11 Years in 11 Weeks!

Our wonderful summer interns, Emilie Amar-Zifkin and Rachel Wetter, continue their conversation about translating an Eldridge Street Synagogue minute book that is written in a maddening mix of Yiddish, Hebrew, German, English and Yinglish. We are amazed and completely delighted that they have gotten through … Read more

Jailbreaking 22 Eldridge

There’s been a lot of research done about the synagogue but I was curious about other buildings on the block. In this post, I “jailbreak” the history of address 22 Eldridge, just a few doors north of us. This lot is especially interesting because it held a … Read more

Researching a Building or Site

Are you curious about the history of your apartment or another building that has meaning for you? Here preservationist and Eldridge Street intern Chelsea Dowell shares steps on uncovering information about a residence, business or any building of interest drawing. As a graduate student at Pratt Institute’s … Read more

Seeing Stars

If you’ve ever built a house or renovated your home, you know the end is never the end. There’s always a room that needs finishing, a scuffed wall that needs re-painting, an inoperable electrical line. Though our window designed by Kiki Smith and Deborah Gans … Read more

Architecture at Eldridge Street

Our building tours offer visitors a peek into the workings of the historic Eldridge Street Synagogue, and we’ve been busy adding new themes and tours to our lineup. You can now experience Eldridge through the lens of immigration, ritual practice, or architecture and preservation. On … Read more