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“Jewish Food Walking Tour of South Beach”

Jewish Museum of Florida - FIU
Ranked #10 of 119 things to do in Miami Beach
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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.
Hollywood, Florida
1 review
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“Jewish Food Walking Tour of South Beach”
Reviewed 15 June 2014

Its really an EATING tour of Jewish related spots in Miami Beach led magnificently by guide Howard Brayer. Mr Brayer has researched and conducted a number of tours of the area. His work is impeccably researched and executed with tireless concern for the enjoyment of his guests. Its worth ever penny and you dont even have to wait in line at Joe's Stone Crab. Yes, Joe's was founded nearly 100 years ago by Joe Weiss and remains in the family to this day.

We went in the middle of the summer with temperatures in the 90s and even those in their 80s had no problem with the heat or the length of it.

This one's a no brainer.

Visited June 2014
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“Jewish Oasis in Miami Beach”
Reviewed 13 June 2014

Pumperniks and Wolfie's are gone but the memory of their danish and corned beef remain in the display at this Jewish Museum, composed of two art deco synagogue built c. 1929 and 1939. We got a kick at the beautiful stained glass window contributed by Meyer Lasky. And there is a nice tribute to Bess Myerson, the only Jewish Miss America, who lived in Miami Beach for some years.

Visited June 2014
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LA, CA
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“Worthwhile”
Reviewed 3 June 2014

This is a small museum located in the South Beach Miami area that was originally two adjacent synagogues. Now it is used solely as a museum. The exhibits were of the look-but-don't-touch-variety and ranged from historical immigration to Florida and Jewish tradition; to cultural American Judaism such as the first Miss America Bess Myerson and local restaurateurs and their menus. The staff was very personable, and we were given an individual tour with explanations by a friendly docent before exploring the exhibits on our own. Photography is permitted throughout the museum. Meyer Lansky's bench is still in the synagogue portion of the museum and can be sat upon. The gift shop has interesting Judaica for purchase. We were actually caught in a torrential downpour and the staff was kind enough to let us stay after closing hours in an attempt to keep dry. We appreciated their kindness and their interesting museum.

Visited May 2014
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Cranston
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“A Moing Experience”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

We first visited Miami Beach in 1984, then in 1992. A visit to the Museum brought us back 30 years, including Wolfie's restaurant and many other places, now gone. It was also agreat place to learn about the History of Florida and the history of the magnificent building where the Museum is located

Visited January 2014
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Naples, Florida
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“Docent tour of the Jewish Museum of Florida”
Reviewed 22 May 2014

Our tour was excellent. Our docent (Janet) took lots of time to explain the exhibits and interact with us. The entire tour took about an hour and was very interesting and informative. Leave additional time to review the exhibits on your own. Admission is minimal ($6.00, $5.00 for seniors) and very well worth it. There was easy metered parking in the neighborhood.

Visited May 2014
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