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Saint John Jewish Historical Museum

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Address: 91 Leinster St, Saint John, New Brunswick E2L 1J2, Canada
Phone Number: +1 506-633-1833
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I never knew about this population. The Jewish population of Saint John peaked at 200 families and there is lots of detail but it never felt tedious. In the fifties and sixties... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 October 2016
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

This is a one room museum, with a very little to see....A mock up of an oven baking challah, a short video that someone had taken of their grandmother baking challah, a torah....those are the centerpieces of the exhibit, and the rest were quite minimal. The museum is an offshoot of the temple, and with the congregation having dwindled significantly,... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

I never knew about this population. The Jewish population of Saint John peaked at 200 families and there is lots of detail but it never felt tedious. In the fifties and sixties most of the young people left for university in Montreal and Toronto and most did not return so although a recent history it represents a stark contrast with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

We were shown around by our guide Katherine. The building which once was a private home then a funeral parlour before housing the Museum is alone well worth seeing for its wooden paneling ,fireplaces and fine glass door. You will develop an understanding of the Jewish way of life, the successive waves of Jewish immigration to Saint John as well... More 

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Peabody, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

Although the museum is small, it has a good collection of local Jewish memorabilia. There is a section devoted to the artifacts found in a Jewish home, while another area highlights the Jewish holidays. The tour was very interesting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

There is always something new to learn on a visit here. We are amazed at how a community of less than 100 families has such a rich heritage in the forming on Saint John. Very interesting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

My spouse and sister-in-law and I really enjoyed looking through photographs and artifacts of Jewish settlement in Saint John. When we were in the small synagogue attached to the back, we got an unexpected tour with even more history from a 85-year-old member. A wonderful extra!

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Saint John, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016

I have been to the museum before, and it is very interesting with much local information. On this occasion I was with some out of town visitors on Simchat Torah, so the museum was closed, but the rabbi welcomed us warmly and gave us a personal tour of the accessible exhibits. Later, we sat in on part of the service.... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2016 via mobile

Why I say not very traditional, this is a converted funeral parlor that then changed to a synagogue for the few Jewish families that live there.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

This synagogue and museum is now situated in what used to be a private residence. Inside gives an insight into Jewish history of the area and to Jewish life and festivals.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2015

Loved the welcome the small guided tour and the cute little synagogue Great to see a small community still surviving and even growing again

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