The Lummus Park Friendship Circles featured musical performances of old Yiddish tunes. courtesy of Henry Nagler
Jacob Schachter, Yiddish radio king
Yiddish radio permeated South Florida airwaves on 6 different stations.
The Cinema Theatre in Miami Beach featured Yiddish theater and vaudeville for almost thirty years.
Lummus Park Performances
Lummus Park was a popular place for performances on Miami Beach. Courtesy of the Andy Sweet family
For over sixty years, Miami Beach flourished with half a dozen Yiddish theatres, scores of choruses and folksinger groups, literary activity, and more. Then one day it vanished in a fog of disco lights. This is the story of America's not-too-distant past, when her ethnic communities were the pride of the world. And why it is important to remember..