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Sunday at the Museum at Eldridge Street

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Our friends at the Museum at Eldridge Street have a very full day of programs and activities planned on Sunday:

  • At 11am, Historian Eddy Portnoy discusses the 1875 sensational murder trial of Jewish immigrant Pesach Rubenstein, accused of murdering his cousin and love Sarah Alexander (free).
  • at 1pm, visitors get to investigate for themselves Eldridge Street's Victorian lighting and brilliant stained glass. Discover the story of this 120-year landmark and make a holiday votive to share the light with others during the holiday season ($15 per family).

  • At 2pm, explore the 1887 Eldridge Street Synagogue from bottom to top. Deputy Director Amy Stein-Milford leads a behind-the-scenes tour of the award-winning restoration. You'll learn all  about the commission of a new stained-glass window by artist Kiki Smith and architect Deborah Gans ($10 adults; $8 students and seniors). By the way, we talked with Amy extensively about the project earlier this week- look for that story tomorrow.
  • At 3pm, folklorist and Family History Center Director Hanna Griff-Sleven leads a new tour of the synagogue, incorporating the memories, stories and oral histories of those associated with Eldridge Street from 100 years ago to today. ($10 adults; $8 students and seniors).
  • From 4-6pm, a reception for Illiegal Art's "Last Word." There are always things left unsaid. The perfect ending to a conversation with a stranger. A clever comeback in a debate with a colleague at work. A farewell bid to a loved one. Life is full of missed opportunities to get in the last word. What do you wish you had said? As the year draws to a close, write down and deposit your "last words" at Illegal Art's installation at the Museum at Eldridge Street. Read what others wish they had said (Free). Check out Illegal Art on Facebook

To RSVP or for more information: email hgriff@eldridgestreet.org or call 212.219.0888 x.205. Visit their calendar for other upcoming events at Eldridge Street.

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