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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The Cantor Who Found America Lacking

The Cantor Who Found America Lacking

Today is the 133rd anniversary of the famed cantor Pinhas Minkowsky arriving in America at the commission of the Eldridge Street Synagogue. In honor of the anniversary, we’re reposting this blog originally written by Museum intern Luc Moison. Minkowsky stepped foot on American soil for the first time on September 16th, 1887. By then, he […]

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The Jewish Roots of Labor Day

The Jewish Roots of Labor Day

In honor of Labor Day and the recent anniversary of the sweatshop workers strike, we are reposting this article originally written by Eva Brune. On September 4 in 1894, more than 12,000 New York State tailors – 4,000 from New York City alone — went on strike to protest the sweatshop conditions in which they […]

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Happy 133rd anniversary!

Happy 133rd anniversary!

This Friday, September 4th, is perhaps the biggest day of the year at 12 Eldridge Street. On that day in 1887, the Eldridge Street Synagogue officially opened to the public. That makes us 133 years young this week! And with our temporary closure still in effect, this might be the first September in 133 years […]

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Sister Shuls:  Dohány Street Synagogue in Budapest

Sister Shuls: Dohány Street Synagogue in Budapest

In “Sister Shuls,” we travel virtually to other synagogues whose exuberant architecture has a kinship with our landmark home, the Eldridge Street Synagogue. After visiting the Jerusalem Street Synagogue in Prague for our first “Sister Shuls” journey, a bit more cyber travel landed me in Budapest, Hungary at the Dohány Street Synagogue. That destination was […]

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The Hester Street Fair is back!

What did you do this weekend? As the months of the pandemic move along, we have options! It is becoming a little easier to venture outside of our apartments and our neighborhoods, and I am excited to see local favorites around the city beginning to reopen and revive. From my favorite Chinatown restaurants that now […]

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Sister Shuls: Jerusalem Synagogue, Prague

Sister Shuls: Jerusalem Synagogue, Prague

Lately, just like everyone else, we’ve been spending a whole lot of time on the internet. Virtual tourism is the only safe kind of tourism right now. And although it pales in comparison to a real-life vacation, internet touring does offer the ability to get halfway around the globe in a few clicks. So we’re […]

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