Thank you!

The Museum at Eldridge Street is grateful to our donors for your generous support. You help us keep our doors open and our lights on. You ensure the continued life of the 1887 Eldridge Street Synagogue, our home and a major American Jewish landmark.  You support classes for more than 7,500 school children and over 800 adult learners. You help us present festivals and concerts that bring together the diverse immigrant communities of our Lower East Side neighborhood. You help us tell the story of the Jewish immigrant experience for visitors of all races and faiths and from all around the world. Together we are stewards of this remarkable 1887 landmark and ensure its vitality for generations to come.


To contribute today or request additional information, please call Eva Bruné at 212.219.0888 ext. 202 or

Words from our Donors
“I donate to preserve the synagogue for my children and for generations to come.”

“It is crucial that such an important building, which very often gave persecuted immigrants a place of refuge and freedom to practice, should never be lost to this city or world. It was, and is now, a beautiful building.”

“Visiting the synagogue is like visiting Ellis Island. The spirits of my father’s father and mother and all of my great-grandparents are in the pews and the windows and chandeliers and prayers books and bimah.”

“Eldridge Street should be maintained throughout the ages so it can inspire future generations of not only Jewish people but also people of all faiths.”

“It is a joy to visit – and you can’t beat the quality of the classes and the folks who teach them.”

Anonymous Foundation
Atran Foundation
The Jack Belz Foundation
Rene Bloch Foundation
Elias A. Cohen Foundation, Inc.
Crystal Family Foundation
Warren and Mitzi Eisenberg Family Foundation
Epstein Teicher Philanthropies Foundation
Laurance and Mindy B. Friedman Family Fund
The Gellin Zalaznick Foundation Inc.
The Martin J. Gross Family Foundation Inc.
The Marc Haas Foundation
J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Foundation
Humanities NY
Hyde and Watson Foundation
James Family Foundation
Jewish Community Youth Foundation
J. M. Kaplan Fund
Nat R. and Martha M. Knaster Charitable Trust
Eugene Lang Foundation
Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation
Alice Lawrence Foundation, Inc.
Samuel M. Levy Family Foundation
The Lucius N. Littauer Foundation
Morton and Barbara Mandel Family Foundation
Manhattan Borough President’s Office
Maury Donnelly and Parr, Inc.
Y. H. Mirzoeff & Sons Foundation Inc.
The Doris and Isaac Moinester Foundation
National Endowment for the Arts
New York City Council, The Honorable Margaret Chin
New York City Department for the Aging, The Honorable Lorraine Cortes-Vazquez
New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in Partnership with the City Council, The Honorable Gonzalo Casals
The NYC COVID-19 Response and Impact Fund in The New York Community Trust
New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, The Honorable Mara Manus
New York State Department of Homeland Security
OMER Foundation
Leo Rosner Foundation
Charles and Mildred Schnurmacher Foundation, Inc.
Shanti Foundation for Intercultural Understanding
Robert Sillins Foundation
Bruce Slovin Foundation
The Ethel K. and Sanford L. Solender Memorial Music Fund
Jane and Frances Stein Foundation
Michael Tuch Foundation
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
The Laura B. Vogler Foundation, Inc.
The Weininger Foundation
Roster as of June 30, 2020