Museum at Eldridge Street

Lost And Found Klezmer

Whiny trills of klezmer music reverberate from the towering coffered ceiling of the Museum at Eldridge Street as five firmly concentrating Israeli musicians connect deeply to their Jewish roots through the song of klezmer. Their focused brows and eased smiles signify the technicalities and synchronous timing of their music, as well as their delight in performing it. This is 12th Night Music, a quintet of highly creative classically trained Israeli musicians.

Clarinetist Avigail Malachi accompanied by Elad Kabilio on cello. Anna Shneyderman

Literature On The Lower East Side

Must Jewish literature written by a Jew? How about a book that focuses on a Jewish concern, or characters with a recognizably Jewish neurosis? Is contemporary Hebrew-language literature necessarily Jewish?

Jonathan Rosen, Tova Mirvis and Josh Lambert at the Museum at Eldridge Street.  Sharna Brzycki

LES Chicken Soup Lessons

Historic Lower East Side synagogue hosts how-to.

Staff Writer

Sophie Kaufman, an intern at The Museum at Eldridge Street, proposed a few months ago that the museum host a chicken soup-making demonstration.

Students learn an old-fashioned lesson. Michael Datikash/JW

Klez Puts On Scottish Plaid

Museum at Eldridge Street show fuses baroque and klezmer.

Special To The Jewish Week

The Jews of Scotland were recently awarded an official tartan. Actually, “they have three now,” says Hanna Griff-Slevin, director of the family history center and cultural programs at the Museum at Eldridge Street.

David Greenberg performs on baroque and octave violin. Holly Crooks

Egg Rolls And Egg Creams

Our blogger strolls through Eldridge Street's annual festival.

Special To The Jewish Week

If you thought the only day for the Jews and the Chinese to revel in each other’s tradition was Christmas, think again. Now in its 13th year, the annual Egg Creams and Egg Rolls Festival hosted by the Museum at Eldrige Street brings together at least 10,000 people each year to celebrate the past and present of the Lower East Side. And for just $5, you can get a taste of both cultures in the form of greasy egg rolls and frothy egg creams.

The salt of an egg roll pairs deliciously with a sweet egg cream, our blogger found at an annual festival in Chinatown. Fotolia
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