One Nation Under God: Lecture Seven

Postcard of synagogue in Mississippi

wednesday, may 10, 7.30pm

Jewish Life in the South

American Jewish history dates back to Colonial America in the 1600s. While it is widely known that the majority of the Jewish community came to northern cities, such as New York, thousands of other early Jewish immigrants chose the more rural south …

About the speaker:

Born in Miami, Florida, Sylvia Gurinsky is a history consultant, tour guide and freelance writer. She works with Context Travel, Florida International University and Nova Southeastern University’s lifelong learning programs and the Girls Empowerment and Mentoring program at the Women’s Park in Miami. She co-hosts the television series “Roadside Florida” for the Lynn & Louis Wolfson Florida Moving Image Archives and is planning a series of books about top historical locations in South Florida. She has been an educator and tour guide at HistoryMiami Museum and was a journalist at WPLG-Channel 10 and the Jewish Journal, among others, for 17 years. She won two Florida Associated Press Awards for Editorial Writing and was a 2008 Fellow for the Peter Jennings Project For Journalists and the Constitution at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia.

Digitized Resource:

Golden Jubilee edition of the Jewish Ledger: published in New Orleans in 1945, this anniversary newspaper contains historical information about the Jewish communities of the south, as well as current affairs from 1945.