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Jewish Museum of Florida - FIU

301 Washington Ave, Florida International University, Miami Beach, FL 33139-6906
+1 305-672-5044
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Only museum in the neighborhood

Went to this museum mainly because it was 2 blocks from hotel. Not much to see so felt depressing... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
ssm222
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Chicago, Illinois
Small but mighty

In the permanent exhibit space, The Jewish Museum of Florida addresses the arrival of Jews to the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
aliceann1
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boston, mass.
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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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301 Washington Ave, Florida International University, Miami Beach, FL 33139-6906
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Went to this museum mainly because it was 2 blocks from hotel. Not much to see so felt depressing not inspirational.

Thank ssm222
Reviewed 5 days ago

In the permanent exhibit space, The Jewish Museum of Florida addresses the arrival of Jews to the state of Forida, primarily. It is presented in chronological order and helps to demonstrate the variety of reasons that they came to the state and the variety of...More

Thank aliceann1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our volunteer guide Melissa was very knowledgeable about the subject and beyond - she gave us some interesting facts about Miami Beach in general. The reason I gave 4 stars is that the demo of the MONAD Studio 3D-printed objects, which is supposed to be...More

Thank ElenaTraveler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Starting inside the two beautifully preserved synagogues, we joined our knowledgeable guide Howard for the walking tour of South Beach. Howard definitely arrived prepared with historical photos and interesting facts spanning the development of this portion of South Beach. Loved his presentation which included the...More

Thank Tina C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did the Jewish Food Walking Tour and had a great time. Howard is a wonderful tour guide— knowledgeable, fun and accommodating. We learned a lot and really enjoyed ourselves.

Thank Nancy K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Two synagogues have been lovingly restored and turned into terrific museums of the local history and culture. Volunteer docents happily give you an introduction. Clever professional displays of the history of this community, plus some great temporary expos. We had a great time.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had an interesting, informative and fun tour at the museum yesterday with Melissa. Her love of architecture and history was evident and brought important historical facts and stories to our understanding. There are two excellent special exhibits on site currently-. A wonderful photographic presentation...More

Thank Jaycee210
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took the walking tour on the last day of my trip with Howard. I thought he was fantastic, informative, patient and kept the tour going! Would recommend to anyone looking for a different view of the city. Great.

Thank Nick C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

museum was very good in covering various Jewish aspects especially for 'pointers'. The art from Monad studio using 3D printing was impressive. Also went on walk around by Howard Brayer to cover Jewish history in the area - very interesting and clearly an impressive amount...More

Thank mikeomoss
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

This tiny museum on the history of Jews especially in South Florida is only for people who want to learn more about this subject. I learned a lot and they had also had an exhibit about an American Jewish woman photographer and a beautiful exhibition...More

Thank jronkowski
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daddygolf
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Response from Breepet | Reviewed this property |
Not sure about parking we did not have a car but it looks fairly uncongested in the area. There is a small entry fee.
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