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Mission

The mission of the Museum is to restore and sustain the National Historic Landmark 1887 Eldridge Street Synagogue, and to offer cultural and educational programs that explore Jewish American traditions, history and culture; immigrant, urban, and New York City history; and the forms and language of architectural and cultural preservation.

Offerings

Visit

Discover the history, architecture and spiritual significance of the Eldridge Street Synagogue, the first great house of worship built by East European immigrants in America. The Museum is open Sunday — Thursday from 10am to 5pm, and Friday from 10am to 3pm.

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Walking Tours

Explore the history and continuing vibrancy of our gateway Lower East Side neighborhood along with some delicious local eateries (think pickles and bialys!) on our neighborhood walking tours.

Public Programs

Concerts, lectures, festivals, and more! Don’t miss our annual Egg Rolls & Egg Creams Festival in June and other cultural events that draw inspiration from our landmark site and its dynamic immigrant
neighborhood.

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School Programs

Bring your students for an unforgettable educational experience. Explore our on-line teacher’s resources. Use our interactive historic map of Lower Manhattan to teach about immigration history.

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Family Programs

Calling all Detectives! Go on a hunt for history the second Sunday of each month at 11 am as part of our Preservation Detectives family program. We provide the binoculars, magnifying glass and note pad. You
uncover the art, architecture and mystery of our landmark site.

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Volunteer

Become a docent and share the story of our landmark building with people from around the world. Gain experience into the workings of a non-profit through our student internship program, and immerse yourself in Jewish history, culture and architecture.

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Celebrate

Make new memories at Eldridge Street. Celebrate your important occasion in a National Historic Landmark located in the heart of New York’s Lower East Side.

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