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Saint John Jewish Historical Museum

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Small but a nice history of local Jewish lore

Virtually,a one floor museum with local Jewish lore and Canadian Jewish history and Jewish... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2018
Wayne W
Silver Spring
Worth a Stop

Very interesting place. Great people there to chat with and give you a tour. Surprising to find... read more

Reviewed 6 July 2018
Scarsdale, New York
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91 Leinster St, Saint John, New Brunswick E2L 1J2, Canada
+1 506-633-1833
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 4 September 2013

I was travelling with some Jewish friends who were interested in visiting this site. The staff were very friendly and personal as we were guided through the museum and the adjacent synagogue. The site has been lovingly arranged and preserved. Wonderful, first-hand anecdotes were offered...More

2  Thank LoisTO
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 5 June 2015

Open from June 1 to Nov. 4, this year. From 10-4 M-F, 1-4 on Sundays July and August for a $5 admission fee. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Saint-John-Jewish-Historical-Museum/118753971549220 http://jewishmuseumsj.com/ The Saint John Synagogue adjoins. Males should be prepared to don a hat or skull cap before entering. The curator...More

2  Thank GarthM601
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely quaint small museum in Saint John Canada reflecting on the 200 years of serious JEWISH presence there. Who would have thought. Takes about an hour but we’ll worth the visit. Hard to imagine 300 families lived there a hundred years ago.

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Reviewed 9 September 2018

Virtually,a one floor museum with local Jewish lore and Canadian Jewish history and Jewish religious items and the synagogue behind the museum. A testament to Jewish life in St Johns.

Thank Wayne W
Reviewed 13 August 2018

On a recent motorcycle trip through NB, NS, and PEI, I was spending the night in Saint John and a BnB and was happy to see the Saint John Jewish Historical Museum on the corner where i was staying. It offered a nice history of...More

Thank 99irac
Reviewed 10 July 2018

We were greeted by our informative guide and he gave us a personal history of the Jews in Saint John. A lot of his information was from personal recollections of growing up in the city. The facility itself is very impressive with the synagogue and...More

Thank falloyurhart
Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

This small Museum and Synagogue tells the history of the Jewish community in St. John’s. The small fee for the entrance goes a long long to help the Museum stay open. They do have a small gift shop. The 5 Torah Scrolls in the sanctuary’s...More

Thank CubFan1948
Reviewed 6 July 2018

Very interesting place. Great people there to chat with and give you a tour. Surprising to find and enjoyable.

Thank BDR0se
Reviewed 6 March 2018

This was a highlight of our time at St. John. Our guide was so informative and interesting- I wish I could remember his name but I think he teaches seminars about the many links and threads of Judaism woven through the Christian faith which was...More

1  Thank Wanda K
Reviewed 11 September 2017

It's an old temple which was nice to see, but they could really make it a more guided tour. I think you're supposed to just walk around and read, but even that was unclear.

Thank mjacobs
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Quite a history for a very small community. Interesting display boards with lots of local details. Magnificent building. Helpful staff

1  Thank Lawrence2300
Reviewed 16 August 2017

My wife has deep roots in Saint John including our marriage there over a half a century ago.The museum is exceptionally well organized,attractive and informative .There is much evidence of a deep love and respect for the Jewish religion and values going back 4,000 years.The...More

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Sharon H
17 September 2018|
Response from Wayne W | Reviewed this property |
Yes parking lot right around the corner.
25 August 2016|
Response from V-diz | Reviewed this property |
According to Google Maps, the Saint John Jewish Historical Museum is about a 15 minute walk from where the cruise ship terminals are.