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December 2017

Menorah Mania – Family Chanukah Celebration

December 10, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

Chanukah is known as the Festival of Lights and this year the Eldridge Street Synagogue will be shining brighter than ever with a special exhibit featuring dozens of menorahs! Enjoy a scavenger hunt highlighting menorahs of all shapes and sizes and learn the illuminating history behind the synagogue’s original candelabra and lighting. Enjoy a Chanukah sing-along, snack on edible dreidels and take home your own menorah creation.

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Christmas Day at the Shul

December 25, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge St.
New York, NY 10002 United States

On a day when most places are closed, the Museum will swing open our doors for a special day of tours and activities! From noon to 2:00 p.m., kids and adults alike will be busy enjoying tours of the Museum’s landmark building, self-guided scavenger hunts, and special family art projects. The Museum’s new exhibition, Let There Be Light! featuring over 100 fun and unique menorahs, will delight visitors in the main historic sanctuary. At 3:00 p.m., enjoy a live concert…

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January 2018

Crazy for Knishes! with “The Knish War on Rivington Street” author Joanne Oppenheim

January 28, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge St.
New York, NY 10002 United States

When two immigrant families opened knish shops right across the street from each other in New York’s Lower East Side back in 1916, it sparked a crazy culinary competition – and provided the real-life inspiration for Joanne Oppenheim’s charming and hilarious new children’s book, The Knish War on Rivington Street. Don’t miss this special program with the book’s author! Oppenheim will read the story and sign your book (copies will be available for sale), as well as share details about the special role kids…

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February 2018

POSTPONED — Yo! It’s Yiddish – For Families

February 25, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

Please note that this event has been postponed. A new date will be announced shortly. We apologize for the inconvenience. Grab your mishpacha and join us for this low-pressure, high-energy introduction to the language of your bubbe and zaide! Using songs and stories, kids will learn a smidge of Yiddish, the Hebrew-German language spoken by the 19th-century Lower East Siders who founded Eldridge Street. Renowned teacher Paula Teitelbaum, who’s been speaking Yiddish since her childhood in Poland, has taught the…

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July 2018

All-of-a-Kind Family walking tour

July 8, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

What was it like to be a kid on the Lower East Side in the early 20th century? Find out as we follow in the footsteps of Ella, Henny, Sarah, Charlotte, and Gertie, the beloved sisters depicted in Sydney Taylor’s children’s classic All-of-a-Kind Family. We’ll stroll through the story and into the streets to visit the spots where the children played, prayed, and purchased their pickles and candy. This tour is presented in partnership with PJ Library.

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August 2018

All-of-a-Kind Family walking tour

August 5, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

What was it like to be a kid on the Lower East Side in the early 20th century? Find out as we follow in the footsteps of Ella, Henny, Sarah, Charlotte, and Gertie, the beloved sisters depicted in Sydney Taylor’s children’s classic All-of-a-Kind Family. We’ll stroll through the story and into the streets to visit the spots where the children played, prayed, and purchased their pickles and candy. This tour is presented in partnership with PJ Library.

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January 2019

Family Tour

January 22 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

When school’s out, come into Eldridge! For three days during yeshiva winter break, special family-focused tours will teach kids to explore the history and architecture of the Museum’s 1887 synagogue building. The whole family will marvel at the Jewish American history hidden within our walls. Following the tour, kids and parents will use our vibrant stained glass windows to make crayon rubbings they can take home!

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Family Tour

January 23 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

When school’s out, come into Eldridge! For three days during yeshiva winter break, special family-focused tours will teach kids to explore the history and architecture of the Museum’s 1887 synagogue building. The whole family will marvel at the Jewish American history hidden within our walls. Following the tour, kids and parents will use our vibrant stained glass windows to make crayon rubbings they can take home!

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Family Tour

January 24 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

When school’s out, come into Eldridge! For three days during yeshiva winter break, special family-focused tours will teach kids to explore the history and architecture of the Museum’s 1887 synagogue building. The whole family will marvel at the Jewish American history hidden within our walls. Following the tour, kids and parents will use our vibrant stained glass windows to make crayon rubbings they can take home!

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February 2019

History Hunters: A Kid’s Life at Synagogue

February 10 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

The past comes alive in this brand-new family program that takes children back in time to discover what childhood was like a century ago. In this session, we’ll focus on what it was like to be a kid at the Eldridge Street Synagogue in the early 1900s. Seats with a view? Check. Bar Mitzvah cheat sheet? Check. Penny chocolate bars? Check (and yum)! This is the second session in our History Hunters series. Stay tuned for upcoming sessions on A…

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