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Jewish Museum of Florida - FIU

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Neighbourhood: South Pointe
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Address: 301 Washington Ave., Florida International University, Miami Beach, FL 33139
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+1 305-672-5044
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10:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
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The Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU is the only Museum dedicated to telling...

The Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU is the only Museum dedicated to telling the story of 250 years of Florida Jewish heritage, arts and culture. The museum is housed in two adjacent lovingly restored historic buildings, at 301 Washington Avenue on South Beach, that were once synagogues for Miami Beach's first Jewish congregation. The museum's focal point is its core exhibit, "MOSAIC: Jewish Life in Florida, 1763 to Present" and its temporary history and art exhibits that change periodically. A Collections and Research Center, several films, Timeline Wall of Jewish history, museum Store filled with unique items and Bessie's Bistro complete the experience for visitors of all ages and backgrounds. The museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.

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A small but impressiv vignertte

Can be done within the hour. Well explained picture of the enormous Jewish contribution, not only to the area, but to USA in general...I didn't realise there had been so many... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Can be done within the hour. Well explained picture of the enormous Jewish contribution, not only to the area, but to USA in general...I didn't realise there had been so many Naval commanders (Rear admiral as well to big) Air heroes, and really old soldiers who had been to cheder.

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Ashland, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting tour of the Museum-tourguideHoward was very knowledgeable. Learned a lot about the area and the origin of the buildings there. I would highly recommend this place to others!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A small but very comprehensive museum about the Jewish migration and the history of the Jews in Miami Beach. THe exhibits were very informative and I loved the temporary exhibit about Jews of Miami and their influence on fashion. The museum is housed in the old synagogues of Miami Beach and the architecture is beautiful. I recommend it as a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Highly recommend the walking tour with Howard B. He is very knowledgeable and was very accommodating in giving us the tour on the only day we could do it! We learned about the different architectural styles in the area, history of each building, plus he has archival photos of several of the structures and the Jewish people who built them... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent museum showcasing the impact Jewish migration has had upon the development of Florida and Miami Beach in particular. Docent Linda gave us a very interesting tour of the two buildings, their history and highlighting the new exhibition of fashion from many eras all from Miami. many facets of every day life shown with photos and film. well worth calling... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Jewish Museum of Florida is a nice, albeit modest, look into the Jewish contribution to the development of Florida. There was a lot more history than I had expected. And there was an interesting temporary art exhibit that I could have spent more time looking at. But the best part by far was the walking tour led by Howard... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took the 2 hour walking tour with Howard B. Very colorful -- visually/architecturally and stories -- about the impact of Jewish community on the State of Florida, with emphasis on S FL. Facts shared, like 1st Jewish US Senator was from FL. Covered prominent/notorious folks like M Ali, Beatles, Al Capon, Meyer Lansky. Museum itself has wide array of historical... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Spent an hour here, which wasn't enough unfortunately. The exhibition has information on Jewish life, famous Jews in Florida and other items. Big thanks to our guide Jorge who walked us through the exhibition and was very interesting an animated!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

The exhibits at the Jewish Museum are always interesting and informative. The permanent collection is comprehensive and Howard, the guide, is enthusiastic, and kind.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

No matter your faith or religion this must see muse will teach you a bit of this interesting people and culture.

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