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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
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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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Unique museum of Jewish Floridians

Two restored synagogues combined together provide an interesting look into the Jewish religion & its journey in The South Florida area. Educational for Non Jewish & Jewish folks.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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West Linn, Oregon
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West Linn, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Two restored synagogues combined together provide an interesting look into the Jewish religion & its journey in The South Florida area. Educational for Non Jewish & Jewish folks.

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Annandale, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our grandkids were in school and we wanted to stay busy. We had spotted this museum on earlier visits and decided to take a look. Great exhibits on Jewish life in Florida from the early 20th century. Highly recommended

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Hobe Sound, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wonderful exhibits and a great walking tour of the local area. Guide Howard offers several different tours on different days.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This museum is two synagogues together and has an interesting and colourful history. The story of the community in South Miami is depicted on wall displays with illustrations.

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is a a few minutes walk from the Ocean avenue hot spots and is a jem. Two adjoining synagogue buildings are now open for displays and exhibits about the early jewish community and so much more. Howard the docent did a fabulous job explaining all the most important points which helped make the hour or two we spent... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I both live in Miami Beach and am from a family of Eastern European Holocaust survivors. Last weekend when my parents were in town from Oregon, I was very excited to have pre-arranged the three-hour Jewish Food Walking Tour last weekend. Although it was a cool and drizzly day here and the tour goes on rain or shine, we met... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the quaint, former synagogue. Howard, one of the guides, gave us a 15 minute introduction of the history of the community. He was very knowledgable and answered all our questions. Fascinating history and don't miss the stained glass window donated by Meyer Lansky!

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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Among dozens of local Jewish museums that I have visited all over the world, the Jewish Museum of Florida stands out, first for its focus on every aspect of Florida Jewish life and history, and second, for its fascinating location in Miami Beach's oldest synagogue - no longer in use as a synagogue. The guard at the door was notably... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was once a Synagogue on the very South part of Miami Beach. It was allowed to fall into disrepair until a few years ago when it was restored and turned into a museum about the Jewish people in South Florida. I have to say I knew very little about them and didn't know how much they would influence Miami... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth a short visit if this is a subject of interest. The old synagogue building is worth seeing. Very friendly reception.

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