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December 2018

Klez For Kids!

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

When Christmas quiets the streets of New York, come to Eldridge for a joyous communal celebration! Clarinetist Greg Wall’s band Klezmerfest! will have the whole family singing, dancing and dabbling in Yiddish at this annual favorite. The band’s award-winning Klez For Kidz program melds old-country sounds with contemporary Lower East Side energy, and it will have kids dancing in the aisles of our magnificent sanctuary. Concerts will start at 12pm and 2pm. After the concerts, visitors are welcome to stay…

Free - $14.00
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January 2019

Tavche Gravche

January 6, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

The members of Tavche Gravche are virtuosos who use their diverse musical and cultural backgrounds to create a sound all their own. They merge haunting Macedonian and Mediterranean melodies with the explosive, danceable rhythms so common in Balkan music. And their expert musical abilities allow for their performances to go to fun and improvisational places. Enjoy this rare evening concert and reception as they push musical boundaries in the Museum’s historic sanctuary.   Macedonian-born and Juilliard graduate Vasko Dukovski is a clarinetist and concert…

$15.00 - $25.00
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New Volunteer Orientation

January 13, 2019 @ 11:00 am - June 23, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

Volunteers at the Museum at Eldridge Street are part of something bigger than just one building. Some of our volunteer opportunities are in the docent cohort! Docents are our ambassadors, our guides, and our family. By joining our docent cohort, you will learn about the history and culture at the Museum at Eldridge Street, engage with a dynamic population of visitors and guests, and meet individuals who share your love of volunteering and history. We warmly invite you to join the…

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Dig Your Roots

January 13, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
15 W 16th St, 15 West 16th Street
New York, NY 10011 United States

Join us – off location – at the Center for Jewish History’s Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy Institute. The CJH team is opening the doors to its research library after hours just for us! It’s a rare opportunity to have some of the world’s most experienced family history researchers and genealogists introduce you to the best ways to trace your roots. Add the Center for Jewish History’s world-renowned partner collections, containing a wealth of historical records and newspapers from Jewish…

$14.00 - $20.00
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Evening Open House: Cut Paper Art of Deborah Ugoretz

January 16, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

Enjoy an evening of art and drinks at this rare evening open house, to celebrate the Museum’s latest exhibition Releasing Words. With a drink in hand, unwind after work in our beautiful landmark building. Take in the 19th-century glamour of our historic sanctuary and peruse the exhibition of intricate, delicate and complex pieces by the masterful artist Deborah Ugoretz. Hear from the artist herself about her work and the creation of the exhibition in a short talk during the reception.

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Early Mornings at Eldridge

January 21, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

Experience the sanctuary in a new whole light! On Monday, January 21st and Sunday, February 3rd, the Museum at Eldridge Street will open its doors an hour early, at 9:00 am, to invite you to ease into the day in a special way. As the sun rises in the east, it shines directly into our Kiki Smith and Deborah Gans stained glass window, bathing the sanctuary in a gentle, glowing light. With no scheduled tours or programs, this will be…

Free - $14.00
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ArtSee: Papercutting

January 27, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

Calling all artsy kids! Join us for a special family program as we look closely at our brand-new exhibition Releasing Words, featuring artist Deborah Ugoretz’s works in cut paper. We’ll focus on how Ugoretz uses a centuries-old Jewish craft – papercutting – to turn ideas, stories and traditions into intricate and complex art. Then, prepare to turn your own ideas and stories into art as we make our very own paper-cut art. Recommended for children ages five and up and…

Free - $14.00
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February 2019

Early Mornings at Eldridge

February 3, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

Experience the sanctuary in a new whole light! On Monday, January 21st and Sunday, February 3rd, the Museum at Eldridge Street will open its doors an hour early, at 9:00 am, to invite you to ease into the day in a special way. As the sun rises in the east, it shines directly into our Kiki Smith and Deborah Gans stained glass window, bathing the sanctuary in a gentle, glowing light. With no scheduled tours or programs, this will be…

Free - $14.00
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Ambition, Activism and Adaptation: Jewish Women of the Lower East Side

February 6, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

Young women at the turn of the 20th century were pulled between old and new worlds, gender expectations and needs of survival. How were young, single women able to navigate their new world as immigrants? The four-session course will examine the lives of the many Jewish women who arrived on the Lower East Side between 1870-1914. Through memoirs, letters and other historical material, the course will explore the nature of life for Jewish women in Eastern Europe, the changes they…

$20.00 - $65.00
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History Hunters: A Kid’s Life at Synagogue

February 10, 2019 @ 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…

$5.00
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