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September 2017

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…

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November 2017

Sophie Tucker – The Last of the Red Hot Mamas

November 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Monday, repeating until December 4, 2017


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

Russian-born Jewish immigrant Sophie Tucker evolved into a larger than life show-business phenomena. Dubbed “The First Lady of Show Business” for her bold and brassy persona, she sang songs of humorous raciness during a career that spanned sixty years. Her years in vaudeville, burlesque, nightclubs and concert halls were accompanied by the great inventions of the day: phonographs, nickelodeons, movies, radio and television. In this two-session course, we will explore the show business landscape of the early 20th century, the influence of…

$20.00 - $35.00
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Jews and Muslims: The Early Years – Class with Dr. Regina Stein

November 28 @ 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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Street Vendor Stories: Pushcarts, Pretzels and Plantains

November 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge St.
New York,NY10002United States

New Yorkers have been selling food and drink on the streets since the very beginnings of the city. The Lower East Side’s 19th century pushcarts were perhaps the nexus of the tradition, but it lives on today in the hugely popular food trucks drawing new crowds on the sidewalks. Join Eldridge and Cindy VandenBosch of Turnstile Tours for this panel discussion exploring the past and present of New York City street food. Panelists include Jack Beller of Worksman Cycles-800BuyCart, a…

$10.00 - $14.00
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Not Just the Weekly Torah Portion – Class with Dr. Regina Stein

November 30 @ 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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Let There Be Light! Menorahs from the Lori and David Moore Family

November 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge St.
New York,NY10002United States

This exhibition opens on Thursday, November 30 from 6 to 8 pm and is on view through January 2, 2018. Enjoy an enchanting Chanukah experience for the whole family! Let There Be Light! Menorahs from the Collection of the Lori and David Moore Family features an arry 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…

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December 2017

The 13-Petaled Rose – Klezmer and Persian Music

December 3 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York,NY10002United States

Frank London and Lorin Sklamberg of the Klezmatics join the Montreal based ensemble Constantinople, led by Kiya Tabassian, in a beautiful evening of klezmer music and sacred Yiddish and Judeo-Persian songs.   

$15.00 - $25.00
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Restoration Roundtable

December 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York,NY10002United States

On the 10-year anniversary of the Eldridge Street Synagogue restoration, preservationist and Museum at Eldridge Street founder Roberta Brandes Gratz leads a conversation with the artisans who restored our magnificent National Historic Landmark: construction manager Terry Higgins; and preservation specialists Tom Garcia of The Gil Studio (stained glass); Jeff Greene of Evergreene Painting Studios (decorative paint); and Dawn Ladd of Aurora Lampworks (lighting).   

$10.00 - $14.00
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Menorah Mania – Family Chanukah Celebration

December 10 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York,NY10002United 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.   

$6.00 - $12.00
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The Golden Age of Radio

December 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Monday, repeating until December 18, 2017


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

During its Golden Age (1920s-50s), radio was the primary form of home entertainment. In our first session, we will talk about the development of radio as a form of mass communication for entertainment, news, farm reports, classical and country music, and the vaudeville stars who were featured entertainers. Session two will further explore the influence of this form of mass communication, the technical aspects of program delivery with a focus on the nationwide panic caused by a realistic radio dramatization of a Martian invasion of Earth called “War of the…

$20.00 - $35.00
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