Visitors can view personal objects, photographs, and films that tell the story of Jewish life in Europe and the United States. Exhibitions are organized around three chronological themes, one on each floor: Jewish Life a Century Ago, The War Against the Jews, and Jewish Renewal.
Favorite feature: The Garden of Stones, a contemplative permanent installation on the second floor roof by artist Andy Goldsworthy.
36 Battery Place, 646-437-4200, mjhnyc.org. Sunday-Tuesday and Thursday 10 a.m.-5:45 p.m., Wednesday till 8, Friday during Daylight Savings Time till 8, Friday and eves of Jewish holidays during Eastern Standard Time till 3. Adults $10, seniors $7, students $5, under age 12 free.