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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Docent Spotlight – Herb Kass

For 125 years, the Eldridge Street Synagogue has been collecting stories: memories of life in a faraway country, the struggle of moving to America, the heyday of the Jewish Lower East Side and even life in the neighborhood today. These stories are what give meaning to the building, stories that are literally told by the […]

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A Bintel Brief – Interview with artist Liana Finck

On Wednesday, March 21 the Museum will exhibit work from Liana Finck’s graphic novel-in progress based on the Bintel Brief, the beloved Yiddish advice column of The Forverts newspaper. When I first saw Finck’s drawings I was taken with the range of emotions she was able to express with her beautiful drawings and text. Also, I […]

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Happy Presidents’ Day

Happy Presidents’ Day from the Museum at Eldridge Street! When I think of Presidents’ Day, I think of George Washington, Abe Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson – the founding fathers of our country, individuals whose ideas and values shaped the American landscape. Transported back to my American History course, buzz words: liberty, freedom & pride, rest on […]

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Love in the Time of Internet: Story Slam

Thursday, February 9, 2012 at 8 PM at Museum at Eldridge Street Got great stories about looking for the one on-line? The Museum at Eldridge Street is hosting a story slam on searching for love on the internet. Participants can bring friends and share their best, bad dating stories and triumphs at this Moth-inspired story […]

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It’s a Challahxplosion!

There’s always one surefire way to know that the Museum at Eldridge Street is gearing up for a big party – a fridge full of challah! Join us this Sunday at 1pm for our Tu B’Shevat festival – where we’ll turn these big lumps of dough into delicious challah bread! While you’re at it, enjoy […]

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Eldridge Street’s Rabbi Yudelovitch- Between Admiration and Controversy

“A kindly-looking, gray-haired, white-whiskered old gentleman,” Abraham Aaron Yudelovitch was a famous Talmudic scholar and a preacher that served as a rabbi at the Eldridge Street Synagogue.[1] Professor Kimmy Caplan, a noted Jewish historian in Jerusalem, has called him “the most fascinating, brilliant and controversial rabbi of the 20th century.”[2] Born in Novardok, Russia in […]

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