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June 2019

New Volunteer Information Meeting

June 23 @ 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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Books Below Canal: No. 1 Chinese Restaurant

June 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

No. 1 Chinese Restaurant, the debut novel from Lillian Li, tells the story of a neighborhood institution and the many generations whose lives are entwined there. The Beijing Duck House in Rockville, Maryland, is not just a beloved neighborhood restaurant; it is its own world, inhabited by waiters and kitchen staff who have been fighting, loving, and aging within its walls for decades. But when the delicate balance is disrupted, the orbit of this tight-knit immigrant community is subjected to…

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Introduction to Jewish Law

June 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until July 16, 2019


Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

This four-part class examines Jewish practice, customs, and beliefs through the lens of Jewish law. Instructor Rabbi Bodner will introduce students to Jewish legal frameworks and the texts that support them, and the laws related to customs including diet, life cycle events, and other inter-personal affairs. Aviad Bodner is the rabbi at the Stanton Street Shul. Previously, Rabbi Bodner served as rabbi for the Moishe House in Tel Aviv, Israel, where he provided halakhic advice, led Torah classes and learning…

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July 2019

All-of-a-Kind-Family Walking Tour

July 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

The children’s classic All-of-a-Kind Family comes alive on this Lower East Side walking tour for families. Join us as we follow in the footsteps of Ella, Henny, Sarah, Charlotte, and Gertie, the beloved sisters depicted in Sydney Taylor’s book. We’ll stroll through the streets and into the story to visit the spots where the children played, prayed, and purchased penny candy. Recommended for children five and up and their adults companions. This program is presented in partnership with PJ Library,…

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Lower East Side Ladies

July 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

Learn about the fiery women of Lower East Side history with a walk around the neighborhood. The tour begins right at the Museum, diving into the history of women at the historic site – from the early-20th century Ladies Auxiliary to the women-designed stained glass window that now anchors the historic sanctuary. Then we’ll hit the streets to follow in the footsteps of pious women and prostitutes, activists and artists, freethinking feminists and tough-talking balabustas. Hear about anarchist Emma Goldman, Visiting…

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August 2019

Early Mornings at Eldridge

August 1 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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One event on August 1, 2019 at 9:00 am


Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

Experience the sanctuary in a new whole light! 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 tours or programs, this will be a time to look, reflect and be inspired. Photographers…

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Lower East Side Walk & Find

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

On this neighborhood walking tour and scavenger hunt for families, step back and time and visit the Lower East Side spots that kids in the early 1900s knew and loved. From the country’s very first municipal playground to the beloved pickle shop, each place on this tour will bring a distant world into focus. Recommended for children five and up and their adult companions. $14 for adults $8 for students and seniors Space is limited; reservations are required.

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Dig Your Roots

August 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street
New York, NY 10011 United States

Join us – off site – 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 communities…

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Love and Courtship

August 8 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

How did people meet and mingle 100 years ago? Did they confess their love in letters? Go to a matchmaker? Meet at work on a factory floor? As immigrants wrestled with new American ways and their old traditions, the Lower East Side was home to family-arranged marriages as well as young people mixing freely at dance halls and making their own matches.  We’ll visit sites where love once blossomed, including the former site of a popular dance hall, Seward Park…

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Summer Loving Soirée

August 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

Featuring special guest Sylvia Weinstock! Sylvia is a baker and beloved cake decorator who started her now-famous cake business after turning 50. She’s baked cakes for celebrities including Oprah, Kim Kardashian, and Martha Stewart. She was a special guest and “secret weapon” on the Netflix show Nailed It!. Throughout the event, Sylvia will share lessons on love and life that she’s learned over the course of her long and exciting career. Bring your first dates, your blind dates, your longtime…

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