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An American Jew Reclaims Her Russian-Chinese Heritage

An American Jew Reclaims Her Russian-Chinese Heritage

This piece was written by Irene Clurman. A version of it originally appeared on Jewish&. Read the original version at My Jewish Learning. Many American Jewish families treasure a pair of Shabbat candlesticks, a prayer shawl, or a dog-eared Hebrew prayer book from the old country. But when I was growing up, the most precious […]

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Jewish Communities in China: Harbin and Shanghai

Jewish Communities in China: Harbin and Shanghai

This post was written by Dina Posner, an intern at the Museum at Eldridge Street. Dina is a candidate for a Masters degree in Historic Preservation at Pratt Institute.  An exhibition detailing a little-known Jewish immigration story debuted at the Museum on the evening of April 30th. Come see our latest exhibition, through October 4th, entitled Harbin, […]

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Celebrate the Lower East Side All Month Long!

Celebrate the Lower East Side All Month Long!

This post was written by Dina Posner, an intern at the Museum at Eldridge Street. Dina is a candidate for a Masters degree in Historic Preservation at Pratt Institute.  Happy Lower East Side History Month! For the entire month of May, local organization FABnyc, in collaboration with Downtown Art, is celebrating our dynamic, exciting, ever-changing neighborhood for […]

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Jews in New York – before it was even called New York

Jews in New York – before it was even called New York

This post was written by Dina Posner, an intern at the Museum at Eldridge Street. Dina is a candidate for a Masters degree in Historic Preservation at Pratt Institute.    Our Museum’s building represents a major Jewish “first” – built in 1887, the Eldridge Street Synagogue was the first great house of worship built in America […]

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