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The Jewish Museum

1109 Fifth Avenue, New York City, NY 10128 (Manhattan)
212 423 3200
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Ranked #70 of 859 Attractions in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums, Art Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The Jewish Museum of New York offers acclaimed art exhibitions that explore art and culture from ancient to modern times. The Museum is located on New... more » Owner description: The Jewish Museum of New York offers acclaimed art exhibitions that explore art and culture from ancient to modern times. The Museum is located on New York's famed Museum Mile. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

There is one more museum that we by no means wanted to just go by. That is the Jewish museum in the Fifth Avenue, right across the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir in the Central Park. That is an art museum and in the same time some kinda of the storage for the numerous artefacts of the Jewish culture and largest... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We took our children, ages 14, 12 and 7. They all enjoyed the displays covering Jewish history throughout the ages. There was only passing mention of the holocaust, and instead we found the museum to be a focus on the vibrancy and depth of Jewish culture and art.

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Skokie
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

My kids and I went to this museum this summer. They were amazed by the ancient coins and stones from old buildings. They also loved seeing menorahs and totally scrolls from 400 years ago. The gift shop had great cards. I bought a whole bunch for rosh hashana. It's a small museum. I think it's worth a visit.

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Bronx, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We took advantage of their Pay What You Wish session, beginning Thursday at 5pm and it was surprisingly quiet, even in August. It is very informative about the history and traditions of Judaism. Personally I thought that the space given over to the Blah, Blah, Blah exhibition of Mel Bochner's art was excessive though it is interesting.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

4000 years of history in one place. It was very interesting and got lots of info. Affordable 15$ ticket and the audio guide is free. Outstanding service.

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Tucuman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

The Jewish Museum of New York contains the largest collection of art and Jewish culture outside Israel. It focuses on artifacts of Jewish history and offers a broad perspective on the origins and survival of Judaism especially those which evoke its spiritual strength. Its permanent exhibition, Culture and Continuity: The Jewish Journey, is simply excellent! It provides a very insightful... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Loved seeing the exhibits here. Saturdays are free entry as they don't accept cash on Shabbat. It was quiet here compared with the other big museums but it allowed us to enjoy all the artefacts at our own pace. Really worthwhile coming here.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The two times I have been to the Jewish Museum, I was there to see a special exhibit. For example, most recently, I went to see a Chagall exhibit with my wife, her mom, her brother and his family. The exhibit was extraordinary, and solely on that basis, I give the museum high marks. Next time I will make a... More

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Toronto, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

There was wonderful Judaica from around the world, all beautifully displayed. The "conceptual" art by Mel Bochner was very interesting. We also had a delicious lunch there. A most enjoyable visit.

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