Sister Shuls:  Gran Templo Paso in Buenos Aires

Sister Shuls: Gran Templo Paso in Buenos Aires

In “Sister Shuls,” we travel virtually to other synagogues whose exuberant architecture has a kinship with our landmark home, the Eldridge Street Synagogue. After spinning our digital globe once again, we find ourselves in the bustling city of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Unlike some of the other places we’ve visited in this series, Argentina is still […]

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Is pie the paragon of American sloth?

Is pie the paragon of American sloth?

Pie – baseball’s delicious counterpart in American iconography. More than any other dessert, pie feels traditional. Even historic. There’s something about pie that carries the weight not only of its flaky crust and sugary filling but of the symbolism of an ideal, wholesome America. It’s so entrenched in our national culture that it feels almost […]

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LED Lights Now Shine in the Shul

LED Lights Now Shine in the Shul

It’s been three years since our historic sanctuary received a major sustainable upgrade. The lighting projet paired brand new technology with old-world sensibility – and it honor of the anniversary we’re reposting the blog that announced the project’s completion. This post originally ran on November 8, 2017. The Museum’s delicate lighting fixtures are small but […]

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Sister Shuls: Eliyahu Hanavi in Alexandria, Egypt

Sister Shuls: Eliyahu Hanavi in Alexandria, Egypt

In “Sister Shuls,” we travel virtually to other synagogues whose exuberant architecture has a kinship with our landmark home, the Eldridge Street Synagogue. So far in our cyber searching for Sister Shuls, we’ve traveled to Prague, Budapest, Mumbai and Florence. This time we’ve landed in Alexandria, Egypt at the Eliyahu Hanavi Synagogue. A synagogue has […]

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Chinatown Arts Week brings the community together

Chinatown Arts Week brings the community together

This year has been especially tough for so many people. And adding to the stress of world events is the isolation we’re experiencing as we safely socially distance and shelter in our homes whenever possible. It can make us feel disconnected and alone. Which is why Chinatown Arts Week, Think!Chinatown’s arts and culture festival currently […]

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Sister Shuls: Tempio Maggiore, Florence

Sister Shuls: Tempio Maggiore, Florence

In “Sister Shuls,” we travel virtually to other synagogues whose exuberant architecture has a kinship with our landmark home, the Eldridge Street Synagogue. Our virtual travels around the globe bring us this time to Italy and the spectacular Tempio Maggiore, the Great Synagogue of Florence.  At first glance this massive building seems to have little […]

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Jewish Designers Used to Set the Fashion Trends in Berlin

Jewish Designers Used to Set the Fashion Trends in Berlin

Berlin, 1920s. Bustling streets, high spirits and even higher ambitions. Just like in America, the 20s in Berlin were roaring. Social strictures were loosening, there was an energy in the air, and creative industries boomed. Women were cutting their hair, shortening their skirts, and living free, or freeer, social lives. And fashion was at the […]

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Conjuring old Sukkot traditions in a changed world

Conjuring old Sukkot traditions in a changed world

The Museum at Eldridge street has been closed, due to the coronavirus pandemic, for over six months. Our staff and docents miss so much about being at the Museum every day – meeting new visitors from around the world, sharing a transportive experience together, relishing the calm and  beauty of the historic sanctuary. And we […]

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Sister Shuls: The Blue Synagogue in Mumbai

Sister Shuls: The Blue Synagogue in Mumbai

In “Sister Shuls,” we travel virtually to other synagogues whose exuberant architecture has a kinship with our landmark home, the Eldridge Street Synagogue. So far, we’ve traveled to Prague and Budapest looking at beautiful synagogues that remind us, in some ways, of Eldridge Street. Today’s virtual journey was inspired by an Instagram follower, and it […]

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