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November 2019

Joseph: Interpretations through the Ages

November 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Thursday, repeating until December 19, 2019


Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

In this series with expert teacher Regina Stein, you will examine the variety of ways in which the story of Joseph, presented in Genesis 37-50, has been interpreted in post-Biblical Jewish literature (such as the Apocrypha and the Dead Sea Scrolls), by the classical rabbis, as well as by Christians and Muslims. In what ways do their interpretations promote their own agendas? How can a single Biblical character come to be understood in so many different ways? You’ll gain a…

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Outsiders Book Club

November 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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One event on November 22, 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on December 20, 2019 at 11:00 am


Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

In honor of the Year of the Woman – celebrating the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage – this book club celebrates stories of women as outsiders. The protagonists of these novels, short stories and memoirs find themselves on the margins of society – as activists encountering political, sexual or social opposition, or minorities struggling to understand a new culture. Through reading benchmarks, thoughtful questions and group discussions, you’ll unpack women-centric narratives and themes. Each month, you skilled group leader Lucy…

Free - $50.00
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Girl Power: How Clara Lemlich Changed the World

November 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

Learn what life was like for young garment workers on the Lower East Side in 1909 through the eyes of Clara Lemlich, who worked 11-hour days making dresses. A costumed actor portraying Clara will provide a first-person perspective about working in sweatshops and why, in November 1909, she gave a fiery speech at a union meeting, sparking a strike of young garment workers that newspapers called the “Revolt of the Girls.” Clara couldn’t have known that she would inspire more…

$10.00 - $14.00
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From Beame to Bloomberg: Jews in City Government

November 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Monday, repeating until December 2, 2019


Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

Jews have been living in New York City since 1653. Since then, they have contributed to the growth of the city’s vibrancy and culture in myriad arenas. This course will profile Jewish politicians and their time in office, from New York’s first Jewish mayor, Abraham Became, and the fiscal crisis of the 1970’s to the economic recovery of the Koch era and the boom-times of Michael Bloomberg. You’ll explore other prominent personalities and their careers including House of Representative members…

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Medieval Jewish Thinkers in their Historical Contexts

November 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until December 17, 2019


Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

Jews, Muslims, and Christians asked many of the same questions in the Middle Ages: What is God? What are religious truths and what are our best sources for knowing them? What does God want from us? What is evil and where does it come from? How should we live a good life? This course will explore three of the major medieval Jewish thinkers—Saadia Gaon, Judah Halevi, and Maimonides—as we compare their answers to some of these questions in the context…

$20.00 - $160.00
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December 2019

Family Folk: Papercutting

December 8 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

Family Program Join us for our very first installment of our new Family Folk series that explores some of the rich folk traditions of the Jewish immigrants who created new lives on the Lower East Side in the early 1900s. On tap for our inaugural program? An introduction to the intricately beautiful folk art of Jewish papercutting. At this interactive family program, papercutting artist Rachel Asarnow will lead a workshop on this centuries-old craft that draws on her intricate pieces…

$10.00 - $15.00
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Klez for Kids

December 25 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

Gather at Eldridge Street for this joyous holiday celebration! Clarinetist Greg Wall’s band Klezmerfest! gets the whole family singing, dancing and dabbling in Yiddish at this annual favorite concert. The band will play their award-winning Klez For Kidz program for two shows – 12:00 PM and 2:30 PM – melding old-country sounds with contemporary Lower East Side energy. Following each show, we’ll celebrate the fourth night of Hanukkah with special holiday songs and a menorah lighting, featuring historic menorahs our…

Free - $14.00
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January 2020

Women in Power and Powerful Women in the Bible

January 5, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

The Bible is full of stories involving women – in battle, in peril, in moral quandaries. Dr. Amy Kalmanofsky has dedicated her scholarship to powerful woman of the Bible, their legacies in our culture and their impact on our lives today. Deeply committed to fostering learning, Dr. Kalmanofsky helps people understand and appreciate the Bible’s complex beauty and meaning so that you, too, can become a careful and creative interpreter of its text. Dr. Kalmanofsky, who has written numerous books…

$10.00 - $15.00
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Evening Open House: the Forward Archives

January 21, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

With a drink in hand, unwind after work in our beautiful landmark building. This rare evening open house gives you a special chance to enjoy the Museum’s latest exhibition Pressed: Images from the Jewish Daily Forward. The exhibition features artifacts from a century of Yiddish newspaper history as well as newly created prints made using vintage equipment. The Forward’s archivist Chana Pollack, instrumental in the Pressed exhibition, will give a short talk detailing her work preserving and exploring the Forward’s…

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History Hunters: A Kid’s Life at School

January 26, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

Family Program The past comes alive in this interactive family program that takes children back in time to discover what Lower East Side kids experienced at school more than 100 years ago – and you may be surprised at what you’ll discover. Fancy vocabulary? Out. Nature study? In. Plus, get ready for some crazy calisthenics and a surprising school snack. Straight A’s guaranteed! Recommended for children five and up and their adult companions. $15 for adults $10 for children, students…

