Letter from Marcia Kerstein Zerivitz to Marshall W. Nirenberg
Zerivitz, the state coordinator for the Mosaic project for research on Jewish life in Florida, praises Nirenberg for being
a role model for Jewish children and asks him to participate in an exhibit the organization is planning.
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1988-03-09 (March 9, 1988)
Zerivitz, Marcia Kerstein
Nirenberg, Marshall W.
Reproduced with permission of Marcia Kerstein Zerivitz.
Beyond the Laboratory: Professional, Personal, and Political Life, 1967-2002
I am so glad I was able to speak to you yesterday to talk about MOSAIC-Jewish Life in Florida. The project is generating so
much excitement around the state as we progress in our research and discover interesting early history and prominent Jews
who have contributed so much to the development of Florida and to society.
You are a role model for our young people; your achievements, when documented and more widely known to this and future generations,
can inspire them to higher levels of success and can help develop pride of what fellow Jews have accomplished.
I am enclosing some fact sheets about MOSAIC. We are now assembling a preview mini-exhibit to take to Tallahassee and Washington
to co-ordinate with our funding requests of the Florida Department of State and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
We would like very much to include a photo of your receiving the Nobel Prize in Medicine and Physiology in 1968 and one of
you as a young student in Orlando. Please send these as soon as possible to me at: 635 Mariner Way, Altamonte Springs, Fl.
I will be in Washington the week of May 22 to set up the exhibit in the Senate Rotunda and would like very much to do an oral
history of you for our archives. If this is possible with your schedule, please let me know.
When I was in Pensacola speaking a few weeks ago and mentioned your name as a prominent Jew who grew up in Orlando and was
educated in Florida, Sam Goldenberg jumped up and said he was your room-mate at Univ. of Florida. I also met an Aronson gentlemen
who knows you.
The exhibit is scheduled to travel state-wide in 1990-92 to coincide with the Columbus Quincentenary. It is scheduled for
Orlando in December, 1991, and January, 1992. We would be honored if you and your wife could attend our gala opening. I'll
be in touch closer to the date!
We will I be very happy if we receive your photos in the next week so that we can include you in our preview.
I look forward to meeting you personally. If you have any questions or suggestions, please call me collect at (305) 834-8576.