rac and Lenny A. Urena Valerio

Jewish Experiences across the Americas book cover

For jewish american heritage month

The Formation of American Judaism

This May, in celebration of Jewish American Heritage Month (JAHM), we placed a small selection of our very special early American Judaica books (1776-1872) on display in the Judaica Suite. A pdf version of the display labels is now available for downloading from our JAHM webpage …

Single page of 1766 prayerbook


Kenneth Treister

Congratulations to Kenneth Treister, FAIA, renowned architect, artist, sculptor of the Holocaust Memorial in Miami, and designer of our beautiful Judaica Suite, on receiving the University of Florida’s Distinguished Alumnus Award on April 30, 2022.

Mr. Treister at the Judaica Suite dedication