$10.00 - $15.00
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Women’s Work: Preserving and Restoring our Landmarks

January 27, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

Panel Discussion From New York to San Antonio and Savannah to Providence, women have been in the forefront of historic preservation, fighting highways, securing landmark status or leading other civic battles that have saved and restored our cities. Join Roberta Brandes Gratz, an award-winning journalist and urban critic who founded the effort to restore the Museum at Eldridge Street’s historic home as she leads a conversation with leading minds in the world of civic action and preservation. Claudette Brady, co-founder…

$15.00 - $20.00
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February 2020

Ambition, Activism and Adaptation: Jewish Women of the Lower East Side

February 5, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

Young immigrant women at the turn-of-the-20th century were often pulled between old and new worlds, gender expectations and needs of survival. How were young, single women able to navigate their new environment? This six-session course will examine the lives of the many Jewish women who arrived on the Lower East Side between 1870-1914. Through memoirs, letters and other historical material, you will explore the nature of life for Jewish women in Eastern Europe, the changes they faced after immigration, their…

$20.00 - $100.00
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Ambition, Activism and Adaptation: Jewish Women of the Lower East Side

February 12, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

Young immigrant women at the turn-of-the-20th century were often pulled between old and new worlds, gender expectations and needs of survival. How were young, single women able to navigate their new environment? This six-session course will examine the lives of the many Jewish women who arrived on the Lower East Side between 1870-1914. Through memoirs, letters and other historical material, you will explore the nature of life for Jewish women in Eastern Europe, the changes they faced after immigration, their…

$20.00 - $100.00
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Eyal Vilner Big Band

February 16, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

Concert The Eyal Vilner Big Band is true to its name—it is BIG. Seventeen musicians big! Led by Tel Aviv-born and New York-educated musician/composer/conductor Eyal Vilner, this concert features Vilner’s inventive arrangements of jazz classics as well as his original compositions. Melding traditional Jewish melodies and Middle Eastern sounds with jazz and blues, the band celebrates America’s rich cultural tapestry and the intersection of the swing era with early 20th-century Jewish life in New York. This concert is generously funded…

$15.00 - $25.00
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Ambition, Activism and Adaptation: Jewish Women of the Lower East Side

February 19, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

Young immigrant women at the turn-of-the-20th century were often pulled between old and new worlds, gender expectations and needs of survival. How were young, single women able to navigate their new environment? This six-session course will examine the lives of the many Jewish women who arrived on the Lower East Side between 1870-1914. Through memoirs, letters and other historical material, you will explore the nature of life for Jewish women in Eastern Europe, the changes they faced after immigration, their…

$20.00 - $100.00
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ArtSee: Photos from the Jewish Daily Forward

February 20, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

Family Program Calling all artsy kids and newshounds! School’s out and we’ve got the perfect vacation day for you. Join us for this special weekday family program as we look closely at selections from the exhibition Pressed: Images from the Jewish Daily Forward. We’ll examine photographic prints and historic pages from the Forward newspaper, the number-one news source for Jewish immigrants in the early 1900s. We’ll focus on how images tell stories – and then make our own works of…

$10.00 - $15.00
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Ambition, Activism and Adaptation: Jewish Women of the Lower East Side

February 26, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

Young immigrant women at the turn-of-the-20th century were often pulled between old and new worlds, gender expectations and needs of survival. How were young, single women able to navigate their new environment? This six-session course will examine the lives of the many Jewish women who arrived on the Lower East Side between 1870-1914. Through memoirs, letters and other historical material, you will explore the nature of life for Jewish women in Eastern Europe, the changes they faced after immigration, their…

$20.00 - $100.00
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March 2020

Ambition, Activism and Adaptation: Jewish Women of the Lower East Side

March 4, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

Young immigrant women at the turn-of-the-20th century were often pulled between old and new worlds, gender expectations and needs of survival. How were young, single women able to navigate their new environment? This six-session course will examine the lives of the many Jewish women who arrived on the Lower East Side between 1870-1914. Through memoirs, letters and other historical material, you will explore the nature of life for Jewish women in Eastern Europe, the changes they faced after immigration, their…

$20.00 - $100.00
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Ambition, Activism and Adaptation: Jewish Women of the Lower East Side

March 11, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

Young immigrant women at the turn-of-the-20th century were often pulled between old and new worlds, gender expectations and needs of survival. How were young, single women able to navigate their new environment? This six-session course will examine the lives of the many Jewish women who arrived on the Lower East Side between 1870-1914. Through memoirs, letters and other historical material, you will explore the nature of life for Jewish women in Eastern Europe, the changes they faced after immigration, their…

$20.00 - $100.00
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