When I travel, I try to include some type of Jewish connection to the area. I already knew it, but It is really interesting to actually see how many of our other destinations (ie.: Curacao, London, Amsterdam) are all inter-connected.
Firstly, I was really impressed with the museums security. Then, I walked into a lovely gift shop; which of course, I could not leave empty handed. The selection was quite good and the prices were very fair.
The museum is actually housed in 2 side-by-side synagogues, the first and second synagogues on Miami Beach. The museum is made up of wonderful pictures and treasures given by Jewish Families who are, or have been, connected to army, war, or the history of the Floridian Jewish communities. It also has a fantastic section of beautiful photographs taken of Holocaust survivors.
My 18 year old son, who didn't want to go, and refused to have a good time, really enjoyed reading the families' stories and seeing the different donated items like army uniforms, Judaic treasures, and other photos. As a matter of fact, when explaining to our family over dinner what we saw, he corrected me several times with distinctive facts that he totally absorbed.
I wish there had been someone on the floor to ask a question or two to, but this was a wonderful compliment to our South Beach day in Miami. I am so glad we went, and I would highly recommend this museum to everyone.
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