Shapes and Colors, Patterns and Light <br /> (Grades K-2)

Shapes and Colors, Patterns and Light
(Grades K-2)

Bring your budding artists, designers, and mathematicians to investigate the shapes, patterns, and colors of the glorious Eldridge Street Synagogue. Armed with clipboards and clues, young explorers hunt for shapes, identify patterns, and create colorful designs of their own. Supports K-5 New York State Learning Standards, Themes, and Common Core Practices including; History of US […]

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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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Synagogues of the Lower East Side

By Sophie Kaufman This past summer, Museum at Eldridge Street’s Education and Programs Associate Sara Lowenburg set out to make a map of the Lower East Side synagogues for our visitors. She decided to create the map after receiving a constant query from visitors: Beyond the Eldridge Street Synagogue are any Jewish religious and cultural […]

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Landmark of the Spirit

Landmark of the Spirit

Walls don’t talk but buildings do tell stories. Learn to read the architecture and design of the Eldridge Street Synagogue and discover its fascinating past. Decipher clues about immigrant life, uncover evidence of the building’s decline, and find out how a 19th century synagogue became a 21st century treasure. Supports NY State Learning Standards, Themes […]

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Election Day: Then and Now

By Sophie Kaufman This Election Day, as we cast our vote, monitor the results through a myriad of media, and air our own thoughts on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter, I like to think about what Election Day meant to the recent immigrants who prayed at the Eldridge Street Synagogue. For many it […]

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Footprints of History – Reflections of Docent Roberta Berken

Roberta Berken has served as a docent for more than a dozen years, sharing the story of the Eldridge Street Synagogue with visitors from around the world. Here she shares reflections on the synagogue’s floorboards, a favorite feature. Though much of the synagogue was meticulously restored to its original grandeur, these worn floorboards reveal the […]

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