Donate and Preserve Jewish Heritage

Support the Museum at Eldridge Street’s preservation of the Eldridge Street Synagogue, an important American Jewish heritage site, and our exhibitions, cultural events and educational programs. Donations to the Museum at Eldridge Street are fully tax-deductible. Donors of a one-time gift of $100 or more, or those whose recurring gifts total more than $100 during any fiscal year, will be listed in the Museum’s Annual Report and on the Museum’s website.

“The Eldridge Street Synagogue represents a vanished immigrant culture in a place where far too much has been swept away.” –Museum at Eldridge Street Donor

There are many ways to support the Museum at Eldridge Street.

Sustain and maintain the 1887 Eldridge Street Synagogue building, and support cultural and educational programs on immigrant history, Jewish-American culture, and architectural preservation.
Gifts to the Annual Fund are 100% tax deductible and may be made as cash donations or gifts of appreciated securities.

Make a gift of $36 or more in honor or memory of someone dear or marking a special occasion and we will send an “In Memory” or “In Honor” card to your designee informing them of your thoughtful gift.

Sponsor a concert, class or other public event. Program underwriting provides a meaningful way to support the Museum while introducing Eldridge Street to family, friends, clients, and more. We will work with you to create an event package that includes free premium tickets for your guests; on-site signage; printed acknowledgements; and a pre- or post-event reception.


The Museum’s “Lost and Found” music series presents Jewish musical forms that are at risk of disappearing but are being rediscovered and reinvented by a new generation of musicians. Sponsor a concert or the entire concert series.

Pre-K to Grade 12 Education

The Museum at Eldridge Street serves more than 7,500 children through its K-12 educational programs, Preservation Detectives program for ages 4-10, and unique tours for children and adults with physical, emotional or learning disabilities

Adult Education & Scholar in Residence Program

Learning is a lifelong endeavor. Our Scholar in Residence program features lectures and adult-education classes that explore biblical, historical and contemporary Jewish-American themes and issues, as well as Lower East Side history, memoir writing and more.


Help us preserve our collection and make it accessible to the public. The Museum at Eldridge Street’s collections include photographs, minute books, ledgers, oral histories, and myriad other historical artifacts and documents pertinent to our focus on Lower East Side immigration, American-Jewish history and culture, and architectural preservation.

Help us restore and maintain our beautiful National Historic Landmark 1887 Eldridge Street Synagogue. Permanent naming opportunities are available for major gifts.

Members of the Museum’s 1887 Society are caring people who are interested in preserving Jewish heritage through estate, life insurance, charitable remainder trust gifts, charitable lead trust gifts or gifts through their will. 1887 Society gifts play a vital role in the Museum’s future.

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support the Museum at Eldridge Street every time you shop — at no cost to you.

AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices and shopping features as The difference is that when you shop at AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of your purchase price for eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice.

Get started with these easy steps:

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Sign in with your existing Amazon credentials. If you don’t have an account, you can create a new one.

Start shopping! After you’ve chosen Museum at Eldridge Street as your charity, your shopping experience will be the same as it is on the Amazon website. And there’s no extra cost for you at checkout! Amazon will donate 0.6 percent of your purchase to the Museum at Eldridge Street.

Please remember to shop at the link every time you shop on Amazon. Purchases on the main site do not support the Museum at Eldridge Street. To help remember, bookmark the link here.

Spread the word! Once you’ve checked out, Amazon makes it easy to spread the news with your friends and family by giving you an option to share on Facebook and Twitter. Please be sure to let everyone know you’ve supported the Museum at Eldridge Street by including the #StartWithASmile hashtag.

Mail Donations:

To contribute with a check by mail, please make your check payable to the “Museum at Eldridge Street” and mail to:

Museum at Eldridge Street
12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002
Attn: Donations

Credit Card and Email Donations:

Please click on the “MAKE A DONATION” button to make an on-line credit card donation. You may also contact Eva Bruné/Development at

Recurring gifts:

Donations to the Annual Fund can be charged to your credit card (American Express, MasterCard or Visa) according to a monthly schedule. Many donors choose this option for its convenience. At the end of each calendar year, we will send you a record of your giving history for tax purposes. You may cancel your recurring gift at any time. To schedule, please call Eva Bruné, Development Department, at 212.219.0888 ext. 202 or by email at

Additional information:

Eva Bruné
Vice President for Institutional Advancement
Museum at Eldridge Street
12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002
Tel: 212.219.0888 ext 202

The Museum at Eldridge Street is a 501-c-3 tax-exempt organization. Our federal EIN is 13-3379555.

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