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October 2017

Jews and Muslims: The Early Years – Class with Dr. Regina Stein

October 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Tuesday, repeating until December 19, 2017


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

Investigate the early encounters between Jews and Muslims as we explore the origins of Islam in the Arabian Peninsula beginning in the 7th century. In the fall semester, we will read sections of the Quran as a primary key to understanding the values and beliefs of Islam. We will compare the Quran’s references to biblical characters such as Abraham, Ishmael, Moses and Ezra. Dr. Regina Stein is the Morris Kaplan Scholar-in-Residence at the Museum at Eldridge Street. She has taught…

$20.00 - $175.00
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Not Just the Weekly Torah Portion – Class with Dr. Regina Stein

October 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Thursday, repeating until December 14, 2017


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—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. Dr. Regina Stein is the Morris Kaplan Scholar-in-Residence at the Museum at Eldridge Street. She has taught for Temple Emanu-El’s Skirball Center for Adult Jewish Learning, the Wexner Heritage…

$20.00 - $140.00
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The Street Life: Class & Tour Series with Barry Feldman

October 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Monday, repeating until November 13, 2017


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

This four-part course, which combines two classroom sessions with two Lower East Side walking tours, examines the creative ways the Lower East Side immigrant community responded to the area’s overcrowding, oppressive heat and cold, and poor ventilation.  Residents took to the streets as fire escapes became bedrooms, stoops doubled as living rooms, storefronts became social halls, and streets like Hester and Orchard Street presaged contemporary shopping malls. Learn the full story by reserving for all four classes, or pick and choose the…

$20.00 - $70.00
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November 2017

Sophie Tucker – The Last of the Red Hot Mamas

November 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Monday, repeating until December 4, 2017


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

Russian-born Jewish immigrant Sophie Tucker evolved into a larger than life show-business phenomena. Dubbed “The First Lady of Show Business” for her bold and brassy persona, she sang songs of humorous raciness during a career that spanned sixty years. Her years in vaudeville, burlesque, nightclubs and concert halls were accompanied by the great inventions of the day: phonographs, nickelodeons, movies, radio and television. In this two-session course, we will explore the show business landscape of the early 20th century, the influence of…

$20.00 - $35.00
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December 2017

The Golden Age of Radio

December 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Monday, repeating until December 18, 2017


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

During its Golden Age (1920s-50s), radio was the primary form of home entertainment. In our first session, we will talk about the development of radio as a form of mass communication for entertainment, news, farm reports, classical and country music, and the vaudeville stars who were featured entertainers. Session two will further explore the influence of this form of mass communication, the technical aspects of program delivery with a focus on the nationwide panic caused by a realistic radio dramatization of a Martian invasion of Earth called “War of the…

$20.00 - $35.00
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