The Museum of Jewish Heritage

Sensitivity, Preservation, and Education
The Museum of Jewish Heritage

Before they even walk through the door, visitors and tourists are struck by the Museum of Jewish Heritage. Roche-Dinkeloo Associates, the architects who shaped the top of the building into a pyramid-like formation, designed the astounding building. The museum opened in 1997 with a mission to educate and preserve the vibrant tapestry of Jewish life before, during, and after the Holocaust.

The museum presents a wide range of perspectives on their experience through its core exhibition, as well as through its special rotating programs. Most noteworthy among the permanent exhibitions is the sprawling garden, a “living memorial” to victims of the Holocaust. The Museum of Jewish Heritage is nestled in Battery Park City.

One of the main goals of the museum is to educate visitors about the Holocaust and ensure that the public never forgets this tragedy. In an effort to preserve the history, the museum collects survivor testimonies; victims who survived the Holocaust record their experiences and put them on display for visitors to hear. The museum constantly aims to preserve Jewish heritage and culture and promote its understanding.

The Museum of Jewish Heritage also schedules presentations with Holocaust survivors for the general public. Visitors can book a presentation in conjunction with a visit to the museum or request a presentation at another site.
Additionally, the museum has created 20 events to honor Holocaust Remembrance Day, which in recent years had over 2100 people in attendance. the event is watched by thousands online. In addition to the exhibitions and testimonies, these events provide visitors with the opportunity to learn about, connect to, and interact with history in a deeply personal way.
Those who visit the museum deeply appreciate the immense devotion to Jewish life. They leave feeling humbled because the experience reminds them that life is precious and history is powerful.

All Ages All Seasons Historical Lower Manhattan Museums

36 Battery Pl, New York, NY 10280


(646) 655-1955


Take the 4 or 5 subway lines to Bowling Green or the 1 subway line to Rector Street or R to Whitehall Street.

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