Upcoming Events

Jewish Walking Tour of Miami Beach - December 20, 2017

12/20/2017 11:00 AM

The tour includes an overview of the more than 100 years of Jewish history of Miami Beach; discussion of significant Jewish people and organizations, both present and past, in Miami Beach; and a review of various architectural styles found in the city, including Jewish contributions.

Ahead of Time: The Extraordinary Journey of Ruth Gruber

12/24/2017 01:00 PM

In conjunction with our current exhibition, Ruth Gruber: Photojournalist.

Jewish Food Walking Tour Dec 26, 2017

12/26/2017 11:00 AM

Learn the history of the SoFi neighborhood and the staple Jewish-owned restaurants in the area past and present, and taste samples of foods from Jewish restaurants. This Walking Food Tour is a fun adventure for locals and visitors alike – and your taste buds will thank you!

Current Exhibitions

Ruth Gruber: Photojournalist

October 16, 2017 – January 7, 2018

This exhibition celebrates the remarkable life, vision and heroic tenacity of this 20th century pioneer and trailblazer, Ruth Gruber, born in Brooklyn on September 30, 1911. Gruber became the youngest PhD in the world at age 20, before going on to become an international foreign correspondent and photojournalist. Photographs included in the show span more than 50 years and four continents, from Gruber’s groundbreaking reportage of the Soviet Artic in the 1930s and iconic images of Jewish refugees on the ship Exodus 1947, to her later photographs of Ethiopian Jews in the midst of civil war in the 1980s. A selection of Gruber’s vintage prints never before exhibited will be presented along with contemporary prints made from her original negatives. With her boundless empathy and razor sharp intellect, a Hermes typewriter and a camera as her tools, Gruber served as an inspiration through her love of adventure, fearlessness, powerful intellect and defying tradition throughout an extraordinary career. She passed away in November 2016 at the age of 105. This traveling exhibition is organized by the International Center of Photography.

Subject to Interpretation

October 24 - February 25, 2018

3-D artists Eric Goldemberg and Veronica Zalcberg of MONAD Studio present a series of ornate, 3D-printed panels hovering over the central space of the gallery, suspended from the ceiling as beacons of light. Each individual panel is articulated to represent a cosmology of communal relations such that the geometry of its subdivisions and connecting arms resonate with the overall rhythmic notion of the singular and the multiple fused together. The result is a walk-through experience presenting Jewish cultural heritage in a new, vibrant and engaging format.

POINTING THE WAY The Art of the Torah Pointer

November 21, 2017– March 18, 2018

The Barr Foundation has made available a remarkable collection of antique and contemporary yads. A Torah pointer, or yad, guides the reader across the words of a hand written Torah without touching the fragile parchment. The yads in the exhibition are made of diverse materials including wood, precious metals, jewels, ceramics and paper. The display of yads transcends religious iconography and appeals to all who appreciate the beauty and craftsmanship of fine art..

Contact Us

301 Washington Avenue
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Phone: 305-672-5044
Fax: 305-672-5933
Open Tuesday-Sunday from 10am-5pm
Closed Mondays and holidays.

Museum Admission

Adults $6.00

Senior/Student $5.00

Family $12.00

School Groups (Per Child) $2.50

Adult Groups(20 or more) $5.00

Museum Members, FIU Students, Faculty & Staff FREE

Free Admission on Saturday

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Museum Support

The Museum is supported by individual contributions, foundations, memberships and grants from the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture,the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, the Miami-Dade County Tourist Development Council, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners and the City of Miami Beach, Cultural Affairs Program, Cultural Arts Council, Funding Arts Network.

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