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Women Take the Lead at Eldridge Street

We’re celebrating Museum Week! All around the world, Museums will focus on 7 themes over 7 days. Today’s theme is “women” so we’re looking back at this blog post, originally written in February 2017 by Taylor Baker, celebrating the women of the early congregation.  On this day, we remember the formation of the Ladies’ Auxiliary […]

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Chanukah Shopping You Can Feel Good About

Chanukah Shopping You Can Feel Good About

This post was written by interns John Hanson and Eliana Schechter. Each Chanukah, we remember how the Maccabees stood up for what they believed in – and today we continue that tradition of supporting our favorite causes. Our Museum has a great shop full of gifts that will not only please everyone on your list, […]

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LED Lights Now Shine in the Shul

LED Lights Now Shine in the Shul

The Museum’s delicate lighting fixtures are small but mighty. Each lampshade is just one handheld piece of glass, but experienced in total, the 300+ glass lampshades create an stunning effect. These glass art pieces surround the columns that stretch 50 feet to the ceiling, they line the outer walls of the sanctuary, and in the […]

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Lost Synagogues of Europe: Three Synagogues that Survived

Lost Synagogues of Europe: Three Synagogues that Survived

Now through September 8, 2017, the Museum at Eldridge Street is hosting Lost Synagogues of Europe: Eastern European Jewish Postcards from the Collection of František Bányai. This exhibition showcases a fantastic collection of historical images of synagogues in Germany, Poland, Ukraine, and the former Czechoslovakia which speak of an era long past. They also speak […]

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“Found” Synagogues of Europe

“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 “The Night of Crystal” but more often referred to as […]

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To Life! The Return of Fiddler on the Roof

To Life! The Return of Fiddler on the Roof

  When Fiddler on the Roof took to the Broadway stage in the fall of 1964, nobody anticipated the profound impact the show would have on audiences across America and around the world. Its story of tradition – and tradition turned on its head – transcended generations, religions and nationalities. This fall Fiddler on the […]

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