Hanukkah and South Florida ~ SFCSFFFF

As we’re sure many of you know, Hanukkah ended at nightfall this past Monday; we at South Florida Clothiers South Florida Friday Fun Fact hope that all of our Jewish friends, neighbors, and clientele had a wonderful festival of lights.

 

Hanuka-Menorah-by-Gil-Dekel-2014.jpg

 

Photo Credit: Wikipedia

Did you know that South Florida has the single largest concentration of Jews outside of Israel (at 13% of the total population)?  And Florida as a state has an approximate Jewish population of 750,000, or the third highest in the country.

Of course, we particularly like the story of the first Jewish family to settle in Miami Beach: the Weiss family.  They arrived in Miami Beach in 1913, and to support the family father Joe started a small lunch counter.   Throughout the years that counter and business would eventually evolve into… Joe’s Stone Crab!

 

Stone crab dinner

Photo Credit: Miami New Times


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