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Egg Rolls & Egg Creams Festival Slideshow

Our annual block party, taking place every June, is a joyous cross-cultural celebration paying homage to the Jewish and Chinese communities of our neighborhood. Enjoy music, food, folk art demos and crafts, including klezmer and cantorial music, Chinese opera, Yiddish and Chinese lessons, mah jongg, scribal arts and more. Check out a photo gallery of all the amazing festival activities.

Lost & Found Music Series

The Museum at Eldridge Street's Lost & Found Music Series extends our preservation mission, presenting Jewish musical forms that are at risk of disappearing.

The Morris Kaplan Scholar-in-Residence Program

The Museum;s landmark site has a long history as a place of Jewish learning. Join us for classes on the bible, Jewish history and culture, and memoir writing and genealogy. The Museum’s lifelong learning is funded, in part, by the Alice Lawrence Foundation.

Preservation Detectives Family Program

Binoculars? Check. Notepads? Check. Magnifying glasses? Check. Preservation Detectives, grab your tools and prepare for adventure. Step into a world filled with color, stories, and secrets. Climb stairs, count stars, open doors, even peek inside these 125 year old walls. Each month features a different theme, art project, and a new discovery.

Building & Rebuilding Architecture Series

Talks, open houses and walking tours explore the art, architecture and preservation of the Eldridge Street Synagogue and New York City's built environment.

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July 2015
Thursdays, July 9, 16, 23, 30; August 6, 13, 20, 27

Summer Session: Not Just the Weekly Torah Portion with Dr. Regina Stein

Bring your questions and opinions as we explore a variety of questions and issues raised by the weekly Torah portion (parashat hashavuah). Knowledge of Hebrew and previous Torah study are NOT required.

$15 per class; $105 for all 8 classes

This class is part of our Morris Kaplan Scholars in Residence Program.

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August 2015
Wednesday, August 5 at 7 pm

Yiddish Swing Concert with Jordan Hirsch and Band

From Harold Arlen and Eddie Cantor to Ziggy Elman and Mannie Klein, the world of jazz and the Great American songbook has deep roots in the world of Yiddish and klezmer.  Join trumpeter Jordan Hirsch and band for an entertaining evening of jazz, swing and klezmer favorites.

$20 adults; $15 students/seniors

Photo by Avia Moore

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Summer Family Favorites! Sunday, August 9 from 11 am to 12:30 pm

All of a Kind Family Walking Tour

Enchanting young readers for generations, All of a Kind Family tells the story of five sisters growing up on the Lower East Side a century ago.  Stroll through the story and onto the streets as we bring this beloved novel to life. Along the way, taste pickles from a barrel and shop for treats in an old fashioned candy store!

$15 per family

Recommended for ages 4-11. Reservations required.

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Thursday, August 13 at 6:30 pm

Eldridge Street After Hours Building Tour & Wine Reception

The setting: our magical sanctuary after hours. The attire: fashionably festive. The activity: a fun, behind-the-scenes exploration of our 1887 landmark, one of New York City’s off-the-beaten-path treasures. Plus: opportunity to swap historical fact, Yiddish insults and compliments, and quirky architectural details with fellow tour-goers at a wine reception following the tour.

$30 per person - space is limited and RSVP is required

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September 2015
Sunday, September 20 from 11 am to 12:30 pm

Walking Tour: After Anatevka

As the curtain falls on “Fiddler on the Roof,” Tevye is leaving his home in Anatevka and heading for America. In real life, some two and a half million Jews left Eastern Europe at the turn of the last century. So many settled here that New York’s Lower East Side was called “the Jewish Plymouth Rock.”  Enjoy neighborhood stories, streets, and landmark sites as we explore immigrant life After Anatevka. See where real life revolutionaries like Percik preached, hardworking housewives like Golda bargained, and tailors like Motel worked and fell in love. How did old world traditions clash with new world opportunities? And years before Sholem Aleichem’s characters danced on Broadway, did the famous writer himself find success in America?

$20 per person. Space is limited and RSVP is required.

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Special Thanks

The Museum's educational and cultural programs are supported, in part, with grants provided by 180 Varick Street, The David Berg Foundation, Bloomberg, The Brenner Family Foundation, Elias A. Cohen Foundation, Charles Cohn Foundation, The Edouard Foundation, Mitzi & Warren Eisenberg Family Foundation, Epstein Teicher Philanthropies Foundation, The David Geffen Foundation, The Goos Family, Marc Haas Foundation, Institute of Museum and Library Services, Jewish Community Youth Foundation, Eugene Lang Foundation, The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation, Alice Lawrence Foundation, Marta Joe Lawrence Charitable Trust, The Samuel M. Levy Family Foundation, Lucius N. Littauer Foundation, The Loeb Family- Third Point Foundation, Mort Mandel Philanthropic Trust, Manhattan Borough President's Office - Borough Needs, NYC & Co. Foundation/MBPO Cultural Tourism, Sun Hill Foundation, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, New York City Council, The Honorable Margaret Chin, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in Partnership with the City Council, New York City Department for the Aging, NYC Gives (Municipal Employee Giving Campaign- NYC), NYC Gives (Federal Employee Giving Campaign - NYC), New York State Council on the Arts, Leo Rosner Foundation, Charles and Mildred Schnurmacher Foundation, Inc., Michael Tuch Foundation, Lise & Jeffrey Wilks Family Foundation in memory of Jerry and Emily Spiegel, Y.H. Mirzoeff & Sons Foundation, Inc., and Valley National Bank.