Eldridge Street Museum

The Eldridge Street Synagogue was built in 1887 in New York’s Lower East Side. By the 1950’s, the sanctuary had fallen into disrepair and was cordoned off, with the congregation then using the basement area. In 1986, a non-profit foundation started to restore it. It is now a museum, with some occasional religious services in areas other than the sanctuary.

Most of the windows were restored, but this area in the front of the sanctuary had four damaged windows, so the foundation commissioned this new round window from artist Kiki Smith.

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