Docent Experience – Maxine Simson

Docent Experience – Maxine Simson

On my first day as a summer intern at the Museum at Eldridge Street some questions came to mind: “Who are the people that come to the Museum every day, and why do they come here?” Upon my first step into the building I was met by voices of varying cadences talking about their grandchildren, […]

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Becoming American on the Jewish Lower East Side

Becoming American on the Jewish Lower East Side

I recently came across a certificate that my great-grandfather received in September 1931, proclaiming him a naturalized citizen of the United States. More than twenty years had passed since he had arrived on the Lower East Side from Galicia (a former area of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, now part of Poland and Ukraine) in 1907 at eleven years […]

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Jane Jacobs’ Fight to Save Greenwich Village

Jane Jacobs’ Fight to Save Greenwich Village

  by Rose Cronin-Jackman, intern   Beginning this month, The Center for the Living City will present a yearlong series of lectures at the Museum honoring activist and urban ethnographer Jane Jacobs. In my urban history classes at the New School, Jacobs as been mentioned a number of times, specifically regarding her battle with urban planner and ‘power […]

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Passover Recipe – Flourless Chocolate Cake

Passover Recipe – Flourless Chocolate Cake

Contributed by Hanna Griff-Sleven, Director of Cultural Programs at the Museum at Eldridge Street Places and people are often associated with a particular food. When I was in college I  studied in Nantes, France for a semester. France lived up to its food and cooking reputation! The French mama of the family I lived with […]

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Passover Recipe – Bonnie’s Matzo Crunch

Passover Recipe – Bonnie’s Matzo Crunch

This a recipe my mom has been making for my family on Passover ever since I can remember. The original recipe is from The Boston Globe. As is typical, my mom has introduced her own spin on the recipe but you can check out the original recipe here.  It’s  a delicious way to sweeten up the traditional […]

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Jewish New York–An Interview with Paul Kaplan

Jewish New York–An Interview with Paul Kaplan

Paul Kaplan, author of Jewish New York: A History and Guide to Neighborhoods, Synagogues and Eateries, shares his thoughts on the rich Jewish history of New York City in this interview with Museum at Eldridge Street intern Rose Cronin-Jackman. You can join Paul Kaplan for our Jewish New York panel discussion on Sunday, February 21 […]

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Why we support the Museum – From our 2015 Contributors

Why we support the Museum – From our 2015 Contributors

We are grateful to the generous individuals who supported the Museum at Eldridge Street in 2015. This year, they provided more than $1,200,000 in donations along with grants from foundations and government sources.  Our donors help support the maintenance of our landmark site, the 1887 Eldridge Street Synagogue, and the many valuable classes and programs that […]

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