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Title: The Florida Jewish Newspaper Project ( LSTA Grant Proposal )
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Creator: University of Florida
Jefferson, Rebecca
Publisher: University of Florida
Place of Publication: Gainesville, FL
Publication Date: 2011
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Abstract: Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant proposal submitted by the Price Library of Judaica for digitizing Florida newspapers which are then accessible online in the Florida Digital Newspaper Library.
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Florida Department of State, Division of Library and Information Services
LSTA APPLICATION
Application Due: March 15, 2011

LIBRARY / ORGANIZATION NAME University of Florida Libraries/University of Florida

MAILING ADDRESS PO Box 117000, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611-7000

PHONE #352-273-2519 FAX # 352-392-7251

CONTACT PERSON Bess de Farber E-MAIL ADDRESS bdefarber(&ufl.edu

FEID OR FLAIRS # 59-6002052

CONTRACTING AGENCY NAME University of Florida
TYPE (check one): 0 Public 0 K-12 x Academic 0 M L C 0 Special 0 State Library

Public Library has implemented an Internet Safety Education Program? X Yes 0 No

CATEGORY (check one)
0 Access for Persons Having Difficulty Using Libraries
x Library Technology Connectivity and Services
PROJECT NAME Florida Jewish Digital Newspaper Project
PROJECT x New 0 Continuing If continuing, specify year:
LSTA FUNDS REQUESTED $36,000

PRIORITY# #3 OF 3 APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED

LIBRARY SERVICE AREA POPULATION 18,537,969 statewide population through University of Florida
Digital Collections, Interlibrary Loan, and Cooperative Extension locations; and geographically in Northeast
Florida (Alachua, Bradford, Clay, Duval, Flagler, Putnam, and St. Johns Counties)

NUMBER OF PERSONS TO BE SERVED BY PROJECT 614,000 (2009 Census: Florida's Jewish
Population)

TARGETED USER GROUP (Check all that apply)
0 Children 0 Youth 0 Adults 0 Older Adults x Mixed
O Other, specify_


Judith C. Russell / . / 03/15/2011
Typed Name and i nature of Library/Organization Director Date







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Introduction

The University of Florida Libraries
The University of Florida is located in Gainesville, the county seat and the largest city in Alachua
County. According the US Census Bureau Alachua County's 2009 population estimate was 243,574 and
the total land area in 2000 was 874.25 square miles. Besides the main public library headquarters there
are nine satellite public library locations, eight of the nine are in the outlying communities. Alachua
County, created in 1894, contains nine municipalities and is located in the heart of northern central
Florida. The County is surrounded by eight other counties. According to the 2009 North Central Florida
Regional Planning Council's Annual Report, the north central Florida region contains 11 counties, 33
municipalities and covers over 7,000 square miles.

As both the largest public and academic library in the state, the University of Florida (UF) Libraries'
collections are located at nine libraries across campus and at many of the remote Institute of Food &
Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) research stations. As a land grant and state funded institution, UF makes
every effort to assist the citizens of Florida in addition to the researchers, staff, and students of the
university community. The Libraries house more than four million books. The Special and Area Studies
collections include the internationally recognized Baldwin Library of Historical Children's Literature, the
P.K. Yonge Library of Florida History, the Latin American, African, and Asian collections, the Isser and
Rae Price Library of Judaica, and the University archives. The Libraries have significant holdings in
social, political, and community history, and are a member of depository document programs for the
United States, the European Union, and the state of Florida. Employed at the UF Libraries are 260
fulltime staff, 229 part-time staff and 8 volunteers. In addition, there are 70,555 registered borrowers, a
figure which does not include daily visitors using materials in the Libraries. There are 11 service points
for the libraries on campus, and library service also is provided to IFAS Cooperative Extension Offices in
each of the 67 counties of Florida, which have 12 Research and Education Centers, and Research and
Demonstration Sites. The Libraries' total budget for the financial year 2010-2011 is $36,452,985

The UF Libraries are organized through shared governance; there is collaborative participation of
administrators and faculty in the decision and policy making process. The purpose of shared governance
is to provide avenues for University improvement and productivity through the creation of a partnership
based upon mutual respect and collaboration. Administration and the Faculty Assembly work together
following the principles of collegiality, collaboration, transparency, representative participation, and
mutual accountability. Bylaws and Standing Rules provide structure and clarity of roles.

The University of Florida Digital Collections
The University of Florida Digital Collections (UFDC) hosts more than 100 outstanding digital
collections, containing over six million pages of unique manuscripts and letters, antique maps, rare
children's literature books, newspapers, historic photographs, oral histories, and more. The UFDC enables
users to find unique and rare digitized materials held at the University of Florida and partner institutions.

With UFDC, remote and local researchers have free, open access to the full content of the resource. The
UFDC's Florida Digital Newspaper Program is the most visited of all of the University of Florida's
digital archives. In the last year alone, it received 2,127,507 views from 2,585 visits. The Digital Military
Newspaper Library, a project that appeals to scholars and family genealogists alike, received 93,159
views from 3,124 visits.

The Isser and Rae Price Library of Judaica
Widely considered the foremost Jewish studies research collection in the southeastern United States, the
Isser and Rae Price Library of Judaica boasts in excess of 90,000 fully cataloged volumes. In terms of
many of its scarce late 19th to early 20th century imprints, the Price Library of Judaica ranks among the








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top 20 academic libraries in the world; in the case of its Hebrew and Yiddish resources, many thousand of
its holdings are shared with just ten other leading US libraries.

Today patrons will find in the Isser and Rae Price Library of Judaica a Jewish studies collection of
notable depth, scope and singularity. Its diversified holdings of uncommon research materials in English,
Hebrew, and other languages support scholarship in virtually every aspect of the Jewish experience. The
Price Library of Judaica is comprised of significant holdings in social, political and community history,
Hebrew and Yiddish linguistics, literature, and translations into English, Palestinography, and modem
Israel, Zionism, Hebrew Scriptures, Judaism and rabbinics, reference tools, and more than 500 serials and
newsletters currently received on subscription. Along with inactive older titles, the majority of these
serials are not held in other libraries in Florida or neighboring states.

Context for the Florida Jewish Digital Newspaper Project

This proposal's primary goal is to digitize, from microfilm, 128 reels of The Jewish Floridian newspaper.
Since its inception in the 1820s, the American Jewish Press has served as an important tool in promoting
social cohesion and integration.' As well as sharing serious local, national and international news, Jewish
newspapers across the United States have provided an outlet for Jewish voices to be heard and a means by
which to protect the community from outside attacks. These ethnic newspapers have provided a portal
through which Jewish customs can be disseminated, and a central point where the gamut of religious,
organizational and ideological Jewish groups can be represented; they have provided a place for
mainstream community goals to be enunciated, and a means by which new immigrants can get
acculturated. The Jewish newspapers of America have both recorded history and mapped and directed
social change. In this regard, they are an unparalleled primary resource.

Florida's first statewide English language Jewish newspaper was The Jewish Floridian founded in 1927
by J. Louis Shochet and published weekly until it was disbanded in 1990. The Jewish Floridian was
Florida's first ethnic newspaper of note. Yet, this weighty, long-standing broadsheet, covering over 60
years of Jewish life in Florida, is a virtually hidden and untapped resource. Information pertaining to its
history is not available in any publication or to be found on the Internet, and the Isser and Rae Price
Library of Judaica at the University of Florida Libraries is one of just two institutions to hold a complete
copy on microfilm.

Organizationally, the University of Florida Libraries now is positioned to undertake this unique and
important endeavor, especially considering that UF hosts the largest number of Jewish university students
in the country, and one of the most highly regarded Judaic Studies programs in Florida. In 2010, after a
four year search, the Libraries achieved its goal of retaining a librarian and scholar in the field of Judaic
studies, with expertise in Judaic languages, to continue developing the Judaica Library. As a result of Dr.
Rebecca Jefferson's collection review and discussions with the Jewish Museum of Florida, she has
determined the absolute priority of digitizing the newspaper runs.of The Jewish Floridian as the primary
means for serving the citizens of Florida.









' Josef Fraenkel, Yoel Cohen, Richard Menkis, et al., 'Tress", Encyclopaedia Judaica. Ed. Michael Berenbaum and Fred
Skolnik. Vol. 16. 2nd ed. Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA, 2007.






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LSTA Outcomes Plan
Project Name: The Jewish Floridian Newspaper Digitization Project
Project SummarylProgram
Purpose: Provide freely available
global access to the Jewish Floridian
newspapers
University of Florida Libraries in partnership with the Jewish Museum of Florida, Broward County Library, Miami-Dade Public Library and Palm Beach County Library will: 1) convert The Jewish Floridian microfilm to digital format; 2) exppose the
collection through the Florida Newspaper Library with links to partner webpages; 3) publish electronically an index for researching newspapers; 4) create and upload an online tutorial video for using this collection; 5) promote broadly the availability of the
collection throughout the state of Florida.


INPUTS ACTIVITIES OUTPUTS OUTCOMES EVALUATION INDICATORS SOURCESIMETHODS

UF Libraries Staff: 1-Judaica librarian, Newspaper Microfilm Reels: Digital Newspaper Files and Metadata: 1. Public uses technology to access 2,000 views within 6 mons of completion UF system generated statistics to be
principal investigator; 1-History librarian; 1) Pull reels and ship to vendor The Jewish Floridian 1928-1990 (see list information (academic faculty/students, March 30, 2013 collected when complete collection is
1-Digital Library Center (DLC) interim 2) Vendor digitizes reels in INPUTS) historians, genealogists) available
director, 1-DLC project supervisor; 1- 3) Vendor ships reels to UF u
DLC newspaper processing expert; 1- 4) Vendor transmits electronic files
preservation expert; 1 publicity officer 5) UF DLC blurs copyright material; OCR
functions; Quality Control
6) Develop landing page, metadata and
publishing history, cataloging
7) Files loaded to UFDC - Florida Digital
Newspaper Library
8) Upload links to Project Newspapers in
Catalog of Digital Historical Newspapers

Partners: Web Presence: Web Presence: 2. Public leams to use technology 2,000 Teachers, students, researchers, UF system generated statistics for
1) UF Libraries 1) Create landing page for collection 1) landing page for collection (Electronic mailing lists, such as the Ask genealogists will successfully learn to collection use
2) Jewish Museum of Florida - Jewish 2) Create individual histories and 2) individual histories and bibliographic A Librarian network, are used to alert use online collection. YouTube statistics for number of tutorial
Museum of Florida: 2 curators, 1- bibliographic record for each newspaper record for each newspaper title public libraries, schools, government video views
registrar, 1-education coordinator title agencies, and academic institutions to Post presentation evaluations for
3) Broward County Public Library System the updated and improved resources;) presentations
4) Miami-Dade County Public Library Post instruction evaluations for faculty
System presentations
5) Palm-Beach County Public Library
System


Outcomes Plan
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INPUTS ACTIVITIES OUTPUTS OUTCOMES EVALUATION INDICATORS SOURCES/METHODS
Newspaper Runs 128 microfilm reels Training/Instruction: Instruction/Training: 3. Preservation of digitized materials 3. Jewish Floridian newspaper pages 3. Verified receipt of pages into DAITSS
The Jewish Floridian 1928-1990 1) Create instructional materials for 1) Tutorial video according to current standards accepted into the DAITSS archive for archive
The Jewish Floridian: The Voice of the public and academic libraries 2) 4 of outreach presentations for Preservation standards
Jewish Community in Palm Beach 2). Conduct UF faculty led seminars for partners
County - 1970-1990, The Jewish libraries and genealogical societies 3) UF faculty (10) training session and
Floridian of Pinellas County - 1980-1986, 3) Develop and post video tutorial on video recorded
The Jewish Floridian of North Broward - using newspapers for research
1971-1975, The Jewish Floridian of 4) Provide outreach presentations to
South Broward - 1984-1987, The Jewish Miami-Dade County, Broward County
Floridian of Tampa, The Jewish Floridian and Palm-Beach County
of Tampa - 1979- 1988, The Jewish 5) Work with Florida Holocaust Museum
Floridian of Greater Ft. Lauderdale - to create educational materials for use in
1974-1990, The Jewish Floridian and schools
Shofar of Greater Hollywood - 1970-
1983, The Jewish Floridian of South
County - 1979-1990
Software/Hardware/Storage: Publicity: Publicity:
1) UFDC System SobekCM 1) Announcement/link posted to UF PR reaches university students/faculty;
2) Camtasia software Libraries homepage librarians; genealogists; residents of
2) UF centralized storage (CNS) 2) Featured partner icon representing Florida
collection on UFDC homepage 1) Jewish Museum of Florida webpages
3) Electronic announcements through FL 2) Featured partner icon representing
AskALibrarian network; FLGenWeb; collection on UFDC homepage
historical society webpages 3) Announcement/link onUF Libraries
4) Link to partner websites homepage
5) Post to Jewish Museum of Florida 4) Links on partner websites
webpages 5) 1,000 Brochures about digital
6) Create advertisements for Florida collection distributed to Jewish
Jewish newspapers in collaboration with organizations
partners 6) Electronic announcements through FL
7) Create brochures for display in Florida AskALibrarian network; FLGenWeb;
public libraries and universities historical society webpages
8) Create audience specific flyers to 7) Articles published in Judaic Studies
send to target audience listservs newsletters, and other media
Vendors: Evaluation activity: Functionality:
Backstage Library Works (cold vault 1) Quality review of material 1) Full-text searchable to page level
storage) 2) Feedback from collection users 2) Users can search by title, location,
Creekside Digital/Lyrasis (diigitization) 3) Focus group to provide tutorial citation info
feedback 3) Users can display as page image or
zoomable image
4) Pages may be printed or downloaded
as jpeg or pdf
5) Permanent URL


Outcomes Plan







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Need

The Isser and Rae Price Library of Judaica at the University of Florida Libraries, along with its partners,
respectfully requests LSTA funding to digitize The Jewish Floridian newspapers for uploading to the
Florida Digital Newspaper Library. The complete set of The Jewish Floridian is preserved on 128
microfilm reels and held by just the University of Florida and the Jewish Museum of Florida, which
means that current access to this key primary resource is extremely limited. Jewish people have been
present in Florida since the 18th century; they have played a significant role in shaping the state legislature
and have engaged in all levels of state life, and yet no comprehensive history of this vibrant ethnic
community has been written. Resources like The Jewish Floridian newspaper are a vital component of
this type of research, but in its present state it remains virtually hidden.

A digital version of The Jewish Floridian newspapers will provide researchers, genealogists, teachers and
students everywhere with easy access to important information about Florida Jewry. It also will help
preserve the newspaper content in perpetuity. A collection of this nature will complement the Florida
Digital Newspaper Library. One of the UF Libraries' primary goals is to digitize and preserve all of
Florida's newspapers and to offer remote and local researchers free and open access to all of its resources.

Summary list of unmet need

1. The history of Florida Jewry is still unwritten.
2. The history of Florida's ethnic groups is incomplete
3. The history of a long-standing ethnic newspaper in Florida is unwritten
4. A major primary resource is virtually hidden

Discussion of unmet need

1. The history of Florida Jewry is still unwritten
To date, no comprehensive history of the Jewish community of Florida has been written; yet this
comparatively small section of the general population has made a significant impact on the state. First
allowed to live in Florida in 1763 after it was acquired by the English, Jewish people were soon actively
engaged in developing this territory. In 1820, Moses Levy, purchased 100,000 acres in North Central
Florida and founded Micanopy. In 1841, his son, David Levy Yulee, was sent as a territorial delegate to
the U.S. Congress to argue for statehood. In 1845, Yulee became Florida's first Senator as well as the first
Jewish man to serve in the U.S. Congress. Yulee developed Florida's first cross-state railroad, and Levy
County and the town of Yulee are named for him. The Levys were the first of many Jewish developers in
the state of Florida.2

The number of Jewish residents in Florida increased during Florida's boom period in the 1920s. The
Jewish population moved out of rural areas and into cities like Jacksonville. Distinct Jewish communities
began to form; their members grew in prominence, and they made significant contributions to the growth
of real estate, industry, government and farming.3 Jewish immigrants also began to pour into Florida from
Latin America and the Caribbean, along with other northern transplants. Many of the migrants to Florida
were sent from New York by the Jewish Agricultural Society.




2 Rachel B. Hemowicz and Marcia Zerewitz. Florida Jewish Heritage Trail. (Florida Department of State, Division of
Historical Resources, 2000).
3 Rachel B. Hemowicz and Marcia Zerewitz. Florida Jewish Heritage Trail. (Florida Department of State, Division of
Historical Resources, 2000).










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By the 1930s, following the land bust of 1926, Miami had replaced Jacksonville as the Florida city with
the largest Jewish population.4 By the end of the 20th century, the majority of the Jewish population was
to be found in the South of Florida. In recent times, the core population of Florida Jewry has shifted
slightly northward to Broward and Palm Beach Counties. Today, there are 13 Jewish community centers
and more than 300 synagogues across the state. Florida currently has the third largest Jewish population
in the United States with over 614,000 self-identified Jews.5 The history of late 20th century American
Jews will be of growing interest in the coming decades, and the resources by which to construct a
definitive history of such an important Jewish community like that of Florida will be keenly sought.

2. The history of Florida's ethnic groups is incomplete
Interest in the ethnic groups of Florida is rapidly growing, yet primary resources for research into the
early history of these communities are limited. The Jewish Floridian is one of the few ethnic resources
available from a key period of economic growth and population change in Florida starting in the 1920s.
Other ethnic newspapers, like the ones later produced by the Hispanic community, did not surface before
1950.6

3. The history of a long-standing ethnic newspaper in Florida is unwritten
The Jewish Floridian was the first ethnic newspaper of note to be published in Florida. Founded in 1927
by J. Louis Shochet, its editorship was taken over by his son Fred K. Shochet until the paper was
disbanded in 1990. The newspaper's headquarters were in Miami, but by the late 1970s The Jewish
Floridian was being published weekly around the state under additional titles such as The Jewish
Floridian: The Voice of the Jewish Community in Palm Beach County - 1970-1990, The Jewish
Floridian of Pinellas County - 1980-1986, The Jewish Floridian of North Broward - 1971-1975, The
Jewish Floridian of South Broward - 1984-1987, The Jewish Floridian of Tampa, The Jewish Floridian
of Tampa - 1979- 1988, The Jewish Floridian of Greater Ft. Lauderdale - 1974-1990, The Jewish
Floridian and Shofar of Greater Hollywood - 1970-1983, The Jewish Floridian of South County - 1979-
1990. Beyond the above-listed basic historical information, nothing more is known about this long-
standing and far-reaching ethnic newspaper.

