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For Immediate Release:
January 27, 2015
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Alexis Moseley

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Commissioner Sally A. Heyman co-sponsors Florida Jewish History Month Exhibit


MIAMI, FL – Miami-Dade County Commissioner Sally A. Heyman, District 4, celebrated Florida Jewish History Month with an exhibit she co-sponsored, along with the Jewish Museum of South Florida (JMSF), at the Stephen P. Clark Center in Downtown Miami.  Florida Jewish History month was initiated by the museum, which collects and preserves material evidence of the Jewish experience in the state since 1763.

The exhibit featured photographs, texts, and menus representing an overview of Jewish contributions in the food industry in areas of restaurants, chefs, food disturbers, and fisheries. Some of the most iconic Miami restaurants showcased in this exhibit include: Wolfie’s, Pumpernik’s, Wynwood Kitchen & Bar, The Cypress Room and Joe’s Stone Crab. For many cultures food is more than just food, it is a way to describe one’s ethnic traditions, cultural identity, and a way to pass down one’s heritage and traditions. This exhibit did just that, by being a window into the Jewish Community’s involvement in Miami-Dade County through the food industry.

“The importance in showcasing Florida Jewish History is to educate people coming to our government center on the diversity and depth of our Jewish population,” said Commissioner Heyman.