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August 2017

Not Just the Weekly Torah Portion – With Dr. Regina Stein

August 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Thursday, repeating until August 31, 2017


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

Bring your questions and opinions as we explore a variety of Jewish texts and issues. Typically we will focus on the weekly Torah portion or its accompanying reading from the Prophets. Occasionally we will discuss a Biblical or Rabbinic text that raises questions of contemporary interest. Knowledge of Hebrew and previous Torah study are not required. Drop-ins for individulal classes are welcome.   

$20.00 - $80.00
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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…

Free
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For Families! A Rosh Hashanah Restoration

September 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge St.
New York,NY10002United States

Join us for a fun-filled Rosh Hashanah Family Event. We celebrate the Jewish New Year and new beginnings at Eldridge Street. When the Eldridge Street Synagogue opened its doors on September 4, 1887, the Lower East Side was overflowing with recent immigrants getting ready to celebrate Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. Over time the Jewish population of the neighborhood dwindled and the synagogue fell into disrepair. Fortunately, people rallied to rescue the building. Today, as Eldridge Street celebrates its…

$6.00 - $12.00
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The Jews of Harlem – Talk with Professor Jeffrey Gurock

September 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York,NY10002United States

New York Times columnist David W. Dunlap once wrote that “on the map of the Jewish Diaspora, Harlem Is Atlantis. . . . A vibrant hub of industry, artistry and wealth is all but forgotten. It is as if Jewish Harlem sank 70 years ago beneath waves of memory beyond recall.” In this lecture, Professor Jeffrey S. Gurock, Libby M. Klaperman Professor of Jewish History at Yeshiva University, recalls Jewish Harlem, a neighborhood that was once home to the second…

$10.00 - $14.00
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October 2017

Open House New York

October 15 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge St.
New York,NY10002United States

The Museum is participating in Open House New York, America’s largest architecture and design event.  Join us for free synagogue tours that tell the story of our home, the 1887 Eldridge Street Synagogue. This magnificent landmark is the first great house of worship built in America by Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe. We offer tours at 10, 11, 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 pm. At noon join Hanna Griff-Sleven, a folklorist and the Museum’s program director, for a special…

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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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Lower East Side Street Life

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 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. Session 1 – At the Museum at Eldridge Street: We examine oral histories and newspaper…

$20.00 - $70.00
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