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Decorate Bella's Bedroom

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THE STORY:

Your donation today can help us share the story of Bella Epstein, whose parents survived the Holocaust and came to New York City in search of a better life.  

Regina and Kalman Epstein were among the first World War II refugees to be allowed into the United States, arriving in 1947. Daughter Bella was born not long after their immigration and six years later they moved into a new home at 103 Orchard Street, where they lived until 1961.

In our new exhibit at 103 Orchard Street, you will be able to enter the bedroom where Bella Epstein and her sister would have sought out privacy and comfort in their small, two-bedroom apartment. Bella recalls how she would yell out this window to her good friend, Rosetta, who lived on the 2nd floor. You might imagine the sounds of a thriving and diverse neighborhood Bella would have heard outside her bedroom window – with vibrant music punctuating a Spanish and Yiddish soundscape, and the hustle and bustle of people shopping on Orchard Street.  

Don’t let these stories be forgotten. With your donation today, help us bring this room to life and share the Epstein family’s stories of an ever-evolving mid-20th century New York City neighborhood.  #givetenement​

Want to learn more about the Epsteins and the other families who inhabited 103 Orchard Street? Visit http://103orchard.tenement.org/    

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  • Laura & Chia Tze

     

  • Amy Nielson

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Rob Erlick

    $10

  • Rabbi Stephen and Robin Einstein

     

  • Megan Cottrell

    $25

  • Abe & Jennifer Friedman

     

  • Ruth P. Freedman

    $50

  • Fran Kiernan

    $25

  • Roger Espinosa

    $100

  • Julie Hegner

    $25

  • Deirdre & Gary Gartner

     

  • Hillary Corwin

    $15

  • Sheri and Ian Katz

     

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  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Dan and Kelli Barrieau

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Douglas Paul

    $50

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68% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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Donor Comments

Douglas Paul

Douglas Paul

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

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Dan and Kelli Barrieau

Dan and Kelli Barrieau

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Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

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Nina Levy

Nina Levy

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Sheri and Ian Katz

Sheri and Ian Katz

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Hillary Corwin

Hillary Corwin

DONATION: $15

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Deirdre & Gary Gartner

Deirdre & Gary Gartner

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Julie Hegner

Julie Hegner

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Roger Espinosa

Roger Espinosa

DONATION: $100

2 years ago