Miami Beach is home to a number of Orthodox Jewish communities with a network of well-established synagogues and yeshivas, the first of which being the Landow Yeshiva, a Chabad institution in operation for over 30 years. In addition, there is also a liberal Jewish community containing such famous synagogues as Temple Emanu-El and Cuban Hebrew Congregation. It is also a magnet for Jewish families, retirees, and particularly snowbirds when the cold winter sets in to the north. They range from the Modern Orthodox to the Haredi and Hasidic – including many rebbes who vacation there during the North American winter. Till his death in 1991, the Nobel laureate writer Isaac Bashevis Singer lived in the northern end of Miami Beach and breakfasted often at Sheldon's drugstore on Harding Avenue. There are a number of kosher restaurants and even kollels for post-graduate Talmudic scholars, such as the Miami Beach Community Kollel. Miami Beach had roughly 60,000 people in Jewish households, 61 percent of the total population, in 1981, but only 16,500, or 19 percent of the population, in 2004, said Ira Sheskin, a demographer at the University of Miami who conducts surveys once a decade.
As a popular tourist destination, Miami Beach offers several Kosher vacation rentals such as villas and apartments. There are plenty of kosher restaurants in Miami Beach and nearby communities. Miami Beach, always an option for Pesach vacation, has increased in popularity since the onset of COVID. People feel comfortable going to Miami Beach and the Passover Programs in Miami Beach sell out very quickly. Be sure to check out our comprehensive Guide to Passover Programs.