People
A Celebration of Jewish Life in Orlando
My son was born at Orange Memorial Hospital which it was called at that time. We had a circumcision in a downstairs room ...It was during Passover. And my sister in law baked a sponge cake and she placed powdered sugar over it and they served wine. And th ... Read more
Places
Oil On Beach As WWII Darkens Daytona
We were living in Daytona before my husband was drafted and we had to use a room that was blacked out because we feared the enemy could see the slightest twinkle of light... Then I remember I stood on the beach and I looked out over the ocean and I said w ... Read more
People
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 Myrtl ... Read more
Events
Purim Comes in the Springtime
"We're fortunate enough to celebrate both the secular and the religious Jewish holidays," says Orlando Hebrew teacher, Myrtle Skop Rutberg. She describes the Jewish high holidays, historical holidays, and shares her family's favorite holiday memories in ... Read more
People
The Retail Outlook From Centenarian Myrtle Skop Rutberg
Myrtle Skop Rutberg remembers when President Franklin Delano Roosevelt changed Thanksgiving Day to allow an extra week of shopping before Christmas. She also recalls diagonal parking along Orange Avenue and people parking along the avenue just to watch th ... Read more