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Museum at Eldridge Street, New York City

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4.7/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web
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  • An excellent tour - we were expecting to just walk around but caught a tour that just started. Very good information about the history and the area. 
  • Museum in a former synagogue, today in China town, but before 100 years of the Jewish quarter of New York into the 2 million Eastern European Jews immigrated. Good explanations, interactive, visitor booklet or guide. Renovated interior with its special light and mood. Small, well done, personally and highly recommended.
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  • Incredibly beautiful historical synagogue in Chinatown is a Moorish-style facade, colorful stained-glass Windows, countless lights and (modern) "outer" box. Tours are every hour (c 10 am to 5 pm). Saturday in the synagogue is closed to tourists for obvious reasons. Place not yet flooded by tourists, and is surrounded by the neturističeskaâ part of Chinatown. (By the way, further down the street there is a Chinese dumpling bar truëvaâ Vanessa's Dumplings, where very cheap and satisfying).
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  • This museum is such a great representation of the diverse makeup of the Lower East Side. The synagogue is its anchor, which has earned National Historic Landmark designation and is quite impressive in its own right. But the museum also offers a wealth of history and culture, and it strives to offer creative public programming. You can go on a walking tour or attend lectures and musical performances. Definitely worth a visit!
  • Great guided tour. Very informative and not rushed. Learned a lot abiut Jews in New York City. Loved it!!!
  • The casual street observer might mistake this as an older church, not knowing what treasures are inside. The interior is a testament to New York City's ever-changing & layered history, the museum raised twenty million dollars over a twenty year period & the resulting restoration is highly impressive! Our tour guide Rachel was incredibly informative and engaging, tours are offered at various times and the museum is open on Sundays. People might think only religion-based programming is available. That is not the case! There often speakers & events covering a wide variety of topics and musical genres. The Museum at Eldridge Street is a part of a very unique block party celebration: the Eggcream & Eggroll celebration.
  • A magnificent treasure not only for Jews, not only for New York, but for everyone interested in the stability of a civilization.
  • Amazing and breathtaking. It is so historic and is a must for all Jews who visit New York.
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