The Egg Cream: an iconic drink with staying power

In honor of National Egg Cream Day on March 15, we’re reposting this blog from 2019, with some edits and new information about an upcoming egg cream program! Dear Reader, Please let me be the first to wish you a happy National Egg Cream Day! … Read more

From Bagels to Bodegas: The Language of New York

“That dog fah-schtinks! Fah-schtinkinah dog!” “There’s no way that’s a real word, Mom.” “It is! It’s Yiddish! Call Gramma and ask!” February 21st is International Mother Language Day. According to the United Nations’ website, International Mother Language Day seeks “to promote linguistic and cultural diversity … Read more

Power and Poignancy: A Conversation with Eldridge’s Exhibition Curator

On Thursday, September 14th, the museum opened a brand new exhibition entitled Rediscovery, Restoration and Renewal: The Eldridge Street Synagogue in Photographs. For visitors, myself included, who have only experienced the museum’s sanctuary as a beautifully restored space, it’s hard to imagine all that beauty … Read more

Restoring the Eldridge Street Synagogue: Interview Amy Stein-Milford

Amy Stein-Milford

Amy Stein-Milford is the former Deputy Director of the Museum at Eldridge Street. During her 18-year tenure, she oversaw the building’s re-opening following its restoration, the commission of a new stained glass window, and the creation of a new visitor center and permanent exhibition. In … Read more