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Early Jewish Life, on the Hudson

Early Jewish Life, on the Hudson

This blog post is written by Museum intern Kathryn Norris. Jewish-American origin stories often start with the waves of immigration to the U.S. in the 18th, and especially in the 19th, centuries. But Jewish life in America existed long before this. In fact, the earliest known Jewish story (in what would eventually become the United […]

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Jews in New York – before it was even called New York

Jews in New York – before it was even called New York

This post was written by Dina Posner, an intern at the Museum at Eldridge Street. Dina is a candidate for a Masters degree in Historic Preservation at Pratt Institute.    Our Museum’s building represents a major Jewish “first” – built in 1887, the Eldridge Street Synagogue was the first great house of worship built in America […]

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