Museum of Jewish Heritage

Museum of Jewish Heritage information

New York City , USA
36 Battery Pl
Getting there
Subway: 4/5 to Bowling Green
More information
adult/child $12/free, 4-8pm Wed free
Opening hours
10am-5:45pm Sun-Tue & Thu, to 8pm Wed, to 5pm Fri Apr-Sep, to 3pm Fri Oct-Mar
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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.