Experience the national historic landmark built by immigrants from Eastern Europe
Hear the story of Jewish immigrant life, explore architecture and historic preservation
In 1887, the Eldridge Street Synagogue was the first great house of worship to be built in America by Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe.
This National Historic Landmark is the last major evidence of the extensive Jewish settlement on the Lower East Side in a neighborhood that is now a vibrant part of Chinatown.
A permanent exhibition tells the story of Jewish immigrant life from the turn of the last century to today through Yiddish signs, Jewish ritual objects, historic photographs, archival documents and oral histories. Its displays earned The American Association of Museums’ Gold Award for Interactive Installation.
The building’s meticulous $20 million restoration has won awards and the only 21st century addition to its fabric is a stunning new stained glass window.
While playing an important role in this multi-cultural community, the venue is where a small group of worshippers still pray on the Sabbath and Jewish holidays.
Location: 12 Eldridge St. (between Canal and Division), New York, NY 10002
Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Thursday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Friday: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Please present your e-ticket at the Ticket desk.