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Museum of Jewish Heritage

36 Battery Place, Edmond J. Safra Plaza, New York City, NY 10280-1502
+1 646-437-4202
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The mission of the Museum is to educate people of all ages and backgrounds about the broad tapestry of Jewish life in the 20th and 21st centuries-before, during, and after the Holocaust. Multiple perspectives on modern Jewish history, life, and culture are presented in the Museum's unique Core Exhibition and award-winning special exhibitions. Acclaimed public programs, including discussions, films, plays, and concerts, highlight the richness of Jewish culture and ideas.
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36 Battery Place, Edmond J. Safra Plaza, New York City, NY 10280-1502
Financial District
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Reviewed 7 April 2016

This four story museum has many Jewish artifacts but seems to lack a Jewish soul. We found it disappointing. Perhaps if I person knew very little about Jewish history they might find it informative. (Many high school student groups were touring while we were there....More

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Reviewed 29 March 2016

We went to see the Leo Frank exhibit. What a beautiful and well done exhibit that explained how Leo Frank lived and died. I knew a little bit of the story but it was told in a factual and complete way. It also gives a...More

Thank Karen M
Reviewed 24 March 2016

The museum covers Jewish history and culture. Through the use of photographs, letters, and everyday items, they manage to make the experience feel personal. The section on the years immediately preceding the Holocaust was very informative and sobering. The timelines throughout were excellent.

Thank Cynthia O
Reviewed 21 March 2016

Emotionally draining and educational experience. You need to spend hours here to fully appreciate everything on each floor. (especially the 2nd floor).

Thank njtravlr
Reviewed 12 March 2016

We had limited time and wish we would've had more to spend here. It is imperative that our children experience places such as this to know world history.

Thank jharmon07
Reviewed 3 March 2016

One of the most interesting museums in NYC. Compared to Indian museum nearby, this one has lots of exhibits including personal objects like clothes, toys, cutlery, letters and etc. I think i've spent about 3 or 4 hours there (again, compared to 1 hour in...More

Thank burntfalafel
Reviewed 28 February 2016

Excellent permanent collection, great art, clear explanation of what you see. The exhibit Unorthodox looked to me like thrift shop finds masquerading as art, basically pretentious and useless. I would come again just to see the permanent collection. It is amazing, rich, beautiful, inspiring and...More

Thank LakeUpstateNY
Reviewed 19 February 2016

Not everything was from the Holocaust. There is a more than 5,000 year history of the Jewish people. The museum presents the heritage in a beautiful and education way.

Thank BobNesoff
Reviewed 18 February 2016

This was recommended to us by a friend. So glad we went! Just ran out of time! Please plan to spend at least 3+ hours at the Museum. We were there for only 2 hours and that was not near enough. That said, it was...More

Thank ElizabethS S
Reviewed 9 February 2016

We really enjoyed this museum! The displays were very beautiful and were easy to understand. They give you a radio that explains all of the exhibits. A must see when in New York City.

Thank colleenva
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rkivelevitz
Is the museum appropriate for children ages 7 - 11?
31 August 2016|
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Response from leah262 | Reviewed this property |
I would say the first floor and the garden of stones and if they have a special exhibit, as well. Since I Work there, I personally and professionally feel maybe the 11 year old, if he/she has begun to study the Holocaust... More
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Mary S
Is it open on Mondays
29 June 2015|
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Response from Estell S | Reviewed this property |
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