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Exploring Jewish South Florida: A Book Talk on Zoom with Author Paul Kaplan

Hosted By: The Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy (LESJC)

Please join us on Zoom for a talk with author Paul Kaplan, for an engaging and enlightening lecture inspired by his second book, Jewish South Florida. Like his first book, Jewish New York, the South Florida book is a history and guide to neighborhoods, synagogues, and eateries. Beyond the stereotype of elderly Jews visiting sunny beaches and stopping in at New York-style delis lies a rich history and Jewish cultural tradition. You’ll see rare vintage photos, explore some of the best Jewish eateries, hear the stories behind the region’s cultural landmarks and learn the little-known history of how South Florida became one of the largest Jewish communities in the country.

A New York City-based author with a collection of works spanning from biographies to cultural guides to business, Paul Kaplan’s fascination with travel and the history of places led him to pursue writing as an avenue through which to share cultural experiences and universal themes. In addition to the Jewish New York and Jewish South Florida books, he also published with Pelican a biography on Lillian Wald: America’s Great Healthcare and Social Reformer. Upcoming books include a biography on Irving Berlin and The Progressive Era (1890-1920) in New York. He also published a business book -Essentials of Thought Leadership and Content Marketing.

There will be Q & A after the presentation.

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Paul Kaplan

Paul has given over 45 book tours across the US at a variety of venues including at the clubs for Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Union League, Elm City Club of New Haven, Museum at Eldridge Street, General Society Library and at scores of libraries, community centers, museums, and private functions. In addition, he has been featured on the front page of New York Press, the long-running radio show America's Dining & Travel, Writer's Voice, several other talk radio shows, the iconic African-American newspaper Amsterdam New York and Princeton Magazine. His books are on PBS, local NPR stations, and CBS Miami. Also, he has helped produce and been interviewed on Let's Travel, a talk show on public radio.
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The Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy (LESJC)

The Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy (LESJC) is an educational non-profit, created in 1998, to preserve and support the Lower East Side’s community of living synagogues and other historic structures, and to raise public awareness of the neighborhoods distinct cultural identity. As the birthplace of American Jewish civilization, and the most iconic immigrant neighborhood in America, we share this history by taking people on walking tours which enter sacred sites, where you learn how past generations came here, lived and worshiped. Learn more about LESJC here.
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