Permanent Exhibition at the Eldridge Street Synagogue in Manhattan

Over the generations ethnic communities in New York City have shifted in location, so now the impressive K’hal Adath Jeshurun synagogue built in 1888, is in Manhattan’s Chinatown. It has been restored and began displaying its history yesterday in a permanent exhibition near the study hall and the sanctuary, which are still in use. See David W. Dunlap’s recent article, “In Chinatown, Remembering the Origins of a 126-Year-Old Synagogue,” in The New York Times for a wonderful, brief overview of the synagogue’s rich history.

Eldridge Street Synagogue Front
By Alexisrael (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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