The Museum at Eldridge street has been closed, due to the coronavirus pandemic, for over six months. Our staff and docents miss so much about being at the Museum every day – meeting new visitors from around the world, sharing a transportive experience together, relishing the calm and beauty of the historic sanctuary. And we miss our eclectic neighborhood, too! The Museum lives in a borderland neighborhood, straddling the Lower East Side and Chinatown. While walking the streets, you are constantly confronted with reminders of this intersection. The perfect example? Our 19th-century synagogue stands just two doors down from a vibrantly decorated Buddhist temple. The old and new worlds mix and mingle in fascinating ways in our neighborhood.
So today, since we miss it so much, we’re sharing a blog post originally written in 2017. The Sukkot stand discussed in this post is a perfect example of our neighborhood’s trademark meeting of east and west, traditional and contemporary.
Sadly, our staff at Eldridge aren’t regularly going to the neighborhood these days. So we’re not sure if the Sukkot stand is operating this year. If you do know, please tell us! We’re keeping our fingers crossed that it’s up and running – safely masked and socially distanced.
A Sukkot staple is back in the Lower East Side and they’re ready to provide for all of your holiday needs. The stand, on the corner of Canal and East Broadway, is a family business and has been supplying Sukkot products for Jewish communities in the neighborhood and across the city for over 40 years. They opened once again this Sunday.