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“Excellent resource for Jewish history in Miami” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Jewish Museum of Florida - FIU

Jewish Museum of Florida - FIU
Ranked #10 of 116 things to do in Miami Beach
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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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“Excellent resource for Jewish history in Miami”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2014 via mobile

Not quite what I was expecting when I walked through the doors. I didn't realize the majority of the information pertained to Jewish life within Miami--I thought it would be more broad. Excellent layout and very informative.

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“a trip back in time”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2014

go visit Joe's Stone Crab and down the street is the Jewish Museum. There is a short presentation
and then you can browse through the museum and travel back to Miami Beach in the 1920-through today. Learn about Meyer Lansky to Wolfies restaurant. Docent was friendly and knowledgable.

Visited January 2014
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Thornhill, Canada
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“Excellent presentation of Jewish History in Florida”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2014

I went to see the museum today and was a bit lost when I arrived, Myrna from the museum came over to me and oriented me to the museum and later let me know when a film about the museum was starting. The exhibits and presentation in the museum were very informative and a must see for anyone staying in South Beach. Today was also the presentation of Sephardi Voices which was introduced by Dr Henry Green, it is the story of the Jews from Arab lands who have become refugees and their plights, the presentation included two films and two refugee speakers. The presentations were riveting.

Visited January 2014
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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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“a warm, friendly, informative place to see”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2014

The exhibits brought back memories of my childhood. The lady in the gift store (which has wonderful gifts) gave us a short introductory tour. It is a very enjoyable experience and if you are hungry, there are delicious snacks and food in the small restaurant.

Visited January 2014
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Fairfax, Virginia
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“Always worth a visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2014

This is a fascinating museum in a great building. The presentations and engaging themes on the history of jews in south .florida was interesting, informative and well displayed. The docents and staff were friendly and engaging.

Visited February 2013
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