"This was more than a house of worship. This was the portal of a new life in a new land for the largest wave of immigrants ever."

Bill Moyers

banner-e2e-life

Life at the Eldridge Street Synagogue

In addition to being a beautiful house of worship, the Eldridge Street Synagogue was a place where congregants found community, where they celebrated life cycle events and found support in good times and bad. Life at the synagogue reflected the needs, hopes and habits of its congregants. Use the links below to learn more about what it was like to be a member of this historic congregation.

Click on the pictures below to learn more about what it was like to be a member of this historic congregation: