Teacher Spotlight: Art and History with Anna Melo

Teacher Spotlight: Art and History with Anna Melo

When most of our students visit the Museum at Eldridge Street it is for a one-time program; they visit our space and connect with our educators for an hour or two. There isn’t often the opportunity to work with classes for an extended period of time. Fortunately, that is where the CASA (Cultural Afterschool Adventures) […]

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Rachel Asarnow’s Papercut Art is a Visual Feast

Rachel Asarnow’s Papercut Art is a Visual Feast

This interview was conducted by Jake Rosenberg. Jake is a playwright, folklorist, producer, and founder of American Lore Theater. Discover more about him at www.metarosenberg.com. Rachel Asarnow leads me up the stairs. “It’s beautiful, but isolated here.” I had come to visit her in her workshop in Maplewood, New Jersey, covered in trees and beautiful greenery on a […]

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An American Jew Reclaims Her Russian-Chinese Heritage

An American Jew Reclaims Her Russian-Chinese Heritage

This piece was written by Irene Clurman. A version of it originally appeared on Jewish&. Read the original version at My Jewish Learning. Many American Jewish families treasure a pair of Shabbat candlesticks, a prayer shawl, or a dog-eared Hebrew prayer book from the old country. But when I was growing up, the most precious […]

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Jewish Communities in China: Harbin and Shanghai

Jewish Communities in China: Harbin and Shanghai

This post was written by Dina Posner, an intern at the Museum at Eldridge Street. Dina is a candidate for a Masters degree in Historic Preservation at Pratt Institute.  An exhibition detailing a little-known Jewish immigration story debuted at the Museum on the evening of April 30th. Come see our latest exhibition, through October 4th, entitled Harbin, […]

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Celebrate the Lower East Side All Month Long!

Celebrate the Lower East Side All Month Long!

This post was written by Dina Posner, an intern at the Museum at Eldridge Street. Dina is a candidate for a Masters degree in Historic Preservation at Pratt Institute.  Happy Lower East Side History Month! For the entire month of May, local organization FABnyc, in collaboration with Downtown Art, is celebrating our dynamic, exciting, ever-changing neighborhood for […]

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