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Spring 2014 - Parashat Hashavuah: Ancient Custom, New Twist Multiple Dates 2014-01-09 11:00:00 2014-03-06 12:30:00

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Class mets on Thursdays: March 6, 13, 20, 27; April 3, 10, 24; May 1. 8. 15, 22, 29 from 11 am to 12:30. A contemporary take on the...

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War and Peace: From the Bible to Modern Israel Multiple Dates 2014-03-04 11:00:00 2014-03-04 12:30:00

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Class takes place on Tuesdays: March 4, 11, 18, 25; April 1, 8, 29; May 6 from 11 am to 12:30. The Torah challenges us to interpret...

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My Father's Wars Book Party with Alisse Waterston 4/27/14 3PM - 5PM 2014-04-27 15:00:00 2014-04-27 17:00:00

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My Father’s Wars, by Alisse Waterstone, is an anthropologist's vivid account of her father's 20th-century journey across continents,...

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Ethnicity, Place and Time on the Lower East Side 4/30/14 11AM - 12:30PM 2014-04-30 11:00:00 2014-04-30 12:30:00

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Learn about the massive wave of Jewish migration to New York City. What prompted the Jewish immigrants' journey? How did they negotiate...

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People of the Books: A Monthly Book Club Multiple Dates 2013-10-07 11:00:00 2013-10-07 12:30:00

Join Museum Scholar-in-Residence Dr. Regina Stein for a monthly discussion of popular Jewish contemporary fiction and non-fiction. We’ll...

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People of the Books: A Monthly Book Club 5/5/14 11AM - 12:30PM 2014-05-05 11:00:00 2014-05-05 12:30:00

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Join Dr. Regina Stein for the Museum's monthly discussion of contemporary Jewish literature. This month we discuss Aharon Appelfeld's Until...

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Yiddishe Mamas - Mother's Day Walking Tour 5/11/14 11AM - 12:30PM 2014-05-11 11:00:00 2014-05-11 12:30:00

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Start a new family tradition this Mother’s Day and discover your roots on our Lower East Side walking tour. We’ll follow in the footsteps...

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Go Out and Play! Old Time Games at Eldridge Street 5/18/14 11AM - 12:30PM 2014-05-18 11:00:00 2014-05-18 12:30:00

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Sure, computer games are fun but so are the old neighborhood favorites.  Stickball, stoopball, handball, hit the penny, jump rope, jacks –...

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Sacred Sites Open House 5/18/14 12PM - 2PM 2014-05-18 12:00:00 2014-05-18 14:00:00

As part of The New York Landmarks Conservancy Sacred Sites Open House Weekend, houses of worship throughout the state will open their doors...

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Klezmer Travels the World - With the David Glukh Ensemble 5/18/14 3PM - 4:30PM 2014-05-18 15:00:00 2014-05-18 16:30:00

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The David Glukh Ensemble presents a musical smorgasbord of sounds from around the world, including Irish, Gypsy, classical, Latin, jazz,...

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14th Annual Egg Rolls & Egg Creams Festival 6/8/14 12PM - 4PM 2014-06-08 12:00:00 2014-06-08 16:00:00

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Experience the eggs-traordinary! Chinese opera and acrobatics, klezmer music, Yiddish and Chinese language lessons, mah jongg, scribal...

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World of Our Zaydes - Father's Day Walking Tour 6/15/14 11AM - 12:30PM 2014-06-15 11:00:00 2014-06-15 12:30:00

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Bring the men you love and most admire and discover the fascinating history of the Jewish Lower East Side. We’ll provide a light father’s...

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Lower East Side Walking Tour 4/17/14 2PM - 4PM

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Once home to the largest Jewish population in the world, the Lower East Side still bears traces of Jewish life from the turn of the last...

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People of the Books: A Monthly Book Club 4/7/14 11AM - 12:30PM

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Join Dr. Regina Stein for the Museum's monthly discussion of contemporary Jewish literature. This month we discuss The...

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Chocolate Plagues and Matzo Madness 4/6/14 12PM - 2PM

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Milk chocolate frogs? White chocolate hail? Who knew Passover plagues could be so sweet? First follow a trail of crumbly clues and discover...

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Passover Nosh & Stroll 4/6/14 11AM - 2PM

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Journey into the kishkes of the old Jewish Lower East Side. On this tasty expedition we trace the route of turn-of-the-century immigrants...

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Triangle Fire: A Musical Tribute 3/23/14 2PM - 3:30PM

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This moving concert, with performers Lisa Gutkin, Pete Rushefsky and Rémy Yulzari, features songs co-authored by Woody Guthrie and members...

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Old Recipes for a New Generation: Chicken Soup & Matzo Ball Demo 3/10/14 6PM - 8PM

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Timeless. Tasty. Fun to make. Learn how to prepare chicken soup with matzoh balls. Designed specifically for the 20-something on a budget,...

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Making It New: Contemporary Novelists and the Jewish Literary Tradition 3/9/14 3PM - 4:30PM

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How do the novelists writing Jewish literature today relate to thousands of years of Jewish poetry and prose that preceded them? Writers...

