Museum at Eldridge Street Reopens Next Month

Posted on: May 13th, 2021 at 5:02 am by

The Museum at Eldridge Street is awakening from the pandemic slumber.

After a year-and-change, the historic synagogue is planning to reopen on June 1. The biggest change is that all tours are now conducted in a digital, self-guided format, rather than with an in-person guide. The tours will be available in English, Spanish, and Chinese. There’s also a paper version, for those who prefer a hardcopy tour. Worry not – Docent-led tours and programming will eventually return, just not quite yet.

“We’re thrilled to be welcoming guests once again,” says Executive Director Bonnie Dimun. “Our landmark building provides a sense of sanctuary, connection and community that is sorely needed right now. We’re proud to once again offer that safely to our in-person guests.”

The Museum is also displaying a memorial book in the historic sanctuary, for guests to inscribe the names of loved ones they’ve lost to the COVID-19 pandemic. The aim is to be a welcomed place of reflection and relief for those in mourning.

Protocol will be slightly different; visitors can secure timed tickets online, and additional safety measures are being taken. Admission is “pay what you wish” (cash will not be accepted to minimize interaction) through the month of June.

Tickets are now available.

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