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June 2020

Cocktail Concert with Greg Wall

June 15 @ 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Cocktail Concert with Greg Wall On Mondays we listen to live music! Join saxophonist and Jazz Rabbi, Greg Wall, for the sixth installment of our Cocktail Concert series. Greg is an extraordinary musician who can often be found among his bandmates in Klezmerfest, Later Prophets, or Hasidic New Wave, but tonight he joins us from his home for this intimate concert and talk. The concert will be hosted live on Zoom and them streamed to our Facebook page. The Zoom…

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Vibrant Light: Stained Glass Learn & Do

June 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Children’s Art Activity When the Eldridge Street Synagogue opened its doors in 1887 its vibrant stained glass brought light into a dark world (literally!). But stained glass does so much more than light up a room. Learn about the fun history of stained glass with museum educator Scott Brevda as he shares highlights from our sanctuary’s 67 stained glass windows and gets you inspired to do some stained glass art projects at home. Recommended for children ages 5 and up…

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Dig Your Roots @ Home

June 25 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Dig Your Roots @ Home Presented in partnership with the Center for Jewish History’s Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy Institute Join us for an online workshop that will give you the inspiration and the tools to research your family’s history from your own home. This virtual version of our popular Dig Your Roots program will be guided by a genealogist from the Center for Jewish History’s Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy Institute, who will show you how to discover a…

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July 2020

The Little House: Storytime & Art Activity

July 14 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

How and why do communities change over time? Find out by joining the Museum at Eldridge Street for a reading of Virginia Lee Burton’s timeless and award winning book, The Little House. This beautifully illustrated book shows how changes come and go but some things remain. Afterwards we will create our own community of little houses (or apartment buildings). This program is intended for children aged 4-8 and their caregivers. Participants will need: 1) Brown paper lunch bag, but other…

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From Freedom to Slavery: The Biblical Book of Exodus

July 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Adult Education The exodus of the Israelites from slavery in Egypt is the most important event in the Bible, and it became a powerful model for other liberation narratives. With expert instructor Dr. Regina Stein, you will read the story carefully, analyzing the way it unfolds, its characters and their motives, as you try to answer the simple question: what is the Torah trying to tell us and why? No previous knowledge of Hebrew or of the Bible is required.…

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Virtual Visit | Landmark Building Tour

July 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Virtual Tour Do you miss our historic home as much as we do? Step inside, virtually! Docent and educator Maxine Simson will lead this remote tour that puts you in the center of history right from your home. Built in 1887 by the Herter Brothers, our landmark building was once home to a flourishing congregation of Lower East Side Jewish immigrants. Today, it has been meticulously restored to 19th-century grandeur. Maxine will guide you through the building’s tumultuous story –…

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From Freedom to Slavery: The Biblical Book of Exodus

July 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Adult Education The exodus of the Israelites from slavery in Egypt is the most important event in the Bible, and it became a powerful model for other liberation narratives. With expert instructor Dr. Regina Stein, you will read the story carefully, analyzing the way it unfolds, its characters and their motives, as you try to answer the simple question: what is the Torah trying to tell us and why? No previous knowledge of Hebrew or of the Bible is required.…

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From Freedom to Slavery: The Biblical Book of Exodus

July 30 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Adult Education The exodus of the Israelites from slavery in Egypt is the most important event in the Bible, and it became a powerful model for other liberation narratives. With expert instructor Dr. Regina Stein, you will read the story carefully, analyzing the way it unfolds, its characters and their motives, as you try to answer the simple question: what is the Torah trying to tell us and why? No previous knowledge of Hebrew or of the Bible is required.…

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August 2020

Love and Courtship

August 4 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Walking Tour 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 virtually visit sites where love once blossomed, including the former site of a popular dance…

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Secrets of All-of-a-Kind-Family

August 31 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Family Program For nearly 70 years, readers have been captivated by the adventures of Ella, Henny, Sarah, Charlotte and Gertie, the sisters at the heart of the children’s classic All-of-a-Kind Family. At this virtual program, you’ll discover the real-life people and Lower East Side places that inspired author Sydney Taylor to write the book. The behind-the-scenes details and secrets from the story will add a whole new dimension to your love of the book! Participants will receive a Zoom link…

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