Jewish Museum of Florida - FIU

Jewish Museum of Florida - FIU

Jewish Museum of Florida - FIU
4.5
Speciality Museums • History Museums
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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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, museum Store filled with unique items complete the experience for visitors of all ages and backgrounds. The museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.
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elizabethv628
Saint Albans, ME12 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
We thoroughly enjoyed our walking tour with Howard. He's an excellent guide - knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and professional. He made us feel welcome and comfortable, encouraged us to ask questions, and spoke in a clear tone, at a good volume, making it easy to hear every word, despite some noisy stops along the way. He shared pictures and anecdotes that enhanced the tour. I especially enjoyed learning about the district's art deco architecture and its preservation. Both the walking tour and the time spent at the museum were informative and fun. I highly recommend a visit to the Museum along with the walking tour of Jewish Miami Beach to anyone interested in Jewish history and culture.
Written March 5, 2023
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Traveleasier
CONCORD267 contributions
Feb 2022
I took the tour with Howard, who was extremely knowledgeable and provided a lot of information about the South Beach Miami area through a Jewish lens during the times when it was heavily populated with Jews. The tour started and ended at the Jewish Museum, which had a couple of small exhibits on display. The walking part of the tour was easy, and the entire tour took about two hours. It was a pleasure to spend time with Howard, who was outgoing and really took the time to describe the buildings and the area during the various stops. Like other cities that had large populations of Jews who moved away, it was sad to see buildings that no longer had the same Jewish connection that they had years ago. I highly recommend this tour if you are interested in finding out more about the history of Jews in South Beach.
Written February 16, 2022
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onagreatadventure
Boca Raton, FL1 contribution
Mar 2022
Yesterday, our girlfriend treated us to a "private" walking tour of the Jewish history in South Beach, Miami as part of the Jewish Museum's programs given by Howard Brayer. It was a wonderful hour and three quarter tour of the area where we stopped at the homes and stores of the earliest Jewish settlers to the Miami area. Howard provided a most comprehensive narrative that was both informative and visually beautiful, and most of all fun! As a matter of fact nearby individuals came over to enjoy the explanations as they passed by. We can't wait to hire Howard to share him with our friends.
Written March 30, 2022
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Carol R
15 contributions
Jan 2023 • Couples
After visiting the Jewish Museum of Florida, we followed up with a Jewish walking tour of Miami Beach (South Beach). This tour was led by Howard Brayer, docent extraordinaire. Howard, having done a great deal of research, has created a well paced and very interesting experience. With just a little imagination, one can visualize the buildings, streets and people who would have lived there decades ago. A real treat for history buffs.
Written January 6, 2023
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Mary R
1 contribution
Jan 2023
Our group was 4 Jewish adults visiting Miami Beach for the first time. We visited the Museum and took a 90 minute walking tour lead by Howard Brayer. He was charming, informative and entertaining. We learned so much both in the museum and walking around the area. It was fascinating to learn the history of the families, occupations, and buildings in the streets surrounding the synagogue. Howard possesses a wealth of knowledge about the history of Jewish Miami Beach - past and present. We highly recommend this experience!
Written January 22, 2023
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Bonnie G
New York City17 contributions
Mar 2023
We were lucky on the day we went, Thursday, that we were there for a guided tour of the permanent exhibits. We learned so much about the Jewish community of Miami Beach from the beginning to the present day. The buildings (there are two of them) are wonderful treasures. There are showcases that present wonderful historic displays. The rotating exhibits were fascinating. Bonnie Lautenberg's photos are bright, energetic and give the viewer a real sense of where we are at this time in history. After we toured the museum, we walked a short distance to the beach where we could continue walking on the path. A fabulous day in Miami Beach!
Written March 9, 2023
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Alan T
Lambertville, NJ98 contributions
Feb 2022
Very nostalgic and informative. They've done a beautiful job restoring this old synagogue. It reminded me of my youth and the spirit of Judaism through the last century. The displays and memorabilia are very interesting and in some cases very beautiful.
We saw the tribute to Barbra Streisand and it was well worth it, as well as the art exhibit. Both of these change periodically.
Written February 15, 2022
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Philly man
Philadelphia, PA347 contributions
May 2021 • Couples
Very nice of them to allow us in. Museum is open but only by adv res. Which we did not have. No admission fee now just ask for donation

We are not Jewish and still found bldg and the displays very interesting. The guide also gives art deco tours
MB was once 65% Jewish
Written May 13, 2021
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John Y
4 contributions
Mar 2022
We visited Miami South Beach for the first time and my wife, teenaged son, and I decided to check out the the museum and the walking tour with Howard Brayer. We are not Jewish, but it turned out to be one of the best experiences of our vacation.

My wife really enjoyed interacting with the gift shop ladies and we all enjoyed the walking tour with Howard Brayer. Howard is an expert of Jewish history in the area and you can tell loves his job. He brought backup materials and photos of the people and area to show us who made South Beach the place that it is today. The walking tour covered a wide area around the Museum and really gave us insight on how Jewish culture influenced food, architecture, and government in the area. You will not be disappointed if you take Howard's tour!
Written March 13, 2022
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Max
3 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
We took a tour with Howard. He is a very good guide that knows alot about the Jewish History in Miami Beach and Miami. We were having a Tour with him in the area around the Museum where Howard would comment on Jewish History of Buildings and also architure in General. Can absulutely recommend going on a tour with Howard!
Written November 23, 2021
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