Shadows at Eldridge Street: Celebrating Groundhog Day!

By Sophie Kaufman What do Groundhog Day and the Eldridge Street Synagogue have in Common? Both Punxsutawney Phil and the Eldridge Street Synagogue made their big debut in 1887, 127 years ago! According to folklore, when Punxsutawney Phil fully emerges from hibernating in his burrow an early spring season is predicted. If Phil sees his […]

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Rugelach: The Mysteriously Delicious Treat

By Sophie Kaufman Next week,  as part of our December holiday week offerings, Museum Deputy Director Amy Stein-Milford and Director of Family History Center & Cultural Programs Hanna Griff-Sleven will pass along their rugelach wisdom. Participants will learn how to roll doll and mix fillings, and leave with treats to share with the family. Here, […]

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Thanksgivukkah: Odd Facts and a Delicious Recipe

By Sophie Kaufman This year at Eldridge Street, we are marking the unlikely conjunction of two favorite family holidays: Hanukkah and Thanksgiving. This joint holiday has been dubbed Thanksgivukkah and it is the first time the two have come together in 125 years.  We will celebrate this Sunday, November 24th with a Thanksgivukkah Extravaganzikah! A Two-Hour Holiday […]

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Shapes and Colors, Patterns and Light <br /> (Grades K-2)

Shapes and Colors, Patterns and Light
(Grades K-2)

Bring your budding artists, designers, and mathematicians to investigate the shapes, patterns, and colors of the glorious Eldridge Street Synagogue. Armed with clipboards and clues, young explorers hunt for shapes, identify patterns, and create colorful designs of their own. Supports K-5 New York State Learning Standards, Themes, and Common Core Practices including; History of US […]

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Thanksgivukkah Celebration! A Two-Hour Holiday Special

Thanksgivukkah Celebration! A Two-Hour Holiday Special

What do you do when Thanksgiving and Chanukah fall on the same date? You light the menorah, baste the turkey, and celebrate – what else? – Thanksgivukkah! Catch the Thanksgivukkah spirit at Eldridge Street. Make Thanksgiving gelt, holiday art, and join the Great Dreidel Scavenger Hunt. You just might find a turkey along the way. […]

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Klez for Kids & Synagogue Tours

Klez for Kids & Synagogue Tours

The Museum is open all day on December 25. We will offer synagogue tours at 10, 11, 12, & 2 pm and family-friendly scavenger hunts throughout the day. At 1 pm, sing, dance and learn Yiddish at our annual family concert. Clarinetist Greg Wall and his band Klezmerfest lead the audience on a musical tour […]

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Synagogues of the Lower East Side

By Sophie Kaufman This past summer, Museum at Eldridge Street’s Education and Programs Associate Sara Lowenburg set out to make a map of the Lower East Side synagogues for our visitors. She decided to create the map after receiving a constant query from visitors: Beyond the Eldridge Street Synagogue are any Jewish religious and cultural […]

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