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Holiday Building Tour: Celebrate Chanukah at Eldridge!

This event has already taken place.Dec. 11, 1 – 2 pm.
Menorah Lady Liberty

In honor of the Festival of Lights, the Museum at Eldridge Street is offering a very special building tour. At the turn of the 20th century, one-third of Eastern Europe’s Jews passed through Ellis Island on the way to a new life in a new land. During this era, the Lower East Side became home to the largest Jewish community in the world, and its new residents brought customs and traditions that were adapted to fit into their new home.

Head upstairs to the beautifully restored Main Sanctuary with Education and Accessibility Senior Manager Scott Brevda and Curator and Archivist Nancy Johnson to explore our landmark building and exhibit Lighting the World: Menorahs Around the Globe, our historic Aharon Ben Zalman menorah collection.

In this tour, you will learn about the building and its Moorish Revival architecture, Jewish History on the Lower East Side, and how Jewish immigrants displayed their American pride and incorporated it into their new lives – all reflected through the menorah designs in our collection!

Please reserve in advance, as space is limited.


12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States