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April 2021

Introduction to Jewish Mysticism

April 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Adult Education Mysticism has been a part of Judaism since antiquity. Why did Jews write about ascending to heaven to see God and the angels? How did the Jews at Qumran understand the role of the Temple and the sacrifices? How are mystical ideas reflected in both classical rabbinic literature as well as contemporary Jewish prayer books? We will explore these questions by analyzing excerpts from a variety of diverse texts of Jewish mysticism as we study their impact over…

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Cinema Chats: Jewish Women on TV

April 28 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Multidimensional Portrayals or the Same Old Stereotypes? Find out with us in a discussion with The New Yorker’s Emily Nussbaum. In this month’s Cinema Chats, the Museum at Eldridge Street will be joined by Emily Nussbaum, a staff writer for The New Yorker. She is the author of I Like to Watch: Arguing my Way Through the TV Revolution and is currently working on a book about reality television. Emily won the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism in 2016. In this…

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From Freedom to Slavery and Back Again: The Biblical Book of Exodus

April 29 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Adult Education The exodus of the Israelites from slavery in Egypt is the most important event in the Bible, and it became a powerful model for other liberation narratives. With expert instructor Dr. Regina Stein, you will read the story carefully, analyzing the way it unfolds, its characters and their motives, as you try to answer the simple question: what is the Torah trying to tell us and why? This course is a continuation from last year. We welcome new…

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May 2021

Introduction to Jewish Mysticism

May 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Adult Education Mysticism has been a part of Judaism since antiquity. Why did Jews write about ascending to heaven to see God and the angels? How did the Jews at Qumran understand the role of the Temple and the sacrifices? How are mystical ideas reflected in both classical rabbinic literature as well as contemporary Jewish prayer books? We will explore these questions by analyzing excerpts from a variety of diverse texts of Jewish mysticism as we study their impact over…

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Mamas with Chutzpah Virtual Walking Tour

May 5 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Join us for a special Mother’s Day virtual walking tour exploring historic sites around the Lower East Side. This virtual edition of our popular Mother’s Day Lower East Side walking tour highlights the experience of Jewish women in the neighborhood. We’ll follow in the footsteps of pious women and prostitutes, activists and artists, freethinking feminists and tough-talking balabustas. Stops will include settlement houses, a mikveh, the first municipal playground in America and, of course, the Eldridge Street Synagogue! The tour…

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From Freedom to Slavery and Back Again: The Biblical Book of Exodus

May 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Adult Education The exodus of the Israelites from slavery in Egypt is the most important event in the Bible, and it became a powerful model for other liberation narratives. With expert instructor Dr. Regina Stein, you will read the story carefully, analyzing the way it unfolds, its characters and their motives, as you try to answer the simple question: what is the Torah trying to tell us and why? This course is a continuation from last year. We welcome new…

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Introduction to Jewish Mysticism

May 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Adult Education Mysticism has been a part of Judaism since antiquity. Why did Jews write about ascending to heaven to see God and the angels? How did the Jews at Qumran understand the role of the Temple and the sacrifices? How are mystical ideas reflected in both classical rabbinic literature as well as contemporary Jewish prayer books? We will explore these questions by analyzing excerpts from a variety of diverse texts of Jewish mysticism as we study their impact over…

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Mahjong: A Chinese Game and the Making of Modern American Culture

May 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

How did this game inform Jewish American and Chinese American identities in neighborhoods across the country? How does the Chinese parlor game mahjong fit into the American historic landscape? In what ways did this game foster the development of Jewish American and Chinese American identities across the country? Professor Annelise Heinz charts a complex cultural journey as the game’s history connects American expatriates in Shanghai, Jazz Age white Americans, urban Chinese Americans in the 1930s, incarcerated Japanese Americans in wartime,…

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From Freedom to Slavery and Back Again: The Biblical Book of Exodus

May 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Adult Education The exodus of the Israelites from slavery in Egypt is the most important event in the Bible, and it became a powerful model for other liberation narratives. With expert instructor Dr. Regina Stein, you will read the story carefully, analyzing the way it unfolds, its characters and their motives, as you try to answer the simple question: what is the Torah trying to tell us and why? This course is a continuation from last year. We welcome new…

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From Freedom to Slavery and Back Again: The Biblical Book of Exodus

May 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Adult Education The exodus of the Israelites from slavery in Egypt is the most important event in the Bible, and it became a powerful model for other liberation narratives. With expert instructor Dr. Regina Stein, you will read the story carefully, analyzing the way it unfolds, its characters and their motives, as you try to answer the simple question: what is the Torah trying to tell us and why? This course is a continuation from last year. We welcome new…

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