I would recommend visiting the Jewish Museum of FL in the heart of South Beach. The museum is housed in beautifully restored adjoining art deco style buildings. One of the buildings, built in 1929, was home to Miami Beach's 1st Jewish congregation. The docent gave us a comprehensive overview of the museum's contents encompassing 250 years of Jewish history in Florida. We learned that prior to 1763, Jews were not allowed to live in Miami, however, by the 1970's 80% of the Miami Beach population was Jewish.There were over 600 pictures and artifacts from Jewish residents of FL. The exhibits were well organized and easy to navigate. Some points of interest include the food exhibit with menus and prices from 1950's, a glass stained window donated by Meyer Lansky and pictures of Jewish entertainers. Plan to spend a few hours - Enjoy!
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