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January 2020 proclaimed as 'St. Johns County Jewish History Month'

 

January 17, 2020



The St. Johns County Commission will proclaim January 2020 as “St. Johns County Jewish History Month” at its regularly scheduled meeting, 9 a.m. Jan. 21, in the County Commission Chambers, 500 San Sebastian View, St. Augustine 32084. The Proclamation is being made at the request of the St. Augustine Jewish Historical Society. The proclamation presentation is open to the public at no charge, all are welcome, no advance arrangements need be made.

Florida Jewish History Month has been observed since 2003, when Governor Jeb Bush signed a bill declaring the statewide observance. Florida is the first state in the nation to have a month dedicated to the tremendous contributions of Jews to the growth of the Sunshine State. Artist Romero Britto created the official logo for the Florida Jewish Heritage Month.

The St. Augustine Jewish Historical Society urges the Jews of St. Johns and surrounding counties to join them to receive the special proclamation from the St. Johns County Board of Commissioners. Best directions are available at 904-209-0300. Further information is available at 804-914-4460.

 

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