Tagged: “Eastern European Jews”

Sister Shuls: Ashkenazi Synagogue in Istanbul, Turkey

In “Sister Shuls,” we travel virtually to other synagogues whose exuberant architecture has a kinship with our landmark home, the Eldridge Street Synagogue. As we cyber-travel around the world finding “Sister Shuls” for Eldridge Street, sometimes the kinship is subtle. Other times, it screams out. Today we land in Istanbul at the Ashkenazi Synagogue. From […]

Continue Reading
Sister Shuls:  Gran Templo Paso in Buenos Aires

Sister Shuls: Gran Templo Paso in Buenos Aires

In “Sister Shuls,” we travel virtually to other synagogues whose exuberant architecture has a kinship with our landmark home, the Eldridge Street Synagogue. After spinning our digital globe once again, we find ourselves in the bustling city of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Unlike some of the other places we’ve visited in this series, Argentina is still […]

Continue Reading
Coming to America: Divides in the Jewish-American Community

Coming to America: Divides in the Jewish-American Community

This blog post was written by Museum intern Brendan Hyatt. During the height of Eastern European Jewish immigration to the United States – the phenomenon which drove the establishment of the Eldridge Street Synagogue – opinions on how the newly massive Jewish population ought to behave and interact with American culture differed widely. “Native” New […]

Continue Reading