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Museum of Jewish Heritage

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Address: 36 Battery Place, Edmond J. Safra Plaza, New York City, NY 10280
Phone Number: +1 646-437-4202
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Sun - Tue 10:00 - 17:45
Wed 10:00 - 20:00
Thu 10:00 - 17:45
Fri 10:00 - 17:00
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The mission of the Museum is to educate people of all ages and backgrounds...

The mission of the Museum is to educate people of all ages and backgrounds about the broad tapestry of Jewish life in the 20th and 21st centuries-before, during, and after the Holocaust. Multiple perspectives on modern Jewish history, life, and culture are presented in the Museum's unique Core Exhibition and award-winning special exhibitions. Acclaimed public programs, including discussions, films, plays, and concerts, highlight the richness of Jewish culture and ideas.

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Serious and Sobering + Kosher Restaurant Inside

While the first floor is closed to the public for renovations, the second and third floors are fulfilling (and free of charge). The second floor features an exhibit on the rise of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

While the first floor is closed to the public for renovations, the second and third floors are fulfilling (and free of charge). The second floor features an exhibit on the rise of the Nazis and the Holocaust while the third floor focuses on the Jewish world afterwards. Also featured on the third floor is the disturbing case of Leo Frank,... More 

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Haifa, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Entering fee is very fair (especially for students). First floor was closed when I got there so I visited the second and third. One can see some similarities between Yad-Vashem museum in Jerusalem, but the uniqueness here is the relations to the American history (social, cultural, the efforts of WW2....). Should ask for headphone set in the entrance for further... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

This is so interesting I know everyone who left there life to come to America had to make a life this was a great tour

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

i have visted Jewish museums in Israel and Europe and this is outstanding. The holocaust is particularly well presented with sensitivity. Also section on post-Holocaust is excellent. Andy Goldsworthy's Living stones is lovely. Good cafe with Jewish food. No photography.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

This is by far the best audio guide provided by a museum I have experienced! Simply listening to the audio guide allowed me to spend 2 hours in the museum and I totally appreciate the learning experience! The museum is quiet and I did enjoy the peace I had.

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La Plata, Argentina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

The museum is partially closed for renovation. What we saw is well done but unimpressive. Probably when the museum is fully open, the visit will be more fulfilling.

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Monsey, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

At a time when our world is being divided between groups with little understanding of each other, this museum opens up Jewish culture and history, including the Holocaust, to all visitors. The first floor teaches visitors about Jewish culture and customs, leading to the second floor, which centers on the rise of Hitler and the Holocaust. The exhibits are eye... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

This is probably the most memorable museum, of many, many museums, I have ever visited. You don't need Jewish heritage to appreciate the messages conveyed. Just human heritage.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

i was absorbed totally by this museum as I wandered through. Over the years I have read much of the recent history of jewish people but can say that the Museums presentation in pics, words & video in a simple chronological manner added more to my understanding of their plight, bravery & success. Definitely a must visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Excellent permanent exhibit shows Jewish artifacts from ancient times made by the Israelites, then from the diaspora and up to modern times. Enjoy the Burle Marx exhibit which closes soon.

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