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Museum at Eldridge Street


Looking For: Sophomores Juniors Seniors
Semester: summer

David Schlenker '13 found and successfully applied for this internship.  Mid summer he wrote about this one:

At the Museum at Eldridge Street, I have been giving full immigration history tours of the museum, have been indexing and researching the museum's oral history collection, and have been planning a large fundraiser celebrating the Yiddish Rialto (or theater district) of NYC.

While I'm valuing my time more at Ellis Island, both museums are teaching me so many different aspects of the museum and public history world. The days fly by, and I cannot believe I've been here for 2 months and leave in 3 weeks, but I've enjoyed every moment of my time here.

From the Museum website:

Discover the 1887 Eldridge Street Synagogue, a breath-taking National Historic Landmark located on New York City's Lower East Side.

Unlike a traditional museum, we offer an intimate, authentic portal to the past for people of all backgrounds. Step into the footsteps of the synagogue's immigrant founders. Explore digital displays. Discover how the immigrant experience transformed and continues to transform communities today.

12 Eldridge Street
New York City, NY10012
United States
Faculty Liaison
Jordana dym

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