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Museum at Eldridge Street

September 2017

Rediscovery, Restoration and Renewal: The Eldridge Street Synagogue in Photographs

September 14, 2017 - March 1, 2018
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge St.
New York,NY10002United States

The exhibition opening for Rediscovery, Restoration and Renewal: The Eldridge Street Synagogue in Photographs will take place on Thursday, September 14 from 6 to 8 pm. The exhibition will be on view through March 1, 2018. Ten years ago, the Museum completed the restoration of the Eldridge Street Synagogue.  In celebration of this milestone, this photography exhibition provides a visual record of that painstaking process. These haunting photographs capture the rediscovery of the synagogue during its most precarious years. In color and…

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October 2017

Jews and Muslims: The Early Years – Class with Dr. Regina Stein

October 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Tuesday, repeating until December 19, 2017


Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York,NY10002United States

Investigate the early encounters between Jews and Muslims as we explore the origins of Islam in the Arabian Peninsula beginning in the 7th century. In the fall semester, we will read sections of the Quran as a primary key to understanding the values and beliefs of Islam. We will compare the Quran’s references to biblical characters such as Abraham, Ishmael, Moses and Ezra. Dr. Regina Stein is the Morris Kaplan Scholar-in-Residence at the Museum at Eldridge Street. She has taught…

$20.00 - $175.00
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Not Just the Weekly Torah Portion – Class with Dr. Regina Stein

October 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Thursday, repeating until December 14, 2017


Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York,NY10002United States

Bring your questions and opinions as we explore a variety of Jewish texts and issues—often related to the weekly Torah portion or its accompanying reading from the Prophets, but sometimes a Biblical or Rabbinic text that raises questions of contemporary interest. Knowledge of Hebrew and previous Torah study are not required. Dr. Regina Stein is the Morris Kaplan Scholar-in-Residence at the Museum at Eldridge Street. She has taught for Temple Emanu-El’s Skirball Center for Adult Jewish Learning, the Wexner Heritage…

$20.00 - $140.00
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Remnants: Photographs of the Lower East Side

October 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge St.
New York,NY10002United States

Join us for a talk and reception celebrating the publication of a beautiful new book Remnants: Photographs of the Lower East Side by photographers Janet Russek and David Scheinbaum (Radius Books, fall 2017). In conversation with writer Amy Stein-Milford, the two will discuss their experience chronicling an iconic New York City neighborhood during a period of rapid change. Scheinbaum and Russek started photographing the Lower East Side in 1999, and have chronicled its transformation. As it undergoes rapid gentrification, the…

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All-of-a-Kind Family Walking Tour

October 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge St.
New York,NY10002United States

What was it like to be a kid growing up 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.  Stroll through the story and onto the streets as we visit the spots where the children played, prayed, and purchased their pickles and candy.   

$6.00 - $12.00
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The Street Life: Class & Tour Series with Barry Feldman

October 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Monday, repeating until November 13, 2017


Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York,NY10002United States

This four-part course, which combines two classroom sessions with two Lower East Side walking tours, examines the creative ways the Lower East Side immigrant community responded to the area’s overcrowding, oppressive heat and cold, and poor ventilation.  Residents took to the streets as fire escapes became bedrooms, stoops doubled as living rooms, storefronts became social halls, and streets like Hester and Orchard Street presaged contemporary shopping malls. Learn the full story by reserving for all four classes, or pick and choose the…

$20.00 - $70.00
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Yale Strom and Hot Pstromi – Klezmer Concert

October 29 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge St.
New York,NY10002United States

Yale Strom and his klezmer band Hot Pstromi will celebrate the enduring significance of klezmer music, filling the sanctuary with traditional music of Eastern European Jews as well as music that mixes in influences from jazz and 20th-century classical music. In celebration of the Museum at Eldridge Street’s role as a world-class institution for the past, present and future of Yiddish culture, we are proud to present a day of film and music. At 12, 1 (sold out) and 2 pm (sold out) the Museum will…

$15.00 - $25.00
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November 2017

Generation to Generation Festival

November 12 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge St.
New York,NY10002United States

Don a top hat or bonnet, and travel back in time to 1887 when the Eldridge Street Synagogue first opened. Our Generation to Generation Festival will present the traditions, music, and art of the Eastern European Jewish immigrants. Enjoy synagogue tours and musical performances. Take a 19th-century citizen test. Try your hand at nineteenth -century crafts. Take a photo at our old-fashioned photo booth.  Partake in art activities inspired by immigrant life on the Lower East Side and your own…

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NEW DATE: Curator’s Tour – Rediscovery, Restoration and Renewal

November 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge St.
New York,NY10002United States

Get a behind-the-scenes look at our Rediscovery, Restoration and Renewal: The Eldridge Street Synagogue in Photographs exhibition and tour our restored landmark with exhibition curator and the Museum at Eldridge Street’s archivist Nancy Johnson.   

$10.00 - $14.00
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Sophie Tucker – The Last of the Red Hot Mamas

November 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Monday, repeating until December 4, 2017


Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York,NY10002United States

Russian-born Jewish immigrant Sophie Tucker evolved into a larger than life show-business phenomena. Dubbed “The First Lady of Show Business” for her bold and brassy persona, she sang songs of humorous raciness during a career that spanned sixty years. Her years in vaudeville, burlesque, nightclubs and concert halls were accompanied by the great inventions of the day: phonographs, nickelodeons, movies, radio and television. In this two-session course, we will explore the show business landscape of the early 20th century, the influence of…

$20.00 - $35.00
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