Program Details

Tropical Nosh: The History of South Florida's Jewish Food Community

Sylvia Gurinsky
Jewish Culture & History
Video Catch-up

Course Description

Jews were among the pioneers settling in South Florida during the early 20th century. Among their contributions were different ways of eating – not always kosher, but certainly tasty! Their legacy has been handed down to millions of people who call this region home or visit – both Jews and non-Jews. This program will highlight the celebrated restaurants, cuisine, and eating habits created and sustained by Jewish community members in South Florida through the years.

About the Instructor

  • A native South Floridian, Sylvia Gurinsky is a local history educator and guide for Context Travel, Flamingo Gardens, the Miami-Dade County Women's Park, and various local universities. She co-hosts the television series "Roadside Florida," produced by the Lynn & Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archives. A graduate of Florida International University, she worked for WPLG-Channel 10, "the Jewish Journal," and History Miami Museum. Her honors have included two Florida Associated Press Awards for Editorial Writing and a Peter Jennings Project Fellowship for Journalists and the Constitution at the National Constitution Center.