About the Museum

The Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU, a historic partnership that leverages the resources of the museum and Florida International University, has ignited a new era of interdisciplinary education and research focused on the history of the Jewish experience in Florida, the ways in which Florida Jews influence and are influenced by the cultural dynamics of Florida, the nation, and the world, and issues of discrimination against all peoples in Florida throughout history. The museum’s historical collections, research library, endowment, and other assets will augment an academic plan that focuses on the museum’s and FIU’s shared missions of education, research and outreach. A key component of the academic plan for the JMOF-FIU is the relocation of a variety of programs, including the Jewish Studies Certificate Program, to the museum’s facilities. The plan also includes the expansion of academic programs and research endeavors designed to educate FIU students, faculty, and the greater South Florida community about the challenges of the immigrant experiences shared by all ethnicities in the state of Florida.