Benefits Jewish Museum of Florida - FIU
Wednesday, March 16, 2016, from 6:30 to 10 p.m.
Jewish Museum of Florida – FIU
301 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach
Join the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU’s annual celebration of the pageantry of Purim! Enjoy this exclusive evening in the Museum’s historic restored synagogues. Highlights of the fabulous evening will include a cocktail reception, a gourmet three-course dinner, live music, fun entertainment and much more!
This food and wine dinner will feature a selection of local South Florida celebrity Chefs, under the direction of Chef Allen Susser, each creating and preparing on stage, one course of a four course, kosher meal. Guests will be able to watch the preparation of each course by the Featured Chef, live and projected overhead. They are then served the course, prepared by the Kosher caterer, to match the demonstrated course. A coordinating kosher wine, selected by local wine merchant Mike Bittel of Sunset Corners, is served with each course, and detailed by the Host Linda Gassenheimer, known from her radio show on WLRN.
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 the tradition in South Florida with its own signature event, the Inaugural Purim Ball in 2000.
For sponsorship opportunities, more information, or to make your reservation, please contact JMOF-FIU Development Director Susan Gladstone: 786-972-3162 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Jewish Museum of Florida – FIU
The Jewish Museum of Florida – F.I.U. 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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