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Jewish Museum of Florida - FIU

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Neighbourhood: South Pointe
As featured in Museum Guide for Miami
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Address: 301 Washington Ave., Florida International University, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Phone Number: +1 305-672-5044
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10:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
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The Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU is the only Museum dedicated to telling...

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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Very interesting place to visit and understand the history of the area....our guide Barry was very knowledgeable ...thanks for a great visit

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 March 2016
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016

Very interesting place to visit and understand the history of the area....our guide Barry was very knowledgeable ...thanks for a great visit

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Syosset, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016

Well organized and very interesting. We had a private tour of the neighborhood sponsored by the museum,- well done!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016

We visited the Jewish Museum of Florida on a recent vacation. We found all the information to be incredibly interesting. We of course knew a bit about the Jewish influence in Miami Beach but we learned so much about the depth of Jewish influence on all of Florida. We had seen online and signed up for a Jewish walking tour... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016

As in Washington D.C. and New York City, now also in the Miami area, a museum dedicated to the horrors perpetrated upon our Jewish citizens. Please do not miss!

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016

This was a very good museum to see. The staff seemed knowledgeable and were very welcoming. The building itself is well maintained and the exhibits are very well done . Everything is presented clearly and carefully.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016

Howard gave a very interesting and enjoyable 2 hour (2 mile) walking tour around the area of the Jewish Museum. We also found the Museum provided a detailed account of life from the late 1800s to present day for Jewish Miamians. Well worth the visit!! Spent about 4 hours total but we love to read placards so may be shorter... More 

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016

I don't think it is worth the time. We visited based on a friend's encouragement and felt so disappointed. Avoid.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016 via mobile

We were lucky enough to see the "Jews of Iraq" traveling exhibit. It is leaving March 6. It was filled with Jewish books , pictures and documents that were stored in Sadam Hussein's palace under several feet of water. Most things got very badly damaged and were fixed up to be able to display them properly. The regular exhibits show... More 

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Aventura, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016

Howard is an excellent tour guide who has obviously researched thoroughly in preparing this tour of sites around the Jewish Museum. He talked extensively about the architecture and the Jewish connection to various sites. In addition, at the end point of each site stop Howard asked participants for questions and comments. Questions were always repeated so the whole group could... More 

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chicago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016

A wonderful, small museum with an excellent collection from Iraq. Our docent was excellent. Start with the film and spend about 45-60 minutes.

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