Visiting The Eldridge Street Museum in Chinatown

Imagine being a Jewish immigrant in 1887 who just arrived from an Eastern European country where you couldn’t follow your religion, live where you wanted to live or do the work that you wanted to do. These were the Jewish immigrants who settled on the Lower East Side and even though life was very hard and they often felt like outsiders they did find the sanctuary of the synagogue on Eldridge Street where everyone was equal and it was a giant community of supportive individuals.

So here is what the synagogue looked liked now in the confines of the Museum at Eldridge Street.

Here are some images of the actual synagogue sanctuary and other artifacts such as the Torah scroll displayed as such.

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