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“Beautiful Building, Interesting History” 5 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.
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“Beautiful Building, Interesting History”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

We didn't have a lot of time to spare the day we went here unfortunately and wished we could have stayed longer. The volunteer who explained the history of the building and of the Jewish people of Florida was a fascinating guy, so interesting with lots of information. The stained glass windows are beautiful and the central ceiling light exceptionally grand, authentic Art Deco. Beautiful.

Visited March 2013
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Miami, Florida
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“Faaaabulous and educational.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

Miami's Jewish History and other memorable traveling exhibits. Around the corner from Joe's, and in an area that was once totally Jewish.

Visited December 2012
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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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“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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