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Heroes, Villains and Hamentaschen 3/9/14 11AM - 12:30PM

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The Hamantaschen may be a good Purim cookie, but that Haman? He was one bad egg. Luckily our ancient heroes thwarted his dastardly deeds...

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People of the Books: A Monthly Book Club 3/3/14 11AM - 12:30PM

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Join Dr. Regina Stein for the Museum's monthly discussion of contemporary Jewish literature. This month we discuss Amos Oz's Between...

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Plaid, Baroque and Klezmer: A Jewish Musical Odyssey 3/2/14 3PM - 4:30PM

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In celebration of the recent award of an official Tartan to the Jews of Scotland, we present a concert of baroque gypsy music that traces...

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Rugelach Making Workshop 2/19/14 11AM - 12PM

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Learn how to make rugelach, the traditional Jewish pastry, with a range of tasty fillings, including cinammon, fruit and chocolate.

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February Book Club; A Pigeon and a Boy by Meir Shalev 2/3/14 11AM - 12:30PM

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Join Museum Scholar-in-Residence Dr. Regina Stein for a discussion of Meir Shalev's novel " A Pigeon and a Boy." From the internationally...

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Lights! Colors! Shadows? A Ground Hog Day Scavenger Hunt 2/2/14 11AM - 12PM

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You know the tradition. If Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow on February 2, winter will continue for six more weeks. Luckily, the historic...

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Lower East Side Super Stroll Multiple Dates

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Football fans: If you are in town for the Super Bowl weekend, we have created a special "Super Stroll" just for you. Meet at the Eldridge...

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Martin Luther King Day Family Special 1/20/14 1PM - 2PM

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The Eldridge Street Synagogue tells the story of millions of Jewish immigrants leaving home and finding hope in America. In honor of Martin...

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Rugelach Making Workshop 1/15/14 11AM - 12PM

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Learn how to make rugelach, the traditional Jewish pastry, with a range of tasty fillings, including cinammon, fruit and chocolate.

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WinterGreen Festival: A Tu B’Shvat Celebration 1/12/14 1PM - 4PM

We honor family trees as well as physical ones in celebration of the Jewish New Year of Trees. Enjoy a Tu B’Shvat seder, food demos, art...

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January Book Club: A Guide for the Perplexed by Dara Horn 1/6/14 11AM - 12:30PM

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Join Museum Scholar-in-Residence Dr. Regina Stein for a discussion of Dara Horn's most recent novel, "A Guide for the Perplexed," a...

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Rugelach Making Workshops Multiple Dates

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Learn how to make rugelach from scratch!  Make delicious samples to bring home with you. Includes a free tour of the Eldridge Street...

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Hot Cider Walking Tour of the Lower East Side Multiple Dates

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Journey into the kishkes of the old Jewish Lower East Side on the Museum at Eldridge Street’s Hot Cider Walking Tour. The Museum provides a...

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Klez for Kids & Synagogue Tours 12/25/13 1PM - 2PM

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Sing, dance and learn Yiddish at our annual family concert. Clarinetist Greg Wall and his band Klezmerfest lead the audience on a musical...

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Parashat Hashavuah: Ancient Custom, New Twist Multiple Dates

A contemporary take on the Jewish practice of weekly Torah study, this 21st-century study uses pre-rabbinic commentaries as well as...

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The Lure and Lore of Ritual Multiple Dates

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This seminar will explore the role of ritual and observance in Judaism. How do rituals help imprint sanctity onto day-to-day existence?...

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Retold Tales of the Bible Series Multiple Dates

The Bible’s stories are not only handed down from generation to generation. They have also been reworked, adapted and altered to serve...

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Bloody Noses and the Rabbinate 11/25/13 2PM - 3:30PM

Changes in Jewish American life can be documented around the evolving role of American rabbinic personalities and polemics. We investigate...

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Thanksgivukkah Extravaganzikah! A Two-Hour Holiday Special 11/24/13 11AM - 1PM

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What do you do when Thanksgiving and Chanukah fall on the same date? You light the menorah, baste the turkey, and celebrate – what else? –...

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Following Different Strings: Concert with the Juilliard School of Music 11/17/13 3PM - 4:30PM

Enjoy an afternoon of beautiful Jewish classical music featuring the works of four composers from the Czech Republic and Russia who found...

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Who Needs Kosher? Jewish Foodways in America 11/11/13 2PM - 3:30PM

Since colonial times, Jews in America have grappled with keeping kosher in the New World. This class briefly reviews traditional...

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Shtreiml: A Concert of Jewish Roots & Turkish Blues 11/10/13 3PM - 4:30PM

“Explosive” and “exhilarating” are just a couple of the adjectives used to describe Montreal-based band Shtreiml and their high-octane mix...

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Election Day Bingo! Family Program 11/5/13 2PM - 3PM

What did Lower East Side kids do on Election Day a century ago? Find out this November, when we play Election Day Bingo! Patriotic trivia,...

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