Museum at Eldridge Street

Discover the rich history of the 1887 Eldridge Street Synagogue and its immigrant founders. Built during a time of mass Jewish and Eastern European immigration, the Synagogue’s art and history came to reflect the story of these diverse communities. Today, groups can use its exhibits to explore immigration, city history, architecture, art, and Jewish culture. Historic walking tours of the Lower East Side are also available.

contact info

Hrs: Sun.-Thurs. 10AM-5PM, Fri. 10AM-3PM.

School

Students can study the design and use of space in the Synagogue, look for symbols and shapes, and create their own work of art. Using stories and photos, they can see the ways in which the Synagogue and its neighborhood have changed over time. For exciting immersion into Jewish culture, students can learn about the holiday traditions of Chanukah and Passover, Jewish traditions, and more. Groups can have 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.

supports classroom learning in:
Social Studies, Visual Arts

topics covered:
architecture, art, decorative arts, holidays, immigration, Jewish culture, Jewish history, reading, religion, storytelling

contact info
Name: Rachel Serkin
Phone: 212-219-0302 ext. 7.
Email: rserkin@eldridgestreet.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: Varies. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1+ hour. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: n/a.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: n/a.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: n/a. Registration: Online. Food Options: n/a. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: Title I schools eligible for subsidies. Accessible To: PD, ASD.

Multicultural Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Multiculturalism is a situation in which all the different cultural or racial groups in a society have equal rights and opportunities, and none is ignored or regarded as unimportant.

English is not the official language of the United States. However, it’s the de facto national language. One out of five people living in the United States can speak a language other than English in the home. The top five languages spoken at home by people over the age of 5 are English, Spanish, Chinese, Tagalog, and Vietnamese.

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Museum at Eldridge Street

Discover the rich history of the 1887 Eldridge Street Synagogue and its immigrant founders. Built during a time of mass Jewish and Eastern European immigration, the Synagogue’s art and history came to reflect the story of these diverse communities. Today, groups can use its exhibits to explore immigration, city history, architecture, art, and Jewish culture. Historic walking tours of the Lower East Side are also available.

contact info

Hrs: Sun.-Thurs. 10AM-5PM, Fri. 10AM-3PM.

Scouts

Scouts can work toward badges in art, history, and citizenship during their visit to the Eldridge Street Synagogue. As they explore its art, architecture, and history, they can learn about the importance of immigrant traditions and how communities change over time. Exhibits at the Synagogue include its rich artwork and architecture, oral histories, photographs, and changing exhibits. Activities for scout groups may include creating artwork, going on a historic walking tour of the Lower East Side, or working on service projects with the Synagogue.

supports scout badges in:
Art, Citizenship, Social Studies

topics covered:
architecture, art, decorative arts, holidays, immigration, Jewish culture, Jewish history, reading, religion, storytelling

contact info
Name: Rachel Serkin
Phone: 212-219-0302 ext. 7.
Email: rserkin@eldridgestreet.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School Group Size: Min. 10 scouts. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-2 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: n/a.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: n/a.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: n/a. Registration: Online. Food Options: n/a. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: n/a. Accessible To: PD.

Multicultural Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Multiculturalism is a situation in which all the different cultural or racial groups in a society have equal rights and opportunities, and none is ignored or regarded as unimportant.

English is not the official language of the United States. However, it’s the de facto national language. One out of five people living in the United States can speak a language other than English in the home. The top five languages spoken at home by people over the age of 5 are English, Spanish, Chinese, Tagalog, and Vietnamese.

View Lesson Plan>>

Museum at Eldridge Street

Discover the rich history of the 1887 Eldridge Street Synagogue and its immigrant founders. Built during a time of mass Jewish and Eastern European immigration, the Synagogue’s art and history came to reflect the story of these diverse communities. Today, groups can use its exhibits to explore immigration, city history, architecture, art, and Jewish culture. Historic walking tours of the Lower East Side are also available.

contact info

Hrs: Sun.-Thurs. 10AM-5PM, Fri. 10AM-3PM.

Camp

Camp groups can visit the Eldridge Street Synagogue to learn about its art, architecture, and history. They can explore symbols and shapes, listen to stories and look at photographs, and learn about the ways in which the Synagogue and the Lower East Side have changed over the past 100 years. Hands-on activities might range from creating art and poetry to going on a scavenger hunt or walking tour of the neighborhood, in search of traces of old Jewish neighborhoods.

topics covered:
architecture, art, decorative arts, holidays, immigration, Jewish culture, Jewish history, reading, religion, storytelling

contact info
Name: Rachel Serkin
Phone: 212-219-0302 ext. 7.
Email: rserkin@eldridgestreet.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: Min. 10 campers. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1+ hour. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: n/a.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: n/a.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: n/a. Registration: Online. Food Options: n/a. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: n/a. Accessible To: PD, ASD.

Multicultural Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Multiculturalism is a situation in which all the different cultural or racial groups in a society have equal rights and opportunities, and none is ignored or regarded as unimportant.

English is not the official language of the United States. However, it’s the de facto national language. One out of five people living in the United States can speak a language other than English in the home. The top five languages spoken at home by people over the age of 5 are English, Spanish, Chinese, Tagalog, and Vietnamese.

View Lesson Plan>>

Museum at Eldridge Street

Discover the rich history of the 1887 Eldridge Street Synagogue and its immigrant founders. Built during a time of mass Jewish and Eastern European immigration, the Synagogue’s art and history came to reflect the story of these diverse communities. Today, groups can use its exhibits to explore immigration, city history, architecture, art, and Jewish culture. Historic walking tours of the Lower East Side are also available.

contact info

Hrs: Sun.-Thurs. 10AM-5PM, Fri. 10AM-3PM.

Homeschool

Homeschool groups can visit to learn about art, architecture, and history. They can explore symbols and shapes, listen to stories, look at photographs, and learn about the ways in which the Synagogue and the Lower East Side have changed over the past 100 years. They can also create art and poetry, go on a scavenger hunt, or learn about Jewish holidays and traditions. Groups can have 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.

supports classroom learning in:
Social Studies, Visual Arts

topics covered:
architecture, art, decorative arts, holidays, immigration, Jewish culture, Jewish history, reading, religion, storytelling

contact info
Name: Rachel Serkin
Phone: 212-219-0302 ext. 7.
Email: rserkin@eldridgestreet.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: Min. 10 students. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1+ hour. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: n/a.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: n/a.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: n/a. Registration: Online. Food Options: n/a. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: n/a. Accessible To: PD, ASD.

Multicultural Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Multiculturalism is a situation in which all the different cultural or racial groups in a society have equal rights and opportunities, and none is ignored or regarded as unimportant.

English is not the official language of the United States. However, it’s the de facto national language. One out of five people living in the United States can speak a language other than English in the home. The top five languages spoken at home by people over the age of 5 are English, Spanish, Chinese, Tagalog, and Vietnamese.

View Lesson Plan>>

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