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“Informative and interesting” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Jewish Museum of Florida - FIU

Jewish Museum of Florida - FIU
301 Washington Ave., Florida International University, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (South Pointe)
305-672-5044
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Ranked #14 of 155 things to do in Miami Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: 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.
Summit, New Jersey
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“Informative and interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

This museum has a great history of the Jewish people in Florida. It is eye-opening. What a lovely shop and the prices are very reasonable. There is a security guard in the front almost 24 hours a day--a sad comment on the fear Jews still have to live with.

Visited February 2013
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Toronto
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“Florida History”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

This museum, housed in two beautiful old synagogues, presents the past in many ways...an interesting video, displays on various topics, paper hand outs with timelines and an educational display that would catch the interest of children of all ages. The staff are polite and helpful without imposing. Lovely gift shop with Judaica to purchase.

Visited January 2013
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Orlando, Florida USA
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“The Jewish Museum is worth a look”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

I actually visited the Jewish Museum about a year ago. It has a wonderful collection about Florida Jewish history. Highly recommended.

Visited February 2013
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Hollywood, Florida
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“close location”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

This museum give you the history of jewish community,beliefs,ways and the one that are still in the area. Close location south beach so you ever around that area, good to see.

Visited March 2012
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Cottonwood, Arizona
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“An Introduction to Jewish History”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

This museum is in an original temple in the area, and gives a great background on Jewish history in South Beach and the US. Worth a visit to gain an understanding of the traditions and beliefs.

Visited December 2012
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