|Temple Emanuel - the original synagogue in 1937 - the year it opened|
Jews have been in South Florida at least since clothing merchant Isidor Cohen arrived from New York in February 1896 — two months before Flagler's railroad. But in Broward, the history is considered to begin in 1910, per Marcia Jo Zerivitz, the former executive director of the Jewish Museum of Florida in Miami Beach. Broward — with about 185,000 Jewish people according to 2008 counts — is now home to the second largest Jewish community in Florida, after Palm Beach County.
|The First Confirmation Class of Temple Emanuel in 1939|
Names of Pioneer Families