In conjunction with the Museum at Eldridge Street's Historic Synagogues of Eastern Europe: Postcards from the Collection of Frantisek Banyai, the museum’s Deputy Director Amy Stein-Milford, and archivist Nancy Johnson, will present a talk on the history of the Eldridge Street Synagogue, built in 1887, and the historic synagogues of Eastern Europe that may have influenced its design and architecture.

Showcased images from the exhibition, with beautiful interior and exterior views of synagogues destroyed during the Holocaust, present photography and, in some cases, hand coloring, that offer a poignant view of a time and place that no longer exists.

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Brief Bios

Amy Stein has more than 20 years of experience working at non-profit cultural institutions in New York City. She has worked at The Jewish Museum, the Writers Room, where she served as Acting Director, and the Museum at Eldridge Street, where she oversees the Museum’s interpretation, media and communications. She has overseen the creation of a new visitor center and permanent exhibition for the Museum, and the commission of a new stained-glass window by artist Kiki Smith and architect Deborah Gans.

As the Museum’s archivist, Nancy Johnson looks after its historic documents, objects and art. Her favorite projects since coming to Eldridge Street in 2009 include a virtual exhibit on the Museum’s website; editing the book Beyond the Facade, about the Eldridge Street Synagogue and its restoration; and developing the Museum’s new permanent exhibition. In addition, Nancy has been a consultant on major projects at the Whitney Museum, Montclair Art Museum, Alan Lomax Archives and many other arts-related organizations. She holds an MA in art history from NYU and BA degrees in history and art history from Stony Brook University.


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