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Susan Gladstone and the Jewish Museum of Florida — FIU

Susan Gladstone and the Jewish Museum of Florida — FIU

Introduction to Susan Gladstone.  1:01 min.  Interview:  Raymond Elman.  Videography & Production:  Sergio Meso.  Recorded: 2/3,2020, Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU.

 

SUSAN GLADSTONE is the Executive Director of the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. Gladstone has served in several prominent leadership positions in the U.S. and abroad, most recently as director of development for the museum and for all of FIU’s Jewish Strategic Initiatives – including the university’s Global Jewish Studies Program, Holocaust Studies and Hillel FIU

The daughter of a rabbi, Gladstone brings more than 30 years of executive experience at the national and global levels. In her most recent leadership positions, she served as the director of development, and subsequently as acting director, for the museum.  Examples of Gladstone’s leadership experience include serving as Director of VeritageMiami where she spearheaded fundraising efforts for this United Way of Miami-Dade County program. In Asia, Gladstone taught at FIU’s campus in Tianjin, China. She directed sponsorship activations for the renowned South Beach Food and Wine Festival which raises more than $2 million per year for FIU. As Vice President at Logistics Management Group, Gladstone produced multi-million dollar events for up to 50,000 attendees across multiple cities and supervised staffs of up to 750 people.

The Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU serves as one of Florida’s cultural attractions, and is a resource for a wide audience of residents, tourists, students and scholars of all ages and backgrounds from throughout the state, nation and the world. The museum’s collection encompasses more than 100,000 items. The museum’s partnership with FIU has ignited a new era of interdisciplinary education, outreach and research focused on the history of the Jewish experience in Florida, the ways in which Florida Jews influence and are influenced by the cultural dynamics of Florida, the nation, and the world, and issues of discrimination against all peoples in Florida throughout the history of the state.

Gladstone has a Masters of Social Work from Yeshiva University, and a Bachelors of Social Work from Florida International University.

 

The videos below are organized by topic and run between 30 seconds and 7 minutes. Click on any video. You must be connected to the Internet to view the videos.

 

 

INSIGHT & INSPIRATION: 0:50 sec.

Where did you grow up and what is your first memory of art of any discipline?

 

INSIGHT & INSPIRATION:   4:22 min.

Where did you go to school, and what did you learn that still informs you today?

 

 

EXPOSURE TO BROAD INFLUENCES:  0:49 sec.

How much exposure to art did you get while attending FIU?

 

SELF-CONFIDENCE:  1:10 min.

What is your relationship with YIVO?

 

OVERCOMES CHALLENGES TO SUCCEED:  1:02 min.

What did you do after graduating from Yeshiva University?

 

SEIZES OPPORTUNITIES:  6:33 min.

What was it like for you to re-enter the work world? And briefly describe the arc of your career.

 

EXPOSURE TO BROAD INFLUENCES: 0:49 sec.

Are you aware of the meeting planner resource company called BizBash?

 

RESILIENCE:   4:48 min.

What was it like to grow up as the daughter of a rabbi?

 

EMPATHY:  0:30 sec.

Did you have anyone you could talk with?

 

EMPATHY:  0:56 sec.

Do you think religious leaders like your stepfather are struggling in difficult positions, because people associate them with God and don’t see them as normal human beings with common flaws.

 

INSIGHT & INSPIRATION:  0:54 sec.

Did your father go to Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati for rabbinical training?

 

CREATES A UNIQUE PERSONAL BRAND:  2:43 min.

How did you become the Executive Director of the FIU Jewish Museum of Florida?

 

SEIZES OPPORTUNITIES:  4:10 min.

How did you prepare yourself for taking over an institution than had been a little slow In its artistic expression?

 

CREATES A UNIQUE PERSONAL BRAND:  2:38 min.

How are you attracting visitors beyond the Jewish community?

 

CREATIVE FLEXIBILITY:  2:26 min.

Tell us about Mark Podwal, who is both an artist and a dermatologist.

 

OVERCOMES CHALLENGES TO SUCCEED:  3:04 min.

What are some of your goals moving forward?

 

CRITICAL THINKING:  0:32 sec.

Tell us about the Judith Leiber hand bag exhibition.

 

OVERCOMES CHALLENGES TO SUCCEED:  1:12 min.

Why does the museum have raked flooring?

 

INSIGHT & INSPIRATION:  1:19 min.

What is your favorite movie?

 

UNDERSTANDS THE BUSINESS OF ART:  4:01 min.

You are a Miami native, what are your thoughts about the explosion of the Miami art scene in the 21st century?