4. A major primary resource is virtually hidden
A substantial broadsheet such as The Jewish Floridian provides a key resource for charting the
development of a major ethnic group in Florida. Yet, in their current state as a microfilm resource, The
Jewish Floridian newspapers remain virtually hidden. Researchers wishing to mine the wealth of
information contained in thousands of pages will have to engage in the painstaking and time consuming
process of trawling through the microfilm page by page, issue by issue. This frustrating method of
research has already been encountered by the Jewish Museum of Florida in their attempt to create an
index for The Jewish Floridian which they have been working on since 1998.

The Isser and Rae Price Library of Judaica at the University of Florida Libraries and the Jewish Museum
of Florida in Miami hold the largest and most complete collection of The Jewish Floridian microfilm in
the country. The University of Miami library, the Yivo Institute for Jewish Research, and the New York
Public Library all hold just one title in this serial. However, its location also poses a problem for
researchers given that this large set of 128 microfilm reels is only available to patrons who are actually

4 Henry Green and Marcia Zerewitz. MOSAIC: Jewish Life in Florida: A Documentary Exhibit from 1763 to the Present. (Coral
Gables: FL MOSAIC, Inc., 1991).
5s Christian Church Adherents and Jewish Population, States Table 77. 2008 US Census Bureau Statistical Abstracts.
http://www.census.gov/compendia/statab/cats/population.html.
6 Robert B. Kent and Maura E Huntz. "Spanish- Language Newspapers in the United States," in American
Geographical Society. http://www.jstor.org/stable/215508.








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aware of the collection and physically able to travel to the University of Florida in Gainesville or to the
Jewish Museum of Florida in Miami Beach to use it.

Some examples of hidden material
1. Local history: The Jewish Floridian newspapers include notices of births, marriages and death,
as well as announcements concerning synagogues and local groups, shared sermons and
traditional recipes all of which facilitate research into local community life.
2. International history: articles in The Jewish Floridian feature, among other things, the Nazi war
crimes trials, the plight of Soviet Jews, the birth and growth of the State of Israel.
3. Immigration: The Jewish Floridian reported on various immigrant issues, including the influx of
Cuban immigrants to Florida and the position of the Jewish community in Cuba. One article from
February 12, 1960 stated that Cuba's Jewish population of 12,000 had not reported any rise in
anti-Semitism. It stressed the integral role Jewish people played in Cuban society. Articles like
this show the close connection between Florida and South America, even among its Jewish
citizens.
4. Economics: advertisements in The Jewish Floridian pertaining to products and housing provide a
glimpse into the economic status of Florida and its Jewish residents.
5. Ethnic issues: early editions of The Jewish Floridian record Jewish reactions to discrimination
and segregation such as the Gentiles only policy held by hotels along Miami Beach in the first
half of the 20* century.7
6. Leading figures: a lead article in the Jewish Floridian of 1949 features the winner of a national
fraternity award, Stanley C. Myers. Myers was not only an important figure in Florida Jewish
history (he founded the Greater Miami Jewish Federation), he was also a key figure in the history
of the Florida law profession, being one of the founders of the Dade County Bar Association.
(See the image in appendix B).
7. Columnists: A weekly column on contemporary and historical events "I'll Say" began in the
1948 editions of The Jewish Floridian. This column was written by Harry Simonhoff, a trustee of
Miami's Mt. Sinai Hospital, and author of four major books: Under Strange Skies (1953), Jewish
Notables of America, 1776-1865 (1956), Saga of American Jewry, 1865-1914 (1959), Jewish
Participants in the Civil War (1962), and The Chosen One (1963).8
8. Culture: An article in The Jewish Floridian from 1961 demonstrates the forces of both
assimilation and community building for the Jews of Florida. Menasha Skulnik, a Yiddish actor at
the Grove Playhouse in Coconut Grove, tells how he had switched his plays into English due to
the growing Jewish population removed from Eastern Europe who could no longer understand
Yiddish. The plays retained their Yiddish flavor but were able to reach a broader audience.

Summary list of target audience for the Florida Jewish Digital Newspaper Project

1. Scholars, historians and writers researching Jewish life in Florida or the history of the Jewish
press.
2. Educators or students looking for information about Jewish life in Florida
3. Museums needing to do research into the Jewish experience in Florida.
4. Floridians or other individuals curious about their family genealogy or background.
5. Any individual looking for the type of information included in articles, advertisements,
obituaries, society pages or general historical, political, or cultural information.



7 Rachel B. Hemowicz and Marcia Zerewitz. Florida Jewish Heritage Trail. (Florida Department of State, Division of
Historical Resources, 2000).
8 See The Inventory to the Harry SimonhoffPapers; Manuscript collection no. 27, of the American Jewish Archives
(http://americanjewisharchives.org/aja/FindingAids/simonhoff.html).








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Discussion of target audience for the Florida Jewish Digital Newspaper Project

1. The digital collection of The Jewish Floridian newspapers is aimed at a broad range of researchers,
historians, scholars and writers who want to learn more about the cultural, social, historical and
political life of Florida's Jewish population throughout the 20th century. It will likewise prove an
important resource for those interested in the history of the Jewish press in general, and Florida
Jewish newspapers in particular.
2. A digital newspaper collection of this nature can similarly benefit teachers and students. As a
teaching aid, this online resource can be used for course materials, classroom projects, or web quests,
and to demonstrate the importance and mechanics of using primary source material in their Jewish
Studies and Florida history classes.
3. An online resource of this kind also will be of great benefit to museums around the state of Florida
and museums elsewhere that wish to conduct research into Florida Jewry in order to mount related
exhibits.
4. Included in the project's main targets are genealogists and families who wish to research local and
family history. There are six active Jewish genealogical societies in Florida who will benefit from this
digital archive, as well as the large numbers of Jewish individuals living in Florida who do not have
easy access to either the University of Florida Libraries in Gainesville or the Jewish Museum of
Florida in Miami Beach.
5. Although the collection will be of the highest interest to the users outlined above, all Floridians (17
million) who can view the internet personally, at work, or in their public libraries and/or schools will
have access to this collection which, though Jewish in focus, is set against the backdrop of Florida
history, society and culture.

Part of the UF Libraries' mission
A digital version of The Jewish Floridian will open this important newspaper to the widest possible
audience and will enable content searches, text highlighting, and other time-saving aids to research.

This project will complement the mission of the UF Libraries' Florida Digital Newspaper Library, whose
goal is to offer remote and local researchers free and open access to all of its resources. The Florida
Digital Newspaper Library (FDNL) builds on the work done by the Florida Newspaper Project, part of the
United States Newspaper Program (USNP), a cooperative national effort among the states and the federal
government to locate, catalog and preserve on microfilm newspapers published in the United States from
the eighteenth century to the present. This National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) funded
initiative has existed in various phases for over 20 years in all 50 states, with thousands of titles cataloged
and millions of images microfilmed as a result.

In 1993, the state of Florida, with coordination provided by the University of Florida Libraries, joined the
USNP. Initial efforts in 1993-94 centered on compiling a database of all extant newspaper titles held in
the state and a survey was conducted of 1,000 likely newspaper repositories. A total of 716 Florida
newspaper titles have been digitized for preservation (including 77,266 issues and 1,119,780 pages) as
well as cataloged and the bibliographic records made accessible in the University of Florida's online
public catalog, as well as in WorldCat, an international cataloging database.

Inputs

1. Volumes. A complete set of The Jewish Floridian newspaper on 128 reels of microfilm is owned by
the Isser and Rae Price Library of Judaica at the UF Libraries and by the Jewish Museum of Florida.








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2. Key Project Personnel - University of Florida

Rebecca Jefferson, Associate University Librarian, Head of the Isser and Rae Price Library of
Judaica, has come to the University of Florida from Cambridge University Library, England where she
worked for 12 years developing and publicizing a large collection of medieval Hebrew manuscripts
known as the Cairo Genizah. Jefferson has a PhD from the University of Cambridge in medieval Hebrew.
She is now the curator for the Isser and Rae Price Library of Judaica at the University of Florida and is
responsible for managing, developing and publicizing the collection. During this her first year at the
University of Florida, Jefferson has created a new Price Library brochure, revised and updated the Price
Library website, created a Jewish Studies Library Guide, revised and updated the Price Library's digital
collections, partnered with the Klau Library at the Hebrew Union College, Cincinnati to create a digital
collection, and is the PI on a Libraries' mini grant to digitize a set of world Jewish newspapers. Jefferson
has also made three public presentations on the collection, organized a large, public event to celebrate the
Price Library's 30h anniversary, and arranged an anniversary exhibit of the Price Library's treasures.
Project role: Jefferson will be the PI for The Florida Jewish Digital Newspaper Project. She will be
responsible for transferring the reels of microfilm to and from the Preservation studio. After the
digitization process is complete, she will create a landing page for the website of The Jewish Floridian,
and she will be responsible for the production of publicity materials about the digital archive, as well as
the creation of flyers and announcements and links to the partner websites. Jefferson will be in charge of
the outreach for the project and will make presentations on the digital archive and produce an article to be
published in an accredited journal. She will be responsible for the partnership communication, the
creation of teaching tools with Shelley Arlen at the UF Libraries and with staff at the partner institutions.
She will review and edit the index created by the Jewish Museum of Florida, and prepare it for mounting
on the database. Jefferson will also produce regular reports for the funding body and the partner
institutions.

Shelley Arlen, Associate University Librarian, has worked in multiple capacities, including library
management, in research libraries at the University of Oklahoma and the University of Florida for over 35
years. She is now U.S. and British History Librarian in the Humanities & Social Sciences Department,
University of Florida Libraries. With degrees in Library Science, Anthropology, and English, she is
currently creating online digital tutorials to help undergraduates learn the difference between primary and
secondary sources as students begin their research projects. Project role: will work with Rebecca
Jefferson on the creation of an online video tutorial for The Jewish Floridian newspapers. Arlen will
participate in instruction sessions for UF students and the subsequent evaluation of the tutorial's
effectiveness.

Barbara Hood is the sr. information specialist for the libraries where she generates and coordinates
public relations efforts on behalf of the libraries as a whole and individual programs, events and
initiatives. She works closely with the library administration, faculty and staff, UF News Bureau and UF
Foundation, Inc. to disseminate information and promote the libraries to the academic, library and general
public communities at the local, state and national levels. She describes library projects, especially those
receiving external support, in news articles and with the university's News Bureau to assist in releasing
the information to the media. Hood also organizes programs and grasps opportunities for developing
library education and social events in conjunction with specific development efforts, educational
campaigns or academic events. She earned her bachelor's degree in visual arts from the University of
South Florida. Project role: will promote the project to the appropriate media outlets, both internal and
external to the University of Florida.

James Clifton, Main Imaging Queue Coordinator, holds a BA in anthropology at the University of
Florida. Clifton began working for the Smathers Libraries in 1993 as a part-time microfilm camera
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Digital Library Center in 2003, later spent three years as a computer programmer with the Florida Center
for Library Automation, and returned to Smathers back in the DLC in 2010, this time in the Imaging Unit.
He develops and supervises workflows, and automating processes. Project role: will ingest the vended
materials into the University of Florida Digital Collections and archive the materials to the Florida Digital
Archive at the Florida Center for Library Automation.

Randall Renner, Project Manager for Operations & Digital Projects, holds an MFA in Creative
Photography, UF. Before coming to the Digital Library Center in 2002, Renner taught college level
courses on computer art and montage, mixed media studio classes, black and white photography, training
seminars on various computer applications, and worked as a photographer, photographing rare books,
artwork, and 3-D models, in a studio environment and on location. His experience in photography spans
the entire process, from image capturing via digital or analog methods to the printing and display of the
captured images. Renner is an imaging expert for two and three dimensional objects. He supervises all of
the production units in the DLC including copy control/ingest; main, newspaper, and large format
imaging; A/V digitization; quality control; text processing and archiving, to ensure quality control of all
production in regards to preservation and presentation. Project role: Renner will supervise all digital
production units, provide oversight for the digitization of workflow between digitization units, track
production schedules, and facilitate communication and trouble-shooting between units.

Laurie Taylor, PhD, Interim Director of UF Libraries' Digital Library Center Taylor has served on
a review panel for the Digital Humanities Start-up grants for the NEH. Her current projects include
continued development of the UF Digital Collections (UFDC): existing projects and initiating discussions
for potential new projects and partners. She is the technical director for the Digital Library of the
Caribbean, technical director for the Florida Digital Newspaper Library, and Co-PI for America's
Swamp: the Historical Everglades, a project to digitize six archival collections. Her current research
explores methods to digitally represent and contextualize archival materials, as well as other issues related
to digital collections from cultural heritage institutions. She has published refereed articles on
collaborative international digital libraries, digital media, library and information science, open access,
and literature; and she co-edited a collection on digital representations of history and memory, Playing the
Past: Video Games, History, and Memory. Project role: will provide oversight of the digital collection
online presence and be responsible, in conjunction with Digital Library Center staff, for the archiving of
the TIFF masters with the Florida Center for Library Automation.

3. Partner Organizations

Making the collection known is a crucial component of the digitization effort. Partnering with
organizations in South Florida, where much of Florida's Jewish community lives, will make it possible to
disseminate information about the The Jewish Floridian newspaper and how to use it. Partnering
organizations, including the Miami-Dade, Palm Beach and Broward County Public Library systems, have
agreed to create awareness of the collection by adding a link to their websites, actively referring groups to
the collection, hosting a presentations) by the Head of the Price Library of Judaica for interested groups
in South Florida, or using it in presentations to genealogical societies at partner libraries.

A key partner in making The Jewish Floridian newspapers widely available is the Jewish Museum of
Florida (JMOF). The JMOF has been working on The Jewish Floridian project since 1998 to make the
paper more accessible and easier to search. JMOF is very eager to continue to participate in this project
with the University of Florida Libraries. In 1998, JMOF received a grant from the U.S. Newspaper
Program and the Florida Newspaper Project, which allowed it to put its copies of The Jewish Floridian on
microfilm. Dorothy Jenkins, on the staff of the UF Libraries, picked up the originals and the LSTA office
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The primary challenge in making The Jewish Floridian useful for research has been the lack of indexing
to facilitate the search capability. One of the JMOF volunteers, Betti Dulberger, has been at the forefront
of indexing the content. Initially, she digitized the 10,000 photos JMOF received along with the original
issues of the newspaper, labeled them, and entered them into the JMOF collections database. Now, she is
in the process of reading each issue and indexing the subject matter. JMOF has created a database with
the following subject category fields: congregations, organizations, education, anti-Semitism,
business/profession, life cycle events, editorials, advertisements, cultural, volunteers. The other fields are:
volume #, issue #, publication date, photo, publication name, city, page #, title of article, content summary
of article, theme key word (based on our collections themes), persons named in article, notes, date
entered, date modified, and by whom. This index will be published electronically alongside the digital
archive of The Jewish Floridian.

The JMOF will promote The Jewish Floridian digital archive to its constituents and colleagues through its
current marketing program using the JMOF website, JMOF Tiles Newsletter, e-mail blasts to its database
and press releases to the relevant local, state, and national organizations that will publish news of this
project.

4. Key Partner Personnel - Jewish Museum of Florida

Marcia Jo Zerivitz, Founding Executive Director and Chief Curator of the Jewish Museum of
Florida (JMOF), has been a community organizer and leader in the Florida Jewish community for 50
years and specifically with Florida Jewish history for 25 years. From 1985-1994, Zerivitz traveled more
than 250,000 miles around Florida to research and retrieve the state's unknown Jewish history. She
created a collection and a storyline of Jewish life in Florida and helped develop the MOSAIC exhibit that
traveled to 13 cities from 1990-1994. In 1995, under her direction, this project evolved into the Jewish
Museum of Florida, which she continues to manage. She has produced 56 exhibits in 16 years and the
archival collection grows daily. Her research has been published internationally. Zerivitz initiated the
legislation for both the Florida Jewish History Month (January) and the Jewish American Heritage Month
(May) to increase awareness of the contributions by the Jewish community to the state and nation and
takes a leading role in creating the educational resources associated with these commemorations. Project
role: Zerivitz will direct the indexing, activities and promotion related to this project.

Jo Ann Arnowitz is the Associate Director and Associate Curator of the Jewish Museum of Florida
(JMOF). Arnowitz has been with JMOF since 1998 and is knowledgeable in soliciting new funding
sources including grants, planning events and directing the membership program. She is informed and
involved in the planning and operations of all areas of the Museum including education programs,
personnel, strategic planning, and budgeting. She also works on the development, research, production
and installation of exhibitions. Amowitz has been in the museum field for more than 30 years, including
14 years with the Israel Museum, Jerusalem. Project role: will be involved in the marketing efforts of the
project, including circulating the information to our members via e-mail blasts.

Todd Bothel is the Registrar for the Jewish Museum of Florida (JMOF) and is responsible for all
aspects of the collections including accessioning new items, inventory, exhibit research and preparation,
digitizing of materials, and monitoring environmental conditions. He has a Master's degree in Museum
Studies from John F. Kennedy University in California and has been a working museum professional
since 1996. At all five of the institutions that Bothel has been employed, one of his main responsibilities
has been the updating and upgrading of the museum's computerized collections database system. He has
worked closely with volunteers on various collections projects including data entry of collections
information. Bothel is the author of Fort Lauderdale Memories: A Postcard History 1900-1960. Project
role: will direct the technical database collection activity at JMOF.







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Rabbi Cheryl Weiner, PhD, is the Education Coordinator for the Jewish Museum of Florida
(JMOF) and serves as its liaison to the Florida educational community. Ordained by the Academy for
Jewish Religion, CA, she also graduated from the University of Oregon, Eugene with a PhD in Education,
majoring in the Design and Analysis of Instruction. Weiner serves on the Board of Trustees for the
Jewish Publication Society (JPS) and was the Editorial Advisor for their online initiative JPS Interactive.
In addition, Weiner contributed to a white paper on The Impact of Emerging Technologies on 21st
Century Jewish Learning sponsored by the Jewish Education Service of North America (JESNA) under
the auspices of the Lippman Kanfer Institute. She has been a VP at McGraw Hill and has served as a
publisher, writer, game designer, and leader in the educational technology industry, having published over
25 award winning products ranging from books to computer games. Project role: will serve as the
Educational Coordinator for the Project, acting as the liaison with JMOF educational constituents and
colleagues and as developer of the educational activities and training for the Project.

