A rich history and Jewish cultural tradition lie beneath the surface of South Florida. Beyond the stereotype of elderly Jews visiting sunny beaches, Florida boasts a distinctive Jewish population. The area is inhabited by Ashkenazi Jews, Sephardic Jews with roots in Spain or Turkey, and those from Cuba and other Latin American countries. This cultural mingling makes the Jewish way of life in South Florida so unique, featuring synagogues and eateries from Boca Raton, Palm Beach, and Miami. More than simply a travel guide, this book approaches each profiled location as an opportunity to bring to light the culture of the Jews that have made South Florida their home.
About the Author
With a BA in ethics, politics, and economics from Yale College, an MBA from the Yale School of Management, and a certificate in digital marketing from New York University, Paul M. Kaplan is a director of social media/digital marketing at Broadridge Financial Solutions. A prolific writer, Kaplan delves into the social and cultural history of a location and delights in sharing the untold stories behind sites both famous and unknown. When he is not traveling the world, Kaplan resides in New York City.
JEWISH SOUTH FLORIDA:
A History and Guide to Neighborhoods, Synagogues, and Eateries
By Paul M. Kaplan
TRAVEL / Museums, Tours, Points of Interest
TRAVEL / United States / South / South Atlantic
RELIGION / Judaism / History
224 pp. 5.5 x 8.5
50 b/w photos Appendix Notes Biblio. Index
ISBN: 9781455622139 pb