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Museum of Jewish Heritage

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Address: 36 Battery Place, Edmond J. Safra Plaza, New York City, NY 10280
Phone Number: +1 646-437-4202
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Sun - Tue 10:00 am - 5:45 pm
Wed 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 5:45 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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The mission of the Museum is to educate people of all ages and backgrounds...

The mission of the Museum is to educate people of all ages and backgrounds about the broad tapestry of Jewish life in the 20th and 21st centuries-before, during, and after the Holocaust. Multiple perspectives on modern Jewish history, life, and culture are presented in the Museum's unique Core Exhibition and award-winning special exhibitions. Acclaimed public programs, including discussions, films, plays, and concerts, highlight the richness of Jewish culture and ideas.

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20th Century History so well presented.

i was absorbed totally by this museum as I wandered through. Over the years I have read much of the recent history of jewish people but can say that the Museums presentation in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
NosfromMaroubra
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

i was absorbed totally by this museum as I wandered through. Over the years I have read much of the recent history of jewish people but can say that the Museums presentation in pics, words & video in a simple chronological manner added more to my understanding of their plight, bravery & success. Definitely a must visit.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent permanent exhibit shows Jewish artifacts from ancient times made by the Israelites, then from the diaspora and up to modern times. Enjoy the Burle Marx exhibit which closes soon.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If your into history then this is for you. It's a lot of reading so be prepared. NOT a place for babies or children they will be totally bored.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went here because I was in the area. I have been to other memorials but this moved me. The first exhibit people talking about their faith challenged me. The importance of the Sabbath as part of the rhythm of their life. You would need a heart of iron not to be moved by the holocaust exhibit. It was very... More 

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Thank whiskyanne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very well done museum -- that more or less -- chronicles pre war judaism, the holocaust and post holocaust judaism. I thought that they really balanced their presentation of all aspects of american judaism. The collection of materials is very good. It was well kept and felt up to date. (Perhaps on the "modern" section -- they could update some... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I visited here recently after visiting the statue of liberty (its only a short walk from the boat). You cant take in any cameras or phones which is understandable because a lot of things on display are sensitive. Overall I would say the museum is worth a visit, there is so much to learn and the displays... More 

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016

There are SO many pictures and SO much information on the historical events. I spent a few hours but I think one would probably need about 3 days to truly understand and comprehend the enormity of the details provided.

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stamford, ct
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

I came here by myself to fully experience the exhibits, and was not disappointed. It took me three hours to go through both the main exhibit and the Leo Frank wing. Although I have been to exhibits and museums all over the world which deal with similar themes, this place, located as it is in the shadow of the Statue... More 

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East Fremantle, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

I would have given this review 2 stars, but I don't want other people to be turned off from visiting this museum as it is an important part of history that everyone needs to understand. The museum itself is quite small. But when 4 tour groups come in simultaneously, it becomes a hell of a lot smaller. I was pushed... More 

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Mount Prospect, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

Having been to the Holocaust Museum in Skokie, Illinois I was a bit disappointed in this one. Maybe because it was a combination of Jewish heritage as well as the the Holocaust I felt some of the somberness of that horrific period in history was lost. I just didn't feel the same when I left that building that I felt... More 

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