Art & Architecture

Why Moorish? Synagogues and the Moorish Revival

Why Moorish? Synagogues and the Moorish Revival

One of the first things people notice when visiting the 1887 Eldridge Street Synagogue is the use of the Moorish style. It is seen in the synagogue’s rooftop finials, horseshoe-shaped windows and arches, and hand-painted designs. Moorish architecture is associated with Islamic structures in Spain and the Middle East, including the famed Alhambra palace in Spain […]

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A New Gallery for the Museum at Eldridge Street – Interview with Archivist Nancy Johnson

A New Gallery for the Museum at Eldridge Street – Interview with Archivist Nancy Johnson

  This Fall 2016, the Museum at Eldridge introduced The Michael Weinstein Art Gallery. This space provides an exhibition area for rotating collections of art and historical artifacts. In an interview with Museum at Eldridge Street Archivist Nancy Johnson intern Gwendolyn Underwood discovers the goals and future plans for the gallery. GU: What prompted the Museum […]

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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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Open House for Photographers and Artists: A Success!

Open House for Photographers and Artists: A Success!

by Anna Shneyderman, Museum at Eldridge Street Intern Though I’ve been interning at the Museum for many months now, each time I walk through the sanctuary’s doors at the Eldridge Street Synagogue, my breath is taken away. It’s as if it is my first time entering the space. Light pours in through the stained glass windows […]

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Sitting Down with Singer Miryem-Khaye Seigel

Sitting Down with Singer Miryem-Khaye Seigel

On Wednesday, January 28th at 7 pm, Miryem-Khaye Seigel will celebrate the release of her new CD, Toyznt Tamen = A Thousand Flavors with a concert at the Museum at Eldridge Street.  She will be joined by some of the best klezmer musicians in town for what promises to be a great night of music […]

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