A Night at the Museum
A Celebration of the Pageantry of Purim
Thursday, March 13 from 6:30 to 10 p.m.
Jewish Museum of Florida – FIU
301 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach
786-972-3162 (Nancy Rachman)
The Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU’s annual gala event, A Night at the Museum: A Celebration of the Pageantry of Purim, will be a festive evening featuring delicious gourmet food, music, entertainment and fun!
Celebrating the triumph of good over evil and the survival of the Jewish people in the face of destruction, the story of Purim exemplifies the shared experience of ethnic discrimination. Nearly 2,600 years ago in Shusan, Persia, the King’s advisor Haman developed an evil plot to get rid the Jewish people. Courageously, Queen Esther spoke out on behalf of her fellow Jews to save them from annihilation.
In Florida, the tradition of festive events in honor of Purim began in Jacksonville in 1880, followed by Pensacola, Tallahassee and Key West. The Jewish Museum of Florida established its own tradition a signature Purim event with its inaugural Ball in 2000.
For more information, sponsorship opportunities and to purchase tickets, contact Nancy Rachman at firstname.lastname@example.org
For on-line reservations: www.bit.ly/purimtix
About the Jewish Museum of Florida – FIU
The Jewish Museum of Florida (JMOF) is the only museum dedicated to telling the story of 250 years of Florida Jewish heritage, arts and culture. MOSAIC: Jewish Life in Florida, the Museum’s core exhibit, depicts the Florida Jewish experience through photographs, artifacts, documents and oral histories from pioneer families to the state’s most recent arrivals. The exhibition was an 8-year statewide grassroots collecting effort, led by JMOF Founding Executive Director Marcia Jo Zerivitz. The traveling exhibit generated so much interest that by 1995, MOSAIC evolved into the Jewish Museum of Florida and the traveling exhibit became the Museum’s core exhibit, which is continuously updated to reflect Florida’s growing history. In Fall 2012, the Museum became part of Florida International University(FIU). This historic partnership strengthens awareness of JMOF’s internationally recognized institution, broadens its academic offerings and increases scholarly research of its collections. FIU will utilize the Museum’s facilities and collection to implement an academic plan consistent with JMOF’s and FIU’s shared educational, research and outreach missions.
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