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Museum of Jewish Heritage

36 Battery Place New York, NY 10280
800-717-9981  
Museum of Jewish Heritage
Detail Most guests spend a few hours exploring the museum.
Detail Appropriate for All Ages
Detail Handicap Accessible
Museum of Jewish Heritage Schedule Schedule
Museum of Jewish Heritage
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Step into a world of resilience and hope at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, nestled in the heart of Battery Park City in New York. This vibrant cultural icon not only enhances our understanding of Jewish heritage but also embodies the six-towered hexagonal structure symbolizing the six points of the Star of David and the six million Jews who perished in the Holocaust. It is a must-visit for both locals and tourists wanting to delve into the rich tapestry of Jewish history, culture, and life.

Immerse yourself into the intimate narrative of the Jewish community as you walk through the permanent exhibit that spans three floors. On average, visitors spend up to two hours exploring heart-wrenching personal stories, curated videos, and historical artifacts that bring the Jewish past back to life. Engage in this self-guided journey that unfolds through the pre-war Jewish world, the Holocaust, and the post-war world. Remember to dress casually and comfortably, as you will be on your feet for the most part of the journey.

The museum affords an opportunity to bear witness to history from a Jewish perspective. The Museum's Core Exhibition features over 800 artefacts and 2000 photographs, among which are rare manuscripts and personal items from Holocaust survivors. Also, don’t miss out on the Garden of Stones, an outdoor installation by Andy Goldsworthy, which is a hauntingly beautiful reflection on the indomitable spirit of life. This is much more than a museum; it is a deep dive into Jewish history.

The Museum of Jewish Heritage has evolved to become an integral part of New York's cultural landscape since its inception in 1997. Over its two-decade existence, it has emerged as a thought leader in Holocaust education, hosting a slew of lectures, films, performances, and commemorative events. Notable were the Auschwitz Exhibition, the largest exhibit on Auschwitz ever exhibited in the United States, and the Stories Survive Speaker Series, a compelling first-hand narrative account from Holocaust survivors.

Summing up, the Museum of Jewish Heritage offers an enriching exploration of Jewish life, before, during, and after the Holocaust. It encapsulates the indomitable spirit of the Jewish community and its journey towards hope and resilience in the face of unspeakable adversities. A visit to this museum resonates far beyond its walls, leaving you richer in spirit and knowledge. Experiencing this testament to survival, resilience, and hope is an exploration of humanity that all of us owe to ourselves. No visit to New York would be complete without a visit to the Museum of Jewish Heritage.

Frequently Asked Questions for Museum of Jewish Heritage:
  • Approximately how long could a customer plan to spend at Museum of Jewish Heritage?
    Most guests spend a few hours exploring the museum.
  • Is Museum of Jewish Heritage handicap accessible?
    Yes.
  • For what ages is Museum of Jewish Heritage appropriate?
    Great for all ages.

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