Pair of talks to be given on Jacksonville Jewish History during Jewish American Heritage Month

BY HAZEL MACK
Temple Archivist

 

May is Jewish American Heritage Month (JAHM), which is a national commemoration of the contributions that American Jews have made to the fabric of our nation’s history, culture and society.  Jews began coming to Florida as early as 1763 in Pensacola, and in the Jacksonville area in the mid 1830s and ‘40s. To learn more about the early Jewish settlers in Jacksonville , come and hear Temple Archivist Hazel Mack talk about the city’s Jewish history, Monday May 8th at 12 p.m. inside the Mandarin Public Library Branch on Kori Rd. If you miss that one a similar presentation will be held just two days later at 6 p.m. on Wednesday the 10th inside the Regency Brach at 9900 Regency Square Blvd.