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October 2018

Joseph: From Spoiled Brat to Savior

October 4 @ 11:00 am - December 13 @ 12:30 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

The story of Joseph is the longest and most sophisticated in the Book of Genesis. By reading it closely and examining Joseph’s interactions with others, we can come to understand him more fully. With teacher Regina Stein, you will do that in ten sessions. You will also explore the range of interpretations of the Joseph story by rabbis, as well as by Christians and Muslims. Dr. Regina Stein is the Morris Kaplan Scholar-in-Residence at the Museum at Eldridge Street. She…

$20.00 - $175.00
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Jews on the Supreme Court

October 8 @ 11:00 am - November 12 @ 11:30 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

Louis Brandeis’ 1918 appointment to the Supreme Court began a consistent Jewish presence in this esteemed arena. The four-session class will explore the biographies and tenures of the eight Jews who have been appointed to the high court. Popular teacher Barry Feldman will lead discussions of the presidential and political considerations in nominations and confirmations. Over four sessions, you will explore the Justices’ innovation, advocacy, and interpretation of the law, from the New Deal to same-sex marriage. Barry Feldman is…

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Jews and Muslims: Beyond the Early Years

October 9 @ 11:00 am - December 11 @ 12:30 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

The vast majority of the world Jewry lived under Muslim rule from the 8th to 12th centuries. In this ten session class, you will explore the religious and cultural connections between Jews and Muslims of that period. The relationship changed Judaism forever – giving rise to new forms of Jewish practice, new elements of Jewish literature, and revolutionary ways of considering age-old philosophical and theological questions. Attend the full course or drop in on individual dates. Dr. Regina Stein is…

$20.00 - $175.00
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November 2018

Releasing Words: The Cut Paper Art of Deborah Ugoretz Opening Reception

November 8, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - March 31, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

Celebrate the opening of the Museum’s newest exhibition, featuring intricate cut-paper art by Deborah Ugoretz. Ugoretz was already a working artist when she saw traditional Jewish paper cutting work for the first time.  She was dazzled by this centuries-old tradition and its creative possibilities for “visualizing Judaism,” and its ability to transform a simple piece of paper into a work of art that could release words into pictorial space. This exhibition will present a retrospective of the artist’s work in cut paper,…

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RESCHEDULED – Walking the Bowery

November 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

The tour was rescheduled for November 14th after an illness. Home of Yiddish theatres, grand bank buildings, education centers, and flophouses, the historic Bowery had it all. One of the first major thoroughfares of New York City, the Bowery quickly earned a reputation as a place for for wild fun and anything-goes attitude. But it also attracted altruists, including those at the Eldridge Street Synagogue. Join urban historian Barry Feldman on this roving exploration of the famous Bowery. Visit one…

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GVSHP Brokers Partnership Presents: The Andy Statman Trio

November 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

Join us for a special night featuring renowned musician Andy Statman and the Andy Statman Trio. In the Museum’s stunning sanctuary, the trio will perform their trademark blend of American roots music, prayerful Hasidic music, klezmer, and avant-garde jazz. This concert is an annual favorite and a partnership with the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation’s Brokers Partnership, which teaches preservation principles to real estate professionals. A 6:00pm tour of the Museum is included with your ticket. $35 in advance.…

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New Docent Orientation

November 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

Volunteer docents at the Museum at Eldridge Street are part of something bigger than just one building. Docents are our ambassadors, our guides, and our family. Join us to do the fulfilling work of sharing the past with visitors from around the globe! A new volunteer cohort is about to begin. We invite you to join the team. At this orientation meeting, you will meet fellow prospective volunteers and learn more about the training process and docent experience.

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History Hunters: A Kid’s Life at School

November 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

The past comes alive in this brand-new family program that takes children back in time to discover what childhood was like 100 years ago. In this first session, we’ll explore what school life was like for Lower East Side kids – so get ready for some crazy calisthenics and a surprising school lunch. Straight A’s guaranteed! (Join us for future History Hunters sessions focusing on A Kids Life…at Home; A Kid’s Life…at Work; and A Kid’s Life…at Synagogue.) This series…

$5.00
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In Their Own Words: The Eldridge Street Minute Books

November 19 @ 11:00 am - December 10 @ 12:30 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

Please note, the dates for this class have changed. Sessions will take place on the following days: Mondays –  November 19, November 26, December 3, December 10 In 1850, a small congregation of immigrants organized Bet Hamedresh, an intimate congregation worshipping below Canal Street. By 1887, this congregation, renamed Kahal Adas Jeshurun built what was commonly referred to as the Eldridge Street Shul. Along the way, the congregation meticulously documented its evolution in minute books. Handwritten in Yiddish, these fascinating…

$20.00 - $65.00
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December 2018

Latkepalooza!

December 2 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

Hanukkah may not officially begin until the evening, but we’re getting our celebration started early! Join us for this popular and super-fun festival for families. All three floors of the museum will be buzzing with fun, as the holiday’s miraculous spirit comes to life with art, music, stories and lots of latkes! Presented in partnership with the Workmen’s Circle.

$8.00 - $14.00
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