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On this day: bad press for “our down-town brethren”

On this day: bad press for “our down-town brethren”

This post was written by Museum intern Lila Norris. As you may have read, last week on September 4th marked the anniversary of the Eldridge Street Synagogue opening its doors, but this week marks another related anniversary regarding press that followed that opening. On September 11th, 1887 the Reform-based publication The American Isrealite, published in […]

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On This Day in 1887: Eldridge Street Synagogue opens its doors!

On This Day in 1887: Eldridge Street Synagogue opens its doors!

Today is a huge anniversary for the Museum and our landmark synagogue – on September 4th, 1887 the Eldridge Street Synagogue officially opened to the public. Remarkably, construction in the incredibly ornate building had begun only ten months earlier. And on September 4th, 1887, the Lower East Side gained its first purpose-built, large-scale synagogue. It […]

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