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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
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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

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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A Solemn Place

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago 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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Petach Tikva, israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Museum is well thought out with a convenient floor plan. The exhibits are interesting and well explained. The Museum is appropriate for both adults and children although I would recommend about age 12 and up as the HOlocaust section has very strong content.

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Montville, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum is situated with fabulous views of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island as well as NJ skyline. The exhibits are interesting. Exhibit on Stitching Together on loan is worth a visit. This museum is dedicated to the Holocaust and this exhibit shows what we lost as a society in the people who died too young. Also viewed... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went to see the recent dress exhibit. A woman who died in the Holocaust and her dress designs were recently created. The stone garden is gorgeous. I also went back for a Singalong of Fiddler on the Roof. It was a lot of fun

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Chantilly, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Since this is the Museum of Jewish Heritage, I looked forward to seeing exhibits related to Jewish life, especially as it pertained to NYC, which would certainly offer a rich tapestry of history and culture. Although some of the exhibits are stunning, (the beautiful Torah!) I still feel that there should be more here and it should be better organized.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum has divided its offerings into three diverse exhibit halls. One is an excellent Holocaust hall. The second is a program describing a woman whose dress designs have been translated into actual clothing; she perished in the Shoah. The third offered a fascinating account of a Jewish man wrongly accused and then hung for a murder he did not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

Our experience here was very moving. Each floor explains a different aspect of Jewish History. The stories told through those that lost everything and survived to tell leveled me. Very thought provoking and prompted great discussions with our teenagers esp. in light of our world situations today. Highly recommend.

Thank Lisa W

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