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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 855 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
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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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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
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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208 reviews 208 reviews
137 attraction reviews
219 helpful votes 219 helpful votes
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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55 reviews 55 reviews
15 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
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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Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We only had 90 minutes which was insufficient for this very rich experience. The history and artifacts presented in the permanent collections presented a very insightful perspective on the driving forces of Jewish thinking and life over the centuries. The dynamic tension between the core set of beliefs and the "host cultures" in which Jews find themselves is manifested in... More

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San Francisco, California, United States
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The top (fourth) floor has some fun interactive activities for young children. We started there, and continued on down. We liked everything, and it combines art and Jewish history. A really nice, small museum that you will enjoy, and takes only an hour to visit. A block away, there is a great french restaurant, "Table d’Hôte," on 92nd St, which... More

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