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News: Eldridge Street Synagogue Reopens

Yesterday, the Eldridge Street Synagogue unveiled the final and last piece in its renovation that has taken over 20 years, since it was rediscovered and saved from decimation in the 1980s, a stained glass window by contemporary artist Kiki Smith, in collaboration with architect Deborah Gans. The window is made-up of swirling blues and an array of stars, which mimic ... Read More »

Chronicles: Eldridge Street Synagogue

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Opening its doors in 1887, The Eldridge Street Synagogue is one of the earliest synagogues in the U.S. Built by brother Peter and Francis William Herter, the brothers also constructed many other Lower East Side commission, into which they incorporated elements from the synagogue such as stars of David.   The synagogue’s grandious features were lauded in locals papers at ... Read More »

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