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September 2017

Rediscovery, Restoration and Renewal: The Eldridge Street Synagogue in Photographs

September 14, 2017 - March 1, 2018
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge St.
New York,NY10002United States

The exhibition opening for Rediscovery, Restoration and Renewal: The Eldridge Street Synagogue in Photographs will take place on Thursday, September 14 from 6 to 8 pm. The exhibition will be on view through March 1, 2018. Ten years ago, the Museum completed the restoration of the Eldridge Street Synagogue.  In celebration of this milestone, this photography exhibition provides a visual record of that painstaking process. These haunting photographs capture the rediscovery of the synagogue during its most precarious years. In color and…

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February 2018

POSTPONED — Yo! It’s Yiddish – For Families

February 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York,NY10002United States

Please note that this event has been postponed. A new date will be announced shortly. We apologize for the inconvenience. Grab your mishpacha and join us for this low-pressure, high-energy introduction to the language of your bubbe and zaide! Using songs and stories, kids will learn a smidge of Yiddish, the Hebrew-German language spoken by the 19th-century Lower East Siders who founded Eldridge Street. Renowned teacher Paula Teitelbaum, who’s been speaking Yiddish since her childhood in Poland, has taught the…

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March 2018

Not Just the Weekly Torah Portion

March 1 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Thursday, repeating until May 24, 2018


Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York,NY10002United States

Bring your questions and opinions as we explore a variety of Jewish texts and issues. Discussions will often relate to the weekly Torah portion or its accompanying reading from the Prophets. Other Biblical or Rabbinic texts that raise questions of contemporary interest will also be explored. All interest and knowledge levels are welcome; Previous Hebrew or Torah study is not required. Dr. Regina Stein is the Morris Kaplan Scholar-in-Residence at the Museum at Eldridge Street. She has taught for Temple…

$20.00 - $185.00
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Dig Your Roots

March 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street
New York,10011United States

Join us as we go off location to the Center for Jewish History’s Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy Institute. The CJH team is opening the doors to its research library after hours just for us! It’s a rare opportunity to have some of the world’s most experienced family history researchers and genealogists introduce you to the best ways to trace your roots. Add the Center for Jewish History’s world renowned partner collections, containing a wealth of historical records and newspapers…

Free - $14.00
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The Jewish Family on TV: The Goldbergs

March 5 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Monday, repeating until May 7, 2018


Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York,NY10002United States

The Goldbergs, a popular radio and television show airing from the 1930s to 50s, revolved around Molly Goldberg, a lovable but meddling matriarch, her family and neighbors. A careful viewing of the episodes reveals insights into an ethnic family assimilating to American culture. This class will discuss the work of Goldbergs actress Gertrude Berg, as well as patterns of ethnic assimilation depicted by the show. Selected show episodes will be viewed weekly followed by class discussion. Barry Feldman is an…

$20.00 - $120.00
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The Making of Jewish New York: German Reform Culture

March 6 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York,NY10002United States

“Jewish New York” is a singular term, but it encompasses hundreds of years and millions of people. The culture of Jewish New York is layered, varied, and an amalgam of international and national influences – each wave of Jewish immigration has brought new customs to the country, mixing with or replacing what came before. In turn, those changes created new practices and perceptions of what it means to be Jewish in America and in New York. On this series of…

$40
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Jews and Muslims: The Early Years II

March 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Tuesday, repeating until May 22, 2018


Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York,NY10002United States

The second semester of this popular class will continue to explore the political, social, religious and cultural interactions of Jews and Muslims through the 13th century. Among the topics discussed are the Arab conquests and growth of the calipahate; the legal status of Jews under Muslim rule; the religious development of Islam and the split between Shi’a and Sunni Muslims; Muslim law in the Quran and its later development; polemics between Muslims and Jews; and the role of jihad in…

$20.00 - $175.00
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The Commandments: America’s Ultimate Top Ten List

March 11 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York,NY10002United States

Historian Jenna Weissman Joselit explores America’s unique attraction to this ancient biblical text. Her 2017 book Set in Stone: America’s Embrace of the Ten Commandments illustrates how the decrees have popped up in nearly all aspects of American culture. Over time, the commandments have come to represent comic book fodder, inspiration for law, the topic of films, and the ultimate moral compass. This program introduces a spring program series exploring the Ten Commandments at Eldridge Street.   

$12.00 - $18.00
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Matzapalooza! Reimagining Passover

March 18 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York,NY10002United States

We’re teaming up with The Workmen’s Circle to present a fresh new take on the traditional Seder. Passover is a time for joy, stories, family and friends. We’ll show you how to make your family’s Seder meaningful and fun at this interactive day of food, music, arts and crafts, Yiddish, and hands-on activities for all ages. Highlight include holiday-themed arts and crafts, a scavenger hunt, student choir, and enough egg creams, charoset and matzah for the whole family. March 18,…

$14
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Morning Star: An Opera by Ricky Ian Gordan

March 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:00pm, repeating until March 22, 2018

One event on March 25, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on March 25, 2018 at 5:00pm


Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York,NY10002United States

Ricky Ian Gordan’s compelling opera Morning Star makes its New York premier at the Museum at Eldridge Street. Morning Star tells the story of an immigrant Jewish family struggling to find a better life on the Lower East Side of Manhattan in the early 20th century. Deeply impacted by real-life events including the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, World War I and the Great Depression, the family must learn to adapt to their new country’s ever-changing landscape. Produced by On Site…

$60
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