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August 2017

On Display Through September 8th: Lost Synagogues of Europe

August 23
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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,NY10002United 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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Not Just the Weekly Torah Portion – With Dr. Regina Stein

August 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Thursday, repeating until August 31, 2017


Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge St.
New York,NY10002United States

Bring your questions and opinions as we explore a variety of Jewish texts and issues. Typically we will focus on the weekly Torah portion or its accompanying reading from the Prophets. Occasionally we will discuss a Biblical or Rabbinic text that raises questions of contemporary interest. Knowledge of Hebrew and previous Torah study are not required. Drop-ins for individulal classes are welcome.   

$20.00 - $80.00
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September 2017

Book Launch – Ken Follet’s “A Column of Fire”

September 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York,NY10002United States

Bestselling author Ken Follett has captivated millions of readers with the immersive world and rich characters of his Kingsbridge novels. Join him for a discussion on A Column of Fire, the latest entry into this historical fiction series.

$40.00
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Rediscovery, Restoration and Renewal: The Eldridge Street Synagogue in Photographs

September 14, 2017 - March 1, 2018
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge St.
New York,NY10002United States

The exhibition opening for Rediscovery, Restoration and Renewal: The Eldridge Street Synagogue in Photographs will take place on Thursday, September 14 from 6 to 8 pm. The exhibition will be on view through March 1, 2018. 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…

Free
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For Families! A Rosh Hashanah Restoration

September 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge St.
New York,NY10002United States

Join us for a fun-filled Rosh Hashanah Family Event. We celebrate the Jewish New Year and new beginnings at Eldridge Street. When the Eldridge Street Synagogue opened its doors on September 4, 1887, the Lower East Side was overflowing with recent immigrants getting ready to celebrate Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. Over time the Jewish population of the neighborhood dwindled and the synagogue fell into disrepair. Fortunately, people rallied to rescue the building. Today, as Eldridge Street celebrates its…

$6.00 - $12.00
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The Jews of Harlem – Talk with Professor Jeffrey Gurock

September 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York,NY10002United States

New York Times columnist David W. Dunlap once wrote that “on the map of the Jewish Diaspora, Harlem Is Atlantis. . . . A vibrant hub of industry, artistry and wealth is all but forgotten. It is as if Jewish Harlem sank 70 years ago beneath waves of memory beyond recall.” In this lecture, Professor Jeffrey S. Gurock, Libby M. Klaperman Professor of Jewish History at Yeshiva University, recalls Jewish Harlem, a neighborhood that was once home to the second…

$10.00 - $14.00
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October 2017

Shuls of Grandeur – Lower East Side Walking Tour

October 9 @ 10:45 am - 1:45 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York,NY10002United States

Join us on Columbus Day for an exploration of two of the last remaining grand synagogues on the Lower East Side – Bialystoker Synagogue and our own Eldridge Street Synagogue. The Bialystoker Synagogue is home to the largest active congregation on the Lower East Side today. It is housed in a former church believed …

$25.00
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Open House New York

October 15 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge St.
New York,NY10002United States

The Museum is participating in Open House New York, America’s largest architecture and design event.  Join us for free synagogue tours that tell the story of our home, the 1887 Eldridge Street Synagogue. This magnificent landmark is the first great house of worship built in America by Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe. We offer tours at 10, 11, 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 pm. At noon join Hanna Griff-Sleven, a folklorist and the Museum’s program director, for a special…

Free
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Jews and Muslims: The Early Years – Class with Dr. Regina Stein

October 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Tuesday, repeating until December 19, 2017


Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York,NY10002United States

Investigate the early encounters between Jews and Muslims as we explore the origins of Islam in the Arabian Peninsula beginning in the 7th century. In the fall semester, we will read sections of the Quran as a primary key to understanding the values and beliefs of Islam. We will compare the Quran’s references to biblical characters such as Abraham, Ishmael, Moses and Ezra. Dr. Regina Stein is the Morris Kaplan Scholar-in-Residence at the Museum at Eldridge Street. She has taught…

$20.00 - $175.00
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Not Just the Weekly Torah Portion – Class with Dr. Regina Stein

October 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Thursday, repeating until December 14, 2017


Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York,NY10002United States

Bring your questions and opinions as we explore a variety of Jewish texts and issues—often related to the weekly Torah portion or its accompanying reading from the Prophets, but sometimes a Biblical or Rabbinic text that raises questions of contemporary interest. Knowledge of Hebrew and previous Torah study are not required. Dr. Regina Stein is the Morris Kaplan Scholar-in-Residence at the Museum at Eldridge Street. She has taught for Temple Emanu-El’s Skirball Center for Adult Jewish Learning, the Wexner Heritage…

$20.00 - $140.00
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