5. Grant Funds. The LSTA grant will be used to convert the 128 reels of microfilm to a digital format.
The resulting online database will be freely available to everyone through the University of Florida
Digital Library and through links on the partner websites.

Action Plan

Timeline

When What (activity) Who (responsible
(month) party or parties)
November * Master negative microfilm sent to vendor for Backstage Library
2011 digitization Works pulls and
* Develops schedule with vendor for digital files ships reels to
conversion from vendor Creekside Digital
Dec - June * Vendor digitizes files to meet National Digital Creekside Digital
2012 Newspaper Program specification and standards.
* As runs are completed, digital content will be sent to
UFDC on portable drives
March 2012 * UF Librarians will research and create a storyboard UF Librarians
for an online video tutorial for The Jewish Floridian
digital newspapers
May -June * UF Librarians will produce the tutorial using Camtasia
2012 software UF Librarians and
June 2012 * The Jewish Museum of Florida and Miami-Dade, partners
Palm Beach and Broward County Library systems
launch outreach and publicity program
July 3012 * UF Libraries receives digital files
* Adds all digital newspaper issues to UFDC production UF DLC
system for tracking
Aug - Sept * Performs OCR processes UF DLC
2012 * Loads digital files to UF Digital Collection
* Archives digital files to UF Florida Digital Newspaper
Library
Aug - Sept * UF and the Jewish Museum of Florida will mount the UF, Jewish Museum,
2012 Museum's index online DLC
* UF and partners continue outreach and publicity UF Librarians and
program partners









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* UF Librarians will work with student focus groups at UF librarians
UF to evaluate the Project tutorial

Video Tutorial on The Jewish Floridian Digital Newspaper
Long term access also will be secured through the creation of a teaching tool centered on the collection.
Rebecca Jefferson and Shelley Arlen will create a two minute tutorial on The Jewish Floridian which will
help users wishing to search the newspaper for class assignments or for their own education. The
presentation will cover:

1. The years available online from the UFDL
2. How to access the newspaper from the UFDL website
3. How to search the online digital newspaper
4. Brief history of the newspaper

The brief history will include an overview of some of the regular columns, a summary of the important
issues confronted, and some glimpses into the life and times of the various Jewish communities in
Florida.

This tutorial will be created on Camtasia software utilizing excerpts and images from the newspaper. It
will be available online with links from the UF Libraries tutorials and newspaper sites and the UF Digital
Libraries homepage. With publicity, other Jewish institutions and organizations as well as Florida public,
college, university, and school libraries will be encouraged to link to the tutorial. The Camtasia
presentation will be utilized in history and Jewish Studies classes on campus, special Price Library events,
and presented at functions sponsored by the UF Libraries' grant partners. UF Librarians will participate
in instruction sessions for UF students and the subsequent evaluation of the tutorial's effectiveness.

The following narrative describes all of the activities required to carry out the digital conversion, hosting
and preservation required for the project.

Microfilm Retrieval
Backstage Library Works, the cold vault storage facility for the University of Florida's master microfilm
negatives, will pull and ship the Brooksville newspaper reels of polyester film to Creekside Digital,
specialists in microfilm scanning services, for vended digitization. The UF Libraries will send portable
drives to the vendor on which to load the digitized files as the digital images are created from scanning
the microfilm. Once the digitization is completed, Creekside will return the reels to Backstage Library
Works to refile at the storage facility.

Specifications
All vended imaging will be completed in accordance with established professional standards. Imaging
methods depend on object characteristics, and follow principals and guidelines established by the Library
of Congress' National Digital Newspaper Program, Moving Theory into Practice: Digital Imaging for
Libraries and Archives (Anne R. Kenney and Oya Y. Rieger [Mountain View, CA : Research Libraries
Group, 2000], and Cornell University's Digital Imaging Tutorial. Specifications for imaging (i.e.,
scanning, text, and metadata) are based on digitization specifications previously established by UF and
other partners for the statewide Florida Digital Newspaper Library cooperative
(http://ufdc.ufl.edu/fdnll/digit/), the Digital Library of the Caribbean cooperative
(http://dloc.com/dlocl/digit), and the PALMM cooperative (http://fclaweb.fcla.edu/node/590/). These
specifications are optimized for data exchange with or harvesting by other digital libraries such as the
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Library, the U.S. Institute for Museum and Library Services' National Leadership Grant collection, and
OAIster at the University of Michigan.

Scanning: Ribbon scanning
Creekside Digital uses next-generation microfilm digitization hardware and software from nextScan.
Their staff has been trained on this equipment by nextScan employees. These scanners incorporate fiber
optic lighting sources and proprietary microprocessors into their design, providing top-quality scans and
ensuring that digitized images represent the frames on the film as accurately as possible.

The NextStar software produced by nextScan takes an innovative approach to rollfilm digitization. Rather
than performing frame detection "on-the-fly" and outputting images as the film passes through the
scanner, the NextStar software captures the entire roll of film as a contiguous "ribbon." The microfilm
operator is then able to visually "audit" this ribbon to ensure that the frame detection software has
correctly defined image boundaries. This eliminates the chance of misfiring frame detection algorithms
cropping or skipping images due to changes in image density on the film - a common problem when
dealing with older materials on microfilm of often dubious quality. All ribbons are initially captured in
10-bit grayscale, regardless of the final output's color depth (e.g., 8-bit grayscale or black & white).

Once setup (lamp/gamma and focus) is complete, the operator actually scans ("captures") the roll,
creating a ribbon. Each ribbon represents the entire roll of film - leaders, targets, every single frame, and
all the black space between each frame. No images are actually output as the film passes through the
scanner - instead, the ribbons are stored as raw binary image data on servers until they are audited during
a QA session.

Scanning and Auditing
Once capture of a ribbon is complete, the NextStar software will perform initial frame detection upon the
ribbon and automatically identify the frame boundaries for each roll of film. A human operator visually
QA's 100% of the images created by Creekside Digital using this tool. For NDNP-specification projects,
the operator will ensure that images have sufficient overscan for the required downstream processing
(e.g., de-skewing, cropping, 2-up splitting).

Shipping and Processing
Once the vendor has created the digital files and loaded them to the portable hard drives provided by the
UF Libraries, the hard drives will be shipped to UF as runs are completed. The UF Libraries' Digital
Library Center (DLC) will then add all of the individual newspaper issues by publication title and date to
the UF Digital Collections' system (SobekCM). The images will then be separated into individual issue-
level packages images and will be processed by the DLC, as described below.

Metadata
Once objects are received by the DLC, Metadata Encoding and Transmission Standard (METS) metadata
will be created in the UF Digital Collections' system (SobekCM), and enhanced both automatically and
manually as objects move through the workflow. The UF Digital Collections' system (SobekCM) assigns
a unique Bibliographic Identifier (BibID) to each title-object processed, and that BibID is used to track
the item (see UF Metadata Information) and contains the issue-objects which are assigned a unique
Volume Identifier (VID). This title and issue level metadata allows for proper serial hierarchy, allowing
users to search and browse within a particular title and by date and issue. The METS files include
technical and structural data about each image, as well as descriptive and administrative information. Any
pre-existing metadata (e.g., from catalog records) will be imported into the UF Digital Collections'
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Quality Control & Derivative Creation
After the vendor digitized files are received, all aspects of image control and digital package creation will
be controlled by the University of Florida Digital Collections (UFDC) Toolkit, an integrated software
package that controls derivative image formation, quality control review at the package level, and
deployment to UFDC servers within the Florida Digital Newspaper Library. DLC staff will derive JPG,
JPG2000 and JPG thumbnail images. JPG2000 files with zoom features are used in the display of large-
format items like newspapers. A Quality Control tool displays thumbnails of each image in sequential
order for staff review. Errors will be noted and returned for re-imaging of items. At this point, an object's
METS file will contain basic structural and administrative metadata, as well as any pre-existing
descriptive metadata imported at the start of the process.

Digital Package & Text Processing
After quality control, the digital package moves to text conversion, mark-up, and METS file validation.
Staff will ensure that all package-level metadata conforms to the national METS, to local extension
schemas, to UFDC requirements, and for long-term digital preservation in the Florida Digital Archive
(FDA) (see "Digital Preservation" below). Staff will implement Optical Character Recognition (OCR)
processing to produce searchable text from digital images. The DLC currently uses Prime Recognition's
PrimeOCR software, which bundles six OCR engines from multiple vendors. PrimeOCR is governed by a
voting engine that typically yields 99% accuracy. It includes automatic image zoning, and can process
English, Spanish, and French.

All objects will go through OCR processing. Metadata can be created during imaging, and project staff
and partners will be able to create or revise metadata after the objects are available online (see Online
Metadata Editing below). With final package approval, staff will use the UFDC Toolkit to transfer the
package to the UFDC server for public access and metadata harvesting and send the package to the FDA
for preservation archiving.

Deployment
Project staff will create a project homepage, including all project documentation and resources, and a
biography outlining the full history of the newspaper. Discovery of The Jewish Floridian Newspaper
digital collection will occur in several ways: 1) A project homepage made available as part of UFDC; 2)
MARC records with linked 856 fields in online catalogs ofUF, WorldCat, etc.; 3) MARCXML record
feed available for download and ingest into any catalog by any institution; 4) Open Access Initiative
(OAI) compliant metadata harvested by digital repositories; and 5) complete electronic packages
contributed to other online collections.

Discoverability of the digital objects will be enhanced by a variety of search and browse options.
Researchers will be able to conduct keyword and subject searches of all of the newspapers for this project
and all of the newspapers in the Florida Digital Newspaper Library simultaneously from the main Florida
Digital Newspaper Library page. Alternatively, they will search each newspaper title individually or
combine two or more newspapers in their search scope. All of the newspapers for this project will be
searchable together through the Miami-Dade, Palm-Beach and Broward County Public Library system
websites, and through the Jewish Museum of Florida website, which will be linked from the "Partners"
page of the Florida Digital Newspaper Library (http://ufdc.ufl.edu/newspapers/partners). In addition, all
digital objects will be discoverable via the UFDC homepage, so researchers can search them in
combination with all the other digitized materials held by UF and its partner institutions. Because the
entirety of the UF Digital Collections is indexed and searchable through commercial search engines like
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Functionality of digital newspaper content
The Jewish Floridian newspapers will be fulltext searchable to the page level. That is, after entering a
search, the pages on which the search term appears will be displayed in a list, each newspaper page from
this list may be separately displayed. Searches may also be conducted by newspaper title, location or from
the citation information. Advanced searching allows even further refinement. The map browsing and
searching for the Florida Digital Newspaper Library allows users to view, browse, and search all
newspapers on a map. All of The Jewish Floridian newspapers will display in the correct geographic
position and context, alongside other Florida newspapers (http://ufdc.ufl.edu/newspapers/map)

Each newspaper page may be displayed as a page image (a static JPG image), a zoomable image
(JPEG2000), and a thumbnail overview showing all of the pages for ease of browsing (JPG images). The
page or pages may be printed or downloaded (functions not currently available in the Google News
Archive) using the easy "print" button at the top of every page. Each newspaper title and all issues can
easily be linked to via a permanent URL.

Copyright
As explained in Cornell's "Copyright Term and the Public Domain in the United States
1 January 2011" (http://copyright.comell.edu/resources/publicdomain.cfm):


Date of Conditions2 Copyright Term'
Publications

1923 through Published without a None. In the public domain due to failure to comply with
1977 copyright notice required formalities

The newspapers selected for this project have been reviewed by the Subject Specialist Librarian serving
as the PI and the selected titles do not bear a copyright notice or symbol for issues through 1977. Given
that these newspapers do not bear the copyright symbol and are in the public domain as full collective
works, they are to be processed in the same manner as all newspapers through the UF Libraries unless
they are found to have an excessive portion of content in the form of syndicated news. The Subject
Specialist Librarian will review all issues and if any issues are found to have excessive syndicated
content, then those select issues will be noted, reviewed, and queued for any additional processing as
necessary.

Issues published after 1977 will be digitally restricted to a single-user check-out system at any given time
to comply with the needs of copyright, preservation, and access. When items are in use, they will be
checked-out by a single user and other users will see a message to check back for the item later. The
check-out system automatically checks-in materials, and makes them available for another to check-out,
after 15 minutes with no activity. As the post-1977 issues were published by corporations or companies
that no longer exist, and permission is therefore unable to be obtained, the Libraries must limit
accessibility in this manner. These measures, imposing reasonable limitations on access, support a fair
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Project Publicity
The project will be promoted both internally to the University of Florida and externally through news
releases to media outlets. News of this important digital collection will be passed on to Florida
genealogical societies. The link to the database of The Jewish Floridian newspapers also will be provided
to the following organizations, agencies and institutions for placements on their websites:
1. The Jewish Museum of Florida (its website has 2,000 members and 2,000,000 hits per year).
2. The Miami-Dade, Palm-Beach and Broward County Public Library system websites.
3. Jewish synagogues around the state of Florida (317).
4. Jewish genealogical societies (6).
5. Members of the Council of American Jewish Museums (88).
6. Chapters of the American Association of Jewish Libraries (23).
7. Jewish educational agencies associated with Jewish Federations, including the various Bureaus of
Jewish Education.
8. Jewish educational leadership organizations, such as the Jewish Education Society of North
America (JESNA) and the Lipmann-Kanfer Institute.
9. Jewish educational publishers, such as Behrman House, NJ or Torah Aura, LA.
10. Jewish Studies Programs across the US.
11. Jewish teacher organizations, such as the National Education Association (Conservative), the
National Association of Temple Educators (Reform), and the new Center for Advancement of
Jewish Education (Trans-denominational).

A sample list of Jewish community organizations in Florida can be found in Appendix D.

Sustainability Plans

Sustained access to this digital archive will be enhanced by the electronic publication of the index to The
Jewish Floridian being produced by the Jewish Museum of Florida. This index will be published online
as part of The Jewish Floridian digital archive. The index will have subsections listed on the left of the
web page, and the full index/guide/source material on the right. The source text on the right will then be
linked to digital objects. This structure allows for full interaction with the digital objects in relation to the
rich contextual information provided by the index. It also allows for ease of cross-referencing with
multiple index terms and primary source documents. The online index will thus enhance the user
experience, facilitate ease of data retrieval and help ensure the longevity of this resource.

Digital Preservation Plan
The digital archive of The Jewish Floridian will be maintained in perpetuity. In practice consistent for all
UF digital projects, all digital archives (including redundant archives) are maintained. Currently the two
primary archives are maintained by the UF Libraries and the Florida Digital Archive. UF maintains an
internal ready-access archive of all files in UFDC. Files are saved to a tape archiving system and tapes are
retained in environmentally controlled storage. Information about tapes and their contents are logged in
the UF Digital Collections' system (SeobekCM), with MD5 checksum numbers and file format and
version information, in association with administrative and bibliographic metadata. The Databases queue
disks and files for inspection every three years and migration every ten years or upon format
obsolescence.

The Florida Digital Archive (FDA) is administered by UF and is a digital preservation partner with the
UF Libraries. The FDA was initially funded in part by a grant from the Institute for Museum and Library
Services, and is now supported through the State University Libraries of Florida. Physically, all digital
information is stored in off-line systems under FDA administration at UF's NorthEast Regional Data
Center on IBM Magstar 3590 extended length cartridges (i.e., magnetic tape). Cartridges are inspected
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stored with MD5 checksum for verification of data integrity. Metadata is maintained in METS-compliant
data structures. Bibliographic metadata, including cataloging, is also retained in FDA maintained and
archived bibliographic systems. The software programmed to support the FDA is modeled on the widely
accepted Open Archival Information System. It is a dark archive and no public access functions are
provided. It supports the preservation functions of format normalization, mass format migration and
migration on request. The process of forwarding original uncompressed TIFF images to the FDA is the
key component in UF's plan to store, maintain and protect this project's object data.

Building a Digital Jewish Newspapers Archive of the Future
The digital archive of The Jewish Floridian newspapers will serve as an example of a successful first
project to digitize a major Florida Jewish newspaper. This project will demonstrate what can be achieved
through partnership efforts, and will form the first important stage in a long-term plan to create a
comprehensive Florida Jewish Digital Newspapers Collection. A database of this nature, containing all of
the Florida Jewish newspapers, will provide the first open access to a major primary resource tool for
research into an important section of the American Jewish community.










Library/ Organization Name: University of Florida Libraries
Project Name: Florida Jewish Digital Newspaper Project

BUDGET (round all amounts)


SALARIES & BENEFITS
POSITION TITLE
Aso Univ Librarian(Jefferson)
Aso Univ Librarian(Arlen)
Ast Univ Librarian(Taylor)
Library Associate 3(Renner)
Library Associate 2(Clifton)
Information Specialist, Sr(Hood)
TOTAL SALARIES


L&IA


F.T.E.
0.120
0.030
0.010
0.010
0.080
0.005


CONTRACTUAL SERVICES
Microfilm Conversion


TOTAL CONTRACTUAL SERVICES


$ -


LOCAL/STATE MATCH


$ 10,315
$ 2,153
$ 706
$ 605
$ 3,988
$ 337
$ 18,104


$ 36,000


$ 36,000


$


UBRARY MATERIALS


TOTAL LIBRARY MATERIALS

SUPPLIES


TOTAL SUPPUES


TRAVEL


$ -




$ -

$ -


EQUIPMENT


TOTAL EQUIPMENT


$ -


OTHER (specify)
CNS/Storage for 128 reels $ 12,346


$

+ $ 18,104


$ 66,450


$




$

$




$


TOTAL OTHER


TOTAL


$ 12,346

$ 48,346





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Budget Narrative
October 1, 2011 - September 30, 2012

UF Libraries - Key Personnel

The following cost share totaling $18,104 will be contributed to the project:

Rebecca Jefferson, Head, Price Library of Judaica, University of Florida Libraries (12%
FTE totals $10,315 in salary and benefits) will serve as Principal Investigator for Florida
Jewish Digital Newspaper Project. Jefferson will be responsible for transferring the reels of
microfilm to and from the Preservation studio. After the digitization process is complete, she will
create a landing page for the website of The Jewish Floridian with a bibliographic record
describing its history. Jefferson will lead the production of publicity materials about the digital
archive in coordination with Barbara Hood, the creation of flyers and announcements and links
to the partner websites. She will be in charge of the outreach for the project and will make
presentations on the digital archive and produce an article to be published in an accredited
journal. She will be responsible for the partnership communication, the creation of teaching tools
with Shelley Arlen at the UF Libraries and with staff at the partner institutions. She will review
and edit the index created by the Jewish Museum of Florida, and prepare it for publishing online.
Jefferson also will produce regular reports for the funding body and the partner institutions.

