Examining architectural, cultural inspirations

This post is written by Summer 2021 intern Emma Thibodeaux-Thompson. Working this summer in the Museum’s sanctuary, one of the most common reactions I hear when visitors first enter the space is: “Huh, it looks like a church?” I always tell visitors that they’re right … Read more

Jarmulowsky Bank’s restoration writes a new chapter for the 21st-century

This post was written by Museum at Eldridge Street intern Max Widmann. On the corner of Canal and Orchard Streets is a 12-story, neo-Renaissance building that dwarfs the typical Lower East Side tenement buildings and shops. Although it hasn’t operated as a bank in 104 … Read more

Sister Shuls: Dohány Street Synagogue in Budapest

In “Sister Shuls,” we travel virtually to other synagogues whose exuberant architecture has a kinship with our landmark home, the Eldridge Street Synagogue. After visiting the Jerusalem Street Synagogue in Prague for our first “Sister Shuls” journey, a bit more cyber travel landed me in … Read more

A Window to the Soul: Architect Deborah Gans on her Enduring Contribution to Eldridge Street

This piece was adapted from a post originally written in July 2018. Upon entering the beautifully restored sanctuary at the Museum at Eldridge Street, visitors are transported back to the height of the synagogue’s glory. Built in 1887 during the massive wave of Jewish immigration … Read more