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“Current three exhibits did not do it for me”

Contemporary Jewish Museum
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Owner description: This museum houses fascinating and sometimes controversial exhibits on Jewish history and culture.
new york
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1,097 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 284 helpful votes
“Current three exhibits did not do it for me”
Reviewed July 15, 2014

Nice shop and plaza. Have seen great exhibits here. There is mission confusion between contemporary and Jewish. For me, more context in the signage of current exhibits would have helped. One is on design one is on mah Jong. Did not go to one on black sabbath.

Visited July 2014
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geneva, switzerland
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed June 17, 2014

Loved the place. Very educational and fun at the same time. We will probably go again. I was expecting a sad place like the museum in Washington DC, but it was actually enjoyable.

Visited May 2014
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Istanbul, Turkey
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99 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Inflation of jewish museums”
Reviewed June 13, 2014 via mobile

Lots and lots of different jewish museums all around that don't have much to offer. Should check other museums for different stuff.

Thank Zaferovski
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Not the San Francisco Moma”
Reviewed January 20, 2014

Visited the museum after Christmas on a Saturday and was disappointed in the limited collection and the cost for entrance. Only two exhibits worth noting - one on a children's book illustrator and another on the connection between Jewish culture and its influence on Black Music. The most interesting think we found in the museum was the section on Storybook Project with videos, which was tucked in an alcove. Unless the museum expands its collection, we will not return.

Visited January 2014
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New York
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512 reviews
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“Different from typical Jewish Museum”
Reviewed January 1, 2014

but well worth an hour on its two floors. Its well located and a building with character.
Its edgy and shows far more than the traditional face of Jewish History and Culture

Visited December 2013
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