We Can Do It: Women Rabbis in Judaism

We Can Do It: Women Rabbis in Judaism

by Anna Shneyderman, Intern Over the summer, I interned at Lilith Magazine, a Jewish feminist publication. As part of my responsibilities, I went through archived issues and formatted them for easy online access. I surveyed decades of Jewish feminist history—and what particularly struck me was Lilith‘s coverage of women rabbis.  While women are not ordained […]

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Faith, Hope and Chutzpah:  Celebrating 129 Years on Eldridge Street

Faith, Hope and Chutzpah: Celebrating 129 Years on Eldridge Street

This Saturday, November 14, 2015, will mark the 129th anniversary of the laying of the cornerstone for the Museum at Eldridge Street’s landmark home, the Eldridge Street Synagogue. On that date back in 1886, a community of Jewish immigrants gathered for a lavish celebration that included Lower East Side and uptown politicians, sheriffs, judges and educators, both […]

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Firsts in American Jewish Synagogue History

Firsts in American Jewish Synagogue History

by Anna Shneyderman, Intern There are many ways to be Jewish. You may be Jewish in the way you worship, Jewish in loving your bubbe’s matzo ball soup, Jewish in wearing your Star of David necklace or simply Jewish in philosophy and thought. But the one thing that unites every Jewish person, regardless of where […]

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To Life! The Return of Fiddler on the Roof

To Life! The Return of Fiddler on the Roof

  When Fiddler on the Roof took to the Broadway stage in the fall of 1964, nobody anticipated the profound impact the show would have on audiences across America and around the world. Its story of tradition – and tradition turned on its head – transcended generations, religions and nationalities. This fall Fiddler on the […]

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Celebrating Love & Wine

Celebrating Love & Wine

by Madison Lehrhaupt, Summer Intern This past weekend marked the minor Jewish holiday Tu B’av. For modern day observers, Tu B’av is the celebration of love. However, in Ancient Israel, the holiday traditionally marked the beginning of the grape harvest. Young, eligible girls donning white dresses danced beautifully throughout the vineyards, celebrating this joyous occasion. […]

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Oral Histories: Stories Old and New

Oral Histories: Stories Old and New

by Hannah Gottlieb, Summer Intern If you have visited the Museum at Eldridge Street you can attest to the fact that our building has become the “odd-one-out” in the neighborhood, as it is nestled among storefronts with advertisements written in Chinese and a Buddhist pagoda two doors down. Our visitors aren’t alone in this observation—Hanna Griff-Sleven’s […]

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Man Crush Monday: Eldridge Street Edition

Man Crush Monday: Eldridge Street Edition

by Emma Friedlander, Museum at Eldridge Street summer intern Finding love is hard these days. We all know the complaints of contemporary dating: too many options, too many jerks, too many late nights trudging by yourself to the local bodega because after that disappointing first date you are SO HUNGRY. Why is it so impossible […]

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