Shelley Arlen, Associate University Librarian, (3% FTE totals $2,153 in salary and
benefits) will work with Rebecca Jefferson on the creation of an online video tutorial for using
this important primary resource, The Jewish Floridian. Arlen will participate in instruction
sessions for and the subsequent evaluation of the tutorial's effectiveness.

James Clifton, Main Imaging Queue Coordinator (8% FTE totals $3,988 including
benefits) will ingest the vended materials into the University of Florida Digital Collections and
archive the materials to the Florida Digital Archive at the Florida Center for Library Automation.

Barbara Hood, Senior Information Specialist (.5% totals $337) will promote the project to
the appropriate media outlets, both internal and external to the University of Florida.

Randall Renner, Project Manager for Operations & Digital Projects (1% FTE totals $605
including benefits) will supervise all digital production units, provide oversight for the
digitization of workflow between digitization units, track production schedules, and facilitate
communication and trouble-shooting between units.

Laurie Taylor, Interim Director of the UF Digital Library Center, (1% FTE totals $706
including benefits) provide oversight of the digital collection online presence and be
responsible, in conjunction with Digital Library Center staff, for the archiving of the TIFF
masters with the Florida Center for Library Automation.








University of Florida Libraries 2
The Florida Jewish Digital Newspaper Project

The following expenses relate to the LSTA funding request totaling $48,346 for UF Libraries:

Microfilm conversion will be completed by Creekside Digital/Lyrasis ($280/microfilm reel)
and Backstage Library Works (cold vault storage) will release the master microfilm reels from
storage and receive them when conversion is complete ($1.25/reel) for a total cost for 128
microfilm reels of $36,000.

Data storage will be provided by the University of Florida's Computer and Networking Services
to set up the collection for long-term and redundant storage for digital content of 128 digitized
microfilm reels, for a total cost of $12,346. UF's existing open access servers have the necessary
memory and storage to support and deliver all of the digital images and metadata created during
the project. As the project continues to grow beyond the grant period, DLC can easily scale if
needed because UF has commodity storage and hosting supported through the Open Systems
Group at UF which has a state of the art data center and bills for commodity-based storage
services on a monthly basis. The UF Open Systems Group costs are dramatically lower than any
commercial services and their services are offered to UF entities at costs. As their costs fall,
which is a gradual process for enterprise level storage, the annual costs to the UF Libraries will
similarly reduce. However, the annual costs will be nearly the same for the immediate future.
The storage costs included in this grant are based on the actual costs the UF Libraries will incur
for handling these files for the grant year.







Partnership Agreement
Library Services and Technology Act Grant


An agreement should be completed between the library and each partner. If another
agreement or contract is already in place, it can be substituted for this form as long as the
conditions listed below are included.

Library/Organization Name: University of Florida Libraries
Partnering Agency Name: Dig- ew- 4 r e-oj oc P IoPfr- cja.-
Partner Mailing Address: 3ow C L.J.i4 g Ao o. be. i a QecJL, PC BL , 3 <9
Project Name: Florida Jewish Digital Newspaper Project


We, the undersigned agree to provide the following programs, services, or activities:
1. Broadly promote the availability of The Jewish Floridian digital newspaper collection to JMOF constituents
2. Provide link to JMOF website and request the same from other affiliated organizations
3. Utilize the digital collection for exhibition development and other educational resources
4. Provide index for increased online access
We further agree to each of the following:
STo implement the project as presented in the project application and any project revisions.
U. Prt If the partner organization is a faith-based community organization, that the support received through
the project will not be used for religious or sectarian purposes.
lQIrIThat funds or services received will be used in accordance with the application and any applicable laws
and regulations.
Vf Services will be provided at no charge and will be available to the target population.


i nature of Authorized Library Official Signature of Auth' ed g er Officia
SJudith C. Russell H Q1- 0- L tc '. Zu 42--
Name of Authorized Library Official Name of Authorized Partner Official
(print or type) (print or type)
Dean of University Libraries -F0 & aV_ .. 4'Lee. ,
Title of Authorized Library Official Title of Authorized Partner Official C
March 10, 2011 . 9 / f/


Date


Date


LSTA Application
Chapter 1 B-2.011(2Xd), Florida Administrative Code, DLIS/LSTA01, ffective-I 1/20/2001


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Partnership Agreement
Library Services and Technology Act Grant


An agreement should be completed between the library and each partner. If another
agreement or contract is already in place, it can be substituted for this form as long as the
conditions listed below are included.

Library/Organization Name: University of Florida Libraries
Partnering Agency Name: Broward County Library
Partner Mailing Address: 100 S. Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Project Name: The Florida Jewish Digital Newspaper Project

We, the undersigned agree to provide the following programs, services, or activities:

* Add a link to the The Florida Jewish Digital Newspaper Project to the Broward County Library website

* Promote and demonstrate the service/collection through genealogy programs

We further agree to each of the following:
X To implement the project as presented in the project application and any project revisions.
X That funds or services received will be used in accordance with the application and any applicable
laws and regulations.
X Services will be provided at no charge and will be available to the target population.


Signature of Authorized Library Official Signature of Authorized Partner Official

Robert E. Cannon Judith C. Russell
Name of Authorized Library Official Name of Authorized Partner Official
(print or type) (print or type)

Director, Broward County Libraries Division Dean of University Libraries
Title of Authorized Library Official Title of Authorized Partner Official
3/3/201 03/04/2011
Date


LSTA Application
Chapter 1B-2.011(2Xd), Florida Administrative Code, DLISILSTA01, Effective-11/2012001








Partnership Agreement

Library Services and Technology Act Grant


An agreement should be completed between the library and each partner. If another
agreement or contract is already in place, it can be substituted for this form as long as the
conditions listed below are included.

Library/Organization Name: University of Florida Libraries
Partnering Agency Name: Miami-Dade Public Library System
Partner Mailing Address: 101 West Flagler Street, Miami, 33130
Project Name: The Florida Jewish Digital Newspaper Project

We, the undersigned agree to provide the following programs, services, or activities:


* Linking the digital collection and other available resources to our website
* Promoting availability and access to the collection
* Provide training to users of the digital collection

* Co-sponsoring workshops by Price Library of Judaica, for local users

We further agree to each of the following:
17/ To implement the project as presented in the project application and any project revisions.
B/ That funds or services received will be used in accordance with the application and any applicable laws
and regulations.
W Services will be provided at no charge and will be avail e to the targt population.


Sinture of Authorized Library Official i atur o Authorized P er Official

University of Florida Libraries Raymond Santiago
Name of Authorized Library Official Name of Authorized Partner Official
(print or type) (print or type)

Dean of University Libraries Director
Title of Authorized Library Official Title of Authorized Partner Official
March 2, 2011 2/25/11
Date Date


LSTA Application
Chapter 1 B-2.011(2)(d), Florida Administrative Code, DLIS/LSTA01, Effective-11/20/2001





Partnership Agreement
Library Services and Technology Act Grant


An agreement should be completed between the library and each partner. If another
agreement or contract is already in place, it can be substituted for this form as long as the
conditions listed below are included.

Library/Organization Name: University of Florida Libraries
Partnering Agency Name: Palm Beach County Public Library System
Partner Mailing Address: 3650 Summit Boulevard, West Palm Beach, 33406-4198
Project Name: The Florida Jewish Digital Newspaper Project

We, the undersigned agree to provide the following programs, services, or activities:

Establish a link to the collection in the Government Research Service section as a separate menu option within
The Library System's Genealogy Research webpage

Promote and demonstrate this service/coflection through "Genealogy Research: the Next Generation" programs

We Afrther agree to each of the following:
O' To implement the project as presented in the project application and any project revisions.
f That funds or services received will be used in accordance with the application and any applicable laws
and regulations.
)Y Services will be provided at no charge and will be v aableto the target population.


ture of Authorized Library Official o Authorized Partner Official

Judith C. Russell John J. allahan Ill
Name of Authorized Library Official Name of Authorized Partner Official
(print or type) (print ortype)
Dean of University Libraries Library Director
Title of Authorized Library Official Title of Authorized Partner Official
February 24, 2011 February23,2011
Date Date


LSTA Application
Chapter 1B-2.011(2)(d). Florida Administrative Code, DLIS/LSTA01, Effective-11/20/2001








Florida Department of State, Division of Library and Information Services


CERTIFICATION OF CREDENTIALS

(Complete this form only if your library entity does not receive State Aid to Ubraries or Multitype Library
Cooperative rant funding.)





The University of Florida
(name of library governing body)

governing body for the George A. Smathers Libraries
(name of library/organization)

hereby certifies that the incumbent library administrative head,

Judith C. Russell
(name of incumbent)

has completed a library school program accredited by the American Library Association and is
thereby eligible to apply for and administer a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA)
grant.




Signature


A uonl '0eowtve Date


T name and title of authorized representative below:

Joseph Glover
Name



Provost
Title
There has been no change in the leadership of the UF Libraries.









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No OJEWISH MUSEUM

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March 9, 2011

Dr. Rebecca J. W. Jefferson
Head of the Isser and Rae Price Library of Judaica
Department of Special & Area Studies Collections
George A. Smathers Libraries
PO Box 117010
Gainesville, FL 32612-7010

Dear Dr. Jefferson,

The Jewish Museum of Florida (JMOF) enthusiastically supports the request for
funding to digitize The Jewish Floridian, a newspaper that was published 1928-
1990. In 1998, JMOF received a grant from the U.S. Newspaper Program and the
Florida Newspaper Project (USNP/FL), which allowed it to put its original issues
of The Jewish Floridian on microfilm. Since that time, JMOF has worked
continuously on various aspects of digitization.

The primary challenge in making The Jewish Floridian useful for research has been
the lack of indexing and digitizing to facilitate the search capability. One of the
JMOF volunteers has been at the forefront of indexing the content. Initially, she
digitized the 10,000 photos JMOF received with the issues of the newspaper,
labeled them, and entered them into the JMOF collections database. Now, she is in
the process of reading each issue and indexing the subject matter into our database.

The digitized Jewish Floridian will be an invaluable resource for exhibit research
and planning, scholarly papers, families doing genealogical research, film
producers, tour guides, authors and more.

The Jewish Museum of Florida, opened in 1995, is a non-profit 501(c)(3)
organization that is dedicated to collecting, preserving and interpreting the Jewish
history in Florida since 1763, when Jews were first allowed to settle here. The
Museum is housed in two historic buildings that were formerly synagogues, which
we renovated. A skylighted bistro connecting the two buildings and a Museum
Store enrich the experience of exhibits and films.

The Museum's mission is to examine how Jews form part of a dynamic mosaic of
ethnic groups, all seeking to balance the traditions of their heritage with the values
and customs of a larger society. The Museum is an institution committed to
education and to raising public awareness in our diverse cultural community.


301 Washington Avenue * Miami Beach, FL * 33139-6965
305-672-5044 * fax 305-672-5933 * www.jewishmuseum.com


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Linda Brown Zilber, Bay Harboi Islands
President
Elliot N. Stone, Miami
President Elect
Kenneth M. Bloom, Pinecrest
Paul Drucker, Boca Raton
Murray H. Dubbin, Miami
Leslie Jay Gross, Kendall
Norman Levine, Miami
Alan J. Levy, Fort Lauderdale
MariLyn Potash, Miami
Louis Schneider, Miami
Vice Presidents
Michael D. Orovitz, Bay Harbor Islands
Treasurer
Leonard A. Wien, Miami Beach
Immediate Past President
DIRECTORS
David Adler, Miami Beach
Ellie Aibel, Coral Gables
Isabel Bernfeld Anderson, Miami Beach
Elaine Bloom, Miami Beach
Helene S. Dubbin, Miami
Myra Farr, Bay Harbor Islands
Melvyn Frumkes, Miami
Frances Gaynor, Pinecrest
Judy Gilbert-Gould, Miami
Ira D. Oiller, Miami Beach
Barton Goldberg, Miami Beach
Jennifer Harris Kay, Golden Beach
Gwen Margolls, Miami
Isabel May, Bal Harbour
Gerald K. Schwartz, Miami Beach
PAST PRESIDENTS
W. James Orovitz, Miami
(MOSAIC Founding President)
Maynard Abrams (deceased)
Helene Herskowitz, Delray Beach
Sandra Angel Malamud, Sarasota
Norman M. Oillier, (deceased)
(Museum founding President)
Norman Levine, Miami
Helene S. Dubbin, Miami
Ira D. Giller, Miami Beach
Leonard A. Wien, Miami Beach
FOUNDING EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
& CHIEF CURATOR
Marcia Jo Zerivitz


ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR
& ASSOCIATE CURATOR
Jo Ann Arnowltz






(JMOF Letter of Support, page 2)


We serve as a role model for every ethnic group to preserve the heritage, history, culture, life and art of
its people to insure continuity.

The 56 exhibits and 600 (to date) programs of the Museum are aimed at deepening the
understanding between cultural groups, fostering tolerance and diminishing bigotry. Visitors have
the opportunity to learn about Jewish contributions to the development of the State through visual
and interactive displays, permanent and changing exhibitions, film documentaries and year-round
public programming. The AAM Accredited Museum, opened in 1995, reaches students and adults
and tourists from all over the state, nation and world. In one week, our visitor log reflects visitors
from 30 different countries.

JMOF perceives that the Digitized version of The Jewish Floridian can serve JMOF and its constituents
and the larger Jewish community in the following ways:

1. As a data source for JMOF to search in the mounting of exhibits based on its collection.
2. As a data source for other museums interested in doing research on the Jewish experience in
Florida.
3. As a data source for educators or students, who are looking for information about Jewish life in
Florida for course materials, classroom projects, or web quests.
4. As a data source for historians, who are doing research on Jewish life in Florida.
5. As a data source for Floridians or others, who are curious about various aspects of their family
genealogy or family background.
6. As a data source for any professional who is looking at the types of information that can be
found in newspapers, including feature stories on specific topics, advertisements for products and
services, classified advertisements, obituaries, society pages or general historical, political, or
cultural information.
7. As a data source for anyone in publishing, who is interested in including this content in
publications.
8. In addition, JMOF agrees to serve as a trainer for the Digital Project for its constituents and
colleagues.

JMOF is confident that it can successfully promote the Project to its constituents and colleagues
through its current marketing program using the JMOF website, JMOF 7iles Newsletter, Email
blasts to its database and press releases to the relevant local, state, and national organizations that
would publish news of this project. In addition, it will work with the LSTA to support social media
marketing and the creation of a Facebook page.

Sincerely,


Marcia Jo Ze
Founding Ex utive Dire ctor & Thief Curator










February 24, 2011


Plm Beach County
Libtary System
3650 Summit Boulevard
West Palm Beach, FL 33406-4198
(561) 233-2600
FAX: (561) 233-2622
ibll Free: (888) 780-4962
www.pbclbrary.org


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Pdm Beach County
Board of County
Comnunmlonrs
Karen T. Marcus, Chair
Shelley Vana. Vice Chair
Paulette Burdick
Steven L Abrams
Burt Aaronson
Jess R. Santamaria
Priscilla A. Taylor



County Admlnidtaator
Robert WeAiman


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Official Electronic Letterhead


Dr. Rebecca Jefferson, Director
Price Library of Judaica,
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611

RE: 'The Jewish Floridian' Digitization Project

Dear Dr. Jefferson,

The Palm Beach County Library System supports the goal of the Price
Library of Judaica and the University of Florida (UF) to obtain LSTA
funding for the digitizing of "The Jewish Floridian" newspaper collection
as part of the UF Libraries' mission of digitizing and preserving all
newspapers in the State of Florida.

Our Library System serves a diverse community which includes a Jewish
population of more than 250,000 residents. According to a recent study by
the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County, more than one-fifth of Palm
Beach County residents are Jewish, putting the county behind only New
York, Los Angeles and Chicago as the fourth largest Jewish community in
the nation.

Allowing public access to "The Jewish Floridian" through the digitization
project will provide an important historical resource for both our Jewish
community and all persons interested in the history of our state. Through
the use of public access computers in all our 15 branch locations, and future
interconnecting web site links with the digital version of "The Jewish
Floridian," our trained staff of librarians is prepared to provide this
valuable information resource to the public.

We look forward to a continuing partnership with the Price Library of
Judaica and the University of Florida in "The Jewish Floridian" digitization
project.


Sincerely,



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library Director


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March 3, 2011


Dr. Rebecca Jefferson, Director
Price Library of Judaica
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611

RE: "The Jewish Floridian" Digitization Project


Dear Dr. Jefferson:

The Broward County Libraries Division supports the Price Library of Judaica and the
University of Florida (UF) in their efforts to obtain LSTA funding to digitize "The Jewish
Floridian" newspaper collection as part of the UF Libraries' mission of digitizing and
preserving all newspapers in the State of Florida.

Allowing public access to the "The Jewish Floridian" through the digitization project will
provide an important historical resource for those interested in the history of our state.
Through a link on the Broward County Library website to the digital version of "The
Jewish Floridian" and public programs, Broward County librarians will provide
information on this valuable resource to our community.

We look forward to our partnership with the Price Library of Judaica and the University
of Florida on "The Jewish Floridian" digitization project.

Sincerely,


Robert E. Cannon, Director
Broward County Libraries Division

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101 West Flagler Street
MIAMIDADE Miami, Florida 33130-1523
mI 305-375-BOOK
www.mdpls.org
Carlos Alvarez, Mayor
miamidade.gov

February 25, 2011

Dr. Rebecca Jefferson, Director
Price Library of Judaica
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611

RE: The Jewish Floridian Digitization Project

Dear Dr. Jefferson:

The Miami-Dade Public Library System is pleased to lend its support to the University of
Florida's LSTA proposal for digitizing the pre-1977 The Jewish Floridian newspapers.

As a partner in this project, we agree to:
* Link the collection to our website.
* Promote its availability and access.
* Host for local users.

