A 200-Year-Old Wimpel is a Mother’s Legacy of Love

Detail from a Wimpel in the Museum at Eldridge Street's collection

With Mother’s Day approaching, I find myself thinking about a mother I’ve never met. I don’t even know her name, but her handiwork tells me that her son David was born on the 19th day of Cheshvan in the year 5563. In other words, November … Read more

Urban Treasure Hunting — New York’s Hidden Gems

Our visitors often tell us that the Museum at Eldridge Street is one of New York’s Hidden Gems.  They are often surprised to find a majestic old synagogue tucked away on a narrow Chinatown street. New York is a city filled with hidden gems.  We … Read more