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Talking Tech Shabbats with Tiffany Shlain

Talking Tech Shabbats with Tiffany Shlain

At a program this Wednesday, May 23, we’re exploring our modern-day obsession with and idolatry of technology. But I couldn’t wait until Wednesday to hear a bit from one of our panelists, Tiffany Shlain. Tiffany’s been thinking and writing about tech since the 1980s, and through her films and other work she explores how tech is […]

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Meet Callison Stratton!

Meet Callison Stratton!

As you know, the last few months have been full of excitement and change here at the Museum at Eldridge Street. Last week, we introduced to you our new Director of Public Programming and Internships, Yael Amit. Today, we’d like to give a special shout out to new Director of Visitor Services, Callison Stratton! Callison […]

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Meet Yael Amit!

Meet Yael Amit!

2018 has been a year of big changes and progress at the Museum at Eldridge Street – we opened our first building-wide art exhibition featuring work by Kiki Smith, we hosted our first opera in the building’s main sanctuary, and we’re gearing up for our 18th annual Egg Rolls, Egg Creams, and Empanadas summer festival. […]

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Women Take the Lead at Eldridge Street

We’re celebrating Museum Week! All around the world, Museums will focus on 7 themes over 7 days. Today’s theme is “women” so we’re looking back at this blog post, originally written in February 2017 by Taylor Baker, celebrating the women of the early congregation.  On this day, we remember the formation of the Ladies’ Auxiliary […]

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American Music from Immigrant Roots

American Music from Immigrant Roots

This post was written by Museum docent Maxine Simson. Irving Berlin has been called the greatest songwriter in the history of popular music. His career spanned most of the 20th century and his beloved songs are still heard all over the world. An amazing fate for a man who could only play the piano in […]

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Step Away From the Screen on Friday, March 9th

Step Away From the Screen on Friday, March 9th

This post was written by intern John Hanson. The Sabbath is perhaps the most visible tradition of Jewish culture. Even those who don’t know much about the religion or its many traditions probably know the basic idea behind keeping Sabbath. It’s well known that on Saturdays, observant Jews abstain from work, retreat from stress, and […]

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A Fond Farewell to Our Hanna Griff-Sleven

A Fond Farewell to Our Hanna Griff-Sleven

By Courtney Byrne-Michelle and Eva Brune.   “Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country.” – Anais Nin Sixteen years ago Hanna Griff-Sleven, Director of Cultural Programs & Internships, was like a kite […]

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