We consider this collection to be an extremely valuable resource not only to those researching
Florida history in general but especially for those people looking for specific insights into the
legacies and milestones set by the South Florida Jewish community during the critical years
between 1928-1977 when they made major contributions to the area's growth. The Jewish
Floridian will have important information about Jews who participated in the hotel, banking and
construction industries and who also helped start Miami-Dade College and Florida International
University.

As the ninth largest public library system in the country, Miami-Dade Public Library System
prides itself in serving more than eight million visitors each year. Our patrons have access to
more than 2000 public computers and a wide range of digital resources. We offer over 150
databases.

We look forward to being able to make this unique information available to the public as a
partner of the The Jewish Floridian digitization project.




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Appendix A: Bibliography


Christian Church Adherents and Jewish Population, States Table 77. 2008 US Census Bureau Statistical
Abstracts. http://www.census.gov/compendia/statab/cats/population.html.

Green, Henry A. and Marcia Zerewitz. MOSAIC: Jewish Life in Florida: A Documentary Exhibit from
1763 to the Present. Coral Gables: FL MOSAIC, Inc., 1991.

Hemowicz, Rachel B and Marcia Zerewitz. Florida Jewish Heritage Trail. Florida Department of State,
Division of Historical Resources, 2000.

Inventory to the Harry Simonhoff Papers; Manuscript collection no. 27, American Jewish Archives
(http://americaniewisharchives.org/aja/FindingAids/simonhoff.html).

The Jewish Floridian, ed. Fred Shochet.

Josef Fraenkel, Yoel Cohen, Richard Menkis, et al., "Press", Encyclopaedia Judaica. Ed. Michael
Berenbaum and Fred Skolnik. Vol. 16. 2d ed. Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA, 2007.

Kent, Robert B and Maura E Huntz. "Spanish- Language Newspapers in the United States," in American
Geographical Society. http://www.jstor.org/stable/215508.

Sarna, Jonathon. "History of the Jewish Press in North America," in MetroWest Jewish News. East
Orange, January 24, 1997, p. 60. Accessed from Proquest Historical Newspapers.







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Appendix B: The Jewish Floridian, 1949


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essentially checks out the material to an online user, making it unavailable for a period of time before it is returned to the
"stacks' for the next user.
Checking material back in is somewhat difficult in an online presence, since the user could view an image or page in their
browser and then navigate away or spend some time comparing the image with other images This is due to the fact that
your computer does not notify the web sewer when you are done viewing a web page
Due to the issue discussed above, items are considered checked out for a penod of time since last use. When the item is
first accessed by a user, it is checked out to that user (via IP address). Each time the user interacts with the item, this
fifteen minute clock is restarted. An item is retumed to the digital stacks when fifteen minutes have expired since the last
request by the user who checked out the matenal


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to ensure anyone expecting the material to be accessible via multiple machines in the futiure wril be adequately forewarmed
(view example)
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Appendix D: Jewish Organizations in Florida


Synagogues


Miami-Dade Comty
AVENTURA
AVENTURA TURNBERRY JEWISH
CENTER - BETH JACOB
20400 NE 30 Avenue Aventura, FL 331801
305-935-0666 Fax: 305 931-2233 Rabbi
Jonathan Berikun, Cantor David Muchnick.
BEIT DAVID HIGHLAND LAKES SHUL
2601 NE 205 Street Aventura, FL 331801
305-935-4140 Fax: 305-935-4155 Rabbi
Moshe Rothchild
CONGREGATION AHAVAS
YISROEL CHABAD LUBA VITCH
21001 Biscayne Blvd. Avertura, FL 331801
305-933-0770 Fax: 305-933-0165 Rabbi
Casriel Brusowankin
THE SAFRA SYNAGOGUE
19275 Mystic Point Drive Aventura, FL
YOUNG ISRAEL OF AVENTURA
Upstairs at the Waterways
3575 NE 207th B-16 Aventura, FL 33280
305-931-5188 Fax: 305-457-0252
COCONUT GROVE
CHABAD OF THE GROVE
3713 Main Hwy. Coconut Grove, FL 33133 |
305-445-5444 Fax: 305 445-5264
Rabbi Yakov Fellig
CORAL GABLES
TEMPLE JUDEA
5500 Granada Blvd. Coral Gables, FL 331461
305-667-5657 Fax: 305-665-5834 Rabbi:
Edwin C. Goldberg Rabbi: Judith Siegal
Contorial soloist: Jodi Rozental
GOLDEN BEACH
CHABAD OF GOLDEN BEACH
19201 Collins Ave. Ramnada Plaza Sunny Isles
Beach, FL 331601 (786) 326-4770 Rabbi
Chay Amar
HOMESTEAD
TEMPLE HATIKVAH/HOMESTEAD
JEWISH CENTER
183 N.E. 8th St. Homestead, FL 33030
305-248-5724 Rabbi: Dr. Jack L. Sparks
Cantorial Soloist: Eilat Schmalbach
KENDALL
CHABAD CENTER OF KENDALL
(College Park Shopping Center)
8700 South West 112 Street Kendall, FL
33176 I (305) 234-5654 Fax: (305) 270-2136
Rabbi Yossi Harlig
YOUNG ISRAEL OF KENDALL (0)
7880 S.W. I 12 Street Kendall, FL 33156
1305-232-6833 Fax: 305-232-6418
Rabbi Hershel Becker
MIAMI
ANSHE EMES CONGREGATION
2533 S.W. 19th Ave. Miami, FL 331331
305-854-7623 Fax: 305-670-5023
President: Milton M. Samle Cantor Sidney
Samole
BET SHIRA CONGREGATION
7500 SW 120 Street Miami, FL 331561
305-238-2601 Fax: 305-238-5706
Rabbi Brian Schuldenfrei. Cantor Mark H.
Kula Rabbi Emeritus: David H. Auerbach
BETH DAVID CONGREGATION
2625 SW 3rd Ave. Miami, FL 33129
305-854-3911 Fax: 305-285-5841
Rabbi Hector Epelbaum


CONGREGATION BET BREIRA
9400 S.W. 87th Ave. Miami, FL 33176
305-595-1500 Fax: 305-279-4147
TEMPLE BETH OR
RECONSTRUCTIONISTT)
11715 SW 87 Avenue Miami, FL 33176
305-235-1419 Fax: 305-251-8262
TEMPLE BETH TOV-AHAVA SHALOM
6438 S.W. 8th St. Miami, FL 33144
305-261-9821
Rabbi Nathan Bryn Spiritual Leader Michael
Klein
TEMPLE ISRAEL OF GREATER MIAMI
137 NE. 19th St. Miami, FL 33132
305-573-5900 Fax: 305-573-5904
Rabbi Mitchell Chefitz Cantor Karina
Zilbennan
TEMPLE SAMU-EL OR OLOM
10680 SW. 113 Place Miami, FL 33176
305-271-5756 Fax: 305-383-0706
Rabbi Nathan Rose
THE SHUL DOWNTOWN
145 E. Flagler St. 3rd Floor Miami, FL 33131
305-371-2467 Fax: 305-374-8423
Rabbi Faivish Dalfin
MIAMI BEACH
ADAS DEJ
225 37th St. Miami Beach, FL 33140
305-673-9428
Rabbi Judah Paneth
ALL PEOPLES SYNAGOGUE
7455 Collins Avenue - suite 201 Miami
Beach, FL 331411 (305) 861-5554 (877) 427-
2224 Fax: (305) 868-3883
Rabbi Frank
BETH HAMEDRASH LEVI YITZCHOK
LUBAVITCH
1140 Alton Road Miami Beach, FL 33139
305-673-5664 Fax: 305-532-9820
Rabbi Abraham Korf
BETH HAMIDRASH MAGEN
AVRAHAM
745 NE 179 Terrace North Miami Beach, FL
331621305-651-8163 786-333-7080
Rabbi Abraham Rabab Bitton
BETH ISRAEL CONGREGATION
770 West 40th St Miami Beach, FL 33140
305-538-1251 Fax: 305-532-0161
Rabbi Neal Turk
BETH YOSEPH CHAIM
CONGREGATION
843 Meridian Ave. Miami Beach, FL 33139
305-531-2150 President: Yoseph Shapiro
BETH-EL CONGREGATION GREATER
MIAMI HEBREWACADEMY
2400 Pine Tree Drive Miami Beach, FL 33140
305-532-6421 Fax: 305-672-6191
Rabbi Shimon Azulay
CONGREGATION BETH JACOB
311 Washington Ave. Miami Beach, FL 33139
305-672-6150
President: Haroid Edelstein
CONGREGATION BETH TEFILAH
935 Euclid Ave. Miami Beach, FL 33139
305-538-1521
Rabbi Sholom Blank, Rabbi Lazer Rivkin.
CONGREGATION LUBAVITCH Aka
Russian Education & Aid Program
1423 Lenox Ave. Miami Beach, FL 33139
305-673-5493 Fax: 305-531-7885
Rabbi: Sholom Blank


CONGREGATION OHEV SHALOM
7055 Bonita Drive Miami Beach, FL 33141
305-865-9851 Fax: 305-866-3788
Rabbi Pinchas Weberman.
CONGREGATION. OHR CHAIM
317 W. 47th St. Miami Beach, FL 33140
305-674-1326 Fax: 305-672-7670
Rabbi Akiva Stolper
SHARE EZRA SEPHARADIC
CONGREGATION
945 Arthur Godfrey Rd.. Miami Beach, FL
33140 (305) 674-6690 Fax: (305) 674-6691
Rabbi YosefGalimidi
TALMUDIC UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
1910 Alton Rd. Miami Beach, FL 33139
305-534-7050 Fax: 305-534-8444
Rabbi Yochanan Zweig
TEMPLE B'NAI ZION -
200 178th St. Miami Beach, FL 33160
305-932-2159.
Rabbi Michael Alony Cantor David Lebovic.
TEMPLE BENARRROCH SEPHARDIC
CONGREGATION
18101 Collin Ave. Miami Beach, FL 33160
305-931-4161 Rabbi Marc Benarroch
TEMPLE BETH SHMUEL CUBAN
HEBREWCONGREGATION
1700 Michigan Ave. Miami Beach, FL 33139
305-534-7213 Fax: 305-534-5143.
Rabbi Shimon Dudai Cantor Moshe Buryn.
TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM
4144 Chase Ave. Miami Beach, FL 33140
305-538-7231 Fax: 305-531-5428
Rabbi Gary Glickstein Rabbi Robert Davis
TEMPLE EMANU-EL OF GREATER
MIAMI
1701 Washington Avenue Miami Beach, FL
33139| 305-538-2503 Fax: 305-535-3134
Rabbi Leonid Feldman Cantor.Yehuda
Shifmnan
TEMPLE MENORAH
620 75th St Miami Beach, FL 33141
305-866-0221 Fax: 305-866-0710
Rabbi Eliot Pearlson
TORAT MOSHE- SEPHARDIC
CONGREGATION OF FLORIDA
1200 Normandy Dr. Miami Beach, FL 33141
305-861-6308 Fax: 305-868-6124
Rabbi Abraham Benzaquen
YESHIVAH GEDOLAH OF GREATER
MIAMI
1200 Alton Road. Miami Beach, FL 33139
305-673-5664 Rabbi Shapiro, Rosh Yeshiva
Fax: Rabbi Abrams Mashpia
YOUNG ISRAEL OF MIAMI BEACH
4221 Pine Tree Drive Miami Beach, FL 33140
305-538-4714
Rabbi Donald Bixon
MIAMI LAKES
CONGREGATION TIFERETH JACOB
5901 NW 151 St #100 Miami Lakes, FL
330141 305-557-2651 Rabbi Marvin Rose
NARANJA LAKES
B'NAI ISRAEL AND GREATER MIAMI
YOUTH SYNAGOGUE
16260 SW 288th St Naranja Lakes, FL 33033
305-264-6488 Rabbi Ralph Glixman
NORTH BAY VILLAGE
KOLEL HARAMBAM CONGREGATION
7800 Hispanola Ave. North Bay Villa, FL






331411305-867-0110 Rabbi Amram
Anselem
TEMPLE BETH EL OF NORTH BAY
VILLAGE- -
1700 Michigan Ave. North Bay Villa, FL
33139
305-861-4005
Acting Rabbi and Cantor Danny Tadmore.
NORTH MIAMI
BETH MOSHE CONGREGATION
2225 N.E. 121st St. North Miami, FL 33181
305-891-5508
Rabbi Jory Lang, Cantor Stephen Texon
NORTH MIAMI BEACH
BEIT YONAH
1200 Miami Gardens Dr. North Miami Beach,
FL 33179
305-947-7388
President Michael Danziger
BETH TORAH ADATH YESHURUN
CONGREGATION Benny Rok Campus
20350 NE 26th Ave. North Miami Beach, FL
331801305-932-2829 Fax: 305-933-6955
Rabbi Edwin Farber Cantor. Mitchell J.
Martin
CALIFORNIA CLUB SHUL CHARAD
California Club Mall
850 Ives Dairy Rd. # 14 North Miami Beach,
FL 33179) 305-770-4045 Fax: 305-770-1348
Rabbi Dovid Bryn
CONGREGATION AGUDATH ACHIM
19255 N.E 3rd Ave. North Miami Beach, FL
33179 305- 651-1885.
CONGREGATION SHAARAY
TEFILLAH OF NORTH MIAMI BEACH
971 N.E. 172nd St. North Miami Beach, FL
33162 |305-651-1562 Fax: 305-654-1406
Rabbi Ephraim E. Shapiro
CONGREGATION TORAH V'EMUNAH
1000 N.E. 175th Street North Miami Beach,
FL 33162
(305) 653-6996
Rabbi Y. Bensinger
HIGHLAND LAKES SHUL Nacron Chapel
20350 NE 26th Ave. North Miami Beach, FL
33180 305-932-4200 x128.
Rabbi Naftali Citron
PO. Box 630584, North Miami Beach, 33163.
MAGEN DAVID SEPHARDIC JEWISH
CENTER
17100 N.E. 6thAve. North Miami Beach, FL
33162 1(786) 553-5396 Fax: (786) 279-1450
Rabbi Joseph Benarroch
OR YAACOV SEPHARDIC
SYNAGOGUE
3479 NE 163rd Street North Miami Beach, FL
331601(305) 940-8755
Rabbi Asher Suissa
SKY LAKE SYNAGOGUE
1850 N.E. 183rd St North Miami Beach, FL
33179 786-277-7166
Rabbi Rafi Rosenberg
TEMPLE BENARROCH
17720 N. Bay Rd. PHA North Miami Beach,
FL 33160
305-931-4161 Fax: 305-933-8181
Rabbi Marc Benarroch Cantor Elie Touizer
TEMPLE SINAI OF NORTH DADE
18801 N.E. 22nd Ave. North Miami Beach,
FL 33180 | Fax: 305-933-2443
Rabbi Alan Litwack.. Cantor Adelle Nicholson
YOUNG ISRAEL OF GREATER MIAMI
990 N.E. 171St. North Miami Beach, FL
331621305-651-3591 Fax: 305-651-3601
Rabbi David Lehrflcid
SOUTH MIAMI
HAVURAH OF SOUTH FLORIDA
(JEWISH FELLOWSHIP)
7800 Red Rd. Suite 231 South Miami, FL


331431305-666-7349 Fax: 305-666-7349
Rabbi Mitchell Chefitz
TEMPLE BETH AM
5950 North Kendall Drive Pinecrest, FL
33156 1305-667-6667 Fax: 305-662-8619
Rabbi Terry Bookman Rabbi James Simon
Cantor Rachelle Nelson, Cantor Lisa Segal
TEMPLE BETH OR (RE)
11715 S.W. 87th Ave. Miami, FL 33176
(305) 235-1419 (305) 251-8262
Rabbi Rebecca Lillian
SUNNY ISLES
CHABAD LUBAVITCH OF SUNNY
ISLES BEACH Sunny Isles, FL 33160
305-792-4770
Chabad Rabbi: Yisrael Baron
Rabbi's personal e-mail: sunnychabad@att.net
TEMPLE B'NAI ZION
200 178th St. Sunny Isles Bea, FL 33160
305-932-2159 Fax: 305-933-1849
Rabbi Dr. Harvey Markowitz : Cantor. David
Lebovic
YOUNG ISRAEL OF SUNNY ISLES
17395 North Bay Road Sunny Isles, FL 33160
305-935-9095 Fax: 305-935-9084
Rabbi Ben Zion Levin
SURFSIDE
MAGEN DAVID CONGREGATION OF
SURFSIDE Sephardic (Aram Soba-Syrian)
Orthodox community
9348 Harding Ave Surfside, FL 33154
305-502-9335 Fax: 305-891-6610
Rabbi Gavriel Koskas
THE SHUL OF BAL HARBOR
9540 Collins Ave. Surbide, FL 33154
305- 868-1411 Fax: 305-861-2426
Rabbi Shalom D. Lipskar
YOUNG ISRAEL OF SAL HARBOUR
9592 Harding Ave 2nd Floor Surbide, FL
33154 1305.866.0203 Fax: 305.868.1155
Rabbi Moshe Gruenstein
Pinellas, Citrus, Herrmando and Pasco
BEVERLY HILLS
CONGREGATION BETH SHOLOM
Beverly Hills Jewish Center
102 Civic Circle P.O. Box 640024 Beverly
Hills, FL 34464) 352-746-5303
Cantor Mordecai Kamlot
CLEARWATER
CLEARWATER JEWISH ENRICHMENT
CENTER
1767 Magnolia Drive Clearwater, FL 33756
727-474-3663 Rabbi Shnmel Reich, Director
CONGREGATION ALIYAH
2440 State Rd 580 Clearwater, FL 33761
(727) 791-8719 Rabbi Mordecai Levy
CONGREGATION BETH SHALOM
CLEARWATER
1325 South Belcher Road Clearwater, FL
337641(727) 531-1418
Rabbi David Weiznma
TEMPLE B'NAI ISRAEL
1685 South Belcher Road Clearwater, FL
337641727-531-5829
Rabbi Daniel Treiser
GULFPORT
CONGREGATION BETH SHOLOM
GULFPORT
1844-54th Street South Gulfport, FL 33707
727-321-3380 Cantor David Wicertowski
PALM HARBOR
CONGREGATION BETH TIKVAH (I)
P.O. Box 81 Palm Harbor, FL 34688
(727) 938-4115 Spiritual Leader Zell Savitz
write to P.O. Box 81 Tarpon Springs, 34688
TEMPLE AHAVAT SHALOM
1575 Curlew Road Palm Harbor, FL 34683
(727) 785-8811 Rabbi Gary Klein


