Staff Profile

Meet Callison Stratton!

Meet Callison Stratton!

As you know, the last few months have been full of excitement and change here at the Museum at Eldridge Street. Last week, we introduced to you our new Director of Public Programming and Internships, Yael Amit. Today, we’d like to give a special shout out to new Director of Visitor Services, Callison Stratton! Callison […]

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Meet Yael Amit!

Meet Yael Amit!

2018 has been a year of big changes and progress at the Museum at Eldridge Street – we opened our first building-wide art exhibition featuring work by Kiki Smith, we hosted our first opera in the building’s main sanctuary, and we’re gearing up for our 18th annual Egg Rolls, Egg Creams, and Empanadas summer festival. […]

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A Fond Farewell to Our Hanna Griff-Sleven

A Fond Farewell to Our Hanna Griff-Sleven

By Courtney Byrne-Michelle and Eva Brune.   “Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country.” – Anais Nin Sixteen years ago Hanna Griff-Sleven, Director of Cultural Programs & Internships, was like a kite […]

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A Year in the Life of a Museum Educator – Interview with Rachel Serkin

A Year in the Life of a Museum Educator – Interview with Rachel Serkin

The Museum at Eldridge Street annually welcomes more than 7,000 K-12 students for programs on Jewish culture and holidays, immigration history and architecture and historic preservation. As the school years draws to a close, Senior Museum Educator Rachel Serkin shares her experience on museum education and what makes for a great Museum tour. Interview by Julia […]

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Friday Faces of Eldridge Street – Docent Henry Zimring

Friday Faces of Eldridge Street – Docent Henry Zimring

Docent Henry Zimring is the subject of our first “Friday Faces of Eldridge Street” feature. Every Friday, we will highlight someone with a special connection to Eldridge Street on our blog and Facebook pages. Henry has volunteered at the Museum since December 2007 when we re-opened to the public after an extensive restoration. Here intern […]

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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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Docent Experience – Maxine Simson

Docent Experience – Maxine Simson

On my first day as a summer intern at the Museum at Eldridge Street some questions came to mind: “Who are the people that come to the Museum every day, and why do they come here?” Upon my first step into the building I was met by voices of varying cadences talking about their grandchildren, […]

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Ask an Intern!

Ask an Intern!

The Museum at Eldridge Street’s interns bring energy, enthusiasm and fresh insight to our historic landmark, the 1887 Eldridge Street Synagogue. For this feature our Education Associate Rachel Serkin interviewed intern Sarah Hong and got her take on the Museum, her own family’s immigrant roots, Yiddish 101 and why one of her favorite spots in […]

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Docent Spotlight: Bette Cohen

Docent Spotlight: Bette Cohen

by Anna Shneyderman, Museum at Eldridge Street Intern As an intern, I have recently started to give tours at the museum. I had the pleasure of interviewing Bette Cohen, one of our many lovely and knowledgeable docents. I asked about her experiences at the Museum at Eldridge Street and learned a little about her own […]

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David Cohen: A Founder and His Legacy

David Cohen: A Founder and His Legacy

By Meredith Carroll, Museum at Eldridge Street Summer Intern When Michael Andron first stumbled upon the Museum at Eldridge Street several years ago, he knew that his family had roots on the Lower East Side. He knew that his great-grandfather actively supported Jewish education in the neighborhood. What he didn’t know is that this great-grandfather, […]

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