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December 2016

Ongoing Exhibit: The Jewish Ghetto in Postcards

December 15, 2016 - March 8, 2017
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

In the early 20th century, the Lower East Side was the most crowded neighborhood in the world. Fleeing violent persecution, newly arrived immigrants from Eastern Europe recreated a familiar environment  of their previous homeland as they sought to establish new roots in America. Uniquely captured in postcards, the social media of the time, lively street scenes crowded with pickle vendors, pushcarts and horse-drawn carriages presented a stunning visual record of the “Jewish ghetto”in New York and shtetls and cities throughout…

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April 2017

On Display Through September 8th: Lost Synagogues of Europe

April 3, 2017
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until September 8, 2017


Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

From Prague-based collector František Bányai comes a remarkable collection of historic postcards on Jewish themes. Both beautiful and poignant, the postcards offer a view of a time and place that no longer exist – synagogues, many destroyed during the Second World War, people on their way to prayer, celebrating and sending greetings in a vanished Eastern Europe of a century ago. This exhibit has been extended and will be on view through September 8.

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September 2017

Rediscovery, Restoration and Renewal: The Eldridge Street Synagogue in Photographs

September 14, 2017 - March 25, 2018
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge St.
New York, NY 10002 United States

Ten years ago, the Museum completed the restoration of the Eldridge Street Synagogue.  In celebration of this milestone, this photography exhibition provides a visual record of that painstaking process. These haunting photographs capture the rediscovery of the synagogue during its most precarious years. In color and stark black and white, they recall the building’s undeniable poignancy and power even as it was a “rainstorm away from collapse.”  Images of the restoration document the synagogue’s dramatic transformation and the artisans who…

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December 2017

Let There Be Light! Menorahs from the Lori and David Moore Family

December 1, 2017 - January 2, 2018
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

Enjoy an enchanting Chanukah experience for the whole family! Let There Be Light – A Whole Lotta Light! Menorahs from the Collection of the Lori and David Moore Family features an array of menorahs from the collection of the Lori and David Moore family that show just how many ways there are to light up the holiday. Lori and David Moore began buying menorahs as a way to provide their son and daughter with a holiday tradition, mirroring other families’ yearly holiday…

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April 2018

Below the Horizon: Kiki Smith at Eldridge

April 12 - October 10
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

World-renowned artist Kiki Smith brings her distinctive vision to the Museum at Eldridge Street in this site-specific exhibition. Smith has spent decades exploring themes of mortality, spirituality, society, the body, nature and the mind. Her art became a vital element of the Museum’s historic sanctuary when the stained-glass window she designed in collaboration with architect Deborah Gans was installed in 2010. Returning now to Eldridge Street, Kiki Smith fills the building with her work in varying mediums, reacting to and…

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November 2018

Releasing Words: The Cut Paper Art of Deborah Ugoretz Opening Reception

November 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

Celebrate the opening of the Museum’s newest exhibition, featuring intricate cut-paper art by Deborah Ugoretz. Ugoretz was already a working artist when she saw traditional Jewish paper cutting work for the first time.  She was dazzled by this centuries-old tradition and its creative possibilities for “visualizing Judaism,” and its ability to transform a simple piece of paper into a work of art that could release words into pictorial space. This exhibition will present a retrospective of the artist’s work in cut paper,…

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