Judy Rakowsky holds book signing at the Jewish Museum of Florida (includes video story)

Books and Books and the Jewish Museum of Florida hosted author Judy Rakowsky to discuss her book “Jews in the Garden” on Sunday. 

Guests arrived at noon for a concert from the Isle of Klezbos band, an all-women klezmer sextet that plays everything from Yiddish swing to retro tango and new-traditional folk tunes. 

At 3 p.m. Raymond Elman, artist and director of our sister publication, Artspeak, began his discussion with Rakowsky. She answered questions about her book, which investigates the events in Poland during the Holocaust. 

“I got to know myself better, and I felt more grounded in who I am and where I come from,” said Rakowsky. “I think that’s what a lot of people are searching for, connecting it to who you are.”

After it concluded, the musicians and Rakowsky met with guests and signed copies of their work.

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