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April 2017

Jewish Landmarks of the Lower East Side – Pre-Passover Nosh & Stroll

April 2 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge St.
New York, NY 10002 United States

Journey into the kishkes of the old Jewish Lower East Side. We start at our historic site, the Eldridge Street Synagogue, with a kosher-for-Passover spread of matzo, cream cheese, jam, pickles and chocolate from Streit’s Matzo and The Pickle Guys …

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King David: Adulterer, Murderer, Poet, Messiah (Second Semester) – With Dr. Regina Stein

April 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Tuesday, repeating until May 23, 2017


Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge St.
New York, NY 10002 United States

“David, king of Israel, lives forever!” How does the complex, morally flawed David become the eternal hero of the Jewish people? In this semester we continue to evaluate David’s relationships as royal subject, …

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CANCELLED Secrets of the Synagogue – Building Tour

April 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge St.
New York, NY 10002 United States

CANCELLED Join Museum Deputy Director Amy Stein-Milford for a behind-the-scenes look at our new “Lost Synagogues of Europe” exhibition and an investigation of our own historic house of worship.

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Matzo Madness

April 9 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge St.
New York, NY 10002 United States

Moses, mystery, music, and matzo, now that’s Dayenu! Join us for a fun filled family favorite and make Matzo Madness part of your Passover preparation. Recommended for children ages 4-11.   

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Giants of the Lower East Side – Passover Week Walking Tour

April 13 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Bialystoker Synagogue, 7-11 Bialystoker Street/Willett Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

On this trek through the Lower East Side, we will explore a cast of turn-of-last century figures, and the buildings where they lived, worked and prayed. Your tour starts at the Magnificent and colorful Bialystoker Synagogue, where you will see the memorial plaque of a noted gangster.

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Film: Streit’s Matzo and the American Dream

April 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

At the American Jewish Historical Society. In the heart of New York’s rapidly gentrifying Lower East Side four tenements housed the Streit’s Matzo factory from 1925 to 2015. An iconic New York institution and a fifth-generation family business …

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Closed for Passover

April 18
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One event on an unspecified date at 12:00am

One event on an unspecified date at 12:00am

One event on an unspecified date at 12:00am


Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

The Museum will close at 3 pm Monday, April 10 and Sunday, April 16 and will be closed all day on Tuesday, April 11, Wednesday, April 12, Monday, April 17 and Tuesday, April 18.   

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Not Just the Weekly Torah Portion – With Dr. Regina Stein

April 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Thursday, repeating until May 25, 2017


Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge St.
New York, NY 10002 United States

Bring your questions and opinions as we explore a variety of Jewish texts and issues—often related to the weekly Torah portion or its accompanying reading from the Prophets, but sometimes a Biblical or Rabbinic text that raises questions of contemporary interest. Knowledge of Hebrew and previous Torah study are not required.   

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Who Tells Your Story: Women in Preservation – Panel Discussion with Roberta Brandes Gratz, Claudette Brady, Nancy Rankin and Erin Tobin

April 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge St.
New York, NY 10002 United States

From the Daughters of the American Revolution to Jane Jacobs to preservationists today, women have long played a prominent role in preserving our nation’s history and treasures. Why? These projects require devotion, passion and nurturing – qualities often associated with women – as well as tenacity, networking and cunning

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On Display Through September 8th: Lost Synagogues of Europe

April 23
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until September 8, 2017


Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

From Prague-based collector František Bányai comes a remarkable collection of historic postcards on Jewish themes. Both beautiful and poignant, the postcards offer a view of a time and place that no longer exist – synagogues, many destroyed during the Second World War, people on their way to prayer, celebrating and sending greetings in a vanished Eastern Europe of a century ago. This exhibit has been extended and will be on view through September 8.   

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