Join UJA’s Heritage Society for a fascinating, docent-led tour of the landmark Eldridge Street Synagogue and Museum special exhibit Upon Thy Gates: The Elaine K. and Norman Winik Mezuzah Collection.
The 73 beautiful mezuzot will remind us, just like Passover, of the Exodus from Egypt, when the lamb's blood smeared on the doorpost identified the Jewish homes that God passed over during the plague of the first-born. From that day forward, the mezuzah has always identified a home as being Jewish.
Coffee and pastries will be served.
About the Museum at Eldridge Street Synagogue:
The Museum at Eldridge Street tells the story of the 19th-century Eldridge Street Synagogue and the Jewish immigrants, newly arrived to New York’s Lower East Side, who built it in 1887. An architectural marvel and a symbol of immigrant aspirations realized, the grand building was nearly lost to neglect in the mid-20th century before the Museum’s massive restoration project returned the space to glory and public use.
About the Heritage Society:
UJA-Federation of New York’s Heritage Society recognizes longstanding annual campaign supporters and donors who have made planned gifts and endowments. We hope all donors will support the work of UJA-Federation through the annual campaign and planned giving.
UJA-Federation requests that all event attendees be vaccinated against Covid-19.