YOUNG ISRAEL/CHABAD OF
PINELLAS COUNTY
3696 Fisher Road Palm Harbor, FL 34683
(727) 789-0408 Rabbi Shalom Adler
PORT RICHEY
TEMPLE BETH TEFFILLAH Jewish
Community Center of West Pasco
9841 Scenic Drive Port Richey, FL 34668
(727) 847-3814 (727) 848-7985
Spiritual Leader. Alan Goldberg
SPRING HILL
TEMPLE BETH DAVID
13158 Antelope Street Spring Hill, FL 34609
352-686-7034
Rabbi David Levin
ST. PETERSBURG
CHABAD JEWISH CENTER
4010 Park Street N St Petersburg, FL 33709
727-344-4900 Fax: 206-984-3854
Rabbi Alter Korf
CONGREGATION B'NAI ISRAEL
300 58 Street N. St. Petersburg, FL 33710
727-381-4900
Rabbi Jacob Luski
TEMPLE BETH-EL
400 South Pasadena Avenue St. Petersburg,
FL 33707 |(727) 347-6136
Rabbi Michael Torop
TARPON SPRINGS
CONGREGATION B'NAI EMMUNAH
3374 Keystone Road Tarpon Springs. FL
346881727-938-9000 Rabbi Cyrus Arfa
TRINITY
CHABAD JEWISH CENTER OF WEST
PACO
9945 Trinity Blvd. Suite 5 Trinity, FL 34655
727-376-3366 Rabbi Yossi Eber
Palm Beach County
BOCA RATON
B'NAI TORAH CONGREGATION
6261 SW 18th Street Boca Raton, FL 33433
561-392-8566 Fax: 561-362-0990
Rabbi David Steinhardt Assoc. Rabbis: David
Englander, Amy Rader
Cantor Udi Spielman; Cantor Sheini: Michael
Gloznan
BETH AMI CONGREGATION
1401 N.W. 4th Avenue Boca Raton, FL 33432
(561) 347-0031 Fax: 561-393-5326
Rabbi Gerald B. Weiss Cantor Elliott Dicker
BOCA RATON KABBALAH CENTRE
8411 West Palmetto Park Road Boca Raton,
FL 33433| 561-488-8826
BOCA RATON SEPHARDIC
SYNAGOGUE Courside Villa - Mission
Bay
10360 Flores Drive Boca Raton, FL 33428
BOCA RATON SYNAGOGUE
7900 Montoya Circle Boca Raton, FL 33433
561-394-5732 Fax: 561-394-0180
Rabbi EfiemGoldberg
ERUV: North: Glades Rd., South: S.W. 18th
Street, East: Powerline Rd., West
BOCA TORAH CENTER
20449 State Road 7 Suite A7 Boca Raton. FL
334281561-482-3919 718-510-5177
Rabbi Anichai Cohen
BRS WEST
21011 95th Avenue Hillel Day School (95th
Ave & Glades) Boca Raton, FL 33428
561-394-5732
Rabbi Avi Heller
9:30 every Shabbat morning.
CHABAD LUBAVITCH OF CENTRAL
BOCA RATON
17950 Military Trail Boca Raton, FL 33496
(561) 994-6257 Fax: (561) 998-4646
Rabbi Moishe Denburg
ERUV: North: Military just north of Polo Club







& Bocaire, South: Military just south of the
Preserve, East: East side of Military trail,
West: Clintmoore Rd just west of LeLac,
Yamato to Jog Road. The following
developments are included in the emv: The Po
CHABAD LUBAVITCH OF WEST BOCA
RATON
9040 Kimberly Blvd. Boca Raton, FL 33434
(561) 487-2934
Rabbi Zalman Bukiet
ERUV: North: Kimberly Blvd., South:
Olympic Heights High School, East: U.S.
High
CHABAD OF EAST BOCA RATON
120 N.E. First Avenue Boca Raton, FL 33432
(561) 417-7797 Fax: (561) 338-5274
Rabbi Ruvi New
CONGREGATION B'NAI ISRAEL
2200 Yamato Road Boca Raton, FL 33431
(561) 241-8118 Fax: (561) 241-171
Asst. Rabbi: Robert Silvers Rabbi Richard D.
Agler
CONGREGATION BETH ADAM (H)
P.O. Box 2579 Boca Raton, FL 33427
(561) 433-1769
President: B. J. Saul
CONGREGATION OHEV SHALOM
21301 Powerline Road Suite 300 Boca Raton,
FL 33433 1561-470-6226
Rabbi Yaakov Gibber
CONGREGATION SHAAREI KODESH
19785 Hampton Dr. Boca Raton, FL 33434
561-852-6555
Rabbi: David Baum President: Nicole Katz
CONGREGATION SHIRAT SHALOM
PO Box 971142 Boca Raton, FL 33497
561/488-8079 Fax: 561/488-1947
Rabbi David Degani Cantor Lee Degani
CONGREGATION TORAH OHR Century
Village West
19146 Lyons Road Boca Raton. FL 33434
(561) 479-4049
Rabbi Chaim Shapiro
ERUV: North: North Gate, South: South Gate,
East: Enclosed community, West: Endl
KOL AMI OF BOCA RATON (RE)
P.O. Box 810504 Boca Raton, FL 33481
(561) 392-0696
SHUL BY THE GROVE
21401 Powerline Road Boca Raton, FL 33433
561-487-7075
Rabbi David Gutterman
TEMPLE BETH EL OF BOCA RATON
333 S.W. Fourth Avenue Boca Raton, FL
33432 1561-391-8900 Fax: 561-395-8913
Rabbi Dan Levin Rabbi Jessica Spitalnic
Brockman Rabbi Pamela Mandel; Cantorial
Soloist Lori Shapiro
TEMPLE BETH SHIRA
2176 NW 53rd St. Boca Raton, FL 33496
561-912-1453
Dr. Ellen Stettner : Cantor & Spiritual Leader
Religious School (twice weekly)/Bar-Bat
Mitzvah Classes/Sisterhood/Men's Club
YOUNG ISRAEL OF BOCA RATON
7200 Palmetto Circle, North Boca Raton, FL
33433 1(561) 391-3235 Fax: (561) 391-5509
Rabbi Eliyahu Rabovsky
ERUV: North: Glades Rd., South: S.W. 18th
Street, East: Powerline Rd., West: Tur
BOYNTON BEACH
ANSHEI CHESED CONGREGATION
P.O. Box 740291 Boynton Beach, FL 33474
561-735-0402 Fax: 561-742-3311
CHABAD LUBAVITCH OF GREATER
BOYNTON BEACH Boynton Trail Center
10655 El Clair Ranch Rd. Boynton Beach, FL
33437
(561) 732-4633 Fax: (561) 732-4653
Rabbi Sholom Ciment


ERUV:boundaries on the North are the canal
which runs east to west just south of
CONGREGATION GAN EDEN (RN)
P.O. Box 740818 Boynton Beach, FL 33474
561-740-2700
Cantor Bobra Bush
High Holidays held in Delray Beach
CONGREGATION L'DOR VA-DOR
Christa McAuliffe Middle School Boynton
Beach, FL 33467
(561) 735-0555
Rabbi Samuel M. Silver
Mailing address: 7436 Rockbridge CircleLake
Worth, FL 33467
TEMPLE AMI
Post Office Box 741284 Boynton Beach, FL
33474
(561) 364-8400
Rabbi: Andrew E. Beck
TEMPLE BETH KODESH
501 N.E. 26 Avenue Boynton Beach, FL
33435
(561) 586-9428 Fax: (561) 586-4772
President: Leo Bridie Cantor: Dr. Ivan E.
Perlman
TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM
9776D South Military Trail Boynton Beach,
FL 33436
561-738-1506
Rabbi Nathan Rose Cantor Gary Zencr
TEMPLE SHAAREI SHALOM
9085 Hagen Ranch Rd Boynton Beach, FL
33472
561-364-9054 Fax: 561-364-1506
Rabbi Anthony Fratello Cantor Aaron Kaplan
TEMPLE TORAH OF WEST BOYNTON
BEACH
8600 Jog Road Boynton Beach, FL 33437
561-369-1112 Fax: 561-369-0930
Rabbi Geoffiey D. Botnick Hazzan Howard
Dardashti
DELRAY BEACH
ANSHEI EMUNA CONGREGATION
16189 Jog Road Delray Beach, FL 33446
(561) 499-9229 Fax: (561) 537-9289
Rabbi Abraham Morduchowitz
ERUV: North: Litton Blvd., South: Atlantic
Blvd., East: Sims Rd., West: End of K
B'NAI OR OF SOUTH FLORIDA
(REFORM)
P.O. Box 480223 Delray Beach, FL 33448
561-706-1771
Rabbi Yaakov Nerenberg
CHABAD LUBAVITCH OF DELRAY
BEACH
7495 W. Atlantic Ave. Delray Beach, FL
33446
561-496-6228 Fax: 561-496-5340
Rabbi Sholom Ber Korf
DELRAY ORTHODOX SYNAGOGUE
7319 W. Atlantic Ave. Oriole Shopping
Center Delray Beach, FL 33446
561-499-0970
President: Ron Aronson @ 561-865-2691
TEMPLE ANSHEI SHALOM
7099 W. Atlantic Avenue Delray Beach, FL
33446
561-495-1300 Fax: 561-498-9766
Rabbi Barry Konovitch Cantor Efraim Sapir
TEMPLE B'NAI OR (RN)
PO Box 480223 Delray Beach, FL 33448
561-499-2040 561-706-1771 - Rabbi's cell
Rabbi Yaakov Nerenberg
TEMPLE EMETH
5780 W. Atlantic Avenue Delray Beach, FL
33484
561-498-3536 Fax: 561-488-8956
Rabbi Randall J. Koningsberg Cantor Eftraim
Sapir


TEMPLE L'CHAIM
4755 W. Atlantic Avenue Delray Beach, FL
33445
(561) 274-6200
Spiritual Leader Lois Klevan
TEMPLE SINAI OF PALM BEACH
COUNTY
2475 W. Atlantic Avenue Delray Beach, FL
334451| 561-276-6161 Fax: 561-276-3485
Rabbi Gregory Kanter Cantorial Soloist
Margaret Schmitt
GREENACRES
TEMPLE BETH TIKVAH
4550 Jog Road Greenacres, FL 33467
(561) 967-3600 Fax: (561)967-5202
Rabbi Howard M. Shub
JUPITER
TEMPLE BETH AM
2250 Central Blvd Jupiter, FL 33458
(561) 747-1109 Fax: (561) 745-5658
Rabbi Alon Levkovitz Cantor Jessica Turnoff
NORTH PALM BEACH
CHABAD HOUSE LUBAVITCH OF
PALM BEACH
844 Prosperity Farms Rd. North Palm Beach,
FL 33408
561-624-7004 Fax: 561-624-1339
Rabbi S.Ezagui
Our Mikvah is the only one in the Northern
Palm Beaches up to Orlando
PALM BEACH
CHABAD OF PALM BEACH ISLAND
234 Australian Ave. Palm Beach, FL 33480
561-659-3884 Cell: 561-951-1635
Rabbi Zalman Levitin
We offer the local Jewish Community in the
Town of Palm Beach and the Jewish
vacationers and Tourists Shabbat prayer
services and Shabbat meals. JM for KM
(Jewish Music for Kids and Moms) mommy
and me program for kids and toddlers.
PALM BEACH ORTHODOX
SYNAGOGUE
120 N. County Road Palm Beach, FL 33480
(561) 838-9002 Fax: (561) 838-5356
Rabbi Moshe Scheiner
Mailing address: P. O. Box 1028, Palm
Beach, 33480
TEMPLE EMANU-EL
190 N. County Road Palm Beach, FL 33480
561-832-0804 Fax: 561-832-0811
Rabbi Michael Resnick Cantor David Feuer
PALM BEACH GARDENS
CHABAD LUBAVITCH OF PALM
BEACH GARDENS
844 Prosperity Farms Road North Palm
Beach, FL 33410
(561) 624-7004 Fax: (561) 624-1339
Rabbi Shlomo Ezagui
TEMPLE BETH DAVID
4657 Hood Road Palm Beach Garden, FL
33418
(561) 694-2350 Fax: (561) 694-9518
PALM CITY
CHABAD JEWISH CENTER OF
MARTIN AND ST. LUCIE COUNTIES
2809 SW Sunset Trail Palm City, FL 34990
772-288-0606 Fax:772-219-0111
Rabbi Sholomo Uminer
PORT ST. LUCIE
TEMPLE BETH EL ISRAEL
551 S.W. Bethany Drive Port St. Lucie, FL
34986
(561) 336-2424 Fax: (561)336-7133
Rabbi Arthur Rutherg
ROYAL PALM BEACH
TEMPLE BETH ZION
129 Sparrow Drive Royal Palm Beach, FL






33411 I(561) 798-8888 Fax: (561) 795-6680
Rabbi Bertraim Kieffer
STUART
TEMPLE BEIT HAYAM
951 SE Monterey Commons Boulevard,
Stuart, FL 34996
(772) 286-1531 Fax: (772) 288-6372
Rabbi, Jonathan Kendall Cantor, Beth Leslie
WELLINGTON
CHABAD-LUBAVITCH OF
WELLINGTON
1755 Grantham Drive (mailing only)
Wellington, FL 33414
(561) 333-4663
Rabbi Menachem Mendel Muskal
TEMPLE BETH TORAH
900 Big Blue Trace Wellington, FL 33414
(561) 793-2700 Fax: (561) 793-1072
Rabbi Stephen H. Pinsky Cantor Melissa L.
Adleman
WEST PALM BEACH
BElT CHAVERIM
3111 45th Street West Palm Beach, FL 33407
(561) 478-8558
President: Risa Milbauer
CHABAD OF WEST PALM BEACH
945 Sunset Rd. West Palm Beach, FL 33401
(561) 835-8404 Cell. (561) 707-6223
Rabbi Mendy Komrnfeld
Committed to serving the entire West Palm
Beach Jewish community.
CONGREGATION AITZ CHAIM
2518 N. Haverhill Road West Palm Beach, FL
33417 1(561) 686-5055
Rabbi J. Simcha Cohen Rabbi Emertus:
Oscar Wemer
ERUV: North: Community Drive, South:
Okeechobee Blvd., East: Haverhill Rd.,
CONGREGATION ANSHEI SHOLOM
5348 Grove Street West Palm Beach, FL
33417
(561) 684-3212 Fax: (561) 684-3502
Rabbi Barry Konavitch Cantor Henry
Butensky
GOLDEN LAKES TEMPLE
1470 Golden Lakes Blvd. West Palm Beach,
FL 334111(561) 689-9430
Rabbi Leonard C. Zucker Cantor Irving
DuBow
TEMPLE B'NAI JACOB
2815 N. Flagler Drive West Palm Beach, FL
33406 1(561) 433-5957
Rabbi Dr. Michael Korman Cantor Murray
Yavneh
TEMPLE BETH EL
2815 N. Flagler Drive West Palm Beach, FL
33407 1(561) 833-0339 Fax: (561) 832-9982
Rabbi Steven R. Westmnn Rabbi Leonid
Feldman
TEMPLE ISRAEL
1901 North Flagler Drive West Palm Beach,
FL 33407 |1(561) 833-8421 Fax: (561) 833-
0571 Rabbi Howard Shapiro Cantor Paul
Offenkrantz
TEMPLE JUDEA
100 Chillingworth Drive West Palm Beach,
FL 33409
(561) 471-1526 Fax: (561) 689-3689
Rabbi Joel Levine Cantor Rita Shore
Sarasota, Manatee
BRADENTON
CHABAD OF BRADENTON
11509 Palmbrush Trail Bradenton, FL 34202
941-752-3030
Rabbi Mendy Bukiet
CONGREGATION NER TAMID
3817 40th Avenue W. Bradenton, FL 34205
941-755-1231
Lay Leader Rena Morano Rabbinical
Advisor. Barbara Aiello


TEMPLE BETH EL (REFORM)
4200 32nd Street W Bradenton. FL 34205
941-755-4900
Rabbi: Harold Caminker President: Dr. Lois
Gerber
Cantor. Alan Cohn
LONGBOAT KEY
TEMPLE BETH ISRAEL (REFORM)
567 Bay Isles Road Longboat Key, FL 34228
941-383-3428
Rabbi: Jonathan Katz President: Elaine Weill
NORTH PORT
TEMPLE BETH EL (CONSERVATIVE)
3840 South Biscayne Boulevard North Port,
FL 342871(941) 423-0300
President: Sam Cohen (941) 377-0273 P.O.
Box 7195 : North Port, 34287
SARASOTA
CHABAD LUBAVICH OF SARASOTA
(ORTHODOX)
7700 S. Beneva Road Sarasota, FL 34238
(941) 925-0770 Fax: (941) 925-0771
Rabbi: Chaim Steinmaetz President: Barry
Stein
CONGREGATION FOR HUMANISTIC
JUDAISM (HUMANISTIC)
4370 S. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL 34231
(941) 929-7771
President: Arlene Pearhnan
TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM
(CONSERVATIVE)
1050 South Tuttle Avenue Sarasota, FL 34237
941-955-8121
Rabbi Joel Mishkin
TEMPLE EMANU-EL (REFORM)
151 South McIntosh Road Sarasota, FL 34232
(941) 371-2788 Fax: (941) 371-1130
Rabbi Howard A. Simon
TEMPLE SINAI (REFORM)
4631 S. Lockwood Ridge Rd. Sarasota, FL
342311(941) 924-1802
Rabbi Geoffrey Huntting
VENICE
JEWISH CENTER OF VENICE
(UNAFFILIATED)
600 Auburn Road Venice, FL 34292
(941) 484-2022
Rabbi Ann White Cantor. Marci Vitkus
President: Pieter Kohnstam
Hillsborough, Polk
BRANDON
CHABAD OF BRANDON
3005 Waylon Lane Valrico, FL 33596
813-657-9393
Rabbi Mendel Rubashkin
CONGREGATION BETH SHALOM
706 Bryan Road Brandon, FL 33511
(813) 681-6547 Fax: (813) 681-7517
Rabbi Betsy Torop
LAKELAND
CHABAD LUBAVITCH OF POLK
COUNTY
3500 S. Florida Avenue Suite 3 Lakeland, FL
33803 1863-877-0072
Rabbi Moshe Lazaros
Mailing Address: 3616 Harden Blvd. #127
Lakeland, FL 33803
TEMPLE EMANUEL
600 Lake Hollingsworth Drive Lakeland, FL
33803
(863) 682-8616. Fax: (863) 688-0954
Rabbi Edward Fox President: Robert Behr
SUN CITY
SUN CITY CENTER BETH ISRAEL, THE
JEWISH CONGREGATION OF SUN CITY
CENTER
1115 Del Webb Blvd. East Sun City Center,
FL 33571
(813) 634-2590 (813) 633-8932


