Tours and Walking Tours

A Window to the Soul: Architect Deborah Gans Discusses her Enduring Contribution to the Museum at Eldridge Street

A Window to the Soul: Architect Deborah Gans Discusses her Enduring Contribution to the Museum at Eldridge Street

Upon entering the beautifully restored sanctuary at the Museum at Eldridge Street, visitors are transported back to the height of the synagogue’s glory. Built in 1887 during the rise of Jewish immigration to the Lower East Side and restored in the 1980’s after a period of neglect and disrepair, the building is a perfect reflection […]

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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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Storywalks — Giving Voice to the Past

Storywalks is just the coolest thing. It’s a new, free smartphone app that will debut at the Museum at Eldridge Street with a launch party on December 6th. Why is it so amazing? Because it brings history to life by restoring voices from the past to our exquisite sanctuary. It’s a beautiful marriage of old […]

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A Taste of our Passover Nosh & Stroll

    We (Amy Milford and Hanna Griff-Sleven) did a test-run of our super-fabulous, wonderfully fun and absolutely delicious Pre-Passover Nosh & Stroll. The real tour is scheduled for this Sunday, April 10 at 11 am (the 2pm time is already sold out) and we hope you’ll join us.  We had a great time and thought we’d […]

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New Year, New Tours

Visitors to the Museum currently have the option of going on our standard tour, Landmark of the Spirit, which focuses on the synagogue’s history, the Jewish East Side neighborhood, and the American immigrant experience. They can also explore our surroundings through our menu of walking tours, which range from the thrilling Gangster, Writer, Rabbi to the moving Love & […]

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