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    February 2018

    The Making of Jewish New York: Spanish Portuguese Culture

    February 6 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
    New York,NY10002United States

    “Jewish New York” is a singular term, but it encompasses hundreds of years and millions of people. The culture of Jewish New York is layered, varied, and an amalgam of international and national influences – each wave of Jewish immigration has brought new customs to the country, mixing with or replacing what came before. In turn, those changes created new practices and perceptions of what it means to be Jewish in America and in New York. On this series of…

    $40
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    The Great Kitchen Tool Mystery

    February 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
    New York,NY10002United States

    Sometimes a seemingly simple household object holds the key to a secret history! Historian and author Richard Rabinowitz shares the remarkable story of his mother’s bottle opener and how it led him on a twisting, turning journey from New York to Poland to Canada to Vermont – touching on immigration history, the labor movement and, oddly enough, the invention of Crisco! Rabinowitz’s story will provide a thrilling guide for anyone interested in learning how to use simple objects to construct…

    $8.00 - $14.00
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    Yo! It’s Yiddish – For Families

    February 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
    Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
    New York,NY10002United States

    Grab your mishpacha and join us for this low-pressure, high-energy introduction to the language of your bubbe and zaide! Using songs and stories, kids will learn a smidge of Yiddish, the Hebrew-German language spoken by the 19th-century Lower East Siders who founded Eldridge Street. Renowned teacher Paula Teitelbaum, who’s been speaking Yiddish since her childhood in Poland, has taught the language everywhere from the 92nd Street Y and Workmen’s Circle to the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. Now, she’s bringing…

    Free - $8.00
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    March 2018

    Dig Your Roots

    March 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
    New York,NY10002United States

    Join us as we go off location to the Center for Jewish History’s Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy Institute. The CJH team is opening the doors to its research library after hours just for us! It’s a rare opportunity to have some of the world’s most experienced family history researchers and genealogists introduce you to the best ways to trace your roots. Add the Center for Jewish History’s world renowned partner collections, containing a wealth of historical records and newspapers…

    Free - $14.00
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    The Making of Jewish New York: German Reform Culture

    March 6 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
    New York,NY10002United States

    “Jewish New York” is a singular term, but it encompasses hundreds of years and millions of people. The culture of Jewish New York is layered, varied, and an amalgam of international and national influences – each wave of Jewish immigration has brought new customs to the country, mixing with or replacing what came before. In turn, those changes created new practices and perceptions of what it means to be Jewish in America and in New York. On this series of…

    $40
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    April 2018

    The Making of Jewish New York: Eastern European Culture

    April 10 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
    New York,NY10002United States

    “Jewish New York” is a singular term, but it encompasses hundreds of years and millions of people. The culture of Jewish New York is layered, varied, and an amalgam of international and national influences – each wave of Jewish immigration has brought new customs to the country, mixing with or replacing what came before. In turn, those changes created new practices and perceptions of what it means to be Jewish in America and in New York. On this series of…

    $40
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    May 2018

    The Making of Jewish New York: Post War

    May 8 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
    New York,NY10002United States

    “Jewish New York” is a singular term, but it encompasses hundreds of years and millions of people. The culture of Jewish New York is layered, varied, and an amalgam of international and national influences – each wave of Jewish immigration has brought new customs to the country, mixing with or replacing what came before. In turn, those changes created new practices and perceptions of what it means to be Jewish in America and in New York. On this series of…

    $40
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