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At the turn of the twentieth century, more than a thousand Jews, recently arrived from Europe, attended services here, an ornate, elaborately designed synagogue built as testimony to the permanence and security of that landfall. The eclectic facade, a beacon to earlier generations, combines Gothic Moorish and Romanesque elements. Built in 1887, when many of the Lower East Side's established congregations were converting the left-behind churches of earlier residents, the Eldridge Street Synagogue...

At the turn of the twentieth century, more than a thousand Jews, recently arrived from Europe, attended services here, an ornate, elaborately designed synagogue built as testimony to the permanence and security of that landfall. The eclectic facade, a beacon to earlier generations, combines Gothic Moorish and Romanesque elements. Built in 1887, when many of the Lower East Side's established congregations were converting the left-behind churches of earlier residents, the Eldridge Street Synagogue was immediately considered an opulent, elegant achievement of the first order. Today, the building still dominates the street, like a giant attending a knitting circle. In the eighties, the synagogue fell into relative disrepair, suffering neglect and water damage, and became a historical cause for New York's large Jewish community. The restoration is now nearly complete; and the synagogue, as a bonus, now houses a small museum tracing the history of Jewish life in the Americas.

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12 Eldridge St.
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Stories in the spotlight: Eldridge Street Synagogue

The video story gives an in depth look at the restoration of the Eldridge Street Synagogue.

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Eldridge Street Synagogue: A Landmark Restoration
May 26, 2011
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