Museum at Eldridge Street

Discover the rich history of the 1887 Eldridge Street Synagogue and its immigrant founders. Located inside of this magnificently restored National Historic Landmark, the museum offers programs on immigration, city history, architecture, and art, and Jewish culture and traditions. Study the design and use of space in the synagogue, look for symbols, and decipher clues about the synagogue’s role in the community over time. Your group can also go on an hour-long walking tour of the Lower East Side, look for traces of old Jewish neighborhoods, and learn about the challenges immigrants in the city faced a hundred years ago.
 
Contact Info
Address: 12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002. New York County. Tel: 212-219-0302. Email: jgreenspan@eldridgestreet.org. Website: www.eldridgestreet.org. Hrs: Sun.-Thurs. 10AM-5PM, Fri. 10AM-3PM. 
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1 hour. Cost: Fee. Title I funding support.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Art, Social Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Art, Social Studies. 

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