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Jewish Museum of Florida - FIU

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Neighbourhood: South Pointe
As featured in Museum Guide for Miami
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Address: 301 Washington Ave, Florida International University, Miami Beach, FL 33139-6906
Phone Number: +1 305-672-5044
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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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Florida Jewish Museum

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

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Pittstown, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles 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

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 a wonderful gift shop. Wonderful to see the Jewish heritage and see it is Alive... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 me an individual (free) tour of the museum and was very knowledgable and proud of... More 

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