Our New Friends and an Old Lower East Side Story

Our New Friends and an Old Lower East Side Story

By Nancy Johnson, Museum Archivist Last Wednesday was a great day for a field trip, as our Program Director, Hanna Griff-Sleven and I took a drive to beautiful Island Park on the south shore of Long Island.  We had gotten a handwritten letter from Marion Ash, a 92-year-old woman who had read about the Museum […]

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Docent Spotlight: Bette Cohen

Docent Spotlight: Bette Cohen

by Anna Shneyderman, Museum at Eldridge Street Intern As an intern, I have recently started to give tours at the museum. I had the pleasure of interviewing Bette Cohen, one of our many lovely and knowledgeable docents. I asked about her experiences at the Museum at Eldridge Street and learned a little about her own […]

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For the Foodies and the History Buffs: Katz’ Deli

For the Foodies and the History Buffs: Katz’ Deli

by Anna Shneyderman, Museum at Eldridge Street Intern Katz’s Delicatessen: The one place in New York City that I willingly spend $20 on a pastrami sandwich. All deliciousness, zero regrets. (And the pickles that come with the sandwich aren’t half-bad either!) This famous deli has a history going way back to when the Eldridge Street […]

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Design Quirks of the Eldridge Street Synagogue

Design Quirks of the Eldridge Street Synagogue

By Anna Shneyderman, Museum at Eldridge Street Intern This Sunday, October 12th the Museum at Eldridge Street will take part in Open House New York, America’s largest architecture and design event. Open House New York fosters an appreciation of the city’s architectural treasures, celebrating excellence in design, preservation efforts, and the city’s history. As part of Open House […]

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David Cohen: A Founder and His Legacy

David Cohen: A Founder and His Legacy

By Meredith Carroll, Museum at Eldridge Street Summer Intern When Michael Andron first stumbled upon the Museum at Eldridge Street several years ago, he knew that his family had roots on the Lower East Side. He knew that his great-grandfather actively supported Jewish education in the neighborhood. What he didn’t know is that this great-grandfather, […]

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