Yiddish Lullabies and Love Songs: In Conversation with Inna Barmash

Yiddish Lullabies and Love Songs: In Conversation with Inna Barmash

By Emma Friedlander This Sunday, June 21, chanteuse Inna Barmash will be presenting “Yiddish Lullabies and Love Songs,” a concert at the Museum at Eldridge Street. I recently spoke with Inna regarding the inspiration behind this repertoire, the community’s reaction to klezmer music, and the universality of these songs. Your latest project explores Yiddish lullabies […]

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Ask an Intern!

Ask an Intern!

The Museum at Eldridge Street’s interns bring energy, enthusiasm and fresh insight to our historic landmark, the 1887 Eldridge Street Synagogue. For this feature our Education Associate Rachel Serkin interviewed intern Sarah Hong and got her take on the Museum, her own family’s immigrant roots, Yiddish 101 and why one of her favorite spots in […]

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Our Own Red Carpet

Our Own Red Carpet

Years ago, when we were doing our first tours of our historic home, the 1887 Eldridge Street Synagogue, we had a list of celebrities who we thought might have been congregants here, among them actors Edward G. Robinson and Paul Muni, and Jonas Salk who developed the polio vaccine. While these accomplished men did live […]

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Remembrances of the Old Jewish Lower East Side

Remembrances of the Old Jewish Lower East Side

By Hanna Griff-Sleven and Amy Stein-Milford For Proust it was a madeleine. For Hanna it was a piece of matzo straight off the Streit’s conveyor belt. This Sunday, March 29, we led our annual Passover Nosh & Stroll.  We bill the tour as a journey into the kishkes of the old Jewish Lower East Side […]

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