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March 2018

SOLD OUT – Dig Your Roots

March 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street
New York, 10011 United States

Join us as we go off location to 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…

Free - $14
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The Jewish Family on TV: The Goldbergs

March 5 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Monday, repeating until May 7, 2018


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

The Goldbergs, a popular radio and television show airing from the 1930s to 50s, revolved around Molly Goldberg, a lovable but meddling matriarch, her family and neighbors. A careful viewing of the episodes reveals insights into an ethnic family assimilating to American culture. This class will discuss the work of Goldbergs actress Gertrude Berg, as well as patterns of ethnic assimilation depicted by the show. Selected show episodes will be viewed weekly followed by class discussion. Barry Feldman is an…

$20
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The Making of Jewish New York: German Reform Culture

March 6 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

“Jewish New York” is a singular term, but it encompasses hundreds of years and millions of people. The culture of Jewish New York is layered, varied, and an amalgam of international and national influences – each wave of Jewish immigration has brought new customs to the country, mixing with or replacing what came before. In turn, those changes created new practices and perceptions of what it means to be Jewish in America and in New York. On this series of…

$40
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The Commandments: America’s Ultimate Top Ten List

March 11 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

Historian Jenna Weissman Joselit explores America’s unique attraction to this ancient biblical text. Her 2017 book Set in Stone: America’s Embrace of the Ten Commandments illustrates how the decrees have popped up in nearly all aspects of American culture. Over time, the commandments have come to represent comic book fodder, inspiration for law, the topic of films, and the ultimate moral compass. This program introduces a spring program series exploring the Ten Commandments at Eldridge Street. Presented in partnership with Limmud NY.

$18
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Matzapalooza! Reimagining Passover

March 18 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

We’re teaming up with The Workmen’s Circle to present a fresh new take on the traditional Seder. Passover is a time for joy, stories, family and friends. We’ll show you how to make your family’s Seder meaningful and fun at this interactive day of food, music, arts and crafts, Yiddish, and hands-on activities for all ages. Highlight include holiday-themed arts and crafts, a scavenger hunt, student choir, and enough egg creams, charoset and matzah for the whole family. March 18,…

$14
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Morning Star: An Opera by Ricky Ian Gordan

March 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:00pm, repeating until March 22, 2018

One event on March 25, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on March 25, 2018 at 5:00pm


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

Ricky Ian Gordan’s compelling opera Morning Star makes its New York premier at the Museum at Eldridge Street. Morning Star tells the story of an immigrant Jewish family struggling to find a better life on the Lower East Side of Manhattan in the early 20th century. Deeply impacted by real-life events including the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, World War I and the Great Depression, the family must learn to adapt to their new country’s ever-changing landscape. Produced by On Site…

$60
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April 2018

Giants of the Lower East Side: Passover Walking Tour

April 4 @ 10:45 am - 1:30 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

On this Lower East Side trek, explore a cast of turn-of-last century figures, and the buildings where they lived, worked and prayed. Your tour starts in the historic sanctuary of the Eldridge Street Synagogue where you will learn about the characters associated with this fabulously restored house of worship.  Enjoy a small kosher nosh before hitting the streets to see the building that housed a newspaper edited by a famous Yiddish Socialist, the settlement house founded by a tenacious 26-year-old…

$30
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Go Out and Play! Old-time Games at Eldridge

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

Stickball, stoopball, handball, hit the penny, jump rope, jacks – these games and their devotees once ruled the New York City streets. What kinds of games did kids play 100 years ago on the Lower East Side? We’re bringing back all the favorites for this fun outdoor program. You bring the family and we’ll bring the balls, pennies, jacks, and more. Then we’ll all go outside and play, just like the old days! After the games, we’ll engage in another…

Free
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The Making of Jewish New York: Eastern European Culture

April 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

“Jewish New York” is a singular term, but it encompasses hundreds of years and millions of people. The culture of Jewish New York is layered, varied, and an amalgam of international and national influences – each wave of Jewish immigration has brought new customs to the country, mixing with or replacing what came before. In turn, those changes created new practices and perceptions of what it means to be Jewish in America and in New York. On this series of…

$40
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Below the Horizon Opening Reception

April 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

World-renowned artist Kiki Smith brings her distinctive vision to the Museum at Eldridge Street in this site-specific exhibition. Smith has spent decades exploring themes of mortality, spirituality, society, the body, nature and the mind. Her art became a vital element of the Museum’s historic sanctuary when the stained-glass window she designed in collaboration with architect Deborah Gans was installed in 2010. Returning now to Eldridge Street, Kiki Smith fills the building with her work in varying mediums, reacting to and…

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