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Jewish Museum of Florida - FIU

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Neighborhood: South Pointe
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Address: 301 Washington Ave, Florida International University, Miami Beach, FL 33139-6906
Phone Number: 305-672-5044
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU is the only Museum dedicated to telling...

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 family day at the museum

We were in the neighborhood and wanted to explore the Jewish museum. Lots of history throughout the world of Judaism. There was a wonderful photography exhibit and the people... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Aventura, Florida
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Aventura, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were in the neighborhood and wanted to explore the Jewish museum. Lots of history throughout the world of Judaism. There was a wonderful photography exhibit and the people there were very friendly to give the tour. As well there were activities for children and a wonderful gift shop. Wonderful to see the Jewish heritage and see it is Alive... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I really enjoyed my visit to this museum. It's in a site of old synagogue and has spectacular coloured glass windows and art deco ceilings and lights. The museum is manned by volunteers, so please leave a donation as you leave. One of them gave me an individual (free) tour of the museum and was very knowledgable and proud of... More 

Thank Suslik29
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We took the walking tour of the old Jewish quarter. Our tour guide, Howard was well informed, had obviously done his homework and was able to guide us around the area giving us information about the rich Jewish history of the area. He had old pictures to show us about each building and answered all of our many questions. We... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I try to visit jewish heritage whichever town I am in. This synagogue/museum is located in south beach Miami, very easy to access. The day I visited was a free admission day for all. As far as I remember the fee was $6/person. Luckily a jewish history with movies' was on display, all famous memorable movie posters were there on... More 

1 Thank Melih M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The staff are friendly and eager to help. I have live in South Florida for a long time and had never been to the museum before. We enjoyed the history lesson and cultural tour provided by Howard, the tour guide. The food on the walking tour was delicious and plentiful! Thinking of recommending the visit and tour to a larger... More 

Thank Julie K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really interesting museum about the Jews of Florida, great film and really helpful guides. Definitely visit if you are in Miami.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016

My husband and I visited this place and were so happy we did . Howard, our tour guide was wonderful and informative. He gave a great perspective on this area of real estate and how it was developed and some of it's citizens. Would return again for looking at photo sessions.

2 Thank TravelerFever
Cooper City, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016

Very pleasant short talk by "Howard" was interesting and informative. We were able to tour the museum at our own pace. The staff was available to answer any questions we might have had. Actually found information about relatives of our past.

1 Thank fourfriedl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit and learn a lot. It is well orginized, very informative but nit too heavy. Thanks!

Thank Boaz H
Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

Interesting collection of artifacts that preserve and interpret the Jewish experience in Florida since 1763. The various exhibits contribute to illustrate the richness and diversity of Jewish life in Florida and contribute to the broader communities. There are traveling visiting exhibits of notable artists. When I was there was a display of Hollywood movie posters that depicted 4,000 years of... More 

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