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Florida Matters Re-broadcast: Growing Up Jewish In Polk County

Dec 1, 2016

WUSF’s Robin Sussingham recently hosted “Our Jewish Communion: Religious Identity and Growing Up Jewish in Polk County” at Florida Southern College in Lakeland to discuss what it was like to come of age in a predominantly Christian region. This week on Florida Matters, we bring you highlights of the conversation.

The panel, which was organized by Florida Southern College Professor Catherine Eskin, includes:

·         Rabbi Samuel April, who served Temple Emanuel in Lakeland from 1956 to 1958

·         Susan Eckert, a career educator who grew up in Lakeland and now lives in Sarasota

·         Jeffrey Miller, who grew up in Lakeland  and is the immediate past president of the Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center in Orlando.

Note: This is a re-edited version of the show that was first broadcast on March 15th, 2016.