Art & Architecture

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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Docents Explore Our New Permanent Exhibition

Docents Explore Our New Permanent Exhibition

By Meredith Carroll When I arrived at the Museum at Eldridge Street nearly two weeks ago, I was greeted by the hum of drills and a whiff of paint. Installers were hard at work on our new permanent exhibit, slated to open this Thursday. Over time, though, the activity has died down.Today it is opening. […]

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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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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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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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The Herter Brothers: Architects of Eldridge Street

By Sara Lowenburg When I am leading tours at Eldridge Street, I love to share that this synagogue was built by the Herter Brothers, two German Catholic architects who had never built a synagogue before! Beyond that fact, I did not know much more about them, but I have always been curious to learn more […]

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