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October 2018

Joseph: From Spoiled Brat to Savior

October 4 @ 11:00 am - December 13 @ 12:30 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

The story of Joseph is the longest and most sophisticated in the Book of Genesis. By reading it closely and examining Joseph’s interactions with others, we can come to understand him more fully. With teacher Regina Stein, you will do that in ten sessions. You will also explore the range of interpretations of the Joseph story by rabbis, as well as by Christians and Muslims. Dr. Regina Stein is the Morris Kaplan Scholar-in-Residence at the Museum at Eldridge Street. She…

$20.00 - $175.00
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Jews and Muslims: Beyond the Early Years

October 9 @ 11:00 am - December 11 @ 12:30 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

The vast majority of the world Jewry lived under Muslim rule from the 8th to 12th centuries. In this ten session class, you will explore the religious and cultural connections between Jews and Muslims of that period. The relationship changed Judaism forever – giving rise to new forms of Jewish practice, new elements of Jewish literature, and revolutionary ways of considering age-old philosophical and theological questions. Attend the full course or drop in on individual dates. Dr. Regina Stein is…

$20.00 - $175.00
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November 2018

In Their Own Words: The Eldridge Street Minute Books

November 19 @ 11:00 am - December 10 @ 12:30 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

Please note, the dates for this class have changed. Sessions will take place on the following days: Mondays –  November 19, November 26, December 3, December 10 In 1850, a small congregation of immigrants organized Bet Hamedresh, an intimate congregation worshipping below Canal Street. By 1887, this congregation, renamed Kahal Adas Jeshurun built what was commonly referred to as the Eldridge Street Shul. Along the way, the congregation meticulously documented its evolution in minute books. Handwritten in Yiddish, these fascinating…

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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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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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