Posted November 22, 2013 at 5:12 am
Call it a case of mistaken identity. An Upper East Side synagogue branded as a movie theater. While searching theaters across the city for screenings of Bad Grandpa (yeah, yeah), a strange location popped up in Google. Temple Emanu-El on the Upper East Side appeared as a fully-fledged, seven-screen cineplex. Other showtime listings hubs that […]
Posted March 4, 2013 at 11:20 am
Neighborhood activists Friends of the Lower East Side just started an online petition to help save this remarkable 163-year-old building.
Posted November 14, 2012 at 10:18 am
Has anybody been to the gift shop at Eldridge Street Synagogue lately? There’s a new addition for sale there definitely worth checking out. These items are handcrafted tributes to the splendor and awe-inspiring beauty of the synagogue itself. Friends, allow me to introduce you to Ralph Almeida and his Raffa Art. Ralph Almeida was born in Connecticut (we have a tri-state […]
Posted August 16, 2012 at 6:18 am
Of the recent class of 23 “Sacred Sites” in New York State, two are Manhattan synagogues based on the Lower East Side.
Posted March 20, 2012 at 10:23 am
Parts of Grand and Delancey streets were closed on Sunday evening for a large procession of blaring music and ecstatic dancing in the streets. More after the jump!
Posted December 3, 2010 at 6:27 am
In Boardwalk Empire, Al Capone didn’t have the pleasure to see the two-month-old stained-glass window inside the Eldridge Street Synagogue. Lucky for us, the masterpiece is a reality. On a related note, an esteemed reader sent along a link to the following video clip, in which we learn all about the design and installation process.
Last modified November 26, 2010 at 10:32 am
With so many synagogues either gone, dilapidated, or repurposed as luxury condos, Jewish life on the Lower East Side is highly endangered. Today, the New York Times’ Lens blog has a nice photo feature by Cuban-born Julio Mitchel on neighborhood Jews in the 1980s. This picture is particularly fascinating. Given the appearance of the S. […]
Posted November 17, 2010 at 6:21 am
In the latest installment of Channel Thirteen’s video series, The City Concealed, the media company focuses on Kehila Kedosha Janina at 280 Broome Street (corner of Allen). The Romaniote synagogue is the last of its kind in the whole Western Hemisphere. Built in 1927, the congregation catered to a small minority of Greek Jews which […]