January 23, 2024 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
In Person: An Evening with Paul S. George and Henry A. Green
Books & Books presents…
AN EVENING WITH PAUL S. GEORGE AND HENRY A. GREEN
(Arcadia Publishing, $24.99)
Tuesday, January 23, 7:00 PM | Books & Books, Coral Gables
Books & Books is delighted to present a Miami-themed evening with historians and scholars Paul S. George and Henry A. Green discussing their new book: Jewish Miami Beach (Arcadia Publishing, $24.99)
This event is FREE and open to the public and books will be available for purchase the night of the event! Please RSVP only if you intend to join us.
About the Book:
From a disregarded, forlorn island in the early 1900s to the world-famous resort and go-to place of today, Jews have played a prominent role in Miami Beach’s achievements and fame. Initially consigned to a tiny enclave on the southern tip of Miami Beach, the community’s Jewish population quickly expanded north, from South Beach to Golden Beach, and assumed a leadership position in nearly every phase of the city’s life by the late 1900s. At every step of Miami Beach’s rich history–from commerce, architecture, and banking to hospitality, real estate, and government–the Jewish community blossomed, enabling Jews to play singular roles in a drama that continues to unfold.
About the Author:
A native Miamian and a longtime college professor as well as resident historian for History Miami Museum, Paul S. George holds a doctorate in history from Florida State University. He has devoted his professional life to the study of Miami/South Florida history. Henry A. Green is professor of religious studies and the former director of Judaic studies at the University of Miami. He is the founding director of MOSAIC: Jewish Life in Florida Project, a traveling exhibit from 1990 to 1992 that led to the creation of the Jewish Museum of Florida. He is also the founding director of the project Sephardi Voices, a digital archive of testimonies, portraits, and photographs of Jews displaced from the Arab world, many of whom live in Miami Beach.