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April 2019

Joseph: From Spoiled Brat to Savior II

April 11 @ 11:00 am - 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. It’s also been interpreted in myriad ways. But by reading it closely and examining Joseph’s interactions with others, we can come to understand him more fully. We will also explore the range of interpretations of the Joseph story – by the rabbis and the Apocrypha, as well as by Christians and Muslims. This course is a continuation of our exploration of the Joseph story, but…

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New Volunteer Information Meeting

April 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

Volunteers at the Museum at Eldridge Street are part of something bigger than just one building. Some of our volunteer opportunities are in the docent cohort! Docents are our ambassadors, our guides, and our family. By joining our docent cohort, you will learn about the history and culture at the Museum at Eldridge Street, engage with a dynamic population of visitors and guests, and meet individuals who share your love of volunteering and history. We warmly invite you to join the…

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Eyal Vilner Big Band

April 14 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

The Eyal Vilner Big Band is true to its name—it is BIG. Seventeen musicians big! Led by Tel Aviv-born and New York-educated musician/composer/conductor Eyal Vilner, this concert features Vilner’s inventive arrangements of jazz classics as well as his original compositions. Melding traditional Jewish melodies and Middle Eastern sounds with jazz and blues, the band celebrates America’s rich cultural tapestry and the intersection of the swing era with early 20th-century Jewish life in New York. This concert is sponsored in part…

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All-of-a-Kind Family Walking Tour

April 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

What was it like to be a kid 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. We’ll stroll through the story and into the streets to visit the spots where the children played, prayed, and purchased their pickles and candy. This tour is presented in partnership with PJ Library.

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The Second Migration: From Lower East Side to Greater New York

April 29 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

At the turn of the 20th century, more than half a million Jewish immigrants, from countries in Eastern Europe, lived on the Lower East Side. But just 20 years later, less than half that number still called the neighborhood home. What came after the Lower East Side for America’s Jewish immigrants? This five-part class begins with a focus on the iconic Jewish Lower East Side before following the migration of New York’s Jews – uptown and across the rivers. Most…

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Jews and Muslims: Beyond the Early Years II

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

From the 8th to the 12th centuries, the vast majority of world Jewry lived under Muslim rule. How did that influence their lives and their culture? The relationship changed Judaism forever – giving rise to new forms of Jewish practice, new genres of Jewish literature, and revolutionary ways of considering age-old philosophical and theological questions. In these ten sessions, explore the religious and cultural connections between Jews and Muslims of that period. This course is a continuation of our exploration…

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Exhibition Opening for Harbin, China|PAST/PRESENT

April 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

Like the Eldridge Street Synagogue, a grand synagogue stands in Harbin, China that serves as a museum and a relic of a time when it was the center of a flourishing Jewish community. And much like the Lower East Side, many of Harbin’s Jews eventually left the home they had created there. In this exhibition, Harbin’s Jewish past is presented in historic photographs and personal stories. In the 1890s, emerging industries turned the small fishing village in northeastern China into…

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May 2019

Joseph: From Spoiled Brat to Savior II

May 2 @ 11:00 am - 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. It’s also been interpreted in myriad ways. But by reading it closely and examining Joseph’s interactions with others, we can come to understand him more fully. We will also explore the range of interpretations of the Joseph story – by the rabbis and the Apocrypha, as well as by Christians and Muslims. This course is a continuation of our exploration of the Joseph story, but…

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The Second Migration: From Lower East Side to Greater New York

May 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

At the turn of the 20th century, more than half a million Jewish immigrants, from countries in Eastern Europe, lived on the Lower East Side. But just 20 years later, less than half that number still called the neighborhood home. What came after the Lower East Side for America’s Jewish immigrants? This five-part class begins with a focus on the iconic Jewish Lower East Side before following the migration of New York’s Jews – uptown and across the rivers. Most…

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Jews and Muslims: Beyond the Early Years II

May 7 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

From the 8th to the 12th centuries, the vast majority of world Jewry lived under Muslim rule. How did that influence their lives and their culture? The relationship changed Judaism forever – giving rise to new forms of Jewish practice, new genres of Jewish literature, and revolutionary ways of considering age-old philosophical and theological questions. In these ten sessions, explore the religious and cultural connections between Jews and Muslims of that period. This course is a continuation of our exploration…

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