Examining architectural, cultural inspirations

This post is written by Summer 2021 intern Emma Thibodeaux-Thompson. Working this summer in the Museum’s sanctuary, one of the most common reactions I hear when visitors first enter the space is: “Huh, it looks like a church?” I always tell visitors that they’re right … Read more

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 … Read more

Moving On Up! A Look at How We Ended Up at 12 Eldridge Street

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.  Last month we posted a blog which focused on New York’s oldest Jewish congregation, Shearith Israel, founded … Read more

A Window to the Soul: Architect Deborah Gans Discusses her Enduring Contribution to the Museum at Eldridge Street