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Jewish Museum of Florida - FIU

301 Washington Ave, Florida International University, Miami Beach, FL 33139-6906
+1 305-672-5044
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Great history

Really enjoyed the quaint, former synagogue. Howard, one of the guides, gave us a 15 minute... read more

Reviewed 3 February 2017
Shelley B
Winnipeg, Canada
via mobile
Outstanding Local Jewish Museum

Among dozens of local Jewish museums that I have visited all over the world, the Jewish Museum of... read more

Reviewed 28 January 2017
Mark W
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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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301 Washington Ave, Florida International University, Miami Beach, FL 33139-6906
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+1 305-672-5044
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Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed the quaint, former synagogue. Howard, one of the guides, gave us a 15 minute introduction of the history of the community. He was very knowledgable and answered all our questions. Fascinating history and don't miss the stained glass window donated by Meyer Lansky!

Thank Shelley B
Reviewed 28 January 2017

Among dozens of local Jewish museums that I have visited all over the world, the Jewish Museum of Florida stands out, first for its focus on every aspect of Florida Jewish life and history, and second, for its fascinating location in Miami Beach's oldest synagogue...More

Thank Mark W
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

This was once a Synagogue on the very South part of Miami Beach. It was allowed to fall into disrepair until a few years ago when it was restored and turned into a museum about the Jewish people in South Florida. I have to say...More

Thank Aok98
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Worth a short visit if this is a subject of interest. The old synagogue building is worth seeing. Very friendly reception.

Thank Breepet
Reviewed 22 January 2017

If you love the Universe and beyond then you will love this Jewish Museum that honors the source of it all.

Thank David R
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Visiting the museum is always an adrenaline rush...reminding us of our childhood growing up in Miami. Touring South Beach with Howard, a docent for the museum was an eye opener. Seeing buildings, through his eyes, and the history behind each building was very enlightening. The...More

Thank Cherie D
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Can be done within the hour. Well explained picture of the enormous Jewish contribution, not only to the area, but to USA in general...I didn't realise there had been so many Naval commanders (Rear admiral as well to big) Air heroes, and really old soldiers...More

1  Thank President66
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Interesting tour of the Museum-tourguideHoward was very knowledgeable. Learned a lot about the area and the origin of the buildings there. I would highly recommend this place to others!

1  Thank judyshri
Reviewed 10 January 2017

A small but very comprehensive museum about the Jewish migration and the history of the Jews in Miami Beach. THe exhibits were very informative and I loved the temporary exhibit about Jews of Miami and their influence on fashion. The museum is housed in the...More

1  Thank annapolitan51
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Highly recommend the walking tour with Howard B. He is very knowledgeable and was very accommodating in giving us the tour on the only day we could do it! We learned about the different architectural styles in the area, history of each building, plus he...More

Thank Maria B
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Response from Breepet | Reviewed this property |
Not sure about parking we did not have a car but it looks fairly uncongested in the area. There is a small entry fee.