Upcoming Events

Challah Twisting & Friendly Mixing

09/28/2017 07:00 PM

Challah Making Workshop includes Heritage Insights & Tips on Technique …. And your own Challot to take on your way!

Ruth Gruber: Photojournalist Exhibit Opening

10/16/2017 07:00 PM

The exhibition celebrates the remarkable life, vision and heroic tenacity of this 20th century pioneer and trailblazer. 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.

Subject to Interpretation Exhibit Opening

10/23/2017 06:30 PM

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.

Current Exhibitions

EVIL: A Matter of Intent On view April 19, 2017 – October 1, 2017

Evil is not a cosmic accident. It does not just happen. Natural disasters happen. Disease, drought, accidents and epidemics happen. Evil is not a concept, rather it is a deliberate action or inaction. It is defined as a selfish act or behavior with the intent to benefit one’s self or one’s interests, irrespective of harm to others and without responsibility or remorse. The human capacity for evil, from biblical antiquity to present day is constant. The artists included in this exhibition address with clarity and passion the many faces of inhumanity, using an international visual language to challenge the concepts of heroes and villains. Reflecting diverse backgrounds, nationalities, faiths and mediums, the artists in this exhibition engage us in their search for understanding. Their art is a forum for remembering, expressing outrage and exerting a call to action. As they depict acts of evil intent on their consequences, these artists challenge us to reflect on our own responsibility today. An original exhibit on loan from Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion Museum, New York

Irene Williams: Queen of Lincoln Road On View July 14 -November 5, 2017

The Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU presents a new exhibition titled Irene Williams: Queen of Lincoln Road. The exhibit includes 33 handcrafted hats, photos and letters that illustrate the colorful story of Irene Williams who lived and worked on Miami Beach from the 1960’s until her death in 2004.

Every workday for more than 40 years, Irene Williams dressed in one of her vibrant fashions from a collection of more than 100 handmade hats and outfits, and walked to her small office on Lincoln Road where she worked as a public stenographer. One morning in 1995, Irene was spotted by Eric Smith, a New York City designer, entrepreneur, and founder of E.G. Smith Socks. A friendship ensued and over the next decade, Eric documented Irene on film and produced an award winning documentary titled Irene Williams Queen of Lincoln Road. When Irene died in 2004, she left her colorful collection of hats, photos and letters to Smith which are included in the exhibit. In addition to the Irene Williams Collection, the exhibition will include hats and photos on loan from Isabel Bernfeld Anderson and George Neary. Exhibition Sponsor: Robert Arthur Segall Family Foundation, Danny & Merle Weiss, Isabel Bernfeld Anderson, Pauline Winick.

Pop Up Photo Exhibit by Neil Dern

After spending over 40 years working as a Financial Engineer on Wall Street, Neil Dern turned to photography to offset his feelings from the terrorist attack of 9/11. He was not only a casual survivor to the attack, but also a visual researcher of the event and it’s aftermath.

Dern left Wall Street after 9/11, and has devoted his interest to photography since that horrific day. "In my work, I have tried to show the beauty of the surroundings in its natural settings."

His work has been exhibited at ArtMedia Gallery in Wynwood, Cleveland Clinic Foundation and in several private collections.

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

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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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