Passover Recipe – Bonnie’s Matzo Crunch

Passover Recipe – Bonnie’s Matzo Crunch

This a recipe my mom has been making for my family on Passover ever since I can remember. The original recipe is from The Boston Globe. As is typical, my mom has introduced her own spin on the recipe but you can check out the original recipe here.  It’s  a delicious way to sweeten up the traditional […]

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Jewish New York–An Interview with Paul Kaplan

Jewish New York–An Interview with Paul Kaplan

Paul Kaplan, author of Jewish New York: A History and Guide to Neighborhoods, Synagogues and Eateries, shares his thoughts on the rich Jewish history of New York City in this interview with Museum at Eldridge Street intern Rose Cronin-Jackman. You can join Paul Kaplan for our Jewish New York panel discussion on Sunday, February 21 […]

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Why we support the Museum – From our 2015 Contributors

Why we support the Museum – From our 2015 Contributors

We are grateful to the generous individuals who supported the Museum at Eldridge Street in 2015. This year, they provided more than $1,200,000 in donations along with grants from foundations and government sources.  Our donors help support the maintenance of our landmark site, the 1887 Eldridge Street Synagogue, and the many valuable classes and programs that […]

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A Jewish Christmas Day Tradition

A Jewish Christmas Day Tradition

As we scrape the last stubborn bits of wax from the menorah, our thoughts turn from Chanukah to the next big holiday.  If you are looking for a fun, alternative way to spend Christmas Eve or Day, visit us! A trip to our landmark synagogue, located in the heart of Chinatown, has become an annual holiday […]

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We Can Do It: Women Rabbis in Judaism

We Can Do It: Women Rabbis in Judaism

by Anna Shneyderman, Intern Over the summer, I interned at Lilith Magazine, a Jewish feminist publication. As part of my responsibilities, I went through archived issues and formatted them for easy online access. I surveyed decades of Jewish feminist history—and what particularly struck me was Lilith‘s coverage of women rabbis.  While women are not ordained […]

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Faith, Hope and Chutzpah:  Celebrating 129 Years on Eldridge Street

Faith, Hope and Chutzpah: Celebrating 129 Years on Eldridge Street

This Saturday, November 14, 2015, will mark the 129th anniversary of the laying of the cornerstone for the Museum at Eldridge Street’s landmark home, the Eldridge Street Synagogue. On that date back in 1886, a community of Jewish immigrants gathered for a lavish celebration that included Lower East Side and uptown politicians, sheriffs, judges and educators, both […]

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Firsts in American Jewish Synagogue History

Firsts in American Jewish Synagogue History

by Anna Shneyderman, Intern There are many ways to be Jewish. You may be Jewish in the way you worship, Jewish in loving your bubbe’s matzo ball soup, Jewish in wearing your Star of David necklace or simply Jewish in philosophy and thought. But the one thing that unites every Jewish person, regardless of where […]

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To Life! The Return of Fiddler on the Roof

To Life! The Return of Fiddler on the Roof

  When Fiddler on the Roof took to the Broadway stage in the fall of 1964, nobody anticipated the profound impact the show would have on audiences across America and around the world. Its story of tradition – and tradition turned on its head – transcended generations, religions and nationalities. This fall Fiddler on the […]

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