Built in 1887, the Eldridge Street Synagogue's authentically restored main sanctuary features luminous stained-glass, hand-painted, neo-Moorish designs, Victorian fixtures, and an ethereal new stained-glass window by artist Kiki Smith and architect Deborah Gans. Explore the Museum's interactive exhibits & permanent exhibition, too.
Sunday Tour Info: Synagogue tours at 10, 10:30, 11, 11:30am, 1, 1:30, 2:00, 2:30, 4:00, 4:30, 5pm will cover the history and architecture of the synagogue. Two special 45-minute talks led by Museum Deputy Director Amy Stein-Milford will provide a behind-the-scenes look at the landmark: At 12 pm, the focus is on the synagogue's art, architecture and restoration; at 3 pm, Jewish rituals and practice.
For Kids: Families can enjoy an architecture-themed art activity and self-guided scavenger hunt between 10 am and 2 pm. Kids will enjoy discovering the shapes, colors and special features of the Eldridge Street Synagogue, a beautiful National Historic Landmark.
Image Credit: Peter Aaron/OTTO