14 September 2007

Eldridge Street Synagogue Starts New Year Right

Lovely news this week from the heart of what was the Lower East Side. The famous 15-foot-high rose window of the city's most beautiful temple, the Eldridge Street Synagogue, has been restored to its place about the building's entrance, just in time for Rosh Hashana. It looks great in pictures.

Restoration of the place, once a focal point of Jewish life on the LES, has been going on for decades. The window was removed in the 1980s. Raymond Clagnan, a second-generation stained-glass artisan, did the work.

You can read more about the Eldridge Street Synagogue here.

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