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

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

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.

Original Broadcast Date: 
12/02/16

Tuesday at 6:30 PM | Sunday at 7:30 AM on WUSF 89.7
Monday at 10:00 PM on WSMR 89.1

Host:
Robin Sussingham

Robin Trohn Sussingham is a reporter and program host at WUSF Public Broadcasting, and is the producer of Florida Matters. She came to WUSF from public radio stations KUER and KCPW in Utah, has contributed stories to NPR and Marketplace, and also has an extensive background in print reporting. She was born in Lakeland and often reports about Polk County.

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