Museum of Jewish Heritage
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Museum of Jewish Heritage information
This evocative waterfront museum explores all aspects of modern Jewish identity, with often poignant personal artifacts, photographs and documentary films. Its outdoor Garden of Stones – created by artist Andy Goldsworthy – in which 18 boulders form a narrow pathway for contemplating the fragility of life, is dedicated to those who lost loved ones in the Holocaust.
The building itself features a six-sided shape and three tiers to symbolize the Star of David and the six million Jews who perished in WWII. The museum also hosts films, music concerts, ongoing lecture series and special holiday performances. Frequent, free workshops for families with children are also on offer, while the on-site, kosher cafe serves light food.