Posts Tagged ‘Jewish’

1925 Yiddish film & music

Friday, February 6th, 2009

The Museum at Eldridge Street will show the Yiddish film His People (1925), the story of a Lower East Side immigrant family at the turn of the (last) century and the division between a son and his father, at 3 pm Sunday, Feb. 8.  Jazz musician Paul Shapiro and sextet provide live musical accompaniment.

Admission is $10; students and seniors $5. The museum is at 12 Eldridge St. You can RSVP online.

Read about Eldridge Street Synagogue

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

Landmark of the SpiritA book party Sunday will celebrate the publication by Yale University Press of Landmark of the Spirit: The Eldridge Street Synagogue by The Museum at Eldridge Street‘s Vice President for Education, Annie Polland. They say “Polland uses elements of the building’s architecture to shine new light on the religious life of immigrant Jews and to analyze the significance of this special building within the larger American-Jewish experience.”

The reception is from 2 to 4 pm Sunday, Dec. 7, at the Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge St; RSVP at the museum’s website.

Jewish basketball stars from the LES

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

Opening today at the Village East in Manhattan is a documentary by David Vyorst called The First Basket, about basketball’s popularity among inner-city European Jewish immigrant boys from the 1920s to the early 1950s. Read the brief Times review here. One of the topics discussed is “the role of basketball as a middle ground for second-generation Eastern European immigrants as they established their own American identities, and the corresponding conflicts between old world tradition and American culture.”