Architecture & Art

Shapes and Colors, Patterns and Light

Grades PreK-2
Bring your budding artists, designers, and mathematicians to investigate the shapes, patterns, and colors of the glorious Eldridge Street Synagogue. Armed with clipboards and clues, young explorers hunt for shapes, identify patterns, and create colorful designs of their own.

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Artists’ Sanctuary

Can be customized for all grades and ages. 75 Minutes.
Be inspired by the Eldridge Street Synagogue’s dazzling colors, exquisite design, and story of hope! Enjoy a 30-minute guided tour then create your own work of art as you sketch, draw, or take photographs in our magnificent sanctuary. This program is designed for art, photography, and architecture students. Artists should bring their own materials.

Building and Rebuilding

Grades 7-12 and University
Walls don’t talk but buildings do tell stories. What do the architecture and design of the Eldridge Street Synagogue reveal about the building’s fascinating past? Decipher clues about immigrant life, discover evidence of decades of decline, and find out how a 19th century synagogue became a 21st-century treasure.

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