Selections from the Museum’s collections are organized here in three groups:  Beyond the Facade focuses on elements of our landmark home, the 1887 Eldridge Street Synagogue. From Ellis to Eldridge looks at material relating to the immigrant men and women who came together to form the synagogue’s congregation, and looks at their experiences as Eastern European Jews in America, and at the Lower East Side neighborhood in which they lived, worked and prayed. Ways We Worship includes religious objects used during services at Eldridge Street and elsewhere in the neighborhood, as well as at personal items used by congregants during prayer.  Many of the objects described here are on display at the Museum.

Follow the links below to see objects from the Museum’s collections: