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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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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…

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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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Remnants: Photographs of the Lower East Side

October 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge St.
New York,NY10002United States

Join us for a talk and reception celebrating the publication of a beautiful new book Remnants: Photographs of the Lower East Side by photographers Janet Russek and David Scheinbaum (Radius Books, fall 2017). In conversation with writer Amy Stein-Milford, the two will discuss their experience chronicling an iconic New York City neighborhood during a period of rapid change. Scheinbaum and Russek started photographing the Lower East Side in 1999, and have chronicled its transformation. As it undergoes rapid gentrification, the…

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All-of-a-Kind Family Walking Tour

October 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge St.
New York,NY10002United States

What was it like to be a kid growing up 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.  Stroll through the story and onto the streets as we visit the spots where the children played, prayed, and purchased their pickles and candy.   

$6.00 - $12.00
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Lower East Side Street Life

October 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Monday, repeating until November 13, 2017


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

This course, which combines two classroom sessions with two Lower East Side walking tours, examines the creative ways the Lower East Side immigrant community responded to the area’s overcrowding, oppressive heat and cold, and poor ventilation.  Residents took to the streets as fire escapes became bedrooms, stoops doubled as living rooms, storefronts became social halls, and streets like Hester and Orchard Street presaged contemporary shopping malls. Session 1 – At the Museum at Eldridge Street: We examine oral histories and newspaper…

$20.00 - $70.00
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Secrets of the Synagogue – After Hours Tour with Untapped Cities

October 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York,NY10002United States

Constructed in 1887, the majestic Eldridge Street Synagogue has been a staple institution in the Lower East Side for 130 years. Any New York City landmark that has been around for over a century is bound to be filled with plenty of secrets. For example, did you know that the cluster fixtures of the Synagogue’s chandelier are actually upside down? And that no one knows what the original eastern stained glass rose window looked like?

$30.00
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Yale Strom and Hot Pstromi – Klezmer Concert

October 29 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge St.
New York,NY10002United States

Yale Strom and his klezmer band Hot Pstromi will celebrate the enduring significance of klezmer music, filling the sanctuary with traditional music of Eastern European Jews as well as music that mixes in influences from jazz and 20th-century classical music. In celebration of the Museum at Eldridge Street’s role as a world-class institution for the past, present and future of Yiddish culture, we are proud to present a day of film and music. At 1 and 2 pm the Museum Museum will also offer screenings of…

$15.00 - $25.00
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