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Saint John Jewish Historical Museum

91 Leinster St, Saint John, New Brunswick E2L 1J2, Canada
+1 506-633-1833
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Fascinating explanation of the Jewish Faith!

This was a highlight of our time at St. John. Our guide was so informative and interesting- I wish... read more

Reviewed 6 March 2018
Wanda K
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Kelowna, Canada
It didn't have a lot to offer

It's an old temple which was nice to see, but they could really make it a more guided tour. I think... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2017
mjacobs
,
Boston, Massachusetts
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91 Leinster St, Saint John, New Brunswick E2L 1J2, Canada
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+1 506-633-1833
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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
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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
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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
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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

Thank Loncolnmorris
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Reviewed 25 July 2017

History of Jewish community of St. John. Shaare Zedek Synagogue is in the same buiding. This chronicals a community with a rich history in this Canadian province of New Brunswick.

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Reviewed 27 June 2017

This is an engaging museum setting out the history and life of the Jews of Saint John,.An interesting stop on a Saint John visit.Features some famous artists, actors etc from this town

Thank krof
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

Anyone interested in the history of the jewish diaspora or just the history of Atlantic Canada should take the time to visit. The building itself is worth seeing - the old residence of one of Canada's prominent historic figures.

1  Thank DCSKV
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Reviewed 15 December 2016

This is small but definitely worth a visit. The building is so interesting - the architecture is amazing. I was only one on tour and learned so much about the building and Jewish history in SJ.

Thank Profmomwithgirls
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Reviewed 16 October 2016

This is a one room museum, with a very little to see....A mock up of an oven baking challah, a short video that someone had taken of their grandmother baking challah, a torah....those are the centerpieces of the exhibit, and the rest were quite minimal....More

Thank MMMarty2ya
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Reviewed 2 October 2016

I never knew about this population. The Jewish population of Saint John peaked at 200 families and there is lots of detail but it never felt tedious. In the fifties and sixties most of the young people left for university in Montreal and Toronto and...More

Thank ElvisAndrus
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According to Google Maps, the Saint John Jewish Historical Museum is about a 15 minute walk from where the cruise ship terminals are.
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