Convention 2015 Women’s Program & Tours

Wednesday, July 8
4:00 PM Women’s Welcoming Program & Tea
Thursday, July 9
1:30 PM
The primary goal of the exhibition program is the promotion of the Museum’s mission, which is to collect, preserve and interpret the Jewish experience in Florida since 1763. The museum’s core exhibit, MOSAIC: Jewish Life in Florida, tells the story of nearly 250 years of Jewish life in Florida, including a timeline wall, audio-video presentations, and a Mosaic with more than 600 photographs, documents and artifacts and identifying text blocks and captions and a fiber optic map that indicates in periodic years the countries of origin and places of settlement in Florida of Jews.
South Florida has one of the highest populations of Holocaust survivors in the United States, with many of them residing within the city limits. Architect Kenneth Treister was charged with the immense challenge of conveying the unimaginable and remembering the unthinkable: designing the Memorial.  The outstretched arm, pictured here is the centerpiece of the memorial,  a bronze sculpture cast in Mexico City foundry Fundiciòn Artística between 1987 and 1989. Giant blocks of pink-hued Jerusalem stone were brought in from Israel and set as the Memorial’s foundation.
1:30 PM Workshop: History of Music Therapy
4:30 PM Workshop: Moving through the Tree of Life, a Mindful Jewish Exploration course
Friday, July 10
9:30 AM TourPerez Art Museum & Art Deco District

Nicolas Lobo Exhibit, Courtesy Gallery Diet

10:00 AM Lecture: Role of Women and Changes in Jewish Life, hosted by Rabbi Efrat Zohar
3:00 PM Lecture: Women of the Wall, hosted by Cheryl Temkin
Saturday, July 11
Sunday, July 12