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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
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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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Walking Tour of Past Jewish History of Miami Beach

Howard Brayer was our tour guide. He was excellent & very knowledgeable on the history of the Jews from Miami Beach. The Jewish history was so very interesting and Howard's... read more

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Hollywood, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Howard Brayer was our tour guide. He was excellent & very knowledgeable on the history of the Jews from Miami Beach. The Jewish history was so very interesting and Howard's enthusiasm made it 10 times more enjoyable. This was a wonderful day trip. I would highly recommend it. I went with my community's Hadassah Chapter & was delighted.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

There is always something interesting going on at this well run museum. The docents are very knowledgeable and helpful. The Jewish community is such a part of Miami, it was great to learn something about their lives here. On certain weeknights, they also offer concerts and recitals in the synagogue next door.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Jewish Museum of Miami is truly historic. It has been awarded accreditation by the prestigious American Alliance of Museums. Originally two synagogues, they have been restored and converted into an historic museum. It effectively portrays the history of Jews and our culture in Miami. An informative video on a sizable movie screen, traces the history of Jewish immigrants in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Howard Brager was our guide. The tour was very well organised and enjoyable. Howard's level of knowledge and enthusiasm was wonderful. We really found it to be interesting and inciteful.

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Deerfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is very much worth the visit. We were fortunate because there was a special exhibit showing the fashions of a Jewish dress designer who perished in the Holocaust. The actual dresses were recreated from her drawings. Also, there are two synagogues to visit. I would very much recommend it. After your visit walk over to the Big Pinks... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This small museum contained within 2 Synagogues is highly informative and very much worth a visit. We had a very personal and informative guided tour by on of the ladies who works there. Well worth a visit.

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

great kudos to the people who took their time, efforts and money to create this wonderful museum. It was an unforgettable experience for me and my wife. Strongly recommended.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This small museum is located in 2 adjacent former synagogues at the south end of Washington Street. The main room hosts a small but interesting permanent exhibit and there is a film about the creation of the museum. The second room contains rotating exhibits. Worth a visit.

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Delray Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My son and I visited there yesterday and it was wonderful! It's like a little jewel of history. The exhibits are done extremely well and the current one is interesting and informative. There was a very knowledgeable docent available to answer any questions and the gift shop had a wide variety of Judaica for every pocketbook. It was well worth... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I personally did not spend that much time in the museum itself. I had basically gone for the walking tour of Jewish Miami Beach run by the museum. Howard, our tour guide, was very well-informed and very amiable. He led a very interesting and enjoyable tour. I enjoyed the tour so much that I decided to take another one with... More 

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