Museum at Eldridge Street Museum at Eldridge Street

Museum at Eldridge Street

The Museum at Eldridge Street has received widespread recognition as one of America's most treasured historical landmarks.

An Immaculate Institution Built by Immigrants

Museum at Eldridge Street

The Museum at Eldridge Street is located inside the Eldridge Street Synagogue, a National Historic Landmark in New York City. In 1887, the Eldridge Street Synagogue became the first American religious institution founded by Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe. The Museum commemorates this historic wave of Jewish migration to the Lower East Side. While the area was once a majority Jewish neighborhood, it is now located in the heart of Chinatown. The Museum contains exhibitions, tours, educational programming, and events celebrating not only the Lower East Side's historically Jewish community, but also the area's vibrant Chinese and Puerto Rican communities. This historic landmark serves as a symbol of the strength and resilience of immigrant communities throughout American history. Today, Eldridge Street hosts a variety of educational classes and events for the community, including concerts, book clubs, exhibitions, and more.

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COVID-19 Pandemic Emergency Response


Event - Annual Gala


2018-2019 Exhibition Programming