Jewish Museum of Florida on South Beach is housed in two lovingly restored buildings that were formerly synagogues for Miami Beach’s first congregation. Both on the National Register of Historic Places, the 1936 Art Deco building features historical exhibits and boasts a copper dome, marble bimah and 80 stained-glass windows while the 1929 building contains art exhibits. This unique destination is the only museum telling the story of 250 years of Florida Jewish life. The permanent MOSAIC exhibit shows how Jews maintained their traditions and communities as they contributed to develop the state. Changing exhibits focus on themes of Jewish history, art and culture – each with a Florida connection. Jewish history timelines, films, museum store, Bessie’s Bistro for snacks, Collections and Research Center and guides complete the experience.