MIAMI BEACH -- The Ziff Jewish Museum of Florida is available for
board meetings, banquets and receptions when it is not open to the
public, according to Marcia Zerivitz, executive director.
The Art Deco structure, once used as an Orthodox synagogue, has
80 stained-glass windows and is on the National Register of
Historic Places. Its exhibits trace Jewish life in Florida since
1763 and include movies and about 600 photos and artifacts.
The building was restored for $2 million by Mosaic Inc., a
nonprofit foundation created by Dr. Sanford L. Ziff, an
ophthalmologist who founded the Sunglass Hut stores.
The exhibition hall, where functions are held, seats 75 for
luncheons or dinners and holds more than 250 people for stand-up
receptions. Meals, which must be kosher, can be provided by area
catering services, Zerivitz said. Wine and soft drinks can be
supplied in house.
The exhibit hall typically rents for $500 for a meal or
reception plus the cost of food. Luncheons can be arranged on
Mondays, and evening events can start after 5 p.m. on any night
Roberta Gordon, administrative assistant, is responsible for
meeting and banquet reservations. The museum is open to the public
Tuesdays through Sundays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is closed Mondays
and on selected Jewish holidays.
Tours led by docents are offered to groups of 20 or more.
Reserved parking for two motorcoaches in front of the museum is
Individual admission is $5 for adults and $4 for groups of 20 or
more, for visitors 65 years of age and older and for students.
Families (two adults and two children) pay $10.
Saturday admission is free.
The Ziff Jewish Museum of Florida
Address: 301 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, Fla. 33139-6965
Phone: (305) 672-5044