Rabbi Phillip Aronson
Write to: P.O. Box 5203 Sun City,FL 33571
TAMPA
BAIS MENACHEM YOUNG
ISRAEL JEWISH STUDENT CENTER AT
USF
Marshall Center Tampa, FL 33620
(813) 832-3018 (813) 983-9770
Rabbi Uriel Rivkin
CONGREGATION BAIS DAVID
2001 West Swann Avenue Tampa. FL 33606
813-983-9770
Rabbi Lazer Rivkin
CONGREGATION BAIS TEFILAH
14908 Pennington Road Tampa, FL 33624
(813) 963-2317 Fax: (813) 265 8543
Rabbi Yossic Dubrowski
Mikvah by appointment
CONGREGATION BETH AM
2030 West Fletcher Avenue Tampa, FL 33612
(813)968-8511 Fax: (813) 960-8551
Rabbi Brian Zimmerman
CONGREGATION KOL AMI
3919 Moran Road Tampa, FL 33618
813-962-6338 Fax: 813-962-6339
Rabbi Raphael Ostrovsky
CONGREGATION RODEPH SHOLOM
2713 Bayshore Boulevard Tampa, FL 33629
(813) 837-1911 Fax: (813) 832-4168
Rabbi Marc Sack
CONGREGATION SCHAARAI ZEDEK
3303 West Swann Avenue Tampa, FL 33609
(813) 876-2377 Fax: (813) 873-1401
Rabbi Richard J. Birnholz Rabbi Shoshanah
Wolf Conover
HILLEL FOUNDATION FOR JEWISH
CAMPUS LIFE
13101 Sycamore Drive Tampa, FL 33620
(813) 999-2788
YOUNG ISRAEL OF TAMPA
3721 West Tacon Street Tampa, FL 33629
(813) 832-3018
Rabbi Uriel Mordechi Rivkin
WINTER HAVEN
TEMPLE BETH SHALOM
1029 Bradbury Road Winter Haven, FL 33882
(863) 292-0722
Student Rabbi Rachel GurevitzRabbi Robert
Goodman
Lee,Charlotte
BONITA SPRINGS
CHABAD JEWISH CENTER OF BONITA
SPRINGS & ESTERO
24850 Old 41 Road Unit 20 Bonita Springs,
FL 34135
(239) 949-6900
Rabbi Mendy Greenberg
CAPE CORAL
CHABAD CENTER OF CAPE CORAL
(ORTHODOX)
2122 Cape Coral Pkwy W. Cape Coral, FL
33914 1239-541-1777
Rabbi Yossi Labkowski
TEMPLE BETH SHALOM (REFORM)
702 S. E. 24th Ave. Cape Coral, FL 33990
(239) 772-4555
Rabbi Devora Buchen
FORT MYERS
CHABAD LUBAVITCH OF
SOUTHWEST FLORIDA
(ORTHODOX)Synagogue & Mikvah
5620 Winkler Road, Fort Myers, FL 33919
(239) 433-7708
Rabbi Yltzchok Minkowicz
TEMPLE BETH-EL (REFORM)
16225 Winkler Road, Fort Myers, FL 33908
(239) 433-0018
TEMPLE JUDEA
(CONSERVATIVE) 14486A & WBulb
Road. Fort Myers, FL 33908







(239) 433-0201
Rabbi Benjamin S. Sendrow
THE COMMUNITY FREE SYNAGOGUE
(LIBERAL)
13411 Shire Lane Fort Myers, FL 33912
(239) 275-5513
Rabbi Bruce Diamond
PORT CHARLOTTE
TEMPLE SHALOM (REFORM)
23190 Utica Ave., PO. Box 494675 Port
Charlotte, FL 33949
Rabbi Solomon Agin
PUNTA GORDA
TEMPLE BETH-EL OF PUNTA GORDA
RECONSTRUCTIONISTT)
PO Box 510213 Punta Gorda, FL 33951
(239) 637-9434
Lay Religious Leader. Dr. Massoud Tehrani
SANIBEL
BAT YAM - TEMPLE OF THE ISLANDS
(REFORM) Meets at Sanibel Congregational
Church
2050 Periwinkle Way Sanibel Island, FL
33957
(239) 472-8375
Rabbi Murray Saltzman
write to P.O. Box 84, Sanibel Island, 33957
ST. JAMES CITY
JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER
(TRADITIONAL)
write to P.O. Box 33 St. James City, FL 33956
(239) 283-3878
Cantor Joe Green
we meet at various locations
Greater Orlando- Lake, Osceola, Orange,
Seminole
CASSELBERRY
CONGREGATION BET CHAIM
426 Lake Port Cove Casselbeny, FL 32707
407-830-7211
President: Stuart Oxman
CELEBRATION
CELEBRATION JEWISH
CONGREGATION (REFORM)
P.O. Box 470531 Celebration, FL 34747
(407) 566-9792 Fax: (407) 566-0773
Rabbi Richard M. Cowin
CLERMONT
CONGREGATION SINAI OF
CLERMONT Clermont, FL 34711
(352) 243-4890
Services: Last Friday of the month, 8 p.m, at
Jenkins Auditorium,. West Montrose
KISSIMMEE
CONGREGATION SHALOM
ALEICHEM
3501 Oak Pointe Blvd. Kissimmee, FL 34742
(407) 528-1627
President: Herb Siegel
LAKE BUENA VISTA
OHEL RACHEL LEAH
8546 Palm Parkway Lake Buena Vista, FL
32836 1(407) 238-7755 (800) 747-0013 Fax:
(407) 238-6427
Rabbi Daniel Levy
LEESBURG
CONGREGATION BETH SHOLOM
315 North 13th Street Leesburg, FL 34748
352-326-3692
Rabbi Karen Allen President Joseph
Hornstein
LONGWOOD
CONGREGATION BETH AM
3899 Sand Lake Road Longwood, FL 32779
(407) 862-3505 Fax: 788-2843
Rabbi Rick Sherman
MAITLAND
CHABAD-LUBAVITCH OF GREATER
ORLANDO CONGREGATION AHA VAS


YISRAEL
708 Lake Howell Road Maitland, FL (407)
644-2500 Fax: (407) 644-7763
Rabbi Sholom B. Dubov
MOUNT DORA
TRADITIONAL CONGREGATION OF
MOUNT DORA (T)
848 North Donnelly Mount Dora, FL 32757
352-735-4774
Rabbi Chayyim Solomon
A mechitsah shuL
ORLANDO
CHABAD OF SOUTH ORLANDO
7504 Universal Blvd. Orlando, FL 32819
(407) 354-3660
Rabbi Yosef Konikov
mailing address P.O.Box 690282; Orlando.
32869-0282 they have a great website
CONGREGATION BETH EMETH
2205 Blue Sapphire Circle Orlando, FL 32837
407-855-0772
Rabbi Robert Lefkowitz
CONGREGATION OF LIBERAL
JUDAISM
928 Malone Drive Orlando, FL 32810
(407) 645-0444 Fax: (407) 645-3368
Rabbi Steven Engel Cantorial Soloist:
Jacqueline Rawiszer
CONGREGATION OHEV SHALOM
5015 Goddard Avenue Orlando, FL 32810
407-298-4650 Fax: 407-296-7101
Senior Rabbi Aaron D. Rubinger Assistant
Rabbi David Kay
Cantor Allan Robuck; Executive Director Phil
Wolgel
SOUTHWEST ORLANDO JEWISH
CONGREGATION Temple Ohalei Rivka
11200 S. Apopka Vineland Road Orlando, FL
32836
(407) 239-5444 Fax: (407) 239-0800
Rabbi Daniel M. Wolpe Cantor Doug Ramsay
President: Ted Brozanski
OVIEDO
TEMPLE SHIR SHALOM.
PO Box 623182 Oviedo, FL 32762
407-366-3556
President: Larry Broome Cantorial Soloist:
Beth Schafer
THE VILLAGES
THE NEW JEWISH CONGREGATION
PO Box 487 The Villages, FL
32158 President: Larry Wallace
WINTER SPRINGS
TEMPLE ISRAEL
50 South Moss Road Winter Springs, FL
32708
407-647-3055 Fax: 407-647-8542
Rabbi Gary Pertas
Broward
COCONUT CREEK
CONGREGATION BETH SHALOM OF
COCONUT CREEK
1447 Lyons Road Coconut Creek, FL 33063
954-975-4666
Rabbi Leon Rosenblum
LUBAVITCH CENTER OF COCONUT
CREEK/POMPANO
7530 Lyons Road Coconut Creek, FL 33073
(954) 422-1987 (954) 422-5897
Rabbi Yossi Gansburg
COOPER CITY
BETH AHM ISRAEL
9730 Stirling Road Cooper City, FL 33024
(954)431-5100
Rabbi Avraham Kapnek
CHABAD OF SOUTHWEST BROWARD
10601Stirling Road Cooper City, FL 33328
(954) 252-1770
Rabbi Pinny Andrusier Administrator Rabbi


Huda Andrusier
Educational Director: Rabbi Adi Goodman
CONGREGATION SUKKAT DAVID
Sepharadi Congregation of Cooper City-
Florida
5700 SW 106 Avenue Cooper City, FL 33328
(954) 680- 8119
Rabbi Michael Abitbol Beith Midrash
KollelFREE Hebrew SchoolTeen CenterDaly
miniyan *FREE Shabbath Mea
TEMPLE BETH EMET
4807 S Flamingo Road Cooper City, FL 33330
(954) 680-1882 Fax: (954) 680-4717
Rabbi Bennett Greenspon
CORAL SPRINGS
CHABAD SYNAGOGUE
5681 Coral Ridge Drive Coral Springs, FL
33076
954-341-9511
Rabbi Hershy Bronstein
CONGREGATION ALIYAH (U)
9515 S.W. First Court Coral Springs, FL
33071
(954) 753-7910
Rabbi Saul Goldman
CONGREGATION CHABAD
LUBAVITCH
3925 N. University Dr. Coral Springs, FL
33065
(954) 344-4855 Fax: (954)346-6203
Rabbis Yossie Denburg & Abraham Friedman
CONGREGATION KOL TIKVAH
6750 University Drive Parkland, FL 33067
(954) 346-7878
Rabbi Alex Lilienthal
CONGREGATION OF B'NAI ISRAEL OF
CORAL SPRINGS Ramblesood East
4129 N.W. 88th Ave., #106 Coral Springs, FL
33065
(954) 346-0754
President David Kargman
JEWISH CENTER OF CORAL SPRINGS
SYNAGOGUE OF RABBI SHIMON BAR
YOCHAI
10444 W. Atlanta Blvd Coral Springs, FL
33071
954-345-0308
Cantor Joseph Bouskila
TEMPLE BETH ORR
2151 Riverside Drive Coral Springs, FL 33071
(954) 753-3232
Rabbi Mark Gross
DAVIE
WEST BROWARD JEWISH CENTER
(U)
13000 S.W. 29th Court Davie, FL 33330
(954) 424-4214
Rabbi Bernhard Presler
DEERFIELD BEACH
CHABAD OF DEERFIELD BEACH
201 S. Military Trail Deerfield Beach, FL
33442
954-422-1735
Rabbi Yossi Goldblatt
ERUV NORTH: Hillsboro Blvd; SOUTH:
S.W. 10th Ave.; EAST: Military Trail; WEST:
Powerline Rd.
CONGREGATION B'NAI SHALOM
3501 West Drive Deerfield Beach, FL 33442
(954) 426-2532
Rabbi Alton Winters
TEMPLE BETH ISRAEL OF
DEERFIELD BEACH
201 S. Military Trail Deerfield Beach, FL
33442
954-421-7060 954-425 0778 Fax: 954-421-
8434
Acting Rabbi: Charles Segelbaum Cantor:
Irvin Bell Hazzan/Baal koreh : Charles






Scgelbaum
President: Lewis Levitt
YOUNG ISRAEL OF DEERFIELD
BEACH Cenatuy Village
1880 W. Hillsboro Blvd. Deerficld Beach, FL
33442
954-571-3904 954-571-5234
Rabbi: Yismel Edelman
ERUV NORTH: Hillsboro Blvd SOUTH:S.W.
10th Ave. EAST: Military Trail WEST:
Powerline Rd.
FORT LAUDERDALE
B'NAI AVIV
1410 Indian Trace Fort Lauderdale, FL 33326
(954) 384-8265
Rabbi Samuel S. Kieffer
B'NAI SEPHARDIM - SHARE SHALOM
OF HOLLYWOOD
3670 Stirling Road Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
(954) 983-9981
Rabbi Yehuda Benhamu
CHABAD LUBAVITCH OF FORT
LAUDERDALE
3500 N. Ocean Blvd. Fort. Lauderdale, FL
33308
(954) 568-1190
Rabbis Moishe M. Lipszyc, Meir Lipsyzc
CHABAD OF LAS OLAS
520 NE 8th Avenue Fort Lauderdale, FL
33301
954-882-5514
Rabbi Shalom Meir Holzkemnner
DOWNTOWN JEWISH CENTER
CHABAD
900 E. Broward Blvd. Fort Lauderdale, FL
33301
954-667-8000 Fax: 954-667-0865
Rabbi Schncur & Devorah Kaplan
ROFFEI SHALOM FELLOWSHIP
2880 W. Oakland Park Blvd. # 104 Fort
Lauderdale, FL 33311
(954) 485-0188 Fax: (954) 485-5686
ATTN: Rabbi Nahum Simon
SEPHARDIC SYNAGOGUE OF FORT
LAUDERDALE BNM
3600 N. Ocean Blvd. Fort Lauderdale, FL
33308
954-561-1417
TAO - THE SOUTH FLORIDA CENTER
FOR JEWISH RENEWAL
10200 W. State Road 84 #218 Fort
Lauderdale, FL 33324-4219
954-888-1408 Fax: 954-888-1407
Temple Administrator: Renee Greene
TEMPLE BAT YAM OF EAST FORT
LAUDERDALE
5151 N.E. 14th Terace Fort Lauderdale, FL
33334
(954) 928-0410
Rabbi Lewis C. Littman, D.D.
HALLANDALE
CONGREGATION LEVI-YITZCHOK
LUBAVITCH
1295 E. Hallandale Beach Blvd. Hallandale,
FL 33309
(954) 458-1877
Rabbi Raphael Tennenhaus
ERUV- North: Hollywood Blvd.South:
Golden BeachWest: Federal HighwayEast:
Coll
HALLANDALE JEWISH CENTER
416 N.E. 8th Ave. Hallandale, FL 33009
(954) 454-9100
Rabbi Akiva Mann
HOLLYWOOD
CHABAD OCEAN SYNAGOGUE
Hallmark Condiminium
3800 S. Ocean Drive - Suite 239 Hollywood,
FL 33019
(954) 457-8080


Rabbi Dovid Kudan
CHABAD OCEAN SYNAGOGUE
CHABAD OF WALNUT CREEK
7561 Sheridan Street Hollywood, FL 33024
954-374-8370
Rabbi Salman Korf
CONGREGATION AHAVAT SHALOM
315 Madison Street Hollywood, FL 33022
(954) 922-4544
HOLLYWOOD COMMUNITY
SYNAGOGUE - CHABAD
2215 North 46th Avenue Hollywood, FL
33021
(954) 967-8341 Fax: (954) 981-4340
Rabbi Joseph Korf
TEMPLE BETH EL (RE)
1351 S. 14th Ave. Hollywod, FL 33020
(954) 920-8225
Rabbi Alan C. Tuffs, D. Min.
TEMPLE JUDEA OF CARRIAGE HILLS

6734 Stirling Road Hollywood, FL 33024
(954) 986-2685
Rabbi Hyman Siegel
TEMPLE SINAI OF HOLLYWOOD
1400 North 46th Ave. Hollywood, FL 33021
(954) 987-0026
Rabbi Randall J. Konigsburg
TEMPLE SOLEL
5100 Sheridan St Hollywood, FL 33021
954-989-0205
Rabbi Jeffrey Kurtz-Lendner
TREE OF LIFE CONGREGATION (U)
Post Office Box 7806 Hollywod, FL 33081
(954) 981-6111
Rabbi Morton Malavsky
YOUNG ISRAEL OF
HOLLYWOOD/FORT LAUDERDALE
3291 Stirling Road Hollywood, FL 33312
(954) 966-7877
Rabbi Edward Davis
LAUDERHILL
770 MOSHIACH CENTER
4538 Inverrary Blvd. Lauderhill, FL 334319
954-572-2690 Fax: 954-572-4245
SYNAGOGUE OF INVERRARY-
CHABAD
6700 Inverrary Blvd. Lauderhill, FL 33319
(954) 733-5333
Rabbi Aron Lieberman Cantor Yossi
Lebovics
MARGATE
CHABAD-LUBAVITCH OF NORTH
BROWARD
1500 N. State Road 7 Margate, FL 33063
(954) 970-9551
Rabbi YosefBiston
CONGREGATION BETH HILLEL OF
MARGATE
7638 Margate Boulevard Margate, FL 33063
(954) 974-3090
Rabbi Richard Polier
LIBERAL TEMPLE OF COCONUT
CREEK (U) 3251 Holiday Springs Blvd.,
#305 Margate, FL 33063
(954) 752-3914
Rabbi Bruce S. Warshal
TEMPLE BETH AM OF MARGATE
7205 Royal Palm Blvd. Margate, FL 33063
(954) 968-4545
Rabbi Paul Plotkin
PARKLAND
CHABAD OF PARKLAND
7720 NW 56th Way Parkland, FL 33073
(954) 970-9551
Rabbi YosefY. Biston
PEMBROKE PINES
CENTURY PINES JEWISH CENTER
13400 S.W. 10th St. Pembroke Pines, FL
33027


