11 Years in 11 Weeks!

Our wonderful summer interns, Emilie Amar-Zifkin and Rachel Wetter, continue their conversation about translating an Eldridge Street Synagogue minute book that is written in a maddening mix of Yiddish, Hebrew, German, English and Yinglish. We are amazed and completely delighted that they have gotten through an entire volume — 11 years of meetings in just […]

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Yiddish Translations

Over the years, we’ve learned so much about the Eldridge Street Synagogue and its congregants from the Yiddish minute books in our archives, which contain records of meetings of synagogue leaders. Although the earlier years have been translated, much remains to be done. Enter our summer interns: Emilie Amar-Zifkin is a Stage Management and Theology […]

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A Recipe for a Delicious 4th of July

A Recipe for a Delicious 4th of July

Program Director Hanna Griff-Sleven shares her favorite kosher July 4th recipe. Happy Independence Day! My mother would make this dish when she had her friends over for lunch or dinner and for family parties in the summer. I remember it especially on July 4th as it was my grandparents wedding anniversary. More often than not […]

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Passover Food Landmarks of the Lower East Side

Dim Sum, hand-pulled noodles and dumplings are a few of the food attractions of our neighborhood, but last Sunday visitors flocked to Eldridge Street for a completely different culinary experience: our annual Passover Nosh n’ Stroll.  Amy Stein-Milford, the Museum’s Deputy Director, and Hanna Griff-Sleven, Director of Cultural Programs, walked people through the streets of the […]

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Hanna’s Delicious Charoset Recipe for Passover

An exotic charoset recipe for Passover from the Museum’s Program Director, Hanna Griff-Sleven. More delicious holiday recipes and suggestions coming this week.    I grew up with the standard Ashkenazi apples and cinnamon and wine and walnut one, but over the years I’ve shared Seders with Jews from all over the world. One of the […]

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