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February 2019

Decorate for the Lunar New Year with Think!Chinatown artists

February 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

Enjoy free Museum admission from noon to 5pm and make your own New Year decorations! The Chinatown Lunar New Year parade is just two days before the Lantern Festival, which marks the first full moon of the (Lunar) New Year and finale of the Lunar New Year festivities. Traditionally on this day, children make their own lanterns and parade them along the streets. Join Museum at Eldridge Street and Think!Chinatown to celebrate! Museum admission will be free beginning at 12pm…

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Ambition, Activism and Adaptation: Jewish Women of the Lower East Side

February 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

Young women at the turn of the 20th century were pulled between old and new worlds, gender expectations and needs of survival. How were young, single women able to navigate their new world as immigrants? The four-session course will examine the lives of the many Jewish women who arrived on the Lower East Side between 1870-1914. Through memoirs, letters and other historical material, the course will explore the nature of life for Jewish women in Eastern Europe, the changes they…

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Ambition, Activism and Adaptation: Jewish Women of the Lower East Side

February 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

Young women at the turn of the 20th century were pulled between old and new worlds, gender expectations and needs of survival. How were young, single women able to navigate their new world as immigrants? The four-session course will examine the lives of the many Jewish women who arrived on the Lower East Side between 1870-1914. Through memoirs, letters and other historical material, the course will explore the nature of life for Jewish women in Eastern Europe, the changes they…

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March 2019

Jews and Muslims: Beyond the Early Years II

March 5 @ 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. 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 of Jews and Muslims in history, but new participants…

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Joseph: From Spoiled Brat to Savior II

March 7 @ 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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Lower East Side Walk & Find

March 10 @ 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 in 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. Space is limited and reservations are required.

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New Volunteer Information Meeting

March 10 @ 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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Jews and Muslims: Beyond the Early Years II

March 12 @ 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. 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 of Jews and Muslims in history, but new participants…

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Joseph: From Spoiled Brat to Savior II

March 14 @ 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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Egg Cream Day Lab & Contest

March 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

March 15th is National Egg Cream Day and we’re getting a head start with this workshop and contest celebrating the quintessential Lower East Side drink! Experts will explain the history of the classic drink and show participants how to make their own. Then it’s competition time! Everyone will be invited to concoct their own drinks using both traditional and more daring ingredients – everything from chocolate and vanilla to lavender and lychee. The brave can submit their innovative egg creams…

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