Prior to the 1930s, the Jewish community of Jacksonville represented Florida’s largest and most significant Jewish population. Yet, in spite of its former preeminence, the story of this community is still little known, and the rich history of Jewish Jacksonville is just beginning to unfold.
Jewish Jacksonville features special materials held in the Isser and Rae Price Library of Judaica and the University of Florida. These materials provide a snapshot of Jewish life in Jacksonville from the late 19th century to the end of the 20th century. Highlighted here are elements of Jewish family, communal and institutional life, as well as some of the ways in which Jewish people have impacted the development and structure of Jacksonville itself.
The Jewish Jacksonville Collection includes materials from the 2012 exhibit created in celebration of Jewish American Heritage Month.
View the online exhibition