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Jane Jacobs’ Fight to Save Greenwich Village

Jane Jacobs’ Fight to Save Greenwich Village

  by Rose Cronin-Jackman, intern   Beginning this month, The Center for the Living City will present a yearlong series of lectures at the Museum honoring activist and urban ethnographer Jane Jacobs. In my urban history classes at the New School, Jacobs as been mentioned a number of times, specifically regarding her battle with urban planner and ‘power […]

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Passover Recipe – Flourless Chocolate Cake

Passover Recipe – Flourless Chocolate Cake

Contributed by Hanna Griff-Sleven, Director of Cultural Programs at the Museum at Eldridge Street Places and people are often associated with a particular food. When I was in college I  studied in Nantes, France for a semester. France lived up to its food and cooking reputation! The French mama of the family I lived with […]

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Passover Recipe – Bonnie’s Matzo Crunch

Passover Recipe – Bonnie’s Matzo Crunch

This a recipe my mom has been making for my family on Passover ever since I can remember. The original recipe is from The Boston Globe. As is typical, my mom has introduced her own spin on the recipe but you can check out the original recipe here.  It’s  a delicious way to sweeten up the traditional […]

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Jewish New York–An Interview with Paul Kaplan

Jewish New York–An Interview with Paul Kaplan

Paul Kaplan, author of Jewish New York: A History and Guide to Neighborhoods, Synagogues and Eateries, shares his thoughts on the rich Jewish history of New York City in this interview with Museum at Eldridge Street intern Rose Cronin-Jackman. You can join Paul Kaplan for our Jewish New York panel discussion on Sunday, February 21 […]

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Why we support the Museum – From our 2015 Contributors

Why we support the Museum – From our 2015 Contributors

We are grateful to the generous individuals who supported the Museum at Eldridge Street in 2015. This year, they provided more than $1,200,000 in donations along with grants from foundations and government sources.  Our donors help support the maintenance of our landmark site, the 1887 Eldridge Street Synagogue, and the many valuable classes and programs that […]

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A Jewish Christmas Day Tradition

A Jewish Christmas Day Tradition

As we scrape the last stubborn bits of wax from the menorah, our thoughts turn from Chanukah to the next big holiday.  If you are looking for a fun, alternative way to spend Christmas Eve or Day, visit us! A trip to our landmark synagogue, located in the heart of Chinatown, has become an annual holiday […]

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We Can Do It: Women Rabbis in Judaism

We Can Do It: Women Rabbis in Judaism

by Anna Shneyderman, Intern Over the summer, I interned at Lilith Magazine, a Jewish feminist publication. As part of my responsibilities, I went through archived issues and formatted them for easy online access. I surveyed decades of Jewish feminist history—and what particularly struck me was Lilith‘s coverage of women rabbis.  While women are not ordained […]

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Faith, Hope and Chutzpah:  Celebrating 129 Years on Eldridge Street

Faith, Hope and Chutzpah: Celebrating 129 Years on Eldridge Street

This Saturday, November 14, 2015, will mark the 129th anniversary of the laying of the cornerstone for the Museum at Eldridge Street’s landmark home, the Eldridge Street Synagogue. On that date back in 1886, a community of Jewish immigrants gathered for a lavish celebration that included Lower East Side and uptown politicians, sheriffs, judges and educators, both […]

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