(954) 431-3300
Rabbi Bernard Silver
CHABAD OF PEMBROKE PINES
1970 NW 178th Terrace Pembroke Pines, FL
33029
(754) 244-2162
Rabbi Mendy Weiss
YOUNG ISRAEL OF PEMBROKE PINES
Century Village
13400 S.W. 10 St. Pembroke Pines, FL 33027
(954) 431-4796
Arnold Friedman, President
PLANTATION
CHABAD OF PLANTATION
9775 W. Broward Blvd. Plantation, FL 33324
(954) 370-2289
Rabbi Mendy Posner
CONGREGATION TIFERET RAFAEL
Sephardic Jewish Center of Plantation
9665 West Broward Blvd. Plantation, FL
33324
954-236-2515 Fax: 954-236-5185
Rabbi Ilan Guez
RAMAT SHALOM (RE)
11301 W. Broward Blvd. Plantation, FL
33325
(954) 472-3600
Rabbi Andrew Jacobs.
TEMPLE KOL AMI
8200 Peters Road Plantation, FL 33324
(954)472-1988
Rabbi Dr. Sheldon J. Hair
POMPANO BEACH
CONGREGATION OF PALM-AIRE (U
) Synagogue ofLife
3930 Oaks Clubhouse Drive Pompano Beach,
FL 33069
(954) 260-1557
Rabbi Steven Cardonick
TEMPLE SHOLOM
132 S.E. I IthAve. Pompano Beach, FL 33060
(954) 942-6410
Rabbi Ivan Wachmann
SUNRISE
CHABAD CENTER OF SUNRISE
12174 NW 35th Street Sunrise, FL 33323
954-858-1870 Fax: 954-727-1632
Rabbi Levi Chanowitz
CONGREGATION AMCHAH (U)
4175 N. Pine Island Road Sunrise, FL 33351
954-747-0794
Rabbi Larry Winer
RASHBI JEWISH CONGREGATION
10082 W. Oakland Park Blvd. Sunrise, FL
33322 954-914-8701 (cell) 954-746-4655
(fax/tel) Rabbi Daniel Abron Shahino
SUNRISE JEWISH CENTER/TEMPLE
SHA'ARY TZEDEK
4099 N. Pine Island Road Sunrise, FL 33351
(954) 741-0772
Rabbi Yaakov Thompson
TEMPLE BETH ISRAEL
481 Sawgrass Corporate Parkway Sunrise, FL
33325
954-851-9999 Fax: 954-851-9988
Rabbi Marcelo Baler President Stuart A.
Epstein
TAMARAC
CONGREGATION BETH TEFILAH
6535 W. Commercial Blvd. Tamarac, FL
33319
(954) 726-7756
Spiritual Leader Sidney Field
CONGREGATION MIGDAL DAVID
Shops of Tamarac Plaza
8565 W. McNab Road Tamarac, FL 33321
(954) 726-3583
Rabbi Eliezer Rubin
TEMPLE BETH TORAH Tamarac Jewish
Center







9101-15 N.W. 57th St. Tamarac, FL 33321
(954) 721-7660
Rabbi Michael Gold
WESTON
B'NAI AVIV
1410 Indian Trace Weston, FL 33326
(954) 384-8265
Rabbi Samuel Kieffer
CHABAD LUBAVITCH OF WESTON
18501 Tequesta Trace Park Lane Weston, FL
33326
(954) 389-0916
Rabbi Yisrmel B. Spatter
TEMPLE DOR DORIM
1314 SW 160th Avenue Weston, FL 33326
(954) 389-1232
Rabbi Norman S. Lipson
WILTON MANORS
CONGREGATION ETZ CHAIM Spiritual
Home for Gays & Lesbians
1881 NE 26th Street Wilton Manors, FL
33305
(954) 564-9232
Rabbi Harold F. Caminker, D.D.
Cartorial Soloist - Michael Greemnspan
Volasla
DAYTONA BEACH
TEMPLE ISRAEL
1400 S. Peninsula Dr. Daytona Beach, FL
32118
(386) 252-3097
Rabbi Gary Penrs
DELAND
TEMPLE ISRAEL (LIBERAL
CONSERVATIVE)
1001 E. New York Ave. Deland, FL 32724
(386) 736-4636
DELTONA
TEMPLE SHALOM
1785 Elkam Blvd. Deltona, FL 32725
(386) 789-2202
ORANGE CITY
CONGREGATION BETH
SHALOM Progressive Conservative
PO Box 740414 Orange City, FL 32774
386-804-8283
Rabbi Winston Weilheimer
ORMOND BEACH
CHABAD OF GREATER DAYTONA
1079 W. Granada Blvd. Ormond Beach, FL
32174
386-672-9300 Fax: 386-672-9303
Rabbi Pinches Ezagui
CONGREGATION B'NAI TORAH
403 N. Nova Road Ormond Beach, FL 32174
(386) 672-1174
Rabbi S. David Kane
TEMPLE BETH EL
579 N. Nova Rd. Ormond Beach, FL 32174
(386) 677-2484
Rabbi Barry M. Altman
PALM COAST
TEMPLE BETH SHALOM
40 Wellington Drive Pahn Coast, FL 32164
(386) 445-3006
Escambia, Bay, Oskaloona
BAY COUNTY
TEMPLE B'NAI ISRAEL
PO Box 16556 Panama City, FL 32401
(850) 233-2030
Spiritual Leader Sonny Glass
ESCAMBIA COUNTY
B'NAI ISRAEL SYNAGOGUE
1829 N. 29th Ave PO Box 9002 Pensacola, FL
32513
(850)433-7311 Fax: (850) 435-9597
Rabbi Israel Vana
TEMPLE BETH EL CONGREGATION
800 N Palafox St. Pensacola, FL 32501


(850) 438-3321
Rabbi David Ostrich
OKALOOSA COUNTY
TEMPLE BETH SHALOM
227 Beal Parkway NW at Nature's Trail Court
NW Fort Walton Beach, FL 852-860-6086
President: Della Mandel Student Rabbi:
David L. Reiner
Vice-President: Wendy Payne; Religious
School Directors: Naomi Evans, Charlie
Barniv
Alachou
SYNAGOGUES
B'NAI ISRAEL (CONSERVATIVE)
3830 NW 16th Blvd Gainesville, FL 32605
(352) 376-1508
Rabbi David Kaiman
LUBAVITCH/CHABAD JEWISH
CENTER at the University of Florida
2021 NW 5th Avenue Gainesville, FL 32603
352.336.5877
Rabbi Bert & Chanic Goldman
Where every Jew is family!
PNAI OR (RENEWAL) (352) 331-5672
Dr. Shaya Isenberg
TEMPLE SHIR SHALOM (REFORM)
3855 NW 8th Street Gainesville, FL 32605
(352) 371-6399
Rabbi Michael Joseph
Monroe
KEY LARGO
KEYS JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER
(CONSERVATIVE)
Mile Marker 92.5 Tavemier, FL 33070
(305) 852-8535 Fax: (305) 852-1939
President Jim Boruszak Cantor Marc Halprin
KEY WEST
B'NAI ZION SYNAGOGUE
(UNAFFILIATED) 750 United Street Key
West. FL 33040
(305) 294- 3437 Fax: (305) 294-3437
President: Fred Covan, Ph.D
We are presently interviewing for a rabbi.
Please contact us if you are interested.
CHABAD OF KEY WEST
(ORTHODOX) CONGREGATION MAGEN
A VROHOM
800 Eisenhower Drive Key West, FL 33040
(305) 295-0013 (305) 295-0206 Fax: (305)
295-0017
Rabbi Yaacov Zucker
Daval, St. John's County
JACKSONVILLE
BETH SHALOM CONGREGATION
4072 Sunbeam Road Jacksonville, FL 32257
(904) 268-0404
Rabbi: Martin I. Sandberg
CHABAD OF JACKSONVILLE
10129 Haley Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32257
(904) 262-6641
Rabbi Yossie Kahanov
CHABAD OF SOUTHSIDE & UNF
7883 Chase Meadows Dr. E Jacksonville, FL
32256
(904) 646-4434
Rabbi Shtimuli Novack
CONGREGATION AHAVATH CHESED
8727 San Jose Boulevard Jacksonville, FL
32217
(904) 733-7078
Rabbi Michael Matuson
ETZ CHAIM SYNAGOGUE
10167 San Jose Boulevard Jacksonville, FL
32257
904-262-3565 Fax: 904-292-0524
Rabbi Yaakov Fisch
Mikvah available, call for appointment.
JACKSONVILLE JEWISH CENTER
3662 Crown Point Road Jacksonville, FL
32257


(904) 292-1000
Rabbi Jonathan Lubliner
PONTE VEDRA
CHABAD AT THE BEACHES
521 AIA North Vedra Beach, FL 32082
(904) 285-1588
Rabbi Nochum Kurinky
ST. AUGUSTINE
CHABAD OF S. AUGUSTINE
112 Laurel Wood Way #206 St. Augustine, FL
32086



904-521-8664
Rabbi Levi Vogel
ST. AUGUSTINE BEACH
CONGREGATION SONS OF ISRAEL
161 Cordova St St. Augustine Beach, FL
32804
(904) 829-9532
Rabbi Samuel Cywiak
TEMPLE BET YAM
2055 Wildwood Drive St. Augustine Beach,
FL 32086
904-819-1875
Rabbi In Residence: Mark N. Goldman
VEDRE BEACH
BETH EL-THE BEACHES SYNAGOGUE

288 North Roscoe Blvd Vedre Beach, FL
32082
(904) 273-9100
Rabbi Stuart Williams
Collier
MARCO ISLAND
JEWISH CONGREGATION OF MARCO
ISLAND (REFORM)
991 Winterberry Drive Marco Island, FL
34145
(239) 642-0800 (239) 642-1031
Rabbi Howard R. Greenstein, Ph.D. D.D.
Cantorial Solist: Hari Jacobsen
NAPLES
BETH TIKVAH
3765 Airport Pulling Road, Suite 200 Naples,
FL 34105
239-434-1818
Rabbi Chezi Zionce
CHABAD JEWISH CENTER OF
NAPLES
1195 Creech Road Naples, FL 34103
(239) 404-6993 (239) 262-4474
Rabbi Fishel Zaklos
Services every other week at 10:00 AM.
followed by a delicious Kiddush and Ettie
NAPLE JEWISH CENTER (REFORM) At
Unitarian Congregation of Naples
6310 10th Avenue SW Naples, FL 34116
(239) 304-5953 239) 394-0819
President: Gil Block Cantor Jane Galler
TEMPLE SHALOM OF NAPLES
(REFORM)
4630 Pine Ridge Road Naples, FL 34119
239-455-3030 Fax: 239-455-4361
Rabbi James H. Perman, D.D. Associate
Rabbi Balt Yameem Weiss
Brevard
MELBOURNE
TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM
5995 North Wickham Rd Melbourne, FL
32940
(321) 254-6333
Rabbi Richard Margolis
TEMPLE ISRAEL
7350 Lake Andrew Drive (Viera) Melbourne,
FL 32940
(321) 631-9494
Cantor Patricia Hickman







PALM BAY
CONGREGATION MATEH CHAIM
P.O. Box 060847 Palm Bay, FL 32906
321-768-6722
Rabbi Fred Natkin
SATELLITE BEACH
CHABAD JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER OF THE SPACE & TREASURE COASTS
1190 Highway AIA Satellite Beach, FL 32937
(321) 777-2770 Fax: (321) 779-9753
Rabbi Zvi Konikov
VERO BEACH (INDIAN RIVER)
CONGREGATION B'NAI EMET
3076 12th Street Vero Beach, FL 32960
(772) 794-3500
President Dr. Robert Schlamowitz
TEMPLE BETH SHALOM OF VERO BEACH
365 43rd Ave Vero Beach, FL 32968
(772) 569-4700 Fax: (772) 569-4701
Rabbi Michael Z. Birnholz.
WEST MELBOURNE
CONGREGATION BETH-EL
2185 Meadowlane Avenue West Melbourne, FL 32904
(321) 779-0740
Spiritual Leader. John Goldring & Craig Frank Cantor Richard Frank
Marion
TEMPLE B'NAI DAROM (UNAFFILIATED)
49 Banyan Course Ocala, FL 34472
(352) 624-0380
We follow the Reform liturgy
TEMPLE BETH SHALOM
1109 NE 8th Avenue Ocala, FL 34471
(352) 629-3587
Rabbi: Samuel Dov Berman President: Dr. Harvey Taub
A URJ affiliated congregation serving Jews of all flavors in and around Ma
TEMPLE SHALOM The New Jewish Congregation
13563 County Road 101 Oxford, FL 34484
(352) 753-7972
President: Saul Truskin
Leon
CHABAD LUBAVITCH PANHANDLE - TALLAHASSEE (ORTHODOX)
2093 Greenwood Drive Tallahassee, FL 32303
(850) 523-9294 Fax: (850)523-9295
Rabbi Schneur Oirechman
CONGREGATION SHOMREI TORAH (CONSERVATIVE)
4858 Keny Forest Parkway Tallahassee, FL 32308
850-893-9674
President: Susan Bodell
TEMPLE ISRAEL (REFORM)
2215 Mahan Drive Tallahassee, FL 32308
(850) 877-3517
Rabbi Jack Romberg









Jewish Community Centers of Florida


Adolph and Rose Levis JCC
9801 Donna Klein Blvd
Boca Raton,FL 33428
Phone: 561-852-3200
Fax: 561-852-6019
Website: www.levisicc.org

David Posnack JCC
5850 S Pine Island Rd
Davie,FL 33328
Phone: 954-434-0499
Fax: 954-434-1741
Website: www.dpicc.org


Jewish Community Alliance
8505 San Jose Blvd
Jacksonville,FL 32217
Phone: 904-730-2100
Fax: 904-730-2444
Website: www.icaiax.org


Dave and Mary Alper JCC
11155 SW 112th Ave
Miami,FL 33176
Phone: 305-271-9000
Fax: 305-595-1902
Website: www.alpericc.org

Michael-Ann Russell JCC
18900 NE 25th Ave
North Miami Beach,FL 33180
Phone: 305-932-4200
Fax: 305-932-9161
Website: www.maricc.org

JCC North
4803 PGA Blvd.
Palm Beach Gardens,FL 33418
Phone: 561-689-7700
Fax: 561-478-3060
Website: www.icconline.com

JCC Suncoast
5023 Central Avenue
St. Petersburg,FL 33710
Phone: 727-321-6100
Fax: 727-321-6110
Website: www.iccsuncoast.org


The Lore and Eric F. Ross JCC
8500 Jog Rd
Boynton Beach,FL 33437
Phone: 561-740-9000
Fax: 561-740-3681
Website:


Jewish Federation of Lee and Charlotte Counties
6237 E Presidential Ct.
Suite E
Fort Myers,FL 33919-3568
Phone: 239-481-4449
Fax: 239-481-0139
Website: www.iewishfederationswfl.org

Roth Jewish Community Center of Greater Orlando
P.O. Box 941508
851 N Maitland Ave.
Maitland,FL 32751
Phone: 407-645-5933
Fax: 407-645-1172
Website: www.orlandoicc.org

Miami Beach JCC
3950 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami Beach,FL 33137
Phone: 305-534-3206
Fax: 305-531-7681
Website: www.mbicc.org

JCC at Jack and Lee Rosen Southwest Orlando Campus
11184 S. Apopka Vineland Rd.
Orlando,FL 32836
Phone: 407-387-5330
Fax: 407-387-5331
Website: www.iccsouthorlando.org

JCC of the Greater Palm Beaches
4803 PGA Blvd.
Palm Beach Gardens,FL 33418
Phone: 561-689-7700
Fax: 561-478-3060
Website: www.kaplanicc.org








Jewish Studies Programs in Florida


Florida Atlantic University Jewish Studies (undergraduate major/ minor)
Dr. Alan L. Berger
Raddock Family Eminent Scholar Chair in Holocaust Studies
E-mail: aberger@fau.edu
Phone: (561) 297-2979
Dr. Ella Levy
Director of Outreach, Hebrew and Jewish Studies
E-mail: elevyl2@fau.edu
Phone: (561) 297-3951

Florida International University Judaic Studies
Judaic Studies
Florida International University
Modesto A. Maidique Campus
Deuxieme Maison, Room 368
11200 SW 8th Street
Miami, FL 33199
Phone: (305) 348-9424
Fax: (305) 348-6562
Email: judaic@fiu.edu

Rollins College Jewish Studies Program (minor)
Yudit K. Greenberg
George D. and Harriet W. Cornell Professor of Religious Studies
Director of Jewish Studies ProgramJewish Studies
Rollins College
1000 Holt Ave. - 2659
Winter Park, Florida 32789
Phone: (407) 646-2176
Office: French House 205
ygreenberg@rollins.edu

University of Central Florida Judaic Studies
Dr. Moshe Pelli (Director): (407) 823-5039
Jeffrey A. Golub (Program Assistant): (407) 823-5129
Office Assistants: (407) 823-2296
Fax: (407) 823-3603; 823-5156
Email and comments: judaicst@ucf.edu
Judaic Studies offices are located in Colbourn Hall, rooms 415 E-J.
Judaic Studies Program
University of Central Florida
College of Arts and Humanities
4000 Central Florida Blvd.
P.O. Box 161992
Orlando, Florida 32816-1992

University of Florida Center for Jewish Studies
Professor Jack Kugelmass, Director
201 Walker Hall
PO Box 118020
Gainesville, FL 32611-8020
Phone: (352) 392-9247
center@jst.ufl.edu














University of South Florida Religious Studies- Jewish Studies
4202 East Fowler Ave, CPR107
Tampa, FL 33620
Phone: (813) 974-2221
Fax: (813) 974-1853


Jewish Genealogical Societies of Florida

Jewish Genealogical Society of Broward County, Inc.
P.O. Box 17251
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33318
Phone (954) 243-6063

Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Miami
P.O. Box 560432
Miami, FL 33156-0432
Library Resources- - Marci Wiseman
Director, Educational Resources
CAJE-Center for the Advancement of Jewish Education
4200 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, FL 33137
305-576-4030
marciwiseman@caje-miami.org

Jewish Genealogical Society of Palm Beach County
P.O. Box 7796
Delray Beach, FL 33482-7796

Jewish Genealogical Society of Southwest Florida
president@jgsswf.org

Jewish Genealogical Society of Tallahassee
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~fljgst/

Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay
Contact Linda Zolinsky for further info.
(727) 372-0646
ZOLINSKYL@pcsb.org




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