Tagged: “Restoration”

Sister Shuls: Etz Chaim in Portland Maine

Sister Shuls: Etz Chaim in Portland Maine

In “Sister Shuls,” we travel virtually to other synagogues whose exuberant architecture has a kinship with our landmark home, the Eldridge Street Synagogue. Today, for the first time in Sister Shuls, we’re travelling within the United States! We’re stopping much closer to home than usual, as we touch down in Portland, Maine at the Etz […]

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LED Lights Now Shine in the Shul

LED Lights Now Shine in the Shul

It’s been three years since our historic sanctuary received a major sustainable upgrade. The lighting projet paired brand new technology with old-world sensibility – and it honor of the anniversary we’re reposting the blog that announced the project’s completion. This post originally ran on November 8, 2017. The Museum’s delicate lighting fixtures are small but […]

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Sister Shuls: Eliyahu Hanavi in Alexandria, Egypt

Sister Shuls: Eliyahu Hanavi in Alexandria, Egypt

In “Sister Shuls,” we travel virtually to other synagogues whose exuberant architecture has a kinship with our landmark home, the Eldridge Street Synagogue. So far in our cyber searching for Sister Shuls, we’ve traveled to Prague, Budapest, Mumbai and Florence. This time we’ve landed in Alexandria, Egypt at the Eliyahu Hanavi Synagogue. A synagogue has […]

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Sister Shuls: The Blue Synagogue in Mumbai

Sister Shuls: The Blue Synagogue in Mumbai

In “Sister Shuls,” we travel virtually to other synagogues whose exuberant architecture has a kinship with our landmark home, the Eldridge Street Synagogue. So far, we’ve traveled to Prague and Budapest looking at beautiful synagogues that remind us, in some ways, of Eldridge Street. Today’s virtual journey was inspired by an Instagram follower, and it […]

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Sister Shuls:  Dohány Street Synagogue in Budapest

Sister Shuls: Dohány Street Synagogue in Budapest

In “Sister Shuls,” we travel virtually to other synagogues whose exuberant architecture has a kinship with our landmark home, the Eldridge Street Synagogue. After visiting the Jerusalem Street Synagogue in Prague for our first “Sister Shuls” journey, a bit more cyber travel landed me in Budapest, Hungary at the Dohány Street Synagogue. That destination was […]

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Why does the wall look like THAT?

Why does the wall look like THAT?

Gothamist has a great new series called WHY?, where they ask some burning questions about the people, places, and things of our city. Last week’s WHY? asked a question about Grand Central Terminal but the exact same question could have been asked in the sanctuary at the Museum at Eldridge Street – why is there […]

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Comparing the Restoration of Two Lower Manhattan Historic Sites

Comparing the Restoration of Two Lower Manhattan Historic Sites

There are many things that make the Museum at Eldridge Street unique: the building’s remarkable history and distinctive location, breathtaking interior, and extraordinary restoration story. However, it is not the only impressive example of architectural restoration in Lower Manhattan. Another example, Trinity Church, has been part of New York’s history for more than 300 years; […]

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LED Lights Now Shine in the Shul

LED Lights Now Shine in the Shul

The Museum’s delicate lighting fixtures are small but mighty. Each lampshade is just one handheld piece of glass, but experienced in total, the 300+ glass lampshades create an stunning effect. These glass art pieces surround the columns that stretch 50 feet to the ceiling, they line the outer walls of the sanctuary, and in the […]

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