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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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Jewish Museum of Florida

With a couple of spare hours, this museum gives a great insight into Jewish life in Miami and Miami... read more

Reviewed 15 November 2016
Adam R
via mobile
A jem in South Beach

We came across this museum while walking through the neighborhood and decided to go in. The tour... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2016
Sandra B
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Pittstown, United States
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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 15 November 2016 via mobile

With a couple of spare hours, this museum gives a great insight into Jewish life in Miami and Miami Beach - worth a visit! Note the sloping floor, stained glass windows and the bimahs in the adjoining synagogues.

Thank Adam R
Reviewed 3 November 2016

We came across this museum while walking through the neighborhood and decided to go in. The tour guide was excellent. The displays, housed in two former synagogues, are informative, enlightening, and nicely arranged. I would highly recommend this to anyone visiting Miami Beach.

Thank Sandra B
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Realistically traces the history of Miami beach and the enormous Jewish influence, population, and stories of Jews. Center of Jewish culture for many on and off the island. Film, and changing exhibits. Also, start of the "Jewish Miami Beach Tour,' which we did NOT take.

Thank FloridaFelix
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Stopped in to take a peek before boarding our cruise and was very pleasantly surprised. Had a personal guided tour and enjoyed the extensive exhibits. Well worth a quick visit, under two hours

Thank David S
Reviewed 21 October 2016

The permanent collection was compiled from gifts from Florida Jewish families. My uncle's father was the Mohel of Jacksonville - his tools are on display. The temporary exhibits are timely and interesting.

Thank howards736
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We were in the neighborhood and wanted to explore the Jewish museum. Lots of history throughout the world of Judaism. There was a wonderful photography exhibit and the people there were very friendly to give the tour. As well there were activities for children and...More

1  Thank infernocouture
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

I really enjoyed my visit to this museum. It's in a site of old synagogue and has spectacular coloured glass windows and art deco ceilings and lights. The museum is manned by volunteers, so please leave a donation as you leave. One of them gave...More

Thank Suslik29
Reviewed 23 September 2016

We took the walking tour of the old Jewish quarter. Our tour guide, Howard was well informed, had obviously done his homework and was able to guide us around the area giving us information about the rich Jewish history of the area. He had old...More

1  Thank jplehov
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

I try to visit jewish heritage whichever town I am in. This synagogue/museum is located in south beach Miami, very easy to access. The day I visited was a free admission day for all. As far as I remember the fee was $6/person. Luckily a...More

2  Thank Melih M
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

The staff are friendly and eager to help. I have live in South Florida for a long time and had never been to the museum before. We enjoyed the history lesson and cultural tour provided by Howard, the tour guide. The food on the walking...More

Thank Julie K
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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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