Florence Markoff to speak at Temple Torat Yisrael


On December 15 at 9:30 a.m., Florence Markoff will appear at Temple Torat Yisrael as a guest of the synagogue’s Men’s Club. She will present information about famous Rhode Islanders, the derivation of words and phrases as well as historical Jewish facts and people.

Mrs. Markoff was inducted into the Rhode Island Radio Hall of Fame on Thursday, May 12. For many years, Markoff told the stories of famous and little-known Rhode Islanders in “Rhode Island Portraits in Sound,” which aired on several radio stations in Rhode Island. She was well known for her radio feature, “There’s a Word for It,” which explored the words we hear and say every day.

As a writer, Florence Markoff created and narrated both radio programs and is considered one of the pioneers among women broadcasters in Rhode Island. She has performed one-woman programs before hundreds of audiences.

The event is free and open to the public. Coffee and dessert will be served. Temple Torat Yisrael is located at 1251 Middle Rd. East Greenwich.

Michael Field (michaeljayfield@gmail.com) is a member of the board of the Men’s Club of Temple Torat Yisrael.