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My Entrance Into the Orlando Jewish Community

We would meet on Orange Avenue with our swimsuits and go to Palm Beach where the shops closed at 5:30. “I really felt like I was on vacation even though I was working.”  From the Lerner Shop on Orange Avenue to the shores of Palm Beach, centenarian Myrtle Skop Rutberg describes her 1940s work-life balance.

She highlights one of her happiest Orlando memories: Her entrance into the Orlando Jewish community. “The Jewish community used to have a dance at the Flamingo on East Colonial. Parents and young people, young married and singles, everybody together. I was dressed up in my best bib and tucker with a big bow in my hair. We had Jewish organizations like the B’nai B’rith, women and men, two different organizations, Hadassah, and what they refer to as the Ladies Auxiliary of the Synagogue. All three were important to any Jewish person who came to Orlando. And we would join all three… I’ve been active in the Jewish community all through the years.”

Listen to a Day in the Life of Orlando Centenarian Myrtle Skop Rutberg in this excerpt   (5:32) from her oral history interview on January 3, 2012.

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Photo of Myrtle Skop Rutberg in her wedding gown. She was married in her parents home on Park Lake Avenue in downtown Orlando...
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We would meet on Orange Avenue with our swimsuits and go to Palm Beach where the shops closed at 5:30. "I really felt like I was on vacation even though I was working." From the Lerner Shop on Orange Avenue to the shores of Palm Beach, centenarian Myrtle Skop Rutberg describes her 1940s work-life balance.

She highlights one of her happiest Orlando memories: Her entrance into the Orlando Jewish community. "The Jewish community used to have a dance at the Flamingo on East Colonial. Parents and young people, young married and singles, everybody together. I was dressed up in my best bib and tucker with a big bow in my hair. We had Jewish organizations like the B'nai B'rith, women and men, two different organizations, Hadassah, and what they refer to as the Ladies Auxiliary of the Synagogue. All three were important to any Jewish person who came to Orlando. And we would join all three... I've been active in the Jewish community all through the years."

Listen to a Day in the Life of Orlando Centenarian Myrtle Skop Rutberg in  this excerpt  from her oral history interview on January 3, 2012. 

 

 




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