The Jewish Museum tells the story of the long history of the Jewish community in London through artifacts, paintings and photographs. Artifacts include a Yiddish typewriter, a circumcision set from Exeter and the Offertory Book from the Great Synagogue which was destroyed by German bombing during World War II. It has a good collection of Jewish religious and ceremonial art, showcasing the culture and heritage of the community. It also has an exhibition on the Holocaust.
1109 5th Ave
Nearest Transit: 96th St (Lines: 6)
+1 212 423-320
The Jewish Museum and Nearby Attractions on Map
Metropolitan Museum of Art(0.8 km)
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Neue Galerie New York(0.5 km)
Roosevelt Island(2.6 km)
Take a quick tram ride to Roosevelt Island for gorgeous city and river views.
Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum(0.1 km)
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Guggenheim Museum(0.3 km)
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A beautiful early 20th-century high-rise luxury apartment building, taking up the entire square block between 78th and 79th Sts.
Central Park(0.8 km)
A sprawling open space in Upper Manhattan, Central Park is divided into four quadrants.
Shinran Shonin(2.2 km)
Staring pensively across Riverside Drive at the children playing in the park is the statue of Shinran Shonin, a 13th century Buddhist reformer.
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