Curated by Bill Iverson and designed by SimpleFly Creative, in consultation with Temple Judea staff and volunteers, the exhibit will feature video, historical photographs, documents and sacred objects. The exhibit will tell the story of the City’s earliest Jewish community’s 66 year journey from a small building in a residential neighborhood to its landmark-designated campus at 5500 Granada Blvd., where it is a valued contributor to the richness of the surrounding community of Coral Gables.
Established by a cluster of pioneering families who valiantly secured land in 1948 to build the Coral Gables Jewish Center, Temple Judea has grown to more than 600 households and is proud to continue to serve as the only reform congregation in Coral Gables.
Since its founding, Temple Judea has been committed to honoring the ancient traditions of Judaism, while acknowledging the need for the synagogue to remain relevant in an ever-changing secular world. World-renowned architect, Morris Lapidus reflected Temple Judea’s chosen roles as a House of Worship, House of Study and House of Community Assembly in the design of the building of the current home on the corner of US 1 and Granada Boulevard, built in 1966 and recently awarded historic landmark status by the City of Coral Gables.
ABOUT TEMPLE JUDEA
Now celebrating 66 years of Jewish Learning and Living in Coral Gables, Temple Judea is one of the largest Reform synagogues in Miami with more than 600 member families. Temple Judea's mission is to enrich member’s ever-more complicated lives with the new insights of ancient Jewish heritage. For more information, visit www.JudeaGables.org.
ABOUT CORAL GABLES MUSEUM
The Museum’s mission is to celebrate, investigate and explore the civic arts of architecture and urban and environmental design, including fostering an appreciation for the history, vision, and cultural landscape of Coral Gables; promoting beauty and planning as well as historic and environmental preservation for a broad audience, including children, families, and community members, as well as local, regional, national and international visitors. The museum optimizes its mission by cultivating effective partnerships, and providing programming that includes exhibitions, collections, educational offerings, lectures, tours, publications and special events. For more information visit www.coralgablesmuseum.org.