Upcoming Events

South Beach Wine & Food Festival presents History of Jewish-American Cuisine.

02/25/2018 10:00 AM

South Beach Wine & Food Festival presents History of Jewish-American Cuisine. Culinary pioneer Joan Nathan leads a panel discussion with on Jewish-American cuisine with Chefs Alon Shaya, Michelle Bernstein, Adeena Sussman, and Zak The Baker . Enjoy (kosher style) light noshes courtesy of Hank and Harry's Delicatessen.

Jewish Walking Tour of Miami Beach-February 25, 2018

02/25/2018 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.

Joan Bieder presents: The Jews of Singapore

02/26/2018 07:00 PM

The book traces the roots of Singapore Jewry from is Biblical, Baghdadi Sephardic origins to its presence in Singapore from 1830 to the present.

Current Exhibitions

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..

Curator's Choice

January 24-March 5, 2018

Curator’s Choice features selected items from the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU’s Collection. The temporary exhibition showcases the diversity of the museum’s permanent collection of photos, works of art and artifacts. The display runs the gamut from a Munich Olympic Games (Olympische Spiele Munchen 1972) a signed lithograph created by the artist Oskar Kokoschka, a 1920s green Remington typewriter, a bakelite telephone from the 1960s, a portrait of David Ben Gurion by the internationally reknowned photographer Arnold Newman and a menu from Wolfie’s restaurant, a culinary institution in Miami Beach in the 1960s.


Stranded in Shanghai 1946

March 13-May 20, 2018

In April 1946, prominent American photojournalist Arthur Rothstein took twenty-two photos that captured the living conditions of Jewish refugees in the Chinese city of Shanghai. Rothstein’s photos, commissioned by the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA), were taken seven months after the Pacific War had ended. They are a unique visual testimony to the sanctuary given to eighteen thousand Central European Jews during the period of World War II and the Shoah. The photographs present the experiences of the refugees and the story the still little-known "Shanghai Ghetto" through the eyes of a seasoned documentary photographer. These refugees—Jews from Austria, Germany, Poland, Czechoslovakia and Hungary—found a haven in Shanghai at a time when, with rare exception, the entire world was refusing to accept Jews. Rothstein’s pictures give us extraordinary insight into the historical role of the photographer in the service of international organizations, and into the importance of photojournalism in zones of conflict and humanitarian crisis.

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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