Program Details

Shalom, Y'All: Jews of the South

Sylvia Gurinsky
Video Catch-up

Course Description

Jewish migration to the Western Hemisphere included many who went to what became the American South. From colonial times, they established communities and a strong presence. They also overcame anti-Semitism and inner conflict to form a lasting legacy. Join Gurinsky for a history of the Jewish communities of the South, from their origins through today. Meet the business, cultural, political, and religious leaders - the icons, scoundrels, and heroes in a story that begins with “Shalom Y’all” and continues through momentous changes.

About the Instructor

  • A native South Floridian, Sylvia Gurinsky is a local history educator and guide for 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.