The Wild, Weird History of a 50th Anniversary

  This blog post was written by Museum intern Lila Norris. Tomorrow marks a very curious anniversary in Eldridge Street history. Eighty-five years ago, on December 28th, 1934, the Eldridge Street congregants held a big bash for the 50th anniversary of the synagogue. Except it … Read more

A Turning Point on the Lower East Side: The Immigration Act of 1924

This post was written by Dina Posner, an intern at the Museum at Eldridge Street. Dina is a recent graduate of the Masters degree program in Historic Preservation at Pratt Institute. Though immigration is a continuously contested topic in the United States and around the world, … Read more