Uncover historical fact and gossip about the synagogue’s most memorable characters, and reveal some of the building’s most quirky architectural details. The setting: the Museum at Eldridge Street’s magical sanctuary after hours. The attire: fashionably festive. Tickets are $30 per person. Space is limited and reservations are required.
Attendees can expect to:
Enjoy good company; star gazing (quite literally, there are hundreds if not thousands of decorative stars in the synagogue’s historic main sanctuary); and lovingly prepared Old Fashioneds and Manhattans at a reception before and after the tour.
Find evidence of early congregants’ tobacco addiction.
Follow in the footsteps of two bold female activists who interrupted the male-led Sabbath services to agitate on behalf of a kosher meat boycott.
Discover the surprising background of the synagogue’s first architects.
Guess what was once the synagogue’s most shocking feature, added to the building in the early 20th century.
Deliver a bar or bat mitzvah speech.
Hunt for the physical imprint of the congregation’s first rabbi.
Learn Yiddish insults, compliments and pick-up lines.