You can’t have a Jewish heritage tour without visiting museums dedicated to standing as a memoir for the hardships that the Jews experienced. These are important reminders for the younger generations of the sacrifices that their families had to make to live the life they do today.

Here are five Jewish heritage museums that you should put on your travel itinerary on your next Kosher River Cruise adventure:

Holocaust Memorial

Also known as The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, it is arguably the most popular heritage site in the world. Jewish heritage tours wouldn’t be the same without visiting this iconic landmark in Berlin. The memorial, which was designed by architect Peter Eisenman and engineer Buro Happold, commemorates the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust.

Please be reminded not to climb on the structures and remain respectful of the place.

The Jewish Museum

The Jewish Museum in New York City is an art museum and treasury of cultural artifacts housed at 1109 Fifth Avenue, in the former Felix M. Warburg House, along the Museum Mile in the Upper East Side of Manhattan. The exhibition houses a collection of over 30,000 works of art, ritual objects, and media; visitors can journey through 4,000 years of art and Jewish culture from around the world.

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

A living memorial to the Holocaust, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum “inspires Jewish citizens and leaders worldwide to confront hatred, prevent genocide, and promote human dignity. Federal support guarantees the Museum’s permanent place on the National Mall, and its far-reaching educational programs and global impact are made possible by generous donors.” The museum stands as a beacon for antisemitism and a reminder to the youth of the threats of genocide all over the world.

The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life was established in 2010 following the transfer of the Judah L. Magnes Museum to UC Berkeley. Its exceptionally diverse archive, library, and museum holdings include art, objects, texts, music, and historical documents about the Jews in the Global Diaspora and the American West. As one of the world’s dominant Jewish acquisitions in a university setting, it produces profoundly innovative and available resources to both researchers and the general public. Photo Credit:

Contemporary Jewish Museum

Since it was founded in 1984, The Contemporary Jewish Museum (The CJM) has distinguished itself as a welcoming place where visitors can connect through dialogue and shared experiences with the arts. Ever changing, According to their website, The CJM is a non-collecting institution that partners with national and international cultural institutions to present exhibitions that are both timely and relevant and represent the highest level of artistic achievement and scholarship.

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