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Griff Family Recipes for a Sweet New Year

Griff Family Recipes for a Sweet New Year

This post was adapted from a piece originally published in 2011. The Museum’s former Program Director, Hanna Griff-Sleven, not only cooked up great programs (including our signature Egg Rolls, Egg Creams, and Empanadas Festival!) but is a wonderful chef, too. In this post from 2011, she shares some delicious dessert recipes that will make your […]

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This Day in History: STRIKE!

This Day in History: STRIKE!

This post was written by Eva Brune. On September 4 in 1894, more than 12,000 New York area tailors – 4,000 from New York City alone — went on strike to protest the sweatshop conditions in which they had to work. Many of them Jewish from the Lower East Side, the workers struck to demand […]

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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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