This tour includes an overview of the more than 100 years of Jewish history of Miami Beach.
Presentation by George Schwartz, Professional Associate - American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works
By George Schwartz
This exhibition details the dramatic recovery of historic materials relating to the Jewish community in Iraq from a flooded basement in Saddam Hussein's intelligence headquarters, and the National Archives' recovery work in support of U.S. Government efforts to preserve and make these materials available. The materials include more than 2,700 Jewish books and tens of thousands of documents in Hebrew, Arabic, Judeo-Arabic and English, dating from 1524 to the 1970s. This exhibit provides the opportunity to preserve and display the rich cultural heritage of this now-extinct community. MORE>
Artist, author and illustrator Mark Podwal, is best known for his drawings on The New York Times OP-ED pages. The exhibition features Podwal’s drawings and paintings of historical threats of antisemitism. Each image in this series depicts a tragedy or injustice in Jewish history, from slavery in Egypt through the Holocaust, and is paired with a verse from Psalms. MORE>
301 Washington Avenue
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Open Tuesdays through Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Bessie's Bistro & Orovitz Museum Store are Closed on Saturdays.
JMOF-FIU is handicap accessible. To request materials in accessible format, sign language interpreters, and/or any accommodation to participate in any program or meeting, please contact Jo Ann Arnowitz, Executive Director, at 786-972-3180 or firstname.lastname@example.org five days in advance to initiate your request.
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 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.