“Found” Synagogues of Europe

In preparation for our upcoming installation  Lost Synagogues of Europe: Eastern European Jewish Postcards I researched the current status and histories of the synagogues featured in František Bányai’s collection. Many of these breathtaking buildings were lost in the course of just two days during Kristallnacht, literally … Read more

Jane Jacobs’ Fight to Save Greenwich Village

  by Rose Cronin-Jackman, intern   Beginning this month, The Center for the Living City will present a yearlong series of lectures at the Museum honoring activist and urban ethnographer Jane Jacobs. In my urban history classes at the New School, Jacobs as been mentioned a number of … Read more

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 … Read more