Margaret Norman, Engagement and Collaboration Coordinator at Temple Beth El, Birmingham, Alabama, is a specialist in Southern Jewish history and foodways. From 19th century agricultural utopias to the influence of snowbirds and Soviet refugees, from Jewish deli to kosher hotels, and the founding of the famous Joe’s Stone Crab, the history of Florida Jewish foodways is as complex as it is fascinating. In this program, we’ll explore how Jewish communities have shaped and been shaped by Florida’s many foodways and ask how we can read into food stories big questions about the history and culture of a people and place. This session will include an overview of key dynamics, places, and events in Florida Jewish foodways, and allow time for audience Q & A.
Free; registration required. The Zoom ID and password will be provided with registration confirmation.