5 Great Places to Find Historic NYC Photos

By Sophie Kaufman At Eldridge Street, we are often looking for great historic photographs that help tell the story of our landmark site, the historic Lower East Side, and immigration to New York City. Here we share five of our favorite on-line historic photo resources perfect for uncovering vintage photographs, newspaper clippings, videos, recordings and […]

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From the Archives: Saving a Lower East Side Landmark

By Museum Deputy Director, Amy Stein-Milford While conducting research for a new exhibition that will open at the Museum this spring, I can across an article from the 1970s. It describes the Eldridge Street Synagogue when it was at its most precarious.  It includes an interview with Professor Gerard Wolfe, who was then writing a book […]

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Shadows at Eldridge Street: Celebrating Groundhog Day!

By Sophie Kaufman What do Groundhog Day and the Eldridge Street Synagogue have in Common? Both Punxsutawney Phil and the Eldridge Street Synagogue made their big debut in 1887, 127 years ago! According to folklore, when Punxsutawney Phil fully emerges from hibernating in his burrow an early spring season is predicted. If Phil sees his […]

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Rugelach: The Mysteriously Delicious Treat

By Sophie Kaufman Next week,  as part of our December holiday week offerings, Museum Deputy Director Amy Stein-Milford and Director of Family History Center & Cultural Programs Hanna Griff-Sleven will pass along their rugelach wisdom. Participants will learn how to roll doll and mix fillings, and leave with treats to share with the family. Here, […]

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Thanksgivukkah: Odd Facts and a Delicious Recipe

By Sophie Kaufman This year at Eldridge Street, we are marking the unlikely conjunction of two favorite family holidays: Hanukkah and Thanksgiving. This joint holiday has been dubbed Thanksgivukkah and it is the first time the two have come together in 125 years.  We will celebrate this Sunday, November 24th with a Thanksgivukkah Extravaganzikah! A Two-Hour Holiday […]

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Thanksgivukkah Celebration! A Two-Hour Holiday Special

Thanksgivukkah Celebration! A Two-Hour Holiday Special

What do you do when Thanksgiving and Chanukah fall on the same date? You light the menorah, baste the turkey, and celebrate – what else? – Thanksgivukkah! Catch the Thanksgivukkah spirit at Eldridge Street. Make Thanksgiving gelt, holiday art, and join the Great Dreidel Scavenger Hunt. You just might find a turkey along the way. […]

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Klez for Kids & Synagogue Tours

Klez for Kids & Synagogue Tours

The Museum is open all day on December 25. We will offer synagogue tours at 10, 11, 12, & 2 pm and family-friendly scavenger hunts throughout the day. At 1 pm, sing, dance and learn Yiddish at our annual family concert. Clarinetist Greg Wall and his band Klezmerfest lead the audience on